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- Sep 11, 2020
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- San Jose, CA
- '18 Sport (Si converted), '94 525i x2
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ah alright thanks bro it's just so hard trying to find a good lip for these sports...only solid options is Mugen and idk if I wanna pay that much for a front lip lolThis CTR style was around for awhile, then it pretty much disappeared from the internet. I think the manufacturer in China stopped producing them and inventory dried up. I think SoCal Accessories in Montclair, CA might be the last place that has a few left. It’s not a perfect piece, but for $100 and some paint I can’t complain at all. I scrape way too much to spend really money on a lip.
I've been eyeing the ABS Dynamic fins myself but am a bit skeptical. Do you bolt them in or are they secured by tape?More new updates. Since everything I wanted to do for my interior is on backorder, I turned my attention back back to exterior and performance mods. I’ve had the ABS Dynamics roof fins for awhile, but had some issues painting them myself since I was a total n00b to the process. I finally got them to color match close enough and didn’t screw up the clear coat like the last two times. I installed them to delete the roof spoiler. I was initially undecided on these, but it came out looking pretty good.
Thanks! You can bolt them on. The holes are slightly smaller than OEM, so I had to use my drill bit to open them up a little. Once I did the stock bolts screwed right in.I've been eyeing the ABS Dynamic fins myself but am a bit skeptical. Do you bolt them in or are they secured by tape?
Dope build, btw.
No, you’re mistaken. It’s TWO hidden E30s haha. There’s a convertible tucked away on the other side. They’re my wife’s babies. Once I’m done with my Civic I can start helping her on the E30s and hopefully have at least one rolling by summer.Nice little project you have going on here. I spy a nice little E30 hidden away there too?
Nice... I'm a big fan of old skool BMW's too. I have an E34 tucked away the past 10 years or more that'll hopefully be seeing some daylight this spring.No, you’re mistaken. It’s TWO hidden E30s haha. There’s a convertible tucked away on the other side. They’re my wife’s babies. Once I’m done with my Civic I can start helping her on the E30s and hopefully have at least one rolling by summer.
Dope! I have developed a soft spot for the e34. We have 4 bimmers, an e46 and a M235i. Nearly just bought an M2 Comp, but the dealership was playing games. I’m thinking of turning the e46 into something. We tried selling it, but they’re just not worth much these days, so we might as well get creative with it. We both want to autox and time attack, so we’re thinking of a track build.Nice... I'm a big fan of old skool BMW's too. I have an E34 tucked away the past 10 years or more that'll hopefully be seeing some daylight this spring.
Clean build so far! Also, nice Bavarian collectionJust a couple quick updates:
I got the chance to check my temps after the intercooler install. I’m seeing 0-2 degrees over ambient in normal conditions and only about 6 degrees above ambient after sitting and soaking. I was 10 degrees over ambient normal driving and nearly 20 degrees over ambient soaked in the stock IC. So consider this yet another confirmation the Rev9 IC works great.
I also got chance to replace my stock head unit. I picked up a Hizpo Android unit on Amazon on open box deal. I used a gift card my job gave me as a present, so this upgrade was pretty much free!
Install was pretty simple and thankfully the guys here in the forum showed me how to get STC functions back. I installed a new car launcher which incidentally matches the OEM font on the dashboard, so the unit looks like it could be totally factory. So far it works well enough, but gets a little laggy at times. Music clarity is so much better and the cabin feel is completely different.
My next big project is installing my new interior trim. I was able to snag the 2020 cloth/vinyl trim set for an absolute steal. In other news, against my more prudent advice , my wife decided to go with the M2 Comp 6MT. Another BMW added to the fold.