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  1. N54: I mentioned 2550 lbs race weight is achievable...

    I mentioned 2550 lbs race weight is achievable and it most definitely is. This is essentially race weight and it's sitting at 2570 lbs. Already got it planned to go back for round 2 of weight...
  2. N54: It's a very good thing and will allow these cars...

    It's a very good thing and will allow these cars to put up some impressive times!



    Take a look at my build thread on here. Bunch of pictures of what has been done to get it to where it is.

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    N54: **** LONG UPDATE **** Well, the car is...

    **** LONG UPDATE ****

    Well, the car is officially home and I can now say phase 1 of the build is complete! It took a lot longer to get to this point than originally expected but plans had...
  4. N54: With a cage or no?

    With a cage or no?
  5. N54: I'll try my best to summarize what's been done...

    I'll try my best to summarize what's been done thusfar that netted weight reduction, particularly things that others can benefit from that are more street car than race car. To be honest, and this...
  6. N54: Gold Standard of Weight Reduction - E90 on a Diet

    So the time has come to start weighing the car since round 1 of fab work is now complete! I thought 2700 lbs race weight without a driver was a bold goal when Efab Motorsports and I started down this...
  7. N54: It was moved back to Jan 8th. See below.

    It was moved back to Jan 8th. See below.
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    N54: Starting to get all the little things buttoned...

    Starting to get all the little things buttoned up. Finished mounting the driver seat to the cage for added safety. Ended up adding an additional bar to the main hoop to do it, which added weight, but...
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    N54: Hood exhaust.......✔️ 59750 59751

    Hood exhaust.......✔️

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  10. General: Serious! This is pretty cool!

    Serious! This is pretty cool!
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    N54: Another day another update! This time is a fuel...

    Another day another update! This time is a fuel system update and this is exciting for me because it's similar to what I do on a day to day basis, design hydraulic systems. So, it's something I...
  12. General: Sweeeeeet!

    Sweeeeeet!
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    N54: Small update today. The brake lines are plumbed...

    Small update today. The brake lines are plumbed along with the hydro-brake. I'm more than happy with the results!

    With my hydraulics design background (I design hydraulic systems for Articulated...
  14. N54: We had to introduce strict IP sharing of...

    We had to introduce strict IP sharing of engineering design guides with our China team members at my company because they kept releasing them to the general public. There's no stopping it over there.
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    N54: Here's a better look at where I think we'll place...

    Here's a better look at where I think we'll place the fuel cell. As always with my visits to the shop, I forget to take more pics because I'm too excited about checking out progress on the car and...
  16. N54: This is not cool. I hope he trips and falls with...

    This is not cool. I hope he trips and falls with his hands in his pockets.

    Props to the supplier for letting you guys know.
  17. N54: It's about time someone cracked the barrier,...

    It's about time someone cracked the barrier, congrats!


    As far as 7's...uh, no lol. 9's, definitely. Mid 9's, possible I think as long as the driver mod is there being a manual. Low 9's,...
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    N54: What made you choose a glide vs say a TH400?

    What made you choose a glide vs say a TH400?
  19. N54: The first two pics are someone else's...

    The first two pics are someone else's spreadsheet. Not sure if he is a member here. The last 3 are definitely mine. Wanted to clear that up.
  20. N54: Sticky that spreadsheet is mine. I simply took...

    Sticky that spreadsheet is mine. I simply took the info VTT released, combined with what someone said the various pulley diameters were, did some maths, and posted screenshots on another forum. ...
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    N54: Well, one downside of eliminating the ABS and OEM...

    Well, one downside of eliminating the ABS and OEM master cylinder is the ugly holes left in the firewall :(.

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    At this point we might as well plug up the holes and make it look nice at...
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    N54: After a slight hiatus, we're back at it. Got some...

    After a slight hiatus, we're back at it. Got some interesting things coming up, but until then, here's a few teaser pics.

    Enjoy!

    Aluminum dash. Simple, weighs less, and looks better than a cut...
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    N54: Thanks! It's getting cleaned up even more, just...

    Thanks! It's getting cleaned up even more, just wait :dance:
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    N54: Well, ABS is gone. Tilton pedal box and all new...

    Well, ABS is gone. Tilton pedal box and all new clutch and brake lines going in soon!

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    Engine bay looks so much cleaner stripped down. Now if I can just get rid of that DME and fugly...
  25. N54: Personally, no. So for all I know they aren't...

    Personally, no. So for all I know they aren't good either I guess. There is someone who lurks the forums though that's worked with them, just don't remember who that was right now. It'd be nice if...
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