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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-11-2013, 08:44:42 PM   #11
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OP- a pit is a great idea. I plan to move in couple years and build my dream garage. A pit may be in my future.


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Until recently I'd do all car work at my brothers place

We had:

Full covered garage
2 post car lift
Garage heater to be able to work in winter
All kinds of tools and toys
It was pretty awesome

Now my brother has moved to NY with me so we do not even have an enclosed garage... car work will be 'few and far between'

I miss that garage every weekend
Please don't stop working on your car. I've become accustomed to your DIYs saving me $
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Old Wed, Dec-11-2013, 09:22:27 PM   #12
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OP- a pit is a great idea. I plan to move in couple years and build my dream garage. A pit may be in my future.




Please don't stop working on your car. I've become accustomed to your DIYs saving me $
Trust me not working on the cars isn't an option, but the type of work won't be the same.

That's what drove me to change the rod bearings: I had promised a DIY and was losing the garage.
I don't really have other diys in mind. Maybe cams one day but as diys get more complex fewer people do them, which almost defeats the purpose
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Old Wed, Dec-11-2013, 09:43:15 PM   #13
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I don't have an M3.
Your garage has become pretty famous....I can't tell you how many times I've seen it come up ever since it was on Jalopnik. very well done.
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I'm jealous as hell of all of you.

i have a crappy single car port, trying to work on the side of the car facing the house i can just kind of fit in between the car and the wall with about 10cm to spare. Jacking the car up on just that side is a challenge with a floor jack. I cant get in front of whatever wheel is next to the AC condenser that shares the space, so i typically have to remove that wheel from in front or behind of it if you know what i mean. My driveway is a steep gradient so i cant just push it out of the carport either.

I'm not good enough to do engine swaps or subframe work or whatever, so it's good enough i guess. Massive pita though. Next house, i dont care about any other part of the house but it's going to have a double garage. It can be in a crappy neighbourhood next to a brothel, if it's got a nice garage i'll take it.
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Jack, thanks for sharing the pics and video! That garage and car has me inspired.
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I don't have an M3. But I have a garage that was done on the cheap and has a lot of space-saving ideas in it.
Wow !

I remember seeing that video a long time ago and was amazed.. didn't know you were on m3f !
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Old Thu, Dec-12-2013, 01:28:53 AM   #17
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What an amazing video! Thanks for sharing!!!!

CHeers,

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Old Thu, Dec-12-2013, 01:35:17 AM   #18
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Big DIY'er here also. Nothing more relaxing and fun than working on a car or two. Looking to get into welding next. Told my builder that I wanted a garage in the basement of my house. Just wish I would have made it bigger!

Cabinets are long overdue.

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Old Thu, Dec-12-2013, 01:40:11 AM   #19
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Very nice guys! My garage is not worthy. Dr. 3vil should post in here, love his as well.
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wow, some really impressive setups! I need to put a hoist into my next house
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