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    Question Bought as a daily, you know how it is - E34 525i

    Ok. Just begun writing this as I finish a beer haha (no need to say that, anyway...)

    This is my "daily project" car! Yeah I admit it's a bit contradictory but you know, it is what it is.

    Some of you know me from my W126 Benz (you can find the thread in my sig btw), and even before this old girl I used to owned an E34 one or two years ago, can't remember properly...





    Anyway, back to business, I needed a new daily since the Benz is not very fuel economy friendly haha

    Looked at the local classified and fell in love again: I bought another newer, stronger and healthier E34 one week ago

    So here it is the day I bought it, it's a '94 525i, Dark Green/ Beige leather interior, and as stock as a car can be!





    It needs a little (a lot !) cosmetic TLC haha, but mechanically speaking, she's close to perfect (which means jumping in the fun right away haha)

    Just took a pic of the milfs together



    And speaking of fun, I ordered coilovers just after one week of ownership, so the thread starts here!

    There are some D2 Racing Street coils, sold by a French drift parts dealer.

    They can weld the struts for me if I send those to them, and they're sending back a plug and play set of e34 coilovers 10 days or so later!

    So I begun the struts removal and I'll send them to their shop tomorrow.

    This pic made me smile because of this strange déjà-vu feel




    Well, that's it for now guys ! Excited to have an E34 again and to share it with you.

    I'll be updating in like 10 days when I'll have the new coils in hand!

    Cheerzzz
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    Maaaaan I'm so jealous, the e34 is probably my favorite lookin bm chassis

    who knows maybe i'll pick one up some time

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    coilovers already haha love it!

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    That interior, hopefully good things will happen with this one as well.

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    Bienvenue collègue de l'hexagone !! Je vais suivre de pret ton projet

    Belle E34. It's more and more difficult to find one in good condition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    Maaaaan I'm so jealous, the e34 is probably my favorite lookin bm chassis
    Yeah me too man! Somehow back to my first love haha

    who knows maybe i'll pick one up some time
    You wouldn't hide something like that from us would you?

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    coilovers already haha love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen View Post
    That interior, hopefully good things will happen with this one as well.
    Thanks guys! Yeah that was pretty quick haha, it was a weird feeling to drive a monster truck so I had to!

    Hope I'm gonna find something cool to do with this as well haha

    Quote Originally Posted by AuToPsie View Post
    Bienvenue collègue de l'hexagone !! Je vais suivre de pret ton projet

    Belle E34. It's more and more difficult to find one in good condition
    Merci mec ça fais plaisir de voir des français ici un peu! J'adore ta 106, ça à l'air super marrant comme caisse!

    "Thanks dude, pleasure to see some frenchies here! Love your 106, looks like a super fun ride!"


    Also, little update, stripping the front struts took me forever so I'm posting them today haha


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    and now, ladies and gentlemen, we wait
    Yessir, will be the hardest part haha

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    What's up guys!

    I suppose you already know what's going on as I post this

    Well, why not jumping into it right away and explain how after: here's what my "daily" look like right now.



    So, for those who already follow me on insta, you know I received my plug and play coils yesterday. Just before getting into it, I took a pic of my fucking filthy hood after the few mud rains that we had haha...



    During the installation



    Already feeling the lows coming



    Took the usual "hit them switch" pic haha



    Then I did the rears: Out with the old, in with the new...



    Checked the front camber adjustment



    And took her for a test drive







    Pretty happy with the result, now just need to let them settle and play with the hard/soft settings.

    The coilovers are all the way down in the rear, and I can lower the front more, about 2cm.

    Next step is finding nice wheels!

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    how do they ride? probably going to be looking for a set of E34 coils to slap on my E32 for some lows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laef View Post
    I can lower the front more, about 2cm.
    Do it now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Laef View Post
    Next step is finding nice wheels!
    Hurry up!

    And wash it

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    Nice! What wheel size are you planning for it?

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    Laef mate this is nuts! Absolutely love the E34 and it sits so well man, you da man

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    Again on the BMW, that's what I like, keep up.

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    Show us ur new shoes now!

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    Sooo, since this fucking website decided to screw up my previous (motherfucking long) reply, imma do it quick and simple.

    Quote Originally Posted by whacka View Post
    how do they ride? probably going to be looking for a set of E34 coils to slap on my E32 for some lows
    Do it!

    They ride pretty good as I'm almost on the hardest setting!

    Quote Originally Posted by trm- View Post
    Do it now!

    Hurry up!

    And wash it
    Did it, then I hit a wall lmao

    Nah JK I'll explain it below haha

    Quote Originally Posted by gox310 View Post
    Nice! What wheel size are you planning for it?
    17's it is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    Laef mate this is nuts! Absolutely love the E34 and it sits so well man, you da man
    Well now that she's got another bigger scar maybe you'll want to change your thoughts haha, but thank you man! Means a lot.

    Also can't wait to put on the large Candy banner!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamerx View Post
    Again on the BMW, that's what I like, keep up.
    Appreciate it man! Yeah feels good to be back in a bimmer!

    Quote Originally Posted by trm- View Post
    Show us ur new shoes now!
    Here you go! (no quality pics tho, sorry haha!)

    Those are just some originals Style 66, nothing fancy, but they were dirt cheap.

    Ordered 15mm (rear) and 12mm (front) to clear the suspensions cause they're too wide on the inside.



    Then i decided to wash this turd and go take some pics









    Then I fucked up and hit a wall because of an oil spill in a twisty road.



    Cracked both of my bumpers, but they were ugly anyway, they'll be changed for M-system ones.



    On the bright side, it'll be the opportunity to take care of this old dent haha



    Oh, also I retrofitted a large "16 button" board computer in the car, pretty cool I have to say.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Laef View Post
    Sooo...

    Then I fucked up and hit a wall because of an oil spill in a twisty road.
    Skids. You're doing it wrong
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    Aw man that's guttering! Gotta look on the bright side and be happy that no mechanical damage was caused, I'd much rather shatter a bumper than bend a wishbone

    You're the man for repping the page too man, highly appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by loekaaz View Post
    Skids. You're doing it wrong
    The thing is, I wasn't even trying to drift this time lmao

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    Aw man that's guttering! Gotta look on the bright side and be happy that no mechanical damage was caused, I'd much rather shatter a bumper than bend a wishbone

    You're the man for repping the page too man, highly appreciate it
    Yeah you're right, that's what I was telling to myself, could've been much worst !

    And no problem mate, glad to do so!

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    Haha! I've been wanting to see this thread I've just been lazy... So stoked to see you in an e34 and I actually like the color a lot for some weird reason. Please wash it. Any future plans on wheels? I may be die hard Mercedes besides my Lexus but those 80's-90's beemer interiors with the orange lighting are so cool.


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    you can tell america will never be the same now that Evan has changed his display picture and signature to his hotboy dirft car #ripw124

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    Quote Originally Posted by 190Evan View Post
    Haha! I've been wanting to see this thread I've just been lazy... So stoked to see you in an e34 and I actually like the color a lot for some weird reason. Please wash it. Any future plans on wheels? I may be die hard Mercedes besides my Lexus but those 80's-90's beemer interiors with the orange lighting are so cool.
    Haha thanks for coming tho

    Yeah I just love e34's so much that I couldn't pass on one when I needed a daily

    Well, I do wash it less than the Benz but most of the time she's clean, the paint is just a little (well, maybe a lot) oxidized so you can't see it lmao

    Wanted a set of style 32 but all I found was style 66's... Will do for now, but I'd love to find some M Pars in the future, nothing fancy either but I'll keep the OEM+ touch all the way with this one haha

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    you can tell america will never be the same now that Evan has changed his display picture and signature to his hotboy dirft car #ripw124
    Sad times my friends, sad times...

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    Hey y'all

    Small update, took a pic that I'm proud of the other night



    Then an iPotato one, apologies...

    New wheels with 12mm and 15mm spacers to clear the coils and maxed out front camber



    Theeeen a b&w one with the new "CANDY" sticker from the candy showroom boys ! Yesss



    Yesterday I went at the same photo spot and took another pic, was a pretty apocalyptic atmosphere right here lmao



    And today I raised the rear a little to limit the tuck and improve dat fitment, pics of the result soon I promise





    Kthxbye.

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    Here's a couple of pics with an actual day light haha




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