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  1. Update: HOLY CRAP. This weekend I got my car back on the road, and despite the alignment being shot to hell (we eye balled it so I could drive it to a shop), this car is amazing already. I was worried the spring rate would be too high, but at first ride it feels perfect. It feels like the way the car was meant to be!! Now I just need the alignment done, the brakes bedded in, and to spend some time on curvy roads and I'll be in heaven.
  2. Nice! I'm nearly done doing the exact same thing to my 76, except Wilwood brakes and the IE sway bars. Just need to finish installing the brake lines and to put the carpet back in place. Scope creep means I also rebuilt the pedal box, brake linkage/booster and clutch master cylinder. Needless to say I can't wait to try it! Ground Control said they gave me 350 pound springs, and I'm hoping they set the Koni's to their recommended setting. I'm also going to need to figure out a good camber setting. Have you dialed things in any further since last winter?
  3. Thanks irdave. Yeah I have new 1 dot top and bottom pads, but rather than flat pads, they a shaped to accept the coil spring (photo) and the inside diameter of the raise part is to big for the inside of the springs. I've googled around a ton, and haven't seen or read about anything obvious. I was just thinking i wouldn't want metal on metal contact on either the trailing arm or the body. I'm a little less worried about the top, because the adjustable height collar fits super snug against the body and the spring rides in the adjuster, but I may just have to modify the bottom pads by hand. And yeah, I pulled the OE bump stops out.
  4. I'm nearly done rebuilding both front and rear subframes with the Ground Control coil over kit including the rear spring with height adjustor. This pic from a from a different thread demonstrates my questions though. What "spring pad" should I use for the height adjuster to body interface, and given that the springs are ground flat, I need some kind of lower spring pad that is flat for the spring side, but has the protruding bump on the trailing arm side. I'm kinda annoyed this isn't included in the kit...
  5. Cool! I recently had all my seats redone, so I'm not in the market, but I'm looking forward to the restoration blog!
  6. wheelieking

    Subframe in

    Thanks! I guess I hadn't dug deep enough in the box yet.
  7. wheelieking

    Subframe in

    Oh man, it looks so clean under there!! Congrats. I'm about to install the same GC kit. Did you use both upper and lower spring pads? I have new ones for both, but I'm curious how that threaded collar is supposed to sit against the body.
  8. Cool! My car still has the subframes removed, but I'll try to be there. BTW, @Teelinger I saw you driving orange kermit down Stone this morning. . I also saw a silver 02, with red/blue stripes on the front air damn. I hadn't seen that car around this area before.
  9. wheelieking


    This particular 2002 has found its forever home, and is currently undergoing front and rear subframe restoration including a set of Ground Control coilovers, Wilwood big brakes, Ireland Sway bars and bushings and a limited slip diff. The engine and transmission are tired and from another local '02 fan, and are eventually destined for a rebuild and 5 speed swap. Dear Mr Wray,Thank you for your email.The BMW 2002 US VIN 2370672 was manufactured on September 17th, 1975 and delivered on September 30th, 1975 to the importer BMW of North America. The original colour was Golf, paint code 070.We hope this information is helpful for you.Yours sincerely,Julia Oberndörfer-- BMW GroupJulia OberndörferBMW Group ClassicArchiv, Sammlung, Classic Brand Management (AK-50)Historischer InformationsdienstMoosacher Straße 6680809 München
  10. Perfect, let me do a quick check on my flange bolts. I'll get back to you by EOD today.
  11. I might be interested in the 3.91 diff. I have a 76', but my rear diff cover doesn't match those and i don't know what size my output flange bolts are at the moment. Would I just use my current rear diff cover?
  12. I'm in the process of pulling front and rear subframes, but I think this is a great idea.
  13. Yeah! I missed out on a ride in a turbo last year. PS, your old header and down-pipe have been great.
  14. I'll be there! Unfortunately (or rather fortunately) I'm in the middle of tearing apart the suspension and brakes so I can't bring my car this year. I pulled the struts to send them off to Ground Control... 🤑

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