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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-20-2019, 07:56:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

I don't know why I blanked on this the other day, but just thought of it as I sat in dead stopped traffic for an hour--

The car actually has two battery systems:
1) the high voltage system,...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-20-2019, 07:48:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

My wife doesn't want the kid in the M5 any more than I want it in the M3... and we both refuse to drive the suburban even slightly regularly :lolhit:

The default kid carrier is the i3. The wagon...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-20-2019, 05:01:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Yeah— booster seat era is when I see the coupe coming into play.

The lack of B pillar does make seat loading in the i3 easy, and the front seats have a temporary lean forward feature to make it...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-20-2019, 04:43:58 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

I converted over to manual sliders and fixed back, so that's not going to work super well for me in the short term...

https://image.ibb.co/bB2F68/Cobra_N_20.jpg

Which I'm not really concerned...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-20-2019, 04:07:53 PM
Replies: 159
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Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

The M3 wagon is still my default DD. There’s a child seat base bolted into it full time.

https://i.ibb.co/jwQzXXt/IMG-2033.jpg

Loading a rear facing seat into the coupe with the fixed back...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Thu, Jun-20-2019, 07:20:08 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Lol. Passive aggressive, much?

:roll:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-20-2019, 06:28:07 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

For child seat loading the height is great.

... but I clock my head on the tailgate at least once a week (which I’ve never done on the e46 wagon). It’s the perfectly wrong height for me to see it...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Thu, Jun-20-2019, 01:48:44 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

It makes me happy how positively the market is responding to Porsche’s Na powerplants after 808elise’s post reminded how much I dislike modern BMW engines. Too bad there’s no longer a 4 seat...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-20-2019, 12:55:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

I didn’t say it had shared stats— I said it has some surprising shared characteristics.

Out of curiosity, have you driven one?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-19-2019, 05:49:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,759
Posted By Obioban
Re: J-Fiber CF Driveshaft Thread!

Yeah, it feels like it should only work with a U joint on both ends... Especially as engine/trans mounts wear out, etc.

On the other hand, the stock F8X CF shaft only had a joint on one end, guibo...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Wed, Jun-19-2019, 05:07:02 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Hey now... I'm a Xennial, not a Millennial.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Wed, Jun-19-2019, 04:50:06 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Or just auto rev matching, like the millennials want :shifty:
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 03:45:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By Obioban
Re: Torque wrenches

Less clamping force, less round bore, more expensive...

Even on a V10, you're really only adding, what, half an hour to the project-- not much, given the scale of the endeavor.

That said, the...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 03:38:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Two more fun i3 features for baby use I thought of while getting groceries last night:
-Plastic body panels, so it can't get door dinged by shopping carts
-no issue to just leave the AC running in...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 03:32:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 643
Posted By Obioban
Re: How much over the limit do you speed?

Idk. All my highway experiences in WV have been this (albeit twisting over mountains):

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_K-H2PXwzWGQ/TB7HF9aFibI/AAAAAAAAIXU/rxmtGpgpEP0/s1600/1921wv55.jpg
...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 03:20:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By Obioban
Re: Torque wrenches

I have a 3/8" and 1/2" snapon techangle that I use for engine work. For rod bearings, it's super useful to have one of each to cut down on tool resetting time. I use a 1/4 mechanical for settling...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 03:14:39 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Even as a dedicated baby hauler, much of babying is dropping it off or picking it up. In either case, half the drive is free to be dynamic.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 02:33:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 643
Posted By Obioban
Re: How much over the limit do you speed?

VA is the ultimate slow state. I don't speed there!
(actually, when traveling south, I'll go 150 miles out of my way to go through WV instead of VA. WV roads are freaking amazing, and it's easily...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 02:03:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Perhaps what I really need is a wife that doesn't care about what she drives, then. :hmm:

In the event that we need a larger car, we have a suburban. That need has happened once this year-- to...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 01:38:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

I didn't see the Chrysler minivan defense coming, but there it is. :hmm:

Sounds like we just don't value the same things in cars. Enjoy the minivan :thumbsup2:
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 01:17:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

No, it's not. [/QUOTE]

If you don't find the following aspects cool, we may have a fundamental disagreement as to what makes a good car:
-CF monocoque
-super low COG
-2800 lbs for a functional...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-19-2019, 12:25:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By Obioban
Re: Favorite e36 M3 muffler/rear section?

... damn it, man. You're making me want to move the M3 wagon from e36 M3 stock to s50b32 SS street :chair:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-19-2019, 12:17:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 917
Posted By Obioban
Re: Got Instagram?

@obioban

... for car stuff. I really got creative with my username :roll:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h79/pts121/Photoshoots/Ian/dock18_web.jpg~original
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-19-2019, 12:14:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 896
Posted By Obioban
Re: What is the m3forum-preferred e46 m3 RSM setup?

There's lots of good options, depending on wants/needs.

Stock is fine on the e46 m3, unlike the non M e46 and e36 m3. Reinforcement plates aren't necessary for reinforcement, unlike the e36.
...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 12:07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 643
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-19-2019, 12:04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By Obioban
Re: Very Rough Idle

Get a BMW specific code reader hooked up to it.

I doubt it's gas related.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 11:15:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

a) I said "The i3 is kind of a cool car in a lot of ways, and strangely similar to old school (e30 era) BMWs in some ways". Not really the same statement as, "the e30 and i3 are similar cars".

b)...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-19-2019, 11:07:57 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

My driving record is also clean at this point :parrot:
I don't actually even run a radar detector anymore, either.

I ended up buying my i3 from Florida because all of the local ones were...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 06:36:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

It would mean my commute is what I say it is :P

I don't care. I never said it was safer. I commute 100 miles/day. We're talking spending an extra hour per day in the car if I went the speed...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 06:28:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

I feel like I should make a video. :hmm:
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 05:46:32 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Lol, because people on the internet (in OT, at that) told me to? Of course not. :hattip:

Suddenly being the only person on the road going the speed limit sounds silly to me.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 05:33:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Got curious, so I googled i3 vs e30. I'm not the first to see similarities (he takes it a bit further than I'm willing to).

https://www.bmwblog.com/2013/10/17/opposite-lock-whats-old-new-found-i3/
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 04:33:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,460
Posted By Obioban
Re: F&*K Yesh BROS!!! New GT4!!!

250 lbs heavier? Wtf did they do?
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 04:31:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

BMW i3 v BMW M3 drag race | Video News | Business Car Manager - YouTube

:lolhit:
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 04:19:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 03:52:58 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

That's a lot of hassle for a laugh-- especially since it would mean that I wouldn't have my M3 at the track after the lol laps are over.

I've seen a couple Tesla 3s at the track, but they were...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-18-2019, 02:43:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,299
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Perfect Dog Transporter? - My 2000 Touring Journal

While it doesn't look bad in the pictures you posted, every time I see an M3 bumper on non M bodywork in real life it looks super awkward to me.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 02:30:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Ha, I'm working on fabbing something similar to this:

BMW i3 BEV trunk extension / Kofferraumerweiterung - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 02:23:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Yes. I buy performancy cars to drive them in a performancy manner. :)

Buying fast cars and driving them slowly just means your paying more for a car that's worse at what you're using it for. When...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-18-2019, 02:06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 867
Posted By Obioban
Re: Smg hydraulic unit rebuild

With a lifetime warranty from FCP on the OE unit, I see no reason to get a maybe better maybe not aftermarket one for >2x the price.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-18-2019, 01:49:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 867
Posted By Obioban
Re: Smg hydraulic unit rebuild

This looks like a pretty fun rebuild! :agree:
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 01:00:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Obioban
Re: RIP Top Gear UK

I am kind of bored of Chris Harris. All of his videos end up being pretty much the same.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 12:53:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,460
Posted By Obioban
Re: F&*K Yesh BROS!!! New GT4!!!

This looks to be pretty spectacular.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 12:45:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Obioban
Re: RIP Top Gear UK

Tiff was a Top Gear presenter from 1987-2001.

Strangely, I saw a live top gear stage show a while back, while Richard was in a coma, where Tiff filled in for him-- so the lineup was Clarkson, May,...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 11:25:32 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

You're 4 posts in. Try harder.



Every one of those 4 posts was negative. Try harder



Nowhere, in the entire thread, did I mention the e30 M3. My two posts on the e30 similarites were:
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 11:09:12 AM
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Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Nobody should buy a 2014-- first production year issues, even if the battery is sufficient for your needs.

2015 had them settled.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Tue, Jun-18-2019, 01:12:11 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

No idea whatsoever!

When I said 10x the difference, I was assuming I'd do the conversion myself.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-18-2019, 01:02:05 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

-2800 lb functional 4 seater
-huge green house
-rwd
-instant accelerator response
-competent handling without overly high limits

All e30ish traits.

... It's really the steering feel where...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jun-17-2019, 09:25:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

It can kick out the back end :shifty:

Though you have to go through idrive for the option.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jun-17-2019, 07:17:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Obioban
Re: How on earth did this pass Tesla quality control?

Lutz is a pretty smart cookie, generally. My guess would be that the random car he came across happened to be good. They're not all bad :lolhit:
Forum: General BMW Discussion Mon, Jun-17-2019, 06:35:53 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Were I in the market, I'd buy an SMG car for sure...

... and then immediately convert it.

Much easier to find a good car when SMG cars are included in your search (much less picked over), and...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jun-17-2019, 05:11:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

None of those 3 seem to meaningfully impact range.

I suspect you'd be fine for your drive with a MY 2017 or later (I'm assuming you meant 40 miles each way, 80 total).

55-60 mph is a very...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-17-2019, 03:53:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Obioban
Re: Supersprint Headers 043901 (V1) vs 044001 (Full-Stepped)

Assuming the pictures are on the site and the product listed, 043901 is not V1 stepped. 044001 is V1 stepped.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-17-2019, 03:52:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 876
Posted By Obioban
Re: Short Suspension Rant: TC Kline DA

The TCKs punch way above their paygrade. Kickass setup :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-17-2019, 02:42:33 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,491
Posted By Obioban
Re: Why is my cammed s54 still making the same power?

IIRC there's two steps of timing the S54 pulls when it detects knock (I don't remember what those steps are). If your timing is getting pulled by those amounts, could be a knock issue. If it's not,...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jun-17-2019, 02:31:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Obioban
Re: How on earth did this pass Tesla quality control?

I don't really mean this as an excuse for them, so much as their... reasoning process? Tesla needs to get out as many cars as possible ASAP to stay viable as a company. Even from a happy customer...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Mon, Jun-17-2019, 11:26:09 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

I do feel like if this is your mindset for what makes a good car, new BMWs make some sense.

... though not as much sense as new American cars.
...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Mon, Jun-17-2019, 11:14:23 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Any part can fail on any car. The odds of all of the above happening on any given year? Pretty freaking low.

I'm had my M3 coupe from new (currently 15X,XXX miles, including coming up on 20,000...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Mon, Jun-17-2019, 01:13:51 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Eh... maintenance probably averages out to what? $1000 per year? Especially if you don’t include tires, brakes, trans fluid, diff fluid, and 5000 mile oil changes, since BMW no longer covers any of...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jun-16-2019, 04:16:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

I feel like people in slower parts of the country just can’t comprehend that everywhere is not identical to where they live :clueless:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 03:27:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By Obioban
Re: Transmisson output shaft play

Scary to imagine what damage was done by neglecting fluids to that point…
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-15-2019, 07:53:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Obioban
Re: How on earth did this pass Tesla quality control?

Hard to believe any of these were ever safe on any cars. All of them put people into the crumple zone, no?
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-15-2019, 12:31:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Girl. Who, happily, is sleeping through the night :)
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-15-2019, 12:27:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

We have a manual e46 wagon (fully mechanically/electronically M3 converted). It’s my DD. I just don’t want to ruin it with baby filth.

It will be our go to road trip car, when we don’t need...
Forum: General BMW Discussion Sat, Jun-15-2019, 11:15:38 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 24,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

If I could close the roof on the Miata while sitting in it, I’d have one :P
(Too tall)
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-15-2019, 02:33:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

The skinny tires are a bit misleading...

The reason they i3 looks to have goofily large diameter wheels is actually functional. BMW wanted the efficiency of narrow tires, but they wanted the same...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-15-2019, 12:12:16 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

I’ve been a father for 11 days, now! :agree:

We haven’t had any super windy days, so can’t comment on how it’ll hold up to that. It is a bit tram liney at speed, but I suspect that’s due to an...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 10:50:57 PM
Replies: 159
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Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Side note: seemingly every i3 review goes at it from the perspective of “let’s take it for a road trip”. I feel like that’s 100% the opposite of how the car should be used— use it daily, leave it...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 10:48:44 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Yeah, the range extender was an option my car had to not have. It adds 300 lbs of weight (>10%!), almost every reliability issue on the chassis, and means the car requires maintenance.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 07:23:04 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Charging times in general:
The 120v charger that comes with it takes forever (never done it but believe it’s 16 hours)
The 240v 16A I use at work needs 9 hours
The 240v 32A I use at home needs...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 07:16:48 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

$19100 plus transport ($700)

Picked up the charger 9 months used on eBay for $280 ($600 new) and wired it up myself with ~$80 in circuit breakers and wire (sounds like electricians charge ~$500 to...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 06:00:41 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Effectively no change. At our electric rates, charging the car from 0% to 100% costs $1.42. Most days it’s somewhere between 50% and 85% full when it gets plugged in, so $0.21 to $0.71 per day.
...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 05:14:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

... oh



So far she's slept all of every drive.



That is not as simple of an answer as you might think.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 03:10:35 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:46:50 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Stroller and gear goes in the trunk. It's older solution, but it checks out :)

I'm frustrated with the 94mph top speed because it means I have to leave for work 10 min earlier than I otherwise...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:41:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,732
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

And since everyone asks about the range, I'd describe it as follows:
100% sufficient for everything that isn't taking a road trip. 100% insufficient for a road trip.

We've not yet had to alter...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:29:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 @ Lime Rock review (pics)

NJMSP isn't far from you and is pretty decent (plus, 2 tracks there, so variety).
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:28:03 PM
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Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Things I do like:
-babies like a champion. The child seat is easy to load (as long as you have the space to work the suicide doors, plenty of space in the back for my wife to sit with the kid,...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:27:43 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

3000 miles into i3 ownership, here are my complaints:
-I strongly dislike iDrive. It's super inefficient and distracting to get to anything. I'm going to do the retrofit CarPlay module largely so I...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:27:31 PM
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Posted By Obioban
What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

Well, there's a bit of hell froze over feeling to it, but we bought an i3.

The basic thought process was this...
1) inbound baby in a couple weeks
2) baby's are disgusting and ruin cars
3)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:15:28 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 @ Lime Rock review (pics)

Strategies include driving down the night before :lolhit:
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jun-14-2019, 02:14:33 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

Build date: 6/3/19
Curb weight: 9 lbs 2.2 oz
Pic:
https://i.ibb.co/zhnJrw0/Capture.jpg
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Re: C&D: Camaro SS 1LE vs Mustang GT PP2

Agreed. I think the Hellcat Challenger is one of the best looking cars on sale today-- especially in wide body guise.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 01:45:46 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Rasp

Cheap, high quality rasp solution:
Buy a second OE US spec section 1 (dirt cheap used, as nobody wants these). Remove yours. Separate the pipes of both. Run both resonated pipes, dispose of both...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 01:14:09 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 @ Lime Rock review (pics)

Good tracks in the area:
NJMSP thurderbolt (lightning is okay
Watkins Glenn (though the walls are as close as Lime Rock's)
VIR

VIR is the best... but I'm assuming far from the OP, based on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 01:04:19 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 @ Lime Rock review (pics)

100% yes.

... and pocono is crap.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 11:19:33 AM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Oil Cooler Line Upgrade

I had the C&R.

It may have had more cooling capacity, but it didn't matter as I wasn't exceeding the limits of the stock system. My oil temps on track go to ~250 degrees and then stop.
Forum: General BMW Discussion Fri, Jun-14-2019, 11:16:00 AM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

I think the aftermarket turbo on your e46 may be skewing you opinion of what the e46 M3 is. Every M3 prior to the F8X generation was all about working for the power (possible exception: US spec e36)....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 12:33:14 AM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 @ Lime Rock review (pics)

I did Lime Rock for the first time this spring...

...also the last time. The track is just too short imo!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 12:28:42 AM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Oil Cooler Line Upgrade

Weighed more, didn’t cool any better.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-13-2019, 07:01:07 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Oil Cooler Line Upgrade

"upgrade"

Stock is reliable, fits perfectly, easily installs/removes for service, not leak prone, and free (since you already own it). Even when I ran an aftermarket oil cooler (since removed), I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-13-2019, 06:57:21 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Transmisson output shaft play

Disregard my post-- I read "M clunk" and assumed diff. Transmission is a different ball of wax.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-13-2019, 05:53:11 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

Nope!

Not a ton of performance options in 155 front, 175 rear :rofl2:
(and no fender space for more)
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-13-2019, 04:00:16 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 BMW Z4 Road Test thread

Do we even get the standard wheelbase 7 in the USA now?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-13-2019, 03:15:57 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: OEM CSL Suspension?

The ONLY way to get that is CSL weight and airbox. The CSL driving experience is defined by those two factors.

... suspension will get you 1-2% of the way there :P
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-13-2019, 12:29:43 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

Since I only posted things I don't like about the car last posts, things I do like:
-babies like a champion. The child seat is easy to load (as long as you have the space to work the suicide doors,...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-13-2019, 12:14:50 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

I'm not really comparing it to other companies version of the same thing, so much as... not having it. CarPlay in my M3 coupe, MKIV in the M5, or even the radio in the M3 wagon all let me get done...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-13-2019, 12:11:50 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

How does one get on the pre order list?
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-12-2019, 06:34:39 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: What was the last car that you've Test Driven?

I can't wait to retrofit aftermarket carplay to the i3. iDrive is garbage and I can't wait to never have to use it again.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jun-12-2019, 06:18:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,063
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

Looking forward to it! :agree:
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