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      04-17-2024, 03:00 PM   #19977
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It's a lot shinier than the phone picture makes it look.
Wheel and tire setup? Liking the meaty square shoulder profile.
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      04-17-2024, 03:08 PM   #19978
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Wheel and tire setup? Liking the meaty square shoulder profile.
The Apex Arc-8's in what they refer to as the 1-series fitments for offset, 18" wheels. 235/40 front, 265/35 rear, PS AS4's.
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      04-18-2024, 03:56 PM   #19979
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Dropped my S54 headers, N52 exhaust flanges, an AC compressor, and some 40mm stainless tubing with a local acquaintance from R3VLimited. He's going to tack up the headers to the flanges and modify the #1 primary to clear the AC compressor (he has an N52 block and 6-speed that he's going to install into his Volvo 122S / BMW E30 Frankenstein, so he has a jig to work with).
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(he has an N52 block and 6-speed that he's going to install into his Volvo 122S / BMW E30 Frankenstein, so he has a jig to work with).
N52 powered 122s? Build thread exist per chance?

My very first car was a 122 wagon....and I've had evil thoughts for years about building one.....
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      04-19-2024, 10:25 AM   #19982
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N52 powered 122s? Build thread exist per chance?

My very first car was a 122 wagon....and I've had evil thoughts for years about building one.....
It's a long thread...and the N52 doesn't come into the conversation until about 2/3 the way through.

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...volvo?t=409466

This is Adam's 122s in the flesh (E30 chassis, no N52 yet - still M20):



(did I mention he converted it to a 2-door?)
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      04-19-2024, 11:18 AM   #19983
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Dimming/Compass/Homelink Mirror Retrofit.

My car had the base manual dimming, no alarm, mirror.

Super easy, just had to re-pin a single brown ground cable in connector. Just pop the cover on connector, and slide it in.

No coding required, as soon as i turned the car on the compass turned on and the mirror dimmed. Home link works too!
Just started looking into this. What part number mirror did you end up using?
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Dropped my S54 headers, N52 exhaust flanges, an AC compressor, and some 40mm stainless tubing with a local acquaintance from R3VLimited. He's going to tack up the headers to the flanges and modify the #1 primary to clear the AC compressor (he has an N52 block and 6-speed that he's going to install into his Volvo 122S / BMW E30 Frankenstein, so he has a jig to work with).
I mis-read this as E22 BMW (2002) with an N52 block and got very excited!
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It's a long thread...and the N52 doesn't come into the conversation until about 2/3 the way through.

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...volvo?t=409466

This is Adam's 122s in the flesh (E30 chassis, no N52 yet - still M20):



(did I mention he converted it to a 2-door?)
That's awesome.....


E82 content...I gave my AC a little freon top off today. Right back to ICE COLD!!!
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Stock plastic charge pipe broke last time I installed it. Smog check coming up. Just ordered the CARB-legal COBB CP.
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Big maintenance coming soon and all the parts are finally here!
-valve cover (again)
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Very excited! Probably wont be done for about a month since Ive got a bit going on but excited nonetheless
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Coral Red interior a year and a half in the making is finally complete.

I had ordered a hard-to-find Coral Red/Sport/Non-power complete interior from a popular BMW dismantler back in 2022.
Unfortunately, they did a poor job palletizing it and the passenger door panel was damaged beyond my skills to repair.

I had swapped the seats only, but left in my black door panels since I didn't have a complete, usable red set. Someone who doesn't know BMWs probably wouldn't know the difference, but it always bugged me.

Passenger window regulator died so I needed to pop off the door panel anyway, so I found a set of front-only Coral Red panels on ebay to finally complete the swap.

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Took my 1er to the BMW CCA HDPE at Pacific Raceways yesterday. First time I've been on track, so it was ... educational

Car did great, other than it turns out I made the wrong decision in not going with race fluid for the brakes. I knew it was a roll o' the dice, but I didn't figure I'd be doing enough heavy braking often enough at PIR to need it. I was wrong. Kept losing the brakes going into turn 2A after 4-5 hot laps – taking it easy for a lap got them back to "good enough" for another hot lap, but that was it. Lesson learned.

As for the driver upgrade, there was significant progress throughout the day. I figured out 2A/2B well enough to consistently not get it *all* wrong, found a great flow through 5A, 5B, and 6, and now know that I need to work a lot on 3A/3B next time. I had a little off in 3B in the very last session of the day when I was experimenting with taking 3A/B in 2nd, but otherwise made it through without incident.

I've been wanting to do a track forever, but just never got around to it. So glad I can finally check that box, but of course that's not the end of it. Way too much fun to just do once.
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Took my 1er to the BMW CCA HDPE at Pacific Raceways yesterday. First time I've been on track, so it was ... educational

Car did great, other than it turns out I made the wrong decision in not going with race fluid for the brakes. I knew it was a roll o' the dice, but I didn't figure I'd be doing enough heavy braking often enough at PIR to need it. I was wrong. Kept losing the brakes going into turn 2A after 4-5 hot laps taking it easy for a lap got them back to "good enough" for another hot lap, but that was it. Lesson learned.

As for the driver upgrade, there was significant progress throughout the day. I figured out 2A/2B well enough to consistently not get it *all* wrong, found a great flow through 5A, 5B, and 6, and now know that I need to work a lot on 3A/3B next time. I had a little off in 3B in the very last session of the day when I was experimenting with taking 3A/B in 2nd, but otherwise made it through without incident.

I've been wanting to do a track forever, but just never got around to it. So glad I can finally check that box, but of course that's not the end of it. Way too much fun to just do once.
That sounds so fun!
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Yesterday I had a FMIC and downpipe installed to complete my 'FBO.' Flashed to stage 2+. I didn't have time to drive it much afterwards so today was my first real test.

OMG. This! This is how the car should have come from the factory. The sound. The fury. So, so good! Absolutely love it!
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Yesterday I had a FMIC and downpipe installed to complete my 'FBO.' Flashed to stage 2+. I didn't have time to drive it much afterwards so today was my first real test.

OMG. This! This is how the car should have come from the factory. The sound. The fury. So, so good! Absolutely love it!
Mine going in Monday for VSRF catted downpipe ,FMIC and charge pipe, I've already flashed to 2+ but haven't given it the beans yet
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Took my 1er to the BMW CCA HDPE at Pacific Raceways yesterday. First time I've been on track, so it was ... educational

Car did great, other than it turns out I made the wrong decision in not going with race fluid for the brakes. I knew it was a roll o' the dice, but I didn't figure I'd be doing enough heavy braking often enough at PIR to need it. I was wrong. Kept losing the brakes going into turn 2A after 4-5 hot laps taking it easy for a lap got them back to "good enough" for another hot lap, but that was it. Lesson learned.

As for the driver upgrade, there was significant progress throughout the day. I figured out 2A/2B well enough to consistently not get it *all* wrong, found a great flow through 5A, 5B, and 6, and now know that I need to work a lot on 3A/3B next time. I had a little off in 3B in the very last session of the day when I was experimenting with taking 3A/B in 2nd, but otherwise made it through without incident.

I've been wanting to do a track forever, but just never got around to it. So glad I can finally check that box, but of course that's not the end of it. Way too much fun to just do once.
I'm jealous. Still wanting to do HDPE at Pacific at some point, but I'm holding off until the VANOS recall is done on my car. Don't want to nerf it on the track if a bolt shears / comes loose.
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I'm jealous. Still wanting to do HDPE at Pacific at some point, but I'm holding off until the VANOS recall is done on my car. Don't want to nerf it on the track if a bolt shears / comes loose.
Good call. I never realized just how fast the front straight is and how much time I'd spend under full throttle come to think of it, I'd be interested in seeing the throttle, brake, and g-force data for my laps overlaid on the track.

My favorite spot for spectating is the edge of the (old) grandstands right at turn 9 and now that I know how it feels to go through there and even get it right a few times, I love it even more: You can see the braking zone after 7, the line taken through 8 and 9, then feel the proximity to the wall and then down the front straight. My favorite stretch as a driver, though, at least for now, are 5a/b through 6; getting the car settled into 5a for the dab on the brakes and turn-in to b, then hitting 6 just right and up the hill...
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