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Old 04-27-2010, 03:00 PM   #361
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K1's are the bomb.
mostly all E36 guys run these as track wheels... they are light, inexpensive and durable.

i would kill to have my old set of K1's back... right now Steve Troyer has them on his E36 M3. I think he is the 10th owner of those wheels now... still going strong.
been passed around like a ..... well you know what i'd say

i wasn't sure of the sturdiness against potholes. i was in downtown the other day and i definitely wasn't very happy hitting and diving around potholes like i was.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:12 PM   #362
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been passed around like a ..... well you know what i'd say

i wasn't sure of the sturdiness against potholes. i was in downtown the other day and i definitely wasn't very happy hitting and diving around potholes like i was.
Tell me about it. I drive these damn downtown streets everyday. People probably think im wasted trying to avoid all the potholes at 8:00 am.

I am also doing RTAB and FCAB in the next week or so.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:20 PM   #363
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17's will have more tire to cushion the potholes/crappy streets than 18's... another reason to go with 17's.

K1's are strong, a wheel sees more stress in a day at the track than most wheels during a year of street duty.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:28 PM   #364
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Tell me about it. I drive these damn downtown streets everyday. People probably think im wasted trying to avoid all the potholes at 8:00 am.

I am also doing RTAB and FCAB in the next week or so.
oh really... which fcabs and rtabs did you end up going with? everyone is doing suspension overhauls lol.

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17's will have more tire to cushion the potholes/crappy streets than 18's... another reason to go with 17's.

K1's are strong, a wheel sees more stress in a day at the track than most wheels during a year of street duty.
i suppose that is true.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:42 PM   #365
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meyle hd. I am going with the velocity RSM's.
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Tell me about it. I drive these damn downtown streets everyday. People probably think im wasted trying to avoid all the potholes at 8:00 am.

I am also doing RTAB and FCAB in the next week or so.
Where do you work downtown? I work up at 17th and Broadway
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Where do you work downtown? I work up at 17th and Broadway
Whoa. We are neighbors man. I am at 17th and Tremont.
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Wow that's freaky, how long you been working down here?
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About 4 years or so.

What is the general consensus on using H&R race springs with stock sport shocks? I do know that they will wear out faster.
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Several people have run them without problems. You're right in they'll wear the dampers faster and if they're blown you might get a bounce.
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About 4 years or so.

What is the general consensus on using H&R race springs with stock sport shocks? I do know that they will wear out faster.
That's about it really. Depending on how worn your struts and shocks are at this point, your ride might become bouncier if the race springs are a bit stiffer than oem
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Ok. The suspension is still very tight for the mileage (68k). I also inspected and didnt see any signs of leaking. I honestly feel like the RTAB are the only bushings that are in need of replacement but I thought I would take of everything while I am underneath the car.
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What is the general consensus on using H&R race springs with stock sport shocks? I do know that they will wear out faster.
H&R race springs will kill your dampers, and you'll be riding around on the bumpstops all day long. Would strongly advise against them.

And for wheels, 17 > 18 all day, every day.
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yes, each Friday in May is an open-lapping day.
full year's schedule here: http://www.highplainsraceway.com/events.html
I signed up to drive HPR with BMW CCA and plan on doing HPDE with NASA the following weekend. Then maybe I'll be brave enough to run HPR without an instructor to hold my hand.
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I signed up to drive HPR with BMW CCA and plan on doing HPDE with NASA the following weekend. Then maybe I'll be brave enough to run HPR without an instructor to hold my hand.
you're welcome to come out the track and ride along so you can see the track first hand.
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when is the open lapping day? the 7th?
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Thanks again for all the advice guys. I'd love to be able to say this weekend would be great, but I'm not sure FCPGroton will get me the correct parts back in time.

Next-next Saturday would be great. I can't accept help like this for nothing though. If any of you guys have watches that need service, or like a particular liquor, etc. I'd feel a lot more comfortable.

I'm going to go check out the wheels you suggested now, and look for the best deal on the rear trailing arm bushings.

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when is the open lapping day? the 7th?


i hope you're doing this to piss me off.
i don't know how many times i've posted about the fact that every friday in May is a lapping day... the 7th is a friday... you figure it out
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Thanks again for all the advice guys. I'd love to be able to say this weekend would be great, but I'm not sure FCPGroton will get me the correct parts back in time.

Next-next Saturday would be great. I can't accept help like this for nothing though. If any of you guys have watches that need service, or like a particular liquor, etc. I'd feel a lot more comfortable.

I'm going to go check out the wheels you suggested now, and look for the best deal on the rear trailing arm bushings.

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Thanks again, guys.
check out vorshlag... they have oem m3 rtabs for pretty cheap..

www.vorshlag.com

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i hope you're doing this to piss me off.
i don't know how many times i've posted about the fact that every friday in May is a lapping day... the 7th is a friday... you figure it out

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