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    • A spectacular E30 M3 turbo S14 build by member DCR

      If you are a BMW enthusiast, even in the slightest, you will appreciate a quality build like this. DCR's E30 M3 is simply one of the cleanest and best built custom turbo examples we have ever seen. The compression of the 2.5 liter motor was dropped to 8.1:1 and at just 9 psi it put down 265 whp. Impressive? Oh yes, and just take a look at that engine bay. Click read more to see the mod list and make sure you scroll down for the entire build history!

      2.5 Litre S14 Blue Printed Motor
      2.5 Litre 87mm Crank
      95mm JE Custom made ceramic coated forged alloy pistons. 8.1:1 CR
      Pure Performance Factory - Verdi 'H' profile custom made Rods
      Cometic MLS Head Gasket
      EVO III Oil Pump
      SETRAB Oil Cooler
      Head Ported and Polished
      EVO III Valve Springs
      Re-seated Valves
      248/248 Cams
      VAC Motorsport Crank Sensor
      VAC Motorsport Cam Sensor
      ARP Head Studs
      Aeroquip Hoses and Fittings
      Custom Made Ceramic Coated Turbo Manifold and Dump Pipe
      Custom Made Stainless Steel Exhaust
      Garrett GT3076R 82 A/R Turbocharger
      Tial 44mm Wastegate
      Turbosmart Plumb Back BOV
      BMW Motorsport Fuel Pump
      Aeromotive Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator
      Custom Made Surge Tank
      Bosch 550cc Injectors
      500x300x73 Alloy Intercooler
      PWR Custom Radiator and Spal Thermo Fan
      Samco Hoses
      Turner Motorsport Sump Baffle
      Autronic SMC
      Autronic Direct Fire CDI 500R Ignition System
      Autonic Boost Controller
      Ground Control Coilovers
      Ground Control adjustable camber plates
      CNC Adjustable sway bar links
      CNC Roll Centre Spacers
      Sparco Front Strut Brace
      Solo-T Rear Strut Brace
      Solo-T Rear Shock Mounts
      BBS Style 5 18 x 8 and 18 9
      M Coupe Diff Cover
      Earls Diff Cooler with Tilton Electric Pump
      Carbon Fibre EVO III Rear Spoiler
      EVO II Front Spoiler
      Carbon Fibre Front Splitter
      Carbon Fibre EVO III Brake Ducts
      Carbon Fibre DTM Cup Mirrors
      AC Schnitzer Steering Wheel
      AC Schnitzer Pedal Set
      AC Schnitzer Hand Brake
      AC Schnitzer Gear Shift
      Solo-T SSK
      Autometer Gauges
      At 9psi and made 265rwhp (around 330bhp). Now running 14psi.

      The car....







      This article was originally published in forum thread: Turbo E30 M3 started by DCR View original post
      Comments 43 Comments
      1. DCR's Avatar
        DCR -
        Been a while. Car has changed a bit and is no longer street driven. Caged, and stripped bare (well most of it) and will be stripped further now it is off the street. Have done a couple of track days and ran it at 270rwhp which was great. Hope to put some wider rubber on before the year's out thanks to a wide body going on. It will then push about 400 RWHPClick here to enlarge
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        and a small video of its first shake down at the track. I am running about 10 sec a lap faster now.
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DCR Click here to enlarge
        which was great. Hope to put some wider rubber on before the year's out thanks to a wide body going on.
        What widebody?
      1. DCR's Avatar
        DCR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What widebody?
        Manu in Germany.

        Fronts are an inch higher and an inch wider. Will allow an 17 or 18" slick around 245 wide front and a 265/275 rear.

        Also stripping more weight from it trying to get it down to about 1050kg (~2315lbs) Just replaced the sunroof with a CF insert, CF Bootlid being made.

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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Any pictures of it installed?
      1. DCR's Avatar
        DCR -
        Hasnt arrived yet.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DCR Click here to enlarge
        Hasnt arrived yet.
        I mean even on other cars.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Any pictures of it installed?

        I think it's this:

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        @DCR can the panels fit a non-M E30 as well or it needs some tooling just like the OEM E30 M3 panels.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        That is a classy kit, just takes the M3 curves and makes them more muscular.
      1. DCR's Avatar
        DCR -
        Thats not the kit. Thats from Eurostop USA. Horrible stuff.

        Not sure if these can be used on non M3's.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        Can I have it?


        But really guys, I'm looking to find a decent E30 M3 for my brother. Any suggestions?

        s14.net is the best place to find 1. OP very clean build. Is there a reason you didn't go with a PPF ring type gasket?
      1. ogbimmer's Avatar
        ogbimmer -
        I remember seeing pictures of your car when you used to street drive it and it was beautiful. like I want my car to look like that one day!! I'm glad you still have your car and are enjoying it even though it is different now Click here to enlarge
      1. sniz's Avatar
        sniz -
        fan freaking tastic.
      1. Dinan S3 1 series's Avatar
        Dinan S3 1 series -
        I will hopefully be dong something like this next year.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dinan S3 1 series Click here to enlarge
        I will hopefully be dong something like this next year.
        You have an S14?
      1. Dinan S3 1 series's Avatar
        Dinan S3 1 series -
        not yet, but i am in the hunt for one as of last month. metric mechanic will build the motor and i am talking with HPF to build the turbo/meth kit
      1. DCR's Avatar
        DCR -
        Car is now making just under 300 rwhp. Weighs around 1080kg. Spent some time on the track last week and it is a case of I need to learn to drive it again. Since removing close to 90 kg and adding some more boost it is a bit of a handful, in a fun way. Next stop 16psi.

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        black bnr32 -
        crank that boost up and rev it to 8k
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DCR Click here to enlarge
        Car is now making just under 300 rwhp. Weighs around 1080kg. Spent some time on the track last week and it is a case of I need to learn to drive it again. Since removing close to 90 kg and adding some more boost it is a bit of a handful, in a fun way. Next stop 16psi.

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        So about another 40 horses from 2 more psi? Why aren't you revving it higher?
      1. DCR's Avatar
        DCR -
        I will eventually. I am still learning to drive it competitively.