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    #76
    Have the RAW file of this pic? If not, what's your Flickr page? I kinda want to play with some edits.



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      #77
      Unfortunately it wasn't shot in RAW. My 18-55 kit lens has been having problems lately and won't communicate with the body if i'm shooting RAW. The sun was going away pretty fast so I used my 24mm lens and forgot to change my settings. If you still want the full res jpeg file, PM me your email.

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        #78
        Installed the Miller MAF+chip and 19# injectors. Used a K&N cone filter. Need to figure out an air-box/ram-air set up for this. Until then i've just used the lower half of the stock air-box/AFM underneath so hopefully it'll still scoop up some cool air from the headlight surrounds and keep it from getting splashed.
















        Also got the exhaust system welded up...mostly. The long tube headers from topspeedauto on eBay don't fit, so i returned them. We chopped the stock down-pipes right after the o2 bung and merged everything into 2.5" all the way out the back. Not ideal but it'll do until i source a proper set of headers.

        SUPER MELLOW tone. NO rasp at all. Even flat out at 7k..no rasp. A little drone on the freeway but really not bad. I'm actually very pleased with the sound, just wish i could have used the headers.

        I'll get an exhaust clip up soon. Here's some pics for now.














        Detailed the dash and center console. Also got my houndstooth shift-boot from stitched.











        The throttle response from the MAF and the noise from the exhaust have made this car a lot more fun recently. Can't wait to install the cam and get it tuned.

        Next up is suspension and diff. Then i get to tinker with the headlights.

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          #79
          Exhaust clip:

          https://www.flickr.com/gp/108410544@N07/w621F1

          Last clip is with the Miller MAF+tune and 19# injectors installed. Exhaust is comprised of the stock cast-iron manifolds w/down-pipes cut after the o2 bung merged into a single 2.5in collector then piped into two 1141 vibrant resonators (stacked one right after the other) then run back to an 1148 vibrant muffler (single 2.5"inlet w/dual tips).

          Can't wait to hear what it sounds like after the IE long-tubes i just ordered get here...in like 3-4weeks. :hitler:

          Got some new seats on the way as well. Should make long drives way more comfortable.

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            #80
            New seats and interior. Corbeau GTS II in full suede. E30 specific brackets by Corbeau with double locking sliders. Got them for a crazy good price from my buddy in AZ who is a distributor. Paid less for my seats, shipped to my door, in suede, with double locking sliders AND brackets, than what a pair of just the base seats in cloth go for on amazon. Also installed all the black door cards i've been holding onto as well as the rear ski-pass...just need a clean black seat bottom and maybe some rear headrests.














            Got my gearswitch E30 ultimate cupholder. it's pretty neat. now i have 3, count em', THREE cupholders. yeah. 8-)


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              #81


              Got the Ireland Engineering race headers installed.
              Click for exhaust clip. The mic on the iphone makes it seems raspy. there's still no rasp even with the IE race headers.

              They sound amazing. Can hear the individual exhaust pulses now. Really sounds great. This clip does it no justice but gives you an idea. Feels like i lost a bit of low end but the mid range and top end are much more robust. Been having a blast cruising around lately.

              Sorry for the phone dump. Left my camera in Seattle with a buddy. Hopefully i can get you guys a good video of chukanut drive soon. I have a great dash cam that has good video and sound quality and i've been trying to get a clean run up and down chukanut but the traffic lately has increased now that the weather is so nice. Also makes the really nice cars come out. Got to cruise with an AC Shelby Cobra (could have been a kit) and some porches and audis the other day but was held up by a mini-van. :hitler:

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                #82
                Phone pic of the headers after a dozen heat cycles or so. Most of the black coating has come off. Going to hit them with some high temp paint soon.






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                  #83
                  Interior looks really good.

                  But I'm patiently waiting for Futuras
                  '84 Alpine 325e (Gone)
                  '91 Alpine 318i (Gone) Click Here
                  '92 Alpine 325i Cabrio (Gone) Click Here
                  '91 Alpine 318is

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                    #84
                    Shhhh...! ;)

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                      #85
                      Nice build so far! And great choices on the seats and exhaust. I have the exact same corbeaus and I love them. Also the same vibrant black streetpower muffler. What did you use in the center?
                      '89 325i OBD2 S52 BUILD THREAD
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                        #86
                        Cool bunch of parts you've been putting on it lately. Looking good!

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                          #87
                          Originally posted by Sh3rpak!ng View Post
                          Nice build so far! And great choices on the seats and exhaust. I have the exact same corbeaus and I love them. Also the same vibrant black streetpower muffler. What did you use in the center?
                          Thanks man. I used two vibrant 1141 resonators stacked inline where the cat would be.


                          Originally posted by Reichart12 View Post
                          Cool bunch of parts you've been putting on it lately. Looking good!
                          Thanks!

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                            #88
                            New valve cover. Wrinkle black.


                            Went to the beach.
                            Last edited by MPLFoster; 06-05-2015, 11:29 PM.

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                              #89
                              exhaust vid link is private :(


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                                #90
                                oops.

                                fixed.

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