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Old 03-14-2019, 08:56 PM   #46
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Beer run successful. I've been bleeding the cooling all week and today I felt confident enough to put the hood on and get it out on the road. Even got out of work a little early to do it.

Once I got back into my driveway I noticed a small stream of coolant coming from the front passenger side. It was the lower radiator hose, the clamp wasn't tight enough so I fixed that quickly. I threw a piece of cardboard under the car to monitor any leaks overnight. If it's clean it'll get to go to work with me.

After taking this photo I realized the hood needs to be aligned better. So I'll add that to the never-ending to-do list.

Glad to be back on the road. Next on the list is a LSD and I might try and change the trim/grills to an OEM-look rather than the gloss it has now.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:35 AM   #47
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Wooohoooo! What kind of beer did you pick up?
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:25 AM   #48
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Wooohoooo! What kind of beer did you pick up?
This is the real question.

I also want to say, i'm a big fan of that yellow on the 'is' lip.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:30 AM   #49
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This is the real question.

I also want to say, i'm a big fan of that yellow on the 'is' lip.
Modelo! My weekday beer. On the weekend I go with the local HenHouse Brewery or something similarly heavier.

And thanks! I put the yellow there since the color match wasn’t perfect so it breaks it up and pulls your attention away from it. Hopefully I can get it painted/repaired during the summer. I had a splitter too but it dragged after a screw came off. Getting a little too old for the low life.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:12 AM   #50
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Glad to be back on the road. Next on the list is a LSD and I might try and change the trim/grills to an OEM-look rather than the gloss it has now.
Just get some SEM Trim Paint and respray the trim/ grills

I want to see some daytime pics with the wheels
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:39 AM   #51
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^same. Lets see those wheels in the light!
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:12 AM   #52
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I am a big fan of Modello. When are you getting it smogged?
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:09 PM   #53
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I am a big fan of Modello. When are you getting it smogged?
Not too sure. Still figuring out some things, the o2 sensor cord was wrapped around the exhaust lol so I have to connect it and see what's going on there. I've been driving it how I got it before I did any major work just to make sure everything is normal. I drove it all day and so far so good.

Here are some photos I just took, at the same spot as my first post in this thread. I felt kinda rusty I haven't taken photos in a while. Same with editing I don't think I did a great job color-matching in between pics but oh well.





Aaaand my bumper needs an alignment as well. Those are custom vinyl trim pieces haha. My brother never installed the real painted pieces and lost them.



I think I might raise the rear, and the front just a hair.



Kooglewerks spoiler



CA black/yellow plate coming soon, any suggestions?



Mis-matched Recaro's, best seats ever.



I think most if not all headunits are ugly so I run a Kenwood bluetooth amplifier behind an OEM delete plate with a BMW Motorsport decal made by myself. The amp has a USB port and that's why you see a lightning cord sticking out. Clean and simple.


I know this look isn't for most E30 or BMW fans. I love an E30 on HR Sports with Euroweaves as much as the next guy but for this car I'm just doing what I feel.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:21 PM   #54
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I just drove the car for like an hour and it's great. I'm loving the NT05s.

The one thing I now have to change, which I knew I should have done in the past month or so, is... the diff. The 4.10 it has right now is ok around the city or short sprints but anything above 65-70mph for over 3 seconds just sucks.

So question to the M30 swap guys, what diffs have you tried and are they tolerable on the highway?
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ive always wondered why people do the yellow strip between the lip and the valence. I like the little yellow hits on this car and the wheels look great. TBH it looks sick as low as it is but would prob ride nicer a lil higher lol. Where in the bay are you? I've been thinking about an m30 (among a million other power plant options) and would love to go for a ride in this thing if youre close.
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I personally like the 3.46. 3.25 good for a lot of highway driving
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I personally like the 3.46. 3.25 good for a lot of highway driving
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