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Old 01-09-2018, 07:05 PM   #27
John V
I only like old BMWs.
 
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I think it will compete very favorably with the current class leaders which include a very well prepared and driven turbocharged 240SX, several Evos and STis (which have to run much heavier than rear wheel drive cars) and various E36 BMWs. Even with the piston engine it should have a very low center of gravity, much better suspension geometry than any of them and a much stiffer chassis. Even if I'm off by 200lbs on my weight estimate (I don't think I am) then I'll at worst be on even ground with the BMWs and the 240.

A local salvage yard has a complete 2.5L engine for $300, so I'm planning to head there on Friday (my day off every two weeks) and snag it.
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