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    Default Kibur's 1986 BMW 528e

    Hey everyone, made this thread to post some updates regarding my car as it comes along. The car is Delphin Grey, I got it with 101k and it currently has 114k and some change. The car is my daily driver (for now) as well.



    Here's how it started off. Bone stock.


    Added 528e badge.


    Pioneer head unit + subwoofers.


    Found out suspension was completely shot. It was 26 years old, so I updated it with Bilstein Sport Shocks and B&G Lowering springs.




    Lowered it with the help of a friend, Matt Begley.



    Picked up wheels. Epsilon Southern Ways, 16x8.



    Christmas present: A Nardi classic wooden steering wheel.




    Took the Epsilon's apart and began cleaning them and prepping them for powdercoating, refinishing and polishing.

    I'll keep you all updated as I make more progress on this!
    I have plenty of plans for this, can't wait to see how it turns out.

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    Nice, looking forward to those wheels being all nice and shiney

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    GREAT start man, it's heading the right direction!
    I am looking forward to see this updated a lot ..


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    can't wait to see the finish on those wheels, the car looks like its in pretty decent shape for its age

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    I like where this is going.

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    good start man. what colour are you going to go with for the wheels?
    i have two e30's sitting in my driveway but sadly nothing happens very quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug_e30 View Post
    good start man. what colour are you going to go with for the wheels?

    Really trying to go for something like this. Gold faces with black bolts and polished lips.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymoose View Post
    Nice, looking forward to those wheels being all nice and shiney
    Quote Originally Posted by InSpeedWeTrust View Post
    GREAT start man, it's heading the right direction!
    I am looking forward to see this updated a lot ..
    Quote Originally Posted by B Rod View Post
    I like where this is going.
    Thanks so much!

    Quote Originally Posted by sally pu View Post
    can't wait to see the finish on those wheels, the car looks like its in pretty decent shape for its age
    Yeah, it's in great shape. I seriously lucked out. There's one spot of rust on the engine bay that I'm planning on fixing, as well as a few small dents that I plan on pulling out. I want the car to look flawless.

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    Ha, those are my roommate's epsilons. The car looks great, good upgrades so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis View Post
    Ha, those are my roommate's epsilons. The car looks great, good upgrades so far.
    The ones I have or the reference picture I posted? Either way, they are awesome wheels and I can't wait to have them on.

    Also, thank you very much, I'm really trying to keep it simple and clean, yet still different from OEM+. Tasteful modifications all the way!

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    The gold ones. He's got them on his 190e.


    They should look great on your e28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis View Post
    The gold ones. He's got them on his 190e.


    They should look great on your e28.
    That looks awesome man, I'd love to see some more shots of that. My buddy is building a 190e right now, they are really cool cars.

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    Here's a link to the build thread. It needs alot of work still, but it's getting there. I do love 190e's.

    http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=38841

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    Car and rims look nice! But I **** those spaceship-style head units

    Wonder why they called it 528e in the states and 525e in europe, although its the same engine?

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    This looks good.

    How is the car holding up with bass? Have you deadened any areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis View Post
    Here's a link to the build thread. It needs alot of work still, but it's getting there. I do love 190e's.

    http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=38841
    I love it! Looks so good.

    Quote Originally Posted by NeilP View Post
    This looks good.

    How is the car holding up with bass? Have you deadened any areas?
    Thank you very much. The bass is surprisingly not overwhelming. I don't have it turned up like crazy on the headunit or amp though. There's some songs where it bumps hard, but for the most part it's pretty subtle and it really compliments the Alpine speakers in the car well. I haven't done any sound deadening yet but I plan to at some point.

    Quote Originally Posted by mario69 View Post
    Car and rims look nice! But I **** those spaceship-style head units

    Wonder why they called it 528e in the states and 525e in europe, although its the same engine?
    Thank you! I personally enjoy the head unit, I know it isn't period correct but it works great, it's easy to use and it charges my iPhone or iPod. Also, unlike a lot of newer head units where you have to select the songs using the unit, I can control the audio via my iPhone while it charges. I'm really trying to go for a period correct theme on this car, and the sound system is the only thing not period correct. I just enjoy having crisp and clear audio when I'm jamming out because I drive it every single day.

    BMW also made a 325e in the US with the exact same motor. They probably switched it up so people would believe there was a difference in motors between the 325e and the 528e, despite there being no difference.

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    That's clean!! Love where this is going!

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    Yeaaahhh love your e28 mate be watching this!!! Wheels look good look forward to seeing them fitted
    yeeeee!!

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    this is goiing to be really cool....now it's even harder for me to wait until i can pick up mine...3 more weeks to wait for it...i had to delay picking it up the second time... i'll follow your build and i'm curious about how your wheels will look and fit...i got borbet a3s in the same size...at times i doubt that 16" are big enough...if not...the car has to go way more down keep us up...
    I drive what I want, and what I ain't drivin' I don't want...

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    Yo Kib its shagrath from mye28. I like this thread and where the car is going! Nice work bro! I hope to have a nicer set of wheels and coilovers for Adalia within the next year or so. Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markoloma View Post
    That's clean!! Love where this is going!
    Thank you so much! Can't wait to do more to it. Unfortunately I just lost my job, so it's gonna be a scramble to get it done (my goal is to have the wheels fitted for my birthday on April 9th), but I'm very determined.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtyhands View Post
    Yeaaahhh love your e28 mate be watching this!!! Wheels look good look forward to seeing them fitted
    My buddy from across the pond! Thanks pal.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperMegaDeathRay View Post
    this is goiing to be really cool....now it's even harder for me to wait until i can pick up mine...3 more weeks to wait for it...i had to delay picking it up the second time... i'll follow your build and i'm curious about how your wheels will look and fit...i got borbet a3s in the same size...at times i doubt that 16" are big enough...if not...the car has to go way more down keep us up...
    Everyone tells me I should go for 17's. I personally love these wheels though, I can't wait to see how they fit. But I definitely plan on keeping everyone updated. I'm also planning to build coilovers over the summer when I have more time on my hands, get this thing about 1 to 1 1/2 inches lower than it currently is without having to cut springs.

    Quote Originally Posted by stikrz View Post
    Yo Kib its shagrath from mye28. I like this thread and where the car is going! Nice work bro! I hope to have a nicer set of wheels and coilovers for Adalia within the next year or so. Love it!
    Thanks buddy! I still rock the stickers you sent me proudly
    1986 BMW 528e - Delphin Grey - 5spd
    1986 Toyota Cressida - Dark Blue Metallic - 1JZ VVTI swap, AR5 transmission
    1990 Honda Civic Wagon - Rio Red - Daily Driver
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    Not an update, but it's always good to post up a picture of some hoonage. My first burnout ever in her.

    Updates on the wheels coming within the next few weeks.
    1986 BMW 528e - Delphin Grey - 5spd
    1986 Toyota Cressida - Dark Blue Metallic - 1JZ VVTI swap, AR5 transmission
    1990 Honda Civic Wagon - Rio Red - Daily Driver
    Instagram: @kibur

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    Yeah, so I ran into a little setback as far as the wheels go. Looking to find a new face, but having no luck. Will most likely be getting this professionally repaired.

    1986 BMW 528e - Delphin Grey - 5spd
    1986 Toyota Cressida - Dark Blue Metallic - 1JZ VVTI swap, AR5 transmission
    1990 Honda Civic Wagon - Rio Red - Daily Driver
    Instagram: @kibur

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    Another lame update, but due to the crack in the face the Epsilons are being sold. The setback from the Epsilons being unfinished has been disappointing, but luckily another window for opportunity has been opened. I am getting rarer wheels with even better specs. More updates regarding the wheels to come after this weekend.
    1986 BMW 528e - Delphin Grey - 5spd
    1986 Toyota Cressida - Dark Blue Metallic - 1JZ VVTI swap, AR5 transmission
    1990 Honda Civic Wagon - Rio Red - Daily Driver
    Instagram: @kibur

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    Nice! Can't wait

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    Damn, but YAY lol


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