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DanPinder
05-02-2004, 11:11 PM
Here are the photos of my turbo install and suspension.

Yes, that is a 4" exhaust. I have yet to install the SMT6 and additional injector. Currently the car is runing 12psi and really pushes you into the seat, but 15psi is where it will be tuned to. :evil:

Let me know what you think.

http://www.autovisionstyling.com/emalbum/emAlbum.cgi

The wheels are 19". Love them or hate them, it's all good. lol

ZiMMie
05-02-2004, 11:22 PM
That thing must be loud..

M50E30
05-02-2004, 11:24 PM
19" wheels are too big for an E30! Now why do you need a 4" exhaust? I'm shure a 4" down pipe and a 3" exhaust would have been enough. :confused:

DanPinder
05-02-2004, 11:28 PM
That is a matter of opinion. I had 18's and I felt they were too small for an e30. lol

Why not 4"? Turbos love big exhausts.

DanPinder
05-02-2004, 11:29 PM
Originally posted by ZiMMie
That thing must be loud..

It is loud.. but not anywhere near as loud as the open downpipe i ran.

It's about as loud as my old B&B Triflow at idle and even quieter at cruise. But when you floor it.. it is VERY loud, especially with the open dump tube.

85eta
05-03-2004, 01:16 AM
hey man, nex time I am home I am going to have to come and check out your ride. You'll have to take me for a spin*th-up*

theNoiseJava
05-03-2004, 01:17 AM
Do you have any more pics of the car so I can see the 19s better? I saw an e30 M3 with 19s and it looked really good but they have the wide body.

jeremy
05-03-2004, 01:40 AM
post some side profile pics of your car on the 19"s... i wanna see how they fit..

felixthecat
05-03-2004, 07:13 AM
isnt this an 'E'????the rad hoses are on the oposite side on an i or is...:huh?: :confused:

Lennon
05-03-2004, 07:21 AM
Its an E

DanPinder
05-03-2004, 07:18 PM
It is not an e. There are two rad designs for the m20. One for the 84-87, and one for 88+

If we ran 12psi on an E I think we would be picking up pieces of the bottom end. lol :D

Thanks everyone! I'll post more pictures later.

felixthecat
05-03-2004, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by DanPinder
It is not an e. There are two rad designs for the m20. One for the 84-87, and one for 88+

If we ran 12psi on an E I think we would be picking up pieces of the bottom end. lol :D

Thanks everyone! I'll post more pictures later. the only rad designs there are---318,325 e,325 i or is..john has a first year 325is(87),and i have a 90 is in my car...there the same thing...i just pulled an e motor out of my car and tried to selll my rad to somebody with an i,the water pump in and out holes are in different spots..thats how i know...somebody's lying to ya..thats an e*wave*
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King Luis
05-04-2004, 12:08 AM
maybe a e is stronger then you thought????
nice setup btw

Jordan
05-04-2004, 12:26 AM
It not a e felix, you are talking out of your ass.

By your logic, every 87 and older 325i is actually a e. Don't be a dumbass. All early m20 e30's use the same radiator. 88+ use a different one for the redesigned cooling system.

felixthecat
05-04-2004, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by Jordan
It not a e felix, you are talking out of your ass.

By your logic, every 87 and older 325i is actually a e. Don't be a dumbass. All early m20 e30's use the same radiator. 88+ use a different one for the redesigned cooling system. look at the pic dummy..if he says its an is..then hes wrong..the first year for the is is 87,,theres a pic of an 87 engine bay..87 and up are all the same rad..only the older than 87 cars get that rad thats in his car..

NickP
05-04-2004, 12:49 AM
Its obviously an i, the rad hose routing is standard for an 1987... they changed it in late 1987. You can also tell its not an e from some of the hose routing off the throttle body.

felixthecat
05-04-2004, 12:59 AM
well my bad if it is..ive just never seen an is with that hose routing,and the skinny rad..the 87's is's ive seen have the same rad as a newer one..

jeremy
05-04-2004, 11:48 AM
pic's with the 19"s

swartz
05-05-2004, 04:08 AM
dan ur the man

o boy jordan is on here to

87e30
05-05-2004, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by NickP
Its obviously an i, the rad hose routing is standard for an 1987... they changed it in late 1987. You can also tell its not an e from some of the hose routing off the throttle body.
easiest way to tell if its an I or e is check out the intake plenum, its blocked off instead of having the cold start valve, there for its an I, do some research before you throw out facts

BimmerJim®
05-05-2004, 01:53 PM
beautiful setup dan. keep up the good work. *th-up*

kco325
05-05-2004, 04:54 PM
Nice looking exhaust Dan, that should help it drive better... I'll bet it sounds better than with none (even thought that sounded mean as hell).
Did you get that ignition problem taken care of?

1234
05-05-2004, 10:49 PM
way totally awsome dude...

Skunk#1
05-05-2004, 11:52 PM
smaller pipes are louder...bigger ones will be deeper...he probably wouldn't even need a muffler

BimmerJim®
05-07-2004, 08:23 PM
care to elaborate on that? ....thats contrary to every law of fluid and thermal dynamics that i have read.

simply:

small pipe = restriction
restriction = backpressre
backpressure = quiet.


unless theres something i dont know about i dont see how a large pipe can make the exhaust more quiet? ...turbo cars with a downpipe only are often quieter than a NA built car with a full exhaust ans some sort of muffler simply because of the backpressure created by the exhaust housing of the turbo(s)

sound waves expand, refract and mix in a muffler, thats what makes a muffler work. but when no mufflers are present, the sound waves dont expand, refract or mix. anytime you increase the backpressure of a engine, not only is the exhaust gas wave more quiet, the engine itself is more quiet as well. if im wrong here, chime in.

1234
05-07-2004, 09:28 PM
*shiner* *th-up*

diegom6
05-08-2004, 02:30 AM
Originally posted by NickP
Its obviously an i, the rad hose routing is standard for an 1987... they changed it in late 1987. You can also tell its not an e from some of the hose routing off the throttle body.

mine is a 87 325is and the rad hose looks indentically with Dan's Car..

see my sig..

Impressive turbo Dan, now do some cosmetic work on it and will look awesome...congrats!!*th-up*

DanPinder
05-09-2004, 01:32 AM
Here are pictures of the wheels. I apologize for the high ride height, as I am getting ready to pass a vehicle inspection.



http://www.autovisionstyling.com/temp/brakes-003.jpg

http://www.autovisionstyling.com/temp/brakes-005.jpg

Chriskb3
05-09-2004, 01:52 AM
damn. nice car. methinks those wheels go pretty good with the rest of the car. mad props on that car man.

Kurt Schneller
05-10-2004, 08:57 PM
shit dude, I love YOur car

e30-323ti
05-11-2004, 02:11 AM
At least you won't have to worry about the exhaust scraping running those bicycle wheels!!

My 3" exhaust has a big flat area where it goes under the rear subframe from hitting the ground.

What size tyres are you running?? 215/30's??

Are those C5 'vette calipers?? and discs with custom hats??
Does the rear drum handbrake still work??

Mad props, keep up the good work.
Interesting to see what the dyno has to say.

DanPinder
05-11-2004, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by e30-323ti
At least you won't have to worry about the exhaust scraping running those bicycle wheels!!

My 3" exhaust has a big flat area where it goes under the rear subframe from hitting the ground.

What size tyres are you running?? 215/30's??

Are those C5 'vette calipers?? and discs with custom hats??
Does the rear drum handbrake still work??

Mad props, keep up the good work.
Interesting to see what the dyno has to say.

Thanks!

I have about 3" of ground clearance in the rear. I might put in an oval section to gain more clearance, depending on how many problems I have.

Did you flatten your pipe or put in an oval section? You can get round to oval transitions from www.burnsstainless.com, and a length of oval pipe. I used one of these for my exhaust tip.

The brakes are Corvette Z06 calipers and rotors, and the rear brakes do work. There is an aluminum ring inside the rear drum that makes it fit the stock ebrake. The adapter kit is made by ireland engineering, but I don't beleive that the calipers came from them directly.

13.2" front, and 12" rear. The calipers are much larger than stock, yet they are 1/2lb lighter. Front calipers are 2piston, and the kit is a floating piston design.

I'll be taking it to the dyno soon. I'm just waiting for an additional injector boss, so I can set it up to run 15psi

Right now I have to get the car to pass a vehicle insptection, which really sucks. I havn't even driven it with the new brakes yet.

I'll keep you guys posted.

e30-323ti
05-12-2004, 02:32 AM
I didn't flatten the pipe, when I put it in it had about 3" clearance, but it still hit the ground and now it has a flat section on the bottom of the pipe.

I was running 2pot eclipse calipers on my 323i, I needed to change to a 1" MC to get a decent pedal. Did yours bleed up OK, is the pedal firm??

I've got some big red brembo's (front and rear) to go on now :)

DanPinder
05-12-2004, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by e30-323ti
I didn't flatten the pipe, when I put it in it had about 3" clearance, but it still hit the ground and now it has a flat section on the bottom of the pipe.

I was running 2pot eclipse calipers on my 323i, I needed to change to a 1" MC to get a decent pedal. Did yours bleed up OK, is the pedal firm??

I've got some big red brembo's (front and rear) to go on now :)

Funny you mentioned bleeding. I was just outside bleeding them and I'm covered in brake fluid.

I actually ran out of fluid so I will have to get some more. I'm sure it will be fine.

Brembo big reds? Nice. Are those the Porshe calipers?

My tires are 215/35/19

e30-323ti
05-12-2004, 09:32 PM
O' The joy of bleeding brakes, one of my most hated jobs.
And it will be worse with the big regs as you have to bleed both sides of the caliper, aaarrrggghhhhh.
Yes, They are very similar to the porsche ones.

I don't know if i'd call them tyres!?!?!
I'm going to try 235/40 17's all round (at least on the rear).

Sylak
05-13-2004, 12:43 AM
for my taste the ride heigt is ok.. but since it's a extreme car lower cannot be bad... Damn it's gonna be a monster :-)

e30-323ti
05-13-2004, 03:11 AM
Here is a pic of the Brembo's, and a Shoe.

M3_MadBimmer
05-14-2004, 03:23 AM
i dont like it. Sorry man, but i am just giving you my honest opinion. I love all the work that you put into that car. Exhaust too big IMO, wheels too big by 2", 17's the biggest i would go on an e30, everything is so dirty, i mean sorry and i bet its all worth it to actually frive it.

Slowered318
05-14-2004, 03:34 AM
Dan.. your caliper pistons are bigger then my M42 engine pistons!! and you have more of them!!! LOL

good work on making an insane E30, good luck with it


Cheers!

Habla
05-14-2004, 11:59 PM
Slowered, I like the quote of the day!

AR13LLE 9
05-18-2004, 06:22 PM
This is to Dan, hey thanx for link "autovisionstyling.com" just hope to hear more about your turbo set up, i just got my T4 and hoping to shoot 15psi of boost. oh by the way the custom intercooler and the proturbo finland adapter, where did you get it?