Odometer Mileage Milestone

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So Satch published my mileage milestone in Roundel Magazine this month but cut off the more beautiful element of the E31 instrument panel, which is the unique and recognizable sideways “8” shape of the tach & speedometer. So I thought I would share here. Mine happened (with a little preparation on the trip odometer) while out on a regular “keep the seals lubed” run one sunny afternoon in SoCal.

I can’t wait for 234,567.890!

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Driver’s Seat Rebuild

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So as those following this thread know, I’ve been looking into a Sports Seat conversion ever since sitting in Tom’s (Wuffer) at the last Wine Barrel Tasting Tour. Also the driver’s seat was in need of repair so I wanted to kill two birds with one set of Sport Seats if possible – although I only really ‘needed’ a driver’s Sport Seat and/or seat repair because all the other leather in the car is in fantastic shape.

Option 1: Buy used ...

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Single Stroke Blinker (a.k.a. Comfort Blinker)

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So one of the small but irritating things about our Eights is the age. Missing are the electronic climate controls, side mirror puddle lighting, and other nicities you get with a late model car.

Also gone is the one-touch blinker feature built into just about every car since 2000.

The one-touch turn signal feature enhances functionality for the lazy by adding ...

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Finally Installed My HIDs…WOW!

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After spending several years hemming and hawing over what HID system to install in my Eight, I finally did it. Oh man… WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!!!?

First off, HIDs are freakin’ great! Combined with a Euro programmed LKM I now have the scary bright, infamous ‘Wall of Light’ to find my way on the darkest country roads. I wish I could take my car to the moon and see what total and complete darkness is like when lighted by ...

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Smoked Side Markers (turn signal repeater)

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For its entire life cycle, this coupe’s body style remained almost exactly the same. This is one of the features E31 enthusiasts have come to love and appreciate about this model – rare to be seen, but easily recognized by their owners in the wild.

One of the very few changes that DID come to the E31 body style in 1993 was the DOT mandated orange turn signal blinker. The clean lines of the 8 Series’ front quarter panel was now ...

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