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Old 07-12-2010, 08:42 PM   #76
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I just caught up on this thread after MIA for a while.

Looks awesome!! I wanna come see it in person soon.

As for your hood accident, lol, I did the same to my other car. Stop looking for the "service mode"!
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:58 PM   #77
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Thanks everyone!

Just waiting on some parts to come so I can continue!
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:22 PM   #78
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I've been trying to figure out the best way to get some suspension on this car and thought the most cost effective way would be to buy a decent used set for my 328 and put my TcKlines on the M3.

I finally found a set of lightly used GC Track/School's and now can't decide which to put on the M3

Leaning towards putting the TcKlines on it. Any input?
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:16 PM   #79
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That's a tough call, both are susposed to be good setups. Guess you could try the GC on your black car and see which of the 2 is better for what you want on the track car?
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:10 PM   #80
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It's a tough call trying to keep/build 2 cars unless you are rich. Thats's why I put most of my funds in to my race car.
Do you know the spring rates for both set ups...if so put the heavier ones on your track car...did you get/do you have camber plates as well....how old is the ground control set up?
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:11 PM   #81
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Ground control setup has around 15k on them.

550/650.

And my Tcklines are 450/600.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:28 PM   #82
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650 is the max spring rates that those type of shocks can handle with out being under damped, any higher and you should/would need full race shocks.
(eg my car 800/900).
your black car (very nice) is your daily driver.....could you switch suspension from one track day to the next track day...or even at the track?(too much pain in the a**s).
I would try gc's first because it's easy and has the higher srping rates(eibachs ),what tracks do you go to?
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I forgot are your shocks rebuildable.?... then you could get them revalved/rebuilt
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I'm pretty sure the valving on my Tcklines allow me to go to 650/700 which would be alright for me.

Since I'm new to most of this.

So I might be best getting some stiffer springs for the Tcklines, and put them on the track car.

I'm pretty sure they can be rebuilt.

I go to Shannonville, TMP, Mosport DDT, and we will be new to Mosport GP soon.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:00 PM   #85
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Decided on TcKline Double Adjustables for the M3. So I can leave my black car alone, and have a more superior setup for the M3.

Spring rates are 500/700
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:20 PM   #86
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So does that mean the GC setup is avalible. PM me details !!
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TcKline time all over again:



Double Adjustable this time and the spring rates are 500/700.

They're being taken off one of Mid Atlantic Motorwerkes cars:

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Old 08-07-2010, 01:31 AM   #88
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Small update:

Got my hands on:

Euro floating rotors
Euro coolant expansion tank
and some other nifties

So in the last week I changed the valve cover gasket, installed my new OBDI crank and o2 sensor.

Today I worked on routing the main hose for the coolant tank. Normally you'd use a "proper" hard line that runs from the timing cover to the back of the head and from there a factory hose that runs behind the head to the tank. But I wasn't in the mood for ordering these parts when I could jimmy rig something up myself that does the same job.

Pics of hose routing:






And I finally have the wiring harness and vacuum lines all sorted and connected, along with the install of the Euro oil filter housing:





So I'm ready to slap the manifold on once I get a few parts in the mail.

Had to order a custom 14mm to 12mm banjo bolt for the oil housing because the US version is too big for the Vanos oil line. Also ordered an AN-10 line conversion kit for it as well. Still looking for an oil cooler.

And I'm also waiting on the Suspension still

Hoping to be done by September
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:40 AM   #89
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Euro oil filter housing:





Crankcase vent: (Used some 1" hose to connect the OBDI connector to the OBDII valve cover. Ran the large line down to the dipstick and the small line runs to the ICV connector underneath the intake manifold.




OBDI crank sensor mounts on the front the the motor rather than the rear on OBDII:
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Converted Oil Filter housing to AN-10 fittings

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