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  1. 9 points
    wasnt m3

    chit chat thread

    Rainy night project, just needs wheels.
  2. 8 points
    patsbimmer1

    New build! E90 M3

    Another boring update. I was in Eau Claire for work and kaiser was kind enough to get a video of me launching the car. https://youtu.be/d9mAJxpgsyE
  3. 7 points
    KaiserRolls

    The Saga Continues...

    Over the last few months snap had been kicking around the idea of selling his car. Occasionally he would text me and tell me he was serious, naturally I told him to go fly a kite there’s no way he could sell it. However as his texts kept getting more and more serious, so did my interest. As some of you know I sold my first black e30 to stew and I text him basically yearly to buy it back. He always tells me to pound sand which is fair lol. For the last 5 years or so I have been on-and-off looking for a rust free e30, which is annoying. Don’t get me wrong I love my red car and it serves its purpose, but I can only get so many tetanus boosters before my eyes explode Anyways, In an effort to keep the car off the next BMW Facebook page of mouth breathers, I drove done to New Germany with Brooke on June 2 and made the decision to “diversify” my car collection. Upon arriving I was immediately sold. Snap has cared well for the car over the last 8 years and it shows. The paint may be worn and shows its age, but aren’t we all after so many years. What’s important to me is that pretty much every nut/bolt has been touched and mechanically the car is in awesome shape. We took it around for a quick test drive and that sealed the deal even further. Car pulls nicely and is geared fairly tall (for what I’m use to) and it cruises nicely. The drive back home went as expected, although I puckered a few times as the 3” exhaust was hanging fairly low
  4. 6 points
    KaiserRolls

    The Saga Continues...

    Moving forward I will be tossing in my extra 6 button OBC to fill up the hole in the dash. I also ordered a new temp sensor for the water temp gauge so it matches the range correctly. I have the bimmer world oil distribution block waiting to go in so I can get the oil psi and oil temp gauge functioning. I have some spare black sport seats that I will most likely be putting in the car as well as black door cards/rear seat from the red car (already has corbeaus in it). I might try my hand on the carpet to make it black as well. The rear parcel shelf will get dyed black as well. My my goal is to just keep this car a rock solid driver and something that I can just hop in and go for a drive. Also Brooke likes driving it too, still on the fence about it though 0_o ^im going to try and get this wrapped up before July 8th autocross at shawano so why have two of the same damn thing? Good question - ideally the black car kind of fills the role of the motorcycle. Something I can just go for a drive in and take places without worrying about anything. With the red car I can now feel free to not worry about smashing cones and making it into a more designated weekend warrior car. Sorry for the long winded posts but I felt this car needed to stay in Wibimmers & the story couldn’t end with it being sold to a random and disappearing into the world of bacon fenders and mouth breathers. I told snap a condition of the sale is that I will bring it to a mke autox event and he’s going to codrive it with me.
  5. 6 points
    patsbimmer1

    chit chat thread

    I bought a new house and i'm moving this weekend. We'll be in North Prairie now right by 83 and 59. I'll get more pictures up tomorrow but this is all we really care about. The garages. Two 2.5 car garages.
  6. 5 points
    gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Engine getting back together (even though I have to replace the head bolts). And got all my parts back from being powder coated!
  7. 5 points
    HipMF

    2018 AutoX Events

    Pics from today's autox: I stood in the same place the whole first heat, and then had responsibilities my other off-heat, but I managed to get a couple good shots. This guy actually had pretty clean runs most of the day, but gave me my best cone-slaying pics early in the first heat: Good times. Very happy with my car and driving for the day. Looking forward to the next one.
  8. 5 points
    HipMF

    Which M3 is Best M3?

    The better solution IMO is to move less rocks and eat more tacos.
  9. 5 points
    patsbimmer1

    chit chat thread

    No joke, I was standing in a road in Mukwonago near Clarendon "man timing" that storm. Man timing is a thing my buddies and i have done since 07ish which involves taking your shirt off whenever man time is called by someone in the group. It sounds weird because it is and usually happens during inappropriate times. I can't explain why but it's a thing within my group of friends. Either way, I mantimed the shit out of that tornado with a buddy only after we were suckered into attending a pyramid scheme meeting because my buddy was in to the girl that invited us. We heard the tornado was coming, the owner of the home wanted all of us to seek shelter in the basement and tried to pull the "my home my rules" card. We walked out of this "meeting" at someones home in Eagle and drove to my buddies house in Mukwonago and decided it was the perfect time to mantime a tornado. And now you all know too much.
  10. 4 points
    Wibimmers HQ for the hawk will be just inside the start of the carousel. See ya there!
  11. 4 points
    KaiserRolls

    The Saga Continues...

    ^all of the changes I made to the car came together in record time thanks to @patsbimmer1 getting me the momo hub in record time. This was all in prep to run the car in our local autocross. The car performed quite well. It was odd driving something in that environment that I have not had a hand in putting together, but snaps Work was top notch. I was going to put the re71r on the car, but late night Miata stuff ran late per usual lol. The g260 first to second gear shifts were something that I had yet to experience. That trans is frustrating to say the least. First 4 runs were throw away because of it. Last 4 runs I left in second gear which was brutally annoying. Good news I took first and last place in SM as I was the only car in the class haha. I do want to get the car on an alignment rack and get it sorted for peace of mind as it felt a touch odd. I texted snap and asked him about the tires and if they had been cold cycled - they had been which may have explained the lack of grip for a 200tw tire, unless that’s just normal of the falken azenis (pre +. i was jokingly told by the starter that “this isn’t a drift event” ha the seating experience can be best described as sitting in a church pew with a lap belt inside a Boeing 747 doing a barrel roll. Either way I had tons of fun and it was a nice care free experience and the car ran great all day with zero hiccups i have no pics or vids of the autox and I am deeply sorry to disappoint
  12. 4 points
    keep in mind that I make custom vinyl decals for cheap, including windshield banners. Check out my facebook page ... Rage Drift Designs ... for some pics of previous work I have done. I give a WIBIMMERS discount too. 👍
  13. 4 points
    GunMetalGrey

    chit chat thread

    I gotchu fam
  14. 4 points
    Did a few things this past week, hopefully I can offer more technical updates soon haha I'm a huge fan of vinyl windshield banners, DTM or Supertouring style I went to the craft store looking for vinyl that was the length of a windshield, it just so happens that Joanne Fabric sell 4ft by 12in strips of vinyl in every color for those Cricket cake and vinyl machines, $9.99 Wide enough to have up to 8in of reduced visibility After my exhaust gaskets came, I threw on my Billy Boat catback that I picked up from @Rekpoint It was actually pretty hard getting that right pipe to slide off of the midpipe, I didn't know they slide into eachother. yea, thats a jack and 4 jackstands to support just the rear of the car. 🚫⚰️ I want to not cut corners with this car, but here I am cutting corners. Instead of buying fog light deletes, I just prepped and painted my fog lights because I had some color matched paint laying around. I did this because my fog lights aren't OEM, and it was free basically. If I wanna go back I'll buy nice ones. I also removed the bulbs so I don't accidentally turn the lights on. No hanging plugs too After wet sanding and installed, they need to be adjusted along with the bumper still.
  15. 4 points
    straight6pwr

    Shop Life 2.0

    Car looked and sounded great out at the autox, Mike. Also, nice driving! You're a faster driver than me, thats for sure. Thwarted by another m42 car! Hope you dont mind if i post these here:
  16. 4 points
    GunMetalGrey

    Lifted E30 V2

    I haven't touched this since the weekend of the picnic. This past week I was out biking in British Columbia! I may get a bit done this week on it, but then I'm off to Colorado for the week of July 4th.... Someday it will happen!
  17. 4 points
    snap

    2018 AutoX Events

    Satan is looking a bit like Matt Young there
  18. 4 points
    small updates. a nice roaring/vibration sound started last weekend suddenly, when shifting the cars weight to the left side. pretty easy to diagnose as a wheel bearing. old vs. new the old hub pulled off by hand (bonus!) securing nut replaced, as well. torque to 210ft lbs. (or approximate if your torque wrench only goes to 100ftlbs.) decided to pull apart the old bearing to see what wore out. "well there's your problem" also, i got a little more sound transmission than i liked through the car after removing the rear trunk tar, so i put a couple lbs of dynamat xtreme back in. solved. replaced a worn tie rod and had the car aligned. first autox is Sunday!!!!!! stayed tuned for video.
  19. 4 points
    gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Now to order a gasket set and I can start reassembling! So excited.
  20. 4 points
    Bassboy3313

    E21 Project Thread - Part 2

    Getting boring not being able to post pics of the car due to keeping the theme a secret. So, I say screw it. Some of you may recognize the livery design and possibly some may not. Either way, this is where the car stands as of today. Started with the rear flare modifications today. I first marked where the top of the flare will sit, then marked a line below that for where the body will be cut. Took the sawzall and cut about an inch below this line through both the inner and outer skin. I then used my air cut-off wheel and cut just the outer skin at the correct line. This left an inner skin lip that I pie cut. Using a welders vise grips, I bent the pie cut pieces one-by-one up to the outer skin until they touched and flatten the underside with a hammer. I felt this was the safest/easiest way to reattach the skins back together. Next step is to weld the two skins together where they meet, cut off the excess outer skin lip, grind it smooth, weld up any gaps that remain, grind, and primer. I will then take cardboard to make a template to use on the other side and repeat. Once this is all done the remainder of the car gets wrapped. 😃
  21. 3 points
    snap

    The Saga Continues...

    Im so glad the exhaust has been fixed correctly and little improvements have been made already I did my best with this car with the time, money, and skill I had and hopefully you get to enjoy it trouble-free and just drive. I miss it badly but as stated before, it just doesn’t fit well with my dad-bod life anymore. I need a boosted van or something
  22. 3 points
    KaiserRolls

    The Saga Continues...

    Posting in the wrong order because I’m a scrub, but snap mentioned that the brakes were due soon. I ordered up some Zimmerman rotors and hawk hp+ pads. Knocked that out in an afternoon and the car felt much better when hopping on the brakes. Again it was so nice not having to use PB blaster or heat on anything I went out to do some hard stops and almost smoked a deer, good news is I had new brakes and rotors ha now being an individual that doesn’t say no to a meal, the large steering wheel needed to go. I think the combo of comfort seats/steering wheel from a school bus and thunder thighs was too much. Ordered up a prototipo wheel in the 350mm variety and momo hub. Much better brooke also bought me a zhp knob for my bday so I slapped that on
  23. 3 points
    Bassboy3313

    E21 Project Thread - Part 2

    Driver side wheel arch cut, welded and finished. On to mounting the rear flares...
  24. 3 points
    Not to mention it's in the middle of the jungle
  25. 3 points
    REKIII

    chit chat thread

    Just go to a dealership and buy an $80 trim piece or some other random, overpriced BMW part. It basically defines the ownership experience.
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