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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Tue, Apr-30-2019, 04:42:18 PM   #71
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Default Re: Hello! Estoril coupe M3 from the Bay

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The man, the myth, the legend!
I bought my Dakar M3 from the guy couple years ago. Thought it was him, especially when I saw bunch of GT-Rs in the background.
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A 'GT2' Imola Individual has popped up on Ebay UK

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254215366952
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I think it has been for sale a while.
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Old Wed, May-08-2019, 05:05:04 AM   #74
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Default Hello! Estoril coupe M3 from the Bay

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Excellent work Andrei! Glad I could help you with a little phone support. You certainly knocked the repair out of the park!


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Nice progress!
Thank you!

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so good to see it back on the road, hope to see it one day when I visit back
Let me know when you're heading back; we'll have to go on a nice cruise!

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Would you be able to go into a little more detail on recovering your door panel inserts? I just replaced all the panels on my sedan, but kept the old ones in case I want to try recovering them in black M rain cloth (or similar).
I will certainly go into it more once I complete the rest of the panels

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Just read your thread front to back. Very impressive!

Meanwhile I'm just here vacuuming my carpet for the first time in 6 years

Keep up the good work!
Thanks! I treat my daily driver CRV the same... ha!

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I bought my Dakar M3 from the guy couple years ago. Thought it was him, especially when I saw bunch of GT-Rs in the background.
I've known him for some time now. Definitely a cool guy!

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A 'GT2' Imola Individual has popped up on Ebay UK

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254215366952
YUM! This looks killer.



I won't share too much until It's finalized, but I spent some time developing a quick release mounting system for a chassis mounted splitter. It only adds approximately 15-30 additional seconds (on top of removing the bumper via the 4 mounting bolts) to disconnect the splitter!








I still have some more testing to complete (along with shortening the front bracketry by an inch or so as it sits far too low for street use). But i'll leave you all with a few photos for now. I'm considering producing and selling these splitters and potentially the brackets as well dependent on interest.
So far, it has been doing a great job! Extension is roughly 3.25" and it seems to be producing very usable downforce at speed. I will be running some analysis on the design in CFD as soon as I find some free time - however the butt-dyno (butt aero/handling sensor?) is happy.
I have noticed a significant increase in front grip and less push in the front end at speed.
It has already taken some abuse (mainly due to it's height) with minimal wear, and I am happy to announce that it didn't come off at the "speed limit near a school" (with a 1 in front of that).


I also have finalized some plans to attend Bimmerfest West at the end of this month down in SoCal. If any of you are planning on attending; feel free to say hello if you see me/the car!
I only have a few weeks to worry about finals and getting the car ready for the event, so my next update will likely be only after I get back from the trip.

Rock on, dudes.

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Wouldn't this be super heavy, though?
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Wouldn't this be super heavy, though?

The MDF pictured is only a template I use to get the shape perfect every time. It’s not used in the final product.

Alumulite is an alternative material for those searching for the absolute lightest option. I have a sheet of it sitting to the side and awaiting experimenting.

This splitter however is made from 1/4”ABS. In my opinion, it is the only way to go about building a splitter for street use. It has some awesome properties: It’s stiff, very durable, and has a tendency to slide easily on pavement; especially after rounding the lower leading edge (as pictured). I’m around way too many racecars every week that have absolutely destroyed alumulite splitters. Hit a rock or a dip and it bends, the fact you can’t round over the edge also allows it to catch on things and potentially damage it or the mounting hardware.

This is fine if you don’t care how good it looks after 6 months, but ABS will stay looking pretty.

I can weigh and compare all the hardware to the LTW/GT tray and bracketry once it’s off the car next, but I’d imagine the weight is roughly the same.
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I'm intrigued about your mounting system. I'm not super thrilled with what I cobbled together for mine, nor the splitter itself (Hard Motorsport flexy splitter of some material).....but it's functional at least.
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Looks good, a little extra weight on the front will only help front end grip so it's not really a bad thing no matter how you slice it.
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