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      04-08-2013, 03:13 PM   #67
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Exactly what I wanted to do, but probably wouldn't have gotten anywhere near. Congrats, that things is awesome.
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      04-08-2013, 03:46 PM   #68
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How much does the car weigh now?
Also interested in this number.
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Very Nice

Very NICE!!!!!!
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Car is looking good...See you on the tracks this summer Louis!
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Beautiful car, looks fun. But I sure hope you never need that door bar to hold up. Janky terrible job on it. Bent unproportionally and terrible welds. I've needed the cage before and trust me, its not something you want to leave in the hands of just anybody. Might want to get that checked out.
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What series are you racing in? BMW CCA club racing? SCCA? Car looks great. Have a great time!
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      04-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #73
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Just wondering how are you able to get over 4 degrees of camber? What hardware are you using? I can get about 2.8 with the Vorshlag plates, that's about it.
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Just wondering how are you able to get over 4 degrees of camber? What hardware are you using? I can get about 2.8 with the Vorshlag plates, that's about it.
vorshlag allowed me 2.8 as well but that is at stock ride height. the further you drop the more negative you can get out of the plates. if that doesnt work you can actually modify the strut tower to allow the plate to shift further.
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      04-09-2013, 10:37 AM   #75
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I could probably get 4 with Ground Control kit - the car gives me -1.4 stock, then I can get just over -2 extra from the plates, plus some more from lowering - would come to 4.
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what kind of wheels are in the last picture before the video?
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      04-10-2013, 08:23 AM   #77
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Looks great!

One thing I noticed in the video...looks like you are missing out on the last 1500 RPM of the power band (the best part!). It looks (and sounds) like you shift at around 7K or before...any reason for that?
Avoiding money shifts, avoiding red-line. Only testing and tuning at this point. I'm instructing at these events and these are instructor only runs, so I'm not max'ing out anything at this point. Not yet. Don't want to risk engine failure or major catastrophe before race season. It's like when qualifying. A few good laps to determine position and then back into the paddock to wait for the race.
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      04-10-2013, 08:33 AM   #78
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Never been on the track like that. When you're coming up to another racer in front and about to overtake them, I assume the left arm out the window signaling means he/she is giving you the go to pass?
This is an instructors only run, so we give the nicety of a point by.

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This is what I like to see...

Was weight saving a part of this race program?
No, this was a road car, so it had to be taken down to near nothing and built up.

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Nice build!
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And it's a 6MT. Even cooler. Beautiful build, and that sound is music to my ears.
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I don't track my car but based on what I'm getting on the street I would suggest two Dinan additions: Rear racing toe link and front control arm mono-balls. Don't think they conflict with anything you have done and they take a lot of "mush" out of the car.
MCS Suspension with GC parts. No mush here.

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Louis good to see you on the board....I've been on ride alongs in this car last year, these pictures don't do this car justice being inside and seeing it in action IRL is amazing

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3180 Dry.

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Beautiful car, looks fun. But I sure hope you never need that door bar to hold up. Janky terrible job on it. Bent unproportionally and terrible welds. I've needed the cage before and trust me, its not something you want to leave in the hands of just anybody. Might want to get that checked out.
Drake, have you built many cages in your past? Since I didn't build it, and it was professionally done, passed tech with NASA and BMW, I'm not sure what you mean by Jenky? The bars are actually angled with a modified Nascar door bar for ease of entrance and exit in case of fire. There is no structure issue and the foot well is re-enforced. I've had the car looked at by the likes of Pheonix Motorsports, VAC, etc and all love the work. Perhaps you just need to see it close up.

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What series are you racing in? BMW CCA club racing? SCCA? Car looks great. Have a great time!
BMW and SCCA. BMW will run in GP but I have to add weight as I've cut a little too much. Car has to be at 3750 dry to stay in class.

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Just wondering how are you able to get over 4 degrees of camber? What hardware are you using? I can get about 2.8 with the Vorshlag plates, that's about it.
Camber caster plates from GC + Ride height. I don't always run -4, more in the realm of 2.5-2.8 depending on track. The splitter and wing provide enough downforce to prevent under/oversteer.

Keep the comments coming folks, I truly do appreciate it.
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Do you use Cup/ Corsa tyres?
Nice to see an M3 spending so much time on track
Can't run slicks in GP, so I run R6s. I'll run A6s for qualifying as they heat up quick and you are in and out, but R6s for the race. GP requires a DOT tire.

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what kind of wheels are in the last picture before the video?
SSRs. Not really fond of them. Bought them from a fellow racer. Wrong offset for this application and would prefer 10'' wide. But they are super light.
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Yea It could just be the photo I guess, I have NASCAR bars on my BoxsterSpec and my MX-5Cup, but they don't look like that, and my GT3 has normal X-weld door bars.
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Yea It could just be the photo I guess, I have NASCAR bars on my BoxsterSpec and my MX-5Cup, but they don't look like that, and my GT3 has normal X-weld door bars.
I would welcome you to take a look. We did a new hybrid design. The key is the bar size and number of bends. It slopes slightly for ease and the support bars are a bit thicker. It's really nice.
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      04-10-2013, 09:02 PM   #82
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Drake, have you built many cages in your past? Since I didn't build it, and it was professionally done, passed tech with NASA and BMW, I'm not sure what you mean by Jenky?
He is saying the welds look rough. I cannot see the pics close enough, but it does not look like TIG welded 4130 chrome moly tubing. Looks like a quick MIG job, but again I do not have hi-res pics. The paint hides a lot. TIG adds a lot of hours to your cage cost, but worth it to me. my experience is more with exo-cages on rock crawlers though. No speed, but upside down in a hurry.
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He is saying the welds look rough. I cannot see the pics close enough, but it does not look like TIG welded 4130 chrome moly tubing. Looks like a quick MIG job, but again I do not have hi-res pics. The paint hides a lot. TIG adds a lot of hours to your cage cost, but worth it to me. my experience is more with exo-cages on rock crawlers though. No speed, but upside down in a hurry.
I have faith in my builder. He's been doing it near 25 years. And they actually make and race some of the fastest Drag Cars in North America. Mig or Tig, there are up sides and downsides to both. I actually had a conversation with Joe Aquilante of Pheonix Perfomance Racing (GrandAm guys) this past weekend at NJMP about the car. I trust his opinion and he thoroughly enjoyed the car. So, I'm confident in the design, weld and strength. But thank you for the comments. I do appreciate them.
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I have faith in my builder. He's been doing it near 25 years. And they actually make and race some of the fastest Drag Cars in North America. Mig or Tig, there are up sides and downsides to both. I actually had a conversation with Joe Aquilante of Pheonix Perfomance Racing (GrandAm guys) this past weekend at NJMP about the car. I trust his opinion and he thoroughly enjoyed the car. So, I'm confident in the design, weld and strength. But thank you for the comments. I do appreciate them.
Definitely an awesome build. It looks great.

Is the cage mild steel? Mild steel allows for MIG. 4130 Chrome moly must be TIG welded for a cage.
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Definitely an awesome build. It looks great.

Is the cage mild steel? Mild steel allows for MIG. 4130 Chrome moly must be TIG welded for a cage.
Mild. DOM 1.75x.120
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Updates on B-Mod Race Build

So finalized the class. Car will be in B-Mod. Here are some updated pics. Debut will be at Calabogie, Canada in July. Last weekend were the finishing touches. Just needs corner balance and alignment. Enjoy!

1. Rear coilover installed with rear adjustable toe links. Squatty and ready for alignment and corner balance.
2. Sound deadening material removed from carbon fiber roof.
3. Driver side door cleaned up and trimmed. Removed nearly 15lbs of extra weight from one door. Need to finish the passenger side door.
4. Splitter complete and attached. Will adjust cables as necessary.
5. Middle net adjusted and moved forward.
6. Secondary fire pull cable run
7. Secondary battery cutoff switch run.

















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