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      05-16-2008, 12:39 AM   #67
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Hi all - more progress at Impact Engineering:













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Very nice and very clean looking fab job.
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Very nice and very clean looking fab job.
Judging from the pictures, the guys at Impact Engineering are doing a great job of preventing any damage to the interior while undertaking the tough task of putting in a tight and safe cage.

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      05-22-2008, 07:56 AM   #71
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Best of luck!
... and thank you so much for updates.
This thread is becoming my regular reading every morning, and during lunch, ... and in the afternoon...... I hate you.:biggrin:
BTW, my car also, is Sport Package and nothing else. Great minds think alike!

Now go kick some butt and make history!
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Best of luck!
... and thank you so much for updates.
This thread is becoming my regular reading every morning, and during lunch, ... and in the afternoon...... I hate you.:biggrin:
BTW, my car also, is Sport Package and nothing else. Great minds think alike!

Now go kick some butt and make history!
We'll try to keep everybody entertained. :biggrin:

UPDATE: Yesterday afternoon, I got word from Impact Engineering that the car was on it's way to do some testing at Buttonwillow on Friday (May 30th) and should be at the track ready for it's debut race event this weekend at Willow Springs.

I'll try to post the latest cage pics.
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Good luck with the race, but please keep it on the island, i dont want to see pics of it damaged!!!!
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Nice work! One question though...if this was going to be a race car, why did you buy a car with sunroof???
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Nice work! One question though...if this was going to be a race car, why did you buy a car with sunroof???
All US cars have a sunroof...not an option to delete.
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All US cars have a sunroof...not an option to delete.
Correct. We thought about converting it to hardtop, but could not get the blessing from the head stewart at BMW Club Racing (I had even already bought the headliner). You only need 3 parts (hardtop skin, roof bow and headliner) to pull it off.

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Good luck with the race, but please keep it on the island, i dont want to see pics of it damaged!!!!
Our drivers do a pretty good job of going fast while keeping it on the pavement. We had only 1 pretty good size incident in over 4 years so far.

The car as it was ready to leave for the shakedown at Willow Springs on Friday, May 30th (remember, this car was a stock car at Bimmerfest on Sat. May 3rd!)











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Great prep work, especially in the alloted time. Good luck!
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Thanks Guys!

Well, the car made it out to Willow Springs on Friday and Turner Motorsports driver VJ Mirzhayan gave it a shake down run. Apparently, when he got out of the car, he had a huge smile on his face :w00t:

Early indications are the car has a bunch of understeer (until we do something about it :biggrin: ), but that the car is a blast to drive and should be pretty quick. But the car didn't go into limp home mode at the drop of a hat and nothing on the car presented a problem (no leaking fluids, etc.).
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Did you guys do the build on the former set of "Let's Make A Deal"?? If not, Monty Hall wants his doors back. :wink:

Car's looking great, and very decent work on the armrest and cage intersecting the dash! Can't wait to hear some impressions of how Willow Springs went.
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AWESOME!!!!!!! :w00t:

reminds me of back in 74 when me and a bunch of my buddies modded a 2002 like crazy...........
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Car's looking great, and very decent work on the armrest and cage intersecting the dash! Can't wait to hear some impressions of how Willow Springs went.
Well, the car did indeed make it's racing debut this past weekend at Willow Springs International Raceway. The craftsmanship on the cage work by the guys at Impact Engineering was not only done on time, but a very clean job. All the people that stopped by to check it out were impressed.

For a very first time out with no performance modifications except a KW street kit and R compound tires, the car showed a lot of promise. We were 3 seconds off the track record for that track, but we're sure when built to the full extent of the rules, has more than that left in it. The amazing thing - the car ran two 45 minute races without going into 'limp home' mode!!!

So all in all a good weekend - the car is wicked fast on the straights (and will be even faster with Dinan software) and when we get more Nitto rubber up front and some camber, it will be a lot quicker. But the car did not show any signs of complaining about being a race car.

Some team pics in my 135 track gallery:
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      06-01-2008, 11:42 PM   #84
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On of our Crew, Matt took these pics this past weekend in his Picasa album:

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      06-02-2008, 12:07 AM   #85
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Alright - now for what you guys really want to see. Here's a first teaser shot - I'll be posting more pics in the coming weeks

Here's what it looked like at the end of its debut weekend at Willow Springs - we believe this is the first 135i to be raced in a sanctioned racing body

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      06-02-2008, 04:56 PM   #86
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My driver Ralph Warren took some shots

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      06-05-2008, 10:45 PM   #87
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Got some BBS CH's in 17x8.5 et 38 to try and see how 255/40x17 tires will fit on the car

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I think we'll be trying a UUC EVO3 short shifter as well

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