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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-13-2018, 12:20:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe Reinforcement Safety Concerns

Hi Ufoh,

Hope you don't mind me chiming in here,

The bar for the topside beam kit is set between the shock towers inbound of the crumple zone >800mm from the rear of the car. This is only a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-26-2018, 10:42:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,494
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Yet another RACP failure

Hi E46thebest,

For standard shipping it should arrive within 2 weeks, express about 1 week.

I would have to say at the very least the fuel tank along with vapour lines etc need to be dropped...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-26-2018, 01:36:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,494
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Yet another RACP failure

Hey E46theBest,

Sorry to see you've suffered secondary failure. Looks like whoever put those plates in failed to address any of the other problem areas. This likely could have been prevented if...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 11:49:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear seats creaking under acceleration

Nope. Just when they were up and only when going up or down kerbs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 10:46:31 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Matt,

I'll certainly be in touch.



Hi Loaded,

That was actually a minor error on my behalf.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-23-2018, 03:36:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear seats creaking under acceleration

I don't have a shot from my own car however, from quick google search this is the best I can find.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/manicmartian/coupe_seats_4.jpg


You'll see it if you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 09:54:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,317
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear seats creaking under acceleration

I've had this to. The back seat centre adjuster was set too low and the back wrests rubbed against each other although, mine only happened when going up and down kurbs. The fact it happens in a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-22-2018, 09:44:08 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Syrarch04,

All prices listed on the site are in Australian dollars. Shipping included.



I certainly would love to and do have the equipment to do so however, my car is already braced up...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-21-2018, 11:16:25 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Guys,

This is a small update on something I've been needing to do for a while.

I've finally implemented an accurate shipping calculator for international customers. This means that the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-20-2018, 10:42:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Bushings + other misc parts to replace w Subframe mounted ?

I'd do front diff bush, subframe bushes, inner control arm bushes, outer control arm bushes, RTA bush, and wheel bearings and CSB & guibo as others have said.

If you want to go further it's also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-19-2018, 12:04:47 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 12,297
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

Hi Toasty,

They are right, it does pose a fire risk and it would be very wise to remove the fuel system before welding on a car however, I thought I would mention it as an option.
I personally...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 11:04:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 12,297
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

Hey Toasty,

If you are worried about cost, the plates can be installed now and the additional topside reinforcements at a later date. My topside reinforcements do not technically require the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-18-2018, 06:49:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,638
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Popped Spot Weld

Hey M3_pilot,

I received your email, just wondering if you received my response?

Where you've chiselled up a bit of the sound deadening matt, it looks like you've caught the edge of the spare...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 01:36:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Turner Reinforcement Kit

I think this step should only apply to the pre-Feb 2000 built non M's as they only had the top 3 MIG welds and the bottom spot welds hence their tendency to tear out entirely.

The later models...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 01:08:51 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Morning LOADED,

The time frame can vary quite a lot depending on experience however, for a first time installer I would anticipate the figures below. This is work specific to the installation of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 07:40:00 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thank you Peter & thank you Bimmerdriver. That is exactly what I was going for. Although not a full cage, I would like to expand a bolt in main hoop and back stays into the structure for track days...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-03-2018, 05:17:27 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Good afternoon guys,

Sorry that I haven't been present here.

I had successfully finished installing the brace into my own car on the 22nd of last month and have been enjoying testing it these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 03:23:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

Funny that you mention that. That's essentially exactly what I am doing.

I had the laser notched tubes arrive last week and I'll be fabricating the first prototype 6-point brace this weekend....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-15-2018, 10:59:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Trunk floor flexing a tiny bit at higher rpm shifts.

I'd have a look behind the rear dampeners and see if there's a split in the seam sealer at the bottom of the wheel arch.

If this area was not stitch welded during the plate install it is the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-09-2018, 02:43:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,144
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: SGT CSL Bumper What?

Saw this on Facebook to. A local guy bought one of their bumpers with dual holes and received a single hole bumper after a long wait. Supposedly they sent him another funnel fitting and told him to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-01-2018, 10:04:41 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Negative.

Just the topside beam kit using the modified 2.5mm 100mm x 50mm RHS is ~5.7kg from ~6.6kg.

The front mount extensions kit is ~3kg, underside reinforcement plates are ~2kg and the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 06:24:56 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Not a problem Tbone. I'm here to help wherever I can.

I have received your Email and am looking forward to talking to you further!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 12:53:46 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Sorry about the confusion.

In short, yes it is all topside excluding the underside plates.

Just to brielfy explain you've got underside plates (USP) which reinforce the subframe mounts...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 12:22:49 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

All good Tbone,

For all kits or just the brace?

For the brace it will come in kit form and require just welding. It comes with plates with self clinching nuts pressed into them that weld onto...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-28-2018, 11:26:51 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Morning Guys,

Thanks for your interest.



I may have one prototype not yet assigned. I'll have to double check who's been chasing me and double check my count. I'll pm you and let you know
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-28-2018, 06:50:12 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi guys,

Thought I'd make a post to share some progress and announcements!

I have currently sold out of topside beam kits and underside plates and have only a few front mount extension kits...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 06:45:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,597
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

I understand what you're saying. I agree that any information relevant to the matter should be shared for discussion. I apologise if you felt that I was shooting you down.

In saying that, I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 01:28:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,597
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

The design of what the RTA fastens to is very different between E36's and E46's.

E36's had threaded stubs tack welded in which tore out leaving small holes while on E46's it was a large pocket as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-22-2018, 01:10:32 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 38,162
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: New cracks after reinforcement

Hey Jared,

Am I correct that your main priority is maximum rigidity over all 4 subframe mounts with the option to add a triangulated structural brace for even further chassis rigidty?

If so,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-14-2018, 06:30:48 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 19,255
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Streamline CSL Trunklid

I'm also planning on doing this. Currently working on an adaptor to fit the rear calipers.

You use M4 calipers and rotors all round. You need a 3mm shim between the rotor and hub up front and an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-11-2018, 01:51:25 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Glad to hear they arrived all right.

Looks like the air cushion I used to part them didn't survive the journey. I'll have to swap it for a sturdier divider.

Looking forward to your feedback!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-26-2018, 11:04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear subframe. Front mounting point reinforcement.

Hi Jaredomin,

Regarding your question I (CMP Auto Engineering) have developed a system to reinforce the front 2, rear subframe mounts in addition to the kit we offer that reinforces the rear 2,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-24-2018, 01:22:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Topside only subframe reinforcement - good idea or terrible idea?

Not a problem. I'm glad you asked here as several people have asked me in the past. It's a very valid question.

The only notable negatives to it are the weight added and the change in suspension...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 06:49:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Topside only subframe reinforcement - good idea or terrible idea?

Hi Syrarch04,

That is a good question. I have seen some claim a rear mount brace is all the reinforcement required however, I personally think that to be entirely not true.

Some topside kits...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-20-2018, 04:59:35 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon Guys,

Just a quick update.

Again, sorry for the lack of activity here. I have been very occupied lately trying to move into a new home while having to travel for work.

I have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-20-2018, 01:13:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: 2018 overview on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

My suggestion to customers is to go either stock or solid aluminium.

I had Power flex yellow subframe bushes fitted to my car prior to solid and the split early last year.

Stock and single...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-11-2018, 12:09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: 2018 verdict on subframe bushings & RACP reinforcement

Hi Guys,

Another member suggested I check out this thread and answer any questions you may have.

One thing regarding prices, I'm assuming you guys are working on USD? The $535 for the topside...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-13-2018, 05:04:12 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thanks for sharing Baders. Love the blue!

If you've got other photo's to share I'd love a copy. I'll PM my email now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-13-2018, 04:48:03 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Coming from PF yellow subframe bushes the combination of changing roll centre and going solid was phenomenal. The car feels very responsive and is much flatter in the bends.

It seems to be very...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-12-2018, 08:01:58 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon Guys,

I thought I'd make a quick post about a questions I get quite often.

A lot of people seem to be concerned about the intrusion the 'topside beam kit' and 'front mount extension...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 10:50:16 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Correct me if I'm wrong but from memory, the TMS units are designed for a competative racing series (spec E46?) that doesn't allow a substantial change in suspension geometry and are simply a solid...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 10:37:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon everyone,

as an update for the kits we are working on, the first set of front mount extensions were fitted to my own car a couple weeks ago in addition to my own custom solid aluminium...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 10:24:18 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon everyone,

as an update for the kits we are working on, the first set of front mount extensions were fitted to my own car a couple weeks ago in addition to my own custom solid aluminium...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 03:04:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,252
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Roll cage questions

Hey Skelzy,

As others have said a fully welded in rollcage that tie into the subframe mounts will certainly prevent any failure from occuring however, can be unsafe and impractical in some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-23-2018, 02:59:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe Bushing Diameter

On that. I just removed all my powerflex and fitted solid subframe and monoball RTA bushes and stock everywhere else.

The car is alot more rigid and stays really flat in the bends but, I wouldn't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-22-2018, 02:15:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe Bushing Diameter

Rear are just over 71mm, fronts just over 69mm.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-22-2018, 01:30:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Sub-Frame Renforcement - Denver Area

Hi BMWSubaruVW,

I'm the owner of CMP Auto Engineering. If you're interested, we also offer underside plates if you'd be interesting in sourcing all parts from one supplier.

We'e also releasing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-14-2018, 12:21:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Guys,

I'm afraid not. I don't think it would be possible to develop a polly bush to function in this way either.

Poly bushes transfer stress from the perimeter of the subframe hoop, through...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 05:51:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,366
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: 2006 m3 racp

The pocket itself doesn't crack, the spot welds generally tear out leaving holes in the RACP with the excess stuck to the pocket (shown below).

It is possible that a crack may form beneath the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 05:22:13 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

hey Aznbo,

Yes, the brace is entirely bolt in.

The upside to this design is that the topside beam and front mount extensions remain, still reinforcing the RACP even when the brace is removed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 03:32:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,366
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: 2006 m3 racp

From what I've seen the pocket often begins to let go from the inner most radius leading to believe that the pocket failure is from the twisting force exerted on the pocket from both static and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-08-2018, 03:17:17 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Glad you found someone for it. Feel free to contact me should you or the fabricator have any questions about any part of the project.

Also, one thing that has recently been added to the underside...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-05-2018, 11:20:14 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hey guys,

I'm sorry for my severe lack of presence here. I've been trying to assemble things for my project while also juggling a few other things and had a cosmetic surgery in the middle of it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 05:18:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,567
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: My Custom CF Airbox Journey Begins

I wont deny I'd be the same. I'm sure you'll find a way around it, if not it's good to have a plan B.

I'm staying tuned for more. Can't wait to check it out!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 02:09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,176
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Thoughts on trunk spoilers? (What do you think of mine)

I honestly don't mind it. Has similar curves to a CSL duck tail on a rear on. The black blade on top is a bit much but does have a likeness to the bit of carbon on the CSL diffuser a little. It's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 11:00:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Brand New Owner! Some Questions

Hi SPNSPRT,

Congrats on your new purchase.



If you're after chassis reinforcement I may be able to help you out. I manufacture both underside plate and topside supports.

here's a link...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 10:42:40 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,567
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: My Custom CF Airbox Journey Begins

Good luck with the project Hassan!

Just trying to fully understand your project, are you planning cutting the stock airbox in half, forming the cut opening to fit a CSL filter then adding a CSL...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-17-2018, 10:20:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Morning M3hal,

I don't quite follow your analysis.



I understand that the applied force from the dampener is in the vertical direction at the point the top mount of the dampener bolts on....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-15-2018, 09:43:40 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Morning guys,

I have some good news and some bad news.

Good news is I can finally provide the pricing for the front mount extensions. It's looking like I'll be able to provide them at $280 AUD...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-14-2018, 07:22:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thanks Cagan. I certainly will.

I'm just waiting on my laser cutter now. If I can get the parts in time, I'll have some install shots to share around the 29th. Otherwise I'll have to push it back...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 04:11:54 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Sorry guys.

I'm still waiting on a quote form my laser cutter for the revised front mount extension design. The first batch is a couple of weeks away still.

Once I have the parts for the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-07-2018, 10:20:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Morning guys,

Firstly, sorry for my very delayed response. I was fairly active over the Christmas break this year and wanted to focus on being present with the family with what time I had.

I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-04-2018, 03:48:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,731
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: M4 Brakes on E46 M3?

I'd be interested.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-13-2017, 08:04:55 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thanks Obioban,

I couldn't find the torsional rigidity for the M3 at the time. That brings the E46 M3 to almost half that of the current gen M3.

My M3 was an early 02 build and didn't come...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-13-2017, 08:32:53 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Hal,

Compared to general strut braces the tubing used is likely slightly larger than normal however, I designed it in accordance with the regulations set by the Confederation of Australian...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-12-2017, 05:43:55 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thanks Headlock. We offer free shipping on our Topside Beam kit (and any other included within the same packaging in Australia to.



Hey M3 hal,

The topside beam kit, analysed within the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-12-2017, 01:20:26 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thanks Dxj,

The front mount extensions will come in pieces to suit the install sequence. Once installed will be permanently welded to the chassis becoming one piece.

the brace itself is also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-11-2017, 08:02:14 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

As mentioned above, the Topside Beam kit is designed to exponentially increase chassis rigidity and improve handling, not stealth.

We offer a chassis rail plate for ~$50 USD that links the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-11-2017, 06:49:14 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Good afternoon guys,

I'm proud to share the first images of my latest prototype design. The below images includes the following.

-CMP AE Topside Beam kit - Existing
-CMP AE Front Mount...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-10-2017, 12:46:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,597
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

That VAC motorsport plate looks to mimic the factory RTA pocket perimeter and spot weld locations.

It's not the pocket that fails but rather the spot welds holding the pocket to the RACP.

I...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-29-2017, 11:20:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,386
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Streamline Black Friday/Cyber Monday Pricing

Just in case it went amiss, I also sent an Email through yesterday.

Pretty keen on this. Fitment looks great!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-22-2017, 12:41:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP AE new product - subframe/racp reinforcement plates

Morning Guys,

Just thought I'd share a recent customer install. Very positive feedback.

Currently have sold a dozen sets without issue. If anyone else is in the market for a set of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-16-2017, 01:08:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: RACP/Subframe reinforcement (via mobile welder?)

You wouldn't happen to have a detail drawings showing the component layout and joining areas? I couldn't find anything sufficient in a google search. I'd be genuinely interested in expanding my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-15-2017, 10:56:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: RACP/Subframe reinforcement (via mobile welder?)

Just on the epoxy topic, I personally have no experience using epoxy however, did study composite structures during my engineering studies.

One thing that I think is relevant here is that from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-15-2017, 11:08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: RACP/Subframe reinforcement (via mobile welder?)

Hi ATB88,



If you're wanting to DIY the RACP reinforcement, I may be able to help you out.

I manufacture both underside reinforcement plates and a topside beam support for a complete...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 04:41:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,707
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Alternatives for mason brace

Hi guys,



Understandable. It does require a reasonable amount of fabrication work by a competent person. I cannot recall whether I've sold a kit to that area so I wouldn't be able to suggest an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-12-2017, 10:43:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,707
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Alternatives for mason brace

Hi Cagan1984,

It may not be exactly what you're after however, I am developing a seperate brace addition to my existing CMP subframe beam kit. The concept was that the RACP can still be supported...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-10-2017, 12:32:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 62,653
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: DIY: E46 M3 detailed subframe reinforcement, gear fluid changes, and bushing refr

I certainly would have been relieved if mine looked like that. The car must have been treated well.

Definitely stop drill the crack. A stop drilled hole stops it from propagating further. If you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-09-2017, 03:31:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 62,653
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: DIY: E46 M3 detailed subframe reinforcement, gear fluid changes, and bushing refr

Hi S54nuub,



That's a very common area for cracks to initiate and also a common reason why a lot of members convert to larger scale reinforcement plates with greater coverage than what the TMS...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-09-2017, 02:58:00 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thank you DrM3. Not a problem, thank you for your input. I will do my best!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-08-2017, 12:24:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon guys,



Thank you for your interest Tbone. I finalised the top of beam mounting plates for the brace this afternoon. I will be ordering a set with my next delivery from my laser cutter...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-07-2017, 04:00:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Help me "group" my repairs?

Hi ATB88,

If you were considering DIY'ing the RACP repair, I manufacture a set of subframe reinforcement plates.
All my kits come with a comprehensive spiral bound installation manual detailing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-06-2017, 08:19:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Morning guys,



Zroman610, I do still encourage underside plates. With the top side support the rear mounts would no longer be susceptible to cracking however, the front mounts are still prone....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-06-2017, 10:15:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi guys,

thought I'd make a quick update on progress.

I found some time over the weekend to pick up a welder for the first time in 3 years and fabricate 2 prototype strut braces.
For now,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-02-2017, 03:31:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,731
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: M4 Brakes on E46 M3?

Hey guys,

Not sure if you've seen this thread? I saw it a while ago, from memory it answers a lot of questions and doubts I see mentioned here.

Only major custom bits are the dust shield and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-01-2017, 05:05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP AE new product - subframe/racp reinforcement plates

Thanks M3 dude,

I'm very satisfied with the end result and proud to be able to provide Aussies with a local system.

It makes me wish I could have installed them into my own car years ago...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-30-2017, 01:31:09 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi guys,

Sorry for my lack of activity. I've been kept very busy with R&D and site testing at work lately.

As promised, I have released my underside plates and prepared a post on the forum....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-30-2017, 01:26:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP AE new product - subframe/racp reinforcement plates

I’ve also been contemplating a cost effective way of addressing one of the key design flaws which is a frequent cause of secondary failure while providing a hidden finish. The chassis rail plates...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-30-2017, 01:25:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By AussieE46M3
CMP AE new product - subframe/racp reinforcement plates

Good afternoon Everyone,

Iíve started this thread to announce the release of the CMP Auto Engineering E46 subframe/carrier panel reinforcement plates to M3forum members!
(This post is intended to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-07-2017, 12:36:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: So I finally found my rear clunk noise.

This appears to be identical to my own car. Same noise, same scenario but my axle CV's seam worse.

What options are there for axles? Rebuild, replace or upgrade?

Being in Australia I suspect...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-18-2017, 02:04:43 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hey M3 dude,

Agreed. I intend to use only CAMS spec tube to triangulate the structure. No hinge joints or threaded rod.

correct. I intend to mount between the vertical tube section in the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-17-2017, 01:41:10 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Thanks Eric,

For now the strut brace is a single horizontal member between two mounts however, I was intending to expand on it to create a triangulated brace similar to the M3 GTR race cars shown...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-16-2017, 06:19:15 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Hi Guys,

Thought I'd make a quick post. Looks like I can now offer a complete comprehensive repair/reinforcement solution to the public.

The prototype batch of carrier panel plates arrived a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-29-2017, 06:33:50 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Afternoon everyone,

Thought I'd make a quick update post on things to come. I've been working on a few things lately.

I've completed my design and have my first batch of underside carrier...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-17-2017, 12:25:21 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Not a problem BigChewie, best of luck with your project!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-17-2017, 12:22:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Rear Subframe Crack - How bad?

Hey Stingray,

That's about as small as they come these days. That would be a very simple repair compared to most.

As others have said, stop drill, weld plates + top side support for a long...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-13-2017, 11:37:23 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 28,020
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: CMP Auto Engineering subframe kit

Morning Big Chewie,



I appreciate your support. Let me know if there's any questions I can answer for you in the meantime. I'm contactable here or on Facebook. Doesn't have to be just about my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-29-2017, 10:11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Increasing clunking rear/front (long description)

Glad to hear you've sorted it out kdubski! A much cheaper fix than it could have been.

Looks like my driveline clunk/thud is my rear axles/diff :/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-29-2017, 10:03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe reinforcement difficulty

Hey M3 Pilot,



I would not say it is easier however, I would not say it's a whole lot more work either.

It requires a little bit more welding as it has to be installed in a set sequence....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-29-2017, 03:19:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By AussieE46M3
Re: Subframe reinforcement difficulty

If you've got cracks you'll want to weld them up before you put any plate system over the top.

Without closing the cracks, the panel cannot transfer stress as there's a literal gap in the load...
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