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Old 05-01-2018, 09:05 AM   #1
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May 2018 Car of the Month: DigitalWave

***Editors Note: This is such a wonderful build. Proof that you dont need a S52 or S54 to be out there loving the E30. Strong M20 and a very sanitary build. Its got a long list of upgrades and many will get overlooked. Definitely not the fuhraze type car, but one that uses great OEM components and proper upgrades to build a fun track car. Congrats DigitalWave, you're the May 2018 Car of the Month

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Factory options:
1991 318iS | Slicktop

Color:
Diamantschwarz

Engine modifications:
-M20B25
-Mahle 9.7:1 forged pistons
-Schrick 284/272 Camshaft (11.4/11.0 lift 110/100 duration)
-VAC Performance valve springs
-Febi rocker arms (updated design)
-Ireland Engineering oil pan baffle
-Ishihara-Johnson crank scraper
-24lb/hr Bosch GenIII EV6 injectors
-NGK BPR6ES plugs (one step colder)
-KAMotors carbon fiber airbox, high beam delete intake duct
-Custom 2.75" AFM delete tube with IAT sensor
-Gates timing belt
-Ireland Engineering long tube headers (ceramic coated)
-Silicone vacuum lines
-Silicone intake boot
-Aluminum Euro M20 engine mount arms
-Condor Speed Shop UHMW engine mounts w/ heat resistant wrap

Engine Management
-Megasquirt 2 PNP by DedericMS (Microsquirt based)
-Tuned by @varg
-Launch control/2-step

Exhaust:
-V-band flanges at headers and merge pipe
-Single 2.5”, mandrel bent, stainless steel custom exhaust
-Magnaflow muffler with downturned tip

Transmission:
-Refreshed G260
-FX Racing 6-puck sprung ceramic clutch disc
-Sachs HD Pressure Plate
-JB Racing 8.0lb aluminum flywheel
-Braided stainless clutch line
-AKG Motorsport Quick Shifter Stage 2
-AKG DTM Selector Rod
-E21 Trans Mounts with AKG Metal Cups
-Condor Speed Shop 70A Poly Trans Mounts (not yet installed)
-Transmission vented w/ 1/2" hose + breather filter

Differential:
-E30 M3 4.10 LSD
-M-Coupe Finned Diff Cover
-Condor Speed Shop UHMW diff bushing

Suspension:
-E30 M3 five lug conversion
-Bilstein Sport shocks (trimmed front bump stops)
-H&R Race springs (1 coil cut in front)
-Ground Control SpecE30 camber/caster plates
-E36 steering rack conversion
-AKG polyurethane steering flex disc
-Suspension Techniques 22mm front / 19mm rear sway bars
-AKG front / ST rear adjustable spherical sway bar links
-AKG welded reinforcement plates
-Garagistic 13mm front roll center spacers
-Condor Speed Shop UHMW bushings:
-Eyeball arm CABs
-12mm subframe riser UHMW subframe bushings with diff spacers
-Rear trailing arm bushings
-Clutch and brake pedal bushings
-Sparco front strut bar
-Garagistic rear strut bar
-Aluminum RSMs
-Condor rear shock towing tabs

Wheels:
-16x8” ET23 forged BMW Style 4’s (refinished)
-225/45-16 Dunlop Direzza Z-II Star-Spec
-5mm front spacer to clear brakes
-Motorsport Hardware 68mm bullet nose stud kit w/ open end lugs
-Mild rear fender roll

Exterior modifications:
-Extensively Lightened (2,410lbs wet)
-VIS carbon fiber hood w/ custom N15 Design vents
-OEM EvoIII hood seals
-DTM Fiberwerkz carbon fiber DTM cup mirrors
-Euro bumper trim (F/R)
-Euro grills
-TC Design red aluminum front tow hook
-iS front and rear lips
-RyanG front splitter
-Kooglewerks aluminum front splitter (not yet installed)
-Kooglewerks aluminum rear spoiler (not yet installed)
-Longacre aluminum spoiler and splitter supports (not yet installed)
-iS side skirts (not yet installed)
-Condor Speed Shop drilled door handles
-Depo smoked ellipsoid headlights
-DDM Tuning 5,000K HID kit
-Smoked turn signals
-Fog light blanks

Interior modifications:
-Custom 4-point weld in roll bar done by Road N Race (1.750 x 0.095” DOM)
-2x OMP HTE-R 400 fixed back containment seats
-VAC aluminum floor plates
-Motion Motorsports aluminum side mounts
-Schroth Profi II-H (2-3” HANS - driver)
-Schroth Profi II (3” passenger)
-HANS III device
-Custom adjustable steering column bracket
-MOMO Prototipo 350mm
-MOMO Hub
-NRG 2.0 red/titanium quick release
-Alpina dead pedal
-Condor Speed Shop ABS door card blanks
-HVAC, heater box, radio, sound deadening delete
-Partially trimmed wiring harness
-E36 window switches
-Switched USB charging port
-Custom switch panel (controls electric fan, launch control, ABS cutoff, reverse lights, defroster, charging port)
-Flat black interior paint

Story behind the car:

This car was purchased in May 2016 from the original owner. It was the perfect blank slate for a track/autocross/weekend warrior. Having owned E30s on and off for over half my life, this has been a fun build to rekindle my appreciation for this platform and take a build in a direction I had never tackled before.

UPCOMING AGENDA
Aero package (side skirts, full undertray splitter, spare tire well delete, full rear diffuser, rear wing)
New wheels (3-piece wheel rebuild project?)
RHD Engineering ITBs
More weight reduction (lexan windows, more CF body panels)























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Old 05-01-2018, 11:51 AM   #2
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Definitely well earned. One of my favorite builds on r3v. Congrats
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:59 AM   #3
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Such a wonderful machine. One my favorites as well!
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:44 PM   #4
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Awesome build, Love that engine bay!!
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:50 PM   #5
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Very nice combo of looks and ability.
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:52 PM   #6
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This is pretty much how I want to set up my car. It’s soooo pretty!
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:05 PM   #7
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Gorgeous!
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:12 PM   #8
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Such a deserving car!
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:14 PM   #9
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hands down my favorite build on r3v
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:44 AM   #10
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Awesome! I love following DigitalWave's thread. One of my favorites!
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:11 AM   #11
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Very Clean! Congrats!
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:29 PM   #12
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All right!
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:29 PM   #13
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Well done! Car ozzes quality and excellence.
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:06 AM   #14
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Great looking car - much deserved!
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:03 AM   #15
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such a great build.... nicely done!
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