Finished installing my suspension on Friday. Scott came by to give me a hand and I probably couldn't have done it without his help (or his pipe wrench). Thanks again Scott.
I picked up some E90 Drophats from Maranello Mike to get it just a bit lower.
I realized how bad the front springs on the car were once we got them out.
The following is NOT a teaser!
Das folgende ist NICHT ein teaser!
The reason why I say that is because I am not a big fan of teasers and I don't want people to think that is what I am trying to do. I don't know about some people but I don't like being teased by dudes on the internet.
Here is a picture of the suspension installed. I did leave the spring pads installed.
And the car back on the ground.
Front. Yes, the jack just barely fits.
Rear. I love the way it sits in the back.
It is a huge difference if you compare it to how the car used to be sitting.
Now here is where I would be saying 'Why didn't you pull the car out and take a better picture' and I did.
I started the car up after it had not been started in at least two weeks. It started no problem, idled fine, so I pulled it out onto my driveway. I got out of the car to grab my camera and I noticed a huge puddle inside my garage. It definitely wasn't oil so I smelled it and it was gas. I ran back to the car and looked underneath and there was gas just flowing from underneath the car. It was coming down from just behind the wheel well on the driver side. I put the car back in the garage and shut it off.
I tried to look from the top of the engine bay but I can't see signs of fuel leaking and I haven't jacked it back up to check from underneath. It isn't leaking when the car is off so I'm good for now.
So as it sits right now, I've got brakes and suspension installed and a fuel leak to locate.
I don't think this is what BMW meant when they said 'Joy Never Stops'. Maybe they were being sarcastic...