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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-09-2018, 07:31:47 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,253
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

ya, thought about that. The figures are more like 195 ft lb and 235 ft lb for the 330i ZHP and 46M to the ground, respectively. So, about 20% greater torque. The delta in transmission gearing seems...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 06:29:22 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,253
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Thought I might find a better description of your thoughts on here vs e90 post and I was right.

A couple thoughts on the torque and midrange of the e90. After looking at a bunch of dyno graphs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-11-2018, 10:33:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: SMG - Instrument Cluster out, wont engage trans

Thanks for the responses thus far!

Codes I’m getting:
Timeout Instrument Cluster - 005E16
Timeout Combination assembly - 000086

This is on a Carly unit. Would Dis be able to give me more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-09-2018, 05:59:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: SMG - Instrument Cluster out, wont engage trans

Ok, understood. Given my unfamiliarity with SMG and the fact that I hadn't driven it in 8 months sort of left me confused here - plus you don't know where neutral is bc the cluster doesn't tell you....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-09-2018, 05:44:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By DodgeStratus
SMG - Instrument Cluster out, wont engage trans

Hi all! Been a while, but picked up a project and am having some issues getting it running after light front end accident. I’ve got to say I enjoyed learning the SMG style of driving when it was...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Dec-11-2016, 09:15:07 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 168,965
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: The perfect daily driver?

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/5914412696.html

Looks like socal is flooded.

The engine bay makes me think this is NOT a kaiv swap. True?

In case it sells...e46 wagon M3 swap...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-30-2016, 01:01:36 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,943
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: The Car ownership game 2016

Yeah, you know this is the only forum I go by Dodgestratus. Something about Will Ferrel and that famous line "I drive a dodge stratus" really got me good.

I typically go by tlow98.

Damnit,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-29-2016, 05:20:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,943
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: The Car ownership game 2016

1992 dodge caravan - short wheel base cargo van. 3.0 liter Mitsu engine. Was fast!
1986 FC ex-7 pewter
1998.5 M3 coupe cosmos
2005 Saab 9-2x Aero black
2001 BMW M3 imola
2009 E91 328i blue...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Nov-27-2016, 05:52:32 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 168,965
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: The perfect daily driver?

I bought an e91 with the hopes of doing a full mechanical e9x M swap, but alas I'm suffering from the price of donors as well!

Glad to see you getting at these swaps. Such a great combo and love...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-04-2016, 07:03:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,024
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: 46M vs E92M ZCP vs 'Stang GT w/PP

I was referring to the 75k mile E92 example you tested. I have a pretty good feeling your E46 is one tight ship!

I too have some regrets about going to the E91 while I was throwing around the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-04-2016, 04:14:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,024
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: 46M vs E92M ZCP vs 'Stang GT w/PP

Congrats! Hard to argue brand new car vs 75k mile car that's borderline sloppy.

Hope you're able to tailor it a bit and make it yours, as well.

And bc you own both an M3 and a Mustang, which...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Feb-27-2016, 04:07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: PFC-08 Front Brake pads

Enjoy those pads and appreciate the positive feedback!

Man do they bite hard once they get some heat in them. So impressive.

:hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-22-2016, 06:12:39 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 85,763
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: DaFoe’s Engine Rebuild by Coinage

Post one up, digger. I'm sort of disappointed you haven't yet. :facepalm:

Looking awesome, Dafoe. Keep up the solid exploration of the s54 platform.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Feb-12-2016, 05:25:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: PFC-08 Front Brake pads

This ad was posted on December 3rd 2015. You sent your 1st message to me on February 9th 2016. In that period there were several members that approached me. Several of them made offers.

You and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-11-2016, 02:53:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: PFC-08 Front Brake pads

Replied to all interested parties and received money from one.

Thanks, gentlemen!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-09-2016, 04:36:04 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 23,533
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Shock dynos, Fat Cat Motorsports and custom valved Bilstiens

I have been thinking about going a OE swap direction with my E91 and I think a set of comfy/supportive/high performance Bilsteins could be just what I want to balance things out.

Plus, I'm in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-09-2016, 04:31:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,683
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Kaiv + EricSMG's car + box of parts = 6MT Swap

I love the "glow" of mint condition OE 18s. Pure sex.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-09-2016, 04:20:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: PFC-08 Front Brake pads

With updated pics. Not sure what happened there (:?)

Also, considering selling as complete set, Front and Rear.

Send me an offer for a great set!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jan-13-2016, 03:59:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,056
Posted By DodgeStratus
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-12-2016, 10:55:44 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 23,533
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Shock dynos, Fat Cat Motorsports and custom valved Bilstiens

Wow, thanks a lot, Eric and Shaikh!

This is some really great reading.

Shaikh, have you worked with any e9x based Bilstien set-ups yet?
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sat, Jan-09-2016, 07:03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,476
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Motor Blew Up While In Dealers Care!

Your friend should be researching used motors and pleading for the dealer to meet him halfway on a used motor install.

Then promptly take the newly installed used motor to a reputable shop to have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-03-2016, 11:38:06 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 88,343
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: E46 M3 - S65 Conversion Notes / DIY

Whoop! Absolutely loving this. Will be a very fun package in E46 guise.

Great work, M3Dragon and crew.

Engine looks to sit pretty far back (according to the undressed shot). Is that shown...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-03-2015, 08:11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: PFC-08 Front Brake pads

Ahhhh. Just posted in your thread, Kong. No worries
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Thu, Dec-03-2015, 08:10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: New/Used PFC 548 (OE Rear) 08 or 06 Pads

Rears only? I have front 08s for sale.

it wa mentioned in my for sale thread that you were looking, but now I see it's only rears. Just checking.

Glws
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-03-2015, 06:08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Picked up my first E46 M3! Here's the plan:

Looks great! Address all the consumables before mods, or at least at the same time. Don't want a serpentine belt failing at the track and costing you lost time/fun! They're cheap and easy, and at...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-03-2015, 06:02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By DodgeStratus
PFC-08 Front Brake pads

S O L D



:hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-17-2015, 02:34:03 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 23,533
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Shock dynos, Fat Cat Motorsports and custom valved Bilstiens

Bump, thought there were some reviews of how well this car recovers from speed bumps at 60+?

:-)
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-27-2015, 03:41:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: DodgeStratus' Imola E46 M3

Oh, I will still be around with a new mission... :thumbsup2:

Can you guys see the pic I posted? Bought an E91. Also, I'm not even going to pretend I won't be back, because I know i will be! ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-15-2015, 07:58:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Anyone using a Pre-wash?

Yeah my biggest issue with the Iron-x while washing was that I felt I was uninformed of some places it should't go. For example, I used it to wash the entire car, and that meant that the window...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-15-2015, 03:55:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,444
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Why is this car not selling?

Not much more than asking(within 10%), but I'll let the future buyer disclose if they join. Should give you an idea, tho.



I think I posted at around 11AM and within 30 minutes I was having to...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-12-2015, 11:12:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: DodgeStratus' Imola E46 M3

I couldn't go even a minute without another NA inline six by BMW... Picked up an E91.

It was fun for a bit picking and choosing between these two!

http://i.imgur.com/0FN9ybUh.jpg

Many good...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-12-2015, 11:02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,527
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: DodgeStratus' Imola E46 M3

Parting shot. Will be missed.

http://i.imgur.com/JS5JQXJh.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-12-2015, 10:44:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,444
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Why is this car not selling?

It went for above asking...was quite the bidding war going on. Interesting to see! I will miss that car, but there's always fun to be had in other cars :-)



She was about as light and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-12-2015, 05:04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Yellow Oil light despite new sensor

Sounds like you may want to find a way to verify oil pressure. Odd the way that is working...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-09-2015, 09:34:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By DodgeStratus
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-09-2015, 05:30:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By DodgeStratus
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-08-2015, 10:23:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By DodgeStratus
OE cam timing tool, Valve Shim Kit, crank pin

Some more things!

Cam timing tool and Crank Pin - Comes with two pins (because 1 pin is a pain!). As new
Price:
SOLD

Shim Kit - Shim box (missing about 8-9 (?) shims, but includes a couple...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-08-2015, 10:04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By DodgeStratus
Schroth E36 Harness

This item is sold!


Another relic for the auction block.

I used this back when I autocrossed in my E36 M3. I'm not sure if it will fit in the E46 chassis. It is missing the male clip in part...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-08-2015, 09:37:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By DodgeStratus
Radium Oil Catch Can

Hey guys,

In great shape and only missing the hoses. Add hoses and go with a very high quality piece here.

Price:
SOLD

She's a beaut!

Mounting screw taped to end of unit...nothing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-05-2015, 05:19:16 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 23,533
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Shock dynos, Fat Cat Motorsports and custom valved Bilstiens

Way to go! Really excited about this and will be considering this for the current stable. really appreciate your initiative!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-27-2015, 06:24:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Evolve Matte Carbon CSL Style Airbox w/ CSL bits to complete

Air box and temp sensor are sold. This thread is dunzo, and i'm going to wipe my eyes. Part of me still doesn't like that it's leaving!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-26-2015, 01:47:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,181
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: FedEx lost my wheels

I've purchased things while overseas and had similar experiences. At the end of the day I decided no one will look after my purchases/shipments like I do not will they even know what to look for when...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-26-2015, 06:35:08 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 221,549
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Official Dyno Thread

250 ft lb to 7500 is super impressive. I love it! Thanks for posting nick.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-22-2015, 05:36:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By DodgeStratus
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-20-2015, 10:09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Evolve Matte Carbon CSL Style Airbox w/ CSL bits to complete

Yeah, sorry bud. Those went to local friend. The wait time on those parts is a pain. Order far in advance! I paid the price on that one, haha
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-20-2015, 09:55:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Evolve Matte Carbon CSL Style Airbox w/ CSL bits to complete

Thanks for the support, guys.

CSL dip stick sold to fellow enthusiast!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-20-2015, 05:57:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Evolve Matte Carbon CSL Style Airbox w/ CSL bits to complete

I was not able to weigh it but was able to compare it to a couple of the other well know boxes and it was noticeable. Sort of kicking myself for not weighing it, but it is that it is now. I think...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-20-2015, 05:54:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Evolve Matte Carbon CSL Style Airbox w/ CSL bits to complete

Thanks guys! It really is an incredible mod. I think my favorite statement was from a LeMons friend of mine that said it reminded him of 1/2 a Ferrari - I had to laugh at that, but the intake...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-20-2015, 05:30:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By DodgeStratus
Evolve Matte Carbon CSL Style Airbox w/ CSL bits to complete

Hello gentlemen,

I'm selling my used Evolve CSL style carbon airbox as I will likely be selling my car and moving to an E91. Items are located at Performance Eurowerks in the north Chicago...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-16-2015, 03:29:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By DodgeStratus
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-12-2015, 05:08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Low mileage SMG vs high mileage manual

DSC, ABS and rear tail lights?

I can't forego minty leather for those 'upgrades,' but I'm a condition snob, admittedly!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-09-2015, 06:57:08 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 64,322
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Leatherique vs. Gliptone Results

Love cockpit premium! Maybe I should give the leather milk a try. Thanks for the recommendation
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-08-2015, 07:43:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Eibach F/R Sway Bars

What he said!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-06-2015, 02:34:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Eibach F/R Sway Bars

TheWarHammer -
Bar is in Chicago... at the moment. Where it will likely stay and be shipped from there.

mpathic -
According to the ID numbers I posted I believe it's 30mm, however, since it...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-03-2015, 03:46:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Eibach F/R Sway Bars

Alright guys...anyone interested in 140$ shipped for front bar?

IMO, great deal. Ready to go and boxed.

Sending out PMs now. First to reply gets it.

Rear bar to be available at a later...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-03-2015, 04:20:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: shock tower cracks

If only they were that light!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-01-2015, 01:44:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By DodgeStratus
Eibach F/R Sway Bars

SOLD

thank you much, gentlemen
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Aug-28-2015, 02:34:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: SuperSrint SSV1 Stepped + S pipes

I also believe it's a good deal, but I'm biased. I got them at a good clip and I'm not really wanting to sit on them anymore, so I'll pass on the value.

Hopefully, Gtfour enjoys them more than I...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-27-2015, 09:47:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By DodgeStratus
SuperSrint SSV1 Stepped + S pipes

Hello all,

I will no longer be needing these so putting them up for sale. A great used set with no abnormal wear just the normal colors that come with use.

I bought these and never ended up...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-25-2015, 05:15:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Aux port, what do I need?

+3 for Grom. Cheap, effective and easy, especially if you go with the $60 one and don't need BT.

Plug right into the back of the stereo. No need to route a cable from the rear of the car.
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Aug-22-2015, 05:48:15 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 92,938
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Dal's 46M Build Thread

This seems counter-intuive to me. So, in a stiffer spring configuration you would actually go softer on the dampers?

As ever, car looks gorgeous!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-22-2015, 01:30:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Drive from SoCal to CO with subframe crack?

Agree with this genius (^). I drove mine from NYC to Chicago with hairline cracks and waited about a month to get it fixed. The hairline cracks were no different than when viewed the first time.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-22-2015, 01:27:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,288
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Biggest regret of my life...

Small point here, but I like that the front isn't an angry, aggressive 'face' like a lot of the new cars.

I need to get out the D/A and make my Imola shine :-)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-22-2015, 03:24:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,202
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: *** The 200,000 Mileage Club ***

I believe the popular term for these cars is "dumpster fires," and yes, they're out there. All over craigslist! And they go to the track, but only just once :lolhit:

Sorry, had to :-)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-22-2015, 03:11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Strange engine noise... need help

You might be able to sell a car with rod bearing issues but the buyer will expect to get the car and all of your mods for just above the price of a regular roller. Fix and then sell would be the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-21-2015, 07:26:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Strange engine noise... need help

About $1k if you get it in time for rod bearings. Luckily, good used motors are only about the cost of your airbox, as well.

Just so hard to tell via vids online.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-20-2015, 11:52:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,258
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Intake Porting With Dimples

Shhhhhuuuuutt uuppppp. Now, I'll never sell any dimpled bullets!

:rofl3:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-15-2015, 03:20:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: A CSL,an M5, A gallardo, carrera and a GTR

It's enjoyable to watch but the lambo and GT-R are clearly not putting the pedal down on the straights. With as much power as the M5 and 1500 less pounds... It's just logical.

They were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-14-2015, 03:50:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: A CSL,an M5, A gallardo, carrera and a GTR

Seems pretty staged. I'm guessing the CSL would be duking it out for last place with the Carrera S.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-13-2015, 07:30:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,533
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Getrag 420G Disassembly

Someone on here was able to buy new synchros, but didn't mention much about installing them... Sort of a dead end topic.

But now you're here to show us the way!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-13-2015, 06:29:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,439
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Just Installed: Bilstein b12 + Dinan Springs and GC Camber Plates

I believe the lack of low is more a function of the shocks than the springs in this case. Bilstein's high internal pressure makes them ride a bit high compared to a Koni yellow, for example.

If...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-12-2015, 11:50:48 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 221,549
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Official Dyno Thread

Was totally kidding.

I love the knowledge that is gained from all of these different builds. To me, a deeper understanding of the capabilities of these motors and the engineering behind them is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-11-2015, 05:56:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,065
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Thinking of Selling

I didn't know they issue Colorado plates in Texas.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-11-2015, 05:16:53 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 221,549
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Official Dyno Thread

Right? Check out what Stash1 is doing over here...
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=398790&page=12

Built, but now taking it apart for a breathed on head in addition to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-10-2015, 05:18:26 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 221,549
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Official Dyno Thread

350 whp is pretty much as low as it gets with all the mods you just listed. Only goes up from there. People are scratching 370+ now. Heady times.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-08-2015, 11:34:57 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 58,114
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: E46 M3...2jz swap... It has begun

nice!!!


You think intake hose will be able to resist collapsing?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-05-2015, 06:02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Just Thinking Out Loud

Great advice, I think. The M3 is such a usable car that I was dreading using a company car, because it kept me out of the M3. I rarely found myself thinking "I'm glad i'm not in the M3," except...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-02-2015, 03:01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,168
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: How do you like your rod bearings? Rare, Med-Rare... or well done?

I think those are great for that mileage!

Ian's to-put-it-lightly highly stressed motor is another story.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-02-2015, 08:20:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: oil light 2 second blink

Either the pump or a sensor...

Bummer since you just did the rod bearings.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jul-31-2015, 05:29:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,536
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: ShroomTurkey's Imola Red M3

Very cool! Will be interesting to see what you find when you pop the valve cover.

Should be a fun project :-)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-31-2015, 08:17:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,105
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Video: Superstage (autocross)

You have so much room! Seems like it would be more fun if it were more than a big slalom, tho, no?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-29-2015, 04:27:17 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 75,770
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Bisltein B12 Kit - Initial Review

Yup, fantastic video. Thanks Obio!

Interesting to think about mix/matching a lower density bumstop (he calls "red" - 100b/inch) with the higher density cut-down Bilstein (200b/inch) and a couple...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 05:25:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,439
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Just Installed: Bilstein b12 + Dinan Springs and GC Camber Plates

Or he could accomplish 'lower' with different springs, but I get the feeling looks weren't his only priority.

I'd like to experience this set up!
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 04:53:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,026
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: REVIEW.DYNO | Evolve Automotive Stage 2 Tune

Great to hear about the cams! When are you putting them in?

:kittyshifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-27-2015, 04:49:01 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 85,133
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Ported s54 head teaser pic

Absolutely incredible. That torque is so S65-like, if you don't mind me saying, har har.

I can't wait to see how the new head improves things.

Interesting to note that the exhaust porting is...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jul-22-2015, 11:44:17 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 65,092
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: kaiv's journal v. E9x take 3

I'm visiting your shop in September. Prepare the red carpet and talks of new cars :-)

I'm getting tired of being on the sidelines watching all the fun on Insta!
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jul-21-2015, 11:10:25 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 65,092
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: kaiv's journal v. E9x take 3

As if I needed any help thinking about E90 ownership. Between you and Flip, it's just too much!

Beautiful car.

And now I find myself browsing space grey E90s...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-19-2015, 01:23:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,524
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Rebuild s54 engine

I don't think VAC has a great track record with the people on this forum, but I'm not sure about their bearings specifically.

I think you just need to comb through other member's build threads. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-19-2015, 08:03:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,524
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Rebuild s54 engine

It sounds like you want everything at the same time. Better than stock strength for less than stock cost plus you wan the ability to build the engine for a future use...

You'll have to pick a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-19-2015, 07:55:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,102
Posted By DodgeStratus
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-17-2015, 02:55:23 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 110,862
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Evolve Supercharger S54

Intriguing, but why?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-16-2015, 06:49:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,816
Posted By DodgeStratus
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-11-2015, 04:56:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,447
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Did you take delivery of a BRAND NEW E46 M3? *Photos*

Those new photos show oh-so-well, don't they?

:thumbsup:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-09-2015, 03:28:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,462
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: BMW Motorsport Parts

It sounds like you've got your priorities straight then.

Good on you
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-08-2015, 04:55:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Best Light Weight Rims + Sizes

Man, congrats, but seriously you should let the owner go! No matter the terms, it sounds like human trafficking.

Great info, Norm.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-08-2015, 03:50:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,462
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: BMW Motorsport Parts

Very Cool!

Maybe do a negative mold process using pink foam, then fiberglass the exterior and pour acetone to melt out the foam?

Won't be as pretty but would be just as functional! Just have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-07-2015, 07:00:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,462
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: BMW Motorsport Parts

Think you just missed this one :-(

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2178750-BMW-Motorsport-Group-A-Carbon-Fiber-Kidney-Grill-Air-Intake-No-Longer-Available
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-07-2015, 09:53:17 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 74,988
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: DPE | E46 M3 S62B50 Motor Swap

damn, nice numbers!

I can't help but think cams could hold the torque value better up high... What's wrong with me?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-31-2015, 03:15:09 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 85,763
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: DaFoe’s Engine Rebuild by Coinage

Bummer that you'll lose the porting if you swap heads.

Also, when you say caps, are you referring to the top half of the cam bearings? The "bridge" if you will bolted on either side of the cam?...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-30-2015, 03:23:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,970
Posted By DodgeStratus
Re: Pic of my E46 and E39 today - BMW's best ever modern designs IMO

Option F sounds like a Mclaren F1 motor :thumbsup2: They state in their dynamometer description that they do custom 'chips' for these motors.

In other news this strikes me as a relative bargain:...
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