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Mihajlo
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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Post by tommi_e21 »

need to paint/polish the rocker cover

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We puted Bilstein B6 in fi51 (323i) struts and vented ATE discs, ferodo brake pads, and earlier widened brake calipers

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but everything was not bolt on.
wheel hubs from old 48 struts don't fit 51struts,
exhaust system is partly from e30 partly from supersprint for alfa romeo...

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K-jet is behaving stupidly...
on idle and up to 3000rpm is just fine and then is cut off. :(

and we fitted front bbs and LSD
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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Post by tommi_e21 »

like the suspension, what rating springs are on it

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austin25uk wrote:like the suspension, what rating springs are on it
noebody knows... nothing is written on them and don't know which brand is. (but they are pretty stiff)

they are compresed almost an inch when loaded on car. (hope it helps)
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Post by tommi_e21 »

was just wondering, i got two rates of springs to try on my car just wanna get opinions of lots of different people on the best spring choice

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Post by Mihajlo »

OK, it's done.

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we have little problems with fuel pump and fuel gauge sensor and that would be it.

car is handling wery well and I'm very happy with fuel consumption.
3.45 final gear ratio is overkill! :evil:
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Looks good mate.

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Post by tommi_e21 »

me thinks the back needs to go a bit lower

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austin25uk wrote:me thinks the back needs to go a bit lower
That is not possible because geometry of the wheels.
If rear end goes more down, toe get more positive anad castor more negative and that is very tricky in wet conditions...

Before swap I was driving those bravuris on lower rear end than now is for 2500-3000km and iner side of tyre is already outworn 3mm's more than outer side.
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Post by nas80 »

you need adjustable rear camber bushes and bolts

http://www.iapdirect.com/product.php?productid=42000

these are more local

although a man of your skill can probably make these easily

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E30-rear-camb ... 3001r12393

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It's very heart warming to see the love, attension and dedication you've put into this dear old E21. I also find it refreshing with schemes like Europes Scrappage scheme in Germany and in the UK colouring peoples opinions of old cars and promoting this dispoable car culture and 'rampant consumerist society we live in today.
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Post by M15KYY »

i agree with everything you just said! nail on the head!
E21 316 M60

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Post by Mihajlo »

little update...and winter outfit 8)
BBS MAHLE 5.5x13 ET13 with tyres Sava Eskimo 165/70/13 I used last season. They are stil soft and sticky! leaving black marks on every corner...

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and today during wheel change, i noticed left rear shock is covered with black grease... probably the shock is leaking. but it's working good so far.

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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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Post by badunkamunk »

where did you get those coil over sleeves?

and springs?

project looks great man :D

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