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      10-09-2019, 01:43 PM   #10495
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^^ very competitive in pricing and weight in case people are sick of seeing apex wheels on bmws!
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      10-09-2019, 06:07 PM   #10496
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^^ very competitive in pricing and weight in case people are sick of seeing apex wheels on bmws!
LOL. I have 4 sets of Apex
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Attempted to replace a P/S hose and the reservoir today. Ended up fucking up, so now Iím done for the year. One of the hoses that connects to the cooler will not seat correctly causing fluid to spray everywhere. The other hose refuses to come off of the cooler, so I have to remove the radiator and AC condenser to replace the cooler and that new hose now.



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Attempted to replace a P/S hose and the reservoir today. Ended up fucking up, so now Iím done for the year. One of the hoses that connects to the cooler will not seat correctly causing fluid to spray everywhere. The other hose refuses to come off of the cooler, so I have to remove the radiator and AC condenser to replace the cooler and that new hose now.



that one's a real booger. I have never been successful in removing mine.
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that one's a real booger. I have never been successful in removing mine.
So much for using the right tool lol. Are you still using the OE cooler and hoses? I was thinking about switching to this kit with the custom cooler.

https://www.chasebays.com/products/copy-of-chase-bays-power-steering-kit-bmw-e46-m3-w-s54?variant=21196562694222
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LOL. I have 4 sets of Apex
Hahah Iíve owned 3, down to 2 currently
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      10-10-2019, 12:33 AM   #10501
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Switch to Endless instead of shipping from Europe. You might find the pedal feels better as a bonus. Same thing, I don't bleed it for a year.
That's the best part. Pedal stays FIRM.
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that one's a real booger. I have never been successful in removing mine.
So much for using the right tool lol. Are you still using the OE cooler and hoses? I was thinking about switching to this kit with the custom cooler.

https://www.chasebays.com/products/copy-of-chase-bays-power-steering-kit-bmw-e46-m3-w-s54?variant=21196562694222
I use the standard cooler.
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      10-10-2019, 09:19 AM   #10503
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We test drove a '17 grand Cherokee with the 5.7 hemi last night. Nice truck. I think we've about nailed it down and it looks like this is probably going to happen.

We just sank some cash into the 335d yesterday.. bad injector, carbon cleaning, def tank/heater (warranty), and a handful of cracked vacuum lines. It's running great, but mrs beef wants something for the dogs and this rig can definitely tow. Might be the perfect in-between in a limited segment of mid sized SUV's. The 335d still cleans up nicely and hasn't been wrecked or molested, so it should sell fine.
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The 5.7 GC is awesome. You can add the SRT oil cooler if it doesnít come with one (the older 5.7s didnít, not sure about the new ones.) Itís only needed if youíre towing quite a bit and especially in the hills. Itís an easy retrofit.
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GC is nice man, glad that suggestion looks like it's going to work out for you. Stereo kicks a$$ too.

What trim level, I don't think the Hemi comes in anything less than the Limited? That's what my EcoDiesel is.
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Loved my GC with 5.7L Hemi; very reliable truck and a nice compliment to the M3.
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      10-10-2019, 05:18 PM   #10507
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Hey guys! Figured I'd post here instead of started a new thread cause its probably been covered, anyways looks like next week is my last chance to try a track day this year. I was wondering of any tips before I head out?

I've never done a track day so not sure I'm capable of boiling the brake fluid or melting pads, though whats the minimum amount of pad I should have front and back? Tires are PSS with under 3k on them, hoping to not trash them though if I love it they'll go away with the wheels to be replaced with a square setup!

https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/...eka-october-17
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Hey guys! Figured I'd post here instead of started a new thread cause its probably been covered, anyways looks like next week is my last chance to try a track day this year. I was wondering of any tips before I head out?

I've never done a track day so not sure I'm capable of boiling the brake fluid or melting pads, though whats the minimum amount of pad I should have front and back? Tires are PSS with under 3k on them, hoping to not trash them though if I love it they'll go away with the wheels to be replaced with a square setup!

https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/...eka-october-17
If you are thinking about whats the minimum, you should just change em. I used PFC Z Rated pads for my first track day, but I think I'll do PFC 08 for the next one.
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      10-10-2019, 06:22 PM   #10509
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Hey guys! Figured I'd post here instead of started a new thread cause its probably been covered, anyways looks like next week is my last chance to try a track day this year. I was wondering of any tips before I head out?

I've never done a track day so not sure I'm capable of boiling the brake fluid or melting pads, though whats the minimum amount of pad I should have front and back? Tires are PSS with under 3k on them, hoping to not trash them though if I love it they'll go away with the wheels to be replaced with a square setup!

https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/...eka-october-17
More than 50% pad depth at a minimum. And check your pads/rotors after every session. Pads wear quicker the less material they have (because they are just heat sinks, really).

Make sure you hydrate throughout the day, if you aren't peeing once an hour you aren't hydrating enough. Track driving is mentally taxing, as well as physical.

Hopefully you have an instructor, so make sure you have goals set for the day. Learning the track? Or know the track and want to improve lines? Or expert at the track and want to eek out another 2/10ths of a second? Important to not overload yourself on the first day.

And lastly... shiny side up!
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      10-10-2019, 06:55 PM   #10510
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Hey guys! Figured I'd post here instead of started a new thread cause its probably been covered, anyways looks like next week is my last chance to try a track day this year. I was wondering of any tips before I head out?

I've never done a track day so not sure I'm capable of boiling the brake fluid or melting pads, though whats the minimum amount of pad I should have front and back? Tires are PSS with under 3k on them, hoping to not trash them though if I love it they'll go away with the wheels to be replaced with a square setup!

https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/...eka-october-17
I think doing TNIA for your first track event is a terrible idea.

You want to go with a BMWCCA or PCA with an established instruction program.
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      10-10-2019, 06:56 PM   #10511
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Ok, you can't post all these pics and not tell us more!

In all seriousness though, and apologies for my ignorance on your setup, but what amount of front camber are you running? There's probably some camera lens distortion here, but looks crazy in these photos.
Also, curious as to why the choice of the Nexens?
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The 5.7 GC is awesome. You can add the SRT oil cooler if it doesn’t come with one (the older 5.7s didn’t, not sure about the new ones.) It’s only needed if you’re towing quite a bit and especially in the hills. It’s an easy retrofit.
i've found that any of the 5.7 cherokees with the class 4 tow package has the extra trans and oil coolers. its all i'm looking at since retrofitting would be upwards of $1k even if i did it myself. they are easy enough to find.

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GC is nice man, glad that suggestion looks like it's going to work out for you. Stereo kicks a$$ too.

What trim level, I don't think the Hemi comes in anything less than the Limited? That's what my EcoDiesel is.
its all over the place... some years the "lower" trims were able to check the 5.7 hemi box for a couple grand more. i think the "limited" is where it starts.

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Loved my GC with 5.7L Hemi; very reliable truck and a nice compliment to the M3.
it has a ton more power than i thought it would have. much more stout than the cayenne gts we drove. the eight speed transmission makes for a really nice towing (i would imagine) with the take off and overdrive. i liked how it feels very upright like a truck should. very feathery throttle. mrs beef got in it and immediately chirped the tires... she's used to a little lag from her diesel.
the particular trim we are looking at is the "trailhawk." we don't need a second offroad rig, but if we happen to make a trip out to arizona or norcal and i don't have my crawler, i can still do a little exploring. however, i'm not going to go overboard with modding this thing for offroading... thats not why we're getting it. it really does seem like a good all around vehicle that checks all the boxes for our current situation.

the only thing i "have to" do is put a flowmaster exhaust on it for the music. and maybe an intake. and mild cosmetics.
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Hey guys! Figured I'd post here instead of started a new thread cause its probably been covered, anyways looks like next week is my last chance to try a track day this year. I was wondering of any tips before I head out?

I've never done a track day so not sure I'm capable of boiling the brake fluid or melting pads, though whats the minimum amount of pad I should have front and back? Tires are PSS with under 3k on them, hoping to not trash them though if I love it they'll go away with the wheels to be replaced with a square setup!

https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/...eka-october-17
Just to add to what others have already said..

Eyes up, keep looking ahead. Don't worry about your mirrors, let your instructor manage that. If you can, put the car in one gear and use it for the whole track. It's a great way to focus on your driving, so you're not constantly shifting. Lastly, just have fun.
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Hey guys! Figured I'd post here instead of started a new thread cause its probably been covered, anyways looks like next week is my last chance to try a track day this year. I was wondering of any tips before I head out?

I've never done a track day so not sure I'm capable of boiling the brake fluid or melting pads, though whats the minimum amount of pad I should have front and back? Tires are PSS with under 3k on them, hoping to not trash them though if I love it they'll go away with the wheels to be replaced with a square setup!

https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/events/1993777-track-night-2019-topeka-october-17
Just to add to what others have already said..

Eyes up, keep looking ahead. Don't worry about your mirrors, let your instructor manage that. If you can, put the car in one gear and use it for the whole track. It's a great way to focus on your driving, so you're not constantly shifting. Lastly, just have fun.
Does TNIA provide instructors?
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