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    #91
    Sad to see the turbo kit go, but OTOH it's nice to be able to enjoy the car now.

    All too often I hear horror stories about "tuners" that ruin the taste in people's mouths about boost. A competent tuner should be able to drive a running car on a dyno and be done in a couple/few hours. On the flip side of the coin, have had cars come in the shop that "just needs a tune to get running" and ended up costing thousands fixing other shops lack of abilities.

    Such a cool car! I actually kinda like the color too - have a soft spot for green for some reason.
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      #92
      Thanks all. Been really enjoying driving it everywhere I can this week. No plans for euro bumpers - to do the conversion properly is a lot of work and I cannot see doing it to a green car...and if I'm going to the effort of repainting it black, the diving boards are 100% staying.

      John, I totally agree with you and it 100% soured what little interest I had in forced induction. Too bad, but it is what it is. The green is actually growing on me too, lol.
      Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon
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      '88 M5 | '88 325i | '88 325is | '88 330is | '91 325is | '91 M-Technic 325ic | '93 740il | '03 325it

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        #93
        I think it's time to find some proper stock M5 wheels. Those are too big on the car. :)
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          #94
          Were you by chance cruising on 26 by Hood today? I saw a green E28M5 and thought it had to be you.
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            #95
            Ha!! That was I. Took the lady and doggos for a long drive.
            Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon
            @autobahnmotorsport
            '88 M5 | '88 325i | '88 325is | '88 330is | '91 325is | '91 M-Technic 325ic | '93 740il | '03 325it

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              #96
              Originally posted by e30austin View Post
              Ha!! That was I. Took the lady and doggos for a long drive.
              How funny. There was a beautiful R107 cruising behind you. I saw a minty zinno late Vert 3mins before I saw you by Ramona.

              The car looked great, man!
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                #97
                Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post
                How funny. There was a beautiful R107 cruising behind you. I saw a minty zinno late Vert 3mins before I saw you by Ramona.

                The car looked great, man!
                Yup, I passed him coming down Hwy 35. It looked pretty nice. I saw the cabrio, too. Had no idea you were in town - you should have said something! Would be great to meet up.
                Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon
                @autobahnmotorsport
                '88 M5 | '88 325i | '88 325is | '88 330is | '91 325is | '91 M-Technic 325ic | '93 740il | '03 325it

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                  #98
                  Originally posted by e30austin View Post

                  Yup, I passed him coming down Hwy 35. It looked pretty nice. I saw the cabrio, too. Had no idea you were in town - you should have said something! Would be great to meet up.
                  We are doing a hiking trip all over Oregon! The lady has never been- my brother and sis are also out here with us (my Sister has spent the last ten summers in Govy). I will have some time to kill on Saturday afternoon by PDX before our flight departs. If you’ll be around I could drop by!
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                    #99
                    Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post

                    We are doing a hiking trip all over Oregon! The lady has never been - my brother and sis are also out here with us (my Sister has spent the last ten summers in Govy). I will have some time to kill on Saturday afternoon by PDX before our flight departs. If you’ll be around I could drop by!
                    Oh, that's rad! Hope you guys had a nice time.

                    That works well! I am not far from the airport - about 10 minutes down the road. Would love to meet you!
                    Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon
                    @autobahnmotorsport
                    '88 M5 | '88 325i | '88 325is | '88 330is | '91 325is | '91 M-Technic 325ic | '93 740il | '03 325it

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