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      04-26-2012, 08:01 AM   #67
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Great job! She's a beaut Clark.
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      04-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #68
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Who needs looks!??? If this thing can fly around the track.
Awesome build.!!
Honestly its kinda ugly lol!! Those roll cage will make up for it
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      04-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #69
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very nice setup
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      04-26-2012, 08:56 AM   #70
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I need a tissue. I'm going to have to come visit the shop sometime guys!

I'll bring GTB Performance and the Guten Parts crew down, you can show us the M3 in person
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      04-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #71
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paint scheme is kinda ugly IMO, but to each their own. awesome cage

also, damn the E9X m3 is heavy

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      04-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #72
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That's some boss stuff! Being towed by a X5M is clown'n!
For real I was just about to say that. Bo$$
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      04-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #73
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great job!
it looks even better in person!!
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      04-26-2012, 09:45 AM   #74
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Got to see this car go threw its transformation it's a beauty and a beast.
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      04-26-2012, 09:48 AM   #75
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Awesome! I saw this in progress at VAC and it was a sorry sight before they fixed it up.

Just look at those Nitron NTR 3-ways!
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      04-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #76
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Nice build VAC. Did you do the cage out of mild steel or cro-moly? Also, curious how you reinforced the cage mounting points in the chassis - pretty standard?

Planning on any bias adjustment at the master cylinder for brakes - or is it even needed with the Brembo kit? Assuming engine, fuel supply and oiling are all stock - plans for any mods there? Might be a good one to go dry sump on....

Sounds fan-damn-tastic!! Nothing like a well tuned, high reving V8 exhaust note - would love to hear it on the track. When I was involved with a Grand Am team the only V8s were the Mustangs and they were pretty blah for an exhaust sound. Our friend's gig ended just as the first E9x M3s with Turner, Automatic and the others were being tested, heard a few of them that year, far and away the best sounding cars on the track at the time. Still are IMO.

Sure would like to know a rough ball park idea of cost from the time it rolled into your shop to when it hit the track, for reference.

Looks like a real fun build, no corner cutting. Looks good too - I hate U of M but if you are a fan, it's right up your alley...
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      04-26-2012, 10:15 AM   #77
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Great job! She's a beaut Clark.
LOL!
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      04-26-2012, 10:53 AM   #78
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saw this car in person at njmp this past weekend. looked good.
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      04-26-2012, 11:11 AM   #79
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Awesome build thread - subscribed.

This is the ideal setup right here :
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      04-26-2012, 11:17 AM   #80
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paint scheme is kinda ugly IMO, but to each their own. awesome cage

also, damn the E9X m3 is heavy

As the M3 and M5s get heavier the 911s get lighter! Crazy...
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      04-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #81
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Nice work!

Thanks for sharing!
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      04-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #82
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where was most of the weight lost.
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      04-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #83
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I know it is a track car, but that color combo just does not work.
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      04-26-2012, 04:29 PM   #84
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That's some boss stuff! Being towed by a X5M is clown'n!
yeah....forr reeaalll..... CLOWNIN $$$$$$$$$
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      04-26-2012, 04:59 PM   #85
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Not a huge fan of the paint scheme but wow... what an awesome car.
Well done guys.
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      04-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #86
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For those complaining about the color scheme, ITS A RACE CAR

Google the customer and k-pax racing. They've had some heavy hitters (Pobst, Pilgram, ...).



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      04-26-2012, 10:46 PM   #87
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For those complaining about the color scheme, ITS A RACE CAR

Google the customer and k-pax racing. They've had some heavy hitters (Pobst, Pilgram, ...).



Yes. We know it's a race car. An ugly, ugly race car.

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      04-27-2012, 12:17 AM   #88
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The paint job might not look bad once the stickers and numbers go on...
that was what I was thinking
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