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  1. wasnt m3

    Z3M Coupe

    Just picked up a very nice 1999 Z3M Coupe this past weekend. Only 56k on the clock. Originally cosmos over black, repainted very well back in 2005 in Laguna Seca Blue. Can't wait to start modifying it! Stock currently, other than H&R springs. First order of business is finding some oem headlights.
    10 points
  2. patsbimmer1

    chit chat thread

    This past weekend we had 2 of my wife's friends stay at the house with their kids and husbands. On Saturday the girls went to get their nails done and go to a beer garden in Waukesha and they took the M3. When they got back my wife said her friends need to drive the car but were "afraid" so I spent the rest of the day egging them on. On Sunday one of the girls was ready so I threw her in the drivers seat and we went for a drive. She eventually fell in love with it and spent the rest of the weekend asking to drive it anywhere so we put a few more miles on it. Her other friend drove it but
    7 points
  3. Bassboy3313

    E46 Touring Life

    After more failed attempts at coding the B25 DME (kept having issues with connecting and finding the dme in the software), it was time to turn to plan b. Thanks to @m42b32 for having an extra MS43 DME and being able to flash it with everything I needed. Joe ended up putting the stock B30 tune, EWS delete and SAI delete on it and it worked like a charm. After a couple startups to see how things were going, the engine started running extremely rough and wouldn't idle. @B C ended up stopping over with his computer. We checked fuel injectors, good. Checked coilpacks, good. Nothing was obviou
    6 points
  4. GunMetalGrey

    chit chat thread

    I finally made it to Mecca I saw the only thing I needed to see, and headed out
    6 points
  5. Up until last week I had 3 cars, '15 F30 335i, '08 E92 328i, '02 E46 M3. I sold the 335 and 328 last week in an effort to "downsize". Ever since I had the idea to downsize I've been searching for the perfect daily to my M3. For me that means the following recipe: 4 doors, safe, RWD, 6MT, NA. I want to be able to haul our two dogs around, but still be a fun spirited driving machine (E92 wasn't cutting it with the cramped backseat). I set out to find a run of the mill E90 328i. Didn't really care too much about spec, until I saw a super cool M Sport one pop up for sale. Sadly it had hail
    5 points
  6. Had BMW Milwaukee North Body Shop install and paint new oem BMW rear glass and rear hatch. Also, added a carbon fiber spoiler. Popped on some Pilot Sport 4S but ordered 255 rears instead of 275. Well, popped a rear tire on Mother's day with the family so I fortunately got to get the 275 rears mounted! The Mobile Tire Pit Crew is the JAM! They come to your house and mount and balance on their truck. Worth every penny! Wagon is running great! Pumping gas weekly, topping off oil biweekly and smiling daily 😄
    4 points
  7. Finally the day has come! Pulled the trigger on tackling the subframe reinforcement as preventative maintenance. This is a project far beyond my skill level, so thank you to Austin Nelson for all his help. Decided I might as well replace just about everything nearby while the subframe is out. Here's a breakdown of what is getting replaced: - TMS Subframe reinforcement plates - Revshift 90A subframe bushings - Revshift 90A differential bushings - TMS sealed monoball RTABs - OE differential axle seals - OE differential input shaft seal - OE differential cen
    3 points
  8. I Got a Saturday ticket. Excited to see everyone.
    3 points
  9. Interior V2.0 has begun. Out with the cardinal and in with the black. I picked up a black leather rear bench this past weekend and a set of gray door cards. Cue the SEM Color Coat paint and it's now all black. Rear bench went in the car with one of the new seats. They're Recaro LXB with a houndstooth inserts and nappa leather sides. This is what I was envisioning when I started this whole thing. I'm going to order a rear bench cover from zoomzoomzoom-ing to math the front seats in color/texture. They're also going to mimic the stitching on the rears.
    3 points
  10. I have two campsites, I believe @wasnt m3has 3. Plenty of space to put up a tent or park your car to crash in. Shoot me a text if you want a little space. The more people the more fun we have.
    3 points
  11. I bet you guys are a real show to have together in person lol!
    2 points
  12. Bassboy3313

    E46 Touring Life

    It's the little things that count. Front center jack pad for xi models. Mine was missing since I got the car. Finally got around to ordering a new one.
    2 points
  13. No kidding, I would absolutely take you up on that offer?! If I'm ever down that way I'll have to make sure I bring the E46 for you to test drive
    2 points
  14. Well boy do I have a treat for you then lol. The DCT is phenomenal. Next time you're in the area you can take it for a drive!
    2 points
  15. Sounds about right, I think we all have that shelf full of stuff we bought 6 months ago that we're just mustering up the ambition to install
    2 points
  16. Was trying to get an ECS order high enough to get free shipping, so decided to scoop an LED interior kit. Figured this would be a tasteful upgrade in the lighting department
    2 points
  17. Driving out Wednesday and Thursday. Rally is Friday and Saturday (also Sunday but I'm not staying for that portion). Drive home Sunday and Monday. Google Maps says 3500 miles but will be more because of the rally portion.
    2 points
  18. Another picture dump IMG_2756.MOV
    2 points
  19. I missed seeing the B10 up close 😕. What a fun day though! It was great seeing everyone who made it up Saturday. Also for those who haven't eaten at Lake Street Cafe, the food was phenomenal for the price.
    2 points
  20. A few pictures from this weekend, weather was perfect!
    2 points
  21. My mostly pristine E34 530i
    2 points
  22. wasnt m3

    Z3M Coupe

    Thanks guys! Found a set of headlights today, can't wait to make the front end suck way less.
    2 points
  23. rampelsauce

    Long-ish

    Sorry for posting so much, I know you guys are sick of all the notifications. wheels and tires on the wagon!
    2 points
  24. 145amp truck alternator going in! 2 weeks ago I finally popped in the Drives Shaft Shop Level 5 700hp Axles. They are not direct bolt in for this '89 325is. Had to remove the ABS ring and grind down a manufacturing "bump" on the inside of the hub for them to fit. This involves mounting, removing the axle and grinding 10-ish times to get the clearance right. The output shafts are SUPER beefy. Out of a 930 Porsche I think? Cut off some more fenders to try and stop the tires rubbing. I think it worked 💪
    2 points
  25. "Milwaukee is too far" "I don't want to put miles on my car"
    1 point
  26. Never driven the E9X M3. I'm scared to because I know I'll buy one as soon as I try it. Once I get my own house with a garage that will be the first addition. Idk if it's sacrilegious but I think the DCT version would be neat
    1 point
  27. Welcome to the greatest chassis BMW has ever made. I have no bias whatsoever...
    1 point
  28. Finally got around to an oil change and a wash this past weekend, mileage sits at 93,3xx. Changed oil with Mobil 1 15w-50 synthetic. I threw some fresh exhaust hanger rubber mount donut things on at the same time since the last ones I bought shredded themselves in about a year and a half. Fresh rear pitman arms/dog bones and front upper control arms are sitting in the garage waiting to be installed when I get the chance. So, probably October.
    1 point
  29. Interior looks super clean for the mileage, congrats on the find! N52'a don't have as much grunt but they are still fun to drive. It'll complement the M3 great.
    1 point
  30. Subframe and diff support sanded, treated, re-finished and revshift bushings installed!
    1 point
  31. You sold your 335i for this?? Lame... Jk cool car.
    1 point
  32. Thank you! They have yet to even acknowledge that they don't look good. I have brought up in my emails several times that this can't be the quality of work that you want to represent your business or as a professional upholsterer you feel this represents your business, etc. Nothing. I am not exaggerating when I say they have not once acknowledged that they don't look right. I said I wanted the cost of the front seats back. The rear bench came out fine - even though it will still need to be redone if I get the fronts redone since I'll use someone else and they won't have these materi
    1 point
  33. i_love_cars

    Z3M Coupe

    I went out of my way to login to WIBimmers this morning specifically so I could find the post I knew you would make about this car, and flag it as Liked.
    1 point
  34. Very cool, nice that you can easily switch to 3 point for daily use
    1 point
  35. rampelsauce

    Long-ish

    18x9.5 with 245/35s Bridgestone Potenza S007s
    1 point
  36. those axles look like they came off a pickup truck too!
    1 point
  37. Had a wild @TehRaydarlover sighting on 94 westbound near oconomowoc in his gorgeous e39 M5, what a perfect color spec.
    1 point
  38. I have this box of parts I don’t want. It has a good working coil, a red and orange turn signal, condor engine mounts, garagistic poly transmission mounts, oem rubber mounts, and an e46 washer pump (I believe). I a man of simple pleasures and I figure this is all worth at least a 12 pack of beer? It’s available in Cedarburg during all the time or Menomonee Falls during the day.
    1 point
  39. This was one of those opportunities that I just couldn't pass up. Long time buddy reached out to me about his girlfriends mom wanting to sell her "old BMW". Asked for pics and was greeted by this 325is in incredible shape. Got the owners number and started talking about setting up a time to see the car. She had to ponder what the price would be as she had been back and forth about selling the car before. When she sent me over the price, I knew I was going to be buying it. Set up a time to see the car and came with cash even though I was only about 20 minutes from her house. Went out with my br
    1 point
  40. UUC Evo 3 SSK installed. Unfortunately, the DSSR could not be installed as the shift knuckle off the back of the trans was the wrong one, thought my car had the right one, but guess not. Poly bushings where the bitch clips inserts and Turner poly carrier bushing were also installed. Shifter feels super tight, notchy, directional. Was worried the throw was going to be too short for my liking, but this is the perfect amount for my driving style. Only issues are that the shifter in neutral sits at maybe a 10-15 degree tilt towards the passenger side, not a huge deal, but a little annoyin
    1 point
  41. The time has come; I am selling my prized 1985 535i. I will likely be moving across the country for work later this year; I love this car and have invested countless hours and a lot of dollars, but I also feel like I've accomplished just about everything I set out to do with it. It will be a lot easier to move without a third car and a bunch of parts to bring along, and I would also like to take on a project with a different flavor after the move is complete. There is a very detailed thread on MyE28 that covers my ownership of the car if you would like to know the whole story. O
    1 point
  42. Since everyone else on here has white coupes I figured I'd join the crew! I was sitting in Oregon on a job site and came across a posting for an E30 from Cali, claimed one owner vehicle, with some mediocre pictures. Chatted with the seller, got more pics, a video or two, and I sent him some money to hold the car for me to arrive. Two days later I show up to his place in California with a trailer, worked out a deal, and left with the least rusty E30 I've ever seen. I was surprised on arrival to find two spots on the exterior with clear coat gone, but only on the hood and trunk which is
    1 point
  43. Bassboy3313

    E46 Touring Life

    It was a guy on craigslist in Trevor, WI, close to IL border that had a couple storage garages full of parts. He's always parting out different bmws and has parts galore. I can look at CL again and see if he has another post to get contact info.
    1 point
  44. I am so happy you joined and that you ended up with this car! Stalking you on Instagram was getting old. I update the old owner periodically to assure him that the car is in good hands. I know this is a car I'm going to wish I bought when I had the chance but I'm happy you've got the time to give it the love it deserves. Please keep updating us!
    1 point
  45. One of 113 dakar over black 95 coupes. GLWS
    1 point
  46. There's no nuts on the far outside studs, so it's going to naturally not lay flat. I'm not sure if the radiuses of the trunk lid and the spoiler match, but when I was trying to test fit it, it was either a finger sized gap between the spoiler and the length of the trunk, or this. Like I said, it was hard to tell where to place it given the studs don't allow you to lay it flat. And without turning my trunk lid into a piece of cheese, I'm fine with making some small modifications to make it flush at the ends. I did the turn signal lenses during lunch today. Takes away from the stark contras
    1 point
  47. Two small projects down: Got the car back on the road after upgrading the pressure accumulator and coolant reservoir. IMG_8958.mov
    1 point
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