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Unread 03-15-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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The 325is and 325es share the same main difference as the 2 without the s pack. Anything e = 2.7 liter eta engine. It's not quick enough for you.
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Unread 03-15-2006, 11:41 PM   #2
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I would say you want a 318is or a 325is, i am trying to drive this guys 325is that i just met to compare.

Also don't do DBoards I think they look pretty gross on these cars.

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Unread 06-15-2006, 06:18 PM   #3
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Heya, I've got an 89 E30 325i for sale. Plastic bumpers and all. Automatic though. I'd entertain your price range. Check the classified if you're interested.
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Unread 06-17-2006, 06:54 AM   #4
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get the 325i and try and get one with the Euro bumpers the US diving bumpers are horrid. Power wise it will be closer to the 328 than the 318 and avoid the 320 as their a waste of time. Get a manual and you'l be alright. 325e model is slow but is handy if you want to do the 2.7 conversion depends if you want to spend the money on a project or just get something that you can just drive without spending much £££.
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Unread 08-31-2006, 10:27 AM   #5
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the diving boards don't look that bad when you tuck them in all the way. i also painted mine all black so the ugly chrome doesn't show. Just find something in your price range in that body style. I'll help you with the work. (I won't do it for you, but i'll help...) if you get an 88 or later with the diving boards you can easily convert to plastic when money starts coming in again. I am satisfied with my 86 with the US DB bumpers but you most definitely have to tuck them
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Unread 08-31-2006, 11:16 AM   #6
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Tucked before paint

tucked after paint, notice i also color matched the bumper shroud.
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Unread 08-31-2006, 12:40 PM   #7
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^^^ damn that looks good. did you do the rear bumper? any pics?
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Unread 08-31-2006, 01:37 PM   #8
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haven't done the rear bumper yet
just wanted to prove that you can make the DB bumpers look ok if you put a little work and paint into it...

I'll post pics of rear when i get it done, should be soon! as soon as my m30 is up and moving i'll pull the car out and go back into some walls
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Unread 08-31-2006, 06:55 PM   #9
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is that really how you tuck them in? lol you just back into a wall? haha
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Unread 08-31-2006, 10:04 PM   #10
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with the rears you drill the shocks and then back it into a wall ya
slow like though...
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