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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Oct-01-2007, 02:06:51 PM   #31
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I missed this mod. ????????

4) M3forum.net window sticker (free from EAS )

me too. so that 545 shifter really works good?

cant beat it for 50 bucks at Tishcer
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me too. so that 545 shifter really works good?

cant beat it for 50 bucks at Tishcer
Works as well as the Dinan part

It's all a matter of expectations. It's not going to be the same as the autosolutions kit, but it'll provider a shorter throw than stock
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Works as well as the Dinan part

It's all a matter of expectations. It's not going to be the same as the autosolutions kit, but it'll provider a shorter throw than stock
ok, thats what im looking for, i dont want to spend a lot for an SSK, and 50 bucks for it wont be bad. I like the way the car shifts now so this will make it better, I dont want much of a change in throws.


also M3forum stickers are free from EAS? I want one!
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Ha, great to have Ian so close by!!

Thanks for doin the RTABs on Sat!

I third the stickiness of this thread
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For the SMG folks the automatic brake pedal mod is a great example of a cheap mod.

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Thanks for doin the RTABs on Sat!

I third the stickiness of this thread
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So the E60 shift lever is about equivalent to the Dinan? Only $50? Should I follow the MadRussian DIY for the E60 SSK?
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OK, I've made this a sticky. If other moderators think I've gone too far, they can overrule me and return it to "normal" status. I've really appreciated Ian's mods, even though I haven't done very many of them, and think having this handy via a sticky is a service to the membership. Obviously this has to be done on a very selective basis, or we'll have nothing but pages of stickys.

FWIW, I've found that the way I drive, anyway, the -1.7 degrees of neg. camber you can get with the "free & easy" camber mod is perfectly streetable. At the stock setting, I was getting more outer edge tire wear than inner, and now it's relatively even.

The "enable outer brake light rings" looks cool and I've done that one, too, but do worry that I've defeated a safety feature. However, there is no empirical testing that I'm aware of that tests the difference in drivers' reactions between the stock setting and the mod'd setting, and it seems unlikely to me that most drivers would notice any difference. Also, it seems to me that having brighter brake lights most of the time enhances safety, so I'm keeping mine mod'd for now. (You can always splice the wires back together.)

As for the brake duct cover plates, some people have reported lower hp at high speed with the cover plates removed. The driver's side has louvers in it as it helps feed air to the intake airbox, so I've only removed the passenger side plate. There is also no real proof that opening up the ducts w/o attaching a hose or other channel directly to the brake area really helps brake cooling, but it seems to make sense and it's free. This is also one of those easily reversible mods, so long as you don't lose the stock plates!

Unfortunately I'm not as talented or industrious as Obioban, so haven't built my box to enable 4x headlights, but this seems like something that BMW should have done from stock. Highbeam light is OK with stock Xenons but I'm sure enabling the inner halogens to supplement it has got to be better.

Thanks, Obioban, for putting this together.
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OK, I've made this a sticky. If other moderators think I've gone too far, they can overrule me and return it to "normal" status. I've really appreciated Ian's mods, even though I haven't done very many of them, and think having this handy via a sticky is a service to the membership. Obviously this has to be done on a very selective basis, or we'll have nothing but pages of stickys.

FWIW, I've found that the way I drive, anyway, the -1.7 degrees of neg. camber you can get with the "free & easy" camber mod is perfectly streetable. At the stock setting, I was getting more outer edge tire wear than inner, and now it's relatively even.

The "enable outer brake light rings" looks cool and I've done that one, too, but do worry that I've defeated a safety feature. However, there is no empirical testing that I'm aware of that tests the difference in drivers' reactions between the stock setting and the mod'd setting, and it seems unlikely to me that most drivers would notice any difference. Also, it seems to me that having brighter brake lights most of the time enhances safety, so I'm keeping mine mod'd for now. (You can always splice the wires back together.)

As for the brake duct cover plates, some people have reported lower hp at high speed with the cover plates removed. The driver's side has louvers in it as it helps feed air to the intake airbox, so I've only removed the passenger side plate. There is also no real proof that opening up the ducts w/o attaching a hose or other channel directly to the brake area really helps brake cooling, but it seems to make sense and it's free. This is also one of those easily reversible mods, so long as you don't lose the stock plates!

Unfortunately I'm not as talented or industrious as Obioban, so haven't built my box to enable 4x headlights, but this seems like something that BMW should have done from stock. Highbeam light is OK with stock Xenons but I'm sure enabling the inner halogens to supplement it has got to be better.

Thanks, Obioban, for putting this together.
No problem, it was really just a compilation of other threads

Ironically, I don't think anyone's seen it since it's been a sticky
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If you guys thought the e46 m3 throws were long, try the E39 M5's

But do do the zhp shoft knob conversion. Like many have said, close enough to SSK but at a fraction of the cost.
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