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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-12-2019, 12:23:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,498
Posted By Obioban
Re: Porsche Taycan First Drive/Road Test Thread

Meanwhile, over here in 120 mile range land :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 08:03:56 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 22,571
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

Might make you the only person with Nogaros and CSs :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 07:59:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By Obioban
Re: RPM Shift Lights/LCD Steering Wheel

Official BMW SMG shift light video:

E46 M3 SMG Shift Lights - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-11-2019, 07:49:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,498
Posted By Obioban
Re: Porsche Taycan First Drive/Road Test Thread

40% battery usage in 17 miles is a little uncomfortable making, though :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 07:43:44 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 22,571
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

But the CS is no more :(
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 07:40:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Outside of the M2, lots of M cars are also in the 6 figure range.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 07:34:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By Obioban
Re: RPM Shift Lights/LCD Steering Wheel

The stock shift lights do not strobe, in an SMG car or 6mt-- they just sweep up (and don't even do that in a stock 6mt car). The sweeping of the lights isn't that noticeable-- the goal of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 06:41:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

I don't care about the Ford badge, but ford... doesn't make very good cars, regardless of how they drive. Garbage interiors, poorly build, terrible practicality for a given car size (e.g. the current...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 06:16:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

The dead steering is a huge factory IMO. Fake stereo exhaust sounds and fake burble/pop out the tail pipe make everything about the engine feel artificial. Most of them are automatic, which makes...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 06:13:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By Obioban
Re: RPM Shift Lights/LCD Steering Wheel

The way my steering wheel is positioned, the gauges are immediately under the rim of the steering wheel-- pretty indistinguishably different in terms of line of sight vs the steering wheel.

Not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 05:15:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

If they really wanted to make the effort, make a sedan using the same production techniques as the i3 (CF tub). My i3 is 2750 lbs-- with a 700+ lb battery!
Stick the same S65 in it, with no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 04:46:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

I don't really care what's "smart business". I care what I enjoy driving-- and their smart business decisions led to me no longer buying cars they produce (I previously have purchased multiple cars...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 03:37:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 459
Posted By Obioban
Re: Would you sacrifice transmission choice for Color Combos/Options?

If I was buying an e46 M3 currently, I'd almost certainly buy an SMG car and immediately convert it to 6mt. They're a crazy amount cheaper and the job isn't that bad.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Dec-11-2019, 03:30:23 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 726,686
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I saw that it was now possible to run the OE performance steering wheel in the e46 a couple of weeks ago, as seen here: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=611535

The thing that held...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 03:26:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 812
Posted By Obioban
Re: RPM Shift Lights/LCD Steering Wheel

I saw this a couple weeks ago and was tempted.

The thing that held me back was that the while OLED display in the center really doesn't jibe with the e46 gauges/instruments. The gauges in the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 01:04:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Yet the GT3 and GT4, which are very much Porsche's equivalent to the M cars, remain NA.


... personally, while I really dislike turbos, I find the steering a much bigger issue.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Dec-10-2019, 07:48:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,581
Posted By Obioban
Re: Fun, Family Friendly Sub $40k Sedan

Compared to what? Certainly not the Camaro SS :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-10-2019, 06:52:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,278
Posted By Obioban
Re: S54 conversion muffler shootout

To be clear, this is not their M3 muffler— this is their sedan/wagon s54 conversion muffler.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Dec-10-2019, 04:44:06 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 204,742
Posted By Obioban
Re: The perfect daily driver?

No, that would be with an e9X chassis :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-10-2019, 04:30:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,278
Posted By Obioban
Re: S54 conversion muffler shootout

Sigh. I had a bmw performance exhaust for a while because my dealer sold it to me for $50. I ended up giving it to a friend because I didn't have a car to put it on at the time.

They should have...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-10-2019, 04:20:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,798
Posted By Obioban
Re: AP Racing BBK from VAC

996 is hard to beat on a budget-- specifically because it uses CSL/ZCP rotors, which are free swaps for life through FCP.

I'm tempted to downgrade to them for just that reason...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-10-2019, 01:02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Obioban
Re: Front brake air duct plastic rivet help needed

Those certainly do look similar. I wonder if they sent me the wrong thing :hmm:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Dec-09-2019, 07:23:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 717
Posted By Obioban
Re: New Cannonball NY-LA Record: 27:25 in an E63 AMG

A year after the event the statute of limitations is up and they can release the full proof to the internet.

In the short term the they just show it to a select few to verify their claim and paint...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Dec-09-2019, 06:02:17 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,589
Posted By Obioban
Re: Tesla Model 3 Owners Thread

Amazing how long car makers have been able to get away with not doing that.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-09-2019, 01:21:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,278
Posted By Obioban
Re: S54 conversion muffler shootout

I don't know how I saw this thread on fanatics and not here, when I'm on fanatics once week but here daily, but just wanted to check in to say this thread is awesome!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-09-2019, 01:19:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By Obioban
Re: Let's HEAR your Cars

Bad new for OP-- my car isn't loud :P

https://youtu.be/zDO8WaUJ4QE
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-09-2019, 12:02:38 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

AC was a no cost option :agree:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-08-2019, 11:59:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,217
Posted By Obioban
Re: Kirk roll bar safe?

My lap belts and sub straps are 2”. Only the shoulder harnesses are 3”
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-08-2019, 04:26:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Now with an actually nice interior, dct (in a world where most other players are cost savings back to torque converters), and more betterer engines (everyone else resorting to turbos).

For most...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-08-2019, 02:09:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,581
Posted By Obioban
Re: Fun, Family Friendly Sub $40k Sedan

Is this your only car, or do you also have a smaller, sportier car?

If it’s going to be your only car, from that list I’d go e90. If you have a fun car, could be larger/heavier/worse to drive. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-08-2019, 11:57:18 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 22,571
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

Cobra also makes reclining seats. I haven’t tried them, but I’d like to— especially now that the Sportster CS is discontinued.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-08-2019, 12:54:48 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 22,571
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

My wife can get in the back without issue. I can, with issue :rofl2:

Kids should have no issue getting in the back.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 10:30:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,232
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hood vents on e46

Yes and yes :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 10:10:31 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 22,571
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

There will not be a second group buy.

But, they’re always willing to do them in custom materials at no extra cost if you send the materials.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 09:14:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,915
Posted By Obioban
Re: Why is my cammed s54 still making the same power?

The shop can send you PDFs of the dynos in sae after the fact.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 07:10:33 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 43,472
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

The stock Ohlins rear spring is 628 lb/in

Ideally I’d actually be using a 650 rear spring on the right rear, but I haven’t seen a beehive style 650 and don’t want an articulated rear perch...
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 04:40:21 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,915
Posted By Obioban
Re: Why is my cammed s54 still making the same power?

Glad to finally see good news in this thread!

Any chance we can see the sae numbers and what parts you ended up with on the car?
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Dec-07-2019, 02:56:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By Obioban
Re: Would you pickup truck guys consider a 4-cylinder full sized truck as of now?

I’d take this over the eco boost v6. That’s one of my all time least favorites engines/trucks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 02:45:15 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 43,472
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Not pictured: spacers to make the rod end stock thickness.

https://i.ibb.co/rf0Q1C4/Capture.jpg

Just a little thing I made— the stock bushing will get pressed in.

I’m trying to find a sealed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 02:31:29 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 43,472
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

21.5mm thick (US) vs 22.5mm thick (CSL), both solid.

Increases rear roll stiffness by ~8%
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-06-2019, 08:22:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By Obioban
Re: Would you pickup truck guys consider a 4-cylinder full sized truck as of now?

I won't be sad if I never own any 4 cylinder or V6.
Possible exception: Miata.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Dec-06-2019, 07:41:44 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 726,686
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Chaning things up for this winter. 25 lbs stiffer on each front spring, stiffer front sway, will have a rear sway again.

Setup:
350 front left
325 front right
700 rear left
628 rear right
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 07:39:59 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 43,472
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Chaning things up for this winter. 25 lbs stiffer on each front spring, stiffer front sway, will have a rear sway again.

Setup:
350 front left
325 front right
700 rear left
628 rear right
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 07:30:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

It would be fun to see a CSL time on modern tires.



Not to mention all the fake burbles/pops/farts on overrun that every single modern car does these days. So tiresome. The external equivalent...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-06-2019, 07:28:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 977
Posted By Obioban
Re: 488 GTB or Aventador

The Lambo is significantly more reliable than the F car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 06:49:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

The Turbos is a great car for other people :lolhit:

Perhaps the M2 is, as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 05:04:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

I think you have the cause and effect backwards. I bought an e46 M3 because I like a low torque, high revving engine, instant throttle response, good steering feel, etc in a sports car.

I don't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 03:59:09 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

BMW E30 M3 vs E46 M3 CSL vs M2 Competition - what is the best M Car of all time? | Autocar Heroes - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-06-2019, 03:13:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 977
Posted By Obioban
Re: 488 GTB or Aventador

If you want it to drive well, Ferrari.

If you want it to be reliable enough to drive, Lambo.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Dec-06-2019, 02:52:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Obioban
Re: Brey krause parts for seat install

Those are all parts for Porsches? :clueless:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-06-2019, 02:34:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 717
Posted By Obioban
Re: New Cannonball NY-LA Record: 27:25 in an E63 AMG

103 average including stops is really quite a feat. I'd love to know what their rolling average was to achieve that, as 0mph hurts that average very quickly.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 01:44:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,465
Posted By Obioban
Re: VAC Motorsport Carbon Air Box - Is it good?

I don't know, honestly.

My OEM box is also going strong, at 16 years old and many track miles under its belt :thumbsup2:

(though I would point out that OE BMW is not a guarantee, as there was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 01:43:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Seeking advice - What to do with a low mile M3

"anymore"?

I don't think there's ever an economic argument for modding, but if there is... these days most examples aren't depreciating or are appreciating. Further, the highest price example...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-05-2019, 11:46:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 588
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW X8 Thread

I feel like that’s not a hard photoshop to believe, given everything BMW.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 07:44:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Chris Harris loves everything.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 05:48:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,465
Posted By Obioban
Re: VAC Motorsport Carbon Air Box - Is it good?

Having owned it, I wouldn't put it on my car if it was free.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 05:36:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,465
Posted By Obioban
Re: VAC Motorsport Carbon Air Box - Is it good?

The trumpets collapsed under the vacuum of induction.

It would be a good update for nothing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 02:23:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Seeking advice - What to do with a low mile M3

An SMG vert isn't going to appreciate.

If you're not enjoying it and it's not appreciating, it serves no function. Drive it or sell it.

It will lose value if driven, starting at that mileage....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 02:04:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

350 lbs heavier than a base CSL
completely different engine dynamics (turbos vs revs)
no induction sound
less interior space
EPS levels of steering feel
crappier interior materials
modern...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 02:03:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,379
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

350 lbs heavier than a base CSL
completely different engine dynamics (turbos vs revs)
no induction sound
less interior space
EPS levels of steering feel
crappier interior materials
modern...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 01:04:44 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 22,571
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

Set installed in an M2 (https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1675296) on OE power sliders with BK mounts with some Schroth QFPs.

https://i.ibb.co/J3Kbk88/angle-seat.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 02:03:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,162
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ground Control Race Camber Plates

Turner plates are the best option for the car, imo. Good shape for load distribution, so no reinforcement plate is necessary. Allows adjustment in camber and caster in street, track, or hybrid....
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-04-2019, 09:32:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 588
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW X8 Thread

Ah, the e53 "4.8is"-- from the era when "there will never be an M SUV"

:lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 09:31:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By Obioban
Re: Becker Headers

It's obvious ARH did zero R&D on their S54's header design-- it's 100% identical to the pipe routing for their diesel nissan pickup I6 headers, which have opposite header needs (torque vs revs).
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-04-2019, 09:00:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 588
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW X8 Thread

They could drop part support for older cars :goodluck:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 08:32:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Obioban
Re: Front brake air duct plastic rivet help needed

Those freaking rivets.

Please let us know if you track them down. I bought 16 different rivets and none of them were correct. Eventually a forum member that went the CSL bumper mailed me his, so...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-04-2019, 08:05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 07:46:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By Obioban
Re: What are these covers for?

They are brake cooling ducts. They're only blocked off in USA.

Alternative: ...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-04-2019, 07:26:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW is having a bad day - and that’s okay - The Carmudgeon Show with Jason Cammis

When every BMW drives like a truck, buy a BMW truck? :clueless:
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-04-2019, 06:46:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Obioban
Re: Looks like CarPlay isn't BMW's only hardware based subscription service

Wireless carplay is easily one of my favorite features I've added to the e46s! One reason down to not buy a new BMW. :thumbsup2:

... now if they just made good cars again...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 06:03:11 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,770
Posted By Obioban
Re: Speed Academy "Supercar Killer" e46 M3 build

Oh.

They didn't have it on their playlist for the series :raspberry:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 05:22:03 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,770
Posted By Obioban
Re: Speed Academy "Supercar Killer" e46 M3 build

https://youtu.be/z1kk4t2YRdY

Ultimate BMW M3 Rebuild - SuperCar Killer - Part 11 - YouTube

Ultimate BMW M3 Rebuild - SuperCar Killer - Part 12 - YouTube
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 03:59:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2003 M3 Rod Bearing Pictures - 170,000 miles

I've been DDing the i3 because my commute has been 80-130 miles/day (and the i3 is effectively free to drive) and the roads are straight/crowded where I've been living recently...

... and the...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-04-2019, 03:40:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 746
Posted By Obioban
Re: What's up M3Forum: N/A 6cyl Manual Trans Hydraulic Power Steering Edition

The RAM and Nissan trucks both have the same desirable feature.

https://i.etsystatic.com/19129017/r/il/fc3ec9/1865234268/il_794xN.1865234268_j6lz.jpg

Otherwise... meh.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-04-2019, 02:48:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW is having a bad day - and that’s okay - The Carmudgeon Show with Jason Cammis

I believe his point is that individual people are buying their products less-- their sales expansion is a result of a larger potential customer base, despite a lower take rate. That isn't sustainable...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 01:22:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By Obioban
Re: Becker Headers

Threads merged.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Dec-03-2019, 09:39:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 746
Posted By Obioban
Re: What's up M3Forum: N/A 6cyl Manual Trans Hydraulic Power Steering Edition

Congrats! Again! :shifty:

Looks better in person than in pics. :agree:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Dec-03-2019, 09:26:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Obioban
Re: Managing Understeer with Aero

You could have the Ohlins shocks revalved to match your cars corner weights and get them valved for whatever spring rates you wanted. I'll likely be doing that next winter, as my corner rates and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-03-2019, 09:05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By Obioban
Re: What are these covers for?

IDK why they come with the car stock, but I need a pair of the solid ones if anyone wants to sell me a set!

I threw mine out 15 years ago to use the stock brake cooling, but now that I have real...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-03-2019, 08:26:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By Obioban
Re: Becker Headers

There are many reasons to not buy the American Racing headers (and I wouldn't, because all the independent data I've seen shows they make less or equal power to OE Euro (much less supersprint) at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-03-2019, 07:05:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,693
Posted By Obioban
Re: Project TurnicornM3-- Turner motorsports s65 e46 M3 swap.

The way they’re making components, I can’t see it not becoming a kit. They’re designing it for (low volume) production.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-03-2019, 03:13:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By Obioban
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

Wait, is the M3 manual or auto? Or do you have multiple M3s?

Interesting that the e36 SMG gubbins only add 22 lbs-- on the e46 they're 35 lbs. I would have expected them to be pretty similar.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 08:42:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By Obioban
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

Your M3 is an SMG vert, right? It's probably 400-500 lbs heavier than your 328i (assuming the 328i is a non vert non auto).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 06:16:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Obioban
Re: Royal Purple Engine Oil to clean Engine?

Any cleaner means the gunk you're seeing on your engine is now float around and able to get into places where it can cause damage.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 05:54:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By Obioban
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

The S52 does have a 5 speed. I don't know if it's shared with the 328i.

The S52 car is also lighter than the S50B32 car, so the difference in feel could also be due to the weight.

My S52 e36...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 02:42:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Obioban
Re: Royal Purple Engine Oil to clean Engine?

100% this.

What you have now is almost certainly only a cosmetic issue. Going after it with cleaning agents has the very real possibility of turning it into a functional issue-- up to and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 02:41:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By Obioban
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

Yeah-- the US e36 just feels like it has more torque because of more aggressive gearing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-01-2019, 03:04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,117
Posted By Obioban
Re: Quitting Whilst I'm Ahead

This makes me surprisingly sad :(

I request that you do one track event before you sell the car! Porche club of America allows verts to run.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-01-2019, 12:33:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By Obioban
Re: E24M6 Track Toy with "S54 Love" :-)

Fun build; can’t wait for more!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-29-2019, 08:58:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ohlins R&T Question

The R&Ts work fine with non stock style springs, if you switch to camber plates— at which point you have all the springs in the world to choose from.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-29-2019, 12:29:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,547
Posted By Obioban
Re: Choose your New sporty car: $30K Manually Transmission Edition

I had completely forgotten about that. I wonder if they ever improved the design of the car to improve airflow!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2019, 10:42:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,162
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ground Control Race Camber Plates

Depends on lots of things, but the easiest setup to get right IMO is TCKs with soft springs-- something like 350 front, 600 rear, paired with a large front sway bar and a stock rear sway bar, set to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2019, 08:09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,162
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ground Control Race Camber Plates

We're not building space ships... which is good, as 98% of people make their cars handle worse than stock when they modify their cars :lolhit:. Would be a very unsuccessful space program.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2019, 08:07:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,693
Posted By Obioban
Re: Project TurnicornM3-- Turner motorsports s65 e46 M3 swap.

Does anyone make as many models as BMW?

In rwd we have...

2 coupe
M2
X2
3 sedan
3 wagon
3 GT
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2019, 07:35:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,693
Posted By Obioban
Re: Project TurnicornM3-- Turner motorsports s65 e46 M3 swap.

Just for cost savings for BMW... and someone necessitated by them having 3242923423 different car models (can't have a bespoke chassis for each).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2019, 07:33:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,162
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ground Control Race Camber Plates

The shorter the bump stop, the faster the effective spring rate ramps from the actual spring rate to infinity if you're in the bump stop.

If trimming the fronts means your in the rear bump stops...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2019, 07:12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,162
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ground Control Race Camber Plates

Warranty voiding or not, it certainly changes the dynamics while you’re on the bump stop.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2019, 06:28:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,162
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ground Control Race Camber Plates

JRZ's aren't hugely bump travel limited like the Bilsteins are.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2019, 05:49:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,693
Posted By Obioban
Re: Project TurnicornM3-- Turner motorsports s65 e46 M3 swap.

Chassis sharing all cars from 2 series to 7 series. :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-27-2019, 04:01:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,534
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Header vs Supersprint V1 Stepped Header

No. They were out performed by stock euro.
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