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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-18-2018, 05:44:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Shipping a car

I had an E46 M3 shipped to me on an enclosed trailer. The driver filled out a meticulous condition report on the car when he picked it up, and that gave me the leverage I needed to get $700 back...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-18-2018, 04:00:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 812
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

I just plugged the article's suggestion that aero caused the 1/4 mile mph discrepancy into my spreadsheet. Based on their numbers given for Cd and frontal area, there is only ~6 hp difference in how...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-18-2018, 03:32:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 812
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

My expectations are low, but that would be awesome.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 08:43:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Clutch Pedal and Bushings

I had a bad experience with the AKG brake pedal bushing. The hole in the bushing was too tight, causing the pedal to hang up and keep the brakes applied after I took my foot off the pedal. The...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 08:29:11 PM
Replies: 6,728
Views: 177,434
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Indictment Watch

liking the new thread title :laughhard: :hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 05:27:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Clutch Pedal and Bushings

The AKG clutch bushing worked fine for me. It tightens things up as you'd expect. I didn't detect any NVH. I've read a lot of good things about the Mason pedal, but haven't had the chance to try...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 02:52:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 812
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

Like I said, I'm not sure what's going on. It's just suspect. I do know a healthy M2 is going to be several mph faster than 107 using traditional timing at a drag strip with decent weather.


...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 02:36:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 812
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

That's the kicker. I'm not sure. Could also be bad gas or something in the M2.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 01:47:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 812
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

It must be something about their testing methodology. Car & Driver has the M2 at 113 (https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2016-bmw-m2-full-test-review). An E46 M3 traps ~105 stock, and the M2 has...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-17-2018, 01:05:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 812
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 vs M240i

Yeah, something's up. The M2 is easily a +110 mph car.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-16-2018, 10:50:08 PM
Replies: 6,728
Views: 177,434
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Inauguration Watch

So, Mueller indicts 13 Russians over their meddling in the 2016 elections. Are we going to be able to change the thread title to "impeachment watch" soon? How is Putin going to react to this?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 10:25:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 733
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2018 Chevy Corvette Z51 or 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Base

Not a decision I'd enjoy making, but I'd probably take the Cayman for exterior and interior aesthetics and interior material quality.



:agree:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 09:33:31 PM
Replies: 6,728
Views: 177,434
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Inauguration Watch

Why do personal attacks need to be punished? People are still going to be mean to one another. There's nothing we can do.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 09:14:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 510
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Toyota Supra leaks

A great platform imo. It's quite a tragedy how they refuse to offer a higher hp engine or FI from the factory.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 06:36:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 510
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Toyota Supra leaks

Looks pretty good imo. Interested in seeing how this develops.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-15-2018, 04:13:02 PM
Replies: 6,728
Views: 177,434
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Inauguration Watch

The govt could start buying them back.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-14-2018, 09:35:33 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 4,330
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 06:13:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Engine with spun rod bearing. What to do?

Bent valves with no significant damage to the head or pistons.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 02:59:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Engine with spun rod bearing. What to do?

Based on how these things typically go, I'd expect bent/broken valves to be the outcome. You could also have a spun bearing or other damage, but if you don't have a hole or major leak from the block...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 05:22:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Engine with spun rod bearing. What to do?

How do you know it's a spun bearing?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 05:05:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,204
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Engine with spun rod bearing. What to do?

$4k installed is a smoking deal for an S54. Even at normal prices the used engine will probably be the more economical route. Have you torn down the blown engine? There are probably bent valves...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-13-2018, 10:59:06 PM
Replies: 44,764
Views: 5,640,941
Posted By m3 hal
Re: *** The Ridiculous Thread ***

pedal stuck at 95 mph, shouldn't top speed be at least 120 or so :hmm:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Feb-12-2018, 07:27:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,189
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Acura NSX: New vs the Original

The original NSX was love at first sight for me, and I'd say was far less polarizing. It eventually became underpowered (13 years at sub-300 hp), but it was competitive when it first debuted, and...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-09-2018, 07:58:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,642
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 Gran Coupe

The lack of widebody is the real travesty imo. I would be driving an RS3 right now if it was flared/bulged. The standard body is just too soft imo.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Feb-09-2018, 04:38:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,642
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M2 Gran Coupe

A block that's ~3" longer in a car that is longer than the previous 3-series? Probably not a big deal.


I would say use the most profitable motor that you have in the M3, and work on a...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-08-2018, 05:24:35 PM
Replies: 6,728
Views: 177,434
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Inauguration Watch

Scott Pruitt is a ****ing idiot:

“We know humans have most flourished during times of what, warming trends,” Pruitt said Tuesday during an interview on KSNV, an NBC affiliate in Las Vegas. “So I...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-07-2018, 03:47:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA

Yeah it doesn't make much sense to me either. It's cool that they want to offer a base 200 hp version, but I don't see why they don't do a +300 hp version. 300hp/rwd/2800lbs in a new car would sell...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-04-2018, 04:36:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Interesting situation

I don't know the stipulations surrounding a sale like this. I just think a check for diminished value plus platinum warranty would be the least PITA way of settling if you're otherwise happy with...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-04-2018, 03:33:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Interesting situation

Sounds like you or the dealer will need to determine what this amounts to if it were a diminished value claim, and that would be the baseline for what you're owed.
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-04-2018, 04:32:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,666
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 12-14 Ferrari FF or 14-16 911 turbo S

What does the 50 large in "other options" cover?
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-03-2018, 04:41:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2019 A-class

pretty gross hood line
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-31-2018, 09:17:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,061
Posted By m3 hal
Re: butchered E9 CSL

needs less pics
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-30-2018, 02:37:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,061
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-29-2018, 05:49:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Steering Strangeness

If the alignment doesn't fix it, then something might be loose. I'm guessing your install shop probably didn't do an alignment.
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-28-2018, 04:29:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,061
Posted By m3 hal
Re: C&D Road Test: 2018 BMW X3 M40i

It may have been. I only compared the most recent.
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-28-2018, 02:37:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,061
Posted By m3 hal
Re: C&D Road Test: 2018 BMW X3 M40i

Interesting that the X3 is now wider, longer, higher, and has a longer wheelbase than the E53 X5.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-27-2018, 10:00:37 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 26,995
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Megan Racing Headers

I didn't say it's not valid, just that it's not perfectly apples to apples. There is a difference. What you don't seem to understand is that a supercharged car would respond positively to better...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-27-2018, 05:10:17 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 26,995
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Megan Racing Headers

It's not apples to apples but it's very telling that a supercharged car showed no basic gains from a header that is supposed to be superior to the V1's.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-27-2018, 04:12:19 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 26,995
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Megan Racing Headers

Are you talking about the supercharged car that didn't gain anything over euro headers?
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-22-2018, 03:19:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,122
Posted By m3 hal
Re: What's up m3f UK [emoji636] edition

nice pickup, one of the most timeless designs :drool:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-22-2018, 03:18:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2018, a Significant year for Aston Martin

The aesthetics seem like a gamble. It's a radical departure from the previous gen imo.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-22-2018, 03:03:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,058
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Whats up M3Forum? I'm an Idiot Edition

Dayum! Didn't even have time to put the Lexani's on the blue one. :drool:
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-20-2018, 08:18:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,455
Posted By m3 hal
Re: C63 driver almost runs over cop in Times Square

He has badges on his jacket, shiny belt loaded with gadgets, pretty quickly had a gun drawn, and had a buddy dressed just like him also standing in front of the car just outside of the camera's field...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-20-2018, 05:14:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,461
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

Did the CSL have any special coding for this since it was available without a radio?
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-20-2018, 04:20:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,455
Posted By m3 hal
Re: C63 driver almost runs over cop in Times Square

Committing multiple hit and runs in Times Square after doing a smokey burnout because you thought the person trying to detain you was a carjacker dressed as a cop is a pretty big stretch. Dbag...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-19-2018, 03:17:11 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,455
Posted By m3 hal
Re: C63 driver almost runs over cop in Times Square

Dbag showed a clear disregard for the cops life when he steered the car back into him while he was centered on the hood. Maybe it doesn't stick but sounds fine to me. Throw the book at that piece...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 03:33:52 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,613
Posted By m3 hal
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

This wouldn't be a vertical shock loading, but loading from the brace (rear subframe mounts should be pushing up during accel, hard accel + huge bump to opposite shock, etc.) being re-distributed to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 04:08:18 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,613
Posted By m3 hal
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

I was looking at the horizontal plate that sits on top of the mount. I've attached a few sketches.



That's simply not true. Force and moment transfer into and out of the shock bolt location...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-17-2018, 02:16:00 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 33,702
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Anyone printing money with bitcoins right now?

I agree. As I pointed out earlier itt, the btc market cap was under $10 billion less than 2 years ago, and no telling how much of that market cap was even in play due to the amount of btc that is...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-17-2018, 01:16:43 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 33,702
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Anyone printing money with bitcoins right now?

Is this the news btc was reacting to? Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000....
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-15-2018, 07:34:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By m3 hal
Re: RIP Mr. Dan Gurney

RIP...also made a major contribution to aero with his discovery of the additional downforce that results from attaching a short 90 degree projection (aka Gurney flap) to the trailing edge of a wing
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-15-2018, 04:51:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Forced Induction Specific Camshaft?

This. Spend your FI cam money on porting the exhaust side of the cylinder head and oversized valves imo.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-13-2018, 04:32:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,753
Posted By m3 hal
Re: What's up M3Forum Bros? Finally got what I wanted!!!

nice pick up! in for lexani dubs :drool:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-12-2018, 08:16:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,573
Posted By m3 hal
Re: top 15 vehicles people keep for at least 15 years

They also need the forced induction for performance at altitude. Those benefits far outweigh what is given up in reliability.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-12-2018, 08:11:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,573
Posted By m3 hal
Re: top 15 vehicles people keep for at least 15 years

I'm sure it's very reliable. It's a false equivalence though.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-12-2018, 07:45:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,573
Posted By m3 hal
Re: top 15 vehicles people keep for at least 15 years

Airplanes use turbochargers for tuning simplicity and fuel efficiency while cruising at a variety of altitudes. They don't use them as a tool for increasing basic mechanical reliability in the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 04:44:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,958
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Bring A Trailer - 2K-Mile 2002 BMW M3 Coupe 6-Speed

I think the businesses adapting will drive people away from ICE cars in advance of the laws, as everything about keeping an ICE car running will get more expensive. If the government is faced with...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-12-2018, 04:20:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,573
Posted By m3 hal
Re: top 15 vehicles people keep for at least 15 years

Did you sleep through statistics or just skip that subject entirely?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 04:01:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,958
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Bring A Trailer - 2K-Mile 2002 BMW M3 Coupe 6-Speed

They want new sales to stop in 2040, with no more on the road in 2050. None of that is set in stone, and I think there will be permits or something like you suggest, but I expect there will be other...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 03:22:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,958
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Bring A Trailer - 2K-Mile 2002 BMW M3 Coupe 6-Speed

That car is ridiculously overpriced imo. ~$70k buys a sub-20k mile R8 V8, 4 year old Aston Martin Vantage S with less than 10k miles, sub 20k mile 996 GT3, etc.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 03:16:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,958
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Bring A Trailer - 2K-Mile 2002 BMW M3 Coupe 6-Speed

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in the long term. The UK, for example, wants all gas and diesel powered cars off the road by 2050. It's debatable whether it will happen so soon, but...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-11-2018, 01:14:13 AM
Replies: 6,728
Views: 177,434
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Inauguration Watch

^1936 Maine wtf?
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-10-2018, 02:55:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 819
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus or 2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Well you did say a facelift is 2013 MY onwards. That, along with the context of your post in response to mine, made it a bit unclear.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-10-2018, 05:01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 819
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus or 2014 Porsche 911 GT3

I was agreeing with keca. Also, a gen 2 isn't a post facelift.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-10-2018, 03:52:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 819
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus or 2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Yes, I think the plus started in 2012. 2014 was the last year of the gen 1. The gen 2's are all dct.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-08-2018, 03:43:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 792
Posted By m3 hal
Re: $80K Question: Porsche RWD Coupe Edition

991S for me, not an easy decision tho
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-08-2018, 03:40:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,681
Posted By m3 hal
Re: show me your wallet

I carry something like this. Had my latest one for about 10 years until Amazon's aluminum credit card started slicing it in half.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-08-2018, 03:35:20 PM
Replies: 6,728
Views: 177,434
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Inauguration Watch

One of the hallmarks of a stable genius is that they misinterpret words in their haste to arrogantly promote themselves in a tweet. #notreallyagenius #justaflamingpileoforangeshitwithhairontop
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-07-2018, 03:27:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Truck Trend: Pickup of the Year 2018

Funny how their subjective ratings are distilled down to the hundredth, but they're good with tenths on the empirical calculation.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-05-2018, 08:34:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,923
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Income to House Mortgage Ratio (poll)

Median income has a lot of catching up to do if the rate of appreciation is to continue upward.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-04-2018, 03:19:13 AM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 249,162
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Official BMW M2 thread

"It's hard not to think about sport bikes when driving the BMW M2."
-Car & Driver

:shifty:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-04-2018, 01:13:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Tesla Model 3 vs Bolt vs Leaf

The Tesla looks weird with so little front grill area. Makes sense that it doesn't need it though.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-03-2018, 09:54:43 PM
Replies: 35
Poll: TT RS or RS3
Views: 997
Posted By m3 hal
Re: TT RS or RS3

I think they're just being cheap, and this is one of the things that sometimes doesn't go the engineers' way when the business side has a lot of sway. The RS3 would have made better use of a wide...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-03-2018, 03:53:53 PM
Replies: 35
Poll: TT RS or RS3
Views: 997
Posted By m3 hal
Re: TT RS or RS3

If they'd put a wide body on it I would be driving one right now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-29-2017, 07:21:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,600
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Curious as to people's thoughts: thinking about merging the Journals section with

Is it something that could be easily undone? I can see it being a good thing (added, interesting content) or a bad thing (content overload), and not sure how to tell which way it would go.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-29-2017, 04:13:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,189
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Acura NSX: New vs the Original

I was thinking the same thing when I saw this dude post that a high revving V10 does nothing for him because V6 turbo is where it's at.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-28-2017, 04:57:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,923
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Income to House Mortgage Ratio (poll)

I work from home too, but it's not common in the industry I'm in (at least for non-owners), so it seems too risky for me. If I was programming/self-employed, I'd probably try it.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-28-2017, 12:16:42 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,923
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Income to House Mortgage Ratio (poll)

I think the medical/pharmaceutical field is the only high paying career where living in a small town is a consistent option. There's probably a few other niches but I suspect most have little choice.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-27-2017, 02:03:21 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,579
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Help me pick out a track car

I've definitely considered it. The potential cost of mistakes is way too high for me.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-27-2017, 01:59:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,923
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Income to House Mortgage Ratio (poll)

The short supply of a booming city results in those who need to sell closing quickly and at top dollar, which drives the landlord to think it's time to raise rent because of recent home sales data,...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-27-2017, 12:08:43 AM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 135,752
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Home Theater/TV/Stereo System Discussion

Given how long the 55" has been sitting in my cart at $1700, I'd guess it's due for another $1-200 drop in the next month or two.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-26-2017, 10:12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,266
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-26-2017, 08:10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Epic E46 M3 Comment on Jalopnik

Terrible accident he had, but buying any used performance car without checking it out, especially one that's nearly 15 years old, is just asking for trouble. Not sure why he went through with the...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Dec-25-2017, 05:21:30 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,809
Posted By m3 hal
Re: My M5 deaded itself today

I think you're right about that being incorrect. Looks to be an error that traces back to a BMW literature misprint that listed 2.93 as the rear gear for the 6mt's.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Dec-25-2017, 04:41:58 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,809
Posted By m3 hal
Re: My M5 deaded itself today

it's in the article you posted :clueless:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Dec-25-2017, 03:25:30 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,809
Posted By m3 hal
Re: My M5 deaded itself today

I had heard the 6spd was poorly geared for the car, but I didn't realize it was 85 mph in 2nd gear bad :rofl2:
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-24-2017, 11:27:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,923
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Income to House Mortgage Ratio (poll)

I'd say ~$150-200k assuming they have 20% to put down.

Also, it's sensible for % income spent on housing to increase as income increases if housing is a priority. For example, assuming $5k after...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-24-2017, 08:12:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,923
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Income to House Mortgage Ratio (poll)

I would say their max income is about $250k combined if straight out of undergrad (assuming top computer engineering/computer science degrees) unless nepotism. I don't recall, but doesn't that...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-24-2017, 05:32:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,923
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Income to House Mortgage Ratio (poll)

Mine is about 2.5 or 3. Somewhere around 4-5x income is max responsible imo. Depends on realistic expectations for income growth and down payment too tho.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Dec-23-2017, 02:44:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,172
Posted By m3 hal
Re: So Long Audi R8 it has been a good run

Gen1 vs Gen2:
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/cM-LpxXI_Ns/maxresdefault.jpg
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-21-2017, 11:30:18 PM
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Posted By m3 hal
Re: E46 M3 vs E92 M3

I think the E46 looks a lot better than the E92, but I like the S65 a little bit more than the S54. Probably take the E46 overall.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-21-2017, 11:15:10 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,579
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Help me pick out a track car

:laughhard::laughhard::laughhard:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-21-2017, 05:47:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By m3 hal
Re: UFO business

It's definitely a UFO at the moment. Assuming it is aliens, they very clearly have the ability to signal to earthlings in the 3d, which implies the aliens themselves exist in 3d to be able to...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-21-2017, 02:46:03 PM
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Views: 1,527
Posted By m3 hal
Re: UFO business

Well I already acknowledged the possibility of aliens before walking out on the top secret aircraft branch. It's pretty much one or the other, isn't it?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-21-2017, 01:32:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By m3 hal
Re: UFO business

If its purpose is to spy, why wouldn't it?



Obv you can still determine that sort of thing with junk video quality. Not really the point of that hypothetical. Interested in your theories,...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-21-2017, 05:39:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By m3 hal
Re: UFO business

Maybe they didn't care about the F/A-18's onboard video because they knew that the quality would be garbage as far as deciphering any real details about the object. The Navy had been tracking the...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-21-2017, 01:38:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By m3 hal
Re: UFO business

Top secret gadgets is my leaning. I acknowledge the possibility of aliens though.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-20-2017, 06:11:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,889
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Help me get into the 3000 lbs club!

I did on my E36. The interior was completely stripped except for driver's seat carpet and door panel, and front dash. Almost no weight loss at the front except for windshield washer delete and a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-20-2017, 05:31:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,889
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Help me get into the 3000 lbs club!

Yes they do. It's difficult to pin down the exact value of the variables sometimes, but there is no magic about what's happening in a turn. It's all understood.



Adding an acceleration...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-20-2017, 04:29:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,889
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Help me get into the 3000 lbs club!

I think the best approach is to experiment by removing all weight possible, then driving the car and seeing what you've got. If you need to add weight you can pick where it's added to work to your...
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