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Old 04-17-2017, 08:34 PM   #181
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First day of the season at Oregon Raceway Park yesterday (04/16). Everything underneath is new: suspension, bushings, tie rods, control arms, etc. Also a high efficiency radiator and some other engine maintenance items. So this was the shakedown.

ORP is new to me, personal best of the day was 2:11.

Also, I know, I know, portrait video. My GoPro Session didn't auto-orient like it's supposed to and I didn't catch it. Had to flip video so it was upright.


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Old 04-19-2017, 10:45 PM   #182
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Dirt counts right?


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Old 04-28-2017, 08:27 PM   #183
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New member here - just recently picked up a 2004 330Ci to turn into a dedicated DE car.

I recently took it to Thunderhill for a good flogging in stock form. The car did great - very easy to place on the track. Can't wait to get started on the build.

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Old 05-25-2017, 01:13 PM   #184
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E46 M3 VS a whole lot of Porsche 911's and GT4's

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Old 05-25-2017, 02:19 PM   #185
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I have to ask... mods? That thing sounds brutal inside. I just moved to an E46 M3 and am in the process of slowly building it out.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:34 PM   #186
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I have to ask... mods? That thing sounds brutal inside. I just moved to an E46 M3 and am in the process of slowly building it out.
Engine is stock.

-Headers
-Bimmerworld Race Exhaust
-Alpha-N tune with custom tuning by Randy at Epic
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:52 PM   #187
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Engine is stock.

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-Alpha-N tune with custom tuning by Randy at Epic
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Thanks! Which race shifter did you go with? I just had my stock shifter rebuilt to get rid of some wobble but I think going with a race shifter is going to be the way to go.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:32 PM   #188
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Thanks! Which race shifter did you go with? I just had my stock shifter rebuilt to get rid of some wobble but I think going with a race shifter is going to be the way to go.
I am using the AKG shifter. Works well for me but is known to be risky since it's very easy to miss a shift and blow your engine. Example, 4th to 3rd
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:14 AM   #189
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In the second picture I am passing that M3, who had RE71R tires. I was running worn staggered PSS. Now I have square RS-3 VII's. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-05-2017, 10:19 AM   #190
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Just did my 1st autox of the season....

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Old 06-10-2017, 09:20 PM   #191
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generalvp, where was that and what class did you run?


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Old 06-10-2017, 10:17 PM   #192
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Nice. Autox is fun. This is my second year autoxing. This is from our first this year.




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Old 06-12-2017, 04:39 PM   #193
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Just got back from a NASA TT event at Circuit of the Americas, the F1 track down in Austin.



Wow, what a track! 20 turns, tons of elevation change, lots of curbing to abuse.



In 30 years I have never seen a facility that compares to this. So lucky to be able to drive on this course.



I was fortunate enough to win my class both days and set the TTD class track record, shown in the video below.



We have a LOT more E46 track day pictures and videos in various galleries linked below, and details on this red 330 are in my build thread linked in my sig.

https://vorshlag.smugmug.com/Racing-Events

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