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Old 02-18-2013, 04:17 AM   #41
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Why install rtab limiters when you could go to urethane ones which pretty much have limiters built in?

Will you be changing the sway bars? flywheel?

You could loose some weight by moving to a light weight battery.

I also went from a 330 to an M3. Before you go hard on the track make sure to reinforce your subframe and pull your valve cover to check the vanos bolts and hubs

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:56 PM   #42
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Why install rtab limiters when you could go to urethane ones which pretty much have limiters built in?

Will you be changing the sway bars? flywheel?

You could loose some weight by moving to a light weight battery.

I also went from a 330 to an M3. Before you go hard on the track make sure to reinforce your subframe and pull your valve cover to check the vanos bolts and hubs

Great progress so far! Sub'd
RTABs - the bushing in this location needs to deflect. Therefore, the OE rubber bushing is superior in that it allows more suspension travel. Poly will cause the rear suspension to bind and create stress on the mounting area causing the mounting points in the floor to fail. The only better option than OE w/ limiters is to go with a bearing.

Sway bars are for fine tuning. I want to get the weight down first. Get the suspension setup and adjusted. Then use sway bars to make that last adjustment in the balance of the car.

Haven't really thought about the battery yet, that's easy. And I could use a lightweight battery now but the one in there works. Why waste?

I will track it one time without the subframe reinforcements...no cracks from what I can see and no clunking or banging from the rear (that's what she said). I will knock out a valve adjustment before this first event among other maintenance stuff. Definitely planned to check the VANOS.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:59 PM   #43
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Sorry to hear about the 330. PM me if you happen to have any good parts that can live on in my car, I'd love to get something, however large or small.

Nice progress on this M, very different build
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #44
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Lost another 27 lbs today. So now I am at 237 lbs! I did add the center console and the glove box to the list. The trunk floor and carpet were 10 lbs! So I think my interior loss will be about 245 when I get the carpet and some of the airbags out.

3 - rest of carpet
5 - side and curtain airbags

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Installing some wire loom to protect the wires.









Removed the windshield washer resorvoir



Floor plate installation.

Footwell is its most naked form



Drilling holes for the floor plate. That's right above the fuel filter. careful when the drill bit punches through. Not a big deal for me...need to replace it and got one on the way.



Also close to the fuel filter





Hole at the top of the pic...






I RTV'd the spacers to the floor and the hole to prevent water and dirt from getting in. I will spray undercoating under the car when I take the fuel filter out.



Driver's slide floor plate is installed...look hideous but its functional. Has a lifted jeep feel to it.


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Here is tomorrow's to do list...

1. Install driver's floor plate DONE
2. Remove front carpet on pass side
3. Install pass floor plate
4. Remove curtain airbags
5. Remove washer resorvoir and linesDONE
6. Install V1 hardwire (yes, still will drive this to the track)DONE
7. Install a lightweight and removable radio IN PROGRESS
8. Stoptech 355mm/4 wheel BBK and brake duct plates
9. TMS Rear control arms and RTAB limiters
10. Powerflex FCABs
11. Front struts w/ camber plates
12. Adjustable end links
13. Install UUC SSK and DSSR (will do tonight)

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #46
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Sorry to hear about the 330. PM me if you happen to have any good parts that can live on in my car, I'd love to get something, however large or small.

Nice progress on this M, very different build
Thanks! I am still sad and STILL think about keeping the 330 as a nice DD but then I'll have 4 cars.

Actually, this M3 is turning out to be very similar. The 330 was going in this direction. I was stalling and then the car broke down before I could get there.

Here's a list of what I have left...

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:20 PM   #47
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Come up to Dallas and help me do mine please. Got seats and harnesses on the way along with some new wheels. Lots of stuff to figure out still.
Thanks for all the photos and weights, will help a lot this spring
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Very nice progress!

I'll buy your windshield washer reservoir, pump, etc. if you're getting rid of it.
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Come up to Dallas and help me do mine please. Got seats and harnesses on the way along with some new wheels. Lots of stuff to figure out still.
Thanks for all the photos and weights, will help a lot this spring
Come down to Killeen!...we can knock most of this crap out in a days work with two of us going at it.

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I'll buy your windshield washer reservoir, pump, etc. if you're getting rid of it.
Sure. PM me an offer shipped from 76542. Only the resorvoir is intact. I have some parts from the lines but I just cut most of it. And the headlight washers are still in the car...not sure if need them.

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Sure. PM me an offer shipped from 76542. Only the resorvoir is intact. I have some parts from the lines but I just cut most of it. And the headlight washers are still in the car...not sure if need them.
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Got the OE shifter out. Gonna finish the SSK install tomorrow.

Drove it for the first time since stripping it out. It feels so much quicker! I love it!
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UUC SSK + DSSR done. WHAT A PIA! The delrin bushings that fit into the carrier were all wrong. Ain't no way in hell it was going to fit so I did some filing...a LOT of filing. So it finally slid in. Then the pin did not fit. NOT even close! I did some drilling. And more drilling. Even then, I had to get some cutters up there to hammer the pin in an area where there is no room. I remember installing the UUC SSK + DSSR into my 330...it was a major PIA. I even considered taking out the transmission. So you'd think I would learn my lesson...apparently not.



Installed a new fuel pump. Why? I bought one for my 330 a month ago before I decided to sell. So its just collecting dust, figure I would put it to good use. Changed the fuel filter, very different from a non-M and more of a PIA...a minor one. I decided to suck out the old p/s fluid and replace it with some new D4ATF. I took out my fabulous injen intake which then took an entire hour to put back in because its so f'ing tight.

Checked the guibo, tranny mounts and engine mounts...usually they are trashed...mine look brand new! So surprised!

Tomorrow...
Change the oil, coolant, and gearbox fluids. Hopefully install the rear camber arms. Check the RTABs and if they are good, install some limiters. If not, order some RTABs and wait...
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Isn't the 330 fuel pump different from the M3 fuel pump?
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Today, I cut off the brake dust shields in prep for the BBK. Much to my dismay, I had to drill out 3 rotor set screws in the front .

Drove it with the SSK for the first time, way better! In negotiations for a 4.10 diff. Need to finish removing the pass carpet.

But I'm really just waiting on parts.

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Yes but the m3 pump fits the 330.
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So why did you need to run wire, and why did you drill the floor? For spacers for the floor plate? Why not just install the spacers on the floor plate itself?
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