Today I swapped in some lower milage OEM cats. The previous owner didn't replace the thermostat as it needed and ran it under temp. Was getting bank 2 inefficincy messages in the computer. hopefully the guy was honest with me as I didn't see the car they came from.
Finally got around to adjusting the ride height on the PSS9s. Front now 13 7/8s and rear 13 5/8s. I moved the adusters from 60mm thread exposed, bottom of the lock washer to bottom of thread, to 63.5mm in the front and 72.5mm. Valving now set on 4 from 6. Pics coming.
The ride at 4 is noticeably firmer than 6. It now has a bit of edge to it over the bumps that was not evident before. I think 6 is the better street setup but 4 is a nicer handling setting. Can't wait to try 1 on the track.
Also on the list, a coolant flush and fill, bled the brakes (nice and firm now), and 265s on rears with 12mm spacer replacing the stock 245s up front. The 265s have about 5mm clearance to the strut adjusters. I can see why everyone is happy with this setup. It really does get rid of the understeer, the GC camber plates help too, and it does not tramline or wander. The turnin is immediate but will have to wait for a track day to see how the overall balance is. Mild understeer is the goal.
2001 Ti Silver Build date 01/01 currently 92,500 kms
Acquired 09/09/28 from original owner. Currently my sunny day and track toy.
Fixes and PM
Thermostat, temp sender, fan clutch, rad hoses, engine mounts, trans mounts, center bearing, tailight seals, belts, PS hoses,
center link, tie rods, thrust and control arms, front and rear sway bar links, RMS and Clutch (stock), Vanos solenoids, alternator rebuild, idler pulleys,
oil pan drain plug timesert.
Bilstein PSS9 with GC Camber Plates
Custom M5 grill with brake cooling ducts
Stoptech ST 40 / Stoptech rear pads Stoptech STR660 fluid
Michelin PSS 265 on 9.5s w 12mm spacers (front) Stock 275 on the rear
Evolve Alpha N
I can haz clean, beautiful, organized garage to keep m5 in?
Really man, that's a nice looking garage. My floor is painted in an ugly red paint that's peeling from years of mis-use by previous owners. My walls are broken up drywall painted in about the worst shade of brown-tan....I'm going to list "Re-did my garage" one day as something I did for the m5