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      03-01-2013, 01:43 AM   #243
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is it still not showing? I thought I fixed it,
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nope, at least it still shows the bandwidth message for me
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Next Meet:
Sunday March 3rd @ 7:30
IN n Out


The guys from r3v should also be cruzing.
Anyone going to be there tonight?
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      03-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #246
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Next Meet:
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The guys from r3v should also be cruzing.
Anyone going to be there tonight?
I'll stop by around 9 if anyone is still there.
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      03-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #247
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Any of you guys know of a good alignment shop in SB? Lowered car friendly
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      03-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #248
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Any of you guys know of a good alignment shop in SB? Lowered car friendly
There's Superior brake and alignment in Goleta across from the airport but their prices are super high compared to other shops. Last time I got my car aligned at Big Brand Tires (also in Goleta) and my lowered E92 made it up the alignment machine just fine.
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      03-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #249
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There's Superior brake and alignment in Goleta across from the airport but their prices are super high compared to other shops. Last time I got my car aligned at Big Brand Tires (also in Goleta) and my lowered E92 made it up the alignment machine just fine.
Yeah I talked to superior a while back and they were kind of assholes and really unprofessional when I asked hem if they would be able to get everything with in OE specs without adjusting my chamber, the guy was like yeah that would be easy, not like your car is special or anything. Aperently he didnt understnad how low my car was.

Somebody recommended a place DT, I want to say on Milpas or something that had a rack that was like in the ground or something.
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Keep in mind the proper way to align our BMW's is by aligning the hubs. Ever see the extra little holes in the OEM wheels? That's for special alignment tools to be used. You can get a conventional alignment done, but it won't be done the way it's supposed to be done AFAIK. You have aftermarket wheel too though and being lowered probably have specific alignment specs.

As for a recommendation, since you're lowered, call TC Kline Racing (specializes in BMW and Porsche suspension) and ask for a recommendation. They are located on Garden.

Side Note - How do you like your alcantara wheel and where did you have it wrapped?
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Keep in mind the proper way to align our BMW's is by aligning the hubs. Ever see the extra little holes in the OEM wheels? That's for special alignment tools to be used. You can get a conventional alignment done, but it won't be done the way it's supposed to be done AFAIK. You have aftermarket wheel too though and being lowered probably have specific alignment specs.

As for a recommendation, since you're lowered, call TC Kline Racing (specializes in BMW and Porsche suspension) and ask for a recommendation. They are located on Garden.

Side Note - How do you like your alcantara wheel and where did you have it wrapped?
The proper way unfortunately is out of the equation as I don't have OEM wheels for my car. I setup an appointment with Ian's Tire, hopefully they can get my car on the rack. I'm going to have them try and get everything back to OEM specs without adjusting my rear chamber.

With regards to my wheel, I love it! I'm super careful about keeping my hands clean while I drive, so it is still in excellent condition after a little over a year of daily use. The wheel was wrapped by Coby Wheel which is believe is out of Florida. I bought a sport wrapped wheel from them and then sent them my sport wheel back for a core charge refund.

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I use Ian's a ton over the year for tire service but I won't use them again for an alignment on either of my cars. Hope you have a better experience; I found their alignment on my BMW wasn't great and they wouldn't redo it and on my 4runner they did a half ass job. They're fine for tires though.
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I use Ian's a ton over the year for tire service but I won't use them again for an alignment on either of my cars. Hope you have a better experience; I found their alignment on my BMW wasn't great and they wouldn't redo it and on my 4runner they did a half ass job. They're fine for tires though.
Hmm, that's interesting to here you've had issue with them doing alignments, I've only had them install tires which has always been without issue. I'll keep you posted on how it goes, appointment set for 9am Sat
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hey hybrid,

can you tell me again what type of brake pads you got? I will be buying mine tonight or tomorrow.
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hey hybrid,

can you tell me again what type of brake pads you got? I will be buying mine tonight or tomorrow.
Akebono Euro Ceramic!!
Literally 90% less dust than OEM, plus the dust these do produce are light grey not black like OEM
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Akebono Euro Ceramic!!
Literally 90% less dust than OEM, plus the dust these do produce are light grey not black like OEM
Thanks. I am also buying new calipers. Did you have to buy new sensors?
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Thanks. I am also buying new calipers. Did you have to buy new sensors?
Yeah just save yourself the headache and buy new sensors. They cost like 10 for the front and 10 for the rear. Only need 1 front and 1 rear sensor.
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Yeah just save yourself the headache and buy new sensors. They cost like 10 for the front and 10 for the rear. Only need 1 front and 1 rear sensor.
did you buy them at sb bmw or online? Just ordered rotors and pads.
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so anyone down to caravan to ltmw meet?
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I buy all my stuff at getbmwparts.com, but if you need the stuff fast, just get them from the dealer. They're pretty cheap. New Calipers? Going Big Brake Kit?
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did you buy them at sb bmw or online? Just ordered rotors and pads.
Online, I believe I got them from FCP euro if not then amazon. I went with URO brand sensors.
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I buy all my stuff at getbmwparts.com, but if you need the stuff fast, just get them from the dealer. They're pretty cheap. New Calipers? Going Big Brake Kit?
yea i get my stuff from there too but i totally forgot about them. Actually, no instead of typing calipers, I meant new rotors lol Wish I had the money for BBK.
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mr.e90 are you doing the install yourself?
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mr.e90 are you doing the install yourself?
I don't know, is it hard to change pads?
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