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Old 01-24-2009, 07:02 PM   #16
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Yes, I already suggestion things in my first post. ^^
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:57 PM   #17
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ok, so it will not fit my 86...
Do you have any suggestions for a bumper/apron/lip that could be added to my 325e 86 to give it a more aggressive look?
You could get the front airdam from an es. Theres also a couple body kits, but they run a good amount of money.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:06 PM   #18
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Need to find a nice Foha spoiler like the the one on my 85 325e


I may be selling my car/parting it once I finish school in May.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:46 PM   #19
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So.....
Will they fit or not?
Too much misinformation on bumpers in this thread lol you guys

Yes 89+ plastic bumpers will fit your car. But you will need all the parts ranging from the valance, to the bumper shocks. Fenders, rad support, mounting points are all the same. 86-87 you will need to cut the towhooks off to fit the valance underneath. 84-85 should barely clear. If not, cut 'em anyways, plastic bumpers incorporate the tow hook in the new bumper shocks.

Thats an expensive solution though. A cheaper solution is just getting an eS or iS spoiler (like in Dr. Zeds post, eS and iS spoilers are exact same sans the middle vents) and drill out your existing bumper shocks and push them in (again like in Dr. Zeds post)
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:52 PM   #20
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ok, so eS or Is...
Cool, now I need to find one. I'll chek in the junkyard around town. I should be able to find that.
However, if anybody has one to sell, I might be interested!!

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Too much misinformation on bumpers in this thread lol you guys

Yes 89+ plastic bumpers will fit your car. But you will need all the parts ranging from the valance, to the bumper shocks. Fenders, rad support, mounting points are all the same. 86-87 you will need to cut the towhooks off to fit the valance underneath. 84-85 should barely clear. If not, cut 'em anyways, plastic bumpers incorporate the tow hook in the new bumper shocks.

Thats an expensive solution though. A cheaper solution is just getting an eS or iS spoiler (like in Dr. Zeds post, eS and iS spoilers are exact same sans the middle vents) and drill out your existing bumper shocks and push them in (again like in Dr. Zeds post)
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:06 AM   #21
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The front will fit, donno why those other guys are telling you it wont, they clearing don't know what they are talking about (sorry guys).

The rear bumper is what wouldn't fit without modification. The front bumper will fit with just newer style bumper shocks and modification to the fender to fit the bumper clip on the sides.

I'd find you a pic of the many early models with newer style valence and bumper, but im too lazy.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:41 AM   #22
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The front will fit, donno why those other guys are telling you it wont, they clearing don't know what they are talking about (sorry guys).

The rear bumper is what wouldn't fit without modification. The front bumper will fit with just newer style bumper shocks and modification to the fender to fit the bumper clip on the sides.

I'd find you a pic of the many early models with newer style valence and bumper, but im too lazy.
Ok, they fit, but it's not just bolt on! You have to change rad supports, thats hardly bolt on.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:20 AM   #23
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Changing rad supports, valances, cutting off tow hooks and modifying fenders is hardly what I'd call "fitting". Therefore, IMO, the front don't "fit". And the back "fit" even less. Not to mention having a front plastic with a rear DB would look totally ****ing stupid, hence why I said "plastics from 89+ will not fit on the 84-86 body style without considerable work".

The "es" valance is a great option, but I prefer the look of tucked bumpers, and you can't tuck it with that valance since it would stick out past the valance.

If you want to do some easy fab work to get something unique, google how to tuck the bumpers and fit a jetta or volvo front lip, that can look pretty good.

But euro bumpers still look best:

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Changing rad supports, valances, cutting off tow hooks and modifying fenders is hardly what I'd call "fitting". [/img]
Rad support cutting? i don't know wher eyou got that from, the rad support is all the way above the headlights.

Cutting off tow hooks, is only to fit the valance over the bottom. Plus it's a 1min job with a grinder.

But modifiying fender a little, all that means is drilling a hole and positioning the side clips for the bumper, all to be covered up by the bumper....


It's an easy job, i've me the right parts, and it's done in an hour.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:28 PM   #26
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The "es" valance is a great option, but I prefer the look of tucked bumpers, and you can't tuck it with that valance since it would stick out past the valance.
Yes you can. Look at Dr. Zeds post. eS and iS have the same dimensions. It works.
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Need to find a nice Foha spoiler like the the one on my 85 325e


I may be selling my car/parting it once I finish school in May.
Since the best solution would be an airdam, why don't you offer your up for grabs. YOu said you would be selling your car anyways.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:03 PM   #28
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Guys,

We just did an inspection on the car and there are issus.

1. The gasket of the oil pan needs to be changed
2. The gaz lines needs to be replaced
3. Need to clean the IAC
4. Need to replace a lower ball-joint
5. The temperature gauge is not working
6. Need to change diff oil
7. 1 tail light is damaged (50" junkyard)

They say they can do all the reparations for 1000$.

They ask me 800$ for the car. Should I go for it anyway? What would you pay for the car?

Thanks

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Old 01-27-2009, 11:27 PM   #29
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On the good side,
the interior is way better than I first thought. However, I might want a new driver seat.
Body is in pretty good shape.
4 winter tires (1 winter)
4 summer tire (2 summers)
power everything
All the electronic works
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:14 AM   #30
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its not that bad..
every e30 leaks oil! haha
gas lines are routine once every blue moon
IAC??
Might as well do all ball joints(nice smooth ride, no clunks)
Temp guage..its happened before.. maybe cluster
tail lights are a dime a dozen!

The eta block is indestructable! you will love it
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