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    Justa5 in Japanrot.My Touring

    I've owned my 525i Touring since the summer of 2011. I bought it for my oldest Son to drive. He wanted a 1000hp Supra.
    Yea right I was 17 once. Well I ended up with it after a year. Something about grades in School.

    I never started a thread on it. So,

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    Replaced front suspension last summer with Meyle HD and Lemforder parts.Also installed Fortune Auto Coilovers
    I replaced rear suspension past couple weekends.All Lemforder parts except I installed Thayer Motorsports upper adjustable links.
    Beautiful pieces and worth every $$.
    [IMG]IMG_1196 by jp5touring, on Flickr[/IMG]


    I recently purchased RVAE34's Varrstoens and sand blasted them.
    [IMG]IMG_1164 by jp5touring, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Got them from the powdercoater tonight,

    [IMG]IMG_1200 by jp5touring, on Flickr[/IMG]

    I have Conti DW ordered. 245-35-19 fronts and 275-30-19 rears. Cant wait.

    Off to a good start for the summer
    Last edited by jp5Touring; 04-04-2015 at 04:56 PM.

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    those are gonna look great. keep us posted.

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    Awesome! I saw another JapanRot Touring on the Bay Bridge here in the Bay Area about a month ago - 5 speed with Black wheels. Such a beautiful colour in person.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jp5Touring View Post
    I've owned my 525i Touring since the summer of 2011. I bought it for my oldest Son to drive. He wanted a 1000hp Supra.
    Yea right I was 17 once. Well I ended up with it after a year. Something about grades in School.

    I never started a thread on it. So,

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    Replaced front suspension last summer with Meyle HD and Lemforder parts.Also installed Fortune Auto Coilovers
    I replaced rear suspension past couple weekends.All Lemforder parts except I installed Thayer Motorsports upper adjustable links.
    Beautiful pieces and worth every $$.

    Off to a good start for the summer
    Man that thing looks beautiful! I LOVE that color! My fav by a lot! I think it looks perfect with the wheels you have on now!

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    Thanks for the compliments guys.
    The M-Pars on it are 18 reps and starting to look pretty beat. I looked for the 19's for a while. The tires are a mismatched set and would need replacing this summer. The more I looked at RVAe34's wheels.The more I wanted Varrstoens and I like white wheels on a lot of cars.
    RVA posted last Summer that he was looking for new wheels and I pm'd him then asking to keep me in mind.
    I honestly thought he wouldnt find a new wheel enough to purchase. But it all came together.
    Conti DW should be here Wednesday. The wheels look great in person. The white makes them look even bigger.

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    Looks really good Jim. I can't wait to see it with those white wheels. Will you be coming down to Columbus for Timmyfest again this year?

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    The wheels turned out fantastic!!!! The gloss white on japanrot will be stunning. I cannot wait to see them on the car!! The photos of them looking all fresh and new makes me really miss those things already.
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    Touring looks hot in red. Nice car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
    The wheels turned out fantastic!!!! The gloss white on japanrot will be stunning. I cannot wait to see them on the car!! The photos of them looking all fresh and new makes me really miss those things already.
    Thanks RVA. I cant believe how great they turned out. I have hour and a half in each wheel sandblasting.
    The powdercoater stayed till 8 pm Friday to get them done. He was flying out Saturday to Fla. for 10 days.
    I really thought It would be another week or so. Tires should be in Wednesday.
    I ordered Shadowline trim vinyl to blackout the chrome for now. Thanks again. Hope your wheels show up soon.

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    I also had DW's on mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazypainter View Post
    Looks really good Jim. I can't wait to see it with those white wheels. Will you be coming down to Columbus for Timmyfest again this year?
    Hey, Thanks Im pretty happy guy right now. Timmyfest is a good possibility . Had a blast meeting and hanging out with you,just talking cars and things. You need to get your Touring on here or I just might have to post up a pic. ha,

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
    I also had DW's on mine
    I had Conti DWS on our Mazda 6s and loved them. So I was leaning towards the DW. Plus I knew they would fit since thats what you had.
    I have always bought take offs tires for my Touring. That was the main reason I wanted to go with new tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redshift View Post
    Touring looks hot in red. Nice car.
    Thanks, Mine is the only Japonrot I have seen in person. I know theirs a handful on the forums.

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    Wagon looks fantastic JP! What are the offsets if those wheels? I have a friend here that wants to get a set of those but is not sure what offsets will work on his E39 M5.

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    +20 front and +22 rear. I sent him the 12mm spacers up front to bring it to +8 for perfect fitment.

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    Tires came in today.iphone pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
    +20 front and +22 rear. I sent him the 12mm spacers up front to bring it to +8 for perfect fitment.
    It is spot on. No problem in the back either ! I panicked for nothing.
    I think my old rear suspension was so toasted. Their wasn't 3mm between the rim and passenger side frame.

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    Excellent! Looks great! Looking forward to some daytime shots.

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    WOW! Nice. Wasn't sure how White wheels would look. That is pretty stunning. I still think 19' wheels are the best fit for the wagons.



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    Thanks Guys, I'm pretty happy how they look. Needs to be dropped quarter inch or so.Thats about all. Hoping the grille and vinyl show today.
    Going to make alignment appt. for end of week. Its getting their. Im heading out to get 100 feet or so of poplar wood trim. I need to trim out six interior doors otherwise Im in the doghouse.

    Oh yea it rides great lovin the DW's

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    Car looks great!!!!!!

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    Man this thing looks great! Nice work.

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    Four wheel alignment and new/used recoded airbag module.
    If it every stops raining I'll take some some pics,

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    My old rear suspension was replaced with Thayer Motorsport adjustable rear control arms.
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    Replaced the rear rotors with Geomet slotted and Akebono pads.

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    ECS Tuning Geomet slotted rotors and Akebono pads.
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    I think your rear suspension arms reached WAY past the Use By Date.... just sayin...



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    Cleaned,Clay Bar and DooDoo Juice wax. Of course I didnt have my Camera with me iphone pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AquilaBMW View Post
    I think your rear suspension arms reached WAY past the Use By Date.... just sayin...
    Sway bar link came apart when I removed it. Was lucky nothing broke while driving it.
    Last edited by jp5Touring; 04-12-2015 at 10:59 PM.

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    I still think 19' wheels are the best choice on the wagons. Nicely Done Sir!



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    Quote Originally Posted by AquilaBMW View Post
    I still think 19' wheels are the best choice on the wagons. Nicely Done Sir!
    Thanks Aquila, I agree with the 19's. I due like 20' Alpina's on some e39's.
    The Touring is Finally getting to where I want it to be. It was neglected for quite a while. I had a pretty good health scare a year or so ago.
    But all is good. Taking care of some unfinished business now.

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