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General Forum : Need pricing help....

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realcrouton   Posted Tuesday, Oct 3rd 6:20am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 44
   
Washington, USA
1977 320i, 1981 323i, 1991 325ic, 2000 328i
I found a guy on craigslist that is parting out an e21 323. He said that he'd sell me the whole rear end assembly (dif, cv's, under carrage, and disc brakes) for $300. I particularily want the disc brakes as I'm pretty much turning my 320i in to a 2.7 323. Is $300 a good price for all that? Is there a better, aka less expensive, way of adding rear discs?
He also has an Alpina rear diff cover that he'd take offers on, what's the most one should pay for that?

Thanks!

-Dave

Madhatter   Posted Tuesday, Oct 3rd 10:51am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 68

Australia - QLD
E21, E24, E30
$200-$300 for the diff cover if you are being realistic, given the price to actually replace the bastard.

$300 is a bit of money for the rear brakes, its not really going to improve your braking a whole lot, especially if you dont track the car. Really going to depend on how badly you want rear disc's.

aussie323i   Posted Tuesday, Oct 3rd 11:09am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 531

australia
1979 323i
$300 for the rear end is probably pretty reasonable considering the rarity of it in the US... as hatter points out- depends if you need/ want it.

I have to admit having owned both a 320i and a 323i, I never felt the 320i was under braked with the vented fronts and drum rears.

I certainly far prefer the look of the rear disks underneath my alloys.

realcrouton   Posted Tuesday, Oct 3rd 8:48pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 45
   
Washington, USA
1977 320i, 1981 323i, 1991 325ic, 2000 328i
Yeah, the discs look much better than the drums, however, I'm planning on using BBS basket weave wheels so you wouldn't really be able to see the drums very well any way.... I'll have to keep thinking about that.
As for the Alpina dif cover, will having it on the car make much of a positive impact on handling and dif cooling, and if so, how much?

Thanks for the input guys!

-Dave

BruceH   Posted Tuesday, Oct 3rd 9:25pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1020
   
Atlanta, GA USA
81 323 Baur, 85 745
IMHO the Alpina diff cover is eye candy UNLESS you are running on track or on the Autobahn for extended periods where the additional cooling is beneficial. Having said that I must admit that I have always wanted one.

Bruce

realcrouton   Posted Tuesday, Oct 3rd 10:14pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 46
   
Washington, USA
1977 320i, 1981 323i, 1991 325ic, 2000 328i
At this point I don't realy want to make this a track car,(I've thought about making my Miata one though!), just a fast, well handling daily driver.

If you want this cover Bruce, I'll give you the guy's info. He's in Portland Oregon.

-Dave

BruceH   Posted Tuesday, Oct 3rd 10:27pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1021
   
Atlanta, GA USA
81 323 Baur, 85 745
Pass it via IM por favor.


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