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Old 02-21-2013, 11:10 PM   #61
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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 DSSRDONE
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #62
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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?
Wire? I haven't ran any. Just covered the OE wires.

The floor plate needs to be secured so I ran screws. I could have welded nut insets or something and used a bolt but the screws work.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:35 PM   #63
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Right now, busy working on the 330 to get it ready for sale. Wanna make sure I have a happy customer so all will be VERY right with it. Anyway, I'm waiting on parts for the M3. Most importantly, camber plates (backordered) and BBK (Stoptech is slow right now) are holding up progress. Although I could do the FCABs, rear camber arms and RTABs...just not excited about it.

1. Install driver's floor plate DONE
2. Remove front carpet on pass side DONE
3. Install pass floor plate DELETE
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 DSSRDONE

Took out another 9.2 lbs today. So I'm down 246 lbs! I can lose another 110 lbs without spending any MORE money right now. I will weigh it once I do all of the stuff below.
Wheels - 40
BBK - 20
Sunroof delete - 35 lbs
Headliner - 10 lbs
OEM alarm - 5 lbs

Which would leave...
Headers and exhaust - 50
Air pump - 10

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:41 PM   #64
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Good progress. When you do the rear subframe reinforcement, you may want to think about getting the rear Mason x-brace to further take some load off of the weak E46 rear floor as some rear floors crack even with the reinforcements

Also, why did you go for a stock-style UUC shifter instead of something like a tunnel mounted AKG Stage 2 shifter?
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Good progress. When you do the rear subframe reinforcement, you may want to think about getting the rear Mason x-brace to further take some load off of the weak E46 rear floor as some rear floors crack even with the reinforcements

Also, why did you go for a stock-style UUC shifter instead of something like a tunnel mounted AKG Stage 2 shifter?
Thanks. This will get a cage at some point, not sure what direction I will go in. Until then...the rear reinforcement is adequate. I'm not running slicks or REALLY sticky R-Comps at this point nor am I launching the car so I think the chances of floor failure are very low.

Don't know much about the AKG. I went with UUC because I am familiar with it and know what I'm going to get. Didn't want to go too crazy right now since I am considering a 5sp swap in the future. Have to decide if I will go with 4.10 gears. If I do go 4.10, I'll have to wait until I get a tow vehicle to do the 5 sp swap. If I stay 3.62, then I'll do the 5sp swap soon rather than later.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:32 AM   #68
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TC Kline coilovers and adj sways are complete. Not much progress...the 330 is hogging the garage

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:35 PM   #69
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Not much progress...updating the list.

1. Install driver's floor plate DONE
2. Remove front carpet on pass side DONE
3. Install pass floor plate DELETE
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 platesDONE
12. Adjustable end linksDONE
13. Install UUC SSK and DSSRDONE
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I hope to get the rest of the list minus the BBK done tomorrow.
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I hope to get the rest of the list minus the BBK done tomorrow.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #73
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I have the SAME JACK! So much better than the POS aluminum "racing" jack that I used to have (and everyone else seems to have).

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I have the SAME JACK! So much better than the POS aluminum "racing" jack that I used to have (and everyone else seems to have).

Carry on.
That jack is nice because its super low profile but its not very portable. I have 2 of the harbor freight blue jacks for that.
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That jack is nice because its super low profile but its not very portable. I have 2 of the harbor freight blue jacks for that.
Yeah, it's heavy. But it's worked without fail for longer than both of my blue jacks did combined at this point. Both of them failed. One got bent- lifting at a slight incline (understandable) but still worked, and later it blew hydraulic fluid all over my garage floor.

The second one experienced similar seal failure.

Steel and heavy ftw.
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Don't know much about the AKG. I went with UUC because I am familiar with it and know what I'm going to get.
should have went akg
i just did for about a week now and dont regret it

it just sucks that my vanos started to rattle on me the other day
could have spent the money on the repair for that rather than a new shifter

i like the staged update progress keep it going man
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Yeah, it's heavy. But it's worked without fail for longer than both of my blue jacks did combined at this point. Both of them failed. One got bent- lifting at a slight incline (understandable) but still worked, and later it blew hydraulic fluid all over my garage floor.

The second one experienced similar seal failure.

Steel and heavy ftw.
Oh yeah, crawling under the car with a blue jack is like a death wish. I think the OE widow maker might be the only jack known to man that is more dangerous.

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should have went akg
i just did for about a week now and dont regret it

it just sucks that my vanos started to rattle on me the other day
could have spent the money on the repair for that rather than a new shifter

i like the staged update progress keep it going man
Thanks. I guess I won't look into the AKG because I'll probably kick myself. After all of the trouble to get the UUC one in...its staying in. There ain't NO F'ING way in hell the delrin bushing was going to fit. I had to grind that thing down and drill it out. I couldn't even get the pin through the hold with the bushing out of the shifter arm. UUC FTL! But once its in it sure does feel nice.

I remember the Bimmerworld E46 M3 street/track build...that actually got a little crazy. Its easy to do when you have lots of resources. I think this will end up being more typical of what you'll see at HPDEs. Except I built this one myself for the most part.
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Thanks. I guess I won't look into the AKG because I'll probably kick myself. After all of the trouble to get the UUC one in...its staying in. There ain't NO F'ING way in hell the delrin bushing was going to fit. I had to grind that thing down and drill it out. I couldn't even get the pin through the hold with the bushing out of the shifter arm. UUC FTL! But once its in it sure does feel nice.
i had the same issue when i installed my understeer short shifter and uuc dssr
i had to bend the sh!t out of the ends of the dssr to pry them open to accept a oem shifter
i was not the happiest of people

akg unit slipped together like a porn star using astro glide (a non issue)
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