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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 08:22:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By norcal420
Re: Quotes for Inspection II and thermostat

My Inspection II was about $1100 and the thermostat was $440 for reference.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-02-2018, 04:46:10 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 31,223
Posted By norcal420
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-07-2018, 02:57:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By norcal420
Re: In Celebration of the E46 M3 (Why Everyone Should Have a Jeep)

Totally agree man. Went from this (https://i.imgur.com/b65lVDe.jpg) to a 2005 WK Hemi (https://imgur.com/pwi6OtF) recently. Enjoying it quite a bit now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-30-2018, 02:49:14 AM
Replies: 9,110
Views: 601,523
Posted By norcal420
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Went from my winter setup...
https://imgur.com/mK7zIRn

https://imgur.com/HIYpd7j

to my summer gear.
https://imgur.com/SLsqL1E

https://imgur.com/oceFKJb
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 05:51:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By norcal420
Re: Question about OE Windshield Wipers

no, my '05 never had those on the passenger side (only on drivers).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 02:39:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By norcal420
Re: M46 snow wheel options......

i'm running michelin x-ice xi3 on staggered OEM 18s and they're pretty good. haven't had much of a winter here to test them, but they've gotten me through a snowy highway mountain overpass with no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-19-2018, 02:35:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,789
Posted By norcal420
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

Ian needs to seriously fix his garage furnace... :laughhard::parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-02-2018, 06:27:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best winter tires?? (video inside - fun in snow)

they're a little sloppy IMO as the car will 'dance' (shift left to right on grooved pavement) a bit at high speeds (70+ mph, < 35 *F).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-30-2017, 09:36:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best winter tires?? (video inside - fun in snow)

i'm running michelin x-ice Xi3 and they are decent in snow.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-29-2017, 02:32:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,789
Posted By norcal420
Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

it's marshmallow (android 6) (https://avinusa.com/avant-3-for-bmw-3-series-e46-m3-android-multimedia-navigation-system.html) and as an avant2 owner i'm betting this unit is gonna be pretty ****ing...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Sun, Oct-22-2017, 03:11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By norcal420
Re: Is there a E46 Avin Avent 2 software update

Not that I know of... I'm sure Tommy has abandoned the Avant2 now that the 3rd version is coming. Not that were many updates to begin with. Caveat Emptor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-09-2017, 03:01:15 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 61,764
Posted By norcal420
Re: Avin Avant 3 Wait and Other Options

Avin Avant are Android OS with a custom skin/UI. You have access to the Google Play Store and all the apps that run on Android. I'm using an Avant2 with Android 4.1 just fine. Yes, it is slow but it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-09-2017, 02:58:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,413
Posted By norcal420
Re: E46 M3 being Forgotten...

this. my girls (7 & 4) love rides in the M3 with "super speed". :lolhit: i figure they can fit back there for a few more years and then we always have the family truckster for trips.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-25-2017, 03:09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By norcal420
Re: Winter Tire Sizing - Will this work?

i kinda wish i would have bought nokian just to check them out but i've been pretty happy with Michelin's X-Ice Xi3 tires (245/40-18 all around on staggered wheels).

i left SEA for BOI and we had...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-05-2017, 04:56:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By norcal420
Re: Which Optima? Series/Size

Optima Red Top 75-25 fits with a shim (e.g. hockey puck).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-14-2017, 09:10:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,091
Posted By norcal420
Re: How do you drive your SMG??

This. Shift around 4K anyway. Shift @ 7,900 for grins.

I daily drive a boring 7 miles for my commute.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 12:48:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By norcal420
Re: 2006 model year subframes

I have not heard that but I have heard that the E46 M3 failure rate on subframes is about 8% overall.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-02-2017, 10:28:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,390
Posted By norcal420
Re: I can't believe what these weigh - Sportline 8S - CSL Style wheel Content

Totally agree. Every pothole around here kills me.



They don't appear to have the holes between the lug nuts either?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-31-2017, 10:56:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,606
Posted By norcal420
Re: Paint respray or refresh

I too need a respray on my car. I received a quote for everything but the rear bumper and trunk lid and it came to $3,866 (Labor was 56.2 hours @ $2810).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-03-2017, 07:55:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By norcal420
Re: Oem nav to aftermarket

I've heard good things about the N6 but it's nearly 2 years old I believe. I'd hold out for an update if possible. Again, "flawless" is unlikely in any of the chinese knock-offs....

e46fanatics...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-03-2017, 03:02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By norcal420
Re: Oem nav to aftermarket

No, you don't need to pull the interior. The wires will fit under the door/jamb (https://www.jandtdistributing.com/pages/installation-setup).

I don't care for the look of the Eonon with the logo...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-26-2017, 04:52:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,415
Posted By norcal420
Re: Anyone in Seattle with a TTFS/SMG tune?

it's not. i had a local program my car and i saw some improvement. then purchased the TTFS tune later and it did nothing to the car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-21-2017, 04:07:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,203
Posted By norcal420
Re: What color E46 M3 did you purchase and why?

lusted over AW/Cinn forever but after ~2 yrs of searching i settled on JB/Blk.
Forum: Northwest Tue, Jun-20-2017, 04:39:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,463
Posted By norcal420
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-26-2017, 04:56:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By norcal420
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-15-2017, 03:25:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,517
Posted By norcal420
Re: "Sons of Guns" M3

alright, alright, i was too harsh. just seemed to gloss right over the main issue.

:hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-14-2017, 03:08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,517
Posted By norcal420
Re: "Sons of Guns" M3

well for ****s sake don't Google and confirm it or anything. I'm glad shooting is more important than incest in your world mouth breather.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-12-2017, 08:10:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,517
Posted By norcal420
Re: "Sons of Guns" M3

His. Own. Daughter.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-08-2017, 02:51:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By norcal420
Re: E46 m3 value and desirability?

desirable for what? to me, no thanks. and i still consider myself enthusiastic about this car.

if you want to start a track car, then yes i think starting out with less (weight) makes sense.
Forum: Pacific Tue, Apr-25-2017, 02:56:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By norcal420
Exclamation Boise to Stanley (Hwy 21) 4/30

hey. i recognize there aren't many boiseans here but i'm thinking of running hwy 21 this weekend. just swapped to PSSs and itching to get a run in. pm if interested.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-12-2017, 08:38:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By norcal420
Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

brother! ok, not really 'cuz I like SMG but whatever! :parrot:
http://imgur.com/a/jaLMd

seriously, looks like a nice pickup. glad you got what you wanted. like others said, fix vanos, subframe,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-10-2017, 05:10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By norcal420
Re: Tire size

Yes, that's exactly what I run (245/40-18 Front and 275/35-18 Rear) and it does help a bit with under steer.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-28-2017, 07:14:35 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 61,764
Posted By norcal420
Re: Avin Avant 3 Wait and Other Options

My experience with the Avant2 is that my sound improved noticeably over stock business radio.



No issues with Avin. Can't say the same for my nexus 7 tablet install but you can blame my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-27-2017, 03:52:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,131
Posted By norcal420
Re: What gas do you use, does it matter?

Here is a user supported map of all the "pure/100%/ethanol free" gas stations in the US. http://www.pure-gas.org/extensions/map.html

It's what I use to find local spots...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-17-2017, 10:00:16 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 51,368
Posted By norcal420
Re: What was your worst modding decision?

TTFS SMG Tune. In my case I had the CSL flash making TTFS unnecessary. Wish I would've known beforehand.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-13-2017, 06:00:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By norcal420
Re: Dynavin SAVED! Kinda...

The ICE forums on E46Fanatics have a lot of detailed threads so I would check there. You could also try to determine if it was purchased from Jeff @ jandtdistributing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-13-2017, 05:27:14 PM
Replies: 9,110
Views: 601,523
Posted By norcal420
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

A little brake refresh with these;
https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/845729_x800.jpg

and these;
https://c1552172.ssl.cf0.rackcdn.com/796865_x800.jpg

with OEM pads.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-11-2017, 04:30:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By norcal420
Re: Should I buy it? 2005 SMG coupe 72k miles

**** yeah this seems like a reasonable sale. go with your gut. buy it.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-20-2017, 04:58:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,760
Posted By norcal420
Re: Instrument Cluster Research (2003+ cars)

M-track logo: Yes
Build Date: 09/2004
Transmission: SMG
Body Style: Coupe
Country: USA
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-09-2017, 09:39:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By norcal420
Re: OEM Glass vs Aftermarket

repeated phone calls and escalations up the chain of command. i kept insisting on OEM Pilkington & using a shop - not safelite - which wasn't an issue. i think it took about 3 escalations before they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-09-2017, 09:13:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By norcal420
Re: OEM Glass vs Aftermarket

I went through this with USAA last year. You're absolutely right on all counts, but if you fight/argue with them enough they will replace your windshield with OEM Pilkington. :parrot:
Forum: Northwest Mon, Jan-23-2017, 03:21:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,880
Posted By norcal420
Re: E46 M3 CSL software

PM sent with referral.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-16-2017, 06:39:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,119
Posted By norcal420
Re: So how much have you spent in the past year on your ///M?

i feel like i'm lagging here. i average about $1500-$1700/year for all the regular stuff (e.g. some mods, some maintenance).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-16-2017, 06:34:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By norcal420
Re: Any1 have USAA for the insurance?

true. i have typically found that USAA rates are reasonable. not necessarily the lowest, but for value i've never found anyone better and frankly i don't even look anymore. superior customer service,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-05-2017, 09:43:29 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 61,764
Posted By norcal420
Re: Avin Avant 3 Wait and Other Options

it's out? or are you referring to the new 9" E46 screen (https://avinusa.com/bmw-e46-9inch-android-422-multimedia-navigation-system.html) (which is specifically mentioned as not being the Avant3)?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-03-2017, 07:32:44 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,253
Posted By norcal420
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

i download the apk files to my micro SD card and insert it into the unit (left slot, media i think). then open the file manager to install it.



yep.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-03-2017, 04:57:38 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,253
Posted By norcal420
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

i prefer HERE as well and downloaded it directly (apk downloader). open up the file manager and ensure there are no 'download.bin' files on your C drive. they seem to be leftover files that prevent...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-03-2017, 03:50:02 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 61,764
Posted By norcal420
Re: Avin Avant 3 Wait and Other Options

um, yes? i know i'm the weird one around here, but i like my avant2 quite a bit as it works perfectly for what i want. i think it looks good and improved on my stock business CD unit quite a bit.

...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-30-2016, 03:32:26 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 61,764
Posted By norcal420
Re: Avin Avant 3 Wait and Other Options

I would think the Dynavin N6 would be the best bet but wasn't that released in 2015? As hard as it may be, I would wait for updates from Avin and/or Dynavin before buying. There are those ersin,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-22-2016, 07:41:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By norcal420
Re: M3 buyers advice

correct, most agree that an independent certified mechanic is a better bet for a PPI than the dealer.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-21-2016, 08:33:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,711
Posted By norcal420
Re: VOTE: 2017 M3Forum Member Ride Calendar

some great shots for sure... voted!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-20-2016, 03:50:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,392
Posted By norcal420
Re: How many tickets have you gotten?

what kind of tickets? i've been pulled over about 8-9 times, typically for speeding or a moving infraction, but i haven't received a ticket so far. now, parking tickets are another matter....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-19-2016, 03:42:36 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,679
Posted By norcal420
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-30-2016, 04:32:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,199
Posted By norcal420
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-23-2016, 03:25:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,371
Posted By norcal420
Re: The freaking seats

i'm glad i'm not the only taller guy (6' 2") who has seating position issues... guess i need to look into the CS seats some day.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-16-2016, 09:15:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,371
Posted By norcal420
Re: The freaking seats

i don't mind the seats and find them pretty comfortable overall. what does drive me insane is my inability to find the perfect seating position for the cockpit. must be my ****ing T-Rex arms......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-19-2016, 03:38:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By norcal420
Re: SMG Shift lag

if you have the CSL flash already, don't bother with the TTFS (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=549792&page=2). you won't see any improvements (i have both and can vouch it ain't worth...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-14-2016, 10:16:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By norcal420
Re: SMG shudder worse after clutch relearn - will TTFS tune help?

i agree with elmo here that it only happens when the car is cold. the CSL flash or TTFS tune is not going to help the shudder. i'd look at the MAF or TPS?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-12-2016, 03:56:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By norcal420
Re: CSL SMG tune on craigslist

what i wouldn't give for a DCT + S54.... :agree:

:dealwithit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-12-2016, 03:52:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By norcal420
Re: CSL SMG tune on craigslist

exactly.

i asked frank to review the tune, but i'm pretty sure he didn't. i listed all my concerns to him and he ignored them. no worries, live and learn.

i definitely agree that tuning helps,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-11-2016, 10:55:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By norcal420
Re: CSL SMG tune on craigslist

it was my misunderstanding that the TTFS offered a lot more than the CSL tune i had previously. now i'm seeing folks report TTFS is like the CSL tune + a little. if i had known that i wouldn't have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-11-2016, 12:16:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By norcal420
Re: CSL SMG tune on craigslist

totally hear ya, glad it worked out. i had a local flash my DME with the same software for the CSL tune (and other tweaks) and it was great.

then purchased the TTFS SMG tune as was seriously...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-07-2016, 06:59:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,192
Posted By norcal420
Re: Let's talk about the TTFS SMG Tune

yes, i do appreciate your (and others) feedback. :hattip: i see no reason to work with TTFS though. i reached out for help and got a cursory response that didn't answer any questions i poised and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-07-2016, 04:49:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,192
Posted By norcal420
Re: Let's talk about the TTFS SMG Tune

i know, and it doesn't make me particularly happy. i like SMG and insisted upon it when i bought my car (crazy huh?). improving it in any way would only increase my appreciation of the car. .

in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-07-2016, 02:49:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,192
Posted By norcal420
Re: Let's talk about the TTFS SMG Tune

after 16 hours of road tripping and some extra communication with Frank about the tune, it is right apparently. very disappointing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-29-2016, 10:57:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,368
Posted By norcal420
Re: E46 M3 not so good video review. re:YouTube

yes, but only because he comes off as a completely deserving of one.

:parrot:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-29-2016, 12:00:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,380
Posted By norcal420
Re: CF kidneys, yes or no? PICS inside

this, absolutely. here's mine: https://goo.gl/photos/qornSVbwh2Qafvf9A
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 11:50:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,192
Posted By norcal420
Re: Let's talk about the TTFS SMG Tune

will do. i bought the upgrade based on everyone's feedback here and didn't work with anyone at TTFS. it took a bit longer than anticipated (6 days) but Frank sent the files himself. maybe i should...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 11:21:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,192
Posted By norcal420
Re: Let's talk about the TTFS SMG Tune

ProTuner indicated 100% complete. i followed the instructions to the T. i'll put some more seat time in the car because i would definitely love all these improvements you guys are mentioning.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 06:58:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,192
Posted By norcal420
Re: Let's talk about the TTFS SMG Tune

i too just purchased the TTFS SMG tune and unfortunately i can not really claim much, if any, improvement. admittedly i have not had a lot of seat time yet, but i haven't see the benefits everyone...
Forum: Northwest Wed, Jun-15-2016, 03:36:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,486
Posted By norcal420
any drives coming up?

i can't access the facebook page so i was just curious if anything was planned in the next few weeks....

dr

:hattip:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-14-2016, 07:48:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,475
Posted By norcal420
Re: The best year of the E46?

I think generally anything '03.5+ would be prefered all else being equal. From '04 on the differences are minor and retrofits are easy (as terra mentioned).
Forum: M3Forum Sponsor Announcements and Specials Mon, Jun-13-2016, 04:41:44 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 74,265
Posted By norcal420
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-10-2016, 03:18:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,687
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best aftermarket Navigation head unit today.

the e46fanatics ICE section has a lot more threads on these units (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1105457). as you'll find, they ALL have issues. the "best/easiest" right now appears...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-10-2016, 03:07:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,687
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best aftermarket Navigation head unit today.

i did try it. went from a business cd w/ usa spec ipod interface to a dynavin d99+ to nexus 7 install to Avin. it's definitely not plug and play, particularily the steering wheel controls. i didn't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-09-2016, 10:38:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,687
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best aftermarket Navigation head unit today.

again, i'm pretty sure it's per account, not per line. here's a guide that you might find helpful: https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/resources/scoring-free-data-for-life-from-t-mobile/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-09-2016, 10:27:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,687
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best aftermarket Navigation head unit today.

i'm pretty sure it's one free data starter plan (200mb) per account. from their site: The free data is available every month as long as you have an active Mobile Internet account on eligible device.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-09-2016, 09:26:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By norcal420
Re: Pic Request - OEM 18s/Stock Suspension - Upsized Tires

i could not imagine have to drive a lowered M3 on 19s here (Seattle). the dental bills from your fillings falling out would outweigh maintenence costs! :drums:
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jun-09-2016, 05:31:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By norcal420
Re: Style 67 OEM 18" M3 Wheels

Sorry for the delay in responding. Definitely would only sell as a set but I may just pull the listing and keep them for winters... thanks for the interest though.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-09-2016, 05:30:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,687
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best aftermarket Navigation head unit today.

i just ordered a usb modem to test this idea. i've been thinking about it forever since i have a sim card for my nexus7 with that free 200mb data from t-mobile. i'll post after testing it in a week...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-09-2016, 04:12:04 PM
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Posted By norcal420
Re: Pic Request - OEM 18s/Stock Suspension - Upsized Tires

A few more of mine... PSS 245/40-18 & 275/35-18

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18Mz-bvViN9DEFluACvWH6UePYLpw7z0ezw/view?usp=sharing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-09-2016, 03:37:45 PM
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Views: 9,687
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best aftermarket Navigation head unit today.

The Avin has this feature as well. In fact it's programmable (2/4/6 hours) for how long you want the quick boot to last. Great feature as you mention.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-07-2016, 10:19:01 PM
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Views: 9,687
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best aftermarket Navigation head unit today.

bigger screen, no charging issues, no cradles to deal with, no plugging/unplugging of your phone, no storage issues (google maps offline sucks ass), steering wheel controls.......
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-07-2016, 03:42:14 PM
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Views: 9,687
Posted By norcal420
Re: Best aftermarket Navigation head unit today.

sorry to hear, i'm generally very happy with my avant2. there is a V3 coming, but who knows how much it'll improve on V2. all of the chinese knock-offs suffer to some extent. check out the ICE...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-06-2016, 03:15:08 PM
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Posted By norcal420
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

drove it (http://i.imgur.com/1jKaBzq.jpg) (yesterday)!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-29-2016, 04:29:37 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,253
Posted By norcal420
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

If you dive into the Eonon threads you'll find similar levels of frustration. But it is cheaper.



You don't need to eject the SDcard at all. Use the file explorer app within the Avant2 to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-27-2016, 07:25:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By norcal420
Re: Auto Blip

If you have SMG, get the CSL programming for blips.

If you're a Neanderthal, learn to rev match.

:hattip:
Forum: Northwest Mon, Apr-18-2016, 06:31:19 PM
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Views: 27,993
Posted By norcal420
Re: Roll call post recent pics of your car

Hurricane Ridge (https://drive.google.com/file/d/17VZhZNkh-IRuKriN4o8RnkO3q29mp2kuFA/view?usp=sharing)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-06-2016, 03:40:33 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,253
Posted By norcal420
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

*raises hand* i knew full well going into it that android units need special hand holding. it was true of the dynavin 99+ that i had and it's true of the avant. if you want simplicity/functionality...
Forum: Northwest Mon, Apr-04-2016, 03:37:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,993
Posted By norcal420
Re: Roll call post recent pics of your car

I'll just link to imgur since we can't embed photos any more... https://m.imgur.com/a/jaLMd
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-01-2016, 10:18:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By norcal420
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-01-2016, 08:18:45 PM
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Views: 154
Posted By norcal420
Re: Missing rubber plugs?

Use realoem.com (http://www.realoem.com/) to find part numbers to replace 'em.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-30-2016, 06:12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By norcal420
Re: What do you guys think?

my two cents, both cars are priced a bit high but the PNW has always seemed to have higher than average prices for these cars. neither color is desirable IMO and the mods on the Oxford don't interest...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-25-2016, 03:16:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By norcal420
Re: Valentine V1 iOS app that does GPS lockout

wait, YaV1 does GPS lockouts? :whistle: **** i really need to program that some day.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 04:24:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By norcal420
Re: Pic Request - OEM 18s/Stock Suspension - Upsized Tires

this is the only one i have currently but could take more if you want. also, these aren't OEM wheels obviously but they're in stock 18" staggered sizes.

https://goo.gl/photos/3EMuVhZEL7fp46NV8
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-24-2016, 04:18:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By norcal420
Re: Valentine V1 iOS app that does GPS lockout

I would love to test this app out but I'm Android. If he ports this over, I would instantly test it on my Avin Avant2 (Android 4.1).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-07-2016, 08:06:44 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,253
Posted By norcal420
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

craptacular. sounds like you know more than i do on this. sorry for the bad info.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-07-2016, 03:06:09 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,253
Posted By norcal420
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

yep, lots of work-arounds with this unit. Tommy has indicated that the Avant2 will receive the new OS when the Avant3 rolls out. We'll see.



it'll be interesting to see if that helps.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-07-2016, 02:17:40 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 86,253
Posted By norcal420
Re: Official AVIN Avant-2 Group Buy Sign Up List

yes, use the file manager to access the E drive. Head to the root folder and look for any 'download.bin' or 'download.apk' files.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-06-2016, 11:09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By norcal420
Post Style 67 OEM 18" M3 Wheels

Looking to sell a staggered set of OEM M3 Style 67 (https://goo.gl/photos/VWVBvNno1bhTz6eJ7) (double spoke) 18" wheels. Prefer local sale (Seattle). Asking $500. Would consider shipping at buyer's...
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