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Re: daily driver e30? (archive)

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Posted by CFL on May 02, 2000 at 07:53:06:

In Reply to: Re: daily driver e30? posted by rob on May 02, 2000 at 06:12:59:

: Okay - fair enough. I don't plan on beating on the car, but I'm not going to just cruise around town and 'look' fast either. I think you get my point. I'd like to use the 'M' part of the car at the track too.

: What kind of parts have you guys replaced that were expensive? Motor mounts? Warped rotors? Suspension A-arms? Are the trans/engine okay? I was reading about all of the E36 guys missing shifts and having to replace valves. Does the E30 have any 'features' like this?

Everything engine related WILL be expensive. Motor mounts are outrageously expensive. No A-arms, but the aluminum control arms are expensive and should be replaced if you are going to track the car. Ball joint failures have taken many E30's from this world.

Missing shifts on E36 M3's is 100% driver error but having a tranny that shifts like butter doesn't help any. Luckily we have Getrag tranny's and some are quite worn which won't let you go into 1st or 2nd at warp speed. Besides we have engines that can handle rpms above 7000rpm unlike the US E36 engines. :-)

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