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Old 10-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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What a journey it has been

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.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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Nicely done!

How does the nv m50 swap compare to the stock m20?
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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Nice-- I do really like that colour
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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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!
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I went straight from the diving boards to the plastic conversion
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Plastic conversion??
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"Big bumper swap"
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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.
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That's a really, really nice looking car.
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Yep, M20's are bulletproof
I beg to differ.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:18 AM   #13
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Plastic conversion??
Yes it is the plastic bumper swap. The big bumper conversion that is noted below your post is a vw mk2 mod
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I beg to differ.
Haha mine blew up so they definitely do fail from time to time
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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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