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    GunMetalGrey reacted to HipMF in chit chat thread   
    My drinking is better than par regardless of the location. Haven't swung a club since maybe 2005, but I ain't afraid of looking dumb....
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from P_Roloff in Diaries of a Daily Driver   
    I forgot,  I ran this into a tree lol


    Bought another XJ that night for $250 non running, pulled the front clip, cluster, and various driveline parts. 
    Also got a CB in the deal
    Breaker 1-9

    Picked up lockers for the new axles, will get those in process soon. 
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from Ryan... in chit chat thread   
    I'm running a set of those exact tires on my 128, it's my daily so it doesn't get the crap pounded out of it, but when I do lean into the corners hard I've been pleased. 
    They have quite a bit of grip, have good feel / breakaway characteristic, and seem to be doing okay on tread wear (though a bit early to tell).
    For the price I figured it was worth a shot. 
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    GunMetalGrey reacted to DrLeadFoot in Chapter GMW | E30 LS1 (starting on post #1427)   
    The T56 that I had in the car started popping out of 3rd gear & reverse and grinding going into 3rd.  Time for a new trans!
    RPM transmission level VI was ordered and, while I'm in there, I popped in a Monster dual clutch in case I wanted to add more power.  Should be good up to 700hp/to.
    Also got a bolt in roll cage from Mitch.  (Thanks for delivery relay, Mitch & TJ!)  Powder coated it gloss black and bolted it in.
    Nitto NT01 rear tires mounted as well.  255s.



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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from KaiserRolls in ‘91 E30   
    Should've waited till you were on the way back from the picnic to address this
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from basedspider in Gone but not forgotten   
    Hey man, HF is always there to help drop your car down to the ground real quick!
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from Ryan... in The One That Didn't Get Away [100K Mile E30 325is]   
    Shit that thing is clean
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    GunMetalGrey reacted to SteelBlue in Jake's Epic BMW 135i Build Thread! (5+ Years of Ownership)   
    To think this could have been the 87 325is on stock tires that was gonna run 9's against @GunMetalGrey's car like we talked about.
    I still can't believe those rears fit in the stock arches.
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    GunMetalGrey reacted to Ryan... in Gone but not forgotten   
    Which is why I only bring my car to competent shops 🤠
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from Ryan... in Gone but not forgotten   
    Hey man, HF is always there to help drop your car down to the ground real quick!
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from B C in Gone but not forgotten   
    Hey man, HF is always there to help drop your car down to the ground real quick!
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from SteelBlue in The One That Didn't Get Away [100K Mile E30 325is]   
    Shit that thing is clean
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from SteelBlue in The One That Didn't Get Away [100K Mile E30 325is]   
    The last one you did looked stellar, I look forward to the same result on this one. 
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from AsparagusMike in the one and only e30 s52 engine swap   
    100% why I ordered stuff to make my own lines, though you had the exposed silver end on the turbo so it was a bit of a wash anyway lol. 
    It's crazy to think the motor has seen 12k miles! I look forward to seeing many more updates after many more miles!
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    GunMetalGrey reacted to SteelBlue in The "I finally bought an E30" Build Thread!   
    Saw a FB memory of the day we picked this up. 4 years ago.
    RIP
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from Jdesign in E46 Things   
    I think it means you need to wear a hat, overalls, and hold a big wrench is all! 
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from HipMF in chit chat thread   
    I will never forget you chattering your way down copper harbor then blowing random parts off that thing! 
    Good times, good times.
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from KaiserRolls in ‘91 E30   
    Man, you've always had the best sounding E30's.
    New wheels look great!
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    GunMetalGrey reacted to KaiserRolls in ‘91 E30   
    RT660s were great, drove pretty similar to an RE. Settled around 31 hot, which doesn’t mean much without using pyrometers but that’s where the car felt the best for me.
    one issue I did have which was super frustrating was when the car would be super gripped up in a corner, the inside tire would spin up a bit. Almost felt like an open diff. 
    the skid plate also slammed on some corners (better than the oil pan though) which is quite the shock mid corner. Shawano is quite the “roller coaster” though so I wouldn’t expect this to be normal behavior at 90% of the events we run. If it keeps happening I’ll raise the car and get it re-aligned. 
     



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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from m42b32 in Z3 Coupe content   
    I recall the time @B C (baking coordinator) had me drop off turbo parts for ceramic coating and I swear he did them within 24 hours.
    Nothing better than covert turbo operations in a subway parking lot. 
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    GunMetalGrey reacted to HipMF in Shop Life 2.0   
    Gettin' those groceries.

    Now that I've got real tires on I'm no longer breaking traction every time I hit boost, which makes for a slightly less nerve-wracking commute. I'm also learning when and how much to lift when I hear the turbo spooling so that I'm not rocketing off like a boy-racer every time I leave an intersection. I was initially concerned this thing would be undrivable at autocross, but I think it will be fine once I get used to the power delivery from the turbo and adjust my throttle control accordingly. Fun times.
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    GunMetalGrey got a reaction from B C in E46 Things   
    I think it means you need to wear a hat, overalls, and hold a big wrench is all! 
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    GunMetalGrey reacted to B C in E46 Things   
    Accumulated pollen

     
    Disregarded the instruction to leave it to a professional and installed a new MAF sensor because unlike my fried chicken, I like my throttle extra crispy

     


    I google searched leather treatments that work well for Nappa leather, found 2 people who seemed to like a product called Trinova on some obscure forum somewhere and that was good enough for me to blow some money.
    Its clear and oily unlike the shampoo-like stuff from AutoZone that seems to do nothing.
    its alright. It didnt turn the leather back into a baby cow or anything but its an improvement. Not like you can really tell anything from this crappy pic


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    GunMetalGrey reacted to KaiserRolls in ‘91 E30   
    Have been driving the car for a bit, pump still makes a noticeable whine. No leaks (hooray) from the PS system, but now I have a loud pump. Checked chase bays troubleshooting guide:

    the clamp I was sent is as tight as I can get it, so now I’m wondering if I have a clamp that is too large. I have to get them the PN off the clamp (which is facing the block and not easy to see) so they can figure out if what they sent me is correct. 😒
     
    In other news my spacers show up tomorrow and I get wheels mounted on Wednesday. 
    I bought a fender roller just in case lol

     
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