“There are only 2 types of BMW 2002 front subframes. Ones that have broken and ones that are going to break.” “It happens to all of them.” “They all do this…eventually.” “Anytime the subframe is removed from a 2002, the reinforcement should be done…no excuses.” … Continue readingThe dreaded cracked front subframe…..
So its been a few weeks since I installed the front sway bar and since I have heard the front bar is SO MUCH easier than the rear I have been putting it off. Until now. Today was the day! So here is how I … Continue readingRear Sway Bar Installed!!!
It’s been over 8 years since I have owned the car and I still have the stock sway bars on it! So I got a set of the Ireland Engineering sway bars and after looking at them for about a month I mustered the courage … Continue readingFront Sway Bar Installed
I have been thinking of building a set of coil over for essentially is 1/2″. I wanted the front of the car 1/2″ lower. The problem is when I had the front lower something sounded horrible under the front end and it felt like something … Continue readingRide Height Solved? Maybe!!
I have been searching for wheels for the 02. I wanted something classic looking, yet unique. I also wanted something that fit properly and DEFINITELY 15″. So that left only a few options. 15×7 ET25 is the most aggressive fitment for a 2002. My current … Continue reading15″x6.5″ BBS RZ Lightweights Fill and Drill
In General there are 3 types of projects I have. Immediate for urgent needs and repairs. Short term which are upgrades or repairs to be done soon, usually within 30 days, and long term, like 6 month projects. Here is one of my long term … Continue readingLong Term Project: Coilovers! Step 1
The car is getting better by the day. Now with it running great I am turning my attention to the steering and suspension. The steering of a 2002 is one of its strong points. It has been said that it has some of the best … Continue readingSteering and Suspension Maintainence:Tie Rods
The focus for the car now is fix everything that doesn’t work and address everything that needs to be addressed. I started with the heater box rebuild. It was a pretty big job but one that I am appreciating daily even in sunny SoCal! So … Continue readingOn A Roll!! Literally!