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  • #31
    Sorry for the lack of updates, the car is located at my parents house in San Francisco, and I moved to Southern California for work. I plan to bring the car down here once I move into a place with a garage.

    I purchased a pair of 5x120 to 5x114, 15mm thick, spacer adapters, but it was a bad design and the wheel bolts were coming into contact with the backside of the wheel. I complained and the spacers that I need/want are on backorder, so I have to wait a little longer for the exchange.

    I am going back up to San Francisco this upcoming weekend and am going to remove the front suspension. I ordered a set of JRZ RS Pro dampers, and they need the stock front strut housings so that they can weld them onto the new coilover setup. Hopefully I can update with some photos.
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    • #32
      Quick shot from this morning. I also picked up my OEM M3 EVO wing from the paint shop (5Fifteen Autobody) last night..

      Last edited by Airbag Club; 05-11-2013, 10:37 AM.
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      • #33
        cool effect. You prob covered this before, but what size tire do you have on the rear?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Andyman746 View Post
          cool effect. You prob covered this before, but what size tire do you have on the rear?

          Andy
          Thanks. I took the picture with my iPhone with an Olloclip fisheye lens. The tire size is 225/45/16 Toyo T1R all around.
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          • #35
            Were they the Ichiba adapters?

            Originally posted by Airbag Club View Post
            Sorry for the lack of updates, the car is located at my parents house in San Francisco, and I moved to Southern California for work. I plan to bring the car down here once I move into a place with a garage.

            I purchased a pair of 5x120 to 5x114, 15mm thick, spacer adapters, but it was a bad design and the wheel bolts were coming into contact with the backside of the wheel. I complained and the spacers that I need/want are on backorder, so I have to wait a little longer for the exchange.

            I am going back up to San Francisco this upcoming weekend and am going to remove the front suspension. I ordered a set of JRZ RS Pro dampers, and they need the stock front strut housings so that they can weld them onto the new coilover setup. Hopefully I can update with some photos.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Airbag Club View Post
              Quick shot from this morning. I also picked up my OEM M3 EVO wing from the paint shop (5Fifteen Autobody) last night..

              Looks awesome.
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              • #37
                Just got my new license plates. I selected "E DERTY" because my last name is Der, so I thought it was quite fitting. Just sucks that DMV couldn't get it right and center it as I had specified on the order form. I selected a full space between the E and the D, but they only put a half space, which then left a large space at the end, offcentering everything. Oh well..

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                • #38
                  Digging it. Lets see it mounted up!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by c_tejuco View Post
                    Digging it. Lets see it mounted up!
                    I haven't put the plates on yet. The car is still on jackstands in the garage, waiting for my suspension to come in.
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                    • #40
                      I was in town for the weekend and visited BMW of San Francisco, where they have a 1991 E30 M3 DTM race car on display. Pretty cool to see it in person!!

                      Here is a short Instagram video I took of it..

                      http://instagram.com/p/bemNODNl9C/

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                      • #41
                        I just received my JRZ RS Pro coilovers direct from Holland. They are 2 way adjustable with external reservoirs. I had to send them my stock front spindles so they could do the coilover conversion. Pretty cool how the rear shock body is threaded, which allows me to either run a spring on damper or separated spring/damper like stock. I am going to pair these dampers with a set of Eibach Springs.



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                        • #42
                          Picked up a pair of Ichiba 15mm spacer adapters, since the other adapters I got were having issues. Here is a peak at how the fronts fit. I still need to tweak ride height as well as camber settings. Tires are currently 235/40/17, but it seems to be contacting the fender liners when I turn, so I am going to have to downsize them. Pretty happy that the front and rear fit pretty good.



                          I also installed my JRZ suspension, but need to order some new springs for the front. The springs I have on there are too soft and too short, so even on the highest setting, it sits pretty low. Haven't gotten around to installing the rear dampers yet, because I am unsure where I want to mount the reservoirs.
                          Last edited by Airbag Club; 07-26-2013, 12:03 PM.
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                          • #43
                            Just pulled the car out of the garage so I could take a full picture of it..

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                            • #44
                              so sick! We have similar tastes =) you got pm


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                              • #45
                                I finally installed the JRZ suspension. Huge thanks to the guys at Eibach Springs for helping me out with springs for the front and rear! I decided to go with 550lb front and 650lb rear spring rates per recommendations from Frank at JRZ Suspension. The car rides a little rougher than my previous Bilstein/Ground Control setup at low speed, but once at higher speeds it absorbs the bumps and rides smooth.

                                I also got new tires for the wheels. When I test fitted the 235/40/17 up front, it would rub the fender liners the moment I turned the wheels. Therefore I had to use a 215/40/17 front and 235/40/17 rear. It isn't really my style to stretch tires, but I am already this deep into the setup, that I had no choice. Huge thanks to the guys at Falken Tires for all the support with my projects. I was sponsored by them for my previous car, and they continue to help and support me. I decided to go with Falken Azenis RT-615K tires. Also much thanks to the guys at The Shop San Bruno for helping me out with mount and balancing as well as alignment!

                                Here is a quick picture I snapped of the car yesterday..

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