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E30 M3 (1986-1991) {Euro 86-892.3L: 200hp @ 6750} {1990 2.3L Evo2/Cecotto/Ravaglia: 220/215/215hp @ 6750}
{1991 2.5L Sport Evo: 238 @ 7000} {US -- 88-91 2.3L: 196hp @ 6750, 170tq @ 4750}
Total produced: 5,280 US, ~13,300 Europe/world


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Old Tue, Oct-04-2016, 11:29:41 PM   #1
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Default Kings Auto Body Shop E30 M3 S54 Track build and restoration

E30 M3 S54 track build and restoration.
As most of you know, I had a stock e30 M3 before..... Love it, but I wish it had more horsepower. It broke my heart to take the S14 to replace it with something else.
So I decided to sell it, and look for a new project. Something that needs a little bit of work, so I wouldn't feel bad doing what I wanted to do to it.
Long story short, I have a complete crashed e46 M3 sitting in my shop, So I was looking for a rolling chassis. Was hard to find one, but I finally found this car for sale on Craigslist. It has an s50 with 6speed transmission off of an e46 zhp. The seller told me it needs some work. So I pulled the trigger and purchased it. I knew it needs trims, moldings, and lots of TLC. The plan was to throw the S54 with 6 speed in it, change trims, do interior work, and give it a fresh pain job. Started the project, found out this needs a whole lot more than that. Needs new brake system, sandblast , interior/exterior paint job, suspension, and bushings. Pretty much everything except the shell has to be replaced. So far I took the s54 apart, getting it rebuild, 6 speed transmission with stage 3 clutch, brembo BBK, trying to get AST coilover Kit. As far as wheels got 17 x 9 square setup VOLK te37 sl.
The rest..... Will be continued.

The goal with this one is to be a street clean track toy.

The day I got it








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Now after when we saw those problems we decide to restore everything!









Now took the S54 apart to get it rebuild


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Old Wed, Oct-05-2016, 03:52:26 AM   #2
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BBK for the front arrived


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Old Wed, Oct-05-2016, 05:46:26 AM   #3
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Awesome pickup Ayed!
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Thanks brother!

New rebuild axles arrived!








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Damn man, the red car was BEAUTIFUL!!!! This project looks very promising though. In for updates!
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So I'm always a big fan of te37sl.
And we know they don't make them 5x120 in 17's
So I ordered a set of 17x9 et22 5x114, which is not that far from 5x120. So we got the wheels redrilled 5x120! so happy the way come out.
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Awesome!
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Looking forward to seeing the transformation Ayed! Let me know if you're getting rid of those wheels, suspension, and tail lights.
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Discussing Kings Auto Body Shop E30 M3 S54 Track build and restoration in the E30 M3 (1986-1991) Forum - {Euro 86-892.3L: 200hp @ 6750} {1990 2.3L Evo2/Cecotto/Ravaglia: 220/215/215hp @ 6750}
{1991 2.5L Sport Evo: 238 @ 7000} {US -- 88-91 2.3L: 196hp @ 6750, 170tq @ 4750}
Total produced: 5,280 US, ~13,300 Europe/world at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)