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  1. 7 points
    B C

    E30 Picnic June 28, 2020 10a - 3p

  2. 7 points
    KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Old pinion seal was pretty torched. pried it out and hammered the new one in diff studs in, new dust cover for pinion seal, new speed sensor and oring gets here today. Hoping to get this back on the road tonight.
  3. 7 points
    Did some more polishing today and replaced my brake line I broke. Got the brakes all re-bled and took it down lake drive and hit some boost! I don't know if theres a better feeling than working on a car every day for 8 months straight and then finally getting to drive it. Surprisingly had no rubbing or anything. Can full lock wheels and all. Ignore my door being opened in the video. There was one issue; my amber corner on my drivers side flew out and got ran over immediately doing about 65 mph. Oh well, thats minor. IMG_8521.mov
  4. 6 points
    Jakob S

    New Member

    Thanks for the add! Here’s my 2018 F80 VRacing Stage 2 tuned, HR spring on 19s, Catless downpipes, MPE exhaust, Carbons here and there lol
  5. 6 points
    wasnt m3

    Z3 Coupe content

    Also, fun fact, these things fit 295 rear tires with no fender modification.
  6. 6 points
    HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Procured a POS people-mover: Couldn't decide what to do with the compact or what to replace it with, so I decided to buy another car to "fill the gap" between it and my next car so I don't have to drive the e21 everywhere... I can totally see myself dailying this POS for a couple years because I love it. I had a ton of anxiety about buying it because I was worried about all of the things that could go wrong, but as soon as i drove it, it made me laugh and it puts a smile on my face every time I get in it. I had forgotten how good it feels to drive one of these cars. It's rusty, has a bad exhaust leak, the shifter has 3-4 inches of slop, drivers-side rear wheel bearing is bad, clutch engagement is weird (master cylinder?), brakes have some feels (not the good kind), along with innumerable cosmetic issues, but there's something about a dilapidated old e34 that just puts me in a good mood. Maybe it's nostalgia, but it's also impressive how something that's so old an improperly maintained can still run and drive as amazingly as an old e34. Maybe one of the last truly over-engineered BMWs?
  7. 6 points
    Towed the car in the rain out to Lake Country Alignment in Dousman today, got her nice and ready to roll. Used an open car trailer and it was raining anyways so I decided to drive the car back for the hour ride. the car handles a million times better now being properly aligned and with the bigger/better tires and bushings! the car didn't rub once. the drive couldn't have gone any better if it weren't for the rain. Going to try and cruise out to the e30 meet Sunday if it doesn't rain and if I get a couple more things done before then. Finally after a year the car is getting close to where I want it!
  8. 6 points
    patsbimmer1

    Gone but not forgotten

    With your history maybe public transit is more your speed.
  9. 5 points
    patsbimmer1

    chit chat thread

    This week I officially accepted a position with SD Wheel/Fitment Industries/Custom Offsets as the Commodity Manager over Suspension and Accessories and gave notice at my current job. I'm thrilled to start working with these guys in a segment that i'm so passionate about!
  10. 5 points
    Rears are on. Really happy with the car, so much better than before. Fitment is pretty much perfect all the way around. Thanks again to @suspenceful for the help with the rolling the fenders.
  11. 5 points
    KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Ended up co-driving the evo. Took first in STU and 3rd overall for raw time. http://www.fvscc.com/results/2020_Summer/Event2_raw.htm
  12. 5 points
    I've been wanting to do this for a while, finally msportparts.com came out with a replacement piece for the faded M cluster logo! Took advantage of having the cluster out as well and polished it up really nicely and removed all the swirls. It's the small things like this that make a build so much better and satisfying to me. Very happy with this. (The first picture is after)
  13. 5 points
    B C

    *FREE* Wheel Dollies

    *Actual photo of Dave’s car on the dollies
  14. 5 points
    The T56 that I had in the car started popping out of 3rd gear & reverse and grinding going into 3rd. Time for a new trans! RPM transmission level VI was ordered and, while I'm in there, I popped in a Monster dual clutch in case I wanted to add more power. Should be good up to 700hp/to. Also got a bolt in roll cage from Mitch. (Thanks for delivery relay, Mitch & TJ!) Powder coated it gloss black and bolted it in. Nitto NT01 rear tires mounted as well. 255s.
  15. 5 points
    DrLeadFoot

    The E46 M3 Journal

    A couple new pieces for the M3!
  16. 5 points
    suspenceful

    Plate Blockers

    Was looking at Groms on Facebook Marketplace and came across this, lol I trimmed the video, but c'mon
  17. 4 points
    Bassboy3313

    Z3 Coupe content

    Figure I should start updating here. First thing done besides small things was changing out the stereo for a Continental bluetooth/usb/aux unit. One of the main reasons I did this is due to the next thing I've been working on. And that is a Z3M center console swap which would eliminate the clock due to the guages i want to run. I got a set of used Z3M consoles, disassembled them, wrapped them with brushed steel vinyl wrap, eliminated the chrome and popped in some new VDO guages. Ultimate end goal is to also switch out the tan interior for black/cinnamon to complement the Montreal blue exterior more. Other than getting these console pieces in the car as well as painting/dying interior parts that need to be removed in process, I also picked up a set of H&R coilovers that will soon be installed as well. Also, bringing this over from my other post, had to 3D print a BSS RC wheel center cap wrench that works like a charm!
  18. 4 points
    Just a couple of pictures highlighting the front as the rear fenders are getting rolled tomorrow. Can’t help myself but drive with the 16s up front and the 14s on the rear, love driving the car too much. And my drunk purchase that I didn’t know I made until I got the notification the next day.
  19. 4 points
    wasnt m3

    E30 Picnic June 28, 2020 10a - 3p

    BIG shout out to everyone who made it out today! By far the largest event to date by a long shot. Well over 100 cars and ran out of space. Amazing way to start out the way too late season. Great to see everyone!
  20. 4 points
    ‘‘Twas a hot azz/humid day in the garage. Spent the day finishing these custom panels I’ve slowly been making since the fall. I haven’t touched them in a month or so but decided to try and get them finished. The hardest part of this whole thing was figuring out how to correctly position the door handles/speaker holes, and the pull strap. I used OEM Porsche pull straps for a very nice clean look and decided unlike all the other panels on the market to lower it. I wanted to inner door to show the purple on top like the Lotus Exige. I felt this looks a lot cleaner for some reason. I wrapped the one in alcantara suede but ran out of material for the next one and probably will finish tomorrow. Overall very happy with how these ended up turning out. The interior is getting closer and closer everyday. I also ordered a new cup holder idea from BMW Milwaukee North today. Plan to use some Z3 trays. Will update once they come in early next week. (I don’t have the door handle in yet or the lower speaker. I’m waiting on a new chrome lux package handle as I broke mine somehow. (The lux are chrome. Should match the stainless hardware I mounted the panels with nicely))
  21. 4 points
    After talking with @MPW3RLee, he had suggested just having their wheel touch up guy at the shop take care of them after he got the tires mounted on the new wheels. They came out great, look brand new. Saved me a ton of time and sanding working as well. I’m really happy with the result. These feel much more appropriate on the car. I think I’ll even be able to run the center waffles if I want to. I am still waiting on the rear set. But seeing as I’m going to be up north for a week, figured I’d get these now.
  22. 4 points
    B C

    E46 Things

    staged a photo with a 3D printed engine from @Bassboy3313 (~ 1:6 scale) while getting ready to replace the engine mounts
  23. 4 points
    SteelBlue

    chit chat thread

    Some shots from the June Sprints today. Lens was giving me errors all day, 50/50 chance I wouldn't be able to take a picture. Canada Corner by Eric, on Flickr Hurry Downs by Eric, on Flickr Turn 6 by Eric, on Flickr Carousel by Eric, on Flickr Kettle Bottoms by Eric, on Flickr Hurry Downs by Eric, on Flickr Turn 6 by Eric, on Flickr
  24. 4 points
  25. 4 points
    damnboy037

    chit chat thread

    This unlawful execution is bringing out the worst in everybody, a few riots should not dismiss the black lives matter movement the same way a few bad/corrupt police departments should not call for all law enforcement to be shut down.
  26. 4 points
    straight6pwr

    Congrats!

    granny shifting, not double clutching like you should.
  27. 3 points
    Bassboy3313

    BBS RC Center Cap Wrench

    Well, it was successful! The PLA material I printed the wrench from is actually pretty damn strong. I'm surprised.
  28. 3 points
    Bassboy3313

    BBS RC Center Cap Wrench

    So I actually just 3D printed a 6 sides one just to see if it would maybe work, but it didnt. I think if it had the notches between the points (like the first one Tom linked) to accommodate the 12pt center cap, it may have worked. I feel like an idiot tho. The 12pt wrench 3D file that I found which I thought was for a smaller size, is actually the correct size. My 3D print program autoscaled it down to 65% to fit my print bed. When I bring it back up to 100% scaled, it is too large for my printer no matter how I rotate it. My solution, chop the handle down an inch or so and rotate it to fit the print volume and use supports. Original After chopping the handle down to fit And showing the 3D print layers with support material Just hit go on a 21 hour print, so we shall see how it turns out.
  29. 3 points
  30. 3 points
    Glad you made it today! You reminded me again how mad I was when I missed out on those wheels by minutes when they popped up on craigslist years ago haha
  31. 3 points
    patsbimmer1

    chit chat thread

    Woo! New helmet ordered!
  32. 3 points
    B C

    E30 Picnic June 28, 2020 10a - 3p

    Immodium will fix that right up
  33. 3 points
    SteelBlue

    chit chat thread

    Incredible labor of love, but some of the most beautiful machines of all time.
  34. 3 points
    SteelBlue

    chit chat thread

    Love being up north. Ultimate goal would be to have a place on the chain of lakes and a 1950s Chris Craft on the dock. Someday.
  35. 3 points
    KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Nearing completion need to pop the axle stubs back off and torque the bolts, then it’s on to the pinion seal
  36. 3 points
    I’m really glad you were able to make it out man. If you keep at it you will no doubt improve. Autox is by far the cheapest/safest way to comfortably push a car. I would try and keep 9/3 hand position on the wheel as much as possible. Avoid shuffle steering as the inputs tend to be jerky and can upset the car, I only overhand the wheel if it is super necessary on tight stuff. Line choice will get better with more seat time and definitely walk the course a few times. Looking ahead/through the corner towards the exit/apex whatever helped me a lot when I first started. Getting the car in the right position will help you not ruin the next 3 corners type of thing. I try to avoid “coasting” as much as possible. Either on throttle/braking/maintenance throttle. On RA Motorolex it’s super slick so I try not to be Hard on the brakes while doing large steering inputs. For slaloms I usually ignore the first cone and try to make that a braking marker (depending on the course Obviously, but RA they can usually be ignored because the slalom “entrance” usually lines up with a corner exit) I am by no means in a position to instruct and still am a Certified noob as well, but that’s some of the stuff I have picked up on riding with people that are way faster than me. when they allow ride alongs, 100% get in someone’s car/grab an instructor
  37. 3 points
    I threw the stock wheels back on and took the car to its first autocross at Road America! This was essentially my first autocross as well, my only other time being a few laps 5 years ago. Was nice talking to @KaiserRolls and seeing him make me look like a n00b on the track. That being said, I'd love some feedback/tips/advice on my driving. I'm going to another autocross with it this weekend and would love to improve! I placed #74 out of 147 cars. My best time was 58.925s. First place had 53.322s and average time for everyone was 59.751s: http://fvscc.com/results/2020_Summer/Event1_raw.htm I have tons of parts ready to install on the M3 so be sure to subscribe if you enjoy YouTube content: https://www.youtube.com/jakespence135
  38. 3 points
    KaiserRolls

    1989 325i Project Thread

    Me going downstairs after reading this to check what I bought from oriellys
  39. 3 points
    B C

    E46 Things

    158,747 miles Replaced engine mounts (Corteco). The (assumed) originals were decently squashed. I removed the washer fluid reservoir, cleaned up the main engine ground wire and did a fair amount of miscellaneous cleaning and checking while I was in there.
  40. 3 points
    B C

    chit chat thread

  41. 3 points
    rampelsauce

    chit chat thread

    Well, taking a little break from having a fast BMW. Sold the compact to @alexw and am just having fun with my '96 Volvo 850 daily. And I blacked out the kidneys on the X3. Excuse the filthy garage.
  42. 3 points
    Tkuhn

    A purists nightmare - E46 drift build

    UPDATE Totally have been slacking on the updates again now that there's no major things going on. Finished shaving the driver side fender and got it primed and put on the car. I tried putting in the passenger seat with the home made seat bases and brackets that I had from before and it just was not going to work. So I finally splurged on some real swat brackets and bases. Planted steel bases with planted aluminum side mounts. Here is the seat mounted. I really liked that they give you so much room to play with and drill your own holes in the seat mount baseplate. And here is both seats finally mounted in the car, with much better seating positions compared to before as well. On to something smaller, I finally upgraded to the brass bleeder screw rather than the plastic one. Was able to get out to a "meet" last weekend at the old forest mall in fond du lac so that was cool to get the car out for a bit. I also ordered some new DEPO clear front marker lights since I broke the tab on my left side one (thus the painters tape lmao). I also decided to take care of the worn out idler and tensioner pulleys. But soon found out that the tensioner pulley I ordered was for the hydraulic tensioner, and i have the mechanical one. After doing some reading it appears the hydraulic one is the upgrade that BMW put in place so I got one on order. And while I was discouraged about not getting that simple job done I decided to completely clean out the catch can and all the lines for it. Thats it for now! I am waiting on a few new parts to show up that I am excited to share once they come in!
  43. 3 points
    KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Both are rebuilt and ready to go in once the diff is finished. The drivers side was near death in terms of lack of grease/grease condition, so the timing of this couldn’t have been better.
  44. 3 points
    SteelBlue

    chit chat thread

    I was going to ask if anyone knew him. The car is 2200 lbs. How built is the M20? When I asked(I think it was dad) when they were on the false grid, he said it was a stock M20. Guessing he meant stock as in N/A. Thing is a screamer, sounded great down in the Kettle Bottoms. Said they ran a 2:29 on Friday which fast for a ~200 some horse power box on wheels. Also saw this up behind 6. Was gutted and had a half cage. IMG_7485.MOV
  45. 3 points
    GunMetalGrey

    Gone but not forgotten

    Hey man, HF is always there to help drop your car down to the ground real quick!
  46. 3 points
    KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Also shots from RA were posted
  47. 3 points
    m42b32

    Awesome car videos!

  48. 2 points
    patsbimmer1

    1995 Dakar e36 M3 coupe 5spd

    A family friend is selling his 95 Dakar e36 M3 coupe and asked me to help out. His total years of ownership is over 10 years but during that span it did a stint with a tech from Patrick BMW at which point he purchased it back about 10 years ago. I had a chance to drive the car this morning and it is absolutely sublime! The exhaust is intoxicating and asks you to wring it out, the handling is SOLID, the clutch is just heavy enough, the UUC shifter is like loading a gun. It does not drive like a 25 year old car. This car is 85% of the way to a full on track build but in it's current state maintains a very nice balance between track ready and road cruiser. He brought me on board to go through the car for a pre-sale inspection. We will be replacing the guibo preventatively. The headliner is on our to-do list as well in the next two weeks. Price: $11k OBO with guibo and headliner fixed. We're open to offers as-is. Vin# wbsbf93245EH02333 Miles: 149k The Good: Xenon Euro Elipsoid Headlights with Angel Eyes Brembo GT BBK front TMS power slotted rear rotors Rear muffler delete with remus tips chipped UUC SSK Sunroof Front Strut Brace Conforti CAI Bilstein Coilovers Corner Balanced LTW Rep rear spoiler AC Schnitzer aluminum e brake handle Alpine head unit Chassis X brace Euro MAF full tool kit NO RUST Leather is NEAR perfect condition Always garaged No faded plastic No dead pixels Front seats from 96-99 (thanks rekpoint) Did I say NO RUST already? The Bad: weak A/C headliner sagging guibo is starting to show wear 3-4 small spider cracks in front and rear bumper VERY VERY slight fading of paint BUT clear coat is perfect CEL on due to euro maf and chip check brakes on due to BBK slight glovebox sag Steering wheel is crooked but it tracks straight Will need new front rotors if it is tracked
  49. 2 points
    Ryan...

    E30 Picnic June 28, 2020 10a - 3p

    I'm attending a work Farm Party the night before, where it is tradition to drink until you vomit. However, I will still be attending this E30 Picnic to see my friends (THAT'S YOU GUYS), and I will have a good attitude.
  50. 2 points
    Can feel how much lighter these wheels are than the old ones. I knew the difference between light and heavy wheels, but now I've felt the difference. Really kind of liking the 14" look. Walsh Residence by Eric, on Flickr
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