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  1. This is explains a lot because the Black Label Lighting is a Custom Offsets only brand. This thing is so fucking cool. I'm not a big one for graphics but the lower black piece and the mountain scene around the back wheels is really fitting for this car. I love it.
  2. We shot another video at work. I haven't really done much with the car this year other than drive it every chance I can and fix the lip every few weeks from rogue squirrels attracted to the sweet sweet tone of a V8. Twice these little buggers have jumped in front of me on the same road. Good news, I'm getting OK at repairing carbon fiber.
  3. Spotted this in Barcelona last week! The guy had a big smile after I snapped the picture and gave him a thumbs up.
  4. Every X5 is built in Spartanburg, SC including the diesel and M's.
  5. Not gonna say I'm disappointed but when I saw e9x in the web address I thought it had an S65 in it. That thing has to be a beast to drive.
  6. For our first kid I built the crib about 12 hours before my wife woke me up to tell me we needed to go to the hospital.
  7. From the name I expected something far more aggressive but this was a surprise. It gives me a Chicano Batman vibe. I like it.
  8. One of the guys I work with is selling an e70 35d. I know the injectors were replaced recently but other than that I couldn't tell you the condition or how much but I'll ask him for an ad.
  9. Now you can rev to the moon with no fears! ALL THE RPM's!!!!
  10. God damn that is clean. I love the e39 Msport and I've always had a soft spot for the 530i. The m54 in that body does something for me.
  11. I didn't know this was a thing until Brooke said something Saturday. It makes it even better.
  12. Yea, I actually like the design just not on that car. Put it on a racecar and people would lose their minds with excitement. It just needs to lose the exploding butthole.
  13. Jeff Koons has made another art car to follow up the e92 GT2 car he did. His first design was polarizing but ultimately I think it's aged very well. The use of color was done well and it expresses speed well. That stretched paint splatter look is something I really like. His NEW design is more pop art but he stretches the horizontal lines to give it motion while stationary. I think with different wheels and lowered or put on a racecar I could get behind this. Until... I actually got behind it. Anyone else see what I see?
  14. While we were down in Daytona we had the opportunity to drive a few supercars out on a cruise route. I got the chance to drive a C8, Huracan, Huracan Evo, R8 V10, 991.2 Carrera and Mclaren 570s. Unfortunately I didn't take many photos. The R8 had an absolutely obnoxious exhaust on it that made it near unbearable to drive but outside of that it was a great car to drive. The Huracan was disappointing. Terribly uncomfortable in the pedal box, seat adjustability did not suit a man my size, the paddles are stationary and overall it just wasn't that pleasant to drive. The Huracan EVO on the other hand was like a totally different car. The pedal box still sucked and was crowded and off center but it drove so much nicer. It ticks off every emotional box while you're driving and scares you just enough. I was genuinely giggling my ass off after my first pull in Corsa mode and I'm told I had the exhaust cherry red while driving it. The 911 is a 911 and would be the most livable car but felt underpowered after driving the others which it should as a base Carerra. The Mclaren was the one I wanted to spend more time in. Very comfortable, handled well and had a very predictable power train with a steady pull when you gave it throttle. I could absolutely live with that car. The C8 might have been the most disappointing. I drove it first and just thought it was a great engine with a good chassis and a shit transmission. It kicked down a couple times on me when I wasn't expecting it to and would hang on to gears when I didn't want it to. I tried driving it in manual mode and it definitely shifted fast but it wasn't a great driving experience. I'm told it's wonderful on the track which I could absolutely believe I just didn't like it on the street. Side note, I'm too wide for most carbon buckets I learned. Sad day for the imaginary cars I was planning to buy.
  15. Hell of a first trip with the car! I'm highly jealous of your dipstick.
  16. When I did the hot lap with the stig I asked him if he needed my pace notes before we took off. He laughed at me 🤣
  17. This last weekend I got the opportunity to go to the Rolex 24 with Michelin and it was absolutely amazing! The race was awesome but the people we got to watch it with made it even better. Our hosts were Paul Gerrard (The American Stig, Grand Tour), Didier Theys (Winner of Rolex 3x, Sebring 2x and 3x Lemans podiums), Butch Leitzinger (2x Lemans winner, 3x Daytona winner) and Kelly Williams (CASCAR driver and Pfaff motorsports driving coach). We got to do a lap of Daytona with Paul in an M5 CS which was absolutely insane! You think you've driven fast until you drive with a professional driver 🤣. Doing 165 around the oval and 100+ through the infield was an experience I will never forget. These guys did corner tours with us and had us looking at the driving in a whole new light. The way they can diagnose what's going on and verbalize it is seriously impressive.
  18. I am seriously impressed with the inspection report. That's so cool and I can only see that business continuing to grow as buying site unseen becomes more popular. That's a great spec too! That color combo is timeless! I'm also really jealous of your ski trip! Have fun out there!
  19. I absolutely love this car! Factory mint paint AND it's a euro spec s50b32! It's so 90's and I love it. I think they fucked up by putting out a "coming soon..." craigslist ad advertising it for $96k though. The auction has a reserve and I won't be surprised if it doesn't hit that reserve. The story they're telling is neat about finding the car, storing it, etc. https://www.pcarmarket.com/auction/euro-spec-1996-bmw-m3-mint-green/
  20. Doing the BE bearings with the ARP install hardware is by far the best move. That peace of mind of worth the money. Best money I spent on my car. They’re the most popular choice out there (when they’re available). I haven’t seen a single failure on the forums when they’ve been installed.
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