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Just wondering if anyone here has used an e30 in autocross before and what their opinion of it was?
 

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Stock or modded?

I like them a lot, but I still think the E36 platform is a little better suited for autoX. IMO the best E30s for any type of driving events are the 87-91 325i/is or the 1991 318i/is.

They're great for relatively cheap, but they're not new cars and parts aren't as cheap as Hondas. They still have 14-15" wheels/tires which keeps costs down. Check rear trailing arm bushings and shock mounts before autoXing even if the car is stock. Non-sport seats are terrible. Those are all the main things I can think of now.

Here are some sites to check out:
http://www.bimmerforums.com
http://www.e30tech.com (read, don't post)
 

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I have my turbo 328i with S52 m3 motor now in my 3 series shell & i also got a E30 m3 that i'm building for track racing only....E30 M3's vs E30 3 series will out handle pretty much even a E36 325, 323, 328i but will give a good close run with a e36 m3 stock vs stock...Now put same coilover setup from H&R coilovers or D2 coilovers on E30 m3 vs E36 m3 & i'll tell you it'll be huge difference in the outcome on the long run...
 

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Best easy mods for good handling on any e30, invest in good set of coilover kit, camber caster plates, brand new bushings, control arms, sway bars...I'm running -1.25 camber on my e30 m3 in the front & -.75 camber in the rear & i've been able to tuck it very hard in the corners pretty good not just because of its lighter weight its because suspension takes a huge factor in AutoX racing..
 

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Stock or modded?

I like them a lot, but I still think the E36 platform is a little better suited for autoX. IMO the best E30s for any type of driving events are the 87-91 325i/is or the 1991 318i/is.

They're great for relatively cheap, but they're not new cars and parts aren't as cheap as Hondas. They still have 14-15" wheels/tires which keeps costs down. Check rear trailing arm bushings and shock mounts before autoXing even if the car is stock. Non-sport seats are terrible. Those are all the main things I can think of now.

Here are some sites to check out:
http://www.bimmerforums.com
http://www.e30tech.com (read, don't post)

Hey i see your a bmw fanatic yourself...Hey i do have a set of BBS CH's for sale for your car, they are 18x8.5 with 235/40 Bf goodrich G-force KDW tires for sale...I'm selling everything with tires for $1,400 think thats expensive think again the BBS wheels alone are about 300-400 each lol...But anyways goodluck on your BMW bro..**BMW PRIDE**
 
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