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      06-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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VS Motorsports NASA GTS-4 Shake Down Race

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Last weekend we had our first shake down race with our E92 M3. We actually did not get a chance to test it before, so our race was the test. Everything was good with the car but the set up had to be tweaked since this is a new build with new parts. Plus due to our time constraints from switching the car from SCCA T2 class to NASA GTS-4 we did not have the time to make the car at the edge of the class. This weekend we were about 200lbs over weight but we can already tell when its all set up correctly we will be flying.

The race was at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven Mi. Our fastest lap was a 1:39.2 on Sunday with some used tires. Wish we had a fresh set of BFG R1S for that race but we decided to keep those for testing when the car is at the correct weight to power ratio. So once we get the car set up we are going to Autobahn Country Club for some testing. This will be the best place for us because we can use Autobahn as a bench mark of where the car should be at.

Right now we have the car back at the shop and we started the weight loss plan. All the windows are taken out to be replaced with lexan. The console taken out to remove the heater core. Plus some more and we can ballast the rest of the weight.

We want to thank BFGoodrich for supplying us with the awesome R1S tires and techs at VS Motorsports for staying late and getting the car done in time.



















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      06-14-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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Looking great guys! I love the new Aeromotion wing.
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This is like my dream day/job/hobby/whatever. Amazing
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WHAT A FUCKING WING!! I'm extremely jealous.

Side note: Tell us about the wheel tire set up. offset, widths and tire type/style please.
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      06-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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Good job guys!
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      06-14-2012, 11:25 PM   #7
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Fing love it!!!!!!
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      06-15-2012, 09:19 AM   #8
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Do not put music in your videos!!! Just post the damn video people!!
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looks awesome! great job VS
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bad freaking ass... gorgeous car.
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      06-15-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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Glad to see her in a class better suited this year. Wish you best of luck!
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      06-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #12
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Looking great guys! I love the new Aeromotion wing.
Thanks one of my favorite mods too.

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Very nice.


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This is like my dream day/job/hobby/whatever. Amazing
I do love my job. So much fun to see all the cars/race cars come in. Only downside is the temptation to buy parts for my car.

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WHAT A FUCKING WING!! I'm extremely jealous.

Side note: Tell us about the wheel tire set up. offset, widths and tire type/style please.
The tires we are running are the BFGoodrich R1S and 285/30/18 all around. Wheels are the apex 18x10 but we have to run a very small spacer up front to clear the collars on the strut.

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Good job guys!
Thanks Stefan. I spy your race winner in one of the pictures. Congrats on your win in GTS-3 class.

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Fing love it!!!!!!
Thank you!

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Haha thanks for the special request maybe we will do two videos next time.

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looks awesome! great job VS
Thanks Mark!

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Glad to see her in a class better suited this year. Wish you best of luck!
Thanks Greg. Glad you were able to get us those parts last minute or I am sure we would have been stuck working on the car till the morning of the race.
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      06-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #13
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      06-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #14
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any plans for rear bbk?is 285 max tire size for this class?
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      06-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #15
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any plans for rear bbk?is 285 max tire size for this class?
Usually square setup helps to balance out the car, most BMW's tend to under steer on the track on the factory setup.
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Usually square setup helps to balance out the car, most BMW's tend to under steer on the track on the factory setup.
i know that. what im saying is why not a 295 square set up. i believe 285 is max tire size for the class
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      06-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #17
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Great pictures. It's nice to start seeing E92s as club racers. I noticed you have slotted Brembos up front and the stock rotors/calipers in the rear. Do GTS-4 rules prohibit a rear BBK? How is the front-rear braking balance working out?
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      06-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #18
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any plans for rear bbk?is 285 max tire size for this class?
We will eventually get a BBK in the rear but we have other plans for mods first. We can run any tire size we like but the BFGoodrich R1S is most likely bigger than any street tire 295 width. Plus the R1S does not come in a 295.
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i know that. what im saying is why not a 295 square set up. i believe 285 is max tire size for the class
I am not sure about the tire size to be honest, but 295 might be difficult to fit up front.
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      06-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #20
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At the track this past Monday with an E92 M3 on a 295 square setup on the HRE fall line 18's on toyo r888 and he says he doesn't rub. Oh and he's lowered on h&r springs. Was some crazy meat up front
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      06-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #21
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Great pictures. It's nice to start seeing E92s as club racers. I noticed you have slotted Brembos up front and the stock rotors/calipers in the rear. Do GTS-4 rules prohibit a rear BBK? How is the front-rear braking balance working out?
No we can run a rear BBK but we have plans for other mods first. The balance is still good actually car feels much better with the front BBK. Plus the front is the 365mm kit.


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At the track this past Monday with an E92 M3 on a 295 square setup on the HRE fall line 18's on toyo r888 and he says he doesn't rub. Oh and he's lowered on h&r springs. Was some crazy meat up front
Nice I would be willing to bet the BFG R1S in 285 is wider than the toyo 295.
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