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Old Mon, Feb-09-2009, 02:21:09 PM   #1
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Default Mayday: Obioban/Surge709 e36 M3 track car

Sergei (Surge709) and I just split and picked up this euro engined e36 M3

Drove down to TN this weekend (600 miles each way in a suburban ) and picked this up. Looks like the LS1 conversion project is canceled as this car was cheap enough that we just couldn't say no


Loaded onto the trailer:









And back at home in the garage:








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upcoming projects for this car (before spring):
replace bumper with stock e36 bumper
get black trim
sticker delete
clutch replacement
front and rear brake ducting
add a second seat (as well as relocate the fire suppression tank and cool suit box to the back seat so there's space for it)
probably fender flares and bigger wheels/tires
maybe paint GT3 RS green




Incomplete mod list (pulled directly from the ad we bought it from ):

euro s50b32 w/Schrick cams (only 1 race on new setup)

Alpha N DME

Roughly 310 rwhp

Homemade 4 inch intake

Moton/JRZ Triple Adj. Motorsport Suspension true coilover front/back (completely rebuilt both front and rear)

HyperCoil springs on all four corners

Custom Cage by Piper Motorsport

Reinforced rear subframe by Piper Motorsports using TMS parts

Front subframe was also reinforced by Piper Motorsports

Rear cage was specifically designed for coilover suspension.

Subframe tied into the cage

Bimmerworld Dual Fuel Pumps

Brembo GT 332mm front brakes

Lightweight Flywheel

M5 clutch (needs to be replaced)

5 speed transmission

3.91 diff built with 40% lockup. Only 1 race weekend on diff.

TC Kline diff cooler

All aluminum radiator

Euro oil cooler

Euro electric fan with on/off switch

Lexan front/rear and sides

Crawford rear wing

TMS solid aluminum motor mounts

TMS solid tranny mounts

TMS solid subframe mounts

TMS Adj. rear trailing arms

TMS fiberglass headlight intake and TMS fiberglass solid passenger headlight cover

New front control arms

New tie rods

Most if not all bushings have been replaced for race application

New front wheel bearings

Skinned front doors

Skinned trunk lid

E46 style front bumper cover (fiberglass...lightweight) Needs fresh paint due to track debris

3 inch exhaust with cat delete and no resonators (race muffler)

Fresh paint in 2007

Front splitter made from lightweight alumalite.

Ground Control Front swaybar (hollow...lightweight)

1 set of OZ Superleggera's 18x9 (weigh roughly 20 lbs per rim)

1 set of H&R 15mm spacers

Vorshlag camber plates

euro gauge cluster

AutoMeter Water temp, Oil temp and Oil pressure gauges

Functioning ABS with on/off switch

Cool Suit cooler and lines with mount

Push start ignition button

Rebuilt Starter with 1 race weekend

Battery replaced within the last 18 months...lighter than stock @ roughly 20 lbs

Parking brake delete for weight savings

Aluminum panel for covering sunroof hole. Work performed by Piper Motorsport. Really nice work!

Significant wiring delete. Practically down to only the essentials. BMW wiring retained for reliability.

Car weighs roughly 2550 dry

Vehicle was professionally setup and gone over this past spring.
A lot of work was completed just prior to the May event at Mid Ohio

Sparco Evo L seat (red)

Sparco steering wheel

Schroth 6 point harness belts...shoulder belts accomodate Hans
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upcoming projects for this car (before spring):
replace bumper with stock e36 bumper
get black trim
sticker delete
clutch replacement
front and rear brake ducting
add a second seat (as well as relocate the fire suppression tank and cool suit box to the back seat so there's space for it)
probably fender flares and bigger wheels/tires
maybe paint GT3 RS green
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Did the clutch and flywheel this weekend (and the fuel filter while we were in there). Sergei's wife also helped us a LOT by peeling off a good number of the stickers, including the satan sticker (UUC). Pics:


Car on the lift, with many less stickers:




Tranny out:








new RE stuff:




Old UUC garbage parts (by old I mean <5000 miles. 100% failed, though):




Drive shaft and a random shift lever




One piece exhaust from the headers back, so it all comes out




Diff minus drive shaft:




Nice new fly wheel bolted in place:




random suspension shot




Sergei and I are happy about a successful install




contemplating:




Matt, looking like he's doing something real:




Sergei, looking busy (fuel filter?)




Bolting the tranny back in on the mount end




Test drive, in the snow. This is what r comps are made for, right?




Back on the ground, driving well

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RE stg 2 clutch/flywheel is great so far, btw. Feels like stock despite the vastly increased clamping power, and (at least as of yet) no noise from the flywheel. Color me impressed .
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congrats!!! Subscribing! Curious to what you guys will use to reprogram the DME. I have a S50B32 M3 evo and want to do AlphaN also.
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congrats!!! Subscribing! Curious to what you guys will use to reprogram the DME. I have a S50B32 M3 evo and want to do AlphaN also.
It came tuned, so not going to worry about it. Sorry
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Nice work Ian. Looking forward to seeing you out at the track with the beast this season. What's your first event?
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Nice work Ian. Looking forward to seeing you out at the track with the beast this season. What's your first event?
Not sure yet... trying not to sign up for anything till the car is 100% ready to drive...
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Not sure yet... trying not to sign up for anything till the car is 100% ready to drive...
Makes sense, pretty logical.

Me, not so much. I'm signed up for comp school at the end of March. I guess the deadline forces me to finish the car in time.
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