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Old 01-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #16881
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crazy bitch number one and I had to write a paper together in 60 minutes for english today. the teacher picks groups by counting off in the class room, but I always up up with her.

"andy when we get married and we have a house I'm going to buy so much cool stuff for it with your money" in a nutshell
Trophy wife?! Rofl.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:48 AM   #16882
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Someone else signed papers on the house yesterday...bummer
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:59 AM   #16883
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That sucks man, good luck finding another one.

Just come over to my place and use my lift....................when I buy a house and get one.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:13 PM   #16884
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So I think I've ditched the SC'r idea. From what I've read buying a used car/used supercharger is just asking for issues. Plus it seems they do more harm than good in terms of overheating and power delivery compared to NA.

I've now switched my efforts to finding a newer (04-06) car with semi low mileage, somewhere around 50k miles. I can pretty much find these all day long depending on color combo. The only downsides are that it would be pretty much stock and with the stock weight, which would make it much much slower than my old car. Although this will suck I'm very much looking forward to having a long term project, it was always my hope to keep this car and build it out to give to a child someday. I won't be going full retard with it in the near future but if my kids are into it then I might build it out as a racer in the distant future.

With that said the good part about going this route is I will immediately have around $10k (depending on purchase price) to spend on the car. On the mod list aready are some MCS remote 2-ways and PFC BBK. The rest will go towards all new bushings, inspection 2, and misc. maintenance.

I've tossed around so many ideas on what car to buy and why but this just seems to make the most sense as I will be dailying the car for the time being and I would like to own the car for many years.

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:56 PM   #16885
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I'd rather have the best suspension known to man paired with the best bbk then boost. I changed my mind.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:21 PM   #16886
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I'd rather have the best suspension known to man paired with the best bbk then boost. I changed my mind.
It may not be the easiest or cheapest way, but I usually prefer starting from scratch. That way you know exactly what's been done to it and how it was done. Better than relying on someone elses competence. I've seen some nasty work by previous owners.

Definitely think you have the right idea with doing suspension, brakes and power. That way you'll have a capable track car without sacrificing the comfort of driving it whenever you want.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:33 PM   #16887
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It may not be the easiest or cheapest way, but I usually prefer starting from scratch. That way you know exactly what's been done to it and how it was done. Better than relying on someone elses competence. I've seen some nasty work by previous owners.

Definitely think you have the right idea with doing suspension, brakes and power. That way you'll have a capable track car without sacrificing the comfort of driving it whenever you want.
100% exactly my thoughts. If I wanted a blower I would have to sacrifice the suspension and most likely the brakes. I know this will be a daily and a blower would be real fun to have on a street car but I plan to have most my fun on the track.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #16888
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So it seems that my diff likes to lock hard when its really cool. Its not really a huge problem, but it doesn't feel good. UNTILL it decides to do it at the beginning of the turn, not the end. Then its like... oh that's the diff trying to lock OH WAIT THE DIFF LOCKED NOW WE'RE DRIFTING HOLYSHIT.

Also. I accidentally lost traction in 3rd gear at 2500 rpm this morning accelerating with traffic. RE-11's don't work well when its 9 degrees.

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100% exactly my thoughts. If I wanted a blower I would have to sacrifice the suspension and most likely the brakes. I know this will be a daily and a blower would be real fun to have on a street car but I plan to have most my fun on the track.
Do you really need a BBK? What about porsche (brembo) calipers?

You should also contact Kyle's friend, p0lar something on M3 forum, about brakes in general. Specifically ABS thresholds. He seems to be some magic genius wizard who can program a whole lot about the car.

What shocks were you going to get?

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:45 PM   #16889
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So it seems that my diff likes to lock hard when its really cool. Its not really a huge problem, but it doesn't feel good. UNTILL it decides to do it at the beginning of the turn, not the end. Then its like... oh that's the diff trying to lock OH WAIT THE DIFF LOCKED NOW WE'RE DRIFTING HOLYSHIT.

Also. I accidentally lost traction in 3rd gear at 2500 rpm this morning accelerating with traffic. RE-11's don't work well when its 9 degrees.



Do you really need a BBK? What about porsche (brembo) calipers?

You should also contact Kyle's friend, p0lar something on M3 forum, about brakes in general. Specifically ABS thresholds. He seems to be some magic genius wizard who can program a whole lot about the car.

What shocks were you going to get?
Do I need a BBK, not right now. The real issue is if I don't buy one when I have the money then it's gonna be hard for me to get the wife to sign off on that down the road. It's easy to spend a couple hundred bucks here and there but not $5k. Ask yourself the same question. If you needed pads today could you buy them (couple hundred bucks), probably yes but if you needed to buy a whole new brake setup (thousands) could you do that?

Now will I need one yes. The old car with aero and slicks for sure needed a bbk. Fade was apparent at the end of a 20-30 minute session after pushing hard lap after lap. Will this car have aero, not anytime soon but a bbk also last longer, gets more even pad wear, and is easier for pad chagnes. Did I mention it looks cool as hell.

HAHAHAHA, Polar. Dude murders the bias. Do you not read those threads? I wouldn't disagree that what he is doing with Porche calipers isn't better than stock but it is no way near as good as a specifically designed stoptech kit and not even close to as good as the PFC or AP racing kits. Would you put porche suspension on your e46? I will be getting a PFC kit. Specifally designed by the same engineers that design kits for ALMS, Rolex, WTCC, Champ Car, so on and so forth. It comes down to wanting the best, you know that. Think of one part I had on the other car that wasn't held in high regard. Do it once and do it right.

As for shocks I will be getting MCS 2-Way remote dampers. Similar to my Motons but with bigger valve bodies and just a bit more tech than the older Motons. Not sure on spring rates yet, will need something that isn't terrible on the street but will still be slick tire worthy on the track.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #16890
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Ive been buying up tools left and right, now i just need a car to use them on.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:59 AM   #16891
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:02 AM   #16892
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So basically brad is going full retard again, got it. lololol
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #16893
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So basically brad is going full retard again, got it. lololol
No no no. Just semi retarded. The new car will still have rubber engine/trans/diff mounts and full interior...........for the time being.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:41 PM   #16894
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I ended up making a tool with my bench grinder, worked like a champ on the first try. Mine is thicker and doesnt taper along the bit. PM me, I'm happy to let you borrow it.
big thanks to this guy for helping me out, the tool he made worked on the first try. got the CPV o-ring and primary o2 sensors replaced this morning. check the garage floor for leaks over the next week, then hopefully it'll be about time to put the EC7s and super sports back on.

as others have mentioned, put a little pressure on the old ring trying to get it off and it just shattered into pieces. Herman the German could've done a better job with this little system.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #16895
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Anyone know where Ryan has been? I sent him a message to see if he would be able to get some AKG bushings for me, but I havent heard anything yet... :|
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #16898
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:28 AM   #16899
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looking for oem sect 1 to put an ar20/25 in. if anyone has an extra for cheap laying around email me.

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