Monday, August 29, 2011

transplanted e9 3.0 635csi rear seats and consoles...interior...

Notice the Arm Rests beneath the windows

Hartge Dash Cluster

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mini Cooper Wheels

15x5.5, ET45, 4x100, 12 lbs. Mini Cooper Wheels - $200

I bought these for my E21 but decided I don't want to run 30mm spacers to make them work. R81 7-hole (aka Imola) ET45 12.0lb (5.45kg). They have some mild curb rash that could be worked out with some 200 grit and some hand sanding.

This is the lightest wheel BMW makes (has made for them, they are Italian). They are strong, they are light. Here in this thread, they are cheap.

Monday, August 22, 2011

cup holder

This is a factory BMW cupholder accessories for the 5 series E34. They fit well with double sided tape placed inside the gap. I put mine on the passenger side but I've seen people with it on the driver side. Mine will get bumped when I go into 5th gear, but dosen't spill anything. You can find them on Ebay for about $35.00 or so

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fender Rolling & Pulling

Rolling your fenders entails using a fender roller like this to roll in the metal 'lip' on the inside of the wheel arch. This allows you to run wider tires/lower offset/wider track without cutting the piss out of your tires or needing to run absurdly negative camber.

The ghetto way to accomplish this is to use tightly rolled newspaper (or a baseball bat). Lower the car and roll it with the tire to push up the lip (poor explaination). In most cases (unless you are really good) this ends up looking like shit.

Pulling your fenders means actually hammering out the fenders to be wider and higher. Sort of a poor man's fender flare.

From BMW Forum:   "any car that comes from the factory will have the fender flares pressed in some sort of a machine, its extremely difficult to do it yourself...and you'll be lucky if the metal doesn't wrinkle, not to mention the paint chipping.

if you want to run wide tires, just get a heat gun and a body hammer. heat the fender lip, and slowly go around hitting the lip to bend it into the inside of the fender. if you go slowly enough, and don't hit too hard, and make sure its always around 110 degrees where you're hammering, (and with a bit of luck) your paint shouldn't chip.

when i did this, it took me about 45 minutes a fender...take your time, and if you find a way to do it without killing your back let me know"


Monday, August 1, 2011