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Forum: The Showroom 04-20-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Fair
continued from above ROOF STRUCTURE REMOVAL...

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ROOF STRUCTURE REMOVAL + CARBON ROOF PANEL

We still weren't ready to start the roll cage, and needed to do something about the power moon roof that was in the way.
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Forum: The Showroom 04-20-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Fair
continued from above Between the engine...

continued from above

Between the engine goals and potential cornering loads (Hoosiers + full aero), a dry sump oiling system was decided early on.
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Forum: The Showroom 04-20-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Fair
continued from above SQUARING UP THE CHASSIS...

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SQUARING UP THE CHASSIS

The two main series that this car will be competing in don't require a roll cage, but its a damned good idea when you are planning something this...
Forum: The Showroom 04-20-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Fair
Vorshlag BMW E46 M3 CSL - V8 Downforce Monster Track Car ("Chainsaw Massacre")

Project Introduction - April 20th, 2017: Welcome to another of Vorshlag's detailed Build Threads, this time chronicling possibly one of the craziest cars we have ever built. Even though its is 4/20...
Forum: The Showroom 04-11-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above OTHER REPAIRS AND...

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OTHER REPAIRS AND UPGRADES

There were a number of small repairs and upgrades that happened either right before or just after the March NASA event but before the TDE track...
Forum: The Showroom 04-11-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above ...

continued from above

https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Red-2001-BMW-E46/i-L7gnngD/0/L/B61G2456-L.jpg (https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Red-2001-BMW-E46/i-L7gnngD/0/X3/B61G2456-X3.jpg)

The...
Forum: The Showroom 04-11-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
Project Update for April 10, 2017: Its been way...

Project Update for April 10, 2017: Its been way too long since my last post, and we have done a good bit of work on the 330 "over the winter break". This work includes building a new custom header...
Forum: The Showroom 11-23-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above 2017 TTD POINTS BUDGET...

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2017 TTD POINTS BUDGET AND PLANS

Time for some bench racing! Assuming no major rules changes happen to TTD for 2017 (HA!), we have an updated yet flexible build plan laid...
Forum: The Showroom 11-23-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above Paul took all 7 laps of...

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Paul took all 7 laps of the session from green flag to checker, with 5 laps at full speed. For some reason the number of cars on track in that session was very low, so traffic...
Forum: The Showroom 11-23-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
Project Update for November 23th, 2016: The last...

Project Update for November 23th, 2016: The last post in this development thread showed our "summer mods" to the red E46 330, which were somewhat extensive. During that phase we replaced and upgraded...
Forum: The Showroom 11-23-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
Dang it, I forgot. Oh well, maybe call VAC and...

Dang it, I forgot. Oh well, maybe call VAC and ask them to weigh one for you? They had these in stock. :)
Forum: The Showroom 11-14-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above WEIGHT LOSS GAMES -...

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WEIGHT LOSS GAMES - Anyone reading my forum posts for years knows how important losing weight on a car is to me. So THE most important modification to this E46 over the 2016...
Forum: The Showroom 11-14-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above ...

continued from above

https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Red-2001-BMW-E46/i-tZsDHqj/0/S/DSC_4162-S.jpg (https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Red-2001-BMW-E46/i-tZsDHqj/0/X3/DSC_4162-X3.jpg)...
Forum: The Showroom 11-14-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
Project Update for November 12th, 2016: My last...

Project Update for November 12th, 2016: My last update got a little bloated so I wanted to break it up into two parts. This second half of the update shows what we did to the red '01 330Ci Coupe over...
Forum: The Showroom 10-25-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above NASA AT TWS (CCW) APRIL...

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NASA AT TWS (CCW) APRIL 23-24, 2016

I've raced in 12 events in 8 different cars since my last post in this thread, and its difficult for me to keep track of them all....
Forum: The Showroom 10-25-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above ...

continued from above

http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/photos/i-3MVPR2R/0/M/i-3MVPR2R-M.jpg (http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/photos/i-3MVPR2R/0/X3/i-3MVPR2R-X3.jpg)

After 3 events in this car with...
Forum: The Showroom 10-25-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
Project Update for October 23, 2016: It has been...

Project Update for October 23, 2016: It has been 6 months since my last update here and we have done a LOT of work to both the red 330Ci (to make it a better race car) and the blue 325Ci (to make it...
Forum: The Showroom 10-10-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
I've been swamped here at the shop and am way...

I've been swamped here at the shop and am way behind on project updates, but we made a LOT of changes to the E46 over the summer (removed a lot of weight). One such change was the carbon fiber...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 10-10-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 23,531
Posted By Fair
Reviving this old thread. Good tech up in here,...

Reviving this old thread. Good tech up in here, thanks!

https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Red-2001-BMW-E46/i-fh85tv2/0/M/amy-330-M.jpg

My wife races a 2001 330Ci in NASA TTD time trial class....
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 05-24-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,817
Posted By Fair
E46 BMW Bilstein PSS vs PSS10 review

Here's my review of Bilstein PSS coilover kits for BMW E46 models. I started to write this in a reply to someone who bought some Chinese coilovers and started a thread here, but then figured it would...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 05-24-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By Fair
At that price you are getting renamed Chinese...

At that price you are getting renamed Chinese coilovers. We all know how well those work (or don't), last (or don't), and handle (or don't).

For barely any more money, however, you can get a...
Forum: The Showroom 04-05-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
We have something mapped out, and it will follow...

We have something mapped out, and it will follow the bottom contour of the pull handle, I think. More on that soon...
Forum: The Showroom 04-05-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above I've been searching for...

continued from above

I've been searching for a second video camera setup to use in the BMW, but the new gear didn't show up in time for this MSR-C race. Jon brought his GoPro to use, but we were...
Forum: The Showroom 04-05-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
continued from above Going from a sliding...

continued from above

Going from a sliding caliper to a fixed caliper should make for better brake feel and less chance for pad knock-back, and the massive caliper size should make for much more...
Forum: The Showroom 04-05-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,668
Posted By Fair
Project Update for April 5th, 2016: It has been 6...

Project Update for April 5th, 2016: It has been 6 weeks since my last update and our "Daily Driven Track Car" BMW has logged more wins at a NASA track weekend. We have massively upgraded the brakes,...
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