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Air Ride 1502 Turbo

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I have owned the car for six years. It has served as a storage for car parts in the garage, for most of the time. Because of other projects.

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At last, I have time for this.

Result will be something between a "race car" and "powerful cruising car"

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I will make decisions as I feel myself to be the best. Of course, applying to take ideas from elsewhere.. certainly not to make all the cliché-decisions, as is often done today..

I have a lot of ideas, perhaps too much so.

For example, some day i will change the color to a more conservative. (white, cream or silver, or something like that)

Right now, priority No.1 is to complete the Stage 1, and get this on the streets in the next summer.

Some specs:

-M10B20 with E21 2.0 head, Mahle flat tops, megasquirt management with direct ignition, Master Power T03/T04. Fully rebuilded engine. Still trying to find some camshaft for this combo, Schrick 304 or something like that...

-Gearbox E28 260/5.

-E21 323i rear trailing arms

-E21 323i brakes around the car + Volvo 4-pot calipers on the front.

-22/24 mm swaybars

-all bushings superflex polyurethane

-Spax adjustable shocks

-front strut modified to height-adjustable

-Universal air Aerosport airbags in place of front coil springs

-Slam specialities SS-5 airbagd in place of rear coil springs

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Welcome on board :) I'm sure you're getting many fans here with your project.

Is there any problem keeping the air ride system street legal in Finland?

Tommy

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hi! i'm really glad you finally made your own build thread... beautiful work you've done so far. can you update me with the specs of your corvette salad shooters and adapters used? i have a set as well and would like some guidance (i loved your mock-up in the "stance" thread you posted a while back). thank you in advance. ps- post some interior pix... the red plaid looks sweet.

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i tryed using that type of mirror but found the pedastoles to short. or im to tall. they look good on 2002

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Thanks guys

Hi Toni,

your car looks like a very good place to start. I like the door mirrors, what brand are they?

Mirrors are some kind of replicas from 70`s sport mirror. Bought from Swedish spare parts dealer Biltema. They are cheap, 15eur/per mirror.

And yes, they are good looking mirrors but very small.

Welcome on board :) I'm sure you're getting many fans here with your project.

Is there any problem keeping the air ride system street legal in Finland?

Tommy

Car will be street legal if everything is done properly and showed to the "car inspection authorities" (i don`t know what is the correct word for that).

hi! i'm really glad you finally made your own build thread... beautiful work you've done so far. can you update me with the specs of your corvette salad shooters and adapters used? i have a set as well and would like some guidance (i loved your mock-up in the "stance" thread you posted a while back). thank you in advance. ps- post some interior pix... the red plaid looks sweet.

Vette wheels are 8,5x16" ET32 with 15 and 20mm adapters. I´m not sure if they are way too big for this car, because i can´t find tyres for them with a small enough diameter. But i still have them in garage.

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Some interior plans:

Fishnet Recaro seats + E24 rear seats..

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..upholstered with recaro fabric and black leather.

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I would like to use that fabric for the door panels also, in some way.. Opinions how?

Some random pics

E21 323i rear trailing arms, modified to air springs

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7x14 wheel with 195/45-14 tyre(9x17" AC Schnitzer is for the scale)

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Front corner

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(edited)

This goes forward..

 

 

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fitting a e30 diff..

 

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Fittins points to subframe needs to be done.

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Rust..

 

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E36 diff cover mod.

 

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modified rear subframe bushing cover for shortened E30 Powerflex

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Overview of the parts..

 

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Rebuilded ones..

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Great work!! Would like to know more about the "direct-ignition" set up you have. I did the same 323 trailing arms but went with an E30 caliper for greater selection of brake pads.

Looks like you welded the revise drive shaf to the sub frame, any additional pics to show what really was done?

Looking forward to more updates.

Justin

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Will be watching close. Setting up my air ride in the next couple months. What management do you plan on using?

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I'm also very curious what you are doing with your injection as well. I'm planning on using an e21 head on the 02 bottom end for fuel injection. did you do any photos of that install?

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