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      Yesterday, 03:35 PM   #9505
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On my monthly 250mi drive to visit my Dad.
Checking mirrors, see an orange and lime FR-S in the rearview. Drive a bit, glance back. There's a bronze and copper one. Wasn't that just green?
As we round a bend, the hood transitions to puce.
Change lanes to let him pass, goes purple and rust.
From the rear, it was pretty consistently purple and grass green.

Trippy, trippy finish.
He didn't stop when I pulled off for fuel, so I couldn't inspect or ask, but it looked sprayed rather than wrapped (to my untrained eyes at highway speeds.)
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Sway bars arrived today, which means all the parts have arrived for M3 upper/lower arms, RSFB and all related nuts/bolts.

Sadly they did not include new front brackets, picture was for "Illustration purposes only", so i will pick one up on Monday and new bolts for that as well.

Friday i will spend the day at the DIY and do everything myself, if the KW shop is open Saturday (i think they are) then will take it for alignment then or maybe same day (friday evening if lucky).
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You rang?
u got some of those uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dyno graphs

Jokes aside, didn't you compile a thread with some dyno graphs comparing the two manifolds? Or am I thinking of something else
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I'm working a rough set of velocity stacks in SketchUp. 150mm long runners with 48mm diameter trumpets. I need to take more measurements, but it's only a rough sketch right now.
Being we have valvetronic, we don't even need throttle bodies on those stacks lol
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u got some of those uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dyno graphs

Jokes aside, didn't you compile a thread with some dyno graphs comparing the two manifolds? Or am I thinking of something else
https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=916863

and what you're looking for

https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1188531
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Sad stuff folks my little 1er is getting older and also I'm thinking about trading it
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u got some of those uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dyno graphs

Jokes aside, didn't you compile a thread with some dyno graphs comparing the two manifolds? Or am I thinking of something else
https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=916863

and what you're looking for

https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1188531
So yeah, the N54 intake gives 0 hp
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Sad stuff folks my little 1er is getting older and also I'm thinking about trading it
That’s barely broken in!
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Sad stuff folks my little 1er is getting older and also I'm thinking about trading it
What are you thinking of trading it for?
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Hi, all. I just ordered a bunch of suspension stuff, but I live in the city and don't have any way to do much myself, so I was wondering if someone could give me a rough estimate as to how many hours/how much it should cost to install the following list that I've ordered. I want to make sure I don't get hosed when calling around. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

- 2-piece Whiteline rear subframe bushings (IIRC, this is the most expensive install)
- Bilstein B12 Prokit
- M3 front arms, M3 front sway, Dinan camber plates, Megan rear toe arms
- new brake fluid
- alignment

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Being we have valvetronic, we don't even need throttle bodies on those stacks lol
Only for safety...

Pfft. Who needs safety?
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Hi, all. I just ordered a bunch of suspension stuff, but I live in the city and don't have any way to do much myself, so I was wondering if someone could give me a rough estimate as to how many hours/how much it should cost to install the following list that I've ordered. I want to make sure I don't get hosed when calling around. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

- 2-piece Whiteline rear subframe bushings (IIRC, this is the most expensive install)
- Bilstein B12 Prokit
- M3 front arms, M3 front sway, Dinan camber plates, Megan rear toe arms
- new brake fluid
- alignment
The 2-piece bushings are easy to install. The OE M3 bushings are more difficult because 2 of them install from the top and the subframe might need to be dropped, and I believe they need to be pressed into the subframe. The OE non-M bushings install from the bottom so the subframe does not need to be dropped, and are easy to press out if you have the tool. Here is a thread describing how to make a tool on the cheap. The 2-piece bushings do not need to be pressed in, can be done with your thumbs easily and since they are 2-piece, you have enough clearance to install without dropping the subframe. I would expect that an experienced mechanic with access to a bushing press would be able to do this job in about an hour.

The rest of the suspension components would take way longer. I DIYed all of this so can't give a good estimate on indy costs. I'm only responding to make sure you don't think $1,000 is reasonably for the RSFB install, it should be cheap for the 2-piece bushings.
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The 2-piece bushings are easy to install. The OE M3 bushings are more difficult because 2 of them install from the top and the subframe might need to be dropped, and I believe they need to be pressed into the subframe. The OE non-M bushings install from the bottom so the subframe does not need to be dropped, and are easy to press out if you have the tool. Here is a thread describing how to make a tool on the cheap. The 2-piece bushings do not need to be pressed in, can be done with your thumbs easily and since they are 2-piece, you have enough clearance to install without dropping the subframe. I would expect that an experienced mechanic with access to a bushing press would be able to do this job in about an hour.

The rest of the suspension components would take way longer. I DIYed all of this so can't give a good estimate on indy costs. I'm only responding to make sure you don't think $1,000 is reasonably for the RSFB install, it should be cheap for the 2-piece bushings.
Thanks! I did buy the 2-piece bushings with install time in mind, so glad to know that it shouldn’t take half a day or anything.
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