WIP by Modek-- Model Serial Thriller-- Physics Sounds--Maybe Serial, or Modek, or someone else? We have good samples for 318 and will have 325 samples soon enough. Most Recent Model Update: April 4 Most Recent Physics Update: Original Post Howdy all. Modek and I are working on the The E30 Experience. "What is that," you say? Well, first let's talk about the E30 M3: BMW's designation of the highest performing E30 M3 is simply M3 Sport Evolution. Naming convention went like this: M3 M3 Evolution 1 M3 Evolution 2 M3 Sport Evolution -- Named by everyone else as Evolution 3 Source: BMW M Registry: http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=8 M3 Evo 3 in AC --------------------------------------------------------------- Engine S14B25 2.5 Liter, Inline 4 Cylinder - 238 HP Weight 1200 KG - Weight Distribution 53 (52.8) Front, 47 Rear Suspension "Increased caster angle. The M3 had specific solid rubber offset control arm bushings. Aluminum control arms and the front strut tubes were changed to a design similar (bolt on kingpins and swaybar mounted to strut tube) to the E28 5-series. " Brakes "The E30 M3 had special front and rear brake calipers and rotors. It also has a special brake master cylinder." --------------------------------------------------------------- "Ok, so what is the E30 Experience?" It will be a collection of several different types of E30s. You see, E30 M3s are very rare. However there are tons of E30s out there and they are quite popular cars. Allow me to show you some variations I am planning: Standard 325i (Post facelift - 1990) - M20B25 - 2.5 L Inline 6 Cylinder - 169 HP - 1275 KG. Weight distribution 53/47. 318is *Edit 2/11 320is? * 325i S52 (E36 M3 Engine) Swap - 3.15 L Inline 6 - 240 HP @ 6000 RPM, 240 Lb·Ft @ 3800. Has variable valve timing which provides a higher and flatter torque curve. Somewhere around 100 - 300 pounds more from slightly larger engine + iron block. Plus larger tires/wheels, brakes, suspension upgrades; coilovers front and rear, camber adjustment, anti roll bar upgrades etc. 325i M20B25 Turbo - 2.5 L Inline 6 Cylinder - XXX HP? - 12xx KG? Plus larger tires/wheels, brakes, suspension upgrades; coilovers front and rear, camber adjustment, anti roll bar upgrades etc. 325i S52 Turbo? - 3.15 L Inline 6 - XXX HP? Plus larger tires/wheels, brakes, suspension upgrades; coilovers front and rear, camber adjustment, anti roll bar upgrades etc. 325i V8? o_O Link. Plus larger tires/wheels, brakes, suspension upgrades; coilovers front and rear, camber adjustment, anti roll bar upgrades etc. Spec E30? Link. M20B25, Roll cage, gutted interior, Getrag 260 5-speed transmission, 3.73 rear differential final drive ratio, Stock/unmodified ECU, H&R Race spring set, Bilstein Sport shocks, Spec series tire (which is currently the Toyo RR or RA1 in 205/50/15 size), minimum weight with driver at the end of the race is 2700 pounds. PBMWC? Why do I want to do this? Well, first off, an E30 convertible is my daily ride. Unfortunately it is auto--but it still handles marvelously! I very much in the future would like to purchase a standard manual transmission E30, ideally with a serious engine upgrade. I won't be able to do that for a long time. So, I would love to bring these different versions to AC as a substitute! Who the hell am I? Why would you want to join me? Do I have physics experience? Physics This is my first foray into modding. Fret not, I have many good friends here on the forums already providing immense help. Thank you @nighteye and @aphidgod for the huge help in physics modding. Also huge thank you to @felipe vaiano for his AC worksheet. I have made--I am guessing--20-25% progress in about a day on the standard 325i. I have an intimate understanding of how cars work, and a very hands on technical background. Who am I? I am a gearhead. I haved loved cars since I was five years old. My dad was a mechanic for most of his life. At 5 I would go into the garage and find an engine torn apart with my dad working on it. I was amazed at the complexity and all the parts. I would ask my dad tons of questions about it. It became an obsession understanding how technical things such as engines work. Fast forward 13 years. My dad didn't encourage me to work on cars; his experience as a mechanic wasn't so fruitful. He did get me very interested in aircraft. So much so that I joined the U.S. Air Force at 18 and became an Aircraft Technician specializing in the hydraulic systems that control the Landing Gear, Flight Controls, Cargo Ramp and Door, etc. I was in for 11 years, with 9 years working on aircraft. No, sorry to burst your bubble, I did not work on any fighter aircraft--although I do fly them in the simulator, and I do have a private pilots license . I worked on C-130s, C-17s, and KC-135s. Why would you want to join me? Because the E30 cannot be represented solely by the M3 Evo III. "While the E30 BMW M3 is, of course, an even more iconic performance car, Cammisa notes that the rarity and value of those cars means most are hidden in storage and are rarely put through their paces... 'The BMWs are impeccably behaved driver's cars and they're impossibly reliable,' Cammisa says as he slides one of the rally cars through mud... 'That's a nice little piece,' Pobst says after putting the wagon through its paces. 'The level of grip is so high, I could just feel the speed through the corner. Really well balanced.'" http://www.automobilemag.com/featur...-e30-bmw-3-series-is-still-so-much-fun-today/ Do watch this video. It is fantastic.