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      08-06-2009, 06:42 PM   #45
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One thing I would change - lose the Vorsteiner trunk.
Thought I was the only one who thinks that trunk is hideous. Some things don't have to be changed . Great taste on everything else indeed .
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      08-06-2009, 07:26 PM   #46
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Maybe so, total rear seat wait when removed saves you about 45lbs, these have been weighed. Iīll let you be the judge and donīt wish to argue about it. The list I posted above is not exhaustive and I apologize for it not being so. In any case, I did say 200lbs is a goal and with all things it is pretty close. Which items do you suggest weigh more? The engine weighs no more (and in fact maybe a tad less), seats, drive train, etc... only two add on`s weigh more and are the rear boot lid bar and the B pillar bar. The stock seat belts with its mechanisms will be removed as well for instance as will some other things when I track. You, as all, are more than welcome to visit the car and watch it perform at Willow springs.
I did note you said it should drop about 200 lb. I'm not trying to start an argument. I just wanted to know how you might get to 200. Some of the things I think will add weight are:

Intake, sways, tires, brakes (are you sure this particular kit, rotors and calipers and lighter than stock?), body/aero panels, boot and B-pillar bars.

I'd guess at least 20-40 lb heavier for these items. Just a real rough guess.

Either way, it is going to be one fine ride.
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      08-06-2009, 08:41 PM   #47
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Intake, sways, tires, brakes (are you sure this particular kit, rotors and calipers and lighter than stock?), body/aero panels, boot and B-pillar bars.

I'd guess at least 20-40 lb heavier for these items. Just a real rough guess.

Either way, it is going to be one fine ride.
Real rough guess is right. Brakes are lighter than stock, tires are about the same, sways are about the same, no intake change, body panels are the same or lighter because the RD ones are carbon kevlar. The B pillar bar certainly doesn't weigh 20-40lb's.
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Is that RDsport 6-pot bbk or a brembo painted in blue?
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BMW-M-Mexico, I've seen this car getting built and it's fantastic. Congratulations again. I'll definitely be putting those RC-8's on my car in the fall.

One thing I would change - lose the Vorsteiner trunk. Your car is much too modern for E46 knockoffs
Thanks for the compliment and congrats on the RC-8īs. I will consider the boot lid issue.


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I did note you said it should drop about 200 lb. I'm not trying to start an argument. I just wanted to know how you might get to 200. Some of the things I think will add weight are:

Intake, sways, tires, brakes (are you sure this particular kit, rotors and calipers and lighter than stock?), body/aero panels, boot and B-pillar bars.

I'd guess at least 20-40 lb heavier for these items. Just a real rough guess.

Either way, it is going to be one fine ride.
Non of the items you mention are heavier than stock and most are actually quit a bit lighter. We have weight all these items. Yes sure about the brakes and no I didnīt take any of your comments as you trying to start an argument. You are more than welcome to question this or that!

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Real rough guess is right. Brakes are lighter than stock, tires are about the same, sways are about the same, no intake change, body panels are the same or lighter because the RD ones are carbon kevlar. The B pillar bar certainly doesn't weigh 20-40lb's.
Correct.
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Non of the items you mention are heavier than stock and most are actually quit a bit lighter. We have weight all these items. Yes sure about the brakes and no I didnīt take any of your comments as you trying to start an argument. You are more than welcome to question this or that!
Well the boot and B pillar bars are not lighter than stock because those don't exist in a stock vehicle!

However, you might just get to 200 according to this udpate. It would be cool to add your part weights to the weight/cost thread. Link here. Is there any chance you got a weight on your car before the project started? Definitely let us know the final weight.
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      08-07-2009, 12:41 PM   #51
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Real rough guess is right. Brakes are lighter than stock, tires are about the same, sways are about the same, no intake change, body panels are the same or lighter because the RD ones are carbon kevlar. The B pillar bar certainly doesn't weigh 20-40lb's.
305s are definitely not as light as 265s.

Are you sure RD panels are "carbon kevlar". I'd guess just carbon and carbon fiber parts are not typically as light as the OEM SMC (sheet molded compound).
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Can we see some pics of your car being built?
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305s are definitely not as light as 265s.

Are you sure RD panels are "carbon kevlar". I'd guess just carbon and carbon fiber parts are not typically as light as the OEM SMC (sheet molded compound).
The new PZero Corsa sure is!!! Please see weights below:
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Can we see some pics of your car being built?
Sure, I hope to past more pics later today.
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I dont get it, the man keeps saying he has weights for everything, y do some of u ppl keep questioning him. Y would he lie about losing the weight or the actual weight of the parts. If he says he has the weight, and its lighter, Most likely, IT IS lol.

Good luck with ur project man, I bet there is a lot of time and money involved in this.... Looking forward to the updates
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The new PZero Corsa sure is!!! Please see weights below:
Wow, that is amazing the P 305 is 2.5 lb lighter than the M 265. That did seem nearly impossible. Thanks for the indisputable proof on that one! My bad!
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Wow, that is amazing the P 305 is 2.5 lb lighter than the M 265. That did seem nearly impossible. Thanks for the indisputable proof on that one! My bad!
My thoughts exactly, we think these tires may be a tad different than the older PZero Corsas. These were sent specifically for this car from Pirelli and were surprised as well by the weight. They may incorporate some of Pirelliīs latest technology. I have not weighed an older Corsa so I donīt really know but do know the front size is a specific delivery. The weight of the wheels is equally impressive. Fonts are only 18.3 lbs and rears, that are 19x11 are only 19.3 lbs! An amazing feet if you ask me. Canīt wait to track this car!! lol!!
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Needs ceramic brakes - they will probably save another 10lbs over the two piece rotors...
We actually did explore this possibility in earnest but could not find a plausible solution for a number of complicated technical reasons. We tried for instance retrofitting Ferrari or Porsche CCB into Brembo M3 components. On the other hand, we did find one company that makes CCB for the M3 but didnīt have the adequate reputation. Oh well, maybe in the future.



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Very cool. I'd love to do that to my car but probably never will.

BTW, Servizio Clienti Sportivo actually means Sporty Client Service. I'm very fluent in Italian.
Hahaha!! I wouldnīt really know. But can tell you I didnīt come up with the name, it is the Italians from Racing Dynamics that came up with it. Sounds good to me though! lol!
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Here are updates pics of the finished wheels with Pirelli Corsa tires:
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The front/rear wheel/tire width would seem to promote quite a bit of understeer? Is it dialed out with the sway bars?
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The front/rear wheel/tire width would seem to promote quite a bit of understeer? Is it dialed out with the sway bars?
Yes I believe so, I know that there are a number of things that are different here from stock (not only the rear tire width) that affect the cars performance and has been brought to bear in the R&D process. I would much rather have Federico or someone at RDSports tell since I really donīt know the details.
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May I ask what was the total damage on the engine upgrade incl other handling upgrades you did for the higher power?
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      08-10-2009, 11:25 AM   #63
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I would guess/say the total car is now worth 2 brand new M3s from dealer, lol!! Nice project, nicely sorted out, cant wait to see some numbers out of it.
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May I ask what was the total damage on the engine upgrade incl other handling upgrades you did for the higher power?
Well, lots of damage for sure and would rather not share this things but I can say that because much of the project was at the R&D stage I did get special treatment.

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I would guess/say the total car is now worth 2 brand new M3s from dealer, lol!! Nice project, nicely sorted out, cant wait to see some numbers out of it.
This is true for sure!
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My apologies for the delay, here are a few updated pics of the engine going in etc... enjoy:
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WOW!!

I got to get me a set of those wheels ...
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