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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, Oct-22-2018, 05:50:55 AM   #31
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Got some progress on getting the jig set-up for the hardline today:




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Here's a test of the jig with actual hardline and a comparison vs the coat-hanger line we used for fitment on my car.











Still waiting on a couple more things with regards to the adapter and then the digital waiver before we start making these kits available.

Still need to finalize the install instructions as well.
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Just an update to this project.

Working on v1.5 and made some adjustments to account for the slightly different pump placement in the sedan.

We recently installed this in a local car for a friend to verify fitment, etc.

Just about everything is done, other than putting together the kits and bending each of the lines.

Should go into full production within the next 30 days or so.

Pricing for these is going to be set at $159.99 and will include shipping to all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska. International shipping might be possible, but we would have to speak about this first to account for the additional costs.

The biggest thing I'm still waiting on is how I plan on handling protecting myself legally, so we'll see how that goes. Also need to finalize instructions for install. Should be fairly straightforward and any performance or race shop should have no issue installing this part.

Some shots of the recent install of this kit on a local E36 M3 sedan:







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Here is basically what you will receive when the part arrives (instructions are not shown in this picture):

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Made some final test fits and adjustments to the jig last night. Just waiting on some parts from one of my suppliers and should be able to move forward with finalizing the instructions and legal disclaimer.

For fun, I took a time-lapse video of line bending last night:

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After some research and consideration, I've decided against making this ABS bleed line kit available for the community.

I originally set out to solve my brake problem and then saw an opportunity to help others with the same issue. While I considered the design challenges, I thought it would be fun to see if I could actually do this and make it into a full-fledged thing. I have no experience with any real fabrication, manufacturing or business so to me it was an exciting new thing to try my hand at. As I got deeper into it, I began to see the potential legal implications that could arise if someone happened to be killed or seriously injured due to this part.

As a simple hobbyist, I don’t have insurance or any form of business protections such as an LLC to protect my personal assets in the event of legal action taken against me. I looked into it a little bit and discovered that the LLC taxes and insurance are too high of an investment to protect myself legally. The volume of sales needed to offset the cost is not tenable. I'm not confident enough that disclaimers and signed waivers will suffice, so I’ve decided to only offer these kits to friends for the time being.

If anyone is interested, I might be willing to sell the entire project (jig, materials, intellectual property, designs, supply chain, etc) to you or someone you know that would be interested.

Sadly, this is the environment we have here in the US so I have to play the game and simply do what’s prudent.

Apologies to anyone that was seriously interested and had been looking forward to picking up one of these.
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