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Old 04-11-2016, 12:35 PM   #81
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Thanks for all the kind words!

I'll be sure to post more pics and video once I get the car back late this week. I can't wait to see what it does on the dyno! Hoping for 350whp but we will see!
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:28 PM   #82
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Thanks for all the kind words!

I'll be sure to post more pics and video once I get the car back late this week. I can't wait to see what it does on the dyno! Hoping for 350whp but we will see!
350 rwhp throuhg a t-56 and with the CTS-V engine stock will be achieveable and surpassed easily - with you running a short belt, headers and exhaust, and after tuned I would expect closer to 400 rwhp maybe more depending on the tune - BUT I just realized you are in Colorado so that would be SAE corrrected and I guess 350 at the wheels would be uncorrected?

I have personally seen CTS-V with LS6 with just headers, exhaust, tune, and cam put down 480 rwhp in Florida so there is that.

Regardless - will make the car alot more flickable and work is moving fast - LOVE finding builds like this
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:51 PM   #83
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350 rwhp throuhg a t-56 and with the CTS-V engine stock will be achieveable and surpassed easily - with you running a short belt, headers and exhaust, and after tuned I would expect closer to 400 rwhp maybe more depending on the tune - BUT I just realized you are in Colorado so that would be SAE corrrected and I guess 350 at the wheels would be uncorrected?

I have personally seen CTS-V with LS6 with just headers, exhaust, tune, and cam put down 480 rwhp in Florida so there is that.

Regardless - will make the car alot more flickable and work is moving fast - LOVE finding builds like this
Yep, dynoing at a little over 5300 feet, so i'm not expecting to break 375whp, but i'll be stoked if I do!

The plan is to use this season to test the rest of chassis, get the suspension dialed in, address any mistakes we made along the way, and then (hopefully) next winter supercharge it.
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:54 PM   #84
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Scotty @ Mofab sent me some pics of the exhaust in progress

Modified my old tip to fit a 3" pipe



Tucking up the Vibrant Superquiet



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Old 04-13-2016, 08:22 AM   #85
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Man you sir have some serious car modification skills! Unfortunately for me, I was 100% all over this build and then those headlights went in Completely ruins the BMW look of the car and it no longer looks like a BMW to me At least consider putting some OE-looking headlights in there? I mean the rest of the car is so insane, but for the most part, it still looks like a BMW. Just a suggestion. Otherwise cannot wait for the first Drift vid!
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:53 AM   #86
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Hahaha, I am honestly pretty iffy on the headlights as well. The car had some pretty beat up Depos on it and I wanted angel eyes, but these are pretty ricey and they fit like crap.

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Old 04-13-2016, 10:00 AM   #87
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Hahaha, I am honestly pretty iffy on the headlights as well. The car had some pretty beat up Depos on it and I wanted angel eyes, but these are pretty ricey and they fit like crap.
Thank god! Good thing we are in agreement on this, I was worried...

Even a set of OEM halogen's would look much better. Ebay is riddled with them. I bet since your build is so fresh, you could even post up a wanted ad on the classifieds and someone might just donate an old pair to you if they have them laying around... especially with so many people on here converting to xenon's. Were the Depos totally crap, or just the lenses? You can get brand new lenses for $80 for the pair....

ebay halogens:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...sedan&_sacat=0

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http://www.khoalty.com/headlight-lens-replacement.html
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:27 PM   #88
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The depots had broken mount tabs and beat up lenses, + I wanted angel eyes and didn't want to deal with baking them and trying to secure the halos in the OEM housing.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:52 PM   #89
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you don't have to bake the headlights on the sedan version, the lenses come off by unclipping all those tabs and can be replaced, but if the mounting tabs for the headlights are broken, that might be enough to get a new set..

By the way, LOL at all the massive amount of skilled work you put into this car, but can't be bothered fixing the halos to the housings inside the headlights haaa it would be so refreshing to do something so simple for once! lay em on a bench and go to work, so easy compared to what you've done here, it's mind boggling.
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:29 PM   #90
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OEM halogens and H1 projector retrofit. You already are putting in a ton of top notch work, might as well not got cheap on the headlights.

I didn't want to say anything at first because this build is so awesome, but since someone else addressed the lights first I figured it was safe lol.
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:42 PM   #91
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OEM halogens and H1 projector retrofit. You already are putting in a ton of top notch work, might as well not got cheap on the headlights.

I didn't want to say anything at first because this build is so awesome, but since someone else addressed the lights first I figured it was safe lol.
haha it won't take away from it, it will just ensures it still looks like a BMW once all is said and done.

I questioned whether or not the H1 retrofit would be worth the money here as I wasn't sure how often OP planned on using the headlights on this drift car. If rarely, then maybe halogens, if often, then H1 retrofit should definitely be in the works. Certainly looks a heck of lot better regardless of light output factor too.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:52 PM   #92
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Alright, she has returned!

Scotty @ Mofab absolutely killed it on the exhaust and power steering. Unfortunately the aluminum res I had made is leaking from a weld, and I have to pull the pump to get it off to be rewelded.













Towed it home from Mofab friday evening and then had an appointment to get an alignment today. Lucky for us it snowed 4 inches (and still going) overnight and the car apparently really disliked being on the trailer in that. Once it was our turn on the rack the car wouldn't start. Luckily the guys at Goodyear were nice enough to help us push it up on to their rack. Man that is embarrassing. While it was being aligned I went and got another set of plugs and once again the guys were nice enough to push it into an empty bay to change the plugs rather than having to do it in the snow outside. I stepped one range hotter on the plugs (tr5 (oem) instead of the tr6 that were in it) and hooked up the O2 sensors that were still unplugged from the exhaust build. She fired right up for us after that and I was able to drive it home. That was a very interesting drive with no wipers and defrost in a borderline blizzard, but it's only about 2 miles.

Here's the specs I went with, which I copied from Jeepster's thread.

Front:
Caster - L 7.33* R 7.48*
Camber - L -4.90* R -5.06*
Toe - L -.06* R -.06*

Rear:
Camber - L -.97* R -1.01*
Toe - L .05* R .05

Got her back in the garage now and a full whiteboard of things to address before my tune this weekend and some more things to address before the first event!

Got some sweet purple tow straps too!

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Old 04-16-2016, 08:54 PM   #93
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haha it won't take away from it, it will just ensures it still looks like a BMW once all is said and done.

I questioned whether or not the H1 retrofit would be worth the money here as I wasn't sure how often OP planned on using the headlights on this drift car. If rarely, then maybe halogens, if often, then H1 retrofit should definitely be in the works. Certainly looks a heck of lot better regardless of light output factor too.
I will look into it! These junk lights completely fogged up on the drive home in the snow today
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:56 PM   #94
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I didn't want to say anything at first because this build is so awesome, but since someone else addressed the lights first I figured it was safe lol.
Don't even worry, I've gotten a ton of **** for even doing this swap in the first place haha, I've got pretty thick skin. Just wait until people see the wing i'm waiting on in the mail!
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:19 AM   #95
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Got the fire handle installed and hooked up finally.



And got around to making some radiator ducting.





I am still waiting on a rear window from plastics4performance with naca ducts to hook them up to.

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Old 04-23-2016, 04:51 PM   #96
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:23 AM   #97
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Took it out for a test drive and took some pics of the car out of the garage.

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Old 04-26-2016, 03:56 PM   #98
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This build is straight 0 to 100! haha, pro job looking good.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:11 AM   #99
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Thanks!

Well I wish I had some numbers to post up, but the tuner decided to no call/no show his own appointment and go to Vegas instead, so looks like I am in the market for a new tuner and will be running the first event on the stock map.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:43 PM   #100
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Just an idea, but I wonder if you could get around the same offset without spacers if you flipped your style 5s barrels/faces. This is me assuming your wheels are 17x8. Not that it matters, but you wouldn't have to run spacers if the offset was similar to your current one. It's one of those things I've always wanted to try, but I can't find conclusive measurements from people about what the final offset would be. I've heard some people say mid negative 40s while others have said somewhere around negative 70-80. Regardless, very few people run them due to the proposed offsets.

My current offset is -44, so only the first potential measurement would work. All I know is the flip gives them a really good looking/huge lip (see below)

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