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      04-03-2020, 12:14 AM   #1
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Hey everyone. Figured I'd post up my F30 that I got back 6 months ago. I recently started to modify it after doing a few baseline lap times at my local track. Pretty much drove her all stock the first 3 track days to get a feel for the new toy. I've been tracking for over 3 years now on AWD and FWD platform so wanted to give RWD a shot. Came from a track specd Focus RS and Fiesta ST recently.

Here she is now with mods listed:

2015 335i
6 speed manual trans
M sport factory

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M Performance Splitter (rep)
M Performance side skirt sticker (rep)
M Performance electronic steering wheel
M Performance exhaust
M Performance F80 Side Livery graphics
Vivid Pro CF wrapped trim pieces
Bootmod3 v6.4 stage 2
PLM ( eBay ) catless downpipe
Gplus ( eBay ) intercooler
VRSF chargepipes
Bilstein B14 Coilovers
437m (rep) 19x8.5/9.5 wheel set
Michelin pilot super sport 255/35/19 square
Planted seat bracket
Planted side mounts
Status Race Seat
IRP chassis mounted shifter
APR F80 chassis mounted splitter
APR E82 spec GTC200 Rear wing
Fully Torqued Racing Splitter Rods
Hawk DTC60 front pads
Centric slotted front rotors
Castrol SRF brake fluid

Next track day is whenever this lock down disappears!

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Baseline Thunderhill west

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      04-07-2020, 12:08 PM   #3
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Nice you ended up going with B14s? Are you going to swap out your springs and do a FCM setup?
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      04-20-2020, 08:04 PM   #5
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Awesome looking track car you’ve got there. Wing is killer.
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      05-08-2020, 11:23 AM   #6
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What a build. Awesome.

Did Martin Baker help you retrofit their Mk18 ejection seat in your car?
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      06-16-2020, 04:36 PM   #7
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Ive been gone for awhile since I purchased an e36 toy. Still have the F30 and will continue to track it but RONA stopped us recently. Will be testing my e36 this friday!
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      06-16-2020, 05:30 PM   #8
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Retrofitted an M2 electronic steering wheel into the F30! Even though it's for a DCT/ paddle shift wheel it works perfectly on my manual transmission set up.

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This is the 2nd toy! Picked it up for $1k and dumped $4k into repairs, refresh, and modifications. This one will be my main track weapon since it's easier to crash a $5k car vs a $30k car 😂
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e36 is a great platform for tracking!
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      09-16-2020, 06:02 PM   #11
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Nice build bro!
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awesome build! thanks for answering my questions regarding your chassis mounted splitter.
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      09-17-2020, 07:31 PM   #13
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whoa whoa ... wait a minute ... but what kind of intake do you have?



jk . looking good man!
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What coilovers do you have on the car currently?
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What coilovers do you have on the car currently?
Feal 441 now , the bilstein springs was way too soft.
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Feal 441 now , the bilstein springs was way too soft.
How do you like them? What spring rates did you go with?
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      04-14-2021, 04:42 PM   #17
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Decided to commit towards the F30. My track E36 is pretty dialed in for my linking so back to the f30 build we go.

New recaro pole position for seat. Powerflex bushings/inserts all ordered for rear subframe and thrust arm.

What's next:
-Eibach front and rear sway bar
-APR GT250 Wing
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Got my Powerflex order in! Manage to knock out the rear subframe + diff inserts after work. Took about 30-45 minutes on a lift.

Tomorrow if I have time I'll knock out the thrust rod bushings. Yes I know monoball is much better but this was much cheaper

My Konig Freeform should arrive tomorrow also. I'll be reusing 255/40/18 Conti Sport contact. I have tracked run flats before and have no issue still doing it. :. I ended up buying:

18x8.5
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      04-23-2021, 12:07 PM   #19
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Got the Powerflex Race Thrust Rod bushings with adjustable caster in last night. Car turns so much sharper. Next will be the f80 lower control arm for more camber.
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Amazon Prime came in clutch. $50 shipped 1 day

It was around $90 and they offered a $20 off coupon, stacked it with my $20 Amazon credit. Unfortunately they are no longer available.... I tried to get you guys screenshot of the company selling it...
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      04-27-2021, 11:54 PM   #21
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New Wheels Arrived on Monday!

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Livery got slapped on the last few days. Look killer, can't wait to get her back on track this Friday.

Also slapped my Federal RSR 255-35-18 test tires on!
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