BMW M3 Goes on a Lightweight Mission: Fresh Wheels and Big Brakes

Vin's BMW M3 has seen some serious track time, and like any true track rat - he's always looking for ways to shave time. One of the best ways to do that? Weight. Adding lightness is key. So Vin goes on a mission to shed pounds while keeping his car semi-streetable, and fully drivable.
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BRAKES: Stoptech Trophy ST60 - @stoptech
WHEELS: Fikse Profil 10 18x10 +19 - @Fiksewheels

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  • If Vin let you borrow one of his cars for the day which one would you take: Ford Raptor, 1JZ Nissan S14, BMW M3, or the Lexus LS430... and what would you do with it...

    Hoonigan Project CarsHoonigan Project Cars25 gün önce
    • m3.......back to back the snake and angeles crest time attack ghost rider style.

      James CusickJames Cusick8 gün önce
    • the m3 and make it convertible... that´s how u lose weight!

      Robin EdsholmRobin Edsholm16 gün önce
    • Ima hafta slide the 430...🤔🤗

      Ace B.Ace B.20 gün önce
    • Definitely the M3 and go thrash is on track. Ideally itd be Laguna Seca.

      Doug ShinstromDoug Shinstrom21 gün önce
    • Ls430 & run it in a burnyard bash

      Greasy StyleGreasy Style21 gün önce
  • Carbon roof?

    SilkuSilku4 saatler önce
  • start a diet and lose 10lbs yourself

    Lur LarrakoetxeaLur Larrakoetxea5 saatler önce
  • The wheels are nice, but if you're serious about the lightweight mission, should've stuck with the TE37s.

    Con TraCon Tra6 saatler önce
  • Fewer hamburgers and more seat time is always a good plan as well.

    Jim WilsonJim Wilson7 saatler önce
  • Race on an empty stomach and make sure you shit before track. - 10 lbs.

    Roley ChiuRoley Chiu11 saatler önce
  • When you cut your rear dust shield what was the reason behind not leaving the shield at the joints for heat protection?

    thurmanjr7thurmanjr714 saatler önce
  • I had a headache watching this video Ffs 🤦🏽‍♂️

    Bikke ChettriBikke Chettri19 saatler önce
  • Straight cut gears baby!!!

    LegolasLegolas23 saatler önce
  • Skin the oem hood and trunk

    Brian KenderBrian KenderGün önce
  • Where is dan

    OMAR CharOMAR CharGün önce
  • Do carbon fiber hood and trunk lid i did it on my e39 saves a ton.

    Pedro CarrerasPedro CarrerasGün önce
  • Lexan. Custom interior panels. About all you can do and still maintain a touring car look without spending either a lot of money or a lot of time on carbon. Stock E46 with tires should be able to do 1:55; You aren't anywhere near that cars limit. Similar E46's spec'd out like yours run 1:51's all day.

    Sho Yu WeeniSho Yu Weeni2 gün önce
  • This is why we love Vin, RAYS on the BMW and BBS on the S14... Total culture switch, respect!

    Chuck EllisChuck Ellis3 gün önce
  • Pulling the audio will get you about 28 lbs

    Robert GoekeRobert Goeke5 gün önce
  • You've lost the hair long ago, now lose the beard too! Lose the clothes too while you're at it! Because... RACE CAR.

    Tek Teng FooTek Teng Foo6 gün önce
  • Why don't you remove the front bumper and add lighter rims say TSW or Advan brands?

    Ayixlia MerretsAyixlia Merrets7 gün önce
  • Will those brake calipers your taking off fit a 2007 335i ? Wanna sell them

    Losi MayLosi May8 gün önce
  • Really enjoyed that video

    fiesta51fiesta5110 gün önce
  • Man getting clean!!!

    Ahmad MuhammadAhmad Muhammad10 gün önce
  • set screw ... they are nice and that brand looks cool but the wheel does a much better job at holding on the rotor

    braydon weilerbraydon weiler11 gün önce
  • If you don't have the fancy bleed bottle, just an empty plastic pop bottle, drill a hole in the lid, old piece of vacuum line. wire clothes hanger if you want to pimp it out.

    BenRittenhouseBenRittenhouse13 gün önce
  • you should just put a lighter Vinny in it... lol

  • Americans really love their numbers for a product

    lemon turdslemon turds14 gün önce
  • @17:50 hook us up with that instrumental sauce Vin.

    Matt MacMatt Mac14 gün önce
  • I got a set of fikse machV. They bend easy

    Doge is love. Doge is life.Doge is love. Doge is life.14 gün önce
  • M3’s for the win.. M5’s for the MOBB 🌊

    Sean LiburdSean Liburd17 gün önce
  • Smaller brakes to save weight on a track car...huh? I'd think the better heat characteristics from a bigger rotor would way outweigh the 10 pounds saved.

    Toxie2725Toxie272519 gün önce
  • Why did he remove the supercharger?

    mytube thismytube this19 gün önce
  • Lighter driveshaft

    OG Nick MagnumOG Nick Magnum19 gün önce
  • Carbon Fiber driveshaft/propshaft would increase power as well as lower the cars overall weight

    David ChowDavid Chow19 gün önce
  • cant help but notice that Vin has the Stud Conversion, all I see via internet the conversion is bolted or screwed on the rotors, when he grind/removed his rear dust guard cant help but notice no rotors yet it the studs is installed, can you help me with this one e46 owner also :)

    Anjo BugarinAnjo Bugarin19 gün önce
  • Wanna go faster get a faster tire ! Lol and driving lessons ! Leave the car alone ! Tho

    scoobygms210scoobygms21019 gün önce
  • Maybe take out the glass and put lexan in

    VerPieterttVerPietertt20 gün önce

    Josh ForgeyJosh Forgey20 gün önce
  • Weight wait weight, anyone notice hoonigan looks like their moving in the background?

    first name1234first name123420 gün önce
  • Carbon fiber hood? aluminum cage?

    jasonj411jasonj41120 gün önce
  • Make vin jump his truck off the dock!!

    Tyrone PaskiminTyrone Paskimin20 gün önce
  • Like your beemmer

    Derek KlimasDerek Klimas20 gün önce
  • Remove the breaks, they are to heavy. 😂

    KevinKevin20 gün önce
  • Fuck, Vin... That E46 looks so good! You have the sickest fleet of your fellow scumbags.

    Remi RamosRemi Ramos21 gün önce
  • If not carbon hood, chop the cross support out from the oem hood and just have the perimeter support intact. If you have crash bars on your cage, take the door side impact protection out. Lose all the airbags, pretentioners etc.etc.

    Matt BurgessMatt Burgess21 gün önce
  • You should do gears on it Old school go fast mod haha

    New SpinNew Spin21 gün önce
  • looks like youre gonna have to start investing in carbon paneling up front... hood, fenders, radiator support, etc

    Jeffrey CecilJeffrey Cecil21 gün önce
    • and a carbon fiber driveshaft

      Jeffrey CecilJeffrey Cecil21 gün önce
  • Whenever i hear ppl from California talk about rust i cant help but laugh... cheers from Wisconsin

    dopesquatch ruler of alldopesquatch ruler of all21 gün önce
  • Wait did he say granddaddy??

    Frost CableFrost Cable21 gün önce
  • I'm fellow fan of the Fikse FM10s as I run them on my E36.

    6spdkeg6spdkeg21 gün önce
  • Vin between cheeseburgers: How can I get my dang car to lose some weight?

    Will NicholsonWill Nicholson21 gün önce
  • Ditch everything in the trunk , plastics, carpet , anything under the hood like covers for boxes and fire blanket on the hood . The insulation under the carpets and in the doors , then put carpet back in . Maybe lighter seats.

    Gopherchucks GamesGopherchucks Games21 gün önce
    • Passenger mirror can go to as long as you have the center rear view .

      Gopherchucks GamesGopherchucks Games21 gün önce
  • "I want to shave a load of weight from my car but I don't want to strip anything out" yeah, it don't work like that bro...

    SJV IronworksSJV Ironworks22 gün önce
  • Digging the checkered banner.

  • It is a beautiful car and I kind of feel bad for cracking on him to strip it. but that's just what I would do strip it put in a cage and set it up with poly bushings in the under carriage. I never cared about the inside as long as the outside people see is good that's all that matters and that it go's like stink on shit at the track. the best cheapest fastest way to loose weight and get handling is to strip it

    demonic477demonic47722 gün önce
  • When did man's get TEs

    Ed CullenEd Cullen22 gün önce
  • Vinny the build is looking dope, add a HANS to your list of things to pick up

    Joey HutchinsonJoey Hutchinson22 gün önce
  • Ayyee atleast someone at hoonigan knows how to fit wheels without streching them like john travoltas face with plastic surgery

    MrDoobesMrDoobes22 gün önce
  • that checkerboard banner looks soo cheap tho.. like honda or something.. otherwise, very nice.

    Graham OvgibbGraham Ovgibb22 gün önce
  • 'rain tray delete' it's the air intake for the a/c and heater

    4ring garage4ring garage22 gün önce
  • M3's are already quick as hell stock. but I guess you do get used to the power you have and want more. unless you're willing to spend 8 to 10 grand on all carbon hood, trunk, roof, door panels, and fenders then I suggest more power. since you're not willing to gut it and remove all the creature comforts which would get you down in the 2900 pound club

    Danimal 86Danimal 8622 gün önce
  • hey vin, if you ever need a kidney or something, ill give it to you for the m3

    Adrian FAdrian F22 gün önce
  • Carbon hood

    Nate WNate W22 gün önce
  • Carbon fiber drive shaft

    John JonesJohn Jones22 gün önce
  • vin is the only one who builds his cars correctly. all his shit runs....scotto

    Cole LemmelCole Lemmel22 gün önce
  • My goal is to get like Vinny, I'm halfway there. I have my F-250 Powerstroke, and my track/street Genesis coupe v6, just need my luxury sedan and a track only coupe. I'd take the 1jz for a day, I need some more seat time tbh.

    John StewartJohn Stewart22 gün önce
  • What happened to sick car 🤔

    KeAnthony AndersonKeAnthony Anderson22 gün önce
  • thank you for not stretching your tires. that is a trend that can F off

    Ford_driving HiPPiFord_driving HiPPi22 gün önce
  • Move the coolant reservoir back closer to the firewall in that empty well. I see you already have the SAP delete, that's good. The coolant res relocation is hella easy too. Dont know if stoptechs are light but 135i OEM front caliper conversion w/ CSL rotors and Porsche 996 rear calipers w/ CSL rotors are pretty good. In the trunk, cut out the air compressor well and flat out the gap with an aluminum slate. I think 17x10 APEX ARC-8 wheels are lighter than the Volk TE37's too. Carbon CSL trunk, GTR hood, side mirrors, roof and door cards. Titanium exhaust. Euro headers. CSL carbon center console. Voila.

    Von KnightVon Knight22 gün önce
  • Okay who rides that GSXR in the background of the last minute of the video?????????

    hamheavybasshamheavybass22 gün önce
  • Rims always wanted them too. Lol

    Perry ShawanaPerry Shawana22 gün önce
  • Chen is more like 100 lb.s

    Carlos DangerCarlos Danger22 gün önce
  • M3 every day of the week

    honestmcgyverhonestmcgyver22 gün önce
  • What about a CF hood and trunk? Would those shave enough weight vs cost benefit?

    Matt CunninghamMatt Cunningham22 gün önce
  • Carbon fiber GT Hood next!

    Bjørn Andreas ArefjellBjørn Andreas Arefjell22 gün önce
  • carbon hood/body panels? those are lighter

    Firen81Firen8122 gün önce
  • LOL... the best "Street" track car...bring it on a trailer. lol. Just Turn it in to a grip-track car dude!

    Lorenzo CabasonLorenzo Cabason22 gün önce
  • see if you can get manual door mirrors instead of the power ones. carbon trunk, newer and lighter door speakers, remove the rest. single din radio. remove some airbags.

    King LuisKing Luis22 gün önce
  • Deleat the exhaust an Go straight out the side

    Michael SuckMichael Suck22 gün önce
  • So let me get this straight, Vin wanted to save weight, ended up putting heavier wheels, heavier rear brakes and adding spacers (more weight) and expects a better time. Wrong way Vin!

    Michael McAllisterMichael McAllister23 gün önce
  • Thats a sick car Vin! Clean As F$$K

    EDit CustomEDit Custom23 gün önce
  • Theres something haunting about the other guy in this video...his gaze hits my soul

    Cash MoneyCash Money23 gün önce
  • gotta say Vin has the prettiest cars. everything grows on me. i didn’t like the BBS’s ok the S14 but they grew on me a lot. the wing on the E46 wasn’t my first choice but now i think it suits the car. the wheels are a beautiful touch.

    John GilroyJohn Gilroy23 gün önce
  • Carbon hood will take weight off the front, and carbon roof will lower the center of gravity. Carbon trunk might make the back too light

    Zero to heroZero to hero23 gün önce
  • 231!! All this work and you could just put the driver on a diet.

    Stacy TheDeathstarStacy TheDeathstar23 gün önce
  • For those of you with all kinds of money to just buy whatever: Brake Kit - $2,580.72 Wheels - $980.10ea = $6501.12 for these 2 upgrades. That's more than I make in 5 months. Must be nice.

    Werdna DracipWerdna Dracip23 gün önce
  • 20:17 looks like a Gsxr, who's is it?

    toshiro hitsugayatoshiro hitsugaya23 gün önce
  • RE the weight loss. Could you not junk all the mechanical handbrake system and go hydraulic?

    jonbdajonbda23 gün önce
  • Interesting that carbon wheels weren't considered instead of downsizing brakes. Carbon driveshaft, hood, trunk, and front fenders. Could have gone that route.

    SgtNukerSgtNuker23 gün önce
  • M3: heavy Supra MK4: Am I a joke to you?

    Rui KazaneRui Kazane23 gün önce
  • Carbon hood , trunk , doors , smaller gas tank

    Shawn AdamsShawn Adams23 gün önce
  • Just 2JZ the E46 and u don’t gotta worry about the weight of the E46 🤙🏻💦🔥

    Anel KadiricAnel Kadiric23 gün önce
  • E46 sex 💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦

    Anel KadiricAnel Kadiric23 gün önce
  • unless you somehow rolled the car onto the corner weights, “lifting” the car will not give you the most accurate reading. It’s important for the car to settle (simply rock the back back and forth and maybe some vertical pulses) to settle as much as possible. Also simply having rubber bushings will make an accurate reading even more difficult. Btw, what kind of laser toe gauge is that? after using strings for years i’m sortve sick of doing a proper set up the dinosaur method....

    dong kyu kimdong kyu kim23 gün önce
    • also, sorry if i sounded a little rude, huge fan and love your videos (especially the bmw’s!!)

      dong kyu kimdong kyu kim23 gün önce
  • Isn’t willing to shed interior to save weight, drills wheels to save weight instead....

    AbesssAbesss23 gün önce
  • what the f*ck you still need good brakes

    Blake lansdownBlake lansdown23 gün önce
  • my class mates name is hion but i say he is hi on weed

    Blake lansdownBlake lansdown23 gün önce
  • Vinny’s the only guy I know that would ditch good brakes for weight instead of going carbon ANYTHING 🤦🏽‍♂️

    Edgar CorreaEdgar Correa23 gün önce
  • Could remove the old brake shoes in the rear

    Jeremy OrzechowskiJeremy Orzechowski23 gün önce
  • I'm guessing you already explained why you took out the supercharger. Just when i was thinking about putting one into my E46 M3 you take yours out. I really want to know why. Can you direct me to where you explain this maneuver or if there isn't yet an explanation could you tell us why oh mighty Hoonigan M3'er.

    Greg WayneGreg Wayne23 gün önce
  • Carbon everything Vin! Carbon doors, carbon hood, carbon engine, carbon driver

    Yee JuinnYee Juinn23 gün önce
  • how come vin's m3 has only one exhaust tip on 0:27 and than it's an m3 again at 18:02 haha

    Med Wassim BERRIMAMed Wassim BERRIMA23 gün önce
  • what difference in weight are the calipers

    eric medinaeric medina23 gün önce
BMW M3 Goes on a Lightweight Mission: Fresh Wheels and Big Brakes