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      01-23-2022, 10:14 AM   #23
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Where do we get that upper A Arm kit?
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      01-23-2022, 11:04 AM   #24
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Sweet 👍🏻

I would like to see this machine with the CSL grill.. Photoshop anyone 🤔
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      01-23-2022, 11:06 AM   #25
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Why does every f$&@ing thread on here have to turn into a grille d@&k-swinging contest. These are amazing race cars…all of them.
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      01-23-2022, 11:21 AM   #26
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Ha! It all comes down to the grille, at least there'll be no overheating issues with that opening.
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      01-23-2022, 12:50 PM   #27
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Why does every f$&@ing thread on here have to turn into a grille d@&k-swinging contest. These are amazing race cars…all of them.
Because it was a terrible decision to get them into the street versions lol
They needed more refinement to blend M4/M3 dimensions, but what's done is done.
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It appears they designed the race car first, which had a definite need for the added air flow the grill provides, and then the grill design had to be integrated into the street versions of the chassis. I guess this is why only the 4 series has the grill, and they had to give it to the M3 since motorsport version to match the M4.
Good point. The front end looks proportionate now. The tech is amazing & gauges look so easy to read. They have some amazing tools too. Looked like some kind of killer torque wrench under the rear diffuser. Interesting how much they rely on the waste gates.
Tom explained that briefly in the video, says the old setup on the M6 wasn't great on the race car but these from the S58 allow for the race car to take advantage of these fully on the track. These cars are still being evaluated regarding the BOP and Tom tells me that these cars are basically either no throttle of 100% throttle no happy medium and the older waste gates didnt like that. Also interviewed Bill Auberlen yesterday and he says this car responds like an NA setup where as the older car had some turbo lag on it regardless it was a bigger engine.
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so what parts can we put on our g8x ? I want the brakes
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      01-23-2022, 01:38 PM   #30
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so what parts can we put on our g8x ? I want the brakes
If I had a G8X I would be looking to get the exhaust setup for the street car 😆
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      01-23-2022, 03:22 PM   #31
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Imagine seeing that in your rear view mirror.,while you are driving in a dark b road...What a beast!
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Nice thanks for the vid,

One question, why does the racecar have air to air cooling? Whats the benefit? Weight?
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      01-23-2022, 05:47 PM   #33
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Thanks for throwing my photos over! Fun time on Friday for sure. Saturday was messy weather, uh?

Those jack stands are really cool (the red and silver ones in my photo). If you notice in my photo with brake and jack stand, the air jack metal shaft is on top of the jack stand not going all the way through it. They use the stands with the air jack to get extra height to work easier. To lower it from the "double height" they lower the air jack metal shaft back into the car allowing car to rest soley on jack stand, disengage the part on jack stand that closes the center whole and then lower the air jack again - now going through the center hole of jack stand. Then they pull the jack stand out - car is now on air jack only. Pretty wicked. I watched them do it and the car was at a crazy angle for a few moments when they did the front lowering. No biggie to them though.

I took like 187 photos..won't bore you with all of them. It's going to be cold next weekend!!! Bonfires in the infield!!! I admit though, I live close enough to go home for a while and just come back.

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Sweet pics. Thanks for posting. We watched the race today and can't wait to binge it next weekend.

The only discussion remaining is should I make ropa viejo, Cuban picadillo, wings, or pizza. I'm leaning to "why not all?"
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as few have said, clearly the design works on a race car very well. The wider fenders balance everything out beautifully, the grilles are purposeful and fit well proportionally to the front. The road car would need them narrower to have a good look, that much is clear. The race car looks mean as hell. Very cool!
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      01-23-2022, 06:08 PM   #36
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Well I guess the cars weren't competitive at all today, even after the BOP adjustment. Let's hope this improves until next week.
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      01-23-2022, 07:27 PM   #37
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Yeah, nice car but where can I get one of those Motorsport jackets?
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      01-23-2022, 07:50 PM   #38
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Great video! He gives some pretty good insight into the car without getting too technical. Best of luck to them!


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Nice thanks for the vid,

One question, why does the racecar have air to air cooling? Whats the benefit? Weight?
If I had to guess, the dual air to air intercoolers are better at reducing heat soak over sustained full throttle usage this gets over long distance racing.
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      01-23-2022, 08:38 PM   #39
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I would gladly donate my lower left reproductive organ to drive one of these cars...
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No joke, only now, I understand why the grilles are as they are; mind blown!!

That is one magnificent rig and the grille, I'll probably be shot for this, but the grille actually looks strikingly gorgeous. The Red one is awesome but the black one with the yellow lights on, is just about ready to rip your head off

What a beast

OP, Jason, Foxtrot, thank you for sharing
I couldn't agree more.

I was on the fence with the grilles from the beginning. This is the first time I'm seeing them on BMW GT cars and they look stunning.

I think it boils down to both the look of the grille itself and how well it's executed with the rest of the front end.

That "openness" to the grille paired with a monster lip make all the difference in the world. On the G80 M3, both of those are missing, which is why it looks out of place to me sometimes.

Every G80 should come with a monster lip and this exact looking grille. It would clean up the front end so much and forever cement it as great looking with few people hating on it the way they do now.
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Why does every f$&@ing thread on here have to turn into a grille d@&k-swinging contest. These are amazing race cars…all of them.
Because it was a terrible decision to get them into the street versions lol
They needed more refinement to blend M4/M3 dimensions, but what's done is done.
Not gonna lie: Turner race car has such purdy grills. Why the new m3/4 et Alia, gotta have butt Ug-a-ly ones??? Asymmetrical storm drain grills don't do it for me. Functionality you say? Just leave the grill one big fooking gaping hole then. Oops, excusez-moi, it already is!
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Thanks for posting this video. Such detail - love the interviewer. No airs or graces, happy to share the interesting bits.
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As seen on TV!
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