Category: grippy’s garage

flashback

I was looking around at my old blogspot and was reminiscing over my former STI. This is when it was a little more blinged out, but I think I did more crazy top speed runs at that point in time than ever.

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E90 fitment

I’ve finally taken the time to fine tune and dial in the rest of my camber and fitment. I always hated how E90’s typically run no front camber while the rear tends to dial in quite a bit with a hefty drop. I wanted to even out my front to rear fitment (not just the tire to fender but also the camber of the wheel looking down the side of the car). This is how it is currently sitting.

E90 pier

E90 and WRX

rocket bunny wheels

I am pretty excited about these. I love mesh style wheels, and I love having the options of running smaller diameter wheels on my E36 or E90 even (I want 18’s next for performance reasons and better performance tire options). They are made by Enkei for RocketBunny 6666 and will be offered in custom sizing and pcd from 16 to 18 inches and 100 – 130 pcd.

6666 wheels

BMW stuff

I had to throw a bit of money down to keep the E90 running great for years to come. A common problem on them is for the water pump (which is electric) to begin slowing down over time. BMW upgraded the units after seeing the first few years of E90’s were having issues with there pumps. I figured it was pretty important to do this before it gets real hot again this summer. I plan on making plenty of trips so it’s important for me to have my mind at ease while cruising 300 miles out to Vegas in 105 degree heat.

tstat

all white

I try to kick it with my good friend and WFC boss Brian (Lynk) as much as possible despite him living over a hour away. I drove out yesterday to spend some quality time since his Bday was recent. We’ve been buying and working on more and more Euro cars it seems. The different generations of white BMW 3 series cars all parked together was too good not to snap a photo.

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