(@jjjaacoobbb)

Found a tiny 1/4 inch crack on one of the spot welds on the inside of my trunk and that was the final straw. Im seam welding the entire perimeter and innards of this trunk. I'm also ordering the @goslingracing brace and running the front half of the vince kit. Im not dealing with my floor falling out I'm way too invested. With those pieces installed it's impossible for the floor to fall out. I hand chiseled all the factory sound damping and rubbed coating off. It was literally 1/4 inch thick in some places. Now I just need to wire wheel the paint off the panel and all the seams and then weld them. Realistically no other e46 m3 that's street driven seen this much chassis abuse. I'm bullet proofing this cheese box. Thanks @a.glovin and @e36m3driver for helping me delete the cheese. #bmw #bmwm3 #e46 #e46m3 #alpinewhite #imolared #6speed #mpower #csl #motorsport #fitment #flush #stance #s54 #streetcar #rogueengineering #akgmotorsport #evolveautomotive #fabspeed #volkracing #re30 #broadwaystatic #rktunes #vacmotorsports #recaro

Dj Fitzpatrick (@racethefitz)

No broken exhaust hubs here. Switched to the drilled Besian disc and surprised how much play was in the stock disc holes from the factory! #whileyoureinthere #machvmotorsports #akgmotorsport #racethefitz #e46m3

Christina Lam (@christinaylam)

Take me back to Florida
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Dj Fitzpatrick (@racethefitz)

Deren putting in work after hours on the new ST3/GTS4 car. #machvmotorsports #akgmotorsport #racethefitz #e46m3 #nasaracing #nasama

RTMotorworks (@rtmotorworks)

Feeling a little loose on that turn you take every day on the way to work? Maybe some solid rear upper shock mounts from @akgmotorsport will help. 👍

Dj Fitzpatrick (@racethefitz)

Finally feeling good enough to even get out in the garage for a second. Race car motor is clean!!!! Now to make sure nothing is broken... #racethefitz #akgmotorsport #machvmotorsports #s54 #e46m3

Life's Good Racing!TM (@lifesgoodracing)

Karl Chicca doing the Shaka Bling Thing after Sunday’s #ustcc award ceremony at #thunderhillraceway celebrating a 1st and 2nd in GT piloting the #11M3. #hawkperformance #competitionclutch #astsuspensionusa #akgmotorsport #spartaevolution

Christina Lam (@christinaylam)

Zigged when I should have zagged. Almost missed Drew and @a_nash_racing just missed taking the front of my car off. 🙏 Somehow caught up to the pack and finished P3. Both our cars were fixed for the championship race.

Dj Fitzpatrick (@racethefitz)

While the car is at the cage shop, some parts for the motor too! #machvmotorsports #racethefitz #akgmotorsport

Life's Good Racing!TM (@lifesgoodracing)

Karl Chicca in the #lifesgoodracing #11M3 outrunning a swarm of pesky wasps during Saturday’s #ustcc GT Race on his way to a P1 finish with onboard assistance from #hawkperformance #competitionclutch #astsuspensionusa #akgmotorsport #spartaevolution #racetech #becauseracecar

Life's Good Racing!TM (@lifesgoodracing)

Podium mayhem After Sunday’s #ustcc finale at #thunderhillraceway with Life’s Good Racing’s! Karl Chicca, pilot of the #11M3, having finished in P2 in GT Class. #lifesgoodracing #hawkperformance #competitionclutch #astsuspensionusa #akgmotorsport #spartaevolution #racetech

AST Suspension HQ (@astsuspensionhq)

Karl Chicca capping off a great weekend on the podium after taking second place in United States Touring Car Championship GT Class, driving the #lifesgoodracing #11M3 in the second race and podiumn of the weekend. Onboard help came from #hawkbrakepads #competitionclutch #akgmotorsport #spartaevolution #spartabrakes #astsuspensionhq #astsuspensionna

(@jjjaacoobbb)

Swipe left. Whether you know it or not if you own an e46 and drive it hard your rear floor is going to fall out of your car unless you routinely inspect it. Reinforcing the rear axle carrier panel "subframe" does nothing besides just send the problem to the rest of the unibody. I throughly inspect the racp every 3 months for this exact reason. You can't just take a peak under the car. You have to get point blank with all potential problem areas and wire brush away dirt and filler to truly see the condition of the metal. Thankfully I found these cracks before they had a chance to spread. Yes my subframe was previously reinforced and I seem welded the driver side of the racp as well because it cracked shortly after I had the subframe reinforced. I'm going to end up getting a subframe brace and the front half of the vince bar set up to solve this problem forever. Don't buy one of these cars if you don't want to spend every penny you make fixing it. #bmw #bmwm3 #e46 #e46m3 #alpinewhite #imolared #6speed #mpower #csl #motorsport #fitment #flush #stance #s54 #streetcar #rogueengineering #akgmotorsport #evolveautomotive #fabspeed #volkracing #re30 #broadwaystatic #rktunes #vacmotorsports #recaro

Life's Good Racing!TM (@lifesgoodracing)

Life’s Good Racing’s #11M3 driver, Karl Chicca, takes 2nd place in the Sunday #ustcc GT Class race at #thunderhillraceway. Huge thanks goes to #hawkperformance #competitionclutch #astsuspensionusa #akgmotorsport #spartaevolution #racetech #lifesgoodracing

Life's Good Racing!TM (@lifesgoodracing)

End of a great day at #thunderhillraceway with #ustcc. Cedric Walker takes 5th in Touring Car Class in the #12M3 and Karl Chicca WINS GT Class in the #11M3 with help from #hawkperformance #competitionclutch #astsuspensionusa #akgmotorsport #spartaevolution #becauseracecar #lifesgoodracing
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