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Forum: Pacific Wed, May-27-2015, 08:07:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,258
Posted By usdmej
Re: CA State Ref Ticket

they essentially lobby local/state/federal government against car-mod unfriendly legislature. although your situation down there is more on the law enforcement side of things, they might be able to...
Forum: Pacific Tue, May-19-2015, 07:44:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,258
Posted By usdmej
Re: CA State Ref Ticket

is he ONLY going after modded cars?

if that's the case, maybe call SEMA action network and see what they might have to say

http://www.semasan.com/page.asp?content=whatis&g=semaga
Forum: Member Journals Mon, May-18-2015, 06:57:10 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 96,180
Posted By usdmej
Re: M3Dragon - NorCal CSL build

the gloss on your csl roof is out of this world!
Forum: Member Journals Sun, May-17-2015, 06:14:11 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 25,349
Posted By usdmej
Re: WyattH | E46 M3 Journal

great tint choice for the very tint-unfriendly bay area
any reason you went with formula1 and not 3M crystalline?
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-16-2015, 07:04:37 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 59,379
Posted By usdmej
Re: Kaiv's E46 M3 Journal

sorry to see the car go, but great to see you're contributing to the community with such great build journals. new owner also got a great deal as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-14-2015, 01:42:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By usdmej
Re: BMW Logo Sticker for trunk

Its tacky until a big name company does it, 911 gt3rs has Porsche crest stickers instead of emblems for lighter weight, ten fold increase in cool / want factor
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-13-2015, 09:36:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

i read they were originally planning on sending recalled ones to owners in May, so June to consumers seems consistent.

hopefully i can get one in june, im just afriad the shape/styling will be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-13-2015, 12:42:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

Yes but I prefer a leather interior and am willing to sacrifice some ingress/egress to get it (CSL seat has a more dd friendly bucket than pole position)
Forum: Pacific Sat, May-09-2015, 06:09:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,258
Posted By usdmej
Re: CA State Ref Ticket

was there a "fix by" date on your original ticket? i'd imagine you can drive around like that until then without being constantly ticketed for the same offense.

i was once pulled over for tint...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-08-2015, 04:03:49 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 31,136
Posted By usdmej
Re: M clunk track car build

great to see what it takes to be a privateer racer!

is that paint fade on the underside of your hood? if so, weird that its fading more on the intake side and not the exhaust side
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-06-2015, 04:36:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By usdmej
Re: Cheapest place to buy coilovers?

works concept (vendor on this forum) has always given me great prices and service
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-29-2015, 02:03:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 980
Posted By usdmej
Re: Rank the following EXTERIORS from Best to Worst (Compact Luxury)

RCF - guess ill go against the grain here, i love the styling
RS5 - very imposing shape that has aged well, starting to look porky with age tho
ATS-V - great lookin car
M(X) - nice overall shape,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-29-2015, 12:11:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,092
Posted By usdmej
Re: Must have mods for E46 M3?

Leave it to the vendors to suggest totally unnecessary mods . . .

I would get an as 20% ssk as it really improves the shift feel while not feeling like a notchy aftermarket shifter
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-25-2015, 05:57:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By usdmej
Re: Wrapping car with Laguna Seca Blue Vinyl?

~3k for a decent wrap (doorjambs done as well)

during my research i found reputable paint shops that will paint your car for ~5-6k fwiw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-24-2015, 04:45:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By usdmej
Re: Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

remember when ECU tuning just started delivering big gains on turbocharged cars (evos, stis, 335is) i think Vishnu was saying things like their tunes were undetectable by a dealer, and could also be...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 08:31:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 980
Posted By usdmej
Re: $60K Question, Sports car edition

Car and driver did a comparison of the nsx and cayman a while back. I'm biased towards the nsx but they made a good case for buying new
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 08:26:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,556
Posted By usdmej
Re: U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production kicks off today

Just saw the US pricing.a true bummer the only way you can get an LSD is bundled with a 3k options package full of fluff (9speaker Bose, infotainment)
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 05:13:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,556
Posted By usdmej
Re: U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production kicks off today

Ford focus rs doesn't tickle your fancy?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 05:46:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,556
Posted By usdmej
Re: U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production kicks off today

if the us version pans out as advertised, will gladly sell my m3 for this and a DD
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-22-2015, 01:49:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,874
Posted By usdmej
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-19-2015, 07:19:05 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,919
Posted By usdmej
Re: What was your worst modding decision?

do not agree whatsoever.

had an SS race, sounded awesome when you were hard on it, but any type of civilized driving produced epic drone. it only got worse when you started swapping out the other...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-16-2015, 04:12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By usdmej
Re: Genuine Alcantara (4 yards) Jet Black

any markings on the back of the actual fabric saying it's real alcantara?
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-14-2015, 03:44:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,845
Posted By usdmej
Re: Tomikaze's M3 Journal

Sorry to hear about the trunk issues, that's the main reason I kept the csl trunk on my car when I sold it. Its a lot of work swap things correctly back to oem. Btw there was only one piston on the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-13-2015, 03:44:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By usdmej
Re: OEM CSL Control Unit/Snorkel (SF/Bay Area)

you definitely have to pay to play in the CSL intake game!!!
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Apr-13-2015, 12:30:06 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 31,136
Posted By usdmej
Re: M clunk track car build

That looks better than radiums setup . . . . .
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-10-2015, 07:09:45 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,049
Posted By usdmej
Re: road bike suggestions

get the trek and buy yourself a quality fit (either from retul or body geometry). the ones that come with bike purchases are at best just meant to get u on the road and don't address the many issues...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-06-2015, 11:54:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By usdmej
Re: Oem Csl or good replica front bumper

authentic CSL bumper will lose you a bit of weight where it matters most (off the front nose of the car)

there's actually one for sale on this forum now but it's in america, i'd bet it'd be easier...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-05-2015, 09:07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,201
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

besides the e46 HK system, the next worst audio system i've heard was on an 88 toyota camry, it had 4 paper speakers and a weak hu, but at least it was honest no frills sound. the best audio system...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-05-2015, 08:51:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,861
Posted By usdmej
Re: E46 in Fast and Furious 7

that movie made the import scene explode, but eventually those same people brought it down as well. it's almost impossible to find a civic that hasn't been annihilated these days.


glad to see...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-04-2015, 05:50:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,201
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

nope and nope, what do i have to gain from lying about this? the system is the worst car audio system i've ever heard. u can talk all the specs all you want (i'm sure that's what HK does to all the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-03-2015, 06:13:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By usdmej
what are my gopro mounting options?

I'd like to get this POV from my new gopro

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-DAQ_DjEDus/maxresdefault.jpg


unfortunately, this is my current car situation

fixed back seats (so headrest mount not...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-02-2015, 07:08:51 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,758
Posted By usdmej
Re: Interstellar - Christopher Nolan's New Movie

wait a second . . . . .



:megashifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-30-2015, 08:04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By usdmej
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-28-2015, 11:03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,194
Posted By usdmej
Re: How many radiators have failed? Which to buy for preventative maintenance

Looks like Koyo just came out with a radiator for our platform. great company

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8640/16168752123_c7bc27fd5e_b.jpg

http://blog.evasivemotorsports.com/?p=1544
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-27-2015, 07:43:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,201
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

Yes, the horrific sound processing and terrible speaker placement in the e46 is extremely tragic. Id take a 4x40w system with paper cone speakers over our system any day of the week.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-27-2015, 05:45:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,201
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

the HK system is without a doubt the worst car audio sound system i've ever heard.
this is comparing to cars going back to the 80s. i have no idea how they stay in business. They must be selling...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-26-2015, 07:25:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,018
Posted By usdmej
Re: Germanwings flight 4U9525

i read that the prosecutor assigned to the case said it's not suicide if 150 other people end up dying with you

a good point that i agree with
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-25-2015, 07:28:10 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 37,754
Posted By usdmej
Re: DaFoe’s Engine Rebuild by Coinage

less valvetrain mass? some honda guys get rid of VTEC when they do balls to the wall NA builds. but it's definitely not practical in a street car
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-25-2015, 06:31:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,212
Posted By usdmej
Re: FRAUD ALERT: 2002 BMW M3 - 6 Speed - Laguna Seca Blue - Clean Title - CSL Wheels

wow, just goes to show, gotta do your homework, there are some flat out liars out there. thanks for chiming in sir!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-24-2015, 03:02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

it looks like owners that go through that process have estimated seat arrival dates of around May. . . does me no good since i'll be at the end of that long line
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-23-2015, 10:11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

it's a great seat for sure (i already have one waiting to go in the passenger side) but i wanted a bucket seat for the driver side (i like the feeling of being hugged while driving :shifty:) and this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-23-2015, 08:23:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By usdmej
Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

so i called some dealers to buy a Recaro Pole Position so i can finish my interior. It looks like the warehouse has a freeze on all pole position orders. ie. they're not shipping any out at the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-21-2015, 06:48:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,441
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

if he is at your disposal for clarification, then ask him why it's white from the factory!!!!
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-20-2015, 06:36:52 AM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 346,726
Posted By usdmej
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

do sway bar links get noisy? i've got bimmerworld end links with exposed spherical bearings and you're making me wonder if they're the cause of some clinkety clink sounds i've been hearing from the...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-19-2015, 10:55:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By usdmej
Re: who would buy a 2015 Miata?

my question was at this point in time, knowing the 2016 model is gonna be so good. why buy the still available and outgoing 2015?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-19-2015, 08:25:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By usdmej
who would buy a 2015 Miata?

genuinely interested, who in their right mind would buy a 2015 (outgoing generation) Miata new from the dealer? the next generation is shaping up to be a winner by all accounts.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-19-2015, 04:00:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By usdmej
Re: BMW Motorsport Golf Ball Shift Knob

i wonder if it's the large one that people originally got hyped on or the puny one that's more readily available
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-19-2015, 03:47:18 AM
Replies: 5,292
Views: 285,235
Posted By usdmej
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/ntsaid/BMW%20M3/P1010720.jpg

very nice find!!!! get that on your car (flap or not) and you will definitely be deserving of that user name!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-19-2015, 12:27:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By usdmej
Re: Anyone know where I could source OE CSL rear window glass?

the steel top will be quieter than the cf top for the same reason the the stock glass is quieter than CSL glass. less mass dampening generally increases nvh

but not on the level that would...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-18-2015, 06:59:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By usdmej
Re: Anyone know where I could source OE CSL rear window glass?

thinner glass always means more road noise, i'm assuming a carbon fiber roof is also going in so that will only add to your road volume increase as well. Might be worth more consideration if the car...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-18-2015, 05:17:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By usdmej
bmw car cover

fits E46, not sure what else

good condition, has it's own built in baggy as seen


$40 picked up, $65 shipped
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-16-2015, 05:36:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,718
Posted By usdmej
Re: 2005 Interlagos Blue M3 OEM CSL

next on his to do list - cringe and :facepalm: :screwy:at all the changes the next owner plans to do :lolhit:
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-12-2015, 11:23:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By usdmej
Re: 2002 M3 TIAG 6MT 108k Bay Area

thanks man! car is pending
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-12-2015, 04:39:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By usdmej
Re: Bridgestone Potenza S04 pole position 265/35/18 Tires

how many miles put on these tires? i'm guessing aggressive alignment used?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-11-2015, 07:21:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,874
Posted By usdmej
Re: Track-oriented aftermarket suspension: best bang for the buck?

at this point it just seems like you're biased against KW
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-11-2015, 06:05:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,874
Posted By usdmej
Re: Track-oriented aftermarket suspension: best bang for the buck?

i'm not sure what's so hard to comprehend here. everyone including the OP has acknowledged the GC setup is great bang for the buck. in this case it just seems like OP wanted to spend more buck....
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Mar-10-2015, 06:42:06 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 82,011
Posted By usdmej
Re: What is Your Recent Purchase?

the challenge grille really adds a lot! congrats on the purchase
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Mar-10-2015, 02:43:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By usdmej
Re: 2002 M3 TIAG 6MT 108k Bay Area

thank you sir! your car was nicely done as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-06-2015, 07:33:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,441
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

the labor involved with removing a filter, cleaning it, letting it dry, and then re-oiling it is probably more costly than a new filter. just food for thought as to why bmw doesn't have official...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-05-2015, 07:17:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By usdmej
Re: JRZ Suspension Engineering RS Pro | E46 M3 Install

looking at it, your explanation makes much more sense than mine haha

but back on topic, that rear coilover mounting without any structural reinforcements really worries me
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-05-2015, 06:15:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,441
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

those look oiled to me, especially compared to the brand new csl filter posted

the plot thickens
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-05-2015, 12:30:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,441
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

might help if someone figured out if they've designed any other filters for auto companies. maybe this was an experiment in expanding to be an OE supplier and they didn't like the logistics involved....
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-04-2015, 05:06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By usdmej
Re: Moton Clubsport with Rear Coil-over Suspension Kit

Good god thats how much a rebuild costs for these things????
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-04-2015, 04:34:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By usdmej
Re: JRZ Suspension Engineering RS Pro | E46 M3 Install

because their camber plates effectively act like strut tower reinforcement plates since they take up so much surface area. other camber plates are different
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-03-2015, 08:30:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By usdmej
Re: Good Deed for the day.

Sounds like ur dad's gonna handle this well, I let my dad drive my car and he refused to upshift past 2500rpn
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-02-2015, 09:03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By usdmej
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-02-2015, 08:01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,441
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL OE Airfilters Reusable?

911 air filters are massive but only a small portion of the filter ever gets dirty. larger air filters and boxes might have more to do with getting more power and better throttle response. I'm not...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-01-2015, 04:47:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By usdmej
Re: full part out + car for sale. full mods

for now keeping to sell it with the car
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-01-2015, 06:44:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By usdmej
Re: 2002 M3 TIAG 6MT 108k Bay Area

bump car is officially for sale
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-28-2015, 07:29:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By usdmej
Re: Motor Trend First Test: 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600

that interior looks like it belongs in a luxury airplane
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Sat, Feb-28-2015, 07:12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By usdmej
oem exhaust parts and wheels/tires

looking for oem

- headers (must have good cats/not causing codes)
- section 1
- section 3 muffler


wheels/tires (prefer 18" must have matching tires with useable tread
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Sat, Feb-28-2015, 07:10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By usdmej
Re: Looking for Dinan Parts

i have a dinan muffler looking to sell outright or trade for stock muffler
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Feb-28-2015, 06:25:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By usdmej
Re: full part out + car for sale. full mods

bump, part out is a go, car will go for sale soon after
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Feb-25-2015, 03:41:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By usdmej
2002 M3 TIAG 6MT 108k Bay Area

I'm currently removing my mods to sell my car. it will be sold as listed below.


MY 2002
108k almost all highway mileage, never tracked or launched
full maintenance records
grey interior...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Feb-25-2015, 03:18:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By usdmej
Re: full part out + car for sale. full mods

responded to all PMs and updated post with more info
a lot of interest in the diffuser, shoulda priced that sucker higher haha
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-24-2015, 03:56:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By usdmej
full part out + car for sale. full mods

Volks are not FS, sorry no exceptions


parting my car out to sell it close to stock.

continue reading past the parts FS if you're interested in buying the car itself.


:::pending::: ...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-24-2015, 02:17:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,323
Posted By usdmej
Re: Chris Harris Drives The New W205 C63 AMG

agreed!! a very dark color but pops like crazy when the light hits it

looks like a normal C-class to me though, MB has their interior game on point but their exteriors are lacking
Forum: Pacific Tue, Feb-24-2015, 01:34:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By usdmej
Re: AutoTalent | $89 Dyno Special for the month of February!

what's the normal price you guys charge? or can you extend this offer?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-24-2015, 01:30:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By usdmej
Re: Bmw step program

just curious if bmw dealerships only hire mechanics that have been through this step program? or do they hire normal ones with a sprinkle of the qualified ones for good measure
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Feb-21-2015, 07:29:51 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 59,379
Posted By usdmej
Re: Kaiv's E46 M3 Journal

might not look good to some but at least you retain the trunk open button!
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-18-2015, 12:36:37 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 59,379
Posted By usdmej
Re: Kaiv's E46 M3 Journal

interested in selling the aluminum trim??
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-17-2015, 08:29:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By usdmej
Re: i8 is a technological marvel.

oh my fault then, the guy filming was definitely not an employee then, from the looks of the reflections he was wearing a coat and "stylish" cole haans. probably one of the potential customers that...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-17-2015, 08:16:58 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,960
Posted By usdmej
Re: Of all the cars you have ever owned, what is your favorite?

my 07 Volvo S40 was extremely good at performing the tasks i bought it to do
quiet, refined, all weather travel

http://kdo.smugmug.com/PICS/Carz/i-hTNRbGG/0/O/DSC_0001.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-17-2015, 08:14:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By usdmej
Re: i8 is a technological marvel.

i'm not in the industry or anything, but the guy showing all those potential fails didn't seem like he was an engineer or had any involvement with the design of the car, just seemed like a very high...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-17-2015, 03:15:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,123
Posted By usdmej
Re: Grey interior dyed other BMW colors (pshop)

i had no opinion either way when i got my car with the grey interior, but in retrospect i would have preferred getting a black interior with aluminum trim
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Feb-16-2015, 07:26:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 16,537
Posted By usdmej
Re: Treflip's E46 M3 Journal

it looks like you and your car are having a lot of fun!

how long are your tires lasting? i'm guessing you have aggressive alignment, and you're taking long road trips to diff tracks around...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-13-2015, 09:47:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: The OFFICIAL e46 M3 Valvetrain Picture Thread

this was at ~60k
car was pretty new to me at that point, previous owners did TWS oil changes every 7.5k
just highway driving done by myself back then

...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, Feb-11-2015, 07:58:51 AM
Replies: 1,637
Views: 74,228
Posted By usdmej
Re: Rate the signature above you

6/10 beefy exhaust tips but the ride height is a bit high
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Feb-10-2015, 04:02:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,249
Posted By usdmej
Re: 997 RS and Caymen GTS Photoshoot

is that aqua blue metallic on the cayman?

fantastic color, especially when the light hits it!
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-10-2015, 01:56:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,298
Posted By usdmej
Re: Invasion of lowballwrs on m3f

whoa, are we allowed to ask why a dude got banned? that Kong guy wasn't making much sense with his posts but not sure what else he did
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Feb-09-2015, 09:06:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,298
Posted By usdmej
Re: Invasion of lowballwrs on m3f

I've noticed it too on my AFE panel filter I recently put up for sale.

another red flag and almost certain guarantee that they're not gonna buy your items is if they ask, "what's the best price...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-09-2015, 08:47:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,416
Posted By usdmej
Re: my car's corner balance weight

wow! i've seen this guy's car in person and i never would have guessed the car was anywhere near that weight just based on how streetable it was.

i think people are over-reacting on the cabin...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 05:49:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By usdmej
wheel lugs are stuck

after finding out that wheel studs should be replaced every year, i got a new set from Apex and went about changing them while rotating my tires.

jacked up passenger side of the car, fronts came...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-04-2015, 08:33:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,874
Posted By usdmej
Re: Track-oriented aftermarket suspension: best bang for the buck?

Ground Control without a doubt best bang for the buck for the track rat.

If your budget goes up to 3k then consider the KW clubsports since they are from a very reputable company and are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-23-2015, 03:27:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By usdmej
Re: Is Plasti-Dip the Future?

seems like these cheaper than paint alternatives all fall under teh same category of good from afar, far from good
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-20-2015, 05:41:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By usdmej
Re: V-mount radiator

are you running FI?
the radiator forms one line of the "V" and usually the intercooler forms the other.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-16-2015, 08:19:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By usdmej
Re: you have to replace studs every year?

It was posted by apex in their new bulletbose stud thread
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-16-2015, 04:19:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By usdmej
you have to replace studs every year?

i'm just now finding out that wheel studs are considered consumables and have to be replaced every year(!).

this is the first time I've heard about this since I purchased and installed my studs 3...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-16-2015, 03:34:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,099
Posted By usdmej
Re: Eibach Pro-Street-S Coilover for E46 M3 tested

seems pretty pricey when compared to Ground Control's Complete kit

for only $100 more you get camber plates and damping adjustability
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-14-2015, 04:20:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By usdmej
Re: Aftermarket LED Tail Lights

the fitment is just ever so slightly off where the tailight lines up with the trunk on my aftermarket LEDs, this is made worse when you add an aftermarket trunk, because even the high quality ones...
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