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Old 09-28-2011, 11:04 AM   #676
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What a smooth lapping day! BMW Toronto holds one of the most organized days... highly recommended. Good people running it, civilized participants, good times!

And congrats to Kurt, hes getting faster and faster... I got my work cut out for me to beat him with the next car I build (maybe it was my sweet alignment that made the difference ROFL)
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:33 PM   #677
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What a smooth lapping day! BMW Toronto holds one of the most organized days... highly recommended. Good people running it, civilized participants, good times!
I agree, will definitely be participating if i can for the events they host next year.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #678
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I appreciate that this is a thread jack, but info like this is gold for newbs like me.

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I change ball joints, tie rods, tires, brake pads, brake rotors, brake fluid every year. Outside of tires that's approx. $700 incl. labour. Tires, until this year I was buying used so they were only lasting a season or less, but I bought some new star specs, I'm hoping last a season and a half plus street miles. The tires were $750. A friend with a Mustang track car spends triple that, because parts are more expensive. A different friend with a Civic track car spends about the same as I do. E46 M3 closer to the Mustang. But, the more expensive cars are quicker. So it just depends if you have budget and just want to go out and have some fun, you can save some money. If you have to be one of the faster ones, it's going to cost you big! I've got a mortgage, two kids, a dog, and a wife, so I have to live on the frugal side, BUT, I still have my fun!
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #679
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Awesome pics Trevor!

That flag picture is amazing. I was so proud to win the Trackday lmao.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:20 PM   #680
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What a smooth lapping day! BMW Toronto holds one of the most organized days... highly recommended. Good people running it, civilized participants, good times!

And congrats to Kurt, hes getting faster and faster... I got my work cut out for me to beat him with the next car I build (maybe it was my sweet alignment that made the difference ROFL)
Yeah the day couldn't of been better. Absolutely love the BMW Toronto days. Never had a complaint.

Rudy's secret alignment definitely helped. Hopefully I can do a race or two next year now that I'm getting fairly confident with my driving and the car.

Only issues so far include the brake pedal still having massive travel and a front strut is leaking oil already.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:05 AM   #681
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This is an awesome thread. I can't wait to get my car back on the track, although I'm probably not going to dedicate it to be a full track rat yet.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #682
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good job on the ride man. car sounds real good. What suspension setup are you using? too hard to find it in this 46 page thread lol
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:11 PM   #683
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Thanks guys!

Right now I have TcKline double adjustables on it right now. Spring rates are 500/700 but I'm thinking about bumping up the rates a bit for next year.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:59 AM   #684
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let me no when u are entering a race so i can come and bug ya car sounds and looks good, Great job
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Well it's been a while since an update.

I have to pull the front shocks and have them shipped to TcKline for a rebuild. One shock started leaking after just 3 track days. So I'm sending both off just to make sure they're equally valved.

I also got a new carbon hood to replace the repaired one:


A nice christmas gift I should of gotten a loooong time ago:


I also installed a Stewart waterpump:




So by spring time, I have an Xbrace to install, Front Swaybar and possibly some more goodies.

Next step is to get the Hood and new front bumper painted.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #686
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Don't forget the brake lines!
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Don't forget the brake lines!
Why would he replace his S/S brake lines?



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oh wait I forgot.




They're pretty much a wear item.
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at least you remembered what I taught you . :p


I cant remember if OP welded in subframe/sway bar reinforcements?

surprised the xbrace wasnt in right away . its a great mod.
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Why would he replace his S/S brake lines?



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oh wait I forgot.




They're pretty much a wear item.
S/S lines are a wear item ?

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at least you remembered what I taught you . :p


I cant remember if OP welded in subframe/sway bar reinforcements?

surprised the xbrace wasnt in right away . its a great mod.

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!
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