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Thread: Round 3....another M3 build

  1. #276
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    Some really boring updates....

    Finally got the back window painted and installed with all the bolts. Only had to drill 4 rivnuts out (ended up using a bolt and washer method instead of a new tool cuz I cant decide which to get). Happy with the fitment. Also switched to black coated washers that were a smaller od and they look 10x better. The fitment is very good on the window, I just have it a little off center.

    window 5 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    window 6 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Switched out the hardware on the rear 1/4 windows as well, and added 2 more bolts to the front. 2 bolts were prolly enough, but I wanted the top to fit tighter and now they seem more secure. Cant wait to see how well these vents actually work. Hopefully since the car really isnt sealed, it wont fog up on me. I might add some vents to the bottom of the rear window as well, but not sure if thats needed yet.

    1-4 window 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    1-4 window 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Also pulled the wing so I can redo the tension rods, or sell it for a different wing I have my eye on. It sure makes the car look weird to me, but its way easier to walk around the car now in the garage. Also here is about what the front looks like now on the new springs and lowered down. I really need to make my camber gauge to see how much I lost from pulling the lower shims. Currently its 18x10 et 20 and I think sits perfectly. I will get better pics cuz I forgot to save the one from my story.

    fitment 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    fitment 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    fitment 3 by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Thanks man, we will have to meet up someday. Wouldnt mind seeing your wagon



    I am keeping them, just either adding another set of wheels, or putting the "street" tires on them. The suspension is actually more dialed in now, I just havent been able to roll it out of the garage. Also just picked up a new project last night lol.

    Which Wagon? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    Which Wagon? lol
    No more lexus sport cross?
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    I still have it.

    I listed it for sale though. Life happened.

    I still have the subaru.

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    Looks so good, nice and meaty flush
    grimegang_cody on insta if you want to follow my build

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    Car is getting neglected since it has a new room mate in the garage, I felt bad so I bought it another set of wheels. 18x10 ARC-8 In satin black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Car is getting neglected since it has a new room mate in the garage, I felt bad so I bought it another set of wheels. 18x10 ARC-8 In satin black.
    Yes pics? This thing chuuunky
    I just need something to go from point A to point B
    so i bought 3 bmws
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    Quote Originally Posted by cressidodd View Post
    Yes pics? This thing chuuunky
    Ill get some once I get the wheels and finally get the tires that have been sitting in my living room mounted. The new wheels are getting the 265/35/18 which seem very close in size to the extra slicks in my basement lol. The car currently looks like complete ass and is covered in dust. I feel really bad for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    The car currently looks like complete ass and is covered in dust. I feel really bad for it.
    Tell me about it. My technoviolet coupes been under a pine tree for months now
    I just need something to go from point A to point B
    so i bought 3 bmws
    @cressidodd

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    Feel bad for a project so you buy parts.


    This is 100% me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    Feel bad for a project so you buy parts.


    This is 100% me lol
    Main real push to buy another set was so I can drive the car before june. As it sits, its a garage/trailer queen that cant legally be driven on the street.
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    Wheels come tonight, hopefully I can get the tires mounted asap so I can move it around.
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    Nice bmw

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    Wheels were delivered yesterday around lunch time, so I went to get them and loaded up the truck so I could take them over to my friends shop bn-imports who stayed late to get them mounted up. Wasnt planning on getting them done right away but glad I did so I can maybe drive the car on the street soon. Still need an alignment tho which might take some time since my friend who did it last time moved to a now shop further away. I guess its time to really figure it out myself.

    truck loaded by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Of course had to get a shot with one wheel on the stack of tires. Kinda funny how different they fit in the truck vs the slicks (slicks dont fit 4 across)

    bn imports by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Was nervous at first watching a new tech they have mounting some truck wheels/tires but my friend ended up mounting them instead. Was nice to see him since I had to chat about the other wheels and slicks since I need to swap the spare set on for this year to start out. So happy once I saw the tire mounted.

    mounted 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Took them home and threw them on the dirty ass car. Wanted to see the size difference. It looks like a lot in this picture, but in person it seems like maybe 1" width difference.

    mounted 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Rear went on first, and it needs to be spaced out a little I feel. I have a 12.5 I might throw on top of the 5mm that I always run.

    rear 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Then went to the front which fits perfectly with just the 5mm spacer.

    front 12 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    font 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Here is a crappy pic of the side, the car is filthy and there isnt much room around it. I will try and get it out this weekend if the weather holds up and get some better pictures.

    side shot by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    Had some decent weather and decided to pull the car out of the garage. Drove it over to a friends house which was nice to stretch its legs a little bit. It was still cold but not too bad without heat since it was a short trip.

    side 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    side 2 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    side 3 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    side 4 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Also had an idea, and needed to redo my business logo anyway. So I figure try something like hard motorsport sells, and after a little weeding and figuring out placement. I ended up with this. I am planning on doing the rear, leaving the front alone (other than removing the roll call stickers). I might do something on the hood but not really sure yet.

    ys logo 1 by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    I like the tabs a lot on the trunk by themselves lol

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    Yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooo
    I just need something to go from point A to point B
    so i bought 3 bmws
    @cressidodd

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    I like the tabs a lot on the trunk by themselves lol
    I am having a hard time deciding on wing vs no wing now lol. I kind of want to switch to a different brand and sell the battle aero but not sure yet.

    Nothing really new to report other than I drove it around the other day finally. Something rubs in the back which I need to figure out esp since the real tires are even wider. Need to swap them on and bring the car to work with me so I can use our lot and try a halfass autocross. I did get the driver side "livery" done tho. Need to add some here and there and figure out the hood yet.

    IMG_4738 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    IMG_4740 by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    I like the tabs a lot on the trunk by themselves lol
    I am having a hard time deciding on wing vs no wing now lol. I kind of want to switch to a different brand and sell the battle aero but not sure yet.

    Nothing really new to report other than I drove it around the other day finally. Something rubs in the back which I need to figure out esp since the real tires are even wider. Need to swap them on and bring the car to work with me so I can use our lot and try a halfass autocross. I did get the driver side "livery" done tho. Need to add some here and there and figure out the hood yet.

    IMG_4738 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    IMG_4740 by minthinrich, on Flickr
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    Hahaha for a second I thought all those "YS" on the livery were something else. Looks good man
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    Need to figure out how to not loose the quality when uploaded to youtube. Stupid short video testing out the new mount placement. I race with no rear view mirror so it should look decent.

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    I think one of those duckbill spoilers would look pretty cool.

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    Do you need the wing? What kind of racing do you do?

    Autocross, for example you don't really need the wing for downforce or to stabilize the rear of the car, if anything it creates drag.
    For circuit racing on high speed tracks it may be beneficial in long sweeping turn and braking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeBlue View Post
    Do you need the wing? What kind of racing do you do?

    Autocross, for example you don't really need the wing for downforce or to stabilize the rear of the car, if anything it creates drag.
    For circuit racing on high speed tracks it may be beneficial in long sweeping turn and braking.
    I primarily do Time Trial/Hillclimb (scca is changing the names) and some autocross.

    Pulled off the roll call stickers, needed to change them anyway since I sold some parts but prolly wont put it back on. Also wing went back on. Its dirty. Rubs with the smaller tires, stiffened it up a lot, but need to figure out why its rubbing....esp since I know the 285s will be a lot worse.

    IMG_4959 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    IMG_4960 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    IMG_4961 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    Last edited by hinrichs; 04-02-2019 at 03:45 PM.
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    Weighed the car...its still kinda heavy at 2820. This was a full tank of gas tho.

    weight by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Cut some material out of the doors....it was kinda pointless. Still need to do the driver side.

    door gutting by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Played with the fender flares a little, trimmed them. Pulled one of the backs off to seam seal it which I never did over the winter. Figured id throw one of the slicks back on since its been a while seeing the silver wheels. (trying to decide if I want to get them coated). Also wanted to see how wide the slicks were compared to the street tires.

    IMG_4995 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    IMG_4994 by minthinrich, on Flickr
    tires by minthinrich, on Flickr
    Last edited by hinrichs; 04-08-2019 at 09:36 AM.
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