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Old 09-15-2012, 02:16 AM   #21
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congrats on the new purchase nick! subscribed.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:06 PM   #22
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Haha sick thread already, kudos nick!

Why didn't you just buy a murcielago?
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #23
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Good Stuff Nick,

Can't wait till you mount the wheels man!
Thanks Mike!

Haha, did Ray tell you what they were?

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Congrats on the purchase Nick, keen to see the progress of mods as the months go by.

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PM replied and thread posted.

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congrats on the new purchase nick! subscribed.
Thanks! i havnt seen you in ages aye, where have you been?

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Haha sick thread already, kudos nick!

Why didn't you just buy a murcielago?
Hahah! thanks man.

Oh nah, i had one in the past, wasnt exactly my thanggg. . . (<--just for ygoamg)
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #24
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Thanks Mike!

Haha, did Ray tell you what they were?
Yeap!
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:56 AM   #25
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Yeap!
Lol, i wanted it to be a surprise!

Really want my parts

Coilovers are still being made, wheels are getting painted, and front lip is in transit (left LA on the 14th) hopefully it arrives soon.

I attempted to paint my front grills to gloss black, seriously took me 3 days to get it right. Still not happy with them and the clips are stuffed. So i guess ive got to buy new grills aswell
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:44 AM   #26
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hahaha,
don't worry mate. I haven't told anyone.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:25 AM   #27
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Noticed i havnt updated this thread in awhile.

So nothing much as changed.

First off, i rolled the rear guards in preparation for the wheels that were coming. (Sorry, dont have pics of this)

Next up was getting my windows tinted. I wasnt sure whether to gether 15% or 20% but i ended up getting 20% since on our old merc, we had 15% and couldnt see anything especially at night (had to wind the windows down to see). I thought didnt want to have to go through that again, and besides my interior was black already.

I then got the email from Dan who was making my coilovers. They were ready to be shipped out however when he opened the box to check whether everything was all good. He noticed that they put on the wrong front springs. I bought the extreme drop kit which means theyre suppose to be the shorter springs up front. So luckily he noticed while it was still in the US, cause i wouldve been fked if i only noticed when they arrived. He did send me a photo of the coilovers though with the incorrect front spring.



You'll see the difference of the front spring later on. He said not to worry and that they could be swapped out within a day. So i thought yeah dont worry, take your time. I'd rather it be done properly then rushed and messed up. So 4 days later, they arrived at the front door! Cheering! shipping was so fast, yet so cheap.




A few days later, my front lip also arrived.



Fitment was pretty good, however being plastic if kind of deformed on the way here. So heating and what not would be required to fit it properly.

Test fit:



Next, i went and fitted the coilovers. Rears were easy as to install, however the fronts were a b*tch! i tried following the DIYs on the net, but i had no clue how they were able to do what they did. So i had to figure out a way myself. It wasnt a matter of just opening the bolt holding the shocks and pushing the hub down (like on the E46). The shocks on the E90 are fking low and when i pushed the hub the whole way down, i couldnt go any lower cause the steering arm? or something was pretty much at its max angle so didnt want to fk it up. So i had to remove alot of bolts to get it off. Took me like 5 hrs to do the fronts alone..



As you can see, these are the shorter springs and skinnier/more linear springs than the ones above. Also notice the length of the shocks? hahaha

Anyways, here they are installed





I've gone lower since. Theres heaps more adjustment to go lower but i'll do that when i get wheels.

I then go the front lip painted, wasnt too sure how it would turn out as i just gave it to a mate who sent it to a shop.

Turned out great for the price i paid.
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All good

Now comes my final thing for this update.
I hurts for me to say this, but the wheels i had paid for and been waiting for for a month arent coming.

I paid for them last month, the guy was suppose to shave them and paint them then send. I felt he kept stalling. He hardly responded to my msgs, i smsed him like 20 times a day to only get one reply saying theyre almost done..blabalahla..anyways put in a paypal claim and got all my money back. Apparently they also took an extra 300euro off him cause of the exchange rates or something. After the paypal claim happened, he started messaging me like crazy. Pretty funny huh? yeh but it does suck cause no i dont have any wheels and have to go hunting again

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Old 10-14-2012, 01:06 AM   #28
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Looking good Nick
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:55 AM   #29
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Can't wait to see it with some nicer wheels. Coming along nicely Nick
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:57 AM   #30
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Nice and low, Nick! Can't you put those M3 reps on (the ones the other e46f member gave away to you)?

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:06 AM   #31
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What lip is that Nick 3D design ?
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:44 AM   #32
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What wheels were u going to get?
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:54 AM   #33
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Nick is that all you done...MORE LOW!!!!!!
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:23 AM   #34
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What lip is that Nick 3D design ?
he said 3d studio.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:15 AM   #35
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Looking good Nick
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Can't wait to see it with some nicer wheels. Coming along nicely Nick
Thanks man, yeah hopefully i do find some nicer wheels. But i do have to admit, the stockies look pretty good, just needs more spacers lol!

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Thanks! yeah, i didnt like how the colour was too dark and didnt really suit the car. Ended up giving them to a friend who put it on a e36..

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yep its the 3D design front lip.

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Was keeping it a secret but since it looks like i wont be getting them...they were OZ mitos 18x10 +25 and 18x10.75 +13.5 - 3 piece! new lips, freshly painted silver and complete!

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Nick is that all you done...MORE LOW!!!!!!
Lol Lester man, show us what you've done to your audi then

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he said 3d studio.
3D design..3D studio..people name it different things so i get confused myself.

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:32 PM   #36
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Was keeping it a secret but since it looks like i wont be getting them...they were OZ mitos 18x10 +25 and 18x10.75 +13.5 - 3 piece! new lips, freshly painted silver and complete!






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interesting.. never seen them on an E9X
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:07 PM   #37
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interesting.. never seen them on an E9X
yeah partially the reason why i wanted to get them!
but i have seena few miro reps on the E90 with weak offsets..
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:46 AM   #38
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Shame about the wheels, but good to see that the suspension is on.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:37 AM   #39
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Shame about the wheels, but good to see that the suspension is on.
Yeah sux

Suspension is on and feels great! best suspension ive ever had lol..

ps. hows your car? still going away with the modding?

mod up your C63 man..i know i would if i had the choice lol
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E90 is going ahead as planned (y) and merc also has some wheels on the way too...
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