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    Cool (Not) low and (pretty) slow bimmer build / BMW E34,

    Hey everybody !

    Like I said in the intro section, I'm a french guy livin' in France, and a french bimmer's owner !
    Remember ?!

    It's my very first build,

    ..I'm 18, almost 19, and student in tourism am I (kinda yoda-ish sentence, Lol?, anyway...)
    And yeah, I've got a strange sense of humor...
    I live on south coast, more particularly in Provence, near from Marseille...

    Well, let's talk about the car !

    It's an '88 BMW E34, 520i with old M20; Kinda sucks with the car weight... Didn't notice it was so slow when I bought it, but hey, it's my car and I love it for now !

    Bought it from a guy, who bought it from a guy which himself bought it from the first owner who ordered the car in a BMW dealer in Paris !

    Ok, so this is the car when it was all stock

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    Then I saw this M5 while wandering on internet and fell in love with the RC 300's...

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    So decided to sold my iPotato,

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    to get these...

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    Tested fit them right when I get back home

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    Dog approved

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    Then I got a couple of new rear tires... well, here they are (not)

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    Er...

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    Anyway, got the wheels mounted

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    Iphone pics, but looks good tho,

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    Ass shots

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    And I took it for a ride, which (always) means for her a gas station stop

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    And washed "her"

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    Aaand re-filled it..... thirsty bitch...

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    I found some E32 leather seat, so began to remove the creepy original ones...

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    Then get these inside, looks waaay better

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    Then I received a BMF wallet, which one is it ? It's the one that says bad mother fucker yo

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    Found a cool spot to do some cool shots

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    Love this one, that's my wallpaper for now

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    And an inside shot...

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    With her little sis'

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    Message in a bottle,

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    Happy dog

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    Well that's all for the moment folks ! Hope you appreciated this little résumé

    The car is still way too high but as I've got a student bank account, the way down is gonna be a long way... !

    And prepare yourself to read a "french point of view thread"

    Thx !
    Last edited by Laef; 11-11-2014 at 03:04 PM.

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    Ah, looks like I still don't understand how to put pictures in a thread...

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    Upload you images to a image hosting site, i prefer imgur, and then copy the URL of each image individually and put them into an image tag like this [img] URL here [/img]

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    Thanks for helping !

    I'll try again tomorrow

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    Wow looks nice! now you need moar lows

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    what he said ^ haha. i like it though, e34's are so cool and there arent enough of them around.

    south of france sounds pretty awesome too.
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    Well, thanks !

    I know i know...

    Does anybody have an experience with JOM coilovers ? They're really cheap (350$ for e34), I think it'd be great to keep these on the car like one year or two, isn't it ?

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    I can dig it
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    those wheels look great on the e34. and yeah i agree with the comments above, just get some low and the car will be spot on!

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    You have an awesome dog, and yeah once you drop it the thing would look even better. In for more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theitchybeard View Post
    those wheels look great on the e34. and yeah i agree with the comments above, just get some low and the car will be spot on!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    You have an awesome dog, and yeah once you drop it the thing would look even better. In for more!
    Haha, thanks guys ! Yeah I definitely want to get it dropped... But I'm not into cutting springs, I never did that and I don't really want to...

    As soon as I wanna get rid of a few dollars I'll run get some coilovers !
    Last edited by Laef; 11-20-2014 at 11:04 AM.

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    Youngin with a old bmw ('90 E30 325is) joining ya here, keep it up man, I understand your struggle, love e34's more though

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    Man I almost bought an e34 once. still kind of regretting not buying it. (whatever)

    Looking forward to see what you do with this. #NeedsMoreLow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellalime View Post
    Youngin with a old bmw ('90 E30 325is) joining ya here, keep it up man, I understand your struggle, love e34's more though
    I have a friend who own a 4 doors E30, love the 3 series too ! Have you a thread for yours ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SnazzyQ View Post
    Man I almost bought an e34 once. still kind of regretting not buying it. (whatever)

    Looking forward to see what you do with this. #NeedsMoreLow
    Yeah, that's a cool car ! And me regretting the serious leak of power, but when it'll get low, don't think it's gonna bother me anymore !

    Thanks, fellaz !

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    'Sup guys !

    Just a small update with crappy iPotato photos...

    Mounted a M5 plate, think it looks good, and it does center the license plate cause it was too much on the left (see older pics)

    And find my BBS center caps, now i'm happy.

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    Rainy day...

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    A cool view from my balcony...

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    And the M5 thing

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    Any updates here? I wanna see where this is going, sub'd

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    Hey all

    An update of the thing for those who still care about it :P

    It has some issues and it was stuck in my driveway for about three months, that's the main reason why i did not updated in here...

    This is a "near Marseilles beach" photo



    This was before it broke down, I went on the coast with a friend of mine for a cruising time






    That's the "friend's phone crappy quality" pic, oh and that's me btw



    Did some donuts in the gravel with its 4x4 stance



    The latests pics before i put it outside and left it




    How she sat for 3 months




    Then I tried to find why it wouldn't start, figured it came from the ignition




    Changed the distributor, the ignition coil and the sparks but it didn't do anything
    So "she" ended up like this.
    By the end i mean i scrapped it















































































































































    Well, no, just kidding.





    This was a big relief uh ?

    I'm not good at it sorry...














    Well the garage where i sent it said that was the ignition wires, the only thing i did'nt changed...

    But now it works and i'm happy

    Did some other pics right when i got it back, not washed but i was so impatient






    That's it for now, since it runs almost great i use it as my daily (which i bought it for...)

    But a man wanted to come and see it and maybe buy it so i'm gonna leave it like this until he comes, and if he don't, I'm gonna lay her down man !

    I need to change the front tires, maybe buy the same as the rear which are slightly thinner, and buy some JOM coilovers i was talking about...

    And i think i'm going to lose the front m badge...

    We'll see, thx for reading if you did
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    Oh, yeah, and could a kind someone photoshop the last pic to make it looks its stanced ?
    plz ?

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    Cool car, the e34s have potential! Made a quick ps-thingy
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    "Wrong pic" haha

    Man it looks soooo good, it motivates me ! Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laef View Post
    Oh, yeah, and could a kind someone photoshop the last pic to make it looks its stanced ?
    plz ?

    Here you go. Now you just have to make it look like this for real.



    EDIT I didnt see the above picture lol. ill still keep this here tho since i spent like 20 minutes doing it.

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    Oh boy, i'm going a little crazy right now, don't thought my car would looks good slammed... !

    Think i'm just going to keep it

    Both looks good btw !

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    It looks nice man! Just needs some low and it'll look great. I'm in the same boat searching for low but I'm gonna save for good coils like bc's. I was looking into joms but I've heard mixed things about them.

    Maybe save for some quality coilovers rather then cutting corners? Just my opinion cause I'm kinda in the same boat

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    Yeah i've heard good and bad things too...

    Maybe you're right, certainly indeed but i don't know, I dont wanna spend twice the price of my car in coils either !

    As a broke student i'd really want to keep it low budget

    Btw, did anyone know if the jom's are bolt in for the e34 ? Cause i dont know anything about welding man !

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