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About bradgalbraith

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    Brad
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    Auckland
  • Car
    '98 318is MS2
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    '07 Subaru Impreza S-GT
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    E36 328i

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  1. bradgalbraith

    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Update: Rear trailing arm bushes were pretty shocking so I've replaced them with Powerflex black series bushes. I haven't had a chance to test drive the car yet but will hopefully put the new Mtech 2 steering wheel on and get a wheel alignment in the next week or so. Progress has been slow as I've been busy but it's slowly getting there. As for the installation of the bushes, yes, I did it the messy way but it still works so I'm not bothered. Pretty much broke the aluminium cylindrical piece out of the old bush, cut the rubber back in one part, crimped it inwards to free it from the housing/bracket and then lightly sanded the housing before installing the new bush.
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    Wtb e36 camber arms

    Standard or aftermarket?
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Another mini update- recently bought a ZHP gearknob to replace the rubbish old one. Also bought and installed a set of Powerflex rear camber arms. Hopefully I'll get a spare minute in the next week to install the Powerflex rear trailing arm bushes. The plan is to then get tyres and an alignment afterwards in preparation for cert. Also a nice little photo in there of the new daily driver..
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    WTB: zf 5 speed for e36

    I thought that the 316,318,320,325 all came with the G220 and the 328i and 3.0 M3 came with the ZF?
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    e30 M50 coupe

    Keep it how it is. I have done a very similar kind of thing with my E36 and I think it offers a really good middle ground between a racecar and a street car.
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    Another Alpina (D5 F10 this time)

    I wish 🤣 you must have the wrong Brad.
  7. bradgalbraith

    KwS's not M3, M3 Project (or, the M328i)

    Side note- there's a fully rebuilt S50B30 vanos on trademe that someone has desperately been trying to sell for a fair bit of time. You might be better off buying it and putting your one on the shelf and rebuild it one day.
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    s50b32 3.2 m3 evo engine

    I've never needed $6k more in my life! 😪
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    I really like them for a number of reasons- Cost is decent, they feel nice and firm and they were easy to install -overall, a quality product. I guess it's hard to say too much more than that as there are many factors that make up how the car feels and handles. They are undoubtedly a vast improvement on the floppy factory ones that were in there before. After putting the new control arms in too, the front end has really tightened up. You can drive much harder through the corners and the car doesn't squirm and dart around like it did before. Just need to get an alignment done to get both wheels to have more toe in. Looking at getting the Powerflex rear camber arms and rear trailing arm bushings before I do my alignment. Has anyone had experience with Powerflex camber arms? A friend of mine has Hardrace camber arms and doesn't rate the quality of them too highly..
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Slight update- Style 24s have since been sold and replaced with BBS RK 17x8s. I've also replaced the front control arms as the old ones were knackered. Pro tip- if doing this job, it is made 10x easier if you spray some CRC/WD40 on the thread before you try and remove the outer balljoint that connects onto the hub.. the first one took me a while. I also had a good friend of mine polish the car to bring up the Cosmo Schwartz shine. It's coming along slowly but surely.
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    $1 Reserve F10 M5

    I've recently gone through the MVDT because of a dodgy car from a dealer and I can assure you, you can't hide behind 'as is where is'. We won the case convincingly.
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    It's very nice but is it $38k nice?..

    Very nice and refreshing being white but I'd be very surprised if it sold for more than 20k
  13. https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1903681827
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    2007 BMW 130i Motorsport 6spd

    Have you still got this mate?
  15. bradgalbraith

    FS: Style 18 Wheels W R888's (SOLD!)

    Keen to come round and take a look. I'll PM you.
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