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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 08-06-2004, 11:05 AM
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I would like to ask any of you E30 owners if you have ever come across a 50 pound weight in the trunk of your 325i/ I have pics and I will post them. I was thinking that it is for counter weight to offset the weight of the driver. but that is 50 pounds that I would like to get rid of unless there is a very good reason to keep it. it was on the passenger side of the trunk, where some people put their car battery. I hope someone is familiar with this part and can let me know what the deal is...
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woah shit i dint know that, too bad my car is in the shop or else i'd go look! it sounds like its supposed to off-set the driver like u said...that makes sense


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That almost seems to make sense....except how many people do you know that weigh 50lbs? (and drive)
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I've never heard of a manufacturer adding weight to a car like that???

Finally pulled the M50 from the donor car.
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add more grip to the rear end since its a rear wheel drive if its too light less traction
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The rear end on that car isnt exactly light. If more people have it it would be pretty obvious it was stock.

Finally pulled the M50 from the donor car.
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weight is useless, get rid of and use it as a paper wieght.

that is pretty fucked up though

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Where do u live? Maybe if u live in an area where it snows and u weren't the oringinal owner, the person before u might have put it back there for extra weight in the winter...... this is all goin on assumptions, correct me if i am wrong

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yeah i know its not there to offst the drivers weight hahaha, its there for snow rain driving and just more traction becuase bimmers are light and rwd, well light in the ass end take it outyou wont need it again till winter even then you wont!

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serious shit weight can do alot for the car, its all in placment dont say throw it becuz it mite add balence u kno...


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just keep it if u live somewhere were the weather is crap or be like me dump a 50 pound bag or sand in the trunk during the winter
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Originally posted by Slvr E30iS@Aug 6 2004, 08:39 PM
serious shit weight can do alot for the car, its all in placment dont say throw it becuz it mite add balence u kno...
thats what i was thinking, 318is is about perfect balance. keep it for now...
50-50 wt distribution is everything,
check the weight at public scales its free most places


where exactly was it placed and was it bolted, or held down in any way? i will check mine on tuesday when i pick it up, but i have never looked under my spare before, i never needed to...


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becuase bimmers are light and rwd
....BMWs are in NO WAY light. lol. even the 3 seems to be heavier than a lot of other brand larger cars.

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well...hmm i disagree in a way. becuz like all the shit bmws have stock on them...alot of other cars dont :-/ u get my point? like bah nvm


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well...hmm i disagree in a way. becuz like all the shit bmws have stock on them...alot of other cars dont :-/ u get my point? like bah nvm
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