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Forum: performance & modifications 04-10-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By Chigga 744SE
I've been running BMW wheels for a while. ...

I've been running BMW wheels for a while.

Few things:

- There are two Centre bores on BMWs, 72.1mm and 74.1mm, 74.1mm is on E39 5 series, X5, and rear of X6 (or front, I forgot), so when get...
Forum: showroom 03-14-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,381
Views: 2,827,656
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Wow. Air?

Wow.

Air?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,917
Posted By Chigga 744SE
I went with the 265 because I had access to one...

I went with the 265 because I had access to one and I bought the adapter already, my biggest gripe was the gears, my car used to be an auto so that's a 3.73 on hwy around 120km/h I sit at...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,913
Posted By Chigga 744SE
I assume the cam has to be bought used? man I...

I assume the cam has to be bought used? man I feel very behind in knowledge for Volvos.

Think it's worth it to have the cold side rebuild to big 16G? at that volume, should I get a head port and...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-27-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,913
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Turbo/manifold upgrade time?

Hey all.

Started the car again and notice slight smoke coming out the exhaust, I have a feeling the turbo is on its way out, now, if it's time to do that, I would like to make it an upgrade.

As...
Forum: showroom 06-02-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 141,882
Posted By Chigga 744SE
No dice, need to order 5 sets for 5x108, and 17x9...

No dice, need to order 5 sets for 5x108, and 17x9 offsets are already low.



Holy smokes, more photos? rolled fenders?
Forum: showroom 05-24-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 141,882
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Looks like a call to Apex for ARC8 in 17x9 is in...

Looks like a call to Apex for ARC8 in 17x9 is in order.
Forum: showroom 05-12-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,977
Posted By Chigga 744SE
That was the idea I had in mind, because I can't...

That was the idea I had in mind, because I can't stand how SE bumper opens upward toward front of the car, I wanted to create a flat surface that's parallel to the ground.

I also have a spare E36...
Forum: showroom 05-12-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,977
Posted By Chigga 744SE
going to try to make pair of cover this weekend,...

going to try to make pair of cover this weekend, I might try to make 2 versions, one just covers and one with brake duct.

Brake duct would only work if we have a front splitter a-la E30 DTM style...
Forum: showroom 05-03-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,977
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Trim inner lips and mount them inside to create...

Trim inner lips and mount them inside to create that 80's 3D fogs look yo.

The biggest problem with the fogs is they leak, and once they do, it's a goner, I've gone through 3 sets and right now...
Forum: showroom 05-02-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,977
Posted By Chigga 744SE
There's 2 different type of SE fogs, one is black...

There's 2 different type of SE fogs, one is black surrounding and the brackets mount from the top, another one with silver surroundings and mount from the sides.

I actually have a set of E36 M3...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By Chigga 744SE
I've been searching online for a bit, where can I...

I've been searching online for a bit, where can I buy the lightened flywheel for LH2.4? it seems even standard flywheel is getting hard to come by.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Of course not, but I want to know what to do to...

Of course not, but I want to know what to do to make it similar, even at 70% I'll be happy, it'll make it more enjoyable to drive.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-26-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By Chigga 744SE
What's consider "normal"? can I get it to rev...

What's consider "normal"? can I get it to rev like my stock sti? or that's too much work?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By Chigga 744SE
It's constantly engage, so I assume this is the...

It's constantly engage, so I assume this is the clutch?



What should I expect? I haven't had a chance to take things apart but is the fuel filter in place too? may be I'll change the whole...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By Chigga 744SE
slow revving and rev hanging

Background: Haven't driven the car in few years, got the car up and running this past weekend, idle is solid, pressure in various systems are good, no leak, clutch still good, no vacuum leak after...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Chigga 744SE
won't fit, it'll hit the springs. highest...

won't fit, it'll hit the springs.

highest you can go is around ET25.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-25-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By Chigga 744SE
loud fan and inline pump.

I've finally got the car up and running again but ran into few issues.

1) LOUD pump, if you stand 2-5ft away you can hear the pump under driver's side, now, is this something isolated or should I...
Forum: showroom 04-25-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By Chigga 744SE
awesome, placed order and now just gotta get...

awesome, placed order and now just gotta get tires and it'll be ready!
Forum: showroom 04-22-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Where to buy wheel adapters.

I'm kinda out of date for this bits, but need to a set for 5x112 wheels, where are the best source?
Forum: showroom 04-22-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,043
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Want some? I've been hoarding them.

Want some? I've been hoarding them.
Forum: showroom 04-20-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,043
Posted By Chigga 744SE
That should be ok, I can buy those from dealer. ...

That should be ok, I can buy those from dealer.



Why is it a boner killer? just curious, drove mine for years with the 3.73, only complain is 1st gear too short on the drag strip, but for what...
Forum: showroom 04-19-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,043
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Yea, I'm down for one no matter what. Edit,...

Yea, I'm down for one no matter what.

Edit, does this also mean you can mount the 6cyl to the bellhousing? I assume all Volvo clutch with BMW spline pressed in will work?
Forum: showroom 04-19-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,043
Posted By Chigga 744SE
where can we source the M90 bellhousing?

where can we source the M90 bellhousing?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,204
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Anyways OP, you are very fortunate now there are...

Anyways OP, you are very fortunate now there are so many choices, back in the days I went coo-coo for MVP's sleeves kit as it was the only one I could find for 740's. Then you still have to figure...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-29-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,204
Posted By Chigga 744SE
no, made in Taiwan. I had BC on 2 cars, one...

no, made in Taiwan.

I had BC on 2 cars, one BR and one ER series.

BR was fine, it's lot better than what folks say, lots of folks buy them for looks so some have that reputation, but I tracked...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,693
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Pros: lots of wheels suddenly become available....

Pros:
lots of wheels suddenly become available.

Cons:
Need to machine the rotors as well, still need center rings for wheels, since Volvo is 65.1 while all other ones are bigger.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,693
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Well, another thing worth thinking about is with...

Well, another thing worth thinking about is with adapters, you can re-sell your wheels and acquire others with ease, or simply switch the hubs, I think I'll be switching to 5x120 or 5x112 hub soon.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,693
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Keep in mind that what tire you want to use has...

Keep in mind that what tire you want to use has an effect too, ET0 is pretty easy fit on 8-9" wheels, but then you won't go anything wider than 215 unless you want to do lots of rolling, also how...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,877
Posted By Chigga 744SE
You can do it on a budget, it's being done many...

You can do it on a budget, it's being done many times before, just have to be careful like John V said.

Calculate and measure 20x, machine and weld once.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-18-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,877
Posted By Chigga 744SE
No no, Getrag 250= single piece trans,...

No no,

Getrag 250= single piece trans, originally off E36 4cyl and early 6cyl (M50's), all M52 (96 and up) used ZF trans instead as they were stronger, the ratio is slightly closer on the 250,...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,877
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Which ZF? BMW usually rates their trans by...

Which ZF?

BMW usually rates their trans by n.m so if you have ZF310 and 320, one is rated for 310n.m while 320 is 320n.m , but they can be identical internally, just different case size, the 310...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-11-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,290
Posted By Chigga 744SE
For those mere mortals like I, is there any...

For those mere mortals like I, is there any advantage to be had with this head if it's a very mild build? like a frenshen block, new internals and new turbo.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-26-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 71,342
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Terrific build. If 5spd is ok, then go for...

Terrific build.

If 5spd is ok, then go for E39 diesel trans, they are cheap and sturdy, just have to machine the bellhousing like they did with the link.

Keep us updated!
Forum: showroom 02-18-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Chigga 744SE
cheapest wheels that'll fit on 740?

I need a set of wheels to roll/move the car around, what will fit? Focus steelies? I've gotten rid most of my spacers/adapters so prefer none of that needed.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-18-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Chigga 744SE
If I remember right the seller didn't tell you...

If I remember right the seller didn't tell you they are for Aristo/Soarer JZ engines, so the oil sump location need to swapped, they sell for BMW too and some folks ran into that issue.

but...
Forum: showroom 01-15-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 901,310
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Any update on this? I'll buy one to trial fit if...

Any update on this? I'll buy one to trial fit if needed. :-D
Forum: showroom 12-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,319
Posted By Chigga 744SE
At first I wasn't too sure, right now it's...

At first I wasn't too sure, right now it's looking beautiful!
Forum: showroom 12-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,904
Posted By Chigga 744SE
skeet skeet skeet. RGR is seriously one of...

skeet skeet skeet.

RGR is seriously one of the best looking wheels BBS made, lighter than LM's by far, elegant and works on classic and modern cars (unlike RS that only works on older vehicles).
Forum: showroom 12-10-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 805,853
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Oh my, I got spare set of 245/40/18 from the STi,...

Oh my, I got spare set of 245/40/18 from the STi, I want to see how much rolling will the front need to fit.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 42,923
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Getrag 265 (non dogleg) and B230FT with minor...

Getrag 265 (non dogleg) and B230FT with minor bolt ons.
Forum: showroom 12-09-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 805,853
Posted By Chigga 744SE
^^ RGR? what size? that looks proper!

^^

RGR? what size? that looks proper!
Forum: performance & modifications 12-09-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 42,923
Posted By Chigga 744SE
I have Getrag 265 and stock 3.73 , it's too short...

I have Getrag 265 and stock 3.73 , it's too short for me as I'm not Johnny Tran (V), prefer to cruise along at a more relax speed so I can hear the birds chirping.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 42,923
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Found a 760 for sale, going to check it out,...

Found a 760 for sale, going to check it out, seller says rear diff was swapped to a 3.08 but I don't see that on record, does such ratio exist? it's a Converse engineering v8 car.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-03-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 42,923
Posted By Chigga 744SE
It's one of those things I must do to the car,...

It's one of those things I must do to the car, I'd rather do IRS than 2JZ.
Forum: performance & modifications 12-02-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 42,923
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Driving dynamics, if you take a corner at speed...

Driving dynamics, if you take a corner at speed and say the road has a pothole, one wheel will drop into the hole and cause camber on the other side, it can be un-nerving, but the advantage of drag...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,340
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Volvo wheels shouldn't require riches, since...

Volvo wheels shouldn't require riches, since Focus are also 5x108 although you need spacers.

Anyways, front rotors won't work, the rotor offset is wrong and there's no drum for the handbrake, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-29-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Are we talking about the Brembo Lotus style 4...

Are we talking about the Brembo Lotus style 4 pistons or the 6 pistons on the R35?

the Lotus style should be fine, as they are relatively compact, the 6 pistons would require a master cylinder...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,148
Posted By Chigga 744SE
This was done back in probably 04 or 05, so I...

This was done back in probably 04 or 05, so I literately bought what sounded good on paper at that time, I spent very good money on it too ($1k +) what you guys suggest to take advantage of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,148
Posted By Chigga 744SE
Hi guys, got the car started again and it ran...

Hi guys, got the car started again and it ran fine, but one problem,

battery won't hold charge, bought brand one one, went empty in couple days, charged up, went dead, I can't quite find where...
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