This blog post links to our latest Forum Build Thread update that summarizes the last 6 months of work on our #TeamVorshlag after-hours employee built E46 endurance road race car. This is an LS swapped E46 chassis we are building for our own use – that the employees that volunteer to work on will get to race in W2W action.
Lots of work on the roll cage was completed, along with a lot of modifications and upgrades to the Hanksville cage kit we bought for this E46 coupe chassis. Our team also gutted the dash, modified the OEM dash bar, and began fitting two different electric assist steering columns from two generations of Toyota Prius. Removing hydraulic power assist steering reduces the parasitic drag on the engine as well as lowers the chances for high pressure, flammable fluids leaking onto the hot engine.
Our crew installed a seat, the EPAS steering column, and de-powered the E46 steering rack. New tie rods, lower control arms, LCA bushings, and other front end suspension was wrapped up.
A lot of time was spent reinforcing the rear of the chassis, then our reinforced E46 M3 subframe went in along with the 210mm LSD diff, new poly mount bushings, new spherical RTAB and suspension bushings, then we fought with a number of bent or broken rear trailing arms – which we finally got sorted out. You can read about all of this and more starting here. This post didn’t quite catch us up to real time – but another entry will soon.