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Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-22-2019, 03:13:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 507
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Autotrader/Cars.com FOTD Thread

Can't believe that HVAC display in a 2016.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, May-21-2019, 02:58:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,692
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: Off Topic Sun, May-19-2019, 03:43:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,023
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Modernizing an Older Home

Congrats! I like the floor plan.

Good idea on painting the cabinets. Adding some hardware would be a nice finishing touch.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-17-2019, 02:46:22 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

There is some sensibility to that perspective, however, it's inexcusable for the current leadership of any country to be actively campaigning against and refusing to acknowledge the issue. The...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-17-2019, 01:40:26 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,852
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

The Onion on point:

Abused 12-Year-Old Alabama Girl Doesn’t Think She Can Handle Being A Mom On Top Of Everything Else...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-16-2019, 03:28:29 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--q8I_VQn6--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/gt9tqsevdxur2ix2klbm.jpg

Interesting how accurate Exxon's legitimate research (conducted...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-15-2019, 11:47:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,692
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Help me choose between RS5 Sportback and new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid?

Voted for the Panny but you can't go wrong imo.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-15-2019, 03:30:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 555
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2020 Audi S4 Facelift

don't like how the DRL's and taillights are broken up instead of continuous
Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-15-2019, 02:49:39 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,908
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2020 Supra?

I agree with the reviewers that the manual will probably be here in a year 2 or 3 special edition. It should drop considerable weight too. The difference in curb weight of the ZF 8HP auto vs. 6 spd...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, May-14-2019, 03:10:06 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

From 315 ppm to 415 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere in a scant 60 years. Nothing to see here.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-09-2019, 01:29:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,989
Posted By m3 hal
Re: G80/G82 M3 & M4 Thread

Seems destined for a lightweight RWD model. Only question is which model year to release it.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, May-06-2019, 03:52:24 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,852
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

How else do you explain the notably higher homicide rate in the US compared to Canada/Western Europe/China/Japan/Australia/New Zealand?
Forum: Off Topic Sat, May-04-2019, 12:22:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-03-2019, 02:43:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 925
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Tesla Model 3 Performance vs BMW M3

The M3 trap speed was where it should be, just the ET was off. The article said they were having traction issues with it. Should have ranked that as a tie imo since the M3 trap speed indicates it...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-30-2019, 01:08:48 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 13,862
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Bring A Trailer Thread

"The seller reports that the front bumper cover was replaced with a European-spec item after being damaged during a dealer service, and the rear bumper cover was reportedly repainted at the same...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-25-2019, 01:07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Has BMW Design Lost the Plot?

They screwed up with the big grilles, but they had to do something to differentiate the 7-series from the 5. The 5 and the 3 look ok to me. Glad they got rid of the hood line from the previous gen.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-23-2019, 09:55:26 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 77,352
Posted By m3 hal
Re: The Official Wrecked Exotics Thread

Really? I thought I read those guys make about $5k per million views.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-23-2019, 09:43:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Endurance racing etiquette and overall how to act

What a tool. The fact that this video was even made speaks volumes.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-22-2019, 08:43:58 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

A bunch of fictitious names in an out-of-date petition are irrelevant because Snopes has acted foolishly on an actual political matter before?

More details on the author of that 1997 petition,...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-22-2019, 06:05:34 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/30000-scientists-reject-climate-change/

"Careful study of the list revealed the names of fictional characters from the “Star Wars” movies as well as the name of...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Apr-21-2019, 07:44:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 535
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Would you be interested in an Audi RS Avant if they became available in the US Ma

It'd be cool to see them on the street, but I wouldn't be interested in buying.
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Apr-21-2019, 07:43:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 26,937
Posted By m3 hal
Re: The ENGINE Thread

The bearings in the DIY on this site were changed at 130k miles and still looked pretty good. Depends on where you subjectively want to draw the line, but I don't consider +100k miles on rod...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Apr-21-2019, 04:44:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 26,937
Posted By m3 hal
Re: The ENGINE Thread

The E46 M3 radiator doesn't belong in that article. Rod bearings weren't an issue beyond those engines affected by the recall. CCV failures and hard starting are also suspect. The E46 M3's biggest...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-17-2019, 02:41:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By m3 hal
wrecked Lambo Huracan rebuild

excellent video series on bringing a Huracan back from the dead:

Rebuilding A Wrecked Lamborghini Huracan - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-12-2019, 11:56:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,352
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-12-2019, 02:17:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,126
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2019 Audi R8 Facelift Debuts With Sportier Styling And More Powerful V10 Engines

Congrats on the R8?

https://www.motor1.com/news/53760/audi-says-weak-demand-killed-r8s-v8-engine-and-manual-gearbox/
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-11-2019, 01:36:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,141
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Post an example of a really bad new car buy

Brakes might have been cooked if he had been driving that foolishly for a while.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Apr-09-2019, 12:57:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Apr-06-2019, 12:51:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 805
Posted By m3 hal
Re: If the Audi RS3 were available Stateside as a Sedan and Hatch, which would you ch

Sedan, but I think the hatch enhances the look of the rear fender flares.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Apr-06-2019, 01:21:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,434
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Audi TT RS vs Porsche 718 Cayman S

I usually prefer the sedan versions, but the RS3 sedan silhouette looks a little soft with out the flares and the hatch makes it better somehow.

ETA: After looking at the pics in E's thread,...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-05-2019, 11:53:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,434
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Audi TT RS vs Porsche 718 Cayman S

If Audi would bring the hatch over it would almost make up for the lack of RS-flared fenders.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-05-2019, 12:18:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By m3 hal
Re: C&D Road Test: Gunther Werks's Remastered 1995 Porsche 911

Yep. I like the concept on the 993 better, but execution is a bit lacking for $600k.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-04-2019, 10:40:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By m3 hal
Re: C&D Road Test: Gunther Werks's Remastered 1995 Porsche 911

Me. I'd feel ripped off paying $600k for either, so might as well get the one I think looks better (sans ducktail).
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Apr-01-2019, 02:05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 998
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Porsche Considers Subscription Plan To Keep Out The Speculators

One of those posters hit the nail on the head imo. Production is boosted > GT3 no longer becomes a nearly financially neutral or better ownership proposition > market pulls back as speculators...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Mar-31-2019, 01:50:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,409
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 718 GT4 caught with no camp

Spyder also down 10 hp vs. the GT4.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-28-2019, 05:40:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,409
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 718 GT4 caught with no camp

I'm pretty sure the 3rd gear issue on 981's has been fixed. Also seems most on rennlist think the new 4.0 will be a stroked 3.8 from the 991S vs. detuned GT3 engine.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Mar-27-2019, 12:40:45 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

More from the same link:

“The good news is that it’s a reminder that it’s not necessarily going that fast. But it is going."

While this is “good news” on a temporary basis, this is bad news on...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Mar-25-2019, 11:32:36 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 11,496
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Audi RS3 sedan Road Test

Surprising to me how (seemingly) durable the drivetrain is with launches on slicks that lead to 9 second quarter mile times.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Mar-23-2019, 05:36:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Drove a manual 911T through some twisties

Mfr specs vs. real world testing. The 2017 base 911 did 0-60 in 3.4 seconds in your link. 11.9 @ 118 mph quarter mile. It's much quicker than you're suggesting and would destroy an E92 M3 in...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Mar-15-2019, 09:51:19 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 38,449
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-04-2019, 10:44:25 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 10,308
Posted By m3 hal
Re: So BMW finally released S58. Thoughts?

Just wanted to add that, all else equal, a chassis with more height and width has a naturally higher torsional resistance.





Though VANOS issues seem to be a thing of the past, the VANOS on...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Mar-03-2019, 02:23:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,694
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M5 Competition Package Unveiled

Electric motors have a huge advantage in that they don't shock a clutch/trans when launching.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-28-2019, 08:36:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,694
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M5 Competition Package Unveiled

I'm skeptical that the rear caliper is aluminum given it weighs nearly the same as the fixed 6 piston front caliper while being so much smaller. A loaded aluminum caliper that size should weigh...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-28-2019, 12:06:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,694
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW M5 Competition Package Unveiled

Aren't they usually heavier (cast iron vs. aluminum)?
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-27-2019, 05:33:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,683
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 993 GT2 vs 991.2 GT2 RS.... Choose your widowmaker

The 991 also looks excessive, but the multi-color exterior makes it look worse than it is imo. I'm guessing exposed carbon on the 991 can be painted over from the factory if desired. To me it's as...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-27-2019, 04:58:58 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 33,146
Posted By m3 hal
Re: M2 Competition

Looks like BMW is giving the M2 the proper treatment with the upcoming M2CS (hood, roof, ceramic brakes). Will be interesting to see the cost given the limited production. $75-80k?
...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-27-2019, 03:03:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,683
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 993 GT2 vs 991.2 GT2 RS.... Choose your widowmaker

in some ways it does, but the exposed fasteners on the flares just kill it for me :twocents:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Feb-25-2019, 09:09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,683
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 993 GT2 vs 991.2 GT2 RS.... Choose your widowmaker

991...the 993 looks too much like a Liberty Walk something or other
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Feb-25-2019, 04:14:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,989
Posted By m3 hal
Re: G80/G82 M3 & M4 Thread

Not sure about an E34 but I'd prefer DCT on the E39 if it existed. The E46 M3 size/weight is pretty much the MT threshold for me (excluding some of the heavier supercars).

Also, no way the new...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-24-2019, 01:01:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,989
Posted By m3 hal
Re: G80/G82 M3 & M4 Thread

At 3650 lbs or so with AWD I wouldn't miss the MT. Should look better than the F8x but not sure AWD is 100% necessary. Guess they wanted to differentiate from the F8x since without AWD they'd be...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Feb-21-2019, 04:28:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 521
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Cars.com FOTD - Amaranth Red 991.1 S

kind of reminds me of byzanz on a BMW, can't do the orange tints
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-17-2019, 03:59:15 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

You think some politician's stupid idea is evidence that the atmospheric science community is conspiring to hatch a socialist movement through rigged research? There are idiots on both sides of...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Feb-16-2019, 04:01:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 3,252
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments

I think an increase in defaults should be expected when wages stay flat in an inflation-based economy.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-31-2019, 09:50:40 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

Or why don't you just play the game like a good sport and prove it wrong? Is participating in a discussion with good faith really that hard for you? Let's see your sources. Hopefully they are...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-30-2019, 01:54:35 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

The consensus that humans are causing recent global warming is shared by 90%–100% of publishing climate scientists according to six independent studies by co-authors of this paper. Those results are...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-30-2019, 12:47:34 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

"Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals1 show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree*: Climate-warming trends over the past century are...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-30-2019, 01:22:45 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

Why do you assume that environmental scientists haven't already considered that? Scientists love proving one another wrong. If there was an inkling of truth to what you think you know, the...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-29-2019, 04:39:14 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

It only takes so much manpower and the policy changes are disruptive.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-29-2019, 12:06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By m3 hal
Re: What does M3FOT think about the G11 750i

Having never sat in this BMW or the equivalent Audi, I'd choose the Audi.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-29-2019, 12:00:42 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

Dang, there's no way I can rebut that response. You win! :hattip:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-28-2019, 10:48:50 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 11,423
Posted By m3 hal
Re: More Evidence of Global Warming

And you think this concept is beyond the grasp of a climate researcher because? Also, it's not the change that is alarming, it's the rate of change.



Al Gore was wrong about something so the...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-20-2019, 01:52:35 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,908
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2020 Supra?

They defintely underestimate what they have with the 86. 300-350 hp model would be a hit.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-19-2019, 04:47:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By m3 hal
Re: M3/4 "Pure"

That's comparing a car with a sunroof to one without, and neglecting my comment about size. Plus, it's just my opinion when it comes to cars where I'd tick the manual box. F8x/G8x aren't in that...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-18-2019, 09:49:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By m3 hal
Re: M3/4 "Pure"

Getting to be a bit contradictory imo as the manual trans loses its luster as curb weight and size increases.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-17-2019, 02:16:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,908
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2020 Supra?

Nope. The Supra name is the most appealing thing about it.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-17-2019, 01:13:12 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,908
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2020 Supra?

Kinda where I'm at. The Supra revival should have never happened. They already had the right platform in the 86, just give it the horsepower (from the factory).



The modded BRZ route fairly...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jan-15-2019, 04:44:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,338
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Johnnie Walker Blue Label presenta The Gentlemans Wager II con Jude Law

When I used to drink a lot of scotch, Macallan 12 was about $25/bottle. JWBL was about $130. I used to rotate between Balvenie, Glenlivet, and Macallan, with a few experimental bottles in between. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-14-2019, 03:00:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,707
Posted By m3 hal
Re: J-Fiber E46 M3 CF Driveshaft Review

It may feel more responsive since the center bearing joint was deleted, but if you're suggesting a gain in power, then it came from something other than the weight loss.
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-13-2019, 08:36:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,026
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Porsche 992 Thread

oops, maybe so...my 2S build was $138k
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-13-2019, 06:53:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,026
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Porsche 992 Thread

configurator is live: https://www.porsche.com/usa/models/911/911-carrera-models/
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jan-13-2019, 03:39:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,338
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-12-2019, 02:52:06 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 33,146
Posted By m3 hal
Re: M2 Competition

with matching diffuser delete
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-11-2019, 10:56:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,338
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Johnnie Walker Blue Label presenta The Gentlemans Wager II con Jude Law

Bought a bottle of Blue once and agree. Also agree in general on blended scotches.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-11-2019, 06:01:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,707
Posted By m3 hal
Re: J-Fiber E46 M3 CF Driveshaft Review

These carbon shafts are generally a larger diameter that more than offsets the weight loss, causing a loss in horsepower.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-10-2019, 05:27:59 PM
Replies: 12,867
Views: 1,214,697
Posted By m3 hal
Re: F80/F82/F83 M3/M4 thread

a look into the M4 GTS water injection system

How BMW Used Water To Make +50 Horsepower - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-10-2019, 04:28:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,026
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Porsche 992 Thread

Front doesn't seem quite right. Rest looks good. 992.2 will fix.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-10-2019, 03:47:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By m3 hal
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-05-2019, 09:06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,282
Posted By m3 hal
Re: So I decided to consider a Tesla today... OMG...

Thanks, good to know. Seems they're leaving money on the table by not charging to let other brands use their facility. I suspect that will change in the future as Tesla's become cheaper.


...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-05-2019, 12:23:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,282
Posted By m3 hal
Re: So I decided to consider a Tesla today... OMG...

Do you have to have a Tesla to use the supercharging station? I was under the assumption that any electric car could be charged at those stations.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-04-2019, 01:03:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Ferrari F-40 Revived

fun fact: the F40 is roughly the same length as an E30 M3, but with ~4.5" shorter wheelbase
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-03-2019, 09:33:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,033
Posted By m3 hal
Re: WasUp M3F (Ekaru V10 Edition)

the GT3 is down over 100 hp and looks like a boy-racer 911 on the street
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-30-2018, 02:45:40 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 43,182
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

If my sources are correct, the M2 (41.5" and 33") has similar front + rear leg room to an E46 M3 (41.7" and 33.2") on a 1.5" shorter wheelbase, so BMW could build the E46 interior volume into an even...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Dec-29-2018, 08:34:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,033
Posted By m3 hal
Re: WasUp M3F (Ekaru V10 Edition)

Nice spec! Easily my top pick for new cars in that range.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-28-2018, 07:49:29 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 43,182
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

If the trade-off is undisputed king when it comes to chassis dynamics then maybe you do. There are other ways to gain incremental interior volume. Plus, I think growth in width and to a lesser...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-27-2018, 05:28:33 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 43,182
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

Agree to an extent, but I'm not sure how many would have really noticed if BMW had stopped growing the 3's exterior dimensions with the E9x.

The catch with the M2 is that it should be the focal...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-27-2018, 02:14:26 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 43,182
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

I consider those to be more of a general market trend they had to follow to stay competitive rather than unilateral decisions by BMW. However, they did have control over the size of the car.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-26-2018, 03:07:26 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 43,182
Posted By m3 hal
Re: BMW 3er (G20) 2020 **UNVEILED**

sounds like the modernized E39 replacement we've all been waiting for :drool:
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Dec-22-2018, 02:08:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,889
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Thoughts on this Color Combo for Porsche

Looks pretty good. I'd wait until the painting is complete and play with wheel colors in photoshop.



Still not sure about bronze wheels in general, but damn that is a good-looking spec.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-20-2018, 10:44:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Yet Another Teacher....

:laughhard::laughhard::laughhard:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Dec-13-2018, 02:13:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Buying a new Range Rover Sport ... crazy?

Didn't RR reliability improve notably in the recent past (~2012 iirc)? Maybe that was just wishful thinking.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Dec-11-2018, 01:02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Whats up M3fers...

Where are the NACA ducts and centerlocks? Does it have a burnout mode?
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-07-2018, 03:14:54 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 33,146
Posted By m3 hal
Re: M2 Competition

Yeah, unless I'm having a lapse in memory it's the best sounding turbo 6 from BMW, and overall makes a pretty good sound.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-05-2018, 02:30:20 AM
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Posted By m3 hal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-23-2018, 01:45:23 PM
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Views: 1,065
Posted By m3 hal
Re: Rear axle carrier/Subframe failures ruining the E46 M3's reputation?

It's been a known problem for years. I think any impact to value has already been factored in.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Nov-20-2018, 01:38:05 PM
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Posted By m3 hal
Re: M2 Competition

All options + destination = $65.6k. Has to have the M school or a maintenance package in there to go higher.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-16-2018, 03:51:26 PM
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Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2018 (991.2) GT3 thread

probably the best way to get A. Preuninger's attention given how infrequently he posts :shifty:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-05-2018, 07:53:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,025
Posted By m3 hal
Re: What's Up - Finally Porsche'd it

Looks good, congrats!
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Nov-03-2018, 03:48:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,090
Posted By m3 hal
Re: 2020 Supra

The chief engineer said the Supra's target weight is 3300 lbs, which is about 500 lbs over a BRZ.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-01-2018, 06:13:45 PM
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Posted By m3 hal
Re: F80/F82/F83 M3/M4 thread

Sounds like a bad batch of driveshafts due to a manufacturing issue(s).
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-29-2018, 06:55:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,057
Posted By m3 hal
Re: R&T: BMW M2 Competition pkg vs Camaro SS 1LE

Why not just acknowledge that if it costs >100 lbs to add more cooling and an extra turbo while keeping the same cylinder count, that maybe dropping 2 cylinders could result in an appreciable weight...
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