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      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  

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  1. You come across a little excited. I am excited for you! Congrats, nothing like plopping your butt down in a new seat!
  2. Yes, those are the correct numbers.
  3. $1,250 over my guess. Good buy and good sell. Should be two very happy parties.
  4. FYI, IE's higher price on the three-bolt 5-speed driveshaft accounts for the fact they supply the 3-bolt driveshaft flange (you just supply your 4-bolt manual driveshaft). Over the past several years (and literally hundreds of 5-speed driveshafts) I have grown an affinity for the 3-bolt version and it's guibo. It is a numbers game, the 6-bolt guibo is just much more prolific throughout BMW's range. Since BMW used them up through the E46-range, there are tons out there. Meaning they are much less likely to resort to bad third party suppliers to manufacture them. That, and they are much simpler/hardy to work with.....
  5. Jeff, here's the thread you are after.
  6. Ha, you would be right! I've seen it done though (for whatever the reason). The problem is just bottoming out. The length of the front struts just won't allow for anything shorter. Another thought is to run a camber plate with provision for a 5" spring and a shorter stack height (vs. the factory mount).
  7. If you are avoiding an adjustable setup, you could hypothetically section a portion of the strut tube out (below the upper spring perch) and weld it back together. Then run the VW insert with a set of shorter/stiffer 5" springs. It'll be harsh, but assuming you get a suitably-stiff spring rate, it won't bottom out.
  8. Trailing arm bushings.... not sure you'd want to be that adventurous though.
  9. Center. 2002's have simple lines, best complimented by simplistic wheel designs.
  10. Welcome Peter, you are a brave soul to tread down the 76-and-california route. Looks like a great starting point though. There are a LOT of 2002-guys in LA/OC. Our largest annual get together is the SoCalVintage show come fall, but there are plenty of drives throughout the summer.
  11. Interesting to know it was potentially that early-on. My early '71 (short bumpers/center console/sans lower trim) had the full face wheel covers as well. You are right on the production numbers being a factor. As nostalgia for carbed cars continues to grow, it will be interesting to see what happens. As you say, any day in a 2002 is a good day!
  12. I'm a bit late to this party, but I'm going to say 27k-32k. On my soap-box, I will once again say that the "tii" value-bump is minimal at best. A lot of the guys moving into these cars enjoy the nostalgia of a good carbed car. To add to Steve's comments. I have yet to see a door card with a date marking. Personally, I wouldn't go that far in search of dates. The rear seat is easy enough though (and should have dates).
  13. Well, it is a Getrag 245 5-speed. Is the back-up light switch on the rear cover (would indicate C/R) or on top, just behind the flywheel/clutch housing (would indicate O/D)?
  14. I'm not quite sure how it could be an internal mechanism issue if you indeed have an O/D getrag 245 5-speed. The back-up light switch's plunger rests on the same shaft that activates 5th gear. As you select R, the rod moves so that the plunger rides up the slope cut into the shaft and triggers the switch. You can see the flat spot on the shaft where the plunger rests in this shot (upper right).