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Old 08-14-2018, 12:13 AM   #76
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Ugh, sorry to hear that. That's so upsetting. FYI, some e39 tourings were equipped with traditional springs in the rear rather than airbags (I had one like that).


Thanks. I'll have to do some research about these coil besprung tourings.

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You picked the right lady there if she helps you out.
That's for sure. She wasn't even upset, except felt sorry for me for not getting the parts I wanted. She likes going to the junkyard.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:18 AM   #77
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That's ridiculous. But really interesting about the suspension! I'm very interested in where your experiment goes.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:05 AM   #78
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LOLWUT. Next to basically an entire car, nothing is worth $900 at a u-pick. Ah the crapshoot that is junkyard pricing.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:33 PM   #79
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That's ridiculous. But really interesting about the suspension! I'm very interested in where your experiment goes.
Me too! I'll post up any progress as it happens. For now though I'm going to focus on getting the engine swap done. Worst case I can make a quick driveshaft and shove somewhere less than 500 lb-ft of torque through the stock Volvo axle for a while, at least until the tuning is worked out.

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LOLWUT. Next to basically an entire car, nothing is worth $900 at a u-pick. Ah the crapshoot that is junkyard pricing.
Seriously. I think it's the old bait-and-switch strategy. They hook you with reasonable prices posted online, and they give those numbers to you if asked for a quote in person. Then they bank on the customer falling for the sunk cost fallacy - "I've already spent all this time pulling these parts, I guess I have to buy them now..." and jack the price up by nickle & diming on every little piece they can see. Not honoring the quote that they gave based on an accusation that the customer is in the wrong; that the customer is trying to add parts on top and trick them. I'm sure they are trained to do this. Also seems that they target certain types of customers with this behavior, and maybe go easier on others, but that's a whole different discussion.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:06 AM   #80
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If I do pursue the E39 rear suspension / axle idea further I'll probably get a running driving beater and part it out. Or just buy this same exact thing from a bimmerforums member parting one out. Arggh.
Yes. I got my entire running driving Mark VIII donor for $1000.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:24 PM   #81
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I think the most impressive thing in this thread is that Michele went to the junkyard with you and helped you pull a whole rear suspension. My wife gives me grief if I ask her to pump the clutch for me.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:11 PM   #82
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I bought a Motive power bleeder a while back, and accepted my wife's resignation.

Actually, she quit and I replaced her with the Motive.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:27 PM   #83
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Thanks. I'll have to do some research about these coil besprung tourings.



That's for sure. She wasn't even upset, except felt sorry for me for not getting the parts I wanted. She likes going to the junkyard.
Does she have an available sister by any chance?
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:11 PM   #84
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Pft. Having a wife/gf that DOESN'T come to the junkyard is a good thing. That way, everything I buy is conveniently $20...tee hee.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:20 PM   #85
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LOL. That is surely SALVAGE YARD PROFILING and should be reported to the authorities. What authorities I don't know. I wonder if you went back disguised by being all dirty and with torn clothes the price would be much less.

Hmm sounds like an episode of something on youtube.....

I love this build. The stock Volvo stuff will work while you sort the rest of the build out. Then the right deal for IRS will happen.
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