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      09-27-2012, 03:52 AM   #111
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Mtec looks F%king great! Well done Jekl
Sorry dude that aint my ride, but an example (the example is pretty poor also as its a LCI model!)
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      09-27-2012, 05:45 AM   #112
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Sorry dude that aint my ride, but an example (the example is pretty poor also as its a LCI model!)
well i thought it looked good. where are you getting your kit Jason at euro d?
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      09-27-2012, 06:02 AM   #113
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well i thought it looked good. where are you getting your kit Jason at euro d?
It looks great I agree

Hmmm I really want an oem mtec....
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Hey Dr J

A question from a noobie , when you painted your brake calipers , did you pull them off the car or paint them insitu ?

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A question from a noobie , when you painted your brake calipers , did you pull them off the car or paint them insitu ?

Cheers Scootah
nah I left them in position. Basically you don't want to get too much paint on the rotor surface.

What I do is take care by minimising the amount of overspray on the rotor then once I have finished sprayed the rotor caliper etc I have a rag doused in thinners and I carefully wipe the rotor face clean.

It doesn't matter if it isn't 100% clean as the 1st time you go to brake the brake pads wipe the rotor clean anyway (obviously you don't want paint gunk built up on the pads though hence try to keep the paint overspray to a minimum)
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nah I left them in position. Basically you don't want to get too much paint on the rotor surface.

What I do is take care by minimising the amount of overspray on the rotor then once I have finished sprayed the rotor caliper etc I have a rag doused in thinners and I carefully wipe the rotor face clean.

It doesn't matter if it isn't 100% clean as the 1st time you go to brake the brake pads wipe the rotor clean anyway (obviously you don't want paint gunk built up on the pads though hence try to keep the paint overspray to a minimum)
Thanks for the advice , ill get busy over a rainy weekend in Melbourne
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      09-27-2012, 07:35 PM   #117
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is it possible to slide a bit of paper between the pad and rotor???
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is it possible to slide a bit of paper between the pad and rotor???
guess ill find out tomorrow
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      09-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #119
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is it possible to slide a bit of paper between the pad and rotor???
It's possible to mask the rotor, but since I'm a fussy bastard I also sprayed the cooling vanes of the rotor and to do so I had to spin the rotor by hand.

If it was masked I wouldnt be able to spin the rotor to spray the vanes, and the rotor hub.

P.S scootah as I'm sure you would, use a heap of newspaper to mask off your wheel wells, front guards etc from overspray.
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It looks great I agree

Hmmm I really want an oem mtec....
OEm is also what I want but the cost!............. I have heard that one’s Jason supplies are damn good same material as OE just fitment that I worry about with anything aftermarket.
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      09-27-2012, 09:21 PM   #121
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They have paint on rotor kits these days! heaps easier!
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[P.S scootah as I'm sure you would, use a heap of newspaper to mask off your wheel wells, front guards etc from overspray.[/quote][/b]

Yep indeed i am , just got back to work from following the local paper boy and stealing the papers
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Hey mate, did you remove the anti rattle clips from the calipers before painting?

Also, with the hubs how did you mask that off from the rotor surface?
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Hey mate, did you remove the anti rattle clips from the calipers before painting?

Also, with the hubs how did you mask that off from the rotor surface?
Nope, I didnt mask the rotor surface at all.

All you have to do is carefully avoid overspray on the rotor braking surface and its unavoidable some overspray will be applied, just wipe down the rotor braking surface with a rag doused in thinners to remove most of it.

It doesn't matter if some paint is left remaining as the 1st few times you apply the brakes whilst driving it gets ripped off anyway, but as I stated in a previous post you don't want a heap of caked on paint building up on the brake pads but a small amount wont hurt,
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Well I picked up my Goodyear F1's today, I shall get them fitted during the next few days



I have purchased some bling items:

Activeautowerks chargepipe & BOV



I have never owned a turboed car before so I need to get this BOV thing out of my system, oh and errm it shall prolong turbo life by minimising compressor surge.... Also apparently once tuned the oem pipe can come loose!

An 'e92 lighting' full LED interior kit:





mtec rear plate LED's



A new M3 wheel (I prefer the non perforated look)





perforated m wheel



The only thing left on my immediate shopping list is a FMIC & forge diverter valves. KW V3's can wait until next year
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Nice shopping list there mate!!!

If you've got the BOV, you don't need the DV's anymore. Personally, i went with an ER pipe with Forge DV's to keep the fully sickness to a minimal.
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How much are those LED interior kits? The kit's installation looks rather straight forward do you mind posting your thoughts on it after you have it installed?
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How much are those LED interior kits? The kit's installation looks rather straight forward do you mind posting your thoughts on it after you have it installed?
Approx $90 delivered by memory, shall do!
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How much are those LED interior kits? The kit's installation looks rather straight forward do you mind posting your thoughts on it after you have it installed?
Got the exact same kit in mine. Install is pretty easy, except not really happy with how the dome lights look as you can actually see the LED panel lights through the frosted cover as opposed to the whole thing kind of just 'glowing'

not sure if that makes sense... lol. maybe I'm just too picky...
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has anyone seen the original OEM BMW LED interior lights kit? they look better than the aftermarket ones.
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sweet ride!!
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      10-10-2012, 05:16 PM   #132
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Well I mounted the new M3 tiller last night, and after a few setbacks initially as I couldnt work out how to release the airbag following the DIY on here, I researched a bit more and found another thread which displayed where I was going wrong (I couldnt find any holes in the wheel hub)

These pics display it quite well:





v's in the DIY



I was sticking the screwdriver in behind the steering wheel trim, turns out there is two 'flap' type openings in the hub of the steering wheel.

Old:



Minus the airbag (those airbags are bloody really heavy!)



And the new tiller mounted:



On another note I think I'm going to go ahead and purchase a set of brand new bmw performance 313 rims:



http://www.bmrautowerkes.com.au/prod...to[655]/0/

What they shall look like mounted:


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