BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) {Engine: S65 - Max Hp: 414 hp (420 hp Euro) at 8,300 rpm / 295 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm}


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 05:07:55 AM   #1
scottn2retro
Into things retro
 
scottn2retro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 422
Reputation: 0 scottn2retro has disabled reputation
Location: Huntington Beach





Default e90 M3 Race Car Project

Hi All -

After the successes of our e46 M3 and 135i race car projects, driver Ralph Warren talked me into trying and e90 M3. I figured I had at least one more race car build left in me.

So we'll try to document the build, development and racing progress for you on this thread. We've already started the process so I'll try to keep things in correct chronological order as I post.

For this project, we'll be teaming up with Maxxis Tire and their brand new R-Compound tire, the RC-1, which will be available soon:
http://www.maxxis.com/


On this new race car, we'll also be teaming up with these great performance vendors:
Akrapovic Exhaust
http://www.akrapovic.com/
StopTech Brakes
http://www.stoptech.com/
Apex Wheels and AST Suspension
http://www.apexraceparts.com/

Also pitching in with some support will be:
Total Lubricants, USA
http://www.total-us.com/
Bullet Performance
http://bulletmotorworks.com/
Sparco USA
http://www.sparcousa.com/
Eibach Springs
http://performance-suspension.eibach.com/
HP Autowerks
http://hpautowerks.com/
Crevier BMW
http://www.crevierbmw.com/
VS Engineering
http://vsetrack.com/
Tsovet Time Instruments
http://www.tsovet.com/

and I'm sure we'll be adding some more special products along the way.

But before we can do anything, we need a car. What we found is a wrecked, salvage title (what better to gut and turn into a race car) 2008 e90 sedan in Silverstone with manual and only 11K miles on the drivetrain.
Jump to top scottn2retro is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 11:41:57 AM   #2
AMPowerJ
One mod leads to another ...
 
AMPowerJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Age: 45
Posts: 2,070
Reputation: 0 AMPowerJ is on a distinguished road
Location: Columbia, SC

United States




Default Re: e90 M3 Race Car Project

Subscribed. I might turn my E90 into a full fledged track car one day so this should be interesting. Good luck!
__________________

2009 E90 M3 - LeMans Blue - Speed Cloth - 6 speed
ESS Tune - BMW Performance Exhaust - StopTech Trophy BBK - KW Clubsport Suspension - TE37SL Wheels
Jump to top AMPowerJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 04:09:04 PM   #3
scottn2retro
Into things retro
 
scottn2retro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 422
Reputation: 0 scottn2retro has disabled reputation
Location: Huntington Beach





Default Re: e90 M3 Race Car Project

More pics

Rear bumper area after being repaired. You can see the mangled old lower trunk lip piece that has the tail light holes. We have the bumpers and rocker panels painted in our special 'truck liner' paint like we did on our 135 race car


Here's a closer look at our special bumper/rocker panel paint


In between the body/frame shop and the roll cage fabrication, we stopped off at Done Right Signs for step 1 of our livery wrap. First part was to choose the right color orange. We worked with John Wu of Maxxis to help select the right orange.


We used wrap instead of paint because it is full of embedded images of track maps, etc.


Then Johnnie spent the better part of all night laying it on




Here's what it looked like in the morning on it's way to the cage fabricator
Jump to top scottn2retro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 04:12:53 PM   #4
mastek
M3 Pilot
 
mastek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,660
Reputation: 0 mastek is on a distinguished road
Location: Los Angeles

United States




Default Re: e90 M3 Race Car Project

Nice Scott,

Great car to build for the track.

I have some goodies you guys could use for this car. A 2 Clutch 4.10 Diff and a Short Shift Kit. Ask John at EMW about it.
Jump to top mastek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 04:21:47 PM   #5
scottn2retro
Into things retro
 
scottn2retro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 422
Reputation: 0 scottn2retro has disabled reputation
Location: Huntington Beach





Default Re: e90 M3 Race Car Project

Quote:
Originally Posted by mastek View Post
I have some goodies you guys could use for this car. A 2 Clutch 4.10 Diff and a Short Shift Kit. Ask John at EMW about it.
Sure, contact us. Always looking to go faster.


While at the cage builder, we also worked on the rear wing
Jump to top scottn2retro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 04:35:06 PM   #6
qtrlifecrisis
Scenic Artist
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 662
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 qtrlifecrisis is on a distinguished road
Location: Glendale, CA

United States




Default Re: e90 M3 Race Car Project

Subscribed!
Jump to top qtrlifecrisis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 05:21:16 PM   #7
AMPowerJ
One mod leads to another ...
 
AMPowerJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Age: 45
Posts: 2,070
Reputation: 0 AMPowerJ is on a distinguished road
Location: Columbia, SC

United States




Default Re: e90 M3 Race Car Project

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottn2retro View Post
Sure, contact us. Always looking to go faster.


While at the cage builder, we also worked on the rear wing
Damn! Is that thing as big as it looks?
__________________

2009 E90 M3 - LeMans Blue - Speed Cloth - 6 speed
ESS Tune - BMW Performance Exhaust - StopTech Trophy BBK - KW Clubsport Suspension - TE37SL Wheels
Jump to top AMPowerJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 06:55:13 PM   #8
Wayward
TwinTurbo
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 19,357
Reputation: 0 Wayward is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: e90 M3 Race Car Project

very cool, wish I had the free time and $$$ to do something like this!
Jump to top Wayward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 10:13:49 PM   #9
scottn2retro
Into things retro
 
scottn2retro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 422
Reputation: 0 scottn2retro has disabled reputation
Location: Huntington Beach





Default Re: e90 M3 Race Car Project

Quote:
Originally Posted by AMPowerJ View Post
Damn! Is that thing as big as it looks?
It can be as wide as the car at the rear fenders.
Jump to top scottn2retro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Feb-01-2012, 10:27:04 PM   #10
Mr.B///MW
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,792
Reputation: 0 Mr.B///MW is on a distinguished road

Canada




Default Re: e90 M3 Race Car Project

let the fun begin! Can't wait to see the final product
Jump to top Mr.B///MW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:35:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright 1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing e90 M3 Race Car Project in the E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Forum - {Engine: S65 - Max Hp: 414 hp (420 hp Euro) at 8,300 rpm / 295 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm} at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)