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Carlos, your 7 is sweet. (archive)

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Posted by George Mann on December 26, 2000 at 15:15:47:

In Reply to: Yes, but... posted by ///M Blitz on December 26, 2000 at 12:32:55:

Thanks for your response Carlos and a look at
your Bimmer collection. I have to say your Dinan
750il is one of the finest 7's I've seen "any-
where"...want to trade?...I my dreams.
That V12 buggy has to scream with that shorter rear gear!
Unlike many, you upgraded your car
you need my validation. The other thing you did was resist the temptation to delete your LAD in
spite of Dinan's delete option...another good
Alright, enough praise.
I saw your Website earlier and based upon your chart defining the upgrades you've performed, it wasn't apparent you added H&R lowering springs. (No reference)
Taking a closer look, the picture of your 750il does show your front wheel gap to be smaller than stock....particularly important as you know with 18 inch wheels which look "just right".
How do you like the H&R's with the 40 aspect ratio 18" tires? Is the ride OK? I've also
read that Bilstein sports are valved...lets say..."harsh" certainly firmer than the OEM Boge's.
Wondered if stock Boge shocks would work with
shorter travel to jounce of H & R lowering springs?
(Seems to me H & R's with Bilstein's with 40%
aspect ratio = harsh ride OK?
(You may have a higher pain theshold than me...
kidding...I know you get around the corners and
down the straights faster!)
Thanks for the tip of using the H & R back
springs even with LAD...makes sense.
90 735il/144K (stored for the winter/replacing LAD accumulators after finishing heater core.)

While the rear height can be adjusted, you don't want to keep the lame springs that BMW puts on these cars to give them that fine Cadillac/Benz ride (sarcasm of course).

I have H&R springs all around to lower the front (bilstein sport shocks in front) and "tighten-up" the rear (I kept self-leveling. I remember Bavarian Autosport having the best prices on them.

If you choose, you can see pictures of the car at the Web site below.

Good luck.

Carlos Cardenas
83 528e (original owner 185K miles)
88 M6 (original owner 29K miles)
89 750iL (original owner 55K miles)
98 M3 (original owner)

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