B3s Touring no. 104 6 sp Manual conversion completed 12/3/18

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Looks like an awesome trip, and well worth it after the work you did on the conversion. 8)
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Ave write up
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simon13 wrote: An E87 135i how ever would be amazing!
You'd never get enough beer in it to make the trip worth it.

Best get that e34 Touring sorted!
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greenelekta wrote:
simon13 wrote: An E87 135i how ever would be amazing!
You'd never get enough beer in it to make the trip worth it.

Best get that e34 Touring sorted!
I managed to get 8 crates in the E30 M3!

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Needed a wishbone for the MOT, i'd not noticed this but sometimes its hard when you use the car all the time. Thats my excuse

Thats the 2nd time i've changed them in our time with the car less than 6 years. Drivers side is the same but i did that arm 2 years ago.

They are a service item nearly!! 156k milege now still tramping on a treat
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simon13 wrote:Needed a wishbone for the MOT, i'd not noticed this but sometimes its hard when you use the car all the time. Thats my excuse

Thats the 2nd time i've changed them in our time with the car less than 6 years. Drivers side is the same but i did that arm 2 years ago.

They are a service item nearly!!

You need to go more gently over the speed humps, Simon - they're there for a reason :shock:
156k milege now still tramping on a treat

Almost half my mileage - getting there :wink:
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Lemforder?
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:54 pm

yes lemforder on both sides now Ali,

Charles the roads are bad round my way.

My wife might be taking this back as a daily :cry: shes not happy about the manual box "its a completely different car now" she says!
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4 new boots, driving on road legal track tyres in this wet cold weather is interesting! Some major understeer and oversteer moments. The quaife diff is working in this weather!

Don't shoot me but i've opted for Goodyear eagle F1's the asymmetic 3s as well as a fair bit cheaper than PS4s and they are much quieter, same wet gri[ and economy rating. I doubt i'll notice the difference to the michelins. Plus touch wood i'm moving house so a little penny watching.
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Good on you for the Goodyears; they're decent enough tyres and better than tired anything else - we're all in different places in life and nobody should take the pious high ground of 'thou shalt observe originality above all else' when there are solid enough reasons for budgetary constraints, especially when it comes to home and family.

P.S. Did you get hold of an E34 Bentley; there's another on t'bay for reasonable money.
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E24man wrote:Good on you for the Goodyears; they're decent enough tyres and better than tired anything else - we're all in different places in life and nobody should take the pious high ground of 'thou shalt observe originality above all else' when there are solid enough reasons for budgetary constraints, especially when it comes to home and family.

P.S. Did you get hold of an E34 Bentley; there's another on t'bay for reasonable money.
I don't think anyone takes the pious high ground on here, ultimately it's just a car and we are all entitled do do as we please with our cars. Hence why the relatively regular discussion points on:

* Alpina roundels v BMW
* Alpina suspension v aftermarket
* Michelin v other good brands

We all know the level of detail Buchloe go to to refine an already good product from Munich, so you pays your money and you take your choice on OE v other options - it's everyone's right to do so!
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simon13 wrote:Don't shoot me but i've opted for Goodyear eagle F1's the asymmetic 3s as well as a fair bit cheaper than PS4s and they are much quieter, same wet gri[ and economy rating. I doubt i'll notice the difference to the michelins. Plus touch wood i'm moving house so a little penny watching.
I put 4 Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetric 3 on my SLK 55 and am very pleased with them. Good luck with the new house, has it got a big driveway?
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greenelekta wrote:
simon13 wrote:Don't shoot me but i've opted for Goodyear eagle F1's the asymmetic 3s as well as a fair bit cheaper than PS4s and they are much quieter, same wet gri[ and economy rating. I doubt i'll notice the difference to the michelins. Plus touch wood i'm moving house so a little penny watching.
I put 4 Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetric 3 on my SLK 55 and am very pleased with them. Good luck with the new house, has it got a big driveway?
yes, double garage and a long drive to stack the turds up in. I said all along it has to be an impovement on what i have to move. I'd like to extend the garage. Just need to stay patient until we exchange/complete, a right head fuck this house moving game!
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simon13 wrote: yes, double garage and a long drive to stack the turds up in. I said all along it has to be an impovement on what i have to move. I'd like to extend the garage. Just need to stay patient until we exchange/complete, a right head fuck this house moving game!
Tell me about it, i have just done it, took 3 days to move all the stuff one one garage to another, and now i can't move in the new one!

I will put up a thread for garage ideas from the team, i need to have a plan to execute, or else the renovation of the house of cars will never get done!
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