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matty.dc 10-17-2012 01:35 PM

What a journey it has been
 
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I was just looking through old mail files and I stumbled upon pictures just after I had my E30 painted back in "08. Here are a few pictures showing my 4 year journey of owning my E30.

The first car is not mine but is almost identical to what mine looked like when i bought it.

frankie591 10-17-2012 02:32 PM

Nicely done!

How does the nv m50 swap compare to the stock m20?

SamE30e 10-17-2012 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by frankie591 (Post 1586190)
Nicely done!

How does the nv m50 swap compare to the stock m20?

They are slightly faster and more reliable.

Oh... and don't sound like they're going to explode.

matty.dc 10-17-2012 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by SamE30e (Post 1586217)
They are slightly faster and more reliable.

Oh... and don't sound like they're going to explode.

It goes pretty good, pulls very strong. It has the MarkD 91 chip in it so it has a slight up on most M50's. I like it a lot better than my m20 but wayyyyyyy less noise haha.

cormier 10-17-2012 07:24 PM

Nice-- I do really like that colour

jimmyleg325e 10-18-2012 11:04 AM

Great looking car. Nice to see the progression. Did you originally have diving boards? Converted or tucked? Also noticed you did away with the side skirts. I feel better knowing this stuff takes 4 years. I'm in year one and have barely touched anything aesthetic yet!

matty.dc 10-18-2012 02:01 PM

I went straight from the diving boards to the plastic conversion

BJDC318 10-18-2012 06:01 PM

Plastic conversion??

team_ottawa 10-18-2012 08:35 PM

"Big bumper swap"

SamE30e 10-18-2012 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by matty.dc (Post 1586218)
It goes pretty good, pulls very strong. It has the MarkD 91 chip in it so it has a slight up on most M50's. I like it a lot better than my m20 but wayyyyyyy less noise haha.

Yep, M20's are bulletproof but I would rather have a 24v. Smoother, quieter and more reliable.

SubDad 10-18-2012 09:45 PM

That's a really, really nice looking car.

davericher20 10-19-2012 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by SamE30e (Post 1586403)
Yep, M20's are bulletproof

I beg to differ. :)

matty.dc 10-19-2012 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by BJDC318 (Post 1586383)
Plastic conversion??

Yes it is the plastic bumper swap. The big bumper conversion that is noted below your post is a vw mk2 mod

matty.dc 10-19-2012 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by davericher20 (Post 1586423)
I beg to differ. :)

Haha mine blew up so they definitely do fail from time to time

davericher20 10-19-2012 11:59 PM

My head cracked and it was never overheated... Not as bulletproof as people think they are. Ive heard its a common problem between cylinder 5 and 6. Thats where mine cracked


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