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craig8
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27th Nov 12 at 21:51   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Will be using this as a road and track car so the interior will be staying in for now, first off some pics from the advert









Will get some decent pictures at the weekend, next week should see the e46 330 front brakes I ordered coming and discovers it has an m50 inlet manifold an derestricted airbox fitted

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Decat
Coilovers
R888s
Strip it

Looks a lovely base to start with, friend of mine has just bought one
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nice one

really like these after working on a load of them, please ditch the front indicators
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Ordering some bc racing coilovers next week and a couple of bits and pieces, indicators can stay for now gonna change them in the new year when the bubling on the arches gets fixed, for now its just about making it handle and stop better

Going to stick with road tyres for my first couple of track days, thinking Michelin pilot sports, don't have the budget for another set of wheels and 888's for a couple of months due to wedding stuff

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Same as mine! Good buy. Can't beat these for the money. It take it yours has traction and no LSD?
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i have JOM coilovers on my touring
the ride is brilliant, for 170 they are well worth it


http://www.lemass.co.uk/ for all your automotive/bodyshop needs
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I wouldnt de-cat it. Just get an M3 exhaust system. Sounds shit with a decat
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Butler - has traction control, not checked for an lsd yet but the mechanic I bought it from said it did, will need to confirm that myself though

Tom - not really the kind of coilovers I'm after tbh, looking for something a bit more adjustable and I have more confidence in

Daymoon - engine and exhaust are staying as they are for now, already has the manifold and airbox done and today I plugged the vac line that closes the valve on the exhaust for a bit more noise in lower revs




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quote:
Originally posted by craig8


Tom - not really the kind of coilovers I'm after tbh, looking for something a bit more adjustable and I have more confidence in






oh yeah, track car


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Have a look at the Federal 595 RSR or Yoko AD08, half way between a good road tyre and a semi slick
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little bit of progress, uprating the brakes from 286mm to 325mm discs off of an e46 330ci using the calipers and carriers, braided hoses, some grooved and dimpled discs and ebc yellowstuff pads for now, also going to use the master cyclinder and servo from an e36 m3 evo due to the larger piston size




started cleaning up the calipers for paint and these arrived




not so sure if they will fit under the 17s now should do though, only one way to find out really


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and painted gloss black





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Good stuff, I just polybushed my lollipops and renewed my lower arms. Difference is night ant day.

Make sure you get an Xbrace, strut brace and powerflex lollipops!
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struggling to find any Xbraces for sale, have found these though




cost 130 delivered or i could make it for less than half of that

all the bushes etc will be getting checked when i fit the brakes and changed when i fit the coilovers
strut braces i have been looking at recently, any recomendations? prefer the OMP type to these shiny alloy ones you see everywhere


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really fancy one of these to track it
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quote:
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Good stuff, I just polybushed my lollipops and renewed my lower arms. Difference is night ant day.

Make sure you get an Xbrace, strut brace and powerflex lollipops!



I did the same with E30 lower arms.
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really fancy one of these to track it


should do it mate, dirt cheap and fairly quick, can get decent power out of them for not a lot of cash too

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Can't beat them for the money. Really happy with mine. Standard suspension is awful though!
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Glad you went for the E36 Craig much better choice seeing as it will be a track slag
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Yeah mate just made more sense, the amount of cheap upgrades you can do from other models is great


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Butler
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What else you got planned Craig?
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Looks just like mine (prefer my ambers though!)

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what do they weigh ?? can you make them loose much weight if put of a strict diet ? are there many aftermarket bolt on parts ??

just looked on autotrader, the min kerb weight on there is 1395 kgs. thanks canny heavy like same as my mondeo tdci i use for towing lol , need a truck i think

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Alex - interior is pretty heavy, thick carpets and lots of sound deadening that could go too, m50 manifold and a larger bore throttle body are fairly straight forward mods, cams area bit more expensive, brakes can be upgraded to 300mm for not a lot of cash or to 325mm for a little more and lots of parts can be swapped from the z3 and other models

Butler - plans are
Bc racing coilovers
Polybush anything that needs it
Strut and chassis braces
Decent tyres
Z3M shifter
Decent lights
Fix rusty arches

Sure I've missed a few bits and bobs out, got a list of everything in my van, headlights will be getting replaced at some point along with the indicators

Interior is staying for now, will probably end up pulling it out at some point though





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Theyre quite heavy but well balanced. I had planned on taking my interior out but its so bloody comfortable I'm in no rush! Your plans are basically the same as mine. Even in standard form I was outperforming any car I've had in the past. Do you follow Bridge to Gantry? One of the guys on there bought a 4 door 328, fitted h&r suspension and 888s and did an 8.20 at the ring - very impressive!

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