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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:29 AM

QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Monday, Aug 15 2011, 20:50)
When are you getting rid of the horrid US bumpers?

When he can find bumpers, that he can afford, to replace them.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:35 AM Edited by Lurch, 16 August 2011 - 02:38 AM.

Whenever I have money, it will get Euro bumpers, staggered euro lights, M-tech front and rear spoilers (ala M5/M535/535is).

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Until then, this is a very budget build of sorts and I will piece together sh*t as I have the money and find deals. The Euro bumpers require welding of the supports and as my welding skills aren't the best, I'd have to pay someone to do that too.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 01:12 PM Edited by Lurch, 21 August 2011 - 02:38 PM.

All mounted. They sold the BFG's so it still has the Aurora on the front passenger and has a Fuzion on front driver. Total of $235 on all 4 wheels and tires mounted and balanced right now.

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Way it will look for the next good long while. Probably will not buy new centercaps and dust caps til December or so.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:30 PM

That looks great, the overall impression is way better now. Nice work!

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:33 PM

If you need a welder, this is one of the few occasions where I can actually say I know a guy.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:44 PM

Ultimate driving machine is a car that you actually driving, and not some computer system...great example are Ferraris. all the driving is done by computers. Those are not ultimate driving machines. Some older classic powerful classics...those are ultimate driving cars.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE (AndrefromEstonia @ Sunday, Aug 21 2011, 09:44)
Ultimate driving machine is a car that you actually driving, and not some computer system...great example are Ferraris. all the driving is done by computers. Those are not ultimate driving machines. Some older classic powerful classics...those are ultimate driving cars.

For real for real?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:23 PM

Sounds like a vague copy of Clarkson's comparison of the F40 to the Scuderia.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:56 PM Edited by Lurch, 16 September 2011 - 12:30 AM.

Put 3" exhaust with a vibrant design stainless resonator 3" (12" long) and a 3" in/dual 2.5" out (6.5" long) performance curve single chamber on it. Cut the cat off too (it was empty anyway). $100 for the muffler and resonator and $100 for the pipe/welding job at the muffler shop. I'll admit, it's pretty loud, but not too bad, at least for me. Noticeably more power up high. Seems about the same in lower rpm range. Lot of drone but I knew that was coming and accept it. I like how it sounds. Can at least tell it's a 6 cylinder and not a Honda. And cold-weather driving was bugging me not being able to hear it with the windows up....fixed that. tounge.gif

Have a cold air intake coming for it. Not that I think it will be any of an improvement performance-wise, more want it for the sound. Also don't like how the stock box clutters up the engine compartment. Shouldn't hurt performance any. Plus I need a new air filter anyway. Will cut up an old battery box to put around the filter to keep it from being a heat sink.

Got centercaps for the Style 5's but need new dust caps to put them on the fronts. Probably going to have to order them from somewhere.

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More or less how it should look with the cold air intake. Will free up a lot of space not having the valve cover mounted air box.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:33 PM Edited by Lurch, 18 September 2011 - 09:48 PM.

Threw the centercaps on the back to see how it looked.

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Ordered some E38 dust caps so hopefully the front will match it next weekend.

And how the exhaust looks from the back. Doesn't really hang any lower than the old muffler and doesn't come all the way out to the bumper like the old one making it somewhat more stealth-like.

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The way it's hung isn't the most aesthetically pleasing but was the easiest way to maintain the factory hanger location.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:16 PM

Get two chrome tips. That will hide the look of the muffler's box.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:45 PM Edited by Lurch, 20 September 2011 - 05:48 PM.

No. I'm fine with what it has now. Not spending anymore money on it.

Picked up another E38 Style 5 to replace my most rashed one. The rashed one is now a spare and has a 215/55R16 on it. Sold my old 15x7 Style 2's. Also picked up the more recessed E38 dust caps so I can put the E38 centercaps up front.

Threw a cold air intake on. I think any improvement over what I had is just because the filter is clean. It makes some sound over 4k but it's hard to hear over the exhaust.

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Also made an exhaust vid. Used a Gopro mounted from a few different locations.



Yeah, almost lost it at the 1:30 mark. Was not expecting that much wheelspin in 2nd gear. Especially since the pavement was still dry at the time.

Also, more pics.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:02 AM

The car is looking great man. Sounds good to.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:08 AM Edited by Lurch, 20 September 2011 - 05:14 AM.

Thanks man. Just added it up and I've spent about 600 bucks on this thing in the past 2 months. 3 times the initial cost of the car. 300 of that just on wheels and tires. Getting tired of spending money. Got it about where I want it now. Needs an oil change and a valve adjustment though. That's another 35 bucks. Oh well confused.gif

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:40 PM

That's a pretty cool video lurch. You certainly were lucky at 1:30. lol.gif

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:23 PM

Indeed, what if another car would have driven the other lane? Lucky.
Only things i don't like about this BMW: 1) the bumpers are kinda weird, never seen something like this. They are very long and stick out. Are those something that only a certain country BMWs had? 2) Is it just the pic, or the tailpipes are not completelly centered. Its just a few cms off the center. It catches my eye. If it was more off, i wouldn't mind.
But overall a nice car, something i'd buy too.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:33 PM Edited by Lurch, 20 September 2011 - 06:00 PM.

QUOTE (AndrefromEstonia @ Tuesday, Sep 20 2011, 09:23)
Indeed, what if another car would have driven the other lane? Lucky.

Then I wouldn't have gassed on it. I had a clear view of the road before me before I put my foot into it.

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Only things i don't like about this BMW: 1) the bumpers are kinda weird, never seen something like this. They are very long and stick out. Are those something that only a certain country BMWs had?


US market bumpers. We had higher crash test standards at the time than anyone else.

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2) Is it just the pic, or the tailpipes are not completelly centered. Its just a few cms off the center. It catches my eye. If it was more off, i wouldn't mind.


Yes, all E28 exhaust are offset like this. It's the only way to run it with the way the gas tank and spare tire container are located.

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That's the stock exhaust and it's pretty much the same way.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:31 PM

Lurch, the car looks fantastic! Love the vid too.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

Yeah, I feel the same way, it has really come together nicely.






But us 'muricans really did made cars look f*cking weird in the name of safety.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:25 PM Edited by Lurch, 25 September 2011 - 11:51 PM.

Well changed oil, had rotors turned, and put the E38 dust caps and therefore front centercaps on. Bad picture. No room to get a good front angle.

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I like the way it looks now. Spent almost 700 bucks on it in the past 2 months so I'm tired of messing with it for a while.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:34 PM

After seeing the new & improved ultimate driving machine in person, I can safely say I am jealous.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:51 PM

Speaking of ultimate driving machines. There is a BMW 2002 around here for sale for 650 cash. It is a rust queen though, thought it would be a cool rat rod.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:27 AM

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:34 AM

Compared to that E60 sitting in the lot behind yours, I'd say what you own looks so much better in terms of design. She's gorgeous, Lurch.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:58 AM

E34 M5 SWAP

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:05 PM

QUOTE (chris @ Sunday, Nov 13 2011, 07:58)
E34 M5 SWAP

An S38B38 with the 3 stage carbon air box, 6 speed, and 3.91 LSD rear end would be cool and sound orgasmic.

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#87

Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (Lurch @ Sunday, Nov 13 2011, 20:05)
QUOTE (chris @ Sunday, Nov 13 2011, 07:58)
E34 M5 SWAP

An S38B38 with the 3 stage carbon air box, 6 speed, and 3.91 LSD rear end would be cool and sound orgasmic.

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I think I just had a little accident.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:43 PM

Anyone know the best way yo get my eye back into my skull?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:08 AM

Needs more V10.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:54 PM

I thought the beemer in your sig was yours.

While reading this topic, I saw some "hopefully final" models, and yet they have those amazing euro bumpers, they seem to be looking "wrong" with Mk2 golf styled headlights - with middle ones being smaller.

I couldn't understand from your last pic, but are the headlights like E34's, all symetrical? Those are my faves.

And what about interior? Have you done anything to it apart from cleaning? Any future plans for inside?

And last word - Why would somebody have armrests for seats in a manual BMW?




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