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      02-17-2019, 05:57 AM   #1
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So in the context that my Imola Red E46 M3 is "The Red Dragon"...my 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:

Performance:
MaximumPSI Crank Hub (Installed by Lang Racing)
Wagner Intercooler
ESS Charge Pipes
Evolution Racewerks J-Pipe
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
Bridgestone RE-71R Tires (255/35/19 Front, 275/35/19 Rear); Previously 245/265 Cup2's

Aesthetic:
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 (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
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 result...here 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 heard...no 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.






(May 21, 2020) Got some more goodies in :

Most of my suspension parts (Minus Coilovers which are currently waiting for stock to come in from Europe).













Well after a bit of wait for Koni to ship their dampers to TCKline (Covid shipping issues), I finally have my front coilovers! TCKline Dual Adjustable fronts and they've been tweaked with love from my suspension guru Dan Law @ DER Motorsports. (E46Forum members probably remember him and he's still doing the same awesome setups; was on the phone with him for hours discussing what my goals were and soon I'll find out how it feels after some miles of dialing it in.) I have the rear D/A setup along with the full line of SPL Parts ready to install and H&R Sways. Likely just putting the Coilovers and Front Sway with endlinks in right now and will do the rest once suspension has settled.



Also got this fancy new Injector Dynamics ID750 fuel filter installed with a flex sensor/filter bracket courtesy of Bend Calibration. They are currently the only offering with a high quality fuel filter that exceeds the Bosch required specification for their fuel system components. Hopefully this will avoid potential injector failures or other fuel system problems.



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      02-17-2019, 09:28 AM   #2
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Looks great, and the 763 look awesome.
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Looks awesome!
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      02-18-2019, 10:23 AM   #4
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Great choice in mods and color of the wrap!
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If only this car came in Toronto Red, Ferrari Red, or Imola Red from the factory...
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If only this car came in Toronto Red, Ferrari Red, or Imola Red from the factory...
1000x agreed!
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Looks great!
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Oh my. This is the devil in M2's cloak. Looks great and definitely unique!
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Wow, that pops!

I generally prefer blue, but this....THIS looks good. REAL good.
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Looks fantastic!! BMW, please take notes! If not standard, at least Individual, please!
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This looks amazing. Nice work
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Looking good
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That looks super dope
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Definitely off to a great start, for sure a head turner!
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Looks amazing! Can we get some closeups of the spoiler?
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I think red looks great, should of being a factory colour!
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Nice! Who is this Shuttergang?
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Perfect!
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So in the context that my Imola Red E46 M3 is "The Red Dragon"...my fresh M2C is the "Baby Red Dragon". Unfortunately I didn't have the patience to wait for the pending M2CS which will likely be available in Toronto Red (Let's see if my prediction is correct) so I purchased my M2 Competition in Black Sapphire Metallic and wrapped it red.
SO incredibly clean... just nasty, nasty gorgeous!!!
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Nice! Who is this Shuttergang?
A UK company, when I was searching for a CS style spoiler they came up and I liked it better than the RKP offering. Shuttergang had great communication, the shipping from UK to USA was super fast, the weave was above expectations and they had a nice air freshener in the box too which ended up in my wife's car and she liked it.
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