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      09-16-2010, 06:08 PM   #45
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Like everyone else said, please do something about the front plate...I'm still trying to wonder why you placed it there and the only reason I could come up with is that maybe you do not want to drill holes on the front side of your carbon fiber bumper?

Also, are your front wheels wider than the rears? Either it's an illusion or are your front wheels more concave than your rears? I'm having a hard time adjusting to that.
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      09-16-2010, 06:23 PM   #46
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My God that is a sweet car!! At first I was not sure if I liked the color of the rims BUT the later pictures it actually looks HOT!!
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      09-16-2010, 06:29 PM   #47
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why are the front wheels concave, but not the rear? Wider up front?
Offset issue is my guess.
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      09-30-2010, 12:16 AM   #48
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what size is the front tire/wheel??
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      09-30-2010, 10:47 AM   #49
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Wheel Sizes

The wheels are indeed reverse concave - meaning the fronts have more concavity than the rears - but the tires are the exact same size - a few cars need this since there is no room for tires in the front - 135i, GTR, etc.

I am running 18" x 9.5" wheels all around - ET 62 offset rear - ET 35 offset front
I have tried two tire sizes - 275/35r18 and 265/35r18 - the 275's rub in the Carousel at Summit Point so I only run the 265's there - but it is a very close tolerance - when i say rub i mean against the fuel filler neck - my rear fenders are rolled so much it is completely visible from the outside of the car


Let me know if you have any questions - the front plate was on there because ambient temps were 50F, it was pouring rain so I did not have a chance to cut off the zip ties on the front plate - but I was also having blowby issues with my brake master cylinder - so I was running at 5/10ths

I am a knowledgeable car person as you can see by this build - all done in my garage myself - so i understand the importance of intercooling


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      09-30-2010, 03:25 PM   #50
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Badass build man. Wish I had the balls\$$ for that. It's halarious that everyone is tripping on your plate lol. That car is a beast. Period.
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      10-04-2010, 08:50 PM   #51
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New Pictures of Car on Track at Mont Tremblant

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      10-04-2010, 08:57 PM   #52
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      10-04-2010, 09:24 PM   #53
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      10-04-2010, 09:31 PM   #54
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btw, how is the N54 holding up on track in terms of heat?
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      10-04-2010, 09:35 PM   #55
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wow man, your car is one of the sickest 135s ive ever seen. i wish I could do something similar. glad youre enjoying it.

im not sure if i missed it but hows it driving?

too bad NY has those yellow plates.
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      10-05-2010, 11:38 PM   #56
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nicely done. Have you done a weight balancing on the car yet? seems like you've lost a lot of weight on the front end with all the carbon fibre. any idea how much weight you've stripped from the car in total?
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      11-03-2010, 01:29 PM   #57
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cf mirrors and different grills might help lose a little weight
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      11-03-2010, 09:11 PM   #58
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wow.. great job... i had to chance to talk to the owner.. nice guy... and the car overall... the sickest 135 on the tristate.... i remenber u said dat u was running on stock engine.. m i wrong???
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      11-08-2010, 04:57 AM   #59
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That is one sick project sir. Keep it up and keep us posted.
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      11-08-2010, 09:53 AM   #60
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Anthony is a nice guy and he's got one mean track toy. Saw the car up close when he came down to summit point but I must say wasn't crazy with the fit and finish on the add on pieces. Car looks sick in pics though
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      11-08-2010, 12:54 PM   #61
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Whered you get the rims??
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      11-08-2010, 01:23 PM   #62
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      11-19-2010, 08:42 PM   #63
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Final Event of the Season @ VIR

Here are some shots of my final event of the season @ VIR

VIR with the Audi club - I am running in the instructor run group - I had the slowest car bar none - look at the E46 m3 race car and two R8's
What an awesome HP track - fast and I hit 145 mph with a stock 135i in the back straight - simply amazing

Now its time to ski - return to the track in April
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      11-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #64
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Car Control Clinic

A teen car control clinic - showing the car in street mode -

She loves to oversteer - check it out

And me pulling my trailer to the track
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      11-19-2010, 08:51 PM   #65
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sooooooo, did you weight the car before and after doing the carbon fiber front end?
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      11-20-2010, 12:27 PM   #66
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Very fun thread to follow, thanks for sharing!
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