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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Mar-19-2019, 04:01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 167
Posted By nholmes
Re: Race seat mounts, E36

Brey-Krause unless your seat bolt holes position it too far forward like my OMP HTE-R.

I have to run a Frankenstein combination of BW floor and Motion side mounts. It works, but not elegant by any...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Mar-15-2019, 09:22:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,804
Posted By nholmes
Re: Discount Tire Direct - NT-01

Interesting. I'm wondering what I was doing wrong lol
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Mar-15-2019, 06:07:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,804
Posted By nholmes
Re: Discount Tire Direct - NT-01

Not sure what sizes you guys are running but a set of (4) NT01s in 17" on eBay are $800 with the sale.

I found these on Amazon for $734.92...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Mar-14-2019, 10:45:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By nholmes
Re: RTD shifter - reverse lockout, or no...?

Sup dude

I had non-lockout and decided to get lockout because I was hitting the gate shifting from 3 -> 2 going into buttonhook @ Buttonwillow.

That's the only place where I would do it and to...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Mar-12-2019, 06:14:27 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

When I spun the rotor by hand it would catch on the pad and stop. I believe the rotor was warped as the front of the car would shake under heavy braking.

Still investigating as two of my new...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Mar-12-2019, 05:10:15 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Finally tested the system tonight and added some fungicide to the water.

https://youtu.be/5keIMpCiMhk

https://youtu.be/jAJIO5batJ8

:hattip::hattip::hattip:
:parrot::parrot::parrot:
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Mar-11-2019, 04:56:40 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Now that I have all the pieces, I was able to get the lines for the coolshirt DIY finished last night.
...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-08-2019, 10:00:14 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Almost forgot to mention that I uncovered why my trunk lock actuator wasn't working...

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/556F9803-C6D0-4531-9075-9395E283C73A_zpspzwbsf1q.jpg
...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-08-2019, 03:46:33 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

After my last track day I started getting some ticking or clicking when the car rolled at low speeds which went away when I gently pressed the brakes. When I removed the wheels and spun the front...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Mar-04-2019, 04:36:55 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

So, the cooler plate is finally finished. Took some custom hardware to get it done, but it's dialed in. Just need to cut the outlet and return lines that run from the cooler to the shirt and I can...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-27-2019, 06:24:52 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Moving along slowly as parts arrive.

Finalized my kill switch bracket and got it scuffed up for painting.
...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Feb-21-2019, 04:20:13 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Finished up the wiring for the charger/voltmeter, switch and pump lines last night.

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/C2396CE4-86C6-4000-818C-202404B48361_zpsye9tm4zu.jpg
...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-20-2019, 03:45:35 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Couple small updates today.

I power my GoPro with a USB battery pack and haven't really decided to hardwire the camera yet. That being said, I decided to get rid of my cigarette lighter + USB...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Feb-19-2019, 06:05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,059
Posted By nholmes
Re: Ethan's "Should Have Just Bought a GT3" Build

I would love to have the space you do for workshop tools and that car rotisserie.

Simply amazing, good sir.

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/prelude/b44f5005.gif
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Feb-17-2019, 09:18:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Feb-15-2019, 06:09:26 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-14-2019, 04:56:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs up Custom M-Technic 3 Spoke Steering Wheel

BMW E36 M-Technic 3 Spoke Steering Wheel w/ Alcantara Wrap, Foam Padding, Airbag + Slip-ring

This late model E36 3 spoke wheel comes with a special ordered alcantara cover, foam padding and hand...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Feb-14-2019, 12:02:50 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

That might be do-able. I'm out of town the weekend of 5/3, which makes available childcare tricky, but I'll let you know.

For some reason that SpeedSF date wasn't on the Laguna calendar when I...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-13-2019, 11:00:32 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

:rofl3::rofl3::rofl3:



Dude! I need to run West again. I haven't since it opened.

I don't think I'll be able to run on St. Patty's Day, I've got an event 3/2 & 3/3 and then 3/30 & 3/31.
...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-13-2019, 10:20:38 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Been busy trying to get a few of these projects completed.

I have been trying to keep the SRS airbags in a working state for street driving to/from the track, but I wasn't comfortable keeping the...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Feb-11-2019, 10:43:32 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Agreed. It was messy and wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. I think I prefer heat. I'll remember this for my next project lol



I had no idea what to expect, but 18lbs was great....
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Feb-08-2019, 05:37:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,988
Posted By nholmes
Re: Visceral M3 / My Estoril E36 M3/2/5 Journey

I'm loving the attention to detail.

Simply amazing.

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/prelude/EC557BC0-4E26-4AA2-BBAE-B26C8C74D75A_zpsbescgrxx.gif
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Feb-08-2019, 05:23:44 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Bracket mounting solution ideation:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/97A97AB8-19FE-41DB-8184-36527D6696BE_zpsi0fckod2.jpg

Wire routing so it's secure and doesn't catch onto...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Feb-07-2019, 08:29:54 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

I've been busy with some stuff around the house, so the coolshirt project has slowed slightly.

I did manage to get the pump finished and in. Just need to do the connector wiring for it.
...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-06-2019, 06:17:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,607
Posted By nholmes
Re: Joe's Street/Track build thread

Damn. That doesn't work with my childcare schedule. Let me know if you are able to make that NCRC event. Would be great to track with some other cool dudes. Tracking solo is fine, but always nice to...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Feb-05-2019, 04:22:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,607
Posted By nholmes
Re: Joe's Street/Track build thread

Love to see Dan Avon putting his magic touch with your car, dude!

Hey man, Thill March 2/3 w/ NCRC?
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Feb-04-2019, 05:05:42 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Hey, thanks!

So, a few updates today.

I picked up some isopropyl alcohol and dry ice to remove the sound deadening from the car to save weight. It was pretty intense, since the dry ice is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-30-2019, 10:13:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,511
Posted By nholmes
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

After some research and consideration, I've decided against making this ABS bleed line kit available for the community.

I originally set out to solve my brake problem and then saw an opportunity...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-28-2019, 05:18:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,619
Posted By nholmes
Re: MaxJax portable 2 post lift

I spoke with the technicians at Danmarr and they told me you can safely add two more positions.

I put one down near the bottom for brake bleeds, etc.



Truth. Luckily I had some race ramps...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-24-2019, 10:58:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,619
Posted By nholmes
Re: MaxJax portable 2 post lift

Not to mention, my ass isn't getting any younger.

I was way over getting up and down ten times just to get the car on stands years ago. The lift was a no-brainer IMO.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-24-2019, 09:50:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-24-2019, 09:29:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-24-2019, 09:23:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs up Schroth HANS Hybrid II 6 Point Harness

Expired Schroth HANS Hybrid II 6 Point Harness

Ran this is my track car for three years without issue.

Help me buy new race parts!
...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-24-2019, 09:19:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs up E36 JT-Designs Aluminum Undertray

Used JT-Designs E36 undertray.

The toughest underpanel designed for BMW E-36 on the market! Crafted from 6061-T6 aluminum, this panel will definitely be the last one you will ever need to buy. The...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jan-24-2019, 08:54:06 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Finally got around to installing one of the Racetech harnesses I picked up over Black Friday for the driver's side. Passenger goes in once I get the seat mount and sub-strap bar from ECS, which was...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-24-2019, 08:43:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-24-2019, 07:37:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,511
Posted By nholmes
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

Made some final test fits and adjustments to the jig last night. Just waiting on some parts from one of my suppliers and should be able to move forward with finalizing the instructions and legal...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-24-2019, 04:30:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,619
Posted By nholmes
Re: MaxJax portable 2 post lift

I can't work under my car on jackstands here in CA with our earthquakes. At least the MAXJAX flexes but YMMV.

:lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-23-2019, 07:08:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,619
Posted By nholmes
Re: MaxJax portable 2 post lift

I have one and I love it. I installed mine myself a couple years ago and it's a game changer. I've done trans swaps, front and rear sub-frame and rod bearings all in my own garage.

I track my car...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-22-2019, 05:29:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By nholmes
Re: E36 Trunk Latch Reinforcement Plates - Coupe, Sedan, Convertible

I've got one of these trunk plates from Brett Raymond at msportparts.com.

Super clean part that bolts up in a jiffy.
...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-22-2019, 05:05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By nholmes
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jan-17-2019, 05:31:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By nholmes
Re: 2019 Bimmer Challenge Series

Bimmer Challenge is super fun! It makes it easy for me since Buttonwillow is my favorite track. The four hour drive is totally worth it!
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jan-11-2019, 04:40:26 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Just a small update here...

Picked up some plated rotors from an ebay seller for a great price. Not sure if these are basically the same as the Centric blanks at $40 each with free shipping I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-11-2019, 04:34:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,511
Posted By nholmes
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

Just an update to this project.

Working on v1.5 and made some adjustments to account for the slightly different pump placement in the sedan.

We recently installed this in a local car for a...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jan-10-2019, 09:41:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,498
Posted By nholmes
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.4

Car: E36 M3
Track: Thunderhill Raceway East Bypass
Best Lap Time: 2:08.58
Brakes: OEM Calipers, Endless N35S Pads, ATE Super Blue
Suspension: MCS 1-Way Coilovers
Tire: Nitto NT01
Other Mods:...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Dec-20-2018, 05:10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,644
Posted By nholmes
Re: redpriest's 2006 TiAg E46 M3 Journal

Man, this journal is dead af fam
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Dec-20-2018, 05:09:50 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Had a great weekend last weekend. Set two new PBs. Lots of room still on the table.

Quest for sub 2:00 continues.

E36 M3 Buttonwillow Next Level 12.16.18 2:05.85 #13 CW - YouTube
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Dec-20-2018, 05:08:27 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 103,824
Posted By nholmes
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

Car: E36 M3
Track: Buttonwillow Raceway Park
Configuration: CW13
Best Lap Time: 2:05.85
Brakes: OEM Calipers, G-loc R12 pads, ATE Super Blue
Suspension: MCS 1-Way Coilovers
Tire: Nitto NT01...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Dec-20-2018, 05:08:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 24,321
Posted By nholmes
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.3

Car: E36 M3
Track: Buttonwillow Raceway Park
Configuration: CW13
Best Lap Time: 2:05.85
Brakes: OEM Calipers, G-loc R12 pads, ATE Super Blue
Suspension: MCS 1-Way Coilovers
Tire: Nitto NT01...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Dec-07-2018, 07:55:22 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Cool.

Any idea how many drive cycles this normally takes?
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Dec-07-2018, 07:10:21 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Let me get back to you, I don't know personally.

We definitely cleared the existing adaptations after we tuned the car, though.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Dec-07-2018, 07:02:44 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Thanks dude! I know some of my choices aren't for everyone, but I try to keep it clean, simple and functional.

:hattip:



Yeah, noticed some of the lower RPM grunt is gone. It's not bad at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 11:37:50 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Yeah, you can also put that tracking info into the USPS site.

I got my seat in a week.
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Dec-01-2018, 03:39:26 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

So, I've been using Gary Bains that rents the dyno at Speed Element in SJ.

https://www.facebook.com/bainstuning/

He charged me $100/hr for a couple dyno pulls. You can message him on FB, he's...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-30-2018, 08:11:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 34,997
Posted By nholmes
Re: Joe's E36 M3 Coupe Journal

Dude, I feel you.

Just had something very similar happen with my car while putting in my M50 manifold.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=1067891757&postcount=418
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Nov-29-2018, 11:39:55 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Got the car corner balanced today, amazingly the car needed almost no adjustment.

Full tank with driver:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-28-2018, 09:50:03 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Did you at least buy something?

:parrot::parrot::parrot:
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Nov-27-2018, 04:22:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,607
Posted By nholmes
Re: Joe's Street/Track build thread

Volks?! You baller! lmao
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 10:48:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,372
Posted By nholmes
Re: RTD Reverse Lockout Shifter. No trimming interior.

Last I heard RTD was completely slammed with orders and they're trying to get them all out in time for Christmas. For the price and quality, it's worth the wait.

You will not be disappointed.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-26-2018, 05:23:13 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Hey Joe!

Thanks dude, trying to get the car to a state where I won't be touching it so often. My wife doesn't believe me though lol

That sucks about the injectors for you, what a pain in the...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-26-2018, 01:32:32 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Last time with my Evo and E92M, I used it on all four. This time I just did driver’s side front since I think it will be fairly symmetrical and the rears haven’t had cooling issues.

Maybe I’m just...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Nov-25-2018, 06:21:14 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Dry ice project will happen soon.

Did some additional weight reduction by taking out all the audio wires behind the driver's seat. Still need to get the driver's seat out here eventually and get...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-24-2018, 02:32:17 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

There isn’t one, I asked. Their lifetime warranty prevents them from offering sitewide discounts.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-23-2018, 06:31:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-23-2018, 03:49:20 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-22-2018, 06:46:59 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Yeah I want some euro rotors but those are not discounted on FCP.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-22-2018, 05:42:39 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

CYBER MONDAY SAVINGS ALL WEEK
AT ZECKHAUSEN RACING!

Use Coupon Code 'MONDAY' for 10% Savings*
from now until Friday, November 30, 2018.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-22-2018, 05:41:40 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

BimmerDiffs / Thayer Motorsports

Use code TURKEY for 10% OFF
Adjustable Suspension Components: https://www.bimmerdiffs.com/collections/suspension
Transmission Service Tools & Supplies:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-21-2018, 09:13:53 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

https://www.discounttiredirect.com/promotions/black_friday?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-21-2018, 12:21:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,372
Posted By nholmes
Re: RTD Reverse Lockout Shifter. No trimming interior.

Night and day difference.

You can come check it out at the house anytime over in Burlingame.

:hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 10:36:39 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Pacific Tue, Nov-20-2018, 07:57:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By nholmes
Re: Paint Shop Near SF

I can vouch and recommend Precision Bodyshop and Detail in Colma.

Buddy owns the shop and does great work, been taking my cars there for about 9 years now.
...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Nov-20-2018, 07:34:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,607
Posted By nholmes
Re: Joe's Street/Track build thread

Great thread, dude!

Much respect for taking your car to TC Design, Tony does great work but it's not so great on the wallet lol

Sorry I missed you at Laguna for the Bimmer Challenge event, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 07:26:55 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Before I ordered my seat I went to a local brick-and-mortar shop first to see what worked best for me. I then purchased some t-shirts and some rollbar foam for their time.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 05:33:37 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

We already went over this on Facebook, plenty of gearheads there report that they buy their seats from Murray and have never ran into any problems with VAT. I also have a local friend that has...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 05:31:28 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Winding Road Racing 10% off RACE CAR STUFF

CYBER2018

They tell me BLACKFRIDAY2018 should also work but didn't work for my harnesses.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-19-2018, 11:58:53 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Few updates here, been a busy bee getting my November projects wrapped up.

Finished getting the front swaybar in and adjustable endlinks for the corner balancing I plan to do soon.
...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-19-2018, 11:26:43 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Hey, thanks man!

It's an evolving project as I try to get faster and become a better driver along the way.

:hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 11:24:46 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

https://www.murraymotorsport.com/

Lots of stuff on sale, picked up an OMP seat for $450 shipped.

Insane.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-19-2018, 04:23:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,372
Posted By nholmes
Re: RTD Reverse Lockout Shifter. No trimming interior.

What's up Mark?! Been a while, I met you back when we both had evos in 2010 or so.

You want to get solid mounts with this shifter if you track, right handers will cause you to miss-shift and then...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 10:27:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,372
Posted By nholmes
Re: RTD Reverse Lockout Shifter. No trimming interior.

I'm glad that Maher and the folks at RTD have stopped selling their old design. It was getting too many CAE fanboi panties into a bunch over the similarities in the design.

The fact that he...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-16-2018, 07:42:16 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Also, it's not in that last picture but I did reinstall the retaining C-clip.

:)
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-16-2018, 07:36:12 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

One of the issues I've been dealing with is the amount of heat getting into the cabin through the lower shift boot that I'm using with this RTD shifter.

The OEM boot technically fits, but not well...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Nov-15-2018, 06:54:38 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

I've never had a car that was corner balanced, so I felt this would be a great platform to do just that. That meant aftermarket endlinks for setting preload. In my research I found that the push...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-15-2018, 05:44:12 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

https://www.asedeals.com/store/dannmar-portable-car-lift-maxjax/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 07:54:33 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

EDIT: Zekarus beat me to it. :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 07:19:40 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,721
Posted By nholmes
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

In for anything FCP por favor
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-12-2018, 04:45:22 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Finally getting around to some of the other projects I wanted to tackle with this car.

After some reluctance, I decided to do the M50 manifold swap. I originally wanted to save my money for the...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Nov-06-2018, 06:08:22 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Swapped in my reinforced front subframe yesterday.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/7A580A14-5B23-47EF-86D9-6C887D8EA771_zpsv0lbgd0c.jpg
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Nov-04-2018, 11:01:32 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

I took advantage of the 10% eBay coupon by asking John Mason to put one of his steel bars up for purchase.

It turned up last Friday:
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 10:58:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,511
Posted By nholmes
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

Here's a test of the jig with actual hardline and a comparison vs the coat-hanger line we used for fitment on my car.
...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-31-2018, 05:14:27 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Hey dude! Motorsports Hardware had a price that I couldn't pass up.

:hattip:
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-30-2018, 06:21:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-30-2018, 04:29:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By nholmes
Re: Rear Upper Ball Joint Woes

Technically, the proper way to use it, is to coat one of the two sides of the mating surfaces with it and then put them together. This stuff is anaerobic, so it works best in the absence of air. The...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-30-2018, 06:03:00 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

My trunk plate from Brett Raymond over at msportparts.com arrived today.

Super clean part that bolts up in a jiffy.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-30-2018, 06:00:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By nholmes
Re: Rear Upper Ball Joint Woes

So after two track days, it looks like the Loctite 620 is holding up. I certainly wasn't holding back on beating on the car.
...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-29-2018, 05:54:09 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 63,115
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

E36 M3 Thunderhill East Bypass NCRC 10.28.18 Session 1 Lap 7 2:08.58 - YouTube

First time back to Thill since 2016 and first time in the E36M. A friend that lives in Reno has been bugging me to...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-29-2018, 05:24:37 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 24,321
Posted By nholmes
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.3

Car: E36 M3
Track: Thunderhill Raceway East Bypass
Best Lap Time: 2:08.58
Brakes: OEM Calipers, Endless N35S Pads, ATE Super Blue
Suspension: MCS 1-Way Coilovers
Tire: Nitto NT01
Other Mods:...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-29-2018, 02:27:04 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 103,824
Posted By nholmes
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

E36 M3 Thunderhill East Bypass NCRC 10.28.18 Session 1 Lap 7 2:08.58 - YouTube

First time back to Thill since 2016 and first time in the E36M. A friend that lives in Reno has been bugging me to...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-26-2018, 04:17:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nholmes
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