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Everything posted by gilber33

  1. I bought these tires in October 2022 from Tire Rack, mounted them last week, and decided against 200tw tires for the e30. Never driven on. Paid $635 for them and am now asking $400. Great tire set up for a 15x7/8 staggered wheel set up.
  2. Sold the car without an interior?? https://www.facebook.com/groups/1612309969046719/permalink/3395332360744462/?mibextid=W9rl1R
  3. I just can't with those interiors.
  4. well well well.. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-325i-165/
  5. The upholstery project has been going better than I anticipated and is a lot of fun. The rear bench is almost done.
  6. gone Anyone interested in one of my 3V2’s? Upgraded fans, cr touch, Jeyers firmware, glass bed, enclosure, metal extruder. Prints reliably and consistent. Can’t think of having any failed prints with it. $200. Looking to only have two printers so I can get a workbench that fits two printers in my continued effort to get rid of stuff I don’t need.
  7. How are the factory bi-xenon headlights? Are they pretty decent?
  8. I've been watching youtube videos and my Dad gave me an upholstery book that he had from a long time ago. Which ironically enough has an e30 rear bench seat in it as an example. I thought if I can teach myself to paint a car, build an engine, weld, etc. etc. why not this? It won't be perfect, but I'd rather it not be perfect knowing I did it then it not being perfect paying someone else to do it.
  9. Thanks for the recommendation. I had two people that I started talking to about this project, very reputable places that I know do fantastic work, and then they ghosted me. I went to my typical state of mind of "If no one will do it for me then I'll do it my fucking self". Soooo I'm going to learn upholstery.
  10. And I believe their exteriors have aged extremely well. I wish the tech had aged better. I don't know if prices on the R-Designs have normalized yet, but when I was looking the ones I was most interested in were the same price as the X5. And that was hard to justify.
  11. Very cool! I was looking at those very seriously before the X5. Ultimately decided I didn't want another Volvo, but they are fantastic cars. My wife had a couple and it was always such a comfortable ride.
  12. Spotted: voting this morning at 8: 15. Wagon looks good!
  13. Thank you! I ultimately decided that I had gone too safe with the car and was kind of bored with how it looked. These wheels and seats should fix that!
  14. The euroweaves replacements got here. 🤤 I took out the rear subframe. I don’t know if you guys remember how much trouble I had fitting the RevShit RTA bushings, but I swapped those out for Condor and I’m really annoyed I didn’t use Condor originally. Fitment was 10/10. Also did the rear sway bar link reinforcements and rear sway bar mount reinforcements. Another great excuse to get the welder out. Not pretty but I’m happy with my twice a year welds. And the X5 looking dapper as always. I finally realized why I like this car so much and I can summarize like this: I don’t miss driving the e30 when I’m driving this.
  15. Houndstooth Recaros are gone. Euroweaves are gone. Replacement No. 1 here is here.
  16. Hey guys. I'm mixing things up this winter and will be selling the Euroweaves. These are OEM 15x7 et24 Euroweaves that I bought a couple years ago. The tires were put on at the same time and have a lot of tread left (will include better pics of that). But no cracks, curbing, etc. Some stubborn brake dust in the corners of the faces, but with some more scrubbing and a good cleaner, they should clean up really nice. I got a lot of it off - but was being bombarded by my kids at the same time since it was a sunny afternoon. These are $2200 new (appear to be backordered) and the tires were $600. I couldn't find any other ones for sale right now to compare prices to, but I figure everything new would be close to $3k and $1,400 would be a fair deal for some bolt on wheels ready to go. Here are some generic picture with the wheels.
  17. Anyone have any recommendations for a local auto upholsterer? I'd like to have my rear bench done to match my fronts and I'm having a hell of time finding someone that is either responsive or that I feel like I can trust. Thanks!
  18. Ohhh yeah. I bought the special wrench tool for those after reading about how tight it is. Which made it an entirely non-issue.
  19. We took that for a bit! But most of the time was spent on backroads. It was about a 5 hour drive from Minneapolis to the pizza place north of Winona.
  20. Visited a friend in Minneapolis this past weekend and one of the days we drove the course of the 2020 OC Rally down to Suncrest Gardens pizza farm through western WI. All in about 1k miles over the weekend. I’ve done about 3500 miles on the car this summer with really no issues. On the X5 I replaced spark plugs, coil packs, air filter, intake duct, and fuel vent tube. Running awesome. 🤌🏻
  21. I thought that one wasn’t bad. I bought a long piece of really flexible tubing for my fluid extractor so I could stuff it down the fill hole. Worked really well.
  22. The TC and front diff both have fill plugs that are also for the fluid level and the transmission is the same way but you have to do the final fill when the transmission is between 40-50°c.
  23. Yeah, there just isn’t anything I can find on forums or groups about what I’m feeling. Low speed accel, turning, etc all seem to have others experiencing it, but coasting to a stop just doesn’t have much info. But people came out when I shared that info that they had that at one point too. The whole thing is pretty new to me. It’s my newest car I’ve ever owned. All of my “newer” cars have been Volvos and they’re completely different than this.
  24. Not sure how I accidentally included a video of my youngest daughter. Haha. Here was my transfer case fluid. Front diff fluid and transmission fluid didn’t look terrible, but they were pretty stinky. Tue front diff has a drain plug. Not sure about the rear. And getting the fluid out of the TC with a pump was pretty easy. I got a longer and more flexible hose from the hardware store for my little fluid pump and that made getting everything out of the TC easier.
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