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Old 02-27-2019, 04:02 PM
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While waiting on more parts I worked on the harness. Stupid crank sensor plug snapped in half. Ordered a new connector and crimped new pins.



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Suspension parts started arriving. Got Koni Actives, new strut mount, new swaybar endlinks and lower control arm. Thrust arm looks ok, so I did not order one.

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Old 02-28-2019, 08:32 PM
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My turbosmart diverter valves and new charge pipe showed up today. Also picked up a new spring compressor, tired of using the deathsticks. I can remove springs in 30 seconds now



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Now that's a serious spring compressor. Where and how much?
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by audiophool View Post
Now that's a serious spring compressor. Where and how much?
https://www.redlinestands.com/catalo...pressor-p-1593

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Old 03-01-2019, 09:10 AM
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Is that a charge pipe for an e60? Interested in your decision to go with Turbosmart instead of Forge. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by zoom750 View Post
Is that a charge pipe for an e60? Interested in your decision to go with Turbosmart instead of Forge. Thanks.
Correct that is e60 specific charge pipe. I used turbosmart on some other projects and I think they are top notch, never gave me any problems. Forge is not a bad option either.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Kaane View Post
Correct that is e60 specific charge pipe. I used turbosmart on some other projects and I think they are top notch, never gave me any problems. Forge is not a bad option either.
Weird. I checked Car Lab's website but didn't see an e60 application. So this would be the only other e60-specific charge pipe aside from Evolution Racewerks. I'm also leaning towards the Turbosmart. It seems that the Forge DVs may require regular maintenance (e.g., every couple of months) or they might start sticking. Hopefully, Turbosmart doesn't. Haven't come across many reviews of N54 Turbosmart DVs, mostly Forge.

Please let us know if you have any fitment or other issues with these. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by zoom750 View Post
Weird. I checked Car Lab's website but didn't see an e60 application. So this would be the only other e60-specific charge pipe aside from Evolution Racewerks. I'm also leaning towards the Turbosmart. It seems that the Forge DVs may require regular maintenance (e.g., every couple of months) or they might start sticking. Hopefully, Turbosmart doesn't. Haven't come across many reviews of N54 Turbosmart DVs, mostly Forge.

Please let us know if you have any fitment or other issues with these. Thanks.
It's a clone of the FTP motorsport charge pipe, made in the same taiwan factory. Looks identical. It was slightly cheaper.

https://www.ftpmotorsport.com.tw/pro...5i-charge-pipe
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:41 PM
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Started assembling the suspension. Got all the pieces for the struts. New spring pads, bellows, bump stops and strut mount.

Old and Busted



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All put together.

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Old 03-09-2019, 02:02 PM
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Your posts are about the only good thing about facebook. Took me awhile to place the names.
Really dig your posts.
Bimmergeeks protool facebook is also good.

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