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Bug@5speed(US) September 18th 2012 21:12

Not a Beetle but still German.
 
Been a while since I posted anything, but have been passively watching.

Continues to be a rough year on the personnal side but surviving. Still dealing with some family and personnal issues, but patiently waiting to get back in stride.

In the mean time was able to save a few dollars to pickup a weekend car, that is dual purpose for the track. I know a few of you do Time Trials, HPDE or full out race. For now taking the jump from HPDE to Time Trials. Was able to do an event with a local group last month, which was the first time in 2-3 years. Well pickup the car from shop 2 days prior, was rusty and a new track, which were all the making for a disaster. Since I was running solo figured I better keep my expectations in check, and just run safe. Well to say the least my car was one of the lowest power cars, against EVO's, V8 M3 and other well prepped cars. I have some video which I will try to convert and post but it just reminds me of how many pass by I had to give.. non the less, car ran well, need heavier sway bars and he suspension is way to soft, and need to get more camber.. For now saving money getting some maintence sorted, and later in the year will get the suspesion mods done. Goal is to get NASA or similiar license to run Spec e30 or simliar.. Sometimes I wish I had more power but it does cause you to be quicker by learning to drive a momentum car.

Here are some pics of my angry bird, enjoy.
At the shop with street seats, as I have a bucket for the track:
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...4.jpg~original

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...5.jpg~original

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...5.jpg~original
Some bling in size 15 :lmao:
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...0.jpg~original
At work
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...8.jpg~original

Could not help, saw this red M3 parked while on TDY for work.. so could not resist..
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...5.jpg~original
Finally at the track..
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...c.jpg~original
Thanks
Alex
Bug@5speed(US)

chug_A_bug September 25th 2012 21:19

Looks Great... hope to See some track video....

TSAF September 26th 2012 06:05

I love E30's. For some reason I cannot upload any photos of mine.
Which engine have you installed on the E30. Some friends of mine have S54, S62 and a very good friend of mine is getting ready to install an S85 V10 on his E30 M3. All the above are running with the stock ecu without any failures. (Vanos, sport button, etc) everything works perfectly!!

Bug@5speed(US) June 23rd 2013 19:21

It has a m20 stock except for exhaust.

Unfortunately, with the way work was going and with wife still out of job had to sell/trade.

Did a 4 way trade with some folks, that were looking to go e30 spec, and aquired a e36 328i.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...3.jpg~original

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...1.jpg~original

Not quite an M but she will do. For now she is relatively stock with her m52, but hopefully after this next quarter i can upgrade a few things such as Afe intake, m50 manifold, m3 cams, ecu tune and maybe if can squeeze it an exhaust.. think after that she should be ok to run on track with some additional suspension (need sway bars and some brakes).

It was short lived, working for the govt, we had to begin planning for something called the furlough/sequestration. I didn't need a track car and I was also looking to get a daily so, in the end, I got what I needed. In a few weeks the govt sequestration begins so we will see how things go, money wise..

VR
Alex

TSAF July 25th 2013 02:57

An S54 would be great.


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