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      12-29-2017, 09:02 PM   #1
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Hello all:

Please brace yourselves for the pictures you are about to witness.

I have begun preparation of my 2016 M2 DCT for competition for 2018 Season.

Ran a sucessful season in BMW CCA + Other endurance events in my E46. It just wasn't enough power. We had many top 10 overall finishes with our 330i but we were always struggling to keep up with the big boys.

Here is an article written by goodwood.com about my last creation which we ran in the HSR 24 of Daytona in November . This is privateer racing , and participated on select events that we were granted entry.

https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/race/h...na-classic-24/

Hopefully will give you a better idea of who I am and maybe the level of madman we are dealing with here!!

It's time to beat the big boys now.

The M2 has been my dream car since the concept first debuted in 2014?15?

I have enjoyed the car on the street for around 3,000 Miles and now it is unfortunately time to sacrifice her to the racing GODS. I feel there is no other way to go.

Planning to campaign this car in BMW CCA B MODIFIED and Nasa GTS 4 in various tunes and alterations/configurations.

I am currently gathering support from a few manufactures for various parts that will be utilized for the build. Cage construction will be done by myself.

We are going to use various M235iR interior carbon bits including center console, foot pans and door cards so it all looks nice and finished off.
Plans to use Fall line rear closeout with the cage as well.

The front end + deck lid is off as it is going to motorsports composite manufacture, to be made into molds, and manufactured in dry carbon. No one likes steel parts on a race car. We will be using an RKP carbon roof.

Other details are going to be displayed as we go along Plans to be on track by April of 2018.

Buckle up.

If anyone reading this is a supporting vendor of this forum and is willing to help us out we would love to work with you!

UPDATES:

So far we are very thankful to have the help of IND Distribution , who will be supplying us with various parts for this build !

They have helped us to source a few key BMW M235IR interior components including the BMW motorsport center console, foot/pedal box and more.

We are also in the process of removing the glass so that we can install their 2x2 CF WEAVE roof panel

Cage fabrication is due to start its design phase 1/14/18

Update 1/09/18:

Car is basically fully stripped with the exception of wiring and the dash, slated to be removed tomorrow . Today we spent the day cutting out the factory steel roof and mocking up our RKP carbon 2x2 weave roof from @INDDistribution !

Total weight savings over oem steel is 13 lbs! Not a crazy amount of weight here but damn does it look cool!

We have a slew of parts including CSF racing products , Stoptech STR60 brakes , and all the suspension bits on order , to be delivered over the next week so stay tuned !

Update 1/10/18:

Thankful to be partnering with APEX Race Parts for this build. We will be using their beautiful FL-5 Wheels ! Looking forward to getting them mounted up for testing and getting up some pics!
I have attached a teaser for now...

Update 1/12/18:

Many parts are now ordered and on their way. Plans to tackle rear end next week as well as cage fabrication to begin. 90 Feet of 1.75 0.120 DOM roll bar tubing was delivered yesterday!

Also very happy to announce partnership with CSF ! CSF Racing has graciously agreed to assist with the project, and has sent us their entire cooling suite for the F82! They patiently sit at the front of the car, awaiting installation. More on that later for sure!

Oh and the dash is out, so we are pretty much 100% Torn down...

One of the biggest aspects of this project will be the wiring/coding. I am in conversation already with a few different people who are going to try and assist with coding out the dozen or so things that this car has been equipped with from the factory but no longer will need for racing. These include:

-Coding out of Airbags/SRS Restraints
-Removal of basically the premium package including stereo system/navigation equipment.
-Deactivation of Lane departure and frontal collison warning systems
-Removal of the Air conditioning compressor / charge monitorings
-Reflashing of the DCT to GTS Flash
-Reflashing of the EPS to more sport/race settings
-Reflashing of the DSC to remove brake fade compensation
-Reflashing of the Rear axle control to enhance lockup characteristics

Another challenge we will face, as TIV from @HRD and I discussed , is that no one really has fully uncovered the CAN protocol for F-series yet. So with the installation of AIM data system , there will be a lot of figuring out to do , to be able to pick up the proper data for display. Things like Brake pressure, wheels speeds, and even Oil pressure are not yet discover-able by the AIM system, as the CAN protocol is not yet available.

Update 1/17/2018
Parts are rolling in ! And cage fab has begun . We got the car 100% torn down , and Drew has begun to work his magic fabricating the base plates for the cage main hoop and rear down bars .

We also removed the rear subframe so that we can begin to install all the rear suspension bits (pics to come there) .

Also, started layup of the carbon fiber headlight blanks 😎 . Started by wrapping the ~$3000 a piece headlights in saranwraps and mold release , and then laying down some carbon cloth with a nice clear resin . We are going to affix the covers directly to the bumper .

Got one of them done - check it out ! Should save some good weight between both headlights !

Update 1/20/2018:

Now we have some pace! - we made good traction this week (no pun intended) !

- Hood, doors and deck lid were dropped for mold making and will be getting manufactured in Motorsports grade composite !

-Safety Cage fabrication is underway with all mounting plates welded , main hoop, rear down bars , halo hoop , and some supports fabricated .

-Complete rear end was removed , and installation of a slew of components is underway . This includes a complete host of Fall Line Spherical rear bearings , Fall Line Adjustable rear toe arms (race version), @PowerflexUSA Black Series rear bushing kits , @Bimmerworld race stud kits, and we are awaiting our @Dinan sway bar kits . Special thanks to Cat@IND Distribution for the hookup on the Fall-Line components and Dinan bars for this part of the job.

-Stoptech STR-60 kits arrived yesterday thanks to StopTech and @Autocouture for the hookup!

- @apexraceparts 18x10 FL-5 wheels arrived and were mounted to 285/30R18 tires for fit up .

-lots more to come , can only build the car and write so much at a time

Much Needed update 1/29/2018

OK Boys, things are starting to pick up. The rear end is complete now and back on the car.

The cage is well underway and the rear section, halo and front down bars are all cut and tacked in place, awaiting the seat for measurements for the door bars.

The cooling system, sans intercooler is in place, including modifications to bypass the auxiliary cooler in the LEFT front bumper is now gone, and the heat exchanger under the coolant expansion tank (which is going to be relocated) is now also removed from the system.

I will get more specific pictures and information on the cooling system modifications in a separate post.

We were going to use APEX FL-5 ET25 18x10 Squared at all 4 corners, but its looking like we are now going to wait and use the new M2 Specific fitment at the rear, which is 18x10.5 ET40 I believe. This will help with the little bit of a clearance issue we have at the back.

Carbon headlight blanks are done also and they came out nice.

WE also are designing solid aluminum race engine mounts for the F8x platform including m2/m3/m4. WE are going to make the trans mounts also. (see pic).

I am trying to get a short video together to cover some of these topics so I can address everything as a whole- but we are slammed right now in prep for race season so time to write is limited. I hope the pics speak for themselves.

4/4/18: I didn't give up folks ! It's hard to build a race car no one has ever done before you and also keep up with running a small business, and having a life . Posted a few shots near completion on page 9! Check it out !
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      12-29-2017, 09:40 PM   #2
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I Salute you for getting this preped for track!!



I want to do that with a 2013 Boss 302 and stop running my 2014 Gt 500 at AAA Fontana Roval. Just for fun though..

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I love these threads...good luck sir

Can't wait to see the completed monster

What are the restrictions for those classes? I'm assuming no crazy aero and reasonable power output (or is it stock power)? Either way...proper racecars are better than $1500 carbon front lips for a street car. If I had unlimited resources, I'd like to think I'd go this way as well
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Oh my, I can't wait to see the finished car...

I wanted to do the carbon fiber roof on mine, but this a whole other level. Bravo, sir.
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Dude that's sweet!
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M2 Racing ! B MOD no less.

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I love these threads...good luck sir

Can't wait to see the completed monster

What are the restrictions for those classes? I'm assuming no crazy aero and reasonable power output (or is it stock power)? Either way...proper racecars are better than $1500 carbon front lips for a street car. If I had unlimited resources, I'd like to think I'd go this way as well
http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/stat...2017-v22.5.pdf

BMW club racing classes escalate as follows:

Stock
Prepared
Modified
Super modified - (includes former pro cars)

The list of things that can be done in Mod is so long it's easier to attach the rules book if you are so inclined.
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The list of things that can be done in Mod is so long it's easier to attach the rules book if you are so inclined.
Appreciate it...but I don't have a trailer...or a place to store a trailer and that's literally the least of my problems with being able to afford club racing lol
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Subscribing for updates. Best of luck to you!
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Makes me cry!! Just out of curiosity, why didn't you go with the M235iR?

I work at Isringhausen Imports and we have one for sale. Trust me, I look at it all I can. They're totally race prepped all the way down to the seats and restraints. I know the price is steep, but after what you're going to do to the M2, wouldn't you be money ahead??
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Hello all:

Please brace yourselves for the pictures you are about to witness.

I have begun preparation of my 2016 M2 DCT for competition for 2018 Season.

Ran a sucessful season in BMW CCA + Other endurance events in my E46. It just wasn't enough power. We had many top 10 overall finishes with our 330i but we were always struggling to keep up with the big boys.

It's time to beat the big boys now.

The M2 has been my dream car since the concept first debuted in 2014?15?

I have enjoyed the car on the street for around 3,000 Miles and now it is unfortunately time to sacrifice her to the racing GODS. I feel there is no other way to go.

If this is not appropriate place to post this build thread, please move it.


Planning to campaign this car in BMW CCA B MODIFIED and Nasa GTS 4 in various tunes and alterations/configurations.

I am currently gathering support from a few manufactures for various parts that will be utilized for the build. Cage construction will be done by myself.

We are going to use various M235iR interior carbon bits including center console, foot pans and door cards so it all looks nice and finished off.
Plans to use Fall line rear closeout with the cage as well.

The front end + deck lid is off as it is going to motorsports composite manufacture, to be made into molds, and manufactured in dry carbon. No one likes steel parts on a race car. We will be using an RKP carbon roof.

Other details are going to be displayed as we go along Plans to be on track by April of 2018.

Buckle up.
Please wait! This is all very exciting, but why not go with a 235i Racing which is built track ready? More here: https://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/to...5i-racing.html
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With everything removed, how does the build quality look (welds, structural integrity, etc)?
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This will be very interesting to watch! Best wishes on the race track!

Let's get to the engine modifications photos please!

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http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/stat...2017-v22.5.pdf

BMW club racing classes escalate as follows:

Stock
Prepared
Modified
Super modified - (includes former pro cars)

The list of things that can be done in Mod is so long it's easier to attach the rules book if you are so inclined.
Thanks for this helpful and basic breakdown for the viewers of this thread ! I like the way you describe the modified rules which is basically the sum of modifications allowed in stock + prepared , then do whatever you want and oh how big is your engine because thats all that matters lol

That being said , B mod because even though it is only a 3L motor , turbo/supercharged engines require you to Be classified at 150% of your displacement , which puts me outside of the ever popular C MOD.


To everyone asking why dont you just buy an M235iR I have a few things to say ?

1) what fun is just buying a race ready car ? I take great pride in building something up , and doing so allows infinite possibility to make it exactly as you want!

2) I have piloted both an M235iR and a stock m2 on track and to be totally honest I feel the M2 definitely has a more thoroughbred pedigree. Its also equipped with DCT vs the ZF 8 speed automatic which is nice , and well lets be honest the M235iR bolt on fender flares are an abortion !

Basically , we have already seen the M235iR, know what its capable of ,
And it runs to a very tight set of rules .


I dont like rules .....
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With everything removed, how does the build quality look (welds, structural integrity, etc)?

This is a great question. I will take some more detailed interior pics !! The coolest things I can report so far is that there is LITERALLY NO SOUND DEADING tar or insulation stuck to the unibody at all, which is a relief after what I went through on my SE46 .

Also! There is a roll bar built into the cars b pillar that runs the perimeter between the outer and inner skin - which is probably the coolest thing i have ever seen . I will take some pics today !
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With everything removed, how does the build quality look (welds, structural integrity, etc)?

This is a great question. I will take some more detailed interior pics !! The coolest things I can report so far is that there is LITERALLY NO SOUND DEADING tar or insulation stuck to the unibody at all, which is a relief after what I went through on my SE46 .

Also! There is a roll bar built into the cars’ b pillar that runs the perimeter between the outer and inner skin - which is probably the coolest thing i have ever seen . I will take some pics today !

I still have a heat gun that I purchased for removal of tar from my E30 M3. Amazing theft is none in the M2. Sounds like you are about a day or two ahead of schedule now !

Who is going to do the composite panel fab work for you if that's something you can disclose at this time ?
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This is going to be so awesome! More pics the better!
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This is going to be so awesome! More pics the better!
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