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      03-05-2021, 01:35 PM   #1
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Going for Broke - An M2 Competition Saga

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Welcome to my build thread! The forums have been a huge help and I hope this gives back in some way or another. I'll do my best to update this thread and the Instagram page for those who care (@333m2c)

Here's the full list and what I'll be updating / Have updated:

Engine:
CSF Intercooler
CSF Heat Exchanger
Mishamoto Charge Pipes
AFE Magnum force stage-2 cold air intake
VTT CBC
VTT Spink lock Crank Hub
NGK Spark Plugs

Tune:
Bm3
JordanTuned stage 1 and 2+ e85

Exhaust:
AA Catless DP
AA Single Mid-pipe
Remus Race Exhaust

Suspension:

Mcs 2wR coil overs
Vorshlag Camber Plates
Swift springs 448 lbs front / 560 lbs rear
SPL front end links
SPL rear end links

Brakes:
Spiegler brake lines
Ferardo ds1.1 pads
Motoul 660 fluid

Body:
rkp carbon side skirts
rkp carbon rear diffuser
light weight perf. front lip
Aluminum GTS hood
Satin White Wrap Satin black roof wrap by Chase.motors

Track Wheels:
Stud Conversion Kit
Titan7 T-s5 19/9.5 et 27
Titan7 T-s5 19/10.5 et 44
Toyo r88r - 265/30 & 295/30

Street Wheels:
Stock Wheels / PSS


For a little context on why / how this came to fruition:

I grew up racing go-karts around the US and due to a series of unfortunate events I never made it to the next step and left my dreams of racing real cars on the bookshelf of things that we all say that we'll get to one day "when the times right." Quite frankly I couldn't stare at that bookend anymore. I had been toying with the idea of racing spec Miata or another spec series (e36/e46) and had saved up a little bit of money towards that when a series of fortunate events started to take place. Career change, some auto resources, and being hit by a drunk driver in October which totaled my last car and gave me a much needed push.

I bought the car used in November 2020 from Porsche in Woodland Hills. I did the PECLA experience a few weeks before the accident and it re-sparked a desire in me that I couldn't suppress anymore. After a long stint of research, I decided I wanted to build a M2 competition coupe as I could get away with daily driving it to work, and plan for it to sit in the garage for quite some time. I found the car after calling every BMW dealer in So Cal, and scouring the web for about a week; I bought it the day I test drove it for 51k with 14K miles on the dash and all the options I wanted.

I chose DCT for a variety of reasons, the biggest two being that I daily drive it in LA and that my favorite builds are the DCT Ring cars.

The first hurdle we faced was cracking the DME. Luckily Pro Tuning freaks was very helpful with this, and they unlocked it for free as long as I shipped it to them. (stage 1 was fun, but why stop there?

Stryker Performance in Orange County agreed to help with the build and away we went!
A couple of other quick shout outs:
Blake @ Chase Motors, Kevin @ EAS, Harold @ HP Auto, and Mike / Cynthia @ X-PH have all been a huge help navigating me through some of the parts / back order stuff. Thank you!
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Oh! Couple of quick side notes. I have no track experience in a car, and no racing license and yes I realize this is all excessive.

To get comfortable with the car, I've done some 1000 ft drag racing, autocross, and been driving the canyons every weekend as we prep it for Streets of Willow on the 28th.

I always wanted a wrapped car, and the GTS hood just looks so damn good (even saves 25 lbs) so this seemed like a natural step for both looks and paint protection.

For the body I went with RKP side skirts, RKP diffuser, light weight performance front lip, and the Aluminum GTS hood all under a Satin white and Satin black wrap. CHase Motors in LA did a great job and I an SOO happy with how it turned out.

(I've been asked about the visor sticker a few times and yet it makes the camera useless, but this only interferers with collision warning and automatic high beems)
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Next up was the coilovers and track tires

Went with:
MCS 2 way remote Adjustable
Swift Springs: 448 lbs front / 560 lbs rear
SPL front end links
SPL rear end links
Purchased from Harold at HP Auto works (who was a HUGE help!)
Titan7 T-s5 19/9.5 et 27
Titan7 T-s5 19/10.5 et 44
Toyo r88r - 265/30 & 295/30
Purchased from EAS (Also been a huge help)

Cars lowered slightly but not slammed at all, only slight rubbing at full compression with the Toyo r888r 295/30/19 rear but working with West End Alignment on 3/8

The ride is STIFF but in the best of ways. Incredible feedback from the road and cornering. I will have updates once it gets on the track and at speed, (waiting for alignment to be responsible and fair with that)
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Wonderful stuff! Love to see it.
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Installed:

AA Cat less Downpipes, AA single Mid pipe, and Remus race exhaust last night:

We still have a little tweaking to go before I post sound clips but this shit is loud holy shit.

Everything fit together really well, the modular system has the ability to tweak a lot of it which is good and bad, plan for an extra hour or so to just align everything so it positions properly.

Side note, the stock exhaust only scraps for $5.88 (without cats) so I recommend selling yours if you do this lol. I didn't have a place to store it at this time so it is what it is for me.
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Great build! will be following

I can only imagine how loud that it is now! I'm satisified with the volume of just the remus race backbox.

You've deleted 4 cats and the resonator on top
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Next step for the project was alignment and corner balancing. West end Alignment in Gardena, CA did the heavy lifting here and they rocked it!

SO far I'm really happy with how it turned out and the car handles like a dream combined with the MCS coil overs.

Front Camber: 3.3 w/ 0 toe
Rear Camber: 2.5 w/ 1.8th toe

We're starting here as a baseline and will be adjusting accordingly.

Curb weight update: Currently 3704:
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DYNO Done today at European Auto source via BM3 and Jordan Tuned:

The car will be tracked with stage 1 e85 but we ran a stage 2+ e85 Dyno tune since I'm taking it out to shift sector April 2nd (1/2 mile drag race) and wanted to bring max power to that event. A

Here's the results!

Pump e85 fuel
Max WHP: 583.52
Max Torque: 625.33

I tried uploading video but it didn't work stay tuned on that please or go to the gram page (still learning here)
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Amazing build! Cant wait to see more
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Well that escalated quickly lol. Looking forward to hear back how she performs in all these events! Enjoy in good health
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Well that escalated quickly lol. Looking forward to hear back how she performs in all these events! Enjoy in good health

Yeah Stryker performance and I have been hard at work getting her ready for shift sector and the upcoming track days. Escalated realllllyy quickly
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Amazing build! Cant wait to see more
Thank you!
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Alright, ya'll, here's the "completed" engine bay.

We had to remove the plastic cover for the MCS pieces but I love the raw look of it so good riddance.

CSF Intercooler
CSF Heat Exchanger
Mishimoto Charge Pipes
AFE Magnum force stage-2 cold air intake
VTT CBC
VTT Spink lock Crank Hub
Weistec Billit Oil Cap
Golden Wrench Accents (which are covers, not replacements... but they do look nice I'll give them that)
NGK Spark Plugs
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Nice build! How was your experience with the aluminum hood? Any fitment or latching alignment issues? Is it by Suvneer?
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Nice build! How was your experience with the aluminum hood? Any fitment or latching alignment issues? Is it by Suvneer?
To be honest I'm not sure who manufactures it I'll ask the guy who sourced it when I see him next for you.

It fits really well. It's not perfect, but it's close enough IMO. It's about 25lb lighter than the oem hood which was the biggest reason I did it other than style points.

Visually, it's my favorite mod I've done
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Wow, would love to hear that exhaust combo!
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Wow, would love to hear that exhaust combo!
Need to make some adjustments on it still but will have some videos of that soon for ya'll. There's a clip of the DYno on the IG with that combo as well.

It's loud no doubt, but with the valves closed I can still get away with driving it daily.
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Had the first track day in the car on Sunday! Ran a 129.458 at SOW Clockwise. Definitely could have shaved time off in a few places but need some more seat time in the car. Overall I'm really impressed with everything we've done. the car was way overpowered for the track and we're working on a stage 1 tune to fix that issue now.
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Someone say Glamor Shots?
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just curious....
how the fuck do you get grip with those power numbers?
I'm still on stock power, with a wider wheel and 275 cup2s still spin.
i don't think I can get wider without rubbing.

maybe everyone with big power is just running 60 treadwear? lol


edit: never mind. I see now it says r888r. so yeah.. 100 treadwear tires. lol
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This is a good looking car.

I want to track this car.

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Next up was the coilovers and track tires

Went with:
MCS 2 way remote Adjustable
Swift Springs: 448 lbs front / 560 lbs rear
SPL front end links
SPL rear end links
Purchased from Harold at HP Auto works (who was a HUGE help!)
Titan7 T-s5 19/9.5 et 27
Titan7 T-s5 19/10.5 et 44
Toyo r88r - 265/30 & 295/30
Purchased from EAS (Also been a huge help)

Cars lowered slightly but not slammed at all, only slight rubbing at full compression with the Toyo r888r 295/30/19 rear but working with West End Alignment on 3/8

The ride is STIFF but in the best of ways. Incredible feedback from the road and cornering. I will have updates once it gets on the track and at speed, (waiting for alignment to be responsible and fair with that)
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