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      11-16-2018, 03:44 PM   #1
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Drives: F80 M3 & 1969 Mustang Fastback
Join Date: May 2010
Location: City of Angels

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After the lease of my 2011 M3 ended, I found a 335is on swapalease that was too cheap to pass up. Once that lease ended, I ordered an individual F80, here, and started modding it to be a dual purpose monster. After a few track days, I found myself missing the E92 M3 more and more, until I drove my buddy's one day at Big Willow. That was it, I had to get another one and go balls out.

If I was going to get another M3, it would have to have some similarities to my original order: Melbourne Red, manual transmission, E92, 2009+. So I started searching the forums for a good deal, and ended up finding the perfect project car on - a zero option 2010 with ONLY 12,000 MILES at a price too good to pass up. I sent a deposit, flew out to Utah the next morning, and drove it home to LA.

Inspired by dogbone and others on here, I had a few ideas of what I would do to transform the M3 into a dedicated track car.
On to the mods:

- Fully gutted, heater/ac delete, radio delete
- As much unnecessary weight removed, still need to thin out more of the wiring harness
- Custom full cage by Racewerkz, painted gunmetal grey
- relocated the traction button and horn onto the dash
- MCS 3-way remote reservoir coilovers with Swift (f) Eibach (r) springs and GC race camber plates
- Eibach sway bars front and rear
- Essex AP Radi-Cal 9668/9449 Pro 5000r brakes
- Ferodo DS1.11 pads
- Motul 660 brake fluid
- Sparco Circuit driver's seat and Sprint passenger's seats
- Schroth 6-point Hans compatible racing harness w/ non-Hans 6-point for passenger's side
- HJC AR-10 III helmet with HANS III
- Apex ARC-8 18x10 et25 square wrapped in 305/645/18 Pirelli DH
- MSI race studs
- LCI taillights
- Gintani catless x-pipe with a custom lightweight axleback
- Alex@Alpine tune and coding
- 10,000k Alpine HID angel eyes (leftover from the OG e92)
- BMC drop in filter
- Motul 300v 20w-60
- CAE Shifter
- Turner Motorsports solid engine and transmission mounts
- MS solid diff and subframe mounts
- Rothsport quick release
- MOMO hub
- Racetech 330mm steering wheel
- APR GT-250 swan neck wing: chassis mounted
- Alumalite chassis mounted front splitter made by Racewerkz
- Polyurethane challenge rep front lip
- Seibon carbon fiber hood and trunk (will eventually paint them Melbourne Red)
- Aerocatch hood latches/ OMP trunk pins
- OS Giken race diff with Motorsport 4.10 gears
- diff cooler
- full SPL parts front and rear
- ebrake delete (completely removed from rear axle)
- GT4 canards
- Lexan rear 3 windows
- Lightweight Spal radiator fan
- Electric power steering pump conversion

Sitting around waiting to be installed:
- Geoff Steel carbon doors

Shoutout to Racewerkz Engineering for doing a great job, taking all my money and answering all my questions, Speeddistrict for hosting greats events that led to this addiction, as well as Alex@Alpine dogbone slicer lemanszcpm3 Malek@MRF and AutoTalent
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Current: 2016 M3 Individual Grigio Telesto Pearl, Sakhir Orange/Black Full Leather w/ CF trim, 6MT, ZCP, CCB, Executive, Lighting, Alex@Alpine coded, 20/15mm BMS spacers, MRG titanium studs, KW Clubsport, Vorsteiner GTS Diffuser, MSR Intake, BBS FI-R, MPE, etc...
Previous: 2011 E92 M3 Melbourne Red on Black 6MT ZCP. --> now 2010 dedicated track car

Last edited by Shmelgy; 10-01-2019 at 03:30 PM..