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  • QuiqueUy
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    Just finished reading this 25 pages of pure awesomeness !

    Can't wait to see the new wheels , the interior is amazing and the exterior too !

    keep the great work coming !

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  • Tzantushka
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    Originally posted by lukeADE335i View Post

    Just in time to dominate a few euro car shows over the summer
    Yes, if I don't see this at the next Highball Motor Club cars and coffee in Melbourne - I will be bitterly disappointed...

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  • lukeADE335i
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    Originally posted by burkey001 View Post
    I put 160km on the car today. Got a roadworthy certificate then went to see about getting it onto club registration.
    Congratulations - must be very satisfying after all the hard work!

    Just in time to dominate a few euro car shows over the summer

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  • Northern
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    Well I like both of those options. I also have some teflon sheet that I've been saving for no reason in particular that I could use with the original steel bearing race when it wears out, so that could be an option.

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  • burkey001
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    I put 160km on the car today. Got a roadworthy certificate then went to see about getting it onto club registration.

    Suspension is wound up all the way, I am not sure whether its "RWC spec" or "WRC spec" but its very stiff and lacking compliance but it sure has a lot of ground clearance.

    Goes pretty good. Pretty quiet. Yeah, not bad.

    Doesnt matter how many new parts you through at an E30 they still smell like an old car when you come back to it in the garage after 160km :)

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  • burkey001
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    Originally posted by Digitalwave View Post
    I use the Teflon "spring thrust sheets" that Bimmerworld sells. They prevent the spring popping, and don't require maintenence. https://www.bimmerworld.com/2-25-Spr...Sheet-Set.html
    interesting, how many miles have you had them working?

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  • burkey001
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    Originally posted by Northern View Post
    Any more info on that torrington bearing setup? I have some aftermarket ones but they aren't sealed so I don't think they'll last long.

    are they possibly the ones from front upper spring perch on the e39?
    You pop them out of part number 31331090612 comes with a free spring seat :)
    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...g-31331090612a

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  • Digitalwave
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    I use the Teflon "spring thrust sheets" that Bimmerworld sells. They prevent the spring popping, and don't require maintenence. https://www.bimmerworld.com/2-25-Spr...Sheet-Set.html

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  • Northern
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    Any more info on that torrington bearing setup? I have some aftermarket ones but they aren't sealed so I don't think they'll last long.

    are they possibly the ones from front upper spring perch on the e39?

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  • tonyf
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    Those wheels will look incredible!

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  • burkey001
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    They are 120mm springs, and yes, the dampers are very short.
    Full droop is about 2 fingers gap

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  • Digitalwave
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    Those are 5" springs right? I am surprised they are not free floating -- those dampers must have very little droop!

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  • burkey001
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    Minor update… adjusting coilover perches in the rear was a real pain with a rubber bumpstop on the top… just kept binding.

    So I machined up these little Delrin spacers so I can run a little Torrington bearing on the top so the coil doesn’t bind. Works great. The bearings are from 5 series I think. Good life hack for the front coils too, stops the spring popping when you turn.









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  • econti
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    +1 for silver
    also +1 for not using magnesium wheels on the street, also even warranty aside, if they're old production they are only suitable for a museum

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  • Matt@EDC
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    Ahhh go on… get ‘em to do you a render with blue center 😉 Powdercoated with a matte/satin finish.

    Volk Racing’s ultra matte blue gunmetal looks pretty sweet, if that’s any inspiration?

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