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Thread: Father-son E36 M3 track car

  1. #51
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    Pictures from last weekends projects

    Caliper disassembled




    Piston cleaned up




    Old outer seal that was torn




    All the old rubber bits removed




    Speed bleeder installed




    Solid brake guides and everything put back together




    Everything put back together. You can see the new control arm in the background as well as the new brake line.




    Old vs new front sway bar end links


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    New brake lines are on as well as exhaust. Finally the car sounds like it should thanks to a UUC exhaust upgrade.

    One more quick prep weekend and then we'll be at VIR for a full 3 days Feb 15-17. I can't wait to get back on track!


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    I have the same exhaust....UUC is great !!!!

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    this is awesome!! I love it!
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    How do you like the brass caliper guides? Does debris get caught up in them without a dust cap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillax5 View Post
    How do you like the brass caliper guides? Does debris get caught up in them without a dust cap?
    Haven't had but a couple minutes of seat time with them so far. Track prepping the car Saturday, autox at VMP in Richmond on Sunday, then VIR for 3 days in 2 weeks. I'll update after that hopefully with some results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillax5 View Post
    How do you like the brass caliper guides? Does debris get caught up in them without a dust cap?
    I've had mine for a while and I like them, I haven't noticed any different feel with them really but my pads/rotors seem to wear evenly. Everytime I go to the track I have to put in my track pads so I inspect them when I do that and will take them out and put a little grease on them to make sure they aren't frozen up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inv3ctiv3 View Post
    I've had mine for a while and I like them, I haven't noticed any different feel with them really but my pads/rotors seem to wear evenly. Everytime I go to the track I have to put in my track pads so I inspect them when I do that and will take them out and put a little grease on them to make sure they aren't frozen up.
    Other than when changing to track pads do you grease them up frequently for street driving?


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    How far are you in budget wise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoyo View Post
    How far are you in budget wise?
    That's a scary question to answer lol. I'll PM you a rough estimate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy5000 View Post
    Other than when changing to track pads do you grease them up frequently for street driving?
    Nope, they always seem fine I only grease them just as a preventative thing.

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    Its a cold morning for track prep


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    First ever autox went well. It was good to get out and run the car a little and I can't wait for VIR next weekend!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ6lxJO3SDc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kn4nGgTBck
    Last edited by hoki06; 04-16-2013 at 06:27 PM.

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    Great thread. All these kool track builds is making me want to turn my turbo'd m3 into somewhat of a track car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoki06 View Post
    First ever autox went well. It was good to get out and run the car a little and I can't wait for VIR next weekend!

    Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ6lxJO3SDc

    Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kn4nGgTBck
    I hate living where it's cold (as I come in from blowing 7" of snow off the driveway). Good luck at VIR.

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    awesome build. keep it up!
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    nice track car

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    Just got back from VIR and it was a great weekend overall with some very interesting weather. Friday was perfect weather and I got tons of track time. Saturday it was raining early and that turned to snow right as I was going out for my first session. We ended up calling it quits for the day once it kept snowing and conditions worsened. Today was cold, dry, and windy but the track warmed up a little and it turned out to be a solid day.

    The car did well all weekend. I discovered warped rotors in my first session this morning. I think it happened because of the heat from braking and then the extreme cold air being fed to the brakes via the ducting. I swapped out rotors this morning and taped the ducts and all was well from then on. We also found oil leaking onto the trailer on the way home so we need to figure out where that's coming from.

    Enough talking, time for pictures.



    Rain turning to snow


    And now big flakes that persisted most of the day


    After Dad's second session, the car looked like this and I decided to wait until Sunday for more seat time


    Oak Tree in the afternoon. Picture stolen from Jon Felton.


    Didn't take a lot of video this weekend but this is from Friday morning. Managed to squeeze out a 2:24.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru8U9Po4w9c
    Last edited by hoki06; 04-16-2013 at 06:30 PM.

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    looks like fun, cant wait to get out there this season.. march better have warmer weather. scca pdx at summit will be my first event

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    I forgot to mention that I got signed off for TT this past weekend so I'll start getting my feet wet with that at the next event I can attend

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    Great build!...Subscribed...Cool that you can build with your father. Post #65, not sure if it's my eyes or the camera, but is the car leaning to the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomemc2 View Post
    Great build!...Subscribed...Cool that you can build with your father. Post #65, not sure if it's my eyes or the camera, but is the car leaning to the right?
    I think it's an optical illusion with the lines at the bottom of the picture. The car sits pretty evenly.

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