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Old 07-18-2012, 02:15 AM   #121
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If it was easy everyone would do it and everyone should do it it makes a very good car
Yes, you make a very solid point. I guess what pushes me away the most would be the fabrication and wiring costs.

Does anyone have an update on the LS1 swap kit that's 'supposed' to be in the works?
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:26 PM   #122
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New wheels?
Craig machining my 9j Style 32's



Test fit with ballon size 255/35/18 pzero rosso


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Old 08-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #123
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Well my ongoing wheel saga continues I know have my own Style 32 mountain....



While messing with the wheels I've spent some time looking at the front suspension I've had an irritating noise at parking speeds and over speeds humps which I've traced to the HSD drop links, they are rose jointed which is great for track but not for our pot holed roads and winters.



The problem is tho that they are shorter than standard BMW ones



Well by now you all must know that means Craig is going to have create again I ordered some replacements cut them in two fitted them to the car & clamped them together so Craig could weld them for me.






And all clunk free, the really keen amongst you will notice I've upgraded to E46 M3 discs too.

Apart from replacing a leaking oil filter that's all that's been happening apart from using it everyday it's done about 6000miles now.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #124
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:05 AM   #125
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Jesus...you must really like that car

ps..fabing your own headers is siiiiiick !!
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #126
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #127
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Vote for it to PBMW car of the year

http://www.performancebmwmag.com/caroftheyear/index.asp
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #128
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:52 PM   #129
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:17 AM   #130
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:37 AM   #131
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #132
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idk if it was already mentioned but how much did this whole job parts and labor cost?


i may be saving for the next 5 years to do this. its perfect
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:08 PM   #133
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£11k inc the donor car
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #134
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one of my favourite e46's. Brill read Blair.. once iv mine finished we should all arrange a joint photoshoot
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #135
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:03 AM   #136
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What a beast.....Even though I drive a 4 cylinder my dream car is a SS 70 camaro and or mustang which is easy to convert to right hand drive with GT specs with the unbelievable enthusiast mechanics we have here. As for the cluster ....easy. But like everything it comes down to money ! Good onya US
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:20 AM   #137
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Really nice build! Do you think its possible to do the same gauge trick with the stock RPM gauge that you did eith the MPG gauge and skip the extra trigger wheel? Or would that mess up something else if the stock ECU doesent get a RPM signal?
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:06 PM   #138
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So today finally I got to fit my new AP 6 pot calipers and DS3000 brake pads, Phil from Dritworks sorted me out a deal on some performance friction 356 x 32mm discs.




Bolted them up



And ET viola






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Old 04-13-2013, 11:16 AM   #139
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Found some pictures that were taken @ Trax's last year first one is my new fav pic of mine being stalked by Craigs 1017bhp monster!






Not sure who took the pics but Thankyou whoever you are
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #140
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Got myself some new vibra technics engine mounts




I was originally going to go for their standard stiffness but they decided I'd be best with the completion stiffness, I was mildly concerned they shake my car to pieces but I needn't have worried at tick over the car feels the same as normal infact if anything it's smoother and while I've not driven it yet the engine moves much less than before when its revved which was my aim.
while I was underneath I had to pause and look at my new brakes sad I know but that's me.


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