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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-24-2015, 04:45:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By usdmej
Re: Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

remember when ECU tuning just started delivering big gains on turbocharged cars (evos, stis, 335is) i think Vishnu was saying things like their tunes were undetectable by a dealer, and could also be...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 08:31:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 828
Posted By usdmej
Re: $60K Question, Sports car edition

Car and driver did a comparison of the nsx and cayman a while back. I'm biased towards the nsx but they made a good case for buying new
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 08:26:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,140
Posted By usdmej
Re: U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production kicks off today

Just saw the US pricing.a true bummer the only way you can get an LSD is bundled with a 3k options package full of fluff (9speaker Bose, infotainment)
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 05:13:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,140
Posted By usdmej
Re: U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production kicks off today

Ford focus rs doesn't tickle your fancy?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 05:46:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,140
Posted By usdmej
Re: U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production kicks off today

if the us version pans out as advertised, will gladly sell my m3 for this and a DD
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-22-2015, 01:49:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,720
Posted By usdmej
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-19-2015, 07:19:05 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,152
Posted By usdmej
Re: What was your worst modding decision?

do not agree whatsoever.

had an SS race, sounded awesome when you were hard on it, but any type of civilized driving produced epic drone. it only got worse when you started swapping out the other...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-16-2015, 04:12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By usdmej
Re: Genuine Alcantara (4 yards) Jet Black

any markings on the back of the actual fabric saying it's real alcantara?
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-14-2015, 03:44:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,198
Posted By usdmej
Re: Tomikaze's M3 Journal

Sorry to hear about the trunk issues, that's the main reason I kept the csl trunk on my car when I sold it. Its a lot of work swap things correctly back to oem. Btw there was only one piston on the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-13-2015, 03:44:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By usdmej
Re: OEM CSL Control Unit/Snorkel (SF/Bay Area)

you definitely have to pay to play in the CSL intake game!!!
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Apr-13-2015, 12:30:06 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 28,459
Posted By usdmej
Re: M clunk track car build

That looks better than radiums setup . . . . .
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-10-2015, 07:09:45 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,727
Posted By usdmej
Re: road bike suggestions

get the trek and buy yourself a quality fit (either from retul or body geometry). the ones that come with bike purchases are at best just meant to get u on the road and don't address the many issues...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-06-2015, 11:54:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By usdmej
Re: Oem Csl or good replica front bumper

authentic CSL bumper will lose you a bit of weight where it matters most (off the front nose of the car)

there's actually one for sale on this forum now but it's in america, i'd bet it'd be easier...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-05-2015, 09:07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,105
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

besides the e46 HK system, the next worst audio system i've heard was on an 88 toyota camry, it had 4 paper speakers and a weak hu, but at least it was honest no frills sound. the best audio system...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-05-2015, 08:51:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,046
Posted By usdmej
Re: E46 in Fast and Furious 7

that movie made the import scene explode, but eventually those same people brought it down as well. it's almost impossible to find a civic that hasn't been annihilated these days.


glad to see...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-04-2015, 05:50:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,105
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

nope and nope, what do i have to gain from lying about this? the system is the worst car audio system i've ever heard. u can talk all the specs all you want (i'm sure that's what HK does to all the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-03-2015, 06:13:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By usdmej
what are my gopro mounting options?

I'd like to get this POV from my new gopro

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-DAQ_DjEDus/maxresdefault.jpg


unfortunately, this is my current car situation

fixed back seats (so headrest mount not...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-02-2015, 07:08:51 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,716
Posted By usdmej
Re: Interstellar - Christopher Nolan's New Movie

wait a second . . . . .



:megashifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-30-2015, 08:04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By usdmej
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-28-2015, 11:03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,097
Posted By usdmej
Re: How many radiators have failed? Which to buy for preventative maintenance

Looks like Koyo just came out with a radiator for our platform. great company

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8640/16168752123_c7bc27fd5e_b.jpg

http://blog.evasivemotorsports.com/?p=1544
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-27-2015, 07:43:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,105
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

Yes, the horrific sound processing and terrible speaker placement in the e46 is extremely tragic. Id take a 4x40w system with paper cone speakers over our system any day of the week.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-27-2015, 05:45:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,105
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

the HK system is without a doubt the worst car audio sound system i've ever heard.
this is comparing to cars going back to the 80s. i have no idea how they stay in business. They must be selling...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-26-2015, 07:25:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,967
Posted By usdmej
Re: Germanwings flight 4U9525

i read that the prosecutor assigned to the case said it's not suicide if 150 other people end up dying with you

a good point that i agree with
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-25-2015, 07:28:10 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 22,791
Posted By usdmej
Re: DaFoe’s Engine Rebuild by Coinage

less valvetrain mass? some honda guys get rid of VTEC when they do balls to the wall NA builds. but it's definitely not practical in a street car
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-25-2015, 06:31:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By usdmej
Re: FRAUD ALERT: 2002 BMW M3 - 6 Speed - Laguna Seca Blue - Clean Title - CSL Wheels

wow, just goes to show, gotta do your homework, there are some flat out liars out there. thanks for chiming in sir!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-24-2015, 03:02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

it looks like owners that go through that process have estimated seat arrival dates of around May. . . does me no good since i'll be at the end of that long line
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-23-2015, 10:11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

it's a great seat for sure (i already have one waiting to go in the passenger side) but i wanted a bucket seat for the driver side (i like the feeling of being hugged while driving :shifty:) and this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-23-2015, 08:23:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By usdmej
Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

so i called some dealers to buy a Recaro Pole Position so i can finish my interior. It looks like the warehouse has a freeze on all pole position orders. ie. they're not shipping any out at the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-21-2015, 06:48:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,398
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

if he is at your disposal for clarification, then ask him why it's white from the factory!!!!
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-20-2015, 06:36:52 AM
Replies: 1,823
Views: 342,470
Posted By usdmej
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

do sway bar links get noisy? i've got bimmerworld end links with exposed spherical bearings and you're making me wonder if they're the cause of some clinkety clink sounds i've been hearing from the...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-19-2015, 10:55:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By usdmej
Re: who would buy a 2015 Miata?

my question was at this point in time, knowing the 2016 model is gonna be so good. why buy the still available and outgoing 2015?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-19-2015, 08:25:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By usdmej
who would buy a 2015 Miata?

genuinely interested, who in their right mind would buy a 2015 (outgoing generation) Miata new from the dealer? the next generation is shaping up to be a winner by all accounts.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-19-2015, 04:00:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By usdmej
Re: BMW Motorsport Golf Ball Shift Knob

i wonder if it's the large one that people originally got hyped on or the puny one that's more readily available
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-19-2015, 03:47:18 AM
Replies: 5,044
Views: 270,338
Posted By usdmej
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/ntsaid/BMW%20M3/P1010720.jpg

very nice find!!!! get that on your car (flap or not) and you will definitely be deserving of that user name!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-19-2015, 12:27:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By usdmej
Re: Anyone know where I could source OE CSL rear window glass?

the steel top will be quieter than the cf top for the same reason the the stock glass is quieter than CSL glass. less mass dampening generally increases nvh

but not on the level that would...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-18-2015, 06:59:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By usdmej
Re: Anyone know where I could source OE CSL rear window glass?

thinner glass always means more road noise, i'm assuming a carbon fiber roof is also going in so that will only add to your road volume increase as well. Might be worth more consideration if the car...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-18-2015, 05:17:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By usdmej
bmw car cover

fits E46, not sure what else

good condition, has it's own built in baggy as seen


$40 picked up, $65 shipped
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-16-2015, 05:36:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,503
Posted By usdmej
Re: 2005 Interlagos Blue M3 OEM CSL

next on his to do list - cringe and :facepalm: :screwy:at all the changes the next owner plans to do :lolhit:
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-12-2015, 11:23:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By usdmej
Re: 2002 M3 TIAG 6MT 108k Bay Area

thanks man! car is pending
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-12-2015, 04:39:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By usdmej
Re: Bridgestone Potenza S04 pole position 265/35/18 Tires

how many miles put on these tires? i'm guessing aggressive alignment used?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-11-2015, 07:21:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,720
Posted By usdmej
Re: Track-oriented aftermarket suspension: best bang for the buck?

at this point it just seems like you're biased against KW
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-11-2015, 06:05:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,720
Posted By usdmej
Re: Track-oriented aftermarket suspension: best bang for the buck?

i'm not sure what's so hard to comprehend here. everyone including the OP has acknowledged the GC setup is great bang for the buck. in this case it just seems like OP wanted to spend more buck....
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-10-2015, 06:42:06 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 81,758
Posted By usdmej
Re: What is Your Recent Purchase?

the challenge grille really adds a lot! congrats on the purchase
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Mar-10-2015, 02:43:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By usdmej
Re: 2002 M3 TIAG 6MT 108k Bay Area

thank you sir! your car was nicely done as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-06-2015, 07:33:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,398
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

the labor involved with removing a filter, cleaning it, letting it dry, and then re-oiling it is probably more costly than a new filter. just food for thought as to why bmw doesn't have official...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-05-2015, 07:17:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By usdmej
Re: JRZ Suspension Engineering RS Pro | E46 M3 Install

looking at it, your explanation makes much more sense than mine haha

but back on topic, that rear coilover mounting without any structural reinforcements really worries me
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-05-2015, 06:15:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,398
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

those look oiled to me, especially compared to the brand new csl filter posted

the plot thickens
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-05-2015, 12:30:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,398
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

might help if someone figured out if they've designed any other filters for auto companies. maybe this was an experiment in expanding to be an OE supplier and they didn't like the logistics involved....
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-04-2015, 05:06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By usdmej
Re: Moton Clubsport with Rear Coil-over Suspension Kit

Good god thats how much a rebuild costs for these things????
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-04-2015, 04:34:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By usdmej
Re: JRZ Suspension Engineering RS Pro | E46 M3 Install

because their camber plates effectively act like strut tower reinforcement plates since they take up so much surface area. other camber plates are different
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-03-2015, 08:30:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 748
Posted By usdmej
Re: Good Deed for the day.

Sounds like ur dad's gonna handle this well, I let my dad drive my car and he refused to upshift past 2500rpn
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-02-2015, 09:03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By usdmej
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-02-2015, 08:01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,398
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

911 air filters are massive but only a small portion of the filter ever gets dirty. larger air filters and boxes might have more to do with getting more power and better throttle response. I'm not...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-01-2015, 04:47:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,807
Posted By usdmej
Re: full part out + car for sale. full mods

for now keeping to sell it with the car
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-01-2015, 06:44:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By usdmej
Re: 2002 M3 TIAG 6MT 108k Bay Area

bump car is officially for sale
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-28-2015, 07:29:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By usdmej
Re: Motor Trend First Test: 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

that interior looks like it belongs in a luxury airplane
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Sat, Feb-28-2015, 07:12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By usdmej
oem exhaust parts and wheels/tires

looking for oem

- headers (must have good cats/not causing codes)
- section 1
- section 3 muffler


wheels/tires (prefer 18" must have matching tires with useable tread
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Sat, Feb-28-2015, 07:10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By usdmej
Re: Looking for Dinan Parts

i have a dinan muffler looking to sell outright or trade for stock muffler
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Feb-28-2015, 06:25:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,807
Posted By usdmej
Re: full part out + car for sale. full mods

bump, part out is a go, car will go for sale soon after
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Feb-25-2015, 03:41:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By usdmej
2002 M3 TIAG 6MT 108k Bay Area

I'm currently removing my mods to sell my car. it will be sold as listed below.


MY 2002
108k almost all highway mileage, never tracked or launched
full maintenance records
grey interior...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Feb-25-2015, 03:18:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,807
Posted By usdmej
Re: full part out + car for sale. full mods

responded to all PMs and updated post with more info
a lot of interest in the diffuser, shoulda priced that sucker higher haha
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-24-2015, 03:56:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,807
Posted By usdmej
full part out + car for sale. full mods

Volks are not FS, sorry no exceptions


parting my car out to sell it close to stock.

continue reading past the parts FS if you're interested in buying the car itself.


:::pending::: ...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-24-2015, 02:17:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,018
Posted By usdmej
Re: Chris Harris Drives The New W205 C63 AMG

agreed!! a very dark color but pops like crazy when the light hits it

looks like a normal C-class to me though, MB has their interior game on point but their exteriors are lacking
Forum: Pacific Tue, Feb-24-2015, 01:34:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By usdmej
Re: AutoTalent | $89 Dyno Special for the month of February!

what's the normal price you guys charge? or can you extend this offer?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-24-2015, 01:30:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 894
Posted By usdmej
Re: Bmw step program

just curious if bmw dealerships only hire mechanics that have been through this step program? or do they hire normal ones with a sprinkle of the qualified ones for good measure
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Feb-21-2015, 07:29:51 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 50,356
Posted By usdmej
Re: Kaiv's E46 M3 Journal

might not look good to some but at least you retain the trunk open button!
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-18-2015, 12:36:37 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 50,356
Posted By usdmej
Re: Kaiv's E46 M3 Journal

interested in selling the aluminum trim??
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-17-2015, 08:29:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By usdmej
Re: i8 is a technological marvel.

oh my fault then, the guy filming was definitely not an employee then, from the looks of the reflections he was wearing a coat and "stylish" cole haans. probably one of the potential customers that...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-17-2015, 08:16:58 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,878
Posted By usdmej
Re: Of all the cars you have ever owned, what is your favorite?

my 07 Volvo S40 was extremely good at performing the tasks i bought it to do
quiet, refined, all weather travel

http://kdo.smugmug.com/PICS/Carz/i-hTNRbGG/0/O/DSC_0001.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-17-2015, 08:14:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By usdmej
Re: i8 is a technological marvel.

i'm not in the industry or anything, but the guy showing all those potential fails didn't seem like he was an engineer or had any involvement with the design of the car, just seemed like a very high...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-17-2015, 03:15:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By usdmej
Re: Grey interior dyed other BMW colors (pshop)

i had no opinion either way when i got my car with the grey interior, but in retrospect i would have preferred getting a black interior with aluminum trim
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Feb-16-2015, 07:26:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,743
Posted By usdmej
Re: Treflip's E46 M3 Journal

it looks like you and your car are having a lot of fun!

how long are your tires lasting? i'm guessing you have aggressive alignment, and you're taking long road trips to diff tracks around...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-13-2015, 09:47:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,004
Posted By usdmej
Re: The OFFICIAL e46 M3 Valvetrain Picture Thread

this was at ~60k
car was pretty new to me at that point, previous owners did TWS oil changes every 7.5k
just highway driving done by myself back then

...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, Feb-11-2015, 07:58:51 AM
Replies: 1,637
Views: 73,896
Posted By usdmej
Re: Rate the signature above you

6/10 beefy exhaust tips but the ride height is a bit high
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Feb-10-2015, 04:02:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,226
Posted By usdmej
Re: 997 RS and Caymen GTS Photoshoot

is that aqua blue metallic on the cayman?

fantastic color, especially when the light hits it!
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-10-2015, 01:56:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,276
Posted By usdmej
Re: Invasion of lowballwrs on m3f

whoa, are we allowed to ask why a dude got banned? that Kong guy wasn't making much sense with his posts but not sure what else he did
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Feb-09-2015, 09:06:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,276
Posted By usdmej
Re: Invasion of lowballwrs on m3f

I've noticed it too on my AFE panel filter I recently put up for sale.

another red flag and almost certain guarantee that they're not gonna buy your items is if they ask, "what's the best price...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-09-2015, 08:47:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By usdmej
Re: my car's corner balance weight

wow! i've seen this guy's car in person and i never would have guessed the car was anywhere near that weight just based on how streetable it was.

i think people are over-reacting on the cabin...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 05:49:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By usdmej
wheel lugs are stuck

after finding out that wheel studs should be replaced every year, i got a new set from Apex and went about changing them while rotating my tires.

jacked up passenger side of the car, fronts came...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-04-2015, 08:33:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,720
Posted By usdmej
Re: Track-oriented aftermarket suspension: best bang for the buck?

Ground Control without a doubt best bang for the buck for the track rat.

If your budget goes up to 3k then consider the KW clubsports since they are from a very reputable company and are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-23-2015, 03:27:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By usdmej
Re: Is Plasti-Dip the Future?

seems like these cheaper than paint alternatives all fall under teh same category of good from afar, far from good
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-20-2015, 05:41:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By usdmej
Re: V-mount radiator

are you running FI?
the radiator forms one line of the "V" and usually the intercooler forms the other.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-16-2015, 08:19:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By usdmej
Re: you have to replace studs every year?

It was posted by apex in their new bulletbose stud thread
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-16-2015, 04:19:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By usdmej
you have to replace studs every year?

i'm just now finding out that wheel studs are considered consumables and have to be replaced every year(!).

this is the first time I've heard about this since I purchased and installed my studs 3...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-16-2015, 03:34:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,981
Posted By usdmej
Re: Eibach Pro-Street-S Coilover for E46 M3 tested

seems pretty pricey when compared to Ground Control's Complete kit

for only $100 more you get camber plates and damping adjustability
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-14-2015, 04:20:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By usdmej
Re: Aftermarket LED Tail Lights

the fitment is just ever so slightly off where the tailight lines up with the trunk on my aftermarket LEDs, this is made worse when you add an aftermarket trunk, because even the high quality ones...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-11-2015, 09:38:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By usdmej
Re: Dealer Markup Thread

do you think it's unethical for a buyer to get a good deal on a car that isn't selling at MSRP?


supply and demand
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jan-07-2015, 06:41:45 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 28,459
Posted By usdmej
Re: Mclunk track car build

i'm surprised they were so dirty, i thought hard driving and all that gasoline shot through keeps everything clean?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-06-2015, 11:54:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 17,859
Posted By usdmej
Re: E46 M3...2jz swap... It has begun

wat kind of shop charges $5k to troubleshoot a problem?!

good luck with the 2JZ, the stock bottom end is probably more reliable than a built S54
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-06-2015, 09:44:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By usdmej
Re: Amuse Ericsson Titanium e46 M3 section 2 & 3

How does the sound and volume compare to the popular options out there?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-06-2015, 06:48:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By usdmej
Re: Good action from an E46 M3

made me laugh because their road race portion also had an IR E46 M3 with just an intake and exhaust so i was blown away when i saw the trap speed

my car (I/H/E) gets to just a hair under 150mph in...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-06-2015, 02:32:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,132
Posted By usdmej
Re: What's Up m3forum (Time Attack Edition)

LBP is definitely my favorite S2K color!

you should definitely look into the legitimate aero aftermarket support for the car (like from Varis), the fastest time attack S200s go heavy on the aero...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-06-2015, 01:43:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 612
Posted By usdmej
Re: 2014's thirteen worst selling models in the USA

i'd like to see how these numbers compare to maybe 10-20 years ago when america was the biggest buyer of exotic cars

nowadays it's China and the Middle East that are doing the buying, Ferrari...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-05-2015, 06:44:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By usdmej
Re: Carbon Fiber Hood... ViS or Seibon?

http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticles/ID/2919/Industry-Insider--Seibon-Carbon.aspx

it looks like Seibon has turned their act around, although take this article with a grain of salt since i think...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-31-2014, 06:24:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 807
Posted By usdmej
Re: The Lexus RC350 F-Sport weighs how much??

i think its got a great silhouette

rocket bunny makes quite a tasty looking body kit for it as well
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-31-2014, 06:19:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 800
Posted By usdmej
Re: Alonso's 2013 (backup) chassis says "Hi"

that wing shaping is out of this world
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Dec-22-2014, 08:03:06 AM
Replies: 36,978
Views: 4,852,481
Posted By usdmej
Re: ** The Ridiculous Thread **

never mind

Dan Balan - Chica Bomb [only girls] ( Chew Fu Hurt Locker Remix ) HD / HQ Video - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Dec-22-2014, 07:14:25 AM
Replies: 36,978
Views: 4,852,481
Posted By usdmej
Re: ** The Ridiculous Thread **

http://i.imgur.com/5PoJSAe.gif

this is from a music video from my youth, does anyone know what it is?
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Dec-19-2014, 05:11:37 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 155,293
Posted By usdmej
Re: DOCTOR 3VIL's 02 Topaz Journal!

wrapping your tire rack to match would turn your entire garage into a fire hazard it would be so hot
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-11-2014, 04:26:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,237
Posted By usdmej
Re: How has your health insurance changed?

my employer used to cover 90% of my insurance. for next year they increased it to 95%, benefits and coverage seem to have gotten better as well
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