NOOB drifter from RSA

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  1. 325i_Hoonigan

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    Lol. No

    So sold the giraffe to pay for my power flex bushings [emoji28]
     
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    Here some pics on the progress

    Wink mirror installed

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    Then I took it to work 1 week and the radiator neck broke while in traffic and she left me stranded

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    Car got parked for about 6 months as I was petty pissed. But then I got my self a nice alum version

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    Still need to install the fan and low temp switch

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    Pics of the old radiator

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    Installed with cable ties lol
     
  3. 325i_Hoonigan

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    MOAR !!!

    Silicone radiator hoses

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    Bmw drift style steering wheel

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    Hood pins. Toe strap. Black kidney grilles and over spray removal

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    Strip interior tons of human slime

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    Light weight pulleys
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    Tachometer and clock installed

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    Interior strip

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    Sunroof removal. Welded in a piece of sheet or roof from an old accord

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    Then this happened so Monday its going for rear passengers and rear windscreen Windows.
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    Be front coil overs installed

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    Hell yeah getting there.

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    You traded the giraffe for a tiger :)

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  5. tiredhero

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    What's it like now on coilovers buddy
     
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    Haha yeah that cat is the neiborhood terrorist !!!

    Well the ricer tachometer is flippin awesome. Once I replace the bushes and put in the rear coil overs it should be a totally different car
     
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    yea i have one of those keeps shitting in my front :( gonna frigging Kamehameha the lil git
     
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    Lol

    Mirrors. Sunroof removal. Door pin straps. Door wiring delete.

    Since my mirrors were really ruined I decided to try a different look and they are a tad lighter.

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    New mirrors

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    Custom plate

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    Mirrors done
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    Wiring delete on front doors
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    Sunroof finally removed. Is damn heavy !!!

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    Door pin straps. With the removal of the door cards the door pins tend to flop around so I did this.

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    The straps installed

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    A few snaps of the day with my new mirrors

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    Lexan Windows installed for rear windscreen. Rear quarter window and rear windows Taft were connected to the window mechanisms

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    Roof sealed
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    Yesterday was the first time I gave the car a rip and I can definitely feel the difference on pull off. I still have a lot of weight saving to do. So keen to see the final results


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    Keep it up fella as it's coming along now; )
     
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    Cool thanks man more work this weekend
     
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    Ok. So drop is completed !!!

    BC coil overs are really nice you can thread the shock body so your shocks become custom shortened shoxs

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    The above reinforcements plates from axis. Really good quality and fit

    This is the lowest I could drop the car to. I think the issue why it won't go lower is because ther is no weight in the rear

    Rear door panel cut out for weight savings. I am only doing the rears as it weakens the door in a crash

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    To be installed on the next oil change

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    Thanks for viewing
     
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    Nice to see a fellow South African that is into giraffes. Build is getting there. Nice work. Good choice on coil overs. Where will you be competing?
     
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    Haha thanks buddy much appreciated. I will probably be going to the rock. Nothing serious just for fun [emoji106]
     
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    Welded up the holes on the boot by making small plates

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    Was bad like this on both sides final product. I didn't through much trouble here as I want to get a lighter trunk in the future

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    Removed sound deadning from doors. It's so easy when there is no panels or mechanisms lol

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    Washed the engine bay still looks dirty so next time I am going to use oven cleaner
     
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    where the windows hard to replace? just been looking at some and for all but the front windscreen its like £205
     
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    No idea. I took it to a shop. Door windows are piss easy
     
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    Just fit lexan. But not the front windscreen
     
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    Hi peeps haven't updated in a while this is what I have been busy with so here it goes.

    I decided to remove the subframe to start the powerflex bushing install. And I will be replacing the gearbox guibo and center propshaft mount too.

    Here is the subframe being removed
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    Tried burning out the bushings but that didn't work lol
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    So then made a plan and with a prothane plumber torch I removed them. Basically I heated the metal around the bushing and used the following with the racket gun. It took me 10min per bushing
    Bearing puller
    Threaded rod
    Thick washers and bolts
    Ratchet gun - awesome tool
    Sockets
    Squarebar with a hole
    Holesaw with drill bit removed
    Prothane plumbers tourch
    Spanners


    Rear diff bush
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    Subframe bushes
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    Here is why I was getting a knock we tapping the accelerator lol this was the diff bushing on the subframe
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    So the awesomeness begins
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    Here is my trailing arm bushing this is why you should check your cars suspension every so often
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    More updates soon

    Cheers


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    Ok so this weekend felt a bit lazy but still did some stuffs.

    Was time to remove my old diff and investigate as it had a bit of a leak. The diff u removed was a 3.46 ratio

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    So my drift spec diff was prepared for R300 it is a 3.64 till I find a 3.91

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    Powerflex diff bushings installed
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    Also decided to check the condition of the subframe pins and found that they were actually loose. This is what I am referring to.

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    Basically from the drive terrain in the rear I can see that the following issues this car had

    Loose subframe pins
    Missing 1 side of the swaybar
    Worn rear shocks
    Left hub had 2 Brocken bolts in it
    Damaged side shaft
    Damaged guibo
    Damaged center bearing
    Brocken engine mount bracket
    Rear trailing arm damaged bushing exposed
    Ripped bushes on 2 of the 3 diff bushes
    OEM subframe, shock, diff and arm bushes had become soft
    Rear ball joints badly worn
    Inner bush on on the one trailing arm had come out

    I can't wait to get this car on the road again with all these worn/damaged parts replaced

    Just waiting on my trailing arm as I cannot continue further

    Thanks



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