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The E30 M3! A dream for some of us, a reality for a few... We had the honor of building one of our favorite customer's E30 M3's last year. The car came to us as a 1988 BMW M3 with ONLY 28,000 original miles on the clock. Our customer purchased the car New in 1988 and has kept it in his possession for all 23 years of the vehicles life. Being that the owner has multiple cars, including 458, 599, Quattroporte GTS, E90 M3, H1 with Allison/Duramax Conversion among other things - We knew we had to build a car that would mesh nicely in his stable.

We began with a concept - a Daily Drivable Track E30 M3. We decided to keep the S14 Engine that came originally with the car as it had so few miles, but we hadto give it a bit more power. We opted for a 2.5L Stroker kit, with 11.1 Compression CP Pistons and Rods, Ported Head, Ported Throttle Bodies and MUCH more...

Here is a picture of the car as it came to us...


The Mod List
OEM BMW EVO 2.5L Crankshaft
OEM BMW Bearings
OEM BMW EVO Lower Gasket Set
ARP Head Stud Kit
ARP Rod Bolt Kits
Carrillo 11.1 Pistons
Carrillo Forged Rods
Machined Block
Ported/Polished Head
VAC Oil Pan Baffle
Timing Tensioner Upgrade Kit
Schrick 274/274 Cam Set
VAC Adjustable Cam Gears
OEM BMW EVO Throttle Bodies Ported & Polished to 48MM
OEM BMW EVO Injector Set
OEM BMW Motorsport 50/50 Headers
OEM Engine Cover & Airbox powdercoated Red
Custom 4" Intake with K&N Filter
Motronic ECU AFM to MAF Conversion Kit
Miller Performance WAR Software
Samco Red Silicone Hose Kit
VAC Performance Exhaust Center Section with High-Flow Cats
TAG MS Custom Exhaust with DTM Style Tips
Carbon Fiber EVO Style adjustable rear wing
Carbon Fiber EVO Style Brake ducts with custom ducting
OEM EVO Carbon Fiber Adjustable Front Splitter
Reworked front bumper with licence plate fin delete
Upgraded Eyeball Arms and Bushings
Ground Control Coil Overs
Ground Control Camber Plates
Sparco Strut Tower Bar
Full Chassis Reinforcement Kit
Suspension Techniques Front & Rear Sway Bars
OEM EVO III Light Weight Flywheel
Clutchmasters FX300 Clutch
B&M Short Shift Kit
OEM ZHP 5-Speed Shift Knob
M Coupe Diff Cover
Autopower 6 Point Roll Cage (custom powdercoated red)
Sparco 353 Suade Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Removal and custom OEM carpeting in place
Recaro Pole Position seats wrapped in Tan Leather with Tan Alcantara Inserts with all Red Stitching
Scroth Red 4 Point Harness
Custom center console with battery cut off switch
Braille 15lbs Lightweight Battery
WARN Battery Isolator
Custom Matte Black Kidney Grills
Custom Aluminum Rear Seat Panels Powdercoated textured black
BBS RGR Wheels in 17x7 and 17x8 (17lbs :) )
BBS Red Center Caps
Falken RT-615 Tires
Brembo 332mm BBK in Red in front
Powerslot slotted rotors in rear with red powdercoated calipers
4500k HID Upgrade
Laser Jammer

I want to apologize for the crappy pictures. The car is back in our body shop for a few finishing touches. I will take a proper photo shoot as soon as its out...

Keep your eyes out in European Car magazine for the Full Feature in June/July


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I love this body style, great work. Floor mats around the cage are so much nicer than just ditching the mats!

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The car came to us as a 1988 BMW M3 with ONLY 28,000 original miles on the clock. :D

We decided to keep the S14 Engine :clap:
:clap::clap:Great looking car... love the low miles and specifically the fact that you kept the s14. I absolutely love this motor.

After a brief stint of thinking of selling mine... I never plan on it now.

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damn that is sick and i usually am not fan of tan interiors

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my fav m3 body of all time! henna red is always a favorite! nicely done. i like how the exterior mods are subtle.
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