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BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

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BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Mihajlo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:57 am

I will present you a project my mechanic is doing.

Original car is '83 323i and body kit is bought from PESCH Motorsport from Czech Republic.

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Cutting panels and test fit body kit.

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Chasy is rust free and some rims are nearby (5x120 ofcourse)... yes it will fit :D

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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Mihajlo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:34 am

Bodykit is for racing use, it is pretty good quality and it does not need lots of work to be fitted as it should be.

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Panels are fitted, left one was piese of cake, right one required some aditional work.and then C pillar.

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so it looks like a car allready.

OMP rollcage was bought and Z3 trailing arms aswell (which were abandoned) and bought brakes and hubs of a E46 328i.
E46 hubs were fitted to a E30 trailing arms, e30 handbrake system is is no more because of hydro handbrake. Caliper is almost plug and play. Carrier has to be grinded off 3mm to sit deeper and one adittional bolt has to be fitted.
This hub combination gives us a narrower track on rear wheels about 9mm on each side so wider rim can be fitted and with lower offset.

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Front axle wil remain E30 but with E36 hubs and E34 V8 calipers with unknown disc for now.
8.5x17 et15 with 205/40 will be mint combination...

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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Mihajlo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:41 am

e46 steering rack, Rollbars, M20 Shpagetti, rear M3 glass and some adittional stuff

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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Mihajlo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:27 pm

Rollcage fitted

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everything was sandblasted, protected, painted and assembled with new rubber mountings all around.

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new rims

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almost to be painted

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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:18 pm

Impressive project!!
It's the man next door!

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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Mihajlo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:40 pm

Lots of work has not been pictured and is not visible from present pictures...

Engine is M20B28 stroker with M52B28 crank and to me unknown pistons and rods,
It is revving like a chainsaw.... :screwy
Tomorrow I will post progress update.

At this moment, car has engine in it and it is painted.
I will take some fresh photos and videos next week when I get there to inspect the work :boogie
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Jeroen » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:08 pm

Very nice, and thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing action photos and videos hehe
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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by gerrit323 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:00 pm

Very impressive work .. most of the time you directly see that its a fake but this is very well done :thumbsup
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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Mihajlo » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:06 pm

So let's continue..

engine room painted in white (in garage)
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exterior painted (also at home in garage)
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some upgrades in
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and under car
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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by BimmerHQ » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:37 pm

Looks great, sounds like an awesome project but with the shape that it started in, why not just buy a fully built M3? Can't be that much less expensive especially if you are going with an S14.
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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Jeroen » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:39 pm

:thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Mihajlo » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:31 pm

car was original with m20 engine so it will be no legal obstacles to have it on the road with licence plates and m20b28 engine

s14 is pretty rare where we live and m20 was left from one of the earlier projects...

oh, yes, and it was a budget project :mrgreen: :screwy
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by BimmerHQ » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:40 pm

Ah, didn't take the legal/regulatory aspect into consideration. But that sounds great, looks fantastic for being a budget build, would never be able to tell. Any engine plans to bring it more so up to par with a real M3?
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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Mihajlo » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:14 pm

so, let's continue.... :)

white all over again! :)
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M50 engine loom in E30 not bad I would say
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lights connected and in working order
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wheel once again...
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and... the heart... :banana
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finaly on his own legs again
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Engine is early hi comp M20B25.
it is not B25 anymore but B28 due to M54B28 crankshaft machined to fit M20 block with machined pistons, 288º catcams camshaft, ported head and M50 ECU.
internals are lightweighted and balanced

Diff (3.91) is modified to accept more friction plates and locking is increased to >50%

Front brakes are from E34 V8 (big brake kit :popcorn ) rear brakes are also upgraded...
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: BMW E30 ///M3 Replica

Post by Mihajlo » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:33 pm

car is set on K-sport coilovers all around
eibach sway bars front and rear with PU bushings
rear trailing arms are E39 ones with eccentric bolts for adjusting camber and toe
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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