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  1. Mine sounds like a tractor at idle. At least from inside the car. I thought maybe there was a leak but couldn't find one. I've got a resonator. Should there be some kind of seal at the slip joint on the Ansa or something?
  2. Here's a thread on somebody who put an e36 M42 in his 2002. http://eurowerks.org/showthread.php?t=34487
  3. Not mine, just stumbled across it on Craigslist http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pts/2300132185.html
  4. I've got a line on some Konig wheels. Best guess - will these fit a stock fendered 02? Specs: 4x100 15x7.5 et 30 polished 2'' or 2.5'' lip wrapped in 195/50 -15 khumo ecsta AST
  5. But if the issue is wheel selection, you could use a 4x100 to 5x100 adapter. That would get you to a modern VW pattern which should have plenty of wheel availability. You'd probably need to use a FWD offset anyways to account for the thickness of the adapter.
  6. So pretty much anywhere I want judging by the breadth of responses. :-) Some nice, clean looking installations there. Unless 02for2 wants to stop by my house and fabricate me one of his mounts. (I live in Prior Lake and will be home all evening) I am going to go with Earl's set up. I hate splicing wires or it'd be inside the passenger comparment. Thanks!!!
  7. It seems like near the distributor would pick up too much heat from the exhaust header and there isn't enough wire to put it inside the car. Can I put it on the other side of the "firewall" in the vent area or is that too wet. It seems like there's a nice little spot there tucked up away from the vent holes. The Crane must be reasonably weather proof because it isn't all that dry under the hood.
  8. iS seats are not the same as cabrio seats. The direction of the stiches is different (top to bottom vs left to right). The cabrio seats are like te e30 M3 seats. The other difference with Cabrio seats is the outside lever to tilt the seat forward. On the cabrios its a little stub piece like the inside one on the passenger seat as opposed to the longer lever on these seats. If you put an "is" or M3 seat in a cab you can't recline it or slide it all the way back because the rear seat area is much narrower and the levers hit right behind the doors. That would make these E30 M3 seats and as we all know any car with M3 parts is at least 10% faster than without them. :-)
  9. Or he's tired of all the leg work it takes to find good cars to jack and figured he'd get them to come to him. It is Craigs List after all.
  10. I'm in the camp that drilled rotors are for show. (that's why i put them on my 02 - they look fricken cool). Find a real modern race car with drilled rotors - F1, indy, Le mans, Grand Am, Nascar... thay all run non drilled rotors. I will put a good word in for Slotted rotors though. I've run those ATE rotors that have the slots that look like an atomic symbol on my DD. They are awesome in crappy Minnesota winters. I assume it's because the slots are moving water/ice out and cleaning the pads of all the road crap that gets tossed up on them, but the performance advantage in crummy winter weather on a street driven car is very noticable.
  11. I am not much for donks, but the 60's gassers are classics. I love the "high n mighty" - those are some crazy exhaust pipes. A friend of my dad used to run an Austin Healey gasser back in the mid 60's. Had a big block Dodge Hemi in it if I am not mistaken. I've only seen it in old black and whites, but it was an awesome car. I assume the owner of the 02 was going for the gasser look. His problem was over detailing the car. Gassers were never that well shiny and clean.
  12. no sooner do you ask and the second car in the very next post does indeed have the Hoffmeister Kink.
  13. Oh Man! I am out of town. Post up some pics afterwards. I'd love to see some more local 02's. I've seen 3 in just the last few weeks. More than I've seen all summer.
  14. ^^^Excellent storage prep. The only two things I'd add are: Use dryer sheets rather than mothballs. They seem to be just as effective and the car will smell nice in the spring rather than like mothballs. I put one in each footwell and in the trunk. And usually under the hood. Battery guys have told me that you really don't need to take them out of the car any more. In the old days battery cases were more pourous so they needed to be kept off concrete floors and ideally someplace warm. Modern pastics have negated the need for that. Just remove the postive cable and throw on a trickle charger. Better yet get a dry cell and there is no need for the trickle charger. Dry cells are more stable and have super long strorage lives compared to standard batteries.
  15. ^^^Excellent storage prep. The only two things I'd add are: Use dryer sheets rather than mothballs. They seem to be just as effective and the car will smell nice in the spring rather than like mothballs. I put one in each footwell and in the trunk. And usually under the hood. Battery guys have told me that you really don't need to take them out of the car any more. In the old days battery cases were more pourous so they needed to be kept off concrete floors and ideally someplace warm. Modern pastics have negated the need for that. Just remove the postive cable and throw on a trickle charger. Better yet get a dry cell and there is no need for the trickle charger. Dry cells are more stable and have super long strorage lives compared to standard batteries.


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