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D Seattle last won the day on December 17 2020

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  1. Thats what she said... Sorry. This string was begging for that.
  2. Love the comment, "prices ranges from $20,000 for a perfect Turbo..." Heavy sigh. Oh, for a time machine.
  3. D Seattle

    Mt. Rainier and the Gang

    At least you tucked him back in the line. 🙂 Just baaaarely peakingn his little nose out. D
  4. D Seattle

    Shinny in the sun

    No points for spelling. Shiny. Oops
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    Shinny in the sun

    1976 2002 waiting for the 8 year-old
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    Mt. Rainier and the Gang

    Is that a CS poking out, about 5 cars down the line?
  7. I'm glad you wrote that. I wrote something along those lines too, but felt it was too snarky and might come off as being negative when I did not intend that, and deleted it. I agree, these are 50-year-old cars, of varying specification, and you have to design to some specification or else what are you designing to? That said, these are 50-year-old cars IE is designing parts for. And, the one thing IE can be sure of, is that *none* of them are to the specification when they rolled off the line. So, if that is the spec they are designing their parts for... see where this is heading.... Just as a piece of customer input, seems to me that some part are more likely than not going on a part of the car that will not be to specification. for those, it seems like there might be some engineering consideration for that type of slop which is clearly *outside* of IE's control, but is still inherent in the part. If its not possible, its not possible. But in this case, it seems like there was/is? Obviously, I would rather have what they have, than have nothing. But, if they are taking time to design parts (and we are all thankful for that), it seems like a design consideration might be made to allow for the fact that none (or only few) of the cars are actually to the spec the part is designed for. I mean, if the part is designed to a spec no cars have, what is the point? Sorry. As has been pointed out before, and correctly, a bunch of arm chair quarter backs sitting back taking potshots when they could not do any better. AKA BAT. Nothing harsh intended. Just an interesting, forensic, conversation. But, again, thank you IE!
  8. Yes. Here are the links. Thank you for the tip. Different for front and back... are not cheap. Rear, $295 both corners. https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-582353-adjustable-rear-cambertoe-bushings/?utm_content=link2cart&salesrep=dugmar Front, $380 both corners. https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-389657-front-adjustable-cambercaster-plates-1500-2002-e21-320i-kmac-stage-1-street/?utm_content=link2cart&salesrep=dugmar
  9. Given the age of the cars, some dent in the spring perch would actually be, an anticipated part of the car? Feels odd to not account for that? Maybe not? Maybe?
  10. agreed. and if someone would point me to some proper Alpina style wheels with that offset I will be a ready buyer. Unfortunately, I am only finding ET 12 with the width of either six or seven. Apparently the geometry of the six inch wide wheel at ET 12 is the same as the seven inch will at ET 24. See? They always told us math would come in handy at one point. 🙂
  11. Thank you everyone for your advice and analysis. I would have been stuck without you. After consulting with my local suspension pro, I decided to do the 15x6, et 12 up front, staggered with the 15x7 in the back. I'll wait to get the new rims to decide on rubber. Will do the fixed IE camber plates all around (maybe not necessary but won't hurt and might provide a little more clearance and handling.) I'll provide some before and after pictures albeit IE says it will take at least a month to get the parts. Thank you again! D
  12. Thanks! Had to take the opportunity to post this picture again. Thats about right for running the snow in Colorado?
  13. Thank you for that advice. You are a rock star! My problem is I can't find that wheel in et 25, either 15x6 or 15x7. IE has an et24, but its a 16" wheel! Yikes on a 2002! My head starts swimming at all the profile and width numbers. But the takeway is, you are thinking a 15x6 et 12 will work on the front but not with the tire IE is recommending? If so, I can get with my local suspension shop and ask them for advice on what size of tire to put on there to work best, keep my 15x7 on the back, and introduce some camber all around? Yet another reason this forum is the best one on the web... D
  14. I just had a very helpful call with IE. They said that yeah, the 15x7 et 12 is going to rub unless you are running flared fenders. BUT, the 15x6 et 12 should not rub and recommended 195:50x15 tires. I am guessing, speculating, that if the 15x6 et 12 did rub a little depending on tire fitment, a person might mitigate some of that by putting some camber in. Can I take a survey of an idea.... I have 15x7 et 12 and - shockingly - I do get fender rub on the front under compression but rarely if ever on the back. What would the reaction be to doing it staggered, doing 15x6 up front, keeping the 15x7 in the back, and introducing a little camber all around? That might even make it a little easier on low speed steering. I'm not taking it to the track so I don't think I would realize any material loss of handling - although introducing the camber might mitigate that loss, if any? I'm just a novice but that seems like a workable plan? Any thoughts? Thanks! D
  15. Ha! I can beat that all in one trip. Grand Tour did it. Called the "romance road," or loop, or something like that. They went through Wank, Kissing, Petting, Fucking, Wedding all in the same loop trip. Here is a link. Funny stuff... Why didn't someone catch that yet 😉 There have to be a lot of grand tour/top gear watchers here?
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