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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-23-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
For the amount of money involved, your friend...

For the amount of money involved, your friend should just buy a new car, the new STI comes as a 4 door hatchback now:)

If he was going to swap out engines, he would probably be looking at spending...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-23-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
It's a vacuum pump that can suck the oil out of...

It's a vacuum pump that can suck the oil out of your car through your oil cap or your dip stick. You just bascially stick in the long hose down to your oil pan and start sucking.

A lot of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 08-06-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
So any update. I checked the sway bar bushing...

So any update. I checked the sway bar bushing and that checks out.

The popping sound being the springs binding and releasing does make sense. I softened the sway bar and the popping noise is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-13-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
Pop Sound When Turning

OK, so I have an issue with my car that hopefully someone here's already experienced and help diagnose.

I lead a loud single "POP" sound coming front the front of the car when I turn the steering...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-10-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,871
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
Brand new K&N filters come pre-oiled from the...

Brand new K&N filters come pre-oiled from the factory. You're NOT supposed to re-oil them before you put them in the car.

An over-oiled filter can deposit oil on the mass air flow sensor and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-03-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,722
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
BMW oil changes range from $110-160 depending on...

BMW oil changes range from $110-160 depending on the dealership. I strongly recommend you take it to a BMW dealership or a Indy shop that services BMWs frequently, lots of things that can go wrong...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-30-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,549
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
Comfortably you can put 245/35/19 on the front...

Comfortably you can put 245/35/19 on the front and 275/30/19 on the back. You are almost guaranteed not to have any issues with these sizes.

If you want to push your luck, you can go 255/35/19 on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-05-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
I agree with changing the tranny and diff fluid. ...

I agree with changing the tranny and diff fluid. I had both replaced at 12K miles and they looked really black and thin compared to the thick amber colored new fluid.

Don't forget about your fuel...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-26-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
The wear on a lightweight fly wheel is going to...

The wear on a lightweight fly wheel is going to be a bit more, but by the time it wears out you'll probably need a new car so I wouldnt' worry about wear and tear issues.

Also, one of the negative...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
Go Chapman BMW on Camelback. They have an...

Go Chapman BMW on Camelback. They have an awesome sales/service staff. I did a ridiculous amount of research, but no one was able to cut through all the BS and work with me like Chapman BMW on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,706
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
Try going to JMK BMW in Springfield, NJ next...

Try going to JMK BMW in Springfield, NJ next time. It's probably a bit out of the way from Manhattan, but the are tops in customer service. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Way too many dishonest,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-08-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PR...

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=M3COMPWHEELS

Turner Motorsports..... they have everything. The are selling the exact same rims for around $1880. You do have to pay for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-07-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,944
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
Yes that having more negative camber will allow...

Yes that having more negative camber will allow you to running sider tires to a point. But in your case, that's not true. If you are still running on stock tires 255/40/18 there will be no rubbing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-07-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,793
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
It's definitely not the aggregate protector. The...

It's definitely not the aggregate protector. The aggregate protector is hydroformed steel and absolutely will not rip off like in your pictures.

If you took the part off the car, clean the part...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-07-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,793
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
You bumper is fine. It looks like you broke the...

You bumper is fine. It looks like you broke the plastic skid plate/air guide behind the bumper. That part is held on by seven 8mm screws. If you take them out it should come off pretty easy. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-07-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,944
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
That's still too much negative camber. The...

That's still too much negative camber. The dealership is full of crap, switching out tires cannot change camber. Think about it..... unless the rim is bent, camber is unaffected by rims. It may...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-29-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
It's not just a matter of street or race. Bruce...

It's not just a matter of street or race. Bruce was just trying to give you some good advice. You should just know what you're getting yourself into by choosing the street or race pulley set.
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-24-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,944
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
Wow, just eye balling your camber in the rear...

Wow, just eye balling your camber in the rear tires, I'd say that's probably around 3 to 3.5degrees of negative camber. The maximum camber spec for the rear tires is no more than 2 degrees negative...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 03-11-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
In or around Wayne, NJ would be ideal. But since...

In or around Wayne, NJ would be ideal. But since Wayne is a quiet suburb, I'm sure I'll have to drive a bit to find a good shop.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-10-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
1. I'm not sure about the wipers, but they are...

1. I'm not sure about the wipers, but they are cheap and only a every other year item so I usually go to the stealership and fork over a little extra cash.

2. The sticker is slightly wrong, you...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 03-09-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
Moving to Jersey - Have some Questions

Hey All. I recently took a new job out in Northern New Jersey which I am excited about. But the sad part is I have to leave my dependable and trustworthy mechanic behind and say good bye to all my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-08-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
The next best thing to not putting holes in front...

The next best thing to not putting holes in front of your bumper is under your bumper. I really can't think of a better idea really, it's kinda hard unless you want to superglue it on:)
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-05-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,889
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
75mm studs for most normal applications. ...

75mm studs for most normal applications.

90mm studs if you're planning on using some large spacers.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-03-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,889
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
Wheel Studs will be visible, but I don't think...

Wheel Studs will be visible, but I don't think it's going to make your rims look gawky. I've attached a picture of my car below, I don't think the studs stand out to much. Personally, I like the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-02-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By TrackMastaFlex
I agree with NeedaGarage. Getting an american V8...

I agree with NeedaGarage. Getting an american V8 is definitely a cheaper and better way to go for 1/4 mile times. Too bad a V8 Mustang with a solid rear axel feels like mush on a road course. :D
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