bmw e38 740i manual drifter

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by caged, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Mike@TDSW

    Mike@TDSW Active Member

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    Im guessing the clutch and flywheel alone cost more than that
     
  2. Spence

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    I would leave mine auto but give it some stance! Some nice exhausts and pimp about!

    Where abouts are you in somerset?
     
  3. caged

    caged Drift Gibbon

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    just the flywheel!
     
  4. Mike@TDSW

    Mike@TDSW Active Member

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    Round your house looking through your curtains:wave:
     
  5. caged

    caged Drift Gibbon

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    :(:cry:Still not MOT'd :cry:

    been having a nightmare with plastic radiator end tanks snapping off, split fuel tank and various waterpump woes - but we're all fixed up and back on track now!:thumbs::wave:

    will be at oct 23rd DWYB :smash:

    ongoing projects = making adjustable rear arms - why did i pick a car that no one makes anything for!

    NB: rear isnt at final ride height!

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  6. roncat

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    Lovely car!

    Pimp style drift is usually always win
     
  7. ringer

    ringer HOOooo!

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    There is a strong possibility you might 'win at cars' if this project continues in a similar manner.
     
  8. tomti

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    thats the tits. end of.
     
  9. Jeek™

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    nice work! love it,

    Do the e38s and E39s share rear axles? Im gonna knock up some rear adjustable arms over the winter.
     
  10. S13Rich

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    V8 FTW. Too cool to spool yo!:alschaser
     
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    what he said :nod:

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  12. EDnovaStarlet

    EDnovaStarlet RWD Carless

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    Love E38's always want on myself used a few in my many years of driving just great cars all round
     
  13. caged

    caged Drift Gibbon

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    the rear toe arm is shared, but the camber arm and the wishbone/lower arm aren't.

    Subframe isn't either, so the mounting / geometry of said arm is prob different too!
     
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    Awesome car mate... Got me searching through classifieds for one :wack: I'm local too, so will hopefully see this pimpin' about...
     
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    Just found my quote for the rest of my under 21 life..

    TOO COOL TO SPOOL!
     
  16. driftnething

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    amazing car !!! I wannnnnnnnt !
     
  17. caged

    caged Drift Gibbon

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    finally mot'd :)

    all alignments done last night so all ready for sat!
     
  18. caged

    caged Drift Gibbon

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    Been a while since an update. Went to pod, and been to mallory twice, second time on thurs just gone, where I had an off and bent the subframe and broke a driveshaft, so not a mint day.

    Car is now up in air, and new subframe and shafts going on this week.

    Whilst exhaust is off, I will decat it, and prob split into sections as in stock form it's one piece from manifolds to rear bumper!

    Went to a rolling road and it made more than is quoted standard, so happy with that, there's a rumour that bm were lying at the time about power, to keep people buying the archaic 750i, who knows. . . . I'l go back after the decat to see if it's made a difference.
     
  19. Papercutout

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    Good work! I'm so glad you've still got it and are pimping it around!

    Pity about the subframe etc, but it's the problems with sports - things happen!
     
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    Good yours still using this.

    Pity about the off i did the same to mine pretty much.
     

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