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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:13 PM   #41
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More from the Shift S3ctor's their Time Attack event at Big Willow.

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Old 11-02-2013, 10:23 PM   #42
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #43
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The StopTech Trophy Big Brake Kit is in and waiting for the Forgestar wheels to show up to be mounted!


Front:
380mm x 32mm 2 Piece slotted rotors
ST60 6-piston calipers

Rear:
355mm x 32mm 2 Piece slotted rotors
ST40 4-piston calipers



















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Old 11-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #44
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #45
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Sorry for the lack of updates everyone, Forgestars should be here in a few weeks, takes 6 weeks for them to be custom made... When we get them we'll get the tires mounted and get started on the fender flares.

A factory S54 engine harness and DME are being put back into the car as well, in order to get the M3's ABS to work.

After experiencing some fuel starvation on the track, we're also going with a Radium Engineering fuel surge tank.

Hopefully we will start the cage soon as well.

A few more pics from our friend Nick at NDK Photography: https://www.facebook.com/nick.kouris.9?fref=ts






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Old 11-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #46
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #47
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Why don't you just run a stand alone mk60 brake kit. Turner sells them. It's a standalone harness for any car.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:39 PM   #48
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Why would you not convert the rear suspension to full coil overs? Just curious, building my own carů obviously budget wasn't a concern. I've seen other cars do this conversion, from the pictures it looks like you stuck with the factory locations for the rear suspension, what was the reasoning?
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #49
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BIG UPDATE! The Forgestars are finally here! Kalon ordered 6 18x11s and 2 18x12s. We're going to see how the car does with a square set-up versus a staggered set-up on the track.

The E39 M5 3.15 ring an pinion are also being put in, along with a mild rebuild on the stock M3 diff. The longer gears will definitely help put the torque down better, as we get wheel spin at 80 in 4th gear on the freeway, with sticky 285s out back!

Radium Engineering also came on as a sponsor for a fuel surge tank and a dual AEM pump set-up to prepare us for E85 down the road. Those parts will be at the shop early next week!

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Old 12-22-2013, 09:23 AM   #50
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Why don't you just run a stand alone mk60 brake kit. Turner sells them. It's a standalone harness for any car.
Definitely don't put the stock chassis harness back just to regain ABS functionality. A standalone harness will be lighter, more durable, and will be infinitely more flexible in terms of what you can do with it(e.g., traction and launch control). Turner actually stopped selling them off the website, but you can special order them. Curt Jung builds them for Turner. But they are very easy to build. About $500 worth of connectors and wires and a long day's worth of work and voila.

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Old 12-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #51
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The mk60 only works on 2003.5+ cars we are told. This car is a 2002...
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:36 AM   #52
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The mk60 only works on 2003.5+ cars we are told. This car is a 2002...
That's incorrect. The MK60 can be run on a number of different platforms on a standalone basis. You just have to ensure that you use compatible wheelspeed sensors. I am running the MK60, for example, on a 2001 E39 M5.

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Old 12-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #53
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[QUOTE=Herrubermensch;15909862]That's incorrect. The MK60 can be run on a number of different platforms on a standalone basis. You just have to ensure that you use compatible wheelspeed sensors. I am running the MK60, for example, on a 2001 E39 M5.

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Promising feedback, thanks! We will look into this option further!
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:03 AM   #54
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So Radium Engineering came on as a sponsor for the project and hooked us up with one of their awesome fuel surge tank, which we will be setting up to dual AEM 320lph pumps to be ready for E85 if we decide to run that fuel.

This piece is absolutely gorgeous, and dealing with Radium for this product has been a great experience!

Please check out their website if you're in need of their products: http://www.radiumauto.com/

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Also here are a few cleaner shots of the wheels, more to come as we start the fender flare process!















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Old 01-03-2014, 07:25 AM   #55
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:17 PM   #56
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The widebody fender flare project began today and Chris and the guys have made quick work of it. These are not the finished product, but they are a really good solution for our track day this Saturday.

The wheels specs (with 25mm spacers all around)

Front: 18x11 et5 with a 315/30/18 Hoosier A6
Rear: 18x12 et0 with a 335/30/18 Hoosier A6

I'll post more pics of progress tomorrow night!

Starting the process





Adding the edge of the factory flare back on







Metal cleaned up





Some bondo added (just for shaping)







Primed and done for the time being, other side being tackled as I post this!







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Old 01-07-2014, 11:25 PM   #57
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That's some talent building those headers!!!
Oh I hope thats sarcasm lol.


Amazing build! But, and not to be rude, teach those guys how to weld lol

This looks like you let a blind money do it


While I'm sure its functional, someone needs a lot more experience


y no backpurging?



But all in all a sick car, I'm sure its a handfull on the track!
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:23 PM   #58
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Oh I hope thats sarcasm lol.


Amazing build! But, and not to be rude, teach those guys how to weld lol

This looks like you let a blind money do it


While I'm sure its functional, someone needs a lot more experience


y no backpurging?



But all in all a sick car, I'm sure its a handfull on the track!
Thanks for the criticism. The headers were our first attempt and most of the welding is pretty nice if you ask me, as is the design. Could you please show me the flaws there, and some of your own work to back-up your pompous attitude?

There as some welds on the exhaust that were done by Jose (pictured above) and not Chris Castro, who was practicing his tig welding and exhaust building on this car.

As for the exhaust floor, this was cut with a sawzall, and was not a perfect surface to weld against. Also, Jose did all the welding here, and since it was time intensive and not going to be a show piece, it wasn't worth Chris' time to do.

This build was fully sponsored for labor, if this was paid labor, it would've been very expensive, and Chris Castro would've done all of the welding.

Any how...

Lots of progress last night and into this morning, everything should be done by tonight!















Front bumper extensions done







Rear bumper extension almost done





Rear extension finished!





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Old 01-10-2014, 03:23 PM   #59
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Anyone that wants to see this bad boy in action should signup for Shift S3ctor's track day at Streets of Willow tomorrow! Shift S3ctor is by far the best track organization to run with in CA. Sign up before it's too late!

http://shift-s3ctor.com/shift-s3ctor...ets-of-willow/
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:44 PM   #60
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