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Performance upgrades for 325ix

Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by granthr, Jan 30, 2009.

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    granthr

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    Thought I would start a new post here, and avoid a little more work. :D I don't currently have an E30 325ix, but I am hoping to buy one this year. My brother has a 91 ix, white on black.

    Do any of you have a 325ix? If so, have you added a sport suspension? (sport springs, shocks, sway bars, etc) If so what brand(s) did you use? Are there even sway bars available for this car? (I know it has a unique front suspension) Any negative effects these upgrades have on the car? I think these cars looked great lowered b/c of their unique fender flairs.

    Satch I have enjoyed the few articles about your cars in Roundel. Do you still have them both? Your Bad Dog is a two door right? Sport seats?
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    MGarrison

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    Koni shows a different part # for the front shocks, and the same rear as for some other models. I imagine Bilstein & others would, too. Tire Rack shows H&R springs. Springs & Shocks, probably a variety of options. Swaybars might take some digging, I didn't see any e30 'ix swaybars on Bimmerworld, Turner Motorsports, or Bavauto, for instance. I recall a long long long time ago a Roundel issue featuring some modded 325ix's.... man that was awhile ago! Anyone got the Bentley Roundel CD to do a search?
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    granthr

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    Thanks for the info!

    Okay, now I am taking my own thread off topic here! But, what is this Bentley Roundel CD you mention? Is it still available? What years did it cover?
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    mooseheadm5

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    Yes, the front shocks are definitely different. They are much shorter.
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    MGarrison

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    All the Roundels on a set of CD's, through 1998 - didn't find it on the Bentley site, maybe they stopped producing it? Anyone know if it's still available?
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    granthr

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    Wow, that sounds like a great resource. I would love to have that. Maybe if we can get enough people interested we could get them to do a second run!
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    John in VA

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    The Roundel on CD from Bentley is NLA.

    z31maniac guest

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    Talk to "nando" on www.r3vlimited.com, he has a highly modded 325ix. Built stroker with full exhaust, GC coilovers, etc.
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    granthr

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    Thanks! :D

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