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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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#1 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 02:31 PM
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Now I know the e is "economy" with the 2.7 and 4500 rpm limit. But how swapable are parts from 87 up? I see the driveline is the same length, but can you use the 5 speed out of an 87 in an 84? What about body pannels and dash parts?

I bought this car with no intention of keeping it until I drove it. Now I'm hooked and would like to clean it up and make it work. I'm not getting much help from local shops or the dealer, they seem clueless about the differences.

Where is a good mailorder shop for performance parts for BMW? Here is a list of what I need:

Right side mirror
5 speed
right side window motor

So can I use any of these items off any e30, or does it need to be 84 to 86? Thanks for any help.

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e30 is e30 is e30

Now on the eta, get a chip for the ECU and a lower ratio for the differential and it will wake that car up.

You have a differential ratio of 2.79 to 1 and 3.25 or higher is the real deal.

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how hard is to to change my differential ratio, and give me a link for an ECU for the 84 325e ron, i've only found dinan that offers it towards the tuning side, and turner doesn't have 84 from what i've heard anda checked
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KC Ron can u PM me about the info that please thnx
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