In Reply to: buying an E30 M3 - help! posted by booboo on January 15, 2002 at 21:28:56:
The RHD conversion is supposed to spoil them (I have heard). As you loose the more direct linkage for the brakes and also go to the 325 steering rack which has a different ratio to the M3 - and this also dulls down the direct steering feel.
From the contemporary road tests it appears that these are some of greatests aspects of the E30 M3 - as you can get loads more powerful cars for similar cash (maybe not so satifying though)
So go for a LHD if you can.
I'm in Australia and new to this board. I'm looking to buy an E30 M3 as a second car (to my E46 M3 SMG) which I plan to compete in classic car rallies, and the occasional track day. Nothing ultra-serious - I just want to have some safe fun.
What are the traps I should be watching out for with buying the E30? Is there a website/previous thread/anything else anyone could recommend to me as places to learn more? Any advice on setting the car up (within reasonable cost) for this type of application would also be helpful.
Thanks in anticipation,