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by rrrs
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Strange washer
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Strange washer

While replacing the battery I did a little cleanup and touch up paint around battery try area. In process I also removed temporary large bolt that holds bumper shock absorber to chassis rail. After all was done I found under the car a very large spring-washer that I can not figure out where it belon...
by rrrs
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Spax lowering kit

So, as promised, here are the pictures and photos with Spax kit installed. image005.jpg image001.jpg I feel that rear is maybe slightly high; seems front dropped a bit more, but this is now with empty fuel tank. Somehow, the right side of the car is little bit (8mm) higher than left. Springs and sho...
by rrrs
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Spax lowering kit

Hi, I did not get any yet, but am planning to get a set machined. The ready ones are available from AKG, but unfortunately they do not offer any additional camber. https://www.akgmotorsport.com/product/bump-steer-correction-strut-spacers-for-bmw-e28-and-1983-e24/ The once I posted picture from are n...
by rrrs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Spax lowering kit

So, finally all installed, drop was as advertised, about 35mm; it does seam like the front drooped slightly more than rear which is nice as it gives me the place to add front fixed camber plates to the top of the struts. I checked the wheel camber after lowering and it is 2-3 degree on the rear (one...
by rrrs
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Spax lowering kit

Thanks for reminder, will definitely make sure to pre-load the suspension before tightening control arms. Finished pouring the 2-part Urethane into the bushings and they came out really nice; now hope the extra stiffness this ads to normally very open bushings will not cause some unexpected problems...
by rrrs
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Spax lowering kit

Hi, I am still in process of suspension rebuild; it is taking longer than expected since I am trying to clean and repaint most of the components.... I am also using Meyle HD rear sub frame mount bushing but fill them with liquid Polyurethane, 80 hardness before installing. I also wanted to do the sa...
by rrrs
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Spax lowering kit

OK, thanks, so will go ahead and trim the top of the bump stops by one groove (this makes it about 35mm shorter, so should match Spax sprigs). To hold them on the top of the strut insert rod probably my best bet will be just a very small amount of gorilla glue, since the narrower part of the bump st...
by rrrs
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Spax lowering kit

Hi, thanks for the feedback; got all front components off and am going to re-fresh (clean and paint) the strut housings while they are off the car. I am still wondering about the oil and if I should use it or not; in my Bentley E28 manual stands : "if using gas filled strut inserts do NOT use the oi...
by rrrs
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1556

Re: Spax lowering kit

My Spax kit arrived; looks like a really nice quality, adjustable shocks front and rear. Hoping to install over the weekend, but just wondering about two points, if someone could help: 1) I got new bump stops; the kit does not include the bump stops with it. Should I use the OEM once and should I us...
by rrrs
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Current speakers for factory locations
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: Current speakers for factory locations

Sorry to bring this back up, but did someone recently find any 4x6 speakers that mount in rear pods and magnets do not interfere when closing? I just tried mounting pioneer's 4x6 and was able to get them to work in the front with some spacers under stock grills, but in the old style rear pods the sp...
by rrrs
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK 628CSiA dismantling soon
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: UK 628CSiA dismantling soon

Hi, is it E28 based car?
Looking for a pair of front struts; to be used as cores to ship to Gaz and get converted to coil-overs.
As long as they are fitting '85 car (with ABS sensors) and not too rusty I would be interested.
No shocks or springs, just struts, shipped to Gaz in UK.
by rrrs
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: central locking
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: central locking

So in the end it was a weak actuator in the passenger door; would try closing bur had no power to close, just some whining noise; opening was fine. Since I had a driver door actuator and no passenger door in my parts bin I installed the driver side actuator instead. Accept different part number and ...
by rrrs
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Speaker grounds
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Speaker grounds

Thanks, in the end I just pulled new rear speakers wires and used the existing grounds for front speakers, so all good now. I did find it really difficult to get rear speakers to fit the old style speaker pods; seems all modern 6x4 speakers got much larger magnets then original speakers, so the pod ...
by rrrs
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Speaker grounds
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Speaker grounds

Just installing new head unit and wiring the connection to the speakers. As new unit does not tolerate common grounds for front and rear speakers will have to separate those. Instead of puling new complete speaker wire I would like to find where are front and rear speaker grounds actually tied toget...
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: 669

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: 20
Views: 1556

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: 20
Views: 1556

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: 20
Views: 1556

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: 20
Views: 1556

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: 8
Views: 1064

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: 8
Views: 1064

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: 588

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: 8
Views: 1064

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: 8
Views: 1064

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: 6535

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 :(