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01-04-2008, 01:21 AM
It's been a good long while since the last time I was an SL-i regular so I thought I'd show a few pics of what I've been driving since I sold my BD almost two years ago.





Some cars from work:



And for old times sake, my BD:


...which in retrospect is rather street racer-ish for my taste now, but it was a lot of fun. I'm actually trying to sell my bimmer so I can pick up another BD, only this time it'll be a GT. Now that I have an entire shop at my disposal I could build it right.

sorry for the big pics!

cheers :cool:

01-04-2008, 02:44 AM
Jeeze, is that shop just for taking pictures? It's so clean and organized

01-04-2008, 08:36 AM
It's usually fairly clean but this time of year it gets dirty pretty quick, especially when it snows.

01-04-2008, 09:20 AM
Nice Bmer.

I frickin' love Porches though, OMG I'd give my left nut for one of those 911 turbos. :twisted:

01-04-2008, 11:14 AM
The 911's are fun but notice the race car is STi powered :cool:

01-04-2008, 11:14 AM
Man, I'd love to work on those cars all day. They're friggin beautiful. Nice BMW though. I've thought about maybe getting one just like it, but I think I'd still rather have a subie.

01-04-2008, 09:22 PM
That 5 series is gorgeous! What year? What mods? Wheels, suspension, and the front looks different.

01-04-2008, 10:42 PM
damn that BD looks mean. i love all the cars in the pics above, especially the widebody porsche, and especially the bimmer, and especially the STi powered racer, and ... yeah you have a kick-ass job man. can you post some more pics of your BD?

01-05-2008, 12:55 AM
^^^ agreed. I loved your car the second I saw it. I'd like to do what you did with your fogs, but the rest of my car couldn't carry it. Yours looked like a genuine touring car that could come off the BTCC circuit.

01-05-2008, 07:33 AM
Nice shop and nice cars, it must be fun at times. Welcome back

01-05-2008, 01:53 PM
Thanks guys. Here's some info on the Bimmer:

'91 E34 525i
-M50B25 Inline-6
-4-spd w/ three shift modes (I deal with HEAVY traffic)
-more features & options than most modern cars
-glove box big enough for a laptop, owners books, tool kit, & an iPod
-50/50 weight distribution

-Custom suspension by Lowtec Germany
--255 Progressive rate springs w/ my own specified drop
--GT struts matched to above spring rate & drop
--Ball-bearing upper strut mounts
--Polyurethane bushings almost everywhere
--750il control arm bushings
--3mm spring pads
-Staggered BBS LM replicas powdercoated silver w/ polished lip
--18x8 front, 18x9 rear
--Stretched Falken Ziex tires (205's :shock: )
-6500K HID system
-Euro M5 tail lamps
-Euro-trim (deletes front & rear side markers)
-Black grill section
-Euro plate panel
-Custom German "Zoll" tag for the front
-Rieger Tuning Infinity front lip
-Short ram intake
-20% window tint all around
-Alpine CD/Mp3 player with iPod interface (hooks up in glove box)
-All ten speakers replaced w/ Pioneer components
-12" RF sub & box powered by Kenwood amp
I think that's about it....

The car is tons of fun, whether it be on winding roads or getting sideways in the rain or snow. It's even fun to just cruise. I have a set of projector headlights I'm painting gunmetal right now with another HID kit for them. When I get them on the old HID kit will be moved to the fogs. After I get the headlights put on the car will go up for sale. I love this car but my heart tells me I need another BD and so it shall be.

I'll get some more pictures of my old BD up when I get back to my computer at home

01-05-2008, 02:59 PM
Alright I seem to be lacking in the old photo department on my computer but I do have a few decent ones

this is from the day I put my suspension on

after I tweaked the springs a bit and got new wheels

this one is just from waaay back in the day

Okin DaVanh
03-03-2008, 12:55 PM
Man, I'd love to work on those cars all day. They're friggin beautiful.

I used to think the same thing before. Now it seems like "same 'ol, same 'ol". https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2008/03/l_73a1d9ded9bfeb590f03ab7d9fdf7d7f-3.jpg
Each 911 that comes through the door today, still gets the attention it deserves, but it's not the same excitement from me anymore.

Nice 5 series. I had a 325is, unfortunately I wrecked it but bought 2 Legacies. Was looking forward to returning back to the mark. Maybe reincarnated through a 540i this time.

03-03-2008, 03:14 PM
Wow, your leg was about the same height as a mini 1.3? Damn man. Mine was almost that low and my fender liners got a daily dose of tire :-(.