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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:24 am

engine bay looks super cramped. Riv bay FTW
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:16 pm

Like I said, cabin filter and air intake out, you've got all the room in the world. Headers and exhaust work is a breeze compared to the Riv. Belts take all of 10 minutes, don't need to crawl under the car or burn your arm (I'm to impatient to wait) to do plugs, etc... But, while maintenance for the most part is easier to perform, you have to be sure to stay on top of it and use quality parts. No AutoZone parts allowed!
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:41 pm

Eh, it's probably time for an update....

Threw some new wheels on that fit and look a little better than the old ones, finished the Brembo conversion all around (F+R off of a Porsche 911 996), LED tails, new headunit shift knob and steering wheel, and getting a new bumper because some cuck rear ended me and took off (luckily he came back and paid the price HARD). Currently holding 1st place in points with my local autocross group with only 3 events left. Getting ready to throw some coilovers and maybe some other goodies at it. Car has been treating me pretty ok so far...............





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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:32 pm

Cool....this must be a nice car. Awesome Маtt
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:33 am

Matt is a "EURO" now! noooooooo
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:49 am

Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed May 17, 2017 5:16 pm

Saw a boat that looked exactly like mine last night, figured I would come back here to avoid the crappy BMW forums.....

Gained a new ride and the BMW got spoiled with way too many parts. Old 2.5 held a marriage ceremony between the valves and the pistons, so I sent that motor off to the scrapyard and picked up a 3.0, lightweight flywheel, all sorts of other goodies to waste a significant chunk of change getting it going again. Running some 235/40/17 Maxxis RC-1 tires this year for autocross and between them and the new motor I've chopped some time off my runs. Last event I was only 3-4 seconds off of a fully built turbo Miata on Hoosiers (he was FTD) so I'll say something is working right.







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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed May 17, 2017 5:20 pm

Should have thrown an LS1 in there wink Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed May 17, 2017 5:24 pm

J. Chris Davis wrote:
Should have thrown an LS1 in there wink  Looking good.

I was tempted...... If it wasn't awd I very well might have
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Thu May 18, 2017 2:24 am

damn.......haha
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