Dan's 2nd E30 Build

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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby M20_fever » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:01 pm

Looks good, I assume you got your new spacers?

What's not even in back? Far as I know mine is even.
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby straight6pwr » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:55 pm

M20_fever wrote:Looks good, I assume you got your new spacers?

What's not even in back? Far as I know mine is even.


of my two e30s and another that i've examined closely, the rear track was shifted slightly to one side (one wheel was a little in, one out) maybe +/- 3mm

the new spacers came in the mail today, have to do a test fit if its not snowing outside.
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby M20_fever » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:11 pm

huh, never noticed before. I can't imagine mine are like that since I have like 3mm clearance on either side between the fender and tire. I'll have to take a closer look.
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby straight6pwr » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:43 pm

wheels and tires mounted!! had the day off, so i said screw the weather and put them on anyways.
i am very pleased, they look great and handle so fricken good. only rub on the fender liners when the wheel is turned full chock parking and whatnot.

final specs: BMW Style 22 17x7.5 et23 (with adapters) with 215/45R17 Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Specs

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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby M20_fever » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:44 pm

Looks awesome! Fitment is perfect and the polished lips looks great, nice work.
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby ponycarman » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:40 am

Wow they look increadable! Amazing! Great work. So if one was to get adapters like yours. Would there be a place that you recomend?
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby ss45466 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:14 pm

Awesome, they turned out great!

I've got a new wallpaper now thanks!
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby straight6pwr » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:56 pm

thanks guys, i'm really happy with how they turned out!

however, when changing the wheels i discovered that my drivers side rear sway bar bushing mount was torn out and the bracket is just gone. going to need the IE reinforcement brackets, but not sure if i have to weld the tab back or just put a reinforcement plate on.
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby pr0craztinazn » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:23 pm

Metal + plate. Car's looking good, which one would hope it would after all that insanity just to get decently made spacers.
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby straight6pwr » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:07 pm

pr0craztinazn wrote:Metal + plate. Car's looking good, which one would hope it would after all that insanity just to get decently made spacers.


Thank you sir!

I posted an official review of the situation in off-topic here (and on the other forums as well) but i'm going to keep that conversation out of the build thread. :mrgreen:
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby straight6pwr » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:30 pm

did a test fit of the smoked headlights today. i'm 50/50 on smoked versus regular after seeing them on the car. definitely love them with the chrome grill though. these will be for sale in the near future, as my plans have changed to using bixenon retrofits.

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cant see the turn signal very well in daylight, but at nights its bright. will post a picture of that when the sun sets.
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby M20_fever » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:10 am

hmm, how hard would it be to put my smiley lows on those housings?
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby straight6pwr » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:39 pm

M20_fever wrote:hmm, how hard would it be to put my smiley lows on those housings?


no idea, i've never actually owned or worked with euro headlights at all.

here are the dusk shots followed by the night shots. the color temp matches the 4500k HIDS very well.

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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby ponycarman » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:05 pm

Wow that is so cool! Where do you come up with these ideas haha
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Re: Dan's 2nd E30 Build

Postby straight6pwr » Sun May 01, 2011 1:26 am

these lights are now for sale, due to my plans changing:

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