View Full Version : 89 E30 325i

08-19-2003, 06:46 PM

I have an opportunity to get my hands on this car. I had been leaning toward a crx for IT SCCA racing. But this car is in great shape and is readilty available. What are the reasons that I should get into the E30 325 over a CRX? (Besides being a BMW, I have an E46M3 as an everyday drive).

What can I expect the weight of the 325 to be race prepped?


08-19-2003, 07:28 PM
I had to add a 72 lb ballast to my car to get it to minimum weight. I weigh 220 lbs.

"What are the reasons that I should get into the E30 325 over a CRX?"

1. It's not a honda
2. RWD
3. Engines are bullet proof
4. More interior room (I'm 6'-2", 220#)

08-19-2003, 08:35 PM
What class do you run in? I hear the power to weight is unbeatable in the CRX. True? Glad to hear about the room! At 6'4 310 lbs, I won't have to add any more weight!

08-20-2003, 04:46 PM
do you want to have fun racing, or do you want to WIN? i race an e30 325 because i like driving bmw's (daily driver is e36 m3, spouse's car is e46 325it). i just have fun, because the 6 e36 bmw325's that also run in the series do all the winning. e30's are not front runners in the scca its class.

zracer did list a bunch of good reasons to race one though!

min weight for an e30 325 in its is 2750lbs with driver. i have about 95lbs of lead ballast in mine to get up to that weight.

if you want to win, the crx's in scca ita class kick butt usually.


09-03-2003, 08:46 AM

if are building it from scratch ... i just totalled my e30 and now think will try to sell it in parts let me know if u would be interested in getting the whole thing - it has complete TurnerMotosport J-stock suspension, MitchPiper Rollcage, Sparco Seats and harness', the rest was pretty much destroyed though some engine parts could be salvaged for spares. Email me if u are interested


Greg Amy
09-03-2003, 09:28 AM
<font face=\"Verdana, Arial\" size=\"2\">What are the reasons that I should get into the E30 325 over a CRX?</font>

1. You don't want to win in ITA
2. You don't want to win in ITS