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Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-05-2018, 01:40:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,137
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Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-05-2018, 01:35:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

I added the roof bow per factory spec when you have a slicktop roof - but honestly the roof seems very strong. Obviously don't have to worry about it as much in my case with the cage.
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Nov-04-2018, 04:11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

It’s the RKP (challenge) roof. Fitment is great!
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Nov-03-2018, 05:27:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Thought about it but I wanted to keep the streetability side of it. Headrests might come out but door cards will stay in.


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Forum: Member Journals Sat, Nov-03-2018, 04:54:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181103/a4f3529f2a48a0912d79762dfe6ad633.jpg

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Forum: Member Journals Sat, Nov-03-2018, 04:53:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Will be a silver color


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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-30-2018, 03:48:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Some of this is catching up on a few years’ work! But yes recently it seems the project is escalating quickly.


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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-30-2018, 03:47:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Maybe a bad angle with the photos...it’s bolted to the studs just like the mason bar was.


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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-30-2018, 04:51:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

A neat solution for the rear reinforcement.

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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-30-2018, 04:49:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-30-2018, 04:47:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Big project going on!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181030/1cf493836aa71b7fcd99fec1de6a4fa0.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181030/54e638714f1544787135b95770cbfc16.jpg


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-30-2018, 02:15:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: (2) Volk TE37 Mercury Silver 18x9.5 ET22

Bump! Updated price, let’s get these volks gone!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-25-2018, 07:42:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Brembo, Schroth, Mishimoto

Bump! Big price drop on some of the items!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-16-2018, 04:01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: (2) Volk TE37 Mercury Silver 18x9.5 ET22

Bump!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 03:26:28 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,093
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I don’t, I love manuals but I also love the flappy paddle gearbox in the GT car I drive. There’s a place for it all - and the fact is a lot of modern cars (especially race cars) slow down too quickly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 03:24:09 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,093
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The driving experience is still fantastic. I see your point though - a drivers car is designed for the experience. A race car is designed to go as fast as possible, but that is what makes the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:44:57 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 14,093
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

NASCAR car or an indy car are the definition of true drivers cars. They're both absolute animals that require the highest level of skill.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-09-2018, 04:41:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Brembo, Schroth, Mishimoto

Bump!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-09-2018, 03:43:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: OEM Euro SlickTop Non-Sunroof Headliner - Black - No Sunroof Hole

Wish this was around a month ago!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Oct-08-2018, 03:36:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: (2) Volk TE37 Mercury Silver 18x9.5 ET22

Bump!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Oct-03-2018, 02:00:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: (2) Volk TE37 Mercury Silver 18x9.5 ET22

Price updated


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Oct-03-2018, 06:10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: (2) Volk TE37 Mercury Silver 18x9.5 ET22

A valid question. Sent you a PM.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-02-2018, 09:55:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Apex_3472
(2) Volk TE37 Mercury Silver 18x9.5 ET22

No curb rash/bends or any other major damage. Finish in good condition except for a few knicks (pictured). Located near Charlotte, NC

Asking $SOLD + shipping and PP fees for the pair

Wheel 1...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Oct-01-2018, 10:46:31 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 547,092
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: dA Volk Clubu

Looking for 18x9.5 +28 in mercury silver. I have 2 18x9.5 +22 in mercury silver to trade.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Oct-01-2018, 10:26:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By Apex_3472
WTB. Pair or set of Volk TE37 18x9.5 ET28

All set, thanks!

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Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-01-2018, 02:12:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Yep, north of Charlotte.


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Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-30-2018, 11:08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

The “vince” style gussets welded in to the front subframe mounts
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Mason bar installed (all this subframe work done by...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-30-2018, 11:06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Lightweight odyssey battery installed
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180930/a6d87e3626c9d88554e19cc11f333019.jpeg
With how often I have to charge that battery I really love this quick connect...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-30-2018, 11:03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180930/992493220693aae78701f4f22a852d50.jpg
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Reddish plates...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-30-2018, 08:31:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Ha! Yep, sounds about right. You’ll see in the next few posts that’s about where the car is now.


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Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-30-2018, 08:11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Next up some new brakes...car slowly began shifting to track-day oriented.
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New rotors and hardware. ...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-30-2018, 07:55:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Skittles??
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Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-30-2018, 07:52:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: “Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Corner balancing! Honestly didn’t change much feel wise. At the time I wasn’t tracking the car so it was more for fun. Don’t have a picture of the numbers but the car itself was at ~3550!! Chunky car...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-30-2018, 07:48:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By Apex_3472
“Just a couple things” 2001 LSB

Title is inspired by something I said to a friend when I first purchased the car. Of course at that point I thought that just a set of wheels, some decent coilovers, and an exhaust would make me...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-30-2018, 05:36:20 PM
Replies: 4,977
Views: 439,734
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Re: Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

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Big project going on...


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Forum: Member Journals Sat, Sep-29-2018, 08:48:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,124
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: LSB E46 M3 GTS (if BMW ever made one)

If I had a black interior it would be a no-brainer. Worried the silver will clash on grey.


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Forum: Member Journals Sat, Sep-29-2018, 06:59:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,124
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: LSB E46 M3 GTS (if BMW ever made one)

Really love that cage color. I’m having a cage done for my LSB in the next few weeks and have been battling with what color to paint it. This is a strong case for a metallic silver.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Sep-27-2018, 11:56:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: SA2015 full face helmets

I think in cases like this it does. I have seen some very shotty helmets be rated SA and I wouldn’t wear them. In a serious accident, it’s so important how your head is slowed down in your helmet....
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Sep-27-2018, 10:14:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: SA2015 full face helmets

Why mess around with cheap stuff when it’s protecting your noggin? I run Stilo here. Love the earmuffs that are optional inside the helmet. Gives space for my ears that otherwise get pinched by some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-27-2018, 05:51:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,483
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Effects of uninstalling your cabin air filter, my experiences and yours?

Maybe I am in the minority here but is shedding 4 pounds really worth $200+ and the risk of having something not fit like factory? Maybe if you're trying to get to like 2500lbs or something and...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-27-2018, 04:06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Volk TE37 rigid tune

Volks go quick around here!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-26-2018, 10:56:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Brembo, Schroth, Mishimoto

Electric fan sold, other prices adjusted.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Sep-26-2018, 09:59:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,474
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: All Purpose Tire Options

Worth a shot, the reviews seem decent online.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Sep-26-2018, 08:07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,474
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: All Purpose Tire Options

I’ve been thinking along these same lines. Ended up going the “cheap” route and ordering the 595 rs-rr. At $500 shipped a set if they wear out fast on track or suck on the road I can deal with it.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-24-2018, 11:22:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Brembo, Schroth, Mishimoto

Couldn’t find any expiration’s on it. They are in good shape and rarely used. Purchased in summer 2017.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Sep-23-2018, 02:31:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,994
Posted By Apex_3472
AP Racing BBK from VAC

He believes that the Pfc z45 kit has an aluminum piston with a steel cap. It’s worth a phone call to make sure but I trust his analysis if it’s true.

And yes the worry is different expansion...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Sep-23-2018, 06:14:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,994
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: AP Racing BBK from VAC

It has been brought to my attention the problem with having an aluminum caliper body with a whole stainless steel piston. Most high end calipers have an aluminum or titanium piston with a steel cap....
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-23-2018, 03:44:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Brembo, Schroth, Mishimoto

No deaths need to be faked for this brake kit [emoji23]


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-22-2018, 08:51:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Brembo, Schroth, Mishimoto

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180922/d85c258b55d93729ce9590f7ce75189d.jpg Front

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180922/eb45ac6ffbe960b399e6803ce5f265e3.jpg Rear


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-22-2018, 08:50:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By Apex_3472
Brembo, Schroth, Mishimoto

Feeler on this Brembo kit - its the 6-piston 355x32 front kit and the 4-piston 345x28 rear. The calipers are yellow and are in great shape with the normal marks and paint scratches that will...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Sep-22-2018, 06:04:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,994
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: AP Racing BBK from VAC

Yea this is really interesting.

For the rear kit what would you use rotor wise? Stoptech option: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-stoptech-parts/cross-drilled-slotted-brake-rotors-rear/34212229379cds/...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Sep-22-2018, 05:28:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,226
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: BBK Worth it?

Watch this video of mine from VIR (fast forward to 2:25ish for just clear hot laps): https://youtu.be/4rthSNNfkho?t=2m22s

Turn 1 is pretty much all about how deep can you go on the brakes and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 06:50:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-21-2018, 06:44:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Roll bar Welding Question

Alright you guys have convinced me...now who needs a mason bar? :lolhit:

Will end up doing the custom rear tie-in, I'm still undecided on whether or not I really NEED to tie in the front subframe...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-21-2018, 02:43:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mishimoto Electric Fan w/ controller

Bump!


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Sep-21-2018, 06:20:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Apex_3472
Roll bar Welding Question

Hi all, hoping someone can check my sanity here.

Will be getting a half-cage welded into my car here in the next few weeks. I have been driven crazy trying to figure out what to do with the rear...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-20-2018, 04:03:36 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 16,179
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: RTAB Monoball Thread

I really like my syncro design works piece. Really good quality.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 03:47:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

I got them as takeoffs with about 50 minutes on them. Since then I’ve done 2 tracks days so about 8 HC. Only at the end did I start to feel them get greasy. I plan on running them another 2.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 03:44:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

Nice driving! Always exciting to break into the next second bracket. Seeing the lap time cracked me up because the last time I was there in anything besides a pro car was this vintage corvette. Same...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 03:19:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

That's my thought - I wish I had a track day soon to give it a shot. It absolutely will be what I do next track day. "Ice mode" scared the sh** out of me and I'd rather lock all 4 wheels in a smoky...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 03:17:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

Yes, the transfer feeling would be a shock thing. Its hard to say without driving the car but if you feel the weight of the car being transferred rapidly, or the nose dives quickly and there is no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 03:11:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

Once again the biggest point of emphasis is that this hard pedal sensation is the ABS working incorrectly and is absolutely an unsafe thing to have happen. Essentially the braking system is working...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 02:12:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

Yes - Brembo 355 front 345 rear
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 01:54:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

That was my general thought, that no locking would actually occur without ABS. However the car thinks locking would occur because, lets be honest, the abs is designed for semi-spirited driving at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 01:52:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

In my opinion it doesn't matter what pads/fluid you're on, once you step up to slicks the stock calipers/rotors no longer cut it. So much extra heat is being built because of the extra braking power...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 09:52:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

I think it’s more a matter of the system being confused. I’m on Pirelli DH slicks and the braking zone I saw it happen first was turn 1 Road Atlanta which is a 7-8 pedal pressure so lockup is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 08:48:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Mk20 “ice mode” on track

You're not missing anything. Threshold braking is when it happens - I'm not going to stray away from the proper braking technique to drive around a problem with the car.

Next time on track I'll...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 04:56:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Apex_3472
Mk20 “ice mode” on track

I didn’t feel it all the time but I was definitely getting some of this effect last time out at Road Atlanta. Very typical symptoms - hard pedal and almost no braking performance, then the pedal...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-16-2018, 05:12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By Apex_3472
Mishimoto Electric Fan w/ controller

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180916/a21c969a1eca77cdd8ecff556bde8041.jpg

$325 shipped OBO


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 02:02:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Hurricane Florence Ready

Purely a lack of trust with those stands. If the water goes higher than what it’s at now, the car will have way more issues with what surrounds it.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:47:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By Apex_3472
Hurricane Florence Ready

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/d9922b5c55e48691057f715a21532968.jpg

Not quite as intense as that E36 M3 Jalopnik featured but it’s something! 15 inches of rain forecasted where I am so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 02:38:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Fabspeed Catted Section 1 - DRONE??

I have drone with my SGT 200 cell-cats. Enough so I've considered welding in some extra resonators right behind the cats in the section 1.

The rest of the setup is Fabspeed headers, SGT resonated...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-30-2018, 09:09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: 996 Brembo Front Calipers, Road Rally brackets, & rebuild kits

So its ready to use the CSL/ZCP size rotors?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-16-2018, 04:22:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Shops in Charlotte, NC (RACP Reinforcement)

Can’t say enough about Matt at EuroMpire. Super meticulous with his work and went above and beyond with the project. Also stitch welded the RTAB pocket for more peace of mind.
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Aug-16-2018, 04:10:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: ► JRZ RS Coilover Package Group Buy - Hosted by APEX

About the conversation on motion ratios - it is a question of forces versus displacement. And frankly I believe it matters more to have the damper in the optimized location. Having a low motion...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Aug-07-2018, 02:00:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,754
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-21-2018, 12:06:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Parts to correct the loss of droop travel when using Ohlins R&Ts with camber plat

Ian, curious why you go with these Ohlins over other proven options that don't have as many hurdles to make work properly. Are they exceptionally good despite the limitations and other factors?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jun-20-2018, 11:55:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,264
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Round 2: SDW RTAB Group Buy Closes 8/19

Can attest to the super high quality of these RTAB. Have a track day on them as well as some around town driving. Precise and responsive on track and no added NVH. Don't hesitate to jump on these.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jun-17-2018, 01:50:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Another Safety Thread

Any chance on putting tires back there? And do you run a rear seat delete panel with it?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jun-17-2018, 12:07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Apex_3472
Another Safety Thread

I wanted to gather some opinions from people who have been in this situation. Currently running stock seats with the schroth quickfits, car has a sunroof so with my helmet on I'm constantly dragging...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 06:22:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,649
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: E46 RTAB pocket FAILURE, RACP (subframe) related

I had my rear carrier panel reinforced recently and decided to address the RTAB pocket as well. Decided to have it stitch welded along the sides and went with the syncro design works spherical...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-07-2018, 07:02:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,137
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Thundermoose Track Car Journal

:lolhit: I saw it pop off, figured it would find a happy home on the floor board for a couple laps while I found some more time.



:laughhard:



Appreciate that! Glad you enjoyed.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-07-2018, 06:55:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,137
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Thundermoose Track Car Journal

Just tell me time and place!! Laguna is a great track, have a world challenge win there back in 2016. Pure coincidence my car is LSB haha
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jun-06-2018, 08:20:58 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 97,742
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Track Day / HPDE / AutoX video thread!

Thanks to Thundermoose (a.k.a Denis) I had the chance to do some data laps for him at VIR in his really nicely prepared TT3 E46 M3. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/aqPxmQ4lgpE
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jun-06-2018, 04:05:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,137
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Thundermoose Track Car Journal

What a pleasure it was to drive your car! I had only ever tracked my 'relatively' stock M3 - and it was like a completely different animal. I was on Pirelli slicks with my car - it has about 300whp...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-21-2018, 06:28:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-21-2018, 04:49:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: iOS App for e46 M3 Owners

Just a thought, can you make the app interactive so the user can enter service information in to the service interval section. Like oil changed @80k miles fuel filter changed @67k miles. So its one...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-21-2018, 04:01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,397
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Do bolt ons yield much??

I never am tempted to go F/I because this isn't a great car to chase big power, however its a great car to chase a wonderful 8200 rpm scream and still be putting down respectable #'s.

It's not in...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-18-2018, 02:55:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,637
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Complete Cinnamon Interior

Sorry all, been sold!
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-15-2018, 09:56:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,735
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: TTFS Tuned Track Cars

What is it about TTFS tunes that worries people?

I had my car on a dynojet and it put down good numbers for the mods I have and seemed on the safe side as it went rich past 7500. TTFS tune.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-08-2018, 03:48:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Apex_3472
Slick tire sizing

So I keep going back and forth on slicks versus r-comp tires. I have some access in the world challenge paddock and I think I could find some good takeoffs. Challenge is I'm not sure what slick size...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, May-02-2018, 12:16:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,525
Posted By Apex_3472
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-01-2018, 08:42:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Apex_3472
Off topic - Merc GT3 onboard at VIR

I cheat on my M3 and drive professionally for Lone Star Racing in the AMG GT3 in Pirelli World Challenge. Maybe some of you were at the race last weekend - me and my teammate Mike Skeen had a...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-26-2018, 01:57:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,525
Posted By Apex_3472
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-23-2018, 11:13:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,525
Posted By Apex_3472
FA 500 Broadway Static Coilovers

Asking SOLD shipped SOLD picked up. Located near Charlotte, NC

Rebuilt at the end of 2016 (when I purchased them) and have added 5k miles since. I have really liked this setup, just ended up...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Apr-17-2018, 05:05:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,493
Posted By Apex_3472
Right seat instructing - would you do it?

Hi all - I'm sure some here have battled this question before. It is tempting because it can either pay for track time or obviously if you're hired by a particular guy, actually make you some money,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-16-2018, 02:55:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By Apex_3472
Power seat issue

Just searching for some first hand experience. It's actually on a friend's e46 - the power seat functions all work fine with the exception of the lowering option. Which has led the seat to be very...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 05:48:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,015
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Subframe surprise

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong - but I do believe that is a different panel than the carrier panel. Also its hard to see with those pictures, is it a true crack in the metal or just seam sealer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 04:18:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Shops in Charlotte, NC (RACP Reinforcement)

Occasionally I'll go up to car shows there, otherwise not much. I was thinking we should start a WhatsApp for Charlotte or NC area M3 owners.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-11-2018, 05:49:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
Posted By Apex_3472
Re: Shops in Charlotte, NC (RACP Reinforcement)

For those in the area - I'll be going to the Cars and Coffee at Waterbean Coffee in Cornelius, NC this saturday. Not a huge show by any means but usually some really neat cars.

Also - I booked my...
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