Shantybeater's S54 M Roadster

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Post by GazHyde » Sun 03 Jul, 2011 20:54

shantybeater wrote:Will be giving them a second going over before they go on the car.
Thank god for that, I was worried you were going to put them on with them only being 'really shiny'. :shock:

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Post by shantybeater » Sun 03 Jul, 2011 22:31

Thanks for the comments, I will get some vids up before and after for comparison. since its the 'sport' rather than the 'race' system I imagine the difference will not be huge?

Not sure of the tip size Jon but as far as i'm aware no cutting was involved for 'flames247' (the member i bought it off)

Gaz -always room for improvement!! OCD maybe? :lol: a few spots I want to go over like the welds around the tips which require alot of elbow grease to shine up!
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Post by PERRIN Z3M » Sun 03 Jul, 2011 23:08

Shantybeater these are off my old car and they make a hudge difference to the stock sound of the ///M, you will not be disappointed.


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Post by shantybeater » Mon 04 Jul, 2011 17:17

Yeah i thought it was your car they came off.. Can't wait to hear them fitted!! Booked in for tomorrow night, hopefully I will have sorted out a photobucket alternative as they now want money from me!!
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Post by Daz3 » Mon 04 Jul, 2011 18:45

Chop Chop i can't wait to here them either :twisted:

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Post by shantybeater » Mon 04 Jul, 2011 19:44

a bit of freshening up:

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Post by Naeem.m » Mon 04 Jul, 2011 19:55

A great buy there Shanty. I love these exhausts. The quality looks amazing. I take it they are alot lighter than standard ?

Looking forward to the videos.
Wish I could make it to the event. Would love to see your car in the flesh and many of the others from the forum.

Keep up the good work pal. :wink:
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Post by shantybeater » Mon 04 Jul, 2011 22:56

Cheers naeem, I imagine they are a fair bit lighter, will find out tomorrow!

Maybe ill catch you at show at some point in the future (if you don't sell up!)
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Post by Jonttt » Tue 05 Jul, 2011 12:47

You won't believe how heavy the OEM ones are :shock:
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Post by shantybeater » Tue 05 Jul, 2011 20:59

Ok so they are fitted!! extremely happy with the look AND sound. I love the shiny stainless back boxes 8-)

Up on the ramp:

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I have to say at low revs there is very little difference, no boom at all on the motorway etc but further up the rev range it transforms to a much more exotic noise!

A few vids to follow...
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Post by hornel Z3M » Tue 05 Jul, 2011 21:04

Well done mate, they look fabulous, would love to hear them. you dont mess around getting things done do you. buy it, book it in. done :wink:

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Post by Badman gee » Tue 05 Jul, 2011 21:12

Very nice, will have a listen at Santa pod :D
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Post by G2JRP » Tue 05 Jul, 2011 21:35

I am also very keen to hear them at Santa Pod :D
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Post by shantybeater » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 08:26

That's the best way Hornel :)

Thanks guys looking forward to seeing both your M's at the show! Will be good to put faces to names
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Post by Jonttt » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 11:04

They look great.

I'm not sure about the new spoiler though :shock:

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Post by shantybeater » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 17:59

maybe BMW is missing a trick there Jon? :lol:

Birthday Storm bits have turned up minus the cigarette lighter blank which is being machined as I type this:

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Will get them fitted tomorrow 8-)
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Post by Badman gee » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 18:25

Shanty,

I didn't know storm do a cig lighter cover?

Did you have to order this as a one off?

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Post by shantybeater » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 18:34

;) http://www.e36coupe.com/forum/viewtopic ... 34&t=85339

Strangely not advertised on the main site, they also come in the titanium plating

http://www.storm-motorwerks.com/interior/titanium/
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Post by Badman gee » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 18:53

Will call them, I want one in stainless steel.

Many thanks

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Post by Badman gee » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 18:57

It's a shame they don't do a matching gear shift gaiter surround in the same finish,

It would match a bit better than the chrome.

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Post by shantybeater » Wed 06 Jul, 2011 20:36

Yeah very true, I went for the brushed finish first time round and loved it, chose the titanium to match the s54 shadow Chrome rims (even though I no longer have them! Lol )
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Post by Daz3 » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 10:08

Looks really good with the exhaust on shanty and liking the shadow chrome on the storm bits! You got anything else in the pipeline? :D

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Post by shantybeater » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 12:57

Cheers Daz, alot more on my to do list but due to flat purchase and no furniture (AT ALL!) mods will be taking a back seat for a while.

A quick vid of the Eisenmann fitted:

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Also fitted the Storm Motorwerks bits:

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Post by Naeem.m » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 13:03

They look awesome shanty. Good job pal. The SM items are great quality. I have the cigarette cover in titanium and looks lovely. It's quite weighty too. All 3 items look great when together.
Have you got V2 gearknob shanty?
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Post by shantybeater » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 13:18

Cheers mate looking forward to the lighter blank completing the set! Yeah I went for the v2 with oem emblem. I had a v1 previously and loved it so I thought id try the other
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Post by Daz3 » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 22:26

The exhaust sounds awesome :drive and I love that red and black interior topped off nicely with the storm goodies nice job hopefully see it in the flesh sometime! Daz

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Post by Jonttt » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 22:54

shantybeater wrote:Cheers Daz, alot more on my to do list but due to flat purchase and no furniture (AT ALL!) mods will be taking a back seat for a while.
You have your priorities all wrong....... my first house I had the biggest TV you could buy.......(which had no TV stand so lay on the floor) and I sat on a deckchair for 4 months to watch it..........the only other furniture I had wa a bed............... but I had a new twin turbo 300ZX on the drive :D now those where the days :twisted:

Seriously, good luck with the flat, you have a great car to enjoy why you set up home :wink:
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Post by Badman gee » Thu 07 Jul, 2011 23:32

Shanty,

The before and after video at the garage was good as well !!!!!

:thumb: :D :D
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Post by Z3cade » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 09:22

cracking motor shanty... nice to see an s54 treated so well... lovely mods from standard kept it nice ;-)

watch out for badman gee on sunday he mite be sniffing round your sig cover n nab it off ya..
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Post by Badman gee » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 09:25

im after a stainless cig holder!!! :D :D :D
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Post by GazHyde » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 09:32

Badman gee wrote:im after a stainless cig holder!!! :D :D :D
Something like this perhaps? :D

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Post by Badman gee » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 09:34

not quite :wink:
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Post by Z3cade » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 11:32

i think that would really suit you mark! and the gloves ;-)
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Post by Badman gee » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 11:52

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Post by shantybeater » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 14:13

Daz3 wrote:The exhaust sounds awesome :drive and I love that red and black interior topped off nicely with the storm goodies nice job hopefully see it in the flesh sometime! Daz
Cheers mate, hurry up and get the car painted and stuck back together!! :lol:
Jonttt wrote: You have your priorities all wrong....... my first house I had the biggest TV you could buy.......(which had no TV stand so lay on the floor) and I sat on a deckchair for 4 months to watch it..........the only other furniture I had wa a bed............... but I had a new twin turbo 300ZX on the drive :D now those where the days :twisted:

Seriously, good luck with the flat, you have a great car to enjoy why you set up home :wink:
Haha don't worry i'm already looking at home cinemas well ahead of any comfortable furniture! :lol: cheers mate :)
Badman gee wrote:Shanty,

The before and after video at the garage was good as well !!!!!

:thumb: :D :D
Thanks, the camera kept cutting out so I wasnt sure how good it was, I'll link in shortly
Z3cade wrote:cracking motor shanty... nice to see an s54 treated so well... lovely mods from standard kept it nice ;-)

watch out for badman gee on sunday he mite be sniffing round your sig cover n nab it off ya..
;-)
Cheers :) its nice to here my work is appreciated!, maybe i'll keep my roof up to keep badmans mitts off? :lol:
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Post by shantybeater » Fri 08 Jul, 2011 14:17

Before and after:

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When my bro arrives tomorrow i'll get some rolling vids. I have to say the new exhaust has drastically affected fuel economy!! Its such an addictive sound!
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Post by shantybeater » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 20:22

A few High Res shots from the BMW show:

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Post by Badman gee » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 20:27

shantybeater wrote:A few High Res shots from the BMW show:

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3 lovely silver m beasts :twisted: :D :D :D :D :D

cracking photos, should have some vid soon.
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Post by shantybeater » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 20:34

I know what a great shot!! came back to the car park and you were pretty much the last one left!
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Post by Badman gee » Tue 12 Jul, 2011 21:01

shantybeater wrote:I know what a great shot!! came back to the car park and you were pretty much the last one left!
you know the saying, save the best till last :wink:


sorry, in a cheeky mood tonight!!! :D
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Post by shantybeater » Sun 17 Jul, 2011 12:17

Hey no need to apologise, you speak the truth! :lol:
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Post by Badman gee » Sun 17 Jul, 2011 14:08

You have a cracking car mate with some good mods. :D
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Post by shantybeater » Sun 02 Oct, 2011 20:55

Bit late to reply but thanks Badman :) yours isnt too shabby either! :lol:

A little while since i've updated this. I've had a few technical difficulties with photobucket so have attempted to repair the broken links.

Well where to start, the car has a new home now, safe and sound at night (and possibly hibernating for winter - i might be joining the summer only owners):

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I've expanded my cleaning products!, this is the core stuff, there is more hanging up in bags:

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The car passed its MOT with no advisories on friday which was good :)

She has also had a front end respray (bonnet/bumper). While at it I had the drivers side door done and wings blended thanks to a dent appearing in the door which was unrepairable via paintless methods).

Its lovely to see an unmolested front end, compared with my bro's s50 it has always looked quite stone chipped. I'm hesitant to refit the AC flippers while the paint is clean..whats everyones thoughts? better with or without?

The weekend before last I attacked the car with clay using dodo juice's best of bling, then AG SRP and I switched to Collinite 476s for a finish. So far i'm very impressed especially considering its price! I'll report back on durability, it says on the tin it protects for at least 12months which i thought was pretty impressive

We've also upgraded to a decent SLR, we chose the Canon 550D which seems to be arguably the best entry level camera. I travelled up to Somerset to say goodbye to my bro who is emigrating to Thailand for the year, gave him a hand tucking up his M and prepping it for a year of sleep. Whilst there I tried out the new camera, these were my best efforts of the weekend:

Final shot before the car was put away:

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Messing with settings/angles

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Spot anything new? Storm cig lighter blank has finally turned up!:

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Any comments welcome and tips on the shots as well!!
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Post by TitanTim » Sun 02 Oct, 2011 21:16

Looking great Shanty 8-)

Received my Storm Lighter blank a while a go and looks far better than the standard lighter item.

I'd fit the splitters back on as it looks nice and agressive with them on.

Regarding garaging over winter, well mine has been delayed a week :D and so glad I did and this past week has been great for Zedding but now its gone into storage this weekend, the weather is going downhill now :(

If you have the use of another car over the winter then I'd much prefer hibernating the Zed, I just dont see the point in taking it out in rubbish weather with the snow, ice, salt etc, it will take its toll on the car unless you weekely wash and protect it i.e. waxoyl or Dinitrol the underside so you may as well keep it in the dry and look forward to the next spring. I tend to tire of cars quite easily and if I had been using the Zed over the last couple of winters I'm unsure I would still have it.

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Post by Badman gee » Mon 03 Oct, 2011 09:17

Shanty, It looks fantastic,

Im not hiding mine away though, id miss it too much,

Hows the new home?

Your cleaning products cupboard resembles mine.

I have been looking at M6's recently, id love the bmw 5.0 v10 :D

Anyone on here driven one ? or the v10 m5?.

If so id love to know how they drive and how quick they feel.

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Post by Jonttt » Mon 03 Oct, 2011 12:37

Re the pics I would play around with depth of field ie lower aperture settings. It helps if you have a fast lens F2 or lower but prices go up exponentially for those and you can get some decent results with a stock lens on a bright day with a tripod to get the aperture as low as possible. You can use photoshop to fake DOF but better to get it from the lens ;-)

My front end really needs a freshen up but I'm putting it off as I don't want to get paranoid about stone chips but will have to get it done at some point.
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Post by Daz3 » Mon 03 Oct, 2011 12:56

Hey shanty looking good matey shame it's being put away though we'll still get some nice days! As for the schnitzer splitters I think they look awful so you should sell them to me :D

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Post by shantybeater » Wed 05 Oct, 2011 19:02

Titantim - Cheers Tim, i am swaying towards putting them back on. As for putting it away for winter i am still undecided, i'm considering a bike license to get me to work and back on a daily basis, its costing a fortune to sit in traffic everyday and i'd rather take it out and enjoy it on the weekend :) Plus it will mean i can take it off road when i like to carry out work to it...I know what you mean about getting bored as well, i do the same!! part of me would love to tuck her up over winter but the other part would miss driving it so much!! a difficult choice but it definately wont be my daily drive anymore

Badman - Good choice, M6's are probably the biggest bargain available on the second hand market, i'd just be frightened of the servicing costs with a v10 :shock: if you get one though please take me for a spin!!

The new home is great, i cant believe how expensive furniture is though!!

Jon - I'll give that a try, i was messing with exposure times and allowing the camera to chose apperture sizes, still very new to SLR's!

Daz - nice try! i think they will be going back on but if not i'll let you have first refusal, cant say fairer than that! :wink:
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Post by Jonttt » Wed 05 Oct, 2011 20:43

shantybeater wrote:......

The new home is great, i cant believe how expensive furniture is though!!

Jon - I'll give that a try, i was messing with exposure times and allowing the camera to chose apperture sizes, still very new to SLR's!
Lol, brings back memories of my first home, believe me though its the people you share it with that make the memories and not the things that are in it :wink: (make sure you get a badass AV system though or your mates will not forgive you :D you will soon learn the crucial skill of playing off a nest of tables against that amp you have to have lol)

Re the SLR, being able to control depth of field is the biggest advantage of an SLR over a compact so if your knew to them thats the bit thats worth researching / playing around with first.
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