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Hell of a weekend, 2.5 hr drive, 16 autocross runs over two days at 90+f, crossed the 100k mile mark, 2.5hr drive back.
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After a couple month hiatus thanks to the Army and ever growing Covid 19 fun in FL I'm back for the time being.


Also got my new fender badges in. Over $200 for a pair of OEM stickers is outrageous in every sense of the word. Had these custom made for under $20. I always felt that there should've have been some mention of the V10 outside of the engine bay and I think these satisfy that while remaining subtle enough to not be overly obnoxious and OEM esque. What do ya'll think?
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Ordered a High Kick "Carbon" spoiler from Ebay some time ago. Finally came in, required some modification to fit perfectly but I'm happy with how it looks. As far as trunk lips go this one was the most appealing to me even over the Dinmann trunk lip.
The exhaust on your ///M coupe makes me feel certain tingley things.....
 

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Got some video thrown together of along weekend autocrossing. Two+ hour drive to the event, 16 runs between 45s and 55s each, all in the 90-95f range, then drove it the two hour return trip and rolled 100,000 miles on the odometer in the process. Bilstein PSS10s really improved side to side transitions and dive under braking is significantly reduced. Just need to get some front tire under this thing and it might start being a little competitive.

 

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That is a nice open course. My last CCC the PCA/PNW guys set up a pretty tight course for this heavy weight monster. After the students left I was running almost continuously until I started getting sick from all the the swerving. This was the funnest lap and felt much more dramatic from behind the wheel. I really like the autocross events to push the car and find the limits in a safe area.
 

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S38b38 is back in, after a lengthy pandemic delay, waiting for a head gasket from Deutschland. Now, still waiting for Brembo to finish building my BBK, with a mid-August ETA.
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Fixed :).

Crazy session, think we got red flagged at least 5 times. Word is a fiat 124 hit the tire wall becoming airborne and landed upside down. Guy is said to have come out walking tho. On the same turn I had a 4-wheel drift and while going sideways I glimpsed the tower gal running out and away. Lots of tire marks on that turn so you know it's a risky turn. Lucky for me the car didn't snap back when traction was regained. I did mow their grass once at the end of the straight.
 

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This Advanced Auto Fab shifter is Awesome As Fcuk! I thought the CAE shifter in the e30 was nice, the AAF in my e28m5 is on another level. Really tempted to get one for the e60.
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My CAE for comparison:
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Finally got the RPI after a long wait. Never unboxed the improved Radtec until today. Just a couple of brief comparisons. Radtec is made out of steel I believe and the RPI is all aluminum. The RPI weighs a little more and even visually a little bigger. Both are definitely an improvement over stock. My experience with the Radtec was great until it leaked - I noticed the temp was a little bit higher than stock (could be the switch to Redline 5W50) but once it hit peak it just stayed there no matter what you do. It had a leak by the lower end tank weld. I informed the manufacturer and they quickly sent a replacement straight from the UK with no questions asked.


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The Radtec measures 60.33mm, about 3mm narrower at the radiator vs RPI which is 63.80mm. RPI is also about .5mm taller.

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For width, the Radtec is about 530mm wide for the radiator area while the RPI is about 525mm.


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The replacement Radtec now has an extra plate in between the radiator and end tanks which was mentioned to me by Radtec as reinforcements.


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Pricewise the Radtec is a lot cheaper at about $775 shipped. The RPI is $1299 plus shipping although I've seen them at other shpps for $1229. Im going with RPI just because I want to try something different and also I know what to expect from previous reviews - also the all aluminum construction looks and feels more robust. The Radtec on the other hand is a great performer and a sure improvement over stock for a lot less than the RPI - it even has a cool scoop 😁.. now enough of the posting and start installing 🤣🤣🤣
 

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