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Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-19-2020, 02:55:02 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 22,771
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Bring A Trailer Thread

Cammisa and DT-S have a pretty good discussion about this particular car.

How that $315,000 Datsun 240Z filled a hole in someone’s heart — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 14 - YouTube
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jan-19-2020, 05:29:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Track Car Towing - E70 x5 w/o SLS?

Cage got pushed back another week. Tentatively picking it up Saturday but TBD.

In the meantime, picked up a brake controller and the car is going in for the idler pully recall this week.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jan-15-2020, 05:29:57 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 83,669
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Can't comment on the Goo Gone. A friend brought over the Orange Sol and and I haven't looked back. Spray, wait 10 min, and wipe away, really doesn't require much effort.

I had a few areas from...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jan-15-2020, 12:48:01 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 83,669
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

If you looking for something that really strips away the adhesive I can't recommend this stuff enough:
Amazon.com: Orange-Sol De-Sovl-it Contractors Solvent 10131 33 OZ: Home Improvement
Blasts...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jan-13-2020, 02:04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Track Car Towing - E70 x5 w/o SLS?

Those are some serious numbers. As soon as that stuff goes to shit it's coming off.

Figured I report back - I had my initial tow today picking up the trailer. Granted this is only 1/4 of the total...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jan-09-2020, 07:23:02 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 83,669
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Took two days but just got through all 56 pages. Awesome stuff! Look forward to future updates.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jan-06-2020, 05:40:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Track Car Towing - E70 x5 w/o SLS?

Thanks again everyone, pulled the trigger last night. Car is getting a few small items taken care of and I hope to pick it up Friday.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Jan-04-2020, 03:44:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jan-03-2020, 10:14:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Track Car Towing - E70 x5 w/o SLS?

Thanks guys. Anyone running a WDH? Is it necessary?

Back of the napkin math indicates my total weight being towed will be just under 4,000.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jan-03-2020, 03:03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Track Car Towing - E70 x5 w/o SLS?

Does anyone here tow with an E70 X5 that does not have the self-leveling suspension? Friend of a friend is looking to sell his 35d and the only option it does not have is 3rd row/SLS.

Most...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-22-2019, 10:01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,908
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Condor Wing

If you have the money, this is, IMO, the best you can buy:
https://ajhartmanaero.com/bmw/e46/
Forum: M3Forum Sponsor Announcements and Specials Wed, Dec-18-2019, 03:19:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: ► APEX | Flow Formed Lightweight BMW Wheels - Built to Perform

Any intentions of doing a GB on 17" ARCs between now and end of March?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Dec-11-2019, 08:50:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,079
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: NASA TT3 National Championship Write-up

Link - https://nasaspeed.news/columns/driver-instruction/time-trial-techniques-2019-nasa-champs-part-2/

Great write up!
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Dec-05-2019, 05:28:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,407
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Differentials

I’ve only done it yearly. ~5k miles/year; probably 50/50 track/street. Never had it analyzed but the shop that handled it never noted anything bad looking about the oil.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Dec-05-2019, 03:31:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,407
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Differentials

Ive heard about this method as well.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Dec-05-2019, 03:30:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,407
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Differentials

From the webpage
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Dec-05-2019, 02:25:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,407
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Differentials

I’ve used nothing but motul 75w-140 since I started tracking. Stock diff, 15-20 days a year, for 4 years with no issues; changed yearly. That said, diffs online recommends redline 75w110 and I will...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-02-2019, 01:14:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,407
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Differentials

Can I ask what you paid? Does he have a website or page of some kind?
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Nov-27-2019, 02:04:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,128
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: BMW M2 CS unveiled

For all your hatred of what is actually a great car on and off track, the peculiar thing is that you bought a GT4 over a GT3. You easily could have found yourself a 997 for similar money. It's...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-24-2019, 11:50:43 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,128
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: BMW M2 CS unveiled

Did I touch a nerve? :kittyshifty:
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-24-2019, 07:17:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,128
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: BMW M2 CS unveiled

Ding ding ding!

Same idea but gt350r > M2 cs

https://shop.ford.com/inventory/mustang/results?zipcode=07621&Radius=20&modeltrim=Mustang_F05-SHELBYGT350R&Order=Distance&intcmp=show-si
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-24-2019, 03:00:45 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,128
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: BMW M2 CS unveiled

I don't see how this car is attractive at this price point. Add in carbons and the other packages that will be available on the car, and you will be pushing $100k; that is 997.2 GT3 money. I will...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-21-2019, 01:23:05 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 154,179
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Does anyone know of any clubs that regularly run events in early/mid March at NJMP? Trying to get an idea of if it will be possible to shake down the car before comp school.

My text group thinks...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-14-2019, 01:20:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: E36 - Brey Krause Seat Mounts Shifted Seat Outward

Sent you a PM.

Returning the mounts and we are going to build a custom seat base and likely run the floor mounts MassiveLee (http://massivebrakes.com/) offers.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Nov-13-2019, 08:37:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: E36 - Brey Krause Seat Mounts Shifted Seat Outward

Just got off with Brey, gentleman I spoke with was very nice but essentially I am SOL. Mounts are correct and they apparently were designed this way.

Why in the world did they design a mount...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Nov-13-2019, 07:12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: E36 - Brey Krause Seat Mounts Shifted Seat Outward

Here are the pictures of the seat installed, it's not totally tight but you can see in the first picture how off center is it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49060361648_1ca906cfd4_c.jpg...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Nov-13-2019, 06:28:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,407
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Differentials

You are correct, 90* is essentially no lock up on decel.

1.5 way is when accel and decel are different angles, 2 way is when you are running the same for both accel and decel. Your 45/45 is a two...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Nov-12-2019, 03:18:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: E36 - Brey Krause Seat Mounts Shifted Seat Outward

I would hope not since the seat falls within the spec of the mount's width range. But it's good to hear that yours was centered.

I've called them to see if they have run into this before but they...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Nov-11-2019, 07:04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: E36 - Brey Krause Seat Mounts Shifted Seat Outward

Didn't take any on my phone, asked to cage builder to send me some when he has a moment.
Any side-to-side adjustment was already taken up by the size of the seat. Just barely fit into the factory...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Nov-11-2019, 03:08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
E36 - Brey Krause Seat Mounts Shifted Seat Outward

Dropped my car off at the cage builder yesterday and we went through the process of figuring out where to mount my seat. I mounted my OMP HTE-R XL to a set of Brey Krause R-9240 mounts. The mounts...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-08-2019, 01:02:26 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,128
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: BMW M2 CS unveiled

to that point, 997.1 GT3 are in the $80's, 997.2 hover around $100, would seem like the better buy over the M2 CS.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-07-2019, 05:08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: RTA Ball Joints Don't Fit- Just me or others having same problem?

Personally, for anything non-OEM, I use FCPEuro.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-07-2019, 04:34:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,128
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: BMW M2 CS unveiled

Don't believe we are getting that one statesite.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-07-2019, 04:05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: RTA Ball Joints Don't Fit- Just me or others having same problem?

I would return and try another set from a different distributor. Given that Pelican was recently purchased by the same PE that owns ECS, wouldn't be surprised if you got the wrong parts. I have had...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-07-2019, 03:57:44 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,128
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: BMW M2 CS unveiled

German price is 95K Euros. Likely to start around 80/85K USD. Add in carbons and some other options this will likely top 100K. For reference the M2 CSRacing is also 95K euros.

Unsure how the other...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-07-2019, 01:45:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: RTA Ball Joints Don't Fit- Just me or others having same problem?

The lemforders are not fitting properly? Where did you get them from? I just replaced both upper and lowers on mine and did not have any issues with size.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Nov-04-2019, 01:27:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Ride height rake (front to rear)

Following. I never heard of people running a negative rake before. I am running positive rake but I don't remember how much. Where are you guy's measuring from? Jack pads, wheel center, top of the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-30-2019, 06:44:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Why the Castrol SRF drought?

https://www.moreheadspeedworks.com/product/castrol-srf-1l/ is also back in the game.

Stock up kids.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-29-2019, 05:48:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,407
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Differentials

Another sub.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-17-2019, 09:19:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: E36 M3: Hawk DTC 60 & HP Plus Pads

Price drop on the BNIB set.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-17-2019, 09:15:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: No hits on my car

Seconded^100. I don't even like dealing with buyers who can't compose a decent sentence.

https://www.grammarly.com/ is your friend.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-15-2019, 03:24:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Springs for KW V3 for track? E36 M3

I recently called KW to order a new strut and asked about rates the struts/shocks could handle if i wanted to change spring. KW advised me that while I could go up a little bit, they wouldn't go too...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-27-2019, 12:55:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,079
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: NASA TT3 National Championship Write-up

Congrats!!! An awesome achievement!
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-27-2019, 12:53:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Wrapping Rather Than Clipping Sub Belts

I was trying to think about that, was it just the passenger side that had it clipped or both sides?

Also, yes this failure was related to counterfeit products and NOT because he clipped in vs...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-17-2019, 08:06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: E36 M3: Hawk DTC 60 & HP Plus Pads

Both used sets of DTC60s are sold.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-11-2019, 11:53:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
E36 M3: Hawk DTC 60 & HP Plus Pads

Selling the 4 sets of Hawk brake pads; two DTC 60 fronts, one DTC 60 rear, and one HP Plus Front. All sets are E36 M3 fitment.

1) BNIB DTC60 Fronts - $180...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Sep-03-2019, 05:24:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: PFC 08 vs 11 : any real seat time feedback?

Oh I get it, so these aren't a PFC pad. I was under the impression that PFC was releasing something new.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Sep-03-2019, 03:40:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: PFC 08 vs 11 : any real seat time feedback?

Any additional detail? I assume you are referring to Rob's car as TC podium car?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Aug-27-2019, 01:06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,125
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: APEX Forged Wheels

Thank you Duncan, much appreciated. On average though, how long did you run a wheel before it bent?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Aug-26-2019, 02:28:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,302
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

What are vented pistons and what do they improve over normal pistons?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Aug-16-2019, 06:11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,125
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: APEX Forged Wheels

Please do tell more.

More on topic, for those that have bent a ARC-8, how many hours/miles did you have on it? Are you hard on the curbs? Are the tracks you drive particularly rough? I'm...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Jul-30-2019, 09:44:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: PFC 08 vs 11 : any real seat time feedback?

IDK man, there is gray area in the rule book but I don't think there is enough in the brakes section to drive a mack truck through. :drums:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jul-26-2019, 07:57:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,708
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: PFC 08 vs 11 : any real seat time feedback?

Don't leave us hanging like that.


Personally, I love DTC60's. The initial bite is great and I find them easy to modulate. They do not last that long but free replacement through FCP euro makes...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jul-11-2019, 06:23:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Camber Plate Recommendations

Ahh the classic Vorshlag vs GC conundrum. I went back and forth on this no less than 1,000 times before I decided on GC's. The only reason I ended with GC is because Bimmerworld sells them and the...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-29-2019, 02:58:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: A Selfish Request - Help with win a trip to Petite Le Mans

To hold you over until then, here’s a video from Lime Rock last year. I’ve watched it 1000 times and that sound does not get old!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlhH8m7BTdj/?igshid=lj4kqlxfz53y

...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-29-2019, 01:34:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: A Selfish Request - Help with win a trip to Petite Le Mans

WINNER WINNER!!! I was officially informed yesterday that I have won the contest and will be attending Petite Le Mans this fall. I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jun-27-2019, 01:15:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Best slick race tire for cheap

If you want to be at the pointy end of the field your only option is Hoosiers. Pirellis aren’t an option for club racing because they are non dot; ditto for contis. BFG R1s are a solid tire. I’ve...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jun-26-2019, 08:33:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Best slick race tire for cheap

Congrats dude, we inadvertently spoke for a bit on Friday; I was big guy in the Yankee cap hanging out with my friend who brought the silver GT3.


Seconded. Or ask your racing friends for their...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-25-2019, 01:07:59 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 22,771
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Bring A Trailer Thread

997.1 GT3's are solidly under 100K now with .2's not far behind. I really hope the RS follow suit and get closer to 100k in the next 5 years; doubtful but i can dream.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jun-16-2019, 09:32:27 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 112,206
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

Brutal ending man; sorry to see that. Looked like you were cooking up until that point though! Was that David in the yellow car? He was out quick!!!
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 06:33:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: A Selfish Request - Help with win a trip to Petite Le Mans

Good choice. I have some sitting in my fridge now.


Thank you to everyone who has helped out thus far. Up ~100 posts since last night; about 40 net to the leader. I am now under 90 posts away...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 12:44:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
A Selfish Request - Help with win a trip to Petite Le Mans

Hi Everyone, I have a HUGE favor to ask from the group; my employer is running a social media contest where the employee whose picture gets the most insta likes by June 17th will get a free trip to...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jun-13-2019, 01:16:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Zionsville competition cooling kit and electric fan

Is the shroud easy to remove? Always wondered how it is attached.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jun-10-2019, 07:10:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,912
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Wheel Stud Life Span?

Chad Morehead stocks MSI studs.

https://www.moreheadspeedworks.com/product/msi-m12x1-5-coated-wheel-studs/

EDIT - MSI 85.5MM studs plus nuts are a $60 premium to the Bimmerworld Race kit
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jun-09-2019, 04:59:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,912
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Wheel Stud Life Span?

My buddy just purchased at GT3 and had a tech go over the centerlocks with him. Something I found interesting is how much the tech stressed that, when applying torque, it should be in one smooth,...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jun-05-2019, 12:41:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,855
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Best car hauler under 15k

How many miles are on your X5? Interested in hear how maintenance on the diesel has been. Any major or unexpected issues?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jun-03-2019, 01:34:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Wtb this racing suit

In my experience, most suits are pretty logo light until you start sewing patches on. Suits can range from $300 to over $2,000. Different materials and features heavily influence the price. You owe...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, May-19-2019, 06:43:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,855
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Best car hauler under 15k

Unfortunately, BMW has no intention of offering the diesel in the US going forward.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Apr-30-2019, 09:30:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,855
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Best car hauler under 15k

As the kids say, #goals
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Apr-30-2019, 02:19:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Differentials

Great article, enjoyed reading that!

Can anyone comment how how the car feels with 30/90 vs. 35/60 ramps? How much of a difference does 5* make on acceleration? How significant do the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Apr-23-2019, 01:46:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,855
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Best car hauler under 15k

Game changer right here... Never thought about trying a commercial rental.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Apr-04-2019, 06:01:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,302
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

Sorry not following. Per Rally Road: "There is only one rotor option for this bracket, the E46 M3 CSL 345mm fronts. This requires 5.5mm to be machined from the mounting boss of the caliper." Where...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Apr-04-2019, 04:44:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,302
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

To answer the question you had about brackets in the linked thread.

Front Braket
https://rallyroad.net/collections/e46brakes/products/e46m3frontbbkadapterbrackets

Rear Bracket...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-03-2019, 06:20:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,302
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

Caliper is still street oriented vs race oriented. A well designed four piston caliber (PFC for example) will out perform and save weight vs a six piston designed for a street car. Drilled rotors are...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-03-2019, 05:27:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,302
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Big Brake Kit Reccomendation

You could reach out to Lee for options. He mostly offers Willwood products. I don't see anything listed for the e46 fronts but that doesn't mean he doesn't make anything. Prices are in CAD and...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-03-2019, 01:32:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Does anyone adhere to slick heat cycling?

I was at a Bridgestone sponsored CCA event at WGI two years ago and someone asked the tire engineer if this service was worth it. He said it was just a waste of money as the process does not put...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Mar-20-2019, 08:38:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,780
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Front Splitter

I was about to ask about this. Is that generally what people run?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Mar-20-2019, 01:27:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,055
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: S65 Swap for a Track/Race Car

Ditto.

Here is the Epic harness:
https://www.bimmerworld.com/Epic-Motorsports-Mk60-Standalone-ABS.html


Here is another supplier I've heard good things about one:...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Mar-18-2019, 07:16:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,055
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: S65 Swap for a Track/Race Car

ABS - Why are you trying to integrate vs running standalone? Retaining the MK60 and running it standalone seems to be the best option since it wont interfere with rest of the swap.

Of the three to...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Feb-23-2019, 06:19:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,997
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Open Trailers

As a compromise to the full-size truck vs mid-size SUV debate, I was strongly considering the new Ranger; 7,500 lbs of towing, extra wheelbase vs say a Jeep GC but not as much as a hassle to...
Forum: Northeast Sat, Feb-23-2019, 02:24:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 161,678
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Looking For A Shop In The Northeast Look Here.....

Where the hell did they quote you $140 for a thermostat?!? Even a genuine BMW one is only $100.

Three places that come to mind are

OffCamber Autosport in Rockaway NJ
Guten Parts in Maplewood,...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jan-25-2019, 01:33:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: The Corner Weight Thread

Sorry, I agree that my response was worded poorly, but ignoring adding or removing physical weight, how do you adjust corner weights other than by adjusting ride height?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jan-24-2019, 04:05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: The Corner Weight Thread

Here is my corner balance from 2017. Includes half a tank and 250 lbs for the driver. Full interior ex-rear seats, + seats, harnesses and rear bar. Did not touch it last year. Ripping out every and...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jan-14-2019, 09:04:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,771
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Lightest battery, and bracket combo for our cars

Saw these cage style battery mounts today at Stable Energies, a good option if you're not handy and/or lazy. Could work well for other brands, just need to co-reference size vs the Braille batteries....
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jan-02-2019, 02:59:48 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 154,179
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

I run Palmer 2-3 weekends a year and, IMO, I don't feel like it's improved significantly. Perfect example, I was there in August and we were running the track clockwise (backwards). I was coming up...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jan-02-2019, 12:44:23 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 154,179
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

For me it's all about the flagging; I can deal with the lack of runoff, the jagged rock walls, and the meh tire walls. But the flagging sucks, full stop. Flaggers are frequently not paying attention,...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Dec-28-2018, 03:41:45 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 154,179
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Seconded... Love Palmer as an HPDE track, especially clockwise, but less than thrilled about it as CRS... Although they do have actual bathrooms now...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Dec-28-2018, 12:32:54 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 154,179
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Here is a spreadsheet I've started to put together of CCA, NASA and AER events; mostly focused on Northeast tracks. I'll update it again in a month or so as various CCA groups start to release their...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Dec-22-2018, 04:47:31 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 154,179
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Only thing definitive at this point me for.
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/calabogie-downpayment-trillium-bmw-cca-motorsports-park-095542

Trying to have the car ready for the VIR CRS in...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Nov-17-2018, 06:30:50 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 22,808
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Calling all Virginia International Raceway (VIR) trackers

Thanks!


Thanks! Funny enough, Bimmerworld recommended the same place. Will be reaching out after the holiday.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Nov-09-2018, 04:20:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,771
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Lightest battery, and bracket combo for our cars

How do you guys figure out how much CCA, CA, AH, etc you need? I am going full race car so power need is much smaller but still unsure how to determine. Is 240cca enough?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Nov-05-2018, 04:03:30 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 22,808
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Calling all Virginia International Raceway (VIR) trackers

Hey guys, can anyone recommend a person or shop that rents out track cars in the area? Would prefer an E36 if possible.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Oct-26-2018, 06:17:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,043
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: AP Racing BBK from VAC

He might already have one designed... A few years ago I was speaking to him about why the Wilwoods over the AP's; he mention that if i was dead set on AP's he has brackets for the E36 even though...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Oct-04-2018, 04:14:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,843
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Racing Schools

Semi-on topic - Bondurant just filed chapter 11 :(

http://www.thedrive.com/news/24023/world-famous-bondurant-racing-school-files-for-bankruptcy
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-02-2018, 08:15:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,843
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Racing Schools

I would highly recommend the BMW CCA race school for anyone who is interested in something more than a typical DE experience. Even if you have no interest in going racing one day, it's a very...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Sep-25-2018, 06:02:42 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 112,206
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

Seconded... One of the things I LOVE and greatly appreciate at pro level tracks, safety crew and flaggers are a cut above.


weather looks a bit better than last time too...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-19-2018, 10:30:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Scam Alert - E30 m3

cars for sale again... https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-58/
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 10:30:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,998
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: 1988 e30 bmw m3 - scam!

cars for sale again... https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-bmw-m3-58/

was sold at Barrett for 38.5 by shady dealer.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Aug-22-2018, 03:55:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Thinning E36 Harness

Does anyone have/know of any thorough documentation with regards to thinning all of the wiring from the E36? M3 specifically but I don't believe the harness is significantly different from the other...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Aug-21-2018, 06:35:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,433
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Order of operations for DE car upgrades

Second the RTAB's as possible cause of the looseness, even if they are newish, you can still get decent amount deflection. I really like these as an upgrade:...
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