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EMPOWERD
12-17-2001, 05:38 PM
I'm sure most of you have already seen it, Here's the car anyways...

small mods list:

-3.2L M50/B32 motor & tranny (1999 M3)
-Vortech V9 G-trim blower (8 psi) w/Aftercooler
-heavily ported/polished, knife cut, port matched head
-M50 325i bored T-Body, AFM, ECU (1995 M3 OBD-1)
-3.0L M3 higher flowing intake plenum (1995 M3 OBD-1)
-Genie Headers
-M5 motor mounts
-Dual 2.25" mandrel bent exhaust
-HiFlow cat and Brullen Muffler
-Custom Mapped GIAC chip
-UUC complete short shift kit
-Sachs race clutch (stage 3)
-lightened flywheel (13 lbs)
-3:23 LSD differencial

-18"x 8" (+23mm ET) Compomotive wheels
-215/35 VR 18 BFGoodrich Scortcher tires
-OBX coilover springs
-Bilstien sport shocks
-Suspension Techniques adj. sway bars
-Urethane Bushings/solid shock mounts
-Porsche 930 Turbo calipers
-M5 brake master cylinder
-325ix brake booster
-Sparco front strut bar
-SCCA 6-point roll cage

-Electon Blue Pearl paint
-Rieger front and rear bumpers
-M-Tech sides skirts and wing
-Honda '93 Civic hatch rocker skirts
-Kamai grill spoilers
-Dechromed trim
-M3 relocated antenna
-Clear front turn signal/side repeaters
-All-RED rear tail lights
-Hella H.I.D. Xenon light conversion
-PIAA 1100X Dichronic Platinum fog lights

-Automotive grade black reupholstered carpet
-M3 black roof liner
-door skins from a '91 318is
-OBX reclinable racing seats
-MOMO fighter wheel
-MOMO Air-Aluminum shift knob
-Custom billet shift gate & handbrake handle
-Aluminum floor mats
-Full Autometer Phantom guages
-OB white face E30 guage cluster

-Kenwood Excelon KDC-815X head unit
-Zapco AG360 & AG200 Amps
-JL Audio 12W3 subwoofer
-Eclipse 5.25" components front
-Cerwin Vega 5.25" components back
-Kick-ass alarm system!!!

Bliss
12-17-2001, 05:44 PM
The colour looks sooo much brighter in that pic. Almost like the laguna seca blue.;)

azn330i
12-17-2001, 06:10 PM
:eek: NICE!!! i agree with Bliss here, that colour is sharp! I gotta see your car in real life!!

M3Pilot
12-18-2001, 03:29 PM
You have the Euro spec Evo 3.2 in your car don't you Randy.
I read about ii in PBMW and thought it was awesome.
Love that colour too:)

EMPOWERD
12-19-2001, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by M3Pilot
You have the Euro spec Evo 3.2 in your car don't you Randy.
I read about ii in PBMW and thought it was awesome.
Love that colour too:)


No... I wish though! I just have a U.S. spec M52/B32 M3 motor. I kinda made up the loss of power by installing an intercooled blower and some other things. I like the blower, but there's always a rush from a N/A high HP powerplant that can't be beat.

M3Pilot
12-19-2001, 03:30 PM
So how much is it pushing at the moment?
Do you have anymore plans for your car, or are you selling it and gonna start on another project.
But it's one hell of a car you got there, I down loaded a few of the videos with your car in, sounds great:)
Wish I lived a little closer and then I might be able to talk you into taking me for a blast :)

Alex Mc
01-08-2002, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by empowerd



I like the blower, but there's always a rush from a N/A high HP powerplant that can't be beat.

i agree! god i want my motor to be done :( shouldn't be too much longer!

Gamite
01-08-2002, 03:13 PM
Randy, I heard that you bought your dad the first Euro spec M3. Maybe you can swap that! haha.

JDub
01-13-2002, 10:03 PM
I saw your car at Importfest and it is sweet man!

Autotechnica
01-14-2002, 01:03 AM
Hey Randy, isn't that picture from when you were driving beside Dado's Dakar M3? Yeah that colour looks way lighter than it should. I saw your car in person during bimmercruize and it didn't look that light.

Bryan

BimmerRider
01-15-2002, 04:21 AM
Hello Randy!

see the 18" Compomotives? *wave*

EMPOWERD
01-15-2002, 09:53 AM
Hey BimmerRider,


Long time no speak! How's it going over there in Turkey? I noticed you bought a new set of Compomotives curtousy of PhotoShop. Looks good, too bad you wouldn't be able to drive the car that low! Keep in touch and welcome to MaxBimmer.com

Randy


P.S. My car looks kinda wierd in that picture because it was take on my friends' camera and he decided to alter the colors on Photoshop to make it a little brighter.

330DTM
01-15-2002, 09:13 PM
Not trying to be overly obsessed, but I love Randy's ride. Can't help it but it sounds so nice in person and even when it's parked!
any inline-6 engine with a vortech supercharger that makes that birdy churp noise (which I love). I can't control myself! AHHH

ANYHOW, if you ever plan to sell your ride Randy (you're probably thinking, "Yea right buddy"), I'm dying to buy it off of you even if it's 10-25years down the road :P

Lil'Smoothie
01-16-2002, 12:02 AM
Randy I can't get enough of your ride, you gotta take me for a spin in it at the next meet bro

330DTM
01-16-2002, 05:21 PM
I second that too from what Suprs21 said!

I'd be dying to get a ride from your car. With video footage of course (that I cannot forgot to bring, camcorder)

Gamite
01-23-2002, 06:45 AM
djbimmer, you really have to do something about that cough! Have you tried Buckleys? :puke:

djbeemer
01-23-2002, 11:18 AM
LOL :D :puke:

M3West
01-26-2002, 12:42 AM
Let's see. Back to the thread. Nice car! It looks really sharp!

Darius540i
02-03-2002, 02:37 AM
I will summarize everyones personal opnion of you car randy...


DAMN WE ARE JELOUS!
Hahaha...*drunk*

euro_imports_21
02-03-2002, 09:34 PM
SO SEXY!:D

DDavis89325iS
02-28-2002, 09:26 PM
Whast year is your car?? looks like you have the 86-87 325iS-eS front and rear valances. Did you do a bumper conversion, or fit the valances on your car?? If so, how!?!?! I love that look.

E30M3.2
03-01-2002, 01:27 AM
car looks good Randy. I met you at Bimmerfest in NJ. My name is Carl I had the siver 88 M3 with the 3.2 Anyway any new mods since then? I don't think there is much else to do. I am planning on working on the interior next. I will attach a pic

carl

EMPOWERD
03-01-2002, 01:45 AM
Hey Carl,

Of course I remember you!... did you end up getting a cat/quieter muffler for your car? DAMN, that thing was loud. How's everthing working out? Have you dynoed you car yet? how many lbs of boost are you running? try and send some more pics if you can. Car looks sweet. I'm not doing anything else to my car.... finally finished.

Randy

S50_boy
03-01-2002, 03:12 AM
hey randy what will your next project be???

E30M3.2
03-01-2002, 11:10 AM
Randy, yeah it was very loud! I ended up getting a universal supersprint muffler and I always had a high flow cat. It is a little quieter now. I have not dynoes the car yet but I will soon and get it tuned. My gauge only seems to read about 5lbs. I know it is a 6# kit so I am not sure why I am only seeing 5# masybe an error in the gauge. I also just finished putting the E36 M3 brakes on my car w/ the euro floating rotors, they work great!! I will send some more pics.

carl

E30M3.2
03-01-2002, 11:11 AM
another pic

carl

E30M3.2
03-01-2002, 11:12 AM
one more

Juve Deli
03-17-2002, 09:27 AM
nice car... u inspire me to get reiger bumpers and mtech side skirts :)