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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Feb-22-2019, 02:08:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi Guys,

Small update before the weekend. The small fasteners for the RTA bearings arrived today so I will be pre-packing all of them this weekend as well as packaging the orders marked for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 03:36:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Torn Poweflex subframe bushings

This is exactly what happened to my powerflex subframe bushes although, yours looks to have failed further than mine did.

I binned the lot and went solid subframe and spherical bearing trailing...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Feb-18-2019, 11:27:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi Guys,

The Group Buy is officially closed!

I've been busy chasing up information/sending invoices and answering questions these last few days so I've finally started dispatching orders this...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-12-2019, 11:12:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Thanks Pmak,

I'll be sure to pack that version with your order.

Look forward to seeing the cage when you're done!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-12-2019, 09:53:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi guys,

I've just updated the OP spread sheet with the latest information.

For those who paid early to receiver delivery sooner, your 15% discount has been refunded to you. It should be in...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Feb-11-2019, 05:25:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Sorry to hear. Hope you heal well.



Not a problem joining late.

PM received, I'll send through an invoice tonight!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Feb-10-2019, 09:24:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi Guys,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.

I've currently replied to all emails, PM's and Facebook messages. I have sent out a few more invoices and received payments from those who...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-28-2019, 06:08:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi guys,

I've just updated the OP. The end of the group buy is less than 3 weeks away so I've gone ahead and messaged everyone I'm still waiting on confirmation & shipping info from.

I'm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-24-2019, 10:35:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,170
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Anyone use the Vanos-BMW / Ebay subframe reinforce kit?

It is a shame to see blatant copies like that.

If you're after something more substantial and comprehensive you may be interested in my offering.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-24-2019, 12:49:40 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

I'll certainly try. The design thus far has been dictated by function. I'm curious to see how they look fitted.

The design itself is to be bonded from beneath only for a clean finish not slapped...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-24-2019, 12:40:25 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Mach_3,

I can look into exact weights and share them here however, from previous weighs I can estimate the following;

Underside reinforcement plates = ~2k
Topside beam kit = ~5,8kg
Front...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-23-2019, 11:36:50 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

While I'm on the forum I thought I'd share a little teaser picture of what I've been working on.

https://res.cloudinary.com/qr8df6gl/image/upload/c_scale,w_450/v1548286164/perspective_enxar5.png...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-23-2019, 11:21:15 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi DD M3,

Thanks.

Regarding how much of an issue it is, is very subject to application and the user. It's designed to improve rear end grip and stability by inducing less weight transfer.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-18-2019, 12:34:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,305
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe / RACP Reinforcement - Underside & Topside!

That is correct however, I believe the E36 diff bushes were fully rubber while the stock E46 bushes were predominantly solid with a thin layer of isolating foam.

I suspect the E36 bushes may have...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-17-2019, 11:35:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Let me know when you're ready guys and I'll get the invoice out and order packaged up.



The 6-point brace is $650 Aud before discount.

That's $552.5 Aud after discount which comes to just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-17-2019, 02:11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: simple lightweight sec 3.

Side pipes? M3 GTR style?

I'd imagine that will take out some tubing.

For to ADR compliant you'd have to make the rear windows permanently shut and have it out just in front of the rear wheel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-16-2019, 08:53:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,598
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Turner solid subframe bushings question

Just to add some info the the original post (despite it being very old).

solid mounting the subframe eliminates a large portion of the dampening the rubber bushes provide.

A less damped...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-15-2019, 05:03:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi Guys,

I've just updated the main post.

I've decided to make life easier for myself and just copy paste straight from my spread sheet as an image rather than update text.

As before,...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-14-2019, 09:51:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi Guys,

I'm replying to outstanding PM's and emails now. Sorry that I haven't been replying to PM's as promptly as I could have.

I have been giving priority to those needing their products...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-08-2019, 04:29:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Will I have issues doing a topside RACP reinforcement due to epoxied TMS plates?

I suspect that 2" is on the same panel. You will be slightly under that figure when welding a topside reinforcement in however, that will be on a separate but, spot welded together piece so the heat...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jan-05-2019, 03:16:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi Guys,

I've just done an update on the original post so please check to see I have not made any mistakes to your name.

Those who have provided me with their info and not wanting grouped...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-04-2019, 11:15:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,466
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Aluminum steering coupler

Hope you guy's don't mind me skipping most the thread but, I just wanted to mention that the current CMP aluminium steering coupler I offer is for RHD vehciles only.

Another forum member shared...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-04-2019, 11:09:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,691
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Feeler - New Years Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Morning guys,



With the subframe bushes, no.

Provided you retain stock diff, upper control arm & lower control arm rubber inner bushings there will be a very negligable change at all.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-03-2019, 09:46:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Thanks PenguinScotty.

I had you in my spread sheet for RTAB's but mixed it up when typing it out here. I'll update that now.



Thanks Syrarch04!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-03-2019, 09:20:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,691
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Feeler - New Years Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Morning Guys,



Looking at those measurements it appears that the hole centre's are a few mill closer together. I'll pm you and get further information and see if I can offer a LHD option in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-03-2019, 12:21:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,691
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Feeler - New Years Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi Guys,

Sorry for my brief response earlier.



Hi MsRn,

Nope. My product fit all E46's unless listed otherwise so if you're interested in any RACP reinforcement products or bushing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-03-2019, 08:21:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,691
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Feeler - New Years Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Hi Guys,

Hope everyone had a happy New Year.

I just wanted to make a quick post to let you know that the Group Buy has gone live. The link is below if you'd like to check it out.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-03-2019, 08:17:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,693
Posted By AussieE46M3
OFFICIAL - New Year’s Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Happy New Year everyone!

This is the official Group Buy thread for the CMP Automotive Engineering subframe raising & Monoball RTA bushings.

This Group Buy will be run from today (03/01/2019)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-29-2018, 12:39:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,691
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Feeler - New Years Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Morning guys,



You're certainly right about the interest. Looks like there wont be any issues achieving that 15% off.

I have been thinking and I am open to input on this but, for those...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-28-2018, 02:51:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,691
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Feeler - New Years Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

in short you've got a few benefits:

- Greater Coverage
- Reduces stress on wheel arch seam and sheet metal between to prolong secondary failure.
- Better fitment (CNC brake press folded for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-28-2018, 02:39:23 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 20,458
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

I totally agree that it wouldn't be worth converting. I wouldn't push for anyone to do so.

You may be surprised by how good the purple looks when you've got it in your hands. I wasn't surprised...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-28-2018, 01:03:21 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 20,458
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

That's exactly what I was hoping for so I'm glad to hear that!



No major downsides no so to those who have purchased a TMS RTA bearing I wouldn't worry.

The notable differences are that the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-28-2018, 12:37:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,691
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Feeler - New Years Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Well it's great to see that there's enough interest to do the group buy.

Thank you for the support guys! Looks like the Group Buy will be happening.



Group buy would run January to Mid Feb...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-27-2018, 12:03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

Hi guys,

Sorry for my delayed response. Christmas is a busy time of year so I haven't had a chance to power up the laptop and reply to this.

On a quick note, several of you mentioned you'd...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-27-2018, 11:19:08 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 20,458
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

Just going back to the original post, I've just released a new Monoball RTA bushing to the market.

The price is $350 Aud ($246 USD).
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-27-2018, 11:04:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,691
Posted By AussieE46M3
Feeler - New Years Group Buy: CMP AE Subframe Raising & RTA bushing

Good afternoon M3forum,

It was suggested to me by some fellow members on a recent thread that I should consider doing a New Years Group Buy on the solid subframe raising bushes I offer as well as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-26-2018, 04:49:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Turner Motorsport Rear Subframe Reinforcement Kit

If you're open to more comprehensive options Bubba Tree I have a few systems available.

http://cmpautoengineering.com/product/cmp-ae-bmw-e46-3-series-subframe-mount-reinforcement-plates/

My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-19-2018, 04:41:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,305
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe / RACP Reinforcement - Underside & Topside!

They're welding looks great on the underside reinforcement plates and their progress is very good to. Cant wait to see more!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-16-2018, 11:18:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

The subframe has been raised as far as possible without the steel subframe itself making contact with the RACP/subframe mounts rather than the bushing. This applies to cars with or without...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 11:49:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

It is on my to do list however, I've got a few other little parts I want to design before hand so likely a little while away.



This issue with this is that the bushings will be too short. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-13-2018, 05:28:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

I personally used a hydraulic press which made quick work of the install however, a generic bushing install tool should be more than capable as well.

The example of the assembled rear end above...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 11:26:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

The underside reinforcement plates I offer are 2mm thick and from what I understand most are.

So these bushes compensate for the added plate thickness and more. The only change in suspension...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-12-2018, 05:40:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

Yes, but only of the earlier non anodised/lightened ones and not good side on shots like the TMS one I shared earlier. Just a grainy one I took at night of the prototypes on my RACP cut out.

The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 08:07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear Suspension Bushings Refresh

I'll be releasing a Monoball RTA bushing next weekend. I use a OEM Lemforder unit.

They'll be priced at the same $350 Aud as the subframe bushes (~$252 USD).

Also looking at doing a group buy...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 07:55:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

I made an edit to my above post. I'll post a feeler this weekend and if there's enough interest do a sale for the month of Jan.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 07:49:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

My bad. Didn't mean to hijack the thread.

But now that it's wanted,



From what I have seen, the turner solid bushes do not.

Here's an imagine of their bushes taken from an old thread.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 07:33:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,025
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Learned something new (to me) about our subframes

Simple, to make the car handle better.

You've got all your suspension mounts (excluding RTA) and the sway bar mounted to the rear subframe. By isolating the subframe from the chassis with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 10:38:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

If there's interest I can certainly look into doing a group buy and also offer any reinforcement kits in the process. Maybe a New Years sale?

I did receive the Lemforder ball joints I been waiting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 07:22:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Group N Subframe Bushings

Hi McFreid,

I'm not overly familiar with the group N options but if you are open to suggestion I may have something that could interest you.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-20-2018, 02:39:42 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Guys,

Just letting you know I'll be leaving the country tomorrow afternoon for an early Christmas break and wont be able to process or dispatch any orders during that time.

I'll be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-27-2018, 04:06:47 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi guys,

Sorry that it's been so long since I last posted.

I've got a whole new batch of product in and will have all items re-stocked as of next week in addition to the 6-point Race Brace...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 01:20:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe Reinforcement Safety Concerns

Hi Ufoh,

Hope you don't mind me chiming in here,

The bar for the topside beam kit is set between the shock towers inbound of the crumple zone >800mm from the rear of the car. This is only a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-26-2018, 11:42:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Yet another RACP failure

Hi E46thebest,

For standard shipping it should arrive within 2 weeks, express about 1 week.

I would have to say at the very least the fuel tank along with vapour lines etc need to be dropped...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-26-2018, 02:36:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Yet another RACP failure

Hey E46theBest,

Sorry to see you've suffered secondary failure. Looks like whoever put those plates in failed to address any of the other problem areas. This likely could have been prevented if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-24-2018, 12:49:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,444
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear seats creaking under acceleration

Nope. Just when they were up and only when going up or down kerbs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 11:46:31 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Matt,

I'll certainly be in touch.



Hi Loaded,

That was actually a minor error on my behalf.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 04:36:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,444
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear seats creaking under acceleration

I don't have a shot from my own car however, from quick google search this is the best I can find.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/manicmartian/coupe_seats_4.jpg


You'll see it if you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 10:54:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,444
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear seats creaking under acceleration

I've had this to. The back seat centre adjuster was set too low and the back wrests rubbed against each other although, mine only happened when going up and down kurbs. The fact it happens in a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 10:44:08 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Syrarch04,

All prices listed on the site are in Australian dollars. Shipping included.



I certainly would love to and do have the equipment to do so however, my car is already braced up...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-21-2018, 12:16:25 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Guys,

This is a small update on something I've been needing to do for a while.

I've finally implemented an accurate shipping calculator for international customers. This means that the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 11:42:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Bushings + other misc parts to replace w Subframe mounted ?

I'd do front diff bush, subframe bushes, inner control arm bushes, outer control arm bushes, RTA bush, and wheel bearings and CSB & guibo as others have said.

If you want to go further it's also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 01:04:47 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,830
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

Hi Toasty,

They are right, it does pose a fire risk and it would be very wise to remove the fuel system before welding on a car however, I thought I would mention it as an option.
I personally...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 12:04:56 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,830
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

Hey Toasty,

If you are worried about cost, the plates can be installed now and the additional topside reinforcements at a later date. My topside reinforcements do not technically require the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 07:49:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,720
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Popped Spot Weld

Hey M3_pilot,

I received your email, just wondering if you received my response?

Where you've chiselled up a bit of the sound deadening matt, it looks like you've caught the edge of the spare...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 02:36:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Turner Reinforcement Kit

I think this step should only apply to the pre-Feb 2000 built non M's as they only had the top 3 MIG welds and the bottom spot welds hence their tendency to tear out entirely.

The later models...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 02:08:51 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Morning LOADED,

The time frame can vary quite a lot depending on experience however, for a first time installer I would anticipate the figures below. This is work specific to the installation of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 08:40:00 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thank you Peter & thank you Bimmerdriver. That is exactly what I was going for. Although not a full cage, I would like to expand a bolt in main hoop and back stays into the structure for track days...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-03-2018, 06:17:27 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Good afternoon guys,

Sorry that I haven't been present here.

I had successfully finished installing the brace into my own car on the 22nd of last month and have been enjoying testing it these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 04:23:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

Funny that you mention that. That's essentially exactly what I am doing.

I had the laser notched tubes arrive last week and I'll be fabricating the first prototype 6-point brace this weekend....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 11:59:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

I'd have a look behind the rear dampeners and see if there's a split in the seam sealer at the bottom of the wheel arch.

If this area was not stitch welded during the plate install it is the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-09-2018, 03:43:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,708
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: SGT CSL Bumper What?

Saw this on Facebook to. A local guy bought one of their bumpers with dual holes and received a single hole bumper after a long wait. Supposedly they sent him another funnel fitting and told him to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-01-2018, 11:04:41 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Negative.

Just the topside beam kit using the modified 2.5mm 100mm x 50mm RHS is ~5.7kg from ~6.6kg.

The front mount extensions kit is ~3kg, underside reinforcement plates are ~2kg and the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 07:24:56 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Not a problem Tbone. I'm here to help wherever I can.

I have received your Email and am looking forward to talking to you further!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 01:53:46 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Sorry about the confusion.

In short, yes it is all topside excluding the underside plates.

Just to brielfy explain you've got underside plates (USP) which reinforce the subframe mounts...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 01:22:49 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

All good Tbone,

For all kits or just the brace?

For the brace it will come in kit form and require just welding. It comes with plates with self clinching nuts pressed into them that weld onto...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 12:26:51 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Morning Guys,

Thanks for your interest.



I may have one prototype not yet assigned. I'll have to double check who's been chasing me and double check my count. I'll pm you and let you know
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-28-2018, 07:50:12 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi guys,

Thought I'd make a post to share some progress and announcements!

I have currently sold out of topside beam kits and underside plates and have only a few front mount extension kits...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 07:45:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,860
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

I understand what you're saying. I agree that any information relevant to the matter should be shared for discussion. I apologise if you felt that I was shooting you down.

In saying that, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 02:28:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,860
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

The design of what the RTA fastens to is very different between E36's and E46's.

E36's had threaded stubs tack welded in which tore out leaving small holes while on E46's it was a large pocket as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-22-2018, 02:10:32 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 38,952
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: New cracks after reinforcement

Hey Jared,

Am I correct that your main priority is maximum rigidity over all 4 subframe mounts with the option to add a triangulated structural brace for even further chassis rigidty?

If so,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-14-2018, 07:30:48 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 19,585
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Streamline CSL Trunklid

I'm also planning on doing this. Currently working on an adaptor to fit the rear calipers.

You use M4 calipers and rotors all round. You need a 3mm shim between the rotor and hub up front and an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-11-2018, 02:51:25 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Glad to hear they arrived all right.

Looks like the air cushion I used to part them didn't survive the journey. I'll have to swap it for a sturdier divider.

Looking forward to your feedback!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-27-2018, 12:04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear subframe. Front mounting point reinforcement.

Hi Jaredomin,

Regarding your question I (CMP Auto Engineering) have developed a system to reinforce the front 2, rear subframe mounts in addition to the kit we offer that reinforces the rear 2,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-24-2018, 02:22:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Topside only subframe reinforcement - good idea or terrible idea?

Not a problem. I'm glad you asked here as several people have asked me in the past. It's a very valid question.

The only notable negatives to it are the weight added and the change in suspension...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 07:49:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Topside only subframe reinforcement - good idea or terrible idea?

Hi Syrarch04,

That is a good question. I have seen some claim a rear mount brace is all the reinforcement required however, I personally think that to be entirely not true.

Some topside kits...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-20-2018, 05:59:35 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon Guys,

Just a quick update.

Again, sorry for the lack of activity here. I have been very occupied lately trying to move into a new home while having to travel for work.

I have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-20-2018, 02:13:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,232
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: 2018 overview on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

My suggestion to customers is to go either stock or solid aluminium.

I had Power flex yellow subframe bushes fitted to my car prior to solid and the split early last year.

Stock and single...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-11-2018, 01:09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,232
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: 2018 verdict on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

Hi Guys,

Another member suggested I check out this thread and answer any questions you may have.

One thing regarding prices, I'm assuming you guys are working on USD? The $535 for the topside...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-13-2018, 06:04:12 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thanks for sharing Baders. Love the blue!

If you've got other photo's to share I'd love a copy. I'll PM my email now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-13-2018, 05:48:03 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Coming from PF yellow subframe bushes the combination of changing roll centre and going solid was phenomenal. The car feels very responsive and is much flatter in the bends.

It seems to be very...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-12-2018, 09:01:58 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon Guys,

I thought I'd make a quick post about a questions I get quite often.

A lot of people seem to be concerned about the intrusion the 'topside beam kit' and 'front mount extension...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 11:50:16 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Correct me if I'm wrong but from memory, the TMS units are designed for a competative racing series (spec E46?) that doesn't allow a substantial change in suspension geometry and are simply a solid...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 11:37:08 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon everyone,

as an update for the kits we are working on, the first set of front mount extensions were fitted to my own car a couple weeks ago in addition to my own custom solid aluminium...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 11:24:18 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon everyone,

as an update for the kits we are working on, the first set of front mount extensions were fitted to my own car a couple weeks ago in addition to my own custom solid aluminium...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 04:04:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,319
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Roll cage questions

Hey Skelzy,

As others have said a fully welded in rollcage that tie into the subframe mounts will certainly prevent any failure from occuring however, can be unsafe and impractical in some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-23-2018, 03:59:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe Bushing Diameter

On that. I just removed all my powerflex and fitted solid subframe and monoball RTA bushes and stock everywhere else.

The car is alot more rigid and stays really flat in the bends but, I wouldn't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-22-2018, 03:15:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe Bushing Diameter

Rear are just over 71mm, fronts just over 69mm.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-22-2018, 02:30:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Sub-Frame Renforcement - Denver Area

Hi BMWSubaruVW,

I'm the owner of CMP Auto Engineering. If you're interested, we also offer underside plates if you'd be interesting in sourcing all parts from one supplier.

We'e also releasing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 01:21:08 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,778
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Guys,

I'm afraid not. I don't think it would be possible to develop a polly bush to function in this way either.

Poly bushes transfer stress from the perimeter of the subframe hoop, through...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 06:51:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: 2006 m3 racp

The pocket itself doesn't crack, the spot welds generally tear out leaving holes in the RACP with the excess stuck to the pocket (shown below).

It is possible that a crack may form beneath the...
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