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      11-22-2019, 08:53 AM   #1453
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My Toyota Tundra in CO doesn't get much action. But this morning, it was snowing, and I was returning home after taking my kid to the school bus stop and a neighbor/friend's SUV had slid into a ditch. It's super slippery today because we got a bunch of freezing rain yesterday and then it snowed on top of it.

No one at the scene had straps or anything, so I ran home and got a heavy duty tie-down strap and pulled her SUV out! Never had to do that before. Yay Tundra!

She took video:

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My Toyota Tundra in CO doesn't get much action. But this morning, it was snowing, and I was returning home after taking my kid to the school bus stop and a neighbor/friend's SUV had slid into a ditch. It's super slippery today because we got a bunch of freezing rain yesterday and then it snowed on top of it.

No one at the scene had straps or anything, so I ran home and got a heavy duty tie-down strap and pulled her SUV out! Never had to that before. Yay Tundra!

She took video:
Now you're just bragging... hehe
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haha! No, it was fun! Anyone else stuck and need a pull?
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Let's file this one under: Oh baby. I hope they're as cool as they look!

As I've mentioned before, there's a small group of us getting carbon doors fabricated for the E90 M3. They had to create molds from our doors.

Today, the first set got delivered over to Racewerkz! They haven't been fully unwrapped, but Casey said that they look great so far.

Supposedly, they weigh around 10lbs each.

The fabricator sent these pics of the doors today.

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I suppose they can build more in the future?

Have they considered building one with a beam in it for those of us that don't have full cages?
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Have they considered building one with a beam in it for those of us that don't have full cages?
Yes. They took on the project so that they would have the molds for future regular production. It's easy to make the doors once you have molds. And they're in the USA (in the LA area), so there's no import duty and that kind of thing. They can make the doors in either carbon fiber or fiberglass.

As far as door beams, I have no idea what's possible there. That would be a question for them.

Once I have my doors in-hand and I've got them on the car successfully, I'll talk about the vendor more.
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Just dropping in to say congrats at slb Gabe!

Always makes me proud seeing you holding it down consistently for our platform.
Your car is a true track work horse with a great driver behind the wheel

Hope to catch you at the track when I'm driving my personal pos barley breaking into the sub2club

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Yes. They took on the project so that they would have the molds for future regular production. It's easy to make the doors once you have molds. And they're in the USA (in the LA area), so there's no import duty and that kind of thing. They can make the doors in either carbon fiber or fiberglass.

As far as door beams, I have no idea what's possible there. That would be a question for them.

Once I have my doors in-hand and I've got them on the car successfully, I'll talk about the vendor more.
I did not need to know these existed- realoem says the bare oe front door assembly is over 30lb each and rear is 25 for a grand total of holy crap that's a lot of weight loss

If they become useable with the OEM door innards, I'd be a buyer. My car is slowly turning into a really crappy version of a Singer E90M soon I'll be reupholstering the engine bay with yellow tartan vinyl, lol
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Just dropping in to say congrats at slb Gabe!

Always makes me proud seeing you holding it down consistently for our platform.
Your car is a true track work horse with a great driver behind the wheel

Hope to catch you at the track when I'm driving my personal pos barley breaking into the sub2club

Happy holidays brotha!
Hey TJ.

Thanks man!

I've enjoyed driving this platform. After all these years, I still love the design and look of this E9x generation M3. She's got great lines!

As far as the driver, it's all about seat time and learning. There is no substitute for it. (I also believe analyzing data is important.)

I'm humbled that people cheer my car on. I've had so many nice conversations in the paddock with strangers that walk up to the car and want to talk about it. I love that.

Anyway, I always enjoy seeing the awesome builds you/Trinity put together. I look inside them and the cars are just empty! I'm like, where is everything??? The labor hours you put into those cars must be insane. Ying's GTR is fricking awesome.

And your car ain't no POS! That baby has some good parts on it! Here's what you gotta do: You need a trailer that carries two cars so you can bring the client's car AND your car to the track! Bring an assistant so you can go turn some laps too!

I'm sure I'll see ya out there again before too long. Cheers!
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I did not need to know these existed- realoem says the bare oe front door assembly is over 30lb each and rear is 25 for a grand total of holy crap that's a lot of weight loss

If they become useable with the OEM door innards, I'd be a buyer. My car is slowly turning into a really crappy version of a Singer E90M soon I'll be reupholstering the engine bay with yellow tartan vinyl, lol
haha production carbon doors didn't exist before in the USA! But oh yes, they are a real thing now! The first of the three sets has been delivered and the doors are being installed as we speak. The weight loss is real. The doors are around 10 lbs each. Casey from Racewerkz says so far the fit is very good. But the doors don't just drop onto the car in 5 minutes. There's a fair amount of install work. Hopefully, the other two sets will be done next week and I can get my install going.

When you say "useable with the OEM door innards".......do you mean being able to install door cards? Or windows? Not sure what you're asking.

Ok, I'll tease everyone. First, the car in the picture is not my car. I know it looks like mine. But don't get confused. I would never have MCS stickers on my car!!!! mwuahahahahahaha (got ya Casey!)

(Allow me to explain----pretty much EVERY SINGLE TIME I talk to Casey at Racewerkz----EVERY......SINGLE......TIME----he finds a way to take a dig at my JRZs......so I take EVERY opportunity I can to get him back! hahahahaha)

So, this car belongs to lemanszcpm3 . We have similar builds---E90, blue, gutted, cages built by Racewerkz, similar aero, AP Racing Radi-Cals, etc. He took the lead on getting the doors fabricated and donated his doors for the molding, so he got the first set. Here is an in-process pic of the doors going on his car. ummm would it be fair for me to say that I'm just a bit excited?

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I'm talking window regulators and and seals and windows and evertything - a true swap for stock that could be used on the street - I think the E90M will eventually be a target for insane people to do the singer-style kind of thing to, I think it already is for this particular insane person, and obviously they're very popular track cars too - I'm sure with enough fab work on those it could be done

That fit looks every bit as good as stock from a seams and curvature perspective - It's amazing how much carbon fabrication has proliferated and improved in the last 10 years and we all win
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Ok, I'll tease everyone. First, the car in the picture is not my car. I know it looks like mine. But don't get confused....


So, this car belongs to lemanszcpm3 . [/IMG]
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Ok, I'll tease everyone. First, the car in the picture is not my car. I know it looks like mine. But don't get confused. I would never have MCS stickers on my car!!!! mwuahahahahahaha (got ya Casey!)

(Allow me to explain----pretty much EVERY SINGLE TIME I talk to Casey at Racewerkz----EVERY......SINGLE......TIME----he finds a way to take a dig at my JRZs......so I take EVERY opportunity I can to get him back! hahahahaha)
Hilarious

People bug me all the time about JRZ being better. 'I feel the texture of the road better'... yeah right

Can't wait to see yours with the CF doors!!
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Hilarious

People bug me all the time about JRZ being better. 'I feel the texture of the road better'... yeah right

Can't wait to see yours with the CF doors!!
Yeah, I'm really eager to get the install process going. This has been a dream for several years.

btw, those people are suspension geniuses!!!
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Doors look great! Cool that this is happening.
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I'm talking window regulators and and seals and windows and evertything - a true swap for stock that could be used on the street - I think the E90M will eventually be a target for insane people to do the singer-style kind of thing to, I think it already is for this particular insane person, and obviously they're very popular track cars too - I'm sure with enough fab work on those it could be done
I talked to the fabricator today. He said the OEM doors were carefully molded with a lot of detail to match OEM features. For instance, he said that molding should easily go on to these doors if you wanted it. Buuuut, the doors were molded from gutted doors, so it's simply not known if you could attach all the stuff you're talking about.

I also asked him if a crash beam could be put in for street use. The first thing he said was that this was not the intended use. But he did say that, in theory, a crash beam might be able to be J-B welded in. But then, he finished again by saying this is not the focus of this kind of production. [hehe DISCLAIMERS! ]

Obviously, these kinds of doors are being produced with motorsport usage in mind. But that's not to say a clever person couldn't work with them for modified street use.
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Do the crash bars just run from the front bolts to the latch? Might be an easy swap.
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I did not need to know these existed- realoem says the bare oe front door assembly is over 30lb each and rear is 25 for a grand total of holy crap that's a lot of weight loss

If they become useable with the OEM door innards, I'd be a buyer. My car is slowly turning into a really crappy version of a Singer E90M soon I'll be reupholstering the engine bay with yellow tartan vinyl, lol
haha production carbon doors didn't exist before in the USA! But oh yes, they are a real thing now! The first of the three sets has been delivered and the doors are being installed as we speak. The weight loss is real. The doors are around 10 lbs each. Casey from Racewerkz says so far the fit is very good. But the doors don't just drop onto the car in 5 minutes. There's a fair amount of install work. Hopefully, the other two sets will be done next week and I can get my install going.

When you say "useable with the OEM door innards".......do you mean being able to install door cards? Or windows? Not sure what you're asking.

Ok, I'll tease everyone. First, the car in the picture is not my car. I know it looks like mine. But don't get confused. I would never have MCS stickers on my car!!!! mwuahahahahahaha (got ya Casey!)

(Allow me to explain----pretty much EVERY SINGLE TIME I talk to Casey at Racewerkz----EVERY......SINGLE......TIME----he finds a way to take a dig at my JRZs......so I take EVERY opportunity I can to get him back! hahahahaha)

So, this car belongs to lemanszcpm3 . We have similar builds---E90, blue, gutted, cages built by Racewerkz, similar aero, AP Racing Radi-Cals, etc. He took the lead on getting the doors fabricated and donated his doors for the molding, so he got the first set. Here is an in-process pic of the doors going on his car. ummm would it be fair for me to say that I'm just a bit excited?

Saw it last week when I went to pick up my car from Racewerkz, and the fitment looked much better than the Geoff Steel cf doors I have
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Saw it last week when I went to pick up my car from Racewerkz, and the fitment looked much better than the Geoff Steel cf doors I have
Ah very cool! Thanks for the in-person update!!
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