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Old 04-02-2014, 12:31 AM
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Update on my Paceman:

Installed K&N 69-2023TS - Performance Intake Kit open Air intake: it ended up being not quite 100% fit and required some modification of heat shield box as fire wall on CM/PM is actually closer and different "angle" then other second generation N18 cars. So, a bit of "dremmeling" solved that. All good now.

Engine definitely "breaths" better and picks up on the pedal. Swoooosh is there, although less than I had on my R55 with NM CAI (that was scary!)... All together, happy.

Now, I admit: I am a sucker for large diameter rims!
After several weeks of searching, buying and selling various "solutions" I ended up finding a deal on KIJIJI I just could not pass. Less then 5000km used set of OEM 19s: JCW R129s in solid dark metallic gray finish (no, they are not black!) and Pirelli PZero RF 225/40/19. Basically, a dealer's upgrade for $3500 ( here in Toronto). My purchase price: $1500 (!!!).
So, rubber like new and when I cleaned brake dust off the rims- not a single nick. I mean, these wheels look like they were just unwrapped!

So, I posted another ad to get rid of RFs and get something that is not RF. But, if I don't sell it by the time spring REALLY comes to this part of North America, I will just mount them and be happy to burn them as they sit right now.

To recap a car-exciting past several weeks in pictures:

Few ski trips:

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Few nails! One rear tire got all the damage, resulting being replaced at the end...

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A meet with my "best club buddy" who traded in his R55 for JCW R60...


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And finally, a prize of nice R129 set of 19s....:grin:


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And open air intake by K&N:

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Now, where is the spring?
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