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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Fast Bob
<<<<<Bimmerfest`s E46 Wiki>>>>Read this BEFORE...

<<<<<Bimmerfest`s E46 Wiki>>>>Read this BEFORE asking questions !

Didn`t see this^^^^ in the Sticky Threads ?

The Wiki contains an entire section dedicated to proper wheel & tire fitment....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Fast Bob
If this had been paid for via credit card, you...

If this had been paid for via credit card, you could have resolved the whole deal with one phone call to your bank.

And, buying some no-brand, cheap-ass coilovers is a BAD choice.

Don`t expect...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 38,616
Posted By Fast Bob
A great summertime tune....

Dickie Betts and Duane Allman produced some special magic with their guitars....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwyXQn9g40I
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Fast Bob
Once more, in Engrish please !

Once more, in Engrish please !
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Fast Bob
A classic case of "Look BEFORE you leap" ! If you...

A classic case of "Look BEFORE you leap" ! If you just run right out and do all those things, you will be pissing away a fair amount of money for miniscule results.

What you really need to do is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Fast Bob
One more time: Read the E46 Wiki (that`s...

One more time:

Read the E46 Wiki (that`s like our version of Basic Training) This will prepare you to absorb further knowledge about the E46.

What you are asking here is like you`re inquiring...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 38,616
Posted By Fast Bob
A tasty little HumpDay number from Nick Lowe....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhvjTcPRYy4
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Fast Bob
The volts is only part of the equation....you can...

The volts is only part of the equation....you can take 8 AA flashlight batteries, hook them together, and that will give you 12 volts, but you won`t be able to start your car with it, you have no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Fast Bob
OK, let`s try to put things into perspective...

OK, let`s try to put things into perspective here. First, for the record, "turns over" and "cranks" means the same thing (the starter spins the engine over at normal speed....if it spins noticeably...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-02-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Fast Bob
So if these wheels have a 5 x 114 bolt circle (do...

So if these wheels have a 5 x 114 bolt circle (do they ?), then they are not "BMW wheels", they are VW wheels....

Potential buyers (the intelligent ones, anyway), are going to need the following...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Fast Bob
Rear subframe mount failure was most common among...

Rear subframe mount failure was most common among earlier E46s like yours. This is a big deal, especially if your car has been affected, so be sure to have it examined closely.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 38,616
Posted By Fast Bob
Having fun (and lots of sex !) in the 1980s

with bad boy Billy Idol....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08m5bJ6jlPw
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Fast Bob
Excellent point, Rob :thumbup: (Easier is better...

Excellent point, Rob :thumbup: (Easier is better :D)

I had a 3.64 LSD in my old 530i, it gave the car some serious bark !
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Fast Bob
You are correct, Sir....horsepower is half of the...

You are correct, Sir....horsepower is half of the equation, having the gearing and suspension to make it all work together is the other half. In my first BMW, in addition to the rebuilt engine I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Fast Bob
For about the same cost (or less) of an...

For about the same cost (or less) of an aftermarket CAI, you can install a 3.46 diff, which will add a real performance increase in your daily driving....:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Fast Bob
Don`t waste your time or money....these cars come...

Don`t waste your time or money....these cars come from the factory with an excellent CAI already installed, one which has proven to be more effective than 99% of all the aftermarket units out there.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Fast Bob
Switching to a lower diff ratio (higher...

Switching to a lower diff ratio (higher numerically, i.e., 3.46 vs. 2.90) will give more torque multiplation at a given vehicle speed, making the car much more lively when squirting out of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Fast Bob
Given your budget, the biggest...

Given your budget, the biggest "seat-of-the-pants" gains will be found in suspension upgrades...a set of Koni Yellow shocks, and a swaybar upgrade, and maybe some fresh CABs will make it feel like a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Fast Bob
I also have a bit of experience with this. I...

I also have a bit of experience with this. I completely rebuilt the engine in my first BMW, the only original parts were the block, crank, and rods. Here`s what it got:

Bored to 3.2 liter (200...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By Fast Bob
The general rule with BMW engines is, each...

The general rule with BMW engines is, each horsepower gained will cost you over $100. This has been proven time and time again, so there`s no sense in trying to dispute it, it`s a fact of life for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 38,616
Posted By Fast Bob
Here`s a guy who just about fell off the map....

A great entertainer, Joe Jackson is currently living a fairly reclusive life in Berlin....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBJUHvQPFTI
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By Fast Bob
If you`re looking for maximum comfort and...

If you`re looking for maximum comfort and resistance to tramlining, it`s possible to run a 205/60 tire all around. This is a common winter tire size, and would be perfectly OK.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Fast Bob
Approx. $125 for a MaxxLife H8 at Walmart is all...

Approx. $125 for a MaxxLife H8 at Walmart is all you need. As already mentioned, registering (coding) is NOT required on E46s....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 38,616
Posted By Fast Bob
The Red Rocker, playing the E46 Forum theme song....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwafhdBmB34
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-30-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Fast Bob
If you need an experienced BMW repair shop,...

If you need an experienced BMW repair shop, Vicari Motors is right across the river in Frenchtown....
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