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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 06:51:42 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,366
Posted By Obioban
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

Lol, do you have any documentation on the Dinan muffler outside of Dinan's promotional materials?



That's true at near stock power levels, but not true once you start pushing things. My car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 06:31:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,366
Posted By Obioban
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

Are you, at TTFS, seeing better dyno results than stock from the Dinan muffler and no other aftermarket muffler?

As certainly that's what the statement, "it's the only muffler that measurably...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 06:14:36 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,366
Posted By Obioban
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

I don't see any anger here, and I think the only one confused is you (with the statement of "it's the only muffler that measurably flows better than stock").

If that was true, we'd be seeing it on...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-17-2018, 06:13:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 901
Posted By Obioban
Re: Terra's a hypocrite, ban kong, bring back Serious. Make OT Great Again!

You can see who edited posts-- e.g. go look at the bottom of your post (that I'm quoting here)-- I edited it, and then set it back to original, so you can see the mark left behind when a mod edits a...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-17-2018, 05:53:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 901
Posted By Obioban
Re: Terra's a hypocrite, ban kong, bring back Serious. Make OT Great Again!

... that's almost infraction worthy, as well :lolhit:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-17-2018, 05:50:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 901
Posted By Obioban
Re: Terra's a hypocrite, ban kong, bring back Serious. Make OT Great Again!

Timeout.

Personal attack infractions for personal attacks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 05:41:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,521
Posted By Obioban
Re: I guess its my turn: crappy Blackstone

Looks like they were, indeed, ready for replacement!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 05:07:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

Passenger and driver side back seat access are the same, assuming the back rest angle is set the same on both.

I've had no long drive comfort complaints, though my longest drive in them has been...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-17-2018, 03:49:19 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,702
Posted By Obioban
Re: My M5 deaded itself today

I only use my parents lift when my lift is full :rofl2:

Anyway, sounds like it's already coming true:



Sometimes you just don't have enough money to own a car. It's not cheaper, long term,...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Aug-17-2018, 03:43:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

All you have to do is PM me your email and phone number. At the end of the GB month (9/8/18), I'm going to send everyone's contact info to HMS, who will contact you for what you want.

If we're...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Aug-17-2018, 02:42:52 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 201,900
Posted By Obioban
Re: Piper's 2003.5 Alpine White M3 Journal

Outside of the front seats (and, I suppose, to a lesser extent the back seat seat backs), the interior is pretty light.

Looks (sig pic) like you have a sunroof. So, easy 100 lbs:
Light weight...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 02:34:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By Obioban
Re: Father and son DIY project car

e46 is also a ton safer than the e36.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-17-2018, 01:28:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 446
Posted By Obioban
Re: Father and son DIY project car

I'd say e46 325i MT. 330i (or, more so, ZHP) is a better car, but a first car with 0-60 in the 5s seems like a good way to get dead.

Coupe, so friends don't fit as well in the back.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Aug-16-2018, 11:11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=600810
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 06:15:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 478
Posted By Obioban
Re: Brake question

You upgraded your brakes to "CSL" (which is really just the larger rotor, with a bracket to allow it the caliper to work with the larger rotor) and now want to run non CSL rotor sizes?

... make up...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 05:42:20 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 22,842
Posted By Obioban
Re: Turner's new monoball FCABs

It won't add as much volume as the StarSecs or RE-71s, but it will increase it.

I'd say they add around 25% of the NHV that those tires do (when comparing those tires to the PS4Ss).

I also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 05:26:23 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 22,842
Posted By Obioban
Re: Turner's new monoball FCABs

As I said last month when this question was asked, I'm still quite enthused with them!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 11:52:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,409
Posted By Obioban
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

I'm not saying there isn't benefit-- just trying to figure out what it is.

Looks like they got an adjustable upper rear control arm out of it-- which I actually had on my rear coilover converted...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-16-2018, 11:28:38 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,702
Posted By Obioban
Re: My M5 deaded itself today

e39 is much more tolerant of that-- the unstressed engine and lack of automatic trans mean it's pretty reliable on pretty low effort/upkeep. I suspect applying this same behavior to the e60 is going...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 11:24:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,409
Posted By Obioban
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

Yeah, I can see the theoretical benefit of a damper relocation more outboard-- but there's no space to locate it any further outboard than stock, and the real coilover conversions don't relocate...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 11:10:13 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,366
Posted By Obioban
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

It is a functional design, outside of the driver side tips (which are functionless).

It's not the only muffler the flow better than stock :roll:
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-15-2018, 07:23:26 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,702
Posted By Obioban
Re: My M5 deaded itself today

That guy sounds like he has NO business owning a high mileage M5. That thing is going to bite him, hard.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 04:38:12 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,366
Posted By Obioban
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

If you polish them out, you come back to the issue Dinan was trying to avoid-- as you use the car the passenger side turns black from soot, while the driver side stays immaculate due to the lack of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 12:58:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,409
Posted By Obioban
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

I'm really trying to ask the following, not trying be a PITA. I've seen coilover conversion setups for years now, but have never been able to get a solid grasp of the benefit.



Why is that?
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 11:56:18 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

I suspect you're not going to fit-- they're pretty snug for me.



5.3kg in cf, 10.2kg in frp
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 11:55:14 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,366
Posted By Obioban
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

Going through it, category by category...

Brakes:
"dinan's" brake package for the e46 M3 was 100% identical to the 380mm Brembo setup, but with a huge price markup for the Dinan sticker. 380mm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 07:27:18 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,366
Posted By Obioban
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

For better or worse, the e46 M3 seems to be Dinan's weakest effort.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 06:28:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,521
Posted By Obioban
Re: I guess its my turn: crappy Blackstone

My statement was made under the assumption that most people don't keep their cars for 100,000+ miles.

80k is a pretty pessimistic service life-- mine made it 120,000, with lots of track use and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-14-2018, 06:10:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

Nope!

Took some convincing to talk them to this price point, and it's pretty crazy great already :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 05:36:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Obioban
Re: Current Quality Carbon/CSL Roof Options

My primary concerns would be resistance to yellowing and fitment, for a car that isn't race car. 50 lbs lost v 52 lbs lost matters to me a lot less than it turning to shit after a couple of years.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 05:11:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By Obioban
Re: Current Quality Carbon/CSL Roof Options

With how little difference there is in weight from one supplier to the next, I would not use that as a factor in my decision making process.

Unless race car (not track car).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 05:00:35 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 14,893
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I'm not sure I agree with that. S62 makes peak power at 6600 rpm, stock (per BMW). Coyote redlines around there, and makes peak power around there, too.

Pulling dynos from google image search,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 04:51:02 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,735
Posted By Obioban
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

The 50% off sale, or anything close to that.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Aug-14-2018, 04:16:10 PM
Replies: 2,534
Views: 663,947
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 04:12:04 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 14,893
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

We see tons of engines like the S62-- they're just made by American car companies.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 03:59:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,409
Posted By Obioban
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

What is the advantage changing the motion ratio?

As in, assuming the wheel rate/frequency is held constant between the two setups (which would be different spring rates), what is the advantage of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 02:09:31 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,735
Posted By Obioban
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

Word on the street is that that was a one time thing.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Aug-14-2018, 02:09:03 PM
Replies: 2,534
Views: 663,947
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Back seat access with the Nogaros/BK mounts/OE sliders:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=211523&stc=1&d=1534183243
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 12:01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By Obioban
Re: Engine Dead?

You have your more expensive, more bearing failure prone s65 set to 8400 rpm and your cheaper to replace, less bearing failure prone s54 set to 7500 rpm?

Not sure I follow your flow of logic.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 11:22:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,034
Posted By Obioban
Re: Differential cooling

I was thinking the exact same thing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 11:21:25 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,735
Posted By Obioban
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

I will as soon as possible! I'm thinking early next week.

I'm going to the track this weekend, and if I've learned one thing over the last 14 years of tracking, it's to never start a project...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-14-2018, 12:20:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

If you get the circuit version, yes.

If you get the street version, no.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-13-2018, 09:19:58 PM
Replies: 2,534
Views: 663,947
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Looking what was waiting for me when I got home today :D

https://image.ibb.co/gHDJ5p/IMG_0764.jpg

Build quality looks to be to SuperSprint's usual high standard. Can't wait to get it installed!...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-13-2018, 09:19:12 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,735
Posted By Obioban
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

Looking what was waiting for me when I got home today :D

https://image.ibb.co/gHDJ5p/IMG_0764.jpg

Build quality looks to be to SuperSprint's usual high standard. Can't wait to get it installed!...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Aug-13-2018, 08:49:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

Side note: We have enough people that this is happening :D
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-13-2018, 06:00:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

Updated mounted back seat access:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=211523&stc=1&d=1534183243
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 03:39:33 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 14,893
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

What did the e46 get on your cycle?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 07:29:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
Posted By Obioban
Re: New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

My M5 is still on the original clutch at 175,000 miles :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 07:10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By Obioban
Re: Feeler - O-ring packs for coolant hoses

I'd be in for a handful, even though I've never been bitten by this issue (yet).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 07:05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
Posted By Obioban
Re: New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

Yep, sadly agreed.

Rear main also seems unlikely to make it that long, or the pilot bearing.

That said, when you come to a stop in SMG, does it clutch in or put it in neutral and clutch out? ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 06:52:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
Posted By Obioban
Re: New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

My clutch at 100,000 miles, including lots of track miles, drag strip miles, autox, and generally hard driving:

http://www.lindvigs.com/obioban/IMG_0182.jpg

brand new clutch:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 06:20:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
Posted By Obioban
Re: New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

SMG slips the clutch WAY more than I do.



You should go through his post history :rofl2:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-10-2018, 02:25:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 671
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-10-2018, 01:13:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 671
Posted By Obioban
Re: The best $1.8 Million you'll ever spend

Eh, I'd much rather have this than any of the recent hybrids supercars.

Those things are quickly going to be surpassed in every aspect by (insert every exotic made here), and will just be the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 12:49:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 11:06:01 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-09-2018, 03:47:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 671
Posted By Obioban
Re: The best $1.8 Million you'll ever spend

Everything seems right other than limiting production to 75 cars.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 03:14:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 (S54) Oil Pump Rebuildable?

The idea of trusting VAC with anything on my car, my less something as integral to the function of the engine as the oil pump, completely terrifies me.

Competent they are not.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 11:49:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 Diff (my journey)...

BMW sells it without the shaft.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BL93-USA-01-2005-E46-BMW-M3&diagId=26_0197

26117841003
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 11:31:11 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

I stuck this in the GB thread, but I'll put it here.

Some Nogaro pics from Cobra's instagram, to show some of the breadth of customization options.

https://image.ibb.co/iGbQ89/image25.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 08:12:32 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

I wonder how much of that is cleanness and conditioner used. Shitty conditioners, e.g. lexol, change the color of imola significantly (though happily it can be cleaned off).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 01:09:10 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

I just contacted Cobra about sending them a bit of cinnamon leather to have them send samples of their in house suppliers matching leather.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-09-2018, 12:11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

https://www.hmsmotorsport.com/img-share/nogaro-circuit.jpg

That is the standard, correct!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 08:47:53 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

Group buy is up: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=600810
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-08-2018, 08:13:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

The picture is to show what the grommet look like. That seat was a custom job for a Speedhunters 964



Correct on both counts!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 07:21:26 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

Group buy is up and running!

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?p=1067854386
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 07:21:11 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-08-2018, 07:19:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-08-2018, 07:18:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By Obioban
Cool Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

This group buy is a result of me installing the seats in my car, and people wanting a group buy on them (this thread:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 06:36:15 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

Cobra has added some new leather suppliers since I got an Imola sample from them. And, I never tried their cin sample, for obvious reasons-- it would probably make sense for someone to try each (I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 05:33:10 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

The side mounts should be part of the GB as well, if people want them. Guesstimate is $150 per seat for that.

The side mounts reuse the factory e46 sliders, so $0 for sliders if you pull them off...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 03:51:57 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

I'm going to post all the details in a separate thread, but...

Generally, $150-200 to ship a pair of seats from HMS to the customer within the continental USA.

If you're getting seats custom...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 01:27:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,034
Posted By Obioban
Re: Differential cooling

Just stumbled upon this while looking for something else.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=396329

Looks less effective at passively cooling than stock, but certainly is a simple...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 11:38:59 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

I'm finalizing the details of the GB as we speak, but I don't think anyone's going to be be disappointed.

As a teaser, as I write this up, anyone who's ever wanted seats in a non standard leather...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 12:59:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Obioban
Re: which section 1 cats should i go with, cant stand the catless smell

Their benefit is being better able to deal with heat, and their sold by power capacity, so seems like a good match to me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 09:48:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,034
Posted By Obioban
Re: Differential cooling

Seals would be obvious, fluid I believe we're in the clear on given the temps you're seeing and what castrol said, so if your clutches are fine, I think there's no reason to sweat it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 05:37:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Obioban
Re: Manual swap help/advise

The only thing having a manual really saves you is machining the bellhousing, and that's not that beneficial with Kaiv having pre machined bell housings that you can use and send him your unmachined...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 05:19:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,102
Posted By Obioban
Re: Picked up a Jet Black Coupe

Nice pickup!

It's pretty amazing how different the coupe and vert are.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 03:56:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,796
Posted By Obioban
Re: Hot Climate M3's what are you coolant temps?

What is the display?

... how well do you think it would fit in the SGM display area?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 03:50:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Obioban
Re: which section 1 cats should i go with, cant stand the catless smell

OE if you don't track the car, HJS if you do track the car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 03:50:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 03:50:02 PM
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Views: 1,060
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 Diff (my journey)...

I purchased two e46 M3s brand new.

Both had M clunk from day 1, with <5 miles on the odometer.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 12:52:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,034
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Re: Differential cooling

The reason I had that chat with the castrol guy to start with was I was considering having something like the RE diff cooler for the e36 (which has almost no cooling fins stock, unlike ours) made...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 11:29:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,034
Posted By Obioban
Re: Differential cooling

I just remembered I had a chat with one of the Castrol chemical engineers a couple of years ago about these fluids. Dug it up, his take:



150 C = 302 F, so you're looking at ~192 hours of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 11:19:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,034
Posted By Obioban
Re: Differential cooling

Flash point of our diff fluid is 442 F.
https://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/FusionPDS.nsf/Files/BAF636232E830CC080257856004C8F49/$File/BPXE-8F54WP_0.pdf

One of the listed advantages of our diff...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 06:01:39 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

There's a couple DIYs floating around for it.

You'll have to buy a new (or used) button strip, though-- no blanks to knock out.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 03:53:38 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

Reply from HMS:

It is pretty straight forward to install the QF in the Nogaro. You just need to take the camlock off and slide the belt in from the back and then re-install the camlock. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 03:40:52 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,735
Posted By Obioban
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

I've not yet seen a negative post about MCCHIP DKR, Paul Claude, or Epic.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 03:11:55 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,735
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 02:46:12 PM
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Views: 2,191
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review | Race Technologies LLC RE10 Brake Pad

I just finished off my last set of fronts.

I do still have 2 sets of rears, so going to be running RE10 front, 01 rear, for a while. Probably not the best, or fairest, way to judge the RE10s, but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 02:01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,191
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review | Race Technologies LLC RE10 Brake Pad

Necrobump!

Just ordered a set of these for track use.

Not a cheap entry point, but I'm hoping they're not more expensive in the long term due to greater longevity (of pads and rotors)!

First...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-05-2018, 10:13:57 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 284,284
Posted By Obioban
Re: e46 M3 Tire Sizing Thread

8.5 or 9 are both fine for a 245.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-05-2018, 05:32:51 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,092
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

The next version of the mount going in the car should have another ~3" of space than the one pictured below.

But, currently:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-05-2018, 01:04:25 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 14,893
Posted By Obioban
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I’m quite curious about the 1 year update on the f80 :hmm:
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Aug-04-2018, 10:32:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,382
Posted By Obioban
Re: Choose your air-cooled 911 Turbo: 930, 964 3.6, or 993

So slower than a base boxster these days :)
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Aug-04-2018, 12:41:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,936
Posted By Obioban
Re: The govt vs the car guy. Which side are you on?

hmm... ~35,000 total miles, and ~4000 track miles.

I got them shortly before I retired the e46 from track duty, and started tracking the e36...

... but the e36 has since been sold and the e46...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-04-2018, 12:38:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Aug-04-2018, 12:28:41 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 129,424
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2001 Le Mans blue M5

Yes to the first part.

Trunk is a similar size to the e46. Passenger spacer is vastly larger, especially if you do the euro dash.

Everything about the e39 M5 is eeeaaaasssyy compared to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-04-2018, 12:27:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
Posted By Obioban
New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

https://bringatrailer.com/2018/08/02/why-we-love-them-e46-bmw-m3/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-04-2018, 12:26:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 62,461
Posted By Obioban
Re: e46 M3 Press/Media/Reviews/Articles Thread

https://bringatrailer.com/2018/08/02/why-we-love-them-e46-bmw-m3/
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