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post #51 of 127 Old 4th October 2016, 01:38 AM
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Well, it looks like after a test drive, the alignment is totally wrong. I'm guessing that it is toed out quite a bit, so I'm hoping I can fit an alignment in before heading out tomorrow. If not, it's not the end of the world and I can just get it done next week, but at least I know I've fixed the problems.

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Here are some more pictures from the HPDE at VIR:












And my friend got one of Brian's car as well:


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Very nice. And I like how it's still look like 530.
It won't for too much longer. I've got a M5 rear bumper and the front one will be delivered in a few weeks. Both are used OE and will be painted black sapphire and installed. Then I'll be getting the custom exhaust done with quad tips and muffler delete with magnaflow resonators and x-pipe. I'll also be getting the OE M5 rear spoiler painted at the same time to complete it.

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Last Saturday I took the "M5" up to Little Switzerland by way of Hwy 226, Hwy 80, BRP, and Old Hwy 18, which was an absolute blast. We had 11 cars with us and other than a few random slow pokes watching the leaves, we had pretty good pace. The scenery was beautiful and the roads spectacular. It was a wonderful day trip.










Before heading out on Saturday, I had received my ECS Tuning 10mm spacers that I was going to install to try to keep my tires from scrubbing the lower spring perches on the front struts, but discovered that they wouldn't seat fully flush and this caused bad vibrations, so I didn't end up using them. Unfortunately, this meant that my brand new front tire I had bought now has a channel carved out of it on the inside edge, but at least it didn't take out as much as when I first did the swap. After I got back, I decided to see what was causing the issues. It turns out that one of the spacers goes almost completely flush to the inside face of the wheels, but the other one has a mm gap or so when fully seated, meaning that as you tighten the lug bolts, it flexes the spacer and will cause vibrations. Here's a visual idea of what is going on:

The large gap between the two spacers that shouldn't be there:



Swapped them around and you can see it doesn't have as much of a gap, meaning that the back one sits more flush with the wheel than the other:



My understanding is that there shouldn't be any gap at all, so I don't know what's going on. I'm not sure how ECS is going to handle this yet, since they haven't responded to my email. Hopefully they have a way to resolve it, since these had big green stickers saying that they were non-returnable once installed.

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I'm not sure how ECS is going to handle this yet, since they haven't responded to my email. Hopefully they have a way to resolve it, since these had big green stickers saying that they were non-returnable once installed.
This is a product defect, not a return. There are all kinds of implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose that are in effect unless there is a prominent disclaimer (each state is a little different).

Just have them send a replacement set, with a return sticker and send back the defective ones. Obviously check the new ones before installing.

If you still have an issue, contact your credit card company.

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This is a product defect, not a return. There are all kinds of implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose that are in effect unless there is a prominent disclaimer (each state is a little different).

Just have them send a replacement set, with a return sticker and send back the defective ones. Obviously check the new ones before installing.

If you still have an issue, contact your credit card company.

Regards,
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They are going to send me a new set. My old set should arrive there tomorrow, so hopefully the new set doesn't have these issues. I'll update when I get them.

-Paul
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Another pic taken by BlindKenny on Hwy 80 on our trip last Saturday:


-Paul
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