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    Yay for solid mounts! I can't wait to see some pics of this thing on track!
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    I've always wanted to try a hill climb, they look like fun. You should try and get a track day in though too if at all possible, you'll have a blast.

    I'm going to try and do a track day this summer assuming my pockets don't get drained by maintenance.


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    Took it out of the garage over the weekend

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    Had to stop at the UPS store today at lunch to pick up a box since I am never home when they come to deliver. Of course was home most of the day yesterday and saw 3 trucks go past my house....none of which stopped due to the weather I guess.

    5 lbs and long....hmm

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    Opened it up, 2 things inside. I can make my own selector rod, but not sure if I will need to.

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    Thought long and hard about RTD or CAE....but both had a 6-8 week lead time. I honestly could have waited, but I dont want to be tearing into the car again once it warms up if I dont have to. Didnt find many reviews, but ended up deciding on the Samsonas shifter setup, which most guys says is very very similar to those 2. Stock at VAC in philly....had to order one. Priced right around what the RTD goes for.

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    That shifter looks like a nice piece, I really need to get something like that in my VW once I get around to working on it.


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    Man that's beautiful... Makes my akg look like chump change lol
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    didnt realize you had a thread going for this thing man. You should to bring it over to my place when we throw all my parts on mine and let me take it for a spin
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    Excited to see that shifter setup in there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meech View Post
    Man that's beautiful... Makes my akg look like chump change lol
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRa View Post
    Excited to see that shifter setup in there!
    Its installed...I will get back to this one. Still messing with it to get it to work properly and look perfect.


    So last week I didnt really do much at all to the car. The shifter had me a little pissed off so took a break on the car. I did get a new toy tho, in the form of a vinyl cutter. Ive been messing with that and making little things for friends and whatnot as I figure out how to get it all to work. I might redo it, but I finally cut this for the wing. I made a few diff sizes, and I know this is a little large...but everything else looked tiny. Still trying to decide on the taller mounts as well.

    WING STICKER by minthinrich, on Flickr
    WING STICKER 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Also these showed up, and I finally thew them on. Im glad I bought them, but I could have just cut them myself with no background and been happy. Oh well.

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    The decals look great! What cutter did you end up getting?

    Also, the wing looks killer in full air brake mode. haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRa View Post
    The decals look great! What cutter did you end up getting?

    Also, the wing looks killer in full air brake mode. haha.
    Ended up getting a UScutter Titan, I am very happy with it so far. Hardest part has been figuring out the sizing on the software. Also need to learn other programs so I can start making my own designs.



    So had a bright idea yesterday to pull the car out of the garage. New front lip, remounted the splitter how I wanted (oem LTW design) and put it on the ground. Needed to test out the shifter anyway.........total FAIL

    Basically my driveway blows for getting anything in and out of the garage....esp when you dont have reverse. Got it stuck at the end, thankfully I had the jeep and winch so i pulled it back a few times till my girlfriend came over and could help me push it down the other part of my driveway.

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    Also switched to 15" stands on the wing.

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    Been driving the car here and there, shifter is rad now that I got it working. I have a video up on my ig...which I guess Ill post here

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    Still just driving it here and there, but the steering shimmy is terrible....so yeah not sure where to throw money at that problem.
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    watching the wing sway left to right at side-wind has got to be entertaining

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    Could your wheels (or a wheel) be out of balance, causing the shimmy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 19birel View Post
    Could your wheels (or a wheel) be out of balance, causing the shimmy?
    I have thought about that a few times, but I really doubt coming from tire rack, they are not balanced well. It also did this with the stock wheels when I got the car.....Oddly my old red E36 did the exact same thing. I also did get a proper alignment as well before.

    I have a feeling its the steering rack itself. I have the new solid lolipops which I thought tightened everything up, but that changed yesterday when I went out for a short ride with the gf. What makes me think the racks bad, is that if I turn the wheel slowly with the wheels off the ground, it has a weird hesitation or it skips. Hard to really explain it.
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    it does it over bumps....not sure how im gonna deal with it yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    it does it over bumps....not sure how im gonna deal with it yet
    Have you checked rack mounts?
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    That was supposed to be an answer to the wing shaking lol, not the steering. I will check to make sure everything on it is tight tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    That was supposed to be an answer to the wing shaking lol, not the steering. I will check to make sure everything on it is tight tho.
    The wing my end up requiring tension cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRa View Post
    The wing my end up requiring tension cables.
    Need to figure out how to make them, trying to find a write up so far hasnt been rewarding.



    Decided to not run my home made passenger mount anymore, mainly due to I would have to redo it again since its not adjustable at all. Would have had to redo the one side and yeah I am over messing with seat mounts. So I ordered up another VAC floor mount adapter with anti sub harness bracket. The other day my passenger harness showed up as well.

    DUAL HARNESS by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Ignore the floor underneath the seat. I am still working on really cleaning that and getting the tar shit off still. Its blocked by the seat so I kinda dont care but it annoys me. Not shown but also added 2 eye bolts on the tunnel for the harenss clips. Waiting on 2 clips for the harness since they werent included which annoyed me.

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    Next up, I wasnt very happy with the original "BMW Motorsport" sticker I made for the wing. It kinda fit well, but I stretched it too far and it looked weird. So I redid that last night to match the battle aero stickers that came with the wing. Might end up going to matte white eventually but I like this for now. Giant wing needs a flashy sticker right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Need to figure out how to make them, trying to find a write up so far hasnt been rewarding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRa View Post
    Cool thanks, that seems easy enough other than the crimper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Cool thanks, that seems easy enough other than the crimper.
    The one thing I would add to that would be slip some heat shrink on with the piece you crimp that way after it's done you can cover that union and the loose cable end. It seems like a little detail but that little bugger can be sharp.
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    Stopped at home depot on my lunch break, ended up getting coated wire which I figure might hold up a little longer. Glad that stuff is cheap. Didnt want to buy the tool but whatever I am sure ill need it again eventually...for something.

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