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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-22-2019, 11:31:03 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,753
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Things that would be terrible on a car that sees any street use (aka race parts), e.g....
Forum: Member Journals Tue, May-21-2019, 09:26:50 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Honestly, I don’t notice any difference between the two racks.

Mk20 would be more intrusive with it, yes.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-21-2019, 07:26:13 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 108,025
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/redesign/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Clock_lateness.jpg
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, May-21-2019, 05:28:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Obioban
Re: New to me M3. From e36 to e90.

Ride height sensor is just to aim the headlights vertically.

You high speed sway is the result of worn out bushings/bearings.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, May-21-2019, 02:27:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By Obioban
Re: New to me M3. From e36 to e90.

I'd say do the rod bearings, maybe the main bearings, and every bushing/bearing/ball joint on the suspension... and shocks.

Engine bearings to make it reliable, everything else to make it drive...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-21-2019, 01:59:01 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,753
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

That looks pretty good to me.

Below ~13.5" front, 13" rear (centercap to wheel arch) you get into pretty significantly compromised suspension geometry if you don't take corrective measures...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-21-2019, 01:13:13 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,753
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

^75% should be neutral. Start there, see how it feels. If it's too understeery for you, go to 72%.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-20-2019, 02:50:56 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,753
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Easy answer: I measured my ride height at full droop, and then adjusted the ride height such that I had the amount of droop travel I desired (static ride height - full droop ride height = full droop...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-20-2019, 01:50:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recommendations for aftermarket Catalytic Converters?

If you're tracking regularly, the HJS's (assuming you get one of their sportier models) cope with the heat better.

If you're not, used OE Euro is hard to beat.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-20-2019, 11:46:53 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,753
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I set my ride height based on droop travel, so I'm exactly there :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-19-2019, 03:29:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,598
Posted By Obioban
Re: 46M East 2019 - e46 M3 Only Meet - 5/18/19 NYC Area

Seems like you guys had a perfect day for it! I'm sad I couldn't make it out this time :(
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, May-19-2019, 12:53:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,635
Posted By Obioban
Re: Best car hauler under 15k

That's a lot of repairs!

I think trying out towing before you commit to it makes a lot of sense. Rent an enclosed trailer, if that's what you'd buy.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, May-18-2019, 09:05:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,852
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

The position he stated, not the position you're applying to him, would make him anti death penalty as well as anti abortion-- a left wing position.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-17-2019, 04:21:07 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,852
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

Got me thinking: I wonder if there's be a social benefit/net cost decrease in having a government program where you pay people (anyone who wants to), say, $1000 to get a vasectomies. If you want to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-17-2019, 12:43:40 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 50,765
Posted By Obioban
Re: Colored Gauge Faces for M3 Clusters (Not Overlays) - Color Choices

... damn it. I wish we had done this. Great idea!

https://i.ibb.co/djQpj1p/Image-1.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-17-2019, 12:18:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,578
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

You can find isolated examples of every component of every car failing. That doesn't make it prudent to replace it with an unknown.

2 examples from 8-9 years ago doesn't strike me as compelling....
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-16-2019, 09:02:45 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,852
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

California does have very strict guns laws, many of which are currently in court to test their legality, but currently being enforced. So, no need to imagine. :thumbsup2:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-16-2019, 07:16:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

You didn't want me messing up the wagon with a kid, did you? :lolhit:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-16-2019, 07:06:05 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,852
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

Prefacing this with I am pro choice, just offering an explanation:
There are ~4000x more abortions per year than assault weapon dealths. 100% of them "children".

So, seems like an easy decision...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 02:36:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By Obioban
Re: "cheap" brake rotors for track?

After 140,000 miles, including ~20,000 track miles, on my Brembo GT BBK (355mm), I just recently installed my 3rd set of front rotors (still on the second set of rears). I do run them beyond wear...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 02:30:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Obioban
Re: Rear shock mount reinforcement

There's not really any reason to move off stock unless you're looking for more precision (monoball, at the expense of NHV) or adjustment (camber plate). If you are looking for one of those, depends...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 12:00:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Obioban
Re: Rear shock mount reinforcement

a) yes, they will
b) it doesn't really matter-- our rear towers aren't prone to failure like the e36 was (which is why people reinforce this area), and the front is plenty strong as well as you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 11:56:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Obioban
Re: Laser Fog Light

I wish cars had this stock. I'm so ****ing tired of audis running their rear fog lights at night when it's not foggy.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 11:55:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,578
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

My factory original is still happy at 150,000+ miles, including ~20,000 track miles. :agree:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-16-2019, 11:51:02 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 27,628
Posted By Obioban
Re: EYEHAVEYOU - '06 Interlagos Blue / Imola Red ZCP 6MT

I've seen that red car somewhere :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-15-2019, 06:12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 850
Posted By Obioban
Re: Anyone have experience with RK Tunes?

A tuner can add the smog computer routine to the CSL software. I run a MAP/CSL tune and can take it in for state inspection/emissions just as if I had the stock US software.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-15-2019, 05:39:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

This is the video that really sealed the deal on me wanting an i3:

BMW I3 Production - Leipzig - YouTube

Crazy how much of the car is CF, beyond the chassis. We're a two CF roof car house, now...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-15-2019, 05:25:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

M5: yes :lolhit:

i3: realistically, it wouldn't be good with a gas engine. Without the battery putting the COG on the floor, it would actually be a pretty top heavy car. The front and rear areas...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-15-2019, 03:11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

I do this both cars would be improved by an s54 :shifty:

Seriously, though, if BMW put the kind of light weight effort into an internal combustion engine M car, instead of an EV, it would far and...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-15-2019, 11:30:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

There's a bunch more snow tire (and summer tire) options if you order tires from Germany.

It's crazy how high the take rate on the REx seems to be. I really didn't want it!

Being "free"...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, May-14-2019, 06:05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

-Build quality
-weight (the i3 is 900-1300 lbs lighter than the model 3, depending on which battery you get in the model 3)
-price (I paid ~half the price of a stripper (no option) Model 3)
-back...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, May-14-2019, 11:59:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Obioban
Obioban's i3 babymobile

Well, there's a bit of hell froze over feeling to it, but we bought an i3.

The basic thought process was this...
1) inbound baby in a couple weeks
2) baby's are disgusting and ruin cars
3)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-13-2019, 01:19:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,230
Posted By Obioban
Re: Quiet Exhaust Thread

I'm assuming you nixed the cats (didn't put any in section 1) when you did this-- that'll make it raspy :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-12-2019, 04:50:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,230
Posted By Obioban
Re: Quite Exhaust Thread

If youíre willing to wait for the next production run, you can get whenever tips you want. E.g. I have race tips on my SS Street.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-12-2019, 02:25:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,230
Posted By Obioban
Re: Quite Exhaust Thread

Also, if you’re looking for stock like quiet, a louder stock muffler isn’t it :P
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-10-2019, 06:08:09 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,254
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

The first round of seat mount designs was too low. At 6’4, I couldn’t really see over the wheel that well :rofl2:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-09-2019, 10:08:32 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Every issue Iíve seen with the i3, on the i3 forum, has to do with the optional gas engine (which I avoided, as it adds 300 lbs and maintenance, and detracts from electric range).

It should be...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-09-2019, 04:50:52 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

2017 i3 has the range bumped to 120 miles of range on battery. My commute is 100 miles/day, so a critical difference for me!

... though I can charge at work.

Also important to me was that it’s...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-08-2019, 02:04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-08-2019, 01:46:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By Obioban
Re: Help Hoggs choose his next car

A used, blown engine i8 might be a stupidly cheap way into a CF monocoque, silly door opening sports car in a couple more years, then rip the stock bits out and put an s85 in, profit :hmm:
...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-08-2019, 11:51:50 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,761
Posted By Obioban
Re: Thoughts on 2018 Jeep Wrangler?

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review | The Technical Breakdown - YouTube
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-07-2019, 04:52:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Obioban
Re: Bad fuel leak when gas pump tops off!

I wouldn't ever top off any car, and I wouldn't trust JB weld when a fuel leak is the result if it goes south.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-07-2019, 03:50:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ecs vs bimmerworld vanos line?

Most of the companies making them tell you to inspect them yearly and carry a spare.

e.g. RE:

https://i.ibb.co/XW3zD3J/Capture.jpg

BW:

https://i.ibb.co/D5nPgpF/Capture.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-07-2019, 02:30:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ecs vs bimmerworld vanos line?

Updated OE BMW line > all aftermarket.

Do it once and be done with it, unlike the routine replacement needed with the aftermarket ones. Doesn't looking glaringly aftermarket on your engine.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-07-2019, 12:55:58 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 149,277
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

I feel like people who ride motorcycles are the ones least concerned with safety :shifty:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, May-06-2019, 12:27:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 BMW Z4 Road Test thread

I wonder if Porsche is going to reverse course on the 4 cylinder boxster/cayman. Seems like people really don't like it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 12:26:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,231
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection

I owned a "genuine" VAC CSL airbox a decade ago, that collapsed in on itself-- so I can't imagine this Chinese copy is that much worse :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 11:35:17 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,753
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 11:33:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,598
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 01:00:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,598
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-04-2019, 11:24:11 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Sigh.

The shipper ****ed up, and now the i3 won't be here till tuesday or wednesday.

Sold the 530i this morning, so kind of annoyed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-04-2019, 10:08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By Obioban
Re: The inevitable center console marring...

I've never had the soft touch issue that other's seem to suffer from (still have the soft touch stuff in the wagon), but there is an OE solution agree:

https://image.ibb.co/fap6Do/Cobra_N_35.jpg...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-03-2019, 07:55:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-03-2019, 07:53:35 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-03-2019, 06:37:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,852
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

I'd say they were arguably the first of the modern era of mass murders-- the event that showed others that they would become famous if they shot up a place. So, agreed!
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-03-2019, 06:35:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By Obioban
Re: 40 years of the BMW M5

Article pretty much is 100% spot on with my experiences driving the...

... other than the E12, which I've never driven.

I want one of each :wub:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-03-2019, 05:58:54 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,852
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

Based on nothing, it feels like the media/ability to share a message is likely the actual cause behind the increase in mass shootings. Certainly guns today aren't meaningfully different (or more...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-02-2019, 07:17:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 925
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-02-2019, 07:14:17 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

https://i.ibb.co/fnxGjXn/SteveC2.jpg

Car is en route. :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-02-2019, 06:04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,231
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection

I’d say the eventuri gets you 30-40% of the way there.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-02-2019, 11:00:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,231
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection

The statement about the sport button was accurate-- the flap opens at a lower RPM in sport mode than normal on the CSL airbox.

... I prefer the CSL in comparisons at this point, as it's much...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-02-2019, 01:16:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,231
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection

He’s one of my two favorite automotive journalists :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 06:38:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,230
Posted By Obioban
Re: Quite Exhaust Thread

All of the SuperSprint mufflers (street/sport/race) flow identically. If you have the need (more than ~430hp), all of them can be done by SS in 2 x 2.5" tubing and will once again flow identically to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 06:14:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,890
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: ECS Polyurethane-isolated Monoball RSMs

If it's a pure track car, TCK makes some nice (though non isolated) monoball RSMs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 02:41:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By Obioban
Re: Motor and Trans Mount Time

The e46M was updated to receive the e9XM motor mounts when the e9X came out. If you order the current e46 M3 motor mounts from BMW, you receive the e9XM mounts.

The UUC is worse than the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 01:45:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Obioban
Re: rubbing while turning

I use the OE BMW stuff with FM booster (free after the first flush thanks to FCP), but there's good aftermarket options, too.

I'd also avoid Redline if you're not changing it several times per...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 01:14:36 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,122
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

That's exactly how much I've used the radio :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 11:46:29 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,122
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

At least on my A3, it never launches the radio on car startup...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, May-01-2019, 11:27:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Obioban
Re: Dinan High Flow Throttle Bodies Lightly Used

Somehow I don't think an M54 would benefit from oversized s54 TBs (over standard S54 TBs), unless it's FIed in some way.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 11:16:51 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,753
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I ended up using Vogtland springs largely because they have a ton of travel.

E.g. their 7.5" long, 2.5" ID springs have 4.92" in of travel in 300 lb, and 4.84" of travel in 325 lb (the two...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-01-2019, 12:48:57 AM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Yeah. I brought one to the local dealership to test fit it.

Will post pics of that, soon :P
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 09:54:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Obioban
Re: rubbing while turning

Royal Purple is garbage. I'd take it back out again, refill with something better.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 09:32:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,122
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

I've never tried, as I'm never listening to radio :lolhit:
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-30-2019, 08:56:31 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

No pics yet, as it's getting shipped here from Florida. M3F member Dave B did a PPI for me (really, being a CPO, what I was concerned with was any trace of air freshener or previous smoker ownership...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 06:51:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,122
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

There's an app (I think called autoplay) you have to install to use the dongle. Once you have it installed, you can set the app to automatically launch when you connect the phone.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-30-2019, 06:49:28 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

This is a 2017 (which got the battery capacity increased by 50% over the previous years), and we got it for <$20,000 with 23,000 miles on it and with a CPO warranty.

It's main role will to be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 04:33:20 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,122
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Yes, you have to buy a carplay dongle.

There are some wireless carplay options appearing, but AFAIK nobody has tested one yet.

I carplay with my Avant 3 every time I'm in the car :parrot:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 04:20:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Obioban
Re: rubbing while turning

Spacers? Tire sizes? Alignment good?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 03:34:19 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,254
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

As of 2 weeks ago, yes!

There was a guy with a failed occupancy sensor in his stock seats that I unplugged and coded off his light, and the bags deployed on the passenger side in a crash. So,...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-30-2019, 03:23:09 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-30-2019, 03:13:22 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Seats 4 adults :hmm:
(not a lotus--AFAIK they don't make an 4 seaters for full size humans)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 02:59:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Obioban
Re: rubbing while turning

Check to make sure your fender liners are properly secured.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-30-2019, 02:49:27 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 710,120
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

So, I bought a car:
-carbon fiber monocoque
-<2800 lbs
-rear wheel drive
-rear engined
-no turbos
-no automatic trans
-super low COG
-seats 4 adults
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-30-2019, 02:32:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,397
Posted By Obioban
Re: JaredMV's M3 Touring Build.

Feeling that you need to get things done ruins projects. Best to work on it as the mood strikes you, IMO.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-30-2019, 01:11:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,276
Posted By Obioban
Re: X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, or X8 (Which would you choose to own?)

Presumably the same line as the platform sharing Minis?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 01:09:30 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,254
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

Those look freaking great. I think this is my favorite set I've seen.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 01:05:04 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,254
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

Yes-- it will always deploy, with or without a passenger (stock it won't deploy if you don't have a passenger).

I just pull the airbag module and search NCSdummy for "occupancy". Set the two...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 12:47:01 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,254
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

Every should just code off the passenger occupy sensor (and clear the light). Assuming you kept your factory 3 point receivers, that’s all you need to do for no lights.

The passenger occupancy...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 10:16:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,128
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E36 M3 GT: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.2 | Carfection

You can copy the US OBD2 stuff the the CSL engine management, so it passes standard plug in OBD2.

Visual... idk how that works. But, IIRC CA did away with that?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 06:14:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,128
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 02:18:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 879
Posted By Obioban
Re: Motor and Trans Mount Time

UUC nothing, they're garbage.

Another vote for OE engine mounts (which btw are updated from when these cars were new) and RE trans mounts. Any other setup is silly for a car that is still street...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 01:00:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,128
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E36 M3 GT: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.2 | Carfection

BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection 4K - YouTube

Part 3 is out :agree:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-29-2019, 12:36:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Obioban
The M3 Masterpieces | Carfection

BMW E30 M3 Sport Evo: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.1 | Carfection 4K - YouTube

BMW E36 M3 GT: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.2 | Carfection 4K - YouTube

BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 12:30:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 70,670
Posted By Obioban
Re: e46 M3 Press/Media/Reviews/Articles Thread

BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection 4K - YouTube
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 12:29:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,231
Posted By Obioban
BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection

BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection 4K - YouTube
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 11:58:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,128
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E36 M3 GT: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.2 | Carfection

I've really enjoyed my e30 M3 drives :shifty:

... though I think my favorite e30 driving experience is the 318is.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-29-2019, 11:56:18 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,761
Posted By Obioban
Re: Thoughts on 2018 Jeep Wrangler?

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review - More Than a Wrangler With a Bed - YouTube
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 11:50:49 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,254
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

^ I have the true glide, as well, but couldn't really properly apply it to the seat sliders. I used it on sunroof tracks all the time :agree:
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Apr-29-2019, 11:10:54 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 70,447
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 332iT Daily

Had a couple hours to work on the wagon yesterday, so I got some stuff done...
-new OEM hood struts (didn't take any pictures)
-new OEM warning triangle with OE mounting bracket. Didn't actually...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-29-2019, 11:09:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,764
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 BMW X3M/X4M Competition Unveiled

Holy shit those things are heavy!
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