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BuildaBeemer: Building a BMW E46 Track Car
Hello Fanatics!

Enter the start of track car build project!

Featuring: Nick (Me) and Craig (My Father)

So what have we got to work with?
Well, it's my ex-daily driven 2001 BMW E46 330i (M). See previous history in this thread here.

She's a titanium silver, pre-facelift, manual 330i with over 330 000km's!

We've got a pretty tight schedule to operate in, in order to be ready for the 2020 BMW Car Club Race Series.

This track car build project will be significantly budget focused, but we'll be looking to spend wisely on the best "bang for buck" components through recommendations and reviews of people who have gone before us.

We'll be striving to prepare a car that will be competitive in class D for the 2020 race season.

Stay tuned for a video link where we will provide a brief overview of the vehicle and discuss our intentions in the 2020 BMW Car Club Race Series.

Naturally, we welcome the input from the wealth of knowledge existing in the BMWFanatics community and await your comments and advice!
2005 BMW E60 525i M-Sport Titanium Silver (Manual)
Race Car Build:
2001 BMW E46 330i Titanium Silver (See Here )
In Progress:
BMW K75 Café Racer (See Here)
1991 BMW E34 520i Calypso Red

Good luck guys
Great stuff. Subbed

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Best of luck! This looks like it will be awesome!

Awesome Nick. If your K75 build is anything to go by, then this will be nothing less then epic.

Good luck Praise
love these types of builds.

1st tip, weight reduction
Keen to see this Bravo
Current rides
1995 E36 325i [Unfinished Monalisa]
2003 E46 M3 (Blitz) 
2004 E46 330D M-sport [167wkw 556nm]

Ex Rides
1998 160i Conquest Rs
2012 Yamaha FZ6R - Stock
Bravo thats awesome bud. Good luck with the build.
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This is gonna be good...Praise
Brilliant. Staying tuned to this!
OK guys. turns out we’re not just rookie Racecar builders, we’re also pretty thick at putting YouTube vids together. But I think we have it now, take a peek at this:

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All the best with the journey! Thumbs
I love seeing sh!t like this. Myself and my dad have been racing for about 4 years now. Started by sharing a car and we each have our own now and it's become a family affair with the wife and kids joining from time to time. lot's of hard work but the fun out on the track outweighs it 10 fold.

One word of advice, do not skimp on safety. I spent all my money on a proper seat, harness, race suit and those kind of things. Don't get lured into the trap of wanting to make more power or get nice (read ricer) things if the basics are not in place.

Most of all have FUN!
Sounds like an amazing project, Looking forward to the rest of the build. Nice job on the video... All the best and good luck with it... Bravo
Awesome job guys. Excited to see this come together.
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CP forged pistons 87.5mm, HPF Crower titanium forged rods, ARP L19 head studs and rod bolts. Vac Motorsports oil pump internals. Vac Motorsports inconol racing valves. Vac Motorsports coated Main end and rod bearings.
Vorsteiner Custom 19” Forged Rims. Bilstein B16 PSS10 Coilovers. Turner Motorsports Camber plates. Swaybarbarian upgraded Swarbars with endlinks front and back. Stoptech ST40 big brake kit. 3.91 diff. UUC short shift kit with DSSR. Umnitza Orion Predator LED Angel eyes. GTR Hood. CSL bumper. AC Schnitzer Carbon Fibre Mirrors. AC Schnitzer Front Brace

Current: Vac Motorsports BMW e46 M3 - BEL
ex 99' Supercharged BMW e46 323i - Wolf
ex 93' BMW e36 316i - Detox
Hey Pakimonster
Spot-on with the advice.
Rules of the build, in order of priority:
1. Make safe
2. Make light
3. Make stiff & grippy
4. Make stop!
5. Make aero
6. Make power

Spent quite some time researching human survivability under extreme deceleration, then designing seat mounting to ensure mounting strength exceeds G-force survivabilty. Yup, I’m anal like that.

Episode 2:
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This series seems like it's going to rival Game Of Thronessmile bounce
Keep them coming Thumbs
So, a bit of a frustrating delay for this weekend. We were hoping to get the car back from TNT, but it wasn’t to be. Didn’t matter though - we ended up spending the day trying to diagnose a no crank issue on Nick’s E60, which seems to have taken leave of its senses.

In the meantime though, the last of our catchup videos - after this, we should be posting stuff in “real time”

Episode 3:
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Looking forward to the end result! Good luck guys Thumbs
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