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Rough Rider 325i
11-07-2017, 04:25 PM (This post was last modified: 11-07-2017 04:26 PM by Captain_Stealth.)
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Rough Rider 325i
Nearly ready for the cage need to get rid of the last of the sound deadning


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14-07-2017, 07:39 AM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
Those last interior pics are scary! Have you considered sand blasting the shell?

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14-07-2017, 08:29 AM
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(14-07-2017 07:39 AM)Gizmo@GARAGE46 Wrote:  Those last interior pics are scary! Have you considered sand blasting the shell?

lol no won't be a rough rider then :p


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14-07-2017, 10:07 AM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
So your own rendition of Rusty Slammington then?

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14-07-2017, 10:56 AM
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(14-07-2017 10:07 AM)Gizmo@GARAGE46 Wrote:  So your own rendition of Rusty Slammington then?

Lol not quite. But it's gonna be no show car. Spray can paint job ftw


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14-07-2017, 12:29 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
(14-07-2017 10:56 AM)Captain_Stealth Wrote:  
(14-07-2017 10:07 AM)Gizmo@GARAGE46 Wrote:  So your own rendition of Rusty Slammington then?

Lol not quite. But it's gonna be no show car. Spray can paint job ftw


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21-07-2017, 05:58 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
hi Capt,

This is a really cool build best of luck cant wait the finished results ( Rough Rider ) !!!

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23-08-2017, 12:06 AM (This post was last modified: 23-08-2017 12:08 AM by Captain_Stealth.)
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Rough Rider 325i
Time for an update minor one. But still an update. Waiting for the vert to be sold so I can send this car in for its cage.

Today I decided to do further weight savings. I have cut out the spare wheel well and battery area. I guesstimate it weighs about 5-8kg. Benefits of this is less drag. Easier access to the diff and weight savings

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Access to the diff is easier
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I plan on reinforcing the chassis legs where the well was welded in with 2 square bars welded to the chassis legs

The car is so light in the rear I have put my BC BR coil overs on the lowest setting and I still have a 2 finger space. When I had them in my vert the subframe was nearly on the ground. So the weight reduction has def been a success

Hopefully more updates soon


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23-08-2017, 06:33 AM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
Lots of space for a big diffuser now.Rollsmile

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23-08-2017, 06:47 AM (This post was last modified: 23-08-2017 07:34 AM by Captain_Stealth.)
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(23-08-2017 06:33 AM)Gizmo@GARAGE46 Wrote:  Lots of space for a big diffuser now.Rollsmile

Lol been thinking of it. Also been thinking of welding brackets the chassis legs. For a nice big cf wing

Last weight saving areas I can think of is lightning the bumper stiffners. Roof. Bonnet and boot


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Forgot to add something a did awhile ago is the e46 325i rear caliper upgrade. Basically this upgrades your disc from a solid rotor to a vented one. I didn't go any bigger as for the rears my tyre size I will be using is 15"

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23-08-2017, 05:30 PM
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RE: Rough Rider 325i
Do a wing that ia mounted to the chassis.

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24-08-2017, 12:36 AM
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(23-08-2017 05:30 PM)Dewald Basson Wrote:  Do a wing that ia mounted to the chassis.

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I think my way will be better will post pics

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