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    Talking Aussie E34 Touring

    Picked up this touring quite cheap from someone who bought it out of an auction








    It then sat in the garage for 7 months ended being a bit of a glorified shelf in the end



    The Registration on my e30 was about to run out and I wanted to do another motor swap as the m42 just wasn't cutting it for me so out that came



    A few more pictures of the two cars
    (the white 318is is my dads daily and the black coupe was mine at the time)







    Bonus pics of three e30s and my mates miata






    Started off with some very small details, cleaned up some interior panels, changed the cheap aftermarket clear indicators for amber







    My eventual goals for the car are something similar to Sebastian Polidts



    Added a link to his build thread for anyone who wants to check out a car thats actually
    finished

    http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=43427


    Manual Swapped the car after dailying it for about 4 months don't have any pics but eh, improved the driving experience tenfold.

    Gave the car some love and spent a few hours giving it a polish, definitely needs a cut and polish next time









    Messed around trying on some wheels we had lying around, If the car had some low that wasn't caused by the rear self leveling leaking out then I would probably have run one of these sets of wheels



    e39 style 66s not a huge fan personally



    BMW Z8 wheels, also known as BMW style 52s, Have no Idea how a set of these ended up in Australia as I'm pretty sure there are no z8s down under

    Just some random pics of the car





    Keen to redo this pic ^^^^ once the car has some low and some wider wheels
    Had a lucky few weeks recently and managed to find a set of 17x8.5 Ac Schnitzers for a great price
    Then managed to pic up an mtech kit although the front bar is in serious need of repair









    Couldn't help myself and test fitted the front bar anyway







    Heres a comparison between the stock and the mtech bumper



    Picking up some King Springs tomorrow to hopefully lower the front down enough for me to run the schnitzers.

    Long term is to get the bumpers and skirts painted in and order some coils to actually slam the car
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    This is a damn solid first post man haha,

    in for more! Big fan of the e34, I'd say they're prettier than the e30s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    This is a damn solid first post man haha,

    in for more! Big fan of the e34, I'd say they're prettier than the e30s
    Cheers Dude,
    Will update it again soon, I've got a set of 18x9 schnitzers on the way, gotta get the ride height sorted out a bit first though, King Springs didn't lower it enough for my liking

    The more I drive the e34 the more I prefer its looks, my e30 is probably going to spend a long time in the garage haha

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    Picked up King Springs and fitted them and was pissed that they didn't lower it more
    heres a side on pic running the kings in the front, rear SLS at maximum low



    had a set of e30 stock springs laying about and noticed they were the same diameter as the stock e34 springs so decided to remove the H&R 2.5 inch drop springs out of my e30

    Heres a pic comparing the three springs
    left is stock e34
    middle e34 king springs
    right is the e30 H&R spring



    Got the e30 springs fitted and was pretty stoked with the ride height, plus they are 6cyl e30 springs so the spring rate is stiff enough to run the e34's weight, just has a bit more low than it would in a 30









    Picked up some staggered throwing stars for my dad, decided to test fit them



    had a set of 19s laying around so decided I'd try them out as well
    They're BMW style 172s

    19x8.5 et13




    Bought a set of 18 inch schnitzers off some bloke down in Sydney so test fitted them, I think they look shite in Black so decided to keep running the 17s for now



    my dad picked up a white touring for cheap locally that had some overheating issues



    Fucked around with the SLS and broke something so had a nice lift kit going on for the night, luckily I was able to fix it with some parts off the white one,



    Was gonna run Hella covers but love using my High-Beams too much so not for now, maybe at a later date



    pic of my car with my girlfriends 318is



    Decided to try the mtech bar on my car again now that it's lower to the ground, makes me keen AF to get it fixed and painted up



    You know your car isn't low enough when it still clears curbs



    And finally some pics of my car with an 840ci at a Cars and Coffee




    Have a set of sports seats lined up that i'll hopefully get shipped up from Tasmania in the next few weeks.

    Exhaust, coilovers and bodykit and then the car should be looking pretty mean.
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    Nice touring man, I wish I had kept my Calypso E34 Touring. Sucks how the King Springs hardly lower it hey! I made the same mistake when I had mine.

    Keep up the posts.

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    E34s are great cars man... Touring is coming along nicely! All the hest with the rest of the Build.

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    Love the E34, love BMW Touring models. Im in for more of this.

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    Been a while since I've done an update I've done an update.

    Managed to get a set of BC's off a BMW Wreckers near me for an absolute steal, $550 AUD (thats 410 USD)



    Got them on the car and lowered it as much as i could without rolling the guards, (although was scrubbing hard and damaged my passenger wing)











    One pic out of heaps that i took on my DSLR that actually came out alright



    Camera is a canon 600d, Lens is a Tokina 11-16MM F2.8

    compared to a stock height touring






    Got a puncture so had to run a throwing star that was lying around

    pic of it tucking (front left wheel was jacked up)






    cheeky carpark picture next to a clean e90



    Thanks to me driving like a spastic i blew a hole in my rad, not too sure how, the waterpump was broken inside it's housing.
    I think i hit a bump and the waterpump snapped and sent the fan into the fan shroud







    pics of the damage





    what i could find of the fan shroud and my fan vs how it should look



    waterpump pulley was fucked (it was a rubber/plastic one not metal)



    dent put in my bonnet by the fan smacking it at 4000rpm



    Got the car fixed up pretty quickly, had everything that i needed but a waterpump.

    On to the exciting things !!!!!

    Found a Pair of ac schnitzer racing type 2s for a fucking bargain





    no curbing at all, tyres are in decent condition

    specs are 18x8.5 et13

    Took them round to a mates place to roll my guards a chuck them on

    pic of my car tucking hard with a full load



    SOOOO Stoked with how good they look.
    I couldn't help myself and had to chuck a pair on one side first





    my mates mx83 Cressida lurking in the background (rip the cressy, blew its second headgasket in 2 months)



    Still running them ATM as i don't wanna take them off. Got the pair on the front.

    My Local 7/11 has the best lighting for photos





    just a couple of snaps off my phone.






    Decided fuck it, im gonna run the Mtech kit on it even if it's the wrong color
    (running 15mm spacers up front BTW)









    haven't done anything to it in a while.

    Bought an e30 coupe a few hours away from me for a couple of hundred dollars, with a months rego.
    Has a genuine mtech 1 wing on it that'll be going straight on my e30 coupe when i start working on it again.

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    Dude this is coming together really well! Just keep it clean and tidy and it'll work perfectly.

    Now get more stretch on those tires and space out the rears

    You're really feeding my E34 itch that needs scratching...

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    Locks sick mate!
    Static Dakar Yellow E36

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    Thanks Man!
    Managed to get my hands on some mint condition m5 bumpers that will get painted when $$$ allows.
    Car will be taking a bit of a break due to me ending up on a good behaviour license for speeding.

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