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rampelsauce

Back from the dead or something.

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I did a do. 

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So I'm back, but this time with a running car that I plan on sticking with.  So far:

-AC delete

-ASC delete

-Racing Dynamics Strut Bar

-"Fogged" intake mod

-Z3 short shifter Garagistic shift carrier bushings

-Secondary Air Pump Delete

 

Slowly getting rid of stuff before I start adding stuff.  Working on a custom collector back 2.25" exhaust with a resonator and maybe a muffler depend on how I feel about the noise.  Plan is koni yellows with H&R race springs.  Lots more I'm thinking about, but the future isn't set in stone.  I like this one though, so we'll see where I decide to go.

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1 hour ago, SteelBlue said:

I've definitely come around to these the more I have seen them. They seem like they would be fun with the M42.

The 96+ have the M44. The ideal setup is with the DASC (Downing Atlanta Supercharger). With some tuning you can see 240 whp. That's kinda the plan if I can pick up a used M44 to rebuild over the winter while the car is parked.

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2 hours ago, YoungCR said:

Is this the one that was on CL for quite a while? @Earl has a doppelgänger now

Yeah, out near Madison. Had some issues that I had to square away but I got it for a song and it is remarkably clean. 

It's super fun to beat on, m44 feels healthy, just needs a 373 LSD and a light flywheel to really wake up the drivetrain. I'm sure going full poly is going to help quite a bit as well.

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Oops, forgot to post progress things.

So, got some steelies with Pirelli Alfredo spreader snow tires. 

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Then, I got a M3.that apparently flies according to people in the know. It has a racing stripe that's probably the worst thing ever.

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Also, beat on the M3 on some snowy roads. Was very fun. Getting super itchy to tear into the compact and start gutting the interior.

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Ordered some side mounts today, going to test fit it up in the M3. Also got a hub adapter for a wheel I'm trading for. Doing some powder coat for another wibimmer, @gilber33

If it warms up I'll be throwing some powder on my DS2s and attempting to send them down the road to buy Kosei K1s for the compact.  Working on a guy to buy a rear subframe assembly out of a compact so I can build it outside of the car. That's all I know. 

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Test fitting everything in the M3 prior to the compact install. 

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Traded some powder coating for a steering wheel. Nice fit with the NRG shorty hub. I believe it's a 100mm offset. 350mm wheel. Pretty comfy and no t rex arms. 

Next will be installing my Sparco seat. I have my side mounts and my harness now, just need the floor mounts. If I can't find some I'll have to sway @wasnt m3 to long term lend me his in exchange for money. 

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