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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-17-2018, 03:50:34 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 9,358
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Just in case anyone doesn't realize, because I didn't-- the updated spreadsheet is uploaded! You just have to refresh the page to load it (or at least I did).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 08:26:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Obioban
Re: Anyone Using Speed Buster Throttle Tuner

Yes. Products like this are useless garbage.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-16-2018, 08:24:40 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,342
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

Is anyone who got in on this GB in CA?

I got a PM from a guy looking to test sit in a set before he order them for himself.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 07:26:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW M2 CP has rear subframe bolted to the body without bushings.... uh oh

It's similar to the vincebar, though only the rear mounts. I still need to do something like that at the front mounts.
(this was all prior to the vincebar existing)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 07:11:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 06:09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 05:53:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 had a check up today and all is well!

Yep.

Zero value to inspecting the vanos system.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 05:48:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 04:58:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 04:51:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW M2 CP has rear subframe bolted to the body without bushings.... uh oh

Also the F10 M5 IIRC.

By spring, my e46 M3 will have the subframe solidly mounted to the body :agree:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-16-2018, 04:10:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-16-2018, 01:56:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-15-2018, 03:07:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Weights of random cars that I have on my scales

2776 lbs, adjusted for a half tank of fuel. Nice!

Added :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-15-2018, 01:19:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,678
Posted By Obioban
Re: The rod bearing showcase and comprehensive info thread

^those obnoxious watermarks make me realize that my old photobucket hotlinks seem to be working again!
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-15-2018, 01:07:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Weights of random cars that I have on my scales

https://preview.ibb.co/dCPgKf/1-B9-B9-FE0-CA6-A-40-B0-915-F-C9-B39-BC55784.jpg (https://ibb.co/nNne5L)

https://preview.ibb.co/d6DK5L/B4275457-2-D71-4789-B383-7315-DA7-F0381.jpg

A CRV. Awd, no...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-15-2018, 01:07:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Weights of random cars that I have on my scales

https://preview.ibb.co/bBWQC0/19-E50-F69-44-F5-4-D13-A971-743159-A0-B658.jpg (https://ibb.co/h6vozf)

https://preview.ibb.co/bByVC0/1-ABFAA77-5-C08-4070-BD2-B-7-D25-BFCCA532.jpg...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 09:21:54 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,928
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

I eventually ended up putting manual sliders on both seats in my car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 08:22:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,678
Posted By Obioban
Re: The rod bearing showcase and comprehensive info thread

My 2005 M3 coupe. 125,000 miles on the bearings, thousands of track miles, winter driven, TWS. Significantly elevated copper and lead in the oil caused me to change the bearings. No damage to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 05:05:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,928
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

yeah? I find height to be pretty set it and forget it.

... unless it's a multiple driver car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 02:41:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,137
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

I'm hoping for (Michelin) snow tires :roll:
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Nov-14-2018, 02:20:27 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 123,464
Posted By Obioban
Re: PerkM3 S62 ///M Power

I'm also interested to know the fully dressed weight difference between the S54 and S62, if you happen to have weighed both...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 01:26:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,928
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

Wiring instructions: http://qnuwm.rpstd.servertrust.com/v/vspfiles/instructions/R9220.pdf
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 12:08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

I don’t know if it’s fair to hold your modding decisions against the car :P
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 08:00:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 660
Posted By Obioban
Re: hjs cats used in ss v1 pipes?

I'm believe the slip on (V1 stepped compatible) versions (both catted and uncatted) are 2.5", whereas the flanged version (non V1 stepped) are 2.36".
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 07:18:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

There really aren't any-- it's a very reliable car. Perhaps the most reliable M car? (likely because of the way low HP/L, non real M engine).
-Replace the timing chain tensioner every ~100,000...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 06:46:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Obioban
Re: Would you buy this?

No. I'd want the cars in the the spec that I prefer.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 06:45:32 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 9,358
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Excellent! Looking forward to the spreadsheet being updated :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 02:26:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

M3 M3 M3 M3 M3 M3 M3 M3 M3.

Not a second of hesitation. I'd sell all the other cars and the house before the M3, particularly in its current state :rofl2:

M5 is a really good "normal" car....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 02:19:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hard to let go of M3..

An e39 M5 is in no way an e46 M3 replacement.

-- owner of both.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 12:30:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By Obioban
Re: S62 Swap Kit for E36

I might need a 3rd M3 to do it. Don't know if I could bring myself to be without the CSLed S54 :screwy:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 12:24:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By Obioban
Re: S62 Swap Kit for E36

Holy crap-- I didn't realize there was an entire, header to tail pipe, swap kit! The wants are real!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 12:06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,549
Posted By Obioban
Re: S62 Swap Kit for E36

Am I reading this correctly, and the e46 S62 headers are available for purchase?

If so, how do they compare in design/power to the e39 M5 (S62) headers? Any pics of them?

If these are...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-12-2018, 12:44:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,477
Posted By Obioban
Re: Calvinf1 - 2004 IR ///M - My story

Holy crap! I assumed you sold the car!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 08:23:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Obioban
Re: Do all of your BMW electronic devices and sensors work in your car

Everything works, on my entire fleet of 150-200,000 mile old, 15-20 year old BMWs :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 08:20:04 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 9,358
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Really excited to have the spreadsheet fully accurate with M3 based measurements! :agree:

As soon as we have final data, I'm going to start ordering parts (springs)!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 08:18:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,928
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 07:11:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,222
Posted By Obioban
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

The s54 sounds AMAZING. Stick an amplifier on it (CSL airbox) and it’s on of the best sounding motors ever made. Or stock exhaust with the windows closed :roll:

Its exhaust note, however, is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 05:59:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,222
Posted By Obioban
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

I do everything I can to avoid hearing the exhaust note on the e46 M3 :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 12:36:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,548
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 06:31:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,222
Posted By Obioban
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

The S55 is accelerative. Being accelerative does not mean it's a fast car-- it just means it accelerates quickly. Fast cars do FAR more than accelerate quickly.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 04:46:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,222
Posted By Obioban
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Anyone who thinks the S55 is a fast car should be more than satisfied with the dynamics of the M3 vert. :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 12:08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,590
Posted By Obioban
Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

I assume so— call turner and ask. Then sell both :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 11:12:48 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 37,707
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 07:56:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,071
Posted By Obioban
Re: Favorite color schemes

I'm a fan of anything that's a color (not white/grey/black/silver) on the outside and is two tone (IR, Cin, Kiwi, LSB) on the inside.

I'm particularly partial to IR/IR, PY/Kiwi, and LSB/LSB,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 07:23:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By Obioban
Re: Want to get into a 1999 M3

I didn't mean to imply that they were more reliable-- just that, AFAIK, there's no way to monitor the new cars via oil analysis.

I think the oil analysis is only completely useful once you've...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 06:33:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By Obioban
Re: Want to get into a 1999 M3

2013s don't show bearing wear on oil analysis. They were after the bearing material changeover.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 04:55:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro pp upholstery options

I nominate Jaredomin for most improved M3forum member :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 04:54:19 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,180
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

It's certainly worse in every way than a SMG to manual conversion (which I've also done), and both are far worse than a vanos lockdown.

I would never willingly buy a grey interior car, unless you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 04:16:17 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,180
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Could be worse-- the non Ms (non ZHPs) also start with grey pillars, headliner, and, in the case of wagons, cargo area. Degreying my M3 wagon was paaaaiiinful.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 03:27:46 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,809
Posted By Obioban
Re: High mileage M3 only - 150k+ only club

All my cars are over 150,000 miles :roll:
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Nov-09-2018, 01:00:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By Obioban
Re: SMG with a clutch pedal

You should do it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 12:57:23 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,180
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Grey to not grey interior conversion and SMG --> manual conversions are both considerably more work than vanos lock down.

That said, were I buying an M3 today, it would be a 2003 (pre facelift...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 08:13:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 865
Posted By Obioban
Re: My warm up procedures.

It's a feature of the MSS5X binary modification tool (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=508807).

The sliders along the bottom:

http://www.ecuworx.co.uk/images/1.5.0.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 07:46:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,590
Posted By Obioban
Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

I don't know of any way to run a barrel style spring with the OE hats.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-08-2018, 06:38:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,306
Posted By Obioban
Re: Lightest battery, and bracket combo for our cars

I've never actually had it die on me-- I just arbitrary picked that 2 week rule for myself. Mostly because it's minimal hassle, and I rarely go 2 weeks without driving the car, other than when I tuck...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 06:22:29 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 32,180
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Certainly the traditional wisdom is that you should part out a car before sale.

In the case of BeastMobile, I don't think we've seen what a car with that caliber of mods does on bring a trailer--...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-08-2018, 05:52:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,306
Posted By Obioban
Re: Lightest battery, and bracket combo for our cars

I've been using a Braille GU1R (which is 5.7 lbs) for the last 3 years without issue. When I park the car more than ~2 weeks, I hook it up to the lithium battery specific CTEK trickle charger...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 04:35:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By Obioban
Re: A Barn Find? Almost

Whever else happens-- drain the current fuel and put in new fuel before trying to turn it on at all! And engine oil.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-08-2018, 04:30:23 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 12,419
Posted By Obioban
Re: Apple

... yet.

My wife (fashion designer) uses the CC constantly for work, but does all her sketching on the iPad. Full CC support is going to be a game changer for her, whenever it occurs. The end of...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-08-2018, 03:02:36 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 12,419
Posted By Obioban
Re: Apple

Retina is a one way street. Once you use it, going back to the old stuff/low PPI stuff just looks broken/defective.

Sooo... don't upgrade anything till you're ready to upgrade everything :lolhit:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 01:00:58 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 9,358
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

AFAIK, only EricSMG has installed the FCM Elite Stage 3 setup.
(who's on this forum).

At least that's all I've seen...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 12:54:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 865
Posted By Obioban
Re: My warm up procedures.

You can code the warmup lights to go out at whatever values you want. They're 100% based on oil temp.

I have them coded to values I'm comfortable with (which I agree stock is not), so I actually...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Nov-07-2018, 11:28:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Weights of random cars that I have on my scales

Lightest spec e90 m3 (manual trans, no sunroof, no idrive, 18s). Half tank plus baby seat.

https://preview.ibb.co/dvR8Xq/D0-D1-C004-65-BD-45-A0-A595-23604-B84-A725.jpg (https://ibb.co/fbkfdV)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 07:51:04 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 9,358
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Plug it in, along with your sway diameter, weight, and weight distro, and find out! That's the purpose of the spreadsheet! :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 07:41:46 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 9,358
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Plugging in those rates, CSL sway specs, a weight of 3075 lbs (and "average" CSL-- somewhere between a stripper no AC, no stereo car and a more typical one), and a 170 lb driver, with 50/50 weight...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 07:28:01 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 9,358
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

The table doesn't specify anything.

It does say that a TCK 400/700 setup is not flat ride and slightly understeery with a FRC of 79%.

Being an example on the table is not an endorsement--...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 06:29:55 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,809
Posted By Obioban
Re: High mileage M3 only - 150k+ only club

Any time you change engine, there's a bit of trading the evil you know for the one that you don't. Might be fine. Might not.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 04:36:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By Obioban
Re: Probably Laughable... but... Driving Simulator Games?

I'm biding my time on VR. I've really enjoyed the times I've used it, but the low res was killing it for me.

It feels like we have a couple years of dramatic improvement and price cuttings ahead...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 04:04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By Obioban
Re: Probably Laughable... but... Driving Simulator Games?

This feels like an area where VR will completely dominate all those crazy setups-- both in experience and price.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 03:07:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By Obioban
Re: Is Epic’s Alpha N “close enough” to MAP setup w/ carbon airbox?

I don't know in general. I can say with confidence that both Evolve and mcchip-DKR were able to do it successfully on my car. I'm certain others can, as well, but I've never had cause to investigate...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 02:33:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By Obioban
Re: Is Epic’s Alpha N “close enough” to MAP setup w/ carbon airbox?

The tuner has to flash the emission communications portion back onto the CSL flash. It will not communicate stock. It can be made to communicate 100% like stock MAF based.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 02:26:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,316
Posted By Obioban
Re: e46 M3 Special Tool Rental thread

I have the same torque wrench, and would never rent it out :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 02:25:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By Obioban
Re: Is Epic’s Alpha N “close enough” to MAP setup w/ carbon airbox?

A CSL tuned DME can be tweaked to communicate with the inspection computer. Mine does.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 01:54:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 01:01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=599442
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 12:28:29 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 9,358
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

ShaikhA: how should gas force be accounted for on this spread sheet, if at all?



That is a HUGE change!

Any other hardware changes? How many events have you done at this track?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 12:17:59 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 37,707
Posted By Obioban
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

I think I'm going to try to corner balance the Dinan/Koni setups on my M3 wagon by shimming the springs. We'll see how how it works. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 12:16:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,316
Posted By Obioban
Re: e46 M3 Special Tool Rental thread

Why didn't you submit it for this thread? :chair:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 10:03:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,602
Posted By Obioban
Re: Shock dynos, Fat Cat Motorsports and custom valved Bilstiens

I just talked to the guy I was going to have rebuild my ohlins for the new spring rates— he said 150-175 psi is no problem (and that that’s what he uses for his race setups) and that on his shock...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 08:00:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

I've never had Vorshlags on my e46.

I've had...
TCK
GC street
TMS hybrid

My e36 m3 track car had vorshlags.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 07:43:37 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 37,707
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 06:36:14 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 37,707
Posted By Obioban
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

There is nothing unique to the Dinan Konis-- they are 100% identical to stock.

Cheaper to buy Dinan springs and generic Koni yellows, exact same parts.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 06:21:43 PM
Replies: 253
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Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Excellent update!

Looking forward to the final motion ratios for the rears and the sway bar dimensions, so I can start buying some springs and playing with this flat ride thing!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 04:51:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

Camber plates are useless for the street, unless your shocks don't have enough bump travel (which is pretty much just Bilsteins), so most people running camber plates are tracking their cars. Most...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Nov-06-2018, 04:25:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,417
Posted By Obioban
Re: What's Up - Finally Porsche'd it

Awesome. Congrats!

Factory widebody is best widebody.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 04:09:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,673
Posted By Obioban
Re: Autosolution SSK Install - Feedback and Experience

Interesting that it's specific to a certain frequency of vibration (190hz).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 02:58:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,861
Posted By Obioban
Re: Is Epic’s Alpha N “close enough” to MAP setup w/ carbon airbox?

Yes.

Probably more important to tune it after converting than it is stock, if you're running anything other than CSL airbox/cams/headers/section 1/valves, since it's less adaptable than the stock...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Nov-06-2018, 12:57:37 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 681,867
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Alignment depends a lot of right height, imo-- both because you're limited as to what's possible, and because the camber curve gets worse as the car gets lower-- so the lower you set your ride...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 12:52:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

That's completely fair! People should make whatever safety compromised they feel comfortable with. For 100+ years cars didn't come with side airbags. I just didn't want you getting rid of them...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Nov-06-2018, 02:01:23 AM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 681,867
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I haven’t— changing the spring rates, first.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:55:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

Side airbags weren't part of the regulation of the day. E.g. they were optional on the e36 up front, optional in the rear of the e46, didn't come in many contemporary to e46 cars at all.

The GTR...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:44:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

Looks like the GTR got the same door cards as low option e46 coupes (with normal seats): https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BL51-EUR-04-1999-E46-BMW-316Ci&diagId=51_3728
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:39:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

CSL: weight.

GTR: not a real car, so safety concerns don't really matter. They made 3, IIRC, of which one was sold to a private party and never driven.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:33:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's guide for proper seat belt use: (https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/seatbeltuse.pdf)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:26:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

At least on our car, the pretensioner is built into the lap belt receiver-- so it can't function in the CGT position.

The CGT had no side airbags. Or stability control. I'm not sure it should be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:10:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

That looks like an M3 GTS, which had a non standard recaro to allow belt receiver clearance.

When I tried to run the stock receiver through the standard SPG XL's lap belt hole, I got a completely...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 07:55:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

Idk. Maybe when you sit in them, the bolsters are low enough that it can sit snugly against you.

Either way, a seat belt can’t function properly if it’s not snugly against you.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-05-2018, 07:43:04 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 12,419
Posted By Obioban
Re: Apple

The T2 (which the mini has) has a hardware HVEC encoder that should make H.264 or H.265 .MP4 exports super fast.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 07:40:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

If the belt is not snugly against you, it can’t function properly.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 07:17:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Obioban
Re: Torque vs. stretch on ARP bolts

The OE bolts get better roundness than you can achieve with the ARPs without measuring for roundness, and you can't measure for roundness with the engine in the car. The OE bolts also have more...
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