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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 11:07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Obioban
Re: CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

I just ordered mine from ecs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 07:26:24 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

You said nobody refers to F1 transmissions as automatic. I choose the guy who's arguably the largest figure in F1 at the moment and found a quote directly to the contrary. You then state I'm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 07:22:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

30.8 was the base measurement-- not 30.2. That was BMW's listed thickness, though (not my measurement)-- so my guess would be that 30.8 is the thickness without powder (can verify if you want).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 07:15:05 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I thought Hamilton was a legit F1 personality. What do I know :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 07:13:59 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I really don't understand how it's even a topic of discussion.

If you change the gears and operate the clutch manually, it's a manual. If the mechanism are moved by and automatic sequence, it's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 07:05:45 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I inquired about listing my (3 pedal) manual rwd e91 (wagon) on BAT. Their required reserve was stupidly low, so I sold it on the forums instead. Sold for ~3x the reserve they wanted me to set.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 06:59:01 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

https://www.carthrottle.com/post/hamilton-wants-f1-cars-to-go-back-to-loud-v12-engines-with-manual-gearboxes/



Lewis Hamilton would like F1 to go back to manual gearboxes. How is that possible...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 06:48:09 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

A sequential gearbox, as used in racecars and what assume you're referring to, functions quite differently than the 420G-- in automatic or manual form.

I'm pretty sure people routinely say...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 05:40:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Shaikh,

Any thoughts on how to get useful data on the stiffness of the inconsistent OD (possibly also ID) CSL front sway?

https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/455360_x800.jpg

Known:
-CSL...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-19-2018, 05:33:24 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 28,705
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2019 *Now with First Drives*

That looks like one of those features that looks cool now, but 10+ years from now is going to be laughed at how dated it looks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 04:52:16 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

au·to·mat·ic
ˌôdəˈmadik
adjective
1.
(of a device or process) working by itself with little or no direct human control.

SMG manages to have "little" (button press) and "no" (auto mode) human...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-19-2018, 03:39:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 28,705
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2019 *Now with First Drives*

Steering feel? Good to drive? In a modern BMW (and a non M at that)?

Will be interesting if true!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 03:26:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 12:47:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 800
Posted By Obioban
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

Buildjournal is the tuner I was thinking of :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 11:47:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 800
Posted By Obioban
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

I don't have a MK20 car, so no first hand experience with this, but has anyone tried fiddling with the ABS values in NCS Expert to see if it helps?

Or, I forget who, but someone sells a MK20 tune...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 11:10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Obioban
Re: Anyone have a ruined front bumper they'd be willing to cut up?

I'm just waiting-- should get it next week, I'm told.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Sep-18-2018, 10:34:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,420
Posted By Obioban
Re: How often do you change your fluids?

SRF is free forever after the first flush if purchased from FCP.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 09:49:05 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

This is a thread about a service where one buys and sells used e46 M3s.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 09:42:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

My calculations were wrong-- I forgot the OD varies:

https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/455360_x800.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 07:30:02 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Beyond that, every time there's a transmission option at all, it's between manual and some sort of automatic-- never is it between different types of automatics.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 07:04:49 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Every time you come to a stop without manually downshifting it skips gears. If you rapidly press the shift button twice it skips gears.

SMG on the e46 is mostly the same gearbox (needs machining...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:54:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ohlins R/T vs. KW V3

It's not unique to Ohlins-- all the high end stuff has that kind of rebuild interval (JRZ/Motion/Moton/whatever). Precise shock control just has less tolerance for wear.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:53:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Obioban
Re: Funny, I have both right now..

"Tracking" tends to max out in ~30 min stints, and most groups are in the 20-25 min range (with the last 2-3 min being a cool down lap)-- much less heat generated than in a multiple hour race.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:43:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Obioban
Re: CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

Yep. I'd say my calculation became useless.

For some reason my memory was that it was the rear bar that is inconsistent OD.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:41:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Obioban
Re: Funny, I have both right now..

That says racing-- not tracking.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:37:29 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Do you think it's also a sequential gearbox? As that's what the S stands for. I'd say it's equally accurate as the manual term-- both marketing fluff.

The driver can decide when to shift, or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:30:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Obioban
Re: Funny, I have both right now..

I don't think it's 10 hours on track :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Obioban
Re: CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

... that does put a kink in things.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 05:55:36 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 05:54:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Obioban
Re: CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

The CSL bar is hollow-- it much be, because it's 2/3 the weight of the stock bar, but thicker (30.8mm vs 26mm, as you said).

So, I don't think that's how it's made.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 05:48:53 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Shifting is automated, therefore it's automatic by definition. You are not manually shifting gears-- you're pressing a button to trigger an automated sequence or letting the ecus decide when to run...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 04:36:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,960
Posted By Obioban
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Gosling Racing & Independent Designs Front and Rear Brace

I don't agree. Friction caused by a tightened bolt is pretty insignificant compare to the forces twisting the chassis.

My guess is that it won't do much at all, as designed.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Sep-18-2018, 04:32:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 559
Posted By Obioban
Re: iOS12

I wouldn't hold your breath.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 04:22:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 03:19:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Most of the easy weight savings on the car tend to be on the rear (e.g. battery, muffler, stereo stuff, CSL trunk, back seat delete, tool kit removal). Moving the weight distribution forward very...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 03:01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Obioban
CSL front sway bar (hollow) wall thickness

I posted this in this thread, but wanted to make it easily searchable for future people.

Assuming the CSL sway bar is made of the same material as the stock sway bar, I calculated (breaking out...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 02:55:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I went through the calculation, feeling like I was back in high school geometry.

Assuming the same material is used on the stock sway bar as the CSL sway bar, the wall thickness of the CSL sway...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 01:59:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ohlins R/T vs. KW V3

The overwhelming benefit of camber plates is longer tire life on track (and that's assuming you use them to increase camber on track, decrease it to non camber plate settings for street). This is not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 01:25:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ohlins R/T vs. KW V3

"weekend-only mountain sled" sounds like a purpose made, ideal use case for the Ohlins.

If you DD them, the costly/relatively frequent rebuild intervals will be expensive. If you track them,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 11:39:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,948
Posted By Obioban
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

Well, those jerks. They wouldn't for me :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 01:02:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,948
Posted By Obioban
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

Relicate won’t ship internationally. I tried with my leather.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 12:50:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=534318
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-17-2018, 11:38:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,436
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

It was for me, but I crank to lumbar to max in pretty much every car I get into. Non adjustable lumbar stock e46 m3 seats give me a back ache in <25 minutes.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-17-2018, 09:47:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

CSL front is 30.8mm but "hollow" (how hollow unknown).

CSL rear is 22.5mm solid, but isn't changes shape a bit depending on location. My assumption is that it acts, on average, like a 22.5mm bar....
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Sep-17-2018, 07:26:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 559
Posted By Obioban
Re: iOS12

I think an upgrade from an X to an Xs would, indeed, be silly-- just like most single year over year phone upgrades.

But that doesn't mean there shouldn't be an Xs, nor that there are not things...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Sep-17-2018, 07:14:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 559
Posted By Obioban
Re: iOS12

Been running it since beta 4. Beta 4 was extremely solid/quick-- more solid than most .0 GMs in recent years. I'm looking forward to hearing how it does on some of the older devices it's designed to...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-17-2018, 06:00:52 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 14,001
Posted By Obioban
Re: My M3

This has to take the prize for weirdest CSL splitter pic ever posted on the forum. :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-17-2018, 05:48:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Obioban
Re: How do I drive my car with the hood up

6 speed conversion, problem solved.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-17-2018, 02:18:49 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

We can look at the e36 for a reasonable 7 year forecast, where a slicktop is a bigger premium than on the e46.

... and to date the slicktop premium has only been growing by the year.

I do...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-17-2018, 01:20:23 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,077
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

eh, idk-- perhaps in the LONG term, when they're just car show cars, but slicktops are a premium on pretty much every older sports car that people still actually drive.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-17-2018, 01:14:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

excellent!

... I wish we had stifness data on the stock CSL sway bars, with their variable thickness-- no idea how to enter those.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-17-2018, 11:46:37 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 672,963
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I removed it with a slow, tedious, painful process of manually pulling it away, using the dynamat itself to grab it. It took many hours and sucked. Even now, there's still unsightly residue from it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 12:02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Obioban
Re: Diagnosing a false knock reading

I just replaced all 3 sensors. They’re pretty cheap iirc.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 11:58:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,960
Posted By Obioban
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Gosling Racing & Independent Designs Front and Rear Brace

Slotted holes where the front brace bolts to the shock towers seem like they’re limit how effective it is and cause rubbing in an area I wouldn’t want rubbing.

Same on the rear-- hard to see what...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 09:40:02 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Ah. I was intermediate; my friend that owns the car I was driving is in advanced. I would have gone advanced, but we can't both and it's his car. His experience in advanced was similar.

On the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:58:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,057
Posted By Obioban
Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

I knew what he meant-- I just meant this is his MO.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:57:41 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 14,001
Posted By Obioban
Re: My M3

Bimmerworld par.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:44:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Obioban
Re: All Purpose Tire Options

RE71Rs are shaping up to last 4 events for me. Will not buy again.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:22:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 829
Posted By Obioban
Re: New Crotchphones announced. What you getting? (56k hogger warning)

My wife is due for an upgrade.

We'll be ordering the X(s) Max (worse iPhone name ever?). If she prefers the normal size phone, she'll take over my iPhone X and I'll get the max. If she prefers...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:17:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hurricane Florence Ready

I can't think of any reason not to have those jack stands on their highest setting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:09:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,057
Posted By Obioban
Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

Nope!

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/search.php?searchid=19736084
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 05:59:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 05:19:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Obioban
Re: Anyone have a ruined front bumper they'd be willing to cut up?

I'm going to upload it for free to the 3D part files thread (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=600512), so cost will be whatever it costs you to 3D print it.

Don't know yet on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 05:17:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Obioban
Re: Anyone have a ruined front bumper they'd be willing to cut up?

Just a smart phone 3D scanner app. The problem is, they all need the object placed on some sort of grid system, and the stock bumper is too large to do that with. But, just the duct area-- perfect...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 04:33:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 04:17:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Obioban
Question Anyone have a ruined front bumper they'd be willing to cut up?

Looking to cut out the fog light area, so I can 3D scan it and make a 3D printable brake duct kit that anyone can print out for themselves.

Any volunteers?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 03:37:31 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Hooked on Driving. Never done an event with them before, but the dates worked out with when I had free time in CA at the end of a vacation with my wife.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 03:27:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: ECS/Turner Shark Injector V2.0 Performance Software

Safer to do it with NCSExpert/dummy. PASoft can break things much more easily :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 03:23:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: ECS/Turner Shark Injector V2.0 Performance Software

The worst tuned car I have ever driven was an e39 M5 with the original Shark Injector. It was pretty much undriveable due to horrific throttle mapping. Glad the hear they're making updates, if only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 03:18:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,170
Posted By Obioban
Re: too many options for rod bearings....

Thus far just oil analysis. Will certainly update when I pull it apart.

But, I have done samples with every change-- this is not a blind UOA with no history.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 02:42:42 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

It was really something.

I almost rear ended the Lambo because he was going so much slower into a corner that I didn't comprehend it was a possible track speed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 02:03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,170
Posted By Obioban
Re: too many options for rod bearings....

Install was done by Kaiv with the engine on a stand (not on his back under the car).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 01:54:18 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I drove Leguna Seca for the first time earlier this week, in a friends e46 M3. While there I passed...
-c7 zr1
-gt3 RS 4.0
-991 gt3
-f80 m3
-c7 z06
-McLaren 650s
-lambo superperformente ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 01:40:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,170
Posted By Obioban
Re: too many options for rod bearings....

They also lasted half the life of the first set of OE bearings on the wagon's S54.

There are other variables, but all that I can think of are worse for my coupe's S54.
-Coupe saw winter use,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 01:16:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,170
Posted By Obioban
Re: too many options for rod bearings....

OE for me going forward.

My wagon's S54's last set were WPC treated, and lead elevated in half the miles of my coupe's S54 with stock bearings-- and the wagon sees lighter use.

Better to sell...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-13-2018, 07:22:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,436
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-13-2018, 07:22:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,436
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

well, that's less funny.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Sep-13-2018, 07:18:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,838
Posted By Obioban
Re: Bob Lutz suggests buying a Tesla before they go bankrupt

The Model 3 is outselling (and shipping) the 3 series, C class, A4, etc...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 06:47:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
Posted By Obioban
Re: Is my rear sway bar under tension?

Eh, I'd get rid of preload just to not prematurely wear the end links, if nothing else!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 06:43:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,057
Posted By Obioban
Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

Of the stock engines, the 318is is my favorite one to drive, as well.

... I've long thought the perfect swap for the e30 would be an N52. Lighter than the M42, 300 NA HP with factory parts and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-13-2018, 03:48:56 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

I think you mean 2 square meters.... unless you're specing the thread :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 08:52:07 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

No, that is not at all what I said.



That’s much more what I’m saying.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:58:02 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

N52 is a pretty great engine :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:44:15 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Oh yes. Not a small shifter, either!

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=379414&stc=1&d=1217430672

I see them pretty frequently in junk yards. Been debating putting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:42:20 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Meanwhile I’m dreaming of building a 6mt e38 750iL :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:03:19 PM
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Views: 5,987
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:01:10 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Agreed.

Further— we had a stick Silverado I really enjoyed.

I prefer everything in stick!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 03:59:04 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I think you missed all 3 of my points :P

-I didn't say anything about amount of power. I talked about the way power is delivered.

-I didn't say anything about steering weight, I spoke about...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 03:50:45 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Yep-- for sure it's the tires being terrible for performance, because of modern BMW's priority for performance anything. I don't think the suburban's tires are particularly exceptional, though. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 02:53:31 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Was it worse than contemporary Chevy suburban braking distances, completely dead steering, or non linear power band you thought felt like a BMW?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 02:37:10 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

A 6 year old, out of warranty, F30 would send me screaming in fear.

And... comparing new vs used is a pretty meaningless comparison, imo.

Being shit to drive and expensive to maintain has made...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 02:31:27 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Not every car BMW used to make was the e46 m3-- in fact, the e46 m3 is the harshest standard production car (not CSL/GTS/etc) they ever offered. That's not what I'm suggesting.

BMW used to be able...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-12-2018, 12:50:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,436
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

If anyone who thinks they’re in the GB didn’t receive an email from HMS, please shoot me a pm ASAP.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 02:26:10 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

The Lexus also drives significantly better.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 12:56:50 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

If it’s not sporty/responsive/fun, I’d rather get the Japanese option and have the reliability.

... and it isn’t.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Sep-11-2018, 01:53:31 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 672,963
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Yep— stayed at his house Sunday night :agree:
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Sep-11-2018, 12:49:47 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 672,963
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Got to drive Laguna Seca yesterday. Awesome track! Too bad it's on the opposite coast :P

https://image.ibb.co/dcAo29/Flipoff_2.jpg

Doing the universal M3 owner wave :shifty:
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-11-2018, 12:42:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,436
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

Update: cobra can not supply alcanatara brand synthetic suede. So, if you want that, you must supply it.

The color alcantara that BMW uses is 9002 (dark grey-- not black).

Note that there is a...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Tue, Sep-11-2018, 03:38:54 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 50,314
Posted By Obioban
Re: CSL Oil level indicator

Mine has never glitched.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 03:04:46 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,212
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

997.2 Carrara S has appeal to me, of all of them. IMS fixed, still has steering feel, no direct injection, no turbos, can be had in MT.

991 EPS completely ruins the car for me.

F30 328i is one...
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