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      02-15-2020, 07:55 PM   #1
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Limerock M3 to GTS inspired racecar or Clubsport?

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I just purchased this 1 of 200 Limerock M3. It's currently set up as a street legal track car with full cage, gutted interior, race seats and coilover suspension. It does still have everything else including AC, Navigation and generally all the tech less radio.

I have a F80 ZCP in manual that i use as a daily, but for this car I want it to be a GTS looking track car build. I haven't made up my mind if i should go full fledged track car or dial it back some and make it more of a Clubsport GTS?? I'm super excited about the car and would love to get feedback.

1st phase of Mods:

Replace front rotors to OEM plus and install HAWK racing pads - Completed
Paint rocker panels to match car - Pending
Install GT4 carbon fiber front spoiler - Pending
GTS rear wing - Pending
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      02-15-2020, 09:27 PM   #2
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That side skirt should be painted back to orange ASAP
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If it is a dedicated track car the first thing I'd do is ditch the awful brakes for a stoptech or brembo kit. The brakes are the Achilles heel of the e92 M3.
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Amazing find. I would dial it back some...make it more of a Clubsport GTS type spec. Agree on the BBK upgrade idea.
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IDK why anyone would do this to a LRP car. Just get a beat up car, gut it and wrap it in orange. But I digress.

I would convert it to GTS as with the Fire Orange paint, it'd be as close to a GTS as possible in the US. Maybe sprinkle some GT4 sauce on it.
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I've seen this car for sale quite a few times. If I remember correctly, it has insanely low mileage. Definitely an interesting story somewhere why the build was taken in this direction. I'd be curious to know the history.

Looks like it will be a fun car though, OP! And if your F80 is gonna fill all the daily duties, you can really go as crazy as you want with this one!
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Put it back to stock!!!!
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That side skirt should be painted back to orange ASAP
Agreed and planning on doing it this week.
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Put it back to stock!!!!
That would be boring and and defeat the purpose because i want a dedicated track car.
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      02-18-2020, 06:08 PM   #10
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I've seen this car for sale quite a few times. If I remember correctly, it has insanely low mileage. Definitely an interesting story somewhere why the build was taken in this direction. I'd be curious to know the history.

Looks like it will be a fun car though, OP! And if your F80 is gonna fill all the daily duties, you can really go as crazy as you want with this one!
The previous owner decided to turn it into a track car after finding out it had an accident on its history. I was looking for a track car and the fact it was a LRP was simply a bonus.

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IDK why anyone would do this to a LRP car. Just get a beat up car, gut it and wrap it in orange. But I digress.

I would convert it to GTS as with the Fire Orange paint, it'd be as close to a GTS as possible in the US. Maybe sprinkle some GT4 sauce on it.
I wanted a track ready car and the fact that this one had accident history and below what LRPs market value made sense to me. Yea i agree GT4 touches here and there.

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If it is a dedicated track car the first thing I'd do is ditch the awful brakes for a stoptech or brembo kit. The brakes are the Achilles heel of the e92 M3.
Thanks yea next phase after i beat these brakes up.

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Amazing find. I would dial it back some...make it more of a Clubsport GTS type spec. Agree on the BBK upgrade idea.
Thanks man yea i'll probably end up somewhere between a clubsport and a racecar, meaning it will still have AC, glass windows, stock body panels, but also full cage and all racing safety items.
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While I gravitate more towards the Clubsport/CS builds, it seems like this car is already pretty dedicated to the track and with what it has already, it seems like a proper track build is already in progress. If you truly track it, I think that would be the most rewarding and fun direction for it, and make the most sense given your ZCP DD. A CS type build would be just another street car that competes with your F80.
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