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Old 03-02-2010, 02:03 AM   #20861
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a little photo gallery of my own...took a cruise out to Portsmouth last night. Pulled out the badazz Olympus E-30. Something to stomp on the Nikon D-90. I didn't have the tripod so they appear a bit blur but they look well enough.





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Old 03-02-2010, 06:21 AM   #20862
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Anyone need to make use of the RTAB tool? Seeing as I likely won't need to do the job again for some years I'm probably going to post it up for sale, but am fine with any locals using before I unload it.
How much are you selling it for? Is it MIS?
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:54 AM   #20863
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Its a victory from bimmerworld, the new version (basically same as mis). Was going to post it up for 90 bucks or whatever they normally go for.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:04 AM   #20864
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90 bucks is more than worth it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:19 AM   #20865
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I might want to use that tool but if you sell it before I get the bushings its no big deal.

IB you should install the suspension yourself its not hard.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:24 AM   #20866
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No problem, no hurry to sell it, let me know when you need it. I'm sure once I post it up it will move quickly anyway, they all do.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:36 AM   #20867
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Calvin, you said you do aluminium welding right? so you could weld something for me and polish it up to match the original product. like say a motorcycle swingarm?
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:09 AM   #20868
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he can weld a coke can anyware onto your bike
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:09 AM   #20869
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Think I came across a friend of Brad's in traffic today. Stopped me and told me about a friend of his with an e36 pushing 14.5lbs of boost, a 328 swapped to M3 parts.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:09 AM   #20870
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50 bucks for bilsteins is a good deal, you can't go wrong then. Yeah they are tough, mine are holding up fine and I put a lot of miles on them. Probably the meyle RSMs, those should be fine. I checked mine out yesterday and they are still in good shape. I think I'd likely to eventually go with the rogue RSMs simply to make the shock removal possible from under the car. Make sure you pick up the rear tower reinforcement plates when you swap out the shock mounts, they are cheap (20 bucks or so).
20 at the stealership? and are they normally instock? im swapping on saturday w/ or w/out them i don't have unlimited access to a garage
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:30 AM   #20871
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Car is in the shop for the subframe recall. I got a CAMRY. I hate Toyotas (Cept for the older ones, I love me some classic Supra.) Fun fun.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:34 AM   #20872
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Turner sells these, thicker than the factory ones, for 30 bucks.
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html..._ID=TSU9975100

Here is the OEM part number, I was looking on realoem.com and it doesn't look like the M3 has them (these are from the pelican site):

41-14-8-169-028
41-14-8-169-027

Check with jeff at Checkered Flag in VA Beach, Casey tends to be more expensive even with the CCA discount. But they are 10 a side online so should be more than 20 tops each at the dealer.

I did a quick check of the Z3 rear suspension on realoem, it does have the plates while the M doesn't. Their part number is different:
51718413359
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...59&hg=33&fg=45 part number 16

It installs from inside the trunk at the top of the shock, it can be done at a later point in time without having to remove the shock. Just remove to two bolts and slide it on. A rear strut tower bar would have the same function.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:54 AM   #20873
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I might do the RTAB's but I dunno when.... prolly once I start working regularly again.
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aight cool. i'll prolly just hold off then
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:57 AM   #20875
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Looks like a good time.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:05 PM   #20876
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I might do the RTAB's but I dunno when.... prolly once I start working regularly again.
You should when you get the chance, how many miles are on the current ones, mine were toast when I pulled them out. AKG has the cheapest limiters (40 bucks) and you can go with urethane or OE bushings. I went stock, but the urethane ones are easier to install.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:45 PM   #20877
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Car is in the shop for the subframe recall. I got a CAMRY. I hate Toyotas (Cept for the older ones, I love me some classic Supra.) Fun fun.
Try not to give the Camry too much gas...your pedal might get stuck and you'll hit a Food Lion or something.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:58 PM   #20878
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I am trying...but i'm not having any luck blow my way. I had one guy swear up and down to me that BMW's are not reliable cars...one lady said she didn't like the car because it was too long...another guy said he didn't want it because it was for his daughter and his daughter doesn't like leather. lol. I had 2 ladies tell me that the car wasn't running well...lol. My boss test drove it and said he'd buy it but it would have to be in 6 months. I left my car parked on battlefield with a for sale sign to advertise. Someone came by and stole my BMW roundels. Luckily I have a box full of them here at home.
Keep the 7 Sam!!!!!!!!!


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Old 03-02-2010, 02:15 PM   #20879
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Calvin, you said you do aluminium welding right? so you could weld something for me and polish it up to match the original product. like say a motorcycle swingarm?
Yes sir, I can weld aluminum. Ehh, polishing isn't my thing because I've never done it. Wouldn't want to mess it up but I can get it to a semi smooth product.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:20 PM   #20880
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bushings, i don't know the first thing about them. got abt 130k on her...time to start replacing them? the ride is nice and tight, steering feels as good as any other car ive driven. sometimes i hear squeaks in the rear but thats not too often
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