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P_Roloff last won the day on February 20

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  1. P_Roloff

    Another daily driver thread: E34 525i

    Did an oil change at 71,5xx miles, that's about the only update. This was an awesome daily for this summer with commuting 400 miles per week for work, never had so much as a hiccup. Also, am I @straight6pwr yet? For all you paddling enthusiasts, I'm looking for some good locations to see or day trips in the greater Madison/Baraboo area if anyone has suggestions.
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    E30 Brake Set Up

    I run stock blanks, new rubber lines and Pagid Red pads (bought from bavauto before they went under, not sure if you can still get them) on my e30. They aren’t noisy and stand up fine to spirited backroad driving, I’m sure they’d probably be fine for autocross too. They’re pretty dusty though if that’s a concern of yours.
  3. TW’s are rad, first bike I ever rode. Vinny has good taste.
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    chit chat thread

    Quieter than in past years. I think the rain scared a lot of people off, still a decent show though. I think the only bmw present was an orange isetta.
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    chit chat thread

    I’m heading down to the Botham Vineyards show tomorrow if anyone else was thinking about it or wanted to go.
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    Another daily driver thread: E34 525i

    Thanks! It’s very much a 20 footer in person haha, the paint has a lot of small imperfections and the photos hide that. I’ve been meaning to spend more time on paint correction and cleaning up the other things on this, but life has gotten really busy in the last month.
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    Diaries of a Daily Driver

    I vote hyper silver! Maybe I missed it, but what happened to your other cars? Still have them?
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    Another daily driver thread: E34 525i

    Forgot to update last time with pictures and can’t find them right now, so the ones I took this morning after washing will have to do. Up to 70.7k miles, replaced two of the rubber exhaust hangers last night after they ripped. Nothing else has been done lately, just been racking up the miles. Super happy to be able to commute in this, it’s so comfortable and refined compared to just about anything else I’ve ever driven. If I ever find the free time in the next month, I’ll probably order a set of those trailing arm links and sway bar links and see if they get rid of the noise we’ve been dealing with. Hood and trunk shocks need replacing too, along with the drivers seat adjustment buttons, the sunroof switch panel, and a few of the headlight adjusters. Might get a set of tan floor mats if I can find any. Side reminder: If anyone comes across an undamaged black front bumper or would like to sell theirs (cough @ChrisO cough) let me know. Pictures:
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    I second this. The e30 is gonna need one after the suspension rebuild, I’d enjoy learning more about this stuff too.
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    Alpine E30 Convertible Running Log

    Yeah, strut mounts too and a strut brace even. New sway bar bushings and end links along with them. I’ll definitely let you know! Interesting, guess it doesn’t matter now but I’ll make note of that for future reference. I’m assuming you’ve run poly before by your comment, what did you use for lubricant? I really don’t want it to squeak if I can avoid it.
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    Alpine E30 Convertible Running Log

    Did another thousand or so miles, then got tired enough of the crappy front suspension that I ripped it apart. Parts are on order for a full front end refresh minus tie rods (no play, replaced by P.O. at some point). Went with the KYB GR-2/Excel-G shock because cheap and decent enough, poly fcabs, and stock lemforder for everything else. I almost did the e36 m3 rubber fcabs, but the whole preload thing sounded like a hassle and something I would stress over once it was back together. Went with the softer 75A poly, we’ll see how it feels. It’s not too hard or expensive to upgrade later, and I honestly don’t want to sacrifice too much comfort. Call me a pansy, I don’t care. Also attempting to figure out where the steering system is leaking to eliminate the fluid slick in the garage, and probably going to delete the charcoal canister while I’m in there. The foam in the bottom fell out and there was oil and schmoo all over the underside, probably going to replace it with a small filter of some sort and tuck it somewhere out of the way. Next on the list is a new intake boot, thermostat, and a couple random odds and ends. So yeah, another crappy update with no pictures.
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    Does anybody like going for drives?

    Guess this means I need to get the e30 back together soon... In for anything that comes up. West of Madison would be cool, the driftless area is great. I’d also be perfectly okay with a long route up to RA. I believe that I’d be out for the last weekend in August, but not positive. Any other weekend I should be golden.
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    E34 Front Bumper

    Ehh, not really looking for one that would require painting. I'll keep you in mind though if I can't find anything else.
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    Welcome to here! V8 or I6?
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    Another daily driver thread: E34 525i

    Will report back next weekend with what I find. I’m kinda thinking it’s the spring.