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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Cliff
Up to you. Like Jeff (whom I know in 3D and will...

Up to you. Like Jeff (whom I know in 3D and will be seeing at next week's autocross) I run Hankook V12's as my everyday tires. They're inexpensive and good enough for daily driving. I have Dunlop...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 914,149
Posted By Cliff
One last photo from last month's visit to Laguna...

One last photo from last month's visit to Laguna Seca. I'll be there again next month with the CCA.

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58038-1/GBM50194small.JPG
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Cliff
I would be more inclined to put it on the roof....

I would be more inclined to put it on the roof. Thule sells roof racks that mount to the rack attach points found on E46s. I have one for my coupe and it's great. They sell cargo boxes in various...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 914,149
Posted By Cliff
As long as I was at Laguna Seca, the obligatory...

As long as I was at Laguna Seca, the obligatory Corkscrew photo. The F430 had to sit behind me a while as the next passing zone wasn't until we hit the front straight.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,127
Posted By Cliff
It's fun to have a choice - and the last time I...

It's fun to have a choice - and the last time I took my Fit to a timed autocross with the CCA I was faster than half the cars in B class (unmodified 3 series and similar). I usually drive my 330...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,127
Posted By Cliff
Fit's a great little car. Can you say autocross? ...

Fit's a great little car. Can you say autocross?

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58032-1/_J5V8125+-+Version+2.jpg
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-23-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 914,149
Posted By Cliff
Track day last Friday with Hooked on Driving ...

Track day last Friday with Hooked on Driving

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58041-1/GBM51050small.JPG
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 954
Posted By Cliff
FWIW, one of our CCA members brought his 308 GTS...

FWIW, one of our CCA members brought his 308 GTS Quattrovalvole to a couple of autocrosses last year. I beat his time pretty handily in my Honda Fit. He definitely looked MUCH cooler than I did...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 954
Posted By Cliff
I would say the odds are very good that a year...

I would say the odds are very good that a year from now my E46 will be replaced in my garage by a 2009-2012 Cayman S.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Cliff
About darn time. I am hastening the demise of my...

About darn time. I am hastening the demise of my brakes (and quickly tires too, I hope) by going to a test n' tune autocross event with the CCA in a couple of weeks followed by a track day with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Cliff
At 120k miles I am on my 3rd set of brakes, so...

At 120k miles I am on my 3rd set of brakes, so you're definitely an outlier (but I bet you knew that already ;)). If the wear sensor hasn't triggered an idiot light you're probably ok on the pads and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-17-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Cliff
Paul, I'd swing by Edge and ask them to assess...

Paul, I'd swing by Edge and ask them to assess the car. They're next to the West Dublin BART station on Golden Gate. You may have used them in the past - I don't remember. They will definitely give...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-08-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Cliff
On-off switch vs a delayed response (straight...

On-off switch vs a delayed response (straight line to the throttle response, i.e.: linear, vs. a curve). I can't describe it better than that.

Frankly if I had to do it again, I probably...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-07-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Cliff
Mine has been in the car so long (Dec 2003) I can...

Mine has been in the car so long (Dec 2003) I can barely remember what the car was like without it, but more linear throttle response would be closer to the effect. Straight line rather than a curve...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (Coming spring 2014) 09-26-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,019
Posted By Cliff
I have a feeling I'll be giving Jon a call...

I have a feeling I'll be giving Jon a call sometime in 2015. I wonder if the SBAG delivery experience is as good as the Steve Thomas one?

(Wheel upgrade is probably part of the competition...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 914,149
Posted By Cliff
http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/57618-1/330Ci-92...

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/57618-1/330Ci-9220827-20130922.jpg
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Cliff
http://bmwccaofest.org/2013/images/2013-750.png...

http://bmwccaofest.org/2013/images/2013-750.png (http://www.bmwccaofest.org/)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Cliff
Edge in Mountain View. I have been a customer of...

Edge in Mountain View. I have been a customer of their Dublin shop since 2005 and they have done an excellent job of maintaining my car at a fair price. The shop foreman from Dublin is now working in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Cliff
www.car-part.com You might be able to find...

www.car-part.com

You might be able to find salvage from hurricane Sandy for $1000 but most engines go for considerably more.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Cliff
I responded to this question in your other...

I responded to this question in your other thread. I am not doing the work on my car myself - it's being performed by the independent BMW repair shop I use.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Cliff
I don't know but I am inclined to doubt it would...

I don't know but I am inclined to doubt it would be a simple plug and play swap. My recommendation would be that you talk to your local BMWCCA chapter to see which local shops sponsor them. Those...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Cliff
FWIW, I am in the process of replacing a blown...

FWIW, I am in the process of replacing a blown engine in my 330 (oil pump failure on the track due to a missed shift that led to an over-rev). The repair bill, not including some extras I am having...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-27-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 51,299
Posted By Cliff
This one apparently comes from a 2004 and has...

This one apparently comes from a 2004 and has 97,000 miles on it. I had a missed shift Saturday at Thunderhill that caused a brief over-rev. That caused the oil pump pulley bolt to loosen and this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Cliff
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BN53...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BN53&mospid=47713&btnr=51_4707&hg=51&fg=95

That was the MTech I bodykit and it looks like production of it has ended. Most people (me included) prefer...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5,496
Views: 914,149
Posted By Cliff
I went to an HPDE yesterday at Thunderhill with...

I went to an HPDE yesterday at Thunderhill with Hooked on Driving. They put on a great event, I had a lot of fun, and Thunderhill is a fun and challenging track. On the bright side, my instructor...
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