Discussion in 'Member Rides' started by M3POWERBOY, Jun 8, 2013.
I follow your topic with interest, but I can see your firet photos.
Well it's been a while since I posted
Nothing has happened as the M is still currently SORN (until May 1st this year)
But things have slowly been happening behind the scenes
I had a line of dead pixels arrive on the Satnav headunit end of last year- not a major issue but very annoying!
Also the headunit is the cassette type so a plan was hatched to keep an eye out for a newer CD type in immaculate condition with a fully working screen!
A few came up but people wanted too much money or were being off when I asked is it mint! Anyway John aka CCFJ1 on here had a mint CD style one come up for sale one day on here last month, within 15mins of the sale being posted it was mine- also at a fantastic price
It arrived well packaged within 2 days - so that's ready to fit (Thankyou John)
Also I've been in contact with a Company since July '17 regarding a list of things I wanted sorting that have been niggling me for a year or 2- the list has kind off grown and grown (and the costs getting bigger n bigger lol)- and a date has been booked fairly soon for the following to get done!.....
Bits that have been bought and are sitting in my back bedroom ....
1. New genuine Audi RS6 390x36mm discs
2. KW Clubsport coilovers with KW adjustable top mounts also with new KW droplinks
Rear Rogue Engineering top mounts
3. New front Brake stone guards for Discs
4. 2x front OEM wheel bearings and hubs
5. All new Front and rear inner arch plastics including liners/clips/grommets/nuts
6. MRG Titanium 82mm Stud kit with Tuner nuts
7. Front upper suspension reinforcement plates
8. ATE TYP 200 fluid
9. OEM CSL Door brackets (x4)
10. Odd components/fluids etc
The work he is doing is a total freshen up whilst the car is in bits
Mainly fit new front RS6 390mm discs-also machine discs for correct PCD and BMW lug/security screw holes (as per OEM)
bleed system with new fluid
New wheel bearings and brake stone guards
KW Suspension with full Geo setup
Fit Titanium stud/Tuner nut kit
Remove arch liners replace with new OEM including CSL items
Whilst removed paint all inner arches glossy Silver Grey
Remove CSL door cards and install new CSL brackets
Put back together
With everything that will be done it'll be a new car- be nice to hopefully use it abit more this year
Also got some alcantara trimmed items to fit
Vanos seals to fit
Next year will be ....
bottom end bearings
Currently Sat on shelve in my garage.....
New Clutch/Flywheel etc
Genuine CSL SMG ECU
Buckhart SMG Motor
Powdercoat Underside components for mini freshen up
Will update with pictures soon
Why are you fitting KW Clubsports Paul? They are really harsh for road use and unless you see a lot of trackdays the really are overkill. The fronts are very noisy due to the solid top mounts. You are better off going for something like a V2 or a V3
Have spoken to a few people who run them on the road most of the time and they say they are firm but fine (the current HSD's) are very firm so kind of used to it?!
Also got them for a great price....
If the car was a daily and driven 8-10k+ miles then I'd be fitting the V3's etc
I don't do the mileage anymore (1-2k miles a year max) so Will give them a go- if they are no good they will be removed when the car is SORN and others bought
Worth the risk as I won't lose any money if I re-sold them on
I've used HSDs in the past and they were very soft. Clubsports are tooth rattling hard trust me! As you say you don't do many miles but see how you go.
If they are Crap they will be removed
Nothing to lose - give them a go
You might be saying "Told you so" this time next year?!
Well finally the time has come to drop my car off for a few weeks to have the following done......
1.New Audi RS6 390x36mm discs including custom machining work - new ATE TYP200 brake fluid
2.KW Clubsport coilover suspension + reinforced strut Mount plates
3. KW Droplinks + Rogue Engineering rear shock mounts
4. 2x front wheel OEM bearings
5. New disc backing plates
6. Titanium MRG stud/Lug conversion
7. Repaint front n rear inner arches treat slight rust buildup front inner arch (drivers)
8. Secure CSL Doorcards with new CSL brackets
9. Paint components that need doing(freshen up) including wiper arms
10. New Front and rear inner arch plastics (6 pieces) and all new clips etc
11. Address rear brake metallic grinding issue
12. Air Conditioning service and Regas
12.. Full 4WA + Setup etc
Dropped the car off and all the parts and had a good chat discussing what's getting done
The car was moved to its new home for 3 weeks
New OEM Audi RS6 discs.... (These are monstrous!)...
MRG Titanium studs/lug kit....
Car dropped off....
Got some pictures after day one- the work starts.....
Strip down (Front).....
Pile getting bigger....
Lovely mahoooosive brakes.....
Will update soon....
Love those brakes! Must remove my plastics to and have a good look behind the arches.
Would that tiny little plastic square that sits in the passenger ( and driver) arch lining be up for grabs?
The little thing that blocks the air flow to the brake.
I have been looking for a passenger side one for some time. Threw mine out by mistake
Abit more progress made today....
Coming along lovely....
Also ordered 2x front Lemforder track control arms (mine are abit rusty and seized!)
Front and rear arches prepped and etched primed....
Both finally decided on gloss body colour......
Looking good, who does all your work? Anyone local-ish
Fantastic job and worth every penny!
I look forward to every update Paul
Can't wait to see the results of this latest work.
Incredible work and dedication mate
** UPDATE **
Discs are at the machine shop getting the correct PCD AND lug/securing screw holes to make them fit like OEM!
Had a nice long shopping list of items from BMW sent to the company doing the work! (Gosh it's getting expensive :rolleyes)
BUT - progress is coming along nicely....
1 additional day was spent preparing all 4 arches for paint- then .....
I'll let the pictures do the talking....
KW Clubsport struts installed with the new archliners and bolts/clips etc
Front knuckles being prepped for painting...
I'm so pleased I decided to paint the arches gloss Silver Grey- really makes it pop- and with the new plastics etc - looks mint....
More updates soon.....
Can well imagine the bills must be big on this, but well worth it!
Great work, looks like some serious hours/passion have gone into the car over the years!
*** UPDATE ***
More progress made....
Front end being built back up
Parts painted and new parts fitted
Decided to buy 2x new Front Lemforder lower suspension arms as the car was in bits
Also the OEM CSL door brackets were fitted....
Rear more or less built up now.....
CSL door brackets installed....
More updates soon....
Great work mate. Please let the next update be a manual conversion!!! Would just make your car perfect
What work has been done on your racp. Just looking at the seam sealer on the arch. Has the seam sealer cracked or is just a shadow?
New BMW bootfloor fitted in 2014 (4K miles ago)
Life time guarantee (annual inspection by BMW)
Looks awesome, love this. The interior is next level stuff