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.
Those skirts pictured are not exactly the same. My skirts have a rounded portion that molds around the jacking points. Also, all of the holes for the entire skirt are as follows: 3 screws in the front wheel well, 4 along the top of the sill plate into the cabin, and 3 more in the back wheel well. There are no tentative holes anywhere else that would imply otherwise modifying these.
There is a 93 E30 Cabrio out there too ... yup, there is.
Yes, the car is MIS Labeled as a 1988 325is - my thumbnail generator HTML was not re-edited before I generated that last batch of thumbnails - that sucks because I don't plan on fixing it due to the time thing.
I have parted almost a score of E30's... I have never seen stock skirts on a Cabrio before. I just finished a 1991 E30 last year and there were no skirts on that car nor did it appear to have had any skirts on her ever! There were no holes in the wells or along the sill plates. Maybe I am dead wrong - But the only upgrade that I am familiar with was the 1988 upgrade to the front and rear bumpers, headlights, SRS, and eventually a cold weather package that hit around 1990-91. I am curious to see a timeline of updates if somebody has come across one. I would not be interested somebody’s "best guess". It would be fun to see it.
Well, seems there are a lot of good guesses out there. They are not Zender or M-Tech 1. They are not BBS either, but I knew that much.
There is a company called Kamei out there based in Germany that made these. Now for the real question: Did BMW offer a convertible with these side skirts as a STOCK option? I have had some tell me they did. I have parted several of these E30's and I thought I knew all of the dealer stock upgrades and options.
Can anybody help me out here? Does anyone have a nice visual timeline for the BMW E30 upgrades and dealer options from 1984 to 1993?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Wolfgangsnoopy; 02-28-2007 at 01:54 PM.
Well i dont know what to tell you, maybe people cut them off and replaced them with standard E30 rockers, but ALL of the late model, plastic bumpered cabrios came from the factory, with better "rockers"/ side skirts
i wish you luck finding the maker of those side skirts though There are a lot of low production knocks offs of things like BBS and Mtech 1, pictured above is Mtech 1 also very similar in design... i have a feeling those are possibly one of the knock offs, or a dealer addition, who knows...
Edit: and yes im aware they made the E30 cabrio into early 93 but they are so low production i didnt feel the need to mention them
Edit2: You also forgot about the 325iX stock side skirts, late model shown above too
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