bmw e38 740i manual drifter

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  1. caged

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRT1nlWmaW4"]YouTube - ‪Silverstone 2011‬‏[/ame]

    some video of the noise right at end of this sample vid by lukasz
     
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    some deep dish porn!
     
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    hello fella, been a while since Ive been on, awesome looking new toy there :) sounds bloody sexual!
     
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    hello!

    long time no see - will we be seeing you at a drift day this year?

    hope you're well
     
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    planned work over next week or two is extend the pitman and idler arms, to reduce the turns lock to lock.

    Also to move the filter, as seeing high temps in the divided / fed air box
     
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    rear arches now rolled, adjustable rear camber arms, adjustable rear toe links, and sat alot lower at the rear.

    must get pics of fab work and end result - im always forgetting to take WIP pics!

    looks like there isnt space to extend pitman arms due to ARB location :( damn thing

    May have to buy some spare front hubs and shorten the steering arms on thos instead, to achieve same affect.

    filter still being moved, when i get off my a**e and order the ali bend!
     
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    Are you still selling this then or are you keeping it?

    A very cool car, I asked you a few questions about it when I was drifting at Mallory back in December (black E32). I'm now building an E23 7 series in a very similar style... Luxo-barge drift FTW!
     
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    Yeah still selling it, just developing it as I go along!
     
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    Will you share pics of the rear camber arms?

    we have to get our cars togeather for some skids!
     
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    yes will get pics u, no secrets here!

    it would be ace to get together - shame about the distance!

    what was the verdict on your flywheel?
     
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    Sounds awesome :dw:
     
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    Awesome car dude

    looks real soft at the rear though from the short clip in the vid above
     
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    yeah it was, sorted now tho, just a RARB to find, oh and some cash lol :smash:
     
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    Haha this looks epic! loving the ghetto cam haha might need to egt me one of those xD
     
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    still no pics lol, cos its such a job to get them from my phone to laptop and im lazy lol

    must upload tho, got rear arms being and filter relocation pics to.

    just won RARB on ebay so that can only help handling

    also won two front hubs which il develop off the car to quicken the steering, and hopefully get fitted ( along with RARB~) before the sept silverstone day!
     
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    Rear camber arms, chopped and stretched 6mm to erase too much rear camber. tube rosette welded insided, c section s514 wrap stitch and rosette welded over arm = its going no where lol. camber now adjustable from 0 to -2.5deg on lower eccentric. currently set at -1.2deg
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    no pics of the toe arms, yet, but they are just a t45 tube with left and right rod ends in, so not much to see!

    filter relocation. the divided and fed air box was seeing far too higher temps (prob due to no exit) as can be possibly seen on temp tabs. so i relocated airfilter into bumper space behind the (now gone) fog light. yeah it'l need a little more cleaning but at least its now properly out the way and getting cold air. i was too skint to buy a 3.5inch 90deg bend (c£30) so "lobster-tailed" one.

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    and finally, some ali brake ducts, which "might" be finding their way onto the car...

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    Paint drying on shortened front hubs as we speak, need to take steering link off car and replace centre tube with one of smaller diamet to clear crossmember on full lock. RARB being fitted this weekend.
     
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    Badass, I wish I could weld/fab as awesome as you, would save a fortune in bends if I could lobster one that nicely!
     

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