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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jan-17-2019, 06:31:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
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, 05:40:26 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 05:34:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,675
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, 10:41:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 754
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, 06:10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,569
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, 06:09:50 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 06:08:27 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 101,832
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, 06:08:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 22,697
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, 08:55:22 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 08:10:21 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 08:02:44 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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) Tue, Dec-04-2018, 12:37:50 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 04:39:26 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 09:11:45 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 33,151
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 Fri, Nov-30-2018, 12:39:55 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 10:50:03 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 05:22:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,414
Posted By nholmes
Re: Joe's Street/Track build thread

Volks?! You baller! lmao
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 11:48:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,170
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, 06:23:13 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 02:32:32 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 07:21:14 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 03:32:17 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 07:31:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-23-2018, 04:49:20 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-22-2018, 07:46:59 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 06:42:39 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 06:41:40 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 10:13:53 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 01:21:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,170
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, 11:36:39 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Pacific Tue, Nov-20-2018, 08:57:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
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, 08:34:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,414
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, 08:26:55 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 06:33:37 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 06:31:28 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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 Tue, Nov-20-2018, 12:58:53 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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 Tue, Nov-20-2018, 12:26:43 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 12:24:46 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 05:23:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,170
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, 11:27:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,170
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, 08:42:16 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 08:36:12 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 07:54:38 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 06:44:12 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 08:54:33 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 08:19:40 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,250
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, 05:45:22 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 07:08:22 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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 Mon, Nov-05-2018, 12:01:32 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 11:58:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,675
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, 06:14:27 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 07:21:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-30-2018, 05:29:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
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, 07:03:00 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 07:00:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
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, 06:54:09 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
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, 06:24:37 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 22,697
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, 03:27:04 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 101,832
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, 05:17:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-26-2018, 12:00:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By nholmes
Re: Rear Upper Ball Joint Woes

Just to follow-up, I'm going to try this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/6440FF9D-4539-4BF8-988B-BAEAFA104441_zpsxt4yr35g.jpg
...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-25-2018, 11:58:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs up Apex 90mm m12 bmw 5 lug bullet nose studs

APEX 90MM M12 BMW 5 LUG BULLET NOSE STUDS

These have 16 track days on them.

Help me buy new race parts!
...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-25-2018, 11:52:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs up Brand new Pair E36 Uro Trans Mounts

Brand new Pair E36 Uro Trans Mounts

Help me buy new race parts!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/BC1D14AD-B786-4565-9F6E-2184176BCB8A_zpsxwdpkdj7.jpg

Feel free to ask me...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-25-2018, 11:43:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs up E36 OEM lollipops with Lemförder bushings w/ 7600 miles on them

E36 OEM lollipops with Lemförder bushings w/ 7600 miles on them

These were installed 45* off center to increase stiffness. Does not impace NVH whatsoever.

Help me buy new race parts!
...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-25-2018, 11:41:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs up BMW E36 Facet thermal fan radiator switch 61318363677

BMW E36 Facet thermal fan radiator switch 61318363677

Help me buy new race parts!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/480652F0-C238-4B29-9986-7E923C766C4F_zpsowbblpe6.jpg
...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-25-2018, 11:40:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs up New BMW S52 Goetze Rear Main Seal 11142249533 includes alignment tool

New BMW S52 Goetze Rear Main Seal 11142249533 includes alignment tool

Help me buy new race parts!
...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-25-2018, 11:38:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By nholmes
Thumbs up New Uro motor mounts 11812283798

BMW New Uro motor mounts 11812283798

Help me buy new race parts!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/2C838D72-F86C-4DF9-895C-3470A8D856D0_zpsxpjedaw3.jpg
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-25-2018, 05:49:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,924
Posted By nholmes
Re: Scammer alert: maximz

Wow, sketchy af!

I also take lots of pictures of my used stuff to protect myself. Glad you caught this piece of shit before he could screw other people over.

EDIT: You might want to share some...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Oct-22-2018, 07:46:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By nholmes
Re: BimmerWorld Billet Aluminum Seat Floor Mount Adapters - E30/E36/E46

Nothing wrong with these mounts whatsoever. In fact, I run them in my track car right now on the driver side.

I bought these from PenguinScotty because I was going to run matching hardware but...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Oct-22-2018, 05:27:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Oct-22-2018, 06:56:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By nholmes
BimmerWorld Billet Aluminum Seat Floor Mount Adapters - E30/E36/E46

I originally bought these from PenguinScotty but I'm going with something else for my needs, so I'm going to let these go.

SOLD
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-22-2018, 06:50:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,675
Posted By nholmes
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

Got some progress on getting the jig set-up for the hardline today:

https://youtu.be/gkguVjColPs
...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Oct-19-2018, 06:07:10 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Oh snap, maybe I'll come out! How's the weather there in Nov? I tend to want to run there when it's sunny and warm. :D

I took the car to Speed Element in SJ.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Oct-19-2018, 04:48:52 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Got the car on the dyno last night to get a baseline, since I've had no idea what the car was putting down from the time I got it.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 10:43:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,675
Posted By nholmes
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

Hard lines and flare nuts came in last weekend.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/3306CDA7-CA15-4746-AFC7-1B9E19A07FE3_zps4utiuohe.jpg
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 04:35:41 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 32,370
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

First time seeing this thread. This is pretty amazing. Has a lot of the same trappings that my car had when I got it. :)
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-10-2018, 09:47:50 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Thill booked, Kwakjoe!

Swapped out my studs. It was time, they had over 16 track days on them.
...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-05-2018, 06:37:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By nholmes
Re: WTB: OEM LTW Wing

Yeah, I didn't clarify. I don't have an OEM wing - mine is a BNIB Lester replica.

Not as many cool points as a legit OEM piece, of course.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-04-2018, 11:15:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-04-2018, 07:36:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,675
Posted By nholmes
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

Wanted to take a moment and share some of the work on the adapter piece.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/adapter_piece_detail_zps9zfw50zc.png
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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Sep-26-2018, 03:39:45 AM
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Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Sep-26-2018, 02:02:18 AM
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Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

NCRC

https://www.ncracing.org/event-detail.php?event=92&date=2018-10-27

https://www.ncracing.org/event-detail.php?event=92&date=2018-10-28

:parrot:
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-25-2018, 01:48:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-24-2018, 10:16:27 PM
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Views: 2,009
Posted By nholmes
Re: Motion motorsports race seat brackets

Hey dude, how much for just the passenger side?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-24-2018, 10:12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By nholmes
Re: BimmerWorld Billet Aluminum Seat Floor Mount Adapters - E30/E36/E46

Is this for a set or just one? I need one set for my passenger side.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-24-2018, 08:59:17 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 09:18:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By nholmes
Re: Rear Upper Ball Joint Woes

Good eye! I noticed that inconsistency as well.

So what I think happened is that I measured the one of the two spare Febi ones I have, after I had already installed the LEMFÖRDER one.
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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 08:49:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By nholmes
Re: Rear Upper Ball Joint Woes

I agree, it is really strange. When googling I read somewhere that there's a chance at one point a previous owner installed an aftermarket ball joint that was larger than the OEM one, which enlarged...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 08:26:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By nholmes
Re: Rear Upper Ball Joint Woes

So you're saying I strike the iron here?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/balljoint_peen_zpsmagmllsv.jpg
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 07:56:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By nholmes
Re: Rear Upper Ball Joint Woes

Awesome.

Help me out here, Brett - do you have any examples of this being done for this issue I can reference? I'm going to need to communicate this to someone else if I can't do it myself so...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 06:37:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By nholmes
Unhappy Rear Upper Ball Joint Woes

TLDR: Ball joint is now very loose inside the knuckle and I have no idea why

During my rear subframe refresh I found that one of the boots was torn on the passenger rear upper, outer ball joint. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-20-2018, 11:43:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,675
Posted By nholmes
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

Alright, now that I'm working again I'm going to look into getting this project back off the ground.

Took the car to the track a couple weeks ago and the bleeder had zero issues, which is great. I...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Sep-19-2018, 11:00:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,090
Posted By nholmes
Re: CrookedCommie's Track/Street Build

Love that clutch slave bleed tool!
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Sep-19-2018, 08:46:08 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Just a quick update here, not too much going on right now with the car. Looking into maybe doing an M50 intake manifold and a tune coupled with a redline increase so I stop hitting the rev limiter...
Forum: Pacific Wed, Sep-05-2018, 06:47:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By nholmes
Re: WTB: Cinnamon Interior & Exhaust

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/prelude/21126028_1464016087016696_7721188666525089792_n_zpsswf5pnrd.gif
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-27-2018, 11:03:58 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Right on, man. I've been using Gary since 2013 or so? They're legit and he's super fast.

I tried to get him to give me coaching for money, but he wasn't interested. Says he's a "terrible teacher"...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-27-2018, 10:42:14 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-27-2018, 10:20:06 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

QFT lol

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/nholmes/E36M/66357BFB-8933-4D15-8E16-A317C9BAD067_zpsdm06as7t.jpg
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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Aug-27-2018, 09:51:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By nholmes
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Aug-27-2018, 09:50:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By nholmes
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-27-2018, 09:15:38 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 60,069
Posted By nholmes
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Thanks dude! Car has been a lot of work, but almost "done" lol
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