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      04-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #177
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      04-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #179
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As required, proof of the black kidneys installation.
I'm really liking that, dFan! The combo of the silver wheels, your cars paint color, and the black grilles & b-pillars flows very well!

Oh and I just saw your note about straightening the pic. It's odd, it shows up in the correct orientation on my camera, phone, and iPad, but changes from portrait to landscape on the MacBook (but only when viewing from this site; it was uploaded from iPhoto where it showed up in proper fashion. Does it look right to you or is it rotated 90deg?

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Look'n good!
Thanks, cssnms! I've figured it was time to try something different. I have to at least make an attempt at keeping my car looking as slick as yours.
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Oh and I just saw your note about straightening the pic. It's odd, it shows up in the correct orientation on my camera, phone, and iPad, but changes from portrait to landscape on the MacBook (but only when viewing from this site; it was uploaded from iPhoto where it showed up in proper fashion. Does it look right to you or is it rotated 90deg?.
Well, Rotor, it's strange, because on my PC the pic is rotated 90 degrees, but on the iPad it is fine. Different platforms with different built-in automagic.
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There, I couldn't take it anymore.
Lol. Looks the same to me; I'm using the ipad BUT THANK YOU on behalf of pc-using diesel owners everywhere!
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Rotor those your wheels? if so, theyre so wicked nice, love it!!
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Thinking of painting the front splitter grilles to black to match the center grille?
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Thinking of painting the front splitter grilles to black to match the center grille?
I guess it would look better, wouldn't it. I'd probably dork it up in the process, but I guess I need to look into it.
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I guess it would look better, wouldn't it. I'd probably dork it up in the process, but I guess I need to look into it.
I researched this a while back and apparently the best way to do this is plasti-dip spray on a paint tray and apply with a sponge brush. Beats removing the bumper. Haven't tried it yet due to extreme laziness but hopefully I'll get into it in the next month or so.
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On May 11 I'm adding my M3 strut brace kit and adjustable Vorshlag camber plates to the car. I already have adjustable sway end links on the front but I feel they're a tad short so I'm swapping them out for longer ones.
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I guess it would look better, wouldn't it. I'd probably dork it up in the process, but I guess I need to look into it.
I'd think they would be fairly easy to remove then paint with matte black rustoleum (plastic version)
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I'd think they would be fairly easy to remove then paint with matte black rustoleum (plastic version)
Pretty sure you have to remove the bumper to get to those pieces. That's no easy task.
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ARC-8 wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sports on today. That concludes the upgrades for the time being. Now it is time to start driving the car in earnest.

BTW, I learned something today. When you install all the M3 suspension goodies on your car, your OEM automatic headlight leveling thingy doesn't work exactly right. My low beams have been pointing too high. Apparently there is an aftermarket gadget that takes care of the difference. You can't completely adjust it otherwise; they did it somewhat today, but tonight I will have to see what the results were.
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Fun stuff in the mail today

Hi Guys

I got some fun stuff in the mail today:

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ARC-8 wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sports on today. That concludes the upgrades for the time being. Now it is time to start driving the car in earnest.

BTW, I learned something today. When you install all the M3 suspension goodies on your car, your OEM automatic headlight leveling thingy doesn't work exactly right. My low beams have been pointing too high. Apparently there is an aftermarket gadget that takes care of the difference. You can't completely adjust it otherwise; they did it somewhat today, but tonight I will have to see what the results were.
Congrats, dFan! The beast is complete! Today should be a great day for testing out those summer tires. Be sure to let us know how you like them!

Interesting on the headlight adapter. When you say OEM are you refering to the 335 original or the m3 link that is included in the Tischer kit?
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I got some fun stuff in the mail today:

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SNAIL!!! Very nice, sir! I can't recall, are you moving to a twin set-up or changing the size of your single? Congrats!
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Thnx :-)
I'm changing my single OEM to a hybrid single.
Mostly because my OEM is about to give up. And when changing, I thought "why not give this a try?" With the right map there should be aprox 40Hp more in it :-)
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Congrats, dFan! The beast is complete! Today should be a great day for testing out those summer tires. Be sure to let us know how you like them!

Interesting on the headlight adapter. When you say OEM are you refering to the 335 original or the m3 link that is included in the Tischer kit?
I meant the 335d OEM thingy. To my knowledge there was no replacement item in the kit that VAC bought. Maybe they sourced it somewhere else. Are you saying that the Tischer kit has a replacement item for the leveler?
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I meant the 335d OEM thingy. To my knowledge there was no replacement item in the kit that VAC bought. Maybe they sourced it somewhere else. Are you saying that the Tischer kit has a replacement item for the leveler?
I believe that their kit includes a different "headlight regulating rod" (37142283867). There ware also a post a while back about how the linkage can easily be installed in the wrong direction which will cause little effect other than the lights being too high/low. You may want to check for this.
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So I put on the M3 Strut brace kit yesterday. Have a couple of pictures:

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Unfortunately the adjustable Vorshlag camber plates was another story altogether:

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