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Old 11-08-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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E34 lovin

Thought I'd share. This is my fourth one and my favorite one out of the four. I'm currently working on finishing up interior swap. Switched from dove white to full black headliner and all. Next inline is M52 swap with S52 cams and who knows might even turbo it. BTW I'v got a whole interior worth of dove pieces let me know if you need anything. ENJOY





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Old 11-08-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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I love that colour! Looks great. Can't wait till next season to take mine out to play.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:57 PM   #3
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Few updates to the car. Got a ground control kit and a custom strut bar. Car is not lowered yet, I need to get some spacers to avoid hitting the perch at the front but even all the way raised its 1.25 inches lower then stock.



















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Old 05-16-2010, 04:58 PM   #4
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Next inline is an M52 swap with S52 cams and a rack & pinion conversion.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:56 PM   #5
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wow thats looking real nice, i've been looking at alotta coilovers, they don't like going very low straight up without modifications.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:10 AM   #6
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wow thats looking real nice, i've been looking at alotta coilovers, they don't like going very low straight up without modifications.
Actually they do go pretty low without having to modify the strut tube but if you want to really tuck that front tire under the fender then you don't have too much of a choice.

I took 1 inch off the strut housing and there is still 1 inch room on the sleeve in this pic so this would be your maximum drop without cutting the tube. I think thats low enough.



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Old 05-26-2010, 07:19 PM   #7
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I have never understood why to use coil overs on the street.
There is no performance gain, only a harsh ride over bumpy roads with limited suspension travel.

Someone please explain this to me...
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:34 PM   #8
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Actually they do go pretty low without having to modify the strut tube but if you want to really tuck that front tire under the fender then you don't have too much of a choice.

I took 1 inch off the strut housing and there is still 1 inch room on the sleeve in this pic so this would be your maximum drop without cutting the tube. I think thats low enough.
man if i could go this low with mine, i'd sleep REALLY WELL at night , i'll try my best.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:41 PM   #9
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I have never understood why to use coil overs on the street.
There is no performance gain, only a harsh ride over bumpy roads with limited suspension travel.

Someone please explain this to me...
E34 front end sits way too high, you can't get enough drop with springs alone. As far as gains, its a HUGE improvement over stock and ride quality is dependent on the spring rates, you can even get springs that would give you stock feel. Biggest reason is the range of adjustment, You can go from scraping the frame to stock ride height.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:50 PM   #10
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E34 front end sits way too high, you can't get enough drop with springs alone. As far as gains, its a HUGE improvement over stock and ride quality is dependent on the spring rates, you can even get springs that would give you stock feel. Biggest reason is the range of adjustment, You can go from scraping the frame to stock ride height.

Nice work though, I will buy one if you make me one! (sia@rogers.com) And I would install your nice work on my e34 Alpina B10 .

By the way, is the hood closes all right?
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:38 PM   #11
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Nice work though, I will buy one if you make me one! (sia@rogers.com) And I would install your nice work on my e34 Alpina B10 .

By the way, is the hood closes all right?
I'm assuming you are talking about the strut bar?
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:30 PM   #12
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I installed bilsteins and vogtlands on my e34 2 days ago, one finger gap in the front, i'm almost satisfied, hopefully with abit of driving it'll be a lil' lower.
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looking good.

with that strut brace you can't get at the camber plates to make adjustments. However it's not something that gets adjusted often... if ever.... so it's not a big deal.
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I installed bilsteins and vogtlands on my e34 2 days ago, one finger gap in the front, i'm almost satisfied, hopefully with abit of driving it'll be a lil' lower.
I have pretty much zero gap and about one inch more room on my front and rear perches. I was thinking about going with bilies and vogtlands myself but I heard the ride is really firm and of course no adjustment.

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with that strut brace you can't get at the camber plates to make adjustments. However it's not something that gets adjusted often... if ever.... so it's not a big deal.
Thanks. You're right about the strut bar. I had to take it off since it was hitting the strut nut and not allowing it move in the turns. I'm working on a new design though to fix that problem.

Here's a few new pics.





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Old 06-13-2010, 11:22 PM   #15
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