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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 12:31:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

So I emailed the Event Regulator directly about wheel fitment and got the following response:



So with that in mind would I able able to make a fitment of Apex ARC-8's 18x9.5 with 265/35...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-23-2018, 06:26:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By STAATS
Re: Hidden dash cam

Thanks for the guide.

Could you please elaborate or try show a picture of the exact wire you used for the constant power and the wire you used for the switched power?

That is the only part of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-19-2018, 05:06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By STAATS
Re: Headlight Washer Removal

Yer not what I was looking for but good to know none-the-less... No good for us Euro (RHD) guys as we have stuff in that bin but that mount bracket would definitely be worth it for you US (LHD) guys...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-19-2018, 03:32:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By STAATS
Re: Headlight Washer Removal

Another tank that might be ideal to go in place of the SAP for the windscreen washer:
http://www.jegs.com/i/Moroso/710/63657/10002/-1

just need to make sure it fits... I think 3" fits where the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-18-2018, 12:33:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By STAATS
Re: Headlight Washer Removal

I was thinking of doing a similar thing to Obioban but I was going to have a thank in the place of the old SAP instead of the drug bin... partly because I am RHD so I have no room in the drug bin he...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-12-2018, 02:10:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,112
Posted By STAATS
Re: Dimensions of OE Foam Supports/Shims for Front Bumper Bar

Here's and album with a few quick pictures and dimensions I took as I had 30mins to kill before I had to run to another appointment:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aOa7wX4llaKqbPeV2
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-12-2018, 01:25:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,112
Posted By STAATS
Re: Dimensions of OE Foam Supports/Shims for Front Bumper Bar

This is the OE foam on the front composite rail you are talking about yer?

I currently have mine off and I have two bits that have broken off and I haven't glued back on again yet so will be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-09-2018, 03:23:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By STAATS
Re: Is there a register of CSL cars?

+1 for the M3Cutters or CSLRegister links

If you actually have a CSL you are better off trawling those message boards as there will be others with real CSL's... Any reference to CSL's on M3Forums...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-30-2018, 11:49:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By STAATS
Re: Carbon Fiber M-Tech Decklid Lip Spoiler

Awesome. I thought I was the only one! haha. Yer I wish I could run a CSL trunk but I am not allowed to for the even I want to enter... hence just the CF lip spoiler and CF fog light inserts for a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-30-2018, 04:05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By STAATS
Re: Carbon Fiber M-Tech Decklid Lip Spoiler

Okay I dug this out to link over and help out a guy on M3Cutters so I thought I'd update the information to help if anyone pulls this out in a search in the future.

Extremely similar discussion...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jan-25-2018, 01:16:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,957
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

Just got word that the engine build is done. will try get some pictures of that up ASAP. Now just finalising the invoice and shipping etc (as I am not in a position to receive it yet *sigh*)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-24-2018, 03:10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsport Sway Bar End Links Length

Yer I've heard that from multiple parties which is why I invested in the Turner Motorsport adjustable ones but then I ordered before I recieved my KW's and didnt realise they were different lengths...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-24-2018, 01:08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsport Sway Bar End Links Length

Awesome. Thanks guys.

That seems to align with previous info I found:
"Just for frame of reference, the length of the endlinks that come with KWs is 180mm which is a bit over 7inches, whereas OEM...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 08:52:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By STAATS
Re: Carbon Fenders Pros/Cons?

A 18x9.5" ET30 setup is basically exactly what was just discussed in the KW clubsport thread:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=471268&page=4

Well 18x9.5" ET35 with 5mm spacer to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 03:33:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

Yer I will double check with them but I tend to agree with you.

As for PSS and competition... it is a Targa event... you guys don't really have an equivalent in the US, but I believe Canada runs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 02:37:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

Okay so thanks for your help thus far, it's been amazing.

I have one final issue / query that I need I think.

Reading the regulations of the event I will enter:

44. Wheel Spacers
A maximum...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 11:02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By STAATS
Re: MSSMapper on "CSL-Spec" MSS54 ECU

Thanks guys. I am confident it should work now so I will jump in. I will also feedback on this post if/when I get it running to confirm for anyone else who asks the question in future.

As a side...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 10:26:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By STAATS
Re: MSSMapper on "CSL-Spec" MSS54 ECU

I believe they code out errors for the H-bridge not being there or something like that... I don't think its "modified"...

I might just hit them with an email directly... I'll report back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 08:41:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

I have the Brembo 6pot 355mm not the 4pot.... does that make a difference to any of the advice you have given me thus far? or is the 5mm spacer on ARC-8 18x9.5" ET35's still correct?

I think i'm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 04:26:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By STAATS
MSSMapper on "CSL-Spec" MSS54 ECU

Hey guys, now MSSTuning is back online I wanted to jump in before it disappears again :P but I just needed to know it will work on my ECU...

On the website it states that:
"MSSMapper allows you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 01:35:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

Thanks for the informative response.

One final option I wanted to throw in, that I alluded to before.

What about ARC-8's in a 18x9" ET30 configuration running 255/40/R18 Michelin PSS / P4S?
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 11:53:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,020
Posted By STAATS
Re: Thoughts on trunk spoilers? (What do you think of mine)

I don't really think there is any spoiler that looks good on the E46 M3 that will have the mounting holes at the edge like that... Obviously the best and most timeless options are the standard lip...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 08:47:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

I was planning on running 265/35/R18 Michelin PSS or P4S but I am also not against running 255/40/R18... As for ride height... even at its highest the KW kit will sit quite low... im not really into...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 02:52:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By STAATS
Re: [Q]aftermarket head unit question

Should be able to just swap the HU... most of these units tie into the standard E46 plugs without any modification which is why they are sold as E46 HU's.

The Fakra cable is just an extension it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-16-2018, 11:44:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

Thanks for the reply.

So if I just run the ET35's with a 5mm spacer I should be able to clear the KW Clubsport's and the Brembo GT 355mmm kit? If I do it this way instead of using the ET22 wheels...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-16-2018, 05:33:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

What size tyres were you trying to fit but? you talk about 275's... or was it a clash with the wheel you were trying to avoid by removing the helper spring?

Removing the helper spring works I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-16-2018, 02:56:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By STAATS
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-16-2018, 02:52:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

Interesting feedback.

So it sounds, much like I assumed, that i should have no problems at the back with the 12mm spacer.

I am intrigued that you have a wheel clash between a 18x9.5" ET35 and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-15-2018, 10:43:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By STAATS
Re: KW Clubsports + Apex 18X9.5 et35 Rubbing issues?

I know this is an old post but I figured I'd tag on the end of this instead of starting a new one.

Now a few years have passed since this post what is the consensus / understanding of KW Clubsport...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 06:30:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By STAATS
Re: Hidden dash cam

Well I dived in and purchased this:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 02:44:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By STAATS
Re: Hidden dash cam

Did you buy through AliExpress or did you get through Amazon?

I don't know how much I trust AliExpress...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 10:23:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By STAATS
Re: Anyone here have installed reverse rear camera on the M3??

Yer damn...

it looks like the only upgrade from the licence light integrated ones is one of the licence plate frame ones then :(
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 10:22:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By STAATS
Re: Hidden dash cam

Another question...

What App on the Google Play store connects to this camera for Android?

I read somewhere the app is called "CYHY" but I can't find it on the play store anywhere...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 11:26:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By STAATS
Re: Anyone here have installed reverse rear camera on the M3??

So when I tried to order the trunk handle one from AVIN they said it doesn't suit the E46... which is weird because then I went searching and found this:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 11:06:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By STAATS
Re: Hidden dash cam

Awesome. I think I am going to have to grab one of these to replace the one I have at the moment and integrate with my new Avant-3 which is on its way.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 11:05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By STAATS
KW Clubsport Sway Bar End Links Length

Can anyone confirm the length of the Sway Bar End Links required for KW Clubsports on our E46 M3's?

I don't have the Meyle HD ones that come with the kit in front of me to check and I need to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 05:01:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By STAATS
Re: Hidden dash cam

Hey OP,

How does it connect to your car? In the advert I see it uses an OBD plug which I don't want... I want to hardwire it in to the car...

Apparently the AVIN hidden unit doesn't suit an E46...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-09-2018, 01:25:56 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,192
Posted By STAATS
Re: Turner's new monoball FCABs

They already have:
https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-1172-rear-trailing-arm-bushings-rtab-turner-monoball-race-e36-e46-z4-pair/

it is just an unsealed monoball so is more for race cars.

The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-05-2018, 10:16:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By STAATS
Re: Drexler Motorsport LSD for E46 M3

It's interesting that all of them have more lock on decel then they do on power...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-28-2017, 01:13:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By STAATS
Re: Auto-Dim Side Mirror retrofit from E9X

FYI - MirrorJohn.com sells side mirrors with AutoDim for the E46. Currently they need custom wiring but I believe long term he wants to realese as a kit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-01-2017, 10:08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 M3 CAD Models

Hmn damn thats dissappointing... So the Purple shell is the best we have so far then? Did you do any rough dimensional checks on it? I guess it's still a better than nothing start... I am annoyed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-01-2017, 12:13:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 M3 CAD Models

Schweet... I also found some more on that same site that I linked in the post above... but there are even more that I didn't link because even just visually they didn't look right before I even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-01-2017, 12:10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 M3 CAD Models

Actually the more I looked around that site you linked there are a few models that might have some potential / could be harvested...

Standard E46 M3:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-30-2017, 11:39:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 M3 CAD Models

Looks like you can convert Sketchup to Solidworks (my preferred 3D software):

https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-how-to-import-sketchup-files-to-solidworks

So that could be a good start......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-30-2017, 09:56:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 M3 CAD Models

Interesting...

I think I found that purple model in one of my early searches but there was some reason i didn't like it... can't remember now... it is a free file from grabcad or something is it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-30-2017, 10:03:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 M3 CAD Models

I got a response back from 3DExport who had the CSL model in the previous post:



It looks okayish but obviously the rims are wrong and some of the dimensions look a little off, can't put my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 10:52:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By STAATS
Re: Hidden dash cam

looks similar to the one AVIN offers:
https://avinusa.com/bmw-oem-style-dvr-dash-camera-suitable-for-bmw-3-5-7-series-e46-e39-e53-e38.html

mind you they rebrand and resell stuff so its probably...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 10:30:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 M3 CAD Models

I also found this video of a CSL model:

3D Model BMW M3 e46 CSL 3D Model at 3DExport.com - YouTube

But similar to the video in the OP when you follow the links it is NLA on the site.

I sent...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 10:16:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By STAATS
Re: E46 M3 CAD Models

I finally emailed the company that hosted the video / claim they have the model like I said I would in the very OP hahah...

I became busy with my build so I basically forgot about this... but if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-25-2017, 11:38:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,023
Posted By STAATS
Re: Should I get 288/280 or 280/272 cams?

More left field question... does anyone know the difference in potential emissions if having to undergo a 5 gas exhaust emissions test when you compare the 280/272 vs the 288/280?

I would have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-24-2017, 06:14:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By STAATS
Re: Throwinshapes's Review of Vince's RACP Weld in Kit

I had the same issue with my bolt for the rear right suubframe bolt. When I tried to remove it after a mock up it got jammed and then the Nut I had loctited on to make it a "bolt" twisted off... I...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Nov-22-2017, 04:12:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,957
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

So final update for a while... (updated the build album also)

I finished getting all the lines in for the Radium Fuel Surge Tank and the whole rear section of the fuel supply system. I have gone...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-19-2017, 01:51:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,023
Posted By STAATS
Re: Should I get 288/280 or 280/272 cams?

If you are happy to raise you redline then I would say the 288/280's for you for sure as that will compliment your 4.10 gears.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-16-2017, 01:12:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,019
Posted By STAATS
Re: P54B32 Airbox Oil Separator - Who has info on it?

This is true... I can't dive to much into the argument/discussion on why BMW Motorsport modified a E39 Oil separator and used it on a race car... sure there could be an engineering reason for this......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-15-2017, 03:29:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By STAATS
Re: RACP/Subframe reinforcement (via mobile welder?)

I used a mobile welder that had no experience with this exact job... I think providing you know the job inside and out this is not a problem... AND the welder is at least competent/familiar with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-15-2017, 03:20:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,019
Posted By STAATS
Re: P54B32 Airbox Oil Separator - Who has info on it?

You need to remember that these recycle systems are for a street car owned by a normal person which is only following standard service intervals. In this particular instance they are the best...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-14-2017, 07:07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By STAATS
Re: Hard Motorsport Seat Delete?

You could also try emailing Hard Motorsport directly if you haven't already to ask them for some pics...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-13-2017, 12:37:16 AM
Replies: 764
Views: 180,432
Posted By STAATS
Re: M3Dragon - NorCal CSL build

Actually I believe that the M3 CSL seat is just a modified Recaro SPG... well that is the consensus of discussions on M3Cutters from guys who have owned real CSL's

Recaro Sportster CS are the base...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Nov-09-2017, 03:13:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,957
Posted By STAATS
Radium Automotive Fuel Surge Tank and more...

Made a fair bit of progress since the last post... have all the rear suspension (with new KW Clubsports) installed along with the rear Brembos...

Started making headway on the Radium FST install...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-09-2017, 02:41:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By STAATS
Radium Automotive Fuel Surge Tank Install

I am most of the way through my Radium FST install and I have to be honest I am not overly impressed with the fit of the lines. Has anyone else installed one of these and have any pictures of their...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Sun, Nov-05-2017, 05:27:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,708
Posted By STAATS
Re: Mssflasher

Still no word on Paffy or the return of MSSFlasher/MSSMapper?
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-03-2017, 04:43:14 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 116,233
Posted By STAATS
Re: PerkM3 S62 ///M Power

Wow... so much jealousy... looks awesome
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-30-2017, 04:31:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,156
Posted By STAATS
Re: Alternatives for mason brace

I believe PSDesigns used to have a design but I don't know if they built it as a one-off or they marketed it as I have seen photos of it... I didn't fancy it over the Mason Engineering options...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-27-2017, 11:05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By STAATS
Re: Coolant Level Sensor pin-out wiring

I see... so then I should be able to wire the switch wire to power and ground to ground on the old sensors wiring and then get 12v from somewhere else for the Cartek one... as then it should be a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-27-2017, 08:24:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By STAATS
Re: Aftermarket / Relocated Windscreen Washer Bottle Setup

I'd have to check the regulations again but I am pretty sure I need an operational windscreen washer system for Tarmac Rally but thats all it says from memory "operational" so reducing the quantity...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-27-2017, 07:35:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By STAATS
Re: Aftermarket / Relocated Windscreen Washer Bottle Setup

Hmm I do like that idea also... the main reason for my idea / placement was to try kill two birds with one stone... remove the large 5L tank and headlight jets and have something that takes up the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-27-2017, 03:26:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By STAATS
Coolant Level Sensor pin-out wiring

Does anyone know the pin-out / wiring arrangement of the OEM coolant level sensor we have in our Coolant Expansion Tank?

I have upgraded to a Moroso coolant expension tank so i lose this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-27-2017, 03:21:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By STAATS
Re: Aftermarket / Relocated Windscreen Washer Bottle Setup

I have been looking around and I am considering using something like this:

https://www.mishimoto.com.au/aluminium-coolant-reservoir-tank.html

I would mount it where the SAP goes and then mount...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-26-2017, 11:10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By STAATS
Re: Drexler Motorsport LSD for E46 M3

I explained it in a bit more detail in a post over on M3Cutters but basically its impossible to find old ZF LSD's here in Australia...the only place I could find them was a place called DiffLab......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-26-2017, 11:04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By STAATS
Re: OS-Giken Superlock e46 m3 ramp and preload

Don't these units have negative pre-load, like they use springs to pull the two main carriers together so they don't apply any pressure to the clutches normally?

Depending on the level of pre-load...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 10:45:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By STAATS
Re: Drexler Motorsport LSD for E46 M3

What setup do you guys run on your Drexler units? the standard setups (if soe which one, the 42% lockup or 51% lockup) and preload? custom ramps?

Any additional review points or comments you guys...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 03:24:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By STAATS
Re: Drexler Motorsport LSD for E46 M3

Well I researched OS Giken but I couldn't find anyone on any of the M3 Forums I searched who could give me a review of the unit in our car. The only review I could find had no positive words for the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 12:21:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By STAATS
Re: Drexler Motorsport LSD for E46 M3

Without getting massively into the science of it basically custom ramps would just allow you to choose the rate at which the unit would lock and the locking percentage it would lock at for both...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 12:14:38 AM
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Posted By STAATS
Re: Drexler Motorsport LSD for E46 M3

Haha yer TORSEN's are truely rubbish in that way and thats what was costing us on the FSAE car as our suspension setup picked up the inside rear wheel on tight turning so it became supper unstable as...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-24-2017, 11:37:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,957
Posted By STAATS
Drexler Motorsport LSD and Lang Racing Engine Rebuild

So as most of you know I have been hung up on what to do with the Transmission and Differential as part of my rebuild for some time now. Now I have had a bit of a renewed enthusiasm to get this...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-24-2017, 11:18:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By STAATS
Drexler Motorsport LSD for E46 M3

I have been in contact with Drexler Motorsport regarding their E46 M3 LSD and thought I would share some of the pictures, feedback and questions I discussed with them.

Basic Information:

The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 02:42:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,462
Posted By STAATS
Re: transmission is starting to feel sloppy.

There is a guy over at M3Cutters currently selling a full Z4M drivetrain also...

http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=185378
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-22-2017, 02:58:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,462
Posted By STAATS
Re: transmission is starting to feel sloppy.

There is currently a used one on eBay for ~$1300 USD (excluding shipping)
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-21-2017, 11:13:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,462
Posted By STAATS
Re: transmission is starting to feel sloppy.

+1

Interested to know how easy to the swap to a ZF 6-speed transmission is

As this may be the answer to the do I rebuild a Getrag 420G or do I find another box question...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Oct-21-2017, 09:18:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,957
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

I'm not sure as I am away now but I am pretty sure they are longer than that... to be honest I will just get a different length rods made up for them to suit my setup when I can be bothered or buy...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-20-2017, 06:25:03 AM
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Views: 690
Posted By STAATS
Re: Evolve ECU error

I didn't think they locked down their tunes anymore or they atleast gave you the option to have it unlocked?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-20-2017, 06:19:40 AM
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Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

*sigh* ofcourse I would find this post after I just did all that work installing a VinceBar on top of my Redish Plates and re-coating the whole underside...

Wish I had reacted to this faster and...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Oct-15-2017, 08:27:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,957
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Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

Finally got the suspension sold which was good, helps clear out my garage/shed.

Managed to achieve a fair few things since i got the car moved:
- Front Suspension installed
- Front Brakes...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-05-2017, 03:59:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,957
Posted By STAATS
Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 Street / Road Rally Build

Finally got the car moved and got the old suspension out again. Boxed it up for sale and still waiting on feedback from the guy who wants to buy it regarding his address etc...

When I took the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-26-2017, 09:18:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By STAATS
Re: Which strut brace to get?

Mason Engineering Strut Braces:

http://www.masonengineering.net/Subpages/E46.htm
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-19-2017, 12:07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By STAATS
Re: Bosch Re-manufactured Alternator woes

Damn... sorry to hear that man...

Also a bit concerned as I bought a Bosch reman Alternator (and starter motor) from FCP Euro as well... I didn't even have problems with my originals I just did it...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-18-2017, 02:53:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,957
Posted By STAATS
Small updates...

I did manage to get the car on wheels temporarily but i can't link any pictures yet as i don't have access to Google Drive/Photos on my work computer... I will link them through when I upload some...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-18-2017, 02:42:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,901
Posted By STAATS
Re: redpriest's 2006 TiAg E46 M3 Journal

Pics aren't working...

That build list is pretty impressive though and I am supper jealous of you garage full of M3/4's :P
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-18-2017, 01:09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By STAATS
Re: Anyone here have installed reverse rear camera on the M3??

I believe there is a E46 reverse camera retrofit kit for the standard navigation unit but i don't know too much about it...

The most common reverse camera install is the one that install in place...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-17-2017, 01:13:34 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,773
Posted By STAATS
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Wow! these looks really good man... the first simple 1 stage laser cut kit 1 have seen that looks like it might be better than Redish Motorsport kit
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-15-2017, 03:02:48 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 55,317
Posted By STAATS
Re: Avin Avant 3 Wait and Other Options

Yer man here:
https://avinusa.com/bmw-trunk-handle-backup-reverse-camera-for-e53-x5-x1-x6-e39-e46-e82-e84-e88-e90-e91-e92-e93-e60-e70-e71.html

it's a bit annoying as when I bought my Avant-2 they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-14-2017, 11:59:13 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 55,317
Posted By STAATS
Re: Avin Avant 3 Wait and Other Options

Damnit... just when I thought I was done spending money... guess I need to upgrade my Avant-2...

This is basically exactly what I wanted the Avant-2 to be... looks great... hope it performs as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 03:56:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By STAATS
Re: Spal fan conversion w/ Aux fan delete weight savings

Good to see someone provide some definitive numbers on the weights.

Please let us know how you go with the operation of the setup and temperatures experienced etc as you run with it for a bit...
Forum: Member Notes and Requests to Admin/Mods Mon, Aug-28-2017, 09:23:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By STAATS
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-26-2017, 03:03:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By STAATS
Re: New Clutch, can you identify these parts?

Check out RealOEM.com you can see the exploded assemblies so you can cross match the parts you have "left over" to their respective part in the diagram and then figure out where they go...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Aug-25-2017, 01:43:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,957
Posted By STAATS
Lang Racing Development Engine Rebuild Updates...

Just got some more progress updated from Andrew. I don't know if I mentioned it before but the bottom end is complete and now he has finished installing the new Ferrea valves in the head (so still...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-25-2017, 01:19:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,404
Posted By STAATS
Re: S54 Catastrophic Failure

Well I am currently in the process of doing #4 so I would back that... Andrew is doing a great job at the moment... although I will say that he is pretty busy so the build is going slow and it can be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-22-2017, 08:35:31 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,641
Posted By STAATS
Re: fan clutch delete

He made an update regarding this over at E46F (Page 3, Post #42 of this thread http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=902801):
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-22-2017, 04:25:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By STAATS
Re: Cooling System Research (Aux Fan Deletes and Aftermarket Gear) Thoughts and Resul

I will straight up admit that this is a bit of a selfish thread as I am investigating running my full Mishimoto (radiator, fan and oil cooler) setup with an Aux Fan Delete but I also do truly want to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-22-2017, 04:15:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By STAATS
Cooling System Research (Aux Fan Deletes and Aftermarket Gear) Thoughts and Results

Okay so I have trawled this forum and M3Cutters and there has been many different threads on this topic, normally all focussed on different things so coming up with different results. I want to try...
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