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  1. 7 points

    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
  2. 6 points

    Madison - E39 M5 - Thread

    Finally got around to getting the car paint corrected and detailed.
  3. 6 points

    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.
  4. 6 points

    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.
  5. 5 points

    My latest project

    Well it’s about that time for me to start on another time consuming adventure and something to actually post about, so here it is. I will try my best to take pictures of progress in case anyone is interested. Should be a pretty fun car all said and done!
  6. 5 points

    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

    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. 4 points
    So today this came: My brother thought that it was garbage when he saw it on the porch because the box was so badly beaten. You couldn't even pick it up without it folding in half, so it's a miracle it's all mostly here. It's a UUC branded SSBC BBK kit. It's probably pretty old, but the seals and pistons all look nice, and the brake lines are in good condition. I'm pretty sure stock M brakes up front would have been sufficient for anything I ever do, but I always wanted a BBK and it was $200 for everything so I really couldn't pass them up! The pads still have compound on them, but they are cracking it looks like, so new pads will be probably $100 All of the crush washers are stuck crushed so I need new ones. I don't really know where all the washers and stuff go so that'll be interesting. I figured out that the pins hold the pads in and the little cotter pins retain them The seller said the rotors were junk but I said send them anyway, and sure enough they have plenty of material left to be put on a rotor lathe. + for slotted! I cleaned them up the best I could, they are pretty stained but I think it looks kinda cool. Might try harder later.
  9. 4 points
    Winter mode: [ Off ] Now that it's July, I finally broke down and bought some actual summer tires and wheel so I can stop rolling around on worn-out snows. Installed the Bilstein Sports and lowering springs that I picked up from the junk yard for $90 a few years ago. Not as much drop as I was hoping for, but it's good enough for a daily. Ride is decent. Feels a little more connected to the road but without being too harsh.
  10. 4 points
    Dont tie it down, the sound of it flopping around in the trunk will hit some surprisingly low frequencies that are gonna get you some sick street cred
  11. 4 points
    Wibimmers HQ for the hawk will be just inside the start of the carousel. See ya there!
  12. 4 points

    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
  13. 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. 👍
  14. 4 points

    chit chat thread

    I gotchu fam
  15. 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.
  16. 4 points

    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:
  17. 4 points

    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!
  18. 4 points

    2018 AutoX Events

    Satan is looking a bit like Matt Young there
  19. 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.
  20. 3 points
    Full video is finally up 😀
  21. 3 points

    The Saga Continues...

    Hopefully everyone doesn't die
  22. 3 points

    The Saga Continues...

    Fast forward a week or so (from when I bought it) of driving and the honeymoon phase still hasn’t worn off. It’s refreshing to just hop in a car and drive wherever. However there were a few small things that needed to be buttoned up. The exhaust, while sounding awesome, wasn’t ideal for the post WWII german-esque roads that plague this entire state. So naturally I robbed the exhaust off the red car that I originally bought from leadballs. He described the sound as a “slightly lubed meat grinder” which I can confirm. It needed some minor work to fit and make perfect so I went to the local off road shop where a couple of my friends work and we got it sorted. Hangs up and out of the way and is secured with some new hangars With the car up on the lift I was able to get the full rust free experience I had been hoping for & cancelled my next tetanus booster appointment. Took the opportunity to replace the rear lock plates on the axle and re-torque the axle nuts
  23. 3 points
    agreed. sounds like he wants to say it's a pile of crap without saying it. " is sold as is " " but it is far from being a daily driver " " so unless you are mechanically inclined or have the time and money to put into this car, this is not the car for you " " This car is being sold as is "
  24. 3 points

    Which M3 is Best M3?

    But what about M5's?!?
  25. 3 points

    chit chat thread

    It's been a long day and a big shout to @i_love_cars for stopping by to help! We're almost completely moved in now!