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Old 03-03-2013, 09:53 AM
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The beauty of the sled is that it doesn't touch the ground. We are allowed access to the entire forest, with some area restrictions. In the summer the area is littered with Jeep roads, that you can motorcycle or atv. We just drive the truck

Riding like I do requires a lot of physical effort. I do physical work all week so I am in fairly good shape for my age. I can school all the young men that ride with us though. Us worn out old guys put the hurt on the younger generation all day long It definately can be done as a fairly low impact to your body but man, my old joints do get sore.
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How's that supercharged beast?
Absolutely retarded. Nothing else to describe it. I've stopped hooning now and driving the car is such an improvement from my old 540.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:10 PM
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Absolutely retarded. Nothing else to describe it. I've stopped hooning now and driving the car is such an improvement from my old 540.
Oooohhhh yes, I suspect that is a hoot... just steer it with the throttle. Then there is the sound, oh the sound of a tightly wound German V8. You sir, are living the dream. Enjoy that ride
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:02 AM
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Lookie what I bought http://www.lmperformance.com/185777/.html
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:03 PM
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for some reason it doesn't show the link to the exhaust on mobile.
it looks like I bought a Lexus LFA lol
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:19 PM
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for some reason it doesn't show the link to the exhaust on mobile.
it looks like I bought a Lexus LFA lol
You bought a Lexus LFA? Cool! :herpderp:
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:36 AM
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Got this off of the E36 forum where I lurk regularly. Literally laughed out loud at this:

IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office. The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.
The auditor said, 'Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money gambling.
I'm not sure the IRS finds ...that believable.'
I'm a great gambler, and I can prove it,' says
Grandpa. 'How about a demonstration?'
The auditor thinks for a moment and said, 'Okay. Go ahead.'
Grandpa says, 'I'll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.'
The auditor thinks a moment and says, 'It's a bet.'
Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it.
The auditor's jaw drops.
Grandpa says, 'Now, I'll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.'
Now the auditor can tell Grandpa isn't blind, so he takes the bet.
Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye.
The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa's attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.
'Want to go double or nothing?' Grandpa asks 'I'll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.'
The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there's no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.
Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can't make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor's desk.
The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win.
But Grandpa's attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.
'Are you okay?' the auditor asks.
'Not really,' says the attorney. 'This morning, when Grandpa told me he'd been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and pee all over your desk and you'd be happy about it.'
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:02 AM
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After a week with the E90, heres my first impressions:

The iDrive is su-weet!! Awesome interfact thats alot more intuitive than all the initial reviews gave it. I still can't sync my phone to it though
Shifting is smooth and clutch has a very nice feel in and out of all the gears.
Steering rack is good and tight and it handles terribly well despite the Run-flats. The tires feel heavy and numb which i am not a fan of. Because I cant wrap my brain around a newer BMW with 16" wheels, they'll be getting upgraded. Havent decided if i'll keep run-flats or not, there is no spare tire so i dont want to be stuck anywhere.
Mileage is great too currently 21mpg city driving, and climbing everyday.
The N52 3.0L is exactly everything right with BMW. Loads of torque through the rev band and incremental power is smooth all the way to the top. It makes a great noise when you have your foot in it Only issue I have with the power is the lack of throttle response. Apparently there is a regular air filter and then, in addition, a carbon filter. People cut this carbon filter out and drop in a high-flow one (which i will probably do) as they claim night/day difference in throttle response.

So bigger wheels, possible w/o RFT
Carbon delete and high-flow filter
Connect my Phone

I give it an easy 8.5-9/10
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:12 PM
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After a week with the E90, heres my first impressions:

The iDrive is su-weet!! Awesome interfact thats alot more intuitive than all the initial reviews gave it. I still can't sync my phone to it though
Shifting is smooth and clutch has a very nice feel in and out of all the gears.
Steering rack is good and tight and it handles terribly well despite the Run-flats. The tires feel heavy and numb which i am not a fan of. Because I cant wrap my brain around a newer BMW with 16" wheels, they'll be getting upgraded. Havent decided if i'll keep run-flats or not, there is no spare tire so i dont want to be stuck anywhere.
Mileage is great too currently 21mpg city driving, and climbing everyday.
The N52 3.0L is exactly everything right with BMW. Loads of torque through the rev band and incremental power is smooth all the way to the top. It makes a great noise when you have your foot in it Only issue I have with the power is the lack of throttle response. Apparently there is a regular air filter and then, in addition, a carbon filter. People cut this carbon filter out and drop in a high-flow one (which i will probably do) as they claim night/day difference in throttle response.

So bigger wheels, possible w/o RFT
Carbon delete and high-flow filter
Connect my Phone

I give it an easy 8.5-9/10
rims for runflat tyres are different to those for normal tyres. RFT rims are a lot heavier too because they have dual bead. i think you ail take one look at the price of RFTs and that will make up your mind. no-rft handle better anyways.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:49 AM
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I've seen prices of run-flats and i'm not entirely turned off. I've noticed the handling differences. Also, if i get traditional tires, they make a spare tire kit for the E90. Either way, It will be more expensive than average to do this. I need wheels and either pony up for run flats, or pony up ofr the spare tire kit.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:35 AM
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I've seen prices of run-flats and i'm not entirely turned off. I've noticed the handling differences. Also, if i get traditional tires, they make a spare tire kit for the E90. Either way, It will be more expensive than average to do this. I need wheels and either pony up for run flats, or pony up ofr the spare tire kit.
why not get the small foam kits that you attach to the tyre and it fills it up again for about 50km so you can get to a garage? they are like $20. i should probably get one because i dont run a spare wheel
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:20 PM
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why not get the small foam kits that you attach to the tyre and it fills it up again for about 50km so you can get to a garage? they are like $20. i should probably get one because i dont run a spare wheel
I used that on my buddy's GTO once, took it to the shop, dismounted the tire, and blew that green goo sh!t all over the shop. They kicked us out lol
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:24 PM
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So I'm official in love Rondell style 21....
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:31 PM
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So I'm official in love Rondell style 21....
CarDriver had those! never wanted to part with them lol. then he finally sold them to some E24 guy...

You can get a similar style wheel though....

Breyton Vision

And this kid is in my car club, thought about them for my E90
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hmm id rather Haamans over those
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:11 PM
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Cut factory stereo wires.

Just bought my second 92 525i. Loved my last one so much i went and got another just like it except with 200k miles less then the one I have now. My new one did not have a stereo in it when i bought it and the original wiring connector is cut off. so i have to splice the wires to the new after market stereo. Is one of these wires the remote turn on for the amp. I assume that is the problem sense i'm not getting sound. Is this correct and if not what do i do?
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CarDriver had those! never wanted to part with them lol. then he finally sold them to some E24 guy...

You can get a similar style wheel though....

Breyton Vision

And this kid is in my car club, thought about them for my E90
Yeah I like those too but idk I just really love the 21s.
There a guy selling a set that needs refinishing...
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hmm id rather Haamans over those
I was interested in those a few months ago but then I saw them on an e34.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:47 AM
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I saw those. Theyre almost irreparable. I sent that link to my wheel guy and he begged me to not do that to him...

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Old 03-09-2013, 05:52 AM
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Just bought my second 92 525i. Loved my last one so much i went and got another just like it except with 200k miles less then the one I have now. My new one did not have a stereo in it when i bought it and the original wiring connector is cut off. so i have to splice the wires to the new after market stereo. Is one of these wires the remote turn on for the amp. I assume that is the problem sense i'm not getting sound. Is this correct and if not what do i do?
You should start a thread in the forum. That will get you more answers.
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I saw those. Theyre almost irreparable. I sent that link to my wheel guy and he begged me to not do that to him...

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Yeah they are in rough shape. The one was pretty bent. I found a brand new set but I don't have $2500 at the moment. Actually just paid my dad back 2k for helping me buy my car, and spend another $740 on that b & b exhaust.
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so i found out why american cars can't turn! at the show i went to yesterday, and saw an early 80s (at a guess) camaro trying to do a 3 point turn, at full lock to the left, the right front wheel had WAY positive camber like a good 4 degrees or so!! What on earth were the engineers thinking???
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Yeah I like those too but idk I just really love the 21s.
There a guy selling a set that needs refinishing...

I was interested in those a few months ago but then I saw them on an e34.
I had a set of Rondell /Hamann R72s sometime ago.
Depending on the off set they don't look bad. Mine were 17x8.5 squared.
Plenty of lip, Nice offset. But they were chrome... (first and last set of chrome rims)

Shortly afterward I bought some 1" 2piece style 5s. Loved them but missed the lip of the r72s.
So I Bought the 58s... Very happy now.
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so i found out why american cars can't turn! at the show i went to yesterday, and saw an early 80s (at a guess) camaro trying to do a 3 point turn, at full lock to the left, the right front wheel had WAY positive camber like a good 4 degrees or so!! What on earth were the engineers thinking???
Quarter mile times and how fast they can drive in a circle?

Anyone notice BF.C's new facelift and the fact you can't log on.
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After Market Stereo Installation and Wiring Sequence.

e34 (92 525i in my case) Stereo installation and wire color sequence. I have seen a lot of people asking how to hook up aftermarket stereos. I have seen so many suggestions it's ridiculous. Most of witch is wrong. You do not need to run new speaker wires and you do not have to bye pass the factory amp. After reading countless suggestions on how to achieve this i finally got fed up and took my multimeter and went back out side and spent a couple hours finding the right color sequence to put in a new stereo and still use the factory amp and speakers and all its wiring. The following is the correct way to install new stereo in to your existing factory installed amp and wiring.

First the four sets of twisted speaker wires. the two sets of yellow wires are for the left hand side of car, the two blue sets are for the right hand speakers. The braid from both the yellow and blue sets that have the red stripe are the front (both the tweeters and the mid range) speakers. The other two braids are the back speakers.

Now this is where everyone has been having trouble. Yes i know it's "easier" to get the adapter. I didn't have that option. And frankly it wasn't that difficult.

I used a piece of wire and made a 12v constant from the solid red wire on the back of the ignition switch for the power supply to the stereo. This wire will also be used to supply power to the amp. This wire is essential to make the whole thing work. You can also run a lead directly from the battery if you wish instead of soldering a lead wire to the ignition switch. Either way this is the constant 12v for the amp and new stereo. THE AMPS REMOTE TURN ON wire is the solid white wire. This should be hooked to the remote wire on back of new stereo (usually blue). NOTE: there are several other wires. 2 white/brown strip ones and a couple others as well. These are for the CD changer mounted in trunk. I removed mine sense new deck has a cd player. I did not cut the connector for the old stereo all the way out I left the wires i didn't need attached to the connector and just tucked it out of the way in case i wanted to reinstall factory piece of garbage. And left enough wire on the connector to re hook it up if i wanted. OK here are the codes.

stereo 12v constant: lead from ignition switch or battery as stated above.
Stereo remote turn on: Violet
stereo and amp ground: solid brown (all you need to do is hook ground from new set to this wire, amp is already grounded through the brown wire)
amp 12v constant: thick red wire with white stripe. (hook this wire to the 12v constant from ignition switch or battery w/e one you choose to do)
amp remote turn on wire: solid white
two yellow braids: left hand speakers
two blue braids: right hand speakers

Wasn't paying much attention to witch speaker wires where neg and witch where poss. I just went through each speaker and did a sound check once i had power and sound returning to speakers. Remember no dot cut the wires that you don't use unless you cap them off. In my case i left connector and just wrapped some electrical tape around connector face to eliminate any possibility that the connector will hit another wire or something. Those wires are all that's necessary to make the amp power up and use the wires that where factory installed. The antenna I just bought one that can be mounted on the inside of windshield and used that. The factory one has a weird connector and I found it easier to just put a new one in the windshield. AND DAM DOES IT SOUND GOOD!!!!
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