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Old 03-16-2004, 01:23 AM   #1
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How hard to flip an e30?

I'm curious how hard it would be to flip an e30, non modded, say a standard 325.

How quick would you have to go on dry pavement corning for it to flip?

i've heard the old e30s have better cornering then the new 3 series as the newer are lighter.. doesn't make sense to me though. My 325es leans alot!

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Old 03-16-2004, 01:30 AM   #2
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Err, a lot less than a Fiero... haha not a single rolled Fiero in history.

Regardless, I'd call it at about 50-60.

I hope it's more than 40, cause my Durango does that and doesn't lift a wheel
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Old 03-16-2004, 01:50 AM   #3
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The 325 is near impossible to flip I know from my many near death experiences with it.
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Old 03-16-2004, 02:42 AM   #4
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Old 03-16-2004, 03:10 AM   #5
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Take a corner. Slide off into grass have the two outside wheels catch in the grass.

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Old 03-16-2004, 03:50 AM   #6
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Err, a lot less than a Fiero... haha not a single rolled Fiero in history.

Regardless, I'd call it at about 50-60.

I hope it's more than 40, cause my Durango does that and doesn't lift a wheel
Feiro's are brutal I had one and some dick wrote it off. Insurance let me keep it so i duct taped the whole car back together then would drive into walls, and the post that protected the gas pumps, anything i could find. Then i blew the trannie when i got stuck in a snow trench.

The best thing about it was the $700 i sold it for


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Oh ya i ripped my dropped E30 to a 90 degree turn at 125kph with the winter tires. The back end broke loose in a big way, but i saved it. There was not a lot of body roll and i don't have a strut tower bar. Just lowered 2.5in. But that makes a pretty big difference
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Old 03-16-2004, 03:56 AM   #7
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i donno.. never heard of one rolling?

why don't you crank the wheel at about umm 150 and see what happens.. i bet i would just fish tail
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Old 03-16-2004, 04:39 AM   #8
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It's not like it's an SUV... Car's in general are hard to flip unless you're a real jerk about it... They have a fairly low center of gravity...

I'd say, unless you're sliding really fast and have your tires catch on something, that's all you'll do... slide.
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Old 03-16-2004, 05:33 AM   #9
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go jump in a 325 .. flip it.. then come back and post what number you hit and how hard you turned..... and for personal interest, how many times you flipped!

hehe PLEASE DO NOT TRY AT HOME

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a hard side to side might do it......i think the condition of the struts would have something to do with it too....once they get old....they really lean....
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Old 03-16-2004, 12:26 PM   #11
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^^^ Even then... I don't think I'd be possible... I guess if your shocks were reallly worn, and you have some really bad weight transfer and you are going fast enough then ya... I guess it "could" be done.

But then, you should be driving a car in that condition.

In road safe car, it's almost impossible to flip unless you hit something.
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erm... who remembers that video of a 325i touring at a media press release...where they're showing off what the car can do and the driver flips it by accident, wasnt that with an e30?
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Old 03-16-2004, 04:50 PM   #13
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erm... who remembers that video of a 325i touring at a media press release...where they're showing off what the car can do and the driver flips it by accident, wasnt that with an e30?
but the tires must have hooked onto something, or the driver did something very wrong...

I'm not sayin it's impossible to flip a car.. but it's not exactly easy...
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Oh ya i ripped my dropped E30 to a 90 degree turn at 125kph with the winter tires. The back end broke loose in a big way, but i saved it. There was not a lot of body roll and i don't have a strut tower bar. Just lowered 2.5in. But that makes a pretty big difference

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I am sorry but this seems

My 325 which has every possible suspension mod with $1000 racing tires can not do 125km in a 90 degree

I did once try a 90 degree at 100km and it was freaky.

I am sorry to say I think your exagerating
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yah i say 125 is a tad exageration especially on winters... but he said he lost it.. so he redeemed himself sorta... with my 88 325is.. i took a 90 degree at 80 and held the same speed coming out... i was literally an inch from the curb to whole way around.. have the video somwhere... but not on winters.. michelin pilots
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