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    damnboy037 got a reaction from jc43089 in chit chat thread   
    This unlawful execution is bringing out the worst in everybody, a few riots should not dismiss the black lives matter movement the same way a few bad/corrupt police departments should not call for all law enforcement to be shut down.  
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from Ryan... in chit chat thread   
    This unlawful execution is bringing out the worst in everybody, a few riots should not dismiss the black lives matter movement the same way a few bad/corrupt police departments should not call for all law enforcement to be shut down.  
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from patsbimmer1 in chit chat thread   
    This unlawful execution is bringing out the worst in everybody, a few riots should not dismiss the black lives matter movement the same way a few bad/corrupt police departments should not call for all law enforcement to be shut down.  
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from REKIII in chit chat thread   
    This unlawful execution is bringing out the worst in everybody, a few riots should not dismiss the black lives matter movement the same way a few bad/corrupt police departments should not call for all law enforcement to be shut down.  
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from Rekpoint in New guy - F30 335i   
    Great pic of a great car.
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from Jdesign in New E36 CF trunk 2 door & UUC spoiler   
    No longer for sale
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    damnboy037 reacted to ChrisO in Official-look-what-i-found-thread (craigslist, other-forums, etc)   
    https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=498220671&zip=54301&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D54301%26extColorsSimple%3DYELLOW%26startYear%3D1981%26sortBy%3DderivedpriceDESC%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D0%26marketExtension%3Don%26endYear%3D2020%26makeCodeList%3DBMW%26searchRadius%3D0&startYear=1981&numRecords=25&firstRecord=0&endYear=2020&makeCodeList=BMW&searchRadius=0&clickType=spotlight
    Seems like a really good deal for only 28k miles+ a hard top and the color combo
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    damnboy037 reacted to Ty S. in Random e36 parts, more will be added   
    Interested in the air box if you still have it!
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from SteelBlue in chit chat thread   
    Everyone in Milwaukee county, please vote. 
     
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from Boris3 in WTB: e46 3 Series Bentley Service Manual   
    Still can’t find it, I know it’s around 
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    damnboy037 reacted to GunMetalGrey in 17 inch E36 wheels   
    Just here trying to help
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    damnboy037 reacted to suspenceful in 17 inch E36 wheels   
    I sold these to you? Must've been a while ago! Last car I had with these wheels was like 5 years ago, lol.

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    damnboy037 reacted to patsbimmer1 in New build! E90 M3   
    I had my first track day in the car today at Blackhawk Farms Raceway and ran in the intermediate group.  This is my 4th track day in 3 years and it's amazing how quickly you get to know people by attending these things semi regularly.  It's great being able to run with some of the same people year after year and developing a trust on the track. 
    Ok now that that's out of the way, the car.  She ran beautifully!  Stock brakes, stock suspension and pss tires.  The car was perfect. It did what it was supposed to with no surprises. I took it slow for the day to feel the car out.  The NA power took some getting used to.  Even though the s65 is a supposed torqueless turd I had a low end power that i didnt expect and it was consistent through the power band.  Power came on easy and steady.  No surging or lag to deal with.  It was great.  Right off the bat I was running similar  times I ran in my 335i but I was way more consistent. My fastest in the 335i was 1:29 and in the M3 I managed a 1:32.  I'm pretty happy with that considering it was my first time out with it and i wasn't pushing very hard.  The DCT was awesome!  It did get a little laggy on up shifts when it got hot but downshifts were excellent.  Being able to focus on braking zones was a really nice change.  I could put my energy into hitting better lines instead of worrying about my feet. 
    Of course every driver walks away from an event saying "if I just had this item it'd be that much better!".  For me I'd like to get the Schroth quick fit harness and a slightly better pad with more bite.  These worked and I NEVER had any fade but I'd like the pedal a little more effective sooner.  The car does have a little wiggle under heavy braking which led to some butt puckering moments but I'm not sure how to fix that yet.  The easy answer is coilovers but I'm happy with the ride quality so we'll see if I "fix" that. 
    Now for the video!  My go pro only recorded the last 10:25 of each session unbeknownst to me but this was the last and my fastest session.
     
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    damnboy037 reacted to B C in E30 Picnic 2018   
    A few photos for anyone that couldn’t attend.
    Im very grateful for Tim Jason, TJ, Badger Bimmers, and all involved in making this happen each year. Cheers to you guys, I always look forward to it.
     




     
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    damnboy037 reacted to Bassboy3313 in E30 Picnic 2018   
    Milwaukee cruise to the picnic
    20180519_094211.mp4
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    damnboy037 reacted to ChrisO in My 1997 M3 (That I'm not going to part out anymore)   
    I'm trying to figure out if I can keep them first 😎
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from ChrisO in My 1997 M3 (That I'm not going to part out anymore)   
    Sucks that you have to call it quits on this, would you like to sell me the LTWs (hopefully for the same price you got them)?  I have back problems from shoveling & the vaders are killing me. 
    They will be going on a 99 m3 with 103k miles, very clean. 
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    damnboy037 reacted to patsbimmer1 in New build! E90 M3   
    This week has been crazy for me at work and I haven't had a chance to update everyone on the full story of this car.  It's been a roller coaster but everything turned out alright in the end!
    I've been looking for an M3 for a while and a few of you know that I've been obsessing about an M3 for roughly 6 - 9 months.  I have been telling myself that for my 30th birthday I wanted a real sports car.  I tossed around a 996 briefly but it just wasn't practical for me.  I've always loved Skylines and an r32 crossed my mind but again, not very practical.  I have loved the e90 chassis.  It's the perfect size for me, the perfect amount of tech and comfort and I love the looks.  I loved my 335i but I just wanted something different from a car.  I've always compromised on my vehicles because I have always needed a dual use vehicle due to whatever circumstance I was in.  I still need to make some compromise due to my current situation (toddler) but being able to share this car with him is more enjoyable than having no compromises. 
    The ups and downs start with me deciding to start the search and then finding out my wife has MS.  We went through the diagnosis process for a few months and after a lot of waiting and a 2nd opinion it was confirmed that she has MS.  During this time there is no way I could continue to search for a car.  Once the diagnosis set in and "normalized" then I started searching again.  And then my basement walls started leaking... I feared the worst and brought in multiple people for estimates.  Once again as a responsible adult I can't justify an M3 when i'm fearing a $20k home repair.  After getting a few estimates the consensus was to add some drainage outside of the wall once the ground thaws.  Woohoo!  Disaster avoided!  So I started searching again.
    I test drove a few cars and came up with what I wanted and didn't want in the car. The toughest part for me was deciding on the DCT.  I have owned a MT vehicle since I was 18 and thought I wanted a 6spd M3... until I drove the DCT.  Oh my god is it good!  The shifts are so fast, the rev matched downshifts put a smile on my face every time AND my wife would be able to drive it.  With that and a few other specific search parameters in place I started searching!  The car I ended up buying happened to be one of the first cars I inquired about.  After a week of discussion with the dealer and negotiation we couldn't come to an agreement on the price.  I walked away from the deal.  That was a Friday.  I found an Alpine White 2010 in Fond Du Lac, met Ben to show him my car at the dealer adn we took the M3 for a drive.  It was a mess to the say the least.  A mouse got into it and chewed up connectors, wires and a seat belt.  It had a shitty wrap on the dash trim and many other red flags.  I walked away from that car very discouraged and kept searching.  I was ready to expand my parameters because I was getting impatient.  Jordan helped keep me centered on the search and kept reminding me what I didn't want and why some cars were a bad idea.  It's probably thanks to him that I'm not driving a 150k mile jet black 08.
    That Monday I got an email from the dealer in Atlanta asking if I was still in the market.  I said yes but only if they could meet me at my price.  I got an email back telling me the deal was on!  I was pumped!  I booked a flight, rearranged Easter plans and arranged a ride to O'hare.  I had to travel to Rice Lake and Chippewa Falls the next couple days after that.  That Wednesday I was leaving Rice Lake and got an email from the dealer apologizing to me.  A mistake had been made and the price went up $1000.  I was furious to say the least.  I sent a very strongly worded email to the sales guy and basically said they will meet me at my price or refund me my flight.  I wasn't expecting much but had already planned on calling the Dealer Principle if I didn't get the answer I wanted.  Again, I wasn't expecting much from this plan but one way or another I was going to be doing a lot of yelling at someone or multiple people.  The worst part is I had a 4 hour drive home to think about this.  Well about 2 1/2 hours after I go the original email I received an email from the Sales Manager apologizing for the situation and letting me know that they would keep their word!
    The deal was on!  I didn't sleep for the rest of the week!  I went to my brother in laws house on Friday night, left at 5am Saturday morning, go to O'hare, had a Redbull confiscated and waited to board my flight.  Once boarded my flight was delayed... all of a sudden there were 2 cops and an undercover on the flight taking a guy off in handcuffs.  That was unsettling to say the least but there was some peace of mind knowing he was taken off the flight.  A quick 2 hour flight to Atlanta and I was that much closer!  The sales guy was supposed to pick me up at the airport.  Well... there are two airports in Atlanta.  This guy went to the wrong airport and couldn't figure out how to get to me even after I shared my location on google maps.  I ended up hopping on a shuttle to get to him.  That killed an hour of unscheduled time.  After a 20 minute drive we were at the dealer.  I looked over the car and it was exactly what I had expected except for a few rock chips in the hood but nothing major.  The dealer had no idea what kind of exhaust it had and I was very happily surprised to find a Borla exhaust.  I test drove it, came back and said I wanted it.  Well this happened to be a very busy day at the dealer so I ended up waiting an hour and a half for finance so I could finish up.  I had taken care of all of my finances prior to showing up so once I got in the office it was a matter of signing some paperwork and about 5 minutes later I was done.  I hopped in the car and started heading north at about 2:30 pm.
    Traffic was shit in Georgia.  Traffic was shit in Tennessee.  Traffic was OK in Kentucky but it was raining.  I did stop in Nashville for some hot chicken at a place called Helen's but the chicken was going to take too long so I got catfish.  It was the best catfish I have ever had! I got to Illinois at 9:30pm and I had never been so happy to be in Illinois.  I told myself that Bloomington would be my check in point since I was familiar with it and I would only be about 2.5 hours away from home if I needed to sleep.  I hit Bloomington around 2:30am and I felt fine so I powered through!  Driving through Illinois I did find that the exhaust has a slight drone at 78 mph BUT at 76 mph it's fine.  Anyways, I kept driving and consuming Redbull and water.  I stopped every hour or so to get out and move around to keep myself awake.  At 5am on Sunday I pulled into my driveway.  I slept for 4 1/2 hours and woke up for my son's first Easter egg  hunt!
    Since i've doomed Wisconsin to an eternal winter I've only had a couple chances to drive the car but I love it!  My son's first response was "dada, this is FANCY!  I like it!"  shortly followed by "Can we drive crazy?".  My wife's first response was "It's loud."  We took it to Easter and I let her drive it for a bit.  She had the chance to pass her mom's husband on the highway and with my prodding she put her foot down.  What proceeded was some giggling and a big smile!  She then said "It's loud!" but with much more enthusiasm this time.  I love the DCT but I love even more that my wife will drive the car!  Despite her propensity to buy boring cars she likes fast cars and to share this with her is great!  My son also told me today when I picked him up from daycare "dada, I like your M free!" so that's a win.
    This won't be much of a build thread and more of a "look at the silly cosmetic things I bought" and "here are pictures of me driving my car" thread.  Just like the last car she will see track time thanks to a birthday present from my wife!
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from i_love_cars in New build! E90 M3   
    Car looks great, now throw a supercharger on it. 
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from patsbimmer1 in New build! E90 M3   
    Car looks great, now throw a supercharger on it. 
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from B C in BMW Content from Gran Turismo Sport   
    They also added the 1966 GT40
    Polyphony needs to add the e36 GT & the e46 csl
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from Gustavo in 335xi   
    That’s not far at all, I’m in the same county, in Greenfield. 
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from ChrisO in My 1997 M3 (That I'm not going to part out anymore)   
    I need seats like those
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    damnboy037 reacted to YoungCR in Monthly Event Discussion   
    August should be the full drive of highway 60 along the Wisconsin river out to Prairie Du Chien. That's been on my to do list for years but hasn't happened!
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    damnboy037 got a reaction from Jdesign in BMW Vision Gran Turismo   
    I have been playing GT Sport, but I just can’t get into racing games anymore unless it’s Mario Kart
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