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Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-22-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Cliff
I doubt that the dealer has one that isn't a...

I doubt that the dealer has one that isn't a customer sold order (edit: unless maybe it's a pre-order car that someone walked away from and to which the dealer has now tacked on a huge market...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-15-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Cliff
3 bikes will be an unlikely fit unless you stack...

3 bikes will be an unlikely fit unless you stack them up on each other, and you won't be able to fit 3 riders and 3 bikes unless someone wants to ride on the roof. It's a hatchback, not an SUV. I...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-14-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Cliff
I have autocrossed a 228i and I have autocrossed...

I have autocrossed a 228i and I have autocrossed the R. The R is a bit less luxury and a lot more fast. The R is faster around a track and at the autocross than my substantially modified 330Ci. The...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-12-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By Cliff
Well, I went to a relative of the GTI... ...

Well, I went to a relative of the GTI...

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58258-1/GBMB4420small.jpg

Love the car. It's a very livable car on the street, and very capable at the track.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Cliff
The diff swap idea was mentioned previously in...

The diff swap idea was mentioned previously in the thread and since I have first hand experience with this modification in a 5 speed car, I shared a bit of that experience. Same concept with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-23-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Cliff
There is a TSB for this:...

There is a TSB for this: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=505526&stc=1&d=1429834113

My shop charged me $150 to do the work, not including dropping the transmission....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-11-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,086,663
Posted By Cliff
My E46 got a new stable-mate a couple of weeks...

My E46 got a new stable-mate a couple of weeks ago when I replaced my Honda Fit DD with a new Golf R.

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58182-1/Golf+R-4100030-20150410.jpg
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-29-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Cliff
These are still for sale. Someone local make me...

These are still for sale. Someone local make me an offer :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,086,663
Posted By Cliff
http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58108-1/WS1_9652...

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58108-1/WS1_9652-Mar2115-by_t.jpg

I was at Willow Springs this past weekend with the SoCal Audi Club. Fun times :)
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-16-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Cliff
Here's one for you ...

Here's one for you

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/57618-1/330Ci-9220827-20130922.jpg
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-16-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Cliff
FS: 4 x 18x8.5et40 LTW MPower w/255/35R18 Hankook Ventus

These are my street wheels and tires for my non-M E46. I purchased the wheels from Turner Motorsports in 2010, and this set of tires was purchased in Oct 2012. The tires probably have 2000 miles on...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2015 California sponsored by ESS Tuning 03-14-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By Cliff
http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/11609-1/Img_0775...

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/11609-1/Img_0775.jpg

(I am probably one of the few people who attended that event - 2003 - who is still driving the same car)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,086,663
Posted By Cliff
From a track day last month up at Thunderhill....

From a track day last month up at Thunderhill. This looks like turn 3.

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58091-1/Screen+Shot+2015-02-21+at+12_51_50+PM.png
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,524
Posted By Cliff
These mounts have standardized mounting hole...

These mounts have standardized mounting hole positions (Advanced Mobile Phone Mounting System - AMPS - is the name of the standard) that allow them to be bolted together. You might need to use some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,524
Posted By Cliff
I use my smartphone to run track apps...

I use my smartphone to run track apps (TrackAddict HD or Harry's Lap Timer) and needed a dash holder to make it convenient to use and to hold it as securely as possible. I use a Panavise 75103-599...
Forum: California 02-27-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Cliff
I have been very pleased with the work B&S...

I have been very pleased with the work B&S Hacienda has done for me. They are in Pleasanton on Old Santa Rita: http://bshacienda.com/. Ask for Tony Sanchez - he is the GM there and an extremely...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-14-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,536
Posted By Cliff
Well, damn. I am sorry to read this. He was a...

Well, damn. I am sorry to read this. He was a good guy. RIP :(
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 369
Posted By Cliff
I put a 3.46 LSD in my 5 speed car last April,...

I put a 3.46 LSD in my 5 speed car last April, and it's not bad at all. Of course, I primarily drive my E46 to and from track and autocross events these days. On the track, the new diff completely...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Cliff
Can't emphasize that enough. The oil pump...

Can't emphasize that enough. The oil pump sprocket nut only comes torqued from the factory and it is possible to spin it off with catastrophic results. My oil pump sprocket nut is welded to the oil...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-28-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By Cliff
Ahh, but you sure sounded like you would have...

Ahh, but you sure sounded like you would have traded it straight up for Stephen's car.

To respond to the pole, yes, my car is absolutely worth more to me than its market value.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,086,663
Posted By Cliff
Thanks, and I am kind of leaning in that...

Thanks, and I am kind of leaning in that direction. I am the original owner and the car will be having it's 13th birthday on May 5th. It was partially repainted in 2010. I killed the original engine...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,086,663
Posted By Cliff
Thanks, and nope. It's the feral Fit: ...

Thanks, and nope. It's the feral Fit:

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58032-1/_J5V8125+-+Version+2.jpg

I expect to be replacing the Fit with a Golf R sometime this year. I like hatchbacks....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,086,663
Posted By Cliff
Tucked away in the garage, clean and ready to go,...

Tucked away in the garage, clean and ready to go, dreaming of the next track session (Jan 10-11 at Thunderhill with the Audi club)

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58083-1/330ci-20141211-0236.jpg
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Cliff
Track pads and reduced dust (or noise) aren't...

Track pads and reduced dust (or noise) aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence. Also, your stock brakes are probably good enough assuming they're not worn out and the brake fluid has been...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Cliff
I installed a Kenwood DNX7160 in my car in 2010...

I installed a Kenwood DNX7160 in my car in 2010 and I would not buy another. Garmin tried and failed several times to sell me a map update that worked. The touch screen controls are also too fiddly...
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