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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-21-2018, 06:37:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Turner Polyurethane Shifter Arm Carrier Bushing

I installed this along with 30% AS ssk. Definitely feels more mechanical; much tighter and precise shifts with stock knob (don’t recommend the zhp knob with this and ssk as I felt very slight...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-20-2018, 06:37:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Brembo 380x32 confirmation

It’s all good thanks anyway. I’ll just buy the 380x34 to be safe

Also realized AFTER I took the rotors apart that they aren’t even that worn, looked worse when I saw on the car. I was able to look...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-20-2018, 04:59:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Brembo 380x32 confirmation

^thanks man

Unfortunately heís closed at the moment but I did email him. I plan to stick with brembo for my rotors however.

From doing more research outside this forum, I believe itís 380x34....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-20-2018, 01:13:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Paulo M
Brembo 380x32 confirmation

I know, second thread concerning my brakes. But can someone confirm these are the replacement rotor rings for my front brembo 8piston gt 380mm rotors? Just realized itís my fronts that needs...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 03:50:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Paulo M
Brembo gt kit rear upsize rotor rings

Apologize for the noob question, but can I upsize from rear 345x28 to the equivalent 355mm rotor rings? Since I plan to swap for drilled anyway, I’d like to see if this is possible as just plug and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 01:14:04 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,262
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3. Sold the E90 M3, picked up an F80 M3.

White looks off on the m2 bcs the car is cute looking. Black accents help, but looks a bit “try hard” with such harsh contrast on an otherwise cute looking car. I think that m2 blue color looks best...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-17-2018, 11:20:12 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 19,527
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

So you meant, you don’t think there’s a car that’s worthwhile in the $25k-$100k range compared to an e46 in terms of bang for the buck. Original post wasn’t as clear, I thought in general in the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 10:29:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,055
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Streamline CSL bumper install experience and design thoughts

Wait, so what about the bumper? Lol splitters are cool and all but I’d be more curious with the bumper fitment.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-17-2018, 08:56:21 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 19,527
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

You told me to list them, and I did. So I’ll assume you haven’t driven any of them.






Which part here am I misunderstanding? You will never leave the e46 chassis even tho you’ve already...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-17-2018, 08:13:35 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 19,527
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

458
R8 6mt
F430 6mt
C7/6 Zo6
R35 GTR
991 911
GT4


I’ve driven some of these, and my m3 doesn’t stack up. And I believe my car is one of the better examples out there. From the cool factor...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-17-2018, 07:37:01 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 19,527
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

Strong statement, what cars have you driven in the $100k+ range to think non are worthwhile? Have you driven a gt3, let alone a 997 gt3 RS?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 05:12:17 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

1. Didn’t get true M motor in US
2. Ugly interior (I’d say e30 has a more timeless layout)
3. Ugly exterior (imo)

The motor kills it for me. Imagine an e46 m3 without an s54 like in Europe...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 05:07:55 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Everyone is coming out with their BC’’s lol. I think there should be another thread explaining the true value of these budget Taiwanese coilovers. Would be great to hear from members that owned both...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 01:12:18 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

That, as well as those with actual quality mods that looks like theyíre track ready, but never have or plan to. Hell, I have full brembo gt kit and donít plan to track my car :lolhit:

Trend went...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 10:24:27 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

The younger crowd that tends to ruin cars have moved on to e92 m3’s I think. That, and stance scene has officially been over about 3yrs ago. The cool thing now is to have a track ready “look”. It...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 04:32:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,278
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

My question now is, are kw v1 and v2 the exact same outside of dampener adjustability? Someone posted the rear shocks are valved differently? I also read prior that the rear shocks of v1’s are not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 04:27:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,278
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

I ran BC’s and KW then back to BC’s. BC’s have a lot of adjustability but they don’t do crap. It’s either too stiff, still stiff, or wtf is this. Lol it’s not bad per se, but if I can go back I would...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 02:32:03 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

My post was to highlight just that, not sure where youíre getting at. Canít judge an owner just bcs they drive a Ferrari and not a Porsche, and vice versa.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 01:41:03 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

What I said is true tho. It wasn’t even directed at you specifically.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 12:01:52 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

New m5 looking like a new Camry from the rear lmao

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181016/e314561f780bf874dc5653fc066fb652.png...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 11:53:58 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Bro, it’s me, I’m the last person to care lmao. I’ve never claimed to be some purist hardcore car guy. I don’t want to be one tbh. Could care less who owns a car, a nice car is a nice car.

I was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 02:07:49 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Porsche gt cars are becoming the new “poser” cars for successful car youtubers. At this point, it’s worse than Ferrari. Top 5 car youtubers drive Porsche gt3’s, primarily for more subscribers and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 02:01:09 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 21,235
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL OE Bumper Carbon Fiber bits

Honestly don’t know, roof went straight to the body shop. But with your last two roof attempts, just go with oem at this point. Or if rigidity is your thing, go with Lang and his extra rigid option. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 01:45:36 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 21,235
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL OE Bumper Carbon Fiber bits

Evolve and Karbonius are two of the best reps, have you seen those in person? Oem cf roof would be ideal if you can source them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 01:34:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,278
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

Rule out the bc’s bro, just do it right the first time. KW and Bilsteins are the only choice for me from your list.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-16-2018, 01:30:02 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 21,235
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL OE Bumper Carbon Fiber bits

There’s already good cf roof options. There won’t be as much demand for those as there would be for a nice csl bumper. There’s literally no good replica option for csl bumper atm.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 05:31:43 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Ferrari, in terms of cool factor is a huge step up from Porsche. You see Porsche’s everywhere! GT or not the general public can’t tell the difference. Drive a 10yr old 458 downtown and you’ll get...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 04:04:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,103
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Learned something new (to me) about our subframes

To be fair, there’s been numerous respected shops that suggested the plates are more than enough. Even Reddish said, the plates are more than enough.

It’s also strange that the RACP bars were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 02:59:27 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Didnít you know? Only brainwashed sheeps care about performance. Itís all about FRSís and Miatas today. The true enthusiasts!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 12:04:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,285
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Intake and tune bang for the buck

I couldnít feel anything with silicone elbow. I put my stock elbow back on, far better looks for same power lol.
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Oct-13-2018, 04:37:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,836
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My 2005 ZCP TiAg Build

Do you feel any difference with that rear bar? What’s the benefit? Been thinking of getting myself one.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 04:59:42 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

M4 is bland compared to smg convertible e46 with additional added weight. Forgive me if I wanted a clarification on that. And by his response, my assessment was correct.



Fair enough. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 03:37:38 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

So you think the new m4 is bland, so your convertible smg sc e46 is what then? Or were you simply talking looks?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 01:26:10 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Chris Harris also loves the m4 lol
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:52:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,278
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

I like the simplicity of KW’s to be honest. I don’t want to get in too deep, picking out springs etc. That, and I’m honestly not the best judge of quality coilovers feel like some of you guys are....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:38:12 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Agreed on everything, except the part about safety changes after the e46,...still confusing me.

As in, why is the e46 bigger than the e36? And why is e36 bigger than e30? Seems like a trend even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:24:22 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

But that’s why our opinion is slightly skewed to the eyes of bmw executives. We are heavily biased to our beloved e46 we fail to see the good in BMW’s vision and new models.

Haha I know I said I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 09:49:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,278
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

Yep, I’d rather have kw spec it for me than my noob ass try again.

When I adjusted the v2’s, I couldn’t tell if things were getting better or not. I set at the middle and was happy.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:53:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,278
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

I ran them, bc coilovers-kwV2-low mileage stock, all within 1 month. KW was very comfortable, at much lower height compared to stock. It was more comfortable than the China bc’s but felt more direct....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:47:15 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Every car has gotten bigger, is this the only reason? Even sports cars with only performance in mind, has gotten bigger. I’m actually curious as well.

996-997-991
R32-R33-R34-R35...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:36:12 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

So you do want a new 2018 “e46-like” car? I was responding to those that say they don’t want a new e46-like replacement, but also hate modern big cars. Then, also hate m2.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:28:22 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Not trolling, and maybe I am missing the point. You don’t want a new “e46-like” car. You don’t like the new m cars. Everyone loses, there’s no winning here.



And this is why bmw has moved on,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 03:53:32 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

But what you guys ask is almost impossible. As Eric noted, once you change the chassis stiffness dramatically, everything else follows. The car will not feel anything like an e46, as it’s practically...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 05:08:09 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

You keep implying I’m upset. Yet you’re the one upset with bmw like they owe you something
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 05:03:27 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Ha rather fanboyism than crying to bmw wanting resurrection of an 18yr old mass produced 3series. Sensitive? I’m not the one unhappy with new cars...

If you keep bitching about a 2020 e46 m3,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 04:51:37 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Name calling those that have different opinion, good job guy

Who are you again in the car industry? You’re just some random nobody that drives an old bmw. Your opinion holds no weight over a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 03:35:08 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Lmao this

We tend to overvalue our e46 bcs it’s our main fun car. Go to an e36 forum and our cars become heavy luxury cruisers. Go to an e30 forum and it’s even worse. Gt3 forum, our cars become...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 05:03:13 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Manual in a truck makes sense tho, for towing and off roading. Manual on a 3,100lb gt3 sports car does too.

Manual on a 3,415lb 3 series isnít really a must. If the other option was a dct rather...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:35:03 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I understand that, i was saying pdk is still their top seller

I’d also argue that a manual on a gt3 makes more sense than in a 3,450lb sedan based coupe.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:28:28 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I’m not understanding what you’re trying to imply here. I was saying, if manual was so much of a drivers oriented feature, why is pdk still king with the new gt3 cars? Unless gt3 customers are posers...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:58:53 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Automatics vs modern dual clutch (pdk) isnít even a comparison

Look at these new gt3ís. They now have option to buy manual, yet pdk is still in high demand.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:56:50 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Aww youíre fast. You caught me before my ninja edit
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:48:06 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

How many complaining even bought these cars new? Bmw isn’t dumb, majority of the people buying their cars are corporate types that want the M badge simply to have the top of the line (nothing wrong...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:01:56 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 12,261
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Lmao wtf

Even race car drivers donít drive manuals
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 06:11:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Coleman racing wil make a direct replacement for you for around $240 each. Either tell them exact specs or ship your worn rotors
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 03:50:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Where to buy Brembo caliper bracket?

I donít, but they replied to me and they said I need to provide the part#. Maybe you can pm a member with bracket.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 01:25:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Where to buy Brembo caliper bracket?

Brembo actually sells them, but you need to give them the part #.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 03:17:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hydes Leather for Natural Brown and Cinnamon

I saw this last week, actually emailed hydesleather after seeing these on Instagram but got no reply. Cobra emailed me saying they never got a cinnamon example to source their own hyde, so I had to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 02:59:14 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,262
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Iím actually curious as well, that was indeed a drastic change in point of view in such a short period of time. I can understand after a few years you want something different, but that review was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 05:53:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,587
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Powder coat wheels color suggestions? Stock 18's. Please post pics

This is actually pretty common knowledge nowadays on here. Problem is most aren’t willing to ship their wheels or pay a bit more for multi stage powdercoat, and instead go for cheaper/easier...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 11:04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Taking weight reduction too far - rear armrest delete

There’s going to be holes and an empty armrest slot. I’d rather gut the entire rear for that full out race car look than have an empty armrest slot, especially for 1lb saving on a street car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 08:41:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,587
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Powder coat wheels color suggestions? Stock 18's. Please post pics

Yep, I think original finish is best. It’s easy to make these oem 18’s look like hubcaps or cheap China wheels. Gunmetal, Black, and even silver can be disastrous and cheap looking with these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 04:24:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Can you identify what AA Supercharger kit this is?

$6200 for that isn’t even much of a deal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-01-2018, 05:24:37 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 21,235
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL OE Bumper Carbon Fiber bits

When’s the bumpers coming? These diffusers look amazing
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Sep-26-2018, 06:09:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,063
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Brembos finally arrived. Will be shipping them out for powdercoat to match my front.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180926/c4a737e85ce236f8b11e69133c02a645.jpg...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-24-2018, 05:53:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,063
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Tekarbon 1x1 carbon valve cover + emblem

So, this is actually my 2nd Tekarbon valve cover. I had a 2x2 in the past which I sold, just didn’t fit the look being the only cf piece on the car.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 04:17:57 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,262
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

There’s reviews of people that hated the f80 but loved the zcp. Is it that big of a difference? And with mods, standard f80 can be as “fun” as zcp? May look into an f80 myself in a few yrs as a nice...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 03:15:04 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,262
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I know you are on the conservative side, but do you have plans to mod the f80? Of leaving it stock?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-22-2018, 08:45:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ESS VT-2 525 or AA Stage 1? And custom tuner in SoCal?

Uhh the internet lol

Rotrex themselves say their Superchargers arenít rebuildable.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-22-2018, 05:19:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Brembo 345x28 slotted rotor rings

not sure what zcp uses, but itís for my brembo gt rear kit.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-22-2018, 03:56:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Paulo M
Brembo 345x28 slotted rotor rings

Long shot but I’m looking to trade for 345x28 drilled rotor rings to match my brembo drilled fronts. Will provide more pics once I get the rotors. For my brembo gt rear kit.
...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Sep-22-2018, 12:18:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,063
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Brembo rear gt brake kit 345mm rotors.

I’ve never been happy with my rear Porsche conversion kit. Worked great, but the tiny stock rotors did not match my 380mm fronts at all. Plus I was never a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-22-2018, 11:38:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ESS VT-2 525 or AA Stage 1? And custom tuner in SoCal?

Vf is water cooled. Not really a fan of this
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 05:56:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Bumper Decision - CSL or Euro w/Lip?

Heís talking about simply respraying and adding fillers on your current bumper.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 05:54:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Bumper Decision - CSL or Euro w/Lip?

Oem euro was pretty cheap years ago. Adding cost to fill in the holes and having slight risk of filler indent in the future on your original bumper made it worth to simply swap bumpers....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 05:27:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Bumper Decision - CSL or Euro w/Lip?

Haha same here. Oem - oem euro - oem euro w/ csl 1piece lip - Sgt csl bumper

Edit: just realized you’re talking about Sgt hrtg lip. Still ugly to me but your call
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 05:21:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 926
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Bumper Decision - CSL or Euro w/Lip?

Go oem euro but with no lip. These slap on lips look funky, makes front end look too bulky and square.

I have Sgt bumper, fitment is about 95% with some work from bodyshop. If you can buy these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-20-2018, 10:46:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ESS VT-2 525 or AA Stage 1? And custom tuner in SoCal?

I donít see why AA is even worth more. Iíd go ess even if they were the same price. Since you plan to do it right and get a dyno tune, just go with the cheaper option.

Hardware and piping are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-20-2018, 10:07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ESS VT-2 525 or AA Stage 1? And custom tuner in SoCal?

Pretty sure ess utilizes the vortech sc, which is rebuildable. I think aa uses rotrex? Pretty sure I read somewhere those are nearly impossible to rebuild.

Either way I prefer the ess kit. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 03:43:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Re-Finishing Brushed Al?

Lol touchť

The feel would be different but depth should still be there. Original finish is non gloss, so depth wouldn’t be affected...much. But yea, clear bra only on the seat belt impact area...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 10:53:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,878
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Current state and the future of Status Gruppe

We already take that into account tho, we know there are good things in every business,...at least in the beginning. Plus SGT had a lot of positive reviews early on (reason I bought 7 items from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:52:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,979
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Ohlins R/T vs. KW V3

What is it about the ohlin’s design that causes it to wear by ~30k miles?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 05:45:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Re-Finishing Brushed Al?

What was the trim underneath the wrap? Condition?

Owning a car equipped with original brushed aluminum...then having it wrapped in fake brushed aluminum would be a huge let down. Depth, feel, and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 03:44:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Re-Finishing Brushed Al?

Whatever you do, don’t try to replicate brushed aluminum with a wrap
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 02:18:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,878
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Current state and the future of Status Gruppe

Welcome to the long list of the Sgt refund disappearing act

Hopefully you used PayPal, get with them and theyíll help you out.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-17-2018, 06:18:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Paulo M
SGT CSL bumper 2x2 splitters

SGT splitters off my Sgt bumper. In great condition and has clear bra already applied. Small scuff at bottom on one of the splitters, canít be seen once installed.

$135 shipped

...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-17-2018, 12:10:40 PM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 677,886
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Ahh ok thanks. So roughly 3lbs. I figured it wasn’t heavy at all when I installed. I’ll orobably just leave them there.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-17-2018, 12:42:16 AM
Replies: 2,589
Views: 677,886
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Noticed you removed the dynamat from your trunk. I followed your diy few yrs ago and applied at same exact areas as yours to reduce the drone from my previous muffler (SCZA Sgt). With my new Dixis,...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-16-2018, 04:27:56 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 35,351
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Tyler's "Better late than never" 2004 SG 6MT Slicktop Journal

So I’m curious, are you planning on adding the Vince/cmp bar in the future? I got everything reinforced and thought I was done. Now, there’s a new thing that seems to be necessary.

My only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 04:11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Paulo M
Re: All M3 Generations Drag Race

It is fun to watch. It’s interesting to see how each gen m3 fair against each other, not necessarily who will win.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 03:06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Paulo M
Re: All M3 Generations Drag Race

Bad launch on e46 and wrong gear on the roll race. Outcome wouldn’t have changed, but worse driver was put in the csl
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 01:42:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hurricane Florence Ready

Hope this is good enough

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/62d509991ae681b2972d8777642cffe2.jpg


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:59:37 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,262
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

This is what people with slow cars post to make them feel good about their slow cars :lolhit:

Lol semi kidding of course. But,....fast car + fast driver = win
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 10:49:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Wrapped armrests (too and bottom)

I think it looked better before. It’s too inconsistent and gummy, like it’s wrapped in black trash bag. At least it’s easily removed so no harm done.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 07:41:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Buyer beware - GROM Audio

My Grom works well

Trick is to put the volume at about 80% from your smart phone and adjust headunit volume from there. Gets rid of static and unwanted noises.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 04:28:36 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,262
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

M4/m3 with some weight reduction should feel amazing. Getting m4/m3 into stock e46 curb weight would probably be easy.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 07:24:01 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 24,262
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Thanks for the review, outside of the weird looking 20’s I think the competition package look perfect. M4 rear fenders are too blended in, almost looks like a Hyundai Genesis in certain angles. M3...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 12:18:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,346
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best fitment CSL cf roof on the market? Karbonius vs. Challenge vs Lang

Lol youíd still have to paint the steel roof, which adds $$$. Even still, Iíd pay the extra $700 to make it even worth the trouble of ripping off your original roof. Trust me, itíll cost a lot more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 08:18:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,346
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best fitment CSL cf roof on the market? Karbonius vs. Challenge vs Lang

Meh, that’s a bit rice to me. Carbon fiber add-ons to make a car heavier. The biggest appeal of cf is lightweight...followed by looks imo
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 08:16:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,346
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best fitment CSL cf roof on the market? Karbonius vs. Challenge vs Lang

No point lol, you got the proper spec out the factory roof. Then again, you have a silver m3...carbon roof would look pretty awesome on it
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