Heres my year and a half update lmao
This past summer I basically did nothing to the car, my Passat sat dead in the street and I just daily drove the M3 in near stock form.
In early November I got the Passat going and the M3 went into hibernation, I've slowly been doing random things here and there and put in a big order recently
My goals for the spring are to have the suspension completely sorted, lose a ton of weight and do some engine upgrades to try and make a little more power, I really want to get into doing some autocross and make a all around nice street car for the weekends that feels a little bit more raw to drive
The first thing I did was a deep clean, the interior and engine bay got pretty dirty driving the car every day last summer
The LTW seats are going to be washed and extracted soon. For a while I really wanted bucket seats but I decided the best thing to do for the car is to just keep the full factory airbags and restraints in place.
Pulled out my broken SAP and got the delete plates
The harness for my HK amp was cut when I got the car, and the radio was missing. All of the speakers were replaced with cheap Infinity ones so I just pulled them all out. I dont really ever listen to music when I drive the car, and believe it or not I probably saved about 40lbs between all of the speakers, the amp and the cassette player
Factory LTW radio delete panel
Next I wanted to pull some more weight, so I moved to the rear of the car to pull out all of the trunk carpet, sound deadening and rear seats. I want to keep this clean, so the factory wires will all be loomed and I'm thinking the rear seat area and trunk will be sprayed and glossed in the factory color by a friend of mine at a body shop in the spring
everything forward interior wise I'm keeping, all of the carpet and interior panels
I've been looking into light weight batteries so I can shed another 25lbs from the rear
I'm going back to plastic headlights because they weigh a lot less then my glass ones, and they also look gross missing all of the inside covers
Brand new floormats
New flex disc, center support bearing, fuel filter, all the bolts and exhaust hangers etc.
For power upgrades I picked up a bimmerworld 3.5" intake elbow and got rid of the asc throttle body.
I also picked up a AFE intake used, but unfortunately the head shield weighs like 20lbs, is rusty af and it doesn't fit quite right with the 3.5" maf even with trimming the bimmerworld elbow a ton. The intake is for a 3" setup, but the inside diameter of the pipe is close to 3.5", it bottle necks right before it to probably around 3.25", but I don't think it'll make a noticeable difference? As long as I can prevent heat soak
Picked up a M50 manifold kit from bimmerworld, and Gibsons came through with a absolutely perfect M50 manifold for like $10
Soon I'll be looking into getting some headers and a tune of some sort
I also picked up a UUC clutch stop, poly trans mounts, shifter rebuild parts and the bimmerworld pedal cover set in black (that I forgot to take pictures of installed)
I'd couldn't recommend the covers more, they are super grippy, not flashy and improve the pedal feel so much
After 2 months, my custom race height RTD V2 shifter and DSSR came in the mail, so I'm really excited with how it's gonna feel
Another thing that I had to wait for and got lucky with, a factory BMW motorsport shift knob to go with the RTD shifter.
@Rekpoint sold me some kind of GT style low rise wing, probably gonna try and get risers for it
Also tracked down a pacific BMW plate frame, from the dealership that my car was sold new at
Andddd on Saturday I'll be picking up a first gen Max Velocity Evo splitter from the Plymouth area!
Sorry this update is all over and I'm a incompetent writer