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Old Mon, Apr-06-2015, 03:09:53 AM   #16
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Default Re: Building an E30 M3 gravel rally car :-)

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I was thinking about buying that tumbler for a while, but the reviews scared me away from the 18lb. Do you have the 5lb or the 18lb? the 5lb seems like it might be too small for my shop. I was thinking about getting the sandblasting cabinet from them instead, but those reviews suck worse. Curious on what your impressions are.
I have both. I use the 5lb most of the time and will pull out the 18lb for larger parts. I have been using them for many years. Love it. I restored a '76 930 chassis and used the tumbler to restore all of the hardware that came off the car (much of it is unobtanium).

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those calipers didn't really look that spotless int he pic after polishing (but I have no idea how long you ran it for. looking forward to your impressions of the product. thanks.
I didn't go for spotless, just free of debris. If I really wanted spotless I would have just bought remanufactured calipers. Mine is a racecar, though.

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I had a 4.10 in mine and it was fast as shit to 120mph, but was unbearable to drive on the highway... I think 70mph was like 4500RPM in 5th. I swapped to a 3.25LSD and it is a much better car for the street. I think a 3.46 is going to be nice for a rally car, but a 3.64 - 3.73 might be perfect...
We'll see. I don't like the idea of having to row through the gears excessively, but I can always swap out to a 3.73 at some point.
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