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  1. I wouldn't rule Dtech out based on a crappy website or their posts here. They don't participate on the forum much. My personal experience with them was fine and I won't say anything negative about their service. I think they tried to offer something for our little cars to make them better. Even if some people don't like the product, I can stand behind anyone that's trying to make things better and has a passion for 2002's. That being said, you defiantly can do this on your own. Your basically buying a kit that has the parts all together. The one advantage to getting your own kit is that you can choose the quality of your setup. Dtech isn't going to send you a Sanden compressor or a Spahl pusher fan. Nor are they going to send you the fancy new compressor bracket that Blunt started offering this year. I think they now offer a compressor bracket but I don't know anything about it and how it fits. It's an important piece to get right and is dependent on the year and style of your block. Find a local Hose/hydraulic shop to fabricate you low and high pressure hoses etc. Dtech sends those hoses to you without being crimped so your going to go there anyway. If you run those hoses down the inside of the right fender make sure you secure them to the fender. I had a local AC shop recharge my system and one of the hoses fell out of place and sat on the exhaust header. That ends up with a fire in your engine bay. Yep, that really happened to me. Yes, they paid to fix the damage but not a fun experience. @whaldriver ran his thru the fender and then back in. That's a smart setup and makes a little more sense if you don't mind poking some more holes in your car. Talk with Hurricane to get the right controls knobs etc. That part is unknown to me because I have been on their website etc and I can't find the products that were sent to me. They have them but probably not listed on their website. Remove your old heater box and go down to your local metal shop and get a block off plate made out of a piece of scrap metal. 1/4 steel is what came in the kit. It didn't fit the hole properly anyway so I had to take it down to get trimmed anyway. This is the nicest part of this upgrade. Bad seals in your engine compartment allow fumes to go inside your car. That problem goes away with this block off plate. Depending on your setup, choose a good quality pusher fan. Spahl seems to be the go to brand. They aren't the cheapest option. In my car, I had done a fan delete so I went with the biggest thing I could fit in the nose of the car. I believe it was a 700+ cfm fan that cost me about $150. I also purchased their temp control on/off switch. Turns on at 195° and off at 175°. I had a local shop install that switch into my intake manifold. (That = tearing your carb out etc) I had to also wire it to turn on when the ac was on because I didn't have the mechanical fan moving any air when the car was not moving. No air pushing across the condenser = bad AC temps. This is by far not the only things to consider. I paid to have mine installed and worked out most of these problems after the install wasn't exactly what I wanted. Doing it again, I wouldn't pay someone for the install. It cost me over $2000 just to end up with something that wasn't perfect. I'm a little OCD however. Anyway, take the info you like and leave the rest behind. Hope it helps someone at some point.
  2. It’s totally a Hurricane 1100 unit. Even came with the instructions in the box.
  3. I have the 245 with the dtech setup. My car was an automatic with a wider tunnel to start with. I had to bend my brake and clutch pedals a little bit when I was done because it ended up being a little to cramped in the pedal box area. No big deal thought.
  4. For what it worth, I had to massage my trans tunnel a little bit. Not a lot. However, my car was originally and automatic that I converted to a 5 speed. I know the automatic tunnel is a little wider but maybe it's a little shorter as well.
  5. Mike, you say that based on what...personal knowledge or what you've read from long ago? I know of past problems with other members but my experience with Dtech was fine.
  6. Sorry to say but I think your in a remove and diagnose situation. I never understood whey BMW assembled this in such a way that you can't service the dang thing without removing the heater box. They are tricky at best. If you don't get it complete closed you are going to get heat. You can always plug of the hoses to stop the heat I guess until you get it fixed.
  7. I personally like them on my Pastellblau. I agree that for the most part, it personal preference. I'm planning on going with the Euro's for my Inka just because I think they will look better. Different Strokes.
  8. I can confirm this to just about spot on. I just got back from a 1200 mile road trip. 5 Speed, 3.91 LSD and at 75 I was about 3400rpm. I missed the 3.64 on the long flat sections but praised the lower gearing going over the mountains in Colorado. I haven't swapped my Speedo yet so I was always off by about 10-15mph. My GPS app on my phone was giving fairly accurate readings on my speed however.
  9. All red 2002's are ti's. No matter what year they were born. 😂
  10. Just a thought if you're trying to save weight.
  11. I used a Kerosene heater all winter last year while putting my 75 back together. 2 car insulated garage. Make sure to buy the clean burning kerosene if you decide to go this route. My biggest complaint was that I was spending a lot of $ on kerosene. I eventually found a local gas supplier that sold it in 5 gallon drums. Still around $40 for 5 gallons. I've never found a electric heater that could keep my garage warm. However, it was about 10° outside so maybe it may work better for you.
  12. That thing is awesome! Just the name alone is intense. Mine is stored away just in case I never need it again.
  13. Just pull the drain plug for a few seconds and shove it back on. You going to get messy as hell. When you're done walk into the house and wipe you hands off on the curtains. Say a few cuss words and ask if you can wash a few car parts in the dish washer. Oops, That is my life. 😎
  14. Yep, perfectly normal. My IE springs did that same thing. Drove me nuts. I never wired or zip tied mine. Just tried to be mindful and set them I'm place while bringing it down slowly with the jack. For what it's worth, I still have all 10 fingers. I haven't crushed 1 of them yet!
  15. Sorry got caught up in a project most of the day. I just sent you a PM with some pictures and info.

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