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      02-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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SCCA T2 Build E92 M3 (UPDATE TO NASA GTS-4)

UPDATE. THE CAR IS NOW BEING BUILT FOR NASA GTS-4

We figured we better post our race car build where the track guys hang out
Its coming close to race season and our E92 M3 is getting read for some wheel to wheel action with our first race in May! We just finished up the roll cage and currently working on fitting the dashboard and making the beauty panels.

When we first started this build it was in November and we have been slowly getting ready (Customers always first!) What is unusually about this build is we will be removing most of our modifications (from when it was a street car) and only keeping the JRZ triple adjustable struts/shocks. Due to the SCCA T2 rules the E92 M3 is not allowed modifications yet, or even upgraded springs and brakes (we can upgrade to stainless lines and upgraded fluid and pads) . We are allowed to upgrade the struts/shocks and so is any other car in class, as long as they keep the stock location/mounting points and stock springs.

For our class some of the E92 M3 restrictions are we must weigh at least 3700lbs with driver after the race is over. 18x10 max wheel size for front and rear. Max tire size of 295/35/18

A few goodies have been coming in such as our fire extinguisher system which is pretty cool because it is a push button style release instead of pull.

What it used to look like as a track day car.


JRZ SUSPENSION WE ARE RUNNING

















Interior completely stripped out













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Here are some more pictures of progress we are making.









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We do have a bunch of interior parts. Actually we have all of them that we area not using. Condition of them all varies. So if you are interested please let me know and I can check for you.

Also we have the reacro pole positions that used to be in the car as a street car.
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Awesome!!! Just curious, is this more for aesthetic purpose? I was prepared to turn my Prelude into HC H2 car (which I still haven't finished ) a few years ago, I actually cut out the inner sheet metal and left only the outer skin and whatever is necessary for the door latch mechanism. So the doors were very light.
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Awesome!!! Just curious, is this more for aesthetic purpose? I was prepared to turn my Prelude into HC H2 car (which I still haven't finished ) a few years ago, I actually cut out the inner sheet metal and left only the outer skin and whatever is necessary for the door latch mechanism. So the doors were very light.
It is actually both aesthetics and to cover the glass on the inside of the door. The OEM window glass is in there and if it were to break it will keep it in the door panel. We are not allowed to gut the passenger door for weight. Only way we could gut it is if that side had a nascar style roll cage. That way it could be gutted for room of the cage.
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It is actually both aesthetics and to cover the glass on the inside of the door. The OEM window glass is in there and if it were to break it will keep it in the door panel. We are not allowed to gut the passenger door for weight. Only way we could gut it is if that side had a nascar style roll cage. That way it could be gutted for room of the cage.
Wow, the work on that cage is amazing - dumbfounded going through those pics!
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Wow, the work on that cage is amazing - dumbfounded going through those pics!
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We have been working hard to get a group of cars done for this weeks Nasa event, so we have not had as much time to work on our car. One of the things you will notice is our color choices for the E92 cage and panels. We always try to stay true to the BMW brand, so our color choice for the cage is interlagos blue. Our trunk block off and beauty panels are painted frozen black. Our goal is to have this car completed by this Thursday to start our testing. We will try hard to keep this thread updated. Thank you for your patience.










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Thanks for sharing the pics! Lookin great! Any under the hood shots?
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Really T2 you can only run stock springs... wow. Looks good though over all. What tire are you guys running or is there a series spec tire?
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Thanks for sharing the pics! Lookin great! Any under the hood shots?
Not yet. We are putting it all back together after taking the A/C out and setting up the Kill Switch.

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Currently for the E92 M3 only stock springs. Hopefully we can get them to accept springs this year if not it will be next.

We are running BFGoodrich R1s tires as they sponsored our car and we ran faster times with the R1s on our E46 than the Hoosier A6. So we are excited to see how they are on the E92 chassis.
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R1's nice. Hard to find here in canada lol. I had a couple sets last season. Fantasic tire. Only tire i found quicker on my E36 was the Hoosier R6's. But no my series has brought as back to R888's due to toyo being to series sponsar.
Nice yea we are going to the R1s which is like the Hoosier A6. So its even a sticker tire and will be faster.

The car is coming along great and very close to being done. Here are some pictures when we took it to Autobahn Country Club last week. The vinyls will be going on the week of May 7th!













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