As you guys know, our project 2005 BMW M3 had a pretty bad condition seat. We have a seat from a donor E46 M3 that we are using to replace our beat up torn seat with. The seat will need to be reconditioned. This DIY / How To should be the same for all 2001 to 2006 E46 M3 and likely similar for E46 Non M3.
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We are so excited to announce our new project car! A 2005 BMW E46 M3 that comes to us with 170,000 miles. Barely broken in, right? 🙂
We’re going to be building this car using the parts catalog from Redline360.com, specifically all of our BMW E46 M3 Parts. As we build our car, we’ll update this thread with all of the parts, maintenance, accessories, data logs and anything else related to this car here.
So for now, sit back, relax and enjoy the introduction of our project E46 M3. We hope you follow along. Please subscribe to us on YouTube to be notified of all of the new videos coming out as we build this car.
Our goal is to build a car that’s comfortable and compliant on the street, while being extreme capable on the track!
Alright guys, I’m a bit torn. I bought my 2015 Subaru BRZ and they came with these wheels. At first when I saw the car in the photos, I thought the wheels were Advan GT, but when I came to see the car I noticed the wheels were actually Rays Gram Lights in 17×8. The tires are 245/40/17 square (the tires do need to go though!
So let me know what you think of these wheels and what your favorite wheels are for this platform. Looking for suggestions 🙂
I might also just wait to see how the car looks once we install our TEIN Flex Z coilovers, the wheels to me might look better once we get rid of that horrific wheel gap!
When I bought my 2015 Subaru BRZ, I knew it was going to be a Redline360 project car. However, I can’t just build a car and not address some little things that bug me. One of those was that this car had it’s side view mirrors in black. I didn’t pay too much attention to it because I knew I’d address it one day, but today, walking around the car and exploring it, I realized the side view mirrors are actually wrapped.
I decided to remove the wrap and show you guys how it looks. Personally, I think the two tone stock mirrors look much nicer. Check out the video and let me know what you think. Better with the OEM two tone pearl white/black or better if it’s all black?
Rev9 Coilovers are the latest coilover to hit the market that offer a ton of features and good specs and are a great value. Some would call them “cheap coilovers”, but many of our customers have bought these and simply loved them and the value they provide. We decided to take a deep dive into these Rev9 Coilovers and review their features and specs to see if they make sense to you.
Rev9 Coilovers come in two flavors – Hyper Street Basic and Hyper Street II. Below we’ll review the specs of each:
The Rev9 Hyper Street Basic Coilovers are their most entry level, and have some prices starting at around $364 shipped. These for the most part do not come with new top hats (you need to reuse your own), but unlike other entry level coilovers, these come with adjustable shocks. You can set the dampening on these 32 different ways from ultra soft to ultra firm to dial in just the right ride and handling you prefer.
The Rev9 Hyper Basic Coilovers also come with spanner wrenches to make height adjustments easy.
These coilovers give you the ability to set your ride height roughly 1″ lower than stock up to about 3″ lower. Rev9 doesn’t release exact specs on these, but this has been a pretty accurate ball park.
In summary, our Rev9 Coilovers Review of these specs and features make them one of the most value packed coilovers on the market. However, for those who want the next step up, see below.
The Rev9 Hyper Street II Coilovers feature top hats, some with camber plates, 32 way adjustable shocks, spanner wrenches and spring rates that allow for a comfortable ride yet more focused on the weekend warrior.
These Rev9 Coilovers above come with camber plates, allowing easy adjustment of camber correction or dialing in more negative camber.
Just like the Rev9 Hyper Basic Coilovers, these Hyper Street II are 32 way dampening adjustable.
So after a review of the specs and features here’s how we recommend customers look at these two sets of coilovers.
Rev9 Coilvers – Hyper Basic: Good for those who need to replace their shocks and also want to add adjustable springs. These are a great budget upgrade.
Rev9 Coilovers – Hyper Street II: Good for those looking for even more out of their budget coilovers, including top hats and possibly camber plates (depends on application).
If you have questions about these, please ask us below, and to see if they make Rev9 coilovers for your car, click here: Rev9 Coilovers
The 2014 to 2019 Toyota Tundra is an awesome truck. Legendary Toyota reliability, enough power to tow 10,000+ lbs, and arguably one of the best looking full size trucks on the market. The downside to this generation Tundra is that the truck is pretty outdated and doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles of the newer generation trucks. Luckily, the aftermarket provides a lot of those upgrades, and an upgrade that’s one of my favorites is the Spec-D Toyota Tundra Sequential Headlights upgrade.
Above, you can see how these headlights give the Tundra a fresh and updated look. They include daytime running lights, sequential turn signals (see photo below), and come in 4 different colors to match your Truck.
The sequential turn signal is just so cool. It really is a head turner and helps you get noticed. Not only is it good looking, it makes sure that people ahead of you have a better chance of seeing your turn signal and your intent to turn.
The lights, as you can see above, are also bright. Here you can see what they look like turned on and how bright the DRL (daytime running light) C-bar is.
The LED DRL and LED Signal lights are both Neon Tubes so they are really bright and long lasting. The high beam and low beam bulbs are standard H7 bulbs and can be upgraded to ultra bright H7 LED bulbs.
These Spec-D lights fit all 2014 to 2019 Toyota Tundra trucks without the OEM LED strip and without factory headlight level adjusters. If you do have the OEM LED strip and factory headlight level adjusters, the lights will still physically fit, but you would need to do some wiring to connect them as the harness won’t be plug and play.
Our customer wanted to share some pics of his Tesla Model 3 Performance before and after installing Eibach Pro Kit Lowering Springs. Above, you can see the Tesla Model 3 Performance has a lot of wheel gap from the factory and could definitely use a set of lowering springs. The Eibach Pro Kit works with the factory Model 3 shocks and lowers the car 1 inch in the front and 1.4″ in the rear to give the car a perfect stance.
Below you can see what the car looks like after the Eibach springs have been installed. Wheel gap has been dramatically reduced and the car has a much better stance. We think this is a great upgrade for anyone with a Model 3 Performance who wants to maintain good ride quality, use the factory shocks, and have an inexpensive way to give the car a modified look.
For more information on Eibach Lowering Springs for the Model 3, click below:
Installed the Godspeed AK-127 upper camber arms on my 2017 Ford Escape SE
First off, You must buy a high quality T60 Torx bit on a 1/2” drive socket and get creative on using it to remove the inner bolts, The access to those bolts are very limited in tight quarters but doable. The nut is welded onto the frame so no need to hang onto it. I ended up using a 1/2” swivel and a 3” extension on the drivers side just to loosen it up, then used a pair of Visegrips on the T60 bit to finish removal because the fuel tank would interfere with using the extension. On the passenger side I was limited to only using the Visegrips, I’m sure there’s a factory tool but I used what I had. The fuel tank is close so be careful as to not use it for leverage. The bolt at the knuckle is a 15mm, piece of cake there.
Once the stock camber arm is out, measure the distance between the bushings any way you like and statically set the same distance on the Godspeed arms, both of them. Bury both the boss into the arm and the rod end into the boss and turn the boss outward to desired length while holding the rod end static, refer to the pics, you will see that equal amounts of the male thread are exposed, this ensures there is still enough thread buried in the boss and the arm and does not compromise the overall strength. Hand tighten the nuts, RH threads on the boss, LH threads on the rod end and double check your distance.Install was simple, I found it easier to bolt the inside section first (T60 bolt) then the knuckle end, I used the jack under the knuckle to raise/lower to align the holes for the 15mm bolt.
Access to the 1-1/8” adjustment nut and the 1-1/8” lock nuts are limited too, use a short or cut open end wrench for those.
I personally kept the stock length between the bushings in the Godspeed arms because I previously lowered the rear about 3” and that automatically gave me 3 degrees of negative camber which is ideal for my setup.
You can very easily adjust the camber via the center nut, which is the boss of the unit.
BTW I always put generous amounts of Antiseize or Neverseize (same thing) on the male threads of the arm parts and the OEM bolts.
On the difficulty scale I give the removal of the T60 an 8 out of 10 and the rest of the setup install a 4.
Hope this helps someone out, please seek professional assistance if you don’t completely understand this write up and don’t forget Safety First.
The 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Chevy Cruze has been a popular car amongst enthusiasts who love the platform and Ecotec engine. This generation Cruze has a great chassis and powertrain and takes well to modifications.
Injen has taken to the Cruze and has developed a Cold Air Intake that is a direct replacement for your factory air intake system and gives your car not only more power and torque, but also a much better induction sound that gives your car a nice modified tone under throttle.
This intake has been developed to move the air filter as far away from the heat of the engine bay as possible, allowing the Ecotec 1.8L motor to take in the most amount of cold, dense air possible to create the most amount of power possible.
Above you can see the dyno charts that Injen has on this intake to prove the car does make more power through the whole RPM band.
The GR Supra lays down more power than it’s rated at.
The 2020 Supra has been the talk of the town, and nothing has been more speculated than the power train. Car and Driver took matters into their own hands and threw a brand new 2020 Toyota Supra on the dyno to see just how much power the car makes.
The results were what everyone assumed – the car makes more power than what’s advertised. The Supra laid down 339 whp and 427 wtq. Keep in mind, the car is rated at 335 hp and 365 tq at the crank, so it makes significantly more.
Click here to watch the dyno video and read the full story at Car and Driver.