TEASER, MORE TO COME!
I guess I've kinda turned this into my own thread about my car. So now that I've acknowledged that, I have no problem using it as such.
new make-shift strut housings
m-tech ii spoiler
I got the strut bar straight from Germany courtesy of elsabor (thanks again!)
The Bilstein struts were a necessity due to my failing stock ones, and while my mechanic friend was replacing them, the strut housings crumbled from rust (thanks a lot, CHI-town salt!) so that meant new strut housings.
DOES ANYONE REALIZE HOW HARD IT IS TO FIND iX STRUT HOUSINGS!?
new ones are about $700 each. We thought we found some for $500 but the company hadn't updated their site since they raised the price back up to $700. Used ones are nonexistent. Do you know how much used normal i strut housings are? Around $75! So we decided to remove the knuckles from my old iX strut housing and weld them onto some regular i strut housings. If this works, it will have saved me over $1k.
At least this update has a happy ending. I just ordered an M-Tech II wing and it should be here in a week or so. It needs painting, but I'm going to paint it with a new sunroof i ordered (to replace my old one which had bubbling paint and rust) so it won't cost too much.
ANYWAY, pics of the strut bar tomorrow (hopefully) and then pics of the M-Tech II wing coming in a couple weeks. Next up is white euro signals, red side signals, euro plate, and all-red tails.