An Oldie But A Goodie

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Hi All,
I am excited to join this community of fellow gearheads, and would like to share my pride and joy with you all.

My '89 BMW 325i coupe started life with an M20B25 engine, and has since been transplanted with an M52B28 and ZF-320 transmission. Despite needing a paint job, the body is fortunately rust free and straight. My focus was sorting out the mechanicals and refreshing the interior. With the time and effort I have put into this build, I'm proud to say I can reliably DD it, which is great fun.

Modifications include:
  • Garrett 4094R turbo
  • S52B32 Camshafts
  • Southbay 1000cc Fuel Injectors
  • Walbro 450 Fuel Pump
  • OBD2 swap on stock DME
  • OBD1 Valve Cover
  • ARP2000 Head Studs
  • CES Cutring Headgasket & Copper Spacer
  • 88Lab Exhaust Manifold
  • 88Lab Aluminum 3.5" Exhaust
  • 88Lab Charge Pipe
  • 88Lab External Wastegate
  • 15x8 Advanti Storm S1 Wheels
  • 225/45r15 BFG Rivals
  • 2.93 LSD
  • BC Racing BR Series Coilovers (9K F / 12K R)
  • ST Suspensions Sway Bars (22MM F / 19MM R)
  • Ireland Engineering Rear Sway Bar Trunk Mount Brackets & Adjustable End Links
  • Reinforced Subframe & Trailing Arms
  • Garagistic 80A Transmission & Differential Bushings
  • Garagistic Delrin RTABS
  • Condor Speed Shop UHMW Subframe Bushings
  • LSeat reupholstery kit
  • VW Monsoon speaker upgrade

Power Output: 646whp/528wtq on E85 @ 21psi
1/3mi Trap Speed from 65mph: 151.8mph

Tuner: RK-Tunes

  • 88 Labs
  • Lucky13 Motorworks
  • K&B Autoworks

Photographer: Jonathan Harper