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      02-24-2013, 04:54 PM   #23
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Get Nitrons!!!!!! And lets see some pics of said Toyota
Nitron R1 or JRZ RS1 are the top choices. We already have Nitrons on one shop street car, so RS1s may get the nod. We have double and triple JRZs on the track cars.

Of course, I'm not even a novice on track yet (zero experience) and either damper choice would be total overkill - buuuuuuuuuuut.....

I like old Toyotas. Everything on the car is one off pretty much. Turbo engine swap, BBK, one off SSR wheels, makes 400 whp blablabla.

This is 4x4 mode. My one off suspension kit will be going on very soon ;-) 18x10.5 +5 SL disc rear.

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      02-27-2013, 08:22 AM   #24
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Congrats Mike. I hope I see you around town with it.
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Manual heated seats. Nice.
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      03-09-2013, 11:00 AM   #26
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Subscribed! I'm so itching to buy an e46 M for the exact same reasons as this build!
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      03-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #27
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Thx guys. 18x10 SQUARE APEX EC-7s are on the way. Going to run PSS 265/35/18 square.
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      03-13-2013, 10:02 AM   #28
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Thx guys. 18x10 SQUARE APEX EC-7s are on the way. Going to run PSS 265/35/18 square.


CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS!!! I love my 265/35/18 PSS!!!
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      03-21-2013, 11:39 PM   #29
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I'm a bit worried about the 18x10 front....but I think it will be reasonable on the street. -2.5 camber should let everything clear.

I really need to get a proper coil over suspension now - wheels and tires will be here in less than a week
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      03-25-2013, 12:31 AM   #30
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Nice car OP! That interior is pretty rare.
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Not much to see here as the oil condition was unknown when I got the car. The real test will be after 5k miles with the Total Quartz Racing 10W60

Where's that blackstone report after 5K with the quartz ?
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      08-28-2013, 12:08 PM   #32
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LOL, funny I've been meaning to do that oil change - I'm around 61k miles now ;-\ Will change it next week the latest.
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LOL, funny I've been meaning to do that oil change - I'm around 61k miles now ;-\ Will change it next week the latest.
Luckily you have us here to remind you! Looking forward to updates on the car.
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      09-01-2013, 10:43 AM   #34
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Any updates Mike?!?!

Your Labor Day Sale is tempting me to order E46 gizmos and gadgets...
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      09-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #35
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No, I haven't done anything other that put a bunch of miles on it. I really like the car...just need to sort the suspension. I do have 4 18x10 EC7s with PSS mounted waiting...

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Well, I changed the Total Quartz Racing 10W60 after 8,500 miles to see how it would hold up. Not surprisingly, it held up quite well!

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Nice car Mike! Still love driving our E46 M3. Its lots of fun.
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I might have to try some of that Total oil!

Looks like a great project so far. Keep it up !
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Brought my 63k mile E46 M3 in yesterday to have one of my 3 BMW Master Level techs do a 'premium' Inspection II + VANOS bolts. The car has been running great in this cold weather - I was excited to get it back Monday in 'like new' condition.

I received a text at 3PM with these 2 pics. Mind you, I was in a meeting with my fiancee and the event rep for my upcoming wedding - we were sorting out the menu etc. Needless to say I got in trouble with the fiancee as I was paying more attn to my phone than the menu...

Anyways, yes - I was lucky to catch this before there was total VANOS failure which would lead to well...a full rebuild. We have not seen a ton of these fail, but we do know they are just another E46M3 weak point. On our FB post the owner of Performance Technic in CA said he has replaced 15 in just 2 years!

Looks like I will just replace with new OEM equipment. I might have a new hub cryo'd...we will see.






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      11-24-2013, 10:34 PM   #40
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I run total quartz racing oil as well. Is that 8500 include track time. I only run 5-6 track days before changing it out.
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No track time for my car yet. Just hard street driving.

The car looked a little grungy when we took the valve cover originally, not sure what the previous owner ran for for first 52k miles.
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      12-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #42
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Finally a free day! Been driving the shop E90M3, but I miss my E46...

Uprated VANOS bolts to 12.9. Say goodbye to failures!





Re-drilled oil pump disc. The stock hub tabs often break due to excessive 'play' in these holes. We re-drill them for a tighter fit.



Since we had to drop the pan to find the broken tab it made sense to upgrade to VAC coated bearings and ARP rod bolts.

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Oh, since the stock oil pumps fail way too often, it also made sense to upgrade to our badass high volume oil pump that features our upgrade kit.

http://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-...ump-p1033.aspx





Oh, VAC Ultra Light pulleys for an easy 10+hp, just because. Haha.

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      12-07-2013, 11:03 PM   #43
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Awesome work Mike!

Are you going to be at PRI next week?
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Of course :-) Booth 4457

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