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Old 07-30-2012, 10:18 AM   #4561
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Sorry Perk, I am not really familiar with that area.
I know there is one near broomfield, but its really far from loveland.
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There are no karting places near loveland. You have to come down to the Denver area to hit the one near Centennial Airport or at Bandimere.
Thanks guys, I'll have look into those. Hopefully I get to meet some of you at some local meets.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #4562
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I'm trying to find a weekend that I can do a DIY day in the garage, probably will be the middle of August. Figure we can get some of those issues out of the way TJ.

Welcome BWG. Do you need a stock radio deck? I have one I would let go for $25, came out of a 2002 M3.
Brandon.....If he doesnt want the deck, I will take it.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #4563
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I'm trying to find a weekend that I can do a DIY day in the garage, probably will be the middle of August. Figure we can get some of those issues out of the way TJ.

Welcome BWG. Do you need a stock radio deck? I have one I would let go for $25, came out of a 2002 M3.
If I can't get this one to work in the next few days I will take you up on that offer thanks!

Btw have any of you guys seen what Bandimere speedway is doing? Apparently to help against street racing every Wednesday from 3pm to 10pm you pay 30 bucks and get unlimited racing and you can be as young as 16 and still race.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:35 PM   #4564
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Brandon.....If he doesnt want the deck, I will take it.
sounds good

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If I can't get this one to work in the next few days I will take you up on that offer thanks!

Btw have any of you guys seen what Bandimere speedway is doing? Apparently to help against street racing every Wednesday from 3pm to 10pm you pay 30 bucks and get unlimited racing and you can be as young as 16 and still race.
Yeah they've been doing that for a while. There's always a huge line so you're lucky to get 3 runs in.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #4565
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I'm trying to find a weekend that I can do a DIY day in the garage, probably will be the middle of August. Figure we can get some of those issues out of the way TJ.

Welcome BWG. Do you need a stock radio deck? I have one I would let go for $25, came out of a 2002 M3.
Thanks Brandon, Sounds great.
The reinforcement plates(which I forgot to order earlier with the RSMs ) arrived along with CCV, OFHG and bumper brackets.

Now trying to figure out a good overcast but not rainy day to do the CCV and OFHG and the bumper brackets. For RSMs and RTABs I will definitely need your help
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:15 AM   #4566
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Hey guys looking for some advice regarding bushing installs.

I've got the powerflex bushings to replace my worn FCABs, got the RTABs for good measure. On the Xi, the FCAB procedure seems to be kind of a *****, I also don't have a press that would get the FCABs free from the housing. (since you have to re-use the housing)

At this point I'd be willing to pay a shop, but a lot of places won't take customer parts. Any recommendations would be great.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #4567
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Hey guys looking for some advice regarding bushing installs.

I've got the powerflex bushings to replace my worn FCABs, got the RTABs for good measure. On the Xi, the FCAB procedure seems to be kind of a *****, I also don't have a press that would get the FCABs free from the housing. (since you have to re-use the housing)

At this point I'd be willing to pay a shop, but a lot of places won't take customer parts. Any recommendations would be great.
http://www.amwbmw.com/ If you don't want to do the FCABs yourself, try these guys; they do great work at a fair price
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #4568
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Hey guys I've got some repair work that I'll be doing in the next couple weeks. Just trying to expand from the group VANOS repair that was done a couple months ago If anyone wants to join me, here's my list

1. FCABs + RTABs
2. Rear subframe + differential bushings
3. Clutch pedal master cylinder
4. Tie rods

*If you have other stuff you want to get done, lets hear it (With 180K I'll most likely I'll need to do it too)

Maybe we could get a few guys together and do another group DIY.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:31 PM   #4569
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Hey guys I've got some repair work that I'll be doing in the next couple weeks. Just trying to expand from the group VANOS repair that was done a couple months ago If anyone wants to join me, here's my list

1. FCABs + RTABs
2. Rear subframe + differential bushings
3. Clutch pedal master cylinder
4. Tie rods

*If you have other stuff you want to get done, lets hear it (With 180K I'll most likely I'll need to do it too)

Maybe we could get a few guys together and do another group DIY.
I am in, I have to do CCV and OFHG. Not having a place to do it and another person for morale boost does make it scary.
Brandon said he will help me with RTABs and RSMs, but if its a group DIY then I will definitely join you too.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:32 PM   #4570
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http://www.amwbmw.com/ If you don't want to do the FCABs yourself, try these guys; they do great work at a fair price
They are one of the places that won't take any customer parts.

Any of you guys who are planning on meeting up to do some work happen to have a big shop press? I'd gladly pitch in for food/drink/supplies.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:47 AM   #4571
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Hey guys I've got some repair work that I'll be doing in the next couple weeks. Just trying to expand from the group VANOS repair that was done a couple months ago If anyone wants to join me, here's my list

1. FCABs + RTABs
2. Rear subframe + differential bushings
3. Clutch pedal master cylinder
4. Tie rods

*If you have other stuff you want to get done, lets hear it (With 180K I'll most likely I'll need to do it too)

Maybe we could get a few guys together and do another group DIY.
I will be doing the subframe reinforcement this winter so I will just come and turn a wrench.

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I am in, I have to do CCV and OFHG. Not having a place to do it and another person for morale boost does make it scary.
Brandon said he will help me with RTABs and RSMs, but if its a group DIY then I will definitely join you too.
I'll also cheerlead

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They are one of the places that won't take any customer parts.

Any of you guys who are planning on meeting up to do some work happen to have a big shop press? I'd gladly pitch in for food/drink/supplies.
We used a vice the last time we did some, but I don't have a vice... I'll look tonight to see if I have any extra carries then you could get them pressed in and then just swap them over. I'll check back in this evening or tomorrow.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #4572
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I'll also cheerlead
oh yah lol.

I tried to do the OFHG and CCV today without fan clutch tool Just couldnt see it happening without the fan out. So gave up(too hot as well).
I guess I will wait till the DIY day now.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #4573
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Brandon.....If he doesnt want the deck, I will take it.
Hey man I just replaced my deck with a Kenwood deck so his deck is all yours
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:59 PM   #4574
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Looking for an xi, found one in craigslist. What do you guys think?

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3180079123.html

Probably will check it out later in the evening.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #4575
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New to the community. Currently reside in Colorado Springs. Just changed over from an Evo X to an 03 Indigo Blue M3 Vert w/ Dinan Supercharger. Really excited about the car, and already started picking up parts.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:53 AM   #4576
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New to the community. Currently reside in Colorado Springs. Just changed over from an Evo X to an 03 Indigo Blue M3 Vert w/ Dinan Supercharger. Really excited about the car, and already started picking up parts.
Hi Marcus it's Brandon, that M you have is a beauty!
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BTW I'm going to try and make the Bimmer Burger Night at the Sonic in Littleton this week, anyone else going?

6:00PM, August 8th
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #4578
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Hi Marcus it's Brandon, that M you have is a beauty!
Thanks, and same to you. Especially the Imola Red interior. Just ordered some cosmetic enhancements to liven up my new fun.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:19 PM   #4579
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BTW I'm going to try and make the Bimmer Burger Night at the Sonic in Littleton this week, anyone else going?

6:00PM, August 8th
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Is it still On Brandon?

Edit:
My bad, I thought today was 8th. You usually make meets on thursdays and I never bothered to check the date thinking it was thursday.
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Is it still On Brandon?

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My bad, I thought today was 8th. You usually make meets on thursdays and I never bothered to check the date thinking it was thursday.
Yeah sorry about that, this was part of the CCA meets they do. I'll get a meet organized for next week maybe. What night can everyone do?
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