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Old 03-14-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
E30M42cab
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Adding weight

In an attemp to add weight to slow me down a bit, and generally make John angry, I've added some weight to my car in the trunk. More so I think I like doing these things because it's always my goal to to have that rare part, no matter now utterly useless it may be. Since Ernie and a few other guys around here have a glass moon roof, that's not really unique, so lately the OEM Pheba rear spoiler has been my only real unique piece.

I can't say I've seen anyone rocking one of these around here either.

I picked it up a few months ago from a dealership in California for a good price (It's NLA, but can be found on ebay for $300+). It's an OEM 9L spare fuel tank. It's no so much for carrying extra gas with you, but more for when you run out of gas while playing the "how long can I drive with my warning light on" game. I've never actually lost this game before, but I have rolled into a gas station after having to restart the car twice, so we'll call it a "tie". Someday when I finally win this game, I can walk to the gas station in style instead of shame.



It folds up nice and tidy:




The only problem with this tank is that it only fits inside 15" spare tires, meaning you have to have an "ix" weave, or a euroweave spare (or drive an e28, e32, or something). Step in; spare euroweave. I picked this up last year, threw on a cheap tire and chucked it in my pile of spare parts. It should be noted that a smaller 6L tank is also NLA, and can be found nowhere recenty. The 6L tank fits inside the 14" spares.




I don't like how light the 14" x 6.5" basketweave is, so I've gotta take it out in favour of the heavy ass 15" x 7" BBS RZ. Out you come light spare tire!!




In you go, heavy ass spare tire and heavy tin can! Nice and clean!




Thats all for now. Stay tuned for heavy weight stage two, coming soon!
(I can't wait to do stage 2!)
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