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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:47:28 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I think you answwered your question with the above didn't you? Why would sell on BAT given the evidence presented?

IMO, there is no way I would sell your car on BAT unless you are in a hurry or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 04:03:07 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I just looked at the spreadsheet I posted (post 303) and looked at the last 5 SMG coupe cars that sold with a mileage between 32k to 48k and the average sell price was $24,100. The two best were an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 12:15:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived (Now Installed)

It definitely is. The M3 is not my daily and we have had ill weather as of late so I haven't been able to get it out in the heat much but it is tightening up. I'm going to give it a few more weeks...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 06:48:23 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Built a quick scraper to pull all e46 m3 auctions and stuck in a spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Sb8fsTIM4Q6o2jjHX92NjUktbgOpZrxjdi-iwivqPCc/edit?usp=sharing). Second tab is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 01:56:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By oceansize
Re: DIY for front camber plate install?

From Obioban

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJYSzIWewO4

From this thread (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=180341)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:35:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By oceansize
Re: Some interesting SMG issues

8 seconds is exactly what mine takes and I have zero issues.

Assuming there is no leakage and no air then the accumulator test is logical step. If that checks then I would have bet on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:22:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By oceansize
Re: Wrapped armrests (too and bottom)

Did you strip the rubber coating completely before wrapping? I understand going from bad to better, been there done that. But if you did not strip the rubber stuff then I would redo. You will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:16:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By oceansize
Re: Some interesting SMG issues

Are you saying it takes 20 seconds from when the car is cold for the pump to prime?

Either the accumulator is failing, hence your pressure test, or the electric motor is failing. Also, I'm sure...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 02:40:25 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 429,107
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I need to get this done. Been putting it off because I just don't trust body/paint shops (even those with good reps) and I don't know anyone in the industry anymore. :raspberry:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 12:54:01 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 429,107
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Yellow looks great on the silver grey. Watched the journal progress, now you can enjoy the car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 05:25:26 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,700
Posted By oceansize
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

I don't believe anyone can answer that question definitively. You could install redish plates and never have an issue. Conversely maybe you will have issues. Many, many factors to consider. If it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 07:16:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By oceansize
Re: Opinions on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ?

Yep. In TN an A/S is great because we have cold winters that are just a little too harsh for summer tires year round, but little actual snow fall. In Chicago there is no way an A/S will cut it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 06:08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By oceansize
Re: Opinions on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ?

Interesting thoughts on the DWS. It has been two years since I drove on them but I don't remember them being so drastically different than the Michelins. I do think the Michelins are better just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 06:03:25 PM
Replies: 9,230
Views: 612,404
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I've addressed the big stuff and now it is time for general maintenance plus some new light weight 19 inch wheels (profile 3 all around)... yes.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 01:00:44 PM
Replies: 9,230
Views: 612,404
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I wish I knew about these before I disassembled. By the time I read your post I had already re-assembled and installed back into the car. Good suggestion and I may just do this down the road as I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 12:43:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By oceansize
Re: Opinions on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ?

I have them currently. Great A/S tire, probably as good as you can buy, but they are just exactly that an A/S tire. An additional item to note is that these tires are heavier by a couple of pounds...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 02:48:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,986
Posted By oceansize
Re: DIY People: Share your garage setup/tools

Thanks for the input. I'm pretty sure I'm going to pay a professional. What you said seems to be the rule.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 01:55:33 AM
Replies: 9,230
Views: 612,404
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Looking good rhythim. I've just received my control arms, inner/outer tie rods, bellows, end links, fcabs, rtabs, and new GC coilovers. Going to give everything a good cleaning while in there as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 01:51:24 AM
Replies: 9,230
Views: 612,404
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Igniter went bad in driver's side headlight. I bought the part and didn't know the igniter was inside the headlight assembly. What a pain...
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-09-2018, 03:51:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,986
Posted By oceansize
Re: DIY People: Share your garage setup/tools

I hope you guys are happy as I had to go out buy and hang a bunch of those linkable LED lights. :lolhit:

I don't have the ceiling height for a post lift so.......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 03:32:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,984
Posted By oceansize
Re: Three individuals... Japan Red, Estoril Blue, Brass Metallic

Or need a redneck cousin? cause I'm available cuzz...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 01:46:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,984
Posted By oceansize
Re: Three individuals... Japan Red, Estoril Blue, Brass Metallic

I was really shocked when the Japan Red went as low as it did. The color is not my favorite but nonetheless I thought the scarcity factor would raise the car to at least low to mid thirties.

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 05:45:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,814
Posted By oceansize
Re: List: The Worst Driving/Operation Mistakes One Can Make on an E46 M3

If the car is lowered and you come upon an obstacle in the road that causes a moment of doubt with respect to clearance, stop and turn around.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:42:22 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Very clear answer to what was really a vague question, appreciated.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:28:50 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I was seriously looking at E39 M5s to purchase but the M3 SMG tax is such that I might just buy another SMG M3 coupe in good condition.

Question to you. Is the E39 M5 that much more expensive to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:18:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,965
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Don't worry you really are going to love it. I've enjoyed this car so much even with its foibles. Summer evening drives are awesome.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 12:59:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,965
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

I test drove two Z4 M coupes before I bought my vert m3. Fun summer driver but for me it came down to the clean lines of the e46 m3. The Z4 M just didn't look as good.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 03:38:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By oceansize
Re: Daily driver square setup?

Either is doable with correct offsets and/or camber. As an example i will use a staggered setup that is safe.

front 19x8.5 et28
rear 19x9.5 et20

For every 1/2 inch you go wider on the wheel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 07:34:32 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 429,107
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Just sitting pretty...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1876/44329076461_1c9ed1b6e3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2axd72K)[/url] [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/164199174@N07/]...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 06:27:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,796
Posted By oceansize
Re: supercharger or NA

I've got the ESS VT1-475. I've enjoyed it. Good article here (https://www.turnology.com/tech-stories/power-adders/extracting-horsepower-e46-m3-ess-tuning-aem/). Take it for what it is worth.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 01:20:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By oceansize
Re: How much do convertible e46 m3 seats weigh?

This is correct. I had mine out last week and weighed. Right at 75 to 76 lbs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 07:02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

A couple of other points. I'm not sliding around on cracked slick seats anymore. This is good, really good.

Damn these seats are heavy. I put them on a bathroom scale and roughly 75lbs each. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 06:57:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

Ok then let me back track a bit. I will let my car bake in the sun (can't believe I said that since it always garaged, lol) for a while and see what happens.

I will post more pics after a few...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 06:00:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,115
Posted By oceansize
Re: Easy M3 Mods

B Spec Tune and e85 (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=598528) seems popular. Even with stock cars.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 05:50:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

Thanks for the input guys, this is why I posted. I'm definitely going to visit a second upholstery and probably a third upholstery shop to get some experienced eyeballs on my seats.

I will try...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 01:04:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

I hope so Braymond. I was hoping you would chime in as I have seen your work. I'm also going to talk to a different installer in a different city next time I'm there. I want a second opinion on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 12:20:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

You all be the judge. I'll just say there are aspects that could, and I wish were, better but compared to what I had I'm happy, not ecstatic but happy.

All total with install: $1576.50

The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 01:43:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,965
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Who is going to trust a CrookedCommie? :lolhit:

Seriously, never turn a hobby into a job as you will just end up hating your hobby.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 01:19:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,965
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Yes and OP here is the best DIY video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhV4m-ngvd0) on the topic.

However, I hope your rocker doesn't get stuck...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 01:15:59 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I not sure what conclusions can be drawn from isolated cars. Would need a breakdown of every e46 M3 BAT has sold by color and options for the last two years. However, yeah, I think SMG is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 12:59:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,965
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Many factors. New parts or used parts? Which procedure/repair?

Welding plates? By far greatest expense is labor.
Valve adjustment? By far greatest expense is labor.
Giubo, CSB, etc. ? By far...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-22-2018, 01:47:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By oceansize
Re: WTB: Low Mile Coilovers in DMV

950 + shipping at your expense. Paypal. Looks like there is interest so I will start a FS thread as soon as my TC Kline arrive. They are currently on the car. OP gets first dibs since I responded...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-22-2018, 12:31:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By oceansize
Re: WTB: Low Mile Coilovers in DMV

Any interest in KW v2? Between 3k and 3.5k miles. If interested I can get exact mileage. Reason? I don't like them for the vert since it has added weight. When I ordered I didn't realize that KW...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Aug-19-2018, 04:21:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,544
Posted By oceansize
Re: M3 garage sale!

Can you PM price of SMG paddles if you still have them?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 01:11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

He worked on them Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I don't think he worked solely on the seats, just portions of day. He will have them wrapped up tomorrow, worst case Tuesday.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 01:03:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

I hate to generalize but I going to go out on a limb and say most enthusiasts are perhaps more keenly aware of their surroundings which enables them to communicate better to others. I also think the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 12:55:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

This is great delvin. Will definitely use.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 12:54:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

BMW is in the running but you hit another car I'm looking at :thumbsup2:

I've always had a soft spot for GTIs, owned several in the past.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 05:27:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

I was delayed getting the seats to the upholstery shop but they were delivered this past week. I should get them back this Monday or Tuesday. Pics and video of seats both outside and inside the car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 01:39:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

How did I miss that channel? Great stuff.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 01:38:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

I think we are all working on ourselves in addition to our cars. Will check out that car too.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 01:11:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

Roughly 8 hours, sheesh. If it took you eight hours then that sort of rules that particular car out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 01:10:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

Thanks Jared, I won't completely rule it out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 01:09:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

LoL. I think you just sold me Obioban. That is precisely what I want for him, a car he can work on himself once I get him rolling (he is dying to start). I know he will mess things up so the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 12:54:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

Yes I was careful with my original post as I wrote "If I bought a BMW...". I'm torn on how much is too much for a first car with respect to expense, looks, and power. He is an outstanding kid. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 03:26:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

Great comments everyone and I appreciate your thoughts. The safety factor is huge since he will be a 16 year old kid who loves cars. He is always in the garage with me. If I'm working on my cars...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 04:25:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

^Not averse too heavy lifting but after initial repairs I'm not looking to spend every weekend on his car. I have my own. LoL. He definitely is a car kid and he drools over many of you alls M3s. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 03:07:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

Yes, including any replacement parts and cosmetic fixes.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 02:41:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By oceansize
Father and son DIY project car

Hey guys, this is not an m3 question so if mods want to remove I understand.

I will be buying my son his first car in the not too distant future. If I bought a BMW what would you all recommend...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 02:00:07 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I know man, I was just messing. I don't take it personal as I knew what I was buying. If I had what I wanted it would be an LSB or the green (jealous of Dr. Mean M3).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 01:55:51 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I couldn't help it, when you said spec anything I decided to check and see. No harm meant as I know what you mean and you are generally correct. Tiag is not as desirable and that is the reason I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 01:45:33 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Wrong (https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2002-bmw-m3-12/)
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-16-2018, 07:47:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By oceansize
Re: TC Kline Double Adjustable Coilover system with upgrades

Got a feeling there is going to be a lot suspension setups for sale if this group by happens... LoL. My KW v2 will be.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 07:06:05 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I like the car but it is violet which is really, really close to purple and I firmly believe that turned a lot of people off.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 01:39:12 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

It must have but just seems flat out crazy that an 11,000 mile e46 m3 sold for only 2k more than a 41,000 mile vert. Man... I sort of feel I let one get away as I'm in the market for either an e46...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 12:53:30 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

This makes no sense at all. Everybody dislike that red on an e46 M3? I admit I'm not in love with it but I certainly could have lived with the color at that price. :screwy:

It can't be the SMG...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 07:58:08 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

You don't, or at least shouldn't, go to that level if pinching pennies or thousands.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 07:31:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By oceansize
Re: Ebay coupon 15% off everything

I missed this... shoot.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 07:28:51 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,592
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

The techno is one of those colors that I think is really cool, but I don't think I'm cool enough to pull that off. I would just look like a dope driving an M3 in a rare color.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 02:09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,812
Posted By oceansize
Re: CSL Airbox Induction Battle | Karbonius VS Evolve

I'm FI but I must say I'm thoroughly intrigued. When/if I tire of the SC I'm going this route. I'd be happy with either airbox as they really do sound great.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 10:07:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,812
Posted By oceansize
Re: CSL Airbox Induction Battle | Karbonius VS Evolve

It is the just how forums work. Oh you have an SMG well that sucks. Oh you have a CSL airbox, waste of money. Convertible, not a real M3. Oh your car isn't a rare color combo, um that is too bad. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 04:36:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By oceansize
Re: Picked up a Jet Black Coupe

Have to be LM16 then LoL. I only know cause I'm in process of wheel and suspension upgrades and have been considering the CCWs. Do you happen to know what the weight was for your wheels? Having...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-07-2018, 06:25:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,333
Posted By oceansize
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

x3

I'm actually looking to upgrade from my KW v2 setup and have been studying the various posts on coilovers and suspension.

I was leaning towards TC Kline Single/Dual but have been...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 06:14:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By oceansize
Re: Picked up a Jet Black Coupe

I'm going to guess CCW LM20
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 07:55:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,053
Posted By oceansize
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-04-2018, 12:46:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,306
Posted By oceansize
Re: New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

I regret waiting so long to buy my first but as soon as I find the right second M3 I'll be there as well. A coupe this time around but I can't make up my mind on color.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-01-2018, 07:05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By oceansize
Re: Need more power - supercharger dilemma

First statement about resale really isn't valid. A supercharger is an easy bolt on. You can remove and recoup a good deal of value and then sell the vert minus the SC.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-31-2018, 05:24:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By oceansize
Re: Need more power - supercharger dilemma

I have a ESS (Gen 3 VT 475) supercharged vert. I did it because I wanted a good looking weekend cruiser but with a little extra juice when I felt I needed it. I'm never going to the track even if I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-27-2018, 12:53:13 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,700
Posted By oceansize
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

I had the Redish plates installed (welded) last September. Worth every penny. I'm in a vert but I'm supercharged and lowered and I damn sure drive in a spirited manner. I had the diff/rear end out...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jul-18-2018, 05:44:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,252
Posted By oceansize
Re: WTB 17" wheels

Apex Arc 8 (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1234328)

Not mine and don't know poster, just happened to notice them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 01:11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By oceansize
Re: Soft top care ??

Raggtopp Fabric kit
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 04:14:33 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,752
Posted By oceansize
Re: Ultimate Alignment Specs?

First looks good. Second I get .40 instead of .42

Used this (https://robrobinette.com/ConvertToeInchesToDegrees.htm)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-06-2018, 07:36:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By oceansize
Re: Street coilovers. Short question

Worth reading (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=552433)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-06-2018, 07:31:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By oceansize
Re: Rogan has the e46 m3 on his wishlist

Yep. I'm a fan of Joe's and listen regularly. I posted this because even though it is cringe worthy I thought it was neat he was giving the e46 M3 some love. However, I did think he knew more about...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-06-2018, 01:15:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By oceansize
Re: Rogan has the e46 m3 on his wishlist

Agreed. I was a little surprised at how ignorant he appears since he is somewhat of a noted car enthusiast (particular Porsche). His enthusiasm runs shallow.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 07:47:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By oceansize
Re: Rogan has the e46 m3 on his wishlist

Just click the video, it is bookmarked at the appropriate location.

Or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4651&v=_yTxzwSW6pk
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 06:22:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,603
Posted By oceansize
Re: What options are there Currently) for CSL bumpers?

Wow on SG, just wow. If true, and it appears so, that is seriously unscrupulous.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 05:55:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By oceansize
Rogan has the e46 m3 on his wishlist

Rogan You can tell he has no idea what he is talking about relative to this car but he probably has just started to get into these. Maybe he can bump our values since he has a crap ton of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 01:00:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,306
Posted By oceansize
Re: How to remove back panel of front seats? For kid's kick pad...

Maybe? (https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/clip/52201964201/)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-20-2018, 06:22:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,532
Posted By oceansize
Re: Blackstone results not good

Reasonable answer but for me it won't help much. I purchased the car with 94k and am at 96k now (not a DD). The bearings were done at 8k so I'm going to have to make a decision in the next say...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-20-2018, 06:10:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,532
Posted By oceansize
Re: Blackstone results not good

In for answers. At this point, to me, oil analysis seems useless. However, maybe we don't see all the reports where the analysis is dead on? Maybe those who have an incorrect analysis are more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-20-2018, 01:26:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By oceansize
Re: Any Difference in the leather used on door armrests between 00-06???

I have experienced what Braymond is referring to. I just swapped out my grey armrest leather for black. One of the rear black leather pieces is a different texture than the other three. It is not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 08:41:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,824
Posted By oceansize
Re: A good example of why my engine internals have remained stock

Thanks for the input as I've been pondering the RACP and bearing situations and how them came to be and these responses spurred new thoughts. I work in software development. Mostly analytics, big...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 05:51:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,824
Posted By oceansize
Re: A good example of why my engine internals have remained stock

Sidebar for those, and I think there are some in this forum, in the know. In what part of the process does the breakdown occur when the R&D, testing, and mathematical rigor fails? Management?...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-14-2018, 12:41:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By oceansize
Re: Anyone here with an E46 M3 on HRE 540 Wheels?

This is the only custom color I've ever looked at on an e46 m3 and thought "damn".
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 09:06:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,637
Posted By oceansize
Re: Colors?

Truth. My vert, smg, tiag, grey with 94k was so inexpensive, just ridiculously so. Really good condition overall (mechanically and visually) which made mods seem easier, at least that is what I told...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 05:32:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

I am hopeful but I'm not going to get excited until I see the end product. I am, like everyone else, at least a little skeptical. I wrestled with the decision to buy these for months. Lets all hope...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 12:44:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

The current state of the interior.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 04:27:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

One more thing. For pieces like a tonneau cover, door panel, rear lateral trim panel, etc. cleaning, degreasing, adhesion promoter, and the color is all that is needed. In other words, sanding is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 02:20:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,778
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

I really like the Colorbond product. I did a test using a old interior trim piece I replaced. I used simple green and a tampico brush to clean and then some rubbing alcohol to de-grease. It's...
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