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KitsonRis last won the day on November 12 2017

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About KitsonRis

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  • Birthday 10/10/1989

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    Mountain biking, cars, music
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    Data Analyst


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    E34 535i, Skoda Octavia vRS mk1

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  1. KitsonRis

    Tyre Size

    Excellent thanks. Just wanted to check I had them written down correctly as I have no way of checking now the tyres are gone! Wont be going mega low and will only run small spacers if needed, nothing too mad as I still want to retain some comfort and practicallity. Although my brother will be helping me ont his job and he wants me to properly drop it so he may "accidently" lower it too much.
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    Tyre Size

    I have a set of E39 17” staggered Style 32 wheels, so 8J and 9J and I need a set of tyres for them. They did come with tyres and I just want to make sure I noted down the size correct as I don’t have the tyres anymore, which was: 235/45ZR17 front 255/40Z/R17 rear (speed rating 94Y). Is this correct before I buy some tyres? Also want to lower the car at some point so have been told I might need different widths, although it will be a slight drop to reduce the arch gap and not slammed to an inch of its life. Also it’s an E34.
  3. KitsonRis

    Stereo Wires

    Thanks. I have sourced an original part of the loom to retrofit. Step dad has said he will help, he is good when it comes to jobs like this. Hopefully get this done next week as I want to test the radio in case I have to send it back.
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    Stereo Wires

    I have just bought an original BMW E34 radio (it said it was from an E34 as standard) to replace the broken Blaupunkt one I have in there at the moment, which I am confident is an aftermarket one (green LCD screen and not orange). Thought it would be a straight swap but no, the connections are toally different. This is what the new stereo has: With aerial bit of this: And this is what I have on the car at the moment (I removed the bottom right wire and then put it back): It looks like someone has cut the wires and spliced these new connectors onto it like so, can also see the aerial plug too in this picture: To be fair it is a very neat job whoever did this I have no idea what i am doing when it comes to electrics! I hate them, probably due to the fact I hated them when I was studying it at uni. I can solder and make connectors, as long as I am told what goes to what! I presume I am missing the plug as the new stereo has what looks like a moulded pokey-yoke plug that fits into it (all of the pins are numbered). So is it as simple as aquire a plug with the wires attached and then solder it back into the loom by matching the colours up / working out what goes where?
  5. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    That does look quite smart.
  6. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Found that when I was searching for these, people over inflating the price for no reason. Actually paid a decent price for them which is why I chose these ones. Refurb was a little pricey but now I know it is done and wont be needing it for a while.
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    Kit's E34 535i

    These are off an E39 which reminds me I also need spigot rings.
  8. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Have got a good tyre fitter I use, I’ve taken new wheels to them before and they come back spotless. Cool, will look at that stud conversion and Camskills for tyres.
  9. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Yeah I know, just didn't realise they were that much! Tyres for my old track car was less than that for very nice grippy tyres, but were 15". Just need to have a look at what tyres to get as I have no idea.
  10. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    A little teaser.... Just need to get some centre caps, quartz coat them, get tyres and fit them. Not sure if I want to go for a stud conversion for some reason. Also maybe should have looked at tyre prices before I commited to these, about £100 a corner!!
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    Kit's E34 535i

    Not much has happened in the last week. Spent this morning cleaning the leather with some Gliptone stuff. Either it didn't work, I was doing it wrong or the seats were already clean as they look pretty much the same after the clean. Hoping the leather conditioner will be of use. Might put a second coat on in the week. Also washed it as I took it out yesterday and the front got covered in bugs. Had to buy a new garden sprayer as my old one broke and its the only way I can get something like a hose pipe to the drive as I don't have an outside tap. The coating I put on is fantastic, the water beaded very nicely and then just fell off. Made washing quite difficult as I couldn't get the car wet quick enough! Couldn't get a picture due to it being sunny and I didn't want to stop to take pictures as I would only end up with water marks where it dried in the sun. Got my eye on a tape deck on eBay. Says it is an original one from an E34 so I could be tempted. I am just not that keen on parting with that much money for a tape deck! I don't even have any tapes left or no way of making new mix tapes. Some kids today wouldn't know what a VHS or a cassette tapes are. Edit: Said tape deck has now gone from eBay. Damn. The hunt continues.....
  12. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    That does make sense. Just had metal ones on my old car, but that was a track car and I didn't want them melting as the fronts did get quite hot.
  13. KitsonRis

    Kit's E34 535i

    Yeah I know it wont be as comfy, but that is going to be compromised a bit when I upgrade the suspension. Spigot rings are saved in My eBay. Not commited to them yet as I would prefer metal ones and can't find any. If it gets to it I will just buy the pastic ones for now and keep looking or get my brother to machine some up for me.
  14. KitsonRis

    Calypso's project E34 520i - which is actually blue!

    Do like the period phone! I sort of want to retrofit one of the corded phones that came in BMW’s into mine.
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    M57 diesel in an e34 has it been done?

    I once put an M20 into a Triumph 2000. Being a BMW to BMW swap it shouldn’t be too difficult I would imagine. So yeah, as duncan-uk has said anything is possible.