From the Urban Dictionary:
1. FUH RAZE- To modify your street car with go-fast race parts or other setups which hold little to no value to the driver, but is good for posing. This is especially popular in the BMW E30 community. Similar to rice, except trying to look like a track rat instead of a street racer.
btw, it can be used sarcastically by people who are actually upgrading their stuff for good reasons in jest towards the people who do it solely for looks.
Man I just deleted my high beams!!! And took out my passenger seat!
Dude, that's so FUH RAZE!!!
I bought this car in October of last year from a fellow enthusiast from Chicago. Its a 1989 325is and I am only the third owner since the car was purchased new 19 years ago. Looking back at all of the maintenance receipts, this car only had 54,000 miles as of 1999. The car now has just shy of 120k on it and is in remarkable condition based on its age. The body on this car is in better condition than my S50 E30, but that car had original paint that was unbelievably nice for its age. This car has been repainted at some point but it was done very well. Here are a couple pictures of the car from the previous owner.
Next to the M3 that belonged to the brother of the previous owner:
I spent all of last winter collecting parts and formulating a plan on the direction I wanted to go with this car. The first thing that I knew I wanted to do on this car is swap all of the suspension components to E30 M3 spec. By doing this you gain a couple of things. Bigger brakes, 5-lug as opposed to 4-lug means a better wheel selection, and larger more robust wheel bearings.
The M3 suspension bits are highly coveted and expensive even if you can find a used set. I decided to order all new parts from the dealer and start fresh. I placed a large order back in February with blunt and here he is delivering the goods. Yes, it felt like Christmas...
And some more goodies that I collected over the winter:
Anyway, the car has been on jack stands since May and I just haven't been able to work on it all that much with my busy summer. Well, now I have the itch to do some fall driving and have been working more diligently...
Here's how she has looked in the garage since I sold the 4 lug wheels that came with the car in May:
I tinkered with it a little over the summer by adding MHW Red tails and a euro plate filler. I also added another trunk light and began to sound deaden the inside of the car.
For some reason BMW only provided one trunk light(on the left) on all US spec cars, even though there is a provision for a second light(on the right) Super easy mod and now there is much more light at night for the trunk area.