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Old 23-Dec-2014, 10:59 PM
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By now I'm sure you know my last project, the TDS Project Smoke Machine which I sold out my half of (Click HERE). Heres my new machine
I've wanted to create yet another Diesel Drifter Torque Monster from an E46 330d for a while now since I figured out Mapping. I finally got the opportunity when I found a High Miler 330cd in Newry recently... Full Service history and just passed an MOT even with 220k miles on a 6 Speed Manual.. Almost a Mortal Sin to wreck such a good car, but its one saving grace is the 3000 Euro it takes to get it VRT'd & Taxed... thats the price of the car again so total waste of time!
Every thread about these torque machines starts off with plans & never gets any further so I'm not going to give any hints to the "Plans" as they will inevitably change as I progress & break things... so the only real plan is to map the feck out of it & get sideways, in the proecess of that putting as much engineering effort into the project as required to make it as close to a Pro Spec car as possible. As always everything including mapping will be done in-house.

You may see a bit of crossover from this thread into another, I will be updating Shane's 325TDS Coupe Build also (Click HERE)

Without further Ado... the Car I'm calling the M3d... You'll see why!









So, before this project began I brough it up to the quarry & got it weighed before it goes on a Seeeeerious diet

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Too late to change my mind now


sorted for seats anways


Engine out


a bit oily but you'll have that

Really getting stuck into gutting the chassis for the cage


Some coilovers.. HSD MonoPro with TrackPack 12kg front /10.5KG rear springrates

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good stuff man. Those coil overs are the job.

1720kg's though?! didn't realise they were so heavy, you'd probably be pushing it getting it down to 1300 or so?
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Nearly 200kg heavier than the 320d, but I'll be following this with interest especially around the floor design..I'm looking at a pole position but how many a tbem evos you got ?
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Nearly 200kg heavier than the 320d, but I'll be following this with interest especially around the floor design..I'm looking at a pole position but how many a tbem evos you got ?
Floor design?

Theyre not EVO's theyre Pro 2000, the evos are narrower & too tight for me. Thats for both cars so we need em all
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Finally got the shell completely gutted, sound deadening removed & every bracket, holder & most of the Un-nececary shite...

Getting a propper washing


& back in to dry off


Un-nececary weight removal


next stage is arches & cage, That will probably take a while..........
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Nice project
You should get down to 1100kg with cage, petrol, etc... ready to run.
Good luck with it.
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Nice project
You should get down to 1100kg with cage, petrol, etc... ready to run.
Good luck with it.
Was weighing up there after, interior is about 100kg, and I'd be lucky to have taken out 100kg of extra shite including sound deadening and all the rest of it.. maybe 250kg at best in total... that leaves me more around the 1500kg mark when I put back in the sparco's & seat bases, then add a cage with supported diff mounts ect

Unless I went mad with fibreglass on the roof, bootlid, bonnet ect id never get down to that sort of weight..... We'll see.. Ya gotta remember I have a steel block thats a pig of a weight!

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An S54 has a steel block too so obviously the extra weight of an intercooler and turbo will add up but other than that, it wouldn't be much different to an M3 and they aren't too difficult to get down under 1300kg
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