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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 Thu, Nov-15-2018, 10:06:04 PM   #9401
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Cooling overhaul, Koyorad, water pump, thermostat, pulleys, tensioner, belts, temp sensor, hoses, reservoir etc etc... that was yesterday.

CSB today, maybe new braided clutch line, CDV delete if I have time.

Rear wheel bearings, hubs and new axles following couple of days > wish me luck!
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Just received this in the mail yesterday, as Streamline wanted to know my opinion on their airbox and this one was sent to a customer for SEMA that had to cancel at the last minute after it had been shipped, so it was redirected to me.... All I can say is, I am very impressed with what I received.

(I took these pictures in my 'Lightbox'...Unfortunately my 'lightbox' wasn't large enough for this big airbox without showing borders, so I quickly and rather sloppily edited out the borders of the lightbox to not detract from the pictures...ZERO editing was done on the actual airbox portion of the pictures. Photos were taken with my Iphone 6 Plus).
















Also took some pictures outside in "natural" lighting. (Sorry, it wasn't a sunny day...very overcast due to constant storms over this past week):




















Some Initial Unboxing Impressions:
- Most notably, this thing is STIFFFFFFFFFF and VERY robust compared to the stiffness of my Karbonius Airbox. The entire airbox feels "thicker" (in a good way). Not that I would test it, but it feels like it could hold my body weight on top of it. By comparison, my Karb box feels more delicate (not that I've had any issues with the karb box....It's also lovely).
- Lack of weave stops throughout the carbon layout lends itself to be very visually appealing.
- The clearcoat "seems" stronger and more scratch resistant than my karb box. (I'm not going to test this lol). It could be placebo...But the karb box seems easier to get micro scratches into the finish.
- The finish quality...well I'll let you judge by the pictures posted. You don't need my comments here.
- The fasteners and hardware look top notch. Totally subjective, but I am a fan of the hardware for all the metal pieces. The 2 metal pins on the bottom that line up the two halves of the box are thicker than on my karb box.
- The two halves have a VERY tight seal, not at all loose.
- Haven't had a chance to test filter fitment.
- Install Fitment....To be determined. I just unboxed it.
- I like the inside brace bar material used on this compared to my karb box. Between these and the thicker carbon material used....The box has zero flex. Honestly, the material is thick enough, I doubt the braces are even necessary, but they look great and only increase the stiffness of the box. This thing won't flex under vacuum load...nor under hand compression.
- The carbon front plate (that accepts the "flap") is very thick, stiff, and robust...I feared this would feel delicate compared to the metal flange on my karb box, but it doesn't. I am not at all concerned about its strength at this point in time.
- Also, no BMW M Power decal currently on it. They are sending me one though.

Also have the Schwaben (ECS) BMW Scanner on the way, in preparation to holiday travels. No longer have to borrow my friends. Such an awesome tool.
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Old Thu, Nov-15-2018, 11:23:06 PM   #9403
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Just received this in the mail yesterday, as Streamline wanted to know my opinion on their airbox and this one was sent to a customer for SEMA that had to cancel at the last minute after it had been shipped, so it was redirected to me.... All I can say is, I am very impressed with what I received.

(I took these pictures in my 'Lightbox'...Unfortunately my 'lightbox' wasn't large enough for this big airbox without showing borders, so I quickly and rather sloppily edited out the borders of the lightbox to not detract from the pictures...ZERO editing was done on the actual airbox portion of the pictures. Photos were taken with my Iphone 6 Plus).
















Also took some pictures outside in "natural" lighting. (Sorry, it wasn't a sunny day...very overcast due to constant storms over this past week):




















Some Initial Unboxing Impressions:
- Most notably, this thing is STIFFFFFFFFFF and VERY robust compared to the stiffness of my Karbonius Airbox. The entire airbox feels "thicker" (in a good way). Not that I would test it, but it feels like it could hold my body weight on top of it. By comparison, my Karb box feels more delicate (not that I've had any issues with the karb box....It's also lovely).
- Lack of weave stops throughout the carbon layout lends itself to be very visually appealing.
- The clearcoat "seems" stronger and more scratch resistant than my karb box. (I'm not going to test this lol). It could be placebo...But the karb box seems easier to get micro scratches into the finish.
- The finish quality...well I'll let you judge by the pictures posted. You don't need my comments here.
- The fasteners and hardware look top notch. Totally subjective, but I am a fan of the hardware for all the metal pieces. The 2 metal pins on the bottom that line up the two halves of the box are thicker than on my karb box.
- The two halves have a VERY tight seal, not at all loose.
- Haven't had a chance to test filter fitment.
- Install Fitment....To be determined. I just unboxed it.
- I like the inside brace bar material used on this compared to my karb box. Between these and the thicker carbon material used....The bos haz zero flex. Honestly, the material is thick enough, I doubt the braces are even necessary, but they look great and only increase the stiffness of the box. This thing won't flex under vacuum load...nor under hand compression.
- The carbon front plate (that excepts the "flap") is very thick, stiff, and robust...I feared this would feel delicate compared to the metal flange on my karb box, but it doesn't. I am not at all concerned about its strength at this point in time.
- Also, no BMW M Power decal currently on it. They are sending me one though.

Also have the Schwaben (ECS) BMW Scanner on the way, in preparation to holiday travels. No longer have to borrow my friends. Such an awesome tool.
Can you make a thread on your findings and feedback of this airbox, would be a shame to have this info hidden in this thread. Great feedback and I admire the quality and pattern of the carbon fiber weave.
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Old Thu, Nov-15-2018, 11:24:25 PM   #9404
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Hid all my cars inside from the snow. Was expecting NYC sanitation to spray salt everywhere, haven't seen a grain.
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Old Thu, Nov-15-2018, 11:29:18 PM   #9405
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Can you make a thread on your findings and feedback of this airbox, would be a shame to have this info hidden in this thread. Great feedback and I admire the quality and pattern of the carbon fiber weave.
Oh yes, will do! I can compare it to my Karb box and my buddies Evolve box. His airbox is removed right now, so I might be able to test fitment next time I go over to his house to finish the SMG kit.
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Old Fri, Nov-16-2018, 12:06:54 AM   #9406
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I envy you guys that are able to do rod bearings/subframe reinforcement. I hope to get to that level one day.
I did everything except the welding (a good friend who is a fabricator did the welding) I will say though I had a shop at my disposal as I work for a friend part time at his VW/Audi Indy shop. So I was fortunate to use a lift and his tools. I totally could have done it with out but he was gone on fishing trip with his brother for 5 days and gave me the go ahead when I did the reinforcement. I did rod bearings a couple weeks later.
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Old Fri, Nov-16-2018, 12:29:58 AM   #9407
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My Brey-Krause seat rails (for OE electric seats) finally arrived after waiting 1.5 months for them.

Unfortunately only one of my seats arrived so I'll install the driver's side seat for now...
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Old Fri, Nov-16-2018, 12:37:35 AM   #9408
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My Brey-Krause seat rails (for OE electric seats) finally arrived after waiting 1.5 months for them.

Unfortunately only one of my seats arrived so I'll install the driver's side seat for now...
Excellent choice with the BK....Those things from my understanding were very well designed and engineered! And I think you are supporting a forum member by choosing those which is always a plus.
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Cooling overhaul, Koyorad, water pump, thermostat, pulleys, tensioner, belts, temp sensor, hoses, reservoir etc etc... that was yesterday.

CSB today, maybe new braided clutch line, CDV delete if I have time.

Rear wheel bearings, hubs and new axles following couple of days > wish me luck!


Nice line up.

At while mileage are you (other guys) deciding wheel bearings/hubs/and axles are better ironed out?


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Nice line up.

At while mileage are you (other guys) deciding wheel bearings/hubs/and axles are better ironed out?
My car just hit 161,700km (100,475 miles). I've refreshed the front end, time for the rear.

I just pulled the drive shaft out. CSB is toast and the DS UJ feels like it's knackered as well, so maybe a new DS too!

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