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Old 06-09-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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E30 318is Build Thread :)

Hey guys i just picked up a pretty clean 318is from another member on the forum and wanted to start a build thread as i fix this thing up.

A little info on the car: Its a 91 318is Alpine White 2. The body has a surprising 640,000kms and about 10,000kms on the original but rebuilt M42. The body and frame are solid and the interior looks like it did the day the car was produced.
Im trying to eventually change almost every single suspension part, brake part and motor accessory you could think of but for now the budget only allows for so much.

I will try to post as many pics as i can along the way.

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:23 AM   #2
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First thing i did after picking her up all the way from London,Ontario was wash her and the paint still looks nice for a car with such high mileage.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #3
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I'm happy to see this car went to a good home. Have fun with it!
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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I'm happy to see this car went to a good home. Have fun with it!
Wait... so what are you driving now?
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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Went to Cawthra Automotive for some AlpinWeiss II 218 rattle cans to paint the IS lip
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:40 AM   #6
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nice pick up kamil, very clean
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #7
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Looks great especially with that high mileage. Alpine white is my favourite, owned two myself.

Is the motor rebuilt back to stock or have things been upgraded (injectors, pistons, rods, flywheel)? I'm sure you will get to replace every little part in due time lol. Just don't make the mistake I did by overpaying for oem parts.

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Old 07-04-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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Looking nice!! i look forward to seeing more posts as you fix her up.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:05 PM   #9
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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Its been a WHILE since ive updated this. Wow... anyways ive been ordering parts here and there to get everything ready for spring time. So far I have:
-rieger infinity cup lip
-mtech2 rear lower valance
-oem IS side skirts
-yellow alpina b6 fogs
-zkw clear turn signals which might get tinted yellow to match fogs
-clear side markers to replace orange front ones
-meyle reinforced rear shock mounts
-JOM coilovers..I know I cheaped out on these but ill give them a shot since they were only $300 new from a kijiji deal

Parts I will be getting very soon:
-AKG monowiper kit
-maybe smiley headlights
-HIDS
-new wheels
-new axles
-new calipers, rotors and pads
-new control arms, balljoints, tie rods etc.
-dtm tip muffler maybe a magnaflow for now until the swap goes in next year

I NEED TIPS FROM YOU GUYS PLEASE:
I cannot for the life of me decide on a colour to paint this thing, what wheels to get, and what to do motor wise!!!!

I was thinking either keeping it alp white, or painting it laguna seca blue, techno violet, or estoril blue. Im sort of leaning towards the techno violet but then I see a white one or blue one online and I have second thoughts again fml

For wheels im thinking Klutch Sl1 polished 16", esm 001 in white 16s or 17s, or esm 007 ccw reps in either white and polished, or gold and polished.

and for the motor im debating whether to turbo the shit out of the m42 and pair that with an e36 zf tranny lol OR do the m50 swap and rebuild the engine ground up, port and polish, and throw a turbo on there. Im looking for around 250whp atleast and my budget for the motor swap/build will be around $5000 excluding labor.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS THINK I SHOULD DO
PS. ill post pics later on when I get some good ones.
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my budget for the motor swap/build will be around $5000 excluding labor.
Do you mean excluding labour as in you plan on doing everything on your own? Or you've budgeted more money in addition to the $5k for paying for labour?
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Do you mean excluding labour as in you plan on doing everything on your own? Or you've budgeted more money in addition to the $5k for paying for labour?
I have a buddy who ill be paying to do the swap for me as he has all the tools to do it which will be a lot cheaper than a shop..im leaning towards the m50b25 rebuilt ported and polished with the zf e36 tranny and a medium sized turbo
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:58 AM   #13
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Its been a WHILE since ive updated this. Wow... anyways ive been ordering parts here and there to get everything ready for spring time. So far I have:
-rieger infinity cup lip
-mtech2 rear lower valance
-oem IS side skirts
-yellow alpina b6 fogs
-zkw clear turn signals which might get tinted yellow to match fogs
-clear side markers to replace orange front ones
-meyle reinforced rear shock mounts
-JOM coilovers..I know I cheaped out on these but ill give them a shot since they were only $300 new from a kijiji deal

Parts I will be getting very soon:
-AKG monowiper kit
-maybe smiley headlights
-HIDS
-new wheels
-new axles
-new calipers, rotors and pads
-new control arms, balljoints, tie rods etc.
-dtm tip muffler maybe a magnaflow for now until the swap goes in next year

I NEED TIPS FROM YOU GUYS PLEASE:
I cannot for the life of me decide on a colour to paint this thing, what wheels to get, and what to do motor wise!!!!

I was thinking either keeping it alp white, or painting it laguna seca blue, techno violet, or estoril blue. Im sort of leaning towards the techno violet but then I see a white one or blue one online and I have second thoughts again fml

For wheels im thinking Klutch Sl1 polished 16", esm 001 in white 16s or 17s, or esm 007 ccw reps in either white and polished, or gold and polished.

and for the motor im debating whether to turbo the shit out of the m42 and pair that with an e36 zf tranny lol OR do the m50 swap and rebuild the engine ground up, port and polish, and throw a turbo on there. Im looking for around 250whp atleast and my budget for the motor swap/build will be around $5000 excluding labor.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS THINK I SHOULD DO
PS. ill post pics later on when I get some good ones.


.....Wow....nice to see someone spending money like a "drunken sailor"....


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..........ps....I have lots of "rare goodies"....big & small


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.....Wow....nice to see someone spending money like a "drunken sailor"....


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..........ps....I have lots of "rare goodies"....big & small
Lol it is sort of a waste of money to some people but im trying to something show worthy that will make me proud of owning on somewhat of a budget still..if it wasnt up to the money I would be throwing in an s85 v10 in her but school with a part time job doesnt allow that to happen sadly Lol
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:59 AM   #15
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So far I have:
-rieger infinity cup lip.........get mtechII
-mtech2 rear lower valance

Parts I will be getting very soon:
-AKG monowiper kit


I NEED TIPS FROM YOU GUYS PLEASE:
I cannot for the life of me decide on a colour to paint this thing, what wheels to get, and what to do motor wise!!!! S14

I was thinking either keeping it alp white, or painting it laguna seca blue, techno violet, or estoril blue. Im sort of leaning towards the techno violet but then I see a white one or blue one online and I have second thoughts again fml

For wheels im thinking Klutch Sl1 polished 16", esm 001 in white 16s or 17s, or esm 007 ccw reps in either white and polished, or gold and polished.
BBS RS

and for the motor im debating whether to turbo the shit out of the m42 and pair that with an e36 zf tranny lol OR do the m50 swap and rebuild the engine ground up, port and polish, and throw a turbo on there. Im looking for around 250whp atleast and my budget for the motor swap/build will be around $5000 excluding labor.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS THINK I SHOULD DO
PS. ill post pics later on when I get some good ones.





.....mono wiper.....bad idea [hard to "undo"] have known of people
who did this only to be stopped and sent to a safety inspection and
told dual wipers need to be refitted

........if the paint is reasonable, I would leave it as is for now


........& whats wrong with an M42....good gas mileage
& perky enuff in the real world to get you plenty of tickets [if thats what
your looking for]

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