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Excellent deal on those tires!!!

You don't say where you're from, but you must have some really nice roads over there, unlike here. :-(

Good luck on the E30 project! ;) If you need any advice or help, let me know! I have been around those, and owned mine, for close to 20 years! Mine is modded out from A-Z with virtually everything and anything you can think of literally, including a custom stroked M20, 3.0L forged pistons, forged crankshaft..turbocharged with air-water intercooler, 3 piece iForged racing mags..absolutely the works :cool:. The sad thing is, that for the first time in 20 years, and thanks(or no thanks :mad:) to the wife's haggling, I'm already considering parting it out. I still need to make a final decision on that. I WILL NEVER SELL IT whole, because I will never be able to bare anyone else driving off with it, as dumb as that may sound to some.

You're Mini looks nice and very unique indeed. Beautiful blue!! I like that one!

I do wish you had washed the Touareg though before you snapped those shots. It looks good, but those mags do add to the "stockiness" on the rest of the vehicle. Perhaps it's the dust that gives off that effect to me..The 35 aspect ratio on the 22" always made me feel uncomfortable, but as I said before, if you have nice smooth roads, and never plan to offroad it, more power to you!



 

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SOB phone and my fat ass fingers! Short story is I am in AZ. As far as the E30 goes I'm going your route exactly but with 666 fabs intake mani....turbo mani....awesome coolant res....and his blower motor plate......we will need to talk fo sho.......
Although I don't have it on mine, his stainless, tubular 6 into 1 turbo manifolds are a very nice product. They used to be quite expensive, but I now think that you can get them for under a grand. Unless you plan to race, and even then, I've never believed in larger radiators for a WELL MAINTAINED M20 in general, and those who do, I've always insisted that they had an underlying cooling system problem to begin with. What I did on mine for that "over engineered" peace of mind, was to install a lower temperature coolant thermostat from BMW's parts bin in the Arab countries, and also a lower temp switch for the auxillary fan. Those can now be ordered from various online sources as you may already know, and even some crafty(very rare) dealer parts guys. Instead of the coolant needle in the cockpit reaching the standard 1/4-1/3 mark, it stays slightly below that with the lower thermostats and aux. switches. However, caution in case you will drive it in the winter, as cabin heat will be significantly reduced if you see sub zero temperatures!
As for the intake manifold, many debates on that one, so it's your call. I had mine "Extrude Honed" back in the day. In retrospect, not sure I would ever do it again, as it was too expensive for the gains in hp. I think anyways :-k My G-Tech(the original one back then) did register something like 10 hp gain if I remember well enough. But certainly not worth the $500USD, and this was back when the CDN dollar was at 64 cents. Ouch.

Ok, back to your Egg with the 22" mags now :mrgreen:



 
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