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Thread: The Journey Continues, E34 520i → 525i

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    The Journey Continues, E34 520i → 525i

    Hello Guys, i wanna share my e34 builds that has been going on for a year..

    some of you may know my previous car



    anyway, that previous car was a project with my big brother, now he has worked and bought another e36, meanwhile i decided to go bigger with 5 :P

    a bit slow build, since i'm still in college hehe..

    it's a diamond black e34 520i M50B20 year 1994.. at first when i got it, it's not in a good shape, but yeah.. overall looks nice, 16"e38 oem wheels, cracked bumpers front and rear, some dents, etc, etc..





    then after about two months later i got m technic bodykits from a friend of mine and a new old stock of it's rear spoiler!



    decided to go a bit different, since it's not my country spec's.. american style headlamps :P



    and yeah, a D.I.Y. Smoked Headlamps + Blackout Grille!



    in the mean time, i was bored with small and standard wheels, so i'm looking for a tuner wheels.. then my friend came to me and offered me ac schnitzer type 3 19X8.5 et13 square setups, at first i have no interest at all, but when he give me the price of just 650$ i decided to go big! inspired by one of a member here, weksos.. here's the pic..









    car sure do need friends rite? so i took it to meet the other european fellas, a couple pic of it..





    Bimmerfest 2010, yes we have bimmerfest too rite here in Indonesia!









    then just a couple of months ago, i got bored with the type 3 and wanted to go for a different look, two piece maybe> yes, a hartge classics.. i know it's 19" again :P





    and yeah, i got this rare parts! Hella Smoked Taillights FTW!!



    *sorry for the dirty car :P*

    now, after i got my engine stroked up to 2.5 spec, 19" is too heavy for the performance gain, so i decided to go smaller on 18" Style 32 Staggered Setups, i got this for a bit stepped up price since it's a rare wheels in my country..



    still ordering the tires, so it's not mounted yet.. maybe this week or next week

    more pic later on as i'm going to repaint it for the Bimmerfest 2011

    c&c are welcome! Thanks..


    ps: i'll add the engine build photos later on, haven't took it from my friend :P

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    You know normally I hate 19 inch wheels on E34s but your car seems to pull them off nicely, I think it's the color, what is it?

    Well done sir.
    Junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettSR5 View Post
    You know normally I hate 19 inch wheels on E34s but your car seems to pull them off nicely, I think it's the color, what is it?

    Well done sir.
    thank you, much appreciated it it's diamond black and the lower bumper is sebring grey..

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    The Hartges-
    The style 32s in 17" were supposed to be HEAVY, the 18's arent? I don't know, honestly curious.

    Car looks fantastic!

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    I love seeing the amazing transformation between stock and modified with these... thanks for this. Looks awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhch142 View Post
    Nice to see someone in the UK doesnt drive some stupid micro-hatchback!!!!
    Yeah...

    Nice car man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cddallara View Post
    The Hartges-
    The style 32s in 17" were supposed to be HEAVY, the 18's arent? I don't know, honestly curious.

    Car looks fantastic!
    Thanks.. yeah a bit, i did weigh them the 8J is about 10.5ish and the 9J is around 11ish compare to the hartge that weigh over 13.5..

    Quote Originally Posted by bhch142 View Post
    Nice to see someone in the UK doesnt drive some stupid micro-hatchback!!!!
    errr i'm not in UK bro.. hehe..

    Quote Originally Posted by e34win View Post
    I love seeing the amazing transformation between stock and modified with these... thanks for this. Looks awesome!
    thank you, appreciate it.. more to come hehe..





    Quote Originally Posted by t.wak View Post
    Yeah...

    Nice car man!
    thanks man


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    anyway, since i'm going to repaint this, i need some input.. what's the best color for the e34? i'm thinking Dakar Yellow II and Sepang Bronze
    Last edited by acssilhoutte; 09-20-2011 at 02:02 PM.

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    Nice car, bro !! as always . keep up the good job !

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    Both sets of 19s are way too ugly! You need to send them to Florida for proper didposal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugi2212
    Nice car, bro !! as always . keep up the good job !
    Thanks a bunch man!

    Quote Originally Posted by ALEX 540i
    Both sets of 19s are way too ugly! You need to send them to Florida for proper didposal.
    Hahaha i'd rather use 'em as a coffee table LOL..
    Last edited by acssilhoutte; 11-15-2011 at 05:30 AM.

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    Feel free to come to Ronin's Page http://ronin1264.posterous.com/ follow it to get the latest updates

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    Car looks good man, love those Hartge's on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornflakecwl View Post
    Car looks good man, love those Hartge's on it!
    thanks man, too bad it's heavy as hell..

    Quote Originally Posted by trive2 View Post
    God I loved the Schnitzers. GOD I love the Schnitzers... Uhhhg I think I need four new type 3 coffee tables...
    hahaha you do man :P someday i'll get a set again, staggered one and not for the coffee tables LOL

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    anyway, the car is in the bodyshop, full repaint with a different color



    still rough sketch
    Last edited by acssilhoutte; 11-17-2011 at 11:21 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    nice car man I always loved these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slammyE36 View Post
    nice car man I always loved these.
    thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by googone20 View Post
    Well done sir!! Car looks great!!
    thanks again..

    on thursday i'm going to the bodyshop to check the progress, might took some photos and post it here.. stay tuned!

    teaser!



    yes, it's gonna be dakar yellow II
    Last edited by acssilhoutte; 11-29-2011 at 12:48 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Finally! some updates from ronin, well, last week exactly *LOL*.. so last week ronin has been teared down, i took some photos but forgot to take it home *d'oh!* then yesterday i came back to the shop to take the files



    here's a couple photos of the latest condition





    a bit hole under the passanger side



    and some from the shop projects! \m/





    santorin blue, damn this colour do looks good! definitely my next color for the next project!





    and this is my ex-ride, E30 325i M20B25, last time i sold it the engine was stadard and has an auto gearbox, now? 2.9 M20 + dogleg transmission + lsd.. yummy!





    my friend/tuner beast E34, M62B44 nearly 400bhp! did 290-ish last weekend on highway!




    and this one going to be one hell fast 7 too, same m62 but 4.6 \m/



    aaannnndddd, another v8 :P



    unfortunately, i still couldn't find the engine build photos :|

    well, enjoy the read!

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    missed this topic, those Hatges looked soooooooo damn good! why the color change? is the paint so damaged?

    do you know the diametr of the exhaust tips? looks like ideal diameter to have on the car, is it full exhaust part or just welded on tips?

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    I think you need more cars in that shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMAN
    missed this topic, those Hatges looked soooooooo damn good! why the color change? is the paint so damaged?

    do you know the diametr of the exhaust tips? looks like ideal diameter to have on the car, is it full exhaust part or just welded on tips?
    Thanks, yeap the paint ain't good enough, from the first time i got it, it has been repainted but not a good one, some dents and rust too.. did the paint correction, the miss matched colors are more visible! Haha, so i decided to repaint it again in another color since i'm bored with the dark one..

    I forgot the diameters, i think it's around 75-80mm, i'll measure it again when i get to the shop.. yep it's welded tips, i got a custom exhaust done from the headers to the rear, originally it's a single tip outlet, then i make the Y to make it dual..

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve547i
    I think you need more cars in that shop.
    Haha, yes there are more bimmers on the parking lot, the shop ain't big so couldn't hold many cars :P
    Last edited by acssilhoutte; 12-18-2011 at 11:49 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    car is about coming up to primer, been thinking to change colour again.. photoshopped this one with my style32 and lowered suspension to my liking



    i think i'm gonna go with this, thoughts?

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