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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-19-2018, 09:01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By Dave B
Re: Immaculate 2005 M3 Coupe - Original 6 Speed Manual 52,0xx miles

Black and Grey bore me but damn... that is one perfect example. Looks fantastic. Great work.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 06:35:48 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,070
Posted By Dave B
Re: Streamline CSL bumper install experience and design thoughts

And here I always found being too big to fit to be a point of pride...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 02:40:35 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 12,468
Posted By Dave B
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Jeez... and I thought I was the most curmudgeonly person here this side of the Stig. And I'm very much in the anti-new BMW M camp.

I actually get the reasoning behind that (and I like the "art is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 05:09:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dave B
Re: Will the e46 dsc not accept a 275/35 rear and 265/35 front?!?

Great news. It's nice when it's a simple fix and not a thousand dollar parts chasing adventure...

Was your car ever in limp mode when everything was lit up? Or could you rev it hard and accelerate...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 12:44:34 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 12,468
Posted By Dave B
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Good point.

I didn't propose that as the only reason... just one that has contributed that isn't as frequently mentioned.

What's interesting is how many behemoth cars still existed on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:12:21 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,958
Posted By Dave B
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Very few people in the sub-20k mile $50k+ market for these cars intend to actually drive them.

(And for the record I think that interior is gorgeous.)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:06:20 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 12,468
Posted By Dave B
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

You know, this isn't THAT loony a position to take. Especially on this site...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:01:23 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 12,468
Posted By Dave B
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

It's not the only reason. A seldom discussed one is that they (the government) changed the rules about impact/crashes at some point soon after the E46 came out, and it affected the way cars were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:59:17 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,958
Posted By Dave B
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Well we should get to see some pics of it as it ages/sits and gets properly restored to stock...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-11-2018, 04:18:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Dave B
Re: IB over Cinnamon Comp Package

I knew a seller local to me that just sold one identical colors and miles with a brand new set of PS4s for less than that...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:53:48 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 61,530
Posted By Dave B
Re: Bray's 2002 M3 Journal

How is this even possible? My ZCP is in exceptional condition but it feels like filth compared to this thread.

Brett you make me feel bad about myself.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 09:28:14 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 83,529
Posted By Dave B
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Oh my god.

There might be three or four other people - in the entire world - that have done more real world testing of actual data and posting of actual facts - than he has. And you're reducing...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Oct-08-2018, 07:31:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Dave B
Re: OEM Euro SlickTop Non-Sunroof Headliner - Black - No Sunroof Hole

By this time next year you'll have bought and sold two more E46 M3s!
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-08-2018, 05:01:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,252
Posted By Dave B
Re: EYEHAVEYOU - '06 Interlagos Blue / Imola Red ZCP 6MT

Hehe. I knew that car. Mine drives better. And has lower miles. And is slicktop.

Damn, I really ought to get it detailed, replace the dash trim piece, and do those window rubber bits and sell this...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Oct-07-2018, 02:53:00 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 170,217
Posted By Dave B
Re: The perfect daily driver?

I'm confused...

Does this mean that every aftermarket header for the E46 that removes the cats is technically CA illegal?
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Oct-07-2018, 02:50:30 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,252
Posted By Dave B
Re: EYEHAVEYOU - '06 Interlagos Blue / Imola Red ZCP 6MT

Where was that meet? I recognize one of those cars as being from Tampa...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-06-2018, 06:01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By Dave B
Alpine White convertible hard top and mounting kit

Title pretty much says it all. Alpine white hard top in mint condition with the full mounting kit. Available in about 2 weeks.

Location is Miami but can get it to you anywhere between here and...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Oct-06-2018, 02:43:14 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 170,217
Posted By Dave B
Re: The perfect daily driver?

I feel like you kind of have to buy the white wagon back, since they'd match so well. (Maybe I just have a thing for matching cars...)

I vote that you actually challenge yourself this time. Do a...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Oct-06-2018, 02:40:27 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,252
Posted By Dave B
Re: EYEHAVEYOU - '06 Interlagos Blue / Imola Red ZCP 6MT

Damn these are making me kind of want to get models to match my cars.

Do they make an E46 M3 convertible? :D
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 02:38:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,378
Posted By Dave B
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

Does anyone have a guess as to how much leather is needed for the stock seats, but the inset parts only? (IE just the center parts under the curved top, like the OE 2-tone)

I'm wondering if you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-04-2018, 01:18:21 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,289
Posted By Dave B
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Wow. Sad face. Never thought I'd hear you say this.

I imagine it's unlikely, given a baby coming, but it really does sound like you of all people need to do a CSL weight high HP NA build in the...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-02-2018, 10:07:11 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 170,217
Posted By Dave B
Re: The perfect daily driver?

I have a friend with a silver stick ZHP with the same interior. And I love it too.

I think the difference is just that I still hate the facelift sedan face, even with the better bumpers. In my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 08:32:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,443
Posted By Dave B
Re: csl center console.

If it's even a question, it's not a question. Don't spend a ton of money on the CSL console unless you love how it looks and don't ever need cupholders, storage, or armrest.

I'll at some point get...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-02-2018, 07:44:33 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 170,217
Posted By Dave B
Re: The perfect daily driver?

True. My plan involves doing all the bodywork, so some of those things aren't as important, but I guess the engine value alone, plus even the resale value of the bumpers, and time saved on other...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-02-2018, 07:17:09 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 170,217
Posted By Dave B
Re: The perfect daily driver?

That car is gorgeous, but given Kaiv's skill set and likely intentions I wonder why it was worthy paying up for ZHP. Even as an auto I assume that's gotta cost several thousand more than a useful...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-30-2018, 04:14:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,378
Posted By Dave B
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

IIRC that's because they screwed up and sent Tanin red.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-03-2018, 04:21:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,872
Posted By Dave B
Re: 2006 BMW M3 Alpine White / Black / 6-Speed / 59k Miles / PA 19008

You will regret this.

Also I vote that you be exempted from the FS ad of the year/ever victory simply because it was really damn hard to find the price... it's buried. And when I scrolled past it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-01-2018, 04:56:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,386
Posted By Dave B
Re: Opinions on Grundy Insurance Agreed Value Policy

One member here could've sold his low miles 05 for $35 in an hour, GEICO paid him something like 21,500 and more or less told him to go F himself.

They'll dare you to challenge them and take the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 04:44:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,386
Posted By Dave B
Re: Opinions on Grundy Insurance Agreed Value Policy

I've dealt with Hagerty, but never used them because I was too lazy to get a photo inspection and then forgot. I will say that they initially balked at me putting an agreed value on my 05 and 06 M3s...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 04:09:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,891
Posted By Dave B
Re: SMG to 6mt conversion shops !!

Depends on how confident you are in your mechanical abilities. There's enough info in the DIYs to have directions that you can follow. The hard part is being 100% certain you have the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 11:07:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,127
Posted By Dave B
Re: My M3 is a stolen car? I need HELP

You bought it from RNI didn't you...

This has nothing to do whatsoever with the fact that now the government has license to be bigger criminals than he is and now effectively steal your car from...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Aug-23-2018, 09:30:03 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 677,942
Posted By Dave B
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Just get as skinny as Serge, same end result! :D
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 08:12:22 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,958
Posted By Dave B
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I'm pretty particular about my colors but if you told me I could get a slicktop with 11k miles on it for 28k, it could be neon pink... or brown... or have stance nation stickers on it even and I'd...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-15-2018, 12:24:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,585
Posted By Dave B
Re: All new 2019 BMW X4 unveiled

I don't care how many times you bump this thread, it's still stupid.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-14-2018, 08:53:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,146
Posted By Dave B
Re: 2005 BMW M3 ZCP Competition Package Interlagos Blue 76k

Would be interested in seeing photos of the keying damage.

Image 8 in the CL ad makes it look like a slicktop... tease.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-12-2018, 10:12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Dave B
Re: Starter quick clicking... with key in position 2?

Oh for sure. Spite related failure is definitely a thing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-12-2018, 07:51:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Dave B
Re: Starter quick clicking... with key in position 2?

Just an update: I could SWEAR I've started the car without a battery, straight from the box, before, but maybe not. I put one of my other batteries in there and it immediately went back to behaving...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-12-2018, 07:43:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Dave B
Re: What is this called on front tailight

Clicked this thread to ask the same question...

Maybe he just needs to change his blinker fluid?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 12:44:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Dave B
Re: Starter quick clicking... with key in position 2?

That is what was powering it; the battery is fried. It was the jump box powering the car, and it'll usually start from that, but in this case it didn't... and then started firing the starter from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-10-2018, 03:01:51 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,650
Posted By Dave B
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

Cinnamon "tans" in the sun in ways none of the other colors do as noticeably. The OE hides that my friend got back when we thought we could do a GB on those (sigh) were noticeably lighter than any...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-05-2018, 03:30:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Dave B
Re: Starter quick clicking... with key in position 2?

https://youtu.be/J430m05-Kcs

You have to have the volume up pretty good to pick up on the clicking, but it's happening when the light graphics flicker. (Oh, also, there's one front corner bulb...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-05-2018, 03:16:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Dave B
Starter quick clicking... with key in position 2?

One of the hazards of having too many cars is that it's easy to let a battery die. This is further complicated when one is a lithium ion battery.

I'll spare you the details but I melted one of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-31-2018, 12:35:05 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,650
Posted By Dave B
Re: Review: Cobra Nogaro seats (uniquely street friendly fixed back bucket seat)

Circuit GRP are $1320 per seat. He said they did his leather for him at no extra cost. So 1320x2 + cost of imola hide.

You people are bad at reading and math.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-29-2018, 07:48:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By Dave B
Re: Moving to Boston, Which Car to Keep

Sell the M5 because it's ugly.
Don't move to Boston because it sucks.

Seriously. The amount of money necessary to make it worth moving from a good climate to Boston is north of seven figures.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Jul-23-2018, 05:12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By Dave B
Re: Garage Pics

Wow, super nice.

My favorite part is still the car ;)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-12-2018, 02:34:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By Dave B
Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

A detailer near me has perfected a method involving sanding things down and applying several layers of different kinds of paint that produce a remarkably stock-like appearance AND feel.

I still...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jul-09-2018, 10:41:36 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 177,512
Posted By Dave B
Re: Post pics of your pets

This is the one I need to get for Bunk the tard. I have friends up in Jupiter that got Healthy Paws and had a full dual total hip replacement ON A GERMAN SHEPHERD covered at 90%. No questions asked....
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jul-09-2018, 10:33:55 PM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 271,749
Posted By Dave B
Re: M3f Member Porsche owners thread.

I don't know anything about 911s except how to take them apart, because I can't afford them... But I have a friend who can, and he got offered a car that makes me kind of drool.

What's a 2018...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jul-06-2018, 11:22:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,288
Posted By Dave B
Re: My M3 Sedan Conversion Journal

Yum. Looks so good all finished like that.

Would love to see a photo shoot with an imola red coupe on ZCP wheels just to really contrast them.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-05-2018, 03:11:22 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 177,512
Posted By Dave B
Re: Post pics of your pets

In case anyone was wondering how many German dogs you can fit in the back of a German touring... five seems to be about the limit.
...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jul-01-2018, 02:22:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,283
Posted By Dave B
Re: Dakar Yellow E46 M3 manual

The Slicktop one in Miami was an SMG with Puerto Rico history in the Carfax. It was dodgy as hell too, I drove it. I believe it still lives down here though and got fixed up.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-24-2018, 04:38:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Dave B
Re: Deviated stitching

Yeah. Do grey. Find a way to integrate the dash trim too... maybe alcantara to match the doors and tie them in a bit more since they'll be different from the seats? The only reason I'd deviate from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 07:16:38 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,289
Posted By Dave B
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Interesting... Very interesting.

Just had the old roommate's E92 over this morning to do his oil change (after a two hour adventure trying to find a 36mm socket since my strap wrench didn't fit in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 06:47:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,185
Posted By Dave B
Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

You totally can DD Ohlins. There are very few circumstances in which they're not shockingly comfortable, especially given how competent they can be when pushed.

But as they mention... if you DD a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 06:23:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Dave B
Re: ModBargains.com l Customer Spotlight: Chris's LSB BMW E46 M3

One of these days I'm going to buy an LSB M and restore it and outfit it with a proper black dash/black carpet/black vinyl but grey leather interior - ie, how BMW should've done grey from the...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jun-22-2018, 04:28:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By Dave B
Re: WTB: S54 E46 Wagon

If you mean E46, there's a red one for sale right now in Sarasota.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jun-22-2018, 04:26:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,220
Posted By Dave B
Re: 2003.5 BMW M3 manual slicktop mystic blue

Great car. My first two M3s were Mystic blue on black with Hyper Black ARC-8s... first an 05 ZCP and then an 04. Both had sunroofs though.

Someone will be lucky to have this.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jun-20-2018, 05:41:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By Dave B
Re: Individual- Estoril Blue on Grey

Ha. 60k and they can't even bother changing out cheap plastic pieces?

My beater dogmobile has better console parts than this:
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-16-2018, 06:04:15 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 74,346
Posted By Dave B
Re: Group buy: Karbonius CSL Airbox - Up to 14% off

I hate Facebook. But I'll give that a shot. Guess it can't get any worse. Maybe I'll be surprised.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-16-2018, 02:28:49 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 74,346
Posted By Dave B
Re: Group buy: Karbonius CSL Airbox - Up to 14% off

Several times. Never got a response. Not one. It would take months for them to ever even answer Alex. I finally just said yes to buying a warranty return he had that was way older (and cracked...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jun-15-2018, 10:34:06 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 74,346
Posted By Dave B
Re: Group buy: Karbonius CSL Airbox - Up to 14% off

This thread is infuriating. 28 orders deep with beautiful quality products received and I'm running around with a clearcoat-cracked older-than-promised warranty return that I paid more than this...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-08-2018, 03:44:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,394
Posted By Dave B
Re: Anthony Bourdain..... no f'n way!

His Layover show in Dublin made that trip for me... we did so much in such a short time, and that's how we made it the goal to travel from then on.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jun-06-2018, 09:46:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By Dave B
Re: Albino's '02 LSB

I like this outlook.



I like this look too. To me, black corners need to go with black kidneys and sides. All or nothing, as a theme. On LSB to me that means dark/black wheels too, and that's...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jun-06-2018, 04:39:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By Dave B
Re: 255/40/17 DUNLOP DIREZZA ZII STAR SPEC - like new $300 (Houston)

Damn this really makes me wish I'd waited on 17s instead of grabbing 18s for the wagon...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-05-2018, 10:03:03 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 177,512
Posted By Dave B
Re: Post pics of your pets

https://scontent.fmia1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34122444_10156310628089544_5861971528236662784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=3c0650c4c01f6f862a453987227d920e&oe=5BB7DD02

I knew four would fit in the wagon......
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-05-2018, 04:24:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,301
Posted By Dave B
Re: Cameron's $3,000 2002 E46 M3 Vert Steel Gray/Imola REVIVAL Thread

Hard for me to say that car is worth it for me over a wreck, though... my need is more for a donor for the wagon (but I also could use a new vert roof) and there's very little on that car left in...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-05-2018, 01:00:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,301
Posted By Dave B
Re: Cameron's $3,000 2002 E46 M3 Vert Steel Gray/Imola REVIVAL Thread

Nice deal.Wanna call this guy and negotiate me a similar one?

https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/d/2003-bmw-m3-convertible/6607431027.html
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-31-2018, 04:34:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By Dave B
Re: Sunroof to slick top help

Of course you do, why wouldn't you?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-31-2018, 04:08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,435
Posted By Dave B
Re: Can You Remove the Lower Grille w/o Removing Bumper?

Yeah this is really easy to do with the right set of picks or the coat hanger trick. Requires a bit of patience, and the newer bumpers are easy enough to take off quickly enough to make it worth just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-31-2018, 04:02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By Dave B
Re: Sunroof to slick top help

Buy an imperfect CF roof and paint it.

I know Lang will let you buy a weave defective one. People who care about looks won't buy them, but it's structurally fine and sounds like it'd be perfect...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-28-2018, 09:04:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,003
Posted By Dave B
Re: My S65 swap is live on BAt

See, to me, mens rea matters. I don't see it as "taking advantage of innocent people." People in this market aren't idiots. And if he was truly dishonest he'd have been far less transparent about the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-28-2018, 06:10:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,003
Posted By Dave B
Re: My S65 swap is live on BAt

Hm, OK I had missed some of those. I mean, he should certainly have conceded the point. But by the same token, he has been a good guy here and has a transparent build thread and FB group, which to me...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-28-2018, 06:08:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,003
Posted By Dave B
Re: My S65 swap is live on BAt

Well he was a lawyer, after all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-28-2018, 05:49:40 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,003
Posted By Dave B
Re: My S65 swap is live on BAt

I think at this point we're arguing over three things:

- the semantics of the word "legal"
- the semantics of the word "lying"
- how much either of those things matters when it comes to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-27-2018, 07:54:23 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,003
Posted By Dave B
Re: My S65 swap is live on BAt

This is getting annoying.

And I say that as an old curmudgeonly type that tends to side with Stig and other logic-favoring people here.

This build was very well documented. Very public. Brian...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, May-20-2018, 03:47:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,252
Posted By Dave B
Re: EYEHAVEYOU - '06 Interlagos Blue / Imola Red ZCP 6MT

Yup. Even my ZCP has this same issue from almost no time outdoors. Definitely more comfortable fixing it after seeing your work.
Forum: Member Journals Sun, May-20-2018, 02:54:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,502
Posted By Dave B
Re: A Dinosaur's E46 ZCP Journal

Jeez... they really don't last at all.

That said, it's an easy enough job that it's worth doing more often for the comfort... little vibrations get annoying.

Same could be said of the RTABs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-16-2018, 03:17:07 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 83,529
Posted By Dave B
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

My interior is ruined by my dogs...

but I'm 38 and have a very sensitive nose. I haven't had cats since 2011 and I only occasionally care. I'm not trying to say they don't smell worse; they do......
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-16-2018, 02:26:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dave B
Re: Charlemvgne's Velvet Blue e46 M3 Build Thread

Can't say I'm surprised at all that that car turned out to be a lemon. Was obvious from the original FS ad that nothing about that car was original or legit. Funny that the interior went from grey to...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, May-12-2018, 01:28:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Dave B
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-10-2018, 03:49:33 AM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 177,512
Posted By Dave B
Re: Post pics of your pets

Right now he is overmedicated on both phenobarbitol AND Keppra. But...



I intend to wean him off of Keppra immediately following his neuter (the only reason to wait two weeks til that happens...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-09-2018, 02:12:47 AM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 177,512
Posted By Dave B
Re: Post pics of your pets

Sorry to hear about the quick series of tragedies, Dew...

Speaking of which, so a woman at the dog park with a tripod German Shepherd had grabbed a puppy from the executioner's chair (seriously,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-27-2018, 08:36:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,980
Posted By Dave B
Re: Anyone else miss The Doogan?

I feel like this thread would be right at home in OT.



I always thought your avatar here was just some joke or parody or something until you started showing up constantly in my FB "people you...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-24-2018, 01:26:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By Dave B
Re: Right side CSL carbon splitter (ebay type)

I have at least one and I think two passenger side splitters. The one I know I have for sure is a little scuffed on the inner edge but not enough to see when on the car...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-17-2018, 03:42:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,779
Posted By Dave B
Re: 2002 M3 - Alpine White - 6 Speed - M Alcantara - 69k Miles

Interesting that the previous seller's ad disclosed that it was a new clutch but not that it was a swap. Obviously that didn't stop the sale from happening but as someone who'll be selling a low...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 05:11:44 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,381
Posted By Dave B
Re: Supersprint Twin Pipe exhaust sect.2

I imagine this is a tad louder than the current resonated sec2. Which is an extremely minor drawback... and my car is loud as hell already anyway.

OK so who wants a resonated section 2?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 01:43:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Dave B
Re: Annual attempt to find black chrome kidneys

I don't trust either of those methods.

I tried spray painting my sedan's crappy old grilles since I didn't care if I screwed them up... and it did not go well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 12:28:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Dave B
Re: Annual attempt to find black chrome kidneys

I actually do have that level of detail for the badge - more, even, given another idea I have for my three cars - and have even asked them about doing that in the past, which got no response.
...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-13-2018, 01:30:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,053
Posted By Dave B
Re: 2005 AW 6MT ZCP - Buyer beware/scam - ElusiveFX (Tab Khan)

The only interlagos M3 I mentioned was my own...

But as long as we're on the subject, yes, it was you that sold Liam the 19k mile one with the beat to shit cloth interior, was it not?
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 11:29:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Dave B
Annual attempt to find black chrome kidneys

Having managed to lose yet another black kidney to Miami idiots (and somehow it's always the same side, same as with the CSL splitters), I'm on the hunt again for new kidneys. I got a nice set of...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-12-2018, 11:24:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,053
Posted By Dave B
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-12-2018, 08:02:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,368
Posted By Dave B
Re: Street / Track 04 M3 Slicktop - JRZ, APEX, RECARO & Extensive Maintenance

This is how you write a for sale ad.

But damn... why is it every time I click into this section you're selling another car? Just keep one for once!
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-12-2018, 08:00:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Dave B
Re: FS: 2004 LSB on DG Vert - 6 Speed

Love that people still think that people will be fooled by the camera angles that don't show the typical driver seat wear areas.

Not gonna call them out on the transmission swap disclosure though,...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-12-2018, 07:57:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,053
Posted By Dave B
Re: 2005 AW 6MT ZCP - Buyer beware/scam - ElusiveFX (Tab Khan)

Well to be fair, clean title doesn't mean without incident. (And also, an incident on Carfax isn't necessarily an accident or even meaningful... my car has a CF incident from when a kid tossed the...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Apr-08-2018, 04:06:39 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 677,942
Posted By Dave B
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I need to get one of those upside down spiderman lifts. Would be really handy for if I ever need to take the convertible's dash out!

That wiring box looks enormous. I took a ton of wiring out of...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-05-2018, 02:38:24 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 74,346
Posted By Dave B
Re: Group buy: Karbonius CSL Airbox - Up to 14% off

Wait a sec... so now they're delivering within a month on these buys at better pricing than the one I waited two years to never receive, leading me to instead pay the same price for a shit quality...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-05-2018, 02:19:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By Dave B
Re: (1) michelin PSS 265-35-18

I'll take it if you'll ship it on my Fedex account...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-01-2018, 01:42:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Dave B
Re: What's this muffler?

That's not a muffler at all.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Apr-01-2018, 01:25:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Dave B
Re: Spotted FS: 05 IB ZCP 43k 6 speed

Damn I love seeing price tags like that. Means my same miles 06 slicktop must be worth a good amount :D
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Mar-30-2018, 07:31:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By Dave B
Re: WTB: S54 E46 Wagon

Someone needs to do this to a Topaz or Mystic blue one now. That and the green seem to be the last frontier of wagon swap colors...
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