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Old 02-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #21
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Wow, the car is looking great. Excellent work!
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:01 AM   #22
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Awesome build! What are your spec's on your D-Force wheels? Also where did you get your sunroof delete? I need on asap since I cant seem to find a full carbon roof cap for a sedan.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:47 AM   #23
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Awesome build! What are your spec's on your D-Force wheels? Also where did you get your sunroof delete? I need on asap since I cant seem to find a full carbon roof cap for a sedan.
The wheels are D-Force LTW5 18x9.5.

Sunroof delete is the one from ebay that everyone seems to get.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:56 AM   #24
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wow this is insane....never seen that carbon fiber sun roof delete...looks great and awesome idea.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:05 AM   #25
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:34 PM   #26
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Got some more work done on the car this week:

Removed the front bumper and mounted the Bimmerworld Carbon Brake ducts.




Its amazing how much stuff is blocking the path to the radiator. No wonder these motors run hot!

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Front bumper support:


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There was a ton of debris/bugs stuck in between the A/C and the radiator. (not a great picture but you get the idea)



Finally with all that gone, I removed the vicious clutch driven radiator fan in preparation for a electric SPAL unit.



Lastly I got the Bimmerworld radiator and oil cooler mounted up. Should be able to tidy up the rest of the front of the car this weekend.

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #27
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Looking good!

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Old 03-20-2012, 12:46 AM   #28
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UPDATE:

Just placed the final major order of parts for the car:

Bimmerworld Tall Rear Wing
Bimmerworld Front Splitter
Bimmerworld Front Dive Planes
AiM MXL Pista Dash/Data logger

I also dropped the car off at SCR performance today for final assembly/setup, dyno, and ECU tuning. Just a couple more weeks and she should be ready to test!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #29
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:17 PM   #30
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:45 AM   #31
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Beautiful build

Hope to do one myself one day...or pick up an already built machine
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:12 PM   #32
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:52 PM   #33
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UPDATE:

I had the car out for the first time this past weekend. Big thanks to the guys at SCR Performance for staying late into the night making sure the car was ready. Also a big thanks to James at Bimmerworld. Without his knowledge this build would have been almost impossible. The car felt great overall. Very neutral and balanced. I hope to get a few more test sessions in in the next month or so. Just need to finish up a few more small things and get the decals on and she will be finished!

Here are a couple pictures (Not the best I forgot my real camera and only had my iPhone):






(yes I know my numbers are crooked. I slapped em on temporarily. The real ones will be straighter)

I also got a custom car cover made by California Car covers which fit PERFECTLY. I am very happy with it.





There were some guys taking action shots on the track so once I find some of those I will post em!
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:27 AM   #34
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Make sure your center switch panel is very sturdy if your fire pull is mounted there.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:04 AM   #35
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Make sure your center switch panel is very sturdy if your fire pull is mounted there.
It is, we put a custom bracket behind it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #36
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Got some decals on the car...





Got the ballast in:


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Old 05-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #37
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Nice. Ever thing of cutting the trunk area out, where the run flat thingy used to be? Bet if you cut it out, weld in a sheet of steel, you'd drop some good weight. Unless you're planning on going to a fuel cell in the trunk...
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Nice. Ever thing of cutting the trunk area out, where the run flat thingy used to be? Bet if you cut it out, weld in a sheet of steel, you'd drop some good weight. Unless you're planning on going to a fuel cell in the trunk...
Not really worth the effort. I don't know if you noticed but I have numerous thick plates of steel in the passenger area because of how light my car is already. Losing weight is not a goal at this point. Plus it would mess up my nice interior paint job!
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #39
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Not really worth the effort. I don't know if you noticed but I have numerous thick plates of steel in the passenger area because of how light my car is already. Losing weight is not a goal at this point. Plus it would mess up my nice interior paint job!
Agreed.

I've cut that section out of 2 cars now, and it's pretty hard to replace it with something lighter.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:46 AM   #40
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Hi,

Could not see any works to the rear subframe
location fixing/ points during the Cage Install ?

Once you start increasing the load paths
with greater Mechanical grip and the lateral
G forces rise due to Type R or Slick rubber
then you will be ripping out the rear subframe
on a Caged car.

Its a lot easier to strengthen than repair.
Believe me.

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