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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-17-2018, 03:53:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By pawa_k2001
OEM Leather Steering Wheel W/ Trim Low Mileage

Seeing the steering from my 2002 M3 that had 54k miles. Selling because I swapped to manual and bought a different steering wheel.

Trim has some scratches, leather has to small knicks. Overall...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Nov-17-2018, 03:41:48 PM
Replies: 5,714
Views: 393,696
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: The Official Beer Thread

Put considerable effort to get these. Limited, seasonal beer.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4900/45873970852_cef6138740_b.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 03:12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Recaro pp upholstery options

If only you have a pair.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 09:20:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,463
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: E46 M3 being Forgotten...

The M3 is worth keeping for that "moment". Bought my 3rd/current E46 M3 in January 2015 with 55k miles, almost 4 years I am at 58.5k miles but it is still worth it. Unlike most people in this thread,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 04:40:00 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Got back from 2 days at ToD, 500 miles of twisties.

I am one of those people that has a broken butt dyno, I can't feel small differences in power, weight, handling, etc. My M3 has received a few...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 10:12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

Everyone of us makes a decision how to modify our cars. I actually want the GTR style of no armrest, no rear seat(done very clean) and streetable buckets.(I will keep the a/c) I haven't made a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:47:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

Both were built to a regulation that let them be sold to public.(even though GTR didn't)

I am not trying to build my car to a higher safety standard then OEM but I am also trying to make sure I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:32:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

Both CSL and GTR E46 came without side door airbags since they both got bucket seats. I would to understand their reasoning for this.

GTR door panels are just like the regular E46 leather door...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 07:48:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

GT3s, Carrera GT, M3 GTR, etc. I would guess that the manufacturers did their research before installing those seats.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 07:37:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

But is it an issue when manufacturers have been using that(PP) or similar seats(supposedly unsafe buckleing) for years without a problem? I found that Porsche only got the newer ABE style seat around...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 06:58:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

That is my question, is it safe enough?

E46 M3 GTR, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche GT3(atleast the 996), etc all had the non-ABE seats. Did they go to ABE style seats due to regulations or are the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 06:12:33 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 26,377
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: The E46 M3 GTR Enthusiasts Discussion Thread

Does anyone have a picture of E46 M3 GTR rear seat delete? I would like to get an idea how they did it. Looks like side bolsters were deleted too.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 03:07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

Can the receive go through the standard FIA seat hole? I don't see a ABE version in USA.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 02:37:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,127
Posted By pawa_k2001
Recaro Pole Positions with stock seatbelt(3 point)

I have heard from multiple people and read about Pole Positions and the issue with using a stock seatbelt with them. Supposedly the stock seatbelt doesn't hold you in at the bottom since the sides...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-01-2018, 06:41:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,568
Posted By pawa_k2001
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-01-2018, 06:19:57 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,553
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Street Faction Engineering Rear Seat Delete Pre-Order

I may have missed this. What is the weight savings for just the backrest delete?(with replacement of this panel) Or what is the weight of just the rear panel?
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Nov-01-2018, 04:41:53 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

I love where I live, suspension/tires/setup testing only 15 minutes away from the house. :parrot:



Thanks. :thumbsup2:



Short 75 miles with 34 degree temps wasn't enough for me to get a...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-01-2018, 03:45:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,568
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Weights of random cars that I have on my scales

Yep, seats and battery are stock. E46 rear muffler looks like a suitcase. :lolhit:

Really want to get some seats to get myself into the 31xx club. I will go with Mini S(CSL) battery once the...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-01-2018, 03:26:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,568
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Weights of random cars that I have on my scales

Brothers 2002 E46 M3.

- Around 25-30lbs removed.(other then below)
- E92 M3 staggered wheels
- Dinan exhaust suitcase
- KW V2s coilovers
- Convertible 27mm front sway bar
- Sunroof
- Evolve...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-01-2018, 03:23:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,568
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Weights of random cars that I have on my scales

My 2002 E46 M3.

- Around 25-30lbs removed.(other then below)
- Apex 18x9.5 wheels
- PFC V3 355mm front rotors
- SCZA exhaust suitcase
- AST4100 coilovers
- Hotchkis 30mm front sway bar
-...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-29-2018, 04:04:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,568
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Weights of random cars that I have on my scales

If I can add.

1997 E36 M3 sedan 5 speed, completely stock, 5/8ths fuel. Scales show with and without spare tire.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1951/45494669271_8f7e09d91a_b.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-29-2018, 03:40:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Brake feel, OEM vs aftermarket(PFC, Brembo, Stoptech, etc)

My problem is not the braking that I am getting from the stock brakes, the problem is the pedal feel. It's soft and makes it hard to rev match when braking hard and downshifting. I sometimes ride the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-29-2018, 03:22:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Brake feel, OEM vs aftermarket(PFC, Brembo, Stoptech, etc)

I haven't tested in warmer weather but with 45 degrees outside, I can step on the brakes and front tires are really fighting for grip, I can feel the ABS.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-29-2018, 03:15:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Brake feel, OEM vs aftermarket(PFC, Brembo, Stoptech, etc)

The pedal feels soft at hard braking, when you really step on it. Regular driving, its perfect. AutoLogic bled the ABS system and calipers rebuilt. If this is all that stock brakes can give me, I may...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-29-2018, 03:12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Brake feel, OEM vs aftermarket(PFC, Brembo, Stoptech, etc)

The stock brakes cars pedal doesn't drop to far? I have Bimmerworld SS lines and RBF600 fluid with ZCP calipers(bigger piston rear), ZCP pads and PFC V3 front 355mm rotors.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-29-2018, 02:25:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By pawa_k2001
Brake feel, OEM vs aftermarket(PFC, Brembo, Stoptech, etc)

I currently have ZCP brakes with ZCP pads and PFC V3 front rotors. I hate how the brake pedal feels, its soft and drops below the throttle pedal under hard braking.

I am considering upgrading to a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-29-2018, 01:55:18 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Both cars have stock seats and rear seats were not pulled.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-29-2018, 01:51:32 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

Gave the M3 its first proper shakedown. Loving the new setup, suspension is more compliant, tires are quieter and the biggest difference I felt was the fact that I had some grip on a 34F degree...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-28-2018, 03:19:27 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I looked through my phone and couldn't find the exact pictures I wanted. I can get more data soon but this is what I have. Both M3s are 2002 model.

1. Corner weights for M3 with 5/8ths fuel,...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Oct-26-2018, 08:33:15 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

PS4S 265/35/18 tires were installed and alignment was done @ 57,884 miles

Alignment spec:

Front: 2.8 degrees negative camber, 0 toe
Rear: 1.9 degrees negative camber, .30 degrees of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-25-2018, 01:27:14 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

ShaikhA, just to make sure, is this the measurement you are looking for?

A= Measure front inside the bend to inside the bend.
B= Middle of the bar to middle of the swaybar link(which is middle of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-25-2018, 03:27:26 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

ShaikhA, do you need corner weights with a person inside the car or just the car by itself. I can post corner weights for 2 E46 M3s, slicktop vs sunroof.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 06:17:13 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Did some quick measurements of the rear sway bar on a E46 M3. Thickness measured at 21.63mm when BMW says its a 21mm sway bar(powercoating probably). "A" measurement was done from middle of the bar...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 05:55:45 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I am afraid if that is to soft a spring, especially for the AST shocks that I have. It would give me a 4% flat ride, 71.8% FRC.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 04:10:11 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

After inputting more details(corner balance weights, wheel/tire weights), the numbers I am getting is 350/750 to achieve 3% flat ride(70.8% FRC). I would need 350/800 to get 7% flat ride(69.9% FRC). ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-24-2018, 02:11:44 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Welcome to the club. :thumbsup2:

Bought these scales over a year ago, surprised that the M3 is this balanced with 5/8ths fuel and myself in the car.(175lbs)

If it helps any, I can post up the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-23-2018, 06:25:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,523
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Best battery at the moment?

Stick with a standard OEM battery. My E46 just sat on jackstands from July to middle of October and fired up without a single hint of battery draining. I don't want to worry about trickle chargers or...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-23-2018, 01:36:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FS: 2001-2006 BMW E46 M3 KW V3 coilovers with Vorshlag camber plates

Willing to sell the camber plates separately?
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-22-2018, 02:32:16 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

I am itching for a drive, just got the car back on its wheels this weekend. The M3 has been on jackstands since July, hopefully I get an alignment and fresh tires done this Friday and then I can...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-19-2018, 06:00:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: E46 M3 OEM Euro headers

You wouldn't have euro cats too, would you? Price picked up?
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Oct-19-2018, 01:04:17 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 58,361
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Westophers e36 technoviolet M3/2/5 ownership dialogue not worthy of calling a bui

Damn. This was/is my favorite E36. Good luck with whatever you decide on in the future.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 04:28:08 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Post up the total weight and corner weights for your M3 once you are able to get it on the scales. :thumbsup2:

I doubt my M3 will every get under 3100lbs.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-18-2018, 12:52:34 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

Something that many will not approve but I hopefully redeemed myself by sourcing a OEM shifter and a pigtail to make it illuminate. I probed a SMG plug that isn't used anymore and found power and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 04:24:09 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I think this is a general calculator that helps people understand Flat Ride and experiment with it. If people want a perfect setup, they can pay ShaikhA for consultation or get under the car and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 02:19:44 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Thanks.

I just did some calculations(if I am correct). Based on my old corner balance, I have 1685lbs on the front axle. With a 550lbs spring, I am getting 1.53" compression while with the 350lbs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 01:49:08 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Ordered that 350lbs front 6" spring but now I am thinking, should I have ordered a 7" spring since a 350lbs will be compressed more than a 550lbs when the car is just sitting?

I am debating of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 09:24:48 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffness)

Wow, thank you ShaikhA. I understand somethings, try to understand other but a few are over my head. Lol

I run 2.8-2.9 degrees negative camber, 0 toe and max caster(that Vorshlag plates give me)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 09:01:18 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Its on the firmer side but livable(wouldn't want any firmer). I had to go to softest front sway bar setting since it was pushing in the slow corners.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 08:31:24 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I do a weekend at the track every other year. M3 is used for Tail of the Dragon and roads like that mostly these days(I host multi-day drives once in a while). Basically, imperfect roads and slower...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:43:22 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,478
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Trying to get my head around this while I am in the middle of rebuilding my suspension.

Just had my AST 4100s rebuilt which I wanted to run with my previous setup of 550f 6" spring/650r 5" spring....
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Oct-08-2018, 04:46:08 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 44,518
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Round 2: Genuine OE CSL Boot-Lid Group Buy #2

Price shipping to 28806? I may be able to pick up from SC if needed.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-08-2018, 03:48:07 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 108,743
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wine Drinkers unite?

Estancia was actually my favorite even though it was the least expensive.

Kobalt probably needed more time.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-08-2018, 02:27:55 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 108,743
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wine Drinkers unite?

Evening at a friends house.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1966/43364929390_989077b611_b.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Oct-05-2018, 01:52:44 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 108,743
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wine Drinkers unite?

Drove through Paso Robles a week ago before Rennsport Reunion, enjoyed the same bottle while camping at Laguna Seca. Went well with some Mountain House camping food. lol
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 05:13:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,155
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

I bought a E30 and S52 swapped it. It sat on GC coilovers, 225 series RS4 tires and was corner balanced. A/C worked, power steering worked and the car was fun but.. I sold it due to safety. The way I...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Aug-29-2018, 01:35:05 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

Rebuilt ASTs showed up today! Unfortunately, I found some play in camber plate spherical bushings so I need to send them out to get rebuilt as well. I shouldn't complain since they have served me...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Aug-28-2018, 12:28:02 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

Went with OEM ZCP pads since the car is mainly driven on the street. I will be getting PFC pads for the track.

~~~~~~~~~~~

Sourced and installed a CSL/Competition Package steering rack. Got a...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Aug-24-2018, 03:31:15 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

Received the Turner Motorsport monoball FCAB and adjustable sway bar links. I needed the sway bar links so I can set the sway bar to zero pre-load after the corner balancing, now if only the ASTs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 02:58:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,579
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Has anybody done business with the Rack Doctor?

Bumping an old thread.

Bought a ZCP steering rack with close to 100k miles. Talked to Rack Doctor, they don't have a blue label rack in-stock but I can ship mine in and they will have it rebuilt...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Aug-22-2018, 10:30:30 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

Since a suspension rebuild means I will need to redo my alignment, I decided to change a few other suspension related components.

I am upgrading to Syncro Design Works sealed monoball RTABs....
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Aug-22-2018, 01:09:42 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

I am actually keeping all factory parts in case I decide I want to put everything back into the car in the future.

~~~~~~~~~

Starting a suspension refresh. I bought my AST 4100 coilovers new in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 06:50:43 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 25,439
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Turner's new monoball FCABs

Thanks for the reply, this definitely helps. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 06:30:38 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 25,439
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Turner's new monoball FCABs

Are you running a louder tire or a PS4S? I will be running 265/35/18 PS4S tires with this setup and don't want extra NVH(I can under minor). My previous tires were StarSpecs and RE-71s, both are to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 05:57:04 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 25,439
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Turner's new monoball FCABs

Anymore updates on these? I have fresh OEM FCABs but since I am ordering SDW RTABs, I am looking into going with these FCABs also.

Any extra NVH? Feedback after running these for sometime?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-16-2018, 04:32:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,453
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: E46 Schroth Quick Fit Pro's

Interested, in for pictures. These are Quick Fit PRO not just regular Quick Fit correct?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 02:51:51 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,832
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

The reinforcement is welded into the 2 subframe mounting points. The strut towers are reinforced and bar is welded into them. You can't see where the bar welds into the subframe points since it is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 06:14:07 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,832
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

On my previous M3, I had the reinforcement plates welded in and a race shop also welded in some scaffolding. This scaffolding further reinforces the mounting points and also the strut towers. Will be...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-15-2018, 01:07:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,759
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

I will be reinforcing my subframe this winter and will probably go with tying-in the strut towers to the rear subframe like I did on my previous M3.

I am interested in possibly going with a rear...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Aug-13-2018, 09:19:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,759
Posted By pawa_k2001
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 09:55:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,719
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Ebay coupon 15% off everything

Save $117 thanks to 2 accounts.. lol
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-07-2018, 02:06:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,759
Posted By pawa_k2001
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jul-30-2018, 06:57:42 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 681,898
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

The biggest question is $$. I would get the same option as you(Imola Red) but no heating element, no electric sliders and regular bottom cushion(5'8" here).

Otherwise, seats look great. It would...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jul-30-2018, 01:44:55 PM
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Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

Finally got around installed the LED taillights. While at it, removed the amp, subwoofer and air pump. M3 doesn't have a spare so it comes with a tube of leak-fix and an air pump, I will never use...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 06:05:07 PM
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Views: 2,078
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: smg to manual swap value

My current M3 was SMG and I swapped it to manual. The price was right for a 55k mile, Alpine White, slicktop and black manual seats. I have a Imola Red interior sitting around that will soon go in, I...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jul-17-2018, 12:46:17 PM
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Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

Took the M3 out for a drive for the first time since 2016. Over 350 miles and not a single hiccup but the 4-5 year old Dunlop Star Specs were a bit of a let down(no surprise). M3 will get a few...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jun-29-2018, 03:52:25 PM
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Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

I used some acid(don't remember the name of cleaning product). Had to be very careful since it can damage the paint.

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Did an oil change and started something that many of you guys...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-21-2018, 02:07:48 PM
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Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

I used various cleaning products but the acid cleaner made the biggest difference. You really need to be careful with it.

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Since the S52 swapped E30 sold last weekend, I have room in the...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-18-2018, 04:42:46 PM
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Views: 82,454
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black

Dropped my last storage unit a couple of weeks ago so I had to bring all the cars home.. Never let a car sit for 1.5 years, it felt like I drove on square tires.
...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, May-07-2018, 04:51:13 PM
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Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wine Drinkers unite?

Had my first Croatian wine, it was a gift from a friend. Nothing special but I enjoyed trying it.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/41909870712_e964b55fe2_b.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Apr-07-2018, 04:06:29 AM
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Views: 108,743
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wine Drinkers unite?

Had a 2008 Lachini tonight, absolute shit. Blend and tasteless.

I actually had this bottle in my wine cooler for years, I specifically bought it since I really loved drinking the first one. I...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-06-2018, 05:39:19 PM
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Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wine Drinkers unite?

:laughhard:

The weekend wines never last but sometimes we can have a glass each after a day of work. Ordered a VacuVin stopper.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-06-2018, 03:35:11 PM
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Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wine Drinkers unite?

Thanks. :thumbsup2: Will be going to Banner Elk soon, I love the whole Grandfather Mountain area, good hiking and roads.

I did try a Petite Sirah recently and enjoyed it. (Concannon Petite Sirah...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-06-2018, 02:03:45 PM
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Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wine Drinkers unite?

There are a few in that area(now at least), would you know if it was the Grandfather Vineyard & Winery or Elk Banner Winery?

Any recommendations on wine? I generally prefer the red, something...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-05-2018, 10:43:37 PM
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Views: 108,743
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wine Drinkers unite?

Even though I live in beer capital, I started to get into wine more. Going to explore a few wineries we have in WNC. Had this yesterday.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-04-2018, 06:52:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,487
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Smg to 6mt??? Hurt or increase?

I actually pulled the wiring from a donor and did a pin-to-pin conversion(clutch switch). Now how will it effect the value if I go with the MK60 swap? I would swap in a 2005-2006 chassis wiring...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-04-2018, 06:12:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,487
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Smg to 6mt??? Hurt or increase?

So for a 2002 BMW M3, Alpine White on black manual bases leather interior, also slicktop. 55k miles with religious maintenance.

Does a SMG to manual help, destroy or doesn't effect the value?...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-20-2018, 02:43:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,688
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Comprehensive SMG to 6MT Conversion addendum

I re-hosted the pictures for my pin-to-pin wiring that I did. Everything pins in like factory into back of the plugs except for the VT/YL that is soldered from factory to other VT/YL wires.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 07:07:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 41,743
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: What is the actual weight of the E46 M3 coupe?

Did anyone get their car on race scales with a full interior and documented that it was under 3100lbs? There are just to many weights being thrown around with people on truck scales. I was surprised...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 01:30:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Carbon Fenders Pros/Cons?

I just weight a OEM painted fender, it is 6.6lbs. Streamline says theirs are .5kg which is 1.1lbs. Savings should be 11lbs if their fenders are 1.1lbs each painted.

I am afraid of what will happen...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 12:53:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 41,743
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: What is the actual weight of the E46 M3 coupe?

I can understand that, just surprised that it is possible to drop 300lbs while keeping the car factory(ish) comfort.

The CF roof doesn't make sense for my car since I have a slicktop but I am very...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 01:35:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 41,743
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: What is the actual weight of the E46 M3 coupe?

That’s awesome. Do you have a list of the major things that got you there?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 12:22:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 41,743
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: What is the actual weight of the E46 M3 coupe?

2002 BMW M3
- 6 speed manual
- 18” Apex wheels
- Manual seats
- Status Groupe muffler(not the whole exhaust)
- AST 4100 suspension
- Slicktop
- No driver
- Unknown fuel(probably around 1/2...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jan-10-2018, 04:23:20 PM
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Views: 429
Posted By pawa_k2001
PFC 06 vs 08 pads and ZCP rear calipers.

I have a set of PFC 06 front pads but I need new rear pads. Can I run PFC 08 rear pads and PFC 06 front pads?

Also, is there any advantage to upgrading to ZCP rear calipers(I have a set laying...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Tue, Jan-09-2018, 02:50:04 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 140,147
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: MK60 DSC thread

I got my hands on a donor E46 m3 with MK60. I want to convert my 2002 M3 to MK60 but I need it to work like factory. I have all the necessary sensors off and even took the brake lines off so I can...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-02-2017, 02:21:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,845
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Brake upgrade options

Isn't that mostly resolved by getting PFC ZCP rotors? I scored a set of ZCP brakes and thinking of running OEM rotors and pads for the street with PFC rotors and PFC 08 pads at the track. Also using...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-04-2017, 03:42:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,254
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: M3 values

I am a perfectionist. Swapped is swapped even if it's better done than any other. The vin still says SMG.

I am on my 3rd E46 M3 and the previous 2 were original manual, there is no difference in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-04-2017, 03:39:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,254
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: M3 values

I personally think E9x M3s will be worth more.

- Last n/a motorsport engine
- Motorsport engine that was used and won in top classes
- Last of hydraulic steering
- 8400 rpms V8 engine

I have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-04-2017, 02:28:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,254
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: M3 values

I went with the SMG optioned M3 route. For a decent price because of SMG I got exactly what I wanted.

- Lower miles, 56,xxx
- Slicktop
- Manual seats
- White color

I have since swapped the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-28-2017, 02:08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: Wiring in SMG to Manual Clutch switch factory style

I didn't, it just plugged into the rear of the plug.

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/pawa_k2008/M3/IMG_2915_zpstsfiskmw.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-21-2017, 02:15:03 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,553
Posted By pawa_k2001
Re: National M cars Meet & Road Tour 2017 (Q&A)

Wish you lived on the east coast or I on the west coast. Hard to find people that want to do roadtrips. Planning my own roadtrip to Glacier National Park this year. Much better memories than looking...
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