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Old 04-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #61
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Kevin I have an e28 Mtech1 I might part with... It's my favourite BMW spoiler but I don't think it'll fit on my e34.

(Please take the whole e28 while you're at it, actually.)
would definitely be interested in that spoiler as well if defaultname doesn't take it! I've never seen it on an e30 till this thread, looks great.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:12 PM   #62
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Finally got my hands on a hood. I was planning on just throwing it on but after further inspection it was not diamondschwartz. It had a golf ball size dent on it near the washer nozzle and also had some pretty deep scratches that I was not able to remove. I got it for a good price and it was completely rust free (thanks Gleb) so decided to try and paint/prep it my self with my friend. This is the biggest/flattest body panel that we have color painted so good opportunity to practice. I should have taken some before pics but I forgot. Here are a few shots of it after primer and a wet sand before base coat. Look at the reflection . I think we are getting better at this lol. Can you see the dent? Our confidence level to want to tackle the whole car is increasing lol. Still lots to learn though.
Once we laid the first coat of base I realized my phone was dead. I'll take a few shots of the final product this weekend. We are Going to try and lay a few extra coats of clear so the final wet sand can be a little forgiving. I would like to get the clear to look like the primer did when wet.

The car also went to stance factory today to get a few things installed. I'll update when I get her back. Unfortunately my rim deal did not fall through. I had a deposit on a set of 16x9 borbet type As. The deposit was returned to me last night after two
months of waiting. Long story short I am looking for rims again.....or who knows, maybe I'll just dump that cash into other things for the car.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #63
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Well I can now say that I have never owned a better handling e30. Everything feels like new. I am amazed at how comfortable the car rides with the BC coilovers. They are set to completely soft right now but the car feels SO tight around corners and on/off ramps. I got a great chance to break them in on the spring cruise this pasted weekend too!

Here is a list of the work that was done, thanks Stance Factory. I don't regret a single penny of it either. The only thing I regret is not changing my stupid steering rack. Oh well, I'll get around to it eventually.

Control arms
Control arm bushings (e30 m3 eccentric)
Inner/outer Tie rod assemblies
Sway bar links, sway bar bushings, and supports
BC Racing coilovers
BC camber plates
BC Racing rear shock mounts
Skid plate
Alignment
LF wheel hub assembly
205/50 tires mounted with 5mm spacer in the rear.

Next winter I'll do the same to the rear suspension. I have another rear subframe that I'll use for the new parts

Here are a few pics. Enjoy!

I'm on the fence, but I think I will use the money I have for the rims towards my turbo build. There are a few things i'm missing to complete my kit. Who knows we'll see.

As for the hood, I'm sad to inform that it came out with a lot of dust spots so I will have to repaint the base coat again after we resand it. Unless anyone else has some tips for remove dust spots on the base coat?

Thanks

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Old 05-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #64
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Nice stance dude!
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #65
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Thanks man! I'm looking forward to see what all you e30 cats have done this winter. Scott set up a meet/cruise lol.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #66
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Looking good? What spring rates did you go with? Monotubes kick ass.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #67
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Thanks man.

Tomek, I should have listened to you before lol with my old e30s. Suspension upgrades are by the far the best mods to do first. I went with 8K front 12K rear (448lb/in and 672lb/in). They are set to completely soft for now; however, I now realize how shit the roads in Toronto actually are. It's not a harsh ride whatsoever but I do feel bumps on the road now that I didn't feel before. I also went with a skid plate this time. Too many broken pans in my history lol.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:37 PM   #68
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Thanks man.

Tomek, I should have listened to you before lol with my old e30s. Suspension upgrades are by the far the best mods to do first. I went with 8K front 12K rear (448lb/in and 672lb/in). They are set to completely soft for now; however, I now realize how shit the roads in Toronto actually are. It's not a harsh ride whatsoever but I do feel bumps on the road now that I didn't feel before. I also went with a skid plate this time. Too many broken pans in my history lol.
Haha, yeah, I still preach good suspension > everything. And yes, the roads are horrible, and you can feel everything with stiff linear rates. Solid camber plates add a lot of NVH too, but the added static camber is amazing.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:43 PM   #69
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perfect stance.

Love the flag on the hood...
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #70
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Thanks Denny. When are you going to bring you machine to Toronto?
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:43 PM   #71
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Thanks Denny. When are you going to bring you machine to Toronto?
I would love too man!! but with my lack of time I am moving to Quebec city in july...to be close to the family to help us with the 3 year old... I will have more time to wrench on the car but now I am going to be 10 hours away!!
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:55 PM   #72
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I would love too man!! but with my lack of time I am moving to Quebec city in july...to be close to the family to help us with the 3 year old... I will have more time to wrench on the car but now I am going to be 10 hours away!!
What!!?!? Now it looks like I'll be driving out there to see you now
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:32 PM   #73
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What!!?!? Now it looks like I'll be driving out there to see you now
yeah I know its weird. We need to hookup soon.. I need a good camera man to film some vids..
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:21 PM   #74
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I decided to try out some LED peanut bulbs in my city lights. The light output is actually kinda impressive IMO. I believe it's a 5w LED. The guy I got it from sells a stronger one too. The stronger bulb wouldn't fit in my housing. I'm sure if they would have fit that I would be able to drive with the city lights only LOL. I'm going to go back and see if he has or can get one of these in amber instead.


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Old 05-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #75
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Interesting, do you have any photos of the installation? How do they look in daylight? Hard to tell from photos but those almost look *too* bright!

My e34 city lights are way too dim though so I am definitely interested in something like this.
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