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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-13-2018, 08:04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By bosundave
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-13-2018, 07:50:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By bosundave
Re: E46 M3 Convertible VAC floor mounts

I think I do have a set of plates. Let me PM u a photo later.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 02:48:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By bosundave
Re: Should rebuilding brake calipers be a maintenance item?

IDK. I bought them in 2009. I was wire wheeling them two weeks ago (during a pads and rotor change) and they came out like new.

But, I was curious as to what they cost now, and could not find any...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 02:04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By bosundave
Re: Sprint Booster

Thanks. This is very useful info for me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 12:43:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By bosundave
Re: Should rebuilding brake calipers be a maintenance item?

I bought a set of these shims for my Brembo GT fronts. I did not realize that they would protect my piston seals. But the seals do indeed seem perfect after 10 years. I just did a pad and rotor...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 07:49:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By bosundave
Re: Sprint Booster

I already have a Dyno tune from AA that does all that. But, if I did not, I could see the great value in what you mention. Got to love DIY ECU remapping.
I was unaware how easy, and dirt cheap this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 07:47:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By bosundave
Re: Sprint Booster

THIS!
I dont know if they had this in 2009. So, let me amend my statement.
I would never buy ANOTHER Spring Booster knowing that I could get the same results for $20.

Not "needing" additional...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 07:31:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By bosundave
Re: Passing State inspections

State vehicle inspections in Florida were a huge PITA. Until one day they just shut ALL of the centers down and did away with Inspection.
LESS government, not more? Unheard of.

Vehicle...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 07:18:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By bosundave
Sprint Booster

Who has one? For how long? Opinions?
I bought one in 2009. They were non adjustable back then which is still just fine with me.

OIY! The PRICE! It seemed at least $100 (or more) too high at the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 06:53:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By bosundave
Re: Do all of your BMW electronic devices and sensors work in your car

Doh! My horn. I completely forgot. I have not got around to installing a used set of OEM trumpets yet. Right now their is nothing where my horn trumpets should be.
I dont even know if the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-12-2018, 07:21:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By bosundave
Re: Do all of your BMW electronic devices and sensors work in your car

thanks. I will include that when I am doing my troubleshooting. I think it's actually a broken connection in the wiring leading up to it. The system might have a relay involved that's bad. That's the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 08:34:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By bosundave
Re: Do all of your BMW electronic devices and sensors work in your car

I used to use my rear electric rear window defroster all the time. We get a lot of need for that in the Fall and Spring here in South Florida. Helps with external dew moisture too.

I have an older...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-11-2018, 08:24:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By bosundave
Re: E46 Wind Deflector

Bump for Imola Red over Cinnamon 'vert. Rare.
I LOVE my deflector. They are crazy expensive now! This is a good deal.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-11-2018, 08:22:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By bosundave
Re: E46 M3 Convertible VAC floor mounts

What are anti submarine mounts??
Will the VAC mounts work on my Recaros that I have never mounted before?
I am looking to finally mount them in my 2005 convertible
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Nov-11-2018, 08:19:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By bosundave
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 05:42:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By bosundave
Re: Resonator Size

I bought two of these on Amazon. I have not installed them yet. But Google Magnaflow 10445 E46 M3 and you should get a "hit". The model number comes up as the correct size and fit for our cars.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 05:32:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By bosundave
Re: Do all of your BMW electronic devices and sensors work in your car

That would be my guess. But where? I started with fuses. All fuses good. I think there is a relay buried somewhere....
The issue is not critical. The rear window defogs on its own, but not nearly as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 04:29:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By bosundave
Re: Best DIY for motor mount replacement

Right. I think it's just the fab shroud you need to take the screws out of. The actual fan can stay in place.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 04:28:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By bosundave
Re: Best DIY for motor mount replacement

Thanks for all the replies and the link. Yes I heard about dropping the subframe. That is a way that many people go.

But I paid good money for this giant 100 pound 3.5 ton jack. I'd like to put...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 04:20:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By bosundave
Do all of your BMW electronic devices and sensors work in your car

..... things like ambient temperature, rain sensor for your windshield wipers, cruise control, rear window defogger, etc.

Everything works except my electric rear window defogger in my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 07:52:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By bosundave
Re: Best DIY for motor mount replacement

I read where people insisted that the cabin air filter unit must be removed first.'
a very very long socket extension is also needed. How many inches/feet? I want to know so I can purchase one...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 09:55:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By bosundave
Best DIY for motor mount replacement

As some of you may know, I am on an anti-NVH Crusade. I foolishly had solid rubber Bimmerworld motor mounts installed and honestly, they transmit too much NVH.
I will be swapping them out for OEM...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-09-2018, 09:36:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By bosundave
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 03:06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By bosundave
Re: My warm up procedures.

Yep. That is what we are supposed to do with these cars. According to BMW M division.
Probably holds true for most cars.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 03:02:53 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,077
Posted By bosundave
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 09:20:46 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,077
Posted By bosundave
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Does anyone on this forum have a your FCM Elite Stage 3 Bilstein coilovers?

What about another forum that starts with E?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 08:36:17 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 14,786
Posted By bosundave
Re: My custom exhaust journy begins

When Horsepowerfreaks was still in business they recommended One commercial Muffler for horsepower up to I think about 600. It was the Agency Power Muffler with titanium tips. The one I have. It...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 08:14:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By bosundave
Re: My warm up procedures.

Well, it's funny you should mention those LiquiMoly additives. I just switched to the LiquiMoly oil and added some of their Molydisulfate while I was at it.

TheBuildjournal suggests that I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 08:00:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,076
Posted By bosundave
Re: Recaro pp upholstery options

I got a pair of Recaros custom covered.
I bought some of the material right from Recaro.. I wanted red, and I liked their fabric called Jersey because it breathes exceptionally well in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 07:48:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By bosundave
Re: My warm up procedures.

You are definitely far far from being an idiot.
In fact just the opposite. Smart guy. 😎 Yeah, when I say 2500 rpm I'm often hitting 3000 until I get to the on ramp for I-95.
The entire two and a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 04:55:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 851
Posted By bosundave
My warm up procedures.

From what I understand we are not supposed to sit for several minutes or more while our engines warm up. We're supposed to start the car wait until at least the pressures come up and then put it in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 04:43:45 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 96,750
Posted By bosundave
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Just ordered my kit. I have been using Lqui Molly recently.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 09:27:06 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,077
Posted By bosundave
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I did. But like you said, the results may not be applicable to my heavier in the rear convertible. I think everything looks fairly good except FRC. Should that value be higher?
I weight 240 dressed,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 07:46:26 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,077
Posted By bosundave
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Got it. I understand.

Even with getting rid of a some of weight by getting rid of the stock muffler(Agency Power muffler is current), I am sure that the car's rear is heavier. I really like to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 07:21:35 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,077
Posted By bosundave
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I have the same 30mm front bar and square set up, and ride height. But, doesn't the table specify 400lb/7kg Front and 700lb/12kg Rear and TCK coilovers when using a 30mm front ant sway bar?

I have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 04:52:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By bosundave
Re: Turner Motorsport Experiences

Positive! Ask for Doug about anything. He answers his emails. I am currently speaking to him about TMS Camber/Caster plates for my TC Kline coilovers.
Leaning toward the Hybrid plates as owned and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-07-2018, 04:41:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By bosundave
Re: TC Kline Caster/Camber plates. New, never mounted

Bump! I know somebody wants and needs these pristine plates!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 06:21:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By bosundave
Re: Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

I was wondering about the TMS hybrids. I did not know anyone that had them. Now I do. Excellent. Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 06:18:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By bosundave
Re: Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

Not sure, but I think the black Powerflex are REALLY hard. Much harder than 95A. Can anybody confirm that?
Most say they are minimally unaffected by NVH. from AKG Black which are 95A. I forgot...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-06-2018, 02:26:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By bosundave
Re: Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

TCK caster/camber plates are up for sale. New, Never mounted.
$400.00
Link:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?p=1067889518#post1067889518

Sale pending reply from Doug from TMS to...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-06-2018, 01:59:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By bosundave
FS: TC Kline Caster/Camber plates. New, never mounted

FOR E46 and E46 M3

100% perfect. No blemishes. Never even mounted. Photo shows just a mock up. Top nut only finger tight on coilover stack. The TCK proprietary top center shock mounting nut IS...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 09:42:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By bosundave
Re: Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

I don't know either. Most people clamor for the Vorshlag plates with the big sturdy but noise conducting spherical bearings.

I HAD Turner Street plates(not the Hybrids). They are great. I did not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 08:44:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By bosundave
Re: Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

I already have TMS limiters installed. And I have a set of brand-new Lemforder RTABs and the proper installation tool all ready to go.
The job is on the list.

I did an inspection just recently....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-05-2018, 06:35:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By bosundave
Re: Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

Perfect. That's the answer I was hoping to hear. Thank you so much.



Okay, thank you for the answer. I'll put some feelers out then. If I can get halfway decent price for these TCK plates, it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 11:23:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By bosundave
Tired of NVH. Going back to OEM rubber

Plans change. My car is now a daily driver instead of a track weekend warrior. I used to have soft 80A powerflex FCABS and Turner Street camber plates with a soft poly front shock mount.
Now is it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 10:56:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By bosundave
Re: TCK coilover convertible mounting question

OK then. It is up to a pair of sturdy hemostats to adjust rebound. I got those...
Thank you.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 08:12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By bosundave
TCK coilover convertible mounting question

Anyone who has a convertible knows that access to any top adjuster for rear shocks can be quite limited. I don't have too much problem with my BC racing rear dampers, as they have built-in top...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 07:48:13 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 48,831
Posted By bosundave
Re: Post your aftermarket steering wheel!

IItI bought the steering wheel 7 years ago from an Australian member on this forum. It sat on a shelf until recently.
I just installed it a couple months ago.

It was made in Japan. It is the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-03-2018, 06:06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By bosundave
Re: Vert Shocks (and other suspension questions)

Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about with cars.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-02-2018, 02:22:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By bosundave
Re: Vert Shocks (and other suspension questions)

I have BC's in my Lexus SC300. The SC300 is almost part for part the same as a Supra but with a larger body. I am a Big guy. BigDave is one of my other handles.
The BC's in the lowered Lexus are the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-02-2018, 01:22:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By bosundave
Re: Vert Shocks (and other suspension questions)

I have a 2005 'vert. My car lasted only a few weeks (in 2008 when I bought it) with the stock set up. As I recall, the stock Sachs were TERRIBLE. I hated the ride. Really hated it.

I went...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-31-2018, 05:52:00 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 46,975
Posted By bosundave
Re: Review: AKG 90A subframe bushings

As long as it is not a solid '70's bush.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-30-2018, 03:11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By bosundave
Re: Brake feel, OEM vs aftermarket(PFC, Brembo, Stoptech, etc)

Ive got Brembos 355/345 floating rotors(any bigger and I can not run my 18" wheels) and 6pot/4pot calipers. I run very aggressive pads. My pedal feel is perfect. Very firm, yet plenty linear to allow...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-29-2018, 11:40:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By bosundave
Re: PowerFlex FCAB failure in one DE

I had Powerflex Yellows installed with some copper never seize. They did well for 20K miles actually. But that was the complete life of them.

Then, I had AKG Black 90A or 95A (One of those)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-28-2018, 04:11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By bosundave
Re: Things I learned from changing my Brembo 2-piece rotors.

Maybe mine were assembled by a guy who decided to use way way too much thread locker. You could see that nearly every thread of every machine screw was slathered with the stuff.

Yes, Obioban said...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-28-2018, 06:02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By bosundave
Things I learned from changing my Brembo 2-piece rotors.

1) my Brembo 355 mm X 32 mm friction rings are incredibly expensive. https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-16465-355x32-brembo-brake-kit-slotted-rotors-pair-left-and-right/
$1119.90 influence mounting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-28-2018, 05:05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By bosundave
Re: Adjustable sway bar links questions

Got it. Yes, I have a set of matching adjustable links from Turner Motorsport.

Thank you so much for answering my question perfectly. There was a lot of incomplete information out there. But,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-27-2018, 08:49:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By bosundave
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-25-2018, 04:12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,519
Posted By bosundave
Re: Best battery at the moment?

When choosing a battery each owner and vehicle may have different needs. I Need a big H7 because:
1) I have a 'vert that I often open and close with OUT the engine running. Sometimes many times if I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-25-2018, 05:58:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,792
Posted By bosundave
Re: E46 M3 Belt, Tensioner, and Pulley Replacement

I did this job a couple months ago using the do it yourself from buildjournal. I also replaced the thermostat and all the o;rings. I replaced a couple sensors and all the O-rings on the radiator...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-25-2018, 05:17:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,519
Posted By bosundave
Re: Best battery at the moment?

When I went to replace my battery in my convertible I was crushed that the more powerful and cheaper H8 would not fit without me attacking the baattery case with a Sawz-all. That wasn't going to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-25-2018, 04:56:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By bosundave
Adjustable sway bar links questions

Sorry if this is been answered but I could not find a definitive answer to my question in a search.

Just because a source is experienced doesn't mean he is reliable. So, I have heard from one...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 11:10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By bosundave
Re: Need advice choosing coilover spring rates

I have a much heavier carbrio so I am thinking 400 should be Ok for me. When I add a roll bar I will be even heavier.
I see plenty of coupes at 340-350lbs....even 300 lbs front.
TC is of the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 05:20:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By bosundave
Lightbulb Re: Need advice choosing coilover spring rates

I just got off the phone with TC Kline himself. He said 400 pounds Swift springs 7 inch length 60 mm diameter were fine for my fronts. They are identical in size to his Springs. I have a set of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 06:45:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By bosundave
Re: Need advice choosing coilover spring rates

If that is what TC Kline recommends, then that's probably the answer I'm going to get then I talk to them on the phone.

I'm thinking more now about going with the 400 pound rate in front.... And...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 05:23:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By bosundave
Re: Need advice choosing coilover spring rates

I have had BCR coilovers in my Lexus SC300 for years now. They are awesome in that application. Very happy.
My BC Racing coilovers are only what I would consider adequate for my needs in my E46 M3. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 12:39:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By bosundave
Re: Need advice choosing coilover spring rates

I have the older non VVS TCK springs. I can get Swift 448lbs for the fronts for $168 shipped.
I read the link, thanks.

Going to go with the Swift 448lbs and Swift nylon thrust washers($25)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 11:08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By bosundave
Re: TPMS woes

My red warning light has not come on since I reset/re taught the system two nights ago. I had completely forgotten about this and how to do it. The Reset worked like a charm.
Thanks everyone.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 10:52:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By bosundave
Need advice choosing coilover spring rates

I am currently running BC racing coilovers. I believe the fronts are 448 lb Springs and rear are supposed to be 672 lb. BCR brand springs.

My front suspension seems a bit over sprung and under...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 10:48:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,695
Posted By bosundave
Re: Powder coat wheels color suggestions? Stock 18's. Please post pics

You know, I always wondered about this. I thought the additional heat cycle wasn't hot enough to bother the metal. I guess I was wrong.

NI have not experienced any negative effects yet but I will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 10:36:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By bosundave
Re: TPMS woes

My red warning light came on again tonight. I recently rotated my tires and that's probably why.

I pulled over on the way to work tonight, and followed the instructions for the relearn process....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 01:02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By bosundave
Re: e46 M3 diff power limit?

Talk to John at Lab22.

OS Gikken will custom build a set up for you. I would go that way. But your half shafts will eventually shatter. I broke two with only 300rwhp.
Drive Shaft shop will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:39:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,423
Posted By bosundave
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

I had the exact same experience.

But I am now moving to linear SWIFT coil springs and TC Kline SA Koni proprietary shocks. My TCK plates have mono ball spherical bearing. Same for the BCR's

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:28:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By bosundave
Re: TPMS woes

This is certainly interesting and seems very possible.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:26:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By bosundave
Re: TPMS woes

My light is acting up again (since I read this thread...LOL).


I have exact pressures side to side. I have two matching 256/35-18's up front and two matching 265/35-18 in the rear.

I just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:17:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

I had no idea about these. Thanks again. Bookmarked for future purchase as soon as I get the rotors taken care of...
I can always keep the endless for future track sessions at Sebring or Daytona.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:00:38 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,090
Posted By bosundave
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I get more thumbs up NOW than I did way back in 2008 when I bought it.
I guess I was surprised. Nice to know our cars have such a great rep. despite the usual thing haters always bring up (you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:53:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

O, thanks for the tip.

Pricey at $464.95 just for the fronts. But I have them book marked.

Will buy and install when I can.

Brembo Calipers Monobloc M - Street Brake Pad Set - Ferodo FM1000...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:17:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Perhaps Cobalt Friction pads are unique. They say they are. Stranger things have happened.

After one (maybe two) cold stops they retain enough heat to serve me extremely well for the duration of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:01:23 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,090
Posted By bosundave
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

My carefully worded response to his rant is: "Bwahahahahhaha!"
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:59:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By bosundave
Re: TPMS woes

Cut out a small square of 3M black electrical tape and cover the light. I found that 3M seems to leave the least residue and hold up best in heat, unless someone knows of a better tape.

I used to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:20:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By bosundave
Re: M3 trunk badges

I have a few of carbon pieces too on my Imola Red M3. I played around with faux carbon stickers on ALL my badges. Even the wheel badges and the airbag steering wheel badge (LOL).
What some one in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By bosundave
Re: TPMS woes

Mine acted up when I put new tires on the rear. I cleared it three or four times and it never came back. That was a month ago.

I hate our TPMS. Best addition I ever bought for my M3 is this solar...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:45:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Nope. Re arranging my side arm in my drop leg holster. (I work for my job armed, BTW). Extremely rare that it needs any adjusting. Quick 2 second glance. I rarely even play music or mess with my AVIC...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:24:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 10:19:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

I have heard that too.
But...
My Cobalt Friction pads do. Significantly. I tried my stock pads for session one on the track. Then as soon as they were cool switched to the Cobalt Friction for the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 09:19:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Just got off the phone with Stop Tech. They confirmed that these rotors will fit and that they are not Centric branded as in the Amazon link. They are Stop Techs. The 99 suffix means they come with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 09:14:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

I drive I-95 in Fort Lauderdale to Miami commute. On occasions (at least 5 times over the years), I am convinced that my racing pads saved my life three times and my car at least 8-10 times. I run...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 08:36:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Thats what they say. Going to call Stop Tech and confirm if their Centric brand (same number.same thing....I think) also came with hardware.
I will replace next year with real Brembo when I will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 07:58:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

I hear people using Stop Tech Areo rotors as direct fit to Brembo Top hats. Stop Tech guy said so. Can anyone confirm?

Stop Tech rotor ring slotted left: 31.737.1101.99
$345 with mounting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 06:31:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,177
Posted By bosundave
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

A shop talked me into Bimmer World mounts. They are not horrible by any means. But!...
My entire exhaust needed some work to stop it rattling. Idle vibration is now OK at 900RPM. Could be BETTER.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 06:02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By bosundave
One piece rotors an option for Brembo GT fronts? 355x32mm

EDIT: Stop Tech just told me I am SOL for finding any one piece rotors for my Brembo Gran Turismos. Is this true? Am I really looking at a minimum of $350 each for rotor rings plus $100 in new...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 06:03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By bosundave
Re: AKG 95A RTABS + TMS Limiters problematic?

I just read that. This is why I made this thread to get any feedback. I still cant figure out WHY. I dont see any physical negative reason.
But, I am going to give AKG the nod and remove my limiters.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 05:48:03 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,728
Posted By bosundave
Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

This package includes two quarts of ATF D4 and two quarts of 75/140.

We have been using Red Line Oil in our street cars and race cars for years. Hands-down, it is the Number One brand of high...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 05:41:59 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,728
Posted By bosundave
Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

TMPDR
Too Many Pages Didnt Read

So, did anyone mention what a lot of guys are running now? ATF. Yep. BMW says it is OK, fine.
"according to my data D4ATF (40c vis 34 & 100c 7.5) is the closer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 02:34:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By bosundave
Re: Tips on installing new plastic flaps and strings for convertible

No, but I could recreate/stage a picture for you. I will try to upload one tomorrow.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 05:20:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By bosundave
Tips on installing new plastic flaps and strings for convertible

This is not a DYI. This is a set of tips that can save you a lot of money and time. First of all I bought my flaps on Amazon for about $70. I think the BMW ones arer twice as much $$.
Amazon ones...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 04:40:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By bosundave
Re: AKG 95A RTABS + TMS Limiters problematic?

I have an alignment planned soon. This time with MY guy who is amazing. I'll remove the limiters right before I get my four wheel alignment.
Thank you for your reply.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 04:37:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By bosundave
Re: convert SMG small brake pedal to automatic pedal

What a great idea. Plus 100 for this. I will buy these bushings when I do I the automatic transmission pedal swap
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 02:04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By bosundave
Re: 75D diff bushings too much NVH?

Really??? Source? Thank you very much for posting. I appreciate it. Can anyone else confirm the above?
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