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Old 06-03-2019, 01:06 PM   #661
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Man, there is just something about red E30s with those wheels and that spoiler that does something for me...
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Old 06-03-2019, 02:09 PM   #662
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Man, there is just something about red E30s with those wheels and that spoiler that does something for me...
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:26 PM   #663
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Man, there is just something about red E30s with those wheels and that spoiler that does something for me...
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Thanks! I took it to my buddies wedding for a solid cruise and had a crowd of folks asking questions about the car during the reception. Funny how an old BMW brings the car enthusiasts out of the wood work.

I also have the same wheels for the M3 so the cars will match once I get around to it.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:16 PM   #664
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I sold the E34T already to a gentleman in the service. He's picking it up once he returns from his deployment in July. He's got almost the same stable as I do- he plans to N73 (V12) swap it.

As a little bonus I put tires on the MParallels for him and mounted them up. Most do a 235/40 which I think looks too small, so I went with a 245/40.



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Old 06-16-2019, 01:59 PM   #665
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i REALLY like that wagon! Wish i had the money.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:07 AM   #666
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That's awesome man! And that's a bold plan to N73 swap it haha.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:23 PM   #667
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i REALLY like that wagon! Wish i had the money.
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That's awesome man! And that's a bold plan to N73 swap it haha.
Oh yeah, I'm going to be pissed someday when I go try to find another manual V8 wagon without rust! Surprisingly, E34s aren't expensive- they are just hard to find in nice shape. I sold the wagon for $2500. There are also quite a few cheap 525i E34 Touring wagons that roll through Copart, junkyards, etc, but obviously need a lot of work.

Still no M3 updates unfortunately, but I should have another fun update here soon.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:52 AM   #668
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that wagon is beautiful.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:42 AM   #669
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that wagon is beautiful.
I know it- the E34s make great cruisers. They were, after all, $60K in 1994 .

I wanted so badly to trade one unreliable daily driver for another, but I think I have a much better chance at staying on the road with the Subaru

Speaking of problems, the same gent who sold me the E36m3 swapped E30 Sedan from a few pages back is selling me his personal E30 with a 3L stroker motor he just had built with a cylinder head done by a legend E30 guy from upside down land and a ton of other goodies.

Needless to say, Linda will be getting that engine along with a few other parts to help her take her "final form".
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:12 PM   #670
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$60k

Well... that's an exciting development!
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Well... that's an exciting development!
I found a fellow who bought his new and his well optioned 530iT (aka this car) was $66K. One of the main reasons why I will never buy a newer BMW. They are expensive new and depreciate so hard.

And yes, the stroker development will be great! At the very least I'm buying his car. I need a roof on my house now and can't do it myself (not enough PTO) so that will determine exactly what will end up on Linda and what will get sold.
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:59 PM   #672
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Bought a cheap Group-N trans mount some guy bought and didn't use for the Forester......WOW what a difference. Motor mounts are next after feeling the difference just the trans mount made.

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Also, the road and wind noise saga has brought me to a point of delirium and frustration. The cabin noise is so bad. I estimate 70-80db at highway speeds. It's to the point where my sound system loses all clarity at highway speeds trying to keep up with the noise.

It turns out Forester window gussets are the issue on frameless Subaru windows. Subaru also doesn't use any sound deadening on the doors, which I will be addressing.

I just used a c clamp and compressed the gusset between two pieces of wood, effectively hugging the window quite a bit more. The noise went down SIGNIFICANTLY. My drivers side gusset is torn (never noticed) so I will be replacing the gussets when I do the RAAMmat on the doors. For now, this small fix was night and day.

I don't need this thing to be Bimmer 7 Series quiet but anything is better than how it has been.

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I had the same wind noise issue on my forester. I broke down and bought new replacements for ~ $200. Wish i would have tried pressing them first...
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I almost didn't buy our forester because of the wind noise. It's crazy how every car has it.
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I almost didn't buy our forester because of the wind noise. It's crazy how every car has it.
Not limited to just foresters if I recall. Pretty sure its all 02-07 "impreza" based chassis. Crazy that there was never a recall.
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I had the same wind noise issue on my forester. I broke down and bought new replacements for ~ $200. Wish i would have tried pressing them first...
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Not limited to just foresters if I recall. Pretty sure its all 02-07 "impreza" based chassis. Crazy that there was never a recall.
Yep, Impreza, Outback, Forester and probably others. I believe they added window frames in '08.

The c clamp was an effort to get me by for an upcoming trip- I'm still going to replace them since they reduced the price of the pair to ~$140 shipped for OE units. I've had to rock my podcasts at full volume for too long now- I hope this helps me drop it down a few notches

I can't believe it was such an oversight. I've had loud cars my whole life. The E30 iS doesn't have any sound deadening...I'm not very picky. So for me to bitch about the noise, it has to be bad.
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Visited PA this weekend. She’s still sitting- dusty and awaiting her new life.

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Great looking cars in this thread. I have enjoyed reading about them!!
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