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      03-16-2015, 01:32 PM   #1
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Project Track Toy @petrolheed #projectTT

Lads,

I've just treated myself to what will be my ultimate Track Toy - a completely stock 2008 e92 M3 with manual box. My intentions are to track as much as possible during the coming season including two trips to the Nurburgring. I have a list as long as my arm of things I want to do, with the main ones being (no particular order):

Coilovers - KW Clubsport 3way
Uprated brakes / BBK - Pads/ Lines/ Fluid/ AP Racing
Track wheels - Apex ARC 8's 18x10/10.5
Recaro SPG's
Schroth 4 pt harnesses with harness bar
Rear seat delete
OEM wheel retrim in Alcantara
OEM exhaust mod
CAE Short shifter - Already ordered

I am therefore open to all suggestions on which route to go with the above parts. I've listed the parts I think I want but nothing is set in stone if you can provide a convincing argument / alternative.

I'll be updating as I go on my instagram account @petrolheed #projectTT

Look forward to your ideas!

The Shifter


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      03-16-2015, 01:39 PM   #2
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U can start by selling me that CAE shifter! Jk jk good luck
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      03-26-2015, 06:59 PM   #3
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This arrived from Germany..

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This arrived from Germany.
Nice!!!
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This arrived from Germany..

I'm jealous I want one
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      03-26-2015, 08:55 PM   #6
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I hate to sound like a noob but what's the advantages of having type of shifter?
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      03-26-2015, 10:28 PM   #7
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Why 4-point harness over 6?

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Shorter shifts and with the length it's far closer to the steering so less reaching to change.

Going 4 point over 6 as I have massive balls... Nah not true, just for comfort really.
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Good list, you should add:
1) Camber/caster plates
2) 265/35/18 fronts and 295/30/18 rears..good sticky tires - either The ADVAN A048, the Toyo R888's or Pilot Sport Cup's. Id slap a 5mm spacer upfront for that better turn in grip.
3) Proper ride height with Proper custom alignments - Camber, toe..etc.
4) H&R Sway bars to accomidate the coilovers.

With all this your car will handle better than you've planned. I know b/ i have all these mods
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I would suggest you go with 6 point harness.

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Good list, you should add:
1) Camber/caster plates
2) 265/35/18 fronts and 295/30/18 rears..good sticky tires - either The ADVAN A048, the Toyo R888's or Pilot Sport Cup's. Id slap a 5mm spacer upfront for that better turn in grip.
3) Proper ride height with Proper custom alignments - Camber, toe..etc.
4) H&R Sway bars to accomidate the coilovers.

With all this your car will handle better than you've planned. I know b/ i have all these mods

Thanks Nick for the suggestions. Im sure these will all come eventually. Full poly bush is on the "to do' list as well but not just yet.

I have now changed my mind on coilovers and going Clubpsort 3 way which come with camber plates - note sure they do caster though?

Tyres will be 265/285 or might try 295 and most likely Cups

Im having the car set up by Raeder Motorsports in Germany when I go to the Ring.

Also bit the bullet and going AP BBK all round

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I would suggest you go with 6 point harness.
Why is that?
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Just more secure having that center strap. If fit right shouldn't affect your balls.
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No problem man....dude telling you...go with 295's in the rear. Ive been friends with Team Schirmer for over a year now and they rock 295/30's and swear by those rear sizes..talking to them on sending a set of their E88's to me here in the states. .... and Raeder Motorsports is AWESOME!!! love them...ask about that GTR hood...pricing? i want one badly lol
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Just more secure having that center strap. If fit right shouldn't affect your balls.
And reduced chance of submarining?
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You need to run at least -3 degrees of camber in the front with the PS Cups otherwise they will be useless in 2 track days.
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Looks like a good start.

Are you using the ScanGuage for temps or just a code clearing device?
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And reduced chance of submarining?
Yes at the expense of smashed balls!
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Just more secure having that center strap. If fit right shouldn't affect your balls.

Yeah I get that but just really not fussed so unless I can get a good deal the 4 pt will do me fine.

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No problem man....dude telling you...go with 295's in the rear. Ive been friends with Team Schirmer for over a year now and they rock 295/30's and swear by those rear sizes..talking to them on sending a set of their E88's to me here in the states. .... and Raeder Motorsports is AWESOME!!! love them...ask about that GTR hood...pricing? i want one badly lol
E88's are lush. As far as I understand the Schrimer boys are running 10/11" set up so would make sense on the larger tyre size. Its going to be a big learning curve thats for sure - cannot wait!! GTR hood, behave Nick, my pockets aren't that deep!

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You need to run at least -3 degrees of camber in the front with the PS Cups otherwise they will be useless in 2 track days.
Thanks, I'll be sure to run plenty camber. I take it the outer edges just can't cope if there's not enough camber, especially on twisty tracks?

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Looks like a good start.

Are you using the ScanGuage for temps or just a code clearing device?
Was intending on watching the gauge on cluster for my oil and water temp. Should I be looking to fit something else?

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Was intending on watches the gauge on cluster for my oil and water temp. Should I be looking to fit something else?
Depending if this is track or track/street use, MXL Pista from AIM would be ideal



Awron offers a digital display that's easy to read and gets info based off CAN:

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Yup, loving them. Not yet though.

I bought the car purely for track use but its not going all out, balls out just yet.



MODERATOR: Could you please move this to "M3 Photos/Video/Media Gallery" section. Thanks.
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