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Featured Customer Build: Jeff Tucker’s 1987 BMW 325is


Year/Make/Model: 1987 BMW 325is (E30)

Racing Class: N/A

Engine: M20B29

Engine Modifications & “Power Adders”: Bored and stroked from 2.5L to 2.9L, Mahle Motorsport pistons, H-Beam rods, RHD ITB’s, Link G4+ Thunder standalone ECU, individual coil-on ignition. Stage 3 BMW 885 Race cylinder head (ported, polished, +1mm Supertech valves, 284/280 cam, water jacket welded). Engine built by BimmerHeads.

Cooling Set-Up: Mishimoto E36 aluminum radiator w/ electric cooling fan managed by the ECU, aux electric water pump, and a water radiator cooler/sprayer.

Horsepower & Torque: 224 HP/205 torque at the wheels

Drivetrain: BMW Getrag 260, 4.10 LSD

Suspension: Bilstein Sport shocks and struts, Eibach springs (Bilstein B12 kit)

Brake Set-Up: BMW OE Ate brake calipers (they were good to begin with) Hawk pads (HP+ and HPS) and slotted rotors. Larger bore master cylinder from the BMW 740i

Wheels &Tires (Brands & Sizes):  Bridgestone Potenza RE-71 205/50R15 on Kosei K1 (track) and Yokohama Advan Fleva 205/50R15 on Rota Kensei (road/show) 

Aero:  BMW M-Tech

Extras: AIM MXS Data dash and logger, custom built engine management wire harness, dual O2 and EGT sensors, GPS Speed via Aim, FlexFuel (E85) enabled. Chase Bays power steering kit w/cooler, BMW Z3 Power Steering rack. Ireland Engineering shorty headers to custom exhaust.

Lap Times (at The FIRM): TBD

Personal Best: TBD

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Featured Customer Build: Jeff Tucker's 1987 BMW 325is | @The FIRM Rally School