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DrLeadFoot

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  1. New summer set up! Continental Extremecontact Sport XL tires. 18" 225/40 front, 255/35 rear.
  2. Replaced the tailgate brake lights with some new OEM pieces. Such a huge difference!!
  3. Squeaks and thuds/rattling until they warm up and quiet down. The recurring maintenance to grease them is what I'm not excited about. Back to stock but will clock them correctly for the lowered suspension.
  4. 2 of the most recent customers to eat at Gapplebees.
  5. Summer wheels on! She has been running great! Need to get it to Mike's to do the rear subframe & diff bushings after we move to our new house on April 24th. Will also get the diff mount welded to reinforce it. Would love to get the rear subframe powder coated as well.
  6. New summer wheels to come! Bought these from Kerry and he was nice enough to get them powder coated. The 4-door is going to look like a 90s Pontiac with the color matched wheels.
  7. Been out of storage for about a tank of gas. The battery had power but not enough to crank. A quick jump and on the road again! Need some new rear tires and to go back to stock RTABs. The polys are too noisy for me. We are using the wagon for wagon things and swapped the kiddos seats into the m3. A rear facing baby seat in a coupe is forced yoga. Lol
  8. Chipped away at some things. Mike got the PS line replaced, m5 A pillars, black leather ebrake cable boot, new high intensity washer fluid container, washer fluid hoses, refurbished abs module, black front seat belts, and new wipers.
  9. It's a leak detection spray. Drys into a baby powder substance. Washes off easy. Pretty sweet!
  10. Had a slight shimmy in the brakes so I had Mike replace the rotors and the pads. Went with Zimmerman rotors and OEM BMW pads. Scooped up a used M wheel with the updated airbag! Excited! Got a power steering line leak so we'll be replacing that early next week. Also replaced the dash lights, added the dimmer wire to my radio so the backlight on the keys works, replaced a bad O2 sensor under warranty, put new rubber mounts on the oil filter, added some leather interior bits: -steering column surround -upper & lower B pillars -center console arm rest. Slowly chipping away!
  11. 110 octane!! The smell alone is worth the lead poisoning.
  12. Oil & filter change at 196,172 miles (M5 cluster). 10w-60 Liqui Moly & Mann Filter.
  13. Not sure on stiffness but the M5 bushings are a tad shorter and allow for the reinforcement trailing bars to be installed.
  14. Merry XMAS!! Update: Running strong! Need an oil change soon and the rear subframe will be coming out to pop in new M5 bushings and weld in the dinan diff reinforcement.
  15. 10mm rear spacers installed. I think this makes the wheels ET 4 in the rear and ET 9 in the front. Structure and Fab sent some pics of the rear passenger jacking point rebuild. Thank goodness Chris is better at fab work than taking pictures. 🤣
  16. I'll pop some 5mm spacers on the rear to get it a little better stance.
  17. Not too much fun. SCHLEPN tires & wheels back and forth from Stallis and trying to keep up with this crazy Real Estate market! It's still going strong! I agree! A birdy said you're the go to guy for a suede headliner. Let's talk!
  18. Structure Fabrication cut out the rot/rust on my passenger rear jacking point and rebuilt/over built it back up looking as close to stock as possible. Rust proofed it all. Pretty big job as they had to pull the gas tank. They found some old bondo from a hack job fix from years and years ago. Glad they got in there to cut out the cancer! They also popped on my new snow tires on the "new" wheels! 245/18/40 Blizzaks on some 6 series wheels. Not sure which style code they are. 18 x 8.5 et14 if I remember correctly.
  19. Confronting my fears, face to face. 🤣
  20. Just can't let go of what once was. Using it for a vacuum gauge at the moment but maybe next year. We are saving for a house so going to hold off on winter projects and just focus on getting the wagon closer to perfect.
  21. All engine lights are off! Running great. Have an appointment to get the jacking point fixed due to rust on Tuesday. Also have a right rear speed sensor waiting to be installed. Body and interior are next! Priorities are to stop the rust and fix the sunroof rattles.
  22. A little wider than I'd prefer but I like those wheels too! Thanks!
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