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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jul-11-2019, 05:23:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
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, 01:58:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: A Selfish Request - Help with win a trip to Petite Le Mans

To hold you over until then, hereís a video from Lime Rock last year. Iíve 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, 12:34:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
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, 12:15:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
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, 07:33:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
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, 12:07:59 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,615
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, 08:32:27 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 106,581
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, 05:33:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
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 Thu, Jun-13-2019, 11:44:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
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, 12:16:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
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, 06:10:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,982
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, 03:59:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,982
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, 11:41:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,057
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, 12:34:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
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, 05:43:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,057
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, 08:30:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,057
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Best car hauler under 15k

As the kids say, #goals
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Apr-30-2019, 01:19:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
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, 12:46:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,057
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, 05:01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,538
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, 03:44:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,538
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, 05:20:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,538
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, 04:27:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,538
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, 12:32:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
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, 07:38:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
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, 12:27:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,893
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, 06:16:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,893
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, 05:19:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,647
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, 01:24:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 156,973
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, 12:33:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
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, 03:05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
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, 08:04:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,204
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, 01:59:48 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
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 Tue, Jan-01-2019, 11:44:23 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
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, 02:41:45 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
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, 11:32:54 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
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, 03:47:31 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
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, 05:30:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,536
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, 03:20:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,204
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, 03:03:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,536
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, 05:17:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,023
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, 03:14:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
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, 07:15:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
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, 05:02:42 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 106,581
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, 09:30:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
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, 09:30:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,265
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, 02:55:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
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, 05:35:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,246
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:...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 08:45:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,476
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Now this is crazy....90.5K

100% scammer. I was able to get the guy on the phone a few times in early spring... You would have to text him first and he would call the next day... if i you tried to call that same number later it...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Aug-17-2018, 05:42:14 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Aug-09-2018, 02:46:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: High speed aero

You stay tight to the wall to increase the radius of the next corner. I wouldn't run back to the wall as fast as possible so you aren't scrubbing excess speed but you can gradually track your way...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Aug-08-2018, 03:26:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: High speed aero

Are these speed between T12 and T1 or T7 & T10? Having never driven the track I can't provide the best input but my first response is to determine where you get on throttle earlier and/or stay on...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jul-30-2018, 07:55:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,390
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: 2400 lbs possible for an E46? (weight reduction)

BMW CCA Prepared rules require it to be 6 mm or 0.23622 inch thick.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jul-20-2018, 02:08:16 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Registration for White Mountain/Boston's event at Club Motorsports is open. It's a haul and in the middle of no where but I really really love this track.
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jun-08-2018, 02:23:24 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Rolled in at 6am, way more cars here already than I anticipated. Was not able to save any spots... Set up next to two large totters, under the white pop up. Anyone here feel free to come hang out and...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jun-07-2018, 08:34:21 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Ill be there bright and early Friday... will try and block some spots off.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jun-07-2018, 01:55:45 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

:thumbsup2:headed up tonight, will be driving tomorrow but might need to work a bit in the morning as my boss doesn't understand the idea of vacation. Garage has wifi, correct? Any good? Same...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-22-2018, 01:31:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,868
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: What helmet do you recommend/like?

I was amazed at how many carbon helmets the stilo composite was lighter than.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, May-03-2018, 11:56:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,982
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Wheel Stud Life Span?

I discovered mine in the pits. Instructor two weeks earlier was not so lucky. Sheared all 5 on track. Thankfully it didnt result is a serious off.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Apr-30-2018, 11:30:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,982
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Wheel Stud Life Span?

Installed them March of last year. I drive on a separate set of wheels so I pulled them at every event.

The stud that broke was a "normal" stud vs the "race" stud Little Speed Shop installed....
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Apr-30-2018, 09:29:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,982
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Wheel Stud Life Span?

What kind of life span are you guys typically getting from your wheel studs? I broke a stud this weekend and had to have it drilled out of the hub; thankfully it broke in the paddock. Didn't risk the...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-25-2018, 10:00:17 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 34,132
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: M2 Competition

CLS version was reportedly axed. Was very disappointing to hear that and hope it is incorrect.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-25-2018, 02:40:29 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Won't mind the rain as long as Sunday is bright and sunny! Always amazed how many people skip out on rain sessions. Excellent opportunity to learn.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-25-2018, 01:35:04 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Leaving from queens around 10am. Prolly take an hour to get over the GW with traffic.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Apr-24-2018, 08:07:48 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Hope this report is incorrect! https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ny/watkins-glen?cm_ven=localwx_10day

Anyone going to be there for the Beers on the Esses happy hour thing? Also, friend and...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Apr-21-2018, 01:12:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 731
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Cookware recommendations

Thanks! I understand what you were saying about the copper being incorporated into the whole pan vs just the bottom but, asked differently, is the all clad copper core stuff I can buy at William...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-20-2018, 08:31:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 731
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Cookware recommendations

Thoughts on the All Clad copper core? Worth the extra $$?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-20-2018, 03:34:37 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Do you care about the kind of car? I can share data from an e92 or e36 m3 from WGI although the e36 times are a bit slow.

Also, to this point would anyone have interest in contributing to a...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-20-2018, 02:52:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,565
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Right seat instructing - would you do it?

This a conflicting question for me. I've reached the level where people have started to ask if i would ever considering taking ITS but my overwhelming feeling right now is, no, I am not interested in...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Apr-04-2018, 08:51:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,868
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: What helmet do you recommend/like?

I would highly recommend going to a physical store and trying on several different ones. As mentioned not all helmets work for all head shapes. If you do not have a store close by, you can buy a few...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-04-2018, 08:43:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Euro Oil Cooler Install?

I did, was included with the BW oil distribution block.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 01:41:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Euro Oil Cooler Install?

Thanks for the pictures, could not find any myself. Shrouds are gone so that shouldn't be an issue, but planning to trim the alternator duct after the install.


I did also purchase #6. So #6...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 10:54:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,163
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 09:17:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,163
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: SuperSprint Euro exhaust system install grief

Yeah pickup up all the gaskets a few weeks ago from Turner. Was not familiar with that last point however. What do you mean move? Is it self explanatory when you install?
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-02-2018, 09:01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,161
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: E36 M3 Blown TcKline DA Coilovers

Are the camber plates available as well?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Apr-02-2018, 08:52:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: AIM Solo DL2 Group Buy

1. Volke
2. mrgizmo04
3. Kwakjoe
4. SQ13
5. SamGrant951
6. Move_Over
7. BlackHawkRacing (DL & SmartyCAM)

I'm in for the above. A friend is interested pending discount.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 08:26:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Euro Oil Cooler Install?

Planning to install a euro oil oil cooler set up this up coming weekend. Installing the housing and the cooler itself to the radiator (z3M) seems pretty straight forward however, I am unsure how to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 02:21:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,163
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: SuperSprint Euro exhaust system install grief

You know they have this joke that you never buy a Ferrari with a September production month. The factory is closed in August for holiday and when the employees return, they are bit rusty for the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-01-2018, 08:11:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,163
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: SuperSprint Euro exhaust system install grief

Thatís my plan if I run into issues; cut it off and have it rewelded.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-01-2018, 07:33:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,163
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: SuperSprint Euro exhaust system install grief

Did you mock up the exhaust on a bench before you installed it? I just did mine and flanges on both headers sit on a flat plane when bolted to the mid pipe. Realize alignments change when things are...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-01-2018, 01:24:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,163
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: SuperSprint Euro exhaust system install grief

Exactly the thread I did not want to find. Know you mentioned the header mid-pipe issue in my other thread but a muffler issue too? :mad::banghead:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 05:56:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Fixing 304 SS Mid-Pipe?

Thanks!


How significantly did you have to drill them?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-03-2018, 12:07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Fixing 304 SS Mid-Pipe?

Unfortunately, in lieu of a replacement, I opted to have them knock an additional 30% off the price. In retrospect, I should have just asked for a replacement but I was moving at the time and didn't...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-01-2018, 09:50:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Fixing 304 SS Mid-Pipe?

I recently purchased a full SS-Race exhaust from a group buy. Unfortunately in shipping the end of the mid-pipe took a pretty good wack and is 1/1.5cm out of round. I'd like to fix it before I put it...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Feb-22-2018, 07:55:54 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Yeah, I legit have been salivating at this since they announced it. Can't come soon enough! Are you running as well?

Will also be at the April WGI event with a few friends. Feel free to say hello...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Feb-20-2018, 01:52:41 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Almost March, atypically warm today and hopefully it stays that way. Everyone have plans starting to take shape? Signed up for 6 events already but most excited about Comp school in June at WGI,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 02:12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,944
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Prices are up

Car was posted in NYC area recently. Guy was very sketchy talking with him on the phone. Story wasn’t straight about the cars history and other basic items. Never got out to actually see it. Supposed...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 02:39:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,944
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Prices are up

I called him, well see if he will come down to reasonable levels. The red flag to me is the "Currently in Storage - Only One Photo Available".
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 02:08:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,626
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Buying Help

Generally speaking, the E36 M3's I've looked at in my area (NYC) in the 7/8K range (just for vehicle itself) have needed somewhere between 2-5K in parts alone. Most of the time the cars need full...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 01:56:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,944
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Prices are up

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/d/1999-bmw-e36-m3-manual-coupe/6459098133.html

I fell off my chair in laughter.
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 01:59:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,602
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: restoration??

Ditto the above. No reason not to rebuild unless there is unrepairable damage. I would scoop up the second engine regardless, assuming the price is fair. Becoming harder and harder to just blocks...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 12:57:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,944
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Prices are up

That auction made me sad. Not only because that price is obsurd for a non evo car but I've been looking for a July of 88 production car for about a year and a half. Naturally when I find the 1 of 37...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jan-11-2018, 06:56:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Preferred 200 UTQG tire, and size...?

I was about to ask, how did you feel they grip vs the RS-3's. I've heard mixed reviews with several people saying they feel the sidewall is a bit softer. Thoughts?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jan-10-2018, 12:45:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,954
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: MK20 vs MK60 Dilema ; Deal breaker?

How hard was the install on an E36 on the scale of "Pretty Straightforward" to "Straight Up Nightmare"? You have to add an extra speed sensor, correct? How did you go about that?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jan-03-2018, 06:05:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
SCCA ITR Car Cross Class with BMW CCA

Does anyone know where a 325iS built to SCCA ITR specs would cross class with BMW CCA? If it does fit somewhere, would it be competitive without modification? Quick read of the 2017 CCA rules has me...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-15-2017, 07:23:23 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,282
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Help me pick out a track car

More that I don't comfortably fit in one even with the seat pan dropped. 6'4" with most of my height in my torso.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-15-2017, 04:19:50 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,282
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Help me pick out a track car

Miata is not the answer. E36 is. Not enough power to get you into a world of trouble but not so little that it can become boring, simple to work on, plenty of parts available, nice examples that are...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-13-2017, 07:19:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,773
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Manuel only Performance version M2

That's what I was picking up as well... There was some disagreement as to whether or not the CS and competition package are two different models or internal/external designations.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-13-2017, 06:42:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,773
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Manuel only Performance version M2

Being reported the CSL is dead :(
http://www.leftlanenews.com/bmw-m2-csl-canceled-99160.html

Hopefully it's incorrect considering a few months ago the same man who canceled the car also...
Forum: M3Forum Sponsor Announcements and Specials Mon, Dec-04-2017, 01:56:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,356
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: ► Built-To-Order Suspension Kits Available at APEX Race Parts (JRZ, Hyperco, GC)

Do you guys have any experience with the Motorsports line from JRZ?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Dec-02-2017, 07:16:29 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 150,248
Posted By BlackHawkRacing
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

Just had this convo with my buddy. Feigning to get out; thinking of trying to hit VIR the last week in March. Anyone know what the weather down there is like typically at that time of year.
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