In recent years, the E30 BMW 3 Series has garnered a huge following in tuner circles. Kameron Baker, however, has taken E30 tuning to another level with his hand-built, turbocharged 1989 BMW 325is.
Baker's father had originally given him the car when he was sixteen, as his very first car. He has essentially taught himself how to work on cars by tuning his E30 in his garage, and is constantly tinkering with it, trying to make it just that little bit better. The E30 sports a 2.5-liter straight six, and since he began the project, Baker's tried out multiple different turbos, one of which even came from a Dodge truck. The current methanol-injected setup is producing somewhere around 400 hp, and the chassis, brakes, and suspension have been modified to handle the power.
The result is a more powerful, great-sounding, heavily modified E30, but is it necessarily better? Matt Farah seems to approve, and on the newest episode of Tuned, you can see what he has to say for yourself.