So, this weekend I chucked the KP out the garage and got the Beemer in. I got a quote from the body shop to do the arch and lets just say it was erm, steep. So I took it on myself and cleared the weekend to do it!
The splitter cam back from the shop too, so I had 2 days and everything I needed to get it back to as good as new/ before I slammed it and drove it through a ton of snow.
I re-shaped the arch and rolled the lip while I was there. I got 95% of it out so I only had to use a tiny skim of filler. I hate filler.
Primer and Paint and left to bake…
Quick flat/ blend/ polish/ mop/ luck
I put the splitter back and supplemented BMW’s own c-clip mounting system with some good-old zipties.
I also completed my ICE install…
Yeah boi; old skool Sony walkman and in-car tape kit. I couldn’t bring myself to pull that sweet head unit out. Retro chic or a step too ’90s? Well, pretty much both and that’s why I love it.
So, turns out on full lock and full bump the tyres catch the arches…and then drag them out of shape. A lot. This was the icing on the cake that was ripping off the splitter and exhaust in the snow.
Splitter is at the body shop getting sprayed and I’ve booked the car in for tomorrow. It’s too nice for me to paint it, especially while it’s this cold and wet. I’ve bought and fitted a new exhaust too; no pics though as it was -6 and I was in 4″ of snow while I was fitting it!
So, another week and the car will be perfect again and I will be broke. What was that saying again? Oh yeah…sucks to roll hard.