To what do you owe this rare and enjoyable event you ask? An E30 project update my friends. After I finished assembling the two wheels I had completed, I stopped by Euro Auto Source yesterday and had Cory mount some tires for me. 205/40 on the 8.5 and 215/40 on the 9.5, Sumitomo HTR+.
I wanted a bit more rubber on the E30 than a Mk3 would need and these fit the bill nicely, as they are one of the few makes that has both sizes in the same model, and they run a bit larger than say a Falken 512 in the same sizes.
I still need to refinish the bolts and assemble the other two, and one of them needs a little welding. Then they’ll get rubbered up and thrown on once I can sort out what size adapters I need to order.
I also spent a little more time on the front suspension cleaning things up that I didn’t have time to get to on the initial install. I cleaned and repainted the rotor dust shields and installed new sway bar bushings and brackets. I also managed to shear one of the subframe bolts off inside the unibody of the car. DON’T ASK.
And a trip down memory road to where we started: