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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 Tue, Jan-08-2019, 11:05:16 PM   #51
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Subbed, my 712 yellow tag just got delivered and I was going to just reuse my like-new OEM coupler which I had installed less than 3k miles ago, but I'm intrigued about the i8 and Z8 U-joint. Really hoping it works, as like someone else mentioned about their Civic steering, my stock Honda daily driver (04 Acura TL) has much more direct and better steering feel than my M3.
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Old Tue, Jan-08-2019, 11:11:46 PM   #52
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Basically this. Im 99.9% sure itd be okay in reality, but for something that provides minimal benefit with a large potential downside, Id rather not take even that 0.1% chance.
Right?

Slight lack of steering feedback >>> death
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Old Wed, Jan-09-2019, 12:13:00 AM   #53
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Right?

Slight lack of steering feedback >>> death
I thought that most folks were in agreement that replacing the rag joint w/a solid coupler provided a modest increase in steering response and feedback...or did I miss something?
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Old Wed, Jan-09-2019, 05:27:43 AM   #54
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Subbed, my 712 yellow tag just got delivered and I was going to just reuse my like-new OEM coupler which I had installed less than 3k miles ago, but I'm intrigued about the i8 and Z8 U-joint. Really hoping it works, as like someone else mentioned about their Civic steering, my stock Honda daily driver (04 Acura TL) has much more direct and better steering feel than my M3.
Honda's (at least the old ones) use a double U joint system, no "rag" joint, double wishbone suspension, and a lot less positive caster. Even with a U joint replacing the rag joint, a strut car will not have the same steering feedback as a car with double wishbone suspension. That said, getting rid of the rag joint certainly helps the feedback.
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Is it the Condor one or different?
This is the aluminum one that takes place of the rubber piece. It is different than the Condor. It has 4 bolts, two go on each end.

I have it for sale in a different thread with pictures.
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Im assuming this is it ?^


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Old Thu, Jan-10-2019, 01:14:39 AM   #57
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A hack engineering offering. Cant find a link for it though. Credit: @ timeattack_m3 on instagram if you want to look at it more.
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That looks like it would end up significantly too long
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That's the RHD piece (notice the headers are visible).
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Thats pretty much what mine is above. Its just an aluminum billet piece which replaces the rubber isolation.
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