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I vote for the copper. What's normal anyway?

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:13 pm
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Hyper graphite gets my vote, thinking about that for my truck wheels.

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:02 am
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Titanium. The copper is kind of cool, but agreed with the ricer look and it's would take from that blacked out sinister look you have going. My second choice would be the graphite.

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You sound like wheeling is part of the prerequisite to hang out on the rockhard.

I thought the only thing you needed to be was an asshole.


Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:32 am
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Titanium...

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Black

mac 'cause once you go black...' gyvr

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When I see someone from JCR at a NAXJA event, I'll be sure to say hello. I'm sure they're planning that trip right now. :roll:


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Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:42 pm
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Anthracite or titanium

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:59 pm
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Injectors replaced by BMW under emissions warranty. Removed version 7 injectors and installed version 12.

Drove to MD today to get the keys to the new house and enroll the kids in school. This is 90% 75 mph and 10% 60-70 mph on the interstate.

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I think the Germans are on to something with this turbo inline 6 stuff.

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Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:14 pm
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I spoke to the owner of xHP yesterday. He cut me a deal on transmission maps and unlocked my app for me.

Car is back to race car status. Traction control is a problem in 3 gears. Running MHD Stage 1+ at 16 psi, tapering to 12 psi at high rpm.

There aren't enough roads around here to wind it up.

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Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:05 pm
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Things have settled down in the transmission. It takes about 200 miles to really let the computer smooth things out. Stage 3 is a little harsh on the part throttle upshifts. I might flash stage 2 just to see if it's a better DD option.

I'm getting 21 mpg around town and 29 mpg on the highway. That's up 2-3 mpg over the wagon.

I still wish I had a wagon. If BMW ever brings the 5 series touring back to the states I'm buying one.

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:19 pm
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I wish they would bring rwd wagons here. AWD kind of brings the suck for fun.

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:43 pm
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So the last couple of months have been interesting, so I haven’t done anything major to the car.

Changed the roundels on the hood, trunk, wheels and steering wheel to all black.

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She got a good wash and about half of the paint polished last weekend.

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This weekend I’ll get the paint finished with another wash and wax, then the wheel color will change and I’ve got a set of light vinyl tint coming for the tail lights.

I’m waiting on a few pay checks to get us back on our feet before I buy an intercooler and downpipes. Then I’ll turn it up to stage 2.

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:27 pm
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Look at you turning into a yuppie. Washing your BMW in your driveway.

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:38 pm
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I wish I had time to do that.

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:38 pm
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I rented a 1/4 mile long driveway.

I need shifter carts.

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You would get knocked the fuck out if one of my balls hit you in the face :flipoff7:


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Try having a 1/4 mile gravel drive, than you wash the car every time you drive it almost.
Looking good Josh.

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:25 pm
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Sneak peek. If you picked raw titanium, you picked right.

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:05 pm
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Looks good Josh!

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:15 pm
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Very good!

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:58 pm
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I like it

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Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:14 am
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Plastidip‘d the wheels this weekend. This is a $60 solution. The texture up close is not the same as powder coat but coating is permanent and expensive. I like how it turned out but I don’t think it’s an option for someone who’s interested in weekend or show car quality.

First you have to wash. I pressure washed, scrubbed with wheel cleaner, scrubbed with dish soap and cleaned with pre-dip spray both sides. 75k miles of brake dust on the inside was nasty.

Then you hit it with a light coat.

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First wet coat. The style of the wheel made the deeper parts harder to hit without laying it on too thick in the middle.

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Second wet coat of flat black. I also flipped the wheel and sprayed the backside of where the spokes connect to the outside of the wheel.

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Stood it up and let it bake in the sun for about an hour.

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The titanium pearl is thin with flakes of pearl in it. You’re supposed to dust the first two coats to see how the color changes and then add coats to get the color you want. I did 4 total. Each coat made it lighter.

First coat.

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Second coat. If you wanted a darker look this would be a good place to stop.

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Third coat. The titanium color really starts to come out. It covers the texture of the black a little bit but you can definitely see if you did a good job spraying the black.

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Fourth coat. Started to get a little too bronze and I didn’t want it any lighter so I stopped.

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Stood them up to bake in the sun.

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The plastidip won’t stick to the rubber but any silicone based tire shine will help it release after you spray. Masking the tire isn’t a great idea because you want the dip to wrap around the lip of the rim.

You just pick at it and then pull and it comes right off around the wheel. I reinstalled the wheel cap and peeled the dip off the M badge.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:19 am
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They look different in the shade than they do in the sun. I took pictures of the first two when they were done on the shade side of the car.

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When I got the other 2 done, I also installed new wheel spacers in the rear and swapped my old spacers to the front. Because that flush life.

They look way different in the sun.

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Wide wheels go faster right?

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I spent Sunday washing, polishing and waxing the body. I haven’t done that since I bought it. I ran out of sun for a good picture.

And since it’s a black car, it was too dirty for a good picture 5 minutes later.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:25 am
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That's a sweet ride. I hope it's as sporty as it looks! I saw that dana white has one of the new ones that is selectable between haul ass and electric modes.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:13 pm
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I roasted the tires at a stop sign today on the way home in first.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:52 pm
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Oh yeah. Image

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We have one of those that lives nearby, black w blue inserts, pretty bad ass

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