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    So after years of reading, I decided to make an account. I recently bought a 91 318is after selling another car of mine.







    Currently the car has
    Koni Adjustables
    Eibach Spring (not stiff enough for me)
    Konig Remembers
    Mtech II Wheel



    As of now the plans are:
    Timing Chain Tensioner -done
    UUC EVO 3
    Rear Camber/Toe Adjustment Kit from BimmerWorld - done
    Rear Trailing Arm Bushings - done
    Rear Differential Mount
    Wheel Bearings - done
    Tranny Mounts - done
    R134a Retrofit Kit to get the AC working again
    Coilovers - done
    Black Leather Sport Seats


    In the future:
    S52 or M52 Swap
    E36 Rack - done
    BBS RSs - done
    Last edited by Grant318is; 03-15-2012, 05:21 PM.
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    #2
    Originally posted by HeelAndToe85
    Good looking car! Did you clean the under carriage? Looks really clean down there
    Yeah, it appeared to have an oil leak, so I took the pressure washer too it. Its a FL car, so its pretty much rust free.

    Anyways, the car was repainted recently and there was a bunch overspray on the windows and grime in the door jams.

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    After
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      #3
      Got around to doing some work this weekend. I pulled up the rear carpet only to find a bunch of surface rust. Nothing bad, but I figured that I might as well fix it.

      Using a dremmel and a wire brush, I got most of the mess off.

      Decided to pull the battery tray only to find more surface rust and a small (dime sized hole)
      Some deeper spots sanded and filled with bondo and rust inhibitor.

      Adding inhibitor to more places

      Also did the battery box:
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      The trunk completed
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        #4
        Got bored today and decided to tackle the sunroof. It wasnt closing all the way and it had some rust where the screws go in.



        A working roof!


        Also, I sprayed my battery holder
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          #5





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            #6
            Drove all the way to tampa today to score some more goodies: Brand new set of NLA H&R Coilovers and Vorshlag camber plates for an insane deal.


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              #7
              UPS also dropped these off:
              AKG poly motor and transmission mounts. Because race car.

              New wheel bearings to address the noise in the rear
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                #8
                Good god those wheels are pretty...


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                  #9
                  Car is looking like it is gonna be a winner. Good job on the resurrection!

                  Closing SOON!
                  "LAST CHANCE FOR G.A.S." DEAL IS ON NOW

                  Luke AT germanaudiospecialties DOT com or text 425-761-6450, or for quickest answers, call me at the shop 360-669-0398

                  Thanks for 10 years of fun!

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                    #10
                    straight to the good stuff, I like this

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                      #11
                      Representing the Sunshine stat and the B-rot crew in true fashion, great score and keep us posted. What did it cost you if you don't mind?
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by getouth View Post
                        Representing the Sunshine stat and the B-rot crew in true fashion, great score and keep us posted. What did it cost you if you don't mind?

                        I picked up the car for 2900.:-o
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                          #13
                          Have those rs been converted to 4 lug? Or are you gonna run a 5 lug?

                          Whats the specs on em? they look crazy nice!

                          Car is starting to look really nice!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by formula driver View Post
                            Have those rs been converted to 4 lug? Or are you gonna run a 5 lug?

                            Whats the specs on em? they look crazy nice!

                            Car is starting to look really nice!


                            The PO had VR wheels fill and redrill them to 4x100
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                              #15
                              Looking good! Nice job using quality parts.


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