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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-25-2018, 06:27:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 698
Posted By m3elmo
Re: estimated SMG pump life

I had 142K miles on my SMG pump when I swapped out. My failure wasn't the SMG components, but my throw out bearing disintegrated.

Car had ~15 track-days on it which could have accelerated the TOB...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-21-2018, 10:20:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Sunroof delete panel options.

If I had to do it again I'd go with one that is cf on both sides. Just looks nicer from underneath with my exposed sunroof headliner. I also had to paint the inside of mine black because you could...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-20-2018, 06:26:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,290
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Mason Engineering

somewhat related but which one is the best x-brace from mason? They have so many versions. Aluminum is more $ but lighter, not sure if worth it, so which is the best steel and easy to install?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 04:27:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 810
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Archive reviews of the Dinan e46 M3?

Dinan S2 Review https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/dinan-s2-m3-specialty-file
Dinan S3R Review https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/dinan-supercharged-s3-r-m3-specialty-file

I have a Dinan S2...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-06-2018, 05:11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Rod bearings at 115k

What kind of oil was used in that car?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-05-2018, 01:44:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,868
Posted By m3elmo
Re: E46 M3 vs. 987 Cayman S

I'm curious for the source of these. Not being a d-ck just curious. I've never heard of the oil starvation nor the 50K rod bearings for street cars. I've heard of the 50K rod bearings for heavily...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Apr-04-2018, 02:52:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-02-2018, 08:13:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,868
Posted By m3elmo
Re: E46 M3 vs. 987 Cayman S

The maintenance and cost of ownership is the same. Modding is a tad different. Wheels for example will have a premium price, same goes for aftermarket suspension, brakes, roll-bars things like...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-02-2018, 12:12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,994
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Porsche 996 Brembo E46 M3 Conversion Kit Complete

^^^ ad says red, but pictures are yellow.

rear pads needs to be the 737 shape.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-01-2018, 05:22:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,868
Posted By m3elmo
Re: E46 M3 vs. 987 Cayman S

987 is for sure an upgrade stock for stock. It's also a tad more expensive. 987.2 are also significantly more but have a lot of improvement. If you could swing it I would do a 997.1 S. Good...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Apr-01-2018, 04:11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,476
Posted By m3elmo
Re: E46M part out ish

just curious how many miles were on that clutch disc? Looks pretty good still depending on miles.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 06:55:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Loud Droning at 5000-5500 RPM with new Lightweight Flywhee

I have the fx350 with aluminum flywheel and don't have the resonance that you describe. I do have chatter at low rpms but it's very liveable for me.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Mar-30-2018, 08:49:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,187
Posted By m3elmo
Re: TTFS Tuned Track Cars

I run the N/A Remote Tune from TTFS on my E46 M3. Done ~10 trackdays with it and have had zero issue.
Forum: Forced Induction (F/I) Fri, Mar-30-2018, 02:15:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By m3elmo
Re: What size pulley and belt to use for 13 psi??

I would just call AA or TTFS.

I'm actually getting the AA kit soon with extra pulley/belts for higher PSI that I'd be willing to sell if you are interested that will get you to 12-14psi depending...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-28-2018, 11:34:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,936
Posted By m3elmo
Re: AA Supercharger E46M3 Prima Kit Plus by TTFS

yah curious for more info. would think 18psi even with E85 is risky for a stock motor?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 03:37:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,991
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Prepping for 6MT swap, parts list sanity check?

having done the swap myself - question for OP Turb02 curious did you go with non-locking because of cost or because you didn't want to cut in the tray? or both?

All things being equal going with...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-23-2018, 05:13:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,797
Posted By m3elmo
Re: BMW Motorsport 3.91CWP NLA

I have a 3.91 in mine and it feels like this is how the car should have just come stock. If i was deciding I'd go 4.10 as well.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-21-2018, 03:53:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,309
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-20-2018, 04:54:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,424
Posted By m3elmo
Re: REVIEW: CAE Shifter

You need the locking one like I do. The RTD with lockout in USD is 799. CAE is another 200. I'm sure both are good, I haven't tried both. for the price difference I personally wanted to go for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-19-2018, 03:55:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,424
Posted By m3elmo
Re: REVIEW: CAE Shifter

Don't think I understand the question? CAE Shifters are real shifters
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-18-2018, 07:33:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Enkei NT03 18x10 (square) ET25

just curious why does it have two valve stems?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-18-2018, 04:33:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,424
Posted By m3elmo
Re: REVIEW: CAE Shifter

Good review - here's my shifter since your post needs photos :P

The CAE does take getting used to, you have to remember what gear you're in as looking at it doesn't help as much as a standard...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Mar-17-2018, 05:02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Laptimer

if you are on android track addict is free. I use that + the Dual remote GPS and put it near glass to get an accurate reading. I've found it to really useful combined with an OBD2 bluetooth device...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 09:11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Exploding Throw Out Bearing... SMG to 6 Speed Swap

I changed out the clutch and flywheel to the FX350 + Aluminum Flywheel. Clutch effort is pretty darn easy.

CAE is good. I love it, makes the car a pleasure to drive. I wouldn't like it so much...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 05:20:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By m3elmo
Exploding Throw Out Bearing... SMG to 6 Speed Swap

Hello All,

Thought I'd post up to share my experience in case this helps anyone.

Car is a 2004 M3 SMG that's a street/track car with ~142K miles on it. Was at laguna seca for a trackday where...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Mar-16-2018, 04:27:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By m3elmo
SMG ECU with TTFS Tune

Hello,


Selling the SMG ECU with the TTFS Tune installed on it.

SOLD shipped in 48 states fees included. SOLD

Danny

https://images.craigslist.org/00606_aGayHi9hddP_600x450.jpg
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Mar-16-2018, 03:22:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By m3elmo
Re: BimmerWorld Performance/Track Engine Mount Set

Just changed mine..otherwise good deal and I'm local!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-14-2018, 02:06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Carbon SMG Paddles

Thanks SPX but will go in order. If falls through with first poster I'll ping you.


SOLD
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-14-2018, 05:31:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,358
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Shift paddles?

I have similar paddles for sale here if interested .

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=596805
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-14-2018, 05:27:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By m3elmo
Carbon SMG Paddles

I converted to 6-speed - no need for these. Great Condition. Thanks.

$40 shipped SOLD in the 48 states through paypal.com.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Mar-13-2018, 06:21:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,091
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Dinan hiflow S54 throttle body’s

the $1000 asked for on the c-list add is a pretty decent deal, especially if they are willing to come down some.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-12-2018, 06:23:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,090
Posted By m3elmo
Re: WTT/FS: Dinan lightweight ET45/35 19x9.5/10 with tires

I have these wheels on my car as well. They are pretty darn light for being a 19". These wheels tend to vary in price. New they are like 5-6K though.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-12-2018, 06:15:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,940
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Spal medium profile fan installed in factory shroud

google says 1610CFM. cool setup for the $. if I didn't pick up a kit i'd consider this.
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Mon, Mar-12-2018, 04:46:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By m3elmo
Steering Wheel Hub Adapter e46.

Would like a momo, nrg, something that allows steering wheel to mount to e46 m3 but also use horn.

FOUND ONE
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-11-2018, 05:31:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By m3elmo
Re: FS: Custom bolt in roll bar

pretty good deal - too bad i'm not in NJ.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Mar-10-2018, 02:52:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,919
Posted By m3elmo
Re: FS: Parts from a swapped SMG E46 M3 with 142K Miles

bump - it. offers welcome - thank you.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Mar-10-2018, 02:50:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,309
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-08-2018, 05:09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By m3elmo
Re: OEM Section 1 vs straight pipes

OEM Section 1 is straight through. one side is just a pipe, other is a resonator that is straight through.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-07-2018, 05:58:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-07-2018, 02:52:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By m3elmo
Re: SPC Aluminum rear camber arms E36/46

curious why the upgrade from these to turner? is it additional negative camber? looks like structurally it's the same.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-07-2018, 06:23:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By m3elmo
Re: JB Racing Flywheel for E46 M3

check the thread a few posts down

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=595521
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-05-2018, 04:02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Saw This Yesterday at BMW NA Hqs.: M4 CS

I saw an M4 CS at the San Francisco Auto Show in November, so that could have been the first car in the US. it was a different color that what you are showing here.

The main thing i liked was the...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sat, Mar-03-2018, 05:33:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By m3elmo
Re: How loud is your car?

my car has SGT headers, OEM Section 1, 2 and Dinan Muffler. I've never been blown for sound at laguna with this setup in various types of weather. My take for our car is the rear section muffler. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-02-2018, 05:36:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Dream Car (and intro)

awesome car and a really good price considering all the mods that came with it, especially all the preventive maintenance - all that stuff is a bunch of work.

i do wonder why solid subframe...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-02-2018, 04:39:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,768
Posted By m3elmo
Re: AKG Shifter vs RTD Shifter

You have no detents in the bell-housing. So the only way the shifter knows the gates is with the lockouts.

The shifters with lockouts have an allen nut that adjusts where 1/2 is and 5/6 is. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-02-2018, 04:05:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,768
Posted By m3elmo
Re: AKG Shifter vs RTD Shifter

No lean with the CAE. Not a big deal either way.

One point of distinction is that those that want to do the SMG -> 6 Speed Swap need a shifter with the lockout, so you can adjust the 1/2 and 5/6...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-01-2018, 04:38:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,106
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Roll cage questions

For the GT3 Specific Profi - it's a cam-lock system so no button on it. How can you get the red button on it? Would be neat to do! I searched google and I couldn't find that it's street legal or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-01-2018, 03:57:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,106
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Roll cage questions

the problem with a 5 or 6 point is that they aren't legal on the road right? My understanding is you need the red button to know it's approved for street use. I'm okay with getting in/out but the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Feb-28-2018, 09:14:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,309
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Feb-28-2018, 06:18:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 61,546
Posted By m3elmo
Re: N15 Design E46 M3 Electric Fan Mounts

The rails are aluminum?, so I'm thinking a 90 degree drill would be able to get in there so you don't have to remove the radiator. Thinking if you want to remove the aux fan you're probably taking...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-28-2018, 04:17:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,106
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Roll cage questions

was going to mention this, Porsche GT3s come optional from the factory in europe with competition packages that include carbon seats (they do recline except the CGT) and rollbars that are bolt in in...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-27-2018, 03:36:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,309
Posted By m3elmo
S54 Exhaust Hub Vanos Broken Tab

This came from my car. Replaced it with a turbotoy hub instead. Figure someone could use this?

$SOLD shipped in 48 states.

Danny
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-22-2018, 10:50:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,919
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-22-2018, 06:44:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 43,984
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Feb-21-2018, 03:27:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-20-2018, 03:42:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,919
Posted By m3elmo
FS: Parts from a swapped SMG E46 M3 with 142K Miles

Hello All,

My car is being swapped from SMG --> 6 Speed.

Parts here are available and were all working prior to swap. I realize with the higher miles it might not get the prices I'm asking. ...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Feb-18-2018, 10:51:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,295
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Aluminum brush shifter trim

is it same for SMG vs. 6-speed? I'll have one for sale in a bit.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Feb-09-2018, 08:37:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-29-2018, 12:37:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,383
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Need coilover recommendations for track only use.

My SMG recently went bleh and I'm not certain why, looking back I wish I refilled/replaced the fluid more often.

I do 8 days/year.

I see a lot of E46 M3 on the track, not many that are SMG, at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-28-2018, 06:58:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,383
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Need coilover recommendations for track only use.

I run TCK S/A as well. Careful with the SMG on track - I would put into your routine to change out the fluid every 2-3 trackdays.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Fri, Jan-26-2018, 05:04:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,865
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Vastly different driving style, in almost identical cars= same end result

Hello OP:

First off - both you guys have awesome cars, nicely tastefully modified and super low miles!

you and i have met at laguna but never drove together. I've met, talked with, and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-13-2018, 02:45:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By m3elmo
Re: CaE installed

my car is a dinan stage 2. i don't believe there are various tunes for our cars. it's a tune, then they do a different one for the stage 3 which is supercharged.

I've since gone TTFS for the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-13-2018, 02:21:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By m3elmo
Re: CAE Shifter Install

I am curious as well. Going cae as well but am curious of advantages of going stock rod or dssr or something like this. Op what brand is this and any thoughts on rod? The cae rod one is super...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 06:37:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Oil change before or after car sits for awhile?

i would change after the break. the clock starts once the oil interacts with the internal of the motor. old oil sitting in the car with it not running for 6 months won't damage the motor since it's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 04:33:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Rasp pipe with cats

wiring length depends a lot. your options are go for euro headers, weld in cats as you suggested, or buy something pre-built.

the smell does exist, but it's actually not that bad. Rasp is...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jan-10-2018, 05:46:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Hawk HP + Plus Brake Pads E46 M3

Bump $100 shipped in 48 states!

SOLD
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-08-2018, 02:49:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,685
Posted By m3elmo
Re: New Front Akebono Euro Brake Pads (non zcp)

Zcp and non are the same pads caliper
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-05-2018, 05:44:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,707
Posted By m3elmo
Re: PFC Direct Drive Rotors (Front ZCP's)

Pretty good deal. Also good for those wanting to do the Porsche 996 brake mod as you would need zcp sized fronts.
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Jan-02-2018, 07:39:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By m3elmo
WTB: CAE Shifter for any BMW

PM me - thank you!!

Update - got one . thanks all
Forum: Pacific Mon, Jan-01-2018, 10:39:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Any 6 Speed Swap Recommendations in Bay Area?

thank you - have you done it yourself yet or could recommend anyone in bay area that can do it? would rather pay someone than DIY
Forum: Pacific Mon, Jan-01-2018, 06:16:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Any 6 Speed Swap Recommendations in Bay Area?

any links to what this entails? i've heard about it in passing but never looked up details.
Forum: Pacific Sun, Dec-31-2017, 04:58:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By m3elmo
Any 6 Speed Swap Recommendations in Bay Area?

looking for smg swap options. mine looks to be out and would like to do the swap over.

I've heard of a few places like alekshop and performance technic - curious if there are any other options,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-29-2017, 03:54:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By m3elmo
Re: SMG tune or back to Stock tune

i've had the dinan and now have the TTFS tune. what do you mean by mushy? i saw your video - it it like it slips? Mine does not do that in S4-5-6. I'm not sure if yours is doing this because you...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-27-2017, 05:46:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,852
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Section 1 CPI Euro 200R copy

answering for OP here but yes, the flanges are the same as the OEM section 1. Pretty good price and it has the provisions for the rear O2 sensors. wish this was around 6 months ago when I was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-27-2017, 04:20:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Battery Suggestions?

i wouldn't buy a used battery, just get a replacement mini battery sized unit again. walmart, even amazon, whoever would sell it.

i may need a replacement soon myself but I would go with even a...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-27-2017, 04:21:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,779
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Status Gruppe Section 2 X-Pipe Unresonated Version

Tempting...is it that much louder than the stock section 2? Any power difference?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-15-2017, 04:43:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Sketchy BMW airbag recall email?

it's not fake. i recently got my airbag recalled through a BMW dealership as a result of this email.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-13-2017, 01:31:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,961
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Genuine BMW CSL Headers - BRAND NEW

^^^ yah would be almost sad to actually use them on car!
Forum: Pacific Mon, Dec-11-2017, 01:37:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,085
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Shop in Bay Area to do my subframe

still worth it - price depends a lot on what you need to change out while there.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-30-2017, 05:32:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,492
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Eibach ID 2.25 Springs F/S

where in bay area area you? i'm in south bay. thanks!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Nov-28-2017, 04:29:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,008
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Moton Motorsport 3WR

curious what is is required to run this on the car? do you need to convert to true coilover to run this or could you run standard rear setup? just trying to understand what is required...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-24-2017, 04:12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,308
Posted By m3elmo
Re: N15 Design Black Friday Sale

what/where is the link to the website?

found it - http://n15design.com/store/?v=7516fd43adaa
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-23-2017, 02:19:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By m3elmo
Re: PFC Direct Drive V1 Rotors M3 E46

pretty good deal - curious why one rotor looks like it has more stress-cracks than the other? would expect it to be more even and what pads were used on these?
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Nov-14-2017, 12:16:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,126
Posted By m3elmo
Re: S54 stubbornly high oil temps, thoughts?

hood venting, especially the center one will help a lot with temps.
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Nov-12-2017, 06:17:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Radiator Roll Call

stock radiator and oil cooler here. no issues with the vented hood. i had some oil and coolant temp issues in hot weather prior to the vented hood.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-04-2017, 03:56:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Rear spring pads

i use the ground control weight jackers which come with the reinforcement plates. Rouge also sells similar ones. Either way street or track i'd want the reinforcement plates. it's a lot of stress...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-04-2017, 03:51:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,835
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Cooling options for forced induction cars

I'm not forced induction but I did vent my hood using these here linked below:
On track at hot tracks with 20-25 minute sessions I noticed a significant decrease in oil and coolant temps. My...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-02-2017, 09:56:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,324
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Brake upgrade options

I had my car with OEM US Spec Brakes with brake fluid + PFC08s on all 4 corners. I'd run it at thunderhill in 95 at a B Pace with full interior (3475lb) and it was okay, but not very confidence...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-31-2017, 04:04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Gloss Black Dinan Badge

I'm up for a trade. My concern is my badge is on my car so I'm not sure or know how to properly remove and affix to another? I'm in the southbay as well.
Forum: Pacific Thu, Oct-26-2017, 04:10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,085
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Shop in Bay Area to do my subframe

I took my car to TC in Campbell (super close to me which is nice) and all in was about $1500. This includes the kit, new bushings (diff, subframe). Would cost more if you had to change RTAB or if...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-24-2017, 03:57:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,551
Posted By m3elmo
Re: VAC Racing seat mount

2nd in line if person above does not want - where in bay area are you?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-17-2017, 04:11:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,399
Posted By m3elmo
Re: E46 M3 being Forgotten...

I have a nearly 5 year old, no young one, but I remove the passenger seat on my e46M3 and have the baby seats in the back. It gives me super easy access and room. My toddler likes being able to see...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Tue, Oct-17-2017, 04:06:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,723
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Rotor for Track Day Use

I use ECS Slotted/Drilled two piece rotors on the front with my porsche 996 brembo upgrade kit. I have 5 trackdays on them and they are holding up well. 28mm new, they measure 27.7mm now. There...
Forum: Pacific Mon, Oct-16-2017, 06:13:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,751
Posted By m3elmo
Re: DanAvoN7 appreciation thread (VANOS/valve adjust)

Another thing for dan is that even after you've had your car worked on. he still provides advice and consulting services for help on things like this. Also a good track coach as well if you happen...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-16-2017, 02:56:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Replace my Direzzas or try RS4's?

we are in a really nice super 200 tire era now. if you're happy with your dunlops and they fit for your setup, i'd just keep on sticking with it unless there is some compelling reason to switch.
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-10-2017, 02:32:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By m3elmo
Re: TMS Rear Subframe Reinforcement Kit

OP put 80 in the original post. good deal.
Forum: Pacific Sun, Sep-17-2017, 04:49:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Monthly Bay Area BMW M Meet (September Meet 9/17)

LOL - was hoping it was today (Sunday) - sorry I didn't make it for saturday.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-12-2017, 04:27:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By m3elmo
Re: Apex ARC-8 18x10 square Black

I have same setup with 275/35/18s . work fine but you need some camber up front minimum -3 to get it to work. some fender work needed at the front edge of lip.
Forum: Pacific Mon, Sep-11-2017, 11:36:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By m3elmo
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-08-2017, 06:19:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,514
Posted By m3elmo
Re: E46 m3 value will "shoot up" soon

the fact that low mileage E30 M3s are currently not over 100K for me shows that I don't foresee E46 M3s hitting the 6 figure mark. There were <20K E30 M3s produced vs. >100K E46.

Would love to...
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