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Old 05-07-2011, 04:07 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by tukaniSVT View Post
If I remember correctly the 90s M3 were pretty light.

I am actually looking for a 1989 M3 E30 ... I think those look freaking sweet and are light as well.

Yea the E30 M3's weigh around 2,865lbs whereas the E36 M3 weighs around 3,175lbs so the E30 enjoys a nice 300lb weight advantage. That's what my MR2 Turbo is for though since it weighs around 2,800lbs and probably makes more power than my M3 now...

Originally Posted by wrc_fan View Post
^^Look quickly, the E30 M3's are starting to appreciate in value.
I'm not sure how the market is in your area, but around Cincinnati most clean examples fetch 12K all the way up to 30K. I would love to have one but they are so darn expensive.

Originally Posted by GodLovesUgly View Post
ohh i get it now. that's pretty cool.

speaking of BMW's...
the car is a 318is he swapped in an M3 motor, this car is unbelievably well set up, not to mention super light!

YouTube Video
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Which M3 motor did he swap in the car, S50/S52 that came out of the E36 or the S54 from the E46? I would guess S52 as that seems to be a cheaper/more common swap.
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