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Forum: Member Notes and Requests to Admin/Mods Fri, May-17-2019, 04:04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By nholmes
Re: Website Image Resizing?

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/46775105995_70e19bb99a_o_zpsdrxv9bbv.jpg
Forum: Member Notes and Requests to Admin/Mods Wed, May-15-2019, 04:19:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs down Website Image Resizing?

Did something change with the site on the back-end recently?

It looks like the images I embed in my posts are no longer being auto resized.

Is anyone aware of any changes that may have caused...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-11-2019, 11:33:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By nholmes
Re: MOV'IT BBK Question(s)

Looks like the top hats for the rear will require removal of the ebrake assembly and grinding down the cable bracket.

😬
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-10-2019, 10:49:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By nholmes
Re: MOV'IT BBK Question(s)

I don't have the creative radial mounts, I have the original ones from MOV'IT.

These guys:

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/h2631set-400_zpspfgmakei.jpg

The problem is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-10-2019, 04:16:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By nholmes
Question MOV'IT BBK Question(s)

Hey party people!

I was recently given an old MOV'IT BBK with 993TT/996 calipers and I'm having a hard time locating instructions regarding modifications to the knuckles for the radial brackets. ...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, May-06-2019, 09:56:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,718
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-02-2019, 06:10:54 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Sent you a message on the book of faces, it's easier for sharing images vs me cropping and uploading to Photobucket.

:thumbsup2:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-02-2019, 05:38:32 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Thank you! It's been a process for sure. Easy to overlook these threads lol


I'm at a crossroads. I have a couple friends running Thill 6/1 & 6/2, but I prefer BW and want to run 5/25 with these...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-02-2019, 05:11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By nholmes
Re: Anyone used this rear wheel bearing special tool?

A local gearhead removed his knuckle and pressed out the old bearing and in the new bearing in his garage. I didn't want to deal with taking out the knuckle (it's almost the same work when I think...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-02-2019, 04:04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By nholmes
Re: Anyone used this rear wheel bearing special tool?

Dave, I just did the driver side rear wheel bearing with the Autozone rental tool. Cost me $0, but totally up to you.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=1067946271&postcount=475
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-26-2019, 03:54:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By nholmes
Re: Suggestions wanted, corner exit traction

Yeah dude, fix this and the car should feel way more neutral for you.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-24-2019, 07:20:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,394
Posted By nholmes
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.4

May 28 Laguna Seca SpeedSF $275.00
June 15-16 Laguna Seca SpeedSF Sat $350 / Sun $325
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-24-2019, 04:44:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,394
Posted By nholmes
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.4

Thanks man!

Glad to hear it man, Laguna is pretty fun. I wish there were more HPDE events there, I would go more often for sure.

This is great! You beat my time by 2s! Well done, my man.
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-24-2019, 04:14:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,394
Posted By nholmes
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.4

Joe, you're doing yourself a disservice by not doing BW!

It's one of the best tracks on the west coast. :)
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Apr-23-2019, 07:57:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,394
Posted By nholmes
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.4

Never!

I'll eventually get an S54 and 295s.

:parrot:
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Apr-21-2019, 09:58:17 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Had a great time yesterday at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Got to test out the coolshirt. It worked perfectly. Looks like the JB Weld didn't work quite as well though, as we had some water sloshing...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Apr-21-2019, 09:55:55 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 105,139
Posted By nholmes
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

Car: E36 M3
Track: Buttonwillow Raceway Park
Configuration: CW13
Best Lap Time: 2:05.79
Brakes: OEM Calipers, G-loc R12 pads, ATE Super Blue
Suspension: MCS 1-Way Coilovers
Tire: Nitto NT01...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Apr-21-2019, 09:55:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,394
Posted By nholmes
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.4

Car: E36 M3
Track: Buttonwillow Raceway Park
Configuration: CW13
Best Lap Time: 2:05.79
Brakes: OEM Calipers, G-loc R12 pads, ATE Super Blue
Suspension: MCS 1-Way Coilovers
Tire: Nitto NT01...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-16-2019, 09:55:58 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

It wasn't too bad actually, once I had all the tools with me I would rate the difficulty and pain-in-the-ass factor as a 7/10

:parrot:
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-16-2019, 09:01:08 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Yeah, you have to drop the axles to make room to get behind the knuckle to push the bearing out.

You can even see the diff in this pic:
...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-16-2019, 05:24:19 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Here are the broken needle nose pliers I resurrected for use as circlip removers.

https://oimg.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/72501A64-97B9-4AF9-B939-E842705811BE_zpsawsuys2j.jpg
...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Apr-15-2019, 10:41:44 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

After my March track day at Thunderhill I started to notice a new sound that went away when I pressed the brakes.

I thought it was related to one of my warped front rotors, but after my last test...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Apr-15-2019, 05:41:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,842
Posted By nholmes
Re: Let's Talk Tires

Does anyone have any experience with Achilles GS328?

http://www.achillesradial.com/tire/competition/29/GS328
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Apr-14-2019, 04:27:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By nholmes
Re: PFC Rotor Major Failure

Really sorry to see this Marc! Hope the frame is good and the car can be rebuilt.

Let me know how I can help.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Apr-14-2019, 04:21:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By nholmes
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-12-2019, 11:22:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,842
Posted By nholmes
Re: Let's Talk Tires

I have. Duane is a great guy, but in the interest of stretching my budget as far as possible, I would love to see some other retailers carrying this model tire to help drive prices down.

:twocents:
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Apr-12-2019, 09:21:14 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 65,942
Posted By nholmes
Re: Bray's 2002 M3 Journal

Yeah, it looks like everything Brett touches is impeccable lol

I'm a very detailed person but not even close to Brett's level

:parrot:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Apr-11-2019, 11:26:21 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Now that the weather was closer to the temp when I got the baseline dyno done (70*F), I finally was able to take the car for a follow-up dyno after getting my WSTATUS...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Apr-10-2019, 10:09:22 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Baller information here:

https://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplassma/bmw_diy/shift_pins/shift_pins.html

Here's the parts:
...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Apr-10-2019, 06:14:33 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

It's basically what happens as the transmission detent pins wear out over time.



Thanks man!
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-10-2019, 06:03:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,842
Posted By nholmes
Re: Let's Talk Tires

Interesting.

I've been told that the NS-2R Sportnex in 120tw compound has recently been reformulated as well. I found 255/40/17 on Amazon for $552 a set which seems very reasonable. Think the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-10-2019, 05:23:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,842
Posted By nholmes
Re: Let's Talk Tires

BUMP!

Anyone have any experience running the new Nankang AR-1? I'm hearing that it's faster than the NT01 by 2-3s track dependent.

It looks like only one or two smaller importers have cornered...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Apr-09-2019, 12:01:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,106
Posted By nholmes
Re: Discount Tire Direct - NT-01

Also America's Tire carries Nankang. I'm looking into seeing if they can get the AR-1.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-05-2019, 10:53:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,106
Posted By nholmes
Re: Discount Tire Direct - NT-01

R Compound USA

https://www.facebook.com/RCompoundUSA/
https://rcompoundusa.bigcartel.com/contact
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-05-2019, 07:18:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,106
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 11:03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 06:00:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By nholmes
Re: Taller Shifters

You found the answer, but yes! This is how the lockout works on my RTD.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 04:39:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,315
Posted By nholmes
Re: Dakar Distraction

So, in January I go through all of the event calendars for my favorite tracks and put them into my personal google calendar.

Here's the calendar for BW:
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-28-2019, 08:23:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,315
Posted By nholmes
Re: Dakar Distraction

It's my favorite track. CW13 or bust lol

I live near SF, but I make the 4 hour drive about 6+ times a year.

:parrot::parrot::parrot:

https://youtu.be/xvVh40osRMM
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-27-2019, 10:16:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By nholmes
Re: ZHP Rack: Proper Tie rod

Fair.

I'll pull the part number off the plate to be sure.

:hattip:
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Mar-27-2019, 08:20:05 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Got sick of the aluminum panels, the silver color was bothering me. I liked the black look of the panels I had before, so I got some cheap Chinese CF wrap from eBay and wrapped them.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-27-2019, 07:07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By nholmes
Re: ZHP Rack: Proper Tie rod

Based on that info, I think my car has a non-M Z3 rack. I have to check, but it feels like 2.7/2.8 turns.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-27-2019, 05:58:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By nholmes
Re: ZHP Rack: Proper Tie rod

Thanks!

Damn. I need to do my homework. Clearly I didn't read enough about steering racks back when I was looking at E36 cars a couple years ago.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-26-2019, 10:29:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,315
Posted By nholmes
Re: Dakar Distraction

Nice ride! Let me know next time you're at Buttonwillow, we can talk about dakar.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-26-2019, 10:25:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By nholmes
Re: ZHP Rack: Proper Tie rod

Interesting. I have no idea what rack I have. I should look. I went with OEM E36 tie rods and Turner rack stops for this car. Never had a problem.

Anyone know the ZHP part number?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-26-2019, 10:06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By nholmes
Re: Taller Shifters

I forgot to mention when I replied to your PM, you can always remove or cut the center return spring if you don't want that tension.
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Mar-26-2019, 06:28:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Pacific Fri, Mar-22-2019, 09:28:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By nholmes
Re: San Francisco/Bay Area Shop Recommendations

There's also Elite Performance in Burlingame if the other options are too far for you, etc.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Mar-22-2019, 09:27:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Posted By nholmes
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Mar-21-2019, 05:58:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By nholmes
Re: Race seat mounts, E36

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/prelude/giphy-downsized-large_zpsqmohrxjt.gif
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Mar-21-2019, 04:34:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By nholmes
Re: Race seat mounts, E36

Is your passenger seat the same width as your driver seat?

For my passenger seat I was able to use Brey-Krause.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Mar-20-2019, 09:58:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By nholmes
Re: Cheap Custom Section 3 Muffler to Pass 90db Track Sound Limit

Thank you for posting this, as I have this exact set-up as my "normal" track configuration. Last year I swapped to OEM muffler out of fear, but sounds like I won't be needing to do so this year.
...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Mar-20-2019, 04:47:31 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Thank you, we'll see how it goes. :)

Just a quick update, finally got the right seat mounts so I could finish getting the passenger seat dialed in for future use. Wife was curious about me...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Mar-20-2019, 04:38:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
Posted By nholmes
Re: Race seat mounts, E36

I guess Bimmerworld floor mounts and any decent side mounts without sliders would work for you
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Mar-19-2019, 04:01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
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: 84
Views: 14,106
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: 84
Views: 14,106
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: 18
Views: 631
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 2,257
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: 195
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Feb-15-2019, 06:09:26 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 65,466
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-14-2019, 04:56:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 26
Views: 3,785
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 105
Views: 16,189
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: 105
Views: 16,189
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 5,629
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: 2,701
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: 2,701
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
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Views: 460
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-24-2019, 09:29:21 PM
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Views: 242
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-24-2019, 09:23:56 PM
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Views: 130
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: 460
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 535
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-24-2019, 07:37:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,629
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: 2,701
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: 2,701
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: 1,371
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: 535
Posted By nholmes
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jan-17-2019, 05:31:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
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: 486
Views: 65,466
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: 5,629
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: 110
Views: 5,394
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: 2,675
Posted By nholmes
Re: redpriest's 2006 TiAg E46 M3 Journal

Man, this journal is dead af fam
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