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Old 08-20-2021, 02:38 PM   #126
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I also got a 2002 E39 touring project too that is running wonderful now



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Old 09-14-2021, 12:15 PM   #127
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These Voodoo 13 lateral link arms arrived from Dewey at Six Star Motorsports and they are just wonderful. Should give me a ton of adjustment and will be installed with all new hardware on the rear end !
How has your experience with these lateral links been? I've been considering either these or the Whiteline full set of front and rear lat. links. The construction and adjustability of them seems great for the track, so I have no doubts about that, what I'm really curious about is how they feel on the car for street driving. My car only sees the occasional track a few times a year, so I'm curious to hear your subjective analysis on them
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:35 PM   #128
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How has your experience with these lateral links been? I've been considering either these or the Whiteline full set of front and rear lat. links. The construction and adjustability of them seems great for the track, so I have no doubts about that, what I'm really curious about is how they feel on the car for street driving. My car only sees the occasional track a few times a year, so I'm curious to hear your subjective analysis on them
Ironically they are still sitting in the box , I have a lot of changes I need to do for 2022.

I have been really lazy with work and school taking a priority over cars for now.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:47 PM   #129
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When I put a set of those links on my 04 WRX autox car, I had to shorten a couple of the inner adapter sleeves because they were significantly wider than the opening in the subframe. I was pressed for time, and it was easy enough to mill them down at work back then. I emailed them about them not fitting in the subframe and they were pretty dismissive. Measure them before you start if it's a daily driver.
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Old 09-16-2021, 03:08 PM   #130
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Autox and new headlights !

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Old 01-26-2022, 12:20 AM   #131
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Episode 7 of financial pain is up tomorrow


Bonus E39 BMW content as well

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Old 01-26-2022, 04:03 PM   #132
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I have wrote a Sedan Widebody FAQ over the last week that may interest some of you

https://jngarage.com/2020/04/16/suba...-widebody-faq/
First time seeing your thread. Amazing wagon. Thank you so much for that wide wagon writeup and resource list.
Pretty weird that I've never seen your site until today, after the hours I've spent researching this exact modification.. Lol

One of these days, my wagon will get the sedan treatment, too.
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Old 01-27-2022, 07:29 AM   #133
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First time seeing your thread. Amazing wagon. Thank you so much for that wide wagon writeup and resource list.
Pretty weird that I've never seen your site until today, after the hours I've spent researching this exact modification.. Lol

One of these days, my wagon will get the sedan treatment, too.
Thanks !

I should probably post more on my website but my professional life has taken priority for a little while now.
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Old 05-26-2022, 09:45 PM   #134
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Swapped an upper radiator hose cause I absolutely hate the Greddy coolant temp adapter that leaks all the time.

Drove for around 150 miles this month burning off storage 93 octane , ready for some E85 this weekend



Sourced some forged style 32 wheels in 17x8 and 17x9 for my old E39 wagon as well , they need refinished cause some idiot tried to paint them E39 M5 shadow chrome and failed.

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Old 05-28-2022, 03:25 PM   #135
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Really like those wheels.


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Old 08-28-2022, 03:20 PM   #136
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Quick rack is going in next month sometime with video and pictures to follow after sitting in my basement for almost two years.
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Old 08-28-2022, 03:22 PM   #137
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BMW got a minor suspension overhaul with new shocks , struts and tie rods. It actually drives pretty fantastic now. More little repair items being handled this week but its basically ready to be the daily driver now to keep miles off the VW.



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Old 08-28-2022, 09:29 PM   #138
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Looking great!

What ratio is your new quick rack?
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Old 09-01-2022, 10:06 PM   #139
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Looking great!

What ratio is your new quick rack?
Its going to be a 12:1 which will be fantastic

Should be installed on the 10th of September if all goes well
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Old 09-04-2022, 02:41 PM   #140
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Drove the bmw 200 miles this weekend up to Frankenmuth for a european car show called Nowo , car ran fantastic and got surprisingly good fuel economy.

No cooling issues at all and no noticeable oil consumption while cruising at 80-85mph.

Definitely need to overhaul all the rear suspension bushings next spring

Things that are being sorted out this fall

- headlight overhaul
- Brake line replacement
- Brake fluid flush
- finish rear brake job

Things to fix over the next 6-8 months / Parts to acquire

- Subframe bushings
- Rear control arms
- Differential mount bushings
- E38 comfort seats
- Spark plugs
- Coil packs

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Old 09-04-2022, 02:42 PM   #141
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Sorry for the double post

Subaru is getting the following

September 10th - Quick rack install
September 17th - alignment
September 18th - flush brake fluid and install PFC08 pads
September 23th - Grattan raceway track day
October 15th - Subaru Speed Expo at Gingerman raceway
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Old 09-05-2022, 05:55 AM   #142
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Beemer wagon is looking fantastic, what a great color.


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Old 09-05-2022, 03:12 PM   #143
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Its awesome

I found it in a guys back yard 5 miles from me outside metro Detroit
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Old 09-05-2022, 03:23 PM   #144
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Sorry for the double post

Subaru is getting the following

September 10th - Quick rack install
September 17th - alignment
September 18th - flush brake fluid and install PFC08 pads
September 23th - Grattan raceway track day
October 15th - Subaru Speed Expo at Gingerman raceway
Where did you find the quick rack??
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:58 PM   #145
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Where did you find the quick rack??
Had it from PRS for a year now

I had a brembo bleeder strip out on me today trying to bleed brakes for a track day tomorrow.

Likely going to put the car in storage soon and figure out a brake overhaul for spring or acquire another chassis for track duty.
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Old 09-25-2022, 11:26 AM   #146
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Subaru is broken so I took the old bmw out to the track

Pretty sold on an E46 wagon as a dedicated seat time car and the Subaru will be the backup track car / street cruiser.

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Old 09-25-2022, 01:04 PM   #147
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The '03 Bugeye is gorgeous and I'm really feelin' the wide body on this chassis. The wide body would look nice on my '05 Saab 9-2X Aero. There is something about watching a hatchback race around the track...much respect for your Bugeye wagon bro!!
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Old 09-25-2022, 04:57 PM   #148
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The '03 Bugeye is gorgeous and I'm really feelin' the wide body on this chassis. The wide body would look nice on my '05 Saab 9-2X Aero. There is something about watching a hatchback race around the track...much respect for your Bugeye wagon bro!!
Yeah it looks really good , harder to do on the Sabb chassis but still doable

I think I am going to just do a slow overhaul over the next two years
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Old 10-02-2022, 12:41 PM   #149
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Going to overhaul the car over the next year or two , full interior and mechanical overhaul while driving it on the street a lot more.

Going to be acquiring an E46 wagon for pure track abuse and Wrx will be backup track car.

Selling my second set of 18x9.5 +45 Advan RG3 in gold along with some other associated parts

Advan RG3 18x9.5 +45 5x114 $2500 BNIB
Jun bumper $1500 BNIB

The wheels are a half inch wider than the set I currently have on the car if you are interested


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Old 11-04-2022, 08:23 PM   #150
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Fixed the damaged brembo bleeder

Overhaul starts in spring with the 10 year anniversary of owning the poor wagon

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