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  1. 7 points
    Bassboy3313

    E46 Touring Life

    Some of you know that my daily is an e46 325xi touring. As of recently, it may be going under the knife soon for a swap that was too good to pass up. Found a complete M54B30 with complete 5spd trans setup for a steal of a deal. Includes an underdrive pulley kit, M5 clutch and a Spec M5 lightened flywheel as well. More to come....
  2. 6 points
    Hey guys! Haven’t been on here in a while! Thought I’d share my current junker.... 2005 M3, ast coilovers/ fully modded suspension, Dinan bbk, HRE r43s, Lang racing stroker build (Being rebuilt currently) , Dinan throttle bodies, 4.10 gears, oem CSL bits, carbon roof, sparco carbon spx, carbon airbox, KMP steering wheel, cage soon, so so so much more to list. Will update with more soon! Should be a monster on the track. Hope you guys are doing well.
  3. 6 points
    wasnt m3

    chit chat thread

    Haven't been on here much lately. Can I make it up to you guys? received_636637490203959.mp4
  4. 6 points
    Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Added another spring to the wastegates :). I've never experienced anything like this before, pulls so hard. Enjoy! Just a 2nd gear roll on the throttle.
  5. 5 points
    wasnt m3

    chit chat thread

    I've been told that yellow is a very gender neutral color. Just trying to keep it "woke" for you guys.
  6. 5 points
    patsbimmer1

    New build! E90 M3

    I just came here to say that I love driving this car. Sometimes I think about selling it for a dream type project or a "real" sports car but this thing just makes me smile. It's so easy to control the back end, it's extremely stable at highway speeds and the noises.... THE NOISES! I don't think a car has ever kept my attention at a fairly stock level for so long.
  7. 5 points
    HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Took almost 2 years, but I finally filled a McMaster bag with McMaster bags. I got into the electrical engineering department at work a couple weeks ago. Not sure if I can start calling myself an engineer just yet, but I'm on the right path. I'll still be doing fixtures and ordering more stuff from McMaster, but probably not at the same rate that I have been for the past few years.
  8. 5 points
    gilber33

    1989 325i Project Thread

    Hit 2,000 miles on the new engine today. Still going strong. Need to really look at an exhaust soon. It’s be very nice driving it to work like it’s a “normal car”. Hot out with the AC on. I love parking next to new vehicles.
  9. 4 points
    B C

    chit chat thread

    Upon further review it has been decided that gray cars emitting yellow smoke make for better donuts than yellow cars emitting gray smoke.
  10. 4 points
    patsbimmer1

    New build! E90 M3

    I did my first autocross event on Sunday with FVSCC and MSCC at Road America on the kart track. My initial impression as a newcomer was that it was confusing. There wasn't really anyone directing people, you just kinda had to know what to do or figure it out. Thankfully I had some grizzled veterans in @RamenNoobles, @KaiserRolls and @inazupra to help me throughout the day. Without them it would have been a lot more intimidating to be there in the morning. Overall it was a great day, I had a lot of fun and finally got to meet @MPW3RLee in person! I took my son with and he had a great time as well! He loved watching the Gridlife cars on track and for some reason is obsessed with corvettes lately so the plethora of generations all day had him jacked up. The driving style was different than what I've experienced at track days. It felt like there was less finesse and more forcing the car where you want it to go. I was nervous about remembering the track after I walked it but once I got out there everything just makes sense as far as cone placement goes. I kept the car in MDM with the M DSC on for almost every run and i'm glad I did as I had very little grip out back on the course. I can still slide the car a bit in MDM but it prevented me from just lighting up the back tires on the uphill section. I took it off for my second to last run per the request of some spectators who requested that I "fucking launch it" at the start. The starting grid worker looked at me and said "OK, launch it" and so I obliged and left the start line with my foot buried and the back tires singing. That was good for adding about 2 seconds to my lap. I started the day with a 54.6 lap time and ended at 50.7 and I definitely have room left to improve on that. I was happy to see continuous improvement each lap and that's all I was looking for on the day. The car performed flawless as I'd expect. Brakes worked, oil never got much above normal operating temp, no weird noises, etc. Overall, any day driving hard is a good day and i'll definitely mix more auto x into my seasons along side my track days.
  11. 4 points
    DrLeadFoot

    SCHLEPN | The E39 540itA Story

    It's been a while! The wagon has been clocking the miles like a champ all summer. The front diff mount reinforcement has been on the radar for a minute and with the stars aligning with my schedule I pulled the trigger. Mike has done all of it solo as real estate is booming and my free time is spent with the family. The list: -M5 subframe bushings, dinan front diff reinforcement kit, powder coated subframe gloss black, all new bushings, new lower control arms (left is on back order from Germany), M5 ladder bars powder coated gloss black.
  12. 4 points
    patsbimmer1

    New build! E90 M3

    I knocked out another trim piece today and it was the large one that expands almost the entire dash. I figured out that i needed to use a lot more fabric to make the corners work better and got into a nice rhythm of glue/fit/hold. I'm a lot happier with this piece and overall I absolutely love the scheme of it. It pops with enough color without being over the top. 3 more pieces to go!
  13. 4 points
    Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Updates: 1. Its amazing how forgiving powder coating can be and how good it looks. Check it out, I literally took this piece threw it in the oven for outgassing and preheat and put some powder on it. 2. Got heat shielding? Perhaps overboard? No chances. Exhaust has been installed for the last time. There are 3 v-bands and 2 collector flanges, the shit lined up perfectly...no worries on blowing out a flex pipe.
  14. 4 points
    B C

    I Have a Problem

    The passenger headrest evokes the boredom of a girlfriend sitting in the car waiting for a car meet to be over.
  15. 3 points
    Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Alright I've entered full on sleeper mode. I added the 3.5" cutout and a full 3" exhaust with a resonator/bullet muffler and a walker sound fx 18160. Thing is so quiet, driving down the road can't hear the engine at all. In fact. this made me worried because now I can hear all these e30 noises I haven't heard in a long time. Subtle transmission sounds, rattles, its crazy. The car has polyurethane mounts everywhere. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the rear section when I had it out.
  16. 3 points
    B C

    E46 Things

    I wanted to see what the exhaust actually sounds like since induction and other cool mechanical engine noises make it hard to hear: I didn’t do it for Dale, I did it for science. Is the sound intoxicating? No. is it raspy? Yes. is it all bad? No. I find the sound to be unique and interesting. It is exotic in the way Joe Exotic is. I am content and have no plans to make it louder. If I heard it all the time I might change my mind about it.
  17. 3 points
    KaiserRolls

    1990 e30

    I’ll preemptively pour one out for your driveline
  18. 3 points
    gilber33

    Tool Chests on Uneven Garage Floor

    I’ll take a look there. I have to be careful because I get too deep in things like that and it makes me rethink all my life choices and convince myself I need to tear down my garage and start over. I found this example that I like.
  19. 3 points
    Nick_08

    1990 e30

  20. 3 points
    Here’s a little more info Lang Billet Stroker Crank CP 12.5 pistons Carrillo Rods Farrea OE sized valves Lang stage 2 head Schrick 288/280 cams Dinan Large Bore TB’s Beisan VANOS upgrade
  21. 3 points
    Took the M3 to Neenah for Udderly Euro this last weekend and had a great time! Ended up taking home Top 20 as well! Lots of really cool builds and some neat BMW's. Highly recommend going next year!
  22. 3 points
    gilber33

    New build! E90 M3

    that's what she said.
  23. 2 points
    straight6pwr

    chit chat thread

    the new m3/m4: not even going to give them the satisfaction of reposting the photos. too ugly.
  24. 2 points
    GunMetalGrey

    chit chat thread

    Gentlemen, do not forget to stock up on essentials.
  25. 2 points
    B C

    chit chat thread

    Thats a healthy M50B57 swap Wait, are those tires smoking yellow? What kind of gender reveal video did I just witness!?!?
  26. 2 points
    B C

    1990 e30

    Um, I built a car like that in Forza once ......
  27. 2 points
    gilber33

    Tool Chests on Uneven Garage Floor

    I think that's what I'm leaning to. And then painting or staining it the same color as the upper cabinets and kitchenette thing in the garage. Here's a drawing for a workbench with two 46' tool chests if anyone wants it.
  28. 2 points
    The first one was a bitch and a half. Made the mistake of not splitting the bushing completely down the seam. it came loose from the bore, but I was unable to pull it out due to the lower half not being folded in enough. It fell down into the trans, thought I was screwed. Eventually got it out tho. Second one came out super easy after learning from the first one. Now to just get some small files to clean up the bore walls. Then I can get the new ones in and finish up the trans work.
  29. 2 points
    Wood frame would be easy, and you could paint it to make it match nicely. Personally, i would try to have them close to flush with the floor. I hate how much dirt and crap accumulates under my work benches. The real ticket to be a baller is a stainless steel top (or discount baller solution of a $40 laminate countertop at Menards). Elevator bolts is a good idea for adjustability.
  30. 2 points
    KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    So since the car was down over the weekend, I ended up codriving my buddy’s turbo miata. ended up taking 2nd in XS-B and raw timing 8th/143 cars. I’ve driven turbo Miatas before but this was my first experience in one with a true manual rack (slower ratio than powered racks), so my hand work was a bag of shit. The car is an absolute rocket though. He ended up 1st in XS-B and 4th/143 for raw time. http://fvscc.com/results/2020_Summer/Event4_raw.htm As much as I hate driving other people’s cars, it was really nice to just show up and rip around. Trying to break that habit though lol for this run the tires had some temp in them and were about 6/7psi higher than what we like to run, hence the oversteer IMG_2598.mov
  31. 2 points
    KaiserRolls

    ZF 5spd Detent Replacement Tools

    Can confirm that Joes tools work great
  32. 2 points
    KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    I’d have to fill out their online forms, send mine in, they’d either fix it or send out a new one after they inspect it. For the timeline I’m on, I’d rather not sit on my thumb waiting for a replacement that shows up in the same condition when they drop ship it from mainland China.
  33. 2 points
    B C

    E46 Touring Life

    Good time to tack weld the oil pump nut!
  34. 2 points
    Bassboy3313

    Finally Joined the Longroof Club

    If you ARE looking to get the crack fixed, I know a guy who does awesome work. He fixed a crack/gouge on the set of ZHP wheels I bought for my touring. Just a thought if you were thinking of going that route.
  35. 2 points
    YoungCR

    SCHLEPN | The E39 540itA Story

    Looks certified for the leadfoot now
  36. 2 points
    ServusACS3

    Hallo! New member w/E30

    Hi! Thanks for the compliment! The swap is now in and it’s a different car for sure. I will miss the M20 sounds - something about them - but the power increase and associated upgrades (steering, LSD) are definitely smile inducing! A new path!
  37. 2 points
    Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Finally go the car on the ground ready to street tune. Just teed on the return and added a fitting to the DS sending unit, fuel pressure is solid. Oil filter relocation is mounted (none of it touches by the way). Ground clearance is solid, lowest point of anything is the turn down which is about 3.75". And added some pictures of the interior, wire diagram I made, and glove box mess. "
  38. 2 points
    SteelBlue

    chit chat thread

    First time seeing one in blue.
  39. 2 points
    B C

    Another daily driver thread: E34 525i

    Its challenging to find silver paint that looks natural on a surface which we normally expect to be machined or chrome plated. personally I would try to avoid silvers that have a high metal fleck and definitely clearcoat it. OEM BMW silver would be my pick
  40. 2 points
    P_Roloff

    Another daily driver thread: E34 525i

    81,0xx miles Maintenance time! Finally got around to taking a look at a noise from the motor that has been increasing in volume lately, sounded like a pulley bearing on the way out. Made like a high pitched whine/grinding noise and was worse when the car was cold. Once warmed up, it quieted down reasonably well. Started by removing both tensioner pulleys and the idler pulley, removing the seals, and repacking them with some high temp grease. They were all pretty dry and crusty and that definitely quieted things down, but didn’t completely eliminate the noise. Because the new pulleys are so cheap, I just ordered new ones rather than trying to stretch the life of the ones on the car, just not worth the risk to me. I then looked at the alternator, which upon inspection had bad bearings (spun like there was no grease in them anymore and were a bit crunchy sounding). Attempted to replace just the bearings but couldn’t get a few fasteners off and just said screw it and bought a reman unit from O’Reillys. Lifetime warranty on the unit, so even if it’s not amazing I’m fine with replacing it every few years for free. Finally, I have a new set of front sway bar links on the way to address a front end clunk that started a few months ago. On a different note, I’m ready to begin priming and painting the m-systems after stripping and media blasting all the old paint off. I was told by the seller that they had been previously stripped and painted, but it seemed that only one of the wheels had received that treatment; the other three had what looked to be the OEM paint underneath the rattle can paint. No matter, it was all coming off anyways. After some discussion and deliberation, I decided against my original plan of polishing out the lips and will instead stick to paint for the whole wheel. With that said, any thoughts on a color for the lip? I can’t decide between a bright, almost “polished aluminum” type paint to give the look of polished wheels, or if I should just stick to the stock OEM BMW silver paint. Stock paint will likely be easier to sell, but I do really like the polished lip look. Any opinions?
  41. 2 points
    B C

    E46 Touring Life

    I know what needs to be done, but I have never actually used WinFKP so between the 3 of is im sure some kind of tune file will end up on some module
  42. 2 points
    m42b32

    E46 Touring Life

    Awesome!! That will be an excellent daily (not that it isn't already). I'm happy to help if you need any M54/ms43 assistance!
  43. 2 points
    KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Pusher fan mounted using the SPAL mounts sits close to flush with the rad. have a few more things to tackle before this weekend’s HPDE.
  44. 2 points
    he had a trickle charger on every car, it looks like. serious car guy stuff. also, from the news story: seems worth noting in a search and seizure of millions of dollars of property, drugs, and illegal weapons.
  45. 2 points
    Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Basically wrapped up the engine bay today. I have to figure out where I'm going to mount the remote oil filter. Bleed the brakes and clutch. Exhaust is "temporary", I intent to install an electric cutout for the side exit and run a bmw aftermarket cat back exhaust/muffler. We'll see....its all 3.5" round/oval. I do need someone's help or ideas, I forgot to check clearance for the headlight and the turbocharger intake tube. The headlight (euro smiley) will fit without the cap in place. Is there anyone who has needed to modify the cap or came up with an idea to gain clearance?
  46. 2 points
    GunMetalGrey

    I Have a Problem

    Yeah it's been a paperweight for the most part lately, will be good to have it back out on the road! Yep, that was good stuff for sure, minus the missing wheel cap.
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Didn’t want to go through the hassle of drilling and tapping the 5 series tstat housing just to have it crack along the casting parting line so here we are. Bung welded to a new aluminum one
  49. 1 point
    Nick_F

    chit chat thread

    well it has finally set in that my 335 is gone and the 528 is just not doing it for me. Now to decide on a "project car" or a new daily that is a little more fun
  50. 1 point
    https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/d/lakewood-5x120-epsilon-sw-bmw-e24-e23/7182016450.html I'd put them on an e12. That would be fun.
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