The result of an early morning run to Summit Racing. The stainless lines and fitting that came with the MAX e-brake were metric. The only additional brake line we could find on a Saturday evening was 1/4″ standard line. This line was the closest to the OEM line we would be splicing. The Earl’s fitting would allow us to utilize the standard fitting on the 1/4″ line, and adapt it to the metric lines that came with the e-brakeThis is the OEM line that runs from the brake master to the ABS module. After the ABS module, it splits left and right to the rear, so we deduced that our best bet would be to run the e-brake inline hereStainless lines run in-line between the brake master and the e-brakernThe stainless lines then got run under the dash and along the transmission tunnel to the mounting point of the e-brakeThis is basically where the e-brake would end up. I’m trying to keep my hand movement to a minimum between the steering wheel, shifter, and e-brakernBumper back on, while Matt hangs the exhaust properFinal touches on the exhaust hangersFoerst Motorworks has hella Jag clienteleOff the lift and ready to KILL. All she needs is an alignment and a washWe had to bleed the brakes like 5-6 times. Both manually and with a power bleeder. I thought the guys from Parts Shop Max were joking when they said you had to bleed it a lot. I gave the e-brake a couple solid pulls in the parking lot. It was raining, but it locks up like a champ!
MAJOR progress today. I don’t think this car knew what hit it.The calm before the storm..Treehouse bushings versus the stock 60mmTreehouse bushing installedOld guibo. You can see where it tears under stress. This one is pretty tame compared to some of the others we’ve pulled out of this carWho needs a transmission stand? Matt Foerst manhandling the transmission from the motorrnHard to believe this is only the 2nd transmission that has been in this carOEM e34 M5 pressure plateUUC Motorwerks lightweight flywheelClutch Specialties 6-puck ceramic installedOld e35 M5 throwout bearing versus the new one. Thankfully… Global Imports BMW had one of these in stockReady for re-install..Turner RTAB versus the stock bushingrnPressed in and ready to be bolted upThe center support bearing was destroyed. We had to make a mad-dash across town to pick up a new one from United BMWThe new one… ready to rockTrans back in, driveshaft bolted upThe old ITG filter. I do mean OLDSee? This thing is literally falling apartPrep team from left to right: Erin Sanford, Matt Foerst, Chris Stein, Michael Sarol, Byron HillNew sparklers..To replace the old onesTrying to troubleshoot the hydro e-brake install… and narrow down the best plan of attackRandom, awesome beef jerky manRandom snap of my rear lip. Destroyed and eaten away by years of molten rubber bombardmentAspec tips c/o Foerst Motorwerks!!! These things are SICK!rnTest fitting..Sanford behind the stickBrantley finishing the weldingThe end of the nightTomorrow we need to weld hangers up for the exhaust. I’m making an early run to Summit Racing in McDonough for some Earl’s fittings that should help us run the hydro e-brake in-line before the ABS module.HUUUUUUGE huge thanks to Matt Foerst and Erin Sanford. They put hella wrench time on the car… and were a gigantic help. I never could have got all this done today without them. Thanks to Michael Sarol for driving me all over town to pick up parts. I love you guys. SERIOUSLY.
You know you drift a BMW when your Bentley service manual is held together with zipties.
My box from Turner was on my doorstep this evening. I have a TON of Turner parts on my car. They really make some of the best parts on the market. Nearly every suspension component on my car is from Turner.Turner Motorsport Spherical Rear Trailing Arm Bushings. I’ve wanted these for at least 3 years. They are so gorgeous that I almost don’t want to install them. These should replace the last of the rubber bushings in the carNew ITG filter for my Conforti CAI. My old one is decrepit and borderline rotted awayStainless steel clutch lineNew flex disc (or GUIBO). I swear this will be the 9th or 10th one of these that will go in this car. I destroy these things with zero mercyTurner Motorsport Harness Collars. These weren’t ‘necessary’… but they were totally mandatory