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      07-27-2023, 04:42 PM   #1
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M0010 Build Thread - July 2023 Update

Hi All,

So the last time I updated my build thread on this car was about 3 and a half years ago... so I figured I was about due for some updates as things have taken quite a turn.I picked up the M2 over 5 and a half years ago and just passed 55000 miles.

After doing daily driver duty and a track day once in a blue moon, I picked up another daily driver a few years ago and the M2 has become a track/ weekend car. I am currently waiting for the delivery of my new Daily (Order Thread here: https://u11.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=2035794) but until then the M2 is seeing some more miles. Or it was... until I blew the turbo a few weeks ago, more on that below.

You can see my last build thread here from a few years ago, with some more history, but below I will post an updated list of mods, as well as some more recent pictures and videos (sorry for the terrible interior shots, I will take more up to date pics soon but this is all I have for now). Most of these will be from tracks in the southeast US where the car sees most of its miles these days. Over the last few years, the M2 has been to Palm Beach International Raceway (RIP), Daytona International Speedway, Sebring International Raceway, Homestead International Speedway, Florida International Rally, and Motorsport Park and Road Atlanta.

Past Build Thread: https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1685998

It is worth noting that the car has been incredibly reliable over the last few years and until recently when I upgraded my high-pressure fuel pump, re-tuned to take advantage of that, and then did a track day at Road Atlanta in the scorching summer heat, I have had no real issues at all. This last time, everything ran fine all day until my 4th session in the afternoon where I lost boost which was later determined to be a blown turbo. As a result, upgraded turbo and cooling components are coming soon!

**EDIT: New turbo is in and running strong as of now! 10/3/2023**

Build Spec:
2018 BMW M2 LCI (N55)
6 Speed Manual
Black Sapphire Metallic
Black Leather w/ Blue Stitching
Executive Package

Current Mods:
Engine:
-Evolution Racewerks Catless Downpipe
-Evolution Racewerks Chargepipe (brushed finished)
-Evolution Racewerks Turbo to Intercooler Pipe (brushed finish)
-Eventuri Carbon Fiber Intake System V2
-CSF F87 M2 High Performance Intercooler
-NKG Spark Plugs SILZKBR8D8S 97506 (Gapped .22)
-Akrapovic Catback Titanium Exhaust
-CG Precision Valve Controller
-Precision Racewerks Upgraded HPFP
-3.5 Bar TMAP Sensor
-David Shoup Tuned via MHD
-Thor Flasher (GTS Steering, GTS Differential, M2 Competition Traction Control)
-Turner Motorsports Carbon Fiber Corner Braces
-Pure 750 Turbo
-Upgraded Turbo Oil Feed and Return Lines
-TurboSmart Dual Channel BOV/DV
-Funk Motorsports Turbo Blanket
-HeaderShield Coating on Downpipe

Suspension/ Brakes:
-BMW M Performance Coilovers
-SPL Parts Lower Control Arms
-SPL Parts Front Tension Rods
-SPL Parts Front Sway Bar End Links
-Bimmer World Stainless Steel Brake Lines
-Castrol CSF Brake Fluid
-Brakes Painted Porsche Guards Red
-Ferodo 3.12 Brake Pads

Transmission:
-AutoSolutions Short Throw Shifter
-Ultimate Clutch Pedal
-Slave Cylinder from E9x, remove Clutch Delay Valve

Exterior:
-IND Distribution Carbon Fiber Grill (Black chrome badge)
-IND Distribution Painted Front Reflector Delete
-Acexxon Honeycomb Rear Reflector Inserts (Matte)
-Bimmian Roundel Vinyl Covers (Black Sapphire Metallic)
-IND Distribution Hood Roundel Painted in Black Chrome
-BMW M Performance Side Winglets
-BMW M Performance Front Winglets
-Michelin Sport Cup 2 Tires- Front: 245 35 19 - Rear 265 35 19
-Automotive Passion Carbon Fiber Arch Guards front and rear
-OEM BMW M2 Competition Mirrors w/ Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
-Sterckenn Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
-KK Automobile Rear Diffuser (DTM Style w/ LED Brake Light)
-Agency Power Carbon Fiber Double Sided CSL Style Trunk (Painted Black Sapphire Metallic)
-IND Distribution Trunk Roundel Painted Black Chrome
-IND Distribution Trunk Emblem Painted Black Chrome
- Goldenwrench Supply Co. Blackline Tail Light Overlay Kit
-BMW Under Door M Light Projectors

Interior:
-Valentine V1 Gen 2 (mounted with blendmount and wiretapped to mirror)
-Escort M1 Dashcam (mounted on the blendmount with the radar)
-IND Distribution Polar Blue Start/ Stop Button
-BMW M Performance LED Steering Wheel w/ Carbon Fiber Trim
-IND Distribution M Performance Carbon Fiber Shifter w/ Alcantara Boot (blue stitching)
-IND Distribution M Performance Carbon Fiber Parking Brake w/ Alcantara Boot (blue stitching)
-BMW M Performance Stainless Steel Pedals
-Bimmer Masterpieces Extended Knee Rest
-Bimmer Masterpieces Instrument Cluster Cover
-Bimmer Masterpieces Sun Visors
-Bavsound Stage 2 Sound System Upgrade
-Bavsound Upgraded Amplifier
-H3R Fire Extinguisher, Mount and Bracket
-Garmin Catalyst (When on Track, mounted with pro clip mount)
-Schroth Quick Fit Pro (Blue, when on track)
-Faserchmiede Door Handle Backing Plastic (Carbon Fiber)
-Faserchmiede Window Switch Plastic (Carbon Fiber)
-Faserchmiede Radio Switch Surround (Carbon Fiber)

I am sure I missed something, the list is long...

Instagram Build Tracking: https://instagram.com/_m0010

Youtube Channel where track day vids and other vids are posted:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJD...4ItK5HxDzLGsXQ

See a few sound clips below!

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Nice build & you will love your X1 M35i soon. You're very brave to have two black cars. Even one black car would drive me OCD through the roof. LOL
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Nice build & you will love your X1 M35i soon. You're very brave to have two black cars. Even one black car would drive me OCD through the roof. LOL
Thanks! Used to it by now, ceramic coat helps some too.
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Any dyno sheet with Pure750? thanks
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Any dyno sheet with Pure750? thanks
Not yet. Dialing in the tune still. But hopefully once thatís all done yes.
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sweet build.

love your track numbers also, where'd you get them?
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sweet build.

love your track numbers also, where'd you get them?
Thanks! Theyíre from future classsics.
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Awsome set up, our cars cold be be twins, 😉
I have the same color and almost all the same parts minus the turbo upgrade.
I love our OG M2
I track in Canada and had no cooling issues
Also Iím a big Fan of all the products
from EBC. The blue stuff brake pads
are a great hybrid pad.
I installed front and back floating rotors
and can beat on them all track day.
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Awsome set up, our cars cold be be twins, 😉
I have the same color and almost all the same parts minus the turbo upgrade.
I love our OG M2
I track in Canada and had no cooling issues
Also Iím a big Fan of all the products
from EBC. The blue stuff brake pads
are a great hybrid pad.
I installed front and back floating rotors
and can beat on them all track day.
They could be!

Good to know. Rotors are likely next on my list. The reality is though my brakes have held up quite well thus far on track with original rotors.
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Also in my personal experience
My cup 2s didnít last very long
I track at Mosport Grand Prix track the most
among other tracks, itís a high speed track
After 60 laps my front sidewall was torn to pieces , I had to finish my session on a second set of rims and tires.
I switched to Bridgestone RE71 s and
after the same amount of laps the side walls held up no problem. The top lap times were
very close going in favour of the RE71s
On this track I would get brake shudder
at the end of the days session
It would eventually go away, it was causeed by the OEM pad deposit on the rotors.
Probably just changing the pads would be enough but I really like the new set up.
Also running upgraded brakes lines
and SRF fluid.
I have camber plates with 2.8 degrees camber up front if I had these on before
the cup 2s would probably be fine.
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Also in my personal experience
My cup 2s didnít last very long
I track at Mosport Grand Prix track the most
among other tracks, itís a high speed track
After 60 laps my front sidewall was torn to pieces , I had to finish my session on a second set of rims and tires.
I switched to Bridgestone RE71 s and
after the same amount of laps the side walls held up no problem. The top lap times were
very close going in favour of the RE71s
On this track I would get brake shudder
at the end of the days session
It would eventually go away, it was causeed by the OEM pad deposit on the rotors.
Probably just changing the pads would be enough but I really like the new set up.
Also running upgraded brakes lines
and SRF fluid.
I have camber plates with 2.8 degrees camber up front if I had these on before
the cup 2s would probably be fine.
.
Appreciate all that feedback. I will definitely keep it in. Mind going forward. Always good to hear the experiences of others to help with choosing direction on future mods!
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After the suspension upgrade this was my personal best times and I also hit 1.30 gs
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