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Old 03-03-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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Autocraft BMW Specialists' BMW E46 NASA GTS Build

So I just had to post a thread about the guys at Autocraft BMW Specialists in Uniondale, NY. These guys ran in NASA GTS4 with last year with their E36 4-Door (old SPEED World Challenge car). I found that they are building an E46 4-Door for this season. I talked to AJ last year at NJMP and he said it was a E46 3-series sedan but it would have some M3 body work in the rear to fit a wider wheel/tire setup (something like 275 or 285 tire). I found them on Facebook and this what I found...








Before paint:


This is where I really got happy Dry sump S54 powerplant (these guys don't play around):



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Old 03-03-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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If there's any new updates I'll try and post them. AJ said the car should be ready by the first event in April at NJMP. When I was doing media coverage for another team last August at NJMP Lightning, I remember Autocraft ran consistent 1:10's with their E36, and they were heavy for their class too! lol

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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Jeeze that's fast, I think my best time was 1:17 with street tires
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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Yea man, their car was actually misfiring the whole race when they did those 1:10's, and it was with traffic too. I remember they were fighting an electrical gremlin as I remember they were late to the grid when I was taking shots on the pregrid. The car was running very rough.

Their E36 has a built S52 in it and it's insane, so I can't imagine how fast this thing will be with 40 mm more tire (this car will clearly be heavier with this S54 setup).

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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Some more photos have been posted




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YES! very very nice!
audience demands more progress photos!
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It's been a while since I've been on here so apologies! Here are the newest photos. Car needs only a few more things.



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