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      01-06-2012, 11:47 PM   #9329
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Those wheels look sick on the e92!

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      01-07-2012, 03:43 AM   #9330
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My dad brought home one of his old notebooks from work that was beyond cleaning up. I zeroed out the HDD and installed Ubuntu.

So far, I like this OS. It's well thought out. I probably couldn't deal with it as my only OS, but for a backup computer, it works just fine.
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      01-07-2012, 11:24 AM   #9331
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Interesting...
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Those wheels look sick on the e92!

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      01-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #9333
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Ugh all this reading about brakes and brake pads... Learning a lot but also seeing $$ signs... Lol I guess its like any other hobby...

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      01-07-2012, 02:32 PM   #9334
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Ugh all this reading about brakes and brake pads... Learning a lot but also seeing $$ signs... Lol I guess its like any other hobby...

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Unless you are doing some serious tracking, some SS brake lines, slotted rotors and some good pads are all you should need if you want to improve your stock brakes.
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      01-07-2012, 03:11 PM   #9335
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Thats replacing everything but the caliper... How is that using stock brakes! lol anyway, I am not going to take my car on the track till the lease is over anyway.

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      01-07-2012, 03:50 PM   #9336
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Oh, sorry. I thought you were talking about upgrading your brakes. Are you going to keep your car once the lease expires?
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      01-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #9337
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Unless you are doing some serious tracking, some SS brake lines, slotted rotors and some good pads are all you should need if you want to improve your stock brakes.
The rotors are fine on the E9X M3.

The caliper is the issue.


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Ugh all this reading about brakes and brake pads... Learning a lot but also seeing $$ signs... Lol I guess its like any other hobby...

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Tracking is very expensive once you get into it

Honestly, if you've never flushed your fluid, do that and upgraded to motul660 or castrol srf, it'll cost about $50/liter for Castrol.

then if your pads are fine, you can use them.
Upgrading is always a great idea but you don't track often so it shouldn't really make that much of a difference for you
StopTech Street perf if you want dual purpose.
It's about $50 a corner.

SS lines are $120?
I'm going to be selling mine soon btw. Once they're off the car.
And I can sell my stoptech pads too, they're at about 50% IIRC. I'll measure once they're off the car.
I can't set a price yet as I don't know their life, but I could probably sell the lines and pads to you for cheap.
$200 for pads, $120 for lines new
I'd probably list them FS at $150, but you can have it cheaper. $120 seems fair? either way, i need to see the condition of the pads. if they're at like 30% or 80%... it'll change what they're worth.

If you change pads, remember to bed them in properly

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Thats replacing everything but the caliper... How is that using stock brakes! lol anyway, I am not going to take my car on the track till the lease is over anyway.

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When does your lease end?

If there was an option to just change calipers, I'd do it. but there isn't
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Why does tracking have to be so expensive...
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      01-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #9339
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Why does tracking have to be so expensive...
Photography is also an expensive hobby....
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      01-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #9340
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Photography is also an expensive hobby....
snowboarding is an expensive hobby too... traveling, another expensive hobby. any type of racing is an expensive hobby.

it seems any hobby i get myself into, it's an expensive one. damn it.
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      01-07-2012, 05:22 PM   #9341
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Yep, 1/5th scale RC is expensive too. We all have the same sickness.

Anyway, I have never tracked my car nor do I plan to till my lease is up.

But if I did, I would be interested in your gear for sale when its up for sale. I would ant to know before you post up the FS thread.

I think if I were to track, for the first day out, I would just see what I thought of the stock system...

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      01-07-2012, 07:03 PM   #9343
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Cool. I'm headed to Pasadena in a bit...
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it seems any hobby i get myself into, it's an expensive one. damn it.
Seriously

I can't wait till I make it big lol

then I can enjoy myself!

food, travel, cars.

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Seriously

I can't wait till I make it big lol

then I can enjoy myself!

food, travel, cars.

hehe
i just want to get done with school... i wish i could find a side job that wouldn't take away from my school/study time so i can mod the car a bit and enjoy tracking the car but i guess i just have to wait until i'm done.
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i just want to get done with school... i wish i could find a side job that wouldn't take away from my school/study time so i can mod the car a bit and enjoy tracking the car but i guess i just have to wait until i'm done.
There are some stuff I do to make some extra side money, which I effectively use to mod my car.

We can talk in person next time
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There are some stuff I do to make some extra side money, which I effectively use to mod my car.

We can talk in person next time
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Shy tell me your side job is a professor at University.
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For all around performer: automotive, portrait, walkaround lense
Which would you pick
85L or 70-200L is mk ii
I have heard people saying 70-200 mk ii can produce photos as sharp as 85L with about the same amount of Bokeh at 200mm compare to 85L @ well...85mm
But 70-200 more verstile and covers wider range but Heavy!
I do have 70-200L is f/4 but was thinking about upgrading to 70-200L is mkii then second thought for 85L came to my mind...
Should I just stick to what I have and add 85L? Or 50L or 35L?
I should have kept all of my L's
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For all around performer: automotive, portrait, walkaround lense
Which would you pick
85L or 70-200L is mk ii
I have heard people saying 70-200 mk ii can produce photos as sharp as 85L with about the same amount of Bokeh at 200mm compare to 85L @ well...85mm
But 70-200 more verstile and covers wider range but Heavy!
I do have 70-200L is f/4 but was thinking about upgrading to 70-200L is mkii then second thought for 85L came to my mind...
Should I just stick to what I have and add 85L? Or 50L or 35L?
I should have kept all of my L's
i know what to do... give me your credit card. i'll go ahead and order you the 85L as well as rear drag radials for my stock 18s AND Advan AD08s for the Neez wheels. while i do all this... you go get massage, mani and pedi or whatevers. i'll deal with the dilemma of spending money.
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