1987 BMW 325

Started on June 15 by BigD

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The perpetual project car. Started life as an immobile eta. Currently waiting for the S52 to return from being built for 700whp of turbo power. MCoupe suspension, new fuel system, brake lines (incl metal), electronics (management/monitoring). Jamming 275/40/17 all around for now, next phase will involve flares of some kind and 3xx rubber.

4 comments on this ride

Latest updates

Aug. 11

Suspension, injectors

ID1700s arrived, put in some E98, adjusted config for new injectors, and she fired right up! Installed the SLR suspension. The uber Penske shocks arrived from ANZE. Got them installed, just need to mount the canisters and then off to ...

July 08

Closing in on alpha release

Front bodywork close to being ready for primer and paint. Working on the splitter.

Oct. 07

Stop to go with the Go

Aug. 27

900hp E30

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM_HLXr8Apo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E94HqnpHZjM

July 12

Tuning begins

First dyno visit last weekend. A few minor issues discovered but the car put down 648whp at 18psi... I was blown away. We are working towards 26, looks like my power target will be more like 800whp not 7.

Oct. 31

Mechanically finished

IT RUNS! Now time to tune and do the body work

Sept. 19

Tortois like progress but progress

Getting so close... should be time for first start this week...

March 29

Finally ready for plumbing

Off to get the intake and exhaust welded. I get goosebumps thinking what this built 3.3 will do through the GT4094r and 4" straight through exhaust.

Feb. 05

Bigfoot cont.

Cut/welded the rear fenders, bent up and welded inner fender. Checked, tires don't rub anywhere, full travel, so tub is ready, now flare time

Jan. 23


Custom wheels done by Fikse, 18x10 front, 18x12 rear, 305 front, 335 rear hoosiers. Time to do some sheet metal surgery. Going to try to make metal flares.

Jan. 23

Engine's in

Time to do the finishing touches.

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Jun 15, 2011 3:55 p.m.
Awesome-keep it up.
Jun 24, 2011 9:57 p.m.
May I ask how you handled those yellow,cylindrical,things on the ABS sensor wire, right before it goes through the wheel well? I'm trying to keep my ABS, those things are crumbling, and I don;t know what to replace them with. Can I just use a connector with the same Ohms? Is it a fusible link? An NTC? If I found out what it truly is, I can take care of it. Sorry to bother, just reaching out to any knowledgeable E30 person.-JD
Jun 25, 2011 2:35 p.m.
My car is non-abs but it's just a VR sensor, should just be a connector (pull apart). I asked some other knowledgeable e30 folk and they concur.
Mar 29, 2012 6:30 p.m.

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