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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-20-2018, 05:42:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Obioban
Re: Brothers: Your Winter Service Items?

https://preview.ibb.co/hdkbqf/s-l1600-1.jpg (https://ibb.co/fxR5i0)
https://preview.ibb.co/kNHpAf/s-l1600-2.jpg (https://ibb.co/dvky30)
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 06:32:24 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

What is the M3 grind?

I have no grinding in either of my M3s, and none of my other 420Gs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 06:11:31 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 94,939
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

I think that logic follows, yes.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 05:51:24 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 94,939
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

My guess is that the TQ/Ravenol changes still had leftover lead in the system from the previous longer changes. I bet if you used either of them for your next cycle, lead would not go back up.

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 05:24:06 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 94,939
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Call me crazy, but I feel like your lead wear rate isn't fixed-- you're just seeing less at once because of how few miles you're doing between changes.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 04:34:55 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I find all versions of e46 seats with adjustable lumbar comfortable, and am reasonably tall :P

Seats, it would seem, vary from person to person.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 03:04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 934
Posted By Obioban
Re: High compression S54 - Questions abound

The car can run on 87 octane without blowing up :P

Easy enough to test, if one has a dyno-- fill it up with 91 octane on a stock tune/stock hardware, and see if it's triggering the knock sensors.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 02:44:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 934
Posted By Obioban
Re: High compression S54 - Questions abound

The European owners manual says to use 95 RON or better, in the same spot the US manual says 91 octane-- so it seems to me that that's the minimum knock resistance the car was designed for, world...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 02:32:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,648
Posted By Obioban
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

This is a pretty awesome project. Can't wait to see the result!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 02:18:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 934
Posted By Obioban
Re: High compression S54 - Questions abound

I haven't played with this at all, and my knowledge in this area is extremely limited, so take everything I say with many grains of salt.

The MSS54 pulls timing when it detects knock. This hurts...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 11:43:55 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,038
Posted By Obioban
Re: Streamline CSL bumper install experience and design thoughts

I agree with almost everything above.

My only slight comment would be that there shouldn't be any tension on the side bumper guides, on a properly fitting bumper. If there wasn't tension, they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 11:41:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 934
Posted By Obioban
Re: High compression S54 - Questions abound

Just in case anyone doesn't realize, 98 RON is equivalent to 93 octane-- just different rating systems.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 11:33:30 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 44,539
Posted By Obioban
Re: LTW ambers and a drop.

I think I'd move :P
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-18-2018, 07:30:07 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 677,841
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Got some new toys coming in the mail that I'm super excited about :parrot:

https://preview.ibb.co/hdkbqf/s-l1600-1.jpg (https://ibb.co/fxR5i0)
https://preview.ibb.co/kNHpAf/s-l1600-2.jpg...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 07:26:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Obioban
Re: Brothers: Your Winter Service Items?

Already purchased and in the mail.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-18-2018, 06:10:52 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 677,841
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I honestly have no idea.

But, I got it for $2 at a junk yard (non Ms used it), so the downside of converting to it is low.

It is lighter :roll:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-18-2018, 06:03:30 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 677,841
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Inspired by Doogan's thread (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=602653), my projects for this winter:
-Convert my alternator light to be canbus based
-Inspection 2 (all fluids, valve...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 06:02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Obioban
Re: Brothers: Your Winter Service Items?

-Convert my alternator light to be canbus based
-Inspection 2 (all fluids, valve adjustment)
-replace the aux coolant pump with the one used in the CSL
-brake ducting
-create adjustable rear end...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 05:04:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,364
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Oh, I will!

... not going to do anything good for my obsessions...

I don't know if I hope the truck weight station scale that said 3071 was accurate (as that's reasonably accurate and I'll be...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Oct-18-2018, 05:02:04 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,376
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

~100 lbs heavier than a 6 cylinder, manual e39 :hmm:



3250 lb curb weight IIRC
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 04:57:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,038
Posted By Obioban
Re: Streamline CSL bumper install experience and design thoughts

Ah, that did break during the install process! I thought you meant that splitters, since that's what was pictured.

The area pictured above are the part of the bumper that slides over the guides...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 02:55:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

Ha. The body colored mesh looks so aftermarket that I always assumed it was a spray paint mod people did :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 02:52:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,038
Posted By Obioban
Re: Streamline CSL bumper install experience and design thoughts

The weren’t damaged in shipment, either— just poorly made. Overspray on the clear, bubbles in the clear, and whatever is going on in the corners (under the clear— that’s not flaked off, as it may...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 02:37:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,038
Posted By Obioban
Re: Streamline CSL bumper install experience and design thoughts

Lol.

Since streamline is making stuff up about me, hereís all the pictures I took of them. No, I didnít damage them in any way :roll:

Click for full size.
...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Oct-18-2018, 02:27:24 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,376
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

The engine weight thing was a hugely misleading bit of marketing, imo.

The s65 short block (non heads/cams/vanos/etc) is lighter than the s54 short block. The s65 long block (complete engine) is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 11:56:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,364
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I just bought a complete set of corner balancing scales that I think I'm going to add to the tool rental thread (going to check that they look strong enough to survive repeated shipping, once they...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 06:53:22 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 44,539
Posted By Obioban
Re: LTW ambers and a drop.

I like the clears :shifty:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 06:47:14 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 44,539
Posted By Obioban
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

Lol. I was just debating changing the thread title to "LTWs, ambers, and a drop"
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 05:06:40 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The e36 has the most failure points, worst interior, largest size/weight increase generation over generation (vs e30), no widebody, no real m engine in the USA, no oil temp gauge in the USA, worst...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Oct-17-2018, 05:03:39 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 13,185
Posted By Obioban
Re: Been thinking about an Air-Cooled Porsche

964 is the top air cooled for me, as well :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 03:07:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,364
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Also, does the motion ratio change with camber? It feels like it should...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 03:01:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,364
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

ShaikhA: where'd you get the spring motion ratios from?

I was under the impression that the spring motion ratios for the e46 M3 are .98 front and .66 rear.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 02:15:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

Why is that grill mesh in the first pic painted? :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 02:09:58 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

edit 1: I do agree the e9X is more boring in general-- the most boring M3. But, it's engine and steering make me prefer pushing it. The boringness is why I never got one.

edit 2: I never found my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 01:47:28 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I am very intentionally not performance modding the M3 wagon for just that reason-- to keep the limits lower (stock), so I can be at/near them more frequently. I believe my next set of tires will be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 11:39:25 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I know he far prefers the driving experience of his (much lower performance) air cooled 911 to his e46 M3.

I don't think anyone is saying performance doesn't matter. Absolutely there is a baseline...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 07:11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By Obioban
Re: LED and Xenon Programming

You can do the coding before or after.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 03:07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By Obioban
Re: Considering buying this E46, damaged goods? Whats it worth?

This is the worst condition non crashed e46 M3 I've ever seen.

I wouldn't want it even as a parts car :P
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 02:39:03 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I actually feel like the e46 M3 reputation has been turning around in the last 1-3 years?

I can't remember the last time I took mine out and someone didn't make a point of coming over and talking...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-16-2018, 02:06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

Probably NT-01s.

I don't care overly much about absolute grip, and the NT01s last a long time, from everything I've heard.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-16-2018, 12:47:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

I will not be buying a second set of RE71Rs.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 11:29:15 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

Maybe because the Castrol 10w-60 was an evolution of the 15W-50 castrol of the 80s/90s?

From one of the castrol engineers, on the development of TWS:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 11:15:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Obioban
Re: Seats back is twisted

Just realized the airbag is deployed. That seat got bent in the crash, imo-- it's trash, now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 07:00:55 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Agreed on the 986/987. 981 steering feel is crap (though the chassis feel is excellent). Haven't driven the turbo 4 version, but don't really care either way-- no interest in a turbo Cayman. I only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 06:46:04 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I was following a well driven, well modified original NSX on track for a couple of laps laps last week at NJMSP, and it was filling me full of wants.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 06:25:19 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

If I wasn't too tall to fit in it, the NSX would be the perfect car for me. :parrot:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-15-2018, 05:15:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

I don't have any, no.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 03:03:59 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

It's a 458. It's been in the shop for 87% of his ownership (from new), by my calculation :rofl2:

As I said before, I think the 360 was the high water mark for Ferrari build quality/reliability....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 02:40:16 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The damage done was literally just front driving down the road-- not abuse.

Both of the Ferrari owners I know have had very similar experiences (worse, really).

e.g. <1 year old and huge...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 02:37:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Obioban
Re: Seats back is twisted

This issue is super common in the e39, but I've never seen anyone have it on the e46 before!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 02:20:22 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I think the reason they're so low mileage is that they're too unreliable to be anything else-- which is what creates the owner behavior. E.g. I only know two Ferrari owners (both modern). One of them...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-15-2018, 02:13:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

My car is "only" 3071 lbs :lolhit:
(light for a full interior M3. Heavy for an air cooled 911)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 01:57:52 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Mostly because I feel like you can't actually drive the Ferraris. Porsches (and BMWs) are reliable and comfortable enough that you can put real miles on them. Ferraris... even with an unlimited...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 01:28:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,364
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

ZCP has 100% identical suspension to all 2004+ M3s, including sway bars.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 12:11:31 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

High performance cars require upkeep, especially as they age.

I think people are often mislead when a car is new-- with every part on the car brand new and all issues taken care of by warranty,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 06:38:23 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I actually really do like the e36– I’ve had 3. I just don’t think holding it up as a standard of build quality is remotely reasonable.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 06:14:39 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Umm... e36 is easily the worst built m3:
Front shock tower failure
Rear shock tower failure
Front sway bar mounts tearing out
Rear sway bar mounts tearing out
RTAB pockets tearing out ...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Oct-14-2018, 10:11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

36 hot worked pretty well.

... They're still wearing out fast :P
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Oct-14-2018, 10:11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

36 hot worked pretty well.

... They're still wearing out fast :rolleyes:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 03:05:04 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

This is another thing that’s significantly different, and likely to hurt long term values.

A significant part of why I sold our e9X was that I despised working on it. No part of the car felt like...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:08:24 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I couldn't afford to own it and not drive it, much less own it and drive it. Undermines the car a bit :rofl2:

... but given unlimited money, so would I.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 09:55:14 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I don't know if you're supposed to compare the new 3 series to an e46 or an e39, when looking back (since it's larger than an e39 in every dimension), but I think this picture speaks volumes to how...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 09:53:17 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Disagree. Historically the M car formula was...
high rev NA engine
nice manual trans
rwd
good handling
form follows function styling
LSD
nice interior
nice chassis
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 09:00:06 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I would hope the e46 M3 is the best car for the wants of people on an e46 M3 forum. If not, they bought the wrong car :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 08:03:37 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

When you drive it, you know.

e39 M5: too big
e36: not too big
f80 M3: too big
e46: not too big
M2: not too big
e90: wishy washy
mustang: way too big
991: too big
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 08:01:36 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

In terms of interior back seat passenger space, the F10 M5 has less than the e60s has less than the e39. I (6'4) can't begin to sit behind myself in the F10 M5. I can do so comfortably in the e39....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:17:33 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I 100% agree the chassis is the best part of the F8X.

... M5 sized as it is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:02:37 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

It was a former press car, so maybe the brakes were broken. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:01:12 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Funny you should ask-- my parents have a e46 325i, a 981, and an F-150.

... I take the 325i 90% of the time I borrow one of their cars, because the lack of steering feel in the 981 ruins it for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:45:33 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Pondering a different world, that was BMW's original plan before Biermann left....

Imagine a world with a F8X M3/4, and now M2 with a stroker s65, and where they kept the HPS instead of going for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:31:42 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The M2 is not old school like other than being smaller. Still turbos, still EPS, still iDrive, still a huge PITA to work on.

It still suffers from everything people dislike about the F8X M3/4,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:29:43 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Side note on the brakes...

Every F8X M3 I've driven recently has has the carbon ceramic disks, so this very well may not apply to the standard iron brakes, but...

.... holy shit I hate the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:25:28 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Actually, I think it's worse in general-- not just specifically feel.

Taking it point be point....

A) weight: as far as I know, weight serves 2 functions:
1) amplification of whatever...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 11:40:54 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I agree the e30 has better steering feel than the e46.

Every 2002 I've driven, however, does not. I've been surprised how much I haven't liked the steering in most of the 2002s I've driven.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 08:55:18 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I can see how the steering and engine donít bother you if you donít want to push the car to its limits. The real function/benefit of steering feel is knowing how much grip the front tires haveó if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 07:15:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,946
Posted By Obioban
Re: End to all speculation: The CSL Kingpin

This thread is going to make BMW run out of stock on these :P

... I wonder if they'll make more :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 07:05:30 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Only 3.5% of the country is "city"-- The 3.5% that I refuse to live it, because I can't stand the driving experience :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:58:59 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I see your point in canyon driving, but what % of driving is that? 1-2%? That said, even in the canyons, I really only enjoy driving them if I can drive them at near the cars limits-- not a great...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:47:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

Almost certainly it'll burn, and then it'll be burned.

Uppity s50b32 owners in here. My s50b32 experience (my e36 M3 track car had one) was that it's like an S54... except worse in every way....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:35:26 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I don't agree with any of this.

A) I don't think the e46 m3 is a "better" car than the e46 non M. The non M was the best, most sporting experience they could make before they had to start...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:24:01 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

While I completely agree with this sentence, I don't find modern M cars fun to drive in anger.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

I'm thinking I'm going to start off with 36 hot next time. Average everyone's input.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 05:57:15 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I love driving my mom's e46 325i, on the street. I can drive it at its (low but feelsome) limits all day, and nobody is even a little mad. It's freaking great :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 05:15:30 PM
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Views: 111,209
Posted By Obioban
Re: Evolve Supercharger S54

Closing this thread. Will reopen if further progress occurs on this product.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 05:08:11 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Manual lowers the towing capacity, so I'd argue not so much. And, not many people off roading full size pickups.

Manual is a must for me-- I wouldn't buy the car if it wasn't offered without it....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:55:52 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I got equal levels of increased satisfaction from the manual trans in my silverado as I did in my 2350 lb CM race car :clueless:

And it's only 3450 lbs if you have SMG. 3415 with 6mt :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:34:15 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Tried, and then realized their mistake :lolhit:

... now if they're just do the same with turbos in the non GT3/4 cars...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:32:29 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The current GT3 can be had in manual... And it's glorious.

Manuals Matter: Porsche 911 GT3 - Carfection (4K) - YouTube
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:01:39 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I don't hear anyone arguing that automatics shouldn't be available as an option.

I don't really care if it's not offered, unless they go back to steering feel, NA engines, and communicative...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:56:58 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I don't mind SMG/DCT/any other kind of modern automatic on track. It's on the street where they make me boooooored.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:56:00 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 33,376
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

https://jalopnik.com/bmw-is-tired-of-your-shit-1829635007



This says to me that he doesn't understand the problem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:51:54 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

People love their manuals because they increase driving involvement.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:49:00 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I bought two e46 M3's new :wave:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:47:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Obioban
Re: TPMS woes

^yep :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:46:58 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I wouldn't consider any race car a driver's car.

The focus of a driver's car is the driving experience. The focus of a race car is to go as fast as possible.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:23:59 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 12,183
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

This is precisely what enthusiasts are bitching about! It's like the entire reason people pine for the E46 is lost on him. Yes modern cars are infinitely more capable than older ones, but most are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:56:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By Obioban
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

It makes them easier to swallow that they last forever-- I'm still on my 2nd set of them.

... hopefully one day FCP will start carrying them :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:45:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By Obioban
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Ultimately, unless your brakes are complete garbage, stopping distances are 99% determined by tires and brake force distribution algorithms-- not brake pads. Brake pads can fool you into thinking the...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:58:27 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 677,841
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I've started running Race Technologies LLC RE10 brake pads on track. Racetech (brembo's US distributor) claims these last twice as long as traditional track pads. We shall see!

My context is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:53:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review | Race Technologies LLC RE10 Brake Pad

They certainly have less bite that the PF01s.

So far, I think I like them. The pedal feel on track with these is very similar to the pedal feel with my Brembo street pads on the street--...
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