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#91\2014-05-04 17:09

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Thanks man, not as wide as the 295/35 on the M5, but for an E30 they aren't bad


I've put some miles on them now , a little over 100 and got most of the "greasey new tire" feel off them.

I can still break them loose in 1st and 2nd though, but its cold today im hoping in hot weather and hot pavement they still a bit better, but what I like about them is they aren't too loud when they slip.


I'm getting together some new transmission seals part #'s and looking for a bmw Z3 shifter as well, also going to do some custom work on the shift selector rod to rid the slop from existing in side to side movement.

When I get those parts in im going to install them in another tranny I have and get it completely ready then swap it into the car.

Also getting rid of my solid rubber transmission mounts, which are now ruined thanks to leaking trans fluid getting them all spongy... and I ordered some solid poly trans mounts today that I will put in.

I hope this will bring my transmission to good alignment with the driveshaft and stop me from eating through guibos (flexdiscs) so often.

Car feels better and better though, really loving it !

Lets see !
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Well

the tires have gotten much better after they have become "broken in" so im pretty happy with them so far, haven't had much time in the rain yet but i don't care much about that.


Was able to get an OEM set of HELLA european headlights, which look identical to the ones I have / had but a little more dirty because they are 20 years old not 2/3 years old.

I ordered a "high quality" HID 55W kit that should be here tomorrow , decided not to go for another $40 ebay kit again.

After I get all that together I might get the fog lights in order and also fix my low beams to stay on when the highs are on too.

Never ends LOL
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#93\2014-05-11 17:08

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nice car man those wheels fit nice sucks we don't have any descent bmw's around where i live the closest thing iv been to owning one is have a set of bmw rims on my car :D
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Cleaned out the garage and organized a few tools. I decided to check my head studs because I've been seeing some weird symptoms and i was right. The head studs were a little bit loose, I'm hoping this is the only and last time I have to retorque them down.




I also installed new tie rod, control arm and wheel bearing. Car is very tight now.



Added 1 minutes later:

Forgot to mention, installed the new HIDs, this time they are not ebay chinese units and are 55W instead of 35W.

Also got the Hella Euro low beams installed to replace my broken driver side.

Next up is bi xenon projectors for the low beams and i'll fix up the fog lights.
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I finally swapped my transmission for another one in good condition, changed and replaced all the seals so I'm hoping it will no longer leak anymore.

Installed solid tansmission mounts, which is one of the biggest differences i've experienced from any single mod done to the car so far. Amazing difference, I'm a fan of tranny gear whine, vibrations from the motor etc and these mounts did it all. the car literally sounds like a rally car now, and almost sounds supercharged too.

Short shifter from a bmw Z3 was also installed, really love it, big difference from the old oem sloppy shifter. I have a few more bushings to replace and it should be even tighter.


The biggest update I have since the S52 purchase is that I just bought a complete supercharger setup for the motor. I picked it up last night. All I need is oil for the blower, a custom tune and a stock MAF because the one I have no is too big for the piping.

Pretty excited, supposed to be about 7psi or so.. which is about the maximum boost i was looking to run on the car. Should put the car well into the 300+ hp to the wheels range. I'm betting that im around 240whp right now.

Happy that I was able to come across a deal on a supercharger setup and not turbo.

Pics of everything very soon :D
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#96\2014-06-05 09:07

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Singh:

If you´re going to use that kit then you should cut away some at the front lip or add more material for the skirt, Since in my opinion it´s either the side skirt or the front lip that isn´t matching the rest of the kit itself.

Plus, the rear end would also be readapted if you´re going with the modifying of the side skirts.
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Urethane mounts are the best, really affects the NVH which some people don't like. IMO it's cool when it shakes at idle. Have you considered solid control arm bushings or maybe just sway bar bushings?


With that supercharger you'll be pulling off some crazy skids like this guy B)

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2014-06-05 10:42#246999 Defiant : Urethane mounts are the best, really affects the NVH which some people don't like. IMO it's cool when it shakes at idle. Have you considered solid control arm bushings or maybe just sway bar bushings?


With that supercharger you'll be pulling off some crazy skids like this guy B)




I love the go kart / raw race car ride the car is already starting to have.

I have solid sway bar bushings on my aftermarket (21 and 19mm bars) and they are great along with the solid sway bar links from the e30 m3 i welded on the shock towers.

I have solid control arm offset bushings that give me more caster as well. Had those from the start.

Also have the solid subframe bushings which raise the rear subframe by about 12mm i THINK.

What I still need to do is get solid rear trailing arm bushings and I don't believe there is much else to do, I'll probably keep the M5 motor mounts I have for a long time and only go solid or poly if they wear out.

I may do a poly mount on the differential I have sitting in my garage before I put it in.

Apparently with the charger I have, its really designed for the M50 / S50 engines that have smaller displacement. It should be netting me near 300whp, I most likely have 240hp now.

I may add a smaller pulley later on after the tune is settled. The tune and a bunch of other things I need to pay for are going to add another 1000-1500 on top of what I already spent which is very depressing. So I need to take it slow for now lol.
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Went to get the car dyno'd today.

The results were pretty unexpected, I was hoping for about 220-230whp.

Check out the video




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