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    Not really great pics but here you go.

    Power wire for the relay tied into the stock jumper box. I ended up cutting the wire shorter instead of just coiling it up somewhere. I also may add in a fuse later down the line. The orange wire I need to find a clean way to get a 12V switched source for yet.

    fan wiring 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Loomed it up decently and ran down with the stock wiring. This houses the red power wire for the fan and also the trigger wire that goes to the coolant sensor.

    fan wiring 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    This is the temp switch tie in with for the grey wire. I tapped into the green/black I think wire which is the high speed line. I will retape this this cuz I am not happy with it lol.

    fan wiring 3 by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    Chop that green/black wire, tap again, slide over some heat shrink and solder that so you never have to worry about loose connections. Did you use butt connectors? They can work fine but for something as vital as that I wouldn't risk it. Also if you're OCD about how your wiring looks look into picking up some 1/4 or 1/2" Techflex insulation. Super heat resistant and it looks great. It is what most harness makers use as their whole insulation and it's not really expensive at all. I got tired of the residue elec tape leaves over the years.


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    I always use heat shrink butt connectors now, which I have yet to have a problem with, I will check it once and a while tho just to be safe.

    I like that wrap stuff you mentioned, but I am trying to keep the wiring looking as oem as possible so I will just stick with tape, which I dont even like. I just didnt take my time to wrap it well.
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    Hey thanks man, i appreciate it. its pretty much how i have mine wired up but for some reason i cant get my fans to kick on. I tapped into pin #16 on the diagnostics port.

    this is the diagram im using

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    I was just going to say, get your switched power from the OBDII port.


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    So I finally sold my stock jeep wheels for what I wanted amazingly and I have been going back and forth over and over in my head about what I want to buy

    I really want to get flares, but I think I will be conservative for a while, more since I am nervous about cutting up the car (still may happen down the line). I decided finally that I am just going to get some kosei K1 in 17x8.5 and run some agressive 245/40 tires. Havent decided on brand yet but I will do that tomorrow probably unless I get them today.

    I do need/want a new suspension as well. I have been looking into the ISC N1 setup but talking to a local guy who races....has the coils which cant handle his car setup anymore...so over winter I may be getting his used setup which has been heavily upgraded due to he is running a 285/30 hoosier race slick. My only gripe with the megans is I dont have camber plates which they should have being they have 32 clicks of dampening control.


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    Just ordered the Kosei K1 17x8.5 et 40 with 245/40/17 continental extreme contact sport tires
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    Tire Rack really killed it with this delivery. Ordered around 3-3:30 yesterday, got an email the wheels shipped. Updated tracking email this morning that they will be delivered today.

    Just ran home and threw them in the garage for saftey, and opened one up. Happy with my decision.

    kosei 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    kosei 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    kosei 3 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    kosei 4 by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    I cannot stand that tirerack wont let you search for wheels by size/bolt pattern/offset. Wish they had K1's in 5x114.3

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    Got the wheels on, running a 10mm spacer up front to clear the strut. Slight rubbing which I expected since I cant add any camber. I did add in the rear perches for now, and spun the fronts up a little. This is the height I plan to stay at. Should be ordering new coils next week.

    WHEELS 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    WHEELS 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    WHEELS 3 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    MkahMotorsports rear diffuser should be here next week as well which I hope will be an easy install. Also went with their tall shiftkob again.

    Dont have any pics, its the wrong silver...titanium vs my artic...but I will finally have a door that isnt rusted out at the side trim. I will be getting a paint quote, or looking into other options for the whole car.
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    Looks good on this K1!

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    Looking proper man!


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    Forgot the bmw isnt a jeep last night

    not a jeep 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    not a jeep 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    I know its a shade off, I might have it painted, but not really sure on that yet. Prolly go get a quote next week if I have some extra time. Reason for the door swap was under the trim it was starting to rust kinda bad, so the trim would constantly fall off, and I was tired of looking at the bad paint that was also on the door. I think it was hit before, and when they sprayed it, the wrong color was used. Also need to redo the passenger door panel, top clip section was loose and fixed poorly which makes it sit high. Also want to pull the window and swap it with my tinted one, along with swapping the door handle/lock.
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    Kosei's are low key one of my favorite wheels. Looks solid!

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    Love the new wheels! My roommate has them on his M3 as well, can't beat them for the price.

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    Did you go with 245/40r17 all around? Looks good!

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    Really feeling them wheels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pDubs View Post
    Did you go with 245/40r17 all around? Looks good!
    Yes, havent driven it much yet but happy with the sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Benwalsh91 View Post
    Really feeling them wheels!
    Thanks man, I wasnt sure at first, but I love them.



    So I have been busy the last few days.

    Started with a big box from MKahmotorsports.

    mkah box by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Which was hiding a rear diffuser, and also extended shift knob. (Threw the knob in, forgot to take a pic). Diffuser comes in pieces, threw it together right away.

    shift knob by minthinrich, on Flickr

    diffuser 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Should have waited for a friend or used my girlfriend to help me with the install, but I have like zero paitence with new parts, so used a jack and got it on myself. I have to say it fits rather well.

    diffuser 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Also, super exciting one. Didnt really need this, but whatever I have it now and I am happy. Rouge Engineering quick release, which can accept any pattern wheel. I ran this in my red car, and was really happy with it. Was nervous at first since it moves the wheel back another 2.5" I think, but even with the stock seat, its in a perfect position now for me. Once I order a seat I know it will be even better.

    ROUGE 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    Started my suspension install Wednesday night late, and finished last night.

    New isc coils, ended with the "street" rates from bimmerworld which is 8k/10k. The avail of the "track" was a few months out, and these were reccomended for my intended use and should be more than enough. Might swap to swift springs at a later time but I think I will be very happy. They ship in a small box which was smart due to the bodies being apart. Cool to see a company who believes in sending swag along with their products.

    isc-1 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    isc 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    isc 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    isc 4 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    isc 3 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Last night I was able to get the rears on, which I think I will need to raise slightly. Shooting for a final 12.5" front and 12" rear height which I have been reading is ideal.

    isc 5 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Was nice to my neighbors and pushed the car out of the garage since it was around 11, and had to take a pic.

    diffuser 3 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    night shot by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    Looks so good with the diffuser and new wheels.
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    Car looks good on the koseis. Curious to hear your impressions of the ride quality on the ISC coilovers. Currently the ST XTA is at the top of my list, but these are substantially cheaper and pretty well reviewed.

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    This thing is looking super good. Good work!

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    Nice M3 you got there. Liking the meaty setup.
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    Love the car, nice and subtle.
    Curious about the number plate situation at the back.. looks like a american plate on top of a UK one?

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