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    Default Bronzit Ballin | e30 shit

    How it sits today!







    What up guys,
    So it started when i got this 1986 325es in summer 2013, barely knew anything about them but always liked the look. Picked it up and did all the maintenance on it, brakes, brake lines, timing belt/waterpump/thermo, odometer, spark plugs, things like that. Then painted the trunklid, and side panels. Also sorted out the radio shit. Sorry in advance for iphone pics, will get dslr shots of all further work.

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    So that was Late summer/Fall of 2013. In Spring of 2014 i decided to do a whole new suspension and 5 speed swap. Did both during spring break in a week haha.
    Got the tranny and driveshaft of my buddy greg. (K-Line) he has the bronzit bitch build. Then got new pedals,
    Clutch
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    Master Cylinder
    Shift bushings/Shifter
    Tranny mounts/Powdercoated my tranny brace.

    As for the suspension i went with GC Coilovers and Bilstein Struts.

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    Then about two weeks later i did the 5 speed swap and coils, my intermediate shaft pulley literally fell apart and all my pistons and valves kissed eachother:

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    Pulled the engine after bad compression test.

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    At least the clutch looks mint.

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    OUCH

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    Sooooo the car sat while i figured out what to do.

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    Then i ended up grabbing the engine that greg used to have (K-Line) Took it home and cleaned it up and put alot of new parts on it. Powdercoated most the accessories and painted the block and polished the head. I do powder coating and media blasting right in my basement so its very convenient.

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    Painted engine bay :

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    Got it all back together on a saturday at 10pm, drove it allllll day sunday.

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    Engine bay looks hell of alot nicer.

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    And thats pretty much how it sits till now.

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    How it sits now, back to chrome kidneys, and no m badge.

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    I daily drive this car everyday, i am a senior in high school right now and work everyday over at a local chevy dealership as the vehicle photographer, so time/cash is limited. Saving right now and planning for all the work i wanna do this winter when its in storage. My plans include Subframe removal, painting/powdercoating all subframe/trailing arm parts, and putting in all polyurethane bushings in the rear end. Also plan on fixing the rust the right way, pulling my fenders and buying/testfitting wheels. So stay tuned for updates!
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    My old motor looking goooooood
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Line View Post
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    My old motor looking goooooood
    yeaa. forgot to mention that motor only has about 116k on it. just breakin in that old eta.

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    Dude this looks great! Can't wait to see what you do over the winter. Props for doing things right, and not doing the typical garbage highschool budget mods.

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    I have high hopes for this, clean work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by philohlean View Post
    Dude this looks great! Can't wait to see what you do over the winter. Props for doing things right, and not doing the typical garbage highschool budget mods.
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    I have high hopes for this, clean work!
    thanks dudes! yea i have big plans for it. I'm excited to get wheels on it. have plans to turbo it as well.

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    Awww shit. Keep up the good work mate. I kinda like Bronzit cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadaverous View Post
    Awww shit. Keep up the good work mate. I kinda like Bronzit cars.
    Thanks man! and yea, they're not as bad as everyone makes them out to be. haha

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    good stuff man.
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    and don't trash talk people, that's for hos at the club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kittenpuncher View Post
    good stuff man.
    thank you!

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    Very nice! Love the powder coat looks mint ...........................................still cant belive you sheared that gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1jze30 View Post
    Very nice! Love the powder coat looks mint ...........................................still cant belive you sheared that gear
    I know, powdercoating is awesome and makes it look great. And i know! i was so shocked. must have just been old and rusty, have never heard of it exploding like that haha.

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    this is going in the right direction. I'm in for more winter fun. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.Three.0 View Post
    this is going in the right direction. I'm in for more winter fun. lol
    My main goals are all poly bushings and wheels. If i get a welder i'd also like to fix some of the rust, and REALLY wanna straight pipe it.

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    Nice looking E30...

    whose Shock Absorber you use?, how much shorter than the original?...

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    E30 love is strong, got a Schwarz coupe of my own that's sitting on bilstein coils and im building either a set of bbs rm's for it or refinishing the ccw's it currently has, either way, GREAT job man, the swapped m20 looks clean as fuck

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    What front bumper is that? Looks dope asf.

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    Engine bay looks mint man. Can't wait wait to see whats next.

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    poly bushings make such a difference, i need to get around to my subrframe bushings. such a damn pain, and straight pipe is always fun

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    subbed. ES valence is dope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tookie View Post
    Nice looking E30...

    whose Shock Absorber you use?, how much shorter than the original?...
    Bilstein e30 iX in front with 440lb spring rates (3" shorter than stock) and bilstein sport shocks in the rear with 660lb spring rates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hellalime View Post
    E30 love is strong, got a Schwarz coupe of my own that's sitting on bilstein coils and im building either a set of bbs rm's for it or refinishing the ccw's it currently has, either way, GREAT job man, the swapped m20 looks clean as fuck
    thanks man!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastianglenn View Post
    What front bumper is that? Looks dope asf.
    They came on all the ES/IS trim cars.

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    Engine bay looks mint man. Can't wait wait to see whats next.
    Me either haha

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    poly bushings make such a difference, i need to get around to my subrframe bushings. such a damn pain, and straight pipe is always fun
    i know i cant wait!

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    subbed. ES valence is dope
    thanks man!

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    So glad to see things being done the right way in terms of maintenance and everything, certainly looks like a nice start! Keen to see how it all goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunfGang View Post
    So glad to see things being done the right way in terms of maintenance and everything, certainly looks like a nice start! Keen to see how it all goes.
    yea for sure, I cant wait either haha

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    Dont really have and changes to show right now. put some smaller tires on it in the rear because the old ones were bald and actually a size bigger than the fronts. other than that i've just been tinkering with the idle to dial it in. changes in spring! wheels, possible motor swap/turbo, poly bushings. here are some pics

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    Mine and gregs (K-Line)
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    Hi Ian!
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