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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby M20_fever » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:13 pm

nice build! I assume this is a drift car? Can you post more detail on your fender work? I really like the stock+ look of them.
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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby blasphemy101 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:01 pm

With the intercooler and clutch setup, I assumed you were going turbo.

The Active Autowerke Stage 1 kit looks pretty conservative. I don't think lowering the compression will be necessary. I recommend something like ARP head studs to ensure reliable clamping force across the head just for cheap insurance on the head gasket.

Since you already have an intercooler, I would look into the differences between the Stage 1 and Stage 2 kits. You may find you are able to replicate most of the performance of the Stage 2 kit without much effort.
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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby 87e30 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:04 pm

Sorry to keep talking about the same thing, but I'm really loving that paint. Almost the same color as my old Civic, and you painted your springs the same color I painted my Civics brakes! lol
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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby blasphemy101 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:31 pm

I'm digging the engine start button. It reminds me of my S2000 :)

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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby 87e30 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:40 pm

I've always wanted a push button start in one of my cars, but it's gotta be a direct physical switch to the starter, not this computerized nonsense that they put in regular cars these days. I tow them for a living. Nothing but problems!

What is that above the HUGE hazard switch?
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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby M20_fever » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:02 pm

Looks like an air freshener. I was wondering about the defrost, AC, and recirc buttons o the top left? I like that! Very close to what I want to do with my dash except I'm putting it all where the stereo goes. Been sitting on a sweet lighted start button I got from a machine vendor I've been wanting to use. This fenders are awesome, any pics of how they were formed? Are they steel or fiberglass?
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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby 87e30 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:00 pm

I thought air freshener at first too until I looked closer to see what looks like a camera in it.

I didn't notice the buttons on top left until you mentioned it. Interesting placement. When I saw the sliders were removed and replaced with switches I assumed there was no fan/vent controls. I wouldn't have thought to do that with the buttons. I need to find some blank covers that I can cut up to put my own buttons and switches in.

I, too, love the fenders. More pics, more info, more win! :-D
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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby nikipv » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:05 pm

Hi everybody
The fenders are in steel not fiberglass.
Here in TOGO the labor is very cheap
I pay arround 70$ for all the fenders
But the paint work is not finish yet.

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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby Ryki » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:31 pm

God I love that purple!
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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby M20_fever » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:13 pm

They did an awesome job on those fenders, and for $70???Is that USD? Thats exactly what I want to do to my car. Love the rear valance too, you have a very nice body kit combo going there.
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Re: BMW E30 316i swapped m52b28

Postby blasphemy101 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:05 pm

Yep. The car is looking very nice. I look forward to what you have in store for the engine.

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