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Old Thu, Jan-28-2016, 07:32:01 PM   #201
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Sounds so good, I like the combo, sounds deep in the low end
Interesting. I didn't like the sound in the lower RPM range. Much better with the CPI headers, IMO.
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Videos from my HPDE event on Jan 9-10. Did much better than my first time, and I got moved up to blue group. Also drove without traction control on track for the first time on the sound day; much much better lol.

I was running Bridgestone RE760s in all these videos. I'm still trying to figure out Dash Ware and couldn't sync the lap times perfectly, so they're posted below each video.

First DE for reference.

My last session with DSC on.

First session of second day. DSC off for the first time. Lost rear end for the first time at track at 6:35. Boxster in front of me goes off at 12:15, I got sucked into its line and could've gone off too. I had a stupid moment at 14:00, luckily nothing bad happened.

Check ride for blue. Third and last session of the day. More severe skid at 3:00, recovery could've been better. Lap 5 was 2:09.33, starts at 11:30.
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Autocross at COTA last Saturday, Jan 23. Still trying to figure out how to recover from a spin.

I was able to stay about a second behind a 650S and Exige, so I think I did pretty good.


More photos were taken of my car than the McLaren.







Also traded my front wheels for rears, so my track wheels are squared now. One tire rubbed pretty good on the previous owners car with factory alignment specs.



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Old Sat, Feb-06-2016, 08:04:28 PM   #202
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Free R-comps? Why not? Since they're kinda old, I'm just gonna use them for skid recovery practice. Max I could fit in my car was 6.






The guy had a collection of cars and parts. Drift/track E36 weighing 2600 lbs. Estoril blue and Boston(?) green street E36 M3s, E39 M5, E39 wagon, and three (3) 2002s. So much .




S14 swap


Learned that all my fenders are rolled when I was talking to him lol. Can't believe I didn't realize they were rolled earlier.

Seat shopping time. Went to Winding Road Racing to sit in a few HALO seats to see which one I liked best. They didn't have the Sparco Ergo in stock, but I liked the Turn One Cup Integrale. Same as one of the OMP seats but a lot more comfortable, and it didn't cause blind spots. $599 for seat and ~$880 for seat, side mounts, slider, and floor mounts. A lot cheaper than I was expecting. I'm gonna try out more seats including Sparco Ergo and hopefully make a decision before summer.


https://store.windingroad.com/mobile...ved-p1167.aspx

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Old Wed, Jan-02-2019, 05:49:25 AM   #203
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I’m gonna pick up where I left off because why the hell not.

Mounting the new tires on squared stock 18x9 wheels. I think this is when I switched to a more aggressive set up of -3.0F and -2.0R camber




Ready for autocross event


Deleted rear seats


Another autox event


Replacing all belts, pulleys, and tensioners. Also did tech inspection and mounted NT01s for first time in preparation for a track event at TWS








Day two of the event. Foggy morning




Perfect weather by noon



Had a tire rubbing issue. -3.2 fixed it






All the stuck tire I pulled out


Adjusting ride height at a buddy’s house. Lowered rear and raised front.


His track weapon


Replacing clutch and brake pedal bushings with UUC delrin pieces.

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Old Wed, Jan-02-2019, 05:53:02 AM   #204
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Aren't replacing pedal bushings fun?
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Old Wed, Jan-02-2019, 06:46:18 AM   #205
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Another alignment...


Boom. Track ready


At TWS again two weeks later



An interesting mistake

At COTA for the first time ever one week after TWS... I registered the morning of the event. Got a check ride, assigned to a run group, paid registration fees, then went about my day lol








New tires, Nankang NS-2R. Great tires imo


Driving from Austin to Houston at night in heavy rain. What could go wrong? Hit an object or pothole at ~60 MPH. Broke my rear view mirror, a strut brace bracket, bent two wheels, and ****ed up the alignment.


Realigning the car


Wheels repaired


MSRH with NASA. First time on track since the damage to car and since donating bone marrow which took me out for about a month. Picked up a fixed back seat and V-brace from ThunderMoose





Brey Krause seat mount


Seat is too wide. No worries..Winding Road is just a few miles away.


Impromptu seat purchase


NICE


Passenger seat out for weight reduction


At COTA to pick up my rollbar (which I ended up selling) and to pick up my registration packed for my track event the next day.






Passenger seat installed a few hours before event





Attempted my first coolant flush. What a mess


Installing Hotchkis sway bar






Front bumper repainted


Autox with friends


Back at TWS in March 2017


Vibration while braking on drive home. Discovered this



Harris Hill in June 2017. First and last time Ill drive there in the E46


Failed attempt at drifting


Still pissed about this scratch



COTA on a bicycle


///M meet in Austin






Ready for the last TWS PDS event



And one week later, my final event at TWS
With new ARC-8s and NT01s


RIP, my dude


Farewell, TWS






Goodbye 08/20/2017 5:12 PM



COTA one week later


Up next, the death of my E46
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Aren't replacing pedal bushings fun?

Not bad. Just remove the bracket that both pedals attach to, and the process is much simpler.
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Old Wed, Jan-02-2019, 09:17:07 PM   #207
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So the car was ready to go for COTA, but Harvey caused heavy rains in my area and water levels on roads were too high to get the E46 out of my neighborhood. Rain would not stop, so I was forced to max the car out on jack stands in hopes of saving the car in case it got flooded. Water is just starting to enter the garage in this photo.







A few days later, I was able to get a ride on a military truck to get essentials. Discovered that water has gotten inside the car but could not do anything about it bc I was not allowed to stay (nor did I want to..)








Back at the house about nine days after evacuation. Removed the front carpet and put a dehumidifier inside and kept it running for a week. Did not have time to remove the sound deadening. The car was declared a total loss because it got floodwater inside. Insurance was not willing to fix it.

Ok. Cool (Hook em). I know the car will be fine or can be parted out, so Ill keep the car and take the insurance money. Win for me, loss for you bastards


You can see where the floodwater got to. Luckily most of the wiring was spared.













Next weekend (Sept 16), got the car back on the ground and had it towed to ABR Houston for flood inspection. Kept the battery disconnected bc I did not want to potentially damage the car. Insurance settlement still not completed bc POS geico put together a fraudulent valuation report. I was coming back to Katy from Austin every weekend for a while, while taking a bunch of difficult college courses. What a PITA










Picked up this 1999 E36 M3 with 97k miles on it on Sept 28


Drove the car back to Austin next morning to go to class. Got a call later that morning that the E46 is ready, so I drove back to Houston that day to pick it up. Changed motor, trans, and diff fluids; lubricated brakes; cleaned electrical connectors. Car runs great, felt like a racecar after having driven a rental car for about a month. So now Im driving this totaled car thats value has still not been settled.






It was showing signs of starter failure, so I ordered a new one and left it parked in the garage while I went back to Austin in the E36

Fourteen days after buying my E36, a retarded sorority girl in her stupid tiguan backed into my E36 and totaled it...in a ****ing parking garage.


Drive it home so I can bring the E46 back to Austin for DD use. Before I do that, I have to replace the starter. I was in a rush to get back to Austin and did not think to clean the ICV and ITBs, which I later regretted




Back in Austin. Doing another alignment after making some spring and ride height changes


New eBay diffuser


At the 24h Series race at COTA. Picked up a set of scrubs for free.




Fuel pump is going out. Good thing I had a new OE unit sitting in the trunk




Installing the CSL diffuser. Not happy with fitment but whatever




Love the more aggressive look


Tire hoarder


Cleaning the dirty stock wheels




12/16/2017
First track event since flooding. Car ran great. Installed AKG 75D trans mounts before the event, and they introduced terrible NVH









Cracked a fog light so I went ahead and deleted them


LED interior and license plate lights






Looks like the LEDs are brighter, but they really arent






I could still smell floodwater inside the car, so I had a feeling it was coming from the sound deadening, which looked filthy. Had time to remove it and so I did. Discovered a little bit of floodwater underneath. I was surprised how much all that sound deadening weighed.


Took this photo later that day. I think I replaced the rear pads



Thats it for 2017. Going from a street/track car that was very compliant for primary use, to transforming into a dedicated track car.
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Old Tue, Jan-15-2019, 04:49:58 PM   #208
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I had been eyeing the RTD shifter and an Alcantara wheel for a while, and I finally decided to pull the trigger in Jan. The shifter is a custom V1 model that will accept a BMW golf ball shift knob. Took a few weeks to produce, and I was able to install it with the help of a friend two days before a DE at COTA. I should have gone with black alcantara..cant do anything about it now.






Alignment after installing Turner monoball RTABs, FCABs, and RSMs, then off to a buddys house to install the shifter




One last thing I needed to do was install a new oil temp sensor. I did this the evening before the event, bad idea. Turns out that ABR overtightened the oil drain plug, causing the oil pan to strip when I removed the plug. I was not able to tighten the plug anymore, so the leak would prevent me from tracking my car.

Sitting overnight


So in the morning, I went ahead and drove to COTA, picking up a spare E36 drain plug that my friend had on my way there. Get to COTA, unpack, attend drivers meeting, then get to work to see if the E36 plug will work. Luckily it did and all I missed was the 30 min warm up session.

Boom. Done


Car ran great aside from the brake issue Id been chasing for over a year (soft pedal for about 1). My new Federal FZ-201 tires lost half their tread at the end of the day.


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soft pedal? could be the MC on its way out, or the rubber guide bushings on the calipers flexing, and wearing the pad unevenly.
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Old Sat, Jan-19-2019, 06:30:56 AM   #210
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soft pedal? could be the MC on its way out, or the rubber guide bushings on the calipers flexing, and wearing the pad unevenly.
Actually, it was neither of those. I had solid caliper guides at the time..no help. Several brake flushes and bleeds..no help. Ended up replacing front calipers, rotors, bleeding, driving a couple hundred miles, then bleeding again. Now its good.
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