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Thread: Round 3....another M3 build

  1. #376
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    i haven't been on here for a while, but i am so happy this is still going and you stuck with it!
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    Last race of the season happened over the weekend. Kinda sad but now I have a lot to work on over the winter.

    Last year, this race was my first ever. I ran street tires and didnt think much about it. Car did good, I learned a lot. I started with a 81.620 and finished with a 69.420. Forward to this year...with some much needed changes and tires I had one goal. Get as close to my best time on the first run. Road was cold, it was damp, couldnt really get any heat into the tires. Checked my time once I got to the top.....well I pulled off a 70.398. I was beyond happy and ready for the weekend. Only ended up with 3 runs due to some rain, and also someone blowing an oil line at the finish coating the course down to the turn around...took about an hour and a half to clean up. #2 - 66.767 #3 - 67.481

    Sunday was a lot better, sun was shining and everyone was ready. We had a few incidents....my one friends car is now totaled but he is okay. Got 5 runs which was awesome and I ran my personal best of 63.965. That run felt like a sunday drive and was perfect. I know what I need to do for next season for sure. Clutch slipping was the major problem of the day but the car did great. #1 - 67.481 #2 - 64.103 #3- 65.293 #4-63.965 #5-64.398

    Took 2 pictures, but have a video of each run.

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    car looks great, will be watching for the video

  4. #379
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    Best run I had

    Last edited by hinrichs; 09-17-2019 at 07:36 AM.
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    You jumped it!

    Awesome as always, very clean driving

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    Good job man!
    Apart from a new clutch, what you're gonna do this winter?

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    Looks like a great run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Good job man!
    Apart from a new clutch, what you're gonna do this winter?
    Clutch and flywheel (not sure how extreme ill go yet), new cage, window net, rear upper arms, rear diff (i think 3.91s), new/used driveshaft, all rear bushings.

    Also trying to get an enclosed trailer as well which is gonna be expensive.


    I have to say, not having really anything to work on right now is a bummer. Might be getting another silver coupe from a friend for either another shell to build, or a minor build for the lady. Camino is still in the planning stages.....but its gonna be a very expensive build even to just get her on the road.
    Last edited by hinrichs; 09-23-2019 at 09:13 AM.
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    Bmw made a new garage friend last night. Jeep went to its new home last night. (couldnt justify the $$$$ when its trail only)

    2003 Suzuki VL800. Needs some parts here and there but can be ridden as is.

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    2018 SIERRA TOW RIG

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    Love the color on the bike, deep brown is so underrated on everything. Also catching up with the last race, awesome times! Loved the footage as well, looks like so much fun. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

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    So while drinking with some friends at the last race, I was on ebay and did some buzzed shopping. I checked on this item a few times, and decided to just finally pull the trigger. Waited a little while, no tracking per usual and then this box showed up from Bulgaria.

    IMG_6643 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Hmm what could it be

    IMG_6645 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Got some Inpro Smoked tails. I was hoping they were bnib but they looked slightly used with the one seal. Oh well whatever. Pull the lights out, wow the car is gross. Yes there is some surface rust...car might get painted someday.

    IMG_6647 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Threw the lights in, looks 100x better in my opinion. This all stemmed from throwing in the smoked from turns.

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    love seeing the updates on this build & how much fun you have been having with it.

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    You buying items from the city I live in gives me the stomach butterflies of joy.
    Let me know if you need me to scope something out for you if you see something else of interest in my area.
    Bike is killer
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    Well, they finally got the 1 series right!"

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    Those Inpros look amazing, total facelift (tail-lift?) for an E36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwwaaaa View Post
    Those Inpros look amazing, total facelift (tail-lift?) for an E36.
    X2

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    Wow, great job in knocking several seconds off your previous best! The smoked tails look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    You buying items from the city I live in gives me the stomach butterflies of joy.
    Let me know if you need me to scope something out for you if you see something else of interest in my area.
    Bike is killer
    If I knew where to look I would take you up on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by bwwaaaa View Post
    Those Inpros look amazing, total facelift (tail-lift?) for an E36.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    X2
    Thanks guys, I am very happy I ended up ordering them.

    Quote Originally Posted by gotheframe View Post
    Wow, great job in knocking several seconds off your previous best! The smoked tails look great.
    Thank you









    So for some minor car/garage updates.

    Got one of these...itll come in handy soon enough im sure.

    IMG_6710 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    TV is finally up, waited too long to grab it from my old house. Kinda just put a movie on and zone out while working on stuff.

    59138458757__E697F022-A191-4918-8026-98FD0F902CED by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Decided to make my life slightly easier, I will take the doors off again. They dont really like to stay open anymore so that alone is annoying enough when trying to work on anything inside the car. I plan to sell the cage (no one has been interested) so I can upgrade to a better weld in option. I have been working on wiring which I will get some pics of this weekend. JEEP MODE ENGAGE !

    IMG_6689 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Also trimmed some more of the doors.....this is kinda pointless since Im 95% sure I will be going fiberglass but whatever I was bored. Bad picture since this was before I pulled out the center.

    IMG_6708 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Managed to clean the bike up a little, replaced a bunch of dumb things and made it slightly better. Ride from lunch today.

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    Last edited by hinrichs; 10-11-2019 at 01:57 PM.
    97 M3 GT2
    2018 SIERRA TOW RIG

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