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Old 04-21-2011, 03:18 PM   #76
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You should look into getting some dust boots for the rear shocks.
Yeah they came with dust boots for the front but not the back. I was going to ask if there was a reason for that. Any recommendations on where to get some?
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:31 PM   #77
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I used my OEM dust boots with my rear Bilsteins.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:35 PM   #78
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Installed new brakes today (calipers, rotors and pads). Nothing spectacular, just stock.



Does anyone want any of this or should I make it into some sort of art piece.



The shocks are junk, the springs are probably okay, and the rotors obviously would need to be resurfaced and I still don't know if they would be usable.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:38 PM   #79
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I used my OEM dust boots with my rear Bilsteins.
I didn't have any dust boots on the rear ones but I do on the front ones. I guess I could reuse them. I wonder where could I get some nice blue ones???
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:17 PM   #80
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You're making progress and I like the haul of new parts in waiting. Enjoy the springs and a pleasure doing business with you.

Keep the updates comming!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:18 PM   #81
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Yup, like Voluted mentioned, OEM boots should do the trick. But they are black. I think you may have to call and ask Bilstein if you want blue ones, but I can't recall if they have them in the correct diameter.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:36 PM   #82
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I'll take a look on sunday and see if I have a set kicking around... 'cause I know you want to put the car back up again, haha.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:40 AM   #83
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id suggest new rear shock mounts while you're at it. I tore my stock ones in a matter of weeks when I lowered my e30
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:32 AM   #84
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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.




WARNING!!!
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ACHTUNG!!!
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...
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50% of the time the pipewrench works every time! ...but only with a torch on the housing for a good 5 minutes. I was nice to get that stuff off and back on the car in a couple hours. Made it to my baseball practice right at 1pm!
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:05 AM   #86
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Garbage day...



I wish it looked that good every week!

Unfortunately I was wrong about my jack clearing because it doesn't. I tried to jack it up to try to find that fuel leak and I couldn't get my jack to clear the oil pan or the rocker panel on either side. I'm not sure how I got the jack out in the first place unless the car has settled a little already.

It's looking less and less likely that my car will be ready for the opening cruise on May 7
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:26 AM   #87
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Just sounds like one of your fuel lines split, should be too hard to fix. You have 10 days to get it done! That jack you have looks like the same one that I have. Assuming it is, there's no way that it doesn't clear the rocker panels, it JUST fits under the frame rails on my car (which sit lower than the rocker panels), any lower and I'd have to drive up onto a piece of wood or something in order to get the jack under. In order for that jack to not clear the rocker panels your car would have to be really slammed.
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50% of the time the pipewrench works every time! ...but only with a torch on the housing for a good 5 minutes. I was nice to get that stuff off and back on the car in a couple hours. Made it to my baseball practice right at 1pm!
This is true..

Also.. Impact guns work 100% of the time for snapping shock mount studs...

I think the torque spec is 195ft-lbs.
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I think the torque spec is 195ft-lbs.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:44 PM   #90
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Just sounds like one of your fuel lines split, should be too hard to fix. You have 10 days to get it done!
I do have lots of time and I'm sure it's nothing too major. Mostly I'm just disappointed that the car isn't on the road yet.

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That jack you have looks like the same one that I have. Assuming it is, there's no way that it doesn't clear the rocker panels, it JUST fits under the frame rails on my car (which sit lower than the rocker panels), any lower and I'd have to drive up onto a piece of wood or something in order to get the jack under.
Sorry I meant it doesn't clear the frame rails. It is very close and tomorrow I will push the car onto some wood and then it will clear.
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