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    Default 91' E30ix Stroker m20

    This will be my second attempt at a build thread on SW.

    My last car was a mint 90' Miata with 60,000 miles on it. That got wrecked and sold to make way for the bimmer.



    So anyway, my dad got this 91' 325ix practically for free from a trade when I was about 12 years old (6 years ago). It had about 140,000 miles on it. I wish I had pictures of it from way back then, but this is the first known picture of her.



    He did a few things to it, new front lip, bilstein heavy duties, suspension parts, oil changes Got it sideways doing 80 after one of the rear tires tread ripped off!

    At about 260,000 miles the oil pump went out. The motor wasn't destroyed but pretty messed up, he only ran it for about 2 minutes with no oil. This came at the perfect time (right after I wrecked the Miata)

    I decided to make the motor beefy and stroke it.

    Dont really have all that many pictures from the rebuild.....






    ^Z car in back

    Basically got the all the internals, crank, cam, and chip from these guys (amazing cs btw) http://www.metricmechanic.com/

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    Default Motor in!!!



    Pretty pretty

    All was/is good except for a cracked coolant hose (Behind the motor on the head) those of you might know the one I'm talking about and I put the TPS on wrong


    First Mods:
    1.BRA
    2.Black Kidneys
    3.Trunk Spoiler
    4. Pheonix Gold 800.5 w/ 2 ten inch kenwoods
    5. Steering wheel roundel
    6.New fogs
    7.Ski Rack fairing and bike rack ($40 CL special)
    8.Painted taillight ends

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    Default Winter mode!

    Winter time

    Ski Rack and Christmas lights went up!




    Also removed some tint and destroyed my defroster, but the visibility was worth it.

    Never Again

    A few cell phone pics next to my friends TT


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    Default Christmas Day

    Santa was good to me

    He brought me some get low goodies!
    Ground Control coils


    My parents got me a euro style licence filler, eyebrows, and clear front blinker lenses all from Abrahams Motorsports

    Waiting for the coils to come in the mail so I put on the rest on today with my new tools!...frozen as ballz





    SO much better

    Christmas night a few Subaru friends went out and found some empty snowy parking lots.

    All I can say is....the AWD system in my car from 91' demolishes my friends 07Wrx


    ^Almost hit this curb....almost sh*t my pants


    ^new phone wallpaper

    Also have a few short lame boring videos that I'll post up later
    Last edited by austindavidg; 12-31-2012 at 06:40 PM.

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    Nice! Never seen a 325ix before.

    What is the displacement now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post
    Nice! Never seen a 325ix before.

    What is the displacement now?
    i would imagine its ether a 2.7 or a 3 liter

    cool Ix always thought a manual 325IX would be a great mountain car

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post
    Nice! Never seen a 325ix before.

    What is the displacement now?
    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Faust Schinken View Post
    i would imagine its ether a 2.7 or a 3 liter

    cool Ix always thought a manual 325IX would be a great mountain car

    From a 2.5 to a 3.1 Liter after the bore and stroke
    And yes it's a 5 speed and amazing in the snow!

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    damn dude you went all the way did you use Ireland engineerings kit?

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    Damn, i haven't seen a MM stroked motor is AGES. Good work out of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Faust Schinken View Post
    damn dude you went all the way did you use Ireland engineerings kit?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Christ View Post
    Damn, i haven't seen a MM stroked motor is AGES. Good work out of you.
    No not the full kit. Everything except for rods and most head parts

    Thank you! Theres a reason why you dont see many...it's much cheaper to just rebuild stock and turbo....but it's not near as classy or bad ass as stroking...also it gives me an excuse to say the word stroker every day

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    A few video's from christmas night!
    Top two are my car bottom two are my friends Subarus



    Last edited by austindavidg; 12-31-2012 at 06:50 PM.

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    You car just slid so easy in the snow hahaha. I bet it has a nice fat torque curve down low.

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    This is so cool! How far do you think you can lower an iX? I've never seen one up close but the thought of having one interests me greatly. Looks supah clean, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by austindavidg View Post
    No not the full kit. Everything except for rods and most head parts

    Thank you! Theres a reason why you dont see many...it's much cheaper to just rebuild stock and turbo....but it's not near as classy or bad ass as stroking...also it gives me an excuse to say the word stroker every day
    nice yeah M5X swaps are really popular but there is something to be said for a stroked out M20 going though long tube headers things sound amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post
    You car just slid so easy in the snow hahaha. I bet it has a nice fat torque curve down low.
    Low end is amazing now. Got the 280 cam so not too much high end power, it's just perfect in the mid range

    Quote Originally Posted by M.Doban View Post
    This is so cool! How far do you think you can lower an iX? I've never seen one up close but the thought of having one interests me greatly. Looks supah clean, man!
    As low as your heart desires!


    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Faust Schinken View Post
    nice yeah M5X swaps are really popular but there is something to be said for a stroked out M20 going though long tube headers things sound amazing
    Exhaust comes next after more low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by austindavidg View Post
    I've always wanted to drive a manual ix in the snow! You should try and get that plastic cover that mounts on your firewall and houses that harness. I think they're on 89-92 318i's.
    We lookin' for the girls with the big booty stance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unit01 View Post
    I've always wanted to drive a manual ix in the snow! You should try and get that plastic cover that mounts on your firewall and houses that harness. I think they're on 89-92 318i's.
    Great idea!...That comes next paycheck

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    Cool man. Ix's are sick!

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    Whipped out my camera and went crazy!....Thanks to my friend Lakota for driving both his car and mine, and being a part of the shoot!








    Ordered prints today and bought frames

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    Quote Originally Posted by austindavidg View Post
    Whipped out my camera and went crazy!....Thanks to my friend Lakota for driving both his car and mine, and being a part of the shoot!

    Ordered prints today and bought frames
    This is my new desktop! I wish there was a like/fave feature here. Great shot and nice E30

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    Got Prints and a Shticker!!



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    Audi commercial material right thur


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    Those snow shots are definitely catalog, advertisement, commercial & all that cool shit worthy

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    those shots are so badass. excited to see more of this.

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