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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 07:56:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 360
Posted By Obioban
Re: Touring MK60 DSC

No, the e39M has a system that's even worse than the MK20 :thumbsdown:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 07:51:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Obioban
Re: Possible scammer beware..

Perhaps the admins can-- I can't.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 07:44:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Obioban
Re: Possible scammer beware..

There's nothing we can do to stop people people 0 posts from PMing you. No way to distinguish legitimate lurkers from scammers.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 07:37:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 360
Posted By Obioban
Re: Touring MK60 DSC

I'd really love to move my M5 to MK60 :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 07:02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Obioban
Re: I dun goofed

Yeah... agreed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 04:21:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 360
Posted By Obioban
Re: Touring MK60 DSC

Lines can be kept.

I don't know if there's a document detailing the difference, but I guarantee you can feel it from the seat of your pants when driving.



There's an alternate light you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 04:18:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Obioban
Re: I dun goofed

I'd use a bolt extractor, if you remove the vanos unit and it's still sticking out.

... and then helicoil it.

I would not leave it be. I would pull the unit off ASAP-- perhaps this is the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 04:14:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,197
Posted By Obioban
Re: 3D printed brake duct project update.

https://i.ibb.co/4fHjpCN/Capture.jpg



Hmm. I'll play with that and see!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 04:03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 360
Posted By Obioban
Re: Touring MK60 DSC

I don't know the answer to your actual question, but I would change to an M3 MK60 (different than the 325 MK60).

... and as a side perk you can then you can just set it to ZCP mode to accommodate...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 04:01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Obioban
Re: I dun goofed

If you remove the vanos unit, is any of the bolt sticking out still?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 03:17:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,873
Posted By Obioban
Re: Lang Modified Crankshaft Lwr End Kit Oil Options???

100% agreed.

The lang crank is a good fix for the OPs problem, and will likely have a longer service life than stock width bearings (though wider bearings also sap more power), but the OP's...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Feb-21-2019, 02:40:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By Obioban
Re: 3D printed brake duct project update.

Well, my pass through duct plan didn't work out. The flat portion of the belly tray doesn't extent far enough back to pass it through there and have the duct not interfere with the tire when at full...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 02:40:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,197
Posted By Obioban
Re: 3D printed brake duct project update.

Well, my pass through duct plan didn't work out. The flat portion of the belly tray doesn't extent far enough back to pass it through there and have the duct not interfere with the tire when at full...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Feb-21-2019, 02:39:20 PM
Replies: 2,671
Views: 697,492
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Well, my pass through duct plan didn't work out. The flat portion of the belly tray doesn't extent far enough back to pass it through there and have the duct not interfere with the tire when at full...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 01:45:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,678
Posted By Obioban
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

I can't wait! :dance:

... I need both of these products asap :D
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-21-2019, 02:28:56 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,198
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

BMW— it’s from the z8.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-21-2019, 01:57:19 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,769
Posted By Obioban
Re: Group-Buy: Supersprint Twin-Piped Oversized Section 2

This review sounds familiar (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=601400) :D
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-20-2019, 08:02:09 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 19,747
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I don't read "Road & Track" as having any different meaning than "Track and Road".

Their product description, if anything, seems to emphasis the track aspect over the road aspect:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-20-2019, 03:45:00 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

If you used shitty cats with the v1s, too, the prices are much more similar.

When they’re not on sale (cheaper when they are), you can get V1s/uncatted section 1 for <$2400. You can weld some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-20-2019, 01:30:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By Obioban
Re: Has consensus been achieved on caring for "coated leather" seats?

14 years into using leatherique, my interior still looks like new.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-20-2019, 12:49:59 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 11:30:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,449
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my 99 M3 for an e46 M3 ?

I guess you don’t appreciate it, then ;)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 11:13:16 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 19,747
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I bet even you'd be happy with Turner's full street (not hybrid) camber plate. :parrot:

I can take a little bit of nhv increase, but something like engine mounts drives me nuts. Nothing is more of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 06:28:50 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 19,747
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

AFAIK yes.

I'm not super concerned about serious times-- I just want to minimize tire wear. No camber plates means inside tire wear on the street, or outside tires wear on track, or both. I get...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 06:14:37 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 19,747
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I'll find out shortly, but I suspect that's not enough camber to prevent the outsides of tires from getting destroyed on track...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 05:20:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,449
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my 99 M3 for an e46 M3 ?

I'm 6'4 (morning) to 6'3 (evening)-- in the morning, my head touches the headliner in the e39. In term of headroom, I find the e39 has less (in front) than the e46 or e36.

That said, the e39 has...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 04:35:03 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

https://i.ibb.co/X5BnZwB/Capture.jpg

:hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 12:14:54 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,198
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

I've been gradually working towards the full leather, but the dash is just crazy money. If I ever find one for non crazy money, I'll have it in my car. For now... I've got the center console area...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 12:14:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,198
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

I've been gradually working towards the full leather, but the dash is just crazy money. If I ever find one for non crazy money, I'll have it in my car. For now... I've got the center console area...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 12:07:53 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,198
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

Call them and ask what it would cost if you supplied the material (assuming you want a custom material). During the GB, the seat was the price of the cloth seat if you supplied the material (custom...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 01:56:25 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 19,747
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I spent ~2 hours fiddling with it... they decided to only worry about the spring rates, and decide what, if anything, I want to do with the sways after I drive the car (with a starting FRC that’s the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 08:20:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,449
Posted By Obioban
Re: Should I sell my 99 M3 for an e46 M3 ?

The e46 M3 is less refined than the e36. Rides stiffer, can't hold a smooth idle, diff clunks when healthy, etc. People get fooled by the nicer interior, but it's sham-- the e36 is the more refined...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 07:44:18 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

I have Swaintech's White-Lighting on my coupe's V1s. I have zero expectation of any power gains from them-- I just wanted lower under hood temps to make everything last longer.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 06:06:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,184
Posted By Obioban
Re: ZCP steering rack upgrade worth it?

Were your wear parts original on the ZCP rack?

I'd be interested to hear how they compare, but not sure how meaningful it is if the tie rods and guibo were worn out on the old rack...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 04:02:35 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

V1-- not V2, if you go the SS route.

IMO the only three routes that makes sense to me are...
1) SSV1 (most power)
2) OE Euro (as much power as all the non V1 options, perfect fitment, OE build...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 02:45:14 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

They speak English, so they know of our needs :lolhit:

You also just have to be willing to wait. I've been looking for a cheap ZCP/CSL MK60 for 3-4 years now :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 02:31:04 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

lol. You just have to buy when the deals are right instead of when you want the parts :P

In this case I got them from a junk yard in France that was parting out an M3.

Every M3 outside NA has...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 02:12:40 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

I installed euro headers and cats, that I picked up for $200 shipped, on my M3 wagon last week. Perfect factory fitment and built quality, and I fully expect that they make more HP than the ARH's at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 02:01:46 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,198
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

That's all factory other than the shift boot and ebrake boot.

I really love the full leather dash in imola. My greatest regret on how I optioned my car is not having gotten it

... though...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Feb-18-2019, 01:32:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,221
Posted By Obioban
Re: Lightest battery, and bracket combo for our cars

They have, of varying quality, on board circuitry to address just that.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Feb-18-2019, 12:12:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,221
Posted By Obioban
Re: Lightest battery, and bracket combo for our cars

... I would not be at all comfortable securing a battery with velcro straps.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 01:02:03 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,198
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

FIA is a racing certification. Cobra’s more race focused seats are FIA certified. The nogaros are a street/track focused seats, so they did not pay to go through the FIA certification process.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-18-2019, 12:22:04 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

Stock healthy is 275-285 dynojet sae. I wouldn’t expect a cai or muffler to make any power, so I’d say he was on the healthy end of normal.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 11:28:24 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

Your cams aren’t going to make anywhere near the normal amount of power if the exhaust is corked up.

SS’s catted section 1 is expensive because they use very high end cats (HJS). This is why they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 09:12:19 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

The CPI stepped headers are crap. Bad bottom end, unexceptional top end.

They were the previous TTFS pushed header, before the ARHs. You’ll just be setting yourself up for the same failure...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 04:06:13 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

Lots of good data being generated, either way— I look forward to seeing the result from changing cats!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 02:54:18 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,198
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

Amazing how OE they look in grey!

If you converted the vinyl parts of the door cards to black, that interior would be pretty bang on perfect :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-16-2019, 12:42:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 09:16:05 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 19,747
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Just going off of them being listed as “tubular”. Don’t know for certain at all.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 07:42:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By Obioban
Re: Torn Poweflex subframe bushings

This is not at all uncommon for PF's subframe bushings.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 07:40:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,012
Posted By Obioban
Re: What Gear are You Using When Stopped at a Traffic Light?

Yeah, throw out bearings seem to often be the first bit to fail in there.

I sit in neutral. Not because of the TOB, but it's a nice side perk.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 07:13:18 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 19,747
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

29mm/25mm and "hollow"

How hollow, no idea, but it doesn't seem to matter overly much to the result.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 06:56:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,870
Posted By Obioban
Re: Not The First V10 Swap, But Still Pretty Epic!

The more I've looked into this, the more I think the s62 is just the best engine swap for the platform (if a swap is what you want). It plays nicely with all the factory electronics without PITAness,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 06:51:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,870
Posted By Obioban
Re: Not The First V10 Swap, But Still Pretty Epic!

I'm not saying it can't be done, but this is hard than s54 swapping an e46 for sure. The e46 body modules/harness are designed to work with the S54/MSS54, the exhaust components just work, and there...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 06:37:03 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

Dynojets in SAE tend to be somewhat consistent from one to the next. Not enough to compare one dyno the next directly, but good enough to establish overall trends.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 06:20:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 06:15:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Obioban
Re: ~~~RAC RG63 Group Buy Interest POLL~~~

Don't know if I should take that as a compliment or insult :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 05:47:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Obioban
Re: ~~~RAC RG63 Group Buy Interest POLL~~~

No interest, as I already have a set, but I remain a happy customer many years later.

https://image.ibb.co/dcdm3e/IMG_1199.jpg
...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-15-2019, 04:48:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,058
Posted By Obioban
Re: 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments

With no car payment, all 7 million Americans should be able to swing the <$6 shipped fix.

https://www.amazon.com/XtremeAmazing-Ribbon-Instrument-cluster-Display/dp/B0727Q1QCQ
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 04:39:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,205
Posted By Obioban
Re: APEX Forged Wheels. It's Finally Happening...

10" et25 square.

They're the only track sized wheel I know of that clear the 355/4 brembos.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 04:28:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Obioban
Re: Where to Purchase Remanufactured ZCP Rack- 32132282642?

He did-- it had slop.

Mine doesn't.

They have a lifetime warranty, so he could swap it for free. The hang up is that a steering rack swap on the e39 (his car) is a ~10 hour job, whereas on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 04:21:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Obioban
Re: Where to Purchase Remanufactured ZCP Rack- 32132282642?

I haven't yet. My brother has a ZCP, so I could compare... but it's not that meaningful since I have reduced power steering boost pressure, CSL kingpins, pulleys, more camber, am running different...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-15-2019, 04:13:28 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,058
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 03:42:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Obioban
Re: Where to Purchase Remanufactured ZCP Rack- 32132282642?

You can buy the ZHP rack, rebuilt, from the rackdoctor for $380:
https://shop.rackdoctor.net/2003-BMW-330i-330ci-ZHP-UNIT-Rack-And-Pinion-25892-330i-03.htm

^if you go that route, I'd get new...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 02:40:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Obioban
Re: Where to Purchase Remanufactured ZCP Rack- 32132282642?

ZHP or ZCP!

Listing just one leads to the kind of confusion that resulted in this thread getting made.

... and even then I feel like it's adding a bit of unnecessary confusion-- the ZCP/CSL...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 12:53:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,205
Posted By Obioban
Re: APEX Forged Wheels. It's Finally Happening...

I'm not anti Apex-- my track wheels are 17" Apex ARC8s. I just want to know what the actual product offering here is, so educated purchasing decisions can be made.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-15-2019, 01:09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,205
Posted By Obioban
Re: APEX Forged Wheels. It's Finally Happening...

RAC didn't go out of business. RAC is two dudes (Ralph And Chuck) who happen to be friends with the owner of champion, and are willing to use that connection to run group buys for custom wheels. They...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 11:11:29 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

Didn’t the supercharged ring guy replace his eBay headers with these and gain nothing?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 11:00:58 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

What makes you think ARH’s are a better option for future proofing than, say, OE euro (which seem to make more power in the midrange and the same peak)?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 10:33:16 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

Catted or catless V1s-- doesn't make a difference.

And I believe your comparing a canned tune (SS) to dyno tune (AHR). And the AHR car has pulleys.

... and the mid range difference isn't well...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 10:18:43 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 19,747
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Doesn’t work for me in chrome— what browser are you on?

Works fine in Safari, Firefox, and Edge (for now... maybe not after they switch over to Chromium...)
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-14-2019, 08:26:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,003
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 BMW X3M/X4M Competition Unveiled

I just find fake exhaust pops and farts annoying :roll:

It was a little fun when only a couple cars did it, but with every single car in production doing it these days... It just feels gimmicky.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-14-2019, 08:14:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,003
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 BMW X3M/X4M Competition Unveiled

I don't think there's any level of fast that makes me want to drive a sporty SUV fast. I just can't seem to make myself care :clueless:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 08:05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,205
Posted By Obioban
Re: APEX Forged Wheels. It's Finally Happening...

Where are these made, and what tonnage forge?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 07:56:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,228
Posted By Obioban
Re: How Long Did Your Original Alternator Last? (Alternator Lifespan Poll)

Once the light comes on, I wouldn't take the car on any trips. If you have another car, I'd park it till you replace it.

If not, drive outside of the RPM range where it's coming on.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-14-2019, 07:26:39 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,058
Posted By Obioban
Re: 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments

I don't know. I went through that a couple of years ago, and the bank approved us for ~3X what I thought we could comfortably pay per month.
(which I didn't use)
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-14-2019, 07:19:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,003
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 BMW X3M/X4M Competition Unveiled

Standard dubs. Nice .



Since you posted C&D's stats....



https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a15135950/2001-bmw-m3-long-term-road-test/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 07:01:34 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

SAE dynojet? Post it?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 06:51:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 06:47:52 PM
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Re: American racing headers Results

That dyno was STD IIRC.

I wouldn't put a TTFS tune on my car, but I'm biased by things like seeing their tunes fail engines on friends cars.



Trap speeds are nice, because they 99% eliminate...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 06:31:10 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 19,747
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Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

What are the stock rates on them?

I pulled them off the car pretty quickly because it felt like the car never settled down with them-- what FCM is describing as pitchy. Makes me wonder if they're...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 06:26:30 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
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Re: American racing headers Results

What makes you think there's a problem with the dyno or tune?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 06:06:43 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

Their feelings on this are directed at AR-- not you. You've actually been quite a stand up guy throughout this! :hattip:

The problem arises that companies like AR come in and make outlandish...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 05:28:49 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers Results

In Alpha N mode, it still uses intake air temps and atmospheric pressures in its calculations.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 03:55:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Obioban
Re: Caliper sticking?

Derp, agreed.

Somehow I saw 20 as 200 the first time I read the thread.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 01:51:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Obioban
Re: Dumb Valve Adjustment Questions

After 2001(?), the passages don't even need to be covered.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 01:49:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Obioban
Re: Caliper sticking?

Sounds like it's time for a rebuild.

I would very much suggest not buying Centric/stoptech rebuilt calipers. I've done this on two cars now, only to have both seize up <10,000 miles later....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 12:08:02 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 27,106
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Re: American racing headers Results

I don't know anything about the cat you're running (or even what cat it is). But, I lost no HP at all from the SS HJS catted V1 section 1.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 12:02:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,602
Posted By Obioban
Re: Anyone go from an E46 M3 to a 996?

Porsche's LSDs are kind of crap, either way. I'd rather start with a cheaper (non LSD) car and put an aftermarket one in.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-14-2019, 01:31:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,049
Posted By Obioban
Re: Explanation of why 10w60 is superior

Enough. You two are arguing over nothing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 11:47:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,049
Posted By Obioban
Re: Explanation of why 10w60 is superior

It does seem that most engine builders, including bmw, recommend a break in period after swapping the rod bearings... but I have no idea why.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 08:23:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ohlins RT spring rates

400 front, 628 rear
(lb/in)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 06:55:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By Obioban
Re: Condensation Inside Cabin?

Are you leaving the AC compressor on every time you drive the car?

If not, do.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 06:17:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,049
Posted By Obioban
Re: Explanation of why 10w60 is superior

The early car's bearings were not manufactured to BMW's specification. BMW recalled them and replaced the bearings with ones that were. The spec did not change. That's why BMW stated, Andrew Lang's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 05:30:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Obioban
Re: How long do tranny fluid and fuel injectors last?

I just had Mr. Injector clean the injectors on my wagon's S54.



BMW originally said "lifetime", then they defined "lifetime" to mean 100,000 miles, then they decided the e46 m3 trans fluid...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 05:28:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Obioban
Re: Question on BBS Fitment with 380 BBK

BBS has a fitment calculator on their site, and let you specify brembo brakes on your car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 04:40:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,049
Posted By Obioban
Re: Explanation of why 10w60 is superior

I don't have a ton of knowledge of this, but the creator of the S14 said the S54 and earlier M engines adhered to traditional bearing clearance methodology (for an engine of its RPMs and piston...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 04:04:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,184
Posted By Obioban
Re: ZCP steering rack upgrade worth it?

I feel like there's probably two different things going on here?
1) setting the correct steering ratio in the module (which seems pretty clear cut, at lease per NCS dummy)
2) amount of DSC...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-13-2019, 02:22:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 672
Posted By Obioban
Re: O.G. Checking in!!!

2003 wasn't recent.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-13-2019, 02:19:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,049
Posted By Obioban
Re: Explanation of why 10w60 is superior

The S54 does not have unconventionally tight tolerances like the S65/S85.
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