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Old 11-20-2012, 09:12 AM
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next year i will be lower. im buying some broadway static springs which will be compatible with the racelands adjusters and i will be tucking lots o rim. and a stiffer ride, e30 rear shocks too ins tea of riding on the bumpstops.

im making a skid plate to lower the front quite a bit. probably like .75 inches...? and removing the helper spring and front lip.
also getting 8.5 wheels up front with a 195-40/17 tire... which is INSANE stretch.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:18 AM
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next year i will be lower. im buying some broadway static springs which will be compatible with the racelands adjusters and i will be tucking lots o rim. and a stiffer ride, e30 rear shocks too ins tea of riding on the bumpstops.

im making a skid plate to lower the front quite a bit. probably like .75 inches...? and removing the helper spring and front lip.
also getting 8.5 wheels up front with a 195-40/17 tire... which is INSANE stretch.
you're going to need a second daily driver.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:23 AM
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The stiffer the shock, the harder it is on the RSM. OEM style RSMs have a hard enough time coping with stock suspensions, so subjecting them to an aftermarket suspension makes it even worse. And of course, check for shock tower damage before ordering anything. No point in buying new RSMs if the noise is due to your shock tower having ripped out.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:47 AM
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next year i will be lower. im buying some broadway static springs which will be compatible with the racelands adjusters and i will be tucking lots o rim. and a stiffer ride, e30 rear shocks too ins tea of riding on the bumpstops.

im making a skid plate to lower the front quite a bit. probably like .75 inches...? and removing the helper spring and front lip.
also getting 8.5 wheels up front with a 195-40/17 tire... which is INSANE stretch.
Please please please don't have gap at the wheel lip.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:24 AM
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:28 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:38 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:59 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:19 PM
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you're going to need a second daily driver.
Nope ill be fine with this. Im looking for a aston martin mini though so anyone to help with that would be cool. ill drive anywhere for it with a trailer and my e36.

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The stiffer the shock, the harder it is on the RSM. OEM style RSMs have a hard enough time coping with stock suspensions, so subjecting them to an aftermarket suspension makes it even worse. And of course, check for shock tower damage before ordering anything. No point in buying new RSMs if the noise is due to your shock tower having ripped out.
karl the front right subframe mount is the one thats all sorts of ****ed up.

the subrframe that the differential is mounted too isnt mounted to the car in that area.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:24 PM
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karl the front right subframe mount is the one thats all sorts of ****ed up.

the subrframe that the differential is mounted too isnt mounted to the car in that area.
Yeah, I was replying to Ken:

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pretty sure one of my RSM's is about to buy the farm this is the second time in a year... It may be the other side of the car this time but honestly what the hell. I'll probably bite the bullet and buy some Bilstein shocks and the rouge mounts this time because the noises this thing makes back there are scary.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:24 PM
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If Joe bought a Dakar car we could get like 12 of them in a row at next year's Bimmerfest. That's assuming I don't show up at BFE in a VW because my E36 is in seventeen thousand pieces.
Say it ain't so, Joe(y)....
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:47 PM
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Nope ill be fine with this. Im looking for a aston martin mini though so anyone to help with that would be cool. ill drive anywhere for it with a trailer and my e36.


karl the front right subframe mount is the one thats all sorts of ****ed up.

the subrframe that the differential is mounted too isnt mounted to the car in that area.

this acceptable?
http://tyrestretch.com/8.5_195_40_R17/
I guess. Could be worse. You better be low as shiiit, though!


In other news, HOLY CHRIST. My dad has been driving around in an unregistered car for 1.5 YEARS and they didn't catch on until this past weekend. Shows something about CT law enforcement, I think. And we don't live in the middle of nowhere.

What happened was, the car was on lease, and the registration was good until 2013 (paper in the car). But he bought the car out of the lease in summer of last year. The title was transferred, but he never re-registered it. So it has been unregistered since then.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:49 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:50 PM
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How do you insure a car without having valid registration?
Works the opposite way in CT. You can't register a car unless it is insured.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:51 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:54 PM
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How do you insure a car without having valid registration?
You can insure anything, and most states will drop your reg if you don't have insurance.

I have comp only on the E39 and liability and comp on the E36, neither are currently registered.

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Yeah you cant register a car unless it has insured first at least in mass


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Old 11-20-2012, 01:59 PM
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If you didn't, look anyway darnit!



Ohh and thanks to everyone for the congrats. Can't wait to get her in the E36! For now she'll ride in the Subaru.
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If you didn't, look anyway darnit!



Ohh and thanks to everyone for the congrats. Can't wait to get her in the E36! For now she'll ride in the Subaru.


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Old 11-20-2012, 02:33 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:55 PM
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If you didn't, look anyway darnit! Ohh and thanks to everyone for the congrats. Can't wait to get her in the E36! For now she'll ride in the Subaru.
Absolutely adorable. Congrats again. Does said baby have a name? (besides a Randy derivative)......
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:23 PM
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Absolutely adorable. Congrats again. Does said baby have a name? (besides a Randy derivative)......
I suggested Randi to my wife, but she squashed that quickly. In fact, she just "looked" at me...
Went with Stella Marie instead
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You can insure anything, and most states will drop your reg if you don't have insurance.

I have comp only on the E39 and liability and comp on the E36, neither are currently registered.

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But the E39 is currently a glorified tool bench and storage area...

Did you get the exhaust on and the clutch bled?


Patrick: Stella Marie sounds wonderful.
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But the E39 is currently a glorified tool bench and storage area...

Did you get the exhaust on and the clutch bled?


Patrick: Stella Marie sounds wonderful.
You hush.

And no, haven't touched it. Sunday all day in Fremont, and ended up at my dads office till 3 last night installing new systems and troubleshooting some of the network printers.Didn't even go home last night, crashed in Fremont for my 4 hours of sleep.

Hopefully can do something tonight.

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