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by Dimi555
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: broken tab on slider
Replies: 1
Views: 422

broken tab on slider

I went all "Lenny" trying to adjust the heat and broke the only remaining metal tab under one of the three slider knobs. Anyone have any advice on how to fix? #-o Also, I noticed that several mounting screws are missing from the various dash panels. Anyone know where I can get these screws? Are they...
by Dimi555
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Introducing Merlot
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: Introducing Merlot

wow. byoo-tee-full!
by Dimi555
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: US SharkFests
Topic: Northeast League of Idiots aka "Idiot Fest"
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: Northeast League of Idiots aka "Idiot Fest"

I would be interested if there will be a meet-up in 2018.
by Dimi555
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: 1988 M6 front brake calipers and hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 18734

Re: 1988 M6 front brake calipers and hoses

Never mind. I was wrong again. The rebuilt calipers I found for sale won't fit the M6, they are for 635Csi.

Shoot. I guess I may have to rebuild them myself afterall. One online vendor said I could get new ones from Germany for ~$700 a piece. D'oh!
by Dimi555
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

Hello John, thanks for the info. Everything seems ok sans spacers and the 225/50r16s. So glad to be done with the trxs. Now i gotta rebuild or replace both front calipers (i will likely replace with calipers overhauled by someon else). The M6 should be drivable just in time for me to winterize her. ...
by Dimi555
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: 1988 M6 front brake calipers and hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 18734

Re: 1988 M6 front brake calipers and hoses

I found a pair of reconditioned calipers online for $200 (incl. shipping). I want to drive the darn thing already and... I'm lazy.
by Dimi555
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: 1988 M6 front brake calipers and hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 18734

1988 M6 front brake calipers and hoses

Hello all,
Anyone have any leads on where i can score said parts in working order for my E24? Mine are siezed :cry:
by Dimi555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

I had some time this afternoon and the tire shop had the wheels so I had them put on the M6. These are the Continental 225/50r16's on the E38 wheels, and ... they fit! But there is not much clearance at all. We had to use flashlights to confirm there was no contact since it was pretty hard to tell, ...
by Dimi555
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

Ok. Well. I ordered some 225/50r16 contis. Tire place will mount and balance on Thursday and if they still rub, we'll explore the spacers or thinner tires.

Thanks for all the helpful info.
by Dimi555
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

Dear all, Ok, good to know I don't need the hubcentric rings-- one less thing to worry about. Now, the question is will 225/50r16 rub the struts, or will I have to go with 205/55r16's. Man, this is complicated. PS- I did put one of the 235/60-16's on the front right for shits-n-giggles and it was re...
by Dimi555
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

You guys were right. The rims look great, but the tires are indeed too big. I picked up the wheels and tires on Sunday in Brooklyn. The tires weren't in the best shape either, so I don't mind getting a new set. The rims are in great shape, and at $100 a piece, they better be. Now I gotta buy some ti...
by Dimi555
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

Hey Brucey, Great post; thanks for the info. I hear you on the 17" tires being more abundant and affordable, but I found a set of 16" rims and tires from an E39, that I will (try to) use. I simply don't like the look of the 17"s on the shark. I know I will have to get the hubcentric rings and I hope...
by Dimi555
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

Ah shhhhhh....

I see my mistake now. The TRXs on the Ms were 16.34 inch rims, not 15.4". I guess the 15.4" rims were on the 635csi (non-M version). I'm going to go with 16"s.

That would indeed be closer to the original look.

Thanks for the feedback.
by Dimi555
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

I know most people go with 16's, but I thought the oem TRXs were 15.4" in diameter.

Does it really make a difference?

I just don't know what tires to go with for the 15's. Any advice here would help. I obviously don't want to go too small.
by Dimi555
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

I should add-- I was thinking hard about going with 17" BBS from my old E39, but I want to keep the classic look (for now). Maybe someday I'll go with the 17's, but I want the car to look as period correct as possible.

Here are the tires I will go with:
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by Dimi555
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

Dear all,

I have a white 1988 M6 (imported to the States from Europe in 2004).

I plan to buy five 15 x 7 refurbed wheels to finally replace the crummy old TRXs and get the car back on the road.

What size tires should I put on them?

Any advice would help.

Thanks.