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      04-08-2020, 10:03 AM   #7481
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To install the MP LSD or not to install....that is the question....
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Finally took the time to redo my brakes. New pads and finally got a chance to paint everything.

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Did you paint the rear calipers also?
I'm thinking if I should paint the rear ones or buy the M-Sport rear brakes and paint the front calipers to match them.
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Got a free endoscope, used it to check my timing chain guides. Dropped it way down in the engine. No cracks or broken pieces. Everything looks fully intact. I'll check from the bottom during my next oil change. For you you N20 guys, i'd recommend getting one just because. Wont prevent anything from breaking but for $30 you can at least see for yourself and have peace of mind.
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Finally took the time to redo my brakes. New pads and finally got a chance to paint everything.

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Did you paint the rear calipers also?
I'm thinking if I should paint the rear ones or buy the M-Sport rear brakes and paint the front calipers to match them.
Yes I did paint the rears see below. I'm stage 1 and based on braking bias towards the front and the insane cost of the rear calipers I opted to paint mine
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Ok, so I figure I need a car jack and a torque wrench to change to summers..... Amazon is probably my solution.... what should I get and what setting for the wrench please? @BEM-S4 and others.... thank you!
Torque wrench can get expensive for a good one. BMW makes one specifically for wheels that only has one setting, think it originally came in the trunk tool kit.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...h/71126769683/

From there you need a decent jack, Harbor Freight has a few that aren't too $$$ and a jack pad adapter - ECS sells that too. Finally - optional - Schwaben wheel hanger make sure you order the right one for your car. ECS has that too makes changing much easier.
Ah damn I'm wondering how I'd do it w/o a garage lol
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Finally took the time to redo my brakes. New pads and finally got a chance to paint everything.

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Did you paint the rear calipers also?
I'm thinking if I should paint the rear ones or buy the M-Sport rear brakes and paint the front calipers to match them.
Yes I did paint the rears see below. I'm stage 1 and based on braking bias towards the front and the insane cost of the rear calipers I opted to paint mine
So you got the caliper cover for the front and painted the rear?
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Finally took the time to redo my brakes. New pads and finally got a chance to paint everything.

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Did you paint the rear calipers also?
I'm thinking if I should paint the rear ones or buy the M-Sport rear brakes and paint the front calipers to match them.
Yes I did paint the rears see below. I'm stage 1 and based on braking bias towards the front and the insane cost of the rear calipers I opted to paint mine
So you got the caliper cover for the front and painted the rear?
I painted both the front and rears
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Finally took the time to redo my brakes. New pads and finally got a chance to paint everything.

Before and after
Did you paint the rear calipers also?
I'm thinking if I should paint the rear ones or buy the M-Sport rear brakes and paint the front calipers to match them.
Yes I did paint the rears see below. I'm stage 1 and based on braking bias towards the front and the insane cost of the rear calipers I opted to paint mine
So you got the caliper cover for the front and painted the rear?
I painted both the front and rears
Oh damn, painted it and put the M sticker on there? Almost thought it was those caliper covers from eBay! Great job man!
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Yes I did paint the rears see below. I'm stage 1 and based on braking bias towards the front and the insane cost of the rear calipers I opted to paint mine
Looks good. I was looking at a used pair for around $300, will also need new 345mm rotors and coding. But I think I'll just keep them stock for now, till at-least I'm under warranty. Could you please upload a picture showing both painted calipers with wheels on, maybe more of rear wheel in frame? Thanks
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Figured I'd bite the bullet and get get the stuff!
While you are ordering may as well get...

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-lb-n...ad+blow+hammer

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-...bar-62729.html

Just in case - nothing worse than having the car up in the air and a lug is stuck or the wheel needs a little encouragement.
just get the ryobi impact gun, 99 dollars with a 4ah battery at homedepot right now
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      04-09-2020, 09:36 AM   #7491
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To install the MP LSD or not to install....that is the question....
Do you already have one in your possession, and do you think you'll keep the car for more than a couple more years? If yes, then I absolutely would.
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Those painted brakes do look amazing. Trying to decide if I want to go that route or bite the bullet and just get the m performance kit.

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I also highly recommend the LSD to anyone considering it
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Installed forged carbon mirror caps and the smoked sequential turn lights
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Those painted brakes do look amazing. Trying to decide if I want to go that route or bite the bullet and just get the m performance kit.
Do some research before going with the OEM BBK - they make a rather annoying ticking noise and the rotors are not directional. There are better options out there for less money.
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      04-09-2020, 07:37 PM   #7495
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To install the MP LSD or not to install....that is the question....
Do you already have one in your possession, and do you think you'll keep the car for more than a couple more years? If yes, then I absolutely would.
yeah I do. unfortunately, literally an hour after I posted that, my company announced major salary cuts due to covid so the new toy is up for sale
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To install the MP LSD or not to install....that is the question....
Do you already have one in your possession, and do you think you'll keep the car for more than a couple more years? If yes, then I absolutely would.
yeah I do. unfortunately, literally an hour after I posted that, my company announced major salary cuts due to covid so the new toy is up for sale
Sorry to hear that! Best of luck.
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I moved my car from the driveway to the road, it's the most I've driven it in 8 days.

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200 total miles driven in the past 5 weeks.
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I moved my car from the driveway to the road, it's the most I've driven it in 8 days.

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200 total miles driven in the past 5 weeks.
Got out with it today for some contribution to the global warming...

Have probably under 100 miles for the last couple of months, I beat you 🤦🏻*♂️
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Got out with it today for some contribution to the global warming...

Have probably under 100 miles for the last couple of months, I beat you 🤦🏻*♂️
Fuel is so cheap right now but we have no place or reason to drive (other than for fun)! Ironic.
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Fuel price never stopped me, but the lack of destination and crappy weather do 😒
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traded my 442M's for some forged 19" 437M rims. 8-9lb per wheel is a pretty substantial weight savings. Came with Pirelli pzero's 255/35/19 and 275/30/19. Nice upgrade and no rub 👌😀
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Trying to be socially distance as usual with parking.... pretty sure this is my neighbor busting my.....
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