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      05-28-2019, 08:46 AM   #45
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Nice with a lot pictures, car looks great!
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      05-28-2019, 07:31 PM   #46
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Enjoyed every photo and the visual history makes me want the 128i even more!

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      05-28-2019, 08:09 PM   #47
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So jelly. Would love to know what the finances of this was.i guess if you gotta ask you can't afford it...
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      05-29-2019, 07:38 AM   #48
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Would love to know what the finances of this was.
Not me!
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      06-09-2019, 08:48 PM   #49
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Well, all the parts are here and prepped, ready to be assembled and installed.

I just need to find the time.

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      06-15-2019, 05:38 PM   #50
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All the bits posing for a group photo.

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      06-15-2019, 05:46 PM   #51
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Are you still planning on doing the M3 steering rack?
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      06-15-2019, 06:37 PM   #52
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Are you still planning on doing the M3 steering rack?
Yes, at the same time I install the rear.
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      06-17-2019, 03:09 PM   #53
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Looks great. How much did you spend on your car so far? Just trying to see what I need to spend to get it close to what you have (or trying to).
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Looks great. How much did you spend on your car so far?
Thanks!

I am aware that it's a substantial amount, but I stopped adding it up a long time ago.
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Fun fact: The M27x1.5 axle nuts require a torque of 310 lb-ft.

Had to order one of these:
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      06-21-2019, 10:23 PM   #56
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Woah, that thing is massive.


Been meeting to post back and say thank you for the sunglasses holder part number. Just put mine on and love it.
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      06-29-2019, 11:09 PM   #57
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I finally took the time to pull the front fender liners and tidy everything up.

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      07-02-2019, 09:55 PM   #58
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Drew the 0058 drive flanges into the hub bearings this evening and threw on the rotors and calipers for a quick confirmation fit.

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Impressive stuff you got there.
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Impressive stuff you got there.
That's what she said.





(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
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I'm finally happy with the color match on my keyhole delete. I had ordered it painted but it came in a bit too off, so I finally got around to respraying it.

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      07-24-2019, 08:13 PM   #62
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      07-25-2019, 04:36 AM   #63
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opened up and nearly had a heart attack. not a fan, its not a GTI. why wouldnt you go ZHP, your build is all OEM, neat, and just tops. faaark, still got a twitch from seeing that.
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opened up and nearly had a heart attack. not a fan, its not a GTI. why wouldnt you go ZHP, your build is all OEM, neat, and just tops. faaark, still got a twitch from seeing that.
It IS OEM. BMW Motorsports P/N 25008322191. It fits wonderfully in my hand and (to me) makes the gear shifter feel more like a "gear selector".

I tried a ZHP knob for about two weeks, didn't like it at all, and switched right back to the M-Sport knob. I also had the Performance knob that came with the BMW SSK, but that lasted less than 48 hours in my car. If I don't end up liking this one I can switch back to stock in under 60 seconds. No permanent harm was done to the original equipment. What the heck, I may even give the Jaffster knob a try .

In other news, I ordered the stuff to install the OEM oil-to-water heat exchanger. Now I'll have the 130i rear hub conversion, the M3 steering rack, and the oil cooler sitting around and waiting for me to have some down time. I'm also planning to replace my E93 M3 FSB with a slightly softer E9x M3/1M FSB at the same time I do all the rest of the work.
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      07-25-2019, 08:17 AM   #65
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i just saw its an OEM E30 part, pretty cool then, but still, scream VW to me.
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The parts keep piling up. I figure I can start installing everything mid-September after I get back from my last (scheduled) business trip of the year.

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