Random Spotlight: Doing Two in One

January 6, 2011


We've seen plenty of rides that are daily driven, from fitted to strictly performance modified, but how often do you come across a car that's also tracked.
Gunther Abueg from Orange County, CA has the car capable of having a comfy ride to his work or going for a vacation with his family, but when serious, taking those sharp turns like piece of cake.



Sitting on TC Kline Koni DA front struts and SA rear shocks with TC Kline coil springs, the ride gives the perfect stiffness on any road condition.


For an even better ride, Gunther decided to go with the well known Enkei NT03+M, 18x10 +25 all around wrapped with Hankook R-S2 265/35/18's. Definitely a meaty tire size considering the width of the rims, but perfect for tracking purposes.


To make those wide wheels fit into the E46, the fronts and rears were cambered to -2.5 and the rear fenders were pulled, cut, and rolled.


Depo smoked corners
Custom smoked side markers/facelift taillights
DEPO Projector46 | 5000K bulbs | 35w ballasts
E46 M3-style front bumper
E46 M3-style rear spoiler

TC Kline Koni DA front struts
TC Kline Koni SA rear shocks
TC Kline 500f/550r coil springs
TC Kline rear shock mounts
Vorshlag camber/caster plates
Treehouse Racing front control arm eyeball brackets
Powerflex rear trailing arm bushings
Agency Power 32mm front sway bar
E36 M3 front sway bar endlinks
Rear sway bar DELETE

OEM E46 M3 front strut bar
OEM E46 M3 front calipers/rotors
Hawk HPS front pads
Hawk HP+ rear pads
Vorshlag stud kit 75mm
Vorshlag lug nuts
Custom reinforced rear subframe mounts

Enkei NT03+M 18x10 et25
Hankook R-S2 265/35-18

3M Di-Noc carbon finish vinyl-wrapped ashtray/sunglass holder/interior trim
Custom DIY Clutch Stop
Jaffster shift knob
OEM ZHP alcantara shift/parking brake boot
OEM Center armrest DELETE
OEM Rear window manual sunshade
OEM Rear window door sunshade
OEM Z3 parcel net
OEM M footrest (installed 10/27/10)
UltimatePedals.com pedal set (installed 11/10/10)

Custom 3" Exhaust (Built by Eastside Muffler [Palmdale, CA])
UUC Evo2 short shift kit
BimmerWorld E46 Group N style motor mounts (installed 10/5/10, replaces Vorshlag polyurethane motor mounts)
Rogue transmission bushings
Fujita "one-off" short ram intake kit with custom DIY cover
OEM 3.46 open rear differential w/finned rear cover (installed 10/13/10, replaces 2.93 open rear differential)

Data acquisition/electronic components
Garmin Nuvi 885T
AMT Engineering headrest camera mount
Duralast 47-DL (30lb.) battery (installed 12/1/10, replaces 45lb. OEM battery)


The weight factor of a car is very crucial for those who track, which is why Gunther decided to go with the NT03+M's, but also replacing the OEM battery to a much lighter one, reducing 45lbs.


Already having so much in this car, I'm looking forward to see what Gunther will do to a multi-purpose car in the future. Thanks again to Gunther for sharing his words and photos for the feature.


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