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      04-10-2009, 11:34 AM   #67
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I don't get it. BBS CH wheels are not really race wheels. Those are great looking but very heavy not like RG-R or LMs. I don't know why they put that cheap (compare to rest of BBS wheels) heavy wheels on race cars. (I had CHs on my E46M3 so I know)
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      04-10-2009, 11:47 AM   #68
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I don't get it. BBS CH wheels are not really race wheels. Those are great looking but very heavy not like RG-R or LMs. I don't know why they put that cheap (compare to rest of BBS wheels) heavy wheels on race cars. (I had CHs on my E46M3 so I know)
Again, think production-based race car. The rules probbaly do not allow for ultra light weight wheels. I am sure some teams will run their own wheels within the rules as well.
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      04-10-2009, 01:00 PM   #69
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That car is beautiful! The M graphics on AW make it sweet...I want one!
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      04-10-2009, 01:42 PM   #70
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I'm saying driving this race car on public roads would not be fun.
You mean because it lacks so many basic amenities? Yeah I agree, but then people do some pretty extreme things to their cars. Plus, at least it has the factory HVAC, or so it appears. I suppose adding a radio would be possible too.

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But fitting this car's suspension to a street M3 might not be too bad.
No doubt - if you can obtain the parts.
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      04-10-2009, 01:48 PM   #71
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I like the simplicity of the car's design.
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      04-10-2009, 02:58 PM   #72
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No doubt - if you can obtain the parts.
I'm sure you can go directly to Ohlins and get this set up.
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      04-10-2009, 04:39 PM   #73
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Again, think production-based race car. The rules probbaly do not allow for ultra light weight wheels. I am sure some teams will run their own wheels within the rules as well.
LM-R, RGR are still street wheels.
BMW did everything they can do to save the weight (taking carpets, interior panels off etc.) but replacing wheels will shave a lot of weights.

I know they're smarter than me so there must be good reasons for it but I just don't understand.
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      04-10-2009, 04:52 PM   #74
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LM-R, RGR are still street wheels.
BMW did everything they can do to save the weight (taking carpets, interior panels off etc.) but replacing wheels will shave a lot of weights.

I know they're smarter than me so there must be good reasons for it but I just don't understand.
Pure speculation here, but past experience at a race car manufacturer would lead me to believe one thing about the wheels. When teams buy rollers, they often times have a sponsor or agreement in place with one particular supplier. Since they will need lots of wheels over the season, the race car manufacturer will just supply a simple, yet useful, set for the car to roll out of the shop and into a trailer. Once in the team's hands, the car is outfitted with what they determine is the best way to go both in terms of performance and sponsorship obligations.

Also, BMW won't get any special pricing on just a few sets custom race wheels, so might as well let the team sort out that issue. This is also true for several other components, such as shocks, springs, data acquisition, etc.

It's a lot like politics -- just follow the $$$ and many otherwise puzzling issues are met with clarity!
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      04-10-2009, 05:08 PM   #75
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It's a lot like politics -- just follow the $$$ and many otherwise puzzling issues are met with clarity!
sounds very much like California gov.
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Can a brave Soul Explain Roughly what are those two Technical Features :

1) H-pattern gearbox


2) Quick release Steering wheel.

Thx.
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      04-10-2009, 07:27 PM   #77
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      04-10-2009, 08:16 PM   #78
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      04-10-2009, 08:37 PM   #79
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Not sure why everyone is so amazed by the mirrors. They are simply cf versions of the e36 M3 mirror. Can be easily had anywhere.
+1. The same shitty (aerodynamic however) mirrors everyone puts on their rice rockets. The first thing I said to myself when I saw them was: oh no, everyone will think this is hot stuff... Only good for racing...
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I wouldn't install the suspension from the M3 GT4. The suspension is designed for a much lighter car... It's not going to work with our big fat normal M3s
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      04-11-2009, 03:12 AM   #81
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Can a brave Soul Explain Roughly what are those two Technical Features :

1) H-pattern gearbox


2) Quick release Steering wheel.

Thx.
1) H-pattern gearbox - means gears are selected in a motion/pattern like the letter "H". This is just like our stock shift pattern. Sequential pattern is only two directions. up to downshift and down to upshift (or vise versa) in any gear.


2) Quick release Steering wheel - Steering wheel has a mechanism that allows the driver to quickly remove the steering wheel from the steering column thus making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle.
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1) H-pattern gearbox - means gears are selected in a motion/pattern like the letter "H". This is just like our stock shift pattern. Sequential pattern is only two directions. up to downshift and down to upshift (or vise versa) in any gear.


2) Quick release Steering wheel - Steering wheel has a mechanism that allows the driver to quickly remove the steering wheel from the steering column thus making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle.
Thank You very much Kandaddy.
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      04-11-2009, 09:27 PM   #83
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Wow incredeble pictures ! Fantastic car.
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      04-15-2009, 10:57 AM   #84
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So anyone heard of an official weight for this car?

Also, are these the same cars that raced in the Dutch GT races this past weekend? If so, they looked great, but didn't dominate in the race. Might still take a few races to sort it out to make it competitive.
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So anyone heard of an official weight for this car?
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      04-16-2009, 01:55 AM   #86
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Also, are these the same cars that raced in the Dutch GT races this past weekend? If so, they looked great, but didn't dominate in the race. Might still take a few races to sort it out to make it competitive.
You're right. Those are the same cars.

This is the Dutch KTG Racing GT4 M3 driven by Simon Knap at Zandvoort last weekend:
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And a few more M3 GT4 pics of last weekend at Zandvoort, the Netherlands:


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And a few more M3 GT4 pics of last weekend at Zandvoort, the Netherlands:
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