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Old 10-30-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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Another Spec E46 for sale in NC

I frequently see posts from people who are interested in joining Spec E46 but lack the time and/or expertise to build a car themselves. However being a relatively new class there aren't many turnkey cars for sale. Hopefully this will help!

This is the second Spec E46 car that I've built and once it finds a new home I'll build another one as my winter project. It is fully sorted and very fast, at its last race (Oct 2015) it set a new VIR lap record of 2:09.2.

Vehicle:
  • 2002 BMW 330i sedan
  • 163k miles
  • Silver paint
  • Clear title in hand

Initial build:

The interior was completely stripped, all tar was removed and the wiring harness was substantially thinned out in the interest of weight savings. Cage was professionally built and installed by Competition Cages, then primed and painted white. All four doors have been completely gutted including travel stops so they are very light and can easily be removed in seconds. A lightweight aluminum panel covers and seals the sunroof opening. The only cosmetic damage is the nose of the hood, the previous owner backed his truck hitch into it (see pic).

Engine:

The motor was recently replaced with a low mileage unit from an automatic car. Before installation I pulled the oil pan and secured the oil pump nut, then replaced the usual seals and gaskets. It uses little to no oil and doesn't leak any fluids. All extraneous components were removed and vacuum lines capped. Air injection port on the head sealed with factory blockoff plate. The water pipe on the back of the head which feeds the heater core was removed and the hole plugged and sealed. Runs perfectly and pulls like a beast, very strong example of a stock motor.

While out of the car the following components were replaced:
  • CCV components (full set)
  • Throttle body elbow
  • Throttle body gasket
  • Oil pan gasket
  • Oil filter housing gasket
  • Intake manifold gasket
  • Dipstick o-ring

The cooling system was completely overhauled and the following components replaced:
  • Radiator
  • Water pump
  • Expansion tank
  • Expansion tank cap
  • Thermostat and housing
  • Coolant hoses
  • Tensioner and bushings
  • Accessory belt
  • Fan switch and o-ring

The suspension was completely overhauled and spec components installed along with other race components:
  • Spec MCS shocks
  • Spec Hyperco springs
  • Hotchkis front and rear sway bars
  • BimmerWorld sway bar spherical bearing end links
  • Ground Control front control arm bushings
  • Ground Control race front camber plates
  • BimmerWorld front strut tower reinforcements
  • Ground Control articulating rear spring perches
  • BimmerWorld rear spherical shock mounts
  • Powerflex rear trailing arm bushings
  • BimmerWorld adjustable rear lower control arms
  • Heavy duty front control arms

The driveline was overhauled and all critical chassis reinforcements installed:
  • Tilton race clutch, flywheel, throwout bearing
  • New pilot bearing and pivot pin
  • BimmerWorld spherical race shifter and knob
  • BimmerWorld clutch stop
  • New transmission shifter coupling
  • New shifter bushings
  • New guibo flex disc
  • Diffsonline 3.46 race diff w/ custom ramps and polished internals
  • BimmerWorld solid motor mounts
  • BimmerWorld solid transmission mounts
  • BimmerWorld solid rear subframe mounts
  • BimmerWorld solid diff mounts
  • BimmerWorld front subframe reinforcements
  • BimmerWorld rear subframe reinforcements

Miscellaneous:
  • Spec exhaust and Epic ECU tune
  • Odyssey PC680 lightweight battery
  • Zimmerman brake rotors
  • PFC08 brake pads
  • BimmerWorld wheel studs
  • Hard wired AMB 260 transponder
  • M3 fuel pump baffle
  • K&N high performance air filter

Fluids:
  • ATE200 brake fluid
  • Redline D4ATF trans oil
  • Redline 75w110 diff oil
  • Redline 15w40 race motor oil
  • Redline water wetter

Interior safety:
  • Lexan rear door windows
  • Sparco Pro-Adv seat
  • BimmerWorld floor mounts
  • Motion Motorsport adjustable side mounts
  • Schroth Profi-II HANS compatible harness
  • G-Force window net
  • Kill switch with ECU interrupt circuit
  • SPA 4L AFFF multi nozzle fire system
  • Eyebolts installed for easy install of passenger seat harness
  • SFI padding on driver and passenger sides

Interior comfort/convenience:
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column retained
  • Clutch interlock disabled
  • 320mm steering wheel
  • NRG quick release
  • Cool Shirt system with quick connect wiring
  • AiM Solo DL including can bus integration and vehicle power
  • Custom dash panel for switches
  • Lightweight E36 door mirrors
  • Convex left side mirror
  • Dual 12V cigar lighter power ports for camera, radio, etc

Exterior:
  • Number boards and car numbers (#84)
  • All required sponsor stickers
  • Door mirrors painted for improved visibility
  • Front door glass for weather protection and travel

Wheels/tires:
  • Set of Apex ARC-8 17x9 ET42 anthracite wheels with 235.40.17 Toyo RR tires
  • Set of Apex ARC-8 17x9 ET42 anthracite wheels with 255.40.17 Toyo RR tires (2016 size)
  • Set of Kosei K1 17x8.5 wheels with brand new 235.40.17 Toyo RA1 tires (rains)

Car is being offered in race-ready condition at $32,500. Extra wheels/tires, transponder, cool shirt, and aim solo may be included at additional cost. The car currently weighs approximately 2650# with 1/4 tank of fuel so it can make weight with a 200# driver. Located in Raleigh, NC and delivery within a reasonable distance is available. Please email jtower at gmail dot com for more information.

Also available at additional cost:

Passenger seat setup:
  • Sparco seat
  • BimmerWorld floor mounts
  • Motion Motorsport adjustable side mounts
  • Schroth harness

Sampson Radio system:
  • Car harness
  • Helmet kit
  • PTT button
  • Crew headset
  • Two radios
  • A/C charger
  • Radio box
  • 12V battery eliminator for in car radio
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:56 AM   #3
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Not that Jason or his cars need vouching for, but I bought blue thunder from him and have been very pleased with it. This car for sale is in even better condition. If you want a proven race ready car, this is it.
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:42 PM   #4
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As someone who is finishing a build I can wholeheartedly say this is a great deal. Car won't last long.
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:17 PM   #5
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Price adjusted, and I recently installed a new set of kidney grills.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:08 PM   #6
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painted the back half and installed new hood and front bumper cover, looks much better now!

a few weeks ago this car (with a set of used tires from the bimmerworld imsa ST car) ran a 2:05 at vir. fast, reliable, and fully sorted.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:06 PM   #7
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:18 PM   #8
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back up for sale! the gentleman who bought it earlier this year raced it a couple of times (and did very well) but needs to step away from racing for a bit so i bought it back shortly before the east championships. i took it to watkins glen and finished third with a fast lap 0.2 sec off the winner's. last weekend at vir she helped me get two poles and two wins. this is a fast, sorted, reliable race car that needs nothing whatsoever. selling so i can make room for a new build or two over the winter.

a few improvements have been made:

- all aluminium radiator
- new premium wheel studs
- spal radiator fan w/ relay and manual switch
- trimmed a little more metal from the interior for weight savings
- brand new sparco pro-adv ts seat
- new pads (pfc08) and rotors before watkins glen
- brake pedal cover to make rev matching easier
- fresh engine, trans, and diff oil (all redline)
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Old 01-18-2017, 03:47 PM   #9
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Is this E46 still for sale?

And, what is the asking price?
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:47 AM   #10
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And, what is the asking price?
Without a seat and motor, asking price is $25,900.
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Old 04-09-2017, 01:13 PM   #11
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