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    2004 BMW M3

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  1. You did that on purpose...lol
  2. First time to ECR was interesting. There is some rule if you drop 2 wheels off that you have to stop and get flat bed towed off. I was worried about that since I didn't want to the "that guy". Also first session was wet and there was the threat of having to wear a pink tank top. So the first session can be described as extremely cautious. Didn't really push too hard. Ran into some reliability issues during the 4th session. Feels like unfinished business but happy I got under 2:10 by the 3rd session. Confident I can be into the 2:02-2:03 range with a full weekend under my belt. Lap T
  3. Paul - That's a really good time especially considering that you don't drive often!
  4. Just hang plastic sheet from the ceiling.
  5. Glad you and corner worker are OK. The corner worker took a little while to move. He was probably like...he's coming right at me...wait...HE'S COMING RIGHT AT ME...MOVE!!!
  6. So I guess your name is Brad Gross? lol Congrats! I always like the NASCAR races at the road courses. Do you know where the truck race will be televised?
  7. In slower corners, adding a blip of throttle early adds rear grip and will start to rotate the car. So you can go through the turn with less steering lock and less speed scrubbing. Sometimes, it will get you beyond a self imposed limit. In some cases I've discovered that I can go through a corner with more speed that I thought. If you could compare steering angle data, I'd bet the drivers that are blipping have less angle than the drivers that are not. It took awhile to kind of get it down. I've come sideways out of many corners and have since earned my expert landscaping badge. It's an a
  8. Lap time: 1:41.269 CCW (AiM Solo 2) Car: The Red Drift Machine (2004 BMW M3) Total weight with driver: 2915 NASA AVG WHP: 291 Tire size and model: Nitto NT01 275/40R17 Estimated ambient temperature: 55 Notes: 0.11 rear toe in (low end of factory spec), changed LF spring to 400 lbs, 50/50 cross weight, 52.74/47.26 fr-rr weight distribution. Got rid of a 30hp dip between 4500-5500 rpms with a new tune. Finally got the car setup to where I want it. Virtual best is a 1:40.846. Ran a 1:41.592 the day before in the afternoon. Consistent 1:43s and ran consistent 1:42s b
  9. Dang...Sad you're selling. This is a great deal at $35k.
  10. The switches on the scales are kind of cheap. I have one that is a bit temperamental. Otherwise its been fine. The wireless is great. Despite what the directions say...I don't think you can drive up on these. I haven't tried. You do need some kind of platform to roll the car on and off the scales to take a measurement. Four have borrowed the scales. One said it was off compared to when they weighed in at NASA. One said it was spot on. Two others have no comment either way.
  11. I've been f'ing with this stupid splitter for the entire year. Started out with plywood. Learned things like...have to drive carefully in MSRH's paddock after a couple of head turning splitter (sc)rapings. Finally felt good enough about stepping up to a carbon splitter. My first one was from Sep was OK. Let's say it no longer exists. Second one got destroyed at MSRH from a combination of smaller diameter tires and soft springs. I scraped it to death. Onto #3...hope this one lasts. Biggest mistake was using aluminum mountings which I chose to minimize weight. With some ideas from Kyle Hale
  12. First time back on track in 4 years. Heartland Park Topeka. Somehow...I managed to find a little sliver of paddock space (that's only about 1/5th of the total paddock area) A great invention. Its a 20 psi oil pressure switch hooked up to a 115db siren. There is a switch to defeat it when idling in the paddock Experimented with the plywood splitter... Chassis mounted rear wing Building my own 4 clutch ZF LSD Making a carbon splitter. Found out...needs holes or channels in the foam to allow air to escape from the mold side.
  13. Quick history Here it is new to me... This is why it is called The Red Drift Machine... Ooops Avoided certain doom... Moved to Milwaukee, WI Low cost rebuild finally gave up at Road America ? The weight loss begins... It was nice having access to a top quality maker's space for $40/ month in Wichita, KS. Those took 15 minutes to punch out. Made my own floor mount adaptors. Cost $70 for both sides. Aftermath of not pinning the hood...:(
  14. This was a 2004 M3 6 sp imola red on imola red. Now it is a 2004 M3 5 sp imola red. Bought this in 2013. I've done everything to this car except replace the windshield and back windows and fabricated a majority of the parts. The goal is to make it the lightest caged E46 M3 possible. For 2021, working on weight reduction, optimize ECU tune, and figure out the front splitter (longevity, quick removal). As of now the car sits at 2761 (2791 w/ driver, helmet, hans) with 38L of fuel. 2696 dry - that is more than I expected. Don't have much low hanging fruit left. i can replace the
  15. I've used jackstands and two pieces of conduit with 3 holes drilled into each conduit. (1 at each end for the string, 1 in the middle). It worked but its not quick. You have to set it up and then measure. If you need to make an adjustment, need to roll the car and setup the strings again. A chassis mounted option would be so much faster. I want to get one someday...
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