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by rrrs
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: E28 M5 rear sway bar or 19mm ST
Replies: 0
Views: 22

E28 M5 rear sway bar or 19mm ST

Looking for 18mm rear sway bar, as used on E28 M5.
Other option, 19mm rear ST sway bar.
Please respond to [email protected]
by rrrs
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Spax lowering kit

Hi, it is '85 car, so yes, 28 based. I already ordered the Spax lowering kit that includes springs and shocks, but am still looking for a swaybar setup. Based on reading some posts on this forum, seems that preferred setup is 22mm front (ST makes this) combined with 18mm rear (from E28 M5). Other op...
by rrrs
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Spax lowering kit

Thanks for the tip, I actually did this first and although there come number of post there is no report from someone that has the whole kit (springs and shocks)' Much more useful info I did find on E28 forum with lots of very positive posts, but I am not sure if E28 setup would translate directly to...
by rrrs
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Spax lowering kit

So, seems not many have this kit installed; I think I will go ahead and post back the report....but it will take some months before they will be on the car. Thinking to pair them with IE sway bar kit https://www.iemotorsport.com/product/sway-bar-kit-25mm-front-19mm-rear-e24-e28/ And their fixed uppe...
by rrrs
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Spax lowering kit

Hi, is there someone with experience on Spax lowering kit https://www.demon-tweeks.com/us/spax-psx-adjustable-damping-suspension-kit-spxtap099/ It is much better priced than typical B9/HnR kit; about $300 less including shipping and it offers adjustable damper. I seen many very favorable reviews on ...
by rrrs
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: central locking
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: central locking

Thanks, will get to it this weekend!
by rrrs
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: central locking
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: central locking

Sorry to report, it is actually not really solved. I thought it was slight misalignment on driver door locking switch after replacing the broken lock, but I was wrong; must have been just by chance when I was moving that switch a bit that it did lock few times. Back to the symptoms, this time with f...
by rrrs
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Front struts in UK
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Front struts in UK

Hi, looking for a pair of E28 based car front struts (no inserts needed).
I am going to get Gaz to make a set of coil-overs and need to ship this to them as a donors.
This would need to be located in UK in order to save on shipping cost to Gaz; any condition should be fine if not bent or rusty.
by rrrs
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: central locking
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: central locking

Thanks a lot, in the end was just misaligned driver door micro switch after the lock replacement.
Sorry for not posting the year/model, it is 85 635 US/manual
by rrrs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: central locking
Replies: 6
Views: 203

central locking

Hi, is there someone that experienced similar central locking problem and could help the steps to troubleshoot the problem. Symptoms: If locking drivers door (with passenger door unlocked) all doors and trunk lock momentarily, but then pop right out to open When locking the drivers door with passeng...
by rrrs
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: BMW E24 US front bumper tuck / lipo
Replies: 24
Views: 4447

Re: BMW E24 US front bumper tuck / lipo

Hey, this really looks great; I actually prefer the look to World bumpers!
On the photos all the rubber trims look like new; did you replace them all or you got any tricks to share how to restore the old rubber?
Mine are all faded/gray/hard; not very nice :(
by rrrs
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Metric TRX wheel conversion to 17"
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Metric TRX wheel conversion to 17"

Please let us know what you find out; I would also love to do the same with my set of TRX!
by rrrs
Wed May 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Metric TRX wheel conversion to 17"
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Metric TRX wheel conversion to 17"

Hi, I believe you can use the Style5 barrels and hardware; did a quck check and it seems TRX could be machined to same outside dimensions as Style5 8x17 centers; also looked like offset would be correct.
I think this is what others have used as well.
by rrrs
Tue May 19, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Front window guide
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Front window guide

I just discovered that my front window guides are pretty rusted; must be due to the foam behind the mirrors holding up water. I tried to remove them in order to replace or clean/repaint, but not sure about correct procedure. There are two bolts on top, self understanding. Third one is the adjustment...
by rrrs
Mon May 18, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Drivers door lock!! Broken!!
Replies: 31
Views: 16548

Re: Drivers door lock!! Broken!!

Hi, I know this is very old thread but I got exact problem described where the slotted end of the driver lock cylinder broke off. Unfortunately, replacement part 51 21 1 886 521 seems to be no longer available anywhere, so was looking into e-bay as well as on this forum for replacement out of a part...
by rrrs
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: suspension options
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: suspension options

Is this something that does create a problem and, if so, any way to avoid? As well, how does H&R lowering kit influence the wheel camber? Coil over kits offer adjustable camber plates so his can be dialed but wondering if 1.5 inch lowering results in excessive camber or it is still in acceptable ran...
by rrrs
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: suspension options
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: suspension options

OK, seems that H&R with Bielsten Sport would be the best of the simple, available performance suspension options. What I was referring as misalignment came from reading Brucey's post on H&R; this is what got me worried: Re: Coilover front and rear mandatory? Post by Brucey » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:58 p...
by rrrs
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: suspension options
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: suspension options

Hi, yes, I read trough lots of those threads and got quite confused at the end. Since I am not keeping the car 100 % original I have no problem modifying the suspension; would certainly at least like to lower the car. So, was thinking about H&R with Bilstein, but then seen a post saying there is a p...
by rrrs
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: suspension options
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

suspension options

I am in process of total suspension overhaul and was looking at the same time to lower the car/replace the shocks; it is '85 car. Seems that currently available options are: H&R Bavaria springs with bilstein, both similarity priced: https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E24-635CSi-M30_3.4L/Suspension/Cup_Ki...
by rrrs
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: AC evaporator valva o-ring
Replies: 0
Views: 2435

AC evaporator valva o-ring

In process of replacing the AC evaporator valve and got the whole o-ring kit (should be enough for the whole AC system. the problem id that as a part of the kit there are O-rings with ID of 6.8, 7.6, 11.1, 14 and 17.17, but it is missing a very small O-ring that seems to be (measured my old one) abo...
by rrrs
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiberglass bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 2311

Re: Fiberglass bumpers

Thanks, that is a shame....I really think they got the best looking fiberglass bumpers! I wonder if there is someone that knows the owner of that business; those molds must be somewhere around and possibly a "group buy" could be organized? From the facebook posts seems they have still been active po...
by rrrs
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiberglass bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 2311

Fiberglass bumpers

Has maybe anyone used fiberglass front and rear bumpers from Xmorecars, UK? https://www.xmoorcars.co.uk/product-category/bmw-e24-635/ I really like the look of them as for the upper openings and in general representing the early E24 profile very well. Problem is I tried to contact them few times by ...
by rrrs
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: AC blower refresh
Replies: 8
Views: 2909

Re: AC blower refresh

Great, all clear, this is what it is!
Both of mine are "broken off"; seems they got a tiny plastic pins sticking on each side and both have this broken on one of the sides....
Will try to see how to repair/replace them; how did you fix yours?
by rrrs
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS: 80' E24 Part Out and M30 Engine and Parts For Sale
Replies: 29
Views: 5682

Re: FS: 80' E24 Part Out and M30 Engine and Parts For Sale

Hi, sent you a PM re. tail lights.
by rrrs
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: EURO e24 Parts FS
Replies: 34
Views: 6902

Re: EURO e24 Parts FS

Hi,

sent a PM this morning, please if you could check it.

Thanks a lot, Robert