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    #61
    Originally posted by Sh3rpak!ng View Post
    I'm really itching to build an all out e36/e46 autox/track car for some series and actually attempt to compete.
    dont tease us
    1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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      #62
      Laid out all the parts needed for the front and rear suspension. Cleaned and painted a few more odds and ends. Welded reinforcements into the front subframe and por15ed that too. Lastly I rebuilt the axles with help from a friend. Dont think I even took "after" photos because I was so pissed off that it wound up taking us a whole afternoon and none of the rebuild kits I bought were correct... reused the old boots because they were actually in great shape. Just cleaned, repacked them with fresh redline grease and sealed them up.

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      '89 325i OBD2 S52 BUILD THREAD
      Shadetree30

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        #63
        that's some sexy coilovers right there!!
        89 325i 4dr s52
        02 BMW 525iT m54b30/manual swapped (daily)
        15' Honda Grom

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          #64
          Next project to tackle before engine install is heat shielding. The old shielding has long since disintegrated and crumbled. In the past driving this car without it theres a whole heck of a lot of radiant heat coming in the the driver/passenger footwell that I'd like to avoid. I came across this stuff browsing summit racing. It's a fairly thick layer of dimpled aluminum backed with a layer of fiberglass and then adhesive. It's easy to mould it into a countoured shape to hug the firewall/trans tunnel. I used a whole bunch of CAD to shape the pieces, then cut them out and applied them. I used some aluminum fiberglass tape to go over the edges and get a nice smooth layer. This ought to do the job well.

          Cool thing was after I started working with the product I happened to stumble across some vorschlag threads where they mentioned using the stuff on most of their custom vehicles. That makes me feel even better about it.

          I also had new rear brake lines made up to mate up to the oem hardlines and a different caliper fitting. Much nicer and cleaner than before.





















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          Last edited by Sh3rpak!ng; 07-19-2019, 07:48 AM.
          '89 325i OBD2 S52 BUILD THREAD
          Shadetree30

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            #65
            Originally posted by s14brent View Post
            that's some sexy coilovers right there!!
            yes indeed! They are very nice parts. I've really been enjoying driving on them.
            Originally posted by wworm View Post
            dont tease us
            Lol it's not going to happen any time soon. Between my friend and I we have no time, space or finances for it... but it's definitely in our heads. Maybe in a few years. Need more space and a trailer first.
            '89 325i OBD2 S52 BUILD THREAD
            Shadetree30

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              #66
              Is it back to successful daily status?
              Simon
              Current Cars:
              -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
              Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
              Originally posted by Melon
              Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                #67
                Awesome. Love stuff like this.

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                  Is it back to successful daily status?
                  yea, been dailying it since mid February but also been finishing up some of the smaller lingering projects with it since then.
                  Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
                  Awesome. Love stuff like this.

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                  glad you're enjoying!
                  '89 325i OBD2 S52 BUILD THREAD
                  Shadetree30

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                    #69
                    Ah. A fellow NJ->CA Bronzit E30/Black E36 owner.

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