I was asked for a video of my open exhaust on the E30 318is. Here it is!
The E30 project is coming along. The parts have been coming together little by little. I am pretty set on getting an “IS” lip to replace the OEM 318is lip that was missing. I decided on the standard “I” front lip for the time behind because it is dirt cheap, and I will not have to worry about it getting ripped off. As you can see even something so small really changes the look of the front end of the car. It’s really annoying to me that all the late model E30’s are missing their front lips. At $30 bucks shipped it’s a must have.
Finally the suspension is complete. I found some H&R race springs (best E30 springs made) on the R3V forums. After some research I went with some KYB’s for the rear designed for a late model Camaro. They come out to be real nice and firm on a way lighter E30. The fronts are just going to be standard new E30 KYB’s which from what I read are decent enough. I got tired of trying to find some cheap used front Bilsteins that I was just going to have to eventually rebuild for higher spring rates anyways. Once I add drop hats to the front and play with the spring pads it should be a really nice drop that will handle good also. It’ll be nice for a daily too.
Well the project has officially begun. I drove my girlfriend and her E30 from Sacramento to Los Angeles over the weekend. The car is going to be our little project together. I’m excited to make this thing a little more fun to look at and drive. I’ll be posting stuff up as the project goes along. Hopefully it will not take a lifetime, but I am in no hurry with this one. It’s about doing it right the first time.