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Old 06-04-2012, 04:56 PM   #41
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I completely understand allocating the money towards something more important. And regarding the shocks, that's why I'm using my blown out original suspension as an excuse to replace it with H&R race springs and Bilstein sport shocks.
Nice I was considering going that route but didn't want the harshness of the Bilsteins so I chose not to.

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #42
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:38 PM   #43
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Just an update, we installed my new front wheel bearings and..... 330 front calipers and rotors. I got the rotors as part of the deal. They're slotted. I went with OEM pads. Much improved over the 325 setup I had before. They look right at home behind my Style 119s I painted the caliper carriers and rotor hats before throwing them on. I'm going to spray the calipers silver when I get my new guide pins with brass bushings

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:40 PM   #44
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:05 AM   #45
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Dude i dont think you need a drop at all. I have an 03 325 with bilstein struts replacing the leaky oem ones witht the factory springs. Meaning factory height. Less caution on the road and i dont think the dropped cars look that good... Sorta ricey
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:10 AM   #46
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Did you notice the brakes felt slightly touchier and did the brake pedal have a slightly softer, longer throw?
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:28 AM   #47
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Did you notice the brakes felt slightly touchier and did the brake pedal have a slightly softer, longer throw?
No, yes, yes. They are just as touchy as my 325 brakes. I have a feeling that my 325 pads were more aggressive despite the fact they faded quickly.

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Old 07-05-2012, 02:34 AM   #48
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Dude i dont think you need a drop at all. I have an 03 325 with bilstein struts replacing the leaky oem ones witht the factory springs. Meaning factory height. Less caution on the road and i dont think the dropped cars look that good... Sorta ricey
I don't want anything aggressive. Nothing more than a half inch maximum. I'm fine with the rear ride height but I'd like to get a slightly more aggressive rake by lowering the front by a little bit. Nothing much but just enough to give it a slight rake.

I'm more interested in getting rear spacers at the moment though. With an offset of +47, my rear wheels are hiding.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #49
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Just an update. I recently got 12.5mm LTBMW spacers for the rear to correct the mismatched offset. Nothing aggressive, just evening everything out
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Painted my front calipers today Next will be rear calipers, repairing and repainting a couple wheels.
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Where are the "after" pictures with the spacers installed? It looks like there are only "before" pictures with the wheels sunk way into the wheel wells.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:29 AM   #51
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:23 PM   #52
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Where are the "after" pictures with the spacers installed? It looks like there are only "before" pictures with the wheels sunk way into the wheel wells.


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Old 09-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #53
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The new brakes look fantastic!
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #54
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I ended up respraying the carriers silver. Makes the calipers look bigger

I've also repainted a wheel a couple weeks ago. I'll see about putting some pictures up. I also replaced the front caliper guide bushings with solid brass ones. There's a bit more pedal feel that (interestingly) had disappeared when I switched from 325 to 330 calipers. I'm still loving the Jurid pads and slotted rotors. Haven't faded them once, unlike my Pagid and blank rotor setup previously which was fading and gumming up my rotors. Other than that, no new car work. I was too busy with my mountain bike

Speaking of brakes, I have the 325 rotors and calipers for sale, along with brand new in the box never installed Pagid Red 325 pads. The calipers came off with 75k miles. PM me if you're interested in any of the above
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:51 AM   #55
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The finished product; needs a bit more polishing but I'm pretty happy


My car after a day parked at Laguna Seca It was clean
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:39 PM   #56
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Just got my car back from the dealership...I had my fuel tank charcoal canister replaced under warranty and also had all four wheels redone I need to replace my diff bushings though. That'll be next!

I also got new tires. Michelin PS2s! They're N-specs...so I'm technically driving a Porsche now

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I have new diff bushings, oil pan gasket, and (another) new thermostat that all need installing over Thanksgiving.
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