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    Default m30 e30

    So this is a bit of a cross post, but I will update more around the new m30 build

    there is a little monster who sleeps in my grage through the week just waiting for the covers to be removed come the weekend. I could ramble for years about my e30 but I'll keep it short & sweet, started life as a 1990 318i auto & now the list below reads:

    Engine:
    m30b35 from e34
    rebuilt head
    284 shrick cam
    Miller Maf conversion
    custom exhaust(which is going to a revamp shortly)

    Gearbox:
    Close ratio getrag 265 from an e28 m-sport
    3.15 LSD

    Suspension & brake:
    Hypercoil spring 450lb fronts 600lb rear
    GE coilover sleeve conversion
    custom valved GAZ gold rear dampers
    Koni sport short front dampers
    AKG bushes lower control arm, trailing arms, rear subframe, & diff mount
    custom rear strut brace & whiteline front
    Massive brakes 2 piece rotor hats wilwood rotors
    Massive brakes caliper mounts
    Wilwood Dynapro 4pot calipers
    custom braided lines to meet ADR standards
    e46 clubsport steering rack
    Ireland engineering 24mm front swaybar
    Whiteline 19mm rear swaybar with Ireland engineering reinforcing mounts
    Ireland engineering aurora endlinks for front & rear swaybars

    wheels:
    Simmons f90 rebuilt by me(worse job to do ever)
    16x7.5 with re002
    16x8 & sportmax rears

    Interior:
    Evo 5 recaros with massive brakes adaptors to fit oem rails
    Renown motorsports steering wheel


















    This was one of those I'll buy a daily cars & then it becomes an impractical daily. But I love it
    Last edited by AntB; 01-04-2017 at 03:27 PM.

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    So I've been working on the next stage for the e30 over the past few months,

    the overall plan is a high comp m30b35 running e34 m5 ITB's

    Head:
    ported to accept PPM +1mm valves & cleaned up for better flow
    Shot peened rockers and rocker locks to replace the original locating springs
    New valve springs
    294/294 Cat cam
    46mm s38b36 ITB's with adapters to fit the m30

    Bottom end:
    Custom pistons running 11.0:1comp
    Rods - tossing up between h beam Honda h22 rods which fit with an over length of 143mm, or s38 m5 rods at 144mm but weigh more. In comparison the m30 rods are 135mm
    Block is being honed, all bearings being replaced new seals & timing chain
    ARP stud kit

    ECU Master - EMU with a new loom being wired up

    I'm down to ordering/fabbing the final pieces:
    Biting the bullet on rods
    Once rods are ordered custom pistons can be measured up
    Headers being fabricated once the new motor is in
    Ecu/wiring
    Tune














    As the e30 sits





    while we where at WTAC rocking the girlfriends panasports g7's that are going on her e30, my simmons are currently at Barrel Bros getting fresh paint & new lips polished



    & I did some wheel stuff


    Split my Simmons f90's over the weekend picked up new lips to bring them to 16x8.5 square, or stagger them at 8's & 8.5's. Just a matter of finding tyres looking like a slight stretch on 225/45/16 is going to happen as no one makes a 235/45/16



    3" lips
    Stainless bolts
    & fresh paint





    Arranging picking up of another m30 so I can build up the motor & swap it into the car when ready, lets me still enjoy the e30 for now
    Last edited by AntB; 01-04-2017 at 03:28 PM.

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    Awesome build. Subbed for more!
    Broken e36 ///M
    Broken y33
    ig: erik.docx

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    thanks mate, hopefully progress will kick off soon sent myself poor with the Christmas & New years festivities.

    A gift for the e30



    & gave the daily driver some love & attention

    184kw or 246whp & a peak of torque of 807nm






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    Damnnn what a torque figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max11 View Post
    Damnnn what a torque figure!
    Got to love the flat four, surprised by the peak from standard only real performance parts that went with it along with the tune where; Processwest tmic, Cobb short intake, invidia dump, & hyperflow catback

    after seeing some low low Forester decided I need to invest in coilovers, but e30 stuff first.

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    yah those 2.5L make some good low end torque... assuming you have a 2.5l hahaha
    Broken e36 ///M
    Broken y33
    ig: erik.docx

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    Wow what? 260bhp and you managed to pull 600 lb-ft from that? Modified gearing or what how is that even possible?


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    Joys of the flat four motor the ej25 is good for low end nothing special gearing wise, being an s-edition its a 5sp auto. In factory guise it makes 197kw at the flywheel & 350nm.

    my old e82 135i made 258rwkw & a scratch over 700nm of torque, i love the flat 4 & the inline six for their inherit torque producing ability.

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    Been a little off track with getting the engine built(money & time)

    enjoying the foz & exploring site in my backyard






    Changed subframe bushes to Condor speedshop items last weekend, in prep for the new wheels & lifted the car to help with my slight scrub.. by slight i mean lots that photo is post guard roll.







    But finished & fitted the wheels;
    Fronts 16x8 et?? 215/45r16 Falken rt615k
    Rears 16x8.5 et24 225/50r16 Hankook rs3







    Changing out engine mounts this coming Monday, & if my photobucket wasn't being a pain I'd upload a pic of my new valance I managed to acquire with some of my engine build monies going to a genuine Alpina front valance I'll post photos soon.

    Next up:

    1. Exhaust, customer headers & go back to a dual 1.5" right through, the current set up is not great(loud & throaty, but drones so so bad at freeway speeds)
    2. Tear down spare m30
    3. S38 rods to be lightened & balanced
    4. Custom pistons
    5. Head to get ported & valves cut in
    6. ECU & wiring
    Last edited by AntB; 03-02-2017 at 03:20 PM.

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