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BMWnoob
06-01-2009, 05:05 PM
Well guys I finally got a BMW and gave it to the wife yesterday after I got back from vacation..

Still needs a few things here and there.. let's just hope it can survive two drivers that need to learn manual lol...

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4748/76226196.png

craz azn
06-01-2009, 05:19 PM
I like the front fenders. Fairly nice job rolling them out. Its pretty low, what springs? Nice pickup man, car looks good.

myndgone
06-01-2009, 05:20 PM
Well guys I finally got a BMW and gave it to the wife

worst thing you could have done...*thmbsdwn*

j/k...looks nice!!! *th-up*

Michel
06-01-2009, 05:21 PM
wasn't this Rob from Bimmersports car? if so you got a great car!*th-up*

BMWnoob
06-01-2009, 05:41 PM
wasn't this Rob from Bimmersports car? if so you got a great car!*th-up*

yes it was..i met Rob when i took a white vert in for inspection.. he introduced himself afterwards and asked if i'd be interested in his winter beater!!!!! lol.. after chit chating for a few weeks we worked something out.. and here she is..

at first i was hesitant cause it was red..but the wife is happy with it...

I like the front fenders. Fairly nice job rolling them out. Its pretty low, what springs? Nice pickup man, car looks good.

lol you are asking the wrong person.. at this point i still know nothing about cars.. Rob rolled the fenders cause it was rubbing.. originally i wanted it raised.. even today i think it looks a little low.. but everyone says it looks nice this way and it'll be fine for the summer...
so guys i'll be asking a lot of stupid questions as i learn to spend some time getting to know the car.. and fixing cosmetic things here and there...

Fel
06-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Looks nice man!! Very low, but should be a nice summer ride!

slemmer
06-01-2009, 07:44 PM
Drop the top and enjoy the sunshine!

BMWnoob
06-02-2009, 10:16 AM
Any risks to having the car so low?

richie_s999
06-02-2009, 10:20 AM
very nice ride man, I have some stock springs sitting in the garage, they are your's free if you want them to raise it up.

But....it looks amazing the way its sitting!!!!!!

325isdan
06-02-2009, 10:23 AM
Any risks to having the car so low?

if its the 2.5L then yes..

Your oil pan is very low to the ground so tell your wife to watch the road our you'll have a 2500lb paper weight in no time

BMWnoob
06-02-2009, 10:59 AM
if its the 2.5L then yes..

Your oil pan is very low to the ground so tell your wife to watch the road our you'll have a 2500lb paper weight in no time


yikes how would i know.. it's an 1988 325ic .. i think those are m20's right?

very nice ride man, I have some stock springs sitting in the garage, they are your's free if you want them to raise it up.

But....it looks amazing the way its sitting!!!!!!
might take you up on that offer... want ot raise it up for me and trade for the springs?

stan man
06-02-2009, 12:13 PM
Looks cool, and very low indeed!

If it's a 325ic, then yes it is a 2.5L m20

davericher20
06-02-2009, 12:18 PM
yikes how would i know.. it's an 1988 325ic .. i think those are m20's right?

Yep, that's the M20.
You want to look underneath towards the front bumperish to see how dramatically low the oil pan is.
Once you do realize how low it is, you'll want to be careful of speed bumps and/or steep inclined driveways or entrances from the road.

Slick ride though, looks amazing

edit: Do I see euro grills?

BMWnoob
06-02-2009, 01:00 PM
i'll get more pics on the weekend and you guys can tell me what type of e30 i have lol...sad i know..

richie_s999
06-02-2009, 01:03 PM
I do beleive is a 325ic....saw it once when Rob picked up a part from me. one of the nicest looking metal bumper cars I have seen

325isdan
06-02-2009, 03:07 PM
yikes how would i know.. it's an 1988 325ic .. i think those are m20's right?


might take you up on that offer... want ot raise it up for me and trade for the springs?



I can not point you in the right direction but people sell oil pan skid plates for the M20. This will help but you will still have to be careful.

BMWnoob
06-02-2009, 03:46 PM
I can not point you in the right direction but people sell oil pan skid plates for the M20. This will help but you will still have to be careful.

i see thanks.. maybe i have on already.. need to check this weekend.. car is currently in the garage...

what type of clearance should be "safer" like a pop can in height?

Duct_Taper
06-02-2009, 06:03 PM
I can just barely fit my fist under my oil pan and it's been okay so far... it worries me a bit but I haven't had any problems.

matty.dc
06-02-2009, 09:28 PM
love the rims.....nice car!

csakai
06-14-2009, 11:25 PM
Rob is a great guy. I bought his 318is m52 conversion

BMWnoob
06-15-2009, 12:49 AM
Rob is a great guy. I bought his 318is m52 conversion

is that his "summer" car?

had a chance to drive my wife's car today.. took the top up and man i'm loving the car... i can see why everyone on the forums are obsessed with making their cars perfect though.. i'm able to get around town now pretty well without stalling and rough shifting lol

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8020/img6327j.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/img6327j.jpg/)
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5830/img6286e.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/img6286e.jpg/)
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7073/img6284x.jpg (http://img38.imageshack.us/i/img6284x.jpg/)

Fel
06-15-2009, 11:52 AM
Looks very clean! I can't tell if those are euro grills or something else....

Yeah, if you're worried about the oil pan, get a skid plate for it. You simply bolt it on, so you can install it yourself very easily... will probably cost somewhere in the range of 150-200 new.

Here is an example of what you'd be looking for:
http://www.harrisonmotorsports.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=51

If you have one already, you can't miss it!

europrince
06-15-2009, 12:10 PM
Nice looking car. Congrats!

BMWnoob
06-15-2009, 01:33 PM
i'm trying to understand this whole smashing the oil pan thing.. maybe i'm just a pretty slow driver but i don't plan on flying over speed bumps or anything.. do people usually hit their oil pan cause they didn't see a pothole or something?

my first diy task is this weekend.. going swap ther driver seat and try to swap the upper bolster then redye the cracking in the seats..

davericher20
06-15-2009, 06:37 PM
Looks very clean! I can't tell if those are euro grills or something else....

I think they're just eyebrows.

Potholes not necessarily, unless it's a big mother. More so driveways and speedbumps

BMWnoob
06-15-2009, 09:57 PM
this car is the perfect height for my dog lol
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8900/img6295w.jpg (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/img6295w.jpg/)

yes eyebrows.. i didn't know that till Rob told me the other day..
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6232/img6279g.jpg (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/img6279g.jpg/)

Bullet Ride
06-15-2009, 10:27 PM
Looks good sitting low:cool:


let's just hope it can survive two drivers that need to learn manual lol...

It shouldn't be a problem, it's an easy car to drive (it'd be easier if it wasn't as low), you'll pick it up quickly*th-up*

BMWnoob
06-16-2009, 11:12 PM
just accomplished my first DIY today... thanks to matty.dc's free seats my driver seat is all working now and rip free.. (except for the shocks but whatever)

took the backrest from the passenger side swapped it onto the driver side and 4 bolts later it's into the car. now i need to spend the weekend remove the rust on the rails and re-dying and conditioning the leather!

hadesm5
06-18-2009, 11:07 PM
what rear skirt is that?

T.Dot_E30
06-19-2009, 10:35 AM
The fear with oil pans, is that if you have a sewer above ground higher than the road. Teach your wife to never go over those, swerve around it or go over it with one of your wheels.

If she drives over it while in the middle of your car, it can directly hit your oilpan if high enough.

That is what you really have to watch out for, a normal person's reaction would be to drive over big rocks/objects thinking it will pass thru the middle.......but not the case when your oil pan in right there and very low.

BMWnoob
07-22-2009, 05:32 PM
The fear with oil pans, is that if you have a sewer above ground higher than the road. Teach your wife to never go over those, swerve around it or go over it with one of your wheels.

If she drives over it while in the middle of your car, it can directly hit your oilpan if high enough.

That is what you really have to watch out for, a normal person's reaction would be to drive over big rocks/objects thinking it will pass thru the middle.......but not the case when your oil pan in right there and very low.

i now understand the issues with have a lowered car lol.. the last few weeks have been exciting i didn't know the roads in toronto are so horrible.. cracks, bumps and potholes everywhere.. haven't had any issues manoveuring around but it does make driving around a bit more intense...

wifey wants to consider raising the car as i suspected she would.. any ideas what i should be looking for in terms of a slight raise? inch or 2?.. stock height would look kinda ugly i think..

davericher20
07-22-2009, 09:18 PM
what rims are those?
I need rims now I think I'm getting dicked around with AZEV and those are pretty close to what I'm looking for.

matty.dc
07-23-2009, 12:00 AM
If you want to raise it a little i would buy into the eibach pro kit which i believe is a 1.6" front and 1.4" rear drop. Which would still look good with your 17's.

BMWnoob
07-23-2009, 10:30 AM
If you want to raise it a little i would buy into the eibach pro kit which i believe is a 1.6" front and 1.4" rear drop. Which would still look good with your 17's.

what's the cheapest way to do this that's safe..someone mentioned adding extra rubber spring pads all around.. thoughts on that? i would just need to change the springs right.. the shocks and whatever else are reusable?

davericher20
07-23-2009, 01:38 PM
do you know what rims they are?

BMWnoob
07-23-2009, 03:21 PM
do you know what rims they are?

lol nope.. actually i think they are.. replica ac snitzer's or something like that.. but seriously no idea! anybody wanna swap springs?

edit.. think i found a linky
http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.gbnetwork.co.uk/bmw/wheels/schnitzerreplica.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.gbnetwork.co.uk/bmw/wheels/index.html&usg=__bjHT-Sq1w0MNXOQjrywxk-ic8zM=&h=200&w=202&sz=10&hl=en&start=9&um=1&tbnid=C8bDJalT3Sq9mM:&tbnh=104&tbnw=105&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dreplica%2Bac%2Bschnitzer%2Be30%2Btype %2B2%26hl%3Den%26um%3D1

juzer
07-24-2009, 01:12 AM
lol nope.. actually i think they are.. replica ac snitzer's or something like that.. but seriously no idea! anybody wanna swap springs?

edit.. think i found a linky
http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.gbnetwork.co.uk/bmw/wheels/schnitzerreplica.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.gbnetwork.co.uk/bmw/wheels/index.html&usg=__bjHT-Sq1w0MNXOQjrywxk-ic8zM=&h=200&w=202&sz=10&hl=en&start=9&um=1&tbnid=C8bDJalT3Sq9mM:&tbnh=104&tbnw=105&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dreplica%2Bac%2Bschnitzer%2Be30%2Btype %2B2%26hl%3Den%26um%3D1

im interested in exchange, shocks and springs, i have stock on my 87 325i convertible. what make are they and how low?

W2WDETAILING
07-24-2009, 02:42 AM
i have the eibach pro kit springs on my e30 with 17" rims IMO the front still sits kinda high. car looks really good. i smashed my oil pan pulling into a parking lot in leaside right beside the cibc off laird ave when my car was at stock height and at the time my struts were brand spanking new!

BMWnoob
07-24-2009, 09:02 AM
im interested in exchange, shocks and springs, i have stock on my 87 325i convertible. what make are they and how low?

i don't want stock suspension lol... i still want it low just not as low..thanks for the offer though.. going try to figure out what suspension is on the car.. cause i have no clue...