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    Pic of the Day

    E30s

    Some of you may know I purchased an E30 recently. As a result I have been consumed with all things E30. I’ve been gathering parts and staying busy tuning stuff up and getting my own car in order, but more on that in a minute. I stumbled onto a pretty epic thread recently with these two machines. Two of my recent favorites. Wheels/tires/stance NAILED. The blue one also happens to sport some of my favorite wheels of all time, as well as the Mtech 2 setup, a pretty rare, super dope, factory bodykit.

    Take these pics in slowly. If they don’t excite you like they do me, shut up about it.

    GAME. SET. MATCH. I’ve been kinda freakin’ out over these pics all day.

    Anyway, now that exciting stuff is out of the way, more about my E30. It’s a 1990 325i. Got in on craigslist in Connecticut in November. Pretty nice shape, usual issues here and there. I like it a lot.

    Here it is when I first picked it up.

    Since then I have been gathering parts, mostly maintenance, some fun. Like my new wheels.

    They were pretty beat up, so I painted the center nuts and have been polishing the lips up. I will be redoing the bolts as well. Here’s a little more progress.

    More recently, I’ve had some issues with water leaking down into the front footwells. I removed the carpet and cleaned it, and I’m in the process of fixing all the possible culprits, I believe I’ve got it figured out, but I’m allowing for a lot of real world R&D and driving it around in the rain a lot with no carpet in it.

    I’ve done a bunch of other small, miscellaneous things to it not worth mentioning as well, but the largest recent development was the delivery of my new coilovers. Stoked to get these on.

    I’ve got a few more parts to collect ‘til I can install them, but I’m hoping they’ll be on in the next month or so. I’ll post up that progress once it’s done. As of now, I’ve got 3 wheels totally polished and done, so tires and adapters and they’ll be good to go, hopefully not too much after the suspension install.

    -Ethan

    Summer Show Schedule

    Here ye be! This is subject to additoons, but this will be the bare minimum:

    May 16&17 > Southern Worthersee, Helen, GA

    May 30&31 > Dubs at the Beach, Ocean City, MD

    July 18&19 > Waterfest, Englishtown, NJ

    August 8 > VAG Fair, York, PA

    September 26&27 > H2O, Ocean City, MD

    If you’re gonna be at any of those shows, come by and say hey, there’s always a bunch of random stuff going on at the booth that’s fun.

    Question of the Day

    What shirt colors do you guys want to see this summer?

    Post comments directly to this blog, email us at info@8380labs.com, send a note via carrier pigeon, whatever.

    Your responses will have a direct effect on the products we put out!

    Have a good weekend.

    -Ethan

    Lie Detector Taste Test Results Are In!

    Alright people, yesterday was the deadline so I looked over all the submissions and chose the top 4. I chose these because they were the most well-done and creative, and because each one covers a different base.

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    And the winner is Dan from Wisconsin! In this single picture he has demonstrated both his ability to think outside the box and a pet with an impressive stance.

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    Thanks to everyone who has ordered Lie Detectors so far, they’ve been flyin’ off the shelves! Keep the orders comin’ and put them to good use now that the show season is here!

    -Ethan

    Bitchin' New Product Shots!

    Some of you may have noticed the look of the Shop has changed a bit in the last week. Thankfully, my terrible product shots were replaced by some legit ones, taken by the next Alex Trebec. (You didn’t know Alex was an amazing photographer did you?) Patrick takes some dope pics, and was cool enough to come to the 8380 offices to take em! We’re really stoked on how the pics came out, and we’re looking forward to having him drive long distances for us every time we add a new product in the future.

    He also has a bunch of his work online, so browse around, there’s a lot of cool stuff there to soak in.

    www.MizenkoLtd.com

    Thanks Patrick!