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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jul-20-2019, 03:32:32 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,013
Posted By Obioban
Re: Chevy Corvette to become mid engined, lose 2 cylinders

It feels much bigger when you’re driving it, probably because of the forever long hood.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-20-2019, 11:28:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By Obioban
Re: F80 knob works perfect and no idea what this is????

I wonder if there was something wrong with the one I installed. It was distinctly yellow.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-19-2019, 06:36:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By Obioban
Re: F80 knob works perfect and no idea what this is????

Side note: the F80 illumination is a different color than the other e46 interior illumination. Would bother me to no end.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-19-2019, 04:53:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 997
Posted By Obioban
Re: E9X Platform

My coupe was stock(ish) weight when I DDed it, and for the last several years I have DDed a (marginally heavier than) stock weight M3 (wagon).

So, no.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-19-2019, 04:45:30 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,013
Posted By Obioban
Re: Chevy Corvette to become mid engined, lose 2 cylinders

This car is so absurd. Dry sump in the base model-- top of the engine is lower than the top of the tires. 0-60 in <3 seconds, NA engine, rwd, >1 G on all season tires, <$60,000.

There's many cars...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-19-2019, 12:09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 997
Posted By Obioban
Re: E9X Platform

The e9X is more luxurious than the e46. Quieter, softer riding, less funny noises, isolated... and less involving as a result.

Luxury is a desirable trait in a DD. But, as sporty cars age,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-19-2019, 11:39:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,890
Posted By Obioban
Re: New E46M Headunit to Market: Xtron 9" Android 8 Octa, F30 Style

New option Avin just launched (https://avinusa.com/8-8-bmw-3-series-e46-m3-multimedia-navigation-system-model-hhpx58088e46.html):
...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-19-2019, 11:37:07 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,013
Posted By Obioban
Re: Chevy Corvette to become mid engined, lose 2 cylinders

Holy crap this is good looking. If they offer this in manual... I suspect I'll be becoming a vette owner.

https://jalopnik.com/2020-chevrolet-c8-mid-engine-corvette-everything-we-kn-1836485708
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-17-2019, 06:53:44 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 39,417
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-17-2019, 04:47:15 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 39,417
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

Sounds like the audience is people that want a nicely modified e46 M3.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jul-17-2019, 03:22:00 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 714,801
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Been playing with the Qi charger design a bit. The final version will be black-- just using white because I don't like it, so use it for parts that'll end up in the trash :P

Charger I'm using:...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-17-2019, 01:21:06 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 39,417
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official Bring a Trailer (BaT) Listing Thread - E46 M3

That one is probably going to go for a fair bit.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-17-2019, 12:46:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Obioban
ZF on why you should change "lifetime" trans fluid

Lifetime transmission oil - YouTube

Ridiculous video, but kind of amazing that they come right out and say lifetime ATF is BS. "yeah, what our customers are telling you about our transmissions is...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jul-17-2019, 12:44:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 668
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW X7 Pickup Concept... If they build it would you hit it?

https://cdn.bimmerpost.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2097841&stc=1&d=1562962892
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-17-2019, 12:36:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,049
Posted By Obioban
Re: Opinions: Beisan vs. Dr. VANOS

The S54 chain guide is 1% the pita of the S62/M62 chain guides.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-17-2019, 11:15:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,049
Posted By Obioban
Re: Opinions: Beisan vs. Dr. VANOS

That's a MUCH worse job than the s54 vanos refresh. Thos chain guides are a pretty big PITA (did them on my s62)! :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 08:50:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 05:59:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Obioban
Re: Backing plates for CSL/ZCP Rotors?

I'm running the hard motorsport backing plates for 355mm rotors. I got them to work, but they're pretty shitty-- I certainly wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 05:40:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Obioban
Re: Washer pump short life and potential solution

I'm on my original pump :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 05:04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ceramic coating for my Super Sprint V1 headers

Wrap can come unwrapped and gather moisture underneath (which can result in rust). IDK how the effectiveness compares.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 05:03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ceramic coating for my Super Sprint V1 headers

I'm 6 years and many intense (track) heat cycles in, zero flaking.

I believe how much it flakes is fairly dependent on how elastic it is, as exhaust pipes are constantly expanding/contracting.
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jul-16-2019, 01:11:05 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,682
Posted By Obioban
Re: Why did you choose an SUV/SAV over a Sports Wagon?

Yeah, reasons I'd get an SUV/truck:
-ability to tow
-actual 4wd/locking diffs
-low range gearbox
-ground clearance
-ability to mount a snow plow
-ability to carry dirty things with impunity ...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jul-16-2019, 12:59:07 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 714,801
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Drove the car again... and again super enthused about wireless CarPlay.

I think what's great about this is you kind of get the best of both worlds (android/apple). By default the car boots into...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 12:57:42 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 25,898
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

Drove the car again... and again super enthused about wireless carplay.

I think what's great about this is you kind of get the best of both worlds (android/apple). By default the car boots into...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 12:57:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 25,898
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

Embarrassingly, I haven't. My ability to have time to work on cars has gone to near zero with the newborn :banghead:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 11:18:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ceramic coating for my Super Sprint V1 headers

I used swaintech white lightning on my headers, nothing on the section 1. I just wanted the heat out of the engine bay, as that's only beneficial across the board (lower operating temps, more power,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 09:56:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 25,898
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

t3ddftw makes an adapter that that lets you use the stock e46 mic.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 07:14:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,700
Posted By Obioban
Re: Breakthrough discovery about the Spal 30102082 Fan! The Most powerful sealed fan

Ah, got it-- didn't realize you were posting boiling points.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 07:06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Obioban
Re: Intermittent No Start Until Reconnecting Battery - IBUS TCU Delete Related?

What brand starter?

I also have none of the factory stereo electronics/modules/wiring, and never have a no start issue.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 06:27:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Obioban
Re: My 04' M3 Coupe weighs 4440lbs?!

3700 is within the range of verts.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 06:25:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,700
Posted By Obioban
Re: Breakthrough discovery about the Spal 30102082 Fan! The Most powerful sealed fan

^looks like 50:50 is cooling better than 70:30 in your numbers above?

IMO all cooling system components should be considered "no water wetter" :lolhit:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jul-15-2019, 02:30:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Seat Mount Thread

Side note: here's the OE Porsche GT3 fixed back side mounts-- with lap belt mount points above the slider:
...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jul-15-2019, 02:18:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Seat Mount Thread

No, not at all what I'm saying-- I'm saying driving with a trailer is less safe than driving a car that hasn't been ruined for street use by track prep. My point was that caging your car/etc makes...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 01:34:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Obioban
Re: Spring Rates

So, at the wheels, 600/470, eh?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Jul-15-2019, 01:16:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Seat Mount Thread

I don't agree with that first part, and think you're staging the second part as too black and white.

First part: If you go into a wall backwards, you're at the mercy of your seat mounts.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 12:55:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 25,898
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

https://avinusa.com/wireless-apple-carplay-android-auto-usb-adapter.html

Went on a 1.5 hour drive yesterday, zero glitches.

I also noticed that it now automatically launches carplay (and...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Jul-14-2019, 11:26:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,438
Posted By Obioban
Re: Current Gen X3 3.0m sport review

I was fairly shocked that I averaged the same fuel economy in the 4 cylinder x3 as my v8 suburban on my commute :lolhit:
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Jul-14-2019, 02:18:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Seat Mount Thread

The stock seat belts are actually mounted to the slider. If you use the Bk OE slider seat mounts, you just reuse the stock seatbelt mount points, without any modification to them.

If you have are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-13-2019, 09:55:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Obioban
Re: VAC Cylinder Head Flow Numbers

How about a car with cams?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-13-2019, 09:22:57 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 25,898
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

I just got back from a 30 minute test drive of the new Avin wireless car play module, and I couldn't be more enthused. This thing (not so much the unit as the concept-- everything on my phone in a...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Jul-13-2019, 09:21:01 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 714,801
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I just got back from a 30 minute test drive of the new Avin wireless car play module, and I couldn't be more enthused. This thing (not so much the unit as the concept-- everything on my phone in a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-13-2019, 07:37:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Obioban
Re: VAC Cylinder Head Flow Numbers

How much power do you think those tweaks are worth on a FBO S54?
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jul-13-2019, 12:28:19 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,682
Posted By Obioban
Re: Why did you choose an SUV/SAV over a Sports Wagon?

It is higher than a car.

I was surprised by how poor the overall visibility out of it is, but maybe that's because I'm used to older cars.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-12-2019, 06:50:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,438
Posted By Obioban
Re: Current Gen X3 3.0m sport review

Avoiding automatics :clueless:

And when I fail at that, it’s smg, dot, or no trans— all of which have different shifters than this.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-12-2019, 06:29:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,438
Posted By Obioban
Re: Current Gen X3 3.0m sport review

X3 automatic shifter:
Pusher it forwards to drive backwards. Pull it backwards to drive forwards.

:hmm:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-12-2019, 03:52:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,438
Posted By Obioban
Re: Current Gen X3 3.0m sport review

Readread the OP, and agree with all of it... other than not trying the passenger seat, so can't comment on that experience. And, I didn't find the transmission as impressive as he did. Automatic...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-12-2019, 03:33:40 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,682
Posted By Obioban
Re: Why did you choose an SUV/SAV over a Sports Wagon?

Benefits of wagon:
1) car like handling
2) car like COG
3) car like drag
4) faster for a given engine/size class (e.g. X5 vs 5 series)
5) more efficient for a given engine/size class (e.g. X5...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-12-2019, 03:18:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By Obioban
Re: Okay, what's up with these remote keys?

There is a max number of keys you can have associated with the car (10), but I don't know what happens once your reach that limit and try to add another.

There are places that replace e46 key...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-12-2019, 01:56:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By Obioban
Re: Porsche 992 Road Test Thread

How fast do cars have to get before it doesn't matter how comparatively fast they are to each other?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-12-2019, 01:20:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers replicas

The V1s are SS's headers for heavily modified cars-- that's why they use larger pipes than their other e46 m3 offerings.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-12-2019, 11:25:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,127
Posted By Obioban
Re: Brake upgrade options

I used centric rebuilt calipers on the M5... and they seized up ~10,000 miles later, ruining my rear rotors, pads, and wheel bearings.

Never again.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-12-2019, 11:22:46 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,682
Posted By Obioban
Re: Why did you choose an SUV/SAV over a Sports Wagon?

I currently have an X3 as a loaner. I completely despise it. The gauges are crap, iDrive is crap, the back seat legroom is ruined by the back of the front seats, it drives like crap, the engine is...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jul-12-2019, 11:22:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,438
Posted By Obioban
Re: Current Gen X3 3.0m sport review

I currently have an X3 as a loaner. I completely despise it. The gauges are crap, iDrive is crap, the back seat legroom is ruined by the back of the front seats, it drives like crap, the engine is...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jul-12-2019, 01:48:35 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 714,801
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jul-12-2019, 12:04:48 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 714,801
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I’ve been using leatherique rejuvenator and cleaner the entire time I’ve owned the car, and the real results have never been anything other than spectacular.
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-11-2019, 07:45:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,014
Posted By Obioban
Re: Trading Yukon Denali for Audi Q8 but need help on lease

I think the nav screens can benefit from touch interfaces. Climate control, though....?
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-11-2019, 07:19:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,014
Posted By Obioban
Re: Trading Yukon Denali for Audi Q8 but need help on lease

Remember when people were complaining about glossy black plastic trim on the ATS interior? Not much on the Caddy in comparison...
...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-11-2019, 07:13:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,014
Posted By Obioban
Re: Trading Yukon Denali for Audi Q8 but need help on lease

Phones get the finger prints cleaned off every time you put them in your pocket.

I'm sure you're right that this is where the industry is headed. I'm also sure it's worse (at least until reliable...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-11-2019, 06:34:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,014
Posted By Obioban
Re: Trading Yukon Denali for Audi Q8 but need help on lease

I have... as well as Tesla's (which is better, IMO, and has the closest thing to reliable auto pilot for while using it).

My issue with them is not how intuitive they are, but that you have to...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-11-2019, 06:16:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,014
Posted By Obioban
Re: Trading Yukon Denali for Audi Q8 but need help on lease

Until cars have reliable auto pilot, touch screens seem like a completely terrible way to go.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jul-11-2019, 06:15:55 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 714,801
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Ordered this to use for charging: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QN1R1D1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jul-11-2019, 03:14:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Seat Mount Thread

It's not even a pound of weight difference :lolhit:

But, for loading people/stuff in the back seat, the manual sliders are nicer-- that's why I moved from OE power to OE manual (sourced OE manual...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-11-2019, 03:12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers replicas

Are you still running the ARHs?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-11-2019, 12:51:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers replicas

Except your car, which is a beautiful, unique snow flake :thumbsup2:

Unless your doing something far off book, like say a race engine where <6500 RPM is useless so long as you make every hp...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jul-11-2019, 12:47:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Seat Mount Thread

One of the nice things about using BMW sliders is that they (unlike any aftermarket slider) are designed to have belts mounted above them Since that's how the cars come from the factory. As long as...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jul-11-2019, 12:43:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Seat Mount Thread

Spec is 3mm for steel, 5mm for alu. AFAIK there's nothing regarding ovals, but that's exactly what caused Paffy's VAC side mounts to fail.

There's some really scary shit out there. E.g. Planted: ...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Thu, Jul-11-2019, 11:37:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Seat Mount Thread

The VAC side mounts are a bit... iffy, IMO. E.g. Paffy's failed in his crash.

Aftermarket (especially Sparco) sliders are garbage.

The OE e46 sliders have no play.

I'm was on power e46...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-11-2019, 11:27:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,014
Posted By Obioban
Re: Trading Yukon Denali for Audi Q8 but need help on lease

https://i.imgsafe.org/2b/2b5389bbef.png

^I think, for the first time ever, I don't like an Audi interior.

No gauges, no buttons, glossy plastic trim that'll look like crap asap everywhere,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-11-2019, 11:14:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 684
Posted By Obioban
Re: Light weight track battery?

-20 is freaking cold. I don't take my car out in that kind of temp just because of the 10w-60. I'd rather put the wear on engines I don't care about as much.

But I've had no problem below...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Jul-11-2019, 11:08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,751
Posted By Obioban
Re: To do rod bearsing or not? That's the ???

That sounds like elevated lead levels to me
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-11-2019, 11:06:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers replicas

I'm also confused by the notion that "custom" will be better than something that has hundred of hours of development and testing by one of the most knowledgeable companies in the industry (that OEs...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Jul-11-2019, 01:51:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW CEO Steps Down After a Too-Cautious Strategy Loses Market Share

In fairness, the first time BMW tried making sport sedans, nobody else did it then, either.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 10:42:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 684
Posted By Obioban
Re: Light weight track battery?

Compared to a Porsche $10,000 battery, it’s a bargain :D

Also pretty cheap/lb, on the scale of weight saving mods.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jul-10-2019, 09:14:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW CEO Steps Down After a Too-Cautious Strategy Loses Market Share

I really meant both. Or, more accurately, that the BMW/Audi/whoever stuff is garbage in comparison, and only gets worse as it ages.

... though I suspect most of bmw’s customers don’t care about...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 07:10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 684
Posted By Obioban
Re: Light weight track battery?

Yeah, the summit racing one is what I have. IIRC it has been rebranded since as something else-- but same internals.

Edit: Braille G30 is the renamed version.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jul-10-2019, 07:09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW CEO Steps Down After a Too-Cautious Strategy Loses Market Share

meh, wgaf.

My take on infotainment is basically...
1) if it has carplay I want it
2) if it doesn't have carplay I don't want it
3) once you're in carplay, there's no much to differentiate...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jul-10-2019, 04:00:35 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 714,801
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Also, I ordered the Avin wireless CarPlay dongle. Pretty excited for it!

I'm working on designing a 3D printable Qi charger iPhone holder for the door pocket to go with it.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jul-10-2019, 03:57:40 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 714,801
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

I leatheriqued the car the other day for the first time in too long. I can always tell when I've waited too long between applications because the car sucks it all in as I'm applying it.

15 years...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 03:50:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 684
Posted By Obioban
Re: Light weight track battery?

Nope, no such system on the e46.

I've been running a Braile GU1R (5.6 lb LiPo with integrated BMS) for the last 4 years in my e46 m3 without issue. If I'm parking the car for more than a week or...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jul-10-2019, 03:02:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW CEO Steps Down After a Too-Cautious Strategy Loses Market Share

Idk, they still have the weight distro reasonably on lock down, I6s often, and offer rwd some of the time...

Tough call.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jul-10-2019, 02:55:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,251
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jul-10-2019, 02:32:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,164
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW CEO Steps Down After a Too-Cautious Strategy Loses Market Share

Yep.

Reminds me of when Jobs returned to Apple, and reduced their lineup to 4 computers.

http://www.casestudyinc.com/images/Apple-Four-Quadrant-product-grid.png

If they're not driver...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jul-10-2019, 11:35:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Obioban
BMW M5 Wagon With McLaren F1 Engine Has Been Secretly Stored for Decades: Report

https://www.thedrive.com/news/28899/bmw-m5-wagon-with-mclaren-f1-engine-has-been-secretly-stored-for-decades-report

Now that's a nice wagon engine swap :agree:
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Jul-10-2019, 11:33:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 668
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW X7 Pickup Concept... If they build it would you hit it?

I'm unclear how the logic follows that because I bought the lightest possible 4 seater on the market for a baby car, if I have another I'd suddenly want BMW's biggest car. That sounds like more of a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 11:19:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Obioban
Re: VAC Cylinder Head Flow Numbers

I sure hope people realize you're being sarcastic :taser:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 02:28:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,652
Posted By Obioban
Re: Aluminum steering coupler

Says e39 in the article?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-09-2019, 10:50:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,652
Posted By Obioban
Re: Aluminum steering coupler

^ I don’t think anyone knew that existed, so no!

Certainly looks like it could work...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-09-2019, 10:47:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers replicas

“Dynojet mode” is meaningless.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-09-2019, 03:03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recognize this bolt?

Agreed it's a seat bolt (back of slider to floor). I don't think they use it anywhere else on the car.



Also holds in the lap belt(s).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-09-2019, 12:55:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By Obioban
Re: American racing headers replicas

On the plus side, the price point of these should get more (any?) cars on independent dynos :P

... but not on my cars :roll:
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Jul-09-2019, 12:27:40 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 27,013
Posted By Obioban
Re: Chevy Corvette to become mid engined, lose 2 cylinders

Not the best rear from that shot but... that’s pretty low down on my list of cares. I don’t like it less than the C7 rear (which I never liked— C6 was peak modern vette ass for me).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-08-2019, 11:56:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cannot remove transmission: How do I get 10mm bolt out?

Sometimes they do break, not just compress.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-08-2019, 03:18:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By Obioban
Re: Selling my M3

IMO any car that has ever had an air freshener installed in it is totaled. :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-08-2019, 02:13:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cannot remove transmission: How do I get 10mm bolt out?

NHV, I believe.

But, in this case, it seems like a worthwhile trade off to go to the metal one. The NHV difference is slight, and the potential PITA of sticking with plastic is HIGH. I always...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-08-2019, 01:38:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By Obioban
Re: Selling my M3

I don't think close to 20k is going to happen for a pre facelift, SMG, 200,000 mile car with broken sunroof...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-08-2019, 01:34:58 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 14,492
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

If you want to appreciate the functionality/speed/lack of lag in the Avant 3, just get a car with iDrive. The iDrive in my 2017 i3 is unbelievably shit compared to my Avant 3. 5000 miles in to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-08-2019, 01:32:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Obioban
Re: So upset with with Diffsonline and Rogue Engineering

I always use the OE gasket when available, RTV if I'm forced into it. So, I'd go paper.

There seems to be a wide range of when OE diffs started weeping from the factory, so I'm not sure I'd 100%...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-06-2019, 06:17:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Obioban
Re: AKG Poly Trans Mounts

This shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jul-06-2019, 12:12:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,295
Posted By Obioban
Re: X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, or X8 (Which would you choose to own?)

Good news! The X6 and X7 can now have light up kidney grills!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-05-2019, 07:05:21 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 36,235
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

This is an impossible statement— shocks can be revalved any which way.
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