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Nick_08

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  1. It's amazing what some added compression would do. Love the car man. That airbox is much needed, you stand gains in that alone.
  2. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    I have factory upper strut mounts and IE3 springs. Once I get it in for an alignment this spring I can certainly come back and post a number for you if you would like.
  3. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Thanks bud I wish I would have taken a picture from the side. Car is back on jack stands now...
  4. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Nope just a shit picture
  5. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Plenty of room, just need the right offset! Good info. I didn't want to risk the wheels not fitting with the 330i brakes. For some reason I get no notifications of posts even though I have the notifications turned on. Is this a common issue with the forum? Finally got the car on the ground. I approve. NO POKE!
  6. I've got tires, 205/45r16 BFG Sport Comp II, 2 are like new & 2 are 50% $200
  7. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    My bad, in the third picture, which is very close up; that is taken at full lock.
  8. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Well if having the spring removed and the shock completely compressed counts as โ€œunder loadโ€ then yes. Lol
  9. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Been awhile, here are some updates on the car. Finally got around to installing the remote brake bias adjuster. I got some new front wheels and tires. The tires rubbed on the factory wheel well liner so I made some new ones from hdpe. They clear with about a 1/4" to spare! Don't mind the socket spacer, I have some proper spacers on the way from McMaster along with some button head screws to replace those hex heads. Yes, transmission jack...the spring is removed.
  10. This is a badass machine you've built here. It's gotta be fun to drive around. Can't imagine the looks/comments you get. ๐Ÿ˜†
  11. Good story; good read. I keep hoping BMW is going to do one of these retro kicks like the big three have done recently. I'll take a 2025 e30 M3 :). Never gonna happen.
  12. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Correct, the loop serves to dissipate heat from the exhaust gasses passing through before reaching the pressure sensor. It also dampens the exhaust pulses as they pass through the tubing and absorbs vibrations. I also installed a 0.04" restrictor/damper just prior to the sensor just to make sure the readings are stable.
  13. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    I did a test on the effectiveness of the venturi jet pump. It was able to pump 1 gallon of fuel to the other side of the tank in 36 seconds with fuel pressure holding solid at 43psi. There was a fu*king tornado in the tank lmao. Very impressed. I've added a turbine back pressure sensor and a 3 port boost control solenoid. All plumbed and wired in...
  14. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Fuel lines are done again, flex sensor plumbed in.
  15. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    If you're considering or questioning what I just did...check out how badass this little jet pump is.
  16. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Tank is in, everything clears...
  17. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Finished up the hangar. The theme is PTFE...everything is PTFE to withstand ethanol. Even the shrink wrap is PTFE and sealing. I have an order on the way from summit with the AN fittings and AN hose needed to wrap this up and install the tank back in the car. All of this crap for a return line restriction. On the plus side, everything in the feed and return is 3/8" vs the factory 5/16" if it's even that with those tight kinked bends (especially on the factory hangar). If I need more fuel I will now be able to utilize a surge tank no problem. Managed to get that all in there, took a
  18. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Alrighty so this is working out quite well so far. The tank has a reinforcement plate spot welded in 6 spots surrounding the hangar mount. These 6 spot welds just happen to line up perfectly with the aftermarket hangar that I have :). Here's that reinforcement plate that was inside the tank. Had to be removed so that the split ring mount could be used in its place. It was easy enough. Last, here is a preliminary look at the new hangar, these straight fittings won't be used. The fittings are 1/4" NPT and I have 6an adapters installed. I also already have the
  19. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    I've got something in the works for the stock fuel tank ๐Ÿ˜ˆ. @HipMF the late model e30 fuel tank uses a venturi type of jet pump to get fuel transferred over the saddle to the passenger side of the tank where the fuel pump is. The issue I had is that the venturi is too small thus restricting my fuel return and backing everything up (i.e my fuel pressure was not adjustable it was pegged at 70 psi due to this restriction). My fuel pump is massive like 525lph. @KaiserRolls this venturi pump is the reason a surge tank setup wouldn't work with the factory fuel system (unless you didn't pl
  20. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    I had planned on adding a surge tank once I run out of fuel pump. Since I've had to modify the return line because it doesn't flow enough and the factory tank having old rubber (not ethanol friendly). I think its a better and safer option to transition to a cell. I do agree @KaiserRolls, the factory tank is well positioned in a safe place and low center of gravity. Perhaps it may be worthwhile to pull the tank and modify it to fit dual pumps. There is still that venturi/return line that is responsible for transferring fuel from one side to the other. How do you get around that venturi?
  21. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Thanks bud! I forgot to mention, the flex sensor is placed on the fuel return line which is 6AN. The other line (feed) is 8AN. I have a question for the community. I have been really thinking about going to a fuel cell. What do you recommend and what should I look for? This is what the flex table looks like in holley, note that I stole this image from google images and the table is not set up properly. There is another table just like this that will subtract or add ignition time per the ethanol %. The possibilities are endless... As a former mega squirt/tunerstudio user
  22. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Managed to get the flex sensor mounted under the car. I need to get two 6AN ptfe fittings to finish up the job (had the extra adapter fittings pictured laying around). I also decided to test my local premium 91 gasoline for ethanol content and contrary to what I've read on the internet, there is no ethanol (as advertised). The internet was saying even the premium-no ethanol still had some in it. Knowing the ethanol content is important because my current ve table is based on this fuel. The flex sensor should read this fuel as 0% and my will not add any fuel to compensate based on the fle
  23. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    I've considered just getting some fender flares but, I really want this car to look like a mostly factory e30 with some minor mods. So the only future option will be to go in...๐Ÿ˜ˆ For now and the foreseeable future, the TCS is my foot. I can't wait to see how these new tires (and the axles) hold up. Minor updates to come soon as the flex sensor mount will be arriving in the mail today.
  24. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Finally got the carriers, so the calipers are on. Still need to get some anti-rattle clips. The e46 caliper piston is about 5mm larger than the e30. On another good note i've got the flex sensor harness run through the firewall and wired in, I will be working on mounting and plumbing that in soon. It's going to be badass not ever worrying about the fuel you put in the car. With the flex sensor the ECU will automatically adjust the VE table and ignition table for ethanol %.
  25. Nick_08

    1990 e30

    Starting the 5 lug conversion on the front end using the IRP kit, e46 bearings, and e46 325i brakes. Threw on some new sway bar end links while I was at it since those were crusty. I'm still waiting for the carriers to come in the mail. I will update with some comparison of the calipers, the piston diameter is quite close from e30 to e46. e30 (260mm) vs e46 rotor (300mm) e30 Hawk HPS (which are trash) vs e46 Textar, not a huge difference. The textar is taller and wider.
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