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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 11:33:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By oceansize
Re: Brothers: Your Winter Service Items?

Motor Mounts
Transmission Mounts
Power Steering Hoses
Possible complete respray
SMG Relocation
Undercarriage Cleaning
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 12:56:48 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 12,032
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

DD is a lightly modded Focus ST. Coilovers, Cobb stage 3 (exhaust, tune, larger turbo intercooler, etc.), and short shifter. Don't kill me but I swear the little thing is fun. Not fast at all but...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 10:26:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 27,920
Posted By oceansize
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

Joyously ridiculous. Bravo.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 12:34:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By oceansize
Re: Need advice choosing coilover spring rates

Here (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=539762) is an old thread that discussed this.

I'm on koni with eibach red 500/600 in my vert and have no complaints. Full soft front an rear....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 09:11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Believe me I was really hoping this wasn't some required magical $18 bolt that couldn't be substituted. Ridiculously expensive for that 55mm.
:jawdrop:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 05:22:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Thanks kcalhoun27. How did I forget about realoem? I've used it like 50k times.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 05:21:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

I did and they are 35mm but I was wanting to make sure I wasn't supposed to use the 55mm ones.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-13-2018, 05:12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By oceansize
KW v2 Coilovers with less 3500 miles

SOLD !!!!!

KW v2 Coilovers with less than 3500 miles. Meyle HD end links. Tower lock nuts are brand new.

Convertibles weigh considerably more than the coupes and as a result I needed to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 01:53:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Screen shot of what confused me. At the bottom of select your vehicle. This is the $18 bolt.

I'll just go with the M10x35.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1964/44558318824_762ed9d8da_b.jpg...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 01:34:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Do you guys know if they are actually the 55mm bolt or the 35mm bolt? Just wondering because the 55mm bolt is $18 :screwy:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 01:32:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By oceansize
Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Here is the old thread (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=400577).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 01:23:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By oceansize
Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

I was reassembling car after suspension work and one bolt wouldn't screw in easily regardless of which hole I tried. I studied the bolt and noticed a thread was hosed. No problem I will get another...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 11:23:32 PM
Replies: 4,956
Views: 434,838
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

New 19 Apex ARC-8s. I went back and forth for a long time on which wheels I wanted but the ARC-8s do go really well with the car and of course the weight is nice. Went profile 3 as I like the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 10:57:17 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 12,032
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Will admit that looks car looks good. I still don't want it but it is sharp. However, I stared at those cars a long time this morning from every angle as I didn't want to do them a disservice but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 08:59:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By oceansize
Re: Please Help!!

Give your location and members can probably point you to a good Indy with BMW experience.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 03:56:56 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 12,032
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Looks only as I didn't want to deal with salesman too much. Yes I found it moderately bland but not as bland as the new M3. The e46 M3 is my absolute favorite car of all time in terms of curb...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 03:28:04 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 12,032
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

This. I don't want something I can't work on. I know most consumers don't care about that aspect.

Do you all have any insight into what DIY is like on the latest M3s? Or is everyone avoiding...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 01:21:24 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,886
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Dude.... Did you buy that beast rare IB and white beast?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 11:59:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,235
Posted By oceansize
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

FYI, I will be posting a used set of KW v2 with less than 3,500 miles for sale tomorrow. I moved to GC was because I'm in a vert, which is considerably heavier, an need higher spring rates. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 01:29:00 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,883
Posted By oceansize
Re: DIY People: Share your garage setup/tools

I picked up this General tool cabinet (http://www.hfqpdb.com/best_coupon/72%22+X+22%22+TRIPLE+BANK+EXTRA+DEEP+CABINET) for $999. It is massive and seems well made. I'm impressed with it. The only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 01:09:18 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 12,032
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Caught that and my first thought was "you sir are a dumb a$$".
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 01:05:22 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 12,032
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I live in a smallish city in TN and I can tell you people love this car. I can't pull into a gas station, sporting event, shopping center, or restaurant without at least one full grown man getting...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 12:57:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,137
Posted By oceansize
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

Thanks for the information everyone. This certainly gives me enough background to make an informed choice.

Related question, what is the preferred method these days for replacement? Engine...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 01:19:09 AM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 618,562
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I have this one (https://www.quickjack.com/car-lift-systems/bl-5000slx-portable-car-lift.html). I absolutely love it. I would of course prefer t have a post lift but I don't have the ceiling...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 12:55:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,137
Posted By oceansize
Re: Best Option for Engine Mounts

Timely question as I'll be doing this next. Currently in the middle of fcabs, tie rods, and control arms.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 12:53:20 AM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 618,562
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Installing new control arms, fcabs, and inner/outer tie rods. Also stripped and repainted my front lip satin black so looking fresh. Car continues to come together.

Edit: One thing to add in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 12:48:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By oceansize
Re: AKG 95A RTABS + TMS Limiters problematic?

As I mentioned I just installed my oem lemforders with TMS limiters. When I was researching the consensus seemed to be that it is impossible to go wrong with OEM but I did see some debate about how...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 06:23:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By oceansize
Re: AKG 95A RTABS + TMS Limiters problematic?

Yep, just installed new oem rtabs with TMS limiters last week and feels really good.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 10:33:35 PM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 618,562
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

New windshield cowl installed plus cleaned and applied gummi pflege to all of the associated rubber moldings.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 10:09:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,387
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

Here are some current photos. I do think the front seats look really good. If I had advice for anyone who chooses to go the AutoBerry path it would be talk to your installer about padding the seat...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-04-2018, 09:24:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,441
Posted By oceansize
Re: csl center console.

I really like this kid. I don't agree on some stuff but man do I like his spirit.

Kid, if you can learn from your mistakes, admit when your wrong, and stay humble you are going to be great at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-04-2018, 05:39:33 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,886
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Didn't know Liberace owned an e46 M3...


I'm kidding, I'm kidding. I like it. It is different.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-04-2018, 02:58:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By oceansize
Re: BMW shock tower plates needed for E46 M3?

This (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=415543) will help and is a thorough solution but not strictly necessary. You can just put between camber plate and shock tower and move on.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 05:17:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,652
Posted By oceansize
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

I've already bought AE so go ahead and break my heart with why AE sucks... Sigh
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 04:36:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,652
Posted By oceansize
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

Ha! Very true... My only decision will be which laptop to run it on. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 03:03:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,652
Posted By oceansize
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

I've been wanting to give AE a try so I bought it from bimmerzone as they seem to have the best price. 431 which includes the bmw/mini expansion pack and free shipping.

I have INPA (German) and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 12:50:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,652
Posted By oceansize
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

Sounds like I should buy autoenginuity and forget this.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-02-2018, 01:57:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,652
Posted By oceansize
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

In for the answer to this because I was just about to buy...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-01-2018, 11:26:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By oceansize
Re: If running GC coilover kit and 6" springs, using helpers?

Agreed. I dropped and raised several times, no problem seating. Made some ride height adjustments and took it out for very short test drive. So far so good.

Currently running full soft front...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-01-2018, 06:38:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By oceansize
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-01-2018, 06:34:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By oceansize
Re: If running GC coilover kit and 6" springs, using helpers?

Exactly what I was wondering. I really didn't want to spend the money on those if unnecessary. I figured they would find their way back on correctly but wanted to make sure.

Thanks very much.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-01-2018, 06:23:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By oceansize
Re: If running GC coilover kit and 6" springs, using helpers?

Thanks for the response Drewster.

I'm not below 13 for sure. Haven't dialed it in yet but I'm probably closer to 13.5 or a little over.

With the car on my lift (everything is re-attached,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-01-2018, 06:08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By oceansize
If running GC coilover kit and 6" springs, using helpers?

Installed my new GC street coilover kit. 6" springs on the front. Safe to assume those with a moderate and above drop are using helper springs? Noticed the springs comes unseated at full droop.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-30-2018, 02:05:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,021
Posted By oceansize
Re: Which Grey?

Nardo. I think it will hide dirt a little better between washings which seems trivial but man keeping a dark car clean sucks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-27-2018, 03:54:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By oceansize
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-27-2018, 12:47:15 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,368
Posted By oceansize
Re: Designing an SMG Pump Relocation Kit

Ahhh.. thanks for the heads up.

PM'd
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-27-2018, 12:40:15 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,368
Posted By oceansize
Re: Designing an SMG Pump Relocation Kit

I'm in for a complete kit assuming the price is reasonable. I didn't see a price at this point (assuming I didn't miss it).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-25-2018, 05:13:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By oceansize
Re: A hypothetical "What's it worth?" discussion

I would easily pay between 2 and 5k depending on the level of "bulletproofing" performed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-24-2018, 12:47:37 AM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 618,562
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

New GC coilovers, camber plates, and rear shock mount reinforcements going in... 500/600 spring combo

I should have done a build thread... oh well, having fun.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 06:43:31 PM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 618,562
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

New OEM RTABs installed. Added turner motor sport limiters.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1929/44148771214_34d2930857_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aggZyA)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-22-2018, 12:53:24 AM
Replies: 4,956
Views: 434,838
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Pfffft... You obviously haven't seen this

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/30961198228_00a43592fc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PaWeyy)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-22-2018, 12:34:05 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,886
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Updated the spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Sb8fsTIM4Q6o2jjHX92NjUktbgOpZrxjdi-iwivqPCc/edit?usp=sharing).

That LSB supplanted the 2k mile black coupe, impressive.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:47:28 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,886
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I think you answwered your question with the above didn't you? Why would sell on BAT given the evidence presented?

IMO, there is no way I would sell your car on BAT unless you are in a hurry or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 04:03:07 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,886
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I just looked at the spreadsheet I posted (post 303) and looked at the last 5 SMG coupe cars that sold with a mileage between 32k to 48k and the average sell price was $24,100. The two best were an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 12:15:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,387
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived (Now Installed)

It definitely is. The M3 is not my daily and we have had ill weather as of late so I haven't been able to get it out in the heat much but it is tightening up. I'm going to give it a few more weeks...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 06:48:23 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,886
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Built a quick scraper to pull all e46 m3 auctions and stuck in a spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Sb8fsTIM4Q6o2jjHX92NjUktbgOpZrxjdi-iwivqPCc/edit?usp=sharing). Second tab is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 01:56:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By oceansize
Re: DIY for front camber plate install?

From Obioban

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJYSzIWewO4

From this thread (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=180341)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:35:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By oceansize
Re: Some interesting SMG issues

8 seconds is exactly what mine takes and I have zero issues.

Assuming there is no leakage and no air then the accumulator test is logical step. If that checks then I would have bet on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:22:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By oceansize
Re: Wrapped armrests (too and bottom)

Did you strip the rubber coating completely before wrapping? I understand going from bad to better, been there done that. But if you did not strip the rubber stuff then I would redo. You will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:16:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By oceansize
Re: Some interesting SMG issues

Are you saying it takes 20 seconds from when the car is cold for the pump to prime?

Either the accumulator is failing, hence your pressure test, or the electric motor is failing. Also, I'm sure...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 02:40:25 PM
Replies: 4,956
Views: 434,838
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

I need to get this done. Been putting it off because I just don't trust body/paint shops (even those with good reps) and I don't know anyone in the industry anymore. :raspberry:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 12:54:01 AM
Replies: 4,956
Views: 434,838
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Yellow looks great on the silver grey. Watched the journal progress, now you can enjoy the car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 05:25:26 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,132
Posted By oceansize
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

I don't believe anyone can answer that question definitively. You could install redish plates and never have an issue. Conversely maybe you will have issues. Many, many factors to consider. If it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 07:16:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By oceansize
Re: Opinions on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ?

Yep. In TN an A/S is great because we have cold winters that are just a little too harsh for summer tires year round, but little actual snow fall. In Chicago there is no way an A/S will cut it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 06:08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By oceansize
Re: Opinions on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ?

Interesting thoughts on the DWS. It has been two years since I drove on them but I don't remember them being so drastically different than the Michelins. I do think the Michelins are better just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 06:03:25 PM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 618,562
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I've addressed the big stuff and now it is time for general maintenance plus some new light weight 19 inch wheels (profile 3 all around)... yes.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 01:00:44 PM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 618,562
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I wish I knew about these before I disassembled. By the time I read your post I had already re-assembled and installed back into the car. Good suggestion and I may just do this down the road as I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 12:43:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By oceansize
Re: Opinions on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ?

I have them currently. Great A/S tire, probably as good as you can buy, but they are just exactly that an A/S tire. An additional item to note is that these tires are heavier by a couple of pounds...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 02:48:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,883
Posted By oceansize
Re: DIY People: Share your garage setup/tools

Thanks for the input. I'm pretty sure I'm going to pay a professional. What you said seems to be the rule.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 01:55:33 AM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 618,562
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Looking good rhythim. I've just received my control arms, inner/outer tie rods, bellows, end links, fcabs, rtabs, and new GC coilovers. Going to give everything a good cleaning while in there as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 01:51:24 AM
Replies: 9,320
Views: 618,562
Posted By oceansize
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Igniter went bad in driver's side headlight. I bought the part and didn't know the igniter was inside the headlight assembly. What a pain...
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-09-2018, 03:51:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,883
Posted By oceansize
Re: DIY People: Share your garage setup/tools

I hope you guys are happy as I had to go out buy and hang a bunch of those linkable LED lights. :lolhit:

I don't have the ceiling height for a post lift so.......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 03:32:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,089
Posted By oceansize
Re: Three individuals... Japan Red, Estoril Blue, Brass Metallic

Or need a redneck cousin? cause I'm available cuzz...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 01:46:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,089
Posted By oceansize
Re: Three individuals... Japan Red, Estoril Blue, Brass Metallic

I was really shocked when the Japan Red went as low as it did. The color is not my favorite but nonetheless I thought the scarcity factor would raise the car to at least low to mid thirties.

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 05:45:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,863
Posted By oceansize
Re: List: The Worst Driving/Operation Mistakes One Can Make on an E46 M3

If the car is lowered and you come upon an obstacle in the road that causes a moment of doubt with respect to clearance, stop and turn around.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:42:22 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,886
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Very clear answer to what was really a vague question, appreciated.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:28:50 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,886
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I was seriously looking at E39 M5s to purchase but the M3 SMG tax is such that I might just buy another SMG M3 coupe in good condition.

Question to you. Is the E39 M5 that much more expensive to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 01:18:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,994
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Don't worry you really are going to love it. I've enjoyed this car so much even with its foibles. Summer evening drives are awesome.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-30-2018, 12:59:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,994
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

I test drove two Z4 M coupes before I bought my vert m3. Fun summer driver but for me it came down to the clean lines of the e46 m3. The Z4 M just didn't look as good.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-29-2018, 03:38:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By oceansize
Re: Daily driver square setup?

Either is doable with correct offsets and/or camber. As an example i will use a staggered setup that is safe.

front 19x8.5 et28
rear 19x9.5 et20

For every 1/2 inch you go wider on the wheel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-28-2018, 07:34:32 PM
Replies: 4,956
Views: 434,838
Posted By oceansize
Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Just sitting pretty...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1876/44329076461_1c9ed1b6e3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2axd72K)[/url] [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/164199174@N07/]...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 06:27:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,833
Posted By oceansize
Re: supercharger or NA

I've got the ESS VT1-475. I've enjoyed it. Good article here (https://www.turnology.com/tech-stories/power-adders/extracting-horsepower-e46-m3-ess-tuning-aem/). Take it for what it is worth.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-27-2018, 01:20:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By oceansize
Re: How much do convertible e46 m3 seats weigh?

This is correct. I had mine out last week and weighed. Right at 75 to 76 lbs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 07:02:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,387
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

A couple of other points. I'm not sliding around on cracked slick seats anymore. This is good, really good.

Damn these seats are heavy. I put them on a bathroom scale and roughly 75lbs each. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 06:57:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,387
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

Ok then let me back track a bit. I will let my car bake in the sun (can't believe I said that since it always garaged, lol) for a while and see what happens.

I will post more pics after a few...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 06:00:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,153
Posted By oceansize
Re: Easy M3 Mods

B Spec Tune and e85 (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=598528) seems popular. Even with stock cars.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 05:50:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,387
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

Thanks for the input guys, this is why I posted. I'm definitely going to visit a second upholstery and probably a third upholstery shop to get some experienced eyeballs on my seats.

I will try...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 01:04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,387
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

I hope so Braymond. I was hoping you would chime in as I have seen your work. I'm also going to talk to a different installer in a different city next time I'm there. I want a second opinion on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 12:20:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,387
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

You all be the judge. I'll just say there are aspects that could, and I wish were, better but compared to what I had I'm happy, not ecstatic but happy.

All total with install: $1576.50

The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 01:43:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,994
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Who is going to trust a CrookedCommie? :lolhit:

Seriously, never turn a hobby into a job as you will just end up hating your hobby.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 01:19:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,994
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Yes and OP here is the best DIY video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhV4m-ngvd0) on the topic.

However, I hope your rocker doesn't get stuck...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 01:15:59 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 27,886
Posted By oceansize
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

I not sure what conclusions can be drawn from isolated cars. Would need a breakdown of every e46 M3 BAT has sold by color and options for the last two years. However, yeah, I think SMG is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 12:59:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,994
Posted By oceansize
Re: Money saved doing your own work, but to what extent?

Many factors. New parts or used parts? Which procedure/repair?

Welding plates? By far greatest expense is labor.
Valve adjustment? By far greatest expense is labor.
Giubo, CSB, etc. ? By far...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-22-2018, 01:47:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By oceansize
Re: WTB: Low Mile Coilovers in DMV

950 + shipping at your expense. Paypal. Looks like there is interest so I will start a FS thread as soon as my TC Kline arrive. They are currently on the car. OP gets first dibs since I responded...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Aug-22-2018, 12:31:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By oceansize
Re: WTB: Low Mile Coilovers in DMV

Any interest in KW v2? Between 3k and 3.5k miles. If interested I can get exact mileage. Reason? I don't like them for the vert since it has added weight. When I ordered I didn't realize that KW...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Aug-19-2018, 04:21:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,789
Posted By oceansize
Re: M3 garage sale!

Can you PM price of SMG paddles if you still have them?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 01:11:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,387
Posted By oceansize
Re: AutoBerry Replacement Leather Arrived

He worked on them Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I don't think he worked solely on the seats, just portions of day. He will have them wrapped up tomorrow, worst case Tuesday.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 01:03:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

I hate to generalize but I going to go out on a limb and say most enthusiasts are perhaps more keenly aware of their surroundings which enables them to communicate better to others. I also think the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 12:55:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

This is great delvin. Will definitely use.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 12:54:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By oceansize
Re: Father and son DIY project car

BMW is in the running but you hit another car I'm looking at :thumbsup2:

I've always had a soft spot for GTIs, owned several in the past.
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