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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, Feb-11-2019, 07:26:52 PM   #1
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Default Remote cannister location specifics

Hi all, did a search and can find generic references -not specifics. For those of you who have remote cannister shock setups, can you tell me where and how you mounted them - especially the rears?
I do NOT have quick disconnects, so I have to be able to snake the nitrogen tank into a hole that large, or remove a cover - then only need the tube diameter - about 10-11 mm or 1/2" to permanently fit. I didn't take out the CD/amp rack but I woudn't think there's a hole that large there.
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Any harm putting them right behind the fender liner (supposing I find something to mount on)? Not ideal from a dirt perspective, but on drivers side,
only obvious way would be through some sort of vent pretty far back in trunk, haven't checked passenger side yet.
It's an MCS setup, expect most are about the same, tank is 2" = 51mm or so in diameter.

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Here is how mine are done:





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Thanks much LMTFI, mine is still a street car with spare repair kit, etc, but this is still super helpful and gives me some ideas to get them inside the trunk!

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Default Re: Remote cannister location specifics

pass them through the trunk vents
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pass them through the trunk vents
Mine are mounted through this way as well but my reservoirs are mounted to the carpet side panels instead.
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How about photos of the front mounted MCS canisters?? Please.

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Jevi and Smoove,
I thought of this as well, but do you have quick disconnects in the line somewhere or did you just remove lines and refill cannisters? Guess I need to just do that, I think I saw at least one other grommet that would work as well on drivers side.
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How about photos of the front mounted MCS canisters?? Please.

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IMTFI:

How's the heat mounted on the strut tower brace? Seems like it would catch header heat.

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How's the heat mounted on the strut tower brace? Seems like it would catch header heat.

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