What have you done to your car today?

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Post by Big Andra » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:14 pm

Picked it up from the paint shop today. The guy has done an excellent job.
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Post by Argyll Andy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:20 pm

Big Andra wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:14 pm Picked it up from the paint shop today. The guy has done an excellent job.

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Looking great :thumbsup:
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Post by Z4_ATB » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:20 pm

Fitted genuine E46 19” M3 wheels 8) Just need some spacers for the front now :thumbsup:
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Post by Argyll Andy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:36 pm

Z4_ATB wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:20 pm Fitted genuine E46 19” M3 wheels 8) Just need some spacers for the front now :thumbsup:
They look good but those rear rims look very vulnerable/exposed, or is it just the picture? what width is the wheel/tyre?
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Post by Alpina 98 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:18 pm

Argyll Andy wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:36 pm
Z4_ATB wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:20 pm Fitted genuine E46 19” M3 wheels 8) Just need some spacers for the front now :thumbsup:
They look good but those rear rims look very vulnerable/exposed, or is it just the picture? what width is the wheel/tyre?
The rear tyres look too narrow. Any slight kerbing will end in tears. 😭😭😭
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Post by Z4_ATB » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:28 pm

Sometimes you have to compromise to do something different - it would have been easy to throw on some 19” ET35’s but was never going to be easy with an ET27 rear when lowered on H&R :D

I had a 4 vert with 20’s dropped on its ass and didn’t kerb it in 3 years 8) - to be fair, if you kerb your alloys you’ve got to ask yourself whether you should even be driving... :lol:
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Post by Argyll Andy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:41 pm

Z4_ATB wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:28 pm Sometimes you have to compromise to do something different - it would have been easy to throw on some 19” ET35’s but was never going to be easy with an ET27 rear when lowered on H&R :D

I had a 4 vert with 20’s dropped on its ass and didn’t kerb it in 3 years 8) - to be fair, if you kerb your alloys you’ve got to ask yourself whether you should even be driving... :lol:
I’m all for something different :thumbsup:

I wasn’t thinking about kerbing, on the roads up here I’d be worried about potholes or stones etc on the road, the rim just looks so close to the tarmac with what looks like little or no protection from the picture. I was wondering more if a wider tyre would protect the rim better
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Post by Alpina 98 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:35 pm

Z4_ATB wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:28 pm
I had a 4 vert with 20’s dropped on its ass and didn’t kerb it in 3 years 8) - to be fair, if you kerb your alloys you’ve got to ask yourself whether you should even be driving... :lol:
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Post by Z4_ATB » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:37 pm

Argyll Andy wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:41 pm I’m all for something different
Exactly - it’s only when I saw so many posts about how these would only fit a Z4M unless loads of work required on an E85/E86 that I wanted the challenge 8)

They came with 255/35 fitted but under compression they touched the arch lip - so a smaller/better angled sidewall would be required unless rolling the arches, so I went for the most dramatic tyre side first to confirm they can be used (225/35 on a 9.5 rim) and will move up to a 235>245 maybe even 255/30 each change depending on rubbing
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Post by Z4_ATB » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:37 pm

Alpina 98 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:35 pm I'm not brave enough to tell my wife she should not be driving
:rofl: :rofl:
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Post by Big Andra » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:41 pm

Z4_ATB wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:20 pm Fitted genuine E46 19” M3 wheels 8) Just need some spacers for the front now :thumbsup:
I do like the look of those wheels on the e85 as I once thought about getting a set myself, but, after all the faffing about I had getting style 32's to fit, i just couldn't be bothered with the hassle again. Sensible wheels from now on for me 😂
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Post by Jfgoldfish » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:07 pm

Finally fitted the powerflex lollypop bushes. :thumbsup:
Turn-in feels much better (even though I have my squishy winter tyres on) and the tram-lining has reduced.
Just need to do the front ARB bushes now. They are very oval shaped! Big ol' gap at one side of the ARB. Not sure if I should go poly or rubber for those.
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Post by bigwinn » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:00 pm

Cleaned

Gave it a blast to blow the cobwebs away

Hopefully fixed the leak in the boot by finding the near side lamp full of water- re sealed and re seated
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Post by DSGRNMCM » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:25 pm

So tried to get my car on my mates lift, to do the Gearbox oil. Had to use wood to lift the car high enough to get the lift pads clearance under the jacking points.

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The lift has adjustable arms, long at rear and short at the front. But I could not get the arms to fit my jacking point pattern, both driving in and reversing in. Bugger. So I will try it on my drive.

Did get a quick snap of our cars together!
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Post by TheDan » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:22 pm

Assembled some new front shocks with springs, all new bits! :D Will be fitting them tomorrow along with new lower control arms, track rod arms and drop links.
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