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Old 05-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #241
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Because hockey is the greatest sport on earth
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #242
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...looks like I'm goin to home depot.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:05 PM   #243
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I live right in Moorpark go to any meets or anything?
I just got my first BMW about a month ago so I'm just getting into the scene. I wanted to go to Bimmerfest next saturday but my wife vetoed the idea - we have 4 kids and lots going on on saturdays

But maybe I can do smaller meets. I haven't really checked out what's out there.

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You live in Camarillo?! Do you know anyone that has a 5-speed E46!?!?!?!? I've been looking for one for a long time!
I'm glad you weren't on craigslist about a month ago... I got my sweet Betsy for $3300 right here in Camarillo! (And that's with $1000 of audio and $2000 set of Hamann wheels on her lol) If I see any I'll let you know.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:09 PM   #244
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I've used Achillies ATR Sports (19") for 2 years straight. The best stretch for the bang! way better than my nittos.


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So these cheap archilles tires...
How are they in the wet?
How do they handle?
Are they noisy on the HWY?
Who is their parent company, if any?
How well do they take rough roads. Will they bust and flex easy and damage my rims or do they like the stretch?

$72 a pop sounds real good. 19s shouldn't be too much more.
I traded in my nittos (was running them for 10 years on current and previous cars) for Achillies. I have no complaints so far. Even though they are the same size as nittos (265/30/19), they do seem a bit smaller and more stretched. But I have been very happy with them, and the price.... I got (2) 265/30/19's mounted and balance by my local tire guy (small shop) for less than $300 (my nitto's were $250 a piece) out the door. Road noise is not noticable, doesn't rain a lot in SoCal, but when it does, don't notice any issues with them gripping the road. And I can take corners like I did in the nittos. For the price, no complaints yet.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #245
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #246
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I'm glad you weren't on craigslist about a month ago... I got my sweet Betsy for $3300 right here in Camarillo! (And that's with $1000 of audio and $2000 set of Hamann wheels on her lol) If I see any I'll let you know.
Hahahaha nice man and thank you!
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did you take out your foam bumpstop and add 2 hockeypucks or keep them on? Right now I added one doorstop on each side from home depot and it holds pretty well. Wanna see if I can go lower though lol
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #250
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Slap Shot ! Good creative workmanship Austin ! .... your mods ratio to part sourcing is way below budget ! ... you have great $$$ spending controls .... many fanatics spend way too much

although your probably tired of jacking the car up ! do show us a full pic shot of the Rokkor struts with hockey puck setup ... one of these days you'll bag it low parkin it !

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did you take out your foam bumpstop and add 2 hockeypucks or keep them on? Right now I added one doorstop on each side from home depot and it holds pretty well. Wanna see if I can go lower though lol
I took the factory softer bumpstops out all together and only have the 2 hockey pucks on. I gotta add the info on it, but the whole idea of the harder bumpstops are to limit how much my suspension can compress. That way when I go through a dip or anything and my rear suspension compresses fully it will be stopped by the hockey pucks and my rear wheels wont crush my fenders. If I just used the factory ones, my car would have blown through them cause they are so soft make sense?

Its critical to have the right amount of bumpstops, to much means your car will ride on them and it will be a bumpy ride! To Little risks, some fender/wheel interactions... Not good!

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Slap Shot ! Good creative workmanship Austin ! .... your mods ratio to part sourcing is way below budget ! ... you have great $$$ spending controls .... many fanatics spend way too much

although your probably tired of jacking the car up ! do show us a full pic shot of the Rokkor struts with hockey puck setup ... one of these days you'll bag it low parkin it !
Thanks! Again, just to show that knowledge and patience goes a long way! Money helps a lot of course but a little goes a long way!

I will get a pic for you for sure of the rear strut with bumpstops.

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How are those rokkors holding up?
Fantastic I wish the rears had a little bit higher of a spring rate for how low I like to be with this aggressive of a fitment, but no coils are really made for that. Ihave been thinking of getting some new rear shocks eventually with adjustable dampening but still not sure. For the price and performance of these coils, I definitley recommend them!
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I traded in my nittos (was running them for 10 years on current and previous cars) for Achillies. I have no complaints so far. Even though they are the same size as nittos (265/30/19), they do seem a bit smaller and more stretched. But I have been very happy with them, and the price.... I got (2) 265/30/19's mounted and balance by my local tire guy (small shop) for less than $300 (my nitto's were $250 a piece) out the door. Road noise is not noticable, doesn't rain a lot in SoCal, but when it does, don't notice any issues with them gripping the road. And I can take corners like I did in the nittos. For the price, no complaints yet.
awesome. thanks for sharing. i will try them next when these goodyear F1s wear out.
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I was in buying some M10 bolts at Rusnak on friday afternoon... did you feel a disturbance in the force?

I looked around to see if there was any useless E46's parked around there but no luck...
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:57 PM   #259
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Hey so I forgot to post pics of when I had my fenders rolled!!







heres the result






Inside of the rear fenders



Front Fenders







Went out and took some pics.
































Next for Fitment

Camber plates so I can give some more negative camber to the front and get it sitting like the rear.

Still gotta do red tails, mtech II bumpers, clear corners, status racing seats, two tone cinammon interior.... it goes on and on..
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