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Old 25th October 2005, 08:44   #11
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Re: E24 M6

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I like the removal of the chrome and going with the shadowline trim. Very stealth and always looks great.

Some deeeep lip AC Schnizters would look sweet.

Le Mans blue...are you going to go with a clear coat on that? I think it would look sweet without a clear coat (but of course a clear coat is a good thing to have).

Interesting idea on the interior. Bicolor M3 seats...not bad. The seats in the M6 were mildly lack luster...they should have put in the E28 M5 recaros into the M6.

Lets see some more pics when the mods start!
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I believe Lemans blue is a metallic colour, that means it always has clear coat or am I wrong?

Frits: congratulations for your car, the M6 is one of my favourites too.
I know it`s your car but I`ll say it anyway...
The M6 is a rare car, soon to be collectable. Be sure that the mods you do are easy to convert to original if you later wish to do that. That makes the car easier to sell also, as Old classics with heavy modifications tend be a bit tough to sell.
LeMans blue is a fantastic colour, though modern colours can make older cars look a bit "pimped" i`ve seen an E24 in similar blue and while nice, It was a bit too bright for the old car. The E24 has always looked best in discreet colours (only my opinion)

One more time, congratulations! PICS! PICS! PICS!


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Old 25th October 2005, 08:52   #12
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Re: E24 M6

I thought about the 'convertable' modifications. I think the only modifications that I won't be able to convert, is the widening of the wheel arches, for the wide rims.
As for the color, it'll probably be LeMans blue. I guess it should go nice in combination with the shadowline.

The car being hard to sell is not really a concern, since I'm not planning on selling it at all. My two other cars are also hard to sell. 325 with M3 engine isn't even legal where I live... But I do understand your comments, and I thought about it often.

There'll be plenty of pics as soon as the car is in Belgium.
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Old 31st October 2005, 07:14   #13
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Re: E24 M6

Got the car Saterday morning. Didn't have time to post pics till now, I was constantly driving

As for the modifications, plans have slightly changed... I'll probably keep the seats, since I'm starting to like 'em. They'll be restaurated, and will look brand new.
I'm going to keep the color too. I'll have it completely repainted, just because I like perfection, but I'll stick with this color. The rest of the plans remains unchanged.

Btw, the ride home was amazing. Drove 250 km home without any problem. On the highway, I even did a little test, and 200 km/h in 4th gear was no problem at all. It could go a little faster in 4th, but I didn't want to hurt the car.
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Old 31st October 2005, 11:46   #14
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Re: E24 M6

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Got the car Saterday morning. Didn't have time to post pics till now, I was constantly driving

As for the modifications, plans have slightly changed... I'll probably keep the seats, since I'm starting to like 'em. They'll be restaurated, and will look brand new.
I'm going to keep the color too. I'll have it completely repainted, just because I like perfection, but I'll stick with this color. The rest of the plans remains unchanged.

Btw, the ride home was amazing. Drove 250 km home without any problem. On the highway, I even did a little test, and 200 km/h in 4th gear was no problem at all. It could go a little faster in 4th, but I didn't want to hurt the car.
That car is way too beautiful to pimp like you've described in your earlier posts. Just fit a set of 16" e28 M5 wheels and you have a very rare unmolested M635CSi..... Most look like crap!
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Old 31st October 2005, 16:45   #15
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AS far as the brakes is concerned, just go the easy way to solve your braking problems. As someone replied before me: the system is exactly the same as the E28 ///M5, and that is a problem. In order to solve the inherent problems of the E24 and E28 ///Ms, just replace the 25mm master cylinder with the 27mmm, hubs and disks with those from a 1994 E34. Its all strictly a bolt-on job. The master cylinder will provide you with a different front/rear bias (66/34 against 72/28), but one that will greatly improve braking and avoid warping the front rotors, plus the fact that parts are more easily available and cheaper all the way. If you want to go better than that, replace them with the whole assembly from a 750i or an 850i. Parts are easily available and very inexpensive.
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Re: E24 M6

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Very beautiful car!!!! Good choice to keep the colour as this suits the car perfectly. It seems that you have secured yourself a fine example in very good condition!


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@keeperomega: great idea on the brakes! I'll make some phonecalls on Thursday to see what I can get.

The car is indeed in very good condition, but not perfect. For example, the front bumper is scratched on the driver's side, the driver's side mirror is damaged (will be replaced), the trunc has some scratches, the exhaust makes a weird sound between 3000 and 4000 rpm... I will try my best to get it back in perfect condition.

@Stevie: I don't think I'll be pimping the car too much? I'll make it a shadowline, which is original E24, so no pimping, I'll drop it a few inches, and put on some wide rims. That might be considered pimping, but it's easily removed. And for the interior, I'll only make it more classy than it is right now...
Check the picture below to see what it might look like when it's done, except for the color...
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Re: E24 M6

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@Stevie: I don't think I'll be pimping the car too much? I'll make it a shadowline, which is original E24, so no pimping, I'll drop it a few inches, and put on some wide rims. That might be considered pimping, but it's easily removed. And for the interior, I'll only make it more classy than it is right now...
Check the picture below to see what it might look like when it's done, except for the color...
It's your car! Let's say opinions differ. IMHO your car is beautiful, the picture in your last post horrid. Just my $0.02
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Re: E24 M6

The brake calipers and rotors change the bias, not the master cylinder.

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AS far as the brakes is concerned, just go the easy way to solve your braking problems. As someone replied before me: the system is exactly the same as the E28 ///M5, and that is a problem. In order to solve the inherent problems of the E24 and E28 ///Ms, just replace the 25mm master cylinder with the 27mmm, hubs and disks with those from a 1994 E34. Its all strictly a bolt-on job. The master cylinder will provide you with a different front/rear bias (66/34 against 72/28), but one that will greatly improve braking and avoid warping the front rotors, plus the fact that parts are more easily available and cheaper all the way. If you want to go better than that, replace them with the whole assembly from a 750i or an 850i. Parts are easily available and very inexpensive.
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Fritz: I am sending you a collection of comments from an ///M forum where the brake issue on E24s and E28s is discussed ad nauseam. Hope it works for you. http://member.rivernet.com.au/btaylo...radeE28M5.html
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