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17 Replies and 8280 Views Vorshlag Build Thread - 69 Camaro Pro Touring/Track Car  8280  17 Started by  Fair Project Introduction August 6th, 2015: This one is a bit unusual for Vorshlag - a Pro Touring build. Yes, this is the first classic Detroit iron we've done up to this level. No, we're not selling out and trying to cash in on a 'new trend' - I grew up building and driving 60s-70s F-bodies, Mustangs and Mopars. They were great looking cars with good drivetrains but had pretty terrible brakes, suspensions and chassis. I have watched the Pro Touring trend evolve from day 1 (BigRedCamaro) and have be...
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07 Feb 2017 10:15 AM
29 Replies and 9907 Views Vorshlag 2002 BMW E46 325Ci - Daily/Track Car - Project Jack Daniels  9907  29 Started by  Fair
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Project Introduction August 31st, 2015: This forum build thread covers the repairs and track prep on my wife Amy's 'new' 2002 BMW E46 coupe, which we purchased August 20, 2015. This car will get track prep towards a NASA TT class (which I will discuss in more detail in a future post), but initially we will be doing some maintenance and repairs to get this car inspected and reliable, to let her 'daily' in this little Bimmer. No, we're not just automatically sticking an LS1 V8 in the car (unless t...
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23 Nov 2016 05:07 PM
12 Replies and 15025 Views Vorshlag BRZ Project Build Thread  15025  12 Started by  Fair BRZ Project Introduction - August 28, 2012: We here at Vorshlag have had a cautiously optimistic view of the FT-86 Subaru/Toyota RWD joint venture starting 3 years ago when the car was first announced. As soon as the pre-production cars started circulating the USA (January-February 2012), we went to a local Subaru dealer and measured all sorts of things (which you can read about in my February 2012 post here).We noticed several things about the pre-production car pretty quickly, such as the man...
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17 Nov 2016 05:26 PM
32 Replies and 17442 Views Vorshlag Budget TT Build: Project DANGER ZONE  17442  32 Started by  Fair
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Project Introduction, Dec 18th, 2014: Welcome to Vorshlag's latest crazy project build thread. Many of you know how we have documented our various project builds on the forums over the past 12 years and this will be another fun one. I will be cross-posting this on a number of forums, shown in the list below. Pick your favorite, subscribe, and feel free to join in the conversation! If you've never seen my build threads before, there are links buried throughout (usually in bold) as well as LOTS of...
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09 Nov 2016 06:55 PM
4 Replies and 1103 Views Vorshlag 5th Gen Camaro Development Thread  1103  4 Started by  Fair Chassis Development Thread for 5th Gen Camaro: In this thread we will discuss the development, testing, racing and parts we have worked with on the 5th gen Camaro. Admittedly we were a 'bit late to the party' for the 5th gen, but we have our reasons. While we made our first suspension parts for the 2010-15 Camaro 'Zeta' chassis back in 2012, we just never saw a whole heck of a lot of these cars at autocross or track events until the last few years. The 'track guy in a Camaro' market has ...
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14 Oct 2016 09:31 AM
17 Replies and 7060 Views Vorshlag Scion FR-S LSx Alpha Project  7060  17 Started by  Fair Project Introduction - April 12th, 2014: This is the first of many posts where we will document our first GM LSx based V8 swap into an 'FT86' chassis, or just an '86'. That's the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ rear wheel drive sports coupe, for those of you unfamiliar with the nickname. Also known as 'the twins', these two-door coupes are a co-creation from Toyota (ne Scion) and Subaru, and a revolutionary design for them both. These are two companies normally making plebeian FWD econoboxes (Toyota) ...
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11 Oct 2016 07:47 PM
17 Replies and 6985 Views Vorshlag Build Thread - Mark C's 2002 C5 Corvette Track Rat  6985  17 Started by  Fair Project Introduction - April 10, 2014: This is a build thread for a customer's C5 Corvette, Mark Council. Normally I won't make a 'Vorshlag Build Thread' for every customer's car we work on, but this one is a bit special. Mark is testing out some new things we're either making, sourcing, or selling. On top of that he let me race his C5 at Optima already and I will likely take laps in testing in the future. This 2002 Z51 6-speed Corvette is being built as a 'track rat' that (for the moment) can s...
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12 Sep 2016 04:56 PM
6 Replies and 1222 Views Vorshlag Ford Focus RS Development Thread  1222  6 Started by  Fair Project Kickoff - July 8, 2016: The 2016 Ford Focus RS, AWD turbo compact, has hit the streets - and we just got our hands on one for the next 10 days. During that time we plan on measuring, weighing, and testing the OEM bits - and hopefully developing some new items for this chassis. The new Ford Focus RS is being introduced in the USA in July 2016 as a 2016 model. The key features are: All Wheel Drive, 2.3L 350 hp turbocharged 4 cylinder engine, compact size, big Brembo brakes, and a $...
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16 Aug 2016 03:26 PM
11 Replies and 15142 Views Vorshlag E46 Alpha - BMW 330Ci LSx Build Thread  15142  11 Started by  Fair Introduction (May 2011): Many of you know of Vorshlag from our earliest Vorshlag branded project car, the E36 LS1 swap, aka: 'The Alpha car'. I purchased this 1993 BMW 318is chassis back in 2002 and it was developed into the first LS1 powered E36 on the planet. This project spawned a 'kit' of parts that we started selling in 2007, and we've been developing, improving, and selling parts for this popular V8 swap ever since. There have been several other companies that took this idea and tried to m...
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03 Aug 2016 07:40 PM
15 Replies and 8916 Views Vorshlag Miata LS1 Alpha Project  8916  15 Started by  Fair New Project Introduction : Many of you reading this already know about Vorshlag's history with installing American V8s into European sports coupes and roadsters, but that wasn't the first V8 swap that I contemplated. Back in 1998 I purchased a 1992 'NA' 1st generation Miata. I bought it wrecked, repaired all the bodywork, and had it painted with the intention of building a 302 Ford V8 powered 'monster' Miata. That was right around the time when the LS1 engine was just being introduced into the n...
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12 May 2016 12:46 PM
310 Replies and 189776 Views Vorshlag 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 - auto-x/track build (STX?)  189776  310 Started by  Fair
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&91B&93Project introduction:&91/B&93 Some of you guys know us here at Vorshlag. We're a suspension design and manufacturing shop, making the world's best camber plates as well as numerous other items for various modern sports/sporty cars, such as: competition motor and transmission mounts, competition wheel studs, wheel spacers, and even our popular E36 LS1 swap kit. We're also an AST shock dealer and we sometimes work with AST-USA on developing new shock models and valving. We're also racer...
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01 Jul 2015 04:56 PM
0 Replies and 1271 Views Vorshlag S550 Mustang Development  1271  0 Started by  Fair Vorshlag Weighs 2015 Mustang Performance Package GT 5.0 6-spd! At long last an S550 Performance Pack 6-speed GT finally arrived in Dallas. Not the one(s) we ordered, but a stocking order GT with similar performance equipment. This has power leather seats (not the leather Recarcos we ordered) with Sat Nav, 12 speaker stereo, the bigger 15' 6-piston brakes, the 19x9/19x9.5' wheels, the works. You have all seen the 'magazine' weights thrown around, and like usual, the numbers are bunk. I swear ...
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13 Replies and 16671 Views Brianne Corn&39;s Pike&39;s Peak Subaru STi  16671  13 Started by  Fair Brianne Corn took her 2005 Subaru STi to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in 2011 and came away with a historic class win in the AWD Time Attack class. She is only the 2nd woman in 83 years of PPIHC's running to win a class, and she did it on a shoestring budget. That was only one of many amazing driving feats she pulled off in 2011, which also included: a historic BMod open class win at the SCCA Solo National Championships (only the 3rd woman to ever win an open class), she was the R...
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10 Jun 2014 11:11 AM
19 Replies and 18609 Views Vorshlag Tester Paul M's SMOD '93 Subaru Impreza Project  18609  19 Started by  Fair June 2009 update: Terry at Vorshlag here. a good friend of mine from college, and a local autocrosser and Vorshlag tester, currently has a 2008 Subaru STI running in the STU class, and also tracks it in NASA TTB: This car is well setup on AST 4200s, Vorshlag camber plates, custom swaybars, 18x9.5' wheels and sticky ST rubber (and R88s for track use). Racing seat, COBB bits and pieces, even a custom after-cat exhaust I built. Anyway, Paul has decided to build a serious autox/track car usi...
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14 Jan 2014 07:55 PM
7 Replies and 14789 Views Vorshlag Annoucement Thread for all LS1 Swap Development  14789  7 Started by  Fair Vorshlag is your Home for LS1 Swaps Most people know Vorshlag for our automotive suspension solutions, but we've also been in the V8 swap market for over a decade. We put the first LS1 V8 into a BMW back in 2002. Doing work in our own and friends' home garages our first BMW E36 LS1 V8 swap was completed in 2005, even before Vorshlag was incorporated into a real business. By 2007 we had E36 LS1 production swap parts available and have been developing more BMW LS1 solutions ever since. We have ev...
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19 Jul 2013 10:59 AM
2 Replies and 6059 Views AST 4150 Shocks Have Arrived At Vorshlag  6059  2 Started by  Fair All New AST 4150 Damper is here!After discussing these shocks last December, testing pre-production 4150 sets from July until now, and working with AST-USA on valving since 2011, the all new AST 4150 coilover monotube dampers have finally been built and are in the USA. The first pallet of 4150s shipped out of the Netherlands to the USA in late November and it has arrived in Dallas. The entire allotment was of BMW E36 and S197 Mustang 4150s, and all of it was purchased by Vorshlag. We are extreme...
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17 Mar 2013 06:32 PM
10 Replies and 9379 Views Vorshlag ChumpCar &39;98 Firebird V6 Project  9379  10 Started by  Fair Project Introduction: This is the first post on a new project that I am a part of but not in direct control over, and it is not a 'Vorshlag Build'. A couple of old college racing buddies and I are going in together on a crap can endurance race car build. If you are living under a rock and don't know what that is, there are two competing Wheel-to-Wheel endurance road racing series (24 Hours of LeMons and ChumpCar) where racers have a '$500 budget', buy a piece of crap car, do some safety upgrades...
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26 Feb 2013 07:30 PM
3 Replies and 11795 Views Vorshlag E46 330 Coupe (former DSP car) - FOR SALE  11795  3 Started by  Fair Note: We never ported this build thread to SCCA Forums, but you can go back and read the last 3 years of updates here: http://www.vorshlag.com/forums/showthread.phpt=7320Project Update for Nov 4, 2012: Looks like I have been lax in updating this thread Weird. We have been street driving the car for the past ten months or so, making small updates along the way. This E46 we purchased in October 2009 has come a long way from a bone stock sunroof equipped 2001 BMW 330Ci coupe. It now has a complet...
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12 Feb 2013 06:01 PM
81 Replies and 103798 Views Vorshlag $2010 GRM Challenge car: BMW E30 V8  103798  81 Started by  Fair
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...or 'How to build the perfect autox/track car for $2K' Nov 2nd Update: Starting the build thread for this project here on SCCA Forums, but it will be mirrored on several other forums. Feel free to ask questions in this thread, but PLEASE BE CONCISE and don't quote the entirety of one of my gigantic posts, or I'll trim/delete them. Thanks. Inspiration for the look we're striving for on the Vorshlag '$2010 GRM Challenge car' Project Update 1 - The Project Idea Buying the Car: So I was...
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31 Jul 2012 11:47 PM
43 Replies and 61692 Views Vorshlag BMW E46: DSP Auto-x Project  61692  43 Started by  Fair
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Nov 11, 2009 Update: I've become a little tired of autocrossing in Street Touring (2005-2009), and we just sold the E36 LS1 powered 'XPrepared' autox/track car. So at the 2009 SCCA Solo Nationals I looked at hundreds of cars and dozens of classes to try to figure out what I want to build next. I decided on a D Street Prepared build but was unsure of the right BMW chassis to use. I looked initially for an E36 325is and 328is, then moved to the more powerful E46 330Coupe chassis. On Novembe...
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