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  • econti
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    Great pics!

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  • ccsdo5
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    DSC_0184 by Nick Calciano, on Flickr

    DSC_0638 by Justin Brisebois, on Flickr

    DSC_1098 by Justin Brisebois, on Flickr

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  • ccsdo5
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    Originally posted by econti View Post
    A touch lower in the rear and the stance will be tough as
    I agree, it'll be lower soon.

    Originally posted by s14brent View Post
    liking those 16" napre wheels man, i've never seen a set in 5x120!
    Thanks! I love them so much perfect fitment and style for the car I got realllllly lucky and found them one night on craiglist for fairly cheap. I have yet to find another set and I want more especially some 17" ones.

    fullsizeoutput_e1a by Emelia Nordlund, on Flickr

    I really dig this shot of the car though.

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  • s14brent
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    liking those 16" napre wheels man, i've never seen a set in 5x120!

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  • econti
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    A touch lower in the rear and the stance will be tough as

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  • ccsdo5
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    Car still works so just driving it still.

    DSC_2497 by Justin Brisebois, on Flickr

    IMG_2060 by Scott Hastings, on Flickr

    IMG_2042 by Scott Hastings, on Flickr

    IMG_2065 by Scott Hastings, on Flickr

    IMG_2413 by Scott Hastings, on Flickr

    Friends 240 decided to blow up second gear on his first lap out. He changed it though to drive the next day.

    IMG_2225 by Scott Hastings, on Flickr

    IMG_2228 by Scott Hastings, on Flickr

    IMG_2293 by Scott Hastings, on Flickr

    DSC_0823 by Nick Calciano, on Flickr

    DSC_0765 by Nick Calciano, on Flickr

    Last picture is my favorite for sure. Took forever but I can finally drive with my friends. Their cars are fast though both of them can pull away from me after a transition but they're also on 235/40/17's and I'm only on some 205/45/16's so they have a lot more grip than me. I think I'm going to try and lower the car a little and run a 215/40/17 in the rear so I can get a little more wheel speed and grip out of the car without needing to cut the body up for fender flares or over fenders....

    Also car did something weird on Friday night and the steering got super hard and it ended up whipping the car around near the bank. I don't know if something is up with the rack or what I swapped out the power steering pump since I had a spare with me and it seemed to work okay after it's still a littl heavy in some spots and doesn't really want to self steer as nicely as it did prior. I might take the Z3 rack out and swap a non-m3 e36 rack into the car and see if it makes a difference is I have another problem with it. Also need to paint the car blue again. I would like to actually paint it some what nice but it'll probably end up being rattle cans again....

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  • wworm
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    that second to last pic is super rad

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  • ccsdo5
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    Originally posted by econti View Post
    dirt drop pic is brutal as fuck
    Yeah that one wasn't even too bad I only dropped one wheel I've had both rear wheels off and can hear the bottom of the car dragging the ground, and I wonder why stuff breaks all the time...

    I did more driving though a couple weekends ago.

















    Second to last picture is my favorite, because it looks like I'm going pretty fast with that driver side wheel off the ground slightly haha!

    I'm considering swapping out diffs since I noticed I run out of wheel speed in second for the full track. I'm only on a 205-45-16 but also have a good amount of toe in in the rear for more forward bite and grip. So I don't know if I should try for a shorter rear end and go for third gear around the entire track or try running a bigger tire on a 17 but it's kinda difficult to fit 17's under the stock arches with 0 camber... The 3.73 in the back of my car now works pretty good for second but doesn't have enough for third so I might try and find a 4.10 but that'll make my 1st gear basically useless...

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  • econti
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    dirt drop pic is brutal as fuck

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  • jeenyus
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    Very cool. Slick driving!

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  • ccsdo5
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    Originally posted by BUDNUNTA View Post
    Good on you for having the frame fixed, e30s are so soft they pull back nicely

    Kind of a shame so many would have been thrown away by now for a little rail damage

    Have any videos of the car in action?
    Thanks I will admit it isn't 100% straight but it definitely close enough for a 30 year old car with adjustable arms and stuff to correct it. I had some videos on here originally but the embedded youtube URL seems to not work on here anymore.

    Here's an old in car my friends father took in 2017 at a parking lot event.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QxAfKq5EuA

    And here's another from last year, as you can see that car was very tired and needed a new quarter panel so it just made sense to cage a new shell.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmpH...dmZI0Q&index=9



    So turns out I just had fouled spark plugs I guess from playing witht he idle control settings and running the car really rich at idle for so long, luckily I didn't need a new CPS. I ended up finally getting everything swapped over into the new shell two weeks ago and drove the car all of 400 feet down the road then decided it was a good idea to drive all the way from NY to englishtown, NJ. Finished putting the car together at 11pm Friday night and decided to drive down at 6am that next morning for east coast bash.

    It was a lot harder swapping shells than it looks and I really under estimated the amount of time I needed. Hardest part was these original subframe bushings that were stuck in the chassis.



    Also did a lot of other things like put a solid steering coupler in and modified the steering shaft to accept the Z3 steering rack, which I changed from a 95 M3 rack. The M3 rack has more travel and allowed for more angle but it was dumb and caused binding issues at full lock and was progressive vs the linear Z3 rack. Also swapped out my ground controls with BC racing coilovers of similar spring rates. Only real reason for this was I can use my fancy caster plate witht he BC coilovers which didn't work on the ground controls so I can have some normal caster settings with the 5 lug setup. I also switched to a late model expansion tank with the Z3M radiator since this chassis had the mounts for it. and I modified the cold side intercooler pipe so I didn't have to drill a giant hole in the chassis.







    Here's the engine outof the old chassis in the air. You can see how nasty it is from dirt drops and trashing the car. I didn't clean it and just dropped it in the new caged car. Also take note of the downpipe and the internal wastegate screamer pipe, NEVER DO THIS! It sounds cool at WOT on track but it makes the car sound like a tractor driving normal and I hate it. I plan on going back to normal downpipe when I get the chance to make a new one that fits better. Legit it took all of 45 minutes to pull and drop the engine between cars, I love how easy it is to do things on the little m42.







    Also ended up giving my friend some help wiring up his poor 240. He has thrashed it so much the last couple years he put a tube front on it then switched to a custom chassis harness which was all cut up when he bought it second hand so I helped figure out how to make the car run again and wire the connectors up. He figured out the charging circuit because honestly I forgot about that when we got it to run. Lastly here's a couple pictures of the car from the last event, it ran great other than needed to swap fuel pumps at the track since I forgot to change out to the 255 pump and driving on the highway the car wouldn't rev past 3500 under load but would go straight to redline in neutral, new pump solved that and the car ran great all weekend.







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  • BUDNUNTA
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    Good on you for having the frame fixed, e30s are so soft they pull back nicely

    Kind of a shame so many would have been thrown away by now for a little rail damage

    Have any videos of the car in action?

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  • ccsdo5
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    For the sake of updating this thread because I feel like I never do here's a picture of a picture of my car from last summer I found in a photo album my buddy gave me.




    In other news I ended up picking up another shell that was crashed from someone local and it turns out the frame on it was pretty tweeked, but it was over all a very very clean car for up here in NY I gave it to another friend who was able to pull it straight and I have to admit the frame rails line up pretty much dead on. You can see how one rail was pointed upwards basically since the car went off the road and jumped from what the previous owner told me. I then gave it to another friend and had them install the prebent cage I bought from a fellow R3V member well over a year ago. It came out pretty good minus my crappy paint smoke gray paint job....















    Now I just need to do the fun part of swapping all my stuff from the trashed blue car into this one... Which I'm not very excited to do as I'm lazy and don't really want to work on cars much and just sorta want to drive. But I don't want to pull the engine out of the other chassis just yet because over winter as I finally figured out my idle control valve and was trying to tune it my car decided to stop working and won't turn over anymore. It was having issues at idle of dropping signal and then catching itself again before it shut off which I guess was a sign of a bad cps but it was doing that for a while and still ran fine. Now it just doesn't even attempt to start. I tried to start it with the stock ecu even though the injector size it all wrong and still doesn't do anything might occasionally give a hiccup but that's it. I've confirmed spark and fuel in the test mode on my MS and then took a tooth log of the crank signal.









    These four pictures are from one cranking event on my engine and you can see the CPS just drops signal randomly and then picks it back up to then drop it again. I've had this problem before and replaced my crank sensor with a brand new OE BMW sensor like 2-3 years ago. I can't believe it isn't working again :-x I should probably replace my spark plugs just to confirm they aren't fouled or something dumb but at this point I'm like 90% sure it's this sensor and I'm not looking forward to buying another $232 sensor.. A good tooth log should look like this



    I don't want to pull the engine from this chassis until I get it to run again because I don't want to be chasing my tail trying to find another issue when I swap it into this 325i car. That's currently my life and I have a lot to do and buy in the next month or so which is when I would like to be driving my car again. I mostly just need to buy some good 5 or 6 point harnesses and maybe a new halo bucket seat for the drivers side. But no point in buying any safety gear unless the car runs again at this point haha!

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  • varg
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    Cast manifold... Bottom mount, poor flow, still might crack if it isn't a high quality casting. I feel you on the making it impossible to bolt on thing, that's life with turbos. I have a leak somewhere that is preventing me from making full boost and I'm not looking forward to the fight that is getting the manifold off of my M20.

    You could try and make some small gussets that won't interfere with bolting the manifold on. Failing that, make a brace like econti suggested. Steel tubing welded up so that it bolts to the turbo outlet flange and connects it to the head either by the valve cover bolts (helicoil the threads and replace the bolts with studs) or over the top of the valve cover and down to the intake manifold to head bracket that bolts to plenum by the #1 runner.

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  • jeenyus
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    Are there cast turbo manifolds? I swear I've seen some. Maybe those could hold up to the abuse?

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