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build my specE30 or pro3 :?:

 
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idanity



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:26 am    Post subject: build my specE30 or pro3 :?: Reply with quote

HI
-well, just a few questions. as were entering the best time to work on cars.


should i build the specE30 1st, and get on the track Question

or

If i build the pro3, will i not be able to race in the specE30 SERIES Question

granted i would have to settle on H&R springs (not coilovers)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

idanity,
you could spend the $700 for the h&r springs and shocks, and race in pro3, but it wouldn't be as fast as running the GC coilovers and koni adjustable shocks, and there isn't a spece30 class in the PNW area.

You can pickup whatever sport suspension pieces your want and spend the first year just making sure your car is solid and learning a lot about driving.
Once you have a dozen races under your belt you'll be more competitive and be able to use the extra speed that having a coilover setup will give you.

Upgrade the driver first as the old saying goes.

Get a dedicated hard top e30 325i and start going to driving events that the local clubs put on, after a year or two of that, upgrading your e30 as you go, you'll be ready to go all the way and strip the interior and add a cage and go racing.

Dale
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks.

that is my plan. i know i have to take the driving courses, and haveing a hardtop is just the beginning.

i dont need another daily driver, so this will be as cheap as i can go, while spending on the safety equipment (i think) will be the best investments (*like your water suit, fire extinguishing, etc) .

ive got a 90 325i (tb fatatlity) for really cheap, and im just prepping it to get rolling again (after i find a motor to rebuild).

so, to sum up, i should keep it road-legal till i have the training Question
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