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  1. Today marks the passing of a year since we lost the man who was a friend to many and a figurehead of our community. As we take a moment to reflect on the loss that is to our online family, spare a thought for his real-life family as they remember their good times with Darren. This forum owes a great debt to Donut. The thriving membership we enjoy; the positive attitude of our collective - these are things Darren worked hard to achieve. Our own tribute is to strive to stay true to his guidance, to ensure that the forum is the best it can be and that we continue to build not just a resource for all things 5 Series, but a thriving community. Donut set a high benchmark, and while we may have struggled at times to hit his high standards, we will always aim to continue the good work he did. There was an overwhelming response to fundraising for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance last year. Darren's family have asked us to pass on a message of thanks to each and every one of you who donated so generously, and have asked us to share this certificate by way of thanks. Let's all find a moment today to remember the Boss Man. Find yourself a quiet moment with a sugary baked good, look back on the impact Darren had on our lives and give thanks for what we have. On behalf of all of us at BMW5
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  2. Replaced the cam cover gaskets on my B10 V8s Touring and gave the engine bay a bit of clean
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  3. To be fair, anything with less than 6 cylinders does devalue the model
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  4. There's something very fishy about those two..
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  5. They are all very different, and in different ways. In a straight line, the M6 will leave the M5 for dead, it's much, much faster. The M6 is also a better motorway mile muncher, not that the M5 is bad, the M6 just makes it effortless. In the twisties, there is probably not a lot in it, the M6 is heavier but has slightly wider tyres. Tech wise, the M6 is obviously better, the HUD especially is fantastic as is the surround view (although I wish there was a front camera as there is in the i8), Nav is more modern, the iDrive system has matured and is very easy to use and navigate. Practicality, the M5 probably just wins, the boot is theoretically slightly smaller, but the opening and shape are more useful. Rear head room in the M6 is slightly less, but leg room more. Comfort, not much in it. Once the M6 seats are adjusted correctly they are great. The M5 seats are very good to and with less adjustment somehow easier to get right. The DCT in the M6 is great if you're on a track or in stop start traffic, you can just be lazy and the auto part does a great job. You can get a little more involvement using manual mode, but it still doesn't have the degree of involvement that using a clutch and manual gear lever do. For manoeuvring, especially reverse hill starts the DCT and electric hand brake combination is shit, just bloody hard to control. There is so much power and the way it engages meany you have to almost instantly get the throttle pedal position just right. Not enough and you roll forwards, too much and you wheel spin backwards. Same in snow, the M5 gives much better usable traction. The steering in the M5 (especially now it's back to normal after changing the servotronic valve) gives much more feedback than the steering in the M6. It feels like there is a lot of rubber between the steering wheel and the track rods in the M6. This dampens vibrations etc. but it also limits feedback so it's relatively numb. The whole experience in the M6 is more 'remote' than the M5, if you had no speedo you could easily be doing 130 in the M6 and think it was 70. From a visibility point of view, which includes parking and placing the car accurately on a track or down a narrow lane with oncoming traffic the M5 wins hand down. Both are big cars, but the M5 feels much smaller to drive. In the M6 you're lower down, the lowest seat position on the M5 is about the same as the highest on the M6. This makes it more difficult to judge the front of the car. The A pillars are much wider in the M6, they will undoubtedly give better strength but they hamper visibility especially in conjunction with the door mirrors. The combination create a very significant blind spot looking at about 1 to 2 o'clock, just where you need to look to judge the curb. I've never curbed a wheel on the M5, in the first year of owning the M6 I curbed 3, although now I'm more used to it I've not done another since. The M1, that's a different ball game. It always feels special to drive, not because the interior is plush, it's quite austere, but because of the history of the car and the engine just behind your head. It's about as fast as the M5, probably would corner much better if you pushed it, which I haven't! It's surprisingly easy and comfortable to drive, the possible exception being the tweed like material of the seats which must be one of the best thermal insulators known to man, if it's hot, your back and bum get very warm indeed. Bottom line, they all feel epic, in their own unique way. The M6, it looks fantastic and goes like shit of a shovel, there are not many cars you're likely to come across on the roads that could live with it. But at the same time you can drive 300 miles, collect your slightly nervy mother and father-in-law and drive the 300 miles back to be home by lunch time. I did that when they planned to drive up for my sister-in-laws wedding the day before, got a phone call very early in the morning saying they had set off as planned and then lost their bottle, turned round and gone back home. Obviously they had to attend their own daughters wedding, so I just went and got them! The M5 is probably the most 'normal' car, it does everything very well, but does not excel at anything. It's fast, but not ballistic. It handles well, but would be left for dead by any number of small nimble sports cars. It does not stand out, to many people it's just an old 5 series. It's got a big boot and can seat 5 in comfort. I took my son to University for the first time in it, 5 up and all his crap in the boot, no problem at all, it would have been possible in the M6, but a bit of a squeeze for the occupant of the middle rear seat. The M1, it's a bloody M1! Every time you go out in it you get looks. Almost every time you fill up at the petrol station someone wants to talk about it, "You don't see many of those about". But I'd really not want to use it as my daily driver. It's the oldest. It has the most character. It needs respect as it has no power steering, no ABS, no traction control, no air bags, no seat belt tensioners. It's raw, but surprisingly civilised, drive from North Yorkshire to Munich, about 1000 miles, in two days, no problem.
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  6. We all know the protocol by now- 1. This has nothing to do with Islam. 2. The guy was a mentally ill 'lone wolf'. 3. Those who object to points 1 and 2 are racist bigots. 4. Change Facebook profile to flag of inflicted country. 5. Light some candles, hold a vigil and go on a peace march. 6. Wait for the next slaughter to happen. 7. Repeat.
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  7. I noticed some slight bubbling above my rear number plate. I took it into the dealership to submit a warranty claim. The claim was accepted, I got a call last week to say that they stripped back the bubbling area and couldn't find how it had started as the paint had not been penetrated. Anyway they decided to replace the whole boot lid with a brand new one just in case I have any issues in the future. I picked up the car tonight. Obviously they replace with new badges as well. Happy with that result.
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  8. Start calling a spade a spade, and acknowledge what's right under our bloody noses. Time to stop worrying about being called racist or told we are discriminating, and go out there and kick some arse.
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  9. Spent the evening collecting some furniture I won on eBay and a trip to IKEA. Mix of m25, twisty B road, urban traffic and north circular. Did all with aplomb and swallowed everything I needed to shift. Such a great all round car and loving the new shocks - nothing you can say stands out about them specifically but just drives better [emoji41] That is all.
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  10. Fitted interior LEDs yesterday Dropped the car off this morning at the body shop to have both sills, both rear arches and rear bumper de-rusted/fixed/re-painted Will update with pics when I get it back
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  11. On 11th March 2003 E39 M5 reg AK03 DJJ was first registered in the UK by Sycamore BMW of Peterborough, 14 years ago today. I've posted quite a few threads in various places about my M5, but there has never been a single thread that's covered my ownership of the car. Quite a lot of information has been lost on various forums that have died, BMW Land and M5 Torque being two that come to mind. This forum too seemed to come pretty close too due to the tragic death of Darren last year. So I thought I'd try and document my ownership from scratch in one place rather than start another thread about things that I've done recently, it seemed a fitting day to start the task. CB37514 was built on 15 October 2002, so she was probably sitting around in the showroom at Sycamore for several months before being registered as one of the few 03 plate E39 M5s in the UK. There have been 4 former keepers, Sycamore being the first, Lord Edward James Russell being the 4th. I first saw the car for sale at Hexagon of Highgate in September 2008, the advertised price was, for that time, very high at just under £24,000 for a 40,000 mile car. I actually ruled it out as being too expensive. I was trying to sell an early E60 535d that had belonged to my father, it was 3 years old and had only done a little over 7,000 miles. The E60 was an odd spec. a non Sport 535d in Chiaretto Red with grey interior, no Bluetooth but a HUD. It was not a good time to be trying to sell a slightly odd car! I'd looked around locally and the best offer I'd had was under £10k. I considered keeping the car myself, but after doing a couple of trips decided that I could not live with the soft suspension, auto 'box and the E60 styling. I though, why not see what Hexagon would offer against their expensive E39 M5. To my amazement, they offered me just under £18k without even seeing the car. As the effective price was now only £16k the M5 suddenly went from expensive to very good value. A trip to Hexagon and an inspection and test drive in the M5 soon lead to a deal being done. I collected the car from Hexagon on 28 November 2008, a rather chilly day with a little snow at home on my return. So began my ownership of an E39 M5!
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  12. So after a long search through the classifieds recently I have been looking for another e39 and found a nice looking E39 530i sport for sale and hournor so away so I went to look today and came away with it It's done 119k ish miles, sat nav, leather and sunroof and just had 4K spent on it at Bmw for a new abs pump. Full service history and other than the usual brake wobble drives great Advert pics are all I have at the moment but it's just another silver sport
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  13. In solid condition, with masses of paperwork Only 105k miles Had quite a few thousand £££ spent on it's maintenance since 2012 Just can't understand why the bodywork was left... Don't think the rear seats have ever been sat in! Pics as I collected it:
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  14. I would take them up on the offer to fit a used engine. Don't start shouting the odds - your car's fucked and this is the only way out. I would keep the old engine, either to sell on or fix at your leisure and sell on for more.
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  16. Very interesting watch (sorry if its been posted before)
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  17. Hi Guys! Plenty on here about this topic, but thought I might put some info together with pics to show some upgrades I carried out today. Enjoy Although the lenses on the car weren't that bad, they were blemished in places. Out came the 800 grit, followed by 1200 and 2000. After slurping the cuppa, polished the lens with fine compound and the electric buffer......... And on to the other one........ With both lenses now looking fine n dandy, here are some pics with the original halogen bulbs in place. First the halos......... Dipped lights......... ....and main beam....... Now the fun can begin! After reading several threads , I decided that not only did I want to upgrade to xenon headlights, but I also wanted to upgrade them from standard spec. Because of this I opted not to buy a pair of xenon headlamps complete, as I would be replacing all the bulbs. With this in mind, I drew up the following shopping list....... OEM ballasts and ballast holders Osram Xenarc D2S 5K bulbs and adaptors MTEC 3.6w CREE LED angel eye markers Osram H7 Nightbreakers Here they all are......... So out came the standard headlight. Here's a view of the rear.......... .........and here are the new parts fitted......... Then back into the car......... So, after repeating the process with the other light, the moment of truth arrives.......... Halos........ Dipped....... ........and finally main beam....... I'm well pleased with the result............just got to wait til it gets dark!!!!!!
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  18. I think what he's saying is don"t let one dick head sour a whole barrel. What we don't need at this or anytime is knee jerk vigilante action against an innocent and peaceful group of people because one chump claims he's doing crap in their name. This would serve no purpose and lead to further division. It doesn't undermine the victims families loss to whom our sympathies are with. We, as brits, must stand against terror regardless of race, creed and colour rather than fight amongst ourselves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  19. Top cop on the tv just now, saying we must recognise that Muslim communities will feel anxious at this time. Jesus - really? This is what we should be concerned about? He's warning about consequences of hate crimes against Muslims. This is actually how our ever increasingly politically correct officials now think. No wonder we are soft targets. Get out there and protect us asshole.
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  20. Fair play to edd. I've learned lots from WD and cutting the tech content would be a loss.
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  21. Great farewell message from Edd, did what he believed right and not a wipe over rebuild by shell polishers etc. He will do good in his own right and not in the shadow of some re-rated American rat up programme.
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  22. The script from Edd's YouTube page: Published on 21 Mar 2017I am very sorry to say, that after 13 years on the show, I am leaving Wheeler Dealers. Wheeler Dealers is a great car show, reportedly the biggest on the planet at the moment. It is broadcast in about 220 territories around the globe and apparently has several hundred million viewers worldwide. This success would not have been possible without the huge collaborative effort put in by the production team over the years but most of all because of the loyalty and appreciation of our fans who have kept watching, in ever increasing numbers around the globe. Because you kept watching it; we kept making it. So thank you all for that. Making Wheeler Dealers is no easy task and every episode requires a massive effort from a dedicated team of people. We started, all those years ago, on a niche channel in the UK with just a small production: Michael Wood and Dan Allum; the founders of Attaboy TV and originators of the show, one production manager, a camera man, a sound man and Mike and myself. One hundred and thirty five cars later we have grown to a production team of over forty five staff, and we are now entertaining much of the TV watching planet. It’s been quite a ride. It was exactly the worldwide popularity of Wheeler Dealers and sheer size of the audience, coupled with the lack of product placement and brand endorsements within the show which meant that Discovery US and Velocity Channel saw an opportunity for further exploitation of the brand and so, after season twelve, the show commission was taken over by Velocity Channel in the US, who decided to replace Attaboy TV with Discovery Studios in California. Unfortunately, on Velocity’s first attempt at producing the show they found Wheeler Dealers ‘too difficult to make’, ‘at least in its current format’. In particular, the detailed and in depth coverage of my fixes in the workshop; what I consider to be the backbone and USP of the programme, are something Velocity feel should be reduced. The workshop jobs are certainly the hardest part of the show to make and reducing their substance and role in the show will save the production considerable time, effort and therefore money. However, this new direction is not something I am comfortable with as I feel the corners I was being asked to cut compromised the quality of my work and would erode my integrity as well as that of the show, so I have come to the conclusion that my only option is to let Velocity get on with it, without me. Wheeler Dealers has been an enormous part of my life since 2002, a real roller coaster of demanding challenges and triumphant moments. It has been a privilege to meet and work with so many great people and, from the workshop to the joy rides, to be allowed to experience so many fabulous cars and amazing locations. Leaving the show at the height of its success has been a really tough decision to make but I believe the time is right for me to spread my wings. Sometimes you’ve just got to break free from the confines of your rut and head for the far horizon. I would like to thank Attaboy TV, Mike, our incredible crew, and everyone who has contributed to making such a great programme for all of these years. A special thank you must go to every one of our fans for watching these past thirteen series, it has been great having you along for the ride, your appreciation means so much. Mike and Velocity will continue to make Wheeler Dealers, apparently with Ant Anstead taking my place in the workshop, so new episodes will be on your screens in due course. Being the new boy is never easy, so please give Ant your support, I wish him the very best of luck. It will certainly be nice to see Mike turn up at the workshop with yet another wreck knowing I don’t have to do any of the work! As for me, I am already working on some great new projects which will expand my world in new directions and, as I will have a bit of time on my hands, I’ll even start to put some things up on my youTube channel, so keep an eye out for that. Right now though, I just feel relieved and exhilarated with freedom and I can’t wait to get cracking on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. For years Discovery have been encouraging everyone to: ‘make your world bigger’ – and that is exactly what I am now doing. Edd China Thank you for subsribing to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTnK... following me on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/eddchina/?fr... and following me on Twitter https://twitter.com/TheEddChina and for continuing supporting my car projects. IMO, he's done the right thing!
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  23. It would appear that the new production company wanted to 'dumb down' the teccy bits for the American market which did not sit well with Edd so he wrapped it.
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  24. Cleaned my stock 528i. Getting ready for transmission oil change tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  25. Go for the OEM bmw rear sill assembly if at all possible. This is a superb item that comes complete with the jacking point strengthener. Depending on how corroded your car already is, this panel will do all you need unlike the (still good quality) kolkkenhom sill panel. To do this job properly with all rot cut out and a decent repair means time, effort and courage. What the real problem is regards what you can't see namely the inner sill. If the outer sill is as rotten as you say, the inner will also more than likely be at least rusty at best. The inner sill is heavily sculptured and would be seriously difficult to fabricate. You've also got the inner wheel arch to consider and again its shape will be difficult to replicate. Where the rear suspension brackets bolt into the floor beside the battery also rots out meaning more fab work. I know all this because I've been (and still am) doing it. If you were to buy all the panels needed oem it will become expensive, around £500+ for the rears only and i believe one side inner sill is NLA. The frustrating thing is you probably won't need all of the panel. For example, you'll only need perhaps a 8" high section of the inner wheel arch and maybe 10" length of the inner sill. The front jacking points look to be fairly straight forward to repair but I've not yet got that far. There is a strong possibility that the floor pan adjacent to the jacking point going forward will also be rotten. My plan is to use the kolkkenhom outer panel suitably cut to the required length/shape and fabricate the rest as necessary. This is the area behind the lower (sill) section of the front wings, so invisible though again that lower section of wing will more than likely need repairing or replacement. My advice to anyone with this problem is to firstly establish exactly where and how much corrosion there is. Secondly, obtain the required panels now, either new or very good used (difficult i know).Thirdly, if your not doing it yourself, find yourself a good welder/fabricator. I've learnt so much about e34 sills and how to repair them and whilst difficult it's not impossible. E39 owners are discovering sill rot now also, but to my eyes its seems a much easier repair as there only seems to be flat surfaces to deal with though the fuel tank is a problem. If i get the time i will do a proper thread regarding the e34 rear sill issue.
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  26. So, after 6 years of ownership the time has come to take a sideways step - I pick up my F10 530D on Friday morning. Not a bad spec with Media Package, M Sport Plus, adaptive headlights and some other odds and ends. The 535 has been the best car i've ever owned and has been mega reliable apart from when it shat itself a few weeks ago (vacuum pipes and a couple of valves on the turbos) but at least the warranty came good! Three weeks now to get it sold before the insurance runs out. Now to head over to the other part of the forum! <drops mic>
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  28. Pretty much up to date now, so roll back to late 2012. I took the M5 on a track day organised by the BMW car club, the first attempt in September was very wet. Managed to get a couple of laps in, not even one full flying lap, then it was cancelled. Got a couple of stills from inside the car and the Car Club photographer took a couple as I went round. Waiting in the pit lane The view from outside and inside several people doing this caused the day to be cancelled The second attempt was in November, it was a clear cold day and the track was still wet and very slippery. Car Club photographer pictures And a video of a session with an instructor Despite the weather it was bloody good fun. Although it's a big heavy car it was pretty good on the wide open spaces and long straits of Silverstone. The brakes were pretty much shot afterwards though, they picked up a vibration that didn't go until the disks were changed.
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  29. This is one of his better videos for sure. And what a car!
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  30. Only just seen this IMO; hard, unless you ask lots and lots of questions and ask for lots and lots of pictures! |I suppose I was very lucky when I bought my previous 530i off Scott (Zion) on these forums; very well looked after, just had bodywork niggles that were soon sorted However; my recent experience has been annoying; saw some local that were heaps even though the seller though they were 'in excellent condition bar some age-related body issues"... That's the biggest bullshit line there! The 528i I went to see was utter shite compared to his description; that was a day and £120 of train tickets wasted! The 530i I have now has been maintained and serviced within an inch of its life; just has bodywork issues that will be in to have sorted next week (part 1; back end and sills) and then the front end respray will happen later in the year etc... I'm a savvy car person and a seasoned BMW owner I like to think... There are a lot of triers out there and a lot of bullshit artists too! And stay away from anyone on the FB pages trying to sell their E39; all of them speak that funny, modern text-talk language... Shows the level of intelligence IMO
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  31. To mark the occasion, I took the car to a couple of scenic locations for some pictures. One down in Wiltshire one evening after work and the other in the lanes and minor roads around home
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  32. Change of heart I'm going to keep it. Evosport pulleys going on this weekend. Am looking at alcantara options and remap options at the moment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  33. Unfortunately yes it does live outside, the Dolly's live inside as a matter of seniority but once I finish the loft conversion this year the new garage is next. There are 3 covers on it, I buy a new Halfords extreme weather cover every year £49 and then one of these plastic frost caps you buy in Argos £13. that sits over the top . Finally I have a tarpaulin 5m x10m which goes on the floor drive the car onto it then I have a heavy duty gazebo frame 4m x 3m which I erect around the car but only at half height and wrap the tarpaulin over the top left to right with the ends open so it makes a tunel. It can not blow off even when Doris came along because the car is anchor. Bit of a phaf but worth it, and also dehumidifier inside, and 2 kg of rice in the boot inside the missus tights, but before anyone asks there not used, that would just make the boot smell a bit muffy
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  34. Nice wheels i got my old banger out of the garage the other day
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  35. Back home; 4 hour drive from High Wycombe thanks to the crappy M42 being chokka and the bloody 50mph zones on the M6 just after the Toll... Car drove superbly on the way home Needs body work; found stuff that wasn't mentioned, so got a fair whack knocked off the price I'll take it to my pals bodyshop tomorrow and see what he says, IMO it'll be a £500 job easy enough! Will sort pics and info out sometime over the weekend! Car all sorted; lovely to be back in a 530i!!! Knew I shouldn't have sold my Slate Green one
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  36. Hi chaps! Name is Asim, and I'm from Birmingham, Bought this '39 back in October of last year. She had covered a 96k, but wasn't running all that well. Since my ownership, she's had a large amount of engine work carried out. Vanes rebuilt, cooling system rebuilt... The list goes on! Being a rare techno, I managed to source a full champagne interior, as it had the standard black interior. Haven't seen many in techno with the champange interior! So its even rarer now! Hope you like it, and i look forward to your responses!
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  37. Car back at Beemabuild for a new resprayed tailgate, removing some rust by the jacking points and a front Alpina spoiler Pics on the way when done; )
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  38. I did a big part of my degree focused on loudspeaker design... the sound of a speaker is probably 70% enclosure 20% drivers 10% crossover. You can have the best drivers in the world but if you put them in a badly designed, flexy box they will still sound awful. Conversely you can have a set of cheap plastic drivers in a well designed box and they will sound pretty good- this is the case with most consumer level hifi equipment. If you take apart a set of speakers from a manufacturer like Mission or Cambridge the drivers often have plastic frames, small magnets, but look nice on the outside with fancy "composite" cones etc. The difference you see when you handle a driver from someone like Seas, Scanspeak, Vifa etc. is staggering- they often use paper cones (which is actually a really good material from a sound quality point of view but looks cheap) but have huge magnets and heavy cast frames. Think of a speaker driver as a spring and the enclosure (or rather the air contained in the enclosure) as the damper, they need to be matched otherwise the cone won't be controlled properly. The driver will have a set of design specs called "Theile Small parameters", with these you can get a good starting point for how big the enclosure needs to be, whether it would suit a ported or sealed box, crossover frequencies etc. There's lots to think about. Just taking a set of cheap far eastern drivers from a glorified boom box won't end well.
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  39. I like the jet noise on mine just need a fasten your seatbelt sign for when I stomp on it.
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  40. I personally can't see anything wrong with what the lads had done, they in no way egged the woman on to do anything, she was probably so pre occupied before she hit the old man that these two lads had no input into the way this woman behaved. i just wish there was more people like these two, who took it upon themselves to make sure this woman suffered the consequences of her selfish actions, I say well done and they should be commended for there actions, imagine if they where the people that where behind that other hit and run video posted a few days ago, they would have got the culprit that put the young girl in hospital and I'm sure her family would be grateful of it, instead they are probably grieving and thinking the selfish coont is sitting at home not giving a shit about what he/she has done.
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  41. Replaced rear plate screws, and fitted new front grills.
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  42. No - in all honesty the standards of driving I see when I'm out and about is so dire that I could spend most of my life finding fault... I've got better things to do... For me it's about protecting myself should someone hit my car and then deny they were at fault etc...
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  43. Not to get a conviction, but used as supporting evidence in an insurance claim - driver denied it was him until my insurance company showed his mob the footage of him smacking into me (parked up with engine off!) and doing a runner !! S
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  45. Hi All, Thought it was about time I joined up and posted on here instead of skirting around in the background. I own a E28 518i which definitely isn't a rocket ship but I bought it on condition rather than power. It is an UK '86 registered car built Nov '85. Bought from a BMW Dealership in Geldern, Germany by a British Serviceman, it was shipped back to the UK and I am only the 3rd owner. It's just coming up to 40000 miles. Has some unusual options like electric sunroof, Pioneer upgrade and rear boot spoiler but also has wind up windows all round and no power steering !! It is heavy !! I love it to bits and have changed just a few things such as putting on 15" Style 5 wheels as it had 14" steels and wheel trims, the 3 spoke steering wheel instead of the huge 4 spoke wheel and added a cassette box. I had to add some creature comforts as it must have been a base model originally. My old school mate on here Splondike has seen the car - dread it if we go out - he'll leave me standing ! Any wont go on, here are some pictures if I've done it right ! -
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  46. I fitted some lovely AXE EX15 18'' staggered alloys and tyres.....drool
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  47. Collected it from storage at the weekend and back in it's new home So good to drive it after so long (again) !
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  48. So, early 2011 I finally got round to sorting the pain that had been ruined trying to fix the tiny bit of corrosion behind fuel fill flap. As the front end had got a few stone chips and there were small defects on pretty much every panel of one sort or another, a full respray was in order. It was decided to take the bonnet and rear wings back to bare metal, the rest could be flatted and painted over. Trim was removed and every minor blemish that could be found was rectified as much as possible I was asked if I wanted 'factory' type finish, with orange peel, or a flat finish without, I opted for the latter which meant more work to flat the top coat. When the car was finished it was inspected by my detailer. A few minor defects were found, there were rectified. The paint was then left to cure for a month before the car was detailed again. A few reflection shots to show the finish, 'flat' as requested!
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  49. Because we all really know that if Ford made a decent rear wheel drive car, we would all be driving that instead. But as only BMW make cars that are driven by the rear wheels which aren't for old men or golfists, then we all drive BMWs!
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  50. Welcome Wayne You need your M5 serviced by people With a knowledge of your uber saloon The sad fact is most BMW dealers Don't have that knowledge and are keyed for the newer models. You M5 looks lovely !
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