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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 10-05-2004, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well i am purchasing a nice, low miles, 83 320is at the end of the month and i was just wondering what if anything can be done to these cars? I know its pretty limited with the little engine and what not. I am not looking to get crazy but just make it nice with a couple classy mods. Its my daily driver so it will see some cold weather and what not. Help me out here people!
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Old 10-06-2004, 09:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nobody has anything to say?
maybe a pick would help.......and yes it does have a front bumper!
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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K&N air filter, exhaust, lowered, maybe some headers
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But nice lookin car you got pimp now do the rock away and lean back
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1983 320i here
I added a K&N free flow filter, removed the big ugly air box, nice growl now.
replaced coil with a MSD coil, added 10Kv worth of spark, picked up the milage by about 2km/ltr. Bosch Platinum 4 plugs. PIAA driving lights, 205R13 BFGs, Air/gas shocks, and a Kenwood sound system. Just got to work on the body now.
Plan to add a better header and exhaust system, tighten up the steering a bit and play around under hood some more.
I may even rebuild a block from the ground up, Love the 320, what a great handling little lady but need to get the rear end to stick a little better, it can slide a bit on wet pavement.
You can get some great deals from you local BWM wrecker yard. Anyone looking for parts in western canada or Northwest USA try Tomcat Auto in victoria, BC

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Old 10-11-2004, 03:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well thanx for the tips, i think i am going to do a couple of those thing later on, but for now i am just going to spruce her up and update things as i go.
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