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      06-24-2019, 05:08 PM   #89
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Thank you DVC. That's very helpful. I'll probably end up getting the BW wheels as well.
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This post made me sit up in my seat and smile.... nice to see others running the EWG N55 335i hard : ) We should talk....

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Hell yeah.. 2014 EWG xdrive here... big plans Sitting on 437M's so 275 rears 255 front.. M sport brakes too
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Sorry to bring this up from the first page, but I've been wondering about oil starvation issues since our oil pan isn't baffled. Is there a baffled oil pan upgrade out there? Would a baffled oil pan help keep the pick-up submerged in oil?

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I should have done my research first. It looks like the N55 already has a baffled oil pan to prevent starvation issues. SWEET!!

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This post made me sit up in my seat and smile.... nice to see others running the EWG N55 335i hard : ) We should talk....

Your 335i is awesome.

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Would you mind sharing which 18x10 wheels and the offset you got? Also, did you have to roll the fenders or anything to get the 275s to work? This mod is on my short list. The LSD is going in very soon
Yup, as Polo said, I had to do some rolling/pulling of the front and rear fenders... Hard to tell unless you look close, but it definitely made some more room. My 18x9.5 et35 Apex ARC-8s with 265mm RE-71Rs cleared without rubbing with -3.0° front and -2.0° rear camber. But the 18x10 et33 Bimmerworld TE:AL TA16s with 275mm RE-71Rs seemed much bigger than just 1/2"!! On paper they should have worked, but perhaps the Bimmerworld wheels are a little bigger in the metal than Apex wheels....
I've read that a few people have mounted 275 tires on 9.5" wheels. What do you think of that setup? Would the tires bulge too much and hurt performance?
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I've read that a few people have mounted 275 tires on 9.5" wheels. What do you think of that setup? Would the tires bulge too much and hurt performance?
In my experience, there's a sweet spot in terms of tire width relative to wheel width. Going wider than the sweet spot won't get you much if anything in terms of additional grip, and may instead end up making the tires seem squirmy.

Now as far as determining that sweet spot, that's the real trick. I will say that I've read people claim that Nitto NT01s in 275mm width felt squirmy on 9.5" wheels... but this likely varies significantly from tire to tire, and even possibly from wheel to wheel. (e.g. I've found Bimmerworld TE:AL forged wheels to be wider than the equivalent Apex ARC-8 wheel).

I elaborated a bit more on my thoughts here in post #42 of this thread.
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Thanks very much for the input. It's just that the BW TA16 10" wheels are $500 more than Apex Arc 8 9.5" wheels and weigh a pound more each, so I'd prefer the Apex of course. I'm still debating.

I got the LSD installed, but haven't had it at the track yet. It definitely does some nice controlled drifts now. I also got another 335 as a daily to replace my wife's former daily (aka my new track car) 😂
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Hey guys I took the plunge and went all in on suspension (partially bc of this thread and DVC)
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4. F80 LCAs
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I also have KW Clubsport coilovers and a Front strut tower brace. The car feels awesome and I finally had an opportunity to push it a bit on a rally over the weekend (after diff was broken in). Iím doing a PCA track weekend in 3 weeks at Sebring and ordered PFC-08 pads. Will check back in afterwards.

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Hey guys I took the plunge and went all in on suspension (partially bc of this thread and DVC)
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1. M-Performance LSD
2. Delrin rear subframe bushings
3. AFe F/R Sway bars
4. F80 LCAs
5. ECS monoball thrust arms

I also have KW Clubsport coilovers and a Front strut tower brace. The car feels awesome and I finally had an opportunity to push it a bit on a rally over the weekend (after diff was broken in). I’m doing a PCA track weekend in 3 weeks at Sebring and ordered PFC-08 pads. Will check back in afterwards.

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That's awesome. I'm loving my 335 on the track. I think next major mods for me will be a better turbo and WMI.
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Hey guys I took the plunge and went all in on suspension (partially bc of this thread and DVC)
Install list:
1. M-Performance LSD
2. Delrin rear subframe bushings
3. AFe F/R Sway bars
4. F80 LCAs
5. ECS monoball thrust arms

I also have KW Clubsport coilovers and a Front strut tower brace. The car feels awesome and I finally had an opportunity to push it a bit on a rally over the weekend (after diff was broken in). I'm doing a PCA track weekend in 3 weeks at Sebring and ordered PFC-08 pads. Will check back in afterwards.

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That's awesome. I'm loving my 335 on the track. I think next major mods for me will be a better turbo and WMI.
Nice. I had WMI on my E92 and had a hard time keeping the tank full (2.5 gallon tank). If you want better cooling and have the OE oil cooler, I'd recommend getting the BMS oil cooler thermostat. I run it on my car and have had no overheating issues at all on the track (at Sebring in late March) and I'm running a stage 2 tune.
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Hey guys I took the plunge and went all in on suspension (partially bc of this thread and DVC)
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1. M-Performance LSD
2. Delrin rear subframe bushings
3. AFe F/R Sway bars
4. F80 LCAs
5. ECS monoball thrust arms

I also have KW Clubsport coilovers and a Front strut tower brace. The car feels awesome and I finally had an opportunity to push it a bit on a rally over the weekend (after diff was broken in). Iím doing a PCA track weekend in 3 weeks at Sebring and ordered PFC-08 pads. Will check back in afterwards.
Looking good, my friend! Good luck at Sebring, and let us know how it goes...
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Hey guys I took the plunge and went all in on suspension (partially bc of this thread and DVC)
Install list:
1. M-Performance LSD
2. Delrin rear subframe bushings
3. AFe F/R Sway bars
4. F80 LCAs
5. ECS monoball thrust arms

I also have KW Clubsport coilovers and a Front strut tower brace. The car feels awesome and I finally had an opportunity to push it a bit on a rally over the weekend (after diff was broken in). Iím doing a PCA track weekend in 3 weeks at Sebring and ordered PFC-08 pads. Will check back in afterwards.

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The subframe bushings will be my next major (labor involved) modification, but it will have to wait until I have a pickup and trailer. Otherwise, when this job goes badly, the car will become a 3,600 lbs. immovable monument of fail.
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Hey guys I took the plunge and went all in on suspension (partially bc of this thread and DVC)
Install list:
1. M-Performance LSD
2. Delrin rear subframe bushings
3. AFe F/R Sway bars
4. F80 LCAs
5. ECS monoball thrust arms

I also have KW Clubsport coilovers and a Front strut tower brace. The car feels awesome and I finally had an opportunity to push it a bit on a rally over the weekend (after diff was broken in). I’m doing a PCA track weekend in 3 weeks at Sebring and ordered PFC-08 pads. Will check back in afterwards.
Looking good, my friend! Good luck at Sebring, and let us know how it goes...
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Hey guys I took the plunge and went all in on suspension (partially bc of this thread and DVC)
Install list:
1. M-Performance LSD
2. Delrin rear subframe bushings
3. AFe F/R Sway bars
4. F80 LCAs
5. ECS monoball thrust arms

I also have KW Clubsport coilovers and a Front strut tower brace. The car feels awesome and I finally had an opportunity to push it a bit on a rally over the weekend (after diff was broken in). I'm doing a PCA track weekend in 3 weeks at Sebring and ordered PFC-08 pads. Will check back in afterwards.
Looking good, my friend! Good luck at Sebring, and let us know how it goes...
Well guys my track event was this past weekend and I had a blast in the car. It took a couple of sessions to knock the dust off and get accustomed to the new setup and track pads (I picked up PFC 08 pads) but my last sessions of both days were moving fast getting point-bys. The car really rotates well with the LSD and all of the mods seem to complement each other well.

I was planning to buy a set of track wheels/tires next but my instructor recommended a HANS device and harness to feel the feedback from the car better and not use the steering wheel and feet to brace myself in. Probably going to be a couple of months before I can get back out with travel but I'm hooked and the car is working out great for a non-M car.
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Some M3/4 bucket seats would probably do you well too.
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Some M3/4 bucket seats would probably do you well too.
I'm looking into options for a harness and there are none that do not require a harness bar or half cage which lose the backseat and I still daily my F30 so not a good option. Schroth makes one for the E90 and supposedly have one under development for the F30. I sent them an email am waiting to hear back. https://www.bimmerworld.com/SCHROTH-...-3-Series.html

With the harness you get better feedback from the car and avoid bracing yourself with the steering wheel and dead pedal (not to mention added safety). It also allows left foot braking which a lot of drivers like to get on the throttle sooner and out of corners faster.
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I'm looking into options for a harness and there are none that do not require a harness bar or half cage which lose the backseat and I still daily my F30 so not a good option. Schroth makes one for the E90 and supposedly have one under development for the F30. I sent them an email am waiting to hear back. https://www.bimmerworld.com/SCHROTH-...-3-Series.html

With the harness you get better feedback from the car and avoid bracing yourself with the steering wheel and dead pedal (not to mention added safety). It also allows left foot braking which a lot of drivers like to get on the throttle sooner and out of corners faster.
Studio RSR supposedly makes a bolt in roll bar that might work. Requires some modification to the seat bolsters, but I believe the back seat is still usable. I don't see the F30 listed on their page now, but I was told they make one to fit it.
https://studiorsr.com/pages/bmw-tuning
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