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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:13:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Aug-27-2018, 09:09:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,969
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: BBK Worth it?

[QUOTE=usedunderwear;1067861366]Thank you Bimmerman for the response :thumbsup2:
Looks like you are in CA, what is your opinion about Buttonwillow Raceway if you have driven that track. Brake ducts...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Aug-27-2018, 08:19:25 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 52,160
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

HA.

The number of times I've said that....
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Aug-27-2018, 08:11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Tuning Rear Wing?

Agreed with all of this-- I thought it was implied that OP had a well-handling and dialed in car already, and just slapped aero onto it. If the car is all over the place currently then tuning aero is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 06:13:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,844
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

I drove my 95 in Colorado winter for a few years. Actual snow tires and a couple sandbags in the trunk were all it needed.

My Subaru was better when I put snow tires on it, but m3+snow tires >...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Aug-26-2018, 08:54:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Bimmerman325i
E36 M3 6 speed swap parts

Who want swap parts?!

I have a bunch of parts to install an E46 M3 6 speed into an E36 that I no longer need. The kit is nearly complete, but will require a few additional parts before it's ready...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Aug-24-2018, 04:56:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,969
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: BBK Worth it?

Really depends on your local tracks. Personally I don't feel I need to run the ducts except at Laguna--its the only super hard on brakes track here.

I installed them recently but haven't needed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 12:20:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,965
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Oh, me too. I know I shouldn't, but then I ignore that part of my brain, and then I wonder why I'm out of car money a few weeks later.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Aug-23-2018, 12:19:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Tuning Rear Wing?

That's what I would recommend. Figure out what wing angle balances the car as it sits, then start twisting knobs and adjusting bars/spring rates.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 11:42:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,965
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Try try try not to fall into the While You're In There trap. Do the job you intended to do, otherwise the cost spirals faster than you'd imagine.

Eg: "well I only need to replace one rtab....but...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Aug-22-2018, 11:35:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,969
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: BBK Worth it?

I'm happy with my ST40x332x32x4 kit. I got pad knockback with bad wheel bearings, but after fixing those, it went away, so....shrug?

Braking consistency and modulation is the main point of the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Aug-22-2018, 11:29:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Tuning Rear Wing?

Quick and dirty way: Add wing angle until you start getting understeer coming out of corners. Then back off the wing until it goes away, keeping all else constant. Repeat exercise when you change...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Aug-21-2018, 09:46:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: NASA GTS vs ST: Which One?

Highly depends on your region, really-- pick the class that your buddies race in and costs only double what you're willing to entertain spending.

For the regions I have friends running in:
Norcal...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Aug-10-2018, 07:04:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Anyone Pass Sound at Laguna Seca with a CSL Manifold?

I have, numerous times. No flap either, just straight CSL airbox. Ripping WOT up the hill was fine......but I'm running a stock E36 M3 muffler to quiet down the SS V1/cats. It's a 30whp choke, which...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-07-2018, 11:40:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,874
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Leftover E46 parts from E36/S54 swap! (SF Bay Area)

bump! Would like to exchange parts for currency, make offers!
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-07-2018, 11:40:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,659
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: E36 M3 parts, SF Bay Area

bump! Would like to exchange parts for currency, make offers!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-04-2018, 11:48:15 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,457
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

:hattip:

I'm getting very very excited for this piece.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-26-2018, 09:19:53 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 35,084
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

You will never notice a difference behind the wheel. Buy whatever spring fits your ID/OD/length/rate requirements-- Hyperco, Swift, Eibach, H&R--> these are the big buy it and forget it companies.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-23-2018, 07:18:25 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,457
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

Thanks Paul!

Do you think you'd be able to weigh the BW setup now that it's off the car?

I'm trying to optimize noise vs power vs weight, so I'm curious how the SS Sec2 (w/o sec3) compares to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 05:14:43 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 35,084
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

Hah, yea. Too many spring options to go through for a simple cheat sheet.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 05:07:53 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 35,084
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

This shouldn't be that hard-- choose one of the time tested standard options:

Hardparking: does it matter? low is a lyfestile, bro, *vapecloud*

True street use, occasional sporty: Stock or some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 04:59:12 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 92,599
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Nope. I don't know why the copper and lead went down, but rod bearings were done ~8k miles (and ~3 changes) before I started sending samples to Blackstone.

I like the Redline oil for its heat...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-18-2018, 08:16:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Auto Blip

Work on it until it's automatic on the street before you ever use it on the track. If you have to think about it, you haven't practiced it enough.

Or, y'know, buy a flappy paddle or newer car that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 06:23:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: 5th gear lean/ slop in shifter

Easy-- remove shifter linkage and carrier from under car, replace all bushings, cup, and maybe lever, re-install.

I'm not talking about the shift pins and detents in the transmission. If the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 04:53:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Dyno results , vanos issue?

Yea, looks normal. You'll (likely) need different exhaust and a more aggressive tune to change the 7-8k slope.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 04:47:33 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 92,599
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Good plan. Did Blackstone mention anything about the Pb and Cu?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 04:52:47 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,457
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

Understood! I'm a special case where the SS Sec2 part and the BW part are directly applicable, as I just need to weld any kart shop muffler onto the SS part and I have a functional system. In theory...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 03:49:01 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,457
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

Can't wait! I'm definitely in for a GB, pending data.

Can Paul or anyone getting one of the early versions please weigh it? Especially compared to the BW 3.5 street/track.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 03:21:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: 5th gear lean/ slop in shifter

No, the ZF310 does still suffer from it-- mine did, and the detent and shift pin fix for the ZF320 fixed mine. The issue may be more infrequent but it still can occur on the 310s.

OP-- the shifter...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-12-2018, 09:05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: 5th gear lean/ slop in shifter

Realistically, yes, all E36s with any ZF 5 speed need the detent and bushing work at some point.

I'd replace the shifter bushings first since it's orders of magnitude easier. If you still have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 11:43:57 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,457
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

Yup, basically. Either a 3" AA Race muffler joined to a SS X pipe or a Stock E36 muffler joined to E46 Sec2, which cuts 30whp. So for me, midpipes are the thing to mess with, since muffler will be a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 11:41:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: ► APEX Survey - Tell us which performance brake pad & fluid you prefer.

Done. Stoptech 332x32, DTC-60, ATE fluid.

Might change pads to PFC but I see zero upside to trying different fluids. Why spend more when ATE works and is stocked everywhere?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 11:34:14 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,457
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

That's what I'm looking for and why I keep trying stuff-- I need to pass Laguna's 90dB @50, but don't want to choke flow if I can avoid it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 07:00:32 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,457
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

Heh.

I have this grand plan of testing all the things. I wonder how much surgery the dual 2.5 would need to fit an E36...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 06:45:13 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,457
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

Nope, they still sell it as part of their regular system. If you're referring to the link I posted then that's for just their 2.5" / 63.5mm system components, so they don't list the original X pipe...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jul-10-2018, 05:54:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,874
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Leftover E46 parts from E36/S54 swap! (SF Bay Area)

Sold! Everything else is still available.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jul-10-2018, 05:53:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,659
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: E36 M3 parts, SF Bay Area

Bump, E46 Manual Bellhousing is sold, rest is available.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 05:32:20 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 18,457
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

Just FYI guys, Supersprint has added the non-resonated version to their website. This should give you a pricing ballpark:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 05:23:59 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 13,633
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: My custom exhaust journy begins

Also the new parts are 60mm, not 2.5" (measured them). I believe the Euro E36 parts are also 60mm according to SS.

This is the part I have. It's the E36 swap catted midpipe to connect the SS...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 05:08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: E46 Brake Booster Compatible?

95 M3.

Y'know....maybe mine never had it now that I look at it more:

https://i.imgur.com/y6Zxjni.jpg <-- only photo I have of the parts after removal. I don't recall having a low pedal issue or...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 04:45:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: E46 Brake Booster Compatible?

Yea, mine is a 9/95 without ASC and I think it still had the sensor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-10-2018, 08:17:52 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 13,633
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: My custom exhaust journy begins

FYI, I have the new SS E36/S54 parts. Waiting on a Driveshaft to dyno it.

Will be interesting to see how it compares to the e46 sec 1+2 SS stuff that is currently installed.

So....data and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-09-2018, 06:47:16 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 92,599
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Yup! I noticed that too. The first interval analysis was the Castrol 10w60, the remaining have been Redline 15w50. I did the bearings ~12k ago and IIRC the Castrol was oil change 2 or 3 after they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-09-2018, 05:47:28 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 92,599
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Update after 5 track days of ~270 F post-cooler temps, 290-300 pan temps, and lots of 8200rpm limiter banging.

Redline 15w50. Blackstone doesn't see any issues with oil breakdown or motor wear....
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jul-09-2018, 05:40:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Brake fluid issue

I wouldn't jump on the ducting bandwagon just yet-- try the full flush first. Bonus is it's free!

If that doesn't solve your issue, then go for it. I have never run ducting, and only borderline...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-04-2018, 09:30:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,403
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: An ECS commentary

I've had a handful of minor issues and annoyances with ECS over the years, but no dealbreakers. They've always resolved the issues as they came up, promptly, and professionally.

UUC's "well it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 11:16:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 06:51:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Installing Motion Underpanel

Dumb question, but my nuts from Motion have done exactly that and pulled out.

Do you know what the OE part number is for those? I can't make heads or tails of the diagrams to find it.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jun-28-2018, 06:03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jun-28-2018, 12:48:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,659
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: E36 M3 parts, SF Bay Area

In addition, I have a few more things that I've decided I won't be installing. First up, 6 speed swap parts

E46 M3 SMG transmission, 130k miles, seller said was in good condition prior to...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jun-28-2018, 12:34:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,874
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Leftover E46 parts from E36/S54 swap! (SF Bay Area)

In addition, I have a few more things that I've decided I won't be installing.

SMG transmission, 130k miles, seller said was in good condition prior to parting car. $700
Manual bellhousing,...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jun-27-2018, 10:31:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Brake fluid issue

How long between flushing the fluid and having measurable moisture?

That's not an overheating issue IMO.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jun-27-2018, 10:29:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: custom exhaust Q's

3" is the recommended size for an E36 M3 track car. Bimmerworld and Active both sold/sell 3" race exhausts, and having run the Active one for years, it provides a good mix of upper RPM breathing...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-22-2018, 05:40:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: E46 Brake Booster Compatible?

What uses the pedal travel sensor? The ASC or the DME?

If the latter, IIRC he's S54 swapped, so he doesn't need that sensor to exist anymore. If the former....no clue, don't have ASC.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-22-2018, 12:16:01 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,266
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Understandable-- I kinda lucked out with the 3.91 matching my local tracks nicely.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-21-2018, 08:16:39 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,266
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

It sucks, I won't say otherwise. I was going to do a 6spd with the 3.91, to get roughly similar highway rpm as 3.15+5spd....but my car has rapidly snowballed to trailered track car status so I find...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-21-2018, 03:03:42 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,266
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Yep. I had the 3.15 gears for a couple years post S54 swap. It was dreadfully boring to rip through the gears, as redline happens well after felony speeding.

I'm MUCH happier with the 3.91 gears....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-17-2018, 05:39:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: E46 Brake Booster Compatible?

It bolts to the firewall but not to the pedal. What you want is a Z3 S54 booster, which you can buy new. Or could, when I bought mine.

I think there are pictures in my thread from trying the e46...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 06:14:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Transmission

My 310z had BAD 5th gear lean. Doing the detent bushings and the shift pins fixed the issue as it did on my other car's 320z.

Less common, maybe, but it definitely affects them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-01-2018, 09:07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Looking into 3 coilovers Ground Control Street/School, TCKline, Eibach Pro Street

DA rears do work, I was talking price differential.

I know a number of folks locally had good success with that setup. I had full DAs, so no direct experience.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-01-2018, 07:34:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Looking into 3 coilovers Ground Control Street/School, TCKline, Eibach Pro Street

Not the folks I know; the DA rears are (were?) not a huge increase over SA rear so that was a popular setup for a while among the CO autox group.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-01-2018, 06:48:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Looking into 3 coilovers Ground Control Street/School, TCKline, Eibach Pro Street

My TCKs lasted at least 8 years of track use before they needed rebuilding, which was ~$150/corner if I'm remembering right.

Another very popular TCK setup is SA front DA rear.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jun-01-2018, 05:51:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Autox question: sport mode or no sport mode

Regular throttle. Sport mode is fun but modulation is better, for me, in regular.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-01-2018, 04:36:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Looking into 3 coilovers Ground Control Street/School, TCKline, Eibach Pro Street

Of those, TCK would be my pick, followed by GCs. I haven't heard much about the Eibachs so I'm punting on that one.

I loved my TCK DAs (yup, another vote). Buddy has TCK SAs, and has been...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-01-2018, 04:33:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Most Important E36 Bushings for Good Alignment?

RTABs, FCABs, and rear shock mounts. You'll get the greatest improvement in handling and ride by changing those three alone.

I'd still recommend doing all of it, but if I had to pick, those would...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-31-2018, 04:45:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Anyone running 245/40/17s?

I ran 245/40/17 on square 17x8.5s for years (still do, sometimes). I have always had coilovers so I can't speak to front clearance, but on my 95, I never needed spacers up front with the Kosei K1s....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-30-2018, 04:01:22 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,961
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-30-2018, 12:51:34 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,961
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: My S65 swap is live on BAt

Fair, I meant that it's dubious whether it will be approved with engine and DME not matching. It varies significantly with the referee as well-- Gpeterson had a rough time with the ref due to CVNs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-29-2018, 08:52:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,961
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: My S65 swap is live on BAt

Ninja edit like a champion!

I agree. This is what I'd do. I was hoping there would be a magic Z4 / 1M part to act as a CAN interpreter board (eg, Z3M S54 cluster performs that role in my case),...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-29-2018, 08:40:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,961
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: My S65 swap is live on BAt

DME wise I agree, but what about chassis electronics e.g. cruise control and smog?

This isn't a well researched theory on my part, by any means. Just brainstorming.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-29-2018, 08:36:06 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,961
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: My S65 swap is live on BAt

If it's the one I'm thinking of, even that one is of dubious BAR-legality since he's using the S54 DME and not the S65 DME. Will it matter for the referee, I don't know, depends on what the DME reads...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-29-2018, 04:28:38 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,678,990
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Nice, looking good!

Ever run with NASA? I'm going to their Sonoma 6/16-17 event.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-25-2018, 04:03:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,525
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: SuperSprint Euro exhaust system install grief

Awesome, thank you. That clears it up!
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, May-25-2018, 05:28:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,248
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Looking for feedback on MCS suspension

Yep. I love them on the track, and since it's not my DD, they're great on the road. I'm not thrilled with my suspension's constant noises, but that issue is not due to the MCSs, so.....yay!

It's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-25-2018, 04:54:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,525
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: SuperSprint Euro exhaust system install grief

I'm in need of a sanity check. I just got my Euro SS Muffler and it came with zero hardware or mounts; apparently that's to be expected.

So....what are people using for muffler hangers? I may be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-25-2018, 12:15:36 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 219,038
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Official Dyno Thread

Hmm, I'd try to get the dyno operator to email you the runfiles from your baseline (I normally bring a flash drive for this). That way you can adjust the scale and send off to Frank.

Something is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 10:16:12 PM
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Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Official Dyno Thread

Do you have the digital files from the dyno? The graph you posted has way too large a range for AFR to be of much use.

The data printout seems to hover around 14:1, so....yea that's not great. ...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, May-24-2018, 08:40:37 PM
Replies: 90
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Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Looking for feedback on MCS suspension

I also upped the rebound to 9F 11R and the car rides significantly better. I have the compression pretty high right now as well (from track day), at 8F 8R. It actually rides pretty decently at these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 04:50:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Brake Caliper Question (front calipers not engaging)

might be a ton of air in the lines, make sure you bleed it thoroughly. Also, once you do get fluid, go engage ABS, then re-bleed it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-24-2018, 04:40:14 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 219,038
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Official Dyno Thread

Interesting. I also have a TTFS tune, have you asked Frank to dial it in for your current mods?

Mine isn't dialed in yet either, but it's much better than your plot. Almost makes me think you have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-16-2018, 07:38:12 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,266
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I provided the dyno plot to show the high rpm pull of the mods over what a stock car will do, but as was mentioned, it is leaving performance on the table. Tuning needs work, blah blah, not the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-16-2018, 03:49:01 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 20,266
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

A bit late to the party, but some data on what CSL + Airbox + Headers + cats will do, with a work-in-progress CSL-based tune:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4540/38060292454_f72acc0769_b.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-11-2018, 05:59:10 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 92,599
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Posting data for the first time.

Redline 15w50 on this most recent change, Castrol unicorn tears before then.

The comments from Blackstone are responding to my concerns about the oil not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-11-2018, 05:46:52 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 77,986
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I should also note that the Supersprint Euro E36 catted midpipe does not pass Colorado emissions on a mildly tuned S50, so I would not assume that the HJS cats would pass emissions in other states on...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, May-11-2018, 05:30:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Ground Control Sway Question

E36 here. 650/800 + MCS DA, GC medium bars front/rear, no aero (yet).

I have the front bar set to ~1" from the ends, and the rear bar set one hole from full soft. Car is overall pretty neutral.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-11-2018, 05:18:08 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 77,986
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

The internet said the OtherBrand(tm) is better, therefore I cannot accept anything less than the OtherBrand(tm) as ThisBrand(tm) will not let me drive FlatOut(tm).

Snarkiness aside, for what it's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-10-2018, 06:21:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Tire Help: Michelin PS4S or Nitto NT-01 for HPDE & Street Use

The NT01s drive like top-tier street class autocross tires. They're an awesome gateway drug.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-10-2018, 06:09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Top speed?

I know it'll hit 120 before braking for T2 at Laguna and near 130 before T1 at Thunderhill.

Have zero desire to find out what it does on public roads, straights are the boring parts before turns...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-10-2018, 05:51:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Tire Help: Michelin PS4S or Nitto NT-01 for HPDE & Street Use

Probably time for dual wheel sets, or consider one of the ultra-performance non-R-comp street tires like the Bridgestone RE71R, Dunlop Z2/Z3, Hankook RS4, etc. These are about as dual duty as I'd...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-10-2018, 05:12:47 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 77,986
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

And, before the flamewar starts...neither do Supersprint, CPI, AA, or any other maker of aftermarket catted sections. Since I have them to look at-- Supersprint's catalysts are HJS units that are...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, May-03-2018, 10:02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,291
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Wheel Stud Life Span?

I haven't had issues on my own car, but they're probably due for replacement. 88 ft/lbs before the event and ~4 years on the BW bulletnose studs now.

Our lemons car did break a set of studs....
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, May-03-2018, 05:26:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: m5 at Laguna Seca last weekend..

I was wondering if the owner was here! I was in the red E36 M3 on Apexes. Your car is silly quick up the hill!
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-02-2018, 06:34:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 27,263
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Bimmerman325i's 1995 M3 with an S54/Mk60, Certified California BAR legal

Yep-- I'm in Menlo Park. Where are you located?

I totally understand the mods thing. I've tried hard (and failed) the last couple years to ramp down on acquiring the oo shiny.

The events are...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-02-2018, 06:26:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 27,263
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Bimmerman325i's 1995 M3 with an S54/Mk60, Certified California BAR legal

Good call on the mods, but come do the HPDE! I'm signing up for HPDE3, I'm not doing Time Trials yet. I had a blast doing the Nasa Thunderhill HPDE last summer.

I initially made the mistake of...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-02-2018, 06:13:23 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 27,263
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Bimmerman325i's 1995 M3 with an S54/Mk60, Certified California BAR legal

Interesting, I'll check them out! Any interest in coming to the NASA event(s)?

I would love to hit the 1:40 range with aero, without going to the purple crack.

As a teaser....aero is in the...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-02-2018, 06:01:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 27,263
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Bimmerman325i's 1995 M3 with an S54/Mk60, Certified California BAR legal

Thanks! I haven't, but only because I haven't heard about it! I am going to NASA at Sonoma in May+June but those and GGC/SCCA autocrosses are all that's on my calendar so far....I'd love to hear...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-02-2018, 05:28:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 27,263
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Bimmerman325i's 1995 M3 with an S54/Mk60, Certified California BAR legal

Top of the corkscrew!
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/907/27971553388_c09b180c7b_b.jpg

Nothing to see here, just E36-ing
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/954/26971708857_db801290d4_b.jpg

Just...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-02-2018, 04:10:06 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 1,678,990
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Top of the corkscrew!
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/907/27971553388_c09b180c7b_b.jpg

Nothing to see here, just E36-ing
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/954/26971708857_db801290d4_b.jpg

Just...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-27-2018, 09:37:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: How long is the stock e36 M3 Exhaust?

If all you're after is a length, it'll be within a few inches of the length from the front wheels to the rear bumper, given where the front exhaust manifold flange is.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-27-2018, 03:55:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bimmerman325i
Re: Beginner with an M3

Ian, agreed-- that's how I approach the car now with a comfortable income.

When I was a college student working for rent money that would have bankrupted me, so that's the lens my advice was...
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