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Old 01-10-2014, 11:36 AM   #321
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Thanks a MILLION for this information. Very enlightening. I have some work to do!

I am curious how you removed the rear window regulators? I have always thought about doing this, but haven't come up with a solution to hold the windows shut once the motors are gone.
Haha, no problem. They stay up surprisingly well with just the static friction from the window trim, but what you can probably do is push the window all the way to the top after removing the regulator and then wrap the guide/slide together with gorilla tape or something. That will bind the two pieces together and they'll never move again, until you remove the tape obviously. The other option you have is just finding a way to bind the plastic wheel that keeps tension on the wire where the regulator was. Either method will work.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:30 PM   #322
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omg, i love this thread, everyone seems to be really friendly here...

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everybody know that tax money will come, i was thinking about to get lsd for my car, what you all guys think ? which one is the best bung ? (instead of swap with m3 subframe) and how much it cost ?


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Old 01-10-2014, 03:31 PM   #323
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Haha, no problem. They stay up surprisingly well with just the static friction from the window trim, but what you can probably do is push the window all the way to the top after removing the regulator and then wrap the guide/slide together with gorilla tape or something. That will bind the two pieces together and they'll never move again, until you remove the tape obviously. The other option you have is just finding a way to bind the plastic wheel that keeps tension on the wire where the regulator was. Either method will work.
Ha, you know, I just remembered that you have a 4-door. I was curious about the window motors for the coupe's rear windows that kick out.
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:00 PM   #324
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Ha, you know, I just remembered that you have a 4-door. I was curious about the window motors for the coupe's rear windows that kick out.
I like how I didnt remember that either. In that case I have no clue since i have no experience with coupes.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:33 AM   #325
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Went to the 1/4 mile track last night. When I first bought my car it was an auto that weighed 3340lbs and ran a 16.5 at 83mph. Last night it weighed 2770lbs and ran a 14.9 at 93mph. Thought I'd post this here so you guys can see how much not only a 5 speed but weight reduction can help your performance. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1020692
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:47 PM   #326
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Went to the 1/4 mile track last night. When I first bought my car it was an auto that weighed 3340lbs and ran a 16.5 at 83mph. Last night it weighed 2770lbs and ran a 14.9 at 93mph. Thought I'd post this here so you guys can see how much not only a 5 speed but weight reduction can help your performance. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1020692
Wow, that is great. Very solid time. Makes me want to get mine to the track ASAP.

I'm curious what seat rails/mounts you are using? I think bucket seats will be my next upgrade to shave weight and keep my ass from sliding around.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:59 PM   #327
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Wow, that is great. Very solid time. Makes me want to get mine to the track ASAP.

I'm curious what seat rails/mounts you are using? I think bucket seats will be my next upgrade to shave weight and keep my ass from sliding around.
Thanks man. They are just universal brackets that I drilled new holes in to accomidate the e46 lopsided seat mounting. Just make sure you get some with decent welds. It's a life and death part. Just like making sure you buy decent hardware and harnesses. Not that I'd think you would cheap out but just reminding you.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:03 PM   #328
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Thanks man. They are just universal brackets that I drilled new holes in to accomidate the e46 lopsided seat mounting. Just make sure you get some with decent welds. It's a life and death part. Just like making sure you buy decent hardware and harnesses. Not that I'd think you would cheap out but just reminding you.
Agreed.

Can't wait to see how much weight I can shave by ditching the OEM powered/heated/leather seats.

Edit: Decided to go with the Wedge E46 brackets. They seem to have good reviews.

http://wedgebrackets.com/bmw-e46-cha...-brackets.html

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Old 01-13-2014, 04:37 PM   #329
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Been away from the forums for some time. I keep getting alot of PMs regarding hydro ebrake setup. Please follow this guide here: http://my350z.com/forum/drift/524847...e-writeup.html as it relates to our vehicles as well, for the most part.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:48 PM   #330
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Finally went to my first drift day.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:52 PM   #331
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Awesome man. Car is LOUD!
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:13 PM   #332
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Awesome man. Car is LOUD!
lol yeah, just a little.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #333
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:14 PM   #334
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I have lol just street stuff , should be pulling my diff tomorow to weld it , the event i sponsored got rained out , so it set my budget and timeline back , we have a drift event on the 21-22nd so ill be drifting that one
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:36 PM   #335
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I have lol just street stuff , should be pulling my diff tomorow to weld it , the event i sponsored got rained out , so it set my budget and timeline back , we have a drift event on the 21-22nd so ill be drifting that one
How the hell do you "Drift" with an open center diff?
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:23 PM   #336
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How the hell do you "Drift" with an open center diff?
It's not really drifting, but here is pretty much what you can do with an open diff. This was back when my car was automatic and had an open diff.


My youtube channel has a couple more. Anything that doesn't have "welded diff" in the title means it was with an open diff.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:02 AM   #337
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well no it still really is drifting , and just because you have an open diff or VSLD doesnt mean it wont get sideways lol mind you a locked diff is better but i know people that have one events in stock diffs , if you can steer and control your car , you can drift it
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well no it still really is drifting , and just because you have an open diff or VSLD doesnt mean it wont get sideways lol mind you a locked diff is better but i know people that have one events in stock diffs , if you can steer and control your car , you can drift it
Don't get me wrong. I agree, since I've done quite a bit of sliding with an open diff. It's just that you have to make huge sacrifices with an open diff to keep the car sideways. It's drifting, but such a different technique. For example, with a welded. I just throw the car and power through the corner adjusting angle as I please. With an open, the only thing keeping the car sideways is pretty much the initial momentum.

...So to keep it sideways, you have to reduce the angle, gain more speed, then throw the car back out(a good example is the video I posted above). If you pay attention, notice how the car seems to gain and lose speed quickly. That's the result of me getting full lock angle and then straightening out slightly to gain speed for another full lock angle. It requires so much steering work it's ridiculous.

Welded/LS Diff = the ability to keep a constant curved drift with mostly throttle input and less steering input.

Open Differential = Continuous flicks/sawing of the steering wheel during a single corner to keep the car sliding sideways
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ill post some videos when i get a chance , i have a 2 day event coming up anyway then when i get back car gets parted out in the shop
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Don't get me wrong. I agree, since I've done quite a bit of sliding with an open diff. It's just that you have to make huge sacrifices with an open diff to keep the car sideways. It's drifting, but such a different technique. For example, with a welded. I just throw the car and power through the corner adjusting angle as I please. With an open, the only thing keeping the car sideways is pretty much the initial momentum.

...So to keep it sideways, you have to reduce the angle, gain more speed, then throw the car back out(a good example is the video I posted above). If you pay attention, notice how the car seems to gain and lose speed quickly. That's the result of me getting full lock angle and then straightening out slightly to gain speed for another full lock angle. It requires so much steering work it's ridiculous.

Welded/LS Diff = the ability to keep a constant curved drift with mostly throttle input and less steering input.

Open Differential = Continuous flicks/sawing of the steering wheel during a single corner to keep the car sliding sideways

the way to get around that is to never lift , sounds cliche but if you constantly floor it the wheel speed should stay the same, but round one is in about 2 weeks , should atleast have the diff welded and a hydro ,

btw dont you have one , did you take out one speed sensor to not mess with the abs when using the hydro?

round 2 i should have if not all the parts for the new motor , only thing im worried about is if i end up having to take the car to houston for wiring
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