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E30 325i Rag-Top

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About E30 325i Rag-Top

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    Jon the Pom
  • Birthday 04/14/1969

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    Jon Tyler
  • Location
    Somerville, Aucks
  • Car
    E30 325i Convertible
  • Mods List
    Alloys, lowered, re-trimmed in half leather plus stereo upgrades.
  • Car 2
    F36 430i M-Sport
  • Car 3
    E46 330d Sport Touring
  • Race Car
    E30 320iS
  • Race Car Number
    No. 76

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    Cars, motorsports and the family.

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  1. E30 325i Rag-Top

    My 130i MSport 2008

    How much of the Nav and iDrive have you converted over from Jap to NZ..?
  2. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Forum clean up?

    Yeah, thats a bit more complicated and programmery than i can manage. Will see if IU can track down one of the clever mods to look into that one!
  3. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Wrapped interior wood

    Nice job, the open pored / matt look is certainly a lot more modern than the glossy wood - that's sooooo last year.
  4. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Forum clean up?

    I have gone through and removed and un-pinned a lot of the old stuff at the top of the various sub-forums. Some stuff is pretty old, but still quite relevant / helpful so I have left it at the top. If there is anythig i have missed, let me know - either post it in here or drop me a pm and i'll have a look.
  5. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Bmw bonnet boot badge emblem

    Keep the packaging and chuck the badges in the bin. Last about 5 mins in NZ conditions. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for.
  6. E30 325i Rag-Top

    "End of life" NZ new E92 335i manual (Turners)

    Trade in would just go through the normal auction wouldn't it, not the "damaged" section. I don't believe it has to go through "end of life" to avoid the CGA requirements.. They could be making doubly sure as it sounds like a bit of a ticking time-bomb (pun intended).
  7. E30 325i Rag-Top

    "End of life" NZ new E92 335i manual (Turners)

    Possibly a repo, or stolen and recovered? Auction has ended now so I can't see what was in the description. Anyone see what it sold for?
  8. E30 325i Rag-Top

    E30 twin turbo setup

    pretty much bolt it up, plumb up some intercooler piping and you'll be boosting your little e30 blowing your M20 to bits!! Nice TT set-up, but without all the other parts built to go with it, like the engine, inlet, ECU, etc... then it would be a short lived period of boost I would think.
  9. E30 325i Rag-Top


    This post needs to be updated - work in progress.
  10. E30 325i Rag-Top

    Forum clean up?

    yup, good point. I was looking at the T-Shirt and calendars threads the other day. And even started updating the old model codes sticky!! I will start looking at how to "un-stick" some of these posts as a tidy up.
  11. E30 325i Rag-Top

    BMW and Mercedes to work together

    The features, design and quality of the mass market has definitely improved by leaps and bounds over the last generation of cars. The Korean brands in particular have come a long way in a very short time. However, I would argue it’s not just the features included, but also how well they operate and ease of use. Plus there are also the harder to quantify factors such as build quality, tactile feel, driveability, handling, etc. The new 3 Series is a huge jump ahead of anything in the sector, but then I am biased.
  12. E30 325i Rag-Top

    first bmw 1600-2

    I’m not sure if that would be the same batch of cars as the first “officially” sold BMWs in NZ, but there is a good chance it is. From what I have been told there were three cars in that first shipment, one being a demonstrator for Jensen motors and the silver one at BMW Head Office being the first car sold to a customer.
  13. E30 325i Rag-Top

    BMW and Mercedes to work together

    You are taking the word platform in the wrong context. This article is not referring to vehicle design and a common design across both brands. As I said it is referring to “car sharing platforms”, ie the software and booking systems required for car sharing schemes. It is the IT platform, not the floor plan of a car. Don’t get too carried away...
  14. E30 325i Rag-Top

    My 6-er is getting a big brother/sister

    Wow, a 50i in Pure Excellence. It must be an import as there were none built to that spec NZ new. A unique beast you have there.
  15. E30 325i Rag-Top

    e30 318i Coupe

    E30 mechanicals are pretty easy and cheap to fix or replace. Rust is the real killer for E30s much more expensive to fix, unless you are a panel beater. All the spots you mention need looking at, plus the rear of the car around the lights and under the number plate lamps. Front firewall is also prone to rust problems, the heater drain drips straight into a heat shield amongst other things.