I finally got around to installing some of the parts on my 1989 BMW 325i (e30.) I installed a new front swaybar that I purchased from UUC Moterwerks a while ago, but never got around to posting about it.
Just finished up some maintenance work on the e30. I replaced the water pump, thermostat, timing belt, timing belt tensioner, cap and rotor. I guess it’s not completely finished, because I have yet to fill it with oil and water/antifreeze, but everything looks ok so far. I bought the timing belt kit from FCP Groton and the other parts are from Advance Auto.
I have a swaybarbarian set from UUC to put on in the next week or so along with some trailing arm and differential bushings. I might throw the front sway bar on tomorrow just to see how it works with just the larger sway bar.
As promised, here is an update to the 325i. I added some new shocks, springs, rotors and pads. I did this, because the old shocks were pretty soft and it gave me a good reason to look everything over. The springs and shocks are the ones specified for spec e30 that I’m hoping to turn this car in to anyway. I didn’t take many picture unfortunately. I just wanted to get the job done as quick as possible.
It’s been a while…I guess I’m not so good at updating this as I once hoped. I had the flu for a week or so followed by an ear infection. I’m going to use that as my excuse. Anyway I am going to add an update to the 325i and maybe more. Probably not :/.
It looks like I might start using this site for something good. I have decided to give WordPress a shot since I’m hoping to use it as a blog. I figure if nothing else, tt will give me some more experience with it. Hopefully, I can make it worthy for someone else to read :). Good luck to anyone who is willing to try.
I bought some new wheels and tires from tirerack.com. They are the TR Motorsports C1’s (15X7) and look pretty nice. I also purchased some Kumho Ecsta ASX tires to go along with them. They seem pretty decent and so far do a pretty good job in both wet and dry situations. They are a nice step up from the 14″ wheels that came with snow tires. The difference in traction is huge.