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Thread: Project "Try Out Drifting" (with an old slushbox E36 sedan)

  1. #326
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    The latest version of the LittleRedSh!tbox/slushboxk drift sedan is starting to come together!

    Sunday was a pretty good little shakedown at Flat Rock Speedway. I finally have the SLR Budget Angle kit on the car, with valuable setup assistance from Sean, and also some super useful help on the rear suspension settings from MikeE36, the car is really starting to feel like it will be "almost properly" driftable.

    I have more work to do on the tune in the coming weeks to gain some torque and spool quickness, and then I need to learn how to rip this sucker much better, but I hope to really be shredding with this beast later in the year. I LOVE IT! Lol.

    At any rate, here is the starting point for the year -- I think this was a run when I was not only messing with the tune of the boost controller duty cycle, but I was also trying to see if I could get around without any e-brake use. I made it, but it was a little sedate:


    A decent little run, but not my best, I was trying a lot of different stuff throughout the day with the tune and whatnot, and it didn't all work out so great

    And then there's this killer shot from one of my better rips around the banking:

    Backing it in at Flat Rock - May 2019.jpg

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    Big thanks to Tyler Lenzen/Motiv8edMedia for the killer shots!!
    Last edited by tptrsn; 05-15-2019 at 10:48 AM.

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    Dat budget kit angle. I didn't expect you to get that much. Unless you're spinning out in that pic lol.

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    I honestly don't know! I did spin out at least once on that bank that I remember, but I don't know if that is it or not. There were definitely some good runs through there with pretty decent angle.

    In that pic I'd say at the very least it was toward the end of the bank when I was angling up to come down into the infield. Still though, the budget kit is pretty awesome to me. I think that even people who know what is what would like it!

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    Sean has his faults but damn the products work well. Well mostly... lol I want my e46 front sway bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protomor View Post
    Sean has his faults but damn the products work well. Well mostly... lol I want my e46 front sway bar.
    To me Sean is an absolute CHAMP!! His products I have are incredibly high quality, very reasonable price for the quality level, and he is a wealth of knowledge. Clearly I'm a big fan of him. Lol

    My only reservation on him is that it's hard to get off the phone from talking with him because he has so much great info to share.

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    When you get him, he's great. But sometimes parts are back ordered months. Or like the camber plates weren't 100% universal. So we had to wait till he came out with his own bottom plate. I wish the CABs were pressed in from them instead of having to cut off the powder coated tape.

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    This thing is getting to be a LOT of fun! Even when someone left the ground for the radiator fan loose it turns out... Lol



    I think there's a chance that by the end of this season I might actually be able to drift this sucker reasonably well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protomor View Post
    When you get him, he's great. But sometimes parts are back ordered months. Or like the camber plates weren't 100% universal. So we had to wait till he came out with his own bottom plate. I wish the CABs were pressed in from them instead of having to cut off the powder coated tape.
    Sean is super easy to get a hold of these days, so is Ryan. I've called them both a handful of times and they either answer or call back promptly. Haven't tried email though. As far as the camber plates you just needed to get Ebay lowers, he even sent me the link to buy. I'm trying to order the new modular kit as we speak actually.

    And yeah the budget kit is nuts. I had a car here with it and I swear it'd got as much angle as my E46 ultra kit.

    oh, and what part of the sway bar are you having issues with? Whiteline bar + Bimmerworld or SLR end links, I have the BW links on my car. Just had to drill 2 holes.

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    wish he woulda told me about the ebay lowers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novablue454 View Post
    And yeah the budget kit is nuts. I had a car here with it and I swear it'd got as much angle as my E46 ultra kit.
    I've only had the budget kit, and I don't know much about angle kit stuff, but is there any reason why the budget kit WOULDN'T have as much angle as the full kit? Seems like the length and narrowness of the control arms are the only dimensions that would really matter for that since the rest of the hardware is the same I think. Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by protomor View Post
    wish he woulda told me about the ebay lowers!
    I think those are a part from the Maxpeedingrods coilovers right? Most people on the internetz are extremely judgey about those, so maybe Sean is careful who he mentions them to. Pure speculation on my part, but if I was him I would be pretty damn careful who I mentioned that stuff to. Some drifting peeps can be oddly judgmental about the quality of hardware stuff.
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    Went digging through my history, it was these:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E36-3-S...item1a201ebc6c

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    Kinda late now. My e30 is dead and the other one I built got the new SLR lowers

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    Made a fun GIF from a series of still shots my buddy took at a little kart track event last month:



    In other news, I have been playing around with de-powered steering. At first it seemed super violent on the big circle track when it would transition at higher speeds, but then I sort of started fighting it less, and I think maybe I like it... There are two more events I'm hoping to hit this year if my luck is good, and I think I will do both of them with the de-powered steering. I'm going to move up to a 15" or 17" wheel to gain a little more leverage, and see how that feels.

    Oh! I see I never posted my timeslip from the drag strip in this thread. Just mashing the gas as the lights came down (no pre-loading or foot braking), it went 10.6@143. The $129 Maxpeedingrods GT35 turbos in the trunk do work. Lol

    Milan Time Slip 8-19-19.jpg Milan Soft DR Burnout.jpg

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    Nice! that's an amazing time too!

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    I just realized that I have never posted up any pics of the current status of the trunk. It has the radiator laying flat, and a pair of MaXpeedingRODS GT35 turbos behind that:

    Rear Radiator and Turbos -- SmallFile.jpg

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    how do those Derale's work? Looks like the same one I just got for Joshes car.

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    This is the one that is supposed to flow 4,000cfm. To me it seems like it works very well, but I don't really have much experience with different rad/fan setups. HOT air comes BLASTING out of the trunk vents like a furnace.

    With that said, this setup works perfectly great for drifting and obviously then, for drag racing. Strangely, it doesn't work well for just driving down the highway in the summer. I think something about the bernouli effect of the airflow above and below the car just leaves the fans without any useful air to work with. I'm planning to mess around with it more next year and see if I can figure it out.

    Oh, also I should mention that I ended up adding a sizable swirl pot into the system at some point this year, and that seemed to make everything work well. I will find some better pics of the current setup and post them later today or over the weekend.

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