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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-27-2020, 07:24:06 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,096
Posted By gixxer
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

Thanks guys, i needed that... :)

I'll post some before and after vids.

Hopefully my 55 years old ears can still take the drones and rasps... :(
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jan-26-2020, 05:33:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,096
Posted By gixxer
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

I plan to follow up with ECS, though not sure what they can do other than taking it back as a return.



Would a good performance and fabrication shop be able to work around these holes...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jan-26-2020, 07:58:08 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,096
Posted By gixxer
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

ECS order finally arrived, with Supersprint heat shield plate.

https://i.postimg.cc/BZKB596Z/image.png

Shoot, i would have thought the "jig" issue Supersprint mentioned would have been fixed by...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 05:59:25 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

i think so, i gave in to the capitalism. :thumbsdown: (looked into fcp, and they don't carry SS... :( )
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-02-2019, 05:48:03 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,096
Posted By gixxer
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

Anyone has either the stock section 2 heat shield or the supersprint made one that isn't using or has spare that wants to offload?

Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 05:46:45 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Meh, change of plan, turns out more pain than not to go with oversea order.

Called into ecs and was able to match the price of GB.

Keep the business to in states.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 02:54:21 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

FYI, schmiedmann put up their price,

https://i.postimg.cc/02KQS8Hg/SNAG-5446.jpg

breakdown:

506.05 USD
Freight 78.26 USD
CC Fee 14.59 USD <<----------- :shifty:
Pack & Handling 1.65 USD...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 09:54:01 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Sorry, i'm SS setup front to back.

But i would think as long as you know the fitting sizing (eg. diameter), and stick with principle of not creating "choke" point (i.e. large->smaller->larger,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 08:45:09 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 07:57:37 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Cool.

Do you have that e-mail address i can send to him directly also?



I sent e-mail to

odense@schmiedmann.com,
nordborg@schmiedmann.com
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 07:14:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By gixxer
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 07:00:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,144
Posted By gixxer
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 06:55:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By gixxer
Re: Supersprint Stepped Headers 044001 Track use only

Who will impose the duty on behalf of customs? The shipping company, eg. DHL that comes in the way of bill from DHL to the buyer to pay the duty?

In other words, the duty bill will come shortly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 06:52:29 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

hrm... this is where my ignorance comes in not having ordered from euro places... So, ordering from schmiedmann, my understanding is folks in USA don't pay the VAT.

But now there is customs/duty...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 06:50:26 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Were you exchanging e-mail's for communication?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 06:00:24 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,144
Posted By gixxer
Re: SuperSprint twin tube (2 x 2.5) section 2 (resonated) installed/review

Which SS section 1 are you thinking of?

https://i.postimg.cc/9FTM0ChS/image.png
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-30-2019, 06:20:04 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,096
Posted By gixxer
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

Well, darn, i just "refreshed" and the price changed at ECS, wtf....


https://i.postimg.cc/Gt6MVYzh/image.png

+Tax, the total is few bucks above the GB price...
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-30-2019, 04:58:03 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,096
Posted By gixxer
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

Sure, was in this thread, this post,

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=1067938593&postcount=223
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-30-2019, 04:54:02 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

This thread and several other SS threads have ended my day, today. Urgh... Re-hashing >12+ years old install, good lord... :shifty:
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-30-2019, 04:52:45 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,096
Posted By gixxer
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

Okay, well, keep me posted,

Plan B i guess is go the ebay route.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-30-2019, 04:15:08 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,096
Posted By gixxer
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

PM sent and e-mail sent to inquire about current status of any GB left for un-resonated, part # 044013, along with outlook on getting SS made heat-shield piece (hopefully works even with non-first...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-29-2019, 10:42:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,096
Posted By gixxer
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

The recent,

2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

, brought me here, and as someone put it, looks like i was frozen in time.

Quick questions:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 10:34:47 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Sure look that way.

Good god! That is awesome, without all the complications of going FI...

Mine with last dyno, (sorry, off topic)

https://i.postimg.cc/gjdmWq12/image.png
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 10:03:59 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

roadblock!

what is this......... :thumbsdown:


https://i.postimg.cc/XvVMHYMT/image.png
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 09:53:07 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,144
Posted By gixxer
Re: SuperSprint twin tube (2 x 2.5) section 2 (resonated) installed/review

Good grief! I need to (and will be) pay more attention to what's going on in this forum, i've been forwarding board updates straight to archive folder for some +16 years.


Just found this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 09:49:53 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Okay, i need to catch my breath, wholly sh*t !

So, where should i be ordering SS after all the talk of where the better price is at?

Oh man, i need to catch up on this thread (wasn't paying...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 09:48:22 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Okay, so after just reading the first post on that thread ...

WHOLLY SH*T !!!

I am a super DORK!

Okay, screw the alloygator setup for the wife x3.

I need to get this twin pipe setup !!!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 09:39:47 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

This?

https://i.postimg.cc/fW5N6XWB/image.png

Wait a minute... i have been living under the rock (or so) for +16 years, because i'm (bad at) recalling that from my 2007 (yike, that's some years...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-29-2019, 04:52:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By gixxer
Re: Mod ... 16+ years in the making

reserved
... they are coming ... :p

(not much in the way of performance mods, but i can share what were done since moving to the RTP area, including carrying 3 switchable maps without burning up...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 04:51:43 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

FYI, AlloyGator is running 20% sale (code RTL20),

https://www.alloygatorna.com/products/
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Nov-28-2019, 05:07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By gixxer
Mod ... 16+ years in the making

MY 2004, accumulated ton of parts, and i'm now finding the motivations to close up the car with these parts (few repairs, ...) ??? :thumbsdown:

My very first mod journal, somehow got hit with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-23-2019, 01:54:40 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 08:41:51 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

I can't wait to see bluebus take off come december!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 08:40:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By gixxer
Re: Now what? Amazon? ECS? ??? ebay ???

sigh... i guess i'm just not that persuasive... :(
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 08:32:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By gixxer
Re: Now what? Amazon? ECS? ??? ebay ???

That would be easy answer, especially after some opinions polled here,

https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1646079

I don't think i'll ever let the e46 and e39 go (though the wife...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 08:28:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By gixxer
Re: Now what? Amazon? ECS? ??? ebay ???

I know about bimmerworld, glad they are in business. Sounds like they are one of the good guys left.

I'm not familiar with that style. Just checked vorsteiner web site, yep, nothing there for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 07:09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By gixxer
Re: Now what? Amazon? ECS? ??? ebay ???

Okay, thanks all for those pointers to various places. I'm replicating my wishlist from ecs to fcp euro, so good that i'll have two different places to shop prices on. I don't have much complaint...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 03:18:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By gixxer
Re: Now what? Amazon? ECS? ??? ebay ???

Okay, i too have been going to both bmwpartshub and ecs for stock part stuffs. Never heard of FCP Euro, until now. But i've kept that in my list of places to create wishlist at.

Yes, i'm mainly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 02:01:37 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 23,923
Posted By gixxer
Re: 2019 Black Friday Deals Thread

Darn, no change or discount on these,

https://i.postimg.cc/1XbyYrzz/image.png

https://i.postimg.cc/Dybv4HC4/image.png



Anyone come across any % discount on the stoptech breakes?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 01:43:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By gixxer
Now what? Amazon? ECS? ??? ebay ???

Hello,

Well, after some >10+ years, seems like the landscape of the aftermarket accessories for our cars have shrunk (really shrunk)?

The familiar names seem to have all but disappeared. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-21-2019, 10:44:11 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

Hello,

Quick question. Searched on the term "spotify" in this thread and didn't get a good match for what i'm looking.

With bluebus, can the Spotify control and playback be possible to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-21-2019, 10:37:58 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

Okay, thanks for that confidence.

So, not saying i'm getting a cold feet with this method. Past few nights been going to bed later from reading up on all these forum threads and seeing how far...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-21-2019, 10:22:55 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 33,860
Posted By gixxer
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Thanks for that clarification.

My head hurts going through these different trade offs between stock vs aftermarket (avin unit seem to be at the top of the pack though), heading into year 2020.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-21-2019, 08:28:08 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 33,860
Posted By gixxer
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

I take that Avin A4 (Avant 4) does not have satellite radio (eg. sirius) option nor can it control BMW stock OEM sirius unit?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-21-2019, 07:30:11 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

That was it!


BTW, searched this thread and didn't get a match.

Should the ipod nano gen7 with BT "ought to" work with bluebus?

Thanks much.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-19-2019, 11:53:32 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-19-2019, 08:49:29 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

I've been trying to (re)trace out the signals through various audio equipment's (in e46 and e39) (to mostly re-learn, it's been years since, thankfully this forum and online there are tons of...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Tue, Nov-19-2019, 08:35:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,351
Posted By gixxer
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Tue, Nov-19-2019, 07:20:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,351
Posted By gixxer
Re: My highly unusual (weight/practicality focused) stereo project

Hello, any chance you still have the above Intravee breakout box, and if for sale, after your upgrade to Avin headunit?

By the way, this is pushing it, but along the similar question (on older...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-15-2019, 02:27:29 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

Hello,

Operations should be (more or less) straightforward, though was wondering (like is with intravee) if a manual (eg. purpose of RTFM, particularly fw update process, etc.) is coming around...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-01-2019, 08:42:08 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-01-2019, 08:37:12 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

I do have pair of 4 meter trunk interface harness cables that i will see if putting bluebus unit in front the car is necessary.

With intravee, instead i run the longer ainet cables on both cars to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-01-2019, 07:44:40 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

I'm going through past posts to see if this was asked before, but in my e39 and e46 there is factory installed BT already which i'm happy with using with my current note10+ 5g (all the previous...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-29-2019, 05:14:33 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

np, just let me know.

I'm currently re-rigging my setup, first up is testing with,

Bovee 1000 Wireless Music Interface Adapter for in Car iPod Integration
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-29-2019, 05:07:50 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-29-2019, 04:56:14 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

If needed then i can help out with proto validation,

note 8 [e46/e39]
note 10+ 5g [e46/e39]

Let me know.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-27-2019, 06:38:04 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

Some more searching, and found what i'm looking for here,

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=1067999064&postcount=507

So should work, except i'll need to make pins adjustment at the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-27-2019, 06:16:31 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 60,489
Posted By gixxer
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

Just pre-ordered for 2 units (willing to wait for the case to be available),

a) 2004 e46 m3/nav
b) 2003 e39 m5/nav

I just found this project from following post,
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-01-2019, 10:11:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By gixxer
Both side mirrors stopped adjusting, passenger side mirror won't tilt on reverse but

... but the switch is set to driver side mirror.

Hello,

2004 MY.

With many similar discussions in the forums (here and elsewhere), this has to be yet another nag on side mirrors stopped...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-13-2019, 10:26:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,872
Posted By gixxer
Re: Radio Fuse!

Google search brought me here.

Workaround with fuse #7 and #41, worked for me, though i didn't remove and reinsert the fuse #7 since i couldn't easily locate that fuse number.

But did remove...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Tue, Oct-16-2018, 07:41:50 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 44,434
Posted By gixxer
Re: map switching

Got this done yesterday (i have the HP varient of DME in 2004 MY), carrying 3 tunes,

Tune #0 (base) - pump 93 + meth
Tune #1 - race gas 101 + meth
Tune #2 - "pump or race gas + meth + nos

(no...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Sep-07-2018, 03:26:04 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 44,434
Posted By gixxer
Re: map switching

Will be doing this setup next week at local bimmer shop (Bimmer Performance Center) that have done this enough times. Will report back.
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 03:24:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By gixxer
Re: Looking for the right Shop/Person to build my E46 M3 Turbo

This place is not in west coast, but being that i am also in hooks to move up to turbo config, this place in Raleigh, NC, Bimmer Performance Center did a recent turbo setup in e46 m3.

Build thread...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Aug-31-2018, 02:50:31 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 44,434
Posted By gixxer
Re: map switching

Bump.

I'm also interested in the method.

Currently i carry 4 timing maps,

a) pump 93 + meth
b) pump 93 + meth + nos
c) race gas 101 + meth
d) race gas 101 + meth + nos
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-08-2018, 02:58:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By gixxer
Re: winter season undercarriage cleaning, right way(s) or don't do it at all?

Thanks all for the feedback's and suggestions.




Interesting.

The concept seems more conducive to let you control the angle of the sprays and also the pressure of the water from attached...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-06-2018, 05:25:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By gixxer
winter season undercarriage cleaning, right way(s) or don't do it at all?

Hello,

Been searching and either our cars age well from factory's underbody protection, and such, not too much conversations around this topic.

Even if the factory intention of protecting the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-18-2017, 03:09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By gixxer
Re: Yet another feeler for steel flywheel upgrade on a s/c daily driver, ~550 rwhp

Well, the flywheel + clutch upgrade is on hold (thanks all for the feedback's).

The car is set to get picked up on Monday 9/18.

Not exactly the ~550 rwhp hoping to hit. :shifty:

I'm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-28-2017, 04:04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By gixxer
Re: Yet another feeler for steel flywheel upgrade on a s/c daily driver, ~550 rwhp

Thanks folks.

This weekend, i had a chance to drive a local e46 and e36 m3's, NA's, with lighter flywheel with stage 2 clutch upgrade. The e46 m3 had the idle increased to 1200 rpm. The both...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-26-2017, 03:57:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By gixxer
Re: Yet another feeler for steel flywheel upgrade on a s/c daily driver, ~550 rwhp

Thanks folks for the additional feedback's.

I'm leaning toward holding on to the stock clutch for a little longer. The stock clutch has about 20,400 miles on it, which is what the car has. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-25-2017, 02:31:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By gixxer
Re: Yet another feeler for steel flywheel upgrade on a s/c daily driver, ~550 rwhp

What can you say about how this new prototype differs, sets it apart from other flywheel's in the market, in terms of pro's and con's?

And how do i reference this prototype to ACT?

Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-24-2017, 11:34:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By gixxer
Re: Yet another feeler for steel flywheel upgrade on a s/c daily driver, ~550 rwhp

Okay, thanks for those feedback's.

The shop certainly recommends the clutch upgrade to a performance grade since the slippage will be certain, just matter of when. So that upgrade is given.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-24-2017, 03:26:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By gixxer
Re: Yet another feeler for steel flywheel upgrade on a s/c daily driver, ~550 rwhp

Bump.

Maybe this should have been posted in FI section.

What are folks running these days with their clutch upgrade in boosted cars with powers in the range of mid 500's, for daily driving,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-22-2017, 06:49:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By gixxer
Yet another feeler for steel flywheel upgrade on a s/c daily driver, ~550 rwhp

Been reviewing the past posts around use of medium weight steel flywheel with performance clutch upgrade.

Catching up on who's running the steel flywheel + performance clutch combo, on s/c with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-01-2017, 03:15:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,787
Posted By gixxer
Re: My License Plate Lights Wont Fit OEM CSL BOOT!

In fact that is what that youtube video i've shown above shows.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-31-2017, 03:04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,787
Posted By gixxer
Re: My License Plate Lights Wont Fit OEM CSL BOOT!

Anyone still doing this mod, following step did help us, doing two separate installs of e39 license plate lights on two oem csl trunk lids.

First, we found some extra information here,
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-30-2017, 06:27:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,787
Posted By gixxer
Re: My License Plate Lights Wont Fit OEM CSL BOOT!

Sorry to resurrect this thread.

But we are trying to put in e39 license plate lights,

63 26 7 165 646

, to oem csl bootlid.

We've reviewed as much materials we can get our hands on.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-13-2017, 05:51:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By gixxer
Re: CSL bootlid license plate lights?

The e39 lights fit the OEM CSL bootlid without any filing around the opening.


I believe the e90 LED light (63 26 7 193 293) require some small filing, ~1mm at one side of the opening to fit it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-13-2017, 02:02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By gixxer
Re: BMW still providing MKIV HIGH map update DVDs for 2017?

Okay, thanks guys for the confirmation.

I'll stop at 2015.

And move on with better choices on the phone.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-12-2017, 04:47:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By gixxer
BMW still providing MKIV HIGH map update DVDs for 2017?

Hello,

Last one i have is from 2015 HIGH North American 2 discs.

Unable to find if BMW still offers map updates to MKIV HIGH DVDs, for 2003 e39, 2004 e46 and 2005 X5 MKIV nav systems.

...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-17-2017, 06:08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By gixxer
Re: Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham in NC, anyone here can shed light on humidity and rust

Okay, thanks for that information.

As for Seattle, i've lived in Redmond, and my folks still up north in Lynnwood.

And i couldn't believe the following article i found, but looks like there is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-17-2017, 05:56:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By gixxer
Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham in NC, anyone here can shed light on humidity and rust?

Hi,

(sorry for posting this in the non-regional discussion)

Relocating to the Research Triangle Park (RTP) NC region, coming from Boise, Idaho (dryer climate), been researching on the affect of...
Forum: Southeast Sun, Apr-09-2017, 12:07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By gixxer
Re: BMW performance tuning shops in NC research triangle areas

Okay, looks like there is this place called BPC (Bimmer Performance Center LLC) in Raleigh, NC.

From their web site, can't tell if they do any force induction installs.

Besides that GMP...
Forum: Southeast Sat, Apr-08-2017, 11:06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By gixxer
BMW performance tuning shops in NC research triangle areas

Hello,

I'm only seeing this shop GMP Performance in Charlotte, NC.

Anyone know of other BMW performance tuners, installers of superchargers, suspensions, such mods around the research triangle,...
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Mon, Dec-02-2013, 05:41:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,031
Posted By gixxer
Re: P3 gauge

This could be my next upgrade.

Tom, the spec states, "maximum recorded values". Does that apply to "all" sensors, or just few? Particularly i'm interested in boost and a/f ratio for recorded...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-01-2013, 09:22:00 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

As Richard mentioned, if BM53, then i have following in my setup with my BM53. Working fine.


BMW VW EURO Antenna Adapter Set for FM Modulator Hookup...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 11:00:30 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

Very nice!

I will continue with the Concealed Display approach, although for the first iteration, probably will leave it outside, front of the cluster (not seamless integrated inside the cluster...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 10:16:55 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

So, during song play (with no other interaction with Intravee from Nav controls), any StealthOne alert displayed on Nav screen will get overwritten by Intravee (because Intravee is constantly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 09:31:41 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

Sorry for this OT question, but how do you like your integration between Intravee (selected as the current source) and StealthOne in Nav display? I thought i would ask to see if the current Intravee...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 05:42:12 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

Okay, thanks.

And i thought i left all that IASCA stuffs behind me when moved on to these cars... :screwy:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 05:14:10 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

Yes, 46 with nav and HK, so ok, BM53 is the stock amp, didn't know that. :facepalm:

I thought for whatever reason in E39 M5 the audio amp is a separate unit than BM53. Urgh...



Okay,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 04:48:32 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

Makes sense. I'll explore the idea of external amplifier and from the look of it the Rockford Fosgate PBR300X4 seem good approach.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 04:40:45 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

So, how does PXA-H100 get its audio input? By means of Ai-Net connection, by using a cable with Ai-Net connector on one end and the other end that is RCA connectors?

In the PXA-H100 manual, it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 10:57:37 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

Hello, just trying to get my head around how IV BB connects with other devices when using following breakout box picture as the reference connections, (a), (b), (c) and (d) that have been labeled. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 10:17:45 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

Hello, quick question/confirmation on proper use of PXA-H100 with Intravee and DSP adapter (breakout box). In this configuration, i take it that external amp(s) is/are requirement to make this setup...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 09:54:18 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

Hello, any left from this 50 pile? I would be interested in qty of 5 too. Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2012, 09:52:21 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 95,857
Posted By gixxer
Re: Intravee: highly under rated, and not just an iPod adaptor! READ IF YOU HAVE NAV

Hello Richard, will e-mail you shortly to ask about the stock situation with these breakout boxes. I'm interested in qty of 2. Thanks.
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Wed, Aug-15-2012, 04:51:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,330
Posted By gixxer
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-01-2012, 08:19:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
Posted By gixxer
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-01-2012, 08:18:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
Posted By gixxer
Re: Car's been in the garage for ~2 years, gas probably stale, drain it or burn it qu

I'm hoping that the rest of the fluids will be okay.

As for the battery, i connected to it the trickle charger, and battery seems okay.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-01-2012, 08:17:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
Posted By gixxer
Re: Car's been in the garage for ~2 years, gas probably stale, drain it or burn it qu

I missed that part, to add a fuel stabilizer. :shifty:
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