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Old 03-09-2019, 04:57 PM
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Thx for the feedback!
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:03 PM
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My GAS monoballs arrived. Even though my thrust arm looked ok, I got new one just for piece of mind. This was the last piece I needed to finish the front end.

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Old 03-09-2019, 06:48 PM
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Got most of my CIC / combox / logic 7 retrofit as well. I was originally going to go aftermarket, but the prices for the oem stuff are so low it's a no brainer. I got most everything for $600 total. Just need to buy logic 7 subs and get couple connectors to build a harness for the combox.

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Old 04-10-2019, 06:30 PM
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Got a bunch of stuff done on the car.

Got the motor installed.



Most everything reconnected



Got my PSP 600 Intercooler hooked up. Very happy with it, very good fitment, uses factory mounting points. Built in bracket for transmission cooler.







Fitment is good



All put together



I neeed to fix one of my axles, it had a torn boot. I tried removing it and it was such a pain in the ass. With a huge puller I finally got it out, but it collapsed a few threads and I could not get a axle nut on it anymore.

Ended up getting a new GKN Axle, only $180 so not too bad for OEM quality.



I drove it car a bit, but was getting a couple transmission codes related to the valvebody. It was the last straw for me, I wanted the manual swap anyway, so I was just looking for any excuse to throw the autobox in the garbage lol.

I picked up a 6MT and I am in the process of doing a manual swap.

New Trans!!



Pedals out!



New DMF Flywheel



New 335is clutch, should be good for 550hp.



New seals for the trans, flywheel bolts, bellhousing bolts. Some synchromax fluid. Upgraded pivot and new shifter bushings.



Can't forget new ZHP Shiftknob




While waiting on some parts, I got the CIC retrofit done. The coding was a total pain in the ass, I used the patcher method to generate my own FSC certs so I didn't have to use any emulator. FSTOOL is worst piece of **** software ever, took me like 3 days to get it working. I also installed combox, so now I have bluetooth streaming. Combox is tricky since there is no vehicle order for it on a E60, you need to create a custom sdd file and use a E90 vin and manual code it. After some trial and error I got it all working.



I am in the process of installing the logic 7 speakers and amp. I am using a technic harness to tap speaker inputs at the cic, so I don't have to run all new speaker wires for the new amp. Just waiting for a pin extractor tool so I can redo the amp harness.

I also ordered a 3.08:1 rear diff to better match the transmission, auto diff is 3.46:1.
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:43 PM
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Got few things done in the last few days.

Found some aluminum trim, was getting tired of the wood.



Got the clutch installed



Pedals installed



Clutch line done



Transmission installed



Shifter linkage



Shifter in the CAR! shifts so nice

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Old 04-18-2019, 03:47 AM
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Sweet build! Really like your enthusiasm.
Is the tranny out of 3 or 5 series?
How much coding to you have to do to swap from auto to manual?
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:26 AM
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Transmission is from a 2010 535i, but you could use one from a 335i as long as you get different bracket to mount it. Coding is simple, just remove $205 from vehicle order and code cas, dme, light module, kombi. Wiring is simple as well. Need 2 wires from clutch switch to cas, 1 wire to dme, 1 wire to ground. 1 wire from reverse switch to light module and 1 wire from reverse switch to ground.
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:55 PM
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Just joined and wanted to say I like how you really dug into this thing. I'm going to be getting my first bimmer tomorrow and I'm really excited. 2008 535xi. I know its history so I'm not going to dig in as far as you, but I've been doing a ton of research over the past few months and I have some things planned. keep up the good work! will be checking back on your build
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:20 PM
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6MT Swap all done, finished CIC swap as well, so I could put the interior back together. Got all the Logic 7 speakers installed and got the aluminum trim installed.



Found a local M5 owner selling his old set of wheels. ACE Design AFF05 flowform. 20x9 fronts and 20x10.5 rears. 20 offset both. Extra set of rears as well. Tires are Pirelli Pzero 255/35/20 and 275/35/20.

Front might rub a bit, but once I roll the fenders it should be ok. There is like barely any clearance between strut and tire, but it fits



Washed the car and got the wheels installed. Now just need M sport bumpers.

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Old 06-09-2019, 09:28 PM
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You are the master of all trades. I admire your dedication to this project. Good job.
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