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Forum: Wheels and Tires Yesterday, 07:09 PM
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Posted By nsogiba
if the 25mm spacers are 72.56 centerbore style, I...

if the 25mm spacers are 72.56 centerbore style, I will take them. Sent you a PM.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
We did a full autopsy on the axle, including...

We did a full autopsy on the axle, including grease seals, CV boots, bearing cage...everything. A friend had experienced some damage within his M5 axle so we sliced mine into pieces with a cutoff...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By nsogiba
Anti-wheel hop Experiment for E39s - The OEM Solution

We've all been plagued with wheel hop for a long time - no matter what is tried, it never seems to go away, as it is inherent to the IRS setup of the car. My car is no different. Although I'm running...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
so, decided to try something new in the name of...

so, decided to try something new in the name of science and research (who am I kidding...). Leaving my neighborhood at around 10mph, I give her a lot of revs and sidestep the clutch - with the end of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
I finished reassembling the coilovers last night....

I finished reassembling the coilovers last night. Sure enough, I had somehow accidentally assembled the driver's side rear wrong the first time, placing the load bearing washer underneath the mount...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-29-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
haha, i had to think about it for a second but...

haha, i had to think about it for a second but then it came to me.

the wife and I will be going on 9 years this December so the HDL has always been there. luckily most "improvements" I do on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
interesting comment about the two different half...

interesting comment about the two different half shaft diameters/weights. I remember reading somewhere that Cadillac used the same method on their newer CTS-V with IRS to try to help the problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
I researched some of Jim's posts when trying to...

I researched some of Jim's posts when trying to come up with a solution for the hop. I believe he installed the M5 "traction bars" that connect the subframe to the unibody, but they only helped...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
thanks for the well wishes! yup, wheel hop...

thanks for the well wishes!

yup, wheel hop seems pretty unavoidable. I am going to replace the rear shock mounts and see if it helps any. I have a feeling it will only be a minimal improvement so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
There is a ton of improvement to be made in the...

There is a ton of improvement to be made in the launch. With my trap speed I could probably see low 12s all day long with decent tires.

Due to an assembly error on my part, one of the rear upper...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
visited the track Friday, had a great time. ...

visited the track Friday, had a great time.

Leisurely ride
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3926/15133428709_3c70588311_c.jpg

Crisp, cool fall evening. I wanna say it was in the high 50s...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
thanks to all. The wife has learned to tolerate...

thanks to all. The wife has learned to tolerate it :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
ok, there is a happy ending to the story (not...

ok, there is a happy ending to the story (not that kind of happy ending)

overnighted a balancer from Summit, but because it was ordered after the evening shipping deadline it wasn't going to make...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
Casting flaw, cheap metal, and some high RPM use...

Casting flaw, cheap metal, and some high RPM use about once a day. Still, only a few thousand miles on it :/

I will attempt to pull off the old balancer tonight.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
crank pulley broke at the spokes.

crank pulley broke at the spokes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
well **** ...

well ****

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/14950627380_d2b6c4e8b1_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3874/14950627130_c22e037919_b.jpg

couldn't handle the severe race conditions I guess
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
nobody really "reacts" how you'd think...the...

nobody really "reacts" how you'd think...the majority of folks are just interested in the technical details. When the cutouts are open the exhaust note raises a lot of eyebrows as well since it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
nothing wild. I usually don't spend a lot of time...

nothing wild. I usually don't spend a lot of time standing by my own junk since I spend enough time next to it in the garage :) I like walking around and seeing what everyone else has.

The couple...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
was out at Bimmerfest East a few weeks ago. a guy...

was out at Bimmerfest East a few weeks ago. a guy on bimmerforums snapped these:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/14836783153_142cda0154_b.jpg
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By nsogiba
just one of those days, it happens. nice...

just one of those days, it happens.

nice repair.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
Here are the tips I'm using, with a combination...

Here are the tips I'm using, with a combination of aftermarket tubing and stock exhaust

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vpe-1333

They are good quality but 3.5" is fairly huge physically - I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
Here are the tips I'm using, with a combination...

Here are the tips I'm using, with a combination of aftermarket tubing and stock exhaust

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vpe-1333

They are good quality but 3.5" is fairly huge physically - I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
it's just a standard water hose, only for washing...

it's just a standard water hose, only for washing cars and rinsing off the floor. The air hose is on a retractable hanging reel along with a retractable power cord reel. The hose bib was originally...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
i suppose i could throw together an update :) ...

i suppose i could throw together an update :)

i took a ride out to PA to buy some....supplies.....for my stag party.

made some sounds in the tunnel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 35,818
Posted By nsogiba
I am leaving Buffalo at noon today for Bimmerfest...

I am leaving Buffalo at noon today for Bimmerfest East 2014. Will be taking this route:
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