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Old 10-07-2019, 12:25 PM
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It's a great theoretical method but it's a lot harder to take measurements in the range of 1/32 to 1/64 that matter in toe alignment than detecting a deflection in a straight string which you can easily tell when the string goes from touching to bending. It's quite easy to get within 0.05 angle using a string.

I was originally going to use a laser with a magnet to send a dot to the garage door and measure the distance between them left and right until I discovered the string method that road racers do to set up their toe

The problem with only referencing the other wheels/tires is that you can end up with a perfect alignment that is "crabbing" down the road. Unless something is broken or damaged from an accident, I doubt that will happen. Also it will keep the tires from destruction even if the car goes down the road at a slight angle from straight.
This is the way we string our cars at the track. No way of creating a box out of square when you measure the box from the axle ends. The wheels don't even come in to play until our box is made. We have fixtures made to attach to the front and rear bumpers with a rod like you see in the picture, no jack stands needed.

And we use millimeters.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:18 PM
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After spending an amazing day at the Trans AM event at COTA with Overboost, it was time for some Waverunner action at the lake. The battery in the X5 decided to fail just as we were set to head down the ramp to launch. Thankfully I got one more start out of it and we headed to AutoZone pronto for a new Duralast.


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Old 10-07-2019, 05:06 PM
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After spending an amazing day at the Trans AM event at COTA with Overboost, it was time for some Waverunner action at the lake. The battery in the X5 decided to fail just as we were set to head down the ramp to launch. Thankfully I got one more start out of it and we headed to AutoZone pronto for a new Duralast.


2002 X5 3.0 367,000 miles
2014 428i 65,000 miles


2004 325i sold at 123,600 miles
2001 325i sold at 66,000 miles


1970 Firebird Under restoration
Really nice to meet you srmmmm, glad you had a good time. It is always nice to put a some faces to our family members on this forum.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:59 AM
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Well the indy is coming out of retirement this Saturday to do some service work on both the X5's after chatting a couple of weeks ago about my driveline vibrations.

Doing the transfer case gear and giubo on the 4.8is along with an oil change service, review of adaptions and check over of my radiator replacement, and installing the vacuum o ring, repairing a leak in the power steering and a service on the 4.4.

Should be able to drive both of them trouble free and no oil leaks for at least a day after that!!
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:00 PM
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:57 PM
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Re-repaired the previous owners brake line repair. Double Flare fittings aren't compatible with bubble flared lines.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:50 PM
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Not today but yesterday, I started the tear down of the donor N62 from an 08 X5.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:57 PM
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Dropped the white one off today for the cooling system, hoses, belts and pulleys refresh. I had not planned on the radiator bc I want my 3rd Zionsville to be in this E53. I'd do it if I thought they could deliver in less than 3 weeks. The last order from Zionsville for my 4.8is was 4 weeks to make it. Ridiculous. I went ahead and got a new radiator along with this stuff.

I'll wait to replace this one pre-emptively till it's time to do the seals in another 50-60k. We should be right at 100k by then. The way the blue one is running, we'll have a long runway till the 4.4 is in full time service. She's at 39,900 now.

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Old 10-08-2019, 07:30 PM
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That list makes we weep... the first item (the main belt) is $100 alone here..... crazy!!
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:38 PM
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That list makes we weep... the first item (the main belt) is $100 alone here..... crazy!!


Believe me, my money is on the injured list.
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