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Building the Ultimate E36 Competition Car: Weight Reduction, Serviceability, and Performance Upgrades

Building the Ultimate E36 Competition Car: Weight Reduction, Serviceability, and Performance Upgrades
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In the latest episode of Adam LZ's YouTube channel, the team is hard at work building a new E36 competition car destined for Europe. Now, you might be wondering why Adam chose to build an E36. Well, it's simple really. Older cars like the E36 have thinner metal, making them lighter. And when it comes to competition, weight reduction is key. Adam's power plant of choice is the same one he used in his blue E36, pushing out an impressive mid-800s horsepower. He believes that focusing on shedding weight is easier and more reliable than trying to squeeze more power out of the engine.

To ensure the car is serviceable and simple, the team has made some modifications to the engine bay. They've stitch welded certain areas and added bars to improve serviceability. One notable addition is the custom intercooler made by PWR. Not only is it lightweight, but it also moves the radiator to the back of the car, reducing the risk of punctures and improving weight distribution. Adam is particularly impressed with the intercooler's weight, as it weighs only 18 lbs despite its large size.

The team has also made some changes to the exterior of the car. They've opted for a carbon Kevlar HGK front bumper, although Adam plans to enlarge the openings to give it a more factory-like appearance. Additionally, they've created carbon fiber pieces to replace stock parts and enhance the look of the fenders. Inside the car, they've chosen a four-speed dog box transmission, which has proven to be reliable and low-maintenance in Adam's previous E36.

In terms of the fuel system, they've enclosed the fuel tank in an aluminum case for safety purposes. This not only ensures the fuel tank is protected but also helps with weight distribution. They've also moved the radiator to the back of the car, routing the lines under the chassis for a clean and efficient setup. To strengthen the chassis and make it more serviceable, the team has welded areas prone to cracking. They've also added a radium drrive BR for quick refueling, ensuring the car is ready to go in a matter of seconds.

Overall, Adam and his team are focused on building a lightweight, serviceable, and reliable competition car. By making strategic modifications and utilizing high-quality components, they aim to create the best car they've ever built. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project.

Watch Major Update on the Euro Competition E36 on Youtube

Viewer Reactions for Major Update on the Euro Competition E36

  • Many comments expressing excitement and support for Adam to try rally racing
  • Compliments for Johan's fabrication skills
  • Suggestions for collaborations with other rally drivers or influencers
  • Comments about the E36 drift build and anticipation for seeing it in action
  • Requests for Adam to visit Dirt Fish or participate in a rally competition
  • Ideas for building a rally car, such as a GR Yaris or Corolla
  • Excitement for upcoming episodes and anticipation for the finished E36 build
  • Suggestions for Adam to compete in specific rally events, such as the Otago Rally in New Zealand
  • Comparisons between rally and drifting, with some commenters believing Adam would excel in rally racing
  • Positive feedback and admiration for Adam's content and dedication
Building the Ultimate E36 Competition Car: Weight Reduction, Serviceability, and Performance Upgrades
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Building the Ultimate E36 Competition Car: Weight Reduction, Serviceability, and Performance Upgrades
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Building the Ultimate E36 Competition Car: Weight Reduction, Serviceability, and Performance Upgrades
Image copyright Youtube
Building the Ultimate E36 Competition Car: Weight Reduction, Serviceability, and Performance Upgrades
Image copyright Youtube