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  1. You did a really nice job with this car and i’m glad you got out and enjoyed it while you owned it. See you over on siennachat forums. My username there is “goldfishcrackercarpetstain99”
    5 points
  2. KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    USAIR event was today. took 8th/120 in raw time and 2nd in class course was identical to the one in the spring - the start and finish were in the same spots lol. In the spring I drove the evo and went 61.2, this event I went 62.0 - super happy with how this car is setup now
    5 points
  3. patsbimmer1

    New build! E90 M3

    She's finally home! Sorry for the shitty pictures I was just too excited to take any decent ones. I asked them to leave my lip off so I can line that up how I want it so I still need to do that. I could not say enough good things about the work Radix did! I can't tell there was any work done other than there's no more rock chips on the front end! I took the kids for a rip on the way back home and they just giggled and giggled when I'd run through some gears with the windows open! It feels so good to be back in this car. Now to get my coilovers installed!
    4 points
  4. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Hope y'all had fun at work today. 😘 My first lead. Cleopatra's needle (mid/lower-left).
    4 points
  5. Given the current market, I wouldn't take anything less than the low $20k range for your car. If it were me, I would have a really hard time justifying selling an appreciating asset for one that will depreciate. Good luck with your future endeavors!
    4 points
  6. when i did my shifter rebuild i never bought the rubber boot, but now i have to finish that up. i realized that in my adventures to replace sticking injectors i never did the fuel filter (duh moment) so I quick swapped in a new one look at that beautiful unrusty chassis. i also finalized my electric fan wiring, after 5 years. temporary test setup removed. the test setup worked except i believe the temp switch from the radiator kicks the fan on too late, temperature wise. I'm not sure if its because its the coolest part of the radiator, or the fact that the 24v swap in the e30 is slightly undercooled with the e30 radiator size, but it made me uncomfortable. so, i wired the relay to just turn the fan on with the ignition. BMW relay holder and relay used, mounted by the + power block in the engine bay. lastly, the interior. when i did the custom dye job with SEM products I certainly was wary of the longevity. It obviously came out looking nice, but would it be tough enough for a car that gets driven a lot? Here are some photos of the current condition, 4 years and 20k miles later. passenger seat is nearly perfect. passenger bolster drivers seat is a little more used, here is the worst of the condition on the outside bolster. you can just start to see the original color of the bolster show through. back seat looks great except any dirt smudges which did not come out with a gentle wash. drivers door card is good except where my foot apparently hits the map pocket quite often and has rubbed some of the coating off. the great part about using the SEM spray is that i can just hit the bad spots with another coat and voila its perfect again.
    4 points
  7. Alright. So the rally was pretty awesome. I drove out to Denver the first day, and then to Mexican Hat, Utah. I did some exploring with the time I had while I waited for my friend to get there with his RS3 (in the pictures). The first day was driving from Mexican Hat to Escalante. The scenery was mostly what's in the pictures. We did the gravel switchback up one of the rock formations. The day ended in Escalante with eating at a small restaurant and a gathering at a vacant parking lot. The next day we drove from Escalante to Mount Pleasant and the day ended at the Basin Drive-In theater where the Overcrest guys put together a short movie recognizing automotive films. The second day of driving was more long and winding roads outside of the desert/rocky area. Both days were gorgeous and it was amazing how much the scenery changed. I had no complaints at all. I ended up driving straight home leaving 4am on Sunday morning and getting home at 6am on Monday. The car did about 3850 miles with virtually no issues. I have a vibration over 80 and a rattle under the car which I think is the exhaust rubbing on something. Very happy with it though!
    4 points
  8. Car made it to Utah and back without issue other than a vibration from the rear at 80mph which I suspect to be an axle or maybe a wheel bearing. More pictures and thoughts later.
    4 points
  9. straight6pwr

    chit chat thread

    yup, Dave does great work. here is his e21 hood: and he printed vinyl for my e30 hood design: and if i ever run across another cheap e30 hood ill definitely be needing his help again!
    3 points
  10. wasnt m3

    chit chat thread

    That'd be Dave aka @Bassboy3313
    3 points
  11. thanks everyone. was hard to watch it go, but it went to a nice guy who is a BMW enthusiast (not a local). he had previously bought an e30 convertible, and it wasnt quite the sports car he hoped. When he got in this thing it was about 1 min till he was sold that this is what he was dreaming about in an e30. thank you. put about 30,000 fun miles on it in 5 years. i've said this in the past, but if any of you ever hear or see me driving a mini-van, please just set it on fire for me. It'd be ok if I was still inside. looking like my future username is "ihopeyouhaveabigbackseatbecauseimputtingmycarseatinit"
    3 points
  12. My friend took the footage he had and posted it on his youtube channel. Figured I would share.
    3 points
  13. Congratulations on the sale. I hope this car found a really good home. Must've been a hard one to see go.
    3 points
  14. Jdesign

    chit chat thread

    Well I had a epic day yesterday. I discovered some roads in Wisconsin that I would never imagine existed. Im talking switchbacks, massive elevation changes, and hairpins. Black ribbons of glory. A few of the roads were not in ideal condition, but there were so many that had FRESH blacktop I was amazed. I drove through the drift-less area from Eu Claire, all the way to Sun Prairie just west of 94. It took me about 8 hours of driving as I was doubling back and taking roads that I couldn't hit. I marked a bunch of them that I felt were worthy of a future cruise. Im likely going to go back this weekend and verify I solid route as I will be staging a video for two of my friends cars in the area.
    3 points
  15. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Dude paddle boarding with the doggos. Fog really lingered today.
    3 points
  16. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Took the OM-D and Sigma mini-wide along for this weekend's climbing adventure. I scrambled up the talus on the west bluff to a boulder problem called Super Slab, explored around the base of the prospect point area, then climbed Wiessner's Chimney. The top of Wiessner Wall is one of the best views of the lake that I've found so far. I'll have to get up there with a wide-angle in the next week or two when the colors get a bit better.
    3 points
  17. RobZR

    New build! E90 M3

    It sucks that he didn't have insurance, but at least he stopped so you got his info. Most these days wouldn't. If I was you I'd go buy some lottery tickets, hoping your luck is still holding out. From reading your account of the accident. I would have figured the "M" was toast, and you had his bumper in the side from the rear door handle up to the roundel on the hood. You got lucky. I had a tangle with box truck about 30 years ago. Hit me in the same corner, but hard enough to send me spinning like a pinball, bouncing of 2 other cars and finally t-boned by a van. Wound up in a ditch with the van teetering on the edge ready to roll over on top of us any second. My Mustang didn't have a straight panel left and the passenger seat was ~9" wide. I'm lucky to be alive. Looks like most of the damage was simple bolt on stuff, and with a good paint match it will look better then new. Good to see everyone was OK, M is on it's way to healing, and the upgrades continue.
    3 points
  18. YoungCR

    chit chat thread

    @zojaveAmy's Ti pictured, she helped organize the petition to the DOT. I love how the design turned out as well.
    3 points
  19. P_Roloff

    chit chat thread

    Soooo who else is getting one? I love the look, I was expecting just a plain white plate so this was a pleasant surprise.
    3 points
  20. KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Day 2. Took 3rd in XSB behind a codriven 2.5 swapped NC. Couldn’t catch them lol 13/93 in raw time http://fvscc.com/results/2021_Summer/event9_raw.htm
    3 points
  21. i_love_cars

    2021 Fall Cruise

    I will send a PM out to those who are attending with address information. My E46 isn't track-ready yet (the new 4.10 diff came with a bad bearing fml), but my friend is letting me use his 720S for RA on Thursday and i'm picking it up tomorrow so I will probably get acclimated to it by doing a beat run to solidify our cruise route for Saturday. The poll results are looking like we will do Option 1 which is show up anytime between 9-10:30, socialize till 11 and then we drive till 12 or 12:30, and arrive back at my place for lunch. Stu and one of my other friends with a boomer Corvette (C5 in grandpa gold with a black bra on the front) will be there so based on the results here i'm expecting it to be 10-12 people.
    3 points
  22. Bassboy3313

    chit chat thread

    And the hood on my previous e21
    2 points
  23. couldnt get a pic, but i saw a guy today in a mini cooper with WI plates: DOCPSY doctor of psychology or dr. pussy? you decide. paging dr. pussy!
    2 points
  24. rampelsauce

    Long-ish

    Huge transformation taking place over here. wow. I'll be hitting up a couple pals this coming weekend to possibly do some more sick mods. Also, Speed-Buster pedal commander thingy coming in the mail, and finally pulled the trigger on a valentine one gen 2. Also took a look at my winters and need to replace two that are fried from the wonky shitbox M3. Nothing too exciting, but stuff is happening.
    2 points
  25. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    I went outside.
    2 points
  26. rampelsauce

    Long-ish

    Took some pics, trying to figure out next things to do on the wagon. I could do the RoundelWerk header (identical to the active header but actually in-stock), do a tune for my 3 stage intake mani, get a cold air setup (either the turner CAI or the AFE Stg2 which is fully enclosed), or do cosmetic stuff that needs to be addressed. Honestly cosmetics are not really that important for my daily driver, and I feel like performance and maintenance should take priority over looking like a cool cucumber. There's some goofing around I'd like to do under the car, just visual inspection type stuff, but I need to find a friend with a lift so I can do it in relative comfort. Anyway, here's some pictures.
    2 points
  27. I got my confirmation today!
    2 points
  28. rampelsauce

    Long-ish

    So Road America plates came out, and I checked to see if I got my personalized option. The results are in!
    2 points
  29. Jdesign

    chit chat thread

    I marked all the roads that were epic, but they are not really in a cohesive route per say. I was back-tracking a bunch, just trying to hit anything that looked squiggly on the map. I also am guilty of enjoying myself so much i forgot to mark some. https://goo.gl/maps/zPko6QLMbGP69fBp9
    2 points
  30. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    And then there's the uncropped, unedited candid shot, fired off at random, that turns out better than everything else you did all day:
    2 points
  31. rampelsauce

    2021 Fall Cruise

    If Glen wanted to participate, he would have showed up. Clearly he doesn't care about the community or about the friendships he's made.
    2 points
  32. At work replying to my own emails where I asked people questions and got no response...
    2 points
  33. The best angle for an E92 M... Short exhaust clip for the kids I replaced the plugs, and it makes me sad how bad the old ones were. This thing is a f*cking riot to drive
    2 points
  34. rampelsauce

    2021 Fall Cruise

    Bad phone pics.
    2 points
  35. patsbimmer1

    chit chat thread

    Damn, looks like i'll be refreshing for awhile. I thought it was 10/1 for some reason.
    2 points
  36. patsbimmer1

    New build! E90 M3

    I'm still waiting for the mirror and fender liner to show up. BMW had an ETA of last Thursday but they still haven't arrived. In the meantime why not stock pile parts to install! I'm extremely excited for these ST XTA+3 coilovers. They are 3 way adjustable, height adjustable and come with camber plates. They're adjustable rebound and high and low speed compression. The benefit of this level of adjustability is a more dynamic ride that will lead to higher comfort and better handling. These are made by KW. These are not outsourced to one of the the Taiwanese factories other coilovers are made at. There are slight differences in the finish on these and the warranty compared to KW but the important stuff is high quality.
    2 points
  37. KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Found some more pics from the event
    2 points
  38. Didn't know you were that into C5 corvette's with training bra's...
    2 points
  39. To connect the crossovers with the door speakers, they both have to route to the cross over. One way shape or form, some wire has to pass through the door for either the tweeter or the door speaker. I was not about to drill a hole through the molex connector in the door loom(which is how I saw people were doing it). And I don’t want to have a miscellaneous wire hanging in the door. Next time you’re back, you can hook it up and route it for me😁 I am using the tweeters, just have them connected to the factory tweeter harness. Thank you to @YoungCRfor creating a separate thread for this. What I should have done from the beginning. I said I would be done with mods, and I kind of lied. Albeit, this one isn’t a new item, but more of a rerouting. I was tired of having my phone cable strewn over my center console area from having to plug into the Sync ports at the front of the console. I also couldn’t ever close this roll top door at the front of the console due to this cable running out of it. The importance of the cable, is that it connects my iPhone to the truck to utilize Apple Car Play. Since this isn’t a 2021, I do not have wireless Car Play and have to have a hard wire connection like a peasant. The solution? Drill. Pulled the shifter trim surround off and was able to make some small holes in a couple of places to allow me to snake the iPhone cable through the structure of the center console to allow me to still use the function of the cable, but have it “hidden”. This took me about 10 minutes, $2 in grommets, and made my center console area way more orderly. Love the result.
    2 points
  40. KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    More pics from USAIR. dyno day this Saturday, interested to see what this car makes before plopping the s52 in it
    1 point
  41. patsbimmer1

    chit chat thread

    You mean already impacting? I work directly with the automotive aftermarket suppliers in the suspension, accessories, electronics, lugs, performance parts, etc categories and everyone is already falling behind and it's not looking to get better for 2022. If it is made out of copper, aluminum, steel or relies on being shipped into the country then it will continue to struggle.
    1 point
  42. I've been waffling a lot about that. Prices of other cars being sold range from "yeah, that checks out" to mind-boggling. The market it crazy now, which is the only reason I'm selling - the cost of regular used cars is bullshit! took pictures last night at dusk because the light was great. Just organizing them now, organizing my extra parts and writing the ad
    1 point
  43. YoungCR

    2021 Fall Cruise

    Driving was done, meat sweats were had, beer was consumed. Was a fun day! I woke up at 3am with a Charlie horse on the "go pedal" leg. Must've stretched some muscles out with the gas pedal pegged to the floor for 2hrs 😂 Thanks again Jordan!
    1 point
  44. GunMetalGrey

    I Have a Problem

    The results are in! Last tune vs new tune That pickup in torque is very noticeable, the top end doesn't feel all that much different but feels much smoother than last time.
    1 point
  45. Like a clean pair of underwear after trusting a fart
    1 point
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