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Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Sun, May-21-2017, 06:34:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By irex511
Re: UUC Short Shifter / DSSR Position Question - Seems too far back

Yep, I contacted Rob at UUC and it turns out it was a defective part. Here it is now (with the correct shifter installed) in Neutral, First, and Second. I have mine at close to stock height.

Hope...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Wed, Feb-08-2017, 12:38:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By irex511
UUC Short Shifter / DSSR Position Question - Seems too far back

Hey Folks,

I'm mid install on the UUC Short Shifter and DSSR on my 2011 M3. I have everything mounted and before putting it all together wanted to see what you guys thought of the positioning.
...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-27-2016, 03:16:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By irex511
WTB: e90 (Sedan) 6MT <60k miles

Hi Folks,

As some of you know, I've recently sold my c6 Z06 and am looking to get back into an M3 (can't believe it's been 5 years since I sold my e46)!

Basically, I'm looking for:


e90...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Wed, Mar-21-2012, 06:53:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By irex511
NoVA Exhaust Shop? - Test Pipe for VW Race Car

Hi Folks,

First of all, I have to apologize since this post isn't exactly M3 related. My second project is "renewing" a Mk2 GTi into a race car. After 20 years of sitting, we finally have it...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sat, Apr-30-2011, 03:40:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By irex511
Anyone have an OEM ZCP Wheel that I could borrow for 30 minutes?

Hey All,

Got a nail in the tire that can't be plugged. Car is stuck in the Fair lakes area.

I'd love to get it home. Does anyone have a set of 18's (2), or a (1) 19x9.5 that I could borrow to...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-23-2011, 04:27:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By irex511
Re: Save the Nurburgring

The latest news that I've heard is all the same. I'm thinking that we should be OK this year (*crosses fingers*), and any major changes may come down the pike starting next season. I'm still hoping...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-01-2011, 03:02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By irex511
Save the Nurburgring

I apologize if this is a repeat. I'm sure lots of you saw the video (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/20/video-sabine-schmitz-needs-your-help-to-save-the-nurburgring/)Sabine Schmitz posted in...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sat, Jan-29-2011, 09:41:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By irex511
Anyone have VANOS work done in the area?

Well, it looks like I'm being hit by the legendary VANOS issues. I have the "marbles in a can" noise going on, and it's coming directly from the VANOS.

Anyway, it looks like the VANOS itself...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Fri, Dec-17-2010, 03:19:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,818
Posted By irex511
Thanks to everyone for the advice. Ended up...

Thanks to everyone for the advice. Ended up driving the Jetta, and I'm glad that I did. Most of the roads were pretty good, but even the all-seasons were running into trouble on a few of the...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Dec-16-2010, 11:38:23 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,622
Posted By irex511
I'd be interested and willing to help with...

I'd be interested and willing to help with planning. I'm in the Fairfax/DC area.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Dec-16-2010, 11:14:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,846
Posted By irex511
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but there is...

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but there is a pretty faithful group that meets at the Fair Oaks Parking garage on Thursday nights (around 8-9 pm).

I haven't made it out in a while, but it's...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Dec-16-2010, 11:10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,818
Posted By irex511
Anyone still driving on Summer Tires today?

So, I'm headed down into D.C. tonight to see the NSO tonight at the Kennedy Center, and I'd really like to take the M. I'm still on Potenza Re-11's. Given that we're supposed to get 2 inches of snow,...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Oct-21-2010, 12:13:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By irex511
Yeah, that place looks awesome! I've been looking...

Yeah, that place looks awesome! I've been looking for a place to pull the motor on my MGB. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Mid Atlantic Fri, Sep-24-2010, 11:13:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,893
Posted By irex511
I would just like to point out, for the record,...

I would just like to point out, for the record, that this was NOT me. I figure there can't be that many interlagos ZCP's in the area, and don't want to pick up this person's reputation. :thumbsup2:
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-24-2010, 10:36:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By irex511
Coilovers: How do you have them adjusted for autocross?

I've been on my new D/A TCK's for about 6 months now, and I'm absolutely loving them.

I'm well aware that adjustments are dependent on about 1 million different conditions (course type, pavement...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Aug-28-2010, 02:56:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By irex511
The car sounds and runs absolutely perfectly. I...

The car sounds and runs absolutely perfectly. I ran it up to temp before shutting it off, and didn't notice any problems at all.

I'll try to have the code read on the way out (there's an autozone...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Aug-28-2010, 02:12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By irex511
Night before AutoX: CEL

I once again come to you in need of advice. Or opinions. Or something.

After packing up for the AutoX tomorrow, I decided to run up to the gas station to put a couple of gallons in. It was a...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sat, Aug-28-2010, 01:59:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By irex511
From what I understand from talking to folks,...

From what I understand from talking to folks, pretty much any modified exhaust can get you nabbed in VA.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Aug-26-2010, 10:14:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By irex511
PM Sent.

PM Sent.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Wed, Aug-25-2010, 02:55:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,720
Posted By irex511
On the last run, it was a tad rainy when we all...

On the last run, it was a tad rainy when we all had to leave in the morning. It turned into a beautiful day - about 78 and sunny.

May have been enough of a turn off for the Verts, though.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Wed, Aug-25-2010, 12:42:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By irex511
Capitol Driving Club or Autocrossers, Inc.

Well, it looks like there's a choice this weekend. From what I can tell, the Capitol Driving Club is doing an event in Bowie and Autocrossers, Inc. is doing an event in Waldorf.

I haven't ever...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Tue, Aug-24-2010, 09:38:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,720
Posted By irex511
Hahahaha. I'll be sure to crank the Ludacris. Did...

Hahahaha. I'll be sure to crank the Ludacris. Did donuts last week and the street's still smokin'.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Tue, Aug-24-2010, 09:31:39 PM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 510,674
Posted By irex511
Got so wrapped up in the other post that I forgot...

Got so wrapped up in the other post that I forgot about this.

Sunday. Black ZCP (Pretty sure). I-66E near Warrenton. I was in the M3 on the exit ramp having a friendly chat with the State Trooper....
Forum: Mid Atlantic Tue, Aug-24-2010, 02:32:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By irex511
They were both tickets (yellow paper). It's good...

They were both tickets (yellow paper). It's good to know that there aren't any points associated.

I think I'll just pay them and get everything fixed. As I said, I could go to court and probably...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Mon, Aug-23-2010, 11:14:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By irex511
Yeah, you should be fine with the TN license and...

Yeah, you should be fine with the TN license and plate. You may still get pulled over (4 of the times I've been pulled over have been with FL plates), but they always let me off once they realized I...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sun, Aug-22-2010, 08:44:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By irex511
8 times in 3 months: Plate and Tint Ticket (Anyone know any good Tint people?)

This must be some kind of a record. I've been pulled over 8 times in the three months that I've lived in VA. None of them have been for traffic violations. Crazy.

I was driving back from the MB...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-05-2010, 11:05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By irex511
I'd be interested in a GB for the Dixis Ti, but...

I'd be interested in a GB for the Dixis Ti, but it doesn't seem too popular.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Aug-05-2010, 11:47:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By irex511
I just moved up here a few months ago, and was...

I just moved up here a few months ago, and was worried about this, too. I ran a hard wired V1 down in FL, and promised myself that I wouldn't ever drive without it.

The sad realism is that...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Fri, Jul-23-2010, 10:58:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By irex511
Thanks, guys. So far, so good. I didn't know...

Thanks, guys. So far, so good. I didn't know about the gas cap until the Fair Oaks meet last week. Though, all of my problems vanished on the way home from work. I think my car just hates waking up...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sat, Jul-17-2010, 07:08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By irex511
I was getting ready for work and just figured it...

I was getting ready for work and just figured it was thunder. I'm up by Tysons.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sat, Jul-17-2010, 07:06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By irex511
To voice another opinion on what people have said...

To voice another opinion on what people have said - my service experience with Sterling was terrible. Fairfax was much better.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sat, Jul-17-2010, 07:04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By irex511
We're in Northern Virginia. Mine actually...

We're in Northern Virginia.

Mine actually went away and hasn't come back yet (I'm not complaining). Thanks for the help, man.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Jul-15-2010, 12:07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By irex511
Anyone have a code reader for an e46?

Service engine soon light came on this morning. Anyone happen to have a code reader for an e46?

Bah.

Cheers,

Mike
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-10-2010, 11:43:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By irex511
I moved to Virginia and now keep mine in the...

I moved to Virginia and now keep mine in the apartment. :thumbsdown:
Forum: Mid Atlantic Fri, Jul-09-2010, 01:15:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,837
Posted By irex511
For anyone who's going to the Skyline Run (or...

For anyone who's going to the Skyline Run (or not), I'm planning on heading out early and stopping by Cars and Coffee in Falls Church.

Apparently, every Sat from April to October, a bunch of...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Fri, Jul-09-2010, 11:07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By irex511
From what I've heard and read, it will really...

From what I've heard and read, it will really depend on the dealer. Some dealers are "cool" about mods and realize that you could always just bolt the original parts back on.

Of course, you can...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Jul-08-2010, 10:42:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By irex511
I just did mine in my buddy's garage. I'm happy...

I just did mine in my buddy's garage. I'm happy to help if you have someplace to work and decide to DIY. The hardest part was finding the recommended anti-seize.

It took me a weekend to do TCK...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Jul-01-2010, 12:56:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By irex511
I'll be there...though possibly a bit late,...

I'll be there...though possibly a bit late, depending on traffic.

Is it bad that when I saw the location, I thought, "Hey, I can just metro in. It'll save a ton of time..."

See everyone...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sun, Jun-20-2010, 08:45:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By irex511
Hmm, good to know. Does the SCCA run the standard...

Hmm, good to know. Does the SCCA run the standard "3 runs" up here, like they do back down in FL? This'll be my first event on the new suspension, so I was hoping to get enough runs to tinker with it...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sun, Jun-20-2010, 08:36:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By irex511
Awesome. I'll try to stop by this week if I don't...

Awesome. I'll try to stop by this week if I don't get stuck late at work again....:banghead:
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sat, Jun-19-2010, 04:52:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By irex511
Oh, I didn't realize that the 24 Hours of LeMons...

Oh, I didn't realize that the 24 Hours of LeMons ran up here. I wanted to get to see the ones that ran in TX when I was living down there, but never made it. I may have to go check it out. It's...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sat, Jun-19-2010, 03:34:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By irex511
Autocrosses tomorrow (6/20) within 2-3 hrs of NoVA?

I know that I'm on VERY bald tires, and am missing a strut bar...but I'm actually in town this weekend and am dying for some motorsport.

I think that I've checked around with most of the clubs in...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sat, Jun-19-2010, 03:25:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By irex511
Looks like fun. I'll have to try to catch up with...

Looks like fun. I'll have to try to catch up with y'all sometime soon.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Jun-17-2010, 10:58:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By irex511
Wow, I just saw this. I'll try to stop by...

Wow, I just saw this. I'll try to stop by sometime soon.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Jun-17-2010, 10:57:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By irex511
Yeah. I figured that out. Thanks for the heads...

Yeah. I figured that out. Thanks for the heads up, though. Ended up getting Just Tires to do a spec alignment for 90, then will get RRT to do the corner balancing. :thumbsup2:
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Jun-17-2010, 10:54:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,837
Posted By irex511
Count me in...

Count me in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-28-2010, 01:50:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,449
Posted By irex511
This is an incredible lesson that is tough to...

This is an incredible lesson that is tough to learn, especially as a seller. I just sold my '02 Trans Am, and it took me forever to realize how much "value" I was adding for sentimental reasons and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-28-2010, 01:38:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By irex511
Me neither. Though, I've always preferred a...

Me neither. Though, I've always preferred a lowered M3 for off-roading. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-28-2010, 03:22:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By irex511
Pfft. They're just gettin' good. :laughhard: ...

Pfft. They're just gettin' good. :laughhard:

The rears are just as bad. They should be replaced by the end of the weekend, though, so nothing to worry about. These lasted me over a year. It's been...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-28-2010, 02:21:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By irex511
Coilovers Installed and Skyline Drive [PICS]

A few weeks back, I decided to order TCK D/A Coilovers, Camber Plates, RTABs, FCABs, and some other stuff from Dan and Ian at DERMotorsports.


When I first started autocrossing, I promised...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, May-27-2010, 11:17:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By irex511
I'm up by Tysons Corner on Gallows. Next to the...

I'm up by Tysons Corner on Gallows. Next to the SAIC building. I think I may have seen your car today - Black ZCP, right?



Yeah. That's awesome info. It's always great to have an active club...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, May-27-2010, 04:38:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By irex511
See that, there is great info. I had read some...

See that, there is great info. I had read some stuff that they were "illegal" in Fairfax county. Much obliged.

EDIT: Also, I ended up doing the RTABs in my apartment complex's parking garage after...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, May-26-2010, 06:50:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,642
Posted By irex511
If you do decide to come down this way, you're...

If you do decide to come down this way, you're welcome to take my car for a drive, too. I'm on TCK 500/500.

EDIT: Also, I would say that the ride quality is pretty much the same as stock when they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-26-2010, 05:55:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,266
Posted By irex511
I love the idea. I'm a huge fan of the LSX...

I love the idea. I'm a huge fan of the LSX platform, and think it's definitely a worthy project.

The thought of just hearing an e46 M3 start up with an LS7 is something that dreams are made of.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, May-26-2010, 05:37:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By irex511
Sounds good to me. When is it/with what club?...

Sounds good to me. When is it/with what club? I've been itchin' for some motorsport ever since I got up here....just haven't had time to research all the clubs.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Wed, May-26-2010, 05:30:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By irex511
Sounds like great fun. As long as my work...

Sounds like great fun. As long as my work schedule allows, I'll be there.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Tue, May-25-2010, 09:42:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By irex511
Looking for a place to do my own RTAB install in NoVA

I think I'm finally getting this whole NoVA thing figured out, and I owe y'all many thanks.

Anyway, I've found most of the important stuff in the area: Martin Motorsports, RRT, and the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-25-2010, 05:58:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By irex511
Sounds like fun. I really need to start getting...

Sounds like fun. I really need to start getting involved in some HPDE action. I'm assuming that it'll be double the speed and fun of an autoX. :thumbsup2:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-25-2010, 03:17:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By irex511
I just got back from my first ring trip in early...

I just got back from my first ring trip in early May. I had originally planned on just doing the Ring Taxi, but decided that I would kick myself forever if I didn't drive it myself (the ring, not the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-25-2010, 03:05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By irex511
AutoX/Street Tire Size on ZCP Wheels

Well, I absolutely hate to bring up the age old issue again, but I need some opinions. :deadhorse: It's time for some new tires, and given the new suspension (TCK D/A's, Camber Plates, Bushings,...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-25-2010, 02:14:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By irex511
Absolutely gorgeous. It looks like an amazing...

Absolutely gorgeous. It looks like an amazing mating between an M3 and an STi. :drool:
Forum: Mid Atlantic Tue, May-25-2010, 02:08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By irex511
Good to know. I'll give them a call tomorrow to...

Good to know. I'll give them a call tomorrow to see if they can squeeze it in sometime this week.

I talked to the guys at IMA, and they're charging $250, and that's just for the alignment (no...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Mon, May-24-2010, 04:55:24 PM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 510,674
Posted By irex511
7:00 pm Sun. Near Tysons on Gallows Rd. Driving...

7:00 pm Sun. Near Tysons on Gallows Rd. Driving North. Red e46 m3.

I've always liked that color. Gorgeous car.
Forum: Mid Atlantic Mon, May-24-2010, 03:27:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By irex511
Street/Track Alignment Shop in NoVA

I've finally made it to my resting place here in NoVA (Vienna/Fairfax), and it's awesome to see so many M's driving around. This is just insane.

Anyway, I haven't tinkered with my car in over a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-23-2010, 04:38:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By irex511
+1. I re-attached mine a few months ago when I...

+1. I re-attached mine a few months ago when I found them on the garage floor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-21-2010, 07:13:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,920
Posted By irex511
It's not recommended at all, but if your tire...

It's not recommended at all, but if your tire can't hold air when pumped back up, you can use a can of Fix-a-flat. From what I've read, it's essentially the same as the Mobility stuff that comes with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-13-2010, 12:40:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,485
Posted By irex511
I was looking to upgrade my suspension for the...

I was looking to upgrade my suspension for the same type of driving as OP: daily driver, 2 track days per year, and autocrosses. I ended up with the TCK D/A's and just installed them last week....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-11-2010, 12:37:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,297
Posted By irex511
Yep, I've worked in databases for years, and feel...

Yep, I've worked in databases for years, and feel everybody's pain who had to work on it.

Thanks for the effort in getting m3f back up and running!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-11-2010, 12:32:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,165
Posted By irex511
To me, that sounds like the way to go. I...

To me, that sounds like the way to go.

I started my coilover, brake, and bushing install. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it up and post pictures later today. :shiftdriv:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-16-2010, 03:12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By irex511
That stinks. I once had the entire trailer with...

That stinks. I once had the entire trailer with my MGB on it pop off the hitch while going down the road. I don't know how it happened, but the entire latch was just torn to pieces.

Scary stuff....
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Apr-16-2010, 03:06:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,456
Posted By irex511
I'm not sure. I think that would be the STi...

I'm not sure. I think that would be the STi Hatch. It's even SUV shaped. :-P
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-14-2010, 11:55:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By irex511
Yeah. I was there on the Monday after Easter...

Yeah. I was there on the Monday after Easter weekend for one of the full days. The morning started out with the course closed for weather. Everything cleared up after a couple of hours and they...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-14-2010, 01:47:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By irex511
And lastly, the Suzuki. Pearl White. Oh Yeah!: ...

And lastly, the Suzuki. Pearl White. Oh Yeah!:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q127/irex511/IMG_3339.jpg

Note: I didn't allow backpacks to be stowed by friends during the actual driving. You...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-14-2010, 01:41:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By irex511
Moving on, some of the cars (M's) in the parking...

Moving on, some of the cars (M's) in the parking lot:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q127/irex511/IMG_3334.jpg


http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q127/irex511/IMG_3336.jpg
...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-14-2010, 01:38:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By irex511
Well, the better pics didn't come from my camera,...

Well, the better pics didn't come from my camera, but here are a few starters:

First off, in the Merc driving to the Ring. I wasn't taking the picture, of course. They claim the C180 is an eco...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-14-2010, 01:28:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,832
Posted By irex511
I'll let you all know what I end up doing, but...

I'll let you all know what I end up doing, but I'm liking this idea, too. My helmet may not have been there, but my head sure was.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-13-2010, 07:33:48 PM
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Views: 1,232
Posted By irex511
I was wondering the same thing myself...It was...

I was wondering the same thing myself...It was downhill, and I guess I had a pretty good tailwind. I had someone in the car checking the digital speedo periodically, and apparently it ticked 231 kph....
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-13-2010, 07:29:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By irex511
For just the stuff at the track, I went with an...

For just the stuff at the track, I went with an all-inclusive pack from RentRaceCar. This included insurance, wear, fuel, lap tickets, and all. The non-inclusive stuff comes out a tiny bit cheaper,...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-13-2010, 07:00:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By irex511
Nürburgring Trip

Hey Everyone,

I just made it back from my trip to Europe, and thought I would post and update of my excursion to the ring.

For starters, I did a ton of research before I went, and there are a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-13-2010, 06:20:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,832
Posted By irex511
I must be doing it wrong. So far, nothing about...

I must be doing it wrong. So far, nothing about racing has worked for getting chicks. In fact, I've found it's better to leave that OUT of the conversation.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-13-2010, 04:26:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,832
Posted By irex511
:laughhard: Don't judge. Yeah, I know...

:laughhard: Don't judge.



Yeah, I know that feeling already. I usually get the "What country is that?".

I usually tell them that they should've paid more attention in Geography and leave it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-13-2010, 01:19:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By irex511
While you're at it, there's a prince in Nigeria...

While you're at it, there's a prince in Nigeria who wants to wire you $21.3 million. :D
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-13-2010, 01:14:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,832
Posted By irex511
The Ring Sticker: To Stick or Not To Stick

There is a big part of me that really doesn't want to even dredge up the old argument, but I feel that it is necessary.

I just got back from my first Ring trip, and of course, picked up a few ring...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-13-2010, 12:57:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,816
Posted By irex511
I don't have any experience with racks on the...

I don't have any experience with racks on the e46, but FWIW in my experiences, Thule is a really great company.

All of the products that I have seen and tried have had great fits, and work...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-13-2010, 12:38:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,457
Posted By irex511
Looks great. There's no price to high for the...

Looks great. There's no price to high for the perfect car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-13-2010, 12:27:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By irex511
I ended up finding mine on auto trader, but +1...

I ended up finding mine on auto trader, but +1 for the pre-purchase inspection.

It's also a good idea to put feelers out if you're in any auto clubs. You never know who's looking to upgrade and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-13-2010, 12:22:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,728
Posted By irex511
My understanding (however wrong it could be) is...

My understanding (however wrong it could be) is that as long as you keep the speed down, and switch it out as soon as possible, it won't cause you any major problems.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-13-2010, 03:30:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,200
Posted By irex511
I bought mine about a year ago and it seemed that...

I bought mine about a year ago and it seemed that there were tons more SMG/Verts out there. I think it may just seem that way depending on the car that you're searching for.

It took me at least...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-25-2010, 04:20:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By irex511
I'm renting through RentRaceCar, a company that...

I'm renting through RentRaceCar, a company that specifically "track preps" the cars for the Ring. All insurance and everything is good to go (even got adventure health insurance). The ring will be...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-25-2010, 03:30:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By irex511
Heading to the Nürburgring

This is it. I'm coming up to the moment I've been dreaming of for a long time. I'm making my first pilgrimage to the Nürburgring on April 5th.

I'm going to be over and Germany and have easily...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Thu, Mar-25-2010, 03:25:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By irex511
Moving to the Fairfax Area

Hey Everyone,

I just found out this morning that I will be moving to Fairfax, VA for work (instead of Houston, TX). I'm originally from McLean, but moved to FL when I was six, so really don't have...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-06-2009, 11:21:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By irex511
There were less drivers than average there that...

There were less drivers than average there that day. There's typically 120 drivers on an standard East Cost event down here. I usually try to run the west coast events, though...there usually aren't...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-06-2009, 10:32:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By irex511
AutoX Results

Hey Everyone,

I did an autoX last weekend (or so) and thought I would share the PAX results. I was bone-stock against 3 others in STU, so I'm really pleased.

Time to start prepping? Coilovers?...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-05-2009, 04:24:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By irex511
Thanks, everybody. I left a message with the...

Thanks, everybody.

I left a message with the Service Manager, and he's supposed to give me a call back next week. I'll post any interesting results.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-05-2009, 04:22:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,552
Posted By irex511
I've heard a few reasons for this, but none of...

I've heard a few reasons for this, but none of them were too terribly convicing.

1) Legal Reasons - Some people say that if you get in an accident with mis-matched tires, they can blame the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-03-2009, 10:10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By irex511
Average Mileage for Dealership Test Drive?

Hey Everybody,

What's an appropriate mileage for a dealership to have put on your car after service?


Extra Info:

I've searched around for about an hour without getting any definite...
Forum: M3Forum Welcome Center Sun, Aug-02-2009, 02:27:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,025
Posted By irex511
I'm actually new to the Houston area, but I may...

I'm actually new to the Houston area, but I may have seen your car around the Greenspoint area. The car looks good - good luck with the mods.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jun-29-2009, 12:03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,935
Posted By irex511
Yeah, I see where you are coming from. It's a...

Yeah, I see where you are coming from. It's a really tough call, especially with 19s. There really aren't that many good choices out there.

One more thing that you may want to think about is that...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jun-29-2009, 01:19:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,935
Posted By irex511
Hey Kwipp, it would really depend on what you're...

Hey Kwipp, it would really depend on what you're looking for out of a tire, so you should really compare the pros and cons of them as a pure street tire. I'm no tire expert by any means, but here's...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jun-28-2009, 03:36:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,935
Posted By irex511
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Review

Hey Everyone,

I bit the bullet and went ahead with the RE-11s. I've put about a weeks worth of street driving on them and an autocross up at Texas Motor Speedway (Dallas, TX). I figure since...
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