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  1. I've been a 02 owner for 38 consecutive years. I started the first couple of years pf 02 ownership with 13' wheels before I upgraded to 14" wheels for nearly 25 years (E30 bottlecaps and basketweaves). Then on to 15" wheels (Alpina replica's, Rota RB and now Centra type 11) with 195/50-15 tires. No regrets, much better tire selection in 15". All my 15" wheels (3 sets) have an offset of ET 25 or ET26 and are interchangeable with my E30, just swap out the tires. I'll take my 15" Yoko S Drives on twisty roads over 13" tires. Now the purists hate me....
  2. If you still have stock headlights (sealed beams), this is the best safety upgrade for night driving. http://www.busdepot.com/0301600118 After you install the H4 lights, drop your POS sealed beam headlights in the trash. If you have a roundie, invest in some headlight relays before you install them. G-Man
  3. I'm leaving from the Baltimore area early tomorrow headed down I-81. I'll go as far as Roanoke VA and then bail off the interstate and take back roads from there (US 221, 58, etc...) going through Boone NC on the way to Asheville. It will be longer route but interstate's just bore the hell out of me. You need to get off the beaten track, especially when you drive a car that's fun to drive on the NC, VA backroads. See everyone tomorrow
  4. Sorry to say but E21 values have risen significantly in the past few years. Call it supply and demand but the days of the cheap E21 are behind us. Most E21's have gone to the crusher. E21 5-speed gearboxes, LSD and Recaro seats are now going for 4 figures. I can't remember the last time I saw a E21 in a pik-a-part yard. If you find a cheap E21 5-speed, buy it because if you hesitate, it'll probably be gone when you come back for it.
  5. You need to drive a 91 E30 318i/is with a DOHC M42 (timing chain) and that motor will change your opinion on E30's.
  6. These turbine wheels were common on late 70's and early 80's E12 and E23. They are OEM factory 14X6 Et22, 5X120 factory alloy wheels. As the ad says they will fit on the following BMW models. E3 E9 E12 E24 E28 E23. I had a set on my former 73 E3 Bavaria with 195/70-14 Dunlop tires.
  7. Jerry Fairchild rebuilt my pump in 2003 and zero pump issues since then. I will highly recommend Fairchild to anyone looking to get their pump rebuilt. Great price and fast service. G-Man
  8. Seller tells me they are 4x100, 14x6, ET 35 (same as a E30 bottlecap) and came off of his E30. Seller can't find any markings on the wheel that will ID the manufacturer.
  9. If E30 M3 rust is worth $88 a jar, then 2002 turbo rust must be unobtanium??? 😁 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2335451419839886/ G-Man
  10. Bare skin does capture your attention. Back in the 80's, much more common than the PC era we now live in. Now if I can only find some of these vintage steering wheels at these prices...
  11. Highly recommend you bookmark this page from someone who has been there, done that. Trust me, you'll refer to this site often. http://www.my2002tii.com/ Also recommend you start a blog on your restoration efforts on the FAQ blog page so we can can up with your restoration efforts and offer helpful advice along the way. Welcome to the insane asylum! G-Man
  12. My 74 tii also has a 72 tii motor in it, 2762096 bought from Jeff Ireland in 2003. Jeff parted out a rusty tii that was imported from the midwest to So Cal. I had Jack Fahuna rebuild the motor to Euro tii specs (9:5.1 comp ratio). It came with an E12 head and plastic runners. G-Man
  13. Not mine, no affiliation, etc... Saw these on FB Marketplace in case anyone is interested. https://www.facebook.com/groups/504724836326144/permalink/1557411654390785/?sale_post_id=1557411654390785 I've seen these Momo wheels on John Barlow's former 2002 and they awesome. Ad doesn't say the width of the wheels but I would assume they are 15X7 but check with the seller to make sure. Here is more info on Momo Quasar wheels. https://www.bmw2002faq.com/wheels/2002/momo-r136/
  14. 195/60-14, ran that size on E30 bottlecaps and basketweaves for years on my former 02 before I upgraded to 15"
  15. My second 02 had a 5-speed conversion done in 1984 and all of my 02's and tii's since then have had 5 speed conversion's as well. No regrets, would do it again in a heartbeat (but would hate paying the going price for a Getrag 245 gearbox). If there were two identical tii's like yours for sale, one stock and one with a 5-speed, I would buy the 5-speed tii (and pay more for it).
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