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4 minutes ago, M M said:

I thought so too but both certifiers I spoke to said no.

Interesting, I have two friends with that setup in E36's with certs. But rules change and I don't keep track, one was done 2 years ago, the other about 4. Sorry if I've provided no-longer-accurate advice! 

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1 minute ago, M3AN said:

Interesting, I have two friends with that setup in E36's with certs. But rules change and I don't keep track, one was done 2 years ago, the other about 4. Sorry if I've provided no-longer-accurate advice! 

Probably just down to the classic open to interpretation/no universal standard approach that is so common here.

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Where did you get the new buckles? I don't mind buying new for a seat belt. There's probably nothing wrong with e30 ones, but good piece of mind if you go new

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1 hour ago, thorburn said:

Where did you get the new buckles? I don't mind buying new for a seat belt. There's probably nothing wrong with e30 ones, but good piece of mind if you go new

Seatbelt Solutions on Industry Rd in Penrose. Roger who runs it is a good guy, will tell you everything you need and has all the brackets, doubler plates etc. Otherwise I also have a pair of e30 buckles I can sell you for $30 (what I paid) if you want to go that way.

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Since I live my life a quarter mile at a time I decided to upgrade my neons.

This new setup uses led strips with 60 leds per meter, as opposed to my old setup which used 30 leds per meter (now twice as bright so twice the street cred). The led strips are addressable meaning you make make then do all kinds of stuff not even seen in the new Need for Speed.

I put together the whole thing custom including the wiring harness (and no,  I won't sell you one because I don't want anyone stealing my thunder (or should I say lightening) at a car meet).

The end result is this:

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Also a final shot showing off the interior lights as well which are hooked up to turn on when the doors open.

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I'm not one for all the stuff you're doing but I like your style and the fact you own it.

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23 hours ago, M3AN said:

I'm not one for all the stuff you're doing but I like your style and the fact you own it.

Thanks Dave, I can appreciate that.

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Installed my coilovers today. Decided to go with the Solo Werks S1 coilovers. They had many good reviews, basically labeled the best of the cheap "entry-level" coilovers so decided to give them a shot.

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I was quite happy when I received them, they included lubricant for the threads and an instruction manual was that specifically for the e36. For $500usd coilovers I though that was a nice touch.

While there I also installed new top mounts and installed the reinforcement plates front and rear.

Here is how it sits after a quick 10 minute drive.

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I've got a track day next weekend at Pukekohe so going to be driving it a bit until then to make sure everything is good. Will report back on how the coilovers feel.

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