My 1299 project

Lucati

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Got the rear sets on and went for a quick ride to feel em out. They’re not as flashy or good looking (lightechs still look nice) as the CNC ones I was using, but they do feel better and and put me in a better position. I did remove the toe of the lightechs shifter and replace it with the CNC’s toe because it spins freely which is nice.

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BMW Alpina

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Hi Lucati,
The Black color of the Lightech make it look more "race professional" :cool: , I personally love it 😘
Also, I have a question,
Do you know if there is a different in the Gold Color Shade between the M10RS Magnesium and Aluminum version? Thanks
 

Lucati

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I appreciate your eye!

to answer your question, I do believe they are the same color/shade. Mine are a little darker because I’ve let a good layer of dust/grime/dirt build up haha

Hi Lucati,
The Black color of the Lightech make it look more "race professional" :cool: , I personally love it 😘
Also, I have a question,
Do you know if there is a different in the Gold Color Shade between the M10RS Magnesium and Aluminum version? Thanks
 

BMW Alpina

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I appreciate your eye!

to answer your question, I do believe they are the same color/shade. Mine are a little darker because I’ve let a good layer of dust/grime/dirt build up haha
From most internet pictures, I think the M10RS in gold color when it is new have a very bright gold color. I prefer it to be slightly darker actually, so I might need to add a few layer of dust on it to make it look darker like yours if I buy it someday :ROFLMAO:
 

BMW Alpina

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From most internet pictures, I think the M10RS in gold color when it is new have a very bright gold color. I prefer it to be slightly darker actually, so I might need to add a few layer of dust on it to make it look darker like yours if I buy it someday :ROFLMAO:
Well, actually, I might not buy the M10RS after all because today my offer for a special 998 got turned down :cry: and the asking price was far way too high 🥵, I know I am kinda sentimental stupid when it come to 916/998 but I am not that stupid 🤪
 

Lucati

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Well, actually, I might not buy the M10RS after all because today my offer for a special 998 got turned down :cry: and the asking price was far way too high 🥵, I know I am kinda sentimental stupid when it come to 916/998 but I am not that stupid 🤪
nahh, you like what you like! The right 998 will come!
 

Lucati

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I’m getting beat up quickly into this conversion...

anyone have any pointers on getting the gears that connect with the main gear to line up? It’s driving me nuts

I don’t know which gears they are exactly, I could look it up but I’m defeated at the moment. The outer gear is slightly off which is keeping me from sliding on the main gear. I’ve tried crow bars, flat head screwdriver...every time I get it to move, the gears move together, i some how need to jam the inner one to keep it from moving...or something
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Lucati

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Got it all figured out and done. So apparently to get the gears to line up, there is a plug which needs to be unplugged, then there is a notch in the crankshaft. With a special tool you screw into that plug and then end of that tool goes into the notch of the crankshaft to keep it from spinning, which will allow you to then line up the gears. Well, that tool was back ordered so I made my own by getting a boot that fits the plug then shaving it down to fit the notch in the crankshaft.

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and these came in today, will install them when the new front MC comes in...

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BMW Alpina

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Got it all figured out and done. So apparently to get the gears to line up, there is a plug which needs to be unplugged, then there is a notch in the crankshaft. With a special tool you screw into that plug and then end of that tool goes into the notch of the crankshaft to keep it from spinning, which will allow you to then line up the gears. Well, that tool was back ordered so I made my own by getting a boot that fits the plug then shaving it down to fit the notch in the crankshaft.

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and these came in today, will install them when the new front MC comes in...

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Congratulations on getting the STM clutch installed plus your creativity by crafting your own special tools 😃
and that HEL calipers looks even better than the picture on the HEL website. I can't wait to hear your review compare to the stock Brembo 😍🏍
 
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