Battle of the 4g63 swapped cars, turbo Mirage vs turbo BMW drag race

Matt 10.78 @ 128.90 in his 4g63 powered BMW! New England Dragway Import Madness, July 30, 2011. 4g63 BMW. As of 4/2012 both cars are now in the mid 9's.

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2013 DSM Shootout - 4G63 BMW drag race - Matt Arruda 9.23 @ 154 mph
Infamous Performance, Matt Arruda in his 4g63 Swapped E30 BMW. Matt ran a new best in qualifying Round 1 of the Quick 16, 9.23 @ 154.47 mph. Car has a ton more left in it, need to get trans issues worked out. This was the result of non stop work, many people coming together to make it happen, and an at the track rebuild of his transmission that same day. Here is a quote from his post on our local forum about the ordeal starting at Friday night after having issues on a test pass: "Back in the pits I ruled out any electrical issues and narrowed it down to a mechanical issue within the transmission. At this point it was about 10 PM and I had a head ache so I called it a night. Just before I hit the pillow I got a few much needed phone calls from my trans builder and Bill Hincher with some much needed words of encouragement. Saturday morning I got up at 7am and started to removing the transmission with plans to tear it down to find the issue (mind you i have never disassembled an auto trans or have any clue of their internal workings) With a small list of things to check over I got right to it, in the mean time I sent Tom W. to Summit Racing about 2 hours away with my debit card and no shopping list. I just told him call m when you get there ill have a list by that time. Sure enough within an hour with the help of some newly acquired friends Jason Crooks and Jake Lipton we had the trans torn down and found the direct drum to have some burnt up clutches. At this time I called Tom and he was able to pick up a TCI master rebuild kit for a whopping $130 and started to head back. While waiting for Tow to get back we noticed that the direct drum had some scoring where the clutch pack floats inside and it was suggested that we have it machined before reassembly so off we went to the local machine shop to have the drum cut. Chuck at Wakeman Power machine was more then welcoming and gave me a super hook up 12 qts of type f trans fluid, 4 cans of brake clean, 1 tube of ultra black, and machine work for a $38 WOW is all I can say Thanks Chuck ! Back to the track we went to finish assembly. Our 1st round qualifier was at 7PM and we just topped off the trans fluid and jack stand tested at 6:45 everything looked good so we towed the car to the line just in time and ended up running a new personal best on this very first pass Even though the rest of the weekend didn't go very good I couldn't be happier it was truly amazing that our group along with my newly acquired friends where able to pull this off and for that I'm so thankful to be part of such a great community." New England DSM Norwalk, OH. 21st Annual DSM Shootout 8/17/13





4G63 Mirage 20th DSM / EVO Shootout
Here a few videos put together from the 2012 Buschur DSM Shootout www.slickcompacts.com





Matt's 4G63 AWD Mirage --- 10.07 @ 141
Matt's Mirage at Sport Compact Nationals





WORLDS FASTEST AWD / 4G63 DATSUN / 20B RX7 IN TESTING
Willowbank Raceway held the 1st of the 2012 Top Sportman Series on the weekend. Reece McGregor and the Heat Treatments Skyline thought it would be a good chance to have some test runs in their worlds fastest RB26 powered 4wd skyline. The team worked hard all day and were rewarded with a final pass or 7.64, not far off their 7.56 record, although something tells me theres plenty more to come from this car again. Another car using the test lane was Rob Novak in his Jett Racing 4G63 powered Datsun 1200. The team made adjustments through the day and saw a PB 7.35 @ 187mph on the second last pass of the night, the final wild pass on video then saw a transmission failure but a happy team none the less. Final team testing was the Direct Clutch/Promodz Rx7, the car is 3/4 chassis and a running 3rotor 20BT tweaked by Mazfix. The team recently made adjustments in the rear and also in transmission and are starting to see results, it ran a 7.99 @ 171mph through the day, then later in the night suffered a leaking Boost pipe. Owners Jerry and Dan tell me they havent even started to push the motor yet, so another car with plenty more to come, and im sure that pb 7.80 will soon be slashed. These cars should all be running at the up and coming Sydney Jamboree at WSID and by the looks of things have some unfinished business they want to take care of :) www.insidedragimport.com www.willowbankraceway.com.au www.jamboree.com.au




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