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Old 01-19-2002, 05:45 AM
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Re: Re: ???

Originally posted by Patrick 320d

That would be YOUR BMW! And a fine model it is! Tell us more about it, i.e., options (aside from SP) if you have a moment!


I was breaking Terje's chops about "What's an E38" Both he and I are regulars in the Roadfly/ board. I go by Simeon there.

"Baby" has been modified quite a bit however the mods are mostly performance related. The list is:


by VAC Motorsports:
External oil cooler w/ thermostat control
Port & polish heads, valve seats
Upsized injectors
Dyno tuning.

The gains in performance are substantial, especially in the middle of the RPM range.

Dinan Hi Perf MAF w/Stage 4 engine software
Dinan transmission software programming
Dinan Stage 1 brake system
Dinan Stage 1 suspension (30mm lower)
Dinan 3.15:1 differential
Dinan/K&N CAI
Dinan Cat-Back exhaust
Note: Dinan mods by Devon Hill BMW

Bavarian Autosport strut tower brace
Bosch Xenon HID system
Brembo GT 355mm brakes
Catz H3 fog lamps
Euro (clear) corners & side markers from Bavarian Autosport
BMW 22 mm. (740i Sport) Anti-sway bar

Summer Tires:
BMW Composite 18 x 8" front & 18 x 9" wheels rear
Dunlop SP 9000 tires, 255/45/ZR18 fr. & 285/40/ZR18 rr.

Winter Tires:
BBS RX 18 x 8.5" all around
Dunlop Winter Sport M2 235/50/HR18 tires

The remaining mods are slated to begin late next week Jan 25 th with the installation of:
S6S420G 6-speed manual gear box,
280mm E31 clutch,
B&M CNC machined billet shifter w/ lighted knob of course
custom aliminum flywheel,
ESS PD 7lb. boost supercharger
and some suspension mods yet to be determined.

I plan on the FIKSEs for track use, but Tony @ VAC is asking for my BMW Composites, and the FIKSEs may become my Summer wheels.

Have you visited my webpage?
Simeon &
"Baby"~ 97 Blown 6-Speed 740iL More fun than an old man is supposed to have
"Nanny"~ 83 733i Auto "Old School" Bimmer For those snowy winter days

Baby's Web Page

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Last edited by 740iL Sport; 01-19-2002 at 09:11 AM.
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