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E30-323ti last won the day on October 28 2016

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About E30-323ti

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  • Birthday 05/03/1979

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    Wellington Region
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    '85 E30 323i
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    ENGINE & DRIVELINE -Toyota 1JZ-GTE engine conversion -Toyota W58 5spd Gearbox -Toyota G-series LSD's (3.73, 3.91 & 4.11) -Custom 600x250x100mm FMIC -Custom Alloy radiator -Custom 1pc driveshaft -3" Exhaust -E28 Axles & CV's with custom adaptors -292rwhp on 12psi boost (stock) FRONT SUSPENSION -E36 Steering knuckles & hubs -E36 Koni Coilovers with 550lb/in springs -E36 M3 EVO control arms -E30 M3 Offset CAB's -Custom fixed camber plates -Stock front swaybar REAR SUSPENSION -E28 Subframe and trailing arms (Modified) -AVO Coilovers with 350lb/in springs -No rear swaybar FRONT BRAKES -E32 750i 25mm MC -JZA80 TT Supra Discs (323x30) -Porsche 996 Calipers -Pagid RS4-4 pads -Braided lines REAR BRAKES -E36 M3 Discs (312x20) -Porsche 996 Calipers -Pagid RS4-4 pads -Braided lines STEERING -Stock E30 rack -Custom Rack Stops -New Tie Rods & Rack Ends -Solid steering linkage WHEELS & TYRES Track -17x8.5" replica E46 M3 front -17x9" Genuine E34 M5 rear -240/625 Dunlop NZV8 slicks OR 225/45 Bridgestone RE-070 Street -17x8" Advanti AztecX (hyper) OR -17x8" BBS LM (gold) -245/40 Conti Sport Contact II's CHASSIS MODS -Rear shock towers for coilovers -Rear diff mount through boot floor -Triangulated with roll cage tubing -Lips rolled on the rear guards INTERIOR -Stripped bare except for the dash -Alloy door trims -Recaro SPG race seat -Momo Mod-08 suede wheel -TRD delrin gear knob
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  1. Have a look at Rays (HellBM) E46 M3 Convertable with the E39 M5 engine. He used the complete E39 cross-member steering and suspension in the E46 (with a lot of fabrication work). Given E38's and E39's are very similar, this would be you best guide to what to expect. Someone else on here recently put an M60 into an E46 wagon, and made a neat dry-sump setup to drop into the E46.
  2. Good stuff! Decent platform to build up from. Keep us posted on your progress.
  3. Depends on the type of coils, but think you've got the jist. If they are individual (say like a M50 or a *JZ or RB*) you will have 2 coils on each channel, of which you use 3 to run wasted spark. If you get some twin output coils, '90s 6cyl fords/holdens have these as do the mitsi 4G63's (Evo/VR-4) & toyota 4A-GZE's, like the below, you only need 3 of them. Being dumb coils, you will also need a 3chl ignitor. Once you've done all that it's almost cheaper buying 6 smart coils, which could still run in wasted spark configuration on an older G4/G4+ storm or new Atom.
  4. Are you comparing to the latest G4+ Storm, in the black case? As these have 8 inj & ign drivers, so you could run sequential injection and individual coils on a 6cyl. With the older G4+ (silver/blue) and the G4 you only get 4 of each, which means group injection 3inj x 2 channel (same as the old L-jet), and wasted spark 2coils x 3 channels. You can also do the same on the G4+ Atom for less $$, but with a few less aux input/outputs.
  5. ...and why not a full carbon fiber body. Can certainly see the attraction of the 'metal working' with them being AL, you've certainly developed a flair in the art. Been keeping track of progress via facebook - amazing work!
  6. Given the size is comparable to that used in the E39 V8's (albeit a little thinner) which are a couple of hunderd KG's heavier, they will be fine for the certification process - provided you don't use the worst pads money could buy.
  7. IMO they are a bit meh... Look like an early 2000's JZX110 Verosa in general shape/silhouette. Too slab-ish, massive expanse of steel between the top of the rear wheel arch and the windows / boot lid. Wheels look like cheap after market jobbies with tyres that are too low in profile, and tacky red brake calipers.
  8. +1 and does it work on suede? my mod-08 is looking a bit grubby
  9. You bet! they came from you if you can cast your mind back that far brent
  10. Yeah, the whole subframe went in as they (late model ones) have a lower sweep angle (12° vs 15°) than the E30, and the toe-control links. Made the rear end so much more stable for cornering (esp. when bumpy), and straight line traction as it doesn't toe-in when it squats. [edit: not that it squats too much anyway with #350 springs in the rear]
  11. Thanks for the update, certainly a nice outcome. When I did mine, I went with a complete E28 rear-end and converted the rear to coil-overs, so she's plenty strong for the old E30. This way I also got the benefit of better trailing arm geometry, and the ease of 'pick-a-part' direct replacements.
  12. Easiest way to check the diff size is to look at the 'Final Drive, Gasket Set' tab in RealOEM/BMWfans.info It will say the diff type against the rear cover & gasket items. For the 330d it is listed as TYP 215/220k (big case) For the 330i it is listed as TYP 188k (medium case)
  13. Pretty sure they have a Typ 215/220k diff and the same (big) brakes as the 330i Quick trip to RealOEM will set you straight. [edit]That is what RealOEM says, Couldn't help myself[/edit]
  14. Looks pretty trick back there. Did you make up a spare set of the modified trailing arms, nothing worse than not having spares at hand... Nice to see the lower shock mounts in (what appears to be) double shear, it's hard to see but did you run into trouble with extending the shock mount back and the brake caliper bracket/adaptor? Were the 300M axles off the shelf from another model or did you have to make them also to length? Looks like the CV's have been 'lightened' also? Great work!
  15. Speaking from my experience also, do not go for a 1pc driveshaft. I went through 4 variations (diameter / thickness) to get the vibration out of mine to no avail. Went back to a 2pc and is smooth as silk.
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