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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jul-28-2015, 09:43:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 503
Posted By usdmej
Re: F355 or F360 6-speed

it's annoying that the people looking for a good driver's ferrari have to fight/bid against the speculators/collectors out there.


i'll take the f355 over the 360 and live with the melty...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-24-2015, 09:04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 620
Posted By usdmej
Re: Any artists here? Art and fine art galleries ??

Getting on social media and driving up that hype for your work has helped a lot of new artists get recognized
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-20-2015, 06:16:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By usdmej
Re: New Gen S54 (Hypothethical/Theoretical)

you can also apply the same niggling problems that extra technology comes with like excessive carbon buildup and ecu tuning that is quick to go conservative whenever it suspects sub-par gasoline is...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jul-17-2015, 06:04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By usdmej
Re: Used E46 M3 Dashboard Shell - SF Bay Area

Would u mind sourcing the shop that can wrap the dash? I'd like to do mine I'm alcantata on the future if they do god work
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jul-14-2015, 02:34:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,002
Posted By usdmej
Re: Does the Ford GT concept outdo its competitors in terms of aesthetics?

i thought the restyle was uninspired until someone pointed out the carved out rear/air intakes/tailight exits

a two tone paint job highlighting this might have served the car better, at least in...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jul-09-2015, 05:37:05 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 20,982
Posted By usdmej
Re: Treflip's E46 M3 Journal

you're running 600/700 springs and you made the drive to laguna seca and back? your back must be made of titanium!!
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jul-08-2015, 05:16:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 553
Posted By usdmej
Re: C&D: Mercedes-Benz SL Poverty Spec

the R129 was a gorgeous car and the very definition of teutonic styling back when i was a kid, still looks amazing today.

also looks like MB was a little too conservative with their 0-60...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-07-2015, 11:46:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By usdmej
Re: Carbon fiber OEM CSL Center Console

you'll also have to learn how to get out/move around in your car without leaning on that console for leverage as well because even the oem ones crack if you apply enough pressure to them.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jul-07-2015, 04:05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By usdmej
Re: TCKline 600# rear springs

sounds good, i've been debating if i should go to 500/600 from 400/500 and this seals the deal. i'll order new fronts and try to schedule a day for a swap.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jul-07-2015, 02:30:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By usdmej
Re: TCKline 600# rear springs

wanna save em for me when we swap out suspensions ray?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-06-2015, 06:12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

http://www.pmw-magazine.com/news.php?NewsID=70725

https://www.recaro-automotive.com/us/product-areas-us/motorsport-us/products-us/recaro-pole-position-ng-fia.html


Looks like the pole position...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-06-2015, 06:07:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,147
Posted By usdmej
Re: ECS Tuning Announces Acquisition of Turner Motorsport

although ECS has a great online catalog i haven't been happy with their pricing and packaging recently. it hasnt been horrible just not as good as it used to be. hopefully they can handle the growth...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-06-2015, 06:03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By usdmej
Re: whistling noise on windy days (video)

i was never able to pinpoint what it was because it was so sporatic, i did tighten my side mirrors to the base after realizing they were loose before i sold the car though. you should check your...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-06-2015, 05:00:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By usdmej
Re: Carbon fiber OEM CSL Center Console

get the one from status gruppe tuning then, lower price and guilt free cutting
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jul-05-2015, 07:07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 548
Posted By usdmej
Re: C&D: 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T TSI

are these golf sportwagens elongated versions of the golfs or are they a renamed but same sized jetta wagon?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-02-2015, 12:49:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,611
Posted By usdmej
Re: how much oil are our cars supposed to burn?

"BMW said oil consumption is normal on all engines, and consumption within specifications doesn't mean there's excessive engine wear. The company said some regular BMW motors can consume up to a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-25-2015, 05:37:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By usdmej
Re: Looking for race ramps for lowered cars...been using Rhino ramps + 2x4's

http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=EM&Product_Code=CUS-A517-SL99

like other said, most low profile options probably won't get you to any functional work...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-24-2015, 12:09:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,308
Posted By usdmej
Re: If you could "Singer" any car, what would it be?

uhh the same thing they're currently doing to their cars? Revised/lighter body shape, built motor, imaginative interior design
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-23-2015, 09:17:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,308
Posted By usdmej
Re: If you could "Singer" any car, what would it be?

E46 m3

Too many cookie cutter owners out there
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jun-21-2015, 01:43:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By usdmej
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jun-21-2015, 12:39:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL cabin filter housing / micro filter backing

Lots of interest first one to pay gets it
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-20-2015, 05:54:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By usdmej
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-20-2015, 06:30:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

Wat do u want specifics about?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-20-2015, 03:46:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL cabin filter housing / micro filter backing

i believe it's a few pounds lighter than the stock housing. i'll see if i can upload pics but pm me your phone number i can text you pics right away
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-20-2015, 03:32:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

I already spoke about lemonds beef with lance and it had nothing to do with testifying against him. I don't understand why people have a problem with lance but turn a blind eye to the actions of...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jun-20-2015, 02:57:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

he did defeat his cancer! and he did throw down in all those great races. i think the fact that he doped doesn't change that considering what has happened to all his closest competitors.



i...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-20-2015, 02:21:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By usdmej
CSL cabin filter housing / micro filter backing

Visiting parents in SoCal and realized that i ordered this quite some time ago and it got delivered at some point in time. No longer need it so offering it up for sale. Looks like the price has gone...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-19-2015, 01:05:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

I just don't understand the focused hatred towards Lance. it reeks of a simpleton's thinking. Landis and LeMond have threatened people, the UCI, and companies as well, most likely before Lance ever...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jun-19-2015, 12:38:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

i don't see how any of this could be considered conspiracy, these are all well known facts.

in 2009 Landis was making ends meat on a us continental team because pro tour teams wouldn't touch him....
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-18-2015, 07:05:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

IMO it's more or less the same story with LeMond. the guy had a decent bike deal going on with Trek until Lance came along, became unhappy when Trek got less and less interested in pushing his bikes,...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-18-2015, 05:48:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

those cases involved his "friends" trying to extort or gain something from him first before it eventually lead to, "the world needs to know the truth" campaigns

Landis wanted a spot on Lance's...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jun-18-2015, 09:26:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

imo, he won while operating within the parameters of the sport at the time. for example, the UCI (governing body) said that if your blood hematocrit tests over 50%, then you're guilty of blood...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-18-2015, 06:36:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By usdmej
Re: CSL wheel value question

I'm asking 1800 for my set with michellin pss
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-16-2015, 08:47:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

they give tue's for banned substances. A Prosthetic leg isn't a banned substance

In any case I dont see how my comment was bashing lance, I'm actually still a fan
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-16-2015, 07:11:02 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 78,282
Posted By usdmej
Re: Evolve Supercharger S54

Read through this thread, the fanboy contingent is strong with this company
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jun-16-2015, 04:24:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,032
Posted By usdmej
Re: Do you believe Lance Armtrong cheated?!

they grant therapeutic use exemptions if you have a medical need. however Lance left the sport when he actually had cancer (on account of, u know, having cancer)



what's sad is they actually...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-16-2015, 03:23:34 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,370
Posted By usdmej
Re: Blanchimont's Journal: Imola on Imola E46 M3 6spd - DD/Track car

great mod to save a few grams and great car as well :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-15-2015, 07:43:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By usdmej
Re: Opinion on fixed back/lightweight seats

have you heard anything official about he pole positions? i've been calling their NA branch weekly and have yet to get anyone to return a call let alone answer the phone
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-15-2015, 07:41:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,076
Posted By usdmej
Re: Is there a light exhaust that is quiet?

there's a PDF floating around explaining why only one side is functional, it was the only way they could make a muffler that flowed meaningfully better than stock
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-15-2015, 06:23:22 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 15,962
Posted By usdmej
Re: 06 ZCP S3-R - Reborn

that car has been saved!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-14-2015, 07:14:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By usdmej
do stock bolts work on aftermarket wheels?

Noticed my tire was flat in my garage, was wondering if i could temporarily throw on a pair of TE37s i've been saving with stock wheel bolts and still drive around? i've only run TE37s in the past...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-12-2015, 10:39:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,076
Posted By usdmej
Re: Is there a light exhaust that is quiet?

scorza exhausts weigh 10 pounds more than stock?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-12-2015, 05:27:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By usdmej
Re: My Cow Car

I like it better than just a plain Jane wrap!
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jun-12-2015, 03:37:12 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 16,000
Posted By usdmej
Re: kaiv's journal v. E9x take 3

why bring a 918 to the track and not track it??

sounds and looks like an epic weekend indeed! any reliability problems show up?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jun-12-2015, 03:26:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By usdmej
Forum: Pacific Thu, Jun-11-2015, 11:32:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,756
Posted By usdmej
Re: TrackSpec Autosports - SF Bay Area Shop Review

^^ that rubber :drool:

are your fenders rolled?
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-11-2015, 08:01:04 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,954
Posted By usdmej
Re: Vox's Voyage - 2001 E46 M3 Journal

oops sorry about that

https://youtu.be/YzhCxnd6dyI

on second look i noticed you backed off the gas considerably, i initially thought you were still giving it the beans and he flew by at that...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-11-2015, 06:33:45 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,954
Posted By usdmej
Re: Vox's Voyage - 2001 E46 M3 Journal

wow that Z4M BLASTED by at 0:50 on your lap! very smooth driving on your part!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-10-2015, 08:00:59 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,608
Posted By usdmej
Re: PSA: Bimmerworld monoball RTABs do NOT use a BMW bearing

geez man what a waste of time! their response in this thread wasn't adequate enough for you?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-10-2015, 07:45:29 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,608
Posted By usdmej
Re: PSA: Bimmerworld monoball RTABs do NOT use a BMW bearing

it seems more like a thread about someone's pride/reputation than it is about a particular problem that BW has. that's why maybe someone else who doesnt' have a personal stake in this should step in...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jun-10-2015, 07:13:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By usdmej
Re: OEM CSL (not ZCP) wheels with Michellin PSS

Prefer to sell everything together and locally but I can work with willing parties
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-10-2015, 07:08:14 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,608
Posted By usdmej
Re: PSA: Bimmerworld monoball RTABs do NOT use a BMW bearing

It looks like bw is claiming its not a failure and are already working with your friend to figure out what the problem is? You really need to decide what this thread is about, or get someone else to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-10-2015, 06:46:25 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,608
Posted By usdmej
Re: PSA: Bimmerworld monoball RTABs do NOT use a BMW bearing

another moderator that doesn't have a horse in this race should step in and do something about cleaning up this thread

OP has stated his case, Bimmerworld has stepped in and said what their parts...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jun-10-2015, 03:48:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By usdmej
OEM CSL (not ZCP) wheels with Michellin PSS

coming off the car this weekend. pics will be up shortly

OEM CSL wheels front and rear.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-S54_3.2L/ES260176/

Michellin PSS tires
fronts are ~50% life left...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-08-2015, 09:36:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By usdmej
Re: Jay's 04 AW/IR E46 M3 Journal

the whole car looks like a time capsule!! congrats on the purchase!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-06-2015, 07:23:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,205
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole or Recaro CS? Which one to go with?

Pole positions had their FIA approval taken away so id wait to see if they can get it back before trying to obtain one
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-06-2015, 04:16:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,309
Posted By usdmej
Re: Unconventional Headers and TTFS Review +33WHP

not to mention damage to the environment?
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jun-05-2015, 04:51:37 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 170,988
Posted By usdmej
Re: DOCTOR 3VIL's 02 Topaz Journal!

photography game is on point! great composition and PP
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2015, 04:47:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,638
Posted By usdmej
Re: My Impressions; CSL Sway Bars

that's a great price, i paid almost $800 through ECS
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2015, 06:15:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By usdmej
Re: ECS tuning discounts

if you're really interested in getting a good price you should cross shop different vendors/websites
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jun-03-2015, 08:30:30 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 33,184
Posted By usdmej
Re: M3ANAMCHINE'S Build Thread: Part Deux

Any passenger complaints from having to sit 4 inches lower?

Fantastic seats in any case!!! They look great in the car
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jun-03-2015, 04:25:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By usdmej
Re: C&D Instrumented Test: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

mazda has been hitting it out of the ballpark lately with this, the 3, the 6, and the CX5


wish they had spec'd a stripper/sporty version though. i don't see why you'd want to bundle an LSD with...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-28-2015, 05:27:19 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 170,988
Posted By usdmej
Re: DOCTOR 3VIL's 02 Topaz Journal!

That color scheme takes an already well sorted out car to an entirely new level! I love it man!
Forum: Pacific Wed, May-27-2015, 08:07:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,226
Posted By usdmej
Re: CA State Ref Ticket

they essentially lobby local/state/federal government against car-mod unfriendly legislature. although your situation down there is more on the law enforcement side of things, they might be able to...
Forum: Pacific Tue, May-19-2015, 07:44:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,226
Posted By usdmej
Re: CA State Ref Ticket

is he ONLY going after modded cars?

if that's the case, maybe call SEMA action network and see what they might have to say

http://www.semasan.com/page.asp?content=whatis&g=semaga
Forum: Member Journals Mon, May-18-2015, 06:57:10 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 102,100
Posted By usdmej
Re: M3Dragon - NorCal CSL build

the gloss on your csl roof is out of this world!
Forum: Member Journals Sun, May-17-2015, 06:14:11 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,487
Posted By usdmej
Re: WyattH | E46 M3 Journal

great tint choice for the very tint-unfriendly bay area
any reason you went with formula1 and not 3M crystalline?
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-16-2015, 07:04:37 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 62,054
Posted By usdmej
Re: Kaiv's E46 M3 Journal

sorry to see the car go, but great to see you're contributing to the community with such great build journals. new owner also got a great deal as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-14-2015, 01:42:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By usdmej
Re: BMW Logo Sticker for trunk

Its tacky until a big name company does it, 911 gt3rs has Porsche crest stickers instead of emblems for lighter weight, ten fold increase in cool / want factor
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-13-2015, 09:36:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

i read they were originally planning on sending recalled ones to owners in May, so June to consumers seems consistent.

hopefully i can get one in june, im just afriad the shape/styling will be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-13-2015, 12:42:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By usdmej
Re: Recaro Pole Position FIA homologation pulled

Yes but I prefer a leather interior and am willing to sacrifice some ingress/egress to get it (CSL seat has a more dd friendly bucket than pole position)
Forum: Pacific Sat, May-09-2015, 06:09:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,226
Posted By usdmej
Re: CA State Ref Ticket

was there a "fix by" date on your original ticket? i'd imagine you can drive around like that until then without being constantly ticketed for the same offense.

i was once pulled over for tint...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-08-2015, 04:03:49 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 33,979
Posted By usdmej
Re: M clunk track car build

great to see what it takes to be a privateer racer!

is that paint fade on the underside of your hood? if so, weird that its fading more on the intake side and not the exhaust side
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Apr-29-2015, 02:03:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,014
Posted By usdmej
Re: Rank the following EXTERIORS from Best to Worst (Compact Luxury)

RCF - guess ill go against the grain here, i love the styling
RS5 - very imposing shape that has aged well, starting to look porky with age tho
ATS-V - great lookin car
M(X) - nice overall shape,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-29-2015, 12:11:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,211
Posted By usdmej
Re: Must have mods for E46 M3?

Leave it to the vendors to suggest totally unnecessary mods . . .

I would get an as 20% ssk as it really improves the shift feel while not feeling like a notchy aftermarket shifter
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-25-2015, 05:57:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By usdmej
Re: Wrapping car with Laguna Seca Blue Vinyl?

~3k for a decent wrap (doorjambs done as well)

during my research i found reputable paint shops that will paint your car for ~5-6k fwiw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-24-2015, 04:45:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,122
Posted By usdmej
Re: Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

remember when ECU tuning just started delivering big gains on turbocharged cars (evos, stis, 335is) i think Vishnu was saying things like their tunes were undetectable by a dealer, and could also be...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 08:31:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,022
Posted By usdmej
Re: $60K Question, Sports car edition

Car and driver did a comparison of the nsx and cayman a while back. I'm biased towards the nsx but they made a good case for buying new
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 08:26:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,966
Posted By usdmej
Re: U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production kicks off today

Just saw the US pricing.a true bummer the only way you can get an LSD is bundled with a 3k options package full of fluff (9speaker Bose, infotainment)
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 05:13:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,966
Posted By usdmej
Re: U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production kicks off today

Ford focus rs doesn't tickle your fancy?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-23-2015, 05:46:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,966
Posted By usdmej
Re: U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata production kicks off today

if the us version pans out as advertised, will gladly sell my m3 for this and a DD
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-22-2015, 01:49:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,019
Posted By usdmej
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-19-2015, 07:19:05 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 20,670
Posted By usdmej
Re: What was your worst modding decision?

do not agree whatsoever.

had an SS race, sounded awesome when you were hard on it, but any type of civilized driving produced epic drone. it only got worse when you started swapping out the other...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-16-2015, 04:12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,612
Posted By usdmej
Re: Genuine Alcantara (4 yards) Jet Black

any markings on the back of the actual fabric saying it's real alcantara?
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-14-2015, 03:44:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,648
Posted By usdmej
Re: Tomikaze's M3 Journal

Sorry to hear about the trunk issues, that's the main reason I kept the csl trunk on my car when I sold it. Its a lot of work swap things correctly back to oem. Btw there was only one piston on the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-13-2015, 03:44:43 AM
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Posted By usdmej
Re: OEM CSL Control Unit/Snorkel (SF/Bay Area)

you definitely have to pay to play in the CSL intake game!!!
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Apr-13-2015, 12:30:06 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 33,979
Posted By usdmej
Re: M clunk track car build

That looks better than radiums setup . . . . .
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Apr-10-2015, 07:09:45 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,584
Posted By usdmej
Re: road bike suggestions

get the trek and buy yourself a quality fit (either from retul or body geometry). the ones that come with bike purchases are at best just meant to get u on the road and don't address the many issues...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-06-2015, 11:54:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By usdmej
Re: Oem Csl or good replica front bumper

authentic CSL bumper will lose you a bit of weight where it matters most (off the front nose of the car)

there's actually one for sale on this forum now but it's in america, i'd bet it'd be easier...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-05-2015, 09:07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,299
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

besides the e46 HK system, the next worst audio system i've heard was on an 88 toyota camry, it had 4 paper speakers and a weak hu, but at least it was honest no frills sound. the best audio system...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-05-2015, 08:51:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,319
Posted By usdmej
Re: E46 in Fast and Furious 7

that movie made the import scene explode, but eventually those same people brought it down as well. it's almost impossible to find a civic that hasn't been annihilated these days.


glad to see...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-04-2015, 05:50:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,299
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

nope and nope, what do i have to gain from lying about this? the system is the worst car audio system i've ever heard. u can talk all the specs all you want (i'm sure that's what HK does to all the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-03-2015, 06:13:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By usdmej
what are my gopro mounting options?

I'd like to get this POV from my new gopro

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-DAQ_DjEDus/maxresdefault.jpg


unfortunately, this is my current car situation

fixed back seats (so headrest mount not...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Apr-02-2015, 07:08:51 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,839
Posted By usdmej
Re: Interstellar - Christopher Nolan's New Movie

wait a second . . . . .



:megashifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-30-2015, 08:04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By usdmej
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-28-2015, 11:03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,309
Posted By usdmej
Re: How many radiators have failed? Which to buy for preventative maintenance

Looks like Koyo just came out with a radiator for our platform. great company

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8640/16168752123_c7bc27fd5e_b.jpg

http://blog.evasivemotorsports.com/?p=1544
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-27-2015, 07:43:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,299
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

Yes, the horrific sound processing and terrible speaker placement in the e46 is extremely tragic. Id take a 4x40w system with paper cone speakers over our system any day of the week.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-27-2015, 05:45:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,299
Posted By usdmej
Re: Harmon Kardon

the HK system is without a doubt the worst car audio sound system i've ever heard.
this is comparing to cars going back to the 80s. i have no idea how they stay in business. They must be selling...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Mar-26-2015, 07:25:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,103
Posted By usdmej
Re: Germanwings flight 4U9525

i read that the prosecutor assigned to the case said it's not suicide if 150 other people end up dying with you

a good point that i agree with
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-25-2015, 07:28:10 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 48,582
Posted By usdmej
Re: DaFoe’s Engine Rebuild by Coinage

less valvetrain mass? some honda guys get rid of VTEC when they do balls to the wall NA builds. but it's definitely not practical in a street car
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