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      12-13-2012, 02:33 PM   #45
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Turns put no lug nuts avail for spacers yet. Spoke to Ben at Rogue.
Have to wait for IND to get some.....
Macht Schnell has the correct lugs (14mm) for the F10 M5 now.
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      12-13-2012, 03:24 PM   #46
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      12-13-2012, 03:33 PM   #47
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Hi,

finally got around to take some pictures of the springs installed
Also have two pictures of the fitment / wheel gap with OEM wheels

Side View after springs installation





Rear OEM Wheel fitment with springs installation


Front OEM Wheel fitment with springs installed


and a teaser for folks ....

Thanks for posting the pix. This really helps in making my decision. Also, what's that thing in your vent? What does it do?
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      12-13-2012, 05:06 PM   #48
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The "thing" in the vent is a gauge from P3CARS .
It plugs into the OBD port and can read a number of interesting data sources such as

Boost: Will show vacuum and boost
Coolant Temperature (exact in F/C)
Air Intake Temperature (exact in F/C)
Exhaust Gas Temperature
Ignition Timing
RPM/Shift (exact RPMs)
Actual Road Speed
0-60 time
Battery Voltage

It is sold either pre-configured or you can install it yourself
Installation itself is very easy on the F10 platform. Just install the vent
and plug the cable into the OBD port . Shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes
http://www.p3cars.com/catalog/f10/

Only thing to note is that on our cars you likely want to move parts from your original vent to the new one (if you opt to have it pre-installed) as the new vent will not have the
chrome slat and the illuminated dial wheel
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      12-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #49
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The "thing" in the vent is a gauge from P3CARS .
It plugs into the OBD port and can read a number of interesting data sources such as

Boost: Will show vacuum and boost
Coolant Temperature (exact in F/C)
Air Intake Temperature (exact in F/C)
Exhaust Gas Temperature
Ignition Timing
RPM/Shift (exact RPMs)
Actual Road Speed
0-60 time
Battery Voltage

It is sold either pre-configured or you can install it yourself
Installation itself is very easy on the F10 platform. Just install the vent
and plug the cable into the OBD port . Shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes
http://www.p3cars.com/catalog/f10/

Only thing to note is that on our cars you likely want to move parts from your original vent to the new one (if you opt to have it pre-installed) as the new vent will not have the
chrome slat and the illuminated dial wheel
Oh that's cool. Personally, I don't think that is something that I will use. How do you like the rear-facing fog lights? I was thinking about retrofitting this feature myself.
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      12-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #50
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Oh that's cool. Personally, I don't think that is something that I will use. How do you like the rear-facing fog lights? I was thinking about retrofitting this feature myself.
Honestly it's more of a gimmick than anything
Just so I and others can claim we have something Euro on our M5s
It's one of the simplest mods out there.
Just buy the switch and plug it in , functional immediately.
You can either use the standard F10 switch which has buttons for
the fronts (of course not on ours) and the rear fogs.
Or you can get the Euro F10 M5 switch which only has the button for
the rear fog lights.
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Honestly it's more of a gimmick than anything
Just so I and others can claim we have something Euro on our M5s
It's one of the simplest mods out there.
Just buy the switch and plug it in , functional immediately.
You can either use the standard F10 switch which has buttons for
the fronts (of course not on ours) and the rear fogs.
Or you can get the Euro F10 M5 switch which only has the button for
the rear fog lights.
Nice! I think I might do it just to freak people out and cause mayhem. Lol!
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Honestly it's more of a gimmick than anything
Just so I and others can claim we have something Euro on our M5s
It's one of the simplest mods out there.
Just buy the switch and plug it in , functional immediately.
You can either use the standard F10 switch which has buttons for
the fronts (of course not on ours) and the rear fogs.
Or you can get the Euro F10 M5 switch which only has the button for
the rear fog lights.
Rear facing foglights are the most ANNOYING thing in the US because no one knows what the hell they are here. Therefore, when someone has them in their car, they dont know what that button does, but because the button is there, they turn them on - ALL THE TIME.
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      12-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #53
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Rear facing foglights are the most ANNOYING thing in the US because no one knows what the hell they are here. Therefore, when someone has them in their car, they dont know what that button does, but because the button is there, they turn them on - ALL THE TIME.
Yup.
Like so many other things, hugging the left lane, changing lanes without indicating,
(front/rear) fog lights on all the time, people cutting turns at traffic lights ... and the list goes on.
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Rear facing foglights are the most ANNOYING thing in the US because no one knows what the hell they are here. Therefore, when someone has them in their car, they dont know what that button does, but because the button is there, they turn them on - ALL THE TIME.
I doubt this is any issue since the kind of dummys you describe won't upgrade their fog switches.

I have it, and here in Miami when I am in torrential tropical rain with 15 feet visibility, I am glad I have this to reduce the risk of people driving into the back of me.
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Eibach springs are still not done with testing as I called in Eibach US office for status report early Dec. They have no clue as to when Eibach Germany will sign off on the springs.
Im waiting. If the Eibach pro kit is consistent with its characteristics from the past as compared to H&R, it should be a comfortable option with slightly LESS of a drop than the H&R. I plan on running 21's and really want to see both options before making a decision.
Second this.
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hey BarryB, I tried calling Sam to get a quote for spring and install, but they weren't answering, so I emailed him and let him know you referred me off of M5post
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hey BarryB, I tried calling Sam to get a quote for spring and install, but they weren't answering, so I emailed him and let him know you referred me off of M5post
Hmmmm they don't open early. I was just there on Fri dropping off my painted reflectors. My car will be there Wed for exhaust spacers and reflector swap.
Maybe we can meet up?
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He is doing another board members install on Tue
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Barry, were you driving on 101 last night around 10pm?
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hey BarryB, I tried calling Sam to get a quote for spring and install, but they weren't answering, so I emailed him and let him know you referred me off of M5post
Hmmmm they don't open early. I was just there on Fri dropping off my painted reflectors. My car will be there Wed for exhaust spacers and reflector swap.
Maybe we can meet up?
Do you have more info of the spacer? Wonder if I should also get one next week.
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Both Sam and I feel the car will look better with the wheels more flush with the body but without rubbing. We measured Fri and ordered.
I don't like the fender hanging over the wheel look, although subtle.
I have an all day meeting Tue otherwise would like to come over and see your car.

Maybe see how mine look. Sam is very fair and probably won't be a big deal to place later. You could potentially get a Mon for Tue order if desired. They ship out of so cal.

Not me on 101, in Taipei for. 1 night back tomorrow ( today for me :-) )
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Thanks Barry. I will give Sam a call tomorrow.

Taipei 101... oh man, I will miss this year's firework.
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FYI, 10mm in rear and 12mm in front is perfect for my tast. Subtle but significant.
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Show us the pics!
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Again bad pics and in another thread but here goes. I'll try get some more tomorrow after a bath....
Like the exhaust.......
Sleek Motoring did a GREAT job agan!
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