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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-20-2019, 05:03:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,131
Posted By Obioban
Re: How on earth did this pass Tesla quality control?

Due to the level of persistent fogging of the windshield, I don't believe that's correct (or has been software patched in).
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Aug-20-2019, 03:42:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,941
Posted By Obioban
Re: JaredMV's M3 Touring Build.

I very much doubt you jumped a tooth turning the engine over by hand.



Bread > grease :)
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-20-2019, 03:38:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,131
Posted By Obioban
Re: How on earth did this pass Tesla quality control?

It was true in the Model X ~4 months ago. Idk if it's since been patched out and/or didn't apply to other models.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-20-2019, 03:14:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,956
Posted By Obioban
Re: Lang Racings CF roof

The bow is $70 and 2.7 lbs. Not worth the risk of not doing it, imo. The cost of wanting it and not having it, once the roof is glued in... is painful to think about.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-20-2019, 03:05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Obioban
Re: Coilovers

If they're not the compress to adjust setup, you can get all the lowering that's possible (before significantly compromising the handling) out of the GCs.

Which GCs do you have?
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-20-2019, 03:03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,131
Posted By Obioban
Re: How on earth did this pass Tesla quality control?

Yep! Absolutely seems like it would be stupid not to do that on day 1 of ownership. Though I spent ~$1200 on clear bra, doing not just the front end (I did behind the tires, in the areas that are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-20-2019, 02:19:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Obioban
Re: Coilovers

Yeah, I see no need to change. Non clubsport KWs are a downgrade for track use.

... though if they're the compress to adjust GCs, you'll probably want to be at/near stock ride height to make the...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-20-2019, 01:37:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,131
Posted By Obioban
Re: How on earth did this pass Tesla quality control?

It's really quite bad.

There's things I love about Tesla, but there's some things where I don't quite want to own one yet.

Most damning is the inability to use the AC and defroster at once....
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-20-2019, 11:34:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By Obioban
Re: Post your top 3 favorite E46 M3 Colors

The chrome shadow wheels are a multi stage powdercoating process-- wouldn't work for the car body. But, yeah, same name.



Topaz blue (which mystic replaced) is actually amazing-- and probably...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Aug-20-2019, 11:33:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Seat Mount Thread

You should use the slotted holes on the front of seat bolts and the non slotted holes for the rear of seat bolts.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-20-2019, 11:13:44 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 73,178
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners Thread

My money is that the driver was initially pressing the accelerator, thinking it was the brake.

... Much like audi's "spontaneous acceleration" in the past :roll:
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-20-2019, 11:12:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar: E30 M3 vs E46 M3 CSL vs M2 Competition - what is the best M Car of all t

I specified steering feel, not steering as a whole.

Modern M cars have virtually none. The V8 e39s have... some (inline 6 e39s have great steering feel).
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-19-2019, 10:52:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar: E30 M3 vs E46 M3 CSL vs M2 Competition - what is the best M Car of all t

E39 M5 drives like garbage compared to a normal e46 M3, much less a CSL. Too big, too heavy, and poor steering feel (though light years better than anything BMW makes today).

... not that mine is...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-19-2019, 10:49:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By Obioban
Re: Post your top 3 favorite E46 M3 Colors

^chrome shadow.

Causes cancer, so not put into production.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-19-2019, 06:55:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By Obioban
Re: Post your top 3 favorite E46 M3 Colors

Imola, obviously
Velvet "blue" (which is about as blue as carbon black is black)
Messing Metallic

I love Estoril and Techo on the e36, but they just don't look right to me on the e46. Dakar...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-19-2019, 06:49:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-19-2019, 06:06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-19-2019, 04:35:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Obioban
Re: Exhaust manifold Fastener question

Exhaust nuts are one time use. The PO probably reused them.

I'd get new OE studs and do it in the evening when it's not 110. Replacing all the nuts with new OE and a couple studs is cheap, and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-19-2019, 04:00:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By Obioban
Re: Love the CSL, but hate the SMG gearbox?

If the car is reassembled and you're happy with it, I'd leave well enough alone.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-19-2019, 03:35:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By Obioban
Re: Love the CSL, but hate the SMG gearbox?

Yeah, that looks like it's a UUC SSK... which isn't the best.

A 0% reduction AutoSolutions kit would really be the ultimate for OE+. If you must shorten the throws, which I wouldn't, still better...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-19-2019, 03:23:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,131
Posted By Obioban
Re: How on earth did this pass Tesla quality control?

Sounds like extensive clear bra should be a day one mod.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-19-2019, 02:52:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By Obioban
Re: Love the CSL, but hate the SMG gearbox?

Exciting!

If you could get Henry Catchpole to drive it... that would be pretty great.

Or, if you want guaranteed positive coverage (since he seems incapable of being negative), Chris Harris...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-19-2019, 12:08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar: E30 M3 vs E46 M3 CSL vs M2 Competition - what is the best M Car of all t

Two that I know of in PA, one of which is driven regularly.
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-18-2019, 12:19:28 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 16,014
Posted By Obioban
Re: Bring A Trailer Thread

I want my e38 to be V12 6mt :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-18-2019, 12:23:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,998
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Aug-17-2019, 11:27:59 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 16,014
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 06:47:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By Obioban
Re: A/cla45 amg s

Weight saved his balls.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 06:11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By Obioban
Re: A/cla45 amg s

Reasonably superleggera-- 18 lbs.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 06:07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By Obioban
Re: A/cla45 amg s

And only 700 lbs heavier :drool:
(I have a dog)

https://i.ibb.co/6BLwHys/IMG-0516.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 05:37:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By Obioban
Re: A/cla45 amg s

Holy shit! I don't know if I've seen Harris say something negative about a car before :hmm:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 05:09:28 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 73,178
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners Thread

Call me crazy, but overall safety seems more important to me than safety in one specific type of accident? But, both of the safety benefits of the S's jumper seats that you specifically called out do...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 04:24:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: Do people still buy these? New Z-content

2019 Nissan 370Z | This IS the End - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 03:59:22 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 73,178
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners Thread

Solid input. Really gave me something to ponder. Worth the post for sure. :lolhit:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 03:32:35 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 73,178
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 03:03:30 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 73,178
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners Thread

Intrestingly, it looks like the crash structure is different on model Ss with the 3rd row:



https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/SB-10081820-5448.pdf
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 12:58:48 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 73,178
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners Thread

My guess is that they're all unsafe relative to the front seats, since there's no crash tests for the 3rd row and thus no incentive to make them safe.

This, but to the next level:...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 12:14:18 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 73,178
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners Thread

I wonder if it's less safe being in the jump seat of one of the safest cars ever made (model S) or in a "normal" 3rd row seat in a minivan/small SUVs. A lot of those cars have the 3rd row right up...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 11:40:01 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 73,178
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners Thread

To me, the biggest allure of the S over the 3 is the formally available 3rd row jump seat. Not a lot of non SUVs that can seat 6 (two being children), and you still have the full frunk for stuff...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 11:26:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Obioban
Re: What about the F13 650i

1/3 of it's original price in 8000 miles. Painful!
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 11:13:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar: E30 M3 vs E46 M3 CSL vs M2 Competition - what is the best M Car of all t

... I have no idea why I typed that? I just meant evo (as in s50B32), not evo 2.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-16-2019, 02:13:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 09:15:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,720
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar just voted the CSL the best M-car EVER!

For sure! Certainly an easier starting point (and a vastly better car if you're not modifying), and you’ve been putting some really nice bits on it :thumbsup2:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 08:25:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar: E30 M3 vs E46 M3 CSL vs M2 Competition - what is the best M Car of all t

CRT > GTS :shifty:

Imo once there’s a rollbar the M car doesn’t make sense anymore. You might as well get something less practical at point you’re throwing away the back seat.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 07:22:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,720
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar just voted the CSL the best M-car EVER!

Lol, I try. Since all the CSL parts are pretty easily fit on the M3, and in many cases superior aftermarket alternatives exist, it's not hard... spread over 15 years of ownership :roll:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 07:03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar: E30 M3 vs E46 M3 CSL vs M2 Competition - what is the best M Car of all t

They discussed them.



Weird that these didn't get mentioned :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 07:02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,720
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar just voted the CSL the best M-car EVER!

My car is lighter than a CSL with the optional air conditioning :lolhit:
(and I have air conditioning)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 05:57:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,720
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autocar just voted the CSL the best M-car EVER!

Agreed!

Which is why I've never gone that route with my car.

At the end of the day, the weight of the CSL kind of cancels out anything bad.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 05:04:24 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 7,739
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

Yes you did.

I would have bet on $59,999... and been wrong. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 05:03:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,672
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: ECS Polyurethane-isolated Monoball RSMs

Those are RTABs.

Does SDW make RSMs?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 04:38:38 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 7,739
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

The i3 (all?) has more feel than most of BMW's product line, probably because light cars don't need as much steering boost and low COG cars don't need as much body roll resistance.

But, the level...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 04:31:45 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 7,739
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

Pricing is out.

https://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam/chevrolet/na/us/english/index/vehicles/2020/performance/zerv-reveal/02-pdfs/C8_Pricing_PDF.pdf.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 04:14:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,720
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 04:11:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By Obioban
Autocar: E30 M3 vs E46 M3 CSL vs M2 Competition - what is the best M Car of all time?

BMW E30 M3 vs E46 M3 CSL vs M2 Competition - what is the best M Car of all time? | Autocar Heroes - YouTube
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 03:55:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 03:31:10 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 7,739
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

Much rests on feel, which I can't know about other than driving it.

And, can I fit into it with a helmet.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 03:12:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,865
Posted By Obioban
Re: McMuscle Cars

I think that's missing an important point-- previously non M BMWs were also awesome to drive. Not fast, but feelsome, responsive, competent, etc. 2002s, e30s, e36s, e46s, e28s, e34s, e39s, even some...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 03:04:47 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 7,739
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 Corvette Stingray Unveiled

3rd year of production, assuming I like how it drives :chair:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 02:24:41 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,269
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Mic will go through the head unit.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 01:57:09 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 7,739
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 01:32:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By Obioban
Re: Suspension refresh suggestions

If you find value in driving an M3 over a 325i, you should find value in a good suspension over a bad one.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Aug-15-2019, 11:54:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,959
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

i3 review from autocar that is remarkably on point to my experience thus far:


...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 11:54:37 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 6,803
Posted By Obioban
Re: What’s up M3F… bought a CF monocoque to ruin with a baby

i3 review from autocar that is remarkably on point to my experience thus far:


...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 11:51:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By Obioban
Re: Suspension refresh suggestions

Are you corner balancing the car? If not, adjustability is useless and likely to result in you making the car far worse than just a set of springs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 11:48:07 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 37,603
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I didn't need that much of a rate difference left/right-- 25 lb/in up front, 72 lb/in in the rear. The minimal difference required probably means I had pretty minimized benefits from doing it. But,...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-15-2019, 11:47:05 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,450
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 08:17:27 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,269
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

I’m reasonably confident it uses the phones gps, because gps reception seems to notably vary by where the phone is.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 07:11:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,411
Posted By Obioban
Re: JRZ Install Help

My car has one Swift spring and one Hyperco spring :lolhit:
(and one Vogtland and one ohlins)

I generally used ebay, but I was just ordering one spring at a time (not pairs), which ebay enabled. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 07:05:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,225
Posted By Obioban
Re: Silver Grey Slicktop Alert

Suddenly I suspect you're either short or have some gansta lean going on in your seat position.

It took aftermarket seats and removing the sunroof for me to be able to get a proper seating...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 06:53:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By Obioban
Re: Suspension refresh suggestions

I'd use Dinan or Eibach springs. H&Rs are too low for stock length shock bodies imo, and not flatride unlike Dinan and Eibach.



Bilsteins don't play nice with any amount of lowering, unless...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 05:00:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,225
Posted By Obioban
Re: Silver Grey Slicktop Alert

A friend of mine is 7'1 and has an e36. That's a tight fit :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 04:51:17 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,269
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

I did not.

The Avant 3 never feels slow, and the base 4 is already faster than the 3... so I didn't see any benefit to faster still.

Nothing I do on my head unit is remotely processor...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Aug-14-2019, 04:50:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,479
Posted By Obioban
Re: 3D printed brake duct project update.

Maybe I could get away with running FM1000s on the track now :shifty:
(which are tweaked for Brembo DS2500s, that are the pad I run on the street)

I have 3 sets of track pads on the shelf I have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 04:21:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,411
Posted By Obioban
Re: JRZ Install Help

Just make sure you still have sufficient stroke with the softer same length springs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 03:40:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,225
Posted By Obioban
Re: Silver Grey Slicktop Alert

People that are tall care.
People that wear helmets in their car care.
People that don't want 45 lbs of ballast on the roof care.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 03:33:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,411
Posted By Obioban
Re: JRZ Install Help

Yep, that's what I was going to post-- if you're planning to go to softer springs anyway, that should kill two birds with one stone. Get a softer spring of the same length and you'll be lower at the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 03:22:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By Obioban
Re: Suspension refresh suggestions

I suggest returning the BC coilovers.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 03:08:35 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 49,320
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Pretty sure it's a result of the one selling for ~90k :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 02:27:52 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,269
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

I did not... though I was tempted by the bigger screen. Ultimately, i went with the Avant 4 to avoid modernizing the dash and keep it looking stockish.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 02:12:33 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,269
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Part of the brilliance of the carplay features is that it completely bypasses the native UI.

As in, I get in the car, don't take my phone out of my pocket, and the unit boots and goes into...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 11:11:12 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 37,603
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Doing so gets you the same... functional rate at the wheels. As in, a heavier object needs a stiffer spring for the same result.

I'd be lying if I said I noticed any difference at all, but it is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 11:06:30 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,269
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Yep, that turns out to be correct!

Avin finally got back to me with that answer last night, after I put in a return request for my Avant 4-- after a week of not responding to any emails :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-14-2019, 11:05:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,672
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: ECS Polyurethane-isolated Monoball RSMs

Yep!

They didn't exist when I was making my decision.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-13-2019, 07:24:51 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,269
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Not the worst idea.... though that pretty much means a full disassembly on the wagon, again, sadly-- I didn't leave it at all accessible in that car.

Avin technical support has been 100% non...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-13-2019, 06:12:36 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,269
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Anyone having luck with wireless carplay on the Avant 4?

It's flawless for me on my Avant 3 (coupe), but wireless carplay on the Avant 4 (wagon) is giving me audio with no video (screen goes all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-13-2019, 05:58:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,439
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-13-2019, 05:33:01 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 49,320
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Getting off topic here, but information asymmetry leads to free market failure, e.g. the market for lemons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Market_for_Lemons).
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-13-2019, 02:46:31 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 49,320
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Free market principles operate under the assumption of perfect and costless information. I'd argue that the average buyer does not know how easy SMG to 6mt conversion is, and therefore free market...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-13-2019, 01:52:54 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 vs E85 Z4 M

That seems more definitive :lolhit:

On the plus side (for conversions), the tourings start out at 14,000 nm/deg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-13-2019, 11:08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 vs E85 Z4 M

IIRC from back in the day, the M3 thrust plate is worth a ton. I'd imagine the V brace is not insignificant. I've read on and off over the years that the M3 has some additional stitch welds on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-12-2019, 11:40:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 vs E85 Z4 M

E46 M3 coupe— 19,000 no/deg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-12-2019, 09:24:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 vs E85 Z4 M

We don’t have them in the USA.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-12-2019, 07:21:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By Obioban
Re: In the market for coilovers.

I took the Eibach Prostreets that came on my M3 wagon off, when I got the car. Too bouncy/never settled at high speed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-12-2019, 07:11:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By Obioban
Re: Discount tire rant

Very mysterious why your car repeatedly has issues :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-12-2019, 07:03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By Obioban
Re: Downsizing number of cars

Change of heart— sell the M3 if you’re not going to do the lock downs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-12-2019, 06:15:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 vs E85 Z4 M

The forever hood is why I've never moved on a Z4 vert. It make me have trouble placing the car. It's also a large part of why I've never owned a corvette before... but am thinking I'll likely be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-12-2019, 03:53:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By Obioban
Re: Downsizing number of cars

If two, the two most different cars are the ones to keep to have the widest breadth of ability. So, keep the Lexus and M3.

... but I'd sell the Acura and be happy owning 3 cars.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-12-2019, 11:15:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,364
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 S85 V10 DCT build thread.

I wonder if this mounting height could be achieved without the dry sump, with oil pan and subframe scalloping :hmm:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-12-2019, 12:32:20 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 11,647
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-10-2019, 09:21:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 vs E85 Z4 M

It's a bad sign when it's hard to see the car in your example photo of the car looking good :lolhit:

(I would like to have a Z4M roadster in my life at some point)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-10-2019, 06:37:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 vs E85 Z4 M

I’d get the z4m roadster over the m3 vert... but the m3 coupe over the z4m coupe.
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