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Old Sat, Aug-19-2017, 02:46:51 PM   #81
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Whenever I drive passengers they think I'm hammering the car but in all actuality I usually only get up to 75-80 but the 2nd-3rd WOT in this car make it seem way faster than it actually is.

I think it's the noise

BTW, car looks great.
Haha, yep I agree. It's not HUGELY powerful but with a loudish exhaust it really sounds like a racing car when you're up in the revs

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Some random pics..

I'm a little concerned about a bit of surface rust that is forming around one side of my tms racp plates. I know I'll replace my subframe/v-brace/exhaust crossmembers at some point, so I'm not so worried there (hasn't changed noticeably since getting the car in 2013) but I don't know the best way to attack the rust forming on the plate's welds.







Any ideas?? I figure sanding it down and applying some type of additional sealant/finish would be good, if you have recommendations please let me know!

I'm kinda digging the way the autodip wheel vinyl is wearing in/fading with brake dust, gives the wheels a sort of vintagey bbs look which is what I was going for. Also, UIUC parking garage has the M3 in some good company



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Old Mon, Sep-18-2017, 06:38:17 PM   #83
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Drove the m3 from champaign to o'hare and back this weekend for a wedding in Long Beach, around 300 miles total. The car didn't skip a beat

Also... here's a little teaser:





Seems like there is enough room to put the ebrake in a nice position without interfering with the passenger seat when moved up for rear access. I've got to make up some designs for mounting it and figuring out an extra set of rear calipers, this will be a longer term project for sure
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Car needs a wash...






Potential ebrake mount design



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Put M3 into winter mode today (wheels/weathertech mats). Cold, wet day like today + dsc off = lots of excitement. E92 and e46 alike spin up rolling on in 4th gear...



Local GT4 for sale. Not a fan of the tints/wheels

FYI best way to calculate drift angle is by examining your tires lol

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Finally redid some mounts for my ASD ebrake and printed them out. Even threw on the motorsport logo to replace the many Iíve removed from the car

Mainly using these parts to test for fitment before CNCing, though the brackets seem pretty strong in PLA, printed using FDM




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Finally redid some mounts for my ASD ebrake and printed them out. Even threw on the motorsport logo to replace the many Iíve removed from the car

Mainly using these parts to test for fitment before CNCing, though the brackets seem pretty strong in PLA, printed using FDM




Very cool, love seeing people get creative with a 3D printer, especially on cars.

I was at SEMA 2014 - if anyone who was there remembers the manufacturing company whose entire booth was just their 3D printer printing a car as their demo near the entrance of central hall. When it was done, they got in and drove it away.


I think when it gets cleaner people will start catching on and we will start seeing some custom parts and ask what it is and the response will be something like, "i was drunk one night and made THIS...." And it is literally the cheapest, best fix/solution for something.

Perfect example of ingenuity! Even if it's a simple bracket. Thumbs up.

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Very cool, love seeing people get creative with a 3D printer, especially on cars.

I was at SEMA 2014 - if anyone who was there remembers the manufacturing company whose entire booth was just their 3D printer printing a car as their demo near the entrance of central hall. When it was done, they got in and drove it away.

https://youtu.be/A6Lk9urIaqw

I think when it gets cleaner people will start catching on and we will start seeing some custom parts and ask what it is and the response will be something like, "i was drunk one night and made THIS...." And it is literally the cheapest, best fix/solution for something.

Perfect example of ingenuity! Even if it's a simple bracket. Thumbs up.

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Thanks for the words, and I think you're right; let's just say I wasn't completely sober when I put the M logo on there lol.

And I remember hearing about that at SEMA, pretty cool. My school has a bunch of other types of printers that would be better for making functional parts at extra cost, but honestly these little FDM printers make fairly strong parts and I'm sure with some sanding/painting they could look nice too.
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Thanks for the words, and I think you're right; let's just say I wasn't completely sober when I put the M logo on there lol.

And I remember hearing about that at SEMA, pretty cool. My school has a bunch of other types of printers that would be better for making functional parts at extra cost, but honestly these little FDM printers make fairly strong parts and I'm sure with some sanding/painting they could look nice too.
Yep exactly, definitely a fun solution to just print some simple parts so you don't have to go track down something that no one sells individually.

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Went for quite a nice rip in the m3 today-- was nice to take a break from thinking about final exams and blast around some rural highways.




Also took a look at how the ebrake fits in the car with the mounts I made. Might need to do a little bit of shimming around but they seem to fit nice

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