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Forum: Off Topic Sun, May-26-2019, 12:23:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 342
Posted By Obioban
Re: Anyone have experience with newer non-Miata Mazdas?

Mazda seems to get better and more interesting every year. Soon they’re going rwd with na inline 6’s for most of their lineup, often pairable with a manual trans. It kind of feel like they’re making...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-25-2019, 10:41:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,669
Posted By Obioban
Re: Shark injector from Turner - impressions?

Link to this thread? I canít seem to find it.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-24-2019, 05:13:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Obioban
Re: Has anyone driven/owned an 07-08 Audi RS4?

I tried the psas3s on the M5 once, hoping to get more life... and got ~5000 miles out of them— 1/2-1/3 the life I get out of PSSs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-24-2019, 03:52:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,669
Posted By Obioban
Re: Shark injector from Turner - impressions?

I thought the V1 shark on the e39 M5 ruined the car. The throttle mapping was so poor than it completely eliminated the ability to balance the car on the edge of traction coming out of a corner.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-24-2019, 02:47:08 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,955
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-24-2019, 02:20:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By Obioban
Re: Which would you rather own? 2020 Toyota Supra or Mint 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo

New one...

... once you can get it in manual.

I never cared that much about the original. It always felt like an engine > chassis driving experience to me, and I didn't particularly like the...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-24-2019, 01:12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

The not highway range really is crazy good. My drive cycle is absolutely what this car is the worst at doing.

Just stalked my wife/car using the connected drive app. Ignoring the projected range...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-24-2019, 11:44:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

My commute is 49 miles each way. It takes me ~3 miles to get to the highway and my work is ~2 miles off the highway. For the entire duration of the highway I park the car at the speed limiter, which...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-24-2019, 11:05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Obioban
Re: Has anyone driven/owned an 07-08 Audi RS4?

Yes, but, even if you're that sort of person, the reliability and serviceability of a car still determines how frequently you're there and how much you're laying out while there.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-24-2019, 11:01:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,591
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive BMW Steering Information Thread

The reservoir is one of the items I replaced, as well (because it's cheap and the PS system filter is internal to it)-- so I'm running a CHF-11S cap on my CHF-11S car. Makes my OCD happy :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-24-2019, 11:00:42 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 97,280
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive CSL Intake Thread

I believe it's now shipping from BMW again, though it's now an updated (and worse mounting) sensor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-24-2019, 01:22:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,591
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive BMW Steering Information Thread

Yeah, I was replacing almost everything and still did two back to back flushes. The fluids really donít play nicely together!
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, May-23-2019, 07:25:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,494
Posted By Obioban
Re: E46 M3 - The Rise Of The Phoenix - Py/Kiwi

The exhaust pipes look like they've never been heat cycled :shifty:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-23-2019, 07:22:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By Obioban
Re: Has anyone driven/owned an 07-08 Audi RS4?

A friend of mine had one. I thought it drove pretty shitily. It was also a lot slower than I expected it to be, but that might have just been a result of where it was on it's carbon buildup curve.
...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-23-2019, 03:59:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,032
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-23-2019, 03:17:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,591
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive BMW Steering Information Thread

... this thread, post #3 :chair:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-23-2019, 02:42:41 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 135,108
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2001 Le Mans blue M5

https://i.ibb.co/xfv78TV/IMG-2243.jpg

Hit a massive pot hole (top of a hill, couldn't see it coming), and for the first time ever bent a wheel :(

Look at this thing! :banghead:
...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-23-2019, 02:34:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

Unexpected update:
The i3 makes the M5 feel like it doesn't have much torque :shifty:

I'm enjoying it surprisingly much, though part of my enjoyment is that it's so different of an experience...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-23-2019, 12:01:46 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 22,998
Posted By Obioban
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

So, I've been driving an i3 for the last 1-2 weeks. Generally I despise the iDrive in it, but there's one feature I love-- if you hold the face button on the steering wheel down it triggers Siri...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-23-2019, 12:00:18 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 70,617
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 332iT Daily

So, interesting update (at least to me).

I added two shims to the M3 coupe's steering pump... but at the same time did the ZHP steering rack, CSL kingpins, and converted the fluid to CHF-11s. The...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-23-2019, 12:00:13 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

So, interesting update (at least to me).

I added two shims to the M3 coupe's steering pump... but at the same time did the ZHP steering rack, CSL kingpins, and converted the fluid to CHF-11s. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-23-2019, 11:59:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,591
Posted By Obioban
Re: Comprehensive BMW Steering Information Thread

So, interesting update (at least to me).

I added two shims to the M3 coupe's steering pump... but at the same time did the ZHP steering rack, CSL kingpins, and converted the fluid to CHF-11s. The...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-22-2019, 07:26:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Obioban
Re: CX Racing Intake Manifold

For a normally aspirated car, that looks to be a HUGE downgrade from the (BMW F1 team developed) stock airbox.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-22-2019, 11:31:03 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,990
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Things that would be terrible on a car that sees any street use (aka race parts), e.g....
Forum: Member Journals Tue, May-21-2019, 09:26:50 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Honestly, I don’t notice any difference between the two racks.

Mk20 would be more intrusive with it, yes.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-21-2019, 07:26:13 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 108,282
Posted By Obioban
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/redesign/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Clock_lateness.jpg
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, May-21-2019, 05:28:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Obioban
Re: New to me M3. From e36 to e90.

Ride height sensor is just to aim the headlights vertically.

You high speed sway is the result of worn out bushings/bearings.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, May-21-2019, 02:27:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Obioban
Re: New to me M3. From e36 to e90.

I'd say do the rod bearings, maybe the main bearings, and every bushing/bearing/ball joint on the suspension... and shocks.

Engine bearings to make it reliable, everything else to make it drive...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-21-2019, 01:59:01 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,990
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

That looks pretty good to me.

Below ~13.5" front, 13" rear (centercap to wheel arch) you get into pretty significantly compromised suspension geometry if you don't take corrective measures...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-21-2019, 01:13:13 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,990
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

^75% should be neutral. Start there, see how it feels. If it's too understeery for you, go to 72%.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-20-2019, 02:50:56 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,990
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

Easy answer: I measured my ride height at full droop, and then adjusted the ride height such that I had the amount of droop travel I desired (static ride height - full droop ride height = full droop...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-20-2019, 01:50:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Obioban
Re: Recommendations for aftermarket Catalytic Converters?

If you're tracking regularly, the HJS's (assuming you get one of their sportier models) cope with the heat better.

If you're not, used OE Euro is hard to beat.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-20-2019, 11:46:53 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,990
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I set my ride height based on droop travel, so I'm exactly there :)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-19-2019, 03:29:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,729
Posted By Obioban
Re: 46M East 2019 - e46 M3 Only Meet - 5/18/19 NYC Area

Seems like you guys had a perfect day for it! I'm sad I couldn't make it out this time :(
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, May-19-2019, 12:53:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,764
Posted By Obioban
Re: Best car hauler under 15k

That's a lot of repairs!

I think trying out towing before you commit to it makes a lot of sense. Rent an enclosed trailer, if that's what you'd buy.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, May-18-2019, 09:05:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,958
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

The position he stated, not the position you're applying to him, would make him anti death penalty as well as anti abortion-- a left wing position.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-17-2019, 04:21:07 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,958
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

Got me thinking: I wonder if there's be a social benefit/net cost decrease in having a government program where you pay people (anyone who wants to), say, $1000 to get a vasectomies. If you want to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-17-2019, 12:43:40 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 50,807
Posted By Obioban
Re: Colored Gauge Faces for M3 Clusters (Not Overlays) - Color Choices

... damn it. I wish we had done this. Great idea!

https://i.ibb.co/djQpj1p/Image-1.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-17-2019, 12:18:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,770
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

You can find isolated examples of every component of every car failing. That doesn't make it prudent to replace it with an unknown.

2 examples from 8-9 years ago doesn't strike me as compelling....
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-16-2019, 09:02:45 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,958
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

California does have very strict guns laws, many of which are currently in court to test their legality, but currently being enforced. So, no need to imagine. :thumbsup2:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-16-2019, 07:16:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

You didn't want me messing up the wagon with a kid, did you? :lolhit:
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-16-2019, 07:06:05 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,958
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

Prefacing this with I am pro choice, just offering an explanation:
There are ~4000x more abortions per year than assault weapon dealths. 100% of them "children".

So, seems like an easy decision...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 02:36:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By Obioban
Re: "cheap" brake rotors for track?

After 140,000 miles, including ~20,000 track miles, on my Brembo GT BBK (355mm), I just recently installed my 3rd set of front rotors (still on the second set of rears). I do run them beyond wear...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 02:30:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Obioban
Re: Rear shock mount reinforcement

There's not really any reason to move off stock unless you're looking for more precision (monoball, at the expense of NHV) or adjustment (camber plate). If you are looking for one of those, depends...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 12:00:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Obioban
Re: Rear shock mount reinforcement

a) yes, they will
b) it doesn't really matter-- our rear towers aren't prone to failure like the e36 was (which is why people reinforce this area), and the front is plenty strong as well as you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 11:56:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Obioban
Re: Laser Fog Light

I wish cars had this stock. I'm so ****ing tired of audis running their rear fog lights at night when it's not foggy.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 11:55:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,770
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ross performance s54 harmonic balancer

My factory original is still happy at 150,000+ miles, including ~20,000 track miles. :agree:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-16-2019, 11:51:02 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 27,727
Posted By Obioban
Re: EYEHAVEYOU - '06 Interlagos Blue / Imola Red ZCP 6MT

I've seen that red car somewhere :hmm:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-15-2019, 06:12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By Obioban
Re: Anyone have experience with RK Tunes?

A tuner can add the smog computer routine to the CSL software. I run a MAP/CSL tune and can take it in for state inspection/emissions just as if I had the stock US software.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-15-2019, 05:39:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

This is the video that really sealed the deal on me wanting an i3:

BMW I3 Production - Leipzig - YouTube

Crazy how much of the car is CF, beyond the chassis. We're a two CF roof car house, now...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-15-2019, 05:25:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

M5: yes :lolhit:

i3: realistically, it wouldn't be good with a gas engine. Without the battery putting the COG on the floor, it would actually be a pretty top heavy car. The front and rear areas...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-15-2019, 03:11:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

I do this both cars would be improved by an s54 :shifty:

Seriously, though, if BMW put the kind of light weight effort into an internal combustion engine M car, instead of an EV, it would far and...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-15-2019, 11:30:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

There's a bunch more snow tire (and summer tire) options if you order tires from Germany.

It's crazy how high the take rate on the REx seems to be. I really didn't want it!

Being "free"...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, May-14-2019, 06:05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

-Build quality
-weight (the i3 is 900-1300 lbs lighter than the model 3, depending on which battery you get in the model 3)
-price (I paid ~half the price of a stripper (no option) Model 3)
-back...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, May-14-2019, 11:59:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Obioban
Obioban's i3 babymobile

Well, there's a bit of hell froze over feeling to it, but we bought an i3.

The basic thought process was this...
1) inbound baby in a couple weeks
2) baby's are disgusting and ruin cars
3)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-13-2019, 01:19:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,267
Posted By Obioban
Re: Quiet Exhaust Thread

I'm assuming you nixed the cats (didn't put any in section 1) when you did this-- that'll make it raspy :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-12-2019, 04:50:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,267
Posted By Obioban
Re: Quite Exhaust Thread

If youíre willing to wait for the next production run, you can get whenever tips you want. E.g. I have race tips on my SS Street.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-12-2019, 02:25:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,267
Posted By Obioban
Re: Quite Exhaust Thread

Also, if you’re looking for stock like quiet, a louder stock muffler isn’t it :P
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-10-2019, 06:08:09 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,284
Posted By Obioban
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

The first round of seat mount designs was too low. At 6’4, I couldn’t really see over the wheel that well :rofl2:
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-09-2019, 10:08:32 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Every issue Iíve seen with the i3, on the i3 forum, has to do with the optional gas engine (which I avoided, as it adds 300 lbs and maintenance, and detracts from electric range).

It should be...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-09-2019, 04:50:52 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

2017 i3 has the range bumped to 120 miles of range on battery. My commute is 100 miles/day, so a critical difference for me!

... though I can charge at work.

Also important to me was that it’s...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-08-2019, 02:04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-08-2019, 01:46:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Obioban
Re: Help Hoggs choose his next car

A used, blown engine i8 might be a stupidly cheap way into a CF monocoque, silly door opening sports car in a couple more years, then rip the stock bits out and put an s85 in, profit :hmm:
...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, May-08-2019, 11:51:50 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,765
Posted By Obioban
Re: Thoughts on 2018 Jeep Wrangler?

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review | The Technical Breakdown - YouTube
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-07-2019, 04:52:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Obioban
Re: Bad fuel leak when gas pump tops off!

I wouldn't ever top off any car, and I wouldn't trust JB weld when a fuel leak is the result if it goes south.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-07-2019, 03:50:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ecs vs bimmerworld vanos line?

Most of the companies making them tell you to inspect them yearly and carry a spare.

e.g. RE:

https://i.ibb.co/XW3zD3J/Capture.jpg

BW:

https://i.ibb.co/D5nPgpF/Capture.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-07-2019, 02:30:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By Obioban
Re: Ecs vs bimmerworld vanos line?

Updated OE BMW line > all aftermarket.

Do it once and be done with it, unlike the routine replacement needed with the aftermarket ones. Doesn't looking glaringly aftermarket on your engine.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, May-07-2019, 12:55:58 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 149,391
Posted By Obioban
Re: Any Northeast Trackers?

I feel like people who ride motorcycles are the ones least concerned with safety :shifty:
Forum: Off Topic Mon, May-06-2019, 12:27:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By Obioban
Re: 2020 BMW Z4 Road Test thread

I wonder if Porsche is going to reverse course on the 4 cylinder boxster/cayman. Seems like people really don't like it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 12:26:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection

I owned a "genuine" VAC CSL airbox a decade ago, that collapsed in on itself-- so I can't imagine this Chinese copy is that much worse :rofl2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 11:35:17 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,990
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 11:33:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,729
Posted By Obioban
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 01:00:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,729
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-04-2019, 11:24:11 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Sigh.

The shipper ****ed up, and now the i3 won't be here till tuesday or wednesday.

Sold the 530i this morning, so kind of annoyed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-04-2019, 10:08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By Obioban
Re: The inevitable center console marring...

I've never had the soft touch issue that other's seem to suffer from (still have the soft touch stuff in the wagon), but there is an OE solution agree:

https://image.ibb.co/fap6Do/Cobra_N_35.jpg...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-03-2019, 07:55:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-03-2019, 07:53:35 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-03-2019, 06:37:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,958
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

I'd say they were arguably the first of the modern era of mass murders-- the event that showed others that they would become famous if they shot up a place. So, agreed!
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-03-2019, 06:35:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By Obioban
Re: 40 years of the BMW M5

Article pretty much is 100% spot on with my experiences driving the...

... other than the E12, which I've never driven.

I want one of each :wub:
Forum: Off Topic Fri, May-03-2019, 05:58:54 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 3,958
Posted By Obioban
Re: Humans Suck: Shooting at UNCC

Based on nothing, it feels like the media/ability to share a message is likely the actual cause behind the increase in mass shootings. Certainly guns today aren't meaningfully different (or more...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, May-02-2019, 07:17:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By Obioban
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-02-2019, 07:14:17 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

https://i.ibb.co/fnxGjXn/SteveC2.jpg

Car is en route. :parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-02-2019, 06:04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection

I’d say the eventuri gets you 30-40% of the way there.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-02-2019, 11:00:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection

The statement about the sport button was accurate-- the flap opens at a lower RPM in sport mode than normal on the CSL airbox.

... I prefer the CSL in comparisons at this point, as it's much...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-02-2019, 01:16:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By Obioban
Re: BMW E46 M3 CSL: The M3 Masterpieces Ep.3 | Carfection

He’s one of my two favorite automotive journalists :agree:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 06:38:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,267
Posted By Obioban
Re: Quite Exhaust Thread

All of the SuperSprint mufflers (street/sport/race) flow identically. If you have the need (more than ~430hp), all of them can be done by SS in 2 x 2.5" tubing and will once again flow identically to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 06:14:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,902
Posted By Obioban
Re: Review: ECS Polyurethane-isolated Monoball RSMs

If it's a pure track car, TCK makes some nice (though non isolated) monoball RSMs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 02:41:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By Obioban
Re: Motor and Trans Mount Time

The e46M was updated to receive the e9XM motor mounts when the e9X came out. If you order the current e46 M3 motor mounts from BMW, you receive the e9XM mounts.

The UUC is worse than the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 01:45:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By Obioban
Re: rubbing while turning

I use the OE BMW stuff with FM booster (free after the first flush thanks to FCP), but there's good aftermarket options, too.

I'd also avoid Redline if you're not changing it several times per...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 01:14:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

That's exactly how much I've used the radio :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 11:46:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

At least on my A3, it never launches the radio on car startup...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, May-01-2019, 11:27:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Obioban
Re: Dinan High Flow Throttle Bodies Lightly Used

Somehow I don't think an M54 would benefit from oversized s54 TBs (over standard S54 TBs), unless it's FIed in some way.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 11:16:51 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 32,990
Posted By Obioban
Re: FCM E46 M3 Ride Harmonizer suspension spreadsheet (bounce freqs, FRC, roll stiffn

I ended up using Vogtland springs largely because they have a ton of travel.

E.g. their 7.5" long, 2.5" ID springs have 4.92" in of travel in 300 lb, and 4.84" of travel in 325 lb (the two...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-01-2019, 12:48:57 AM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Yeah. I brought one to the local dealership to test fit it.

Will post pics of that, soon :P
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 09:54:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By Obioban
Re: rubbing while turning

Royal Purple is garbage. I'd take it back out again, refill with something better.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 09:32:42 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

I've never tried, as I'm never listening to radio :lolhit:
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-30-2019, 08:56:31 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

No pics yet, as it's getting shipped here from Florida. M3F member Dave B did a PPI for me (really, being a CPO, what I was concerned with was any trace of air freshener or previous smoker ownership...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 06:51:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

There's an app (I think called autoplay) you have to install to use the dongle. Once you have it installed, you can set the app to automatically launch when you connect the phone.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Apr-30-2019, 06:49:28 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 710,703
Posted By Obioban
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

This is a 2017 (which got the battery capacity increased by 50% over the previous years), and we got it for <$20,000 with 23,000 miles on it and with a CPO warranty.

It's main role will to be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 04:33:20 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,398
Posted By Obioban
Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Yes, you have to buy a carplay dongle.

There are some wireless carplay options appearing, but AFAIK nobody has tested one yet.

I carplay with my Avant 3 every time I'm in the car :parrot:
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