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      04-18-2021, 09:45 AM   #3
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Drives: 24v turbo e30, e92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: FL

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Originally Posted by Biginboca View Post
I think you are on the right track, pun intended lol. I recently tracked my e92 328i for the first time at a SCCA track night at Palm Beach International Raceway.

My car is not a track car build but itís been built as a performance daily with a lot of mods you only see on track builds. Iím full Uniballs front and rear, m4 front spindles, -2.5/-2.0 Fr/Rr, camber Lost over 300lbs with weight reduction mods, extensive chassis bracing, and engine/power train mods with LSD.

So all that said I was running my daily driver set up on Falken FK510 street tires, oem BMW brake pads, etc. Just a Motul 600 fluid swap. I passed a e92m3 with 265 square track tires, tuned, and track pads. Passed a Cayman S, e46m3, Lotus Elise, Mustang GT, and even a Miata.

I believe thereís a lot of potential in the E92 chassis I was surprised... shocked really... at how well my car performed. I canít speak for the turbo platforms but itís also pretty clear the chassis and basic suspension geometry of the E92 platform is on point.

My buddy with the E92M3 (running same camber settings as me) commented that I was walking away from him in the corners and I was maintaining the gaps in the straights.

If you are willing to put some time and effort into the build I would totally encourage you to also consider a N52 powered car like a 128/328 with a manual, not just the turbo platforms. Thereís a lot of potential and the lightweight parts from the M3 all swap directly to the 328i. As you know on the track light is right. My car is now under 3000lbs and has around 260whp and has proven very competent on the track.

Btw, my interior is not gutted so there is a lot of room to take maybe 50-100lbs off as a straight up track build...

If my wife wouldn't literally kill me for bringing home yet another car or bike project, i would be looking into a 128 or 135i....Would be a great track build. If i wasn't so deep into my e30, i could be tempted to abandon it and switch to building the 33i completely. Not having fab up literally every part imaginable is so tempting along with the much more modern suspension....
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