Hello there and welcome to the BMW Car Club of America.

If you are a BMW CCA member, please log in and introduce yourself in our Member Introductions section.

Bringing her back from the dead!

Discussion in 'E28 (1982-1988)' started by Autohaus, Mar 6, 2009.

    Autohaus guest

    Post Count: 1,571
    Likes Received:1
    The seller came up with some excuse as to why he couldn't ship the center caps. Gladly, he did send me a full refund. This was perfect since last month I came across a good set of E38 basketweaves that I will throw on the e28. I'm thinking 205/50 tires over the 205/55's.
    • Member

    CRKrieger

    Post Count: 1,616
    Likes Received:20
    I'd aim for the closest to the original diameter size so as not to end up with a 'short' looking tire. The TRX was originally 15.35" while the M5 was 16", so you can take your cues from there.

    bmwdriver99 guest

    Post Count: 7
    Likes Received:0
    I know the feeling...

    Sounds like a blast..and a few headaches! ...doing the same thing right now with my 535is.. it was practically abandoned for years but so far it's looking good.




    Autohaus guest

    Post Count: 1,571
    Likes Received:1
    Yesterday I finally installed the E38 basteweaves with 205-50 tires and she looks hotter than ever :D
    • Member

    az3579

    Post Count: 3,270
    Likes Received:3
    Pics or it never happened.
    • Member

    bcweir

    Post Count: 1,269
    Likes Received:6
    Hey I have those wheels! Good choice!

    Check them out if you haven't seen them!
    • Member

    az3579

    Post Count: 3,270
    Likes Received:3
    I've been dying to get my hands on those wheels for a while now, but that extra lug hole really messed up that plan. :(
    • Member

    bcweir

    Post Count: 1,269
    Likes Received:6
    You could try going with the Alpina four-lugs.

    They're not cheap, but they do look good, and they're period-correct for 2002's, E21's, and e30's. $3,167 for a set of four including the wheel caps.

    http://alpina-usa.com/pdf/e21-e30%20catalog%2011.01.07.pdf

    On second thought, you could convert to 5-lugs and (probably) fit the E38 basketweaves to your E30 for a lot less than that.

    Just a thought.
    • Member

    az3579

    Post Count: 3,270
    Likes Received:3
    Not worth the expense. I already have a brake kit for my 4-lug setup, so I'd have to get a new brake kit if I wanted to get those wheels, not to mention the cost of all the suspension pieces needed.



    Unless...


    Anybody selling a CHEAP 5-lug setup? lol

    Autohaus guest

    Post Count: 1,571
    Likes Received:1
    I sent you pics the day of and I sent you pics of them yesterday. I'm too lazy to post them here. You post :)
    • Member
    • Technical Service Advisor

    mooseheadm5

    Post Count: 1,880
    Likes Received:15
    Should have gone for the 205/55, as that is the proper size for the car. You can get those once these are worn out, though.
    • Member
    • Technical Service Advisor

    mooseheadm5

    Post Count: 1,880
    Likes Received:15
    I finally found that Zender air dam I was looking for. I'll sell the BBS one if you are interested. Also, did you ever get that M-tech kit off that junker? I can get you real money for it.
    • Member

    az3579

    Post Count: 3,270
    Likes Received:3
    No, he didn't. :rolleyes:
    • Member
    • Technical Service Advisor

    mooseheadm5

    Post Count: 1,880
    Likes Received:15
    So did it get scrapped or what then?

    Autohaus guest

    Post Count: 1,571
    Likes Received:1
    It is still at the guys junk yard behind his shop. He told me to throw him an offer for the whole car. I think he will use his flatbed to delivery to my house. Only problem is that I still haz E28 sitting in front of my garage and my driveway is the dreaded single lane driveway :(
    • Member

    az3579

    Post Count: 3,270
    Likes Received:3
    And you STILL haven't picked up my old engine. :mad:

    Autohaus guest

    Post Count: 1,571
    Likes Received:1
    Theo is going to deliver the engine soon to my house so it can be installed into the 2nd e28. I will ask my neighbor if he canz install it.
    • Member

    az3579

    Post Count: 3,270
    Likes Received:3
    Don't forget to snatch the wiring harness from the parts car.
    And definitely, definitely, don't forget to swap the 5-speed when you do. :p

    Autohaus guest

    Post Count: 1,571
    Likes Received:1
    wot?

    The engine is going in the 5-speed e28. The auto tranny on my 1st e28 is fine. The shifter cable broke so that is why it is stuck in reverse. When you shift from P all the way down to 1 the shifter is moving with ease. In other words it doesn't engage. Mike Miller, Theo and my neighbor told me its the cable.
    • Member
    • Technical Service Advisor

    mooseheadm5

    Post Count: 1,880
    Likes Received:15
    Then buy it and strip it and get rid of the shell. There are plenty of parts on it that are useful, especially if it is an M535i. Hell, I can get you probably around $1k (or more) for the bumpers and side skirts, maybe even get someone to advance you a deposit!

Share This Page