*** Official E46Fanatics Australia Showroom Thread ***
So, here it is; something i thought that the Australia forum sorely needed... An official 'showroom' thread for Aussie fanatics!
So, step right up and post some pics and info about your ride (doesnt even have to be a BMW!) :thumbup:
My mod list:
AC Schnitzer e-brake handle
AC Schnitzer Shift knob
AC Schnitzer floor mats
Custom dash insert for hard-mounted G-Timer
Full OEM M-Tech II bodykit
Arqray front splitter
AC Schnitzer mirrors
Custom body coloured/black front grille
Custom colour coded rear diffuser
35% tints all round
Suspension, Wheels & Tyres:
KW V.1 coilovers
18" x 8.5" BBS 'CH' all round
Falken Ziex 235/40/R18 all round
Radenergie drycarbon front strut brace
Remus rear muffler with twin 86mm tips
ICE & Electrical:
MB Quart Premium range 5.25" front splits
MB Quart Discuss range 6.5" rear speakers
x2 10" JL Audio W3v2 subwoofers
JL Audio 500/5 amplifier
JL Audio in-car bass controller
JL Audio cleansweep interface
Peripheral iPod integration kit
Escort Passport 8500 x50 Radar Detector
Escort GT2 G-Timer
Xtec 6000K Xenon HID low beam conversion
Xtec 6000K Xenon HID fog light conversion
Predator Chromium angel eyes
Those pics aren't up to date, as you could probably pick if you look at the mod list, ill take some new ones when i get the chance.
Anyway, i hope that got the ball rolling so now its your turn!
Scott_H Nice & clean ride ... :thumbup:
lets see the other Oz's .................. there are alot of nice rides overthere :)
Seen your Ci before on other forums Scott H and yes it still looks brilliant. Wanna swap:) Beautiful first shot too.
Well I'm sure most have already seen my Compact in other threads so seeing as this thread is open to other makes I figured I'd let you see what I had immediately before going German...
Huge modifications list with about 95% of interior recovered/painted or chromed. Full custom bodykit and respray. Engine stock standard 147kW 2L V6 with tiptronic with just a custom air intake and custom twin exhaust for the sound. Full Alpine Touch screen Multimedia setup etc etc...
same as tim... mines a compact which you all may have already seen ... stock as they come .. no point posting. anyways would love to see the other cars. yeah both Tim & Scott - nice very nice :thumbup:
Scott H forgot to ask but roughly how much is the lip you have and is it readily available in Aus?
bLy: BTW my name isn't Tim;) (It's Brad) Just not inventive enough to come up with a catchy nickname so went with 318ti "M" sport:)
Straight cut & paste from my garage on the nissan forums.
1980 Ford TE Cortina Ghia (May Build)
ZL fairlane 250 xflow block 8.2:1 compression, loose tolerances for more oil slosh at less pressure (running mobil 1 5W50)
balanced, half grout/resin filled
ACL 27cc pistons with chrome moly rings.
stock polished and peened rods
ARP bolts & head studs
stock crank but knifeedged, polished and peened
running on avgas 100/130
Crow Cams double row timing chain
Crow Cams adjustable cam timing set
Custom alternator bracket
C1 alloy race head, ported and flowed. large valves, double springs, kline seals.
Surecam 300duration/.540 lift cam, 114 lobe separation retarded 6 degrees to sit 1 advanced.
antipump up lifters
2x910 fuel pumps, 4litre surge tank -8 fuel lines.
Facet lifter pump
all braided line & speedflow fittings.
braided -10 fuel lines into surge tank and -8 supply and -8 return tto/from rail.
-4 teflon braid oil supply line, -10 teflon oil return line
-4 teflon line for boost gauge & oil pressure gauge
-8 braid for booster
-8 braided for oil cooler and remote oil filter
-8 braided for turbo water feed and return lines
-10 braid for oil/air seperator
-8 in & out fram efi fuel filter
Customised Xf distributor to take a signature tooth EB multipoint, crow cams hardend gear
MSD 6A CDI ignition system
Eagle 9mm leads
modified (milled flat) xf/zl alloy rocker cover
Malpassi fuel regulator
EL falcon gear reduction starter motor
aircon unit removed
all sound proofing removed
heater box modifed to fit around manifold
heating/cooling vent circut inside removed
accelerator pedal modifed (along with cable listed elsewhere) to give more travel
Custom 2.7 metre double teflon throttle cable (with XF end throttle body side, cortina pedal side)
Battery reallocated to left hand side of the boot, Engine bay modified to remove battery tray etc.
Custom fuel tank with 2x-10 speedflow pickups added to rear. front pickup deleted.
Custom blow off made from XF falcon EGR valve and 90mm alloy block. perforate inner ring to help cope with >20psi.
Hidden wiring, removed all the junk ford put in that wasn't used.
EB Multippoint Throttle body modified to take modifed cable. The inbuilt idle control valve gives antilag, launch control and other features. allows car to idle smooth between 850 & 900 even with the big cam.
Earls trans cooler
Earls oil cooler
Lokmar -8 24" braided trans oil filler
Earls remote oil filter kit to take holden oil filter **shudders**
Custom paint job, removed door locks & boot locks & badges
Custom intercooler (painted black now), each inner tube welded to plate and bellmouthed!! 630x450x55mm
Valeo core. sjf silicone.
Custom 9L inlet manifold, bellmouthed and mated to head
Custom exhaust manifold
Custom 3" exhaust (AAA exhausts) , stainless front race magnium muffler and resinator.
Custom exhaust flange for 3" dump and 1.5" screamer pipe.
Custom traction control setup, wheelspeed setup using AU falcon abs sensor & chopper disk for front and custom chopper disk for driven wheel input.
Custom brake setup using 287mm XY falcon rotors & S4/5 Mazda 4spot calipers using custom upright adapter
5stud conversion to take 5x114.3 wheels with 20 to 40P offset 25P preferable, currently running 16" R32 GTS-T wheels and sometimes R33 GTS-T wheels.
Modified radiator to 3core.
Modifed waterpump front snout to take falcon GT engine fan
6xS5 Rx7 high impedance injectors flowed at 585ccm at 85% duty at 45psi sitting in modified XF rail.
arp head studs now to keep the head on the block > 15psi boost - currently running 23psi.
MV c4 auto, stage 2 valve body, 2000 rpm stall convertor with 4 one way valves on actuator line to handle the boost. Works ok and gives me D gear but really needs full manual with transbrake.
Modifed standard shifter to suit the C4, extended linkage and modded gate
1.06 a/r single entry garret rear housing on the s5 rx7 core. 10mm custom spacer to put P trim rear wheel in correct spot on housing. Super v front for now with standard Rx7 front cover customised to take a 3" inlet. Internally ported and polished. larger wastegate button.
Aurora (industrial HD springs)
Monroe GT gas shockers
Nolathane eurothane bushes all round
3.23 4 pinion LSD diff
Autronic SM4 engine management
2xSoundstream 10" subwoofers in custom ported enclosure
Rockford Fostgate DSM reference amp 2 channel - according to factory test sheet 25wrms @ 4ohms per channel, 264 wrms @ 2 ohms per channel
Pioneer 6" mids in doors
Panasonic double din deck - VZ303
Panasonic 8 disc CD stacker
Mk3 Supra electric seats
Autometer gauges for boost, oil pressure, air fuel, revs
Door locks removed from inside of vehicle, EL falcon central locking button installed inside.
Boot lock button also added inside.
VDO electric fuel pressure into Autronic - for virtual dash
Boomerang Alpha car alarm
rerolled and rechromed bumper bars
35% tint all round.
restored crash pad replaced the weatherd & cracked one.
obligatory defect sticker on front window after 2 days of registration
email@example.com with the old engine management (Haltech F9 with no ignition control)
270rwkw@19psi with the old engine management (Haltech F9 with no ignition control)
On the 234rwkw run it had 808Nm of torque @ from 2000 going down to 550Nm @5200rpm @ the engine using 25% estimate of loss thru auto drivetrain.
On the 270rwkw run it had 937Nm of torque @ from 1863 going down to 670Nm @5500rpm @ the engine using 25% estimate of loss thru auto drivetrain.
Next dyno with the Autronic SM4 im looking for 300rwkw @ 23psi of boost.
power flat from 2000rpm to 5500rpm,
old na combo with 122rwkw, auto gave 14.1@96mph - shifting gears at 5800 to 6000rpm
old turbo combo with 155rwkw auto gave 13.01@98mph - doing 92mph at the 1000ft mark, car refused to pull from then on due to incorrectly sized rear housing. shifting gears at 3200rpm
goal with 270rwkw is flat 11 at about 120mph on street tyres (hence the traction control) with a revlimit of 5500.
http://www.bucster.com/cortina/thumbnails.php?album=36 for more photos
all work done by me with help from some boys in the cortina club.
:lmao: sorry brad.... my bad:D
PS: Scott your car is SICK!
Scott... your pictures are making me crazy... arqray? cs splitters? grrr
oh shouldnt your passport be mounted a bit higher for better detection?
318tiM: :drool: your fto was hot! I didnt know those things had that much power... looks great (y)
CortinaD: Umm... holy ****. That is crazy. How long have you had it?
Chem0: :P Just go Arqray, i really love mine, but personally i think they look 100% better molded. Also i dont want to mount my radar detector too high because i dont want people to see it, i mount it up high when i am going on long freeway drives etc :)
keep posting cars! :P
Hartge Pedal kit
Full OEM M-Tech II bodykit
Arqray/Strassentech carbon fibre front lip
Carbon fibre rear diffuser
Suspension, Wheels & Tyres:
19" x 8" front, 19" x 10 iForged Equips
Hankook K104 235/35/R19 front, 265/30/R19 rear
ICE & Electrical:
Clarion VRX935 Screen/DVD
Dynaudio 240GT front splits
10" Boston Pro Subwoofer
2 x Alphasonik PMA2150A Amplifiers
Peripheral Sterring wheel controls
Umnitza Titanium angel eyes
hey where can i find the arqary/strassentech lip?
Very nice MiChA3L, seen it in other threads before. I am so surprised though to see you have one thing missing - a sunroof! I thought all M Sport 318is came with the sunroof or at least I've not seen one that didn't have one fitted til now.
I also see you are using the Peripheral steering wheel module - How well does that work for you? I was going to get one as well and go for the whole custom setup but I couldn't find anyone that said the Peripheral module would work properly if at all in my E46...
Did you debadge the rear? If so I'd highly recommend getting even a twin tip fitted like mine otherwise its pretty obvious that its a 318i wanting to look like a 330i when one spots the single tip exhaust. At least with a twin tip or aftermarket muffler you can really only tell from outside its not a 330i if you hear it's not a 6.
Lastly, I hope that bucket and what looks like a sponge behind the 5 series isn't being used again once its been on your driveway;)
Chem0: PM D3WA, I believe he is selling them, great service and is willing to ship overseas :)
318tiM: Yea it doesnt have a sunroof, it is the sport model, the sunroof was an option of $1000, but this was on the floor ready to go so i bought it :P
The steering wheel controls work ok, have some issues sometimes when its really sunny, but its better than not having them
I did debadge the rear yes, and an exhaust is on its way, just havent had the chance to get anything done lately, been quite busy, but yes, i hate the look of it too, it was always in the plan of things for an exhaust :)
And that sponge is the one to clean wheels, its full of brake dust anyway :P Plus its rinsed out before we use it, she'll be right :P
nevertheless, the car looks great, with or without dual tips.
Cars look great guys! Michael, what do your plates mean?
02 DEF, as in deaf, no hearing. I used to have a huge setup in my last car, this ine still goes pretty loud :P Havent been able to find a better combo yet, so i still have these :P
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