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Old 11-01-2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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Hibernation Time :(

So as of last night, after a cool bath and a quick wax polish, the Black Bomber will be sound asleep untill the spring, most likely 1st of April.

It has been 40 000Km's of awesomeness, road trip, HWY runs, Max shananigans and daily errands. After all the paint blemishes that appeared after its first winter, it was going to be stupid of me to repeat my mistake.

I am planning some upkeep items over the winter months, as well as some mods for next season. We will see what the budget allows, but I am thinking of a proper Cosmo CAI (hooked up into my grille), proper polishing of my headlights with some euro touches , HID fogs and finally, Coil overs.



The Turbo winter beast is ready, although I still need to put my winters on it. Love this little HWY runner.




Is yours in hibernation? Plans over the winter?
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:28 AM   #2
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I put mine to bed the weekend after Thanksgiving. Some intake mods planned for the winter along with some routine maintenance parts.

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Old 11-01-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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Terry,

I am going to run mine this winter as my daily commute is 7+kms. we'll see how it goes from there, but since I have the TR6 as a winter project and should actually be my "summer" car, can one man have more than one dedacted summer vehicle? Maybe the M5 will be a daily summer vehicle and the TR6 a weekend warrior..
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:40 PM   #4
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The BEAST is getting a complete strip down and paint job over the winter! she will be ready for spring with out the road rash!

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Old 11-01-2011, 12:45 PM   #5
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just put the 325 away

winter plans - swapping in the 6-speed as well as new lightened flywheel+clutch and another uuc ssk. btw, I'll be selling the old stuff I'm pulling out, 5 speed getrag + flywheel/clutch, factory driveshaft with new guibo and csb, UUC evo 3 ssk with erk+dssr if anybody is interested shoot me a pm.

no shot of the car sleeping yet but here's the daily chillin @ work
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #6
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see sig. Roadster stored about a month ago.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:22 PM   #7
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I'm letting my babies enjoy the first week of Nov. They're all been Krowned. After that nite nite till Spring.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:00 PM   #8
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Mine has spent most of the past 14 months in a freakin' coma except for brief periods of insanity when she's awake... -_-
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:06 PM   #9
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My E36 has been sleeping since august, and E34 insurance runs out in 4 days (barely been driving it). I'm in full-blown E30 beater mode. Loving it.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:10 AM   #10
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I have an XI, they don't sleep.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:30 AM   #11
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Since i got a flat tire few weeks ago, i dont drive the 330 much (with 2 winters in the rear!) Few plans for the winter include AA stage 2 SC just waiting to be installed, and some coilovers so it can sit the way i want. Still considering an X5, or XI maybe...untill then its the Ford as a beater...
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:44 AM   #12
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just put the 325 away

winter plans - swapping in the 6-speed as well as new lightened flywheel+clutch and another uuc ssk. btw, I'll be selling the old stuff I'm pulling out, 5 speed getrag + flywheel/clutch, factory driveshaft with new guibo and csb, UUC evo 3 ssk with erk+dssr if anybody is interested shoot me a pm.

no shot of the car sleeping yet but here's the daily chillin @ work
nice mk5 gti man !
do u have chip in it yet? or keeping it stock?
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:01 PM   #13
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Yup, I learned my mistake too, car is going in on Saturday and then its time to order parts.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #14
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After all the paint blemishes that appeared after its first winter, it was going to be stupid of me to repeat my mistake.
What did you do wrong when you stored your car?
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Mine has been gone since early Sept. Awaiting spring.
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