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      07-31-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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2012 Economic Stimulus Plan: E92 M3 race build

It's that time again...new race car build! This time it's a 2008 M3 DCT. Some pics:

Just delivered:



Shaking it down in stock form 1 week before the warranty expires:



Gutting it the day after the warranty expired:



Dropping it off at Eric Langbein Racing for a cage:



A garage full of parts from Bimmerworld, just waiting for the car:



Hope to have it ready by NASA Nationals, will be running in GTS-4 or ST-2. I'll keep this up to date with progress reports. Max
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      07-31-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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awesome max!

see you at VIR sometime

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      07-31-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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Sub'd. This is going to be epic.
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      07-31-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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Sweet build thread.
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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Subscribed.

You wasted no time in throwing on a set of Continental scrubs!

One question--did you choose a DCT car based on the likely lap time advantage of a manually-driven DCT vs. a traditional manual? Any concerns about potential longevity/maintenance cost issues associated with the DCT? If I'm reading the NASA rules correctly, the DCT will create a 7-point "adjustment" or penalty over the BTM/base trim model (which I would assume is the 6MT). So NASA obviously thinks a sequential manual is a competitive advantage. I'm curious because I have a DCT E90--turn it in at end of lease, or start the "conversion"?
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      07-31-2012, 06:52 PM   #8
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You wasted no time in throwing on a set of Continental scrubs!

One question--did you choose a DCT car based on the likely lap time advantage of a manually-driven DCT vs. a traditional manual? Any concerns about potential longevity/maintenance cost issues associated with the DCT? If I'm reading the NASA rules correctly, the DCT will create a 7-point "adjustment" or penalty over the BTM/base trim model (which I would assume is the 6MT). So NASA obviously thinks a sequential manual is a competitive advantage. I'm curious because I have a DCT E90--turn it in at end of lease, or start the "conversion"?
Subscribed. I am interested in the DCT aspect of things, as well as the need (or not) for any upgrades to prolong its life.
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Sweet! Please keep us posted so that we can all drool over your project!

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      09-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #11
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I'm curious about the weight after the cage goes in
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Sadly, still at the cage builder...some pics:


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Looking good. That cage fits well. Have you had any issues with various sensors going haywire due to removing everything? I worry about that when I go to build mine. I know the E92 has a ton of random sensors, headlight level etc.
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Looking good. That cage fits well. Have you had any issues with various sensors going haywire due to removing everything? I worry about that when I go to build mine. I know the E92 has a ton of random sensors, headlight level etc.
Suprisingly, no issues. This car has lots of electrical crap in it, but most isn't needed for a race car. I'll probably thin out the wiring harness in the offseason.
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I'll probably thin out the wiring harness in the offseason.
Should be an interesting project on a CANBUS car.
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How do you like the Motion Control coilovers on the car?
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