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      06-22-2016, 03:51 PM   #23
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Looks the business but now I'm curious on clearances at the front. The factory tension strut is curved to accommodate steering. Is there any contact between the new tension struts and tie rod ends anywhere in the suspension or steering range?
none that I have experienced.
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If you have limited droop with a bigger front bar and bump with the bar and springs, you're probably not going to need all that room they give you with the stock arm
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Bit of an update on the Steering Wheel

lright so here is what's going on.

Cage is going in over the winter and I wanted a removable steering wheel for the car. Problem is DCT. Well this seems to have solved that issue.

What is at work here is the Works Bell Paddle kit which I have talked about in another thread (http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1222905). This kit unfortunately isn't plug in play as the connectors are not the right size. However these are a simple switch just like the OEM so all you do is snip and rewire. Yes this does hack up your button but you only need the side where MDM is. I went a head and bought another set of buttons for pretty cheap as Insurance. On the MDM note. The way I have it done so that it comes automatically on is to bridge the connector on the back, this indicates to the ECU/CAN the the M button is active thus MDM.

Next in the line is the Krontec QR with 22 pin connector. Now you don't need the 22 pin connector but I thought I was going to be wiring a lot of buttons through it. They do offer an 8 pin connector which is plenty, you need at least 4 for the paddles, leaves you 2 for a horn and 2 empty.

The Button plate is the Raptor Race, they have a Pro version but this suited my needs, made by Summit Technologies out of the U.K. Super easy to work with and came in 2 days. This basically is 8 Buttons that are built into a circuit board. This then talks to a central box that all you desired functions wire into. Here is more of an explanation (http://summit-technologies.myshopify...mmable-version). The lower 4 buttons will control my AIM MXG unit, the 2 right ones will be for my cool shirt system and the diff cooler. The other 2 will be used later for something, still thinking. What is nice about this system is you can make the button momentary or on/off and no running wires or curly cord.

So this is still being installed but I will do an update once it is all in and working and a video. Please don't hesitate to ask me about the set up I have done a lot of research.
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Any lap times you can share? What kind of tires are you running?
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Any lap times you can share? What kind of tires are you running?
Atlanta Motorsports Park: 1:27-28
Road Atlanta 1:36ish (old tires)

Have run P Zero slicks, Yokos, and Currently Conti's (made by Hoosier)
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Nice build! Funny coincidence I was actually admiring your sig just yesterday.. Besides weight savings, is there any other reason you went from the Corsa to the Bimmerworld exhaust? Is there any drone with the bimmerworld exhaust?

I'm really looking forward to see your electric power steering conversion. Up until a few weeks ago, I didn't know this had become a thing!
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Nice build! Funny coincidence I was actually admiring your sig just yesterday.. Besides weight savings, is there any other reason you went from the Corsa to the Bimmerworld exhaust? Is there any drone with the bimmerworld exhaust?

I'm really looking forward to see your electric power steering conversion. Up until a few weeks ago, I didn't know this had become a thing!
Really I had 2 Corsa set ups break ( once the left hanger broke then the right) got it fixed and moved on. Don't think it is an issue with track duty but also street but the car is track only.

The bimmerworld exhaust is crazy light and reasonably priced. No drone but the car is stripped and I here all types of noises.
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Really I had 2 Corsa set ups break ( once the left hanger broke then the right) got it fixed and moved on. Don't think it is an issue with track duty but also street but the car is track only.

The bimmerworld exhaust is crazy light and reasonably priced. No drone but the car is stripped and I here all types of noises.
Ah gotcha, I could definitely see that happening.

Random question, how come you haven't considered getting a pully/ies? I'm debating them currently, and am surprised to see that there doesn't seem to be a significant number of guys that run them who track their cars, even though all the manufacturers claim they are 100% safe, even for the track.
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Really I had 2 Corsa set ups break ( once the left hanger broke then the right) got it fixed and moved on. Don't think it is an issue with track duty but also street but the car is track only.

The bimmerworld exhaust is crazy light and reasonably priced. No drone but the car is stripped and I here all types of noises.
Ah gotcha, I could definitely see that happening.

Random question, how come you haven't considered getting a pully/ies? I'm debating them currently, and am surprised to see that there doesn't seem to be a significant number of guys that run them who track their cars, even though all the manufacturers claim they are 100% safe, even for the track.
I have had pulleys. But then had a belt slip and lost all my power steering and almost went into a wall.

So no pulleys. For me
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I have had pulleys. But then had a belt slip and lost all my power steering and almost went into a wall.

So no pulleys. For me
Yikes, that is a worthy reason to remove them. Glad to see you made it out alright!
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Definitely a good enough reason! You might consider the Dinan pulley/belt combo though, many install threads claiming how hard it is to get the belt on bc it's so tight. Something to think about at least.
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Definitely a good enough reason! You might consider the Dinan pulley/belt combo though, many install threads claiming how hard it is to get the belt on bc it's so tight. Something to think about at least.
Nope. Not now that I have deleted the ac and power steering drag on the engine.
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Nope. Not now that I have deleted the ac and power steering drag on the engine.
Oh yeah, even better!!
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Should have an update Friday. As everything is being completed. Won't have it on track till the 17th but will post impressions as it goes.
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Carbon Drive Shaft is in. Have solid mounts on the diff so didn't have much clearance there so we unhooked the transmission mounts and that gave us enough clearance.
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Here is the Electric Power Steering pump and how it plumbs into the rack and the routed back to the pump. Will post later on wiring and a top view. Has cleared up a lot of space on the left side. And a lot of weight.
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Impressions on the driveshaft?

How does the steering feel?
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