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Old Thu, Feb-02-2012, 07:04:20 PM   #1
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Default Joe's track/auto x build/progress anything thread

I've been meaning to make this for a while and will post up what ever work, problems, events, and photos in here.

Right now the goal is to keep a nice compromise between being able to auto x/track/and drive on the street (not as comfortably as some would like) when the weather permits. Slowly tuning and maintaining to perform more in the first two aspects.



engine/transmission
Jim Conforti 3" intake
OBD 2 Midpipe
Rogue cat back
Oil pump nut welded
AKG 80A motor mounts
Rogue trans mounts
AKG stage 3 shifter
AKG DSSR
AC and engine fan delete
JBR 10lb ltw flywheel
Clutchmaster's stage 1 organic
AKG poly Diff bolt bushing
3.23 diff w/ new clutches
Eventually plan an S54 swap

Cooling
Mishimoto radiator
Euro coolant reservior
Zionsville radiator fan shroud
16" spal fan
custom sheet metal radiator baffle
80C thermostat
Aluminum thermostat housing

Suspension/Brakes
every single bushing and ball joint has been replaced with oem other than specified
AST 4100's
600 lb 6" hyperco front springs
750 lb 5.5" hyperco rear springs
Eibach front swaybar
Vorshlag camber plates w/ slim race bearings
Front subframe reinforced with AKG pieces and powdercoated
Rear subframe reinforced/boxed with AKG pieces and powdercoated
Rogue rear shock mounts w/ "track" high durometer bushing
Mason front strut brace
X-brace
SPC control arms w/ limiters
Vorshlag rtab limiters
Powerflex rear subframe bushings
Performance friction 06 pads
brass caliper guides
Bimmerworld stainless lines
generic blank oem rotors
Gruvenparts backing plates
brake cooling ducts

Exterior
Carbon fiber sunroof delete panel painted Avus blue
Motion motorsport underpanel
Depo 55W 5000K headlights
clear corners, side markers, tail lights
Fog blanks
Vorshlag 90mm Front/75mm Rear studs
SSR comps 18x9 +30F +42R
255/35 Dunlop Star Specs


Interior
originally dove -> now black
Kirk 4 pt roll bar powdercoated silver
Schroth profi II
Cobra Suzuka Gt seats
VAC side mounts black
Evosport floor mounts black
Personal neo grinta 330mm w/ blue stitching
Momo hub w/ adapter ring to fit Personal wheel
VDO water temp gauge
Deka ETX30L battery (20 lbs)
no sound deadening
gutted from carpet back
complete stereo delete w/ harness and speakers

Fluids
Red Line 10W40
Motul Gear 300
Amsoil 75w90
Motul RBF 600

Weight is about 2800 lbs w/o me and a 1/2 tank.

I wish I had some on track pictures but I only did my first HPDE this past august so there will be some in the future. A lot of auto x shots though.











videos
first track day @ njmp lightning

an auto x
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Old Thu, Feb-02-2012, 08:10:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Joe's track/auto x build/progress anything thread

Sweet build!

Looking forward to seeing some epic things from this car.

I too am planning an S54 swap haha
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Old Thu, Feb-02-2012, 10:23:51 PM   #3
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Awesome man! Makes me want to trade my e46 m for an e36 track build!
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Old Thu, Feb-02-2012, 10:57:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: Joe's track/auto x build/progress anything thread

Thanks guys!

Biggest thing I plan to do is just keep attending as many events as possible. I saw in the Apex wheels photo thread that they are working on a completely new designed 18x9.5 ET43 which has me super excited because that gives the ability to run 265/35's on an e36 which is what I am really looking for. I would really love to increase mechanical grip and keep suspension tuning the car as much as possible before adding any aero, etc.
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Old Fri, Feb-03-2012, 04:14:28 AM   #5
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Wow, what a build!

Love the last picture
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Old Fri, Feb-03-2012, 09:21:54 PM   #6
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Default Re: Joe's track/auto x build/progress anything thread

I'm reading over the tech list and agree with every change you've made to the car. This looks like one of the best bang-for-the-buck competition cars I've seen.
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Old Tue, Mar-06-2012, 01:55:50 AM   #7
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Uh.. i feel stupid buttt...
what color is this car










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Uh.. i feel stupid buttt...
what color is this car










avus blue.


expect a big update in about a week with pictures of clutch/flywheel work, harnesses, brake ducting, euro coolant reservoir and other various projects.
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Old Tue, Mar-06-2012, 03:10:37 AM   #9
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Wow. Very nice build
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Old Wed, Mar-14-2012, 05:03:13 AM   #10
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Default Re: Joe's track/auto x build/progress anything thread

ugly.
the clutch disk was definitely on it's last leg and very thin.



before


during


after


JBR flywheel


clutchmaster's stage 1


coolant line set up before


coolant line set up after. new knock sensors also went in.


I'll put up more tomorrow of the hose routing and expansion tank.

After 80 miles the clutch is breaking in very nicely and is really smoothing out from the first drive. I can honestly say it feels stock but with the added revability of the jbr flyweel. Can't wait to really have some fun once it is all broken in another 420 miles.

Euro expansion tank is awesome in that bleeding is too easy now. Coolant level is also more visible.
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