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Old 02-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #721
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uhh pure noob question LOL

: what is that black box thing beside the drivers seat with wires connected to it?
Looks like some sort of data acquisition hardware.

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were did u get the paint from the bumpers came out really good
I painted the bumpers with Single stage paint from Carquest. This time around, I'm going to buy a proper paint gun and spray them with proper primer, base, clear. Should be easy now that I can wet sand and polish everything out with my 7424XP.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:09 PM   #722
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Just a hint, roll the primer on. It's much easier.

Also what did you do with the sunroof? Did you buy a fiberglass delete kit or just use the original and brackets ?

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:54 PM   #723
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Just a hint, roll the primer on. It's much easier.

Also what did you do with the sunroof? Did you buy a fiberglass delete kit or just use the original and brackets ?

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I ended up using the OEM lid. Just used a mix of rivets and bolts with some metal brackets to hold it in. I may replace it with either a Fiberglass or carbon fiber peice.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:21 PM   #724
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Depending on how much composite stuff you wish to do in the future its worth it to just buy 2 gallons of resin and do most of it yourself.. it may cost the same as buying the part, but you get to keep the mold ....

Composites Canada is the place to go they got everything you could think of, and more knoledge then you thought was necessary ...
from fiberglass--> carbon fiber --> carbon kevlar weve... all the vacuume baging stuff

nicely done btw car looks awesome! well built indeed, keep up the good work!
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:39 PM   #725
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Interesting ... a buddy of mine who has lots of experience with carbon suggested to me that it is a lot of work, much more than the part is worth
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:54 PM   #726
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Some things are harder then others, also helps if you have a bunch of hands.. I dunno I do a lot of composite stuff too but its usefull when the parts complicated and would take a lot of cutting and welding.. ie a dash.. Its kinda like paint..its all in the preperation but when its done well worth it...and you could sell a few on the side

Like how he did the brake ducts
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How would you make the mold to include the flange. The sunroof only has a right angle on it now, it will need to be extended, and an additional flange added to screw through ?
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I had the front subframe and rear trailing arm pockets reinforced. Rear subframe and swaybar ears weren't required with a stock rear swaybar.

I just never got around to putting the xbrace on. That, with the front sway bar should really change the way the car handles. I was having issues with front grip on turn 3 and 8 at Mosport. Hopefully this fixes the problem!
Can you take pics of how to mount the xbrace and where i need to drill.. i havent checked but i believe that there are 2 spots that needs to be drilled..
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:28 PM   #729
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Can you take pics of how to mount the xbrace and where i need to drill.. i havent checked but i believe that there are 2 spots that needs to be drilled..
Can't help you out with that. The Xbrace just bolts up on an M3.

You shouldnt have to drill any holes in your subframe. If it's a 3 series just get some nutserts from the dealer.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #730
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Can't help you out with that. The Xbrace just bolts up on an M3.

You shouldnt have to drill any holes in your subframe. If it's a 3 series just get some nutserts from the dealer.
Correct. I put one on my 325i 2 years ago. The holes were already there, but you have to buy the "nutserts" from the dealer. Do a search and you'll find a technique on how to install the properly. I had to buy one extra because I messed one up.

Also, I had to grind my x-brace a bit because the holes were a touch off... could just be my car though.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:03 PM   #731
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Some things are harder then others, also helps if you have a bunch of hands.. I dunno I do a lot of composite stuff too but its usefull when the parts complicated and would take a lot of cutting and welding.. ie a dash.. Its kinda like paint..its all in the preperation but when its done well worth it...and you could sell a few on the side

Like how he did the brake ducts
Yeah they arent too bad. I'm sure you could make some pretty impressive ones though
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:21 AM   #732
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Look at the rad used in the PTG E36's


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Old 02-23-2012, 06:14 AM   #733
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why the z3 rad ??
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #734
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Doogee was actually racing his car in New Zealand last year and he wrecked it...

http://youtu.be/jyKNKU7pOBU?t=8m50s

Be safe out there on the track boys!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #735
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Doogee was actually racing his car in New Zealand last year and he wrecked it...

http://youtu.be/jyKNKU7pOBU?t=8m50s

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I know who that isn't!

That was a dirty fight! It's hard to tell if the guy in the silver car knew he was pushing, on ass of the yellow car. I want to say, yes, he should have know, but I'm not him.

What a shame.
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