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      09-15-2018, 03:51 AM   #4049
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just curious, how much boost are you running and what RPM does it make it?
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      09-15-2018, 05:54 AM   #4050
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just curious, how much boost are you running and what RPM does it make it?
19 psi comes on about 2100 rpm
Zero lag
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      09-16-2018, 12:31 AM   #4051
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19 psi comes on about 2100 rpm
Zero lag
WAT!!!!!!!!
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      09-16-2018, 05:17 AM   #4052
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2018 winter build

After seven weekends and a few nights after work, the 2018 winter build is finally complete

We did everything we set out to do, namely the manual conversion, fixing all the issues with the ST (heat, position and bonnet clearance) and finally a load of maintenance and upgrade work

It was much more work then last years ST install, but it has all been worth it.

The manual conversion has totally transformed the car, if you are thinking of taking the plunge, you wont regret it.

The turbo has been re positioned and no longer hits the bonnet, there is clearance now, which means we could install proper heat shielding and a turbo beanie (no more melted bonnet vents)

Lots of new parts including a CSF radiator, PSP FMIC and all new coolant/oil hoses and a fresh new valve cover

Also got lots of maintenance issues sorted replaced the alternator, new oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket, pulleys, serpentine belt, new gas struts, bonnet release cable, fresh fluids (oil, coolant, power steering and air con regas) plus lots of rerouting of hoses and stuff to make everything fit nice together

As always a big thank you to Vince who without his extraordinary skills, expertise and attention to detail, this would never have happened (thanks mate)

As a testimony to Vinces work, the car has run flawlessly, from the first test drive (vid below) not even a single code


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Pic 1 - Tidying the wiring and putting the interior back together
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Pic 4 - Back at home
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      09-16-2018, 05:19 AM   #4053
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      09-16-2018, 07:00 AM   #4054
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Mod 101 - CF shifter knob

Just a small addition to finish off the CF theme in the cabin
CF shifter knob. Matches the trim nicely
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      09-16-2018, 07:15 AM   #4055
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Mod 102 - Focal 33KX 13" Subwoofer and Custom Visual Ice SubBox

10" & 12" subwoofers seem to be industry standard size, so had to get the guys at Visual Ice in the UK to fab up this custom sub box to fit the 13" focal

Required some heavy duty trimming to fit on the passenger side of the boot where the old CD stacker unit use to be, but turned out to be easier then expected....

Ill be putting the alpine R10 and VI Sub box up for sale if anyone if after a sub for their E92

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      09-16-2018, 04:40 PM   #4056
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Damn. All that carbon.
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      09-17-2018, 03:53 AM   #4057
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      09-17-2018, 04:23 AM   #4058
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Very glad youre happy with the car, was a lot of work but the end result is awesome with the manual transmission. It really has completely transformed the car to a dimwitted unpredictable cruiser to a precise and responsive sports coupe.
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      09-17-2018, 04:38 AM   #4059
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Very glad youre happy with the car, was a lot of work but the end result is awesome with the manual transmission. It really has completely transformed the car to a dimwitted unpredictable cruiser to a precise and responsive sports coupe.
Thanks mate, appreciate the time and effort you put into this. No one else would have the attention to detail or patience to complete this build to the standard you have. Making sure everything is done just right and the results speak for themselves.. said it before and Ill say it again spcgry is as much your car as it is mine.. #thebromanceisreal hahahaha
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      09-17-2018, 06:13 AM   #4060
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E90 bromance at its finest. Name a better love story.
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      09-17-2018, 07:10 AM   #4061
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E90 bromance at its finest. Name a better love story.
This is the true love story brah
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      09-17-2018, 06:38 PM   #4062
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spcgry is Alive! Post surgery meet up happening next week? Hahaha
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      09-17-2018, 09:36 PM   #4063
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It is great to hear Spcgry is running so well Socks. It was a huge task and both Vince and yourself deserve a pat on the back for the effort. When is the bonnet with the hammered dint getting replaced? Now that the turbo has been repositioned, I would imagine the dint is no longer required.
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      09-18-2018, 03:53 AM   #4064
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spcgry is Alive! Post surgery meet up happening next week? Hahaha
I'm up for a meet
Weather next weekend is gonna be rubbish tho
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It is great to hear Spcgry is running so well Socks. It was a huge task and both Vince and yourself deserve a pat on the back for the effort. When is the bonnet with the hammered dint getting replaced? Now that the turbo has been repositioned, I would imagine the dint is no longer required.
Thanks Coupes

You are right, have been hanging out to replace the bonnet
In fact I have to replace the whole front end

The bonnet is a mess (as you know)

Someone backed into the front bar and cracked it.
Also it has been on and off so many times where it screws onto the fenders is wrecked.
Its cable tied up for the moment but the is a massive gap on both sides, where the fender meets the front bar

The M3 fender on the passenger side is ok, but the drivers side mounting points are stuffed so the fender bows out and there is a huge gap between the bonnet and the fender

Looking pretty sad really and just not spcgry worthy

Have the new front bar, fenders (including new 335i stickers for the indicators) and a new set of black kidney grills (may as well go all out)
All I need is a new bonnet and a some dollars to get them all painted and installed

Will be a while before I can get it all fixed up because funds are low after all the recent work but will look brand new when its all done

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Pic 1 - Bonnet and fuggly home panel beaten power hump
Pic 2 - Cracked front bar thanks to some unknow AssHat
Pic 3 - Gap between fender and front bar, held in place with cable tie
Pic 4 - Gap between fender and bonnet (cringe)
Pic 5 - Broken fender mounting points under bonnet
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      09-18-2018, 04:37 PM   #4066
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What a duo! Love Vince's work as always and congrats P. Well worth the wait.. Absolutely stoked at the exhaust tone at lower revs. Sounds almost like a mix of rb26/2jz sort of rumble before boost kicks in. And cant believe someone backed into it.. luckily its only cosmetic. If your looking for any parts near me let me know so I can chase some up for you as there are many bmw wreckers near where I live.. peace x
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      09-19-2018, 04:20 AM   #4067
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Feel good kinda story. This is what builds life-lasting friendships. Congrats to you both for the vision, patience and perseverance. Oh and Socket's missus for letting him spend his pension money :P haha <3
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What a duo! Love Vince's work as always and congrats P. Well worth the wait.. Absolutely stoked at the exhaust tone at lower revs. Sounds almost like a mix of rb26/2jz sort of rumble before boost kicks in. And cant believe someone backed into it.. luckily its only cosmetic. If your looking for any parts near me let me know so I can chase some up for you as there are many bmw wreckers near where I live.. peace x
Cheers E thanks for the offer mate
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Feel good kinda story. This is what builds life-lasting friendships. Congrats to you both for the vision, patience and perseverance. Oh and Socket's missus for letting him spend his pension money :P haha <3
hahaha Wooshie....
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Holy shit I really cracked up when I saw that crazy dent on the hood for the turbo haha
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