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by blasphemy101
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Making an E30 (Really) Handle
Replies: 21
Views: 5048

Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

87e30 wrote:I'm not sure. Mine is all the way across the shop on top of my tool box. After working a 65 hour week I'm not walking over to get it. lol especially if you already have one.


I can't believe you're actually making me look for it.... -grin-
by blasphemy101
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Making an E30 (Really) Handle
Replies: 21
Views: 5048

Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

87e30 wrote:Would all that be in the Bentley manual?


Is it? I haven't looked in mine for a while. I'm not sure why it would be, unless they're in the body repairs section.
by blasphemy101
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Making an E30 (Really) Handle
Replies: 21
Views: 5048

Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Does any one have suspension measurements? As in chassis hard points, knuckle ball joint locations, etc. Obviously, I could try measuring it all myself, but I'd rather not take my car apart if the information is already available.
by blasphemy101
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Site News/Suggestions
Topic: Site updated and Facebook logins
Replies: 31
Views: 4849

Re: Site updated and Facebook logins

87e30 wrote:Is that who I've been waiting more than 5 years to approve my 2 applications for an account there?


lol I had the same experience. Then I some how found this place... It has all the good stuff. I do wish there was more activity, though.
by blasphemy101
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Making an E30 (Really) Handle
Replies: 21
Views: 5048

Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Drift cars don't like too stiff. Makes them snap back real bad. Soft is preferred for the gentle transitions. Just like road race setups. Good to know. I'll update my post with this tidbit. I need to get up to speed on drifting setups. I would have expected the suspension to be slightly stiffer in ...
by blasphemy101
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Making an E30 (Really) Handle
Replies: 21
Views: 5048

Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

yup, the 225/45/16 Star Specs I;m running have a 10" contact patch, and the overall section width is 11". They are WAY wider the 245/35/16 Toyo T1r I used to run in the rear. Dunlop did it to get around AutoX class restrictions on tire width. Thats why I always look at overall section wid...
by blasphemy101
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Making an E30 (Really) Handle
Replies: 21
Views: 5048

Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

I ran a staggard setup for a couple years, 215 front and 245 rear. It wasn't bad at all, in terms of understeer. The tires were regular 200 tread wear street tires so lateral grip was limited, but handling characteristics were still good. Interesting that it seems to be relatively insensitive to th...
by blasphemy101
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Site News/Suggestions
Topic: Site updated and Facebook logins
Replies: 31
Views: 4849

Re: Site updated and Facebook logins

Idk who Chris is. If I had the ability to add a banner, I'd probably bring the whole site down. Or turn it into a midget wrestling forum.
by blasphemy101
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Blasphemy101's Turbo 24v Build Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 15218

Re: Blasphemy101's Turbo 24v Build Thread

M20_fever wrote:I would think in serious builds a good machine shop can add replaceable bearings to the cam tray.


I hadn't thought of that. You're probably right. I wonder if the lack of bearings is a cost thing, or if its beneficial in some other way.
by blasphemy101
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Making an E30 (Really) Handle
Replies: 21
Views: 5048

Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

This. People argue me o this point a lot because "I can dial in adjustable coils to track conditions, etc..", which in some instances may be true, but the limiting factor in 90% of these situations is the human element. You need to actually know what your doing to design and tune a proper...
by blasphemy101
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Making an E30 (Really) Handle
Replies: 21
Views: 5048

Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Drift is funny. More grip is preferred so you're almost at a road race setup. Then it's up to preference. Interesting. I understand the need for grip, but I would think there would be some trade-off to make the suspension "too stiff" (as compared to a race car), in order to make it more r...
by blasphemy101
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Blasphemy101's Turbo 24v Build Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 15218

Re: Blasphemy101's Turbo 24v Build Thread

Cams are such a pain with these motors. Why can't you just replace the damn bearings?! Fuck you bmw! Yeah, it's an interesting choice to have the cam riding on the bare aluminum cap. Like I said, almost every motor I opened up had damaged cam trays. I wonder if it becomes an issue with serious cams...
by blasphemy101
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Making an E30 (Really) Handle
Replies: 21
Views: 5048

Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

I scaled my car before I put the cage in. I have the slip somewhere, but I think it was around 2650# with 1/4 tank of fuel and a fat ass driver, so dry it's right around 2400# and was nearly 50/50 front to rear. Wow - quite a bit lighter than I expected. Numbers are good. Defining best handling is ...
by blasphemy101
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Blasphemy101's Turbo 24v Build Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 15218

Re: Blasphemy101's Turbo 24v Build Thread

I can relate to the never ending project...glad to see you're getting back to it, though looking for a job doesn't sound fun. My goal was to find something powertrain or drivetrain related in the automotive industry, but nothing has really panned out. I've had some promising local interviews, thoug...
by blasphemy101
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Site News/Suggestions
Topic: Site updated and Facebook logins
Replies: 31
Views: 4849

Re: Site updated and Facebook logins

Still no banner :'(

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