1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby dsc201knoc » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:22 am

Yoshi wrote:Those tires don't look rain friendly.


Probably not broski...

M20_fever wrote:nice to see progress! Gonna need those 280mm brakes to slow them boat anchor vaders down, haha.


The seats are kind of a slap in the face to all the haters in the area... So many people want them for their e36 non-M and M cars but i picked them up for the 30... Ill tell you they are way more comfortable then the e30 sport seats i had in the car.. I should be getting all poly bushings, new sway bars, engine and trans mounts, I have a oem retrofit throttle body spacer and cooler i got for free with the vaders.We are also retrofitting m3 coupe rear seat also.. dying the carpets and doors black. Fixed the odo gears and changed the faces from the old indiglo to reverse indiglo for now.

doing a matte white full vinyl wrap with white carbon vinyl wrap for the hood and the trunk. New stereo system, M Shift boot and parking boot, Steering rack and tie rods. I decided that this is the one....
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby Nsquared97 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:34 am

Tooks look sweet, post up how you like them after you get some miles on 'em, curious minds want to know ;)

And you'd be surprised Yoshi. Some of the super sticky extreme performance summer tires are actually pretty decent in the rain. I had a set of B'stone RE-11's before, and figured they would suck in the rain, but they still had loads of grip, I was pretty amazed.
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby dsc201knoc » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:40 am

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88 e30 325e (S)
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby M20_fever » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:49 am

Looks awesome! What back seat is that?
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby dsc201knoc » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:15 am

M20_fever wrote:Looks awesome! What back seat is that?


e36 M3 Coupe Seat.
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby M20_fever » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:06 am

damn, looks like it belongs there.
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby Yoshi » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:43 am

not really a fan of the seats but they do look very OEM in an E30.
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby dsc201knoc » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Yoshi wrote:not really a fan of the seats but they do look very OEM in an E30.


You have to see it from a non racing perspective. This is my dd and I now drive about 90 miles each way to work. These seats are more comfortable then the e30 sport seats. With my leg and knee issues I need those creature comfort items.
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88 e30 325e (S)
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby Yoshi » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:16 pm

I know. I have ridden in a few M3s. Didn't like the way the seats felt. Def an improvement from the stock comfort seats. I still love my OEM sport seats.
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby dsc201knoc » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:11 am

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Next BMW: e63 BMW M6
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97 e36 M3
95 e36 M3 (Traded)
08 e82 135i (S)
96 e36 328iS M (S)
88 e30 325e (S)
10 r56 S (S)
98 e36 M3 (S)
80 e21 323i (S)
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby dsc201knoc » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:12 am

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05-Now -- BMW is "The Ultimate Driving Machine"
Next BMW: e63 BMW M6
91 e30 318iS
97 e36 M3
95 e36 M3 (Traded)
08 e82 135i (S)
96 e36 328iS M (S)
88 e30 325e (S)
10 r56 S (S)
98 e36 M3 (S)
80 e21 323i (S)
08 e90 328i M-Tech (S)
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby M20_fever » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:55 am

love the wheels, not crazy about the lug nuts. What are the wheel/tire specs?
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby dsc201knoc » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:46 am

Fronts are 16x7 +38 with the spacers final et +3 im running 195 40 16 tires the rear is 16x8 +0 205 40 16 tires...

Did some fabricating today at the shop.. Mounting the rear seat... When all is said in done i decided that i was going to do full pass through trunk... I will be adding a square tube frame, then cutting out the sheet metal after braced... I have to tap the holes for the seat catches, i adjusted the seat base mounts to work with the e36 base seat. the side bolsters are mounted, i had to fabricate two mounts on each side to get them where they needed to be. I had to fabricate a cross member to mount the latches for the fold down seat also.

I have 2 more mounts for the pivot points in the center i have to make. All my stereo power wiring is coming in tomorrow. Ill run all the speaker wiring and power and grounds tomorrow also.

Here are some photos.

stereo setup
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wheels plastidipped
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staggered wheels
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carpet dyed black.
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I thought i was just doing brakes and seats
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dyed trunk panels
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rubberized coating for extra protection
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some fabrication
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the base and bolsters installed with the fabricated seat catch runner..
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perfect alignment for the seats
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catch runner from the back
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test fitting with the catch runner..
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heading up to the shop tomorrow also... work work work...

-grin-

Some photos of the shop, i have been buying stuff to make life easier..
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before...
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91 e30 318iS
97 e36 M3
95 e36 M3 (Traded)
08 e82 135i (S)
96 e36 328iS M (S)
88 e30 325e (S)
10 r56 S (S)
98 e36 M3 (S)
80 e21 323i (S)
08 e90 328i M-Tech (S)
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby Nsquared97 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:38 pm

dsc201knoc wrote:wheels plastidipped
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Whoa, what's the story on this car?

Nice work though, digging the shop. Can't wait until I have an actual garage of my own to setup.
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Re: 1991 318iS - The Rebirth of Havok 30...

Postby dsc201knoc » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:46 pm

Nsquared97 wrote:Whoa, what's the story on this car?

Nice work though, digging the shop. Can't wait until I have an actual garage of my own to setup.



Well the story is a story of trials and tribulations.. It has a clean title... (some how) The issue is that the car had hail damage that i knew about when i got it, then i found out through pulling the car apart that the car was probably flooded from base of the windows down, it was in some sort of collision at one point in time, and well just has been used and abused for the last however long...

I was just upgrading the brakes, then i got a good deal on the interior... Then i lost my mind and pulled the car apart like a mad man..

I started the stereo wiring today. Made a bracket for the strike cap and just going with it.. I liked the car originally because it was a slick top and a 4cyl.. Now it will still be my dd but ill have some upgraded amenities inside....

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05-Now -- BMW is "The Ultimate Driving Machine"
Next BMW: e63 BMW M6
91 e30 318iS
97 e36 M3
95 e36 M3 (Traded)
08 e82 135i (S)
96 e36 328iS M (S)
88 e30 325e (S)
10 r56 S (S)
98 e36 M3 (S)
80 e21 323i (S)
08 e90 328i M-Tech (S)
86 e30 318i (S)

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