Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Yoshi » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:13 am

PARTS! I love grabbing parts!
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby blasphemy101 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:53 pm

Ryki wrote:There's some interesting rules here in Germany, I was lucky I was even able to get parts before the destroyed the car. The rust was in the main frame of the car and was in most places all over, it wasn't well taken care of outside or inside but the engine, trans and diff all had some clean fluids when I drained em.


Yeah I've heard Germany has enacted some pretty strong laws about storing cars over the last 5-10 years. Supposedly, storing unused cars is pretty expensive (they have to be over pavement, not open ground), so the days of finding euro goodness is some old guy's field or at a you-pull-it type place are basically over. Obviously, newish cars like the E30 are still available, though.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Ryki » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:44 am

Yeah, the rules on that are downright ridiculous. It's bad enough that E30s are actually rare, you can find them a lot easier in the states or at least you can from my experience. Good news is I have a new E30 added to my collection this morning, pics and info to come later today :D
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Ryki » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:30 am

I started another post because she's gonna be a beast of her own but I can now say that I OWN A M3! Woo!
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Ryki » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:55 pm

And to possibly end this post, maybe with updates in the future. As everything is now done on my 318is I'm bored with it, found a late 88 325 for 400 euros that has some good stuff going for it (no rust, new exhaust, two sets of wheels both with new tires and the interior is SUPER clean). I'll be converting the rear to disk within the next two weeks as I have yet another car that I get to take everything I can from (no driveline stuff but I already have it. Already keeping those sweet plaid sport seats as I put in some plaid comfort seats and picked up a ski pass rear plaid seat to match the sports seats I'm keeping. I'll keep y'all updated when the 318is is gone and I have the 325.

Things to do to it, reseal a few things and do timing belt and water pump. Also change trans and diff fluid as well as brake fluid and new brakes all around. Probably going to leave everything else the same as it will be my beater and my learning to race car, if that ever happens :P (Still planning a purple wagon with a M30b35 :D)
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby M20_fever » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:24 pm

So its an 'e' car? Fun daily driver, but not what I would take to the track. Let's see some pics damit!
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Ryki » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:48 am

Well fuck, apparently it is a 320. Good thing I did good paperwork, I'll talk to the guy and see what he has to say.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Yoshi » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:58 pm

Shove a euro S52 in it. have fun.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Ryki » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:05 am

Mmmm, s50b30 or b32, could have one for a few grand but I don't think I could handle the power... I've yet to actually race. My only experience was one time on a track.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Yoshi » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:07 am

then do both!
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby pr0craztinazn » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:59 am

Get some track time with low power, then swap.

I thought all 325s had rear discs?
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Ryki » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:48 am

Yeah, I was rather excited at the price of the car and it turned out to be a 320i. Brought the price down another 100 bucks and included some other goodies but we'll see if it goes through inspection and such. I'm definitely going to want something cheap with low power to learn how to race >.>
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Yoshi » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:49 am

But power is so addictive...
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby M20_fever » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:27 pm

And expensive...
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Re: Ryki's Intro to E30 Class

Postby Ryki » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:35 pm

True, I'll be starting with the not crashing parts. On another note, still have my 318is and got a lot more to fit in it than I thought possible. I was doing some tire shuffling and swapping and saving another two sets of euroweaves when I was able to get 10 rims (two sets of euroweaves and spares for each) as well as some new (and free) Borbet's with tires and another set of tires. So a grand total of 10 rims, 4 wheels and tires and 4 tires in one E30 with plenty of room to drive and see.... Also got the uberkaro grey comfort seats ready to go in, spent an hour and a package of baby wipes and they look like new!

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