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  • DTM Front and Rear Suspension Done FINALLY!

    Hey guys!

    its been a while since my last post, i was fabricating...

    After a lot of hard work, this babies are ready to roll... I would like to thank Conrad Timms and Julien Violet for the help, without them i would not complete this project.

    Front Suspension is based on Early setup, the uprights are made of chromoly steel, wheel bearing is from e28 m5 rears (big bearings) they are easy to change when bad. I had to fabricate the entire hub from scratch, this is because the OEM ones didn't have the proper shaft for the bearing, and if i machined it, it would have very thin wall, and could break.

    Rear Suspension is based on Late Setup, the hubs are e30 m3 OEM, i didn't want to use the e28 M5 half shafts because i already had Chromoly HD shafts, that works very good for my HP, so i decided to go OEM on this, but instead of using a circlip to retain the bearing, i used a big hollow bolt to hold it. Camber/Toe parts are DTM replica.

    Hope you like this project as much as i love to develop this parts!

    My car is being modified at the moment..this are a few pics.

    thanks for watching!































    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFZ-oPgW_3Q

  • #2
    Very impressive work!

    That had to be quite a job to pull off. A few years back I considered copying some aspects of the DTM designs to have fully adjustable heim jointed rear trailing arms. I gave that project up, partly because the engineering involved was a bit daunting, and partly because I was concerned about the durability of the heim joints (my car is still street driven somewhat).

    As I am sure you know....Conrad Timms sells a complete DTM rear suspension kit, and I am sure it is made to the same high standard as all his products. But the price (more than I paid for my car) is out of my league.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
      Very impressive work!

      That had to be quite a job to pull off. A few years back I considered copying some aspects of the DTM designs to have fully adjustable heim jointed rear trailing arms. I gave that project up, partly because the engineering involved was a bit daunting, and partly because I was concerned about the durability of the heim joints (my car is still street driven somewhat).

      As I am sure you know....Conrad Timms sells a complete DTM rear suspension kit, and I am sure it is made to the same high standard as all his products. But the price (more than I paid for my car) is out of my league.
      Thanks my friend!

      yes, price is out of my league too! i don't do this for a business, its for me, so if i have the time and skills.. why not?

      hahaha!

      greetings from peru!

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      • #4
        Seriously nice work.
        Kudos to you.
        I wish I had the skills to do that level of fabrication.
        Very very impressive.
        Thanks for sharing.
        jimmy p.
        87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
        88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
        88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
        92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
        98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
        04 Ford F350 - V10

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jimmy p. View Post
          Seriously nice work.
          Kudos to you.
          I wish I had the skills to do that level of fabrication.
          Very very impressive.
          Thanks for sharing.
          thanks to you!!

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          • #6
            Great job Said. Impressive. ;-)


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            1969 2002 racecar
            1989 M3 racecar
            e39 Touring

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LeeVuong View Post
              Great job Said. Impressive. ;-)

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              • #8
                That's awesome. Thanks for sharing. it helps the community out when people show off their projects. Did you make that carbon panel for your switches? I want something like that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ttw18 View Post
                  That's awesome. Thanks for sharing. it helps the community out when people show off their projects. Did you make that carbon panel for your switches? I want something like that.
                  Yes! the dash is also carbon fiber, the instrument panel was also made by me, aluminum and anodized, using stack gauges




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                  • #10
                    Now that is art!
                    "It is needless to say that self-propelling vehicles, like other machines, will never do as much for one who does not understand them as for one who does."

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                    • #11
                      I love the dash panel -- looks boss! Nice work.

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                      • #12
                        Wow.....I love me some car porn. That is amazing work!!!
                        E30 M3 / E46 M3 / E83 X3

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the touch. Wow, I loooooove every aspect. Even the sheen on the carbon. What a car the e30m3 is. Please, please never sell. But, if you do, I will give you lifetime visitation rights.
                          the winningest racecar ever.

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                          • #14
                            That 'is' very impressive. Thanks for sharing!


                            Disclaimer: Remember, I know absolutely nothing, but it doesn't prevent me from having an opinion or suggestion. :

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