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      05-26-2022, 08:22 PM   #20725
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Yep sadly that's true, how ever the rears are easy to remove, just 2 nuts and then pull it out. I recently installed Koni yellows as well with HR sport springs. The ride is much much better than when I have Bilstein B8s.
Thanks for reply Your right, at least they wont be to bad to remove.

What the ride height like with H&R's? Any idea if they would be similar to m-sport?
You can buy TCKline koni white rear shocks if you want them to be externally adjustable while inside the car. They are pretty pricey though and not really worth it tbh. You should be able find an optimal setting within 2-3 tries.

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      05-27-2022, 02:54 PM   #20726
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i did a rear pdc retrofit, i bought a rear m package bumper which came in with the sensors and module, installed everything and coded it to the car pretty simple one of the coolest retrofit ive done so far
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      05-27-2022, 04:39 PM   #20727
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Just bought this OBS GMC. I practically stole it.
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I'll make this a story as short as possible. My sister and her husband bought the house across the street from them, the owner of the house temporarily left this truck behind. Supposedly his dad gave it to him and he didn't really want it. The truck sat on the property for about a year. My sister had a Cinco de mayo party, they invites the guy who the purchased the house from. We spoke about the truck, agreed on $1250. Just found a Receipt in the glove box for $6k worth of work. Completed new interior, clutch, fly wheel, spark plugs, radio and speakers. Also the truck was repainted withing the last few years.


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      05-27-2022, 06:27 PM   #20728
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i did a rear pdc retrofit, i bought a rear m package bumper which came in with the sensors and module, installed everything and coded it to the car pretty simple one of the coolest retrofit ive done so far
Nice. I would love to do this retrofit!!
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      05-27-2022, 10:47 PM   #20729
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      05-28-2022, 01:14 AM   #20730
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AlpineE93 you just bought a perfect pickup truck for half the price of some starter bikes I've been looking at.. Unreal. Congratulations
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      05-28-2022, 08:44 AM   #20731
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Picked up my OEM BBK from powder coating. The Phoenix Yellow wasn't doing it for me.

And for me, bright red and bright yellow are a little too "look at me" for my little N52 E91. I thought hard about the BMW M-Sport blue, but decided to keep it classy and go with my monochromatic look, and went went with the silver.

.... I couldn't resist bragging the Brembo though.

Can't wait to install it all. I just need to find some local help to bleed them when done.
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      05-28-2022, 10:19 AM   #20732
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Another injector down Original Index 7 with 144K on it. Not bad, honestly. Cylinder 4. FYI dealers will price match BMW of Northwest which has them for $352 each.

Also replaced the two rear underbody panels which was a royal PIA.
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      05-28-2022, 01:22 PM   #20733
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Oil change and oil filter housing gasket replacement.
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AlpineE93 you just bought a perfect pickup truck for half the price of some starter bikes I've been looking at.. Unreal. Congratulations
I know right! It WAS running just fine until yesterday. It sputters out at low speeds (1st and 2nd gear) I read it may be the egr valve so I replaced it but no luck. I'm just hoping it's not the fuel pump. I just filled up the 25G fuel tank so that shits gonna be heavy.
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      05-28-2022, 02:53 PM   #20735
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Finished my single turbo yesterday & my carbon CSL trunk showed up. Put that on today & currently doing 2 step colder plugs before i data log for ken @ wedge.

Drives pretty good on the base map. Only on wastegate @ 10psi of boost. Virtual dyno estimates it at 360hp & 310ft lb tq right now. Which is it feels like to me. Excited to crank up the boost.

All the old plugs coming out look great. No signs of leaky injectors at 115k miles on my current index 12s

Also, my exhaust sounds terrible now. Pretty much just straight pipe. Cats are halfway blown out. Sounded great with the stock twins but now it sounds so raw and raspy. Went ahead and bought a vrsf street exhaust. Hopefully that shows up soon cause its way too loud and raspy right now.
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      05-29-2022, 03:09 PM   #20736
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Today I finished the installing my Bilstein B8 and H&R lowering kit. I changed out the rear shocks and springs along with shock mounts last weekend so it was time to drop the front this weekend. New struts, springs and strut mounts installed and now all I need is an alignment to finish it off. I couldn't not take it for a little spin in the meantime though. It certainly feels tighter than before but I'm sure the struts I removed were the originals with 170k kms on them so it would almost have to feel better wouldn't it. TBH it doesn't appear to have lowered the front nearly as much as the back. I did take height measurements before I started the rear and I will check the height again once its had time to settle in a bit and post before and after pics.

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      05-29-2022, 04:17 PM   #20737
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Give it some time to settle. There was a huge difference for me qhen going from standard non M sport suspension to B8/HR sport springs.
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Give it some time to settle. There was a huge difference for me qhen going from standard non M sport suspension to B8/HR sport springs.
Yeah the rear seems to have dropped over an inch but the front, not so much. I'll give it some time and maybe some rough(er) roads.
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      05-30-2022, 03:29 PM   #20739
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I figure one of my three N52 cars will need an alternator sooner rather than later, so picked up a used one today from LKQ. Bosch 180 from a '13 128i, so practically new and for $55! I probably should have grabbed water pump and starter while I was at it.

Weird seeing a BMW alternator w/out a quart of oil seared onto every surface!


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I figure one of my three N52 cars will need an alternator sooner rather than later, so picked up a used one today from LKQ. Bosch 180 from a '13 128i, so practically new and for $55! I probably should have grabbed water pump and starter while I was at it.

Weird seeing a BMW alternator w/out a quart of oil seared onto every surface!

Probably because it's supposed to start leaking at 10 years old from the filter housing. Got it early enough
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      05-30-2022, 11:34 PM   #20743
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I'll lose my mind but I'll figure it out, eventually
I've been fighting this same thing for some time. I recently made the switch from Bilstein B8 with H&R sport springs to Koni yellows/H&R sport springs. Replaced all hardware ( strut mounts, spring perches and shims). Still had the clucking. Re-torqued my M3 control arms, the right way this time and that helped a bit. Checked my adjustable end links and they are a little rough. I just ordered a new pair, I would look into that if I were you and make sure to adjust them while the car is on the ground and have a buddy sit in the passenger seat.
Maybe the end links will be it for you since there's probably nothing left to change. That's how it was for me except I had new links. I resolved my horrible clunking noise the other day by loosening and retorquing the subframe with anti seize on the bolts and loosening and retorquing control arm bolts with that too at ride height. No idea why but it was that.
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Probably because it's supposed to start leaking at 10 years old from the filter housing. Got it early enough
High mileage external lubrication system!!!
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