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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-17-2017, 07:15:51 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 24,566
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Round 2: Genuine OE CSL Boot-Lid Group Buy #2

Looks excellent! Thanks for sharing!!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-17-2017, 07:09:42 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 24,566
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Round 2: Genuine OE CSL Boot-Lid Group Buy #2

Post some pictures up once it is installed!:thumbsup2:

I've got boot-lids ready to ship if anyone is interested. Just PM me.
:hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-17-2017, 06:54:58 PM
Replies: 8,464
Views: 533,043
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

The CSL has the rubber strip.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BL95-EUR---E46-BMW-M3+CSL&diagId=51_5097
:hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-16-2017, 11:05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Hit a deer - dashcam video

Wow, as unfortunate as the circumstance is, you guys got lucky! That could have been WAY worse for both of you and for the car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-16-2017, 11:03:21 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

Individual orders can be placed at this time. Just send me a PM. =)

Once this batch gets finished and the first round has all the orders shipped, I will open up a round 2 of the group buy. I don't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-16-2017, 08:47:09 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Totally agree with you. If $300 is what 'makes or breaks" it for you, then this mod is probably not for you, considering the other parts needed to run this setup. Surprised there was any interest at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-16-2017, 08:44:49 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

Not sure of the 'cutoff" date between the aluminum carrier and the kevlar, but you should be able to see pretty easily if you pop your hood and look under the bumper cover. If you see kevlar, then...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-16-2017, 07:39:18 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

It is, but I wouldn’t get too hung up on his spelling. English is his second language as he is Bulgarian, so you are going to find mistakes with his spelling/grammar for this reason.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-15-2017, 02:17:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,013
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: What's your view on superchargers?

Good brakes (a BBK), should be 'absolutely' necessary regardless. Once you feel your eyeballs near the point of popping out and all the blood rushing to your head from
the force of a 130-0...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-14-2017, 03:04:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,068
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Convertible Crash Survivability / Fatality Rate

Well that is not a very sustainable hobby, be it death or arrest. Be careful Doog. Fun is not always good. I'm sure heroin is fun too...until it's not.

We need to get you tracking. Seriously. Sell...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-14-2017, 12:53:57 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,013
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: What's your view on superchargers?

Very cool video. I know you were just sharing content for us to enjoy and were not making the comparison, no worries. I was just saying it was strange that the content creators chose an E46 M3 to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-14-2017, 12:10:41 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,013
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: What's your view on superchargers?

Such a strange comparison. That is like bringing an old cold war era gun to a modern ICBM fight. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-14-2017, 12:05:56 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

I sent him a screen shot and will update when I hear back from them.

Also, MUCH to my surprise....They MIGHT actually release an FRP version of the intake after the release of their CF offering,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-13-2017, 11:11:40 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 193,713
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Official Dyno Thread

Absolutely. :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-13-2017, 10:09:34 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

If you don't mind, send me a PM regarding the questions not answered. Typically he does not chime in unless I ask him to do so. I try to handle the forum dialogue so they can focus on churning out...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-13-2017, 09:57:20 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 193,713
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Official Dyno Thread

In that case, the vast majority of people would be wrong.

Looking at absolute numbers just seems like a fools errand. That being said, it seems like most people DO fall under that category....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-13-2017, 09:39:19 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

PMing you as well. :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-13-2017, 09:30:07 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Thanks for the input. I will be passing this along with regards to the heat resistant material. Thanks for the contribution. Also, thanks for the clarification on Evolve's pricing. I was going off...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-13-2017, 08:36:53 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

I am told that fully functional and working prototypes should be ready to be shared on here in approx. 2 weeks time. As with any project (whether it's a project car or product development), things...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-13-2017, 07:11:52 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-13-2017, 12:02:10 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 156,962
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Rare colored E46 M3s (pics)

There are less Estoril (58 in NA) as per M3portal linked above. I'd think any "individual" color should be pretty rare and more so rare than OG, simply for the color being "individual" and not a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-12-2017, 08:24:18 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 193,713
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Official Dyno Thread

Quoted because this concept can't be repeated enough.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-12-2017, 07:33:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Which Exhaust?

Hard to say from the pictures posted of the headers, but they are definitely not the Stepped V1 nor the Stepped V2. You can clearly see in the photographs that there is no 'stepping' of pipe size...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-12-2017, 06:41:42 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

This one is FRP.

If memory serves me correct, only 1 person as part of the GB purchased a bumper in CF, aside from myself. All the rest were ordered in FRP.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-12-2017, 06:36:24 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

More pictures of the LSB Bumper going to Gearhead55:
(Splitters are resting in place to show both pieces fitting together.)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4456/37626033152_d5966d0ee0_b.jpg...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-11-2017, 05:59:06 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Those are all great questions. The same questions I had as well. I am waiting to hear more about this myself and will update as I find out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-11-2017, 05:56:46 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

Smart move. Zero reason to rush it. The paint looks great. Can't wait to see it mounted and to hear your thoughts.

I am told my bumper should be ready in 5 weeks, I am the last of the bunch, so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-11-2017, 07:30:34 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

Here are some pictures of the LSB bumper ordered through the Group-Buy (mentioned above). I should have more pictures later today showing the splitters installed. The paint looks beautiful. Enjoy!...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-11-2017, 12:21:00 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-10-2017, 10:14:18 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

I will have him comment on this! :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-06-2017, 08:28:13 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I am not sure who is looking away or not, but I assume I am not being included in this group of 'forum experts'. Namely because I am not an expert and secondly because in addition to sharing those...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-06-2017, 07:21:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: SoCal: Vorsteiner VCSL V2 Bumper w/ Splitters

If I didn't already have one in production, I would be ALL over this. The fact that this is already in OG makes it tempting, especially considering how well the bootlid I bought from you a while back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-06-2017, 07:19:12 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-06-2017, 07:14:37 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I'm sure by now, most of you reading this thread (or having read this thread) know that I have been skeptical about the claims of the ARH headers and interested in more data points. That being said,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-06-2017, 12:56:23 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Excellent post mate! Thank you for taking the time to share. :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-05-2017, 08:28:25 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Since posting Setra Motorsport's dyno graphs this thread seems to have completely died, much to my surprise. Anyways, it was asked about the rest of Setra's exhaust setup, so I decided to once again,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-05-2017, 07:28:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Calling All Drivers: Looking For Test Cars

No idea what the product is, but I offered for the sake of being helpful. I received a PM back, but have received no follow-up regarding actual details.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-05-2017, 12:23:37 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

First couple bumpers should be landing this week, if not already, from my I am told. Let me get a status update from Antony.

EDIT: What I was told:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 11:51:01 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

He talked about pricing here:
Post #60 (http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=1067725962&postcount=60)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 08:53:12 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

:lolhit: Any time you see my username listed, you should just steer clear and far away. :laughhard:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 08:40:26 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

:laughhard: Honestly, it's so yellow that it looks like kevlar, as opposed to CF. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 08:20:31 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Yea I hate the yellow look too. From my understanding it comes down to the resin used and the "carbon gel" used. I have messaged Streamline about explaining it more in detail. I am told that their...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 08:01:36 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Streamline is using pre-preg, structural 45 degree 2x2 carbon fiber.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 08:00:03 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

I will have Streamline chime in on this. They have explained it to me in the past when I asked about this, but I don't recall the details enough to be able to write them out here and I don't want to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 07:50:38 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Thanks for sharing some good information! :hattip:


The new Geoff Steel box looks good. Looks like they have worked on improving their quality. Some things to note, their airbox is wet laid and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-04-2017, 05:53:54 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

A lot of good information here, and from knowledgable,
well respected members. A lot of interesting and well thought out points.

Speaking for myself, I tend to be more of a purist when it comes...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Oct-02-2017, 07:37:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Status Gruppe Pre Preg 1x1 CSL Diffuser

The pre-preg version looks great. Glad to hear you also had a positive experience with the fitment.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-01-2017, 08:15:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Aftermarket head unit options!!!

That does look nice. To date, that is the best looking android unit I have seen. Yaaaay for no more fisher-priced size buttons. The button layout could actually almost pass for stock. Just wonder how...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Oct-01-2017, 06:55:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,146
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: PE | Fall-Line Motorsports | Rear Trailing Arm Bushing

Nice post! Thanks for sharing. I have been trying to find a list of their parts, and this really helped tremendously, being that I couldn't find it on their website.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-01-2017, 03:12:35 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

That is actually a very well thought out idea on the filter. :hattip:

I suspect part of the 'sexiness' of the Concept Airbox is how round and curvy it is. Its something I'd imagine Apple...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-01-2017, 02:36:23 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

The prototype is pretty. I love the curves in the design. Purely speculative on my part, but I would assume it would be difficult to make any sort of mold of the prototype, without having one...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Oct-01-2017, 12:57:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,573
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American racing Headers

Did you manage to get any back-to-back dyno graphs or just the butt-dyno? Not trying to bring the ARH thread into your FS thread, asking purely because more data = a good thing. The last dyno I saw...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-01-2017, 12:08:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,422
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Dimensions of OE Foam Supports/Shims for Front Bumper Bar

Those look nice. Total speculation on my part (so take this with a grain of salt), but it seems like it is overkill. Great solution if its cheap and already available, but it would seem to me it...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-30-2017, 11:52:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,573
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American racing Headers

Curious why you are selling these. ...Is it due to the lack of EGT bung on yours as you mentioned in your other thread? I recall you saying you were having trouble with them and getting a really bad...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-30-2017, 11:44:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Status Gruppe Pre Preg 1x1 CSL Diffuser

Coming from someone that has had horrible experience with pretty much every SGT product that I have been exposed to, that diffuser actually looks really nice. Pre-preg starting material, i suspect...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 10:16:05 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

The airbox itself will fit, assuming an OE CSL airbox fits. The snorkel likely wont fit, but I am not too sure. I'd venture to assume that the snorkel wouldn't work. But you could always run with no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 08:52:42 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

I daily drive mine as well so reliability and longevity is important to me as well. I don't believe there are any concerns on this front, but maybe someone else knows something that I don't and can...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 07:35:04 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

To be completely honest, I am not sure. I can try to find out though. I'm not too familiar with the Z4 differences.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 07:27:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,013
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: What's your view on superchargers?

I have a local friend with an AA supercharger installed. Now granted his car is literally a competing "show car" and also has probably 500+ pounds of stereo equipment in the trunk (without subframe...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 06:56:23 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,968
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Help me bring a new exhaust to market

Agreed on "better to be right, than fast." To do thinks the right way, it takes time. Unfortunately we live in a world where everything is built upon "instant gratification" and that is just not how...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 06:46:58 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Alpha-N is the easiest. Epic tunes spoke very highly of alpha-N when it is done correctly. According to them, not all tuners (including big named ones) know how to properly setup alpha-N...Apparently...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-29-2017, 06:33:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Shipping via Greyhound

Also a word of advice, skip places like "The UPS Store" and go directly to the shipping facility. I shipped a radiator to the UK a week ago. I first went to "The UPS Store"...their prices were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 06:25:41 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Totally understand, $1k is not chump change by any means. Compared to most cars, $1k for an intake does seem expensive. With all due respect, this product may not be for you. That being said, I'd...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-29-2017, 04:49:17 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 24,867
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 06:28:33 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

So the good news it, either the OE filter or the ITG filter should fit. The actual box is built to OE specifications.

Their testing will be including Untuned/tuned results for all runner lengths,...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-29-2017, 04:08:11 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 24,867
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

One of the section 1 pipes literally was not sliding on. Where as the other set (mine) slides right on effortlessly. If something is rattling, you either need to tighten it down or check your heat...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 03:31:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,318
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Most wanted E46 M3 List

I see what you are saying. Oddly enough, LSB when it came out, from my understanding did not sell well either.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-29-2017, 02:42:09 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 24,867
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: 2017 SuperSprint Header Group-Buy Mega Thread

PMed you. Been trying to reach you via text all day but am not having any luck reaching you.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-29-2017, 02:39:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Shipping via Greyhound

I've shipped a muffler from Cali to SC, literally coast-to-coast using Greyhound. It cost $60ish if I remember correctly and it took about a week, with really piss poor tracking. It did arrive...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 12:39:18 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Not totally sure. I tend to prefer 1x1 myself. Hoping that both will be an option. Although there is something to be said about having the weave line up with multiple components when using 2x2.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 11:52:09 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

LOL :lolhit: I don't think ABS plastic is in the cards. I think you would also lose a lot of the noise which makes these airboxes so great. Part of the reason for the massive induction roar, is the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 11:48:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,318
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Most wanted E46 M3 List

Agree with everything you said other than it being "Least popular" (not that it matters to me). I don't think it is a matter of not being popular. It's a popular color and their is a lot of demand,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 09:17:48 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Like I said, it's a bit early to tell on pricing. That is the intention though on pricing. I have no doubts it will be cheaper than an Evolve or Karbonius airbox though. Time will tell. Shipping on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 08:41:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,318
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Most wanted E46 M3 List

No question, LSB and PY were both launch colors and will always be in demand by hard core enthusiasts/'collectors', but as for "most wanted" ...totally subjective. I'd so most wanted is the car with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 08:30:23 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Excellent question. I'm not too certain quite yet if they are going with the OE filter or the ITG filter option. Out of curiosity, is there a preference?



I hesitate to say, to be honest. Like...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 07:22:34 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Its a little early to tell. One of the major goals of this project (aside from performance and quality control) is affordability. Right now, there really is not an "affordable" CSL airbox option on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 06:46:57 PM
Replies: 313
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Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

Pure speculation, but I would assume it would (assuming Evolve's (or even karbonius's) box is the same spec dimensions of the the original, which they all appear to be.) I am fairly sure they are all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-28-2017, 06:22:41 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,067
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Streamline & Dr M3an M3's CSL Airbox Development Journal Collaboration

I know a lot of you are interested in the Streamline CSL CF Airbox currently in development, so I figured it was about time I start a thread detailing the development, progress, and details; much in...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-26-2017, 04:29:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,098
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Stoptech BBK/Status Gruppe CSL Front Bumper/CSL Diffuser/CF Mirror Caps/Coby Whee

Brakes are tempting. Would look good on my Oxford green car.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-25-2017, 04:48:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: BMW E46 M3 MSS54HP DME's

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=592076
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-24-2017, 09:23:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: N15 Design S54 Secondary Air Pump Block Off Plate

Just received my N15 Design's SAP Delete Block-Off Plate and gasket. Shipping was fast. I recommend this product. Happy to support another enthusiast, especially with the free-shipping that LAWlence...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-24-2017, 08:57:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,599
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Fs/ft: Ccw wheels/tires 18x9.5/11

Those look great. Huge fan of CCW. back in the day when I was on Supraforums, I fell in love with CCW, especially CCW Classics.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-24-2017, 08:55:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Dinan rear strut brace

Interested in pictures as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 10:30:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Browser Extension to Revive Old Photobucket Images

Are you a fellow Redditor!? I just read about this on r/cars today. You beat me to sharing it here. :P
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 08:01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: New Billet S54 Intake Manifold

A lot heavier than a CSL Airbox, but from a “bling” perspective it sure is pretty. Wonder how it sounds compared to stock and to a CSL Airbox. I imagine it would be ideal for holding in boost.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 03:21:28 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I will send them a message and ask. Feel free to add any other questions you have that I should include. I don’t want to bombard him with a bunch of messages since I know he is focused on racing his...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 08:09:36 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I'm not sure on the mods, other than the headers and the ESS Supercharger. I'm sure we can dig them up. The car holds the record for fastest E46 M3 Nurburgring laptimes, so I assume its pretty well...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 06:47:40 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Setra Motorsports just sent me images of their dyno files.

two best runs with each header (Euro header) and (ARH):
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/37223851300_56c0fe3343_b.jpg

Three runs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 03:56:17 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Yes exactly. As much as I am skeptical to the claims (as we all should be -- until evidence suggests otherwise), what you said is true and is also something I included in my above post, so as to be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 03:06:58 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Word for word I agree with every sentence you wrote above. 100% the same rings true for me on everything you wrote.


To be fair, this is only 1 data point. I don't know if I could honestly say...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 03:03:16 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Let me preface this to say, I don't question the build quality of ARH's headers. Based on the pictures, the build quality looks fantastic, just as good as Supersprint and better than most cheap...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 01:39:51 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

Yes, I asked him about this as well. I am waiting on a reply which is why I haven't responded yet. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 01:21:50 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 62,144
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I asked Setra Motorsports if their before/after was on the same tune or if ARH headers had a custom tune to optimize the new 6-1 collector design. What they said was:


I will be honest, I am a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-21-2017, 10:39:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Question about VANOS issue

I'm not so sure it is a matter of "BMW F*ing up again", rather it is just a matter of what is the reality of owning a motor that spins to 8000RPM consistently, producing a high specific out-put, and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-21-2017, 10:09:18 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 26,612
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: FEELER thread: CSL Front Bumper Group-Buy

Looks like this one is heading to its USA home Monday morning (tomorrow they have a national holiday).

Splitters resting in place:...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-20-2017, 07:44:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: N15 Design S54 Secondary Air Pump Block Off Plate

Thanks LAWLence! Just ordered my SAP Block Off-Plate w/ Gasket from your website. I really appreciate the free shipping. You are right about all the other competitors charging $15+ on shipping, which...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-20-2017, 03:28:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Problems with Vanos and Timing

Whoops, forgot to paste the link! Thanks for the heads up and also taking the time to produce such a thorough thread. :beer:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-20-2017, 03:23:50 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 69,160
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Not to be alarming, but those might be the highest values of both Lead and Copper in this entire 75 page thread (iirc). Any idea when the last time the oil was changed? Maybe it is the case that the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-20-2017, 03:08:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Problems with Vanos and Timing

For anyone currently in need, here are some great resources:

WOLFN8TR's S54 Vanos Info Thread - Extremely well detailed (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=545367)

BMW TIS Service...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-19-2017, 11:35:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dr M3an M3
Re: Problems with Vanos and Timing

It is in Columbia (Morehead Speed Works). The shop specializes in racing Spec-E46s (non-M) but look to also have a lot of experience with the S54 for racing applications based on their FB page and...
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