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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 07:00:55 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Agreed on the 986/987. 981 steering feel is crap (though the chassis feel is excellent). Haven't driven the turbo 4 version, but don't really care either way-- no interest in a turbo Cayman. I only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 06:46:04 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I was following a well driven, well modified original NSX on track for a couple of laps laps last week at NJMSP, and it was filling me full of wants.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 06:25:19 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

If I wasn't too tall to fit in it, the NSX would be the perfect car for me. :parrot:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-15-2018, 05:15:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

I don't have any, no.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 03:03:59 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

It's a 458. It's been in the shop for 87% of his ownership (from new), by my calculation :rofl2:

As I said before, I think the 360 was the high water mark for Ferrari build quality/reliability....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 02:40:16 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The damage done was literally just front driving down the road-- not abuse.

Both of the Ferrari owners I know have had very similar experiences (worse, really).

e.g. <1 year old and huge...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 02:37:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Obioban
Re: Seats back is twisted

This issue is super common in the e39, but I've never seen anyone have it on the e46 before!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 02:20:22 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I think the reason they're so low mileage is that they're too unreliable to be anything else-- which is what creates the owner behavior. E.g. I only know two Ferrari owners (both modern). One of them...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-15-2018, 02:13:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

My car is "only" 3071 lbs :lolhit:
(light for a full interior M3. Heavy for an air cooled 911)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 01:57:52 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Mostly because I feel like you can't actually drive the Ferraris. Porsches (and BMWs) are reliable and comfortable enough that you can put real miles on them. Ferraris... even with an unlimited...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 01:28:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,161
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

ZCP has 100% identical suspension to all 2004+ M3s, including sway bars.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 12:11:31 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

High performance cars require upkeep, especially as they age.

I think people are often mislead when a car is new-- with every part on the car brand new and all issues taken care of by warranty,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 06:38:23 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I actually really do like the e36– I’ve had 3. I just don’t think holding it up as a standard of build quality is remotely reasonable.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 06:14:39 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Umm... e36 is easily the worst built m3:
Front shock tower failure
Rear shock tower failure
Front sway bar mounts tearing out
Rear sway bar mounts tearing out
RTAB pockets tearing out ...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Oct-14-2018, 10:11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

36 hot worked pretty well.

... They're still wearing out fast :P
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Oct-14-2018, 10:11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

36 hot worked pretty well.

... They're still wearing out fast :rolleyes:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 03:05:04 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

This is another thing that’s significantly different, and likely to hurt long term values.

A significant part of why I sold our e9X was that I despised working on it. No part of the car felt like...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:08:24 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I couldn't afford to own it and not drive it, much less own it and drive it. Undermines the car a bit :rofl2:

... but given unlimited money, so would I.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 09:55:14 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I don't know if you're supposed to compare the new 3 series to an e46 or an e39, when looking back (since it's larger than an e39 in every dimension), but I think this picture speaks volumes to how...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 09:53:17 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Disagree. Historically the M car formula was...
high rev NA engine
nice manual trans
rwd
good handling
form follows function styling
LSD
nice interior
nice chassis
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 09:00:06 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I would hope the e46 M3 is the best car for the wants of people on an e46 M3 forum. If not, they bought the wrong car :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 08:03:37 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

When you drive it, you know.

e39 M5: too big
e36: not too big
f80 M3: too big
e46: not too big
M2: not too big
e90: wishy washy
mustang: way too big
991: too big
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 08:01:36 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

In terms of interior back seat passenger space, the F10 M5 has less than the e60s has less than the e39. I (6'4) can't begin to sit behind myself in the F10 M5. I can do so comfortably in the e39....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:17:33 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I 100% agree the chassis is the best part of the F8X.

... M5 sized as it is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:02:37 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

It was a former press car, so maybe the brakes were broken. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:01:12 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Funny you should ask-- my parents have a e46 325i, a 981, and an F-150.

... I take the 325i 90% of the time I borrow one of their cars, because the lack of steering feel in the 981 ruins it for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:45:33 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Pondering a different world, that was BMW's original plan before Biermann left....

Imagine a world with a F8X M3/4, and now M2 with a stroker s65, and where they kept the HPS instead of going for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:31:42 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The M2 is not old school like other than being smaller. Still turbos, still EPS, still iDrive, still a huge PITA to work on.

It still suffers from everything people dislike about the F8X M3/4,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:29:43 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Side note on the brakes...

Every F8X M3 I've driven recently has has the carbon ceramic disks, so this very well may not apply to the standard iron brakes, but...

.... holy shit I hate the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:25:28 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Actually, I think it's worse in general-- not just specifically feel.

Taking it point be point....

A) weight: as far as I know, weight serves 2 functions:
1) amplification of whatever...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 11:40:54 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I agree the e30 has better steering feel than the e46.

Every 2002 I've driven, however, does not. I've been surprised how much I haven't liked the steering in most of the 2002s I've driven.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 08:55:18 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I can see how the steering and engine donít bother you if you donít want to push the car to its limits. The real function/benefit of steering feel is knowing how much grip the front tires haveó if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 07:15:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,896
Posted By Obioban
Re: End to all speculation: The CSL Kingpin

This thread is going to make BMW run out of stock on these :P

... I wonder if they'll make more :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 07:05:30 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Only 3.5% of the country is "city"-- The 3.5% that I refuse to live it, because I can't stand the driving experience :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:58:59 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I see your point in canyon driving, but what % of driving is that? 1-2%? That said, even in the canyons, I really only enjoy driving them if I can drive them at near the cars limits-- not a great...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:47:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,265
Posted By Obioban
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

Almost certainly it'll burn, and then it'll be burned.

Uppity s50b32 owners in here. My s50b32 experience (my e36 M3 track car had one) was that it's like an S54... except worse in every way....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:35:26 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I don't agree with any of this.

A) I don't think the e46 m3 is a "better" car than the e46 non M. The non M was the best, most sporting experience they could make before they had to start...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:24:01 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

While I completely agree with this sentence, I don't find modern M cars fun to drive in anger.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-10-2018, 06:09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

I'm thinking I'm going to start off with 36 hot next time. Average everyone's input.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 05:57:15 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I love driving my mom's e46 325i, on the street. I can drive it at its (low but feelsome) limits all day, and nobody is even a little mad. It's freaking great :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 05:15:30 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 110,863
Posted By Obioban
Re: Evolve Supercharger S54

Closing this thread. Will reopen if further progress occurs on this product.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 05:08:11 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Manual lowers the towing capacity, so I'd argue not so much. And, not many people off roading full size pickups.

Manual is a must for me-- I wouldn't buy the car if it wasn't offered without it....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:55:52 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I got equal levels of increased satisfaction from the manual trans in my silverado as I did in my 2350 lb CM race car :clueless:

And it's only 3450 lbs if you have SMG. 3415 with 6mt :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:34:15 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Tried, and then realized their mistake :lolhit:

... now if they're just do the same with turbos in the non GT3/4 cars...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:32:29 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The current GT3 can be had in manual... And it's glorious.

Manuals Matter: Porsche 911 GT3 - Carfection (4K) - YouTube
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:01:39 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I don't hear anyone arguing that automatics shouldn't be available as an option.

I don't really care if it's not offered, unless they go back to steering feel, NA engines, and communicative...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:56:58 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I don't mind SMG/DCT/any other kind of modern automatic on track. It's on the street where they make me boooooored.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:56:00 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 32,761
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

https://jalopnik.com/bmw-is-tired-of-your-shit-1829635007



This says to me that he doesn't understand the problem
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:51:54 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

People love their manuals because they increase driving involvement.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:49:00 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I bought two e46 M3's new :wave:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:47:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By Obioban
Re: TPMS woes

^yep :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:46:58 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I wouldn't consider any race car a driver's car.

The focus of a driver's car is the driving experience. The focus of a race car is to go as fast as possible.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:23:59 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,502
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

This is precisely what enthusiasts are bitching about! It's like the entire reason people pine for the E46 is lost on him. Yes modern cars are infinitely more capable than older ones, but most are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:56:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Obioban
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

It makes them easier to swallow that they last forever-- I'm still on my 2nd set of them.

... hopefully one day FCP will start carrying them :roll:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 02:45:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Obioban
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Ultimately, unless your brakes are complete garbage, stopping distances are 99% determined by tires and brake force distribution algorithms-- not brake pads. Brake pads can fool you into thinking the...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:58:27 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 676,771
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I've started running Race Technologies LLC RE10 brake pads on track. Racetech (brembo's US distributor) claims these last twice as long as traditional track pads. We shall see!

My context is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:53:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,499
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review | Race Technologies LLC RE10 Brake Pad

They certainly have less bite that the PF01s.

So far, I think I like them. The pedal feel on track with these is very similar to the pedal feel with my Brembo street pads on the street--...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:51:35 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 676,771
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Yeah, I'm a bit low on tread, as well. :thumbsdown:

I might have to take you up on that canopy offer!

At least Friday seems to be clearing up... so far...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:50:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Obioban
Re: RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

I was running them at 32 before, but took off ~half their life in a single event... thinking I need a bit more pressure in them.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Obioban
Re: My track M3 just listed on BaT

That went for significantly more than I would have expected.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Oct-10-2018, 12:57:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Obioban
RE71Rs-- pressure suggestions?

What cold/hot pressures are you guys finding work well with these?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 11:46:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,896
Posted By Obioban
Re: End to all speculation: The CSL Kingpin

... Damn it, now I want a set.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 11:39:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,268
Posted By Obioban
Re: Will the e46 dsc not accept a 275/35 rear and 265/35 front?!?

Yep. Once I saw Chicago, I was going to suggest going to Performance Eurowerks, as well.

I don't think this issue has anything to do with your tire sizes.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 01:01:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Obioban
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Yes, track pads are better on track.

Street pads (non low dust street pads) are better on the street-- both in terms of stopping distances and, by a huge margin, rotor wear.

For context, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 08:22:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Obioban
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Race pads don’t stop faster. Most brake worse at street temperatures.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 07:41:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Obioban
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Run street pads on the street! Will quadruple your rotor life.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 07:40:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,499
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 07:26:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,499
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review | Race Technologies LLC RE10 Brake Pad

One weekend on the RE10s used .042" of pad. I'm back at the track in my car this thursday/friday-- will report back after.

https://image.ibb.co/j39sB9/IMG_1226.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 07:24:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,499
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review | Race Technologies LLC RE10 Brake Pad

Got a part number on those Textars?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 07:14:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Obioban
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

They do fit without issue.

That said, I did it once and won't be doing it again-- they lasted 1/3-1/2 as long as the brembo rotors. So, cheaper up front, but more expensive/mile and more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 06:25:58 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I think their "marketing claims" (nice way to put it) are a large part of what led to this being a controversial header in the first place.

E.g. instead of marketing it as a high RPM only header...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-09-2018, 05:58:35 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 676,771
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Made some inserts to make the factory strut bar not slotted. You can see mine has been traveling in those slots some, over the years :P
...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-09-2018, 04:30:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,697
Posted By Obioban
Re: Which looks better? current 6-series Gran Coupe or E38 7-series

Damn it. I guess I have to watch a Doug video :shifty:
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-09-2018, 03:57:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By Obioban
Re: 997 or 991 GT2 RS

Manual vs automatic makes for an easy decision for me.

A harder choice would have been 997 GT2 vs 991.1 GT3... do I dislike turbos/torque or automatics more... :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 03:09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,104
Posted By Obioban
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

I tried bumping my idle up-- still wasn't pleased.

I certainly don't think you had malicious intent in running the GB! I think different people just have different tolerance levels for NHV.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 03:05:26 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Why not post this from your TTFS account? :raspberry:
(for those that don't know, KhanArt is often the person who is behind the keyboard of the TTFS account on here)

The shop that took the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 02:42:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By Obioban
Re: Intake and tune bang for the buck

Flow forming is a casting process that is as strong as crappier forging processes.

They're not insignificantly weaker/lb than forged wheels by BBS/Champion/Volk.

I'm not saying don't buy Apex...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 01:13:56 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

An independent dynojet in SAE mode-- interesting/useful.

Another dyno from TTFS... well, certainly not interesting to me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 11:28:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,104
Posted By Obioban
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

I didn't find the NHV from the Vibratech mounts acceptable-- they didn't make it a month on my car.

I wasn't alone in this-- Terra also removed his.

Stock for me, for a car that sees any...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 09:16:35 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

They're not roughly similar-- it's the same design. Collectors are changed to bolt onto the s54's head, but the pipe routing is identical.

Header designs are optimized for an RPM. A header design...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 07:43:10 PM
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Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

More data is more better!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 07:24:32 PM
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Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

It's mechanically 100% M3-- M3 engine/trans/diff/subframes/bushings/control arms/suspension/brakes/seats/cluster/steering wheel/ecu/dsc/exhaust/steering rack/cooling system/chassis bracing/mounts.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 07:06:58 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I'm referring to the euro headers, just like the post you quoted-- which is what I installed on my m3 wagon's S54.

I feel zero need for a TTFS tune or ARH headers. I've had two friends have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 07:00:27 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

You should totally do it. The sooner people have run it for multiple years without transmission failure, the sooner it's proven and I can be comfortable running it in a couple years. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 06:13:11 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,388
Posted By Obioban
Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

It's certainly not me.

While all signs so far point to Ravenol being fine, I prefer proven to unproven. I see little possible upside and tons of possible downside.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 06:10:45 PM
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Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

You know one of my two M3s has the same headers as the post you're quoting, yes?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 05:42:25 PM
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Posted By Obioban
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

Your Cinnamon is very glossy-- which the leather is not at all, stock. I've found that certain leather products (noteably lexol) make the leather much darker and shinier-- you using anything like...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 03:31:26 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,388
Posted By Obioban
Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

It actually says, "Practice and tested in aggregates with filling... BMW 2300 7533 513 MTF LT-2"

MTF LT-2 is a specific fluid, not a standard.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 03:05:12 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

He later added headers, got retuned, and gained no power.

This kind of stuff is why I put no stock in numbers coming out of TTFS.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 03:02:52 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,388
Posted By Obioban
Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

That is not MTF LT2.

I'm not knocking it, btw-- that's 100% what I'd run, based on currently available information, if I didn't have a stockpile of MTF LT2.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 02:18:39 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,388
Posted By Obioban
Re: Pentosin MTF2 Discontinued

I don't like redline products for anything but race cars (changing fluids after every event), so I'm not arguing for redline.

But, the underlying issue is that the MTF LT2 is NLA, so you have to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 11:59:47 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

I guess what I was trying to say is that the most relevant comparison between the two (frank's tune, frank's dyno) was 320rwhp for the American Racing headers, 328rwhp for the US headers.

... and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 11:21:02 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

My original statement was, "Khan’s car with stock hardware (so stock US headers) and a tune did 328rwhp on frank’s dyno."

... I feel like that's also what you're saying? Are we disagreeing? Is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 02:54:55 AM
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Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Yes.

I said stock + tune. The 288 was the stock/stock.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 01:16:25 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 82,710
Posted By Obioban
Re: American Racing Headers for the E46 M3

Depends on the dyno.

Khan’s car with stock hardware (so stock US headers) and a tune did 328rwhp on frank’s dyno.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 12:55:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Obioban
Re: Need help identifying issue -Vanos/Piston

8500rpm is about where the stock valve train starts floating valves. I’d stick a borescope in and see if you had piston to valve contact. Or compression/leak down test.

Pretty dumb to rev a stock...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Oct-07-2018, 10:47:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW 1M Buying Guide & E46 M3 Touring

Outside of American V8s, it’s not a small displacement engine. Reasonable displacement + higher torque/displacement = not low torque.

But, maybe my brain can’t comprehend the complaint because I...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Oct-07-2018, 05:03:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW 1M Buying Guide & E46 M3 Touring

To me, the beauty of a wagon is that you get the practicality of a SUV/crossover/crappy to drive thing, with the dynamics of a car. Part of those car dynamics I desire are the engine. I see no reason...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Oct-06-2018, 10:54:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW 1M Buying Guide & E46 M3 Touring

What I meant was, I'm unbiased in comparing the driving dynamics of the M3 coupe to the M3 wagon because I own both.

Not sure what styling has to do with torque, or what you’re trying to say at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 09:24:17 PM
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Views: 653
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