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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jan-16-2020, 09:56:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,598
Posted By joenationwide
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap Times V.5!!!

1997 E36M3 - NASA GTS2 Racecar

217whp and 3050lbs

VIR - 2:05.5
Summit Point - 1:19.8
Mid Ohio - 1:35.3
Watkins Glen - 2:07.0
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-18-2018, 08:12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By joenationwide
Re: RTD Tall Race Shifter - V0 Alumimum

Fair enough.
If you want one now, guaranteed, mine is available. :) But I understand if someone wants to wait and hopefully save some money.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-18-2018, 08:07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Samsonas Tall Race Shifter

Asking $500 for the RTD.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-18-2018, 01:28:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Samsonas Tall Race Shifter

Yes, it is the GT Peace sponsored E36M3 racecar, I run NASA GTS2.

I am also including a shift boot which doesn't come with the kit.
And the hardware, which you have to source yourself otherwise. ...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-18-2018, 01:21:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Samsonas Tall Race Shifter

Yes, it does have screws but these define R and 5th.
I don't think you'd want to define 1st & 3rd.

You can also move the center location, so that it centers in Neutral between 3rd & 4th.

FYI...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Oct-17-2018, 07:02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By joenationwide
Samsonas Tall Race Shifter

SOLD! Thanks for the interest!


Selling a Samsonas Tall Race shifter for any BMW 5-speed or 6-speed.
I had this on my E36 M3 race car and it is amazing.
I didn't believe the hype until I...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Oct-17-2018, 07:01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By joenationwide
RTD Tall Race Shifter - V0 Alumimum

For Sale: RTD Tall Race Shifter - V0 Aluminum
Condition: Brand New In Box
Price: SOLD
Location: Leesburg, VA
Email: joenationwide@yahoo.com


Selling a brand new RTD Tall Race Shifter - V0...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-13-2018, 08:13:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,916
Posted By joenationwide
Re: 1998 Technoviolet M3 Sedan

At some point in the future this will be the right asking price.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-03-2017, 05:56:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,154
Posted By joenationwide
Re: 1995 Daytonaviolet M3 With S54 Swap!

oh man, i'm drooling. the want is so strong. if i had another garage space! GLWS!
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Nov-02-2017, 10:06:10 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,176
Posted By joenationwide
Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.3

Car: 1995 E36 M3
Brakes: OEM w/DTC60s
Suspension: Ohlins 500f/800r
Tire: 285/35/18 BFG R1S
Other Mods: splitter and wing
Power/Weight: 209whp/3050lbs
Class: NASA GTS2

Track: Dominion...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jun-23-2017, 06:03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By joenationwide
Re: WTB: Apex ARC-8 18x9.5 (sq)

I was too. Broke down this week and bought a new set. *sigh* I've bought 4 sets of these things so far.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-28-2016, 09:27:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By joenationwide
Re: E36 M3 Bilstein Sports w/H&R Sport Springs- Cheap

These are sold
I apologize I didn't update the thread sooner.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-23-2016, 06:07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,682
Posted By joenationwide
Re: 1999 BMW M3 ---- (e36/Coupe/5-Spd/Techno/Dove/96k/OEM)

Great car and great price!

I think you'll enjoy a C5Z06.
Its nothing like the E36M3, but it is definitely a rocketship. Its like a sportbike with doors. Seriously fast as hell and handles...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-23-2016, 01:39:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By joenationwide
E36 M3 Bilstein Sports w/H&R Sport Springs- Cheap

What: E36 M3 Bilstein Sports w/H&R Sport Springs & 96+ front strut upper mounts
Application: E36 M3 (all E36 chassis)
Price: $SOLD$
Shipping: Add $40 + PP fees
Location: Leesburg, VA
Contact:...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-23-2016, 01:30:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Ultra Rare JT Designs E36 M3 Strut Tower Braces (Front and Rear)

Front bar has been sold.
Rear bar still available.

Thanks for looking. :hattip:
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Mar-22-2016, 06:24:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By joenationwide
Ultra Rare JT Designs E36 M3 Strut Tower Braces (Front and Rear)

What: JTD (JT Designs) Rear Strut Brace (Bar)
Application: E36 M3 (all E36 chassis)
Price: SOLD
Shipping:
Location: Leesburg, VA
Contact: Scott at joenationwide@yahoo.com

E36 JTD (JT...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-23-2015, 02:38:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By joenationwide
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Dec-11-2015, 07:10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By joenationwide
Re: FS VA/MD/DC: 1998 Estoril M3/4/5 - Beautifully Restored and Tastefully Upgraded

Yeah we were there at Watkins Glen for that event.

Watkins Glen Del Val BMWCCA HPDE 9July2015 E36 M3 - YouTube
...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-07-2015, 06:45:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By joenationwide
Re: FS VA/MD/DC: 1998 Estoril M3/4/5 - Beautifully Restored and Tastefully Upgraded

Thank you very much!

Thanks, I was hoping others would enjoy seeing her journey back to glory!
Yeah, let me know if you're interested. :)
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Dec-04-2015, 01:53:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By joenationwide
FS VA/MD/DC: 1998 Estoril M3/4/5 - Beautifully Restored and Tastefully Upgraded

CAR HAS BEEN SOLD, GOING TO A GREAT NEW HOME. THANKS FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS EVERYONE!


What: 1998 BMW M3 Saloon 5 speed
Mileage: 187,000 miles
Where: Leesburg, VA (NoVA)
Price: SOLD...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-19-2015, 01:49:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Non droning/loud muffler?

I always convert my exhaust from the header back to a single exhaust, either 2.5" or 3". I prefer the 2.5" unless making over 240whp. You save over 50lbs with a single exhaust.

Anyway, I've...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-17-2015, 09:31:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,886
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Wanted E36 M3

Oh, oh, oh my god. DO WANT!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-04-2015, 09:52:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,886
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Wanted E36 M3

In a couple years when we can legally import them, I'm going for an E36 Touring.

And then do an M3 swap into it. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-27-2015, 07:56:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Track-Ready BMW E36 M3 - (Upper Big Tujunga) One Take

Matt Farah; "I've never even considered the E36 M3 before. This is a lot of fun for a track beater."

Where the f have you been dude?
I know he's been to a track day.
The most popular car at a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-21-2015, 09:05:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,875
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Any tips/tricks for long-distance vader comfort?

I have some Sparco Tornio II seats that I've had in my red M3, blue M3, and now black M3. I refuse to drive sitting on the OEM seats, they are decent stock seats, but totally ruin the feel of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-21-2015, 09:02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,673
Posted By joenationwide
Re: How do you get into your M3?

I put one hand on the seat, and the other hand holding a 16mm wrench I remove all four bolts, remove the Vader, put it up for sale, and install a seat that will actually hold me when taking turns in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-12-2015, 06:10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,601
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Aux fan failure conformation.

Thats a really good point, but yeah I just replaced the low speed relay with the correct one from BMW. So I have confirmed the relay is correct.

Looking at the wiring diagram it looks like the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-12-2015, 06:08:04 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 21,847
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Perfect Stance - M3 Love

Who makes the bag setup?
How do you like it on track?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-10-2015, 09:35:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,601
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Aux fan failure conformation.

Ok, maybe someone can help with my issue on my 99 M3.

My aux fan only works in the high speed setting, but not the low speed setting.
When the AC comes on, only the SPAL fan comes on but not the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-31-2015, 06:25:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By joenationwide
Re: My E36 M3 (1997)

Sorry to hear that man.

Can't say I'm surprised on the issues you are facing.
They say a $4k M3 is really a $10k M3 after all the required maintenance is done.

But that $10k figure is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-29-2015, 04:25:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,113
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Bilstein pss9 worth the cash?

My $0.02 is that Bilstein PSS9 (with linear springs) are the best track suspension for the money, and they last longer than any other dampers.

You are totally right about the adjusters. I dynoed...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-29-2015, 09:46:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,113
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Bilstein pss9 worth the cash?

For track/street use, I don't think anything compares to Bilstein PSS9s for the price.
The valving is perfect for the track, and they can handle at least 700# springs no problem.
I've done over...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-11-2015, 10:05:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,955
Posted By joenationwide
Re: z3 m steering rack

I just remember tolerating my 95 rack when I first started autoxing, but then when I got the Z3 rack it was a revelation.

Then I tried to autox someone's 98 M3 and I was so frustrated trying to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-11-2015, 07:14:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,955
Posted By joenationwide
Re: z3 m steering rack

Huh, I measured 145mm travel on my Z3 rack. I guess its probably somewhere in between 145mm and 136mm . :beer:
I think we can all agree the 95 M3 rack is better and has more travel than the 96+...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-09-2015, 05:20:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,955
Posted By joenationwide
Re: z3 m steering rack

Turning circle is more than a function of the steering rack, its also the car's wheelbase and suspension geometry.

The turning circle of a Z3, and that of an M3 with Z3 rack will not be the same....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-08-2015, 08:59:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,955
Posted By joenationwide
Re: z3 m steering rack

This doesn't make sense to me.

The 96-99 rack has 2.9 turns, and moves a total of 118mm.
The Z3 rack has 2.9 turns, and moves a total of 145mm.

There is 23% more movement (linear displacement)...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-08-2015, 08:33:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,510
Posted By joenationwide
Re: What happened?

I bought an estoril e36 m3/4/5 last Septemer and spent all winter rebuilding it. Took it to a few track days, had some mishaps, survived it.
I made a thread on the other bimmer website, it's kind...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jun-03-2015, 08:21:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By joenationwide
Re: FS/FT: CCW Classics 17x9.5 Full Polished Race Edition w/ RS3s

I have a set of 5 Volk LE-37s in 18x8.5 with tires.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-26-2015, 09:45:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Power steering rack leak

Interesting.
I just had a friend tell me he bought a Z3 rack from Turner and it leaked as well. I like Turner, but I'd probably buy a rack from Rack Doctor or elsewhere.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-26-2015, 09:43:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By joenationwide
Re: M3 with LOTS of upgrades. Not sure if good idea.

Without having ridden in the car, I would say it is leaning more towards a track car vs. daily driver because of the poly bushings. Sounds like you could live with it, but if a DD is your goal with...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, May-22-2015, 09:21:27 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 154,184
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

For those signed up for Palmer Motorsports Park in Massachusetts, it is a fun track! The elevation changes make it feel like a rollercoaster.

I just did an event there last weekend with Del Val...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-21-2015, 09:33:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By joenationwide
Re: M3 with LOTS of upgrades. Not sure if good idea.

I disagree with the criticisms of this car's mod list.
The mods/maintenance are very sound, save for maybe going overboard on poly bushings, but that is a matter of taste and sensitivity to NVH....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-10-2015, 07:55:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,182
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Is the E36 M3 the best M3 made? E46ers Welcome

I've tracked a Spec E30, street, track, and race car E36 M3, and a track setup E46 M3.

The E36 M3 always seems to feel the best. Power is balanced well to the chassis, you get great feedback from...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-09-2015, 08:12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,950
Posted By joenationwide
Re: 4 bolt to 6 bolt diff flange replacement

Just contact Jonathan at BimmerDiffs. He is easily within driving distance of you, and he can take care of whatever you need.
If you can't get a hold of him send me a PM and I'll contact him for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-09-2015, 08:03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Want to rent: 46mm hub socket

A 1-13/16" socket also works, and is easier to find when shopping because 'Merica.

It works out to 46.038mm. But if you can wait 2 days, just Prime a 46mm socket.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-31-2015, 07:18:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,858
Posted By joenationwide
Re: What are must haves for the E36 M3?

For me, I couldn't live without the Z3 steering rack.
When I bought my 2nd E36M3 and had to drive it with the stock rack, I couldn't stand it for more than 200 miles before I had to swap it out.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-02-2015, 09:50:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,662
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Torque Pro app

Is the an equivalent app and bluetooth OBDII scan tool that works with iOS products like (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-24-2015, 10:08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Which camber plates to use with ST/KW

I have the Vorshlag CC plates on my race car, but it was a street car for 8 years with them too.

I am getting the Vorshlag CC plates for my current street M3 as well. I've never noticed increased...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-24-2015, 10:06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Excessive differential fluid viscosity at cold-start?

That is the cleanest undercarriage I have ever seen! You could eat off it.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 09:07:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,235
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Find of the day

M3 with custom paint job inspired by someone's 5 year old kid.

http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/4872315640.html
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-05-2015, 06:08:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,429
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Rant: Buying a e36 in todays market

As the number of well maintained cars dwindles, I think the prices will slowly go up. Never underestimate the value of a well maintained E36M3, they can easily be worth double that of one that was...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-05-2015, 05:41:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Wanted: clutch alignment tool, shift detent drifts

Jonathan at bimmerdiffs.com rents out the drifts for $10 and even sells the complete shift pin kit. I got everything from him and it all went smoothly and was well worth it. He may even have a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-16-2014, 06:55:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,899
Posted By joenationwide
Re: E36 Transmission Detent Tools

I got both the tools and the complete shift pin replacement kit from bimmerdiffs.com. Would highly recommend.

My trans is now night and day different. Well worth the repair!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-02-2014, 03:10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By joenationwide
Re: M3 Front Bumper Fitment Clarification

I would get the ECS replica bumper, it comes with all trim pieces, grill, and lower lip. It is the same material as OEM (PP) and looks like it is from the same mold. The only thing I noticed was...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-02-2014, 02:59:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Shift selector shaft play

There is a spongey rubber disc that sits between that shift shaft and the cup that fits over it (Part #13 in link). It wears out and makes your shifter feel loose. I just replaced mine and it was a...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-27-2014, 03:51:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,646
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Ohlins Raceline 2-way Coilover Suspension- E36 M3/Z3M

They are expensive, but this suspension is the best kit available for the E36. Ohlins is the pinnacle of suspension technology. And suspension is the most important component on any car, for a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-03-2014, 09:59:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Break in period clutch

It takes about 500 miles of city driving to break in a clutch.
Go easy on the throttle, don't put a lot of load on the clutch (as in launches, power shifts, etc).
Simply do as many gear changes as...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-02-2014, 03:17:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,883
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Are my Powerflex RTAB's shot?

Here's my real world experience.

M3 #1: I installed Powerflex poly RTABs in my 1995 M3 back in 2005. After 9 years and 45k miles (mostly autox and track miles) they are still in excellent...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-09-2012, 10:01:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 72,199
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Cost of a engine rebuild

Holy Crap! I just bought a Z06 and two Miatas for that!!

My engine rebuild cost me about $2500.

I pulled the motor, pulled the heads, cams, everything off the outside of the block, and sent...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Jan-09-2012, 09:54:27 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 2,121,884
Posted By joenationwide
Re: The OFFICIAL Aggressive Wheel Thread - Post your setups

I ran the Apex ARC8 18x9.5s with 265/35/18 Hankook RS3s which run wide.
I didn't really feel like they had issues tramlining. Felt great on the street.

Check your alignment, maybe run 0.10...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-09-2012, 09:47:37 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,794
Posted By joenationwide
Re: What would you trade your M3 for?

I just sold my E46M3 and bought a C5Z06.
The Corvette obviously has a less refined image than the M3, and is not as practical.

But man when you hit the gas that shyt is straight BEAST!
And the...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-06-2012, 06:32:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,263
Posted By joenationwide
Re: EVO 8 avoiding crazy snowy pileup.

Guys. Guys. Guys.
C'mon and love one another. :thumbsup2:
Big hug.

I say next time it snows we all go out to a safe parking lot and go practice car control in the snow, just so we don't...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-05-2012, 03:29:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,263
Posted By joenationwide
Re: EVO 8 avoiding crazy snowy pileup.

TIL everyone ITT is Michael Schumacher.

As a track driving instructor, I think he reacted appropriately.

When he saw the pile up and the Flex right next to him, he had to make a split...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jan-05-2012, 02:53:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Got invited to a **** car club, need advice for lolz

Are your co-workers day laborers? Is your "office" Home Depot?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-05-2012, 02:47:53 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,794
Posted By joenationwide
Re: What would you trade your M3 for?

How is that possible? If that is true I'll buy some used M3s and take them to your country and sell them. Where do you live, Norway?
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jan-04-2012, 03:46:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,944
Posted By joenationwide
Re: going boarding out west for the first time....suggestions?

I haven't been following the snow reports, so check to make sure wherever you go has a good base, and preferably new snow.
Most big storms happen in February, so wait until then if you can.

I'm...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-04-2012, 03:33:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,794
Posted By joenationwide
Re: What would you trade your M3 for?

I just sold my E46M3 to a friend and bought a C5Z06.

The E46M3 is a more attractive and more refined DD, although my Z06 feels softer because it has stock suspension.

I already have an E36M3...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Dec-19-2011, 07:26:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Bimmerworld 12 Days of Christmas

todays deal: $80 for a set of 20 wheel studs and lug nuts. They are the regular studs ($5ea) not the race studs ($7ea) and come with the silver lugs.

Just bought a set today. :thumbsup2:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-15-2011, 04:09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,443
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Head Gasket Replacement Help and Info Please

+1. I used the OEM head bolts and I only drive my M3 to, at, and from the track. The machine shop will tell you what you need to refresh the head, may even need some new valves as well.




+1...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Dec-11-2011, 12:15:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,928
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Lap Times

My best times in NASA Time Trial Class C trim (3280lbs, 230rwhp).
1995 E36M3. (not the E46)

All times are on 245/40/17 Hoosier R6's.


VIR
2:11.0 - 10/2011 - Current TTC Track Record

NJMP...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-11-2011, 12:02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Ideal alignment settings for square 265 on OEM susp

This is the best suggestion for performance and tire life.



0 toe when rolling down the road is optimal for tire wear, since 0 toe means the tire is rolling straight down the road and not being...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, Nov-17-2011, 10:08:50 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 142,507
Posted By joenationwide
Re: The OFFICIAL Track ///M3 Thread - Post your setups

Oh its on son! We battlin' now! Come at me bro!
Yeah the BW wing has a nicer finish and better quality. Especially compared to older Brooks wings. I'll agree with that.

I just meant...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-17-2011, 10:00:18 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,051
Posted By joenationwide
Re: LS7 Swap?

I dont really see that happening.
LS swaps don't seem to come cheap, especially in good chassis like F3DS and E46. Done right, it is the ultimate swap.

BMW V10 swaps are a neat idea, but not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-15-2011, 07:46:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 25,051
Posted By joenationwide
Re: LS7 Swap?

Would love to see you do an LSX conversion in an E46 M3.
The S54 is a great motor, but the LSX motor is light years more fun.
Thats why I'm looking at selling my E46M3 and just getting a C5Z06. ...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Nov-07-2011, 06:33:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Nasa @ njmsp

Here's my video from the TT session.
1:32.3 TTC Lap Record.


NJMP NASA NE 2011 Thunderbolt TTC 007 Lap Record.mp4 - YouTube
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Nov-07-2011, 04:57:05 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 2,121,884
Posted By joenationwide
Re: The OFFICIAL Aggressive Wheel Thread - Post your setups

Yeah, I agree. Slammed cars look cool. And I know no one goes racing with them. Just pointing out that there is some sacrifice to performance and ride quality when you go low. I think most people...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Nov-04-2011, 02:28:05 PM
Replies: 4,467
Views: 2,121,884
Posted By joenationwide
Re: The OFFICIAL Aggressive Wheel Thread - Post your setups

Lets be clear...
Slamming a car is guaranteed to decrease the performance potential of a car.

I'm not arguing against Stance.
I'm just saying that slamming a car makes it handle worse.

...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Nov-04-2011, 02:20:25 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 142,507
Posted By joenationwide
Re: The OFFICIAL Track ///M3 Thread - Post your setups

Why is Brooks meh?
I thought it was developed specifically for the E36,
where the BW wing was developed for the E46.
Is there any data showing the superiority of the BW wing?
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, Nov-01-2011, 02:16:51 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 142,507
Posted By joenationwide
Re: The OFFICIAL Track ///M3 Thread - Post your setups

This should do it...from Summit Point August 2011 NASA Mid Atlantic Summer Slam.

http://www.catesracing.com/flp/nasa/2011events/2011_08_sp/ab_r/IMG_2282.jpg
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Oct-31-2011, 09:11:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,643
Posted By joenationwide
Re: WhatsBFc going CCWs....

Useless as hell but looks absolutely gorgeous!
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Mon, Oct-31-2011, 09:07:18 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 142,507
Posted By joenationwide
Re: The OFFICIAL Track ///M3 Thread - Post your setups

My trusty E36 M3, NASA TTC Lap Record Holder at VIR and after last weekend, NJMP Thunderbolt!!!
Fully street legal and driven to and from the track, thank you. :D
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-31-2011, 08:53:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Is my car worth fixing?

being an m3 fanatic i would say sell that bish! and get a 5-sp in good condition!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-31-2011, 08:51:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,645
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Semi-Slick tires?

What is a run flat semi slick summer tire?

Is that anything like a winter tire drag radial?
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-31-2011, 08:46:23 PM
Replies: 8,319
Views: 736,260
Posted By joenationwide
Re: What was the last movie you watched and would you recommend it?

I tried to watch MacGruber the other night with my girlfriend.

If I had a gun in the house there would have been a double suicide that night.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-31-2011, 04:01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Nasa @ njmsp

It was an adventure!
And I destroyed the TTC lap record, and its only my second time at the track! :shiftdriv
I'm really starting to like NJMP because its safe and makes you want to push really...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-30-2011, 12:59:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,115
Posted By joenationwide
Re: New Wheels Teaser

http://www.jhpusa.com/store/pc/catalog/work/work.meists13pslv_g.jpg
Pretty sure they are the Work Meister S1 3piece.
If so.....awesome!:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-30-2011, 12:56:37 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 235,289
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Post your custom license plates !

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/309839_10150331655837503_723417502_8205729_307611412_n.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-26-2011, 05:42:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,263
Posted By joenationwide
Re: This M3 isn't very fun

I demand to be moved up to the higher run group!

I think you'll find the M3 is very civil on track. Its a lot like the DC chassis, narrow with a long wheelbase. So the rotation is slow, and the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-26-2011, 02:11:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,263
Posted By joenationwide
Re: This M3 isn't very fun

You are not fast until you have driven 200mph on the Autobahn...in a Caterham...in the rain...in the dark.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-24-2011, 10:05:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,418
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Recommend a car that every auto enthusiast should own at least once in their life

Was it Wayne Carini (the guy from Chasing Classic Cars)?
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Oct-24-2011, 09:20:35 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,295
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Michelin's latest tire - Pilot Super Sport

Has anyone compared these PSS tires with the current list of stickiest street tires?

Hankook RS3
Dunlop Star Spec
Yoko Advan AD08
Toyo R1R
Kumho XS
Bridgestone RE11R
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-24-2011, 12:52:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,263
Posted By joenationwide
Re: This M3 isn't very fun

Haha.

Glad my story was well received. I think maybe there are a bunch of people out there who want to experience more with their M3, but don't know how. Or they feel like there's no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-23-2011, 06:38:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,819
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Best car after an E46 M3?

+1 EricSMG
I think most people are really surprised when the drive an M car, they are expecting much more torque. The fact is, these cars only have as much torque as your can wring out of its...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-23-2011, 06:19:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,263
Posted By joenationwide
Re: This M3 isn't very fun

I get so frustrated driving my M3 around town and I can never open it up. Its unfair, to have this much car but yet I can never drive it to its limits.

Its almost like they need to invent some...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-20-2011, 05:15:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By joenationwide
Re: 10 mm spacer options?

Only thing you really need to watch for is the chamfer on the hub centric ring on the spacer. If there is a chamfer (not 90 degrees), make sure your wheel hub also has a chamfer, otherwise the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-19-2011, 04:49:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,819
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Best car after an E46 M3?

Well I am keeping my E36M3 and will probably convert it from a TTC street legal track car into a NASA GTS2/PTC W2W race car. I will always need at least ONE M3.

But yeah driving the Z06 at its...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-18-2011, 03:30:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,514
Posted By joenationwide
Re: New 2012 3 series

F#%k pedestrian impact laws!!! They make all new cars look like sh!t.

F#%k pedestrians!!!! :raspberry:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-18-2011, 03:27:45 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,819
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Best car after an E46 M3?

I'm going to get flamed like crazy, but......

I'm upgrading from the E46 M3 to......

a C5 Z06! :jawdrop:

Unfortunately I don't have a mullet, and I don't have chest hair, so I might not fit...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Oct-14-2011, 08:14:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Roll bar/seat advice

This is so true, I hate to admit it.

I too was concerned about bringing it back to "street" (not stock), in fact, technically I could put my car back to full street car status because I have no...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-14-2011, 08:04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,783
Posted By joenationwide
Re: Back from Octoberfest

Oh man I would love to go to Barber. That and Road Atlanta in the same trip. Glad to hear you had a great time! Send us a link to the photos when they get posted.
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