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Forum: General BMW Discussion Fri, Oct-12-2007, 12:12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By SpecialK
Find out from the dealer who does the work and...

Find out from the dealer who does the work and contact them directly to conduct business. No pics, but I don't get asked to often "what's that line doing there?" For $400 or so, I had the hood, air...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-11-2007, 12:18:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,578
Posted By SpecialK
I have experience with the Continentals, Toyo...

I have experience with the Continentals, Toyo T-1S, and the General Exclaim UHP. Overall I would have to say the Toyos meet the mark for cost and return on investment. Good treadwear, sticky in the...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Thu, Feb-08-2007, 09:56:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,382
Posted By SpecialK
04 60k

04 60k
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2007, 09:40:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By SpecialK
2004, 57K, have all the sched maintenance...

2004, 57K, have all the sched maintenance performed and when you change the fluids include the rear differential on a routine basis. Gears mesh and create chips back there too. Clean fluid is good...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2006, 10:07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By SpecialK
One option, buy low if the body is in good shape,...

One option, buy low if the body is in good shape, and if miles on the motor are a concern, a new engine is $7500. It's been a while since I talked with my service rep, but I would err on the side of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-29-2006, 11:52:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By SpecialK
I'm going with fuel as well. !0% ethynol is the...

I'm going with fuel as well. !0% ethynol is the average, not the standard and is the culprit in many instances. You may want to switch to 89 (will not hurt the engine) and gain a couple more miles...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Fri, Oct-27-2006, 10:19:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By SpecialK
Take it to the dealer if you're that curious. ...

Take it to the dealer if you're that curious. From what you've described the wires shouldn't just break. Worst they can say is no to it being a warranted item.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Oct-25-2006, 12:08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By SpecialK
The best advice is to seek out a professional,...

The best advice is to seek out a professional, not a forum of sea lawyers. Self included. Latest article:...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Sun, Oct-22-2006, 02:43:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,133
Posted By SpecialK
45 - finest multi-functional sports car I've...

45 - finest multi-functional sports car I've driven to date. The one caveat is that I miss being able to work on a car that supports a set of Webber down drafts and being able to adjust the timing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-20-2006, 12:37:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,520
Posted By SpecialK
245/275 is the common set up, but the OEM 19 is...

245/275 is the common set up, but the OEM 19 is capable of handling 255/285tires. Fender rub may occur so you may have to roll the fenders if it does, if the car is dropped any tire rub is more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-05-2006, 11:57:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,610
Posted By SpecialK
Getting in to the cockpit.

Getting in to the cockpit.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-26-2006, 11:49:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By SpecialK
True. Out of the box that applies. There is...

True. Out of the box that applies. There is always something to add to the mix. Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-25-2006, 11:09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By SpecialK
235/40/19 - 255/35/19 (stock setup), 245/35/19 -...

235/40/19 - 255/35/19 (stock setup), 245/35/19 - 275/30/19 (preferred), or 255/30/19 -285/30/19 (max on OEM rims w/ no drop). Spacers not required. Keep in mind the OD of the tire when making your...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-25-2006, 10:53:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By SpecialK
I've had the General UHP 245/275 setup and posted...

I've had the General UHP 245/275 setup and posted a full review in the "Member's Product Reviews" section. In brief, decent tire for the money with long tread life of 380. I don't trust them as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-13-2006, 01:49:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 27,077
Posted By SpecialK
You're right. That's the plus up to having Dinan...

You're right. That's the plus up to having Dinan software. Anything happens to the DME, free upload of the purchased software which is in BMW's database. This is where BMW authorized products come...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-13-2006, 01:38:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By SpecialK
Try this: ...

Try this:
http://www.gotbatteries.com/ProductPage.asp?ProductNum=37L105S1
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-06-2006, 12:23:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By SpecialK
If you have a 6MT, clutch replacement is covered....

If you have a 6MT, clutch replacement is covered. Great deal for that alone IMO.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-10-2006, 02:35:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By SpecialK
Additionally, do some homework. Call the...

Additionally, do some homework. Call the manufacturers and/or distributors and ask the questions until you determine what best fits your driving style and desires.
Forum: Member Notes and Requests to Admin/Mods Thu, Aug-10-2006, 02:17:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By SpecialK
Thanks. Time to drop back ten and punt.

Thanks. Time to drop back ten and punt.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-10-2006, 02:15:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By SpecialK
Currently at 52K on original rotors and pads.

Currently at 52K on original rotors and pads.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-10-2006, 02:10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By SpecialK
Clutches are subjective as to how long they'll...

Clutches are subjective as to how long they'll last for a variety of reasons. Ride the clutch? How often do they "pop" the clutch? RPM at clutch engagement? Clutch material? How much slip is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-10-2006, 01:01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By SpecialK
Remove the CDV and the UUC kit is a nice choice. ...

Remove the CDV and the UUC kit is a nice choice. Nothing I've read has been negative regarding the successes of the UUC setup. The one caveat is that you may experience some clutch rattle doing...
Forum: Member Notes and Requests to Admin/Mods Tue, Aug-08-2006, 09:35:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By SpecialK
Help with review in Wheels/Tires

Been a while since I've been up due to work and other so I may have missed out on some info on posting. I posted a General Exclaim UHP review some time ago and tried to upload a pic to go along with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-08-2006, 02:32:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By SpecialK
Check with the dealer to make sure and double...

Check with the dealer to make sure and double check me as well. I just made this inquiry and my dealer is telling they will fit with the right adapter.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-06-2006, 07:35:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By SpecialK
Take it to Kinkos and they can print it in color...

Take it to Kinkos and they can print it in color and bind it nicely for you as well. Just an FYI.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-06-2006, 07:19:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By SpecialK
You're right. That space was previously occupied...

You're right. That space was previously occupied by the battery then it was shifted to the rear to keep the balance near as possible to 50/50 as the car engineeringly evolved. Note they remained to...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-06-2006, 04:25:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,819
Posted By SpecialK
Try consulting your bank for advice and your...

Try consulting your bank for advice and your local DMV for transactions of this type and try not to be rushed by the seller. No matter what, there are more cars out there to be had and it pays to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-06-2006, 04:16:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By SpecialK
Do some research on your installer and ask if...

Do some research on your installer and ask if they are laser cut sections. Find out what their gaurantees are, mil thickness of the material (varies), and if they will come back to clear up air...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-06-2006, 12:29:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By SpecialK
. . . and one other item of note. I believe the...

. . . and one other item of note. I believe the "M3" in the description to be a typo and should read "3M Clear Bra."
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-06-2006, 12:25:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By SpecialK
You'll find many here have this. Maybe not...

You'll find many here have this. Maybe not necessarily the same manufacturer, but pinciple is like. I have the 3M Clear Bra. $440 installed for the entire front end (fenders, bumper, air dam,...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-06-2006, 12:38:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,819
Posted By SpecialK
Your lending institution will be able to give you...

Your lending institution will be able to give you further guidance on this. Not being a loan officer, nor do I play one on TV, that is sound advice. They can answer all your questions, and whatever...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-09-2006, 03:20:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By SpecialK
Sold for real this time. I appreciate the time...

Sold for real this time. I appreciate the time spent by those interested.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Mon, Feb-06-2006, 11:23:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By SpecialK
If you are looking for businesses, Atlantic...

If you are looking for businesses, Atlantic Autowerks on Virginia Beach Blvd, or Sports and Imports in South Norfolk. Of course any dealer.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-27-2005, 10:18:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By SpecialK
I have a GruppeM CAI with about 3K on it. Black...

I have a GruppeM CAI with about 3K on it. Black CF. PM me if you're interested.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-27-2005, 10:11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,179
Posted By SpecialK
Rennline

Rennline
Forum: Faults, Fixes and DIY Fri, Aug-05-2005, 09:39:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By SpecialK
I just ran through a set of Toyo T-1S finishing...

I just ran through a set of Toyo T-1S finishing out at 28K miles almost to the tenth. The new test is a set of General Exclaims UHP (Ultra High Performance) 245/35/19F, 275/3019R. The Toyos were...
Forum: Southeast Fri, Aug-05-2005, 09:22:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By SpecialK
If you want to meet other enthusiasts as well,...

If you want to meet other enthusiasts as well, the Tidewater Chapter BMWCCA has a pretty eclectic make up of people and cars. Quite a few 2002s (very nicely restored) and a few M3's. Driving...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Aug-05-2005, 08:45:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By SpecialK
Been off-scene for a while. Original buyer...

Been off-scene for a while. Original buyer folded and I'm just now getting time to look over the boards again. It's back on the market for any takers.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-15-2005, 09:48:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By SpecialK
To answer your question. It's "beefier" in a...

To answer your question. It's "beefier" in a couple respects. They increase the rigidity of the transmission in the frame. This reduces the transmission flex coming from engine torque and that...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Sun, May-15-2005, 05:21:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By SpecialK
www.leatherique.com Be careful with any cleaner...

www.leatherique.com Be careful with any cleaner as the dye will come off if you rub hard enough but you don't have to baby it either. Quality product with great support. I recommend the 16 oz....
Forum: General BMW Discussion Tue, Apr-19-2005, 10:01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By SpecialK
Not cordless, but it can be hardwired to a...

Not cordless, but it can be hardwired to a remote. Aftermarket companies offer an in the rearview mirror display and another offers it in your instrument cluster.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-18-2005, 12:29:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By SpecialK
Nice pic, great movie, and oh by the way, MILF...

Nice pic, great movie, and oh by the way, MILF has been around for more years than the ages of the cast combined.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Mon, Apr-18-2005, 12:26:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By SpecialK
V1 won't do it as it's been tried before. Albeit...

V1 won't do it as it's been tried before. Albeit a great idea to pursue again, the worst they can say is no.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-06-2005, 03:05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,274
Posted By SpecialK
I host CYIBY4N front and back.

I host CYIBY4N front and back.
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Wed, Apr-06-2005, 03:02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,816
Posted By SpecialK
Concur. Wool may look pretty and sound soft, but...

Concur. Wool may look pretty and sound soft, but it's the culprit of many a swirl mark to the unknowing especially on soft German (not just BMW) clearcoats. To remove them I would pro-detail once. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-06-2005, 02:34:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By SpecialK
That depends on how many miles you have on your...

That depends on how many miles you have on your car at the time of the tire change. It won't hurt, but you may find that it was wasted money initially. 25-30K miles I would say yes, less I would...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-05-2005, 01:26:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,411
Posted By SpecialK
Offer to trade him for a mini van if he's that...

Offer to trade him for a mini van if he's that upset with the fresh fruit and vegetables doing the mambo in the trunk. There is an available cargo net accesory you might want to mention.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-05-2005, 01:23:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By SpecialK
I've had both the 18 and 19. 19 are superior...

I've had both the 18 and 19. 19 are superior IMO, but 18's are better for track days to some. 19's ride a bit stiffer and I think the ride is the same if not enhanced, but that also translates to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-04-2005, 12:45:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By SpecialK
Not necessarily. Does it hold at around 4K RPM? ...

Not necessarily. Does it hold at around 4K RPM? You may have oil on the MAF especially if you have a new CAI installed. Clean the MAF off with brake fluid cleaner and reinstall. It takes about 10...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Mon, Apr-04-2005, 12:40:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By SpecialK
There's been some discussion on this before but...

There's been some discussion on this before but without any result really. I don't think anyone has bought one for the sake of R&D. Are you planning to buy? If so, we could use the feedback.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-04-2005, 12:23:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By SpecialK
Something not being mentioned here is the outside...

Something not being mentioned here is the outside diameter. If that's within 10mm of the OEM tire, your speedo will read fine and the tire pressure sensor will be accomodated as well.
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Mon, Apr-04-2005, 12:29:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By SpecialK
Clean window nuts: Must Read!

Mod: Good sticky for this section. Disclaimer: I'm not associated with this product in any way. I'll make this brief. My fiance' and I are at the Home and Garden show in Va Beach today. Last row...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Sun, Apr-03-2005, 12:30:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By SpecialK
Wouldn't advise it. It could also damage your...

Wouldn't advise it. It could also damage your washer in the process. Hose them down and scrub them with a carpet cleaning product and rinse, or run a home carpet cleaner over them. Air dry.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-02-2005, 02:22:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By SpecialK
Eurobahn s/w may help you overcome some of that.

Eurobahn s/w may help you overcome some of that.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Sat, Apr-02-2005, 01:57:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By SpecialK
Given that my sig says: Chesapeake, VA that's...

Given that my sig says: Chesapeake, VA that's pretty accurate. :peace: Are you a member of the Tidewater Chapter BMW CCA? If not, good bennys and good people of all ages in the club with plenty of...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Fri, Apr-01-2005, 12:47:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By SpecialK
. . . and yes it is good to change out those...

. . . and yes it is good to change out those other fluids at scheduled oil changes especially with the vast improvements to oil viscosity and endurence over the years. 12.5K is the first scheduled...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Thu, Mar-31-2005, 02:49:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By SpecialK
When you buy a new car you get a free year.

When you buy a new car you get a free year.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Thu, Mar-31-2005, 02:46:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By SpecialK
I normally pull mine although it's been left in...

I normally pull mine although it's been left in there before without any worries. Just force of habit.
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Thu, Mar-31-2005, 02:42:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By SpecialK
BTW - $134.00 at Loews or Home Depot. You can...

BTW - $134.00 at Loews or Home Depot. You can probably find one cheaper in the electric model category, but I have alternative uses for it and like the mobility.
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Thu, Mar-31-2005, 02:39:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By SpecialK
205 MPH Troy Bilt gas powered leaf blower. ...

205 MPH Troy Bilt gas powered leaf blower. Finish off with a microfiber towel. :thumbsup:
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Thu, Mar-31-2005, 02:37:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By SpecialK
Wash, claybar, wash, AIO, SG x2, P21S over the...

Wash, claybar, wash, AIO, SG x2, P21S over the top. Even new cars have collected industrial fallout on the way to the showroom so I highly recommend the claybar step. Any extra amount of protection...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Thu, Mar-31-2005, 02:32:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By SpecialK
Wax away!

Wax away!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-31-2005, 02:27:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By SpecialK
The dealer should carry them at a reasonable...

The dealer should carry them at a reasonable price and add in a 15% BMW CCA discount if you're a member. If not, put them on order.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-31-2005, 02:24:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,334
Posted By SpecialK
Jet schwartz. I'll see if I can't get some pics...

Jet schwartz. I'll see if I can't get some pics for you.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-27-2005, 11:33:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By SpecialK
Then use one of these:...

Then use one of these: http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=85700
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Sun, Mar-27-2005, 11:18:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By SpecialK
If you have some expectation that BMW will cover...

If you have some expectation that BMW will cover this, don't do anything on your own until you have them look at it to assess the condition and give you an answer as to what they can or cannot do. ...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-27-2005, 01:30:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,334
Posted By SpecialK
I know this was responded to, but I put mine on...

I know this was responded to, but I put mine on over some minor chips and they are virtually invisible without air pockets. The film will fill some recesses if they are shallow enough.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-26-2005, 02:10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,218
Posted By SpecialK
Scott, doesn't the over rev limitation remain...

Scott, doesn't the over rev limitation remain active on the Eurobahn as well or is it bypassed?
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Fri, Mar-25-2005, 01:12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By SpecialK
I use Zaino glass polish and RainEx. I'll also...

I use Zaino glass polish and RainEx. I'll also use Griot's deatil spray on occasion but it doesn't hold up like the other two combined. The old H2O and vinegar and newspaper is a win/win too as a...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Fri, Mar-25-2005, 01:09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By SpecialK
Personal preference. Still wouldn't use it.

Personal preference. Still wouldn't use it.
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Fri, Mar-25-2005, 01:07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By SpecialK
Wash the car with a MF mit always and the steps...

Wash the car with a MF mit always and the steps you provided are right on. One thing you have on your side is time. The swirls are indeed annoying, but get educated first then go after what you...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Thu, Mar-24-2005, 01:33:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By SpecialK
Test the scratch ex out on a small area before...

Test the scratch ex out on a small area before going large and go slow. AIO alone won't necessarily remove the scratches but does have some effect and will hide them more than anything but not...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Thu, Mar-24-2005, 01:07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By SpecialK
1. Microfiber towels, Q-Tips, and detail kits...

1. Microfiber towels, Q-Tips, and detail kits work nicely on what I believe to be the hood vent your speaking of.
2. Wash, claybar, wash, polish, glaze, wax, detail spray as necessary.
3. I...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Thu, Mar-24-2005, 12:51:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By SpecialK
All of the above will work. Glass polish and/or...

All of the above will work. Glass polish and/or RainEx over the top to keep the spotting down and do so routinely. BMW utilizes very soft glass so we tend to be more prone to the calcium deposit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-23-2005, 01:35:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By SpecialK
For all four tires, both the Toyos and PS2 weigh...

For all four tires, both the Toyos and PS2 weigh about 100 lbs.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-23-2005, 01:30:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By SpecialK
Best advice: Don't ask for getting out of ticket...

Best advice: Don't ask for getting out of ticket advice here. Seek real legal advice if you need it. Please make these "I got a ticket" threads go away . . . pleaaaaaase!
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Wed, Mar-23-2005, 01:26:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By SpecialK
Wash it first. You can't go wrong starting out...

Wash it first. You can't go wrong starting out on step one. If you are going to take the time to do all the other painstaking steps, don't cut corners on the most fundemental one.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Wed, Mar-23-2005, 01:21:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By SpecialK
I once drove to an island to fetch coconut milk ....

I once drove to an island to fetch coconut milk . . . I accidentally dropped it half way and had to go back.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Wed, Mar-23-2005, 01:16:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By SpecialK
Clickety click here and ask them all the detail...

Clickety click here and ask them all the detail you want: http://www.bmwusa.com/bmwexperience/PerformanceCenter/school.htm
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Sun, Mar-20-2005, 05:42:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By SpecialK
BMW will most likely not replace these items...

BMW will most likely not replace these items since the work was performed by the detailer and not the dealer. Whether they used approved products or not, your trim panels are green and has not met...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Sun, Mar-20-2005, 05:32:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By SpecialK
Zaino for liquid, P21S for paste.

Zaino for liquid, P21S for paste.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Sun, Mar-20-2005, 03:20:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,028
Posted By SpecialK
Kudos to him regardless of the obstacles for...

Kudos to him regardless of the obstacles for attempting something of this magnitude. Given my mechanical ability, my version would be to remove the radiator cap and drive a new M underneath.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Sun, Mar-20-2005, 03:13:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,000
Posted By SpecialK
Fog lights are actually not intended to be used...

Fog lights are actually not intended to be used for additional illumination, rather making the car more visible to other traffic. Ideally, fog lights should be in the yellow spectrum to maximize the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-19-2005, 01:08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By SpecialK
If you don't mind, that would be great. I grew...

If you don't mind, that would be great. I grew up in Upper Arlington and met him a couple times when he was first entering starting up his team and he had a shop over in Dublin. My sister's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-18-2005, 10:49:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,623
Posted By SpecialK
By far the best bang for the buck, wet and dry,...

By far the best bang for the buck, wet and dry, and cost efficient - Toyo T-1S. I have 21K on mine so far with more than ample tread life to go. Daily driver and spirited driving most days. I put...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-18-2005, 10:20:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By SpecialK
Don't forget one thing here . . . Bobby Rahal. ...

Don't forget one thing here . . . Bobby Rahal. Albeit he has a Dinan set up, he also has a shop that would put ours collectively to shame and I'm sure there has been "authorized" tuning going on at...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Thu, Mar-17-2005, 12:10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By SpecialK
Check out the sticky at the top of this section.

Check out the sticky at the top of this section.
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Mon, Mar-14-2005, 02:38:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By SpecialK
Wash, claybar, polish, sealant glaze, wax. That...

Wash, claybar, polish, sealant glaze, wax. That should keep you glimmering until the cows come home. Once the cows are home, it's time to repeat the process.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-13-2005, 10:56:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By SpecialK
The right price will get me too. Are we talking...

The right price will get me too. Are we talking about the kit including the camber plates and rear shock mounts?
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Sun, Mar-13-2005, 10:50:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By SpecialK
I wouldn't Armorall anything. It more or less...

I wouldn't Armorall anything. It more or less advances the deterioration of plastic and rubber and makes it shiny too. Aero 303 is one way to go and stick to a tire sidewall product designed...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Sat, Mar-12-2005, 12:57:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By SpecialK
Sounds like you're doing everything right. The...

Sounds like you're doing everything right. The towels don't necessarily need to be bleached white to be clean. Detergent only, no softener, or dryer sheets. Dry on medium heat to keep static down...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Fri, Mar-11-2005, 08:20:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By SpecialK
255/285 is the widest you can go on OEM wheels,...

255/285 is the widest you can go on OEM wheels, but you may subject yourself to unwanted rubbing unless you roll the fenders. 245/275 still tracks the car nicely, doesn't rub even if you add a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-11-2005, 07:59:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By SpecialK
Not necessarily so. My Toyos are on mile 20K...

Not necessarily so. My Toyos are on mile 20K with well more than a Lincoln head of tread to go. Spirited driving included. The $1000 is pretty accurate.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-11-2005, 07:49:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,994
Posted By SpecialK
I'm considering this upgrade as well but my...

I'm considering this upgrade as well but my vision is somewhat off in the distance. Once the warranty is exhausted, then it's "internals" and heavy mods time. My reasons are varied, S/C R&D will be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-11-2005, 07:40:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By SpecialK
245/275 setup.

245/275 setup.
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Fri, Mar-11-2005, 07:31:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By SpecialK
LoJack, OEM alarm, hidden kill switch to name a...

LoJack, OEM alarm, hidden kill switch to name a few. Turn your wheels out from the curb and lock the steering wheel to make it that much harder and to lower the attractiveness of towing it. Use...
Forum: M3 Car Care and Detailing Fri, Mar-11-2005, 07:23:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By SpecialK
As requested: http://www.leatherseats.com/ ...

As requested: http://www.leatherseats.com/ http://www.properautocare.com/index.html
http://www.autogeek.com/
http://www.pakshak.com/
http://www.griotsgarage.com/index.jsp...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-11-2005, 01:37:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By SpecialK
It's the inverse. They treat their BMW owners...

It's the inverse. They treat their BMW owners very well and do have a good warranty program (including replacing bulbs for free). It's a very prestigious car to own over there and it's expected to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-09-2005, 11:07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By SpecialK
Maintenance warranty is a steal in comparison to...

Maintenance warranty is a steal in comparison to what you may come up against if something major happens. Get the one that covers parts and labor. BMW does offer this but not every dealer has the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-09-2005, 11:02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By SpecialK
True, true. It is covered. Have them upgrade...

True, true. It is covered. Have them upgrade you to the M5 clutch while you're at it and pay the difference. Much heartier.
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