I finally got around to ordering longer studs so I could replace the 10mm rear spacers with 20mm. The fitment now matches the front nicely and the car sits pretty good. I am eventually going to switch out the entire suspension setup for something a little stiffer and better for going low without bottoming out.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new simply because life has been busy, fun, and exciting. In between being out of town many weekends recently I was able to buy some coilovers and wheels/tires for my E90. I spent the entire weekend turning my ride from a stock car to a completely modded daily driver. I wanted to knock everything out at once so I was riding just how I want it for weeks or months to come. I also had a small meet with friends that I wanted to have the car ready for.
I spent hours on hours installing suspension, painting and sanding wheels, and dialing in the ride height, camber and toe to exactly how I wanted. My goal was to have everything sitting just perfectly at the fender so I could still drive it around town sitting low without any issues. Here’s some cell phone pics from along the way, and the finished product at the end.
I was extremely tired of the Fiat. It was good enough for around town, but it drove me crazy out on my long road trips from LA to Norcal or LA to Vegas. I started looking around for a clean E90 a couple months ago that would be in good shape but easy on the bank still. I was sold after driving my friend’s 2006 325i with 150k miles that still drove like a new BMW. So I will be doing a couple of mods to this of course, but I will be keeping it simple for the most part. Stay tuned!
It was an accident I promise!
If you are a Socal car guy that is into wheel fitment then you’ve probably either heard of Tony or seen his E30. He’s rolled and pulled several of the Wrong Fitment Crew’s rides. I always snap a few pic of his ride when he comes out. I don’t know why he’s never rocked a front lip, but I still love it!
This is one of the brands I’ve been following for a little while now. They always come out with cool old school style BMW stuff. Check them out! http://elefantsupply.com/
This last weekend was an awesome trip up to the Bay Area for Hellaflush/Word Up drifting at the Vallejo Fairgrounds. I went up with a good friend from San Diego, and we met the rest of our WFC friends there in Norcal. The weekend went very good, but there was a little mishap. I happened to fold my wheel over and pop the tire while drifting. I hit this one in a million little pothole while completely sideways and mid-corner. I had my helmet on so I thought my car just bottomed out and spun. I kept on drifting and felt that something was really off about the feel of the car. I get back to the pits and see that my wheel and tire are toast. Luckily my 21 year old spare still holds air so I was able to throw that on and get back on the road the next day to Los Angeles. I thought everything was going nicely until I was about 45 minutes from home. There was some strange rotational noise that started, and then a loud thud and bang. The car was still driving ok after that so I figured getting back home was better than pulling over and risk getting hit or something at night on the busy highway. Turns out one of my axles blew and my rear diff took a dump.
I did a quick rolling video of the E30. It was kind of hard getting anything decent from another car on coilovers on a bumpy highway, but I still love seeing this thing roll.
I finally got the passenger seat in after having it for over a year. I was waiting to get a fixed position driver’s seat first. I wound up with a Sparco and a Recaro, and I totally love it. I also had a clean black suede dash mat made for the car to cover up all the nasty cracks. It looks so much better now inside of the car. I ordered some clean floor mats also since it never had any.
I’ve been wanting an “IS” lip for the E30 for some time. The only real reason why I didn’t get one yet is because it would only be good for shows and events. It would not survive my driveway or daily driving in my area. I decided to pull the trigger on one, and as I suspected it looks great. I will go back to the “I” lip for daily use, but when you see my car from now on at events it will be rocking the new look.
I was asked for a video of my open exhaust on the E30 318is. Here it is!