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post #31 of 35 Old 19th March 2016, 05:39 PM
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The great American Roadtrip with my first M5

I actually picked my car up in Tuscon and drove home through the desert to CA. Fun trip!!



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post #32 of 35 Old 19th March 2016, 07:10 PM
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Hey I'm in phoenix!
Car looks great. Enjoy your trip and look forward to more pictures of the journey
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I would stick with the stock brakes. I tracked my e36 a lot with racing fluid, steel likes, and solid guides. With those upgrades the stock M brakes are bulletproof.

Awesome car! Enjoy!


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So i've further analyzed the problem, it doesn't seem to be driveline related or tire related, as the vibration pattern and the speeds when the vibration is happening change a little.
I'm pretty sure it's the control / thrust arms.
I'll try to get them fixed here in Albuquerque and will report back.

Other then that, the car is such a blast to drive now that the engine mounts and the Driveshaft have been replaced! I already had all the Shifter Bushings etc replaced and the oil in the diff and tranny replaced. It's very hard not to take most turns sideways

I will definetely try to take it on a Trackday while i'm on the East Coast, are there any cool Tracks i should check out on the East Coast?

Plus i will make my way to Austin on Tue / Wed depending on when i can get my control arms fixed. What are the Texas guys thinking route wise?
I was thinking to do Santa Fe -> Amarillo (take a look at the cadillac ranch) -> Austin
Do you guys think i should do a stopover in Fort Worth and or Dallas?
No offence to all the Dalls people, but anybody i asked so far told me to just skip Dallas. Fort Worth might be interesting as it's a "cowboy town".
Any tips on what i should see in between?

@AquilaBMW : Thanks man! I actually worked on all my prior cars, i would definitely like to eventually do a wrench fest with some of you guys, but it's kind of hard if you have an issue and need it fixed asap, as you won't be on the road otherwise! I will definetely make sure to meet up with as many of you as possible on the way. Clemster unfortunately doesn't have any underbody panels, he was the first person i asked, already got some other parts from him
And i will make sure to hit you u when i'm back in the Bay Area!

@AGM5 : Unfortunately i only had time to drive it once, plus the traffic wasn't great. Sedona was completely overrun, maybe because of St. Patrick's day? I was surprised. And you are right, so far it's the perfect car and i fall in love more and more every day!

@DrSakke : Thanks, man, i will try to add more pictures. The Fuel Filter was actually done when i had the fuel pump replaced, i insisted on it!
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Not sure if you are heading to the SE... But Road Atlanta, VIR, barber Motorsports part, and Sebring are all great tracks.


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