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    #16
    Time for an update!

    I started my weekend with some top down action!


    I drove down to Redwood City, which is about 45 minutes away, to buy some used/never installed 255/35R19 Michelins A/S3+ to replace the oversized (goofy?) 275/35R19 on the car.


    This machine was never designed to handle 19s and also the rims turned out to be reverse mount OOPS!


    After mounting the tires I noticed something that I should have caught sooner. The wheels on the car were a square fitment 19x8.5 ET40 all the way around Hence why the rears always looked so weird. I borrowed some 25mm spacers to bring the rears out and test fit a 255 up front to see if I liked the look:



    #obamanotbad

    I decided to keep an eye out for a set of 255/35R19s to mount on the front and rock the square setup as I thought it looked great.

    Not wanting to spend my whole Saturday wrenching on a car I went to go see my buddy Frank in Half Moon Bay. He owns 3 Citroens



    and a 245!


    Drive out there via skyline blvd was super fun, car handled great!


    Enjoyed the pretty sunset over the pacfiic and headed home after a fun afternoon of car talk and burgers



    When I got home I noticed my radio had arrived!!


    I spent a few hours Sunday un-hacking the wiring harness for the speakers.


    and finally, music!

    (excuse the displays, it was 100+ degrees!)

    Couple pictures from the next few days

    Ugh heat


    I love that this thing is street parked in SF


    Went to go say hi to my buddy's shop who were working on some pretty cool cars


    Ugga dugga


    Renesis powered, Manga themed RX7 with lambo doors



    Anyways, finally made it back to the shop and got some more work done. Living in SF, a trusty e-brake is something you want. Welp, i found out why mine wasn't

    Luckily Autozone had the shoes in stock *whew*

    Got an alignement:


    Checked my subframe after reading too many threads online. As the seller stated, it seems to be in good shape. Still looking to install plates and new bushings at some point though.




    Also took the time to replace my HK mids with the peerless units from aliexpress.
    Before:

    After:


    Attempted to mount my 2 new (used/high tread) michelins on the front wheels. Got one on and womp womp womp:

    Ended up returning them to the Ebay seller for a refund.

    Friday night BMW meet had a pretty good turn out:


    At the peak we had about 10 cars

    PNP Score, new ashtray and console for $10!


    And finally, before I bought the replacement tires I had messaged a seller on Craigslist about some OEM 19s with new tires. We had made a deal but I couldn't pick them up in time since he was all the way down in Mountain View. A week goes by, he goes out of town, I still can't make it down and he told me that he sold the set for more than my offer. I congratulate him on the nice sale and move on. I mention this because this last Saturday I get a text from him "buyer flaked, i'll sell them today for $200 off"

    And that's how they ended up here:


    They're wrapped in Firestone Firehawk Indy500 which is an awesome tire. AKA the Bridgestone Re003 Adrenalin that Mighty Car Mods seem to install on everything.

    Funny enough, he saw my hardtop and fell in love since he had the same color M3 vert! Not having a place to keep the thing, except my bedroom in SF, we made a deal.

    Saturday was also filled with helping freeride53 install a rear sway bar on his 318, parting out all the mods on my Abarth and installing them on other Abarths.


    I also hung out with Kronus while he worked on a wagon (teaser shot)


    I finally ended up leaving the shop at midnight :yawn:


    Sunday I kept my promise to my ex that I'd do the 30k service on her Abarth

    his and (ex) hers

    And that amigos, was enough car shenanigans for a few days
    Build Threads:
    Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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      #17
      I am exhausted after reading that...
      What a few action packed days!
      E30 320i vert
      But daily drive is Volvo V60 Polestar

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        #18
        Wow, Great Read.

        If you haven't already, head on over to E46Fanatics
        1990 325i
        2004 330i Individual 6-speed
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          #19
          Took random pictures of Pamela after dropping off my Waze carpooler person









          she purty :)
          Build Threads:
          Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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            #20
            oh hi.

            1991 BMW 318i (Old Shell RIP, Now Being Re-shelled & Reborn)
            1983 Peugeot 505 STI
            1992 Volvo 240 Wagon
            2009 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Sport 4WD

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              #21
              Haha funny to see Ebraheem in a build thread, and dude you stopped by my work to pick up a part and didnít say hi?!

              Nice work on the build thus far sir.


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              1992 M tech 2 Convertible - S50 Swap
              1992 e34 Touring- S50 Swap
              1992 318i-S50 Swap

              1995 e36 M3 Mugello Red - S50
              1991 325i Convertible Laguna Green (SOLD)
              1987 325i (SOLD);1992 M tech 2 Convertible (SOLD)
              1988 325i Convertible Alpine White (SOLD)
              1991
              Brilliantrot Convertible 80k Miles (SOLD)
              1992 325i Convertible Schwarz (SOLD)
              1992 318i Convertible Project-Finished (SOLD)

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                #22
                I loved reading through this- 'twas like putting together a lego set. You actually use your cars while you fix them up before you sell them....I need to implement this tactic.
                1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread
                1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by KIRIEIW View Post
                  Haha funny to see Ebraheem in a build thread, and dude you stopped by my work to pick up a part and didnít say hi?!

                  Nice work on the build thus far sir.


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                  thanks dude, it was like 4:53 PM on a Friday... Not sure you were still around.


                  Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post
                  I loved reading through this- 'twas like putting together a lego set. You actually use your cars while you fix them up before you sell them....I need to implement this tactic.
                  I never really buy a car with the intention of selling it. I usually buy it and try to make it as good as possible and then look at my financials and do the grown up thing
                  Build Threads:
                  Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Julien View Post
                    I never really buy a car with the intention of selling it. I usually buy it and try to make it as good as possible and then look at my financials and do the grown up thing
                    Yeah I know that’s why I’m jelly- I buy and build most of my cars like I’ll have them for 60 years and then sell them when I’m done making them nice before I drive them (around when the ‘do the grown up thing’ part sinks in) :D You add that step where you enjoy them while you make them nice!

                    Right after reading this thread I watched the Wheeler Dealers E46M3 episode... the want is strong.
                    1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread
                    1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread

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                      #25
                      I have to ask

                      who is the owner of the zinno MT1?

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Javier h View Post
                        who is the owner of the zinno MT1?
                        He's on the sfbay e30 group
                        Build Threads:
                        Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                          11. Sell in 1 months
                          :nice:
                          Build Threads:
                          Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by Julien View Post
                            :nice:
                            odds it's sold?
                            1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Julien View Post

                              Went to go say hi to my buddy's shop who were working on some pretty cool cars


                              Saturday was also filled with helping freeride53 install a rear sway bar on his 318, parting out all the mods on my Abarth and installing them on other Abarths.

                              Omgz I made it in your build thread. Does this mean we're officially best friends?
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                                #30
                                Originally posted by the_eskimo_wonder View Post
                                Omgz I made it in your build thread. Does this mean we're officially best friends?
                                shhh, don't let freeride know
                                Build Threads:
                                Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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