E30 S52 with OBDI and 5-Lug Conversion

The E30 chassis is a lightweight and balanced platform with engine options ranging from the docile 1.8L 101hp engine to the 2.3L 189hp M3.  I own a 1990 325is which is very capable with many bolt-on modifications.  After tracking the car for a few years and trying to have a 'dual-purpose' car, I came to realize there are just too many compromises.  On the street, it rode rough and can't get into many driveways.  On the track, it performed decent, but needed better brakes and more power.  So I decided to build what the factory couldn't provide me...
an E30 S52 with M3 5-lug conversion.


1985 E30 BMW 318i chassis with 287,000 miles

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