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      My wife is pregnant with one, but I bought her a...

      My wife is pregnant with one, but I bought her a BMW wagon ahead of time so that the R was not an issue :laugh:
      Besides it's paid off, no use in selling it really, nothing to be made, a lot to be...
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      I've been wanting to do this for a long time now....

      I've been wanting to do this for a long time now. With the R32 you have to relocate a few emissions pieces though... living in California :banghead:
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      This is true, dynamic load is much different then...

      This is true, dynamic load is much different then static load, my 150 lbs doesn't even come close to the weight transfer loads on the front end under braking.

      In that picture it looks like you...
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      I still want under body pictures! :thumbup:

      I still want under body pictures! :thumbup:
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      You'll find with the RSS's that compression...

      You'll find with the RSS's that compression travel is very little, jumping up and down on my tow hook on the front and only get sidewall flex :laugh:
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      I don't remember if I mentioned it before, but...

      I don't remember if I mentioned it before, but even before I had removed the secondary radiator on the passenger side I was able to modify it's shroud enough to pass a hose through. I just found it...
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      <--- THIS :thumbup:
      I find that jumping into a modified car is a step learning curve because you really don't know what is doing what and what is affecting what. Will you be able to drive the car...
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      Sadly, I really have no pictures saved of the...

      Sadly, I really have no pictures saved of the setup and it's currently not on the car. Definitely keep the lower engine plastics in place if possible, especially the passenger side. If you go...
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      To really get any kind of proper cooling to the...

      To really get any kind of proper cooling to the hats you have a lot of challenges to overcome. First you need to not have any obstructions in the outside lower openings of the bumper, if these aren't...
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      I'm also a big fan of color matching aftermarket...

      I'm also a big fan of color matching aftermarket body pieces, just looks more complete and more German and less JDM to me. I had to color match my carbon hood when I got it, there was no question....
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      I have my third local event coming up next...

      I have my third local event coming up next weekend where I'm instructing the day before for the local PCA region. Help those Porsche guys to use their right foot a little more :laugh: . I usually...
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      Check your PM for my thoughts on this. :thumbup:...

      Check your PM for my thoughts on this. :thumbup:

      As far as the vacuum issue I've seen many a sports car with pressure relief openings in the rear quarters or upper rear window. Like you...
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      I see what you did there :laugh: I only feel...

      I see what you did there :laugh:

      I only feel like the additional cooling is needed if you delete the secondary radiator (which also necessitates the need for all new upper and lower radiator...
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      I've been working on this idea as well seeing as...

      I've been working on this idea as well seeing as the tires are hardly contained by the bumper/fenders. Tire drag is fairly substantial from what I've read, especially if there is a vacuum effect...
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      Looking good! :thumbup: Did you open up all...

      Looking good! :thumbup:

      Did you open up all the holes? I used an angle grinder to quickly knock down the excess plastic to reveal all the holes then I used an exacto blade to clean them up.
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      17x9 5x100 :thumbup:
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      Any Home Depot will have them. Typically with...

      Any Home Depot will have them. Typically with door threshold trim/hardware.
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      Nicely done! Almost identical to my design. I'd...

      Nicely done! Almost identical to my design. I'd recommend plywood with a coat of sealer, it can withstand a lot of force. It's a bit more prep work but it's cheaper and you can make two out of one...
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      17x9 et35 with 20mm spaces all around (you'll...

      17x9 et35 with 20mm spaces all around (you'll have to grind the leading edges off the caliper carriers to make them fit). Also, the centering rings supplied don't seat on the hub centric spacers so...
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      I'm sure the cease and desist letter is already...

      I'm sure the cease and desist letter is already in the mail. :rolleyes:
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