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      05-12-2013, 10:29 AM   #111
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just a quick log update

7000 miles, 7 track days so far, not one issue other than wear/tear items like tires and pads.

car slowly converting into a fully stripped track car and I plan to keep tracking this car for the next 4-5 years at least.
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      05-12-2013, 10:32 AM   #112
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just a quick log update

7000 miles, 7 track days so far, not one issue other than wear/tear items like tires and pads.

car slowly converting into a fully stripped track car and I plan to keep tracking this car for the next 4-5 years at least.
wow your really jumping in the deep end! congrats.
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      05-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #113
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wow your really jumping in the deep end! congrats.
pretty much.. why switch? I love my M3 and I know I have lots of room for improvement as a driver... eventually I might consider a GT3 but only after a few years.. I thought about other cars but the only car that really pulls me is the Porsche GT3.

my rear interior is now completely stripped.. front interior is still stock.. (except for the seats/harness) - this works great because I can still DD but the car is much lighter.. I just need a proper roll bar because I already have a 6 pt harness and race seats (still running just a harness bar), brake cooling and I'll be set.

How's your car coming along and when do we see you at the track next?
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      05-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #114
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pretty much.. why switch? I love my M3 and I know I have lots of room for improvement as a driver... eventually I might consider a GT3 but only after a few years.. I thought about other cars but the only car that really pulls me is the Porsche GT3.

my rear interior is now completely stripped.. front interior is still stock.. (except for the seats/harness) - this works great because I can still DD but the car is much lighter.. I just need a proper roll bar because I already have a 6 pt harness and race seats (still running just a harness bar), brake cooling and I'll be set.

How's your car coming along and when do we see you at the track next?
your down to bare metal in the rear? wow thats cool. sounds like the right plan. brake ducts and roll bar and your set. have you weighed the car?

mine is still a while out pending some parts showing up mostly.
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      05-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #115
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your down to bare metal in the rear? wow thats cool. sounds like the right plan. brake ducts and roll bar and your set. have you weighed the car?

mine is still a while out pending some parts showing up mostly.
bare metal yup, no carpet.. looks a little bare because no roll bar but once the roll bar goes in it'll look great

haven't weighed the car as I don't know where to go for scales other than to Cantrell .. must be about 3300-3400lb I guess (1/4 tank and no driver) based on other similar m3's I've seen on the forum..
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      05-12-2013, 01:31 PM   #116
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bare metal yup, no carpet.. looks a little bare because no roll bar but once the roll bar goes in it'll look great

haven't weighed the car as I don't know where to go for scales other than to Cantrell .. must be about 3300-3400lb I guess (1/4 tank and no driver) based on other similar m3's I've seen on the forum..
If its 3300 that's a great place to be with your hp. Great power to weight advantage.
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      07-17-2013, 05:35 PM   #117
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29000 miles and just hit 40 track days.

Replaced front rotors, on 5th set of pagids, and replaced spark plugs myself. Expect to change plugs every 20 or so track days as I am supercharged.

Only other issue was Idle control valve. Did it a Indy shop ( $550) as I didn't want the dealer to complain about the S/C causing the problem.

Dealer appears very friendly about the S/C.
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      07-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #118
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Dealer replaced rotors? They are giving me a terrible time with mine.
At 29k miles I'm overdue.
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Dealer replaced rotors? They are giving me a terrible time with mine.
At 29k miles I'm overdue.
Nope, sorry, I did it myself, $600 from Turner. Very easy to do.

I was going to try the dealer for the 3rd set once I am well above 30 k (next year).
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      09-12-2013, 02:39 PM   #120
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Just had another scare, but was nothing. Cars been going into limp mode on decel and was becoming almost un-driveable in stop and go traffic, but WOT and even at the track was fine. Progressively got worse, this is all happening in span of about 3 weeks, to the point had to pull off the highway 3 times trying to get to the dealer. Car gets scanned and it's just a faulty/loose exhaust gasket that apparently has been basically fried off from all the hard driving it sees and was letting in air to the exhaust and then throwing her in limp mode. Gasket replaced, less than $200, wouldn't warranty it because of the Akra evo, but all fixed and car runs great! It's crazy how the computers freak out and make one think the engines falling apart, when it's just in protect mode for a broken gasket. All's good, cross country trip to Watkins Glen and some track work, so we'll know if she's up to the task....As you were....
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      09-13-2013, 01:43 AM   #121
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^Good to hear that it turned out to be a simple fix!
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Which gasket was it specifically? Between the engine and header? Or header and cat?
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Which gasket was it specifically? Between the engine and header? Or header and cat?
Not exactly sure, but said it was reportedly by the o2 sensors. Unfortunately,one of my kids threw out the work order. Would have been a free fix if I had a stock exhaust.
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      09-26-2013, 10:58 PM   #124
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I retired her at 50k last august, about 8K track miles with rcomps and hard work.
Recently had to replace PS pump and rack, valve cover gaskets, crank bearings, dct "pan", rms, and diff. DCT is very clunky, and cooling system seems a bit taxed around town, and calipers are in need of rebuilding. Held up better than my old e46, but not a gt3...
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      10-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #125
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A few things...snapped my rear sway, at the bar not the end links
And have had to replace all my wheel studs as 2 snapped on 2 different wheels! Sway being replaced by the mfg, no cost, and moved to wheel studs. Bringing the car in for a once over as the season has ended for me and will report back any findings/insights...
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No shit!!! Car is at IND for the week getting a once over, oil change, DCT flush, new center caps (melted the originals ) wheel well liners (mine are pretty beat up, but not from rubbing) and hopefully that's it... for now. Due for a respray too, but like the war wounds
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      10-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #128
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A few things...snapped my rear sway, at the bar not the end links
And have had to replace all my wheel studs as 2 snapped on 2 different wheels! Sway being replaced by the mfg, no cost, and moved to wheel studs. Bringing the car in for a once over as the season has ended for me and will report back any findings/insights...
Was the sway bar OEM or another?
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A few things...snapped my rear sway, at the bar not the end links
And have had to replace all my wheel studs as 2 snapped on 2 different wheels! Sway being replaced by the mfg, no cost, and moved to wheel studs. Bringing the car in for a once over as the season has ended for me and will report back any findings/insights...
Was the sway bar OEM or another?
Rd sport...replacing for no cost
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Was there ever a post regarding a repair for the brake boost issue?
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Was there ever a post regarding a repair for the brake boost issue?
I've had an issue and had it repaired under warranty...no problems since
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