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Adriano
11-04-2004, 12:57 PM
OK guys :D
We are DAMN slow at my shop now so I am going to see how the BMW aftermarket scene is. Guess what these thing are going to be. *th-up*

Adriano
11-04-2004, 12:58 PM
And this one? :idea:

NickP
11-04-2004, 01:40 PM
No idea what the first one is but it makes me wonder if you'd be able to make flywheels.

Mystikal
11-04-2004, 01:47 PM
No idea what the first one is

It's an overdrive pulley. :D

MOTRONIX
11-04-2004, 01:57 PM
looks like the 1st pic can be a lightend front pulley. the 2nd one, possible rear suspension link arm..maybe...

dave

T-spec
11-04-2004, 02:03 PM
1st one looks like a pully cut out of a high $$$$ chunk of aluminum, the second one looks like rod ends for a rear camber adj control arm.

Paul540/m3
11-04-2004, 02:15 PM
hmmmmmmmmm :confused: ........................................ok i give up

thinair
11-04-2004, 02:28 PM
The first looks like the underside of a oil filter housing lid, and the second one is no doubt a shifter linkage

Adriano
11-04-2004, 02:29 PM
Common guys! This is easy!

Rampage
11-04-2004, 02:29 PM
Pulleys and short shifter linkeages

SkycityBMW
11-04-2004, 03:24 PM
1st one . . cup holder ? ? ?

Gianpaolo_E46
11-04-2004, 03:44 PM
no the first one is an ashtray ^^

punnzzells
11-04-2004, 04:01 PM
Look like a rear adjustable camber for an E36 and a lightened flywheel or maybe a making of a sick ass clutch!

what do we win if we get it right?

Mike.

Understated
11-04-2004, 05:09 PM
Ssk

RevShoT
11-04-2004, 05:13 PM
if thats a pully in the first pic which i doubt it is, make sure u send it out to get hardened, ive seen too many peeps make those pulleys and they bend and break cause alumimum is too soft

Adriano
11-04-2004, 05:43 PM
The first looks like the underside of a oil filter housing lid, and the second one is no doubt a shifter linkage


HAHA! DING DING DING. You got it :idea:

BTW, that was some pretty crazy drifting *th-up*

Well, what do you think?
*love* or :puke:

It still has to be polished. *mw*

Adriano
11-04-2004, 05:43 PM
The bottom

Adriano
11-04-2004, 05:45 PM
And now the weighted selector rod.

It will be hardened (nitrated) then black oxided.

moregothanshow
11-05-2004, 08:00 PM
how much for the weighted rod?

thanks

Lee in Ottawa
11-05-2004, 08:35 PM
will that rod fit a e34 if not i can be ur e34 ginny pig

Adriano
11-05-2004, 10:02 PM
Relax guys, these are only prototypes for now. I am concentrating on the CAI systems for E36s first then I will move on to these.

thinair
11-06-2004, 10:10 AM
how much for the weighted rod?

thanks

I was going to ask the same question.... *th-up*

moregothanshow
11-06-2004, 12:18 PM
prices! prices! pleaseeeee.....

suicide
11-06-2004, 01:19 PM
1st one looks like a pully and the 2nd one looks like its for a shifter

thinair
11-06-2004, 01:30 PM
1st one looks like a pully and the 2nd one looks like its for a shifter

I already guessed it correctly... :moon:

JPWheelr
11-06-2004, 04:44 PM
Whatever happened to the Cold Air Intake?

On that lid/housing, it would certainly be nice if you could manufacturer ports for oil cooler lines... Others have done it/attempted it - though the extrernal block still seems to be preffered.

If you really feel like machining in quantity, caliper brackets for porsche "big reds" or some other similar caliper setup would be nice - to offer a big brake kit for less than everyone else. ooooo and a custom hat for the rotor, so that wheel spacers need not be bought/used....

Aluminum E36 fender liners would be neat too, if it's even possible...

Projects are looking great, hope all goes well

///Milk
11-06-2004, 04:57 PM
sry for the off topic...but where is that "bond" film u made?

windsor318is
11-06-2004, 05:52 PM
I WANT ONE OF THE OIL FILTER COVERS YOU BASTARD!!!! (the top of it looks kinda gay though, should have left it withought the rings) seriously make me one!!!

InfinitiStyle
11-06-2004, 06:48 PM
hey Adriano, are you using a CNC machine to make those? Lathe?
Its good to see some tradespeople in here..
BTW, does your workplace offer apprenticeship for college grads?

munichman
11-07-2004, 01:12 AM
sry for the off topic...but where is that "bond" film u made?
yea i was wondering the same??

///Greco540
11-07-2004, 06:59 PM
Just make sure you don't infringe and patents with that shift rod. Looks very similar to the UUC one. Don't want you to be find thousands of dollars for patent infringements.

Mystikal
11-07-2004, 08:52 PM
Aluminum E36 fender liners would be neat too, if it's even possible...

:eek: Imagine the noise.

Gamite
11-07-2004, 08:59 PM
Just make sure you don't infringe and patents with that shift rod. Looks very similar to the UUC one. Don't want you to be find thousands of dollars for patent infringements.


He's not selling them though is he? As long as he's not marketing them, its okay no?

Adriano
11-08-2004, 12:10 PM
Just make sure you don't infringe and patents with that shift rod. Looks very similar to the UUC one. Don't want you to be find thousands of dollars for patent infringements.

Actually I came up with a different design. Instead of copying the design of the pins used in the UUC system, I further improved the design by using industrial alloy shoulder screws which are hardened to 62 Rc then ground within microns. This provides a perfect fit and clearances with the linkages. The selector arm is also hardened to 54 Rc as opposed to the UUC which is not. I installed it last night and WOW what a difference. .

Here is the final product:
The nuts don't hold it together, they are there to lock the thread of the shoulder screws.

Adriano
11-08-2004, 12:12 PM
Picture installed *th-up*

Axxe
11-08-2004, 03:03 PM
Where do I sign up for one? *mw*

Slowered318
11-08-2004, 03:40 PM
adriano if you make Al a oil filter cap i want one too please!

Adriano
11-10-2004, 11:54 AM
OK so I have also decided to manufacture semi-custom short shifters. This uses the Z4 shift leaver and a custom weighted shaft that is fully height adjustable. It works AMAZING! and to think I saved over $200! *th-up*

What do you think? :cool:

qimis
11-10-2004, 12:03 PM
soon there'll be ALO Tuning ! :D great work man !

moregothanshow
11-10-2004, 10:32 PM
sweet! let me know when your gonna get these in production....

Thanks!

Adriano
11-11-2004, 08:58 AM
sweet! let me know when your gonna get these in production....

Thanks!
What do you think you guys will pay for the height adjustable SSK. It reduces the throw on an M car about 25-30%. The adjuster is weighted for easier shifting. How about $145.00 CDN plus shipping OR for $50 you can get just the weighted adjustable shifter and use it on your original shift rod. This means you will have to cut off the old top boot off your rod but it wouldn't require you taking out the shifter. Probably a 5 minute install. I will try it out on a 328 this weekend to see if it will work for all 3 series. *th-up*

Comments please:

Jon@Bimmersport
11-11-2004, 04:33 PM
adriano, sorry but u probably already know this..but arent 328 and M3 tranny and all that stuff the same? try it on a 318, then you'd know for sure right?

Adriano
11-11-2004, 05:13 PM
adriano, sorry but u probably already know this..but arent 328 and M3 tranny and all that stuff the same? try it on a 318, then you'd know for sure right?

Nope, very different. 318 is 2/3 the size of my M3. Angle on shift leaver is night and day. I just don't know about the 325/328 compared to the M3 but I do know that I cannot use the same system in a 318. *wiggle* Also the shift throws are different due to the distance between the pivoting ball and the linkage. I am going to use some test dummies in Windsor to confirm this but for sure the top portion of shift leaver are all the same and will work for all E36s.

SickFinga
11-11-2004, 05:39 PM
328 and 3.2l share tranny

318, 325, m3 3.0 all got different trannys

thinair
11-11-2004, 06:24 PM
The 328 and both M3's both share the same ZF50 Transmission. The 318, 320, 323, and 325 have the Getrag Type-C tranny.

The shift linkage between the M3 and the 328 is identical. The only difference between the 328 and M3 trannies is the output flange (M3 has a larger guibo).

moregothanshow
11-11-2004, 09:21 PM
guibo :D hehehhe i always laugh when i hear that.... hook up the ssk's so what does everyone think of his price?? i have no clue on pricing for this item....

dmose
11-13-2004, 04:24 PM
i'm in the market for a SSK for my 98 M3...hit me up with a price

Adriano
11-18-2004, 10:39 AM
OK guys, the production has begun:
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=496920#post496920
The startin price is $140.00 CDN plus shipping OR for $45 you can get just the weighted adjustable shifter and use it on your original shift rod.
Email me if interested: alo@mnsi.net or PM me.
Please be aware that these are in their testing phase and I am selling them for cheap to get feedback. If you don't like them then you can return them at your cost for shipping. I take Paypal or cheque.