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Old 04-15-2012, 11:06 PM
Nathan Li Nathan Li is offline
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Z3 M-roaster

I have a 2000 M-roaster and want to convert into entry level track day car. Have been taking lessons and driving race school cars. Anyone knows a good BMW tuner can help me out in Los Angeles? prefere westside.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:16 AM
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Cool! Is your roaster convection or rotisserie????

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:02 PM
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I think a microwave will be better suited or even an Hibachi. No really, if you are going the route of turning a car into a track rat, I'd have doubts a vert is the way to go. Some of have done it but a coupe would be a better choice. Rather than a tuner, I'd suggest looking for a cage welder to build you a good cage as opposed to even a Harddog or HMS. The OE roll hoops are weight bearing but they don't support harnesses and are not universally accepted by all track groups even if you pass the broomstick rule.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:44 AM
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Great cars, but not the best for a track car.

As has been mentioned, you will need a cage. And that means the top will no longer go up. And to get the rear supports at the proper angle, they need to go through the trunk lid. Meaning the trunk is no longer usable.

And then you will REALLY want to do the Randy Forbes Iron Buns reinforcement of the rear cross member.

And THEN start on the normal track mods. Brakes, suspension, lighten, etc.

Better to find an E30 325 and make into a track car/Spec E30 race car. Cheaper, easier to do, and you can go racing.
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