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Old 06-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #31
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It would look awesome with the 540 lower front lip
I was thinking that, but I'd love an M5 front if I could ever find one. When I end up painting it, maybe I'll bite the bullet and order one from the dealer (if they aren't NLA).

Anyhoo, got it safetied/etested after work today. Hot Rod test FTW! Would have passed either way though. Work is looking pretty busy for the rest of the week but hopefully I'll have time to go get my sticker and get my tires mounted. Stay tuned...
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:05 PM   #32
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got a question - did u figure out how to get the roof rack off? did your car came with the roof rack key?

as far as i know they are OEM BMW and require a key. i am just not sure how to get it. dealer?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:37 PM   #33
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I've heard online that they are made by Thule - apparently you can give them the code that's on the lock cylinder and they'll sell you a replacement.

I've also heard that that code corresponds to a generic style/cut of key that any locksmith should be able to supply. I'm gonna try that route first. I actually thought about taking the rails right off when I had the headliner out, but I didn't wanna bother with trying to find plugs for the holes that would have been left behind...
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:45 PM   #34
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Car looks great, lots of work man. Nice result!
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:20 PM   #35
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For the keys to the lock you can go in to any "Rack attack" and they can give you the corresponding key for about 7 bucks. There's a number on the key lock cylinder that they can match up with a key.

Beware though, if they haven't been used in a while the locks are most likely seized up and will not work, at least that was my experience.

Also, where'd you score the GC's from? I've been looking on their site for a little while and they're sold out =(.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:08 PM   #36
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For the keys to the lock you can go in to any "Rack attack" and they can give you the corresponding key for about 7 bucks. There's a number on the key lock cylinder that they can match up with a key.

Beware though, if they haven't been used in a while the locks are most likely seized up and will not work, at least that was my experience.

Also, where'd you score the GC's from? I've been looking on their site for a little while and they're sold out =(.
Good to know about the keys.

As for the coils, they are listed as sold out but when I called them they said they were just waiting on a new batch of Konis - I had to wait a couple weeks, but you should be able to get a set made up. To be honest though, if I'd known that Stancefactory had an E34 option available I probably would have dealt with them and avoided all the shipping/brokerage BS. I had a bit of a nightmare wherein UPS charged me more than twice the HST "by accident". It's a bit of a long story, but I've been fighting with them for over a month to get my money back. I will say though that I'm more than happy with the quality of the kit and the ride - I went with pretty conservative rates but it's still much sportier than stock without being annoying around town on these shitty roads.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:28 PM   #37
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Ok, here we go. Got the tires mounted this morning, installed the wheels, went around the block, nearly shredded a couple tires. Spent a couple hours doing fender work (all 4 corners), no more rubbing. I still can't get over how well this thing rides - it's not slammed, but it's lower than anything I've ever owned and yet by far has the best ride.

Took a couple quick pics at the car wash.







Not the greatest pics, but I've got a friend who is pretty handy with a camera. Gonna try to get him to take some better ones for me.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #38
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looks sweet man will you have it out at the next KW meet?
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:55 PM   #39
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holy hot!!! photoshoot time? lol
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^I'd be down for a shoot.

Rene, unless I get tied up with work I'll be there.
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