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Old 05-07-2011, 11:02 PM   #21
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Thanks guys!

I love the jaffster knob, it looks weird but feels great!

As for the intake, it's a pretty cheap solution. Flex pipe from an auto store zip tied in the fog opening and then directly under the intake cone. Sounds ghetto but it definitely lowered temps on the filter. I also removed the factory inlets that go over the radiator and put aluminum duck tape over the hole on the heat shield. It's actually the same thing we run in my dad's track car except he has a conforti intake.


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Old 05-07-2011, 11:08 PM   #22
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:10 PM   #23
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This is exactly what a build thread should consist of...... very nice and congrats

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Old 05-08-2011, 11:12 PM   #24
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Subbed! Another person using their BMW the way it was meant to be used!

Epic build. If you'd ever like to help me tackle my subframe bushings, I won't turn your help/experience down!
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:44 PM   #25
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Yeah those were a b****! We ended up perfecting the method by the final bushing. Acetylene torch around the inner metal ring then use an air hammer and chisel to collapse the outer rings. Took way to much time, then again we did the diff, sub frame, and outer control arm bushings.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:51 AM   #26
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:47 AM   #27
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just out of curiosity, if you don't mind, what was the round about cost for the whole transmission swap?
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:32 AM   #28
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Haha yeah, edited

The swap wasn't cheap, but I also went all out.
1500 - 6 speed (~35,000 miles)
150 - drive shaft
1000 - UUC clutch, pressure plate, and ltw flywheel
900 - misc parts (pedals, bolts, etc.)
225 - UUC motor/tranny urethane mounts
350 - UUC EVO III SSK
90 - Jaffster knob

Could have done it for a lot cheaper but I would have ended up redoing a lot later and spending more in the long run. It was torture, I installed the pedals in may and didn't do the rest of the swap until end of December. But it was well worth the wait!


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Old 05-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #29
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You need to visit Vorshlag soon. Get some AST 4100's
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:47 PM   #30
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:38 AM   #31
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So I'm thinking about buying headers this week.
Any preferences between the Stett and the BimmerBrakes headers?
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:21 PM   #35
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Decided to go with the BimmerBrakes headers. Installed them today and they sound/feel great, and those stock headers were gross! Thanks again to Anthony from BimmerBrakes!
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nice build thread
i wished i went with solid subframe mounts somewhat over the powerflex ones (no reason behind the wish)
i still havent done my diff bushings ive been sitting on them for a year or so
figured id wait till i get a diff and new control arms and such
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #37
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Yeah I'm glad I went solid on the mounts, and doing the diff bushings while replacing other stuff is a good idea, unless your bushings are blown in which case you should probably get them replaced soon.

As for an update on the car:
Recently replaced the CCV lines which solved a major oil burning issue, but now it's burning oil again. Started to do a compression test and of course the stupid hose got stuck after testing the first cylinder. So I only have cylinder one tested for now, which got a 194, and I'm looking into buying a used block and head sometime soon. Engine now has 160k miles and is burning about a liter of oil every tank of gas.
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