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Apr 10

Category: BMW,Car Builds,E46

Imagine the European luxury that BMW delivers in a 2001 325Ci as a single piece of paper. Now imaging taking that paper… crumpling it up, and tossing it out the window at a buck twenty. :D It’s kind of old news… but I figured I’d post it up anyway. The e46 is one step closer to being a racecar over a street car. After purchasing an AutoPower rollcage (and it being a deathtrap), it was returned… and ol’ grrrl was taken up to Robinson Racing just north of Atlanta. The guys at MazCare recommended them to me and said they’d take care of me. They weren’t kidding!rn

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(bye-bye deadly cage…)

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(the Sparco owns the stock seat ;P)

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(custom seat bracket from Wedge Engineering)

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(pre-prepped for the cage fabrication)

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Robinson Racing did an amazing job with the cage. It’s very non-intrusive, I’m extremely far away from the bars, it’s so tight in places that you can’t squeeze a piece of paper between the bar and the interior panels. They welded an extra bar between the strut towers in the rear… eliminating the need for my rear strut-brace. They hooked it up! This being my first car with a full cage… I was very impressed at the drastic difference in rigidity. The car slides around like a little go-kart! I didn’t completely realize how much the body used to flex until I felt the flex gone. I love it! I would really love to know how the car would feel seam welded as well. More to come soon… :)

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