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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-09-2017, 11:50:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: H&R Lowering Springs (w/ rear height adjustment)

Sold


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-08-2017, 02:24:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By AK_Topwise
H&R Lowering Springs (w/ rear height adjustment)

I have for sale a set of like new H&R lowering springs with the rear ride height adjusters (kit originally from Turner) in excellent condition.

Asking $360 usd shipping included obo.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-23-2017, 01:45:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By AK_Topwise
2005 TiAg Coupe 6MT (Canada)

Reluctantly I have decided to sell and get a more suitable family car for my growing family. Excellent condition and has been a joy to own for the past 6 years:
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-18-2017, 05:53:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,830
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Aftermarket front sway bar: worth it?

I think the e46 m3 handles well when pushed to its limits, it just doesn't feel that flat while getting to those limits. I have adjustable end links already and I swear one time I adjusted them to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-18-2017, 01:26:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,830
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Aftermarket front sway bar: worth it?

Any noticeable change in ride quality/overall comfort?
Any change in steering response?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-18-2017, 12:03:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,830
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Aftermarket front sway bar: worth it?

I never realized it would have a significant negative impact and ride quality and comfort, thanks for the feedback!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-17-2017, 11:26:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,830
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Aftermarket front sway bar: worth it?

Thanks for the input.
I am running 245/40/18 and 275/35/18 pss.
I just like the car to feel flat and planted in corners driving to and from work everyday, taking on ramps fast and confidently and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-17-2017, 11:12:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,830
Posted By AK_Topwise
Aftermarket front sway bar: worth it?

Just wondering if any of you guys that have upgraded your front sway bar can chime in and give me some real world/daily driving pros and cons?

I am thinking about pulling the trigger on either a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-08-2017, 03:12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,255
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Suspension Travel Loss

Vince, can you explain how you went about shimming the front springs to raise the ride height?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-08-2017, 01:18:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,255
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Suspension Travel Loss

So... tck rear koni yellows are shorter than normal koni yellows?? Can anyone verify this? I suspect that there would be no difference in shock travel between rear koni yellows and tckline externally...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-23-2017, 03:31:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,365
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: M3 feeling slow

Thanks a lot for the detailed response, exactly the info I was hoping for!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-20-2017, 05:59:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,255
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Suspension Travel Loss

The stock ride height is around 14.5" front / 14.25" rear.

Based on Eibach's claimed lowering for the Pro-Kit of around 0.9" front / 0.6" rear the car should sit at 13.6" front / 13.65" rear. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-19-2017, 07:22:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,255
Posted By AK_Topwise
Suspension Travel Loss

The eibach pro-kit front springs lower the car 0.9" in the front (0.6" rear).

OP - just my opinion here but with the eibach pro-kit your car will sit higher in the rear than the front which is...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-17-2017, 02:38:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By AK_Topwise
Aftermarket Front Sway Bar

Looking for an aftermarket front sway bar (adjustable) c/w bushings. Adjustable end links are not needed.

Hoping to find someone with one for sale in Canada to save on shipping costs for such a...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jan-15-2017, 12:52:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,923
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: New E46 Angel Eyes

Interested, can you please pm the price shipped to S4l5b1 Canada. Thanks!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-14-2017, 03:57:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,365
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: M3 feeling slow

Are you saying that you went from an oiled air filter and the stock oe maf sensor to a new oe air filter and new oe maf sensor and got back 15whp? Did u dyno the car before and after?

Reason I am...
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Jan-10-2017, 05:05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By AK_Topwise
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-06-2017, 04:06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By AK_Topwise
Drivers Seat (Power/Heated/Lumbar) Black Nappa (CANADA)

Looking for a drivers seat power heated/lumbar preferably in Canada as it will likely be too big and expensive to ship from US.

Thanks
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Jan-06-2017, 01:49:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By AK_Topwise
Rear Adjustable Springs (Progressive)

Looking for a set of rear progressive rate springs for coilover setup. Can be with or without the height adjusters.

Thanks!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-06-2017, 01:30:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: H&R adjustable lowering spring kit.

Any chance this is still available? lol
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-22-2016, 06:20:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: E46 M3 H&R Sport Springs (lowering/performance)

Probably a long shot but any chance you would sell me the rear springs only?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-04-2016, 01:32:09 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 25,812
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

Standard st same as kw v1 I believe.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-14-2016, 04:55:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By AK_Topwise
Eibach Pro-Kit Rear Springs for H&R Adjustable Rear Springs

I am looking for someone who would be interested in trading their H&R adjustable rear springs (from this kit: https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-4231-hr-adjustable-sport-spring-set-e46-m3/) for my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-01-2016, 02:26:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Creaking from right rear..

OP did you ever narrow down the cause of the creaking noise and fix it?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-12-2016, 02:13:55 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 25,812
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

I have actually considered swapping out the rear Eibach pro-kit springs for H&R for these reasons (ie. better looking as the rear springs are nearly 0.5" lower with H&R and I believe the H&R springs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-11-2016, 03:23:11 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 25,812
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

The problem with koni/eibach pro-kit is not the rear sitting lower than the front it is actually the opposite. The rear will sit higher than the front by about 0.25". The stock setup has the rear...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-10-2016, 06:29:58 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 25,812
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

I wish 5 years ago I would have researched suspension options much further before settling on ST coilovers. After install I thought the car performed better adn assumed the harshness was because it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-10-2016, 03:39:15 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 25,812
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

ecstuning is a great place I like to order from but I think you can find those konis a lot of different places online just shop around and find the best price. ecs does sell them with the eibach...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-10-2016, 03:03:25 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 25,812
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Best Daily Driver Suspension?

At that price point I really think Koni yellows and Eiback Pro-Kit is impossible to beat.
My car started out with OEM suspension went to ST Coilovers and now Koni/Eibach. The Koni yellows are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-21-2016, 05:08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Help! Front Left Brake Squeal / Steering Wheel Shake While Braking

Still squeak from the front left brake and some vibration braking at highway speeds. Just installed brand new pss tires and balanced wheels.
I applied more anti squeal to the pads and it made no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-09-2016, 04:17:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Help! Front Left Brake Squeal / Steering Wheel Shake While Braking

^^^ no abnormal heat on that rotor vs any other wheel so highly doubt sticky caliper


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-09-2016, 12:01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Help! Front Left Brake Squeal / Steering Wheel Shake While Braking

Looking at my wheels I see the balancing weights on 3 out of 4 wheels however the left front wheel is missing the weights (can see where they were glued on). Coincidence that this is the same brake...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-08-2016, 09:04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Help! Front Left Brake Squeal / Steering Wheel Shake While Braking

I don't see it being the rotor, why would the one brake rotor cause squeaking and the others are fine? They are all the same and all installed at the same time


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-08-2016, 03:05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Help! Front Left Brake Squeal / Steering Wheel Shake While Braking

I inspected the squealing brake to see if there was any significant drag from pad deposits/warping of the rotor and nothing. Thoroughly cleaned the rotor surface it looks like there is very even pad...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-08-2016, 02:36:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,297
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Chasing Steering Wheel Vibration

Op you ever solve this problem?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-31-2016, 01:42:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Status Gruppe Catless Headers (persistent/ongoing leak)

I had a similar issue with my sgt headers and after going over some railroad tracks last year a couple studs backed out and made the leak very very noticeable sounded like a Diesel engine! Before...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, May-08-2016, 09:34:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Eibach Front Sway (Or Hotchkiss, if you prefer)

Is the eibach swaybar still available?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-08-2016, 09:08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Help! Front Left Brake Squeal / Steering Wheel Shake While Braking

The brake line is not pinched.
Any other suggestions? The brakes are virtually brand new


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-27-2016, 07:25:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By AK_Topwise
Help! Front Left Brake Squeal / Steering Wheel Shake While Braking

I installed new Meyle rotors and Textar pads last fall and bed the brakes using the methods outlined by Zeckhausen, however I was hearing some really bad brake squeal.

I re-installed the pads with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-17-2016, 02:26:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,546
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Lowered on stock shocks-Advice

I guess if you consider USED as an option you make a good point.

In my experience, I ran a set of $1000 coilovers for a few years and finally saw the light and realized how terrible my car rode...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-16-2016, 07:31:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,546
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Lowered on stock shocks-Advice

Lol! A decent set of coilovers for a grand! Bahahaaaaaa!

If anyone that was considering a set of coilovers for a grand could just give head a shake and buy koni yellows instead that be great mmm-k.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-05-2016, 08:44:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Recommend an iPhone interface please!!

^^^ I did see that there was one on Amazon unfortunately Amazon.com and not .ca most items on the US Amazon site are not available for shipping to Canada hence why i was hoping to find a retailer who...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Feb-05-2016, 08:38:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By AK_Topwise
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-05-2016, 12:55:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Recommend an iPhone interface please!!

I'm not so much worried about the install just hate taking apart the dash as every time a person does so another rattle or squeak pops up! The cd changer wiring seems much more convenient! Where can...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-04-2016, 02:05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Recommend an iPhone interface please!!

^^ ok was more so wondering if the head unit had to come out and dash taken apart to connect it. Thanks for the input


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-04-2016, 02:34:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Recommend an iPhone interface please!!

How does the USA spec system install? Thought the trunk cd changer connection?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-04-2016, 12:42:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By AK_Topwise
Recommend an iPhone interface please!!

So I have had a defective dice mediabridge in my car for years that never ever worked and burning cd's to play in my car is growing old (I removed the factory iPod cable from the back of the business...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-07-2015, 06:11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Sold!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-05-2015, 01:22:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

BUMP!!!! Still for sale.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-27-2015, 09:05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,388
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Horrid wheel hop on hard launch.

You ever find out what was causing your wheel hop issues? My car does the same thing and it seems to mainly be the passenger rear causing the issue. RTAB's are RE poly, about 25,000km on them,...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-15-2015, 06:53:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

BUMP! Make me an offer, need these sold asap. Wont find a cheaper set of coilovers for you ///M :)
Thanks!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-09-2015, 04:29:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-02-2015, 09:00:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

BUMP! Someone make me a reasonable offer and these are yours. They are boxed and ready to ship.

Thanks!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-28-2015, 01:22:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Eibach pro-kit rear ride height issue

I have had these installed for just over a month now and have driven over 1500km on them. I think they should have sufficiently settled.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-27-2015, 11:40:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Eibach pro-kit rear ride height issue

Hi tony, I had a chance today to take the rear wheels off and check out the rear spring seating and verify the spring part numbers.
They are the correct springs.
I rotated the springs to where they...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-26-2015, 03:11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Yes. Non-adjustable.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-26-2015, 02:30:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Bump!! These are still for sale, make me an offer!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-22-2015, 10:15:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

If u cover the shipping, sure. Where to? I will look up the shipping cost.
Thanks


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-22-2015, 04:27:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Eibach pro-kit rear ride height issue

Thanks for the reply Tony! I will get the car up in the air (hopefully this evening) and have a look at the spring seating in the pads and see if they may need to be rotated. I will also verify the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-22-2015, 04:13:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By AK_Topwise
Eibach pro-kit rear ride height issue

I recently installed Eibach pro-kit springs and was expecting the average lowering of 0.9" F + 0.6" R.
Based on the stock ride height of 14.5" F + 14.25" R that should put the car at 13.6" F +...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-22-2015, 03:11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Bump!!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-18-2015, 01:05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Non adjustable.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-18-2015, 02:07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Bump!!! Make me an offer, need to get these out of my garage :)


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-10-2015, 07:17:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-07-2015, 10:38:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Bump!
Updated OP (coilovers are now off the car and ready to go, pic added, no front end links, lowered the price to $550 shipped)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-29-2015, 07:21:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: koni 1140 informations?

Bump! Anyone have any insights on this kit? How does it compare to:
1. Konis and eibach pro-kit
2. OEM suspension
3. Budget coilovers (such as ST)

Thanks!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-11-2015, 02:39:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Unfortunately the coilovers are still installed on my car as I am waiting for my new setup to arrive. Once my new stuff gets here i will promptly install and get these coilovers taken off and post...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Aug-10-2015, 02:49:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Bump! Price is now lowered to $600 including shipping!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Aug-03-2015, 11:52:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Unfortunately they are still on the car. I anticipate having them off within the next 2 weeks at the latest.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Aug-03-2015, 03:59:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Bump!
Very open to offers guys!
Need to get these sold.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jul-29-2015, 04:57:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jul-27-2015, 05:07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jul-24-2015, 02:08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Would really love to get these sold. My asking price now includes shipping anywhere in the United States and I am still open to offers!

Thanks!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jul-22-2015, 01:42:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Price drop bump!!! Still obo would entertain offers guys :)


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jul-20-2015, 01:27:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

Bump! Price is obo


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-16-2015, 01:11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By AK_Topwise
ST Suspensions Coilovers (25K miles)

I have for sale a set of ST Suspensions coilovers with approx. 25,000km on them. They were purchased new and installed in 2011.

The car has never been driven in snow so there are no issues with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-14-2015, 08:40:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,627
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Re: KW V2 or SGT SRS Coilovers

Looking for comfort and 13.5f/13.0r ride height. I think my issue with the ST's is the dampers not so much the springs.

I just want to know if the SGT's ride better for a daily driver as in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-14-2015, 03:35:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,627
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: KW V2 or SGT SRS Coilovers

This is great to hear, finally someone who can make a direct comparison between two products based on personal experience with both of them! Much appreciated!

Can you elaborate a bit more on the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-13-2015, 03:40:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,627
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: KW V2 or SGT SRS Coilovers

Can anyone comment on whether or not moving to the SGT SRS coilovers from my current ST suspensions coilovers would be a noticeable improvement in ride quality and handling?
My car rides very harsh...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-28-2015, 05:12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
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Re: whistling noise on windy days (video)

Did you ever find out what was causing the problem and how you fixed it?
I have the exact same noise from my windshield when there is a strong cross wind on the highway. I assume it is the black...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-28-2015, 04:51:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By AK_Topwise
Torn rubber on brand new rear ball joints

If they aren't the source of the poor ride quality then it has to be the St coilovers but as I stated, after the first couple days with the brand new ball joints and fresh alignment it felt a lot...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-28-2015, 04:39:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By AK_Topwise
Torn rubber on brand new rear ball joints

^^ not sure what u r saying? You did the same thing to two of yours using the tool? As in the tool damaged them during install? I definitely did not notice any damage after I installed them and the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-28-2015, 03:52:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By AK_Topwise
Torn rubber on brand new rear ball joints

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Pictures. How could one install these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-28-2015, 03:49:15 PM
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Posted By AK_Topwise
Torn rubber on brand new rear ball joints

So I had my brand new lemfoerder rear outer/upper and lower ball joints installed for about a week when I noticed a clunk from the rear drivers side (side note: my old rear ball joints were shot and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jun-28-2015, 03:38:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: OEM Exhaust Manifold/Headers

Sold!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jun-28-2015, 01:07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: OEM Exhaust Manifold/Headers

Sale pending


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-27-2015, 02:50:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: OEM Exhaust Manifold/Headers

Bumpitty bump



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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-27-2015, 02:49:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: OEM Suspension (struts/shocks/springs/front end links)

Bumpy bump


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-24-2015, 08:00:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Weird ride height issue

Sub'd as I have a similar issue with my ST coilovers where the rear is at 13" ride height but the driver side is as low as it can go but the passenger side has a good 0.5" of adjustment left.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jun-19-2015, 02:41:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By AK_Topwise
OEM Suspension (struts/shocks/springs/front end links)

I have for sale the following OEM parts off taken off the car with approx. 40,000 miles:

- 2 front struts
- 2 front springs
- 2 front end links
- 2 rear shocks
- 2 rear springs

Shipping...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jun-19-2015, 02:38:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By AK_Topwise
OEM Exhaust Manifold/Headers

I have for sale a set of OEM left hand drive North American headers. Came off of the car with approx. 30,000miles.

Item ships from S4L 5B1 CANADA, please look up the shipping amount prior to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-18-2015, 01:10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,165
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST coilovers handling

^^^ on the driver side my rear spring is as low as it can go and the ride height is exactly 13". The passenger side has about 1/4" of adjustment left to lower but is also at exactly 13"


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-14-2015, 03:29:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,165
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: ST coilovers handling

I have had a set of these on my car for almost 4 summers (about 40,000km) and have been extremely disappointed the whole time. Initially I thought they weren't handling well because of other...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-10-2015, 02:52:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By AK_Topwise
Where to buy centric blanks Canada?

Just wondering if any fellow Canadians can chime in on the best online retailer or large chain parts store to buy Centric rotors (125 series)?

There are great prices from a bunch of sites out of...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-29-2015, 11:44:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: As - New - ST Coilovers by KW

Looks like you may have forgot one of those big brass washers on the front strut, it doesn't come with the ST setup and you will need it for your stock front struts


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-26-2015, 06:19:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,872
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Intermittently less power

Where was the vacuum leak?

I also have some similar symptoms as described in this thread.
Forum: M3Forum Sponsor Announcements and Specials Mon, May-11-2015, 09:30:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: :: ECS Tuning :: Introducing ECS Polyurethane Transmission Mounts

Can somebody who has been running these mounts chime in with some updates on how bad the NVH increase is, how well they perform, noticeable improvements, etc. ? How do these compare to the Rogue...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-07-2015, 01:55:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,651
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Loose rear end? Inner Tread Wear? I ALREADY HAVE POLY RTABS!?

Ac- did you ever get your rear ended issues solved? Did you end up replacing the rear outer ball joints?
My car handles terribly on st coils, new rogue rtabs and new oem fcabs.
In any thread I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-06-2015, 03:02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Rear Camber Arm Eccentric Bolt removal help

Can anybody comment on if they noticed any significant change in handling and overall ride comfort or any changes at all after replacing the rear outer/upper and lower ball joints?


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, May-06-2015, 02:18:30 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,009
Posted By AK_Topwise
Re: Status Gruppe tuning SRS coilover kits

Was just wondering the same thing! My ST coilovers make my car feel like a beater :( would love to upgrade to a set of these! Have had great experiences with SGT over the years headers full exhaust...
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