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      02-01-2020, 05:51 PM   #121
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Drives: M2C
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: NC

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Why is this not a factory color?

Originally Posted by Commanderwiggin View Post
So in the context that my Imola Red E46 M3 is "The Red Dragon" fresh M2C is the "Baby Red Dragon". Unfortunately I didn't have the patience to wait for the pending M2CS so I purchased my M2 Competition in Black Sapphire Metallic and wrapped it red.

List of mods thus far:

Full wrap in 3M Dragon Fire Red, all carbon fiber coated in XPEL Ultimate Clear
Glanz Ceramic Coating
XPEL XR+ 35% Tint
Clearplex Windscreen Protector
M Performance 763M Wheels with MPSC2 Tires (AutoPro Ceramic Coated with black stems and weights)
M Performance Front Lip
M Performance Side Skirts
M Performance Diffuser
Shuttergang Labs CS Style Spoiler
Acexxon Slotted Rear Reflector Insert
MaximumPSI Crank Hub (Installed by Lang Racing)
VRSF Downpipes
AA Midpipe
AeroTurbine TR252 Resonators
Cerakoted Exhaust by High-Tech Coatings
ECUTEK RaceRom(Tuning by Ian@Bend Calibration - Same tuner as my E46 M3 and long time friend)
Flex Sensor and Zeitronix ECA2 Canbus (Sends ethanol content to DME)
Upgraded -6AN PTFE Stainless braided fuel line
Bimmercode coding (ASD deleted before first startup along with a bunch of other functional improvements)
MMR Performance Aluminium Billet Gear Shift Paddle Set

First track session at Big Willow back in January (Oil slick previously spread by corvette on Turn 8); This was my last session of the day and sloppy lines but was having a great time with the car. My best sessions were 1:38 with plenty to improve.

Took some more photos out at Supercars by the Beach (cars and coffee) and added MMR Shift Paddles. I originally was interested in the Pedal Haus Paddles but these peaked my interest. They're definitely an improvement. I'll keep a lookout for the Pedal Haus ones to compare as I've always been a big fan of their products and will likely get their pedals like I have in my E46 M3.

Baseline Dyno - AA Midpipe with Shell 91ACN Fuel in SAE format (Lower than STD, but is preferred format)

Some new toys...ECUTEK with tuning by Bend Calibration:

Getting the MaxPSI Crank Hub installed at Lang Racing:

Some folks have mentioned they don't like to see the muffler hanging below the rear diffuser of the car. Many have used black high temp paint on the muffler. I've gone a different route with same visual is a teaser:

Here's the cerakoted muffler from the back side:

Without Lightbar:

With Lightbar:

Here is a video of Racerom Map Switching on Ecutek:

Also some revs of non-burble sport+ mode with AA Mid and VRSF DP's:

Flex sensor and upgraded Stainless Braided PTFE fuel line installed along with Zeitronix ECA2 Can Bus device which taps into the BMW CAN to send the flex content to the DME for on the fly calculations which is only possible through ECUTEK RaceRom software.

I made a huge improvement to the exhaust...added a couple Aero Turbine resonators! Videos don't really do it any justice but it's removed the last bit of rasp that was present and replaced it with a nice snarl and smoother tone. With more miles, the resonators have started breaking in and continue to make it sound better...I might be biased but this is definitely the best S55 twin turbo exhaust note I've ever more weedwacker rasp.

Full setup: VRSF Downpipes, Active Autowerke Midpipe, AeroTurbine TR252 Resonators with OE rear muffler.

Took some iPhone driveby videos to try and capture the sound of the exhaust with the resonators:

Baby Dragon got to stretch her legs finally...not bad for stock intake. Only mods are exhaust and flex fuel.

2020 M2C, HS, Black 788M, Exec.