BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read




 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #67
M5007
Major
M5007's Avatar
United_States
63
Rep
1,410
Posts

Drives: 2014 M5 Competition Package
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (0)

Very nice.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2011, 10:33 AM   #68
mikeedler
Enlisted Member
20
Rep
32
Posts

Drives: E30 M3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bamberg Germany

iTrader: (0)

oh, and just wanted to say, I was in Leipzig on Thursday and Friday for aftersales training on the new Mini R58. We had to eat lunch in the factory, and on Friday an M1 chassis rolled on by above us eating( still non painted), and on the way home passed a semi with 2 white euro models on it heading away from the plant. So I saw 3 more on their way to a new home! as well as a VO with 9000km and winter tires/wheels next to an Active E in the entrance of the plant on display.
Appreciate 0
      11-06-2011, 10:41 AM   #69
Rikx1M
MSgt (ret)
Rikx1M's Avatar
Germany
411
Rep
2,055
Posts

Drives: VO 1M #739/740
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Where the car was born

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Beautiful job Mike...you have one lucky customer that has a "hands-on" salesman...

when I get my 1M, perhaps we can talk about some mods also.

Rick
Appreciate 0
      11-20-2011, 03:43 PM   #70
Powerbeast
Lieutenant General
Powerbeast's Avatar
United_States
2948
Rep
10,070
Posts

Drives: F80 M3 RarriRot
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (4)

Nice color.
Appreciate 0
      11-21-2011, 08:29 PM   #71
Powerbeast
Lieutenant General
Powerbeast's Avatar
United_States
2948
Rep
10,070
Posts

Drives: F80 M3 RarriRot
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (4)

Very very cool.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2011, 10:35 AM   #72
mikeedler
Enlisted Member
20
Rep
32
Posts

Drives: E30 M3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bamberg Germany

iTrader: (0)

moved it all up to the first page.

Last edited by mikeedler; 11-29-2011 at 04:44 AM.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #73
abisson
Canada FTW.
abisson's Avatar
Canada
97
Rep
519
Posts

Drives: 2016 VW R - Stg 2
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Maple Syrup Country

iTrader: (0)

God Damn.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2011, 11:36 AM   #74
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8608
Rep
22,693
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Nice work Mike, on the 1M "project car". I am enjoying each installment of photos and insight - as I think we all are.


Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeedler View Post
well, once again found some time to get this thing rolling along.
lets start with the exhaust. The install is the rear section from Meisterschaft. question for you guys, why are all of these products named with "german sounding" names, and no one over here even knows of them?

I think its the same reason why some euro car makers name certain models over here the: Arizona, or Montana, or California, all USA names. The "grass is always greener on the other side"... and we want what we can not have. So... lots of companies in the states come up with euro sounding products and euro named companies. Even though they have nothing to do with the EU or DE markets.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2011, 04:25 PM   #75
DooBs
Captain
DooBs's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
779
Posts

Drives: 1 Series M Coupe 697/740
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles / San Diego, California

iTrader: (1)

Wow what a piece of junk.... just kidding. This is absolutely amazing work you're doing here.
I love how you're going through parts of the process.
I thought the stock version was amazing, I'd love to see the outcome of this car. If only I were in Germany to see the final product.
It'll probably turn out better than the tuner companies... perhaps you should start your own? haha
Hrmm... if someone handed their car over to you for tuning... haha
Amazing job so far and I'm looking forward to future updates, nice work.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2011, 04:41 PM   #76
Elsabor67
aiming for 450.....
Elsabor67's Avatar
United_States
267
Rep
2,910
Posts

Drives: Totaled :-(
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Louisiana

iTrader: (28)

Garage List
2009 135i  [5.00]
DAMN!!!! I think we found a louder car than JK135's car

Nice updates Mike!!!! I need to find some time to swing by and say whats up.
__________________
Quote from Ezeedee regarding car mods:
"you're only done when you sell the car "
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2011, 05:21 PM   #77
Powerbeast
Lieutenant General
Powerbeast's Avatar
United_States
2948
Rep
10,070
Posts

Drives: F80 M3 RarriRot
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (4)

Wow that E30 is nutz.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2011, 05:24 PM   #78
1SerieStud
Brigadier General
1SerieStud's Avatar
141
Rep
3,940
Posts

Drives: '11 VO 1M (498 of 740)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL

iTrader: (11)

Other than introducing a "bottleneck" intercooler which is rather dysfunctional, project seems kinda cool...I'm digging the exhaust.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2011, 05:51 PM   #79
HP Autosport
General
United_States
2136
Rep
37,643
Posts

Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, AP, Brembo, GIAC, Koni, Ohlins, Performance Friction, www.hpautosport.com

iTrader: (34)

I do not see the Swift spring coupler between the main and the helper spring, did you forget to install them? I can't really tell from the photo, just look they are not lining up. The rear Swift spring is also not of the correct static length to really take advantage of the helpers...looks like you are using a 9" spring. Make sure they are 60mm as well.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2011, 06:55 AM   #80
mikeedler
Enlisted Member
20
Rep
32
Posts

Drives: E30 M3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bamberg Germany

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by HP Autowerks View Post
I do not see the Swift spring coupler between the main and the helper spring, did you forget to install them? I can't really tell from the photo, just look they are not lining up. The rear Swift spring is also not of the correct static length to really take advantage of the helpers...looks like you are using a 9" spring. Make sure they are 60mm as well.
the spring coupler was in there(in the pics too), but is now removed as well as the helper springs- not needed due to the length of the spring. The info is all over the place and the various set-ups are different everywhere I look. The rear shocks seem kinda short to me, they do not alow much travel if the car is at stock height. IMO. I took the rubber piece off the adj. it just got in the way and seemed t would make the adj. that much harder later. on my E30, I took all of the rubber padding pieces out and have had no rattling, so I am sure it will be o.k.

not that I know so much about tuning turbo cars, but I am under the impression the "bottleneck" isn't really going to hurt the cars performance. to me it seems it would possibly slow the air in the intercooler a very minimal amount (better cooling)- and the charge pipes from the factory everywhere else are 2.5", plus the added size of the intercooler? just my thoughts.


question. are these sleeves on the struts, or are they just machined that much thicker-- it is what I'm missing. found this pic somewhere.


Last edited by mikeedler; 11-28-2011 at 07:08 AM.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2011, 07:06 AM   #81
mikeedler
Enlisted Member
20
Rep
32
Posts

Drives: E30 M3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bamberg Germany

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Powerbeast View Post
Wow that E30 is nutz.

thanks, it's kinda like my second child.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2011, 09:22 AM   #82
bloodsales
Private
China
25
Rep
71
Posts

Drives: M3&1M
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SH

iTrader: (0)

that's bloody cool car
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2011, 09:46 AM   #83
IND-Distribution
BMW obsessed
IND-Distribution's Avatar
United_States
3352
Rep
6,246
Posts

Drives: F90 M5
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (3)

Mike, that's a great project. I've been a fan of your E30 for years, I remember seeing photos of it on S14.net when it was still it's darker color.
__________________


866-963-4520 FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM FLICKR
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2011, 01:16 PM   #84
mikeedler
Enlisted Member
20
Rep
32
Posts

Drives: E30 M3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bamberg Germany

iTrader: (0)

^wow, I'm from Mt. Prospect Il,
my grandmother lived not even 3 minutes from your shop location. Nice hearing that you remember my M3.

Last edited by mikeedler; 11-29-2011 at 04:45 AM.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2011, 01:30 PM   #85
HP Autosport
General
United_States
2136
Rep
37,643
Posts

Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, AP, Brembo, GIAC, Koni, Ohlins, Performance Friction, www.hpautosport.com

iTrader: (34)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeedler View Post
the spring coupler was in there(in the pics too), but is now removed as well as the helper springs- not needed due to the length of the spring. The info is all over the place and the various set-ups are different everywhere I look. The rear shocks seem kinda short to me, they do not alow much travel if the car is at stock height. IMO. I took the rubber piece off the adj. it just got in the way and seemed t would make the adj. that much harder later. on my E30, I took all of the rubber padding pieces out and have had no rattling, so I am sure it will be o.k.

not that I know so much about tuning turbo cars, but I am under the impression the "bottleneck" isn't really going to hurt the cars performance. to me it seems it would possibly slow the air in the intercooler a very minimal amount (better cooling)- and the charge pipes from the factory everywhere else are 2.5", plus the added size of the intercooler? just my thoughts.


question. are these sleeves on the struts, or are they just machined that much thicker-- it is what I'm missing. found this pic somewhere.

The info from us has always been dead on, 8" spring with helper and 9" spring without. I don't think anyone out there really knows AST and Swift combo more than we do, as we were the first to use the Swift springs with AST. Before that AST use Hyperco springs. My only guess is that the shop you purchased your kit from didn't know the correct spring length(s) to use. You shouldn't need any of the rubber pads at all with the correct length springs.

Better FMIC helps so does the ER CP you put on the car. The AFE intake is worth some power too at elevated boost levels.

The sleeves adapts the 135/335 style strut to the 1M and M3. You will need them.

The setup you have may have less travel than normal kits, as it is meant for Grand Am cars.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2011, 04:11 PM   #86
IND-Distribution
BMW obsessed
IND-Distribution's Avatar
United_States
3352
Rep
6,246
Posts

Drives: F90 M5
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeedler View Post
^wow, I'm from Mt. Prospect Il,
my grandmother lived not ever 3 minutes from your shop location. Nice hearing that you remember my M3.
Wow! Now that is a small world.

Sorry to bring your thread off topic! Back to the 1M.
__________________


866-963-4520 FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM FLICKR
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2011, 04:29 PM   #87
v1k0d3n
Captain
v1k0d3n's Avatar
United_States
74
Rep
966
Posts

Drives: M2C /// (and x3 for the wife)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC

iTrader: (0)

this car is badass. love it!
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2011, 01:33 AM   #88
datbimmerdoe
Lieutenant General
datbimmerdoe's Avatar
United_States
955
Rep
17,524
Posts

Drives: like I'M BOUT THAT LIFE
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: PARADISE aka CANES COUNTRY

iTrader: (0)

great update!
__________________
#datbimmerdoe #thatbimmertho

FOLLOW @datbimmerdoe on INSTAGRAM
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST