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    How light can you get a 4 door e46?

    So I was given a 12/1998 323i. Me and a few friends are going to make it a cheep drag race car. It will never be street driven agian. So with that mind set, we know we are limited on power so losing weight is our key. So far we have removed about 900 pounds. We are down to 2300 pounds with no driver. We want to get down to 2000 pounds with a driver has anyone gone down this path before and if so how light were you able to get an e46 down to. And this thing still has to look like a car. So doors, hood and trunk have to remain in place. If we hit our goal the factory 170hp should get us into the 13 second 1/4 mile range. A 175hp shot of nitrous would get us low 11`s maybe high 10`s this is just a fun project and a free car. So why Not!

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    I’d love to see pics of where you are so far..

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    This is awesome. Love to hear what you’ve done so far.

    -Rich

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    original weight and condition

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    current weight
    I'll try and get some picks tomorrow. We have not started cutting anything yet. But that comes this weekend

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    Nitrous showed up today!

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    interior removed, wires purged. Abs and asc still functional.

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    amazon headers with usual issues. Lol

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    Trunk emptied and yes we are going to cut it out!

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    Plexiglass windows going in all except the drivers window and the wind shield. If we don’t hit our target weight we will remove the 1/4 glasses as well.

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    Headlights?

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    lite lights!

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    Going to run a radiator out of a 1976 2002 just to shed a few pounds but still cool her off between rounds.

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    Niice! We have a E46 project as well. 2JZ already in, need to set up wiring and all other bits. BTW since you got a M52 E46, do you happen to have a gas pedal linkage with cable? My car was a drive by wire and i don't want to overspend on getting a pedal box. M52 throttle linkage seems more reasonable.

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    It does have the throttle pedal with the cable linkage but we are using it since we are sticking with the m52tu.

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    Click here to enlarge getting creative. The plasma cutter is amazing! Lol

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    Click here to enlarge Removing weight from the front end.

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    Click here to enlargewe don’t need all that fuel to make a 1/4 mile pass! Lol

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    Click here to enlargeWe wanted to keep the factory tow points.

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    Click here to enlargefeeling foggy! Modifying the m52tu intake for some nitrous!

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    Click here to enlarge the drivetrain is still in it. Lol. It sits so high with all the weight out of it. Going to have to do something with the springs.

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    No door handles lol

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