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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 08-04-2005, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So...who has the fastest e30 out there? turbo, nitrous, supercharger, what are you guys running, and what are your best times. i know most people use there cars for autocrossing, but there has to be some out there who dont want to get beat in a straight line.

come on guys post what your running and your times so us newbies can get a lil info on where to start.
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Old 08-06-2005, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wow... where are all the e30 racers at?
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my car is prolly in the high 17s. the bigger the number, the better, right?
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wow... where are all the e30 racers at?
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IMHO, BMW's are made to drive and to enjoy. Drag racing a BMW is like painting a car with a paint brush.... why. I know there are a lot of kids out there who want to race you from one red like to the next because they put a new fartcan on the back and think they got an extra 20 HP. Its a BMW... not a civic.

Again, IMHO, to fully enjoy a BMW, you need to put all the windows down, find a nice country road, and take her for a casual, spirited, drive.
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look, i understand what your saying rolandmw, that's why my bmw is my daily driver, but every once and a while i like to open her up and see what she's got .

the reason for this post was just to see how many real tuners are out there and what have they done to their E30's to perform better. I mean seriously performance is performance, and any car enthusiast will say that it is always good to find a way to make a car perform better. After all arn't we driving "the ultimate driving machine"? :wink
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look, i understand what your saying rolandmw, that's why my bmw is my daily driver, but every once and a while i like to open her up and see what she's got .

the reason for this post was just to see how many real tuners are out there and what have they done to their E30's to perform better. I mean seriously performance is performance, and any car enthusiast will say that it is always good to find a way to make a car perform better. After all arn't we driving "the ultimate driving machine"? :wink
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Originally posted by rolandmw+Aug 9 2005, 10:19 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(rolandmw @ Aug 9 2005, 10:19 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-~ E30 ~ Pimp ~@Aug 6 2005, 09:33 PM
wow... where are all the e30 racers at?
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IMHO, BMW's are made to drive and to enjoy. Drag racing a BMW is like painting a car with a paint brush.... why. I know there are a lot of kids out there who want to race you from one red like to the next because they put a new fartcan on the back and think they got an extra 20 HP. Its a BMW... not a civic.

Again, IMHO, to fully enjoy a BMW, you need to put all the windows down, find a nice country road, and take her for a casual, spirited, drive.
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im with you, take her on the twisties.
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With my 1987 325es' current turbo set up, I'm running 12.16@113.40 1/4 mile - 7.80@90.68 1/8th mile with 12 lbs. of boost. After I rebuild and finish my tubular header, I'm shooting for 11's maybe 10's. However, due to the cost of 101 octane, I think I may retire my 1/4 mile hobby and detune for pump gas.
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With my 1987 325es' current turbo set up, I'm running 12.16@113.40 1/4 mile - 7.80@90.68 1/8th mile with 12 lbs. of boost. After I rebuild and finish my tubular header, I'm shooting for 11's maybe 10's. However, due to the cost of 101 octane, I think I may retire my 1/4 mile hobby and detune for pump gas.
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most curious what all have you done to her? running 12 lbs. of boost you must have lowered the compression to do so, but what else? i mean if all you did was double stack the head gasket and slap the turbo set up on there low 12's is most impressive

i am thinking about going the turbo route on my E21 ETA swap, but thinking about running down the diesel crank and rods, doing an I head conversion, MAF set up, cams, etc.......
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Howzit guys my best 1/4 mile time is 14.6 @ 157km/h. I still wanna do a run at sea level as i believe it makes a big difference in your time.
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My setup runs as follows: 6 into one unequal lenth header (for now), T3/T4 hybrid, custom MLS headgasket, total seal piston rings, custom intake, 21mm wastegate, high limit credit card, and a lot of time. And thats about it. (I'll keep some of the specs to myself for now :nana ) Other than that a good light reaction, and a clutch stop and good tires shave off time too. I swear if I don't make it into the 10's by may of next year, look for my car on ebay.....
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there was some guy awhile back hitting like 8's with his turbo'ed E30 M........so i would think you could take it there

can i get other details, injectors, chip, etc......over PM? i am curious how much i need to do to do my little swap with a nice turbo set up.
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havent done an "official" timed quarter mile, the manual says like 14s, but i have done my 0-60 in 7.9s, timed on my car's computer, which is decent for a car with stock 167hp (with intake spark plugs and new cylinder head). Also its an auto so i was starting from a dead stop idling to just flooring it, with a 5spd i could do much better. also again i dont really want to launch my baby, 134k miles on the factory tranny hasnt left it exactly sparkling clean, im a little afraid as to what might happen if i tried it
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