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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 Sun, Dec-02-2018, 09:49:03 PM   #11
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Default Re: Directory of 3D parts to DIY 3D print/machine

I wanted to share something I found for the part of the radio knob that is actually inside the radio itself that seems to break on occasion. There is a company that sells this part for $30, but it seems absurd when you could print it yourself.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2206618
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OnShape is a free web based 3D modeling software very similar to Soldiworks. You can create 10 parts for free, if you need more than that they do offer subscriptions. Those 10 part spots become available again once you delete that part.

https://www.onshape.com/
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Still a work in progress, but this is intended to be a replacement for the $50 brake duct bracket BMW 51 71 7 892 798

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3444238
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Anyone have a file for brake ducts? I'm looking for a solution to route 3" hose to the rotors using rotor backing plates (likely the HARD Motorsport ones). But before making my own ducts in 3D software, I figured I'd check to see what others have done. I've seen a couple options out there, but no one seems to have posted the files.
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Anyone have a file for brake ducts? I'm looking for a solution to route 3" hose to the rotors using rotor backing plates (likely the HARD Motorsport ones). But before making my own ducts in 3D software, I figured I'd check to see what others have done. I've seen a couple options out there, but no one seems to have posted the files.
Obi and I are both working on some - I can upload mine tonight, just know it's a work in progress
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Obi and I are both working on some - I can upload mine tonight, just know it's a work in progress
Thanks, that would be helpful. Anything that I can use as a starting point will be helpful and will be sure to share my developments when the time comes.
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Obi and I are both working on some - I can upload mine tonight, just know it's a work in progress
Really looking forward to see the final designs. I'm gathering parts for a some front end upgrades/weight savings. Ducts that mount around the opening, not inside the opening and allow retention of the fog lights would be outstanding.
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Really looking forward to see the final designs. I'm gathering parts for a some front end upgrades/weight savings. Ducts that mount around the opening, not inside the opening and allow retention of the fog lights would be outstanding.
If you want to keep the fogs, you could just cut a hole in the stock duct and run the hose through. Friction would hold it in place.
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If you want to keep the fogs, you could just cut a hole in the stock duct and run the hose through. Friction would hold it in place.
Yeah, I don't think you're going to make either work with fogs, and might be a bad idea purely due to heat.

Aircraft flange and a hole saw is probably your best bet

Here's my current - and I can't emphasize this enough - work in progress.

Shape is pretty much there, mounting may change

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3453651
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If you want to keep the fogs, you could just cut a hole in the stock duct and run the hose through. Friction would hold it in place.
I bought the car with Hard Motorsports ducts pop riveted in place and the fogs removed. I suppose purchasing OEM and making a modification is an option, although not my first choice. Band clamping on to and inlet seems a much better route than stuffing the hose through a hole.

I still have the backing plates in place with no hose attached, waiting to see if I find a better option. The HM ducts sold this evening.

Whether I keep the fogs or not, I like the direction you went with OEM style mounting hardware. I will NOT be pop riveting ducts to the new, freshly painted Euro front bumper for obvious reasons.

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