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      08-08-2014, 02:53 PM   #67
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F31 is amazing love it
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      08-08-2014, 04:03 PM   #68
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F31 is amazing love it
Agreed. This thread put me over the edge - I just bought one
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      08-08-2014, 04:39 PM   #69
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Thanks guys.
@Malloy, glad I could help
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      08-09-2014, 01:17 PM   #70
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Hey Martin,

I was on your flickr feed and saw this beauty of a shot you didn't post. I hope you don't mind but I did a little photoshop to it to bring it out and cleaned up the tire sidewall a bit as well. Car looks incredible!

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      08-09-2014, 03:06 PM   #71
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Looks great Andrew. I'm just cutting my teeth on post processing and still learning photo fundamentals. I did however purchase a new lens recently and will arrive soon and can't wait to try it out. 70-200mm f2.8 on they way.
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      08-19-2014, 11:04 AM   #72
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Beautiful car man! And a fellow Ottawa member. Hope to see that beauty around.
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      08-19-2014, 11:20 AM   #73
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Thanks @ryancole. Where in town are located? I'm out in the westend. I haven't found any local groups yet though I know of another soon to be Audi convert expecting his F80 to be delivered.
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      08-19-2014, 11:43 AM   #74
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Awesome job man.
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      09-02-2014, 06:15 AM   #75
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Quick edit of one of the pics taken last night trying some new lenses.

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      09-03-2014, 08:56 AM   #76
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Last Thursday I had the camber pivot bearings replaced with the OE option for the fronts as I was rubbing on large dips at speeds above 30 mph. Details on these can be found in this thread (OE option for more negative camber).

Being xDrive, part numbers are 31-21-6-856-535 left and 31-21-6-856-536 right which I purchased from ECS Tuning as they provided me the fastest delivery option. Install took a few hours and my final camber is -1.1 with my fender to ground measurement at ~25.75" (65.5cm).

Driving the same routes, I haven't encountered any rubbing thus far, though I also haven't really tested it. If I do rub again, I don't think it will necessarily be on the fender lip as much as it will be joint between the fender and the bumper. I see that the edge is already deformed near the bolt, so if it does continue I'll have to see how to add some clearance.

The camber pivot bearing isn't a inexpensive fix and there are other option like camber plates for those with certain coilovers but figured I'd share my results.

Steering feel in my opinion has tightened up and really like the way the car responds now. For reference my toe on both sides is 0.12 as well.

Here are some more pics from the other night.







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      09-03-2014, 12:34 PM   #77
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      09-03-2014, 01:31 PM   #78
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Looks very Nice! But loose the ski box!
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      09-03-2014, 02:51 PM   #79
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Looks very Nice! But loose the ski box!
But then I'd have to hide the dead hookers in my trunk and the ski box rinses out much easier.

I actually like the way this box looks and fits on to the F31. I looked at many of the options and this fit the bill as my 4Runner fits in to the garage with it on, and the intention is to have the 4Runner have it most of the time. I need to install a storage system/carrier in the garage where the box will be lifted off and stored up against the ceiling and then it can be installed only when needed.
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      09-03-2014, 04:20 PM   #80
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Quick edit of one of the pics taken last night trying some new lenses.

Great shot! Was that at Bayshore Shopping Centre?
If you ever want to get together and do a photo shoot let me know. I pick up my car tomorrow afternoon.
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Quick edit of one of the pics taken last night trying some new lenses.

Great shot! Was that at Bayshore Shopping Centre?
If you ever want to get together and do a photo shoot let me know. I pick up my car tomorrow afternoon.
That's exciting news Eric! Can't wait to see it.

Yes it was at Bayshore on Monday night so it was completely empty. I want to go back soon so I'd love to take some pics for you.
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That's exciting news Eric! Can't wait to see it.

Yes it was at Bayshore on Monday night so it was completely empty. I want to go back soon so I'd love to take some pics for you.
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But then I'd have to hide the dead hookers in my trunk and the ski box rinses out much easier.

I actually like the way this box looks and fits on to the F31. I looked at many of the options and this fit the bill as my 4Runner fits in to the garage with it on, and the intention is to have the 4Runner have it most of the time. I need to install a storage system/carrier in the garage where the box will be lifted off and stored up against the ceiling and then it can be installed only when needed.
It Can look good with a ski box, but it has to fit the car perfectly and i think it looks best in the cars color.

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      09-10-2014, 02:28 PM   #84
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New wheels were installed today, after nearly a four month wait to get the rears. Specs are:
BBS LM229 20x8.5" ET32 with Michelin Pilot Super Sports 235/35ZR20 XL (front)
BBS LM256 20x10" ET45 with Michelin Pilot Super Sports 275/30ZR20 XL (rear)

Thanks to Eric and Tam at Supreme Power (@supremepower) in Placentia, CA for the wheel set. Patient bunch of guys as I probably emailed them 2-3 times a week over the process. Be sure to contact them if you are looking for a set of BBS or any other set of wheels.

Thanks to my local shop (for anyone local who's looking for a great mechanic), Rodgers Performance. Not only for getting these mounted quickly within the shitstorm of a day, but getting the KW V2s in and installed and dialled in. Bryan knows his stuff.

Weather was crazy today, with thunderstorms throughout the day but managed to snap a few pics. Dirty, but had to share. More to come next week.









Well, it's settled. LM's it is for me too!
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Nice!!
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Beautiful F31! I love wagons
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      12-29-2014, 09:27 PM   #87
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wow, this new platform for BMW is killing it all across the board

Audi should be scared...these new wagons are vicious looking
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Lovely aggressive setup! Great pics too! Big congrats!
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