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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 Wed, Dec-05-2018, 04:44:37 AM   #1
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Default Feeler: J-Fiber E46 & E9X M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft Groupbuy

Preface: I am in the talks with J-Fiber to see if we can setup a GB for CF for the E46 M3. J-Fiber has agreed to add e9x models to the list This will be a limited run GB of 30 units total and be one of a kind GB from J-Fiber.

NOTICE: I have one on order at the moment to give an unbiased review of this item. To show the consumer that this is the same exact DS that was private labeled by Mfactory/YCW. I will also dry mock this driveshaft to a loose SMG transmission with actuator to show that it will clear for the SMG crowd.

Carbon Fiber Driveshafts


Carbon fiber is a miracle material. It’s even lighter than aluminum and has more torsional strength than steel. A carbon fiber driveshaft will typically weigh about 1-2 pounds less than an aluminum driveshaft. The slight weight difference gives it a slight advantage over aluminum, but the biggest benefit to a carbon fiber driveshaft is its ability to absorb vibrations and other rotational harmonics commonly transmitted by steel and aluminum driveshafts. Since carbon fiber is many layers, the plies of the driveshaft will absorb and dissipate the vibrations. Carbon fiber is also safer if it were to fail. When an aluminum driveshaft breaks it can throw shrapnel all over the place and cause serious damage the underside of your M3. When a carbon fiber driveshaft fails, it will shred back into fibers.

Carbon fiber driveshafts are rated to withstand up to 2000HP. Carbon fiber driveshaft’s also come with upgraded U-joints and CV joints to deliver strong connections between the engine and the rear axle. By switching to a carbon fiber driveshaft, you will have the least amount of vibration over any other available option. Most people find a carbon fiber driveshaft is the best choice in keeping cabin noise down as well.


Website of Manufacturer:
J-Fiber

Manufacturer's Email:
agemate.tw@msa.hinet.net

Manufacturer's Facebook:
J-Fiber Carbon

Manufacturer's Physical Location Address:
No.60-2 paokao Rd., Shindian city,Taipei county 231, Taiwan ,ROC

E46 M3 Shaft


E92 M3 Shaft

Fitment:
1. E46 M3 Manual/SMG
2. E9x M3 Manual
3. E9x M3 DCT

ETA:
3 weeks from the everyone's payment.

Warranty:
1 Year

The price structure would be as follows:

Retail is $1650 plus shipping
1-9 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber DriveShaft = $1500 USD + $150 Shipping = $1650 Shipped to USA
10-15 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber DriveShaft = $1350 USD + $150 Shipping = $1500 Shipped to USA
16-30 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber DriveShaft = $1150 USD + $150 Shipping = $1300 Shipped to USA

So, what do we think? This is a decent amount of savings Anyone interested? And, FWIW, if this happens, I'll be in for 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft.

If interested, please list quantity you'd desire!
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So, here's the list:

1. WALKD_U - 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
2. CommanderW - 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
3. Hungry Hippo - 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
4. mattaken - 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
5. Surge709 - 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
6. Capo - 1 J-Fiber E92 M3 DCT Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
7. bulldogge - 1 J-Fiber E9X M3 DCT Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
8. donut_boi - 1 J-Fiber E9X M3 Manual Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
9. Todd0131 - 1 J-Fiber E9X M3 DCT Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
10. slicer - 1 J-Fiber E9X M3 DCT Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
11. Deansbimmer - 1 J-Fiber E9X M3 Manual Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
12. Modern Twist - 1 J-Fiber E9X DCT Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
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Default Re: Feeler: J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft Groupbuy

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Old Wed, Dec-05-2018, 06:27:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Feeler: J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft Groupbuy

I’m in as long as it fits SMG

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2. Hungry Hippo - 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
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Default Re: Feeler: J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft Groupbuy

That tier 3 pricing looks tempting.
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Default Re: Feeler: J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft Groupbuy

Add E9x M3 DCT and manual shafts and puts in M3Post and you will pick up 10-20 buyers. People there have been waiting 2 years for a CF shaft with guibo (unlike DSS).
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Default Re: Feeler: J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft Groupbuy

I’m running the Mfactory cf driveshaft on my E92 M3 and love it. Would love to get one for the E46 M3 if it fits SMG. Couple questions though. This is it the same factory that made them for Mfactory/YCW? And secondly, a noob question but are the driveshafts the same between SMG and manual? Considering a swap when the pump fails in the future.
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Default Re: Feeler: J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft Groupbuy

1. WALKD_U - 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
2. CommanderW - 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
3. Hungry Hippo - 1 J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft
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Add E9x M3 DCT and manual shafts and puts in M3Post and you will pick up 10-20 buyers. People there have been waiting 2 years for a CF shaft with guibo (unlike DSS).
I have gotten the OK from J-Fiber to add E9x M3 Shafts to the Group Buy at the same rate posted above

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I’m running the Mfactory cf driveshaft on my E92 M3 and love it. Would love to get one for the E46 M3 if it fits SMG. Couple questions though. This is it the same factory that made them for Mfactory/YCW? And secondly, a noob question but are the driveshafts the same between SMG and manual? Considering a swap when the pump fails in the future.
Driveshaft is the same. MFactory just relabel the driveshaft as their own. All work was done at J-Fiber. It was some clearance issue that hit the Actuator. At the beginning, Stan worked with Michael and the issue has been resolved at the manufacturer (J-Fiber).
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Default Re: Feeler: J-Fiber E46 M3 Dry CarbonFiber Driveshaft Groupbuy

Just make sure that it has the reliefs in the rear diff joint for getting a pry bar in there to help w/removal...otherwise, it's a little bit or a lotta bit of a PITA. The initial pre-production/test units did not have this feature.
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So this is real and ready to go? I put a deposit in on the last YCW thread, only for that to go the way it went. I'd be interested, but definitely need some reassurances this time.
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So this is real and ready to go? I put a deposit in on the last YCW thread, only for that to go the way it went. I'd be interested, but definitely need some reassurances this time.
Yes, drama free GB Mine should be done in 2 weeks and ship to me then. I will post up a review for all to see with test fitment photos. There will be only 30 slots open for this GB. Once that is filled no one else can be added on.
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