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      01-11-2021, 03:32 PM   #199
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Side skirts?

Hey ShocknAwe,

Amazing build! I'm looking to do the 1M front end only conversion on my 135i vert. How did you address the side skirt issue? Did you end up grafting, bending, or what?

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      01-11-2021, 03:48 PM   #200
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Hey ShocknAwe,

Amazing build! I'm looking to do the 1M front end only conversion on my 135i vert. How did you address the side skirt issue? Did you end up grafting, bending, or what?

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Just pulled it out and bolted in to the 1M fender. Not the prettiest. Planning to cut the extra off and modify my 135i front mudflaps on over the gash but haven't gotten around to that yet.
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      01-12-2021, 08:46 PM   #201
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OH okay, thanks. I guess I'll wait to see how you end up dealing with it before I start my build.
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OH okay, thanks. I guess I'll wait to see how you end up dealing with it before I start my build.
I'm not going to fix it perfectly. Plan is to finish the 1M clone widebody with the rear in a couple years and just swap side skirts.

It's not obvious enough for me to care in the meantime.

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I'm not going to fix it perfectly. Plan is to finish the 1M clone widebody with the rear in a couple years and just swap side skirts.

It's not obvious enough for me to care in the meantime.

Cheers!
If you go to the 1m sideskirts are the doors the same as 135? Theres alot to this 1m clone. I want to do it because it would look cool on a convertible But i may just roll the fenders, pull the rear and spend the money on other stuff.
I just went through your whole thread with great pics on another forum. Great stuff!
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      01-13-2021, 12:25 PM   #204
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If you go to the 1m sideskirts are the doors the same as 135? Theres alot to this 1m clone. I want to do it because it would look cool on a convertible But i may just roll the fenders, pull the rear and spend the money on other stuff.
I just went through your whole thread with great pics on another forum. Great stuff!
Doors are the same
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I'm not going to fix it perfectly. Plan is to finish the 1M clone widebody with the rear in a couple years and just swap side skirts.

It's not obvious enough for me to care in the meantime.

Cheers!
Yeah, I think if it's close enough I'll be okay with it too. Look forward to seeing pics of yours when it's done.
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@ShocknAwe you have an awesome build! Have you got any further plans for it?

Can I ask, are you using your original E82 front hubs with the F8X knuckles? Or the F8X hubs with the F8X knuckles? And are the Hydra brake calliper adaptor brackets for CSL rotors available to buy?

Can I also ask about the fe1rx rear toe arms, are they available to buy? Am I correct in thinking that they are for the non-M subframe and non-M knuckles?

I'm trying to figure out what direction to go with my suspension plans.
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@ShocknAwe you have an awesome build! Have you got any further plans for it?

Can I ask, are you using your original E82 front hubs with the F8X knuckles? Or the F8X hubs with the F8X knuckles? And are the Hydra brake calliper adaptor brackets for CSL rotors available to buy?

Can I also ask about the fe1rx rear toe arms, are they available to buy? Am I correct in thinking that they are for the non-M subframe and non-M knuckles?

I'm trying to figure out what direction to go with my suspension plans.
NonM82 hubs to F8x knuckles.

Hydra caliper adapter ought to be available, have to contact them via email.

fe1rx arms are one off.
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      02-20-2021, 10:01 AM   #208
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@ShocknAwe you have an awesome build! Have you got any further plans for it?

Can I ask, are you using your original E82 front hubs with the F8X knuckles? Or the F8X hubs with the F8X knuckles? And are the Hydra brake calliper adaptor brackets for CSL rotors available to buy?

Can I also ask about the fe1rx rear toe arms, are they available to buy? Am I correct in thinking that they are for the non-M subframe and non-M knuckles?

I'm trying to figure out what direction to go with my suspension plans.
NonM82 hubs to F8x knuckles.

Hydra caliper adapter ought to be available, have to contact them via email.

fe1rx arms are one off.
Just FYI. I heard back from Hydra. I was told the caliper adapters are $300. Although did not confirm what currency.
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Thanks both, I'm impressed by the weight savings then as stated on the Hydra thread on ***********, as the F8X hubs are even lighter, but I guess you can't use the CSL rotor then.

$300 doesn't sound too bad in my opinion, considering the other (easy) option with the knuckles are F8X front brakes and they are massive!
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Just FYI. I heard back from Hydra. I was told the caliper adapters are $300. Although did not confirm what currency.
They price in USD.
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Very impressive build man 👍🏻👍🏻😍
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Thanks. If I were to do it again with a spring/damper setup I'd probably use the same parts. I find it amazing how little space I was left with under the front fenders by upsizing the front tires again, but it really illustrates how little room we have up there. The ride and handling are exactly what I wanted. Turn in is sharp and I can actually feel the road now. There is hardly any body roll whatsoever even without a bigger front sway bar and the rear end grips about as evenly as it can without a proper limited slip diff. I get no axle tramp and very little squat. Oh and NO RUBBING (a requirement of mine, along with no drone from my exhaust).

The ride is compliant over bumps at mid/high speed. At low speed (40 and under) you'll feel them, but it's not spine shattering or kidney powdering by any means. Also, it's firm enough that where the road goes, you go. What I mean by this is that if the road bumps up and then dips, so do you. If it repeatedly undulates, so do you. A lot of the harshness that would go along with that does get soaked up but the car still moves with the road, there is ZERO floatiness. I will add that this typically isn't a problem and actually works in your favor for flat cornering and transfers. My wife loves the change, and she's super picky about being comfortable.




Thanks bud! Need some more pics of your car, been a while!
This is an amazing build thread, I am amazed you were able to keep all this information and pictures catalogued and retained. The information on the brakes and F8x uprights is important information to keep in mind for sure.


I am at a crossroads with my suspension. (I was during the test drive!) The previous owner installed Swift Spec-R with Koni Orange (they are not to be used on lowering springs.) Ohlins R&T are my being the Halo setup for street/spirited driving and the occasional lapping day, but I have really enjoyed Bilstein "Sport" aka:B8 dampers in the past, they just seem to work with no drama. For once in my life, jury is out on this one, I would like to stick to a "cup kit" in favour of simplicity and tire clearance. I see that you were using the Swift Linear Springs for coilers in a mixed set, with the B6 in the rear and the TC dampers, I was wondering if you had insight into doing a cup kit setup with the Swift Linear and B6/B8 dampers and/or who I could reach out to with this knowledge to provide the brains and parts? In an ideal world it would be a .5" to .75 from stock ride height on. Swift Linear springs, with a B6 or B8 damper at all 4 corners.
(There does not seem to be any hard data from Bilstein, Turner or anyone else that indicates where the B6 stroke vs B8 stroke -ride height- window's are optimally set.)
TIA for pointing me in the right direction. *Sorry

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