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BLAGUSS
02-06-2004, 03:22 AM
I have E30 325 not 325i and in the speedomoter says top speed 240km per hour.I did not have chance to test the top speed. The question is how fast can your 325 pull with 122 horse power and 170/ torque. Stock or chiped?
The top speed. These cars are getting old so just to see if their power lasts

Soldo
02-06-2004, 03:31 AM
i know mine isn't an E30, but if you want long lasting power, try this, i did this with 260km on my car, and shes still pretty damn potent!

89325iturbo
02-06-2004, 03:39 AM
I've gotten my e30 325i up to 143 mph when it only had a JC chip, it was at like 5,900 rpms it just didn't have enough power to pull anymore. I've gone about the same with turbo set-up on my car just got there faster. I don't think it can go much faster with the 3.73 gears i have.

BMW BMXer
02-06-2004, 03:42 AM
220 or something. I forget it was awhile ago.

BLAGUSS
02-06-2004, 03:51 AM
220 for E36 is nice. I read somwhere that E30 325 with 122 horses and 170 torque can not pull more then 190km per hr? I am not sure if this is true.

EMPOWERD
02-06-2004, 04:53 AM
i've hit an indicated 230km/h with chip/filter/exhaust on my old M20 motor. It literally took a 2km stretch of road to inch up from 215km/h. That was with 16"wheels (215/40 VR16 tires) & 3.73gears.

ZiMMie
02-06-2004, 05:02 AM
Stock 325is with K&N. Hit 190Km/h started slowin down. i guess u can say i pussied out.. felt scarrry.. smelled deaf lol

blacknblue-e30
02-06-2004, 06:15 AM
with my buddy his 325i will hit 2hundy all the time, still got a little bit more, but not anymore cause his engine is BLOWN hehe cant get over it still!!

chromius
02-06-2004, 01:13 PM
I have had my 325 up to 190km/h, and could have kept going, its a super eta, so stock I have 128hp, and 170ft/lb of torque, But I have a chip and cold air intake so that boosted it up a little. I think the biggest thing with the eta cars is the fact that we have such long gearing, the final drive is 2.93:1 , and with that final drive in 5th gear the theoretical top speed is something like 300km/h but we don't have the power to overcome the wind resistance, but I think with a diff swap to a 3.25:1 out of an e28 the theoretical top speed goes down to something like 240-260km/h and we would probably be able to get a lot closer to that, because it would be easier for the enigne to continue pulling. I am anxious to try it when I finnaly get my diff swaped out.

Bas325
02-06-2004, 01:47 PM
My BMW 325i E30 with standard 171 hp and 225 Nm Torque reaches a top of 235 km/h on the speedometer.

Bas

mirek
02-06-2004, 04:12 PM
220 or something. I forget it was awhile ago.

I doubt it. not with an 'e'

BimmerMan
02-06-2004, 04:34 PM
The fastest I went with my m20 (stock) was 225km/h. This pic is the fastest that I took a pic of. Roughly 215 km/g. It was pretty scary. It was foggy, on a stretch of road in PA (I-90)

BLAGUSS
02-06-2004, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by EMPOWERD
i've hit an indicated 230km/h with chip/filter/exhaust on my old M20 motor. It literally took a 2km stretch of road to inch up from 215km/h. That was with 16"wheels (215/40 VR16 tires) & 3.73gears.

325I or 325?

Lil'Smoothie
02-06-2004, 05:45 PM
top speed on a chipped 325i with exhaust and intake is prolly around 240 I'd guess...with windows up, no excess weight and going down a hill

BLAGUSS
02-06-2004, 05:49 PM
I think my 325 should pull 200. If no then why it says 240km/hr top end.

chromius
02-06-2004, 05:58 PM
just cuz thats whats on the speedometer dosn't mean it can go that fast.....I've seen dodge K cars that say 200 on the speedo, and I bet you they wouldn't reach that if their lives depended on it!

BLAGUSS
02-06-2004, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by chromius_e30
just cuz thats whats on the speedometer dosn't mean it can go that fast.....I've seen dodge K cars that say 200 on the speedo, and I bet you they wouldn't reach that if their lives depended on it!

true, but I think 40 km before hitting 240 km on the speedometer is more acomplishable.

chromius
02-06-2004, 06:07 PM
under ideal conditions you would probably be able to hit 200, and with a chip you would for sure be able to.

BLAGUSS
02-06-2004, 06:10 PM
What chip would you recomend?

chromius
02-06-2004, 06:14 PM
I have a bavarian autosport chip, works great, and has pretty good gains on my car, not sure what they would be on yours....and I have also heard good things about the Jim.C chip.

bmdoubleya
02-06-2004, 06:48 PM
Originally posted by chromius_e30
just cuz thats whats on the speedometer dosn't mean it can go that fast.....I've seen dodge K cars that say 200 on the speedo, and I bet you they wouldn't reach that if their lives depended on it!


My parents ford escort says 140 top speed and I almost got it back around to the zero felt like 200KM in an escort:puke:

My 325is bone stock went to 230-235km but those last 20km or so took a very long stretch.*th-up*

And now after my bavarian auto chip was installed it only does 200km:confused: Of course no one knows why but I guess you never really need to go 230km unless your a freak.

Make sure you got the right tires when you do those speeds to or it could get ugly
:eek:

BMW BMXer
02-06-2004, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by mirek
I doubt it. not with an 'e'

Ya my shits in miles and Im bad at converting. I was going about 120mph. When your going that fast you don't wanna look at the little numbers.

It took years to get there.

chromius
02-06-2004, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by bmdoubleya
My parents ford escort says 140 top speed and I almost got it back around to the zero felt like 200KM in an escort:puke:

My 325is bone stock went to 230-235km but those last 20km or so took a very long stretch.*th-up*

And now after my bavarian auto chip was installed it only does 200km:confused: Of course no one knows why but I guess you never really need to go 230km unless your a freak.

Make sure you got the right tires when you do those speeds to or it could get ugly
:eek:

Ya know what I have found with the bav auto chips, is that they tend to run a little lean at high RPM's, could be just me, but in my car that translated to pinging, I'm gonna be changing the fuel pressure regulator, and fuel filter at the recommendation of bav auto, and will see if that does it....cuz they seem to think its not the chip, but it didn't do it before the chip was in...go figure:confused:

chromius
02-06-2004, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by BMW BMXer
Ya my shits in miles and Im bad at converting. I was going about 120mph. When your going that fast you don't wanna look at the little numbers.

It took years to get there.

120 mph X 1.61 = 193.2 KM/h :)

bmw325ix
02-06-2004, 07:25 PM
on my 17's with no mods i was doin 130mph easy says it tops out at 140 somewhere aound there but i dont think so.....But i have done alot more than that with an SL 600 *no-no*

BMW BMXer
02-06-2004, 07:46 PM
When I was doing it a compressor passed me like I was standing still.

BLAGUSS
02-06-2004, 08:59 PM
For me 140km/hr is enough . For now I am goin to pick up Mtech 2 trunk wing . The chip is not that urgent for now. I think M tech tunk spoiler will look bad ass on my car.

EMPOWERD
02-06-2004, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by BLAGUSS
325I or 325?

It was with the "i" head conversion, 2.7L bottom end from my '88 super "e" ("i" pistons).

LukeE30IX
02-06-2004, 11:25 PM
My buddy has a Subaru 2.5 RS, raced him out in the country
115 mph
Thats the fastest i have ever went

diegom6
02-07-2004, 02:03 AM
My Bimmer hit 220 Km/h in a chance, with out the turbo, I had the chance to go faster than that but I decided not tod o that for have bad tires...for sure my 325is can reach 230 or so

85eta
02-07-2004, 05:38 AM
I've seen an indicated 205 in my 325e....just with a chip..and with the 2.79 gears.

Chris de la Cruz
02-07-2004, 10:37 PM
I've hit 210 km/h on the Markham Bypass :D and my 325i is bone stock.

bmwm5lover
02-08-2004, 12:45 AM
hit 210 racing a civic on the 400, but chickened out, and slowed down... car had more pull, and it took almost no time to reach it...

BladeRunner
02-08-2004, 02:29 AM
Originally posted by bmdoubleya

Make sure you got the right tires when you do those speeds to or it could get ugly
:eek:

Yup I think BMW recommends H: 130mph, V:149mph, Z:149mph Pirellis, Michelins, Continentals, and Dunlops with a sidewall ratio of 65 or less, whatever that means.

Those compressors are fast even the four door ones.

Spaz
02-08-2004, 03:43 AM
pffft babies,

i've hit 235 in the 1990 325is....it was completly stock with some toyo proxes on it....and i had two bigger guys in the car also.

Gianpaolo_E46
02-08-2004, 03:47 AM
**** lol i need to get a chip for my car i hit the governor that kicks in at about 200 - 210 ish

BLAGUSS
02-08-2004, 05:44 AM
Those are some high speeds by E30.

Bas325
02-08-2004, 07:41 AM
I find it weird that American E30 325i cars don't go that fast. I have as I said a standard 325i and that goes faster than some of your chiped cars. :huh?:

235 km/h with a standard 325i M20 engine.

Mystikal
02-08-2004, 04:34 PM
Last month I put the stock chip back on and got up to 235km/h, steady for about 2mins or so. I think that is the absolute top for a stock M20B25. I was on my 195/65/14 (H-rated winter) tires, so speedo error is out of the question.

bmdoubleya
02-08-2004, 07:11 PM
I forgot about when I had a 318i which I got to 190km with 6 people in the car including myself.

205km on the way to montreal with just myself in the car racing a 944.

There was one crazy time I let my friend drive my 325is from montreal to ottawa and we made the trip in under 50 minutes.

BimmerMan
02-08-2004, 11:06 PM
you know what's sad. I can only hit 205 with my m50 now. It is governed. I could do 225 with the m20...

beammer12000
02-08-2004, 11:35 PM
i already had my 89 e30 at 210 km many many times and the car has no chip

Skunk#1
02-10-2004, 12:24 AM
i wonder how fast objec can go in his 800hp e30 m3? i know my 325is can go 143mph and all it has is a drop in filter and borla exhaust. i accually held it at that speed for 1.5hrs going from austin to port aransas, tx. that was like 2:45 in the morning, also have made the trip from austin to san antonio in under 25mins, that is about 75+/- 8mi.

chromius
02-10-2004, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by Skunk#1
i wonder how fast objec can go in his 800hp e30 m3?

:D ^^^HAHAHA...Judging by the size of his imagination I would guess 3 times the speed of sound, although his Aluminum to Steel welds might not hold up under that stress...hehe :D

Skunk#1
02-11-2004, 12:29 AM
the us "i" motors only had 8.8?/1 compression while the euro ones had 9.2?/1, or something like that so they only came with 168hp and the euro ones had 171hp. but you can get 800hp out of an m3 e30, we just wont know how because objec wont let us know how to do it.

beemer
02-12-2004, 02:56 PM
~155mph (250km/h) on an E30 325i turbo (330hp/433nm, for you americans thats 330hp/~270lbs/ft ?)

225/45-16 tires
3.64 ratio
fifth gear (0.81)
6500rpm

It should be something like 250km/h. All I can tell for sure is that Volvo S80 2.5T '00-> was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind... ;).

diegom6
02-12-2004, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by beemer
~155mph (250km/h) on an E30 325i turbo (330hp/433nm, for you americans thats 330hp/~270lbs/ft ?)

225/45-16 tires
3.64 ratio
fifth gear (0.81)
6500rpm

It should be something like 250km/h. All I can tell for sure is that Volvo S80 2.5T '00-> was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind... ;).

do you have more specs and pics of your car?

beemer
02-12-2004, 03:29 PM
Here is some specs.. I don't own the car anymore. Sold it few months ago.

http://www.cc.puv.fi/~t0100934/kuvat.html (bottom of screen)
http://www.cc.puv.fi/~t0100934/BMW325_specs.html

Only in Finnish.. sorry..

Basicly... stock m20b25, mosselman exhaust manifold, garrett t04 (55/59), large intercooler, 535i injectors and afm. Stock motronic. Blew a few head gaskets, but damn.. it was fast...

diegom6
02-12-2004, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by beemer
Here is some specs.. I don't own the car anymore. Sold it few months ago.

http://www.cc.puv.fi/~t0100934/kuvat.html (bottom of screen)
http://www.cc.puv.fi/~t0100934/BMW325_specs.html

Only in Finnish.. sorry..

Basicly... stock m20b25, mosselman exhaust manifold, garrett t04 (55/59), large intercooler, 535i injectors and afm. Stock motronic. Blew a few head gaskets, but damn.. it was fast...

Oh! I saw your car before, now I remember it, from E30SPort isn't it? COngrats! sad that you don't own the car anymore

e30-323ti
02-13-2004, 02:49 AM
Ran out of speedo (140mph) then I changed into 5th, was still pulling hard, got scared and chickened out!!
Should pull to 170mph, fook that in a E30!!

3.46 diff
0.78 5th
225/45 16's

Jase
02-13-2004, 02:51 AM
My car did 140kph on a trailer..yaaaaaaaa! Technicly my car is a 318 though

bmdoubleya
02-13-2004, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Bas325
I find it weird that American E30 325i cars don't go that fast. I have as I said a standard 325i and that goes faster than some of your chiped cars. :huh?:

235 km/h with a standard 325i M20 engine.

The true e30's from Germany only came with km I am sure they did some other changes to the american versions

Skunk#1
02-13-2004, 05:29 PM
e30-323ti
do you have any pics of the twin turbos? did you make your own manifold(s)? damn 140 and then shifted to fifth, thats fuc**n fast.

chromius
02-13-2004, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by e30-323ti
Ran out of speedo (140mph) then I changed into 5th, was still pulling hard, got scared and chickened out!!
Should pull to 170mph, fook that in a E30!!

3.46 diff
0.78 5th
225/45 16's

Man thats nuts! Hope you had some Z rated tires on there!*th-up*

e30-323ti
02-13-2004, 10:43 PM
Stock twin turbos, I'm running a toyota supra engine!!

I think the tyres are Z rated!?!?!
I don't do it regularly, just wanted to see how it would go, very well was the answer.

Looking for a 3.73 or 3.9 LSD, pulling over 100mph in 3rd gets you in to trouble too much!!

chromius
02-14-2004, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by e30-323ti
Stock twin turbos, I'm running a toyota supra engine!!

I think the tyres are Z rated!?!?!
I don't do it regularly, just wanted to see how it would go, very well was the answer.

Looking for a 3.73 or 3.9 LSD, pulling over 100mph in 3rd gets you in to trouble too much!!

Do you have any pics? *th-up*