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  1. 10 points
    suspenceful

    Secret Santa 2017

    A great ‘secret’ Secret Santa surprise. Thanks guys! Seriously. PS: it’s possible that the first one was not infact from my girlfriend’s sister. We’ll never know. Merry Christmas!
  2. 9 points
    wasnt m3

    About time!

    Been kind of busy lately, hence me not being too active around here lately. I finally did it. Found a proper place to call home. Just over the weekend, Robin and I purchased our first garage. It even came with a home, not to mention, barn! Big shout out to John Molitor for his realty services and help! I'm sure there will be plenty of meets and cruises here in Dousman on hwy 67 just a couple miles from some great South Kettle roads!
  3. 6 points
    Bassboy3313

    E21 Project Thread - Part 2

    Slowly but surely Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  4. 6 points
    Snap

    Secret Santa 2017

    I received my gift from “totally not Joe” [emoji1] 1981 and 1990 brochures showcasing some of the BMW Engineering and R&D. This stuff is fascinating! Theres a cylinder deactivation prototype engine, super eta vs diesel discussion and some crab manifold pressure wave tuning content. I like how they mention that with Computer Aided Modeling they can cut out a lot of the “guess and check” in development. Its nice to know that even BMW engineers are mortals that still have to rely on empirical data and testing instead of complicated mathematical models. Joe, thanks a ton! This is good stuff
  5. 5 points
    wasnt m3

    chit chat thread

    Made a shelf for my basement tonight.
  6. 5 points
    This is fucking crazy. We may actually gain a net positive +2 running E30s in the group this season.
  7. 5 points
    Snap

    ILC's E92 M3

    This is gonna be awesome!
  8. 5 points
    i_love_cars

    ILC's E92 M3

    Something is happening in Spring 2018.
  9. 4 points
    stealthbimmer

    Das Vert

    Been kind of at a stall with this. Was hoping my brother would put his damn audi back together so I could have access to the lift for my swap. That doesnt look like it is happening in the near future. So, I at least decided to get the swap parts together, so when and if I get access to the lift I am ready to go. Soon enough I will just bite the bullet and do it on jack stands. I did it with my e34, I would just rather not do it again. I have found this is the easiest way to remove a drivetrain from parts cars. I much prefer working on my feet than on my back under a rusted out hoopdie. I picked away at it a bit, but I am going to let most of the bolts soak overnight doused in pb blaster. Half the exhaust bolts snapped, so I would rather be safe than sorry with the axle bolts. I have rounded off enough of those in my day.
  10. 4 points
    SamHolzmann

    1984 318i Build

    Spent a couple hours and whipped up this radiator beauty cover. Pretty happy but the next one will turn out better
  11. 4 points
    straight6pwr

    M52 Swap Time

    it'll be fun! you'll have a working, reliable e30. that's pretty much all you need for a happy life. a family is cool, too, I guess. and beer. don't forget the beer.
  12. 4 points
    Jdesign

    chit chat thread

    No foreign animals. But I did manage to find $9.07 in change, 4 half smoked joints, and a small baggie containing a white ball of a powder-like substance when I cleaned the interior. That has to count for something.
  13. 4 points
    Since someone asked me "why go single now, after having upgraded twins" on another forum, I figured I'd post the answer here as well. The biggest reason is because I don't want to have to do all of this work ever again. If one of the twins took a shit, I'd have to drop the subframe to remove everything and replace it. Now I'll have one turbo that can go bad, instead of two... and it'll be a lot easier to access if it does go bad. Aftermarket N54 twins aren't known to be reliable anyways. They also pile in torque down low. While it feels awesome, it's tough on the motor. I don't want to replace another motor. A larger single turbo should be a little easier on the motor. I wasn't "wowed" by the twins. They were definitely faster, but it wasn't "OMG CRAZY". I know I'll be sacrificing some spool time, but when the boost hits it's going to feel great. If you're after linear power with modest goals, I think twins are a good choice. But I don't want to be pushing twins to their absolute limit just to achieve my goals. I'd rather put a larger single on and give it a lighter workout. I would still recommend the MMP twins, but I think I'll enjoy the single more. Plus, who doesn't like the look and sound?
  14. 4 points
    Something was left on my doorstep today! I'm honestly blown away by the quality and craftsmanship of this kit. The attention-to-detail is crazy. I've dealt with a lot of vendors on this platform and this was probably the nicest overall experience I've had. It shipped on time, came complete, and was packaged VERY nicely. I can't say the same about my previous expensive purchases. Super excited to get this installed for spring!
  15. 4 points
    I'll start off right away by saying that dash repair, is not as easy as it seems. I spent right around 8 hours total body filling and sanding the shit out of this thing. Many times I came upon more small cracks I hadn't noticed before and had to go back and open them up and fix em. All in all it ended up turning out really great and I couldn't be more pleased. The dash flocking was pretty straight forward as there is a pretty well written instructions that comes with the kit. I would say the one and only struggle about the hole process was the amount of time I had to get it done. You get 15 minutes total to get the black undercoat and the fibers on. Luckily I had a friend help me with the painting and so it took us about 10 minutes to get the painting done and the last few minutes to frantically get the fibers blown on before the undercoat dried. I went overboard with the fibers as the kit advises u to in order to cover all the areas. The cure takes about 15 - 17 hours before u can shake the excess fibers off and another 72 hours to a week before u can install it back in the car. We'll see how she looks tomorrow once I shake it off. On another note, got the driver side rust hole fixed up, 16 gauge worked so much better and welded up with little issue. Subframes and trailing arms back from blasting! Reinforcement time... Front subframe all welded up before calling it quits tonight. All credit goes to my buddy Forrest and his master skills with a tig welder... Gonna help finish up the reinforcement welding tomorrow as well as two other small rust holes on the passenger side that need to be cut out and welded up. Also praying that my parts show up from fcp so that I can get the timing cover back on the motor. Was suppose to get a few parts I was having powder coated back about week ago but it seems that their oven broke down and was unable to get it back up and running tell about a day ago, so once again, I wait.
  16. 4 points
    Why dont we have a drool emoticon https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/d/1996-bmw-m3-track-car/6448457469.html
  17. 4 points
    Snap

    M52 Swap Time

    Figuring out some of the final details on the exhaust system....its the last significant task left on this swap before the car is drivable Besides that its just installing the valence+hood and putting a few finishing touches on things
  18. 4 points
    m42b32

    Hayden's Stock 325i Build Thread

    I almost guarantee a body shop will just want to replace it. A brand new OEM fender is probably under $300 from the dealer, plus another $150 to have it painted. It'll cost way more than that in labor to work it back to straight unless they use a ton of bondo. If you can find a nice used fender at a yard and have it painted (or better yet in the right color), then swap them out on your own, that's definitely the way to go.
  19. 4 points
    Tkuhn

    A purists nightmare - E46 drift build

    Quick little update. Got all of the final welds ground down and the bay is ready for filler and sanding. Also was able to wire up and finalize the driver side wiring for the headlight, corner, horn, coolant level and temp sensor. Pleased with the outcome and next will be the passenger side.
  20. 4 points
    ClassE

    Secret Santa 2017

    Loving my Secret Santa gift!!!
  21. 4 points
    m42b32

    Secret Santa 2017

    Opened my secret santa gift: whoever you are, you're awesome!!!
  22. 3 points
    jc43089

    BMW Sienna 2.5i build

    So I'm putting this in members BMWs because it has a BMW drivetrain now. With a third kid on the way the Volvo wagon isn't big enough so my wife found a 2004 Sienna on craigslist with a bad transmission. Got it hom for 2200$ which was probably too much in hindsight. It's an XLE Limited with AWD 172k miles. The previous owner had a power flush done on the transmission and it plugged the filter and killed itself shortly afterward. I was planning to get a scrapyard transmission but apparently they are hard to come by and are around 1000$ or even more for a lower mile unit. So a friend and I pulled the engine and transmission at a shop with a lift, not really any other way to do it as it has to come out the bottom. We got the suspension put back together and put it back on the ground to push outside while I got the transmission fixed and he says to me "hey would one of your BMW engines fit in here?". So we got out a tape measure and figured out it was somewhat possible so let's get started! Oh and my wife said to do whatever is cheaper, which this wouldn't be if I didn't already have an m50 with a g250 transmission sitting in my garage from my '94. The engine has an m54b30 intake cam, bored .020 over and Maxsil coated pistons, UUC lightweight flywheel with an m5 clutch. First problem is all the steering stuff in back like every transverse engine vehicle. Cleared that out by flipping the spindles, and struts left/right. So the calipers will be behind the axle and the tie rod connection is in front. The strut mounting, wheel bearing, and ball joint mount are in a line so it won't affect geometry. Moved all of the steering stuff and sway bar. Then I trailered the engine up to the shop, ready to get started.
  23. 3 points
    m42b32

    Alpine e30 progress/build thread

    Had a few hours on Sunday afternoon, so I took advantage of the warmer temps and got as much done underneath the car as I could. Laying on the concrete in 35 degree weather is a lot better than when it's 5 outside haha. The car is officially immobile until it is running on 2 more cylinders, so I took a moment and stored it properly.
  24. 3 points
    jc43089

    chit chat thread

    Test fitted the m50 in the van last night. Just had to trim and massage the tunnel a little to fit the transmission. Fabricating engine mounts and a way to hook up steering today. Pics to come. Sent from my 831C using Tapatalk
  25. 3 points
    Thanks everyone! I don't wanna let you down, so I put together a brief build update and showed off my new single turbo kit. First time doing something like this, so let me know what you think!
  26. 3 points
    Liked and subscribed! 559 When you hit 1000 they send you an E92 rc car with a youtube livery on it
  27. 3 points
    HipMF

    E21 Project Thread - Part 2

  28. 3 points
    GunMetalGrey

    Lifted E30 V2

    I'm leaking fluids like they are going out of style..... It looks like the heater core is leaking, and it is leaking enough to drain the expansion tank in a day or two. Gotta replace that. I increased the fuel amount, and now the low pressure return on injector 6 is leaking a lot more than before. Gotta fix that. I'm leaking oil out of the crankcase breather/separator. Gonna tap the return from that into the pan (like OE setup) Adding more fuel was very amusing. Simple turn of a screw and now it is substantially faster. It also makes me want a different/new/bigger turbo knowing that the current one has compressor wheel wear and is likely less efficient than it should be. I took it out for a hot second last night, and I have more torque than traction down low, which is kind of a fun problem to have.
  29. 3 points
    It seems like something you would want to have as a just in case but then again you would need to remove your spare tire in order to house it. With very poor planning you can still get away with never run out of gas due to the relative frequency you are near a gas station. With excellent planning you can still randomly get a flat tire. It's awesomely overthought and useless and I want it.
  30. 3 points
    nick.e46.330i.

    my 330i

    The engine is finally painted. It took longer than I wanted to but that’s because we ran out of propane and and when that happened I lost ambition. Haha. My buddy came out to my shop and put the primer down Saturday night. Then came out tonight to lay down base and clear. Also since my last I got the spacers to space out my power steering pump. I also put new seal on the vanos pistons and put the anti rattle kit in. I don’t have any pictures of the process as my phone died when I started. Now when @Tkuhn has time he will be doing the wire tuck.
  31. 3 points
    KaiserRolls

    Hayden's Stock 325i Build Thread

    Hippie
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
    and for some E34 drooooooolll. I need to go check the garage. Yes, it's still there. almost thought mine was stolen. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1995-bmw-540i-4/
  34. 3 points
  35. 3 points
    YoungCR

    Recent pc build.

    Unless you're an old Porsche guy
  36. 3 points
    Snap

    chit chat thread

    I will never own anything newer than an M54 unless it is under warranty /scaredlittleboy
  37. 3 points
    HipMF

    M52 Swap Time

    Someone mentioned tubing expanders, so I'm posting this. Possibly NSFW...? 7hOXm1o.mp4
  38. 3 points
    WTF. No cage track car? Seems legit. IDK anything that has a 5.0 ford in it now just makes me think its a hack job because I own one.
  39. 3 points
    Jeff

    Car Knowledge

    In what location is Normal society found? I have yet to find it on google. I seem to learn best hands on weather then lectures and reading books. If I am showed how it is easier but we all have different ways of learning. Some slower some faster. Some people know a little bit about a lot of things some people know a lot about very few things. I can’t stand when some people think they know what they are talking about but they are feeding the wrong information to others. For instance my wife’s brother told her mother to keep driving her car down the highway when she seen it smoking(oil leak). As she continued to drive the car got louder and louder then went boom. Neither one of them understand that 4 cycle engines require oil to lubricate the engine.
  40. 3 points
    Earl

    chit chat thread

    First post of the year!!!! Suck it
  41. 3 points
    Bassboy3313

    E21 Project Thread - Part 2

    One more thing crossed off the list. Aiming them is going to be fun once the car is on the ground and out of the garage in spring. Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  42. 3 points
    Those fog lights will be toast in a matter of days lol.
  43. 3 points
    YoungCR

    E21 Project Thread - Part 2

    Doc360!!
  44. 3 points
    Anyone need a cheap wagon? It's a very rare 8 cylinder 2.8L https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/2000-bmw-528-real-nice/6440940828.html Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  45. 3 points
    “Further proving that I have not checked into it. LOL thanks Chris.” [emoji16] I do like the Zender stripe but make it REALLY 80’s with a yellow orange red gradient (Searching for example) Here we go
  46. 3 points
    Snap

    Window Tint

    Clear glass is sexy in an older car. I do enjoy the heat reduction in the summer from the window tint on a daily driver though. Keep it legal and you wont have anything to worry about. Source: I’m a dad.
  47. 3 points
    Jdesign

    Secret Santa 2017

    Now the real question is, can you drive them all with just one controller?
  48. 3 points
    KaiserRolls

    chit chat thread

    If the mirrors are folded in, then it’s stored
  49. 3 points
    Bassboy3313

    E21 Project Thread - Part 2

    Basically, yes. It's the e21 gruppe 5 rear roof spoiler. Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  50. 3 points
    GB-335xiCoupe

    chit chat thread

    In a truly circular universe where time is a complete continuum and one could take a shortcut through said continuum, we would all in fact know about the pre-load loading theory. However, Pat and Snap are clearly from the future, and much wiser than any of us mere mortals. Just kidding of course, we all know that Al Gore invented the preload trick. Afterall, he invented the Internet. One smart cookie.
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