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Old 01-02-2017, 11:39 AM   #40711
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Thanks for the input will, I didn't even think about the relays. Where can I purchase those?
Pelican parts or BMW. The main relay is pricey, and I don't know if your early car is wired the same way as my M3. Might be worth looking into however.

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Old 01-03-2017, 03:00 PM   #40712
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Thats what heppend to my e30 spence....im m30 swapping it to fix the issue.
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:14 PM   #40713
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Thats what heppend to my e30 spence....im m30 swapping it to fix the issue.
Those 83 cars are a bit weird tho.

for me: graduated, passed all my classes. final gpa is 3.3 -.- rough teachers messing up my gpa this semester, got a C- in a class, that passes but i cant see from all of my test, extra credit that i got that low of a grade so we'll see if he fixes it.

it's so nice to be back in the bay and driving the e30 often again.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:29 PM   #40714
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Nice, congrats Eric!

I moved last weekend. It's so nice to have a garage again and a super short commute to work.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:35 PM   #40715
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Those 83 cars are a bit weird tho.
Mine came with a little extra weird lol
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Old 01-06-2017, 02:51 PM   #40716
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Watch for flooding this weekend guys, I would hate to see people's stuff get damage! I think I am going to put my car on jackstands in the garage lol.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:59 AM   #40717
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for me: graduated, passed all my classes. final gpa is 3.3 -.- rough teachers messing up my gpa this semester, got a C- in a class, that passes but i cant see from all of my test, extra credit that i got that low of a grade so we'll see if he fixes it.

it's so nice to be back in the bay and driving the e30 often again.[/QUOTE]

Congratulations Eric, glad you are back in the Bay Area. Do you have any good prospects for a job?
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:33 PM   #40718
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i'm hanging out with a girl i'm dating in Daly City and have not seen anything looking like a "megastorm".
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:44 PM   #40719
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i'm hanging out with a girl i'm dating in Daly City and have not seen anything looking like a "megastorm".
ya this is just bitch rain here. nothing to even worry about.

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Congratulations Eric, glad you are back in the Bay Area. Do you have any good prospects for a job?
kinda, but we'll see. anything that pays sounds good atm.

since im free, im driving to this
http://www.roadkill.com/events/roadkill-zip-tie-drags/
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Old 01-08-2017, 02:12 PM   #40720
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Does anyone have a spare vert top or one of these screws?
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I would love to have an awesome story of how I threesomed some hot college chicks in my car and then railed some cocaine by now, but the e30 is not a Ferrari. So instead I have random guys asking me questions about suspension, good enough I guess.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:45 PM   #40721
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What is a good spring compressor for the E30? I want to move my suspension from my white car to my blue car.

My mechanic has 3 different compressors. The new hydraulic one did not have enough compression before it bottomed out. Like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/5500Lbs-Struc...rut+Compressor

His other one barely had enough compression, but it was hard to get it on and felt like life was endangered. Like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Redline-Autom...rut+Compressor

The 3rd one is 2 individual screws that take a long time to evenly compress.

I was looking on amazon, and this one looks to be the best:
https://www.amazon.com/Branick-7600-...t&pageNumber=3

But, so expensive.

This one looked promising, until one of the reviews said it didn't work on an E60.
https://www.amazon.com/OTC-6494-Clam...1AP17SHQC4BSB0

What do you guys like to use?

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Old 01-08-2017, 09:38 PM   #40722
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I didn't need to use a compressor on my rear, nor did JP and I use one for the fronts.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:50 PM   #40723
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for free you can rent a spring compressor from autozone. just use that
but the best ones look like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Str...-/370767950396
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:58 PM   #40724
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When I had my mechanic friend put springs on my e36 a few years ago, his shop had a compressor like the one in Link #2. A few months ago I changed out the stock springs on my 318 and put in H&R springs. I borrowed an impact wrench and simply went to the auto parts store and rented their spring compressor kit. It wasn't all too complicated, just compress the springs evenly for the front housings. Once I returned the compressors, I got refunded my money, so might be worth a try as it was essentially free.

As Freeride mentioned, the rears you may be able to remove without compressing them. With the rear jacked up, undo the lower shock bolts, and undo the sway bar endlink to the trailing arm, have one person stomp on the trailing arm to put some weight on it, then the other person can start to wiggle the spring out of its perch. A pry bar may help if the spring is being extra stubborn.

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Old 01-08-2017, 11:24 PM   #40725
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for free you can rent a spring compressor from autozone. just use that
but the best ones look like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Str...-/370767950396
Thanks for all the input.

I bought this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/272511655162
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