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      07-18-2018, 03:35 PM   #8295
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Okay, I didn't do it, but.......

I just got my 128i back from my indy. I had him install M3 RSFB's, and an ECS Tuning rear sway bar. Not a cheap thing to have done. The subframe brake lines were so rusty he had to replace them. Thanks, Ohio DOT for the salt baths. FWIW, I think the way to go for most people would be to try the Whiteline bushing inserts first, and if they don't cut it for you, then by all means go M3 or solid. I inspected the original bushings, and I gotta say I'm shocked that BMW would put those softies in there. it takes very little effort to deflect them, even in your hand. Good riddance.
So how does it drive? pretty nicely! I installed the matching front sway bar last week, and it made a huge difference. It felt like the front was planted, but the rear end was struggling. Not any more. She corners nice and flat, with just enough body roll to let you know how hard you are pushing. Very nice. The turn-in is much more immediate and neutral. Both ends of the car seem to move as one, and it feels like it turns from the center, instead of dragging it's rear around corners. My car is non-sport, so adding a rear sway bar is a big improvement. I'd like to strangle the bean counter who decreed that we must pay extra for a rear sway bar. It never should leave the factory that way. The ride is a bit firmer in back, but not in an unpleasant way. All in all, I'm glad I went for the upgrade. It was not cheap, however! Now I can start more suspension upgrades knowing I have a solid platform.
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      07-18-2018, 03:51 PM   #8296
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Got some new VMR V703's and a VRSF downpipe this past weekend!

These are sexy, where did you purchase from? Wheels and federal rsrr's are my next mod, after installing inserts.
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      07-18-2018, 04:54 PM   #8297
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Vert top trouble has anyone run into this? The cover on the driver's side automatically slides when putting the top up but the passenger side won't. Tried seeing what the hell these are attached to but couldn't really see under there. Common issue?
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      07-18-2018, 09:52 PM   #8298
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Vert top trouble has anyone run into this? The cover on the driver's side automatically slides when putting the top up but the passenger side won't. Tried seeing what the hell these are attached to but couldn't really see under there. Common issue?
Mine did that when I got it. I soaked it in Armor all along the edges and it works much better. It really needs some lube that is plastic safe.
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      07-18-2018, 09:54 PM   #8299
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Vert top trouble has anyone run into this? The cover on the driver's side automatically slides when putting the top up but the passenger side won't. Tried seeing what the hell these are attached to but couldn't really see under there. Common issue?
Mine did that when I got it. I soaked it in Armor all along the edges and it works much better. It really needs some lube that is plastic safe.
Interested, I didn't think of that. I'll give that a shot, thanks!
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      07-18-2018, 09:56 PM   #8300
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Here

Nothing special but would fulfill my immediate needs of clear corner and blacked out housing. Would be awesome if they worked out completely and I will hang onto them for a bit. I figured if they work, I'll keep them on while I dabble in a retrofit of my oem.

edit- I see you have a 128i, so those would actually work perfectly for you I believe?
Cool, these are similar to what I bought, but a little nicer looking!

Here is what I got.




They look better than my faded stockers, but not as good as I had hoped.
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      07-18-2018, 11:29 PM   #8301
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3rd transmission fluid change at 113k miles.
Went from MTL to ATF D4.

MTL is great in the summer, but sucked in the winter. ATF D4 is still as smooth in the summer but I've had better shifts with it in the winter so sticking with the D4 going forward.
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      07-19-2018, 03:11 AM   #8302
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More track time.

Let off Just before the 1,000' on the first slip. First run of the night and car just felt off.

Second is my best of the night/year. Car still feels off. I'm missing 3 to 4 th's off what I was doing last year in the 1/8th (7.4's). But I'm equaling my 1/4 times from last year.
So I think I picked up top end but lost bottom. Kinda strange. But these where also made on 3* less timing and 15K miles between (or so).
Moral, car still gets down. 119,xxx miles, stock turbos, minimal smoke (slight haze) and 26-28 psi peak.
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      07-19-2018, 06:19 AM   #8303
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Nothing special but would fulfill my immediate needs of clear corner and blacked out housing. Would be awesome if they worked out completely and I will hang onto them for a bit. I figured if they work, I'll keep them on while I dabble in a retrofit of my oem.

edit- I see you have a 128i, so those would actually work perfectly for you I believe?
Those are for an e87 no?
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      07-19-2018, 06:21 AM   #8304
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Got the LSD unit in the case. Now I'm only waiting on another shim...

In case you're the observant type, that's a CTS Turbo intercooler for my dad's GTI in the background. That'll be my next project...I have to take everything forward of the radiator off of his car to install it

Why, VW, WHY?!
VW service position, assume it. You're probably already familiar but service position on a VW is real quick and easy.

Ugh that diff looks so beautiful. I need one..
It is quite pretty...

At least we'll have mid-80's and dry weather for the rest of the week into the weekend :
Plus all the rain? At least in MD where I'll be
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      07-19-2018, 07:03 AM   #8305
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Those are for an e87 no?
The title of the listing mentions E87 but the description mentions E82 & E87. Their photos also show multiple E82 with the lights, including the Seibon 135i which also leads me to believe they will work



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      07-19-2018, 11:33 AM   #8306
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A few photos from an impromptu shoot last night
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      07-19-2018, 11:53 AM   #8307
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Can't remember if I ever uploaded these here. If I already did oh well

Bilstein B12 kit is in, alignment done, putting some Pilot Super Sports on later this afternoon. Gonna have to give these old Pirellis a send off

Got my cooling system finally sorted too. Few new hoses and plenty of Zerex G48

Did my transmission fluid while she was up in the air too. Figured I did it once at 80k, now at almost 120k it's worth doing again. Got a sample to send to Blackstone labs too. I wonder how chooched my syncros are getting.
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      07-19-2018, 12:08 PM   #8308
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Awesome thread and pictures folks. I am helping a friend with his M1, and it has given me a new appreciation for the 1 series.
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      07-19-2018, 01:15 PM   #8309
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Nice hot day, decided to take a long drive to test the decontaminated and refilled a/c.

On auto, it took 3 minutes to make the interior cool, 8 minutes in and it started to get cold.

10 minutes later, i switched from auto to manual. Like it when things work as they should
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      07-19-2018, 01:44 PM   #8310
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A few photos from an impromptu shoot last night
Looks great! Are you the photographer?
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      07-19-2018, 01:52 PM   #8311
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Looks great! Are you the photographer?
Thanks! I am not the photographer, a close friend of mine that will also be wrapping the car was. Hoping to get some more shots in before the color change
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      07-19-2018, 01:55 PM   #8312
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A few photos from an impromptu shoot last night
Your vert is a beautiful thing to behold!
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      07-19-2018, 02:02 PM   #8313
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Currently sitting at the dealership waiting to get the airbag recall done lol
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      07-19-2018, 02:47 PM   #8314
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Currently sitting at the dealership waiting to get the airbag recall done lol
Go test drive an ///M car while you're waiting for some fun and entertainment.
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Currently sitting at the dealership waiting to get the airbag recall done lol
Go test drive an ///M car while you're waiting for some fun and entertainment.
I always get shitty treatment at dealerships, maybe cuz I look like I'm 20 lol.

Just fix my damn car and give it back
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I always get shitty treatment at dealerships, maybe cuz I look like I'm 20 lol.

Just fix my damn car and give it back
Wish I looked like I was 20, instead of looking like I'm 25...



















I wish!
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