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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
I see that, John. Lame. Koni's website has the...

I see that, John. Lame. Koni's website has the kit listed, however. The details are:

Complete Kit ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
They were sport equivalent springs. I kinda...

They were sport equivalent springs. I kinda wanted Race, but sport came in the kit.
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 04-21-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By whinojosa
any plans to support e46?

any plans to support e46?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
I'm totally down for a hangout before Bimmerfest!...

I'm totally down for a hangout before Bimmerfest! My schedule's always pretty bad - i always need advance notice.

OK update to my suspension:

Overall i am very very impressed with the new...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
Quick update: I took it to the alignment shop...

Quick update: I took it to the alignment shop this morning to tighten up the sway links. Annoying clunking/rattle is gone. Luckily they did this free of charge.

I'll get some updates of my drive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
Hahahah come on down too!! I'm sure I'd enjoy...

Hahahah come on down too!! I'm sure I'd enjoy seeing one of your toys anyway!!


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
Well the Koni / H&R setup has the same spring as...

Well the Koni / H&R setup has the same spring as the touring cup kit. So both I'd say are about 30-35% stiffer than stock. Definitely live able.

As far as making the car last the longest, I'd go...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
From what I hear the sport cup kit is about 50%...

From what I hear the sport cup kit is about 50% stiffer than stock non-sport, whereas the touring cup kit is about 30% stiffer. From my experience, the touring kit springs (29485) is pretty stiff,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
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This (last pic) is prob why I lost damping in the rear!


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-15-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
*UPDATE 4/15/14 New suspension installed....

*UPDATE 4/15/14

New suspension installed. Alignment completed. Springs are still settling but the ride height seems to be EXACTLY the same between the H&R Touring Cup Kit and the new Koni /H&R...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By whinojosa
Do you feel the rumble or just hear it? Either...

Do you feel the rumble or just hear it? Either way check the rubber flex disc connecting the transmission output to the driveshaft. If it shows any fibers or strings, it's toast. These will usually...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
This really has become a so-cal based thread. ...

This really has become a so-cal based thread.

BMC-M3, while i cant speak to specific M3 nuances, generally speaking with BMWs, if the shocks/struts are worn, you wont really notice a degradation...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
Yea i thought it wouldve lasted longer than 50k...

Yea i thought it wouldve lasted longer than 50k too. Ah well, get to try something else out now!

Like i said i think H&R makes a damn good product and really liked the Touring Cup Kit from both a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
Sounds good, John. I'll check out my PMs. I...

Sounds good, John. I'll check out my PMs.

I have H&R sways as well - love them. Tuned to full stiff in front and full soft in rear - seems to be pretty neutral.

Hey Malibu, you mention the H&R...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By whinojosa
SmartStrings Alignment Tool

Anyone have any experience at all with this system? The founder was a tech on the Flying Lizard Motorsports Team. They ran Porsches in the former ALMS, now Tudor Sports Car Championship.

I think...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
You're in LB! Come drive it after i install!...

You're in LB! Come drive it after i install! Might sway you to the Koni/H&R kit.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 726
Posted By whinojosa
H&R Touring Cup Kit vs Koni/H&R Kit - Actual Installed/Driven Comparison

I am starting this thread to compare two suspension options available currently. While most setups can be compared on paper, no real-world systems comparisons exist outside of tire rack - which...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By whinojosa
I'm hoping those are somewhat comparable. I'm...

I'm hoping those are somewhat comparable. I'm picking up a pair of them in 225/40-18 to test out. I'll report back here. I tried Nitto Invo and did not like them one bit. Of course they being...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By whinojosa
Tires are going to play probably the biggest...

Tires are going to play probably the biggest factor. Most people will swear by Michelin Pilot Super Sport, myself included.

From a mechanical/suspension component standpoint, sway bars will give...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By whinojosa
check out www.bmwstylewheels.com for BMW Wheel...

check out www.bmwstylewheels.com for BMW Wheel styles and specs. The style 71, if im not mistaken was made for a few different fitments with different offsets. As a general rule of thumb, as Bob has...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By whinojosa
You're gonna need an alignment after due to...

You're gonna need an alignment after due to removing the outer end and ball joint. You can try counting threads, eyeballing, whatever but it's never gonna be 100% straight.

All in all it's a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By whinojosa
Your tire sizes are too tall. If you are set on a...

Your tire sizes are too tall. If you are set on a staggered setup, you're going to want to go with 225/40-18 in front and 255/35-18 in rear. Both tire sizes will fit on a square set of 18x8.5". While...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By whinojosa
It translates to the height of the sidewall as...

It translates to the height of the sidewall as measured by that number expressed as a % of the width of the tire. A lower number for the aspect ratio would mean that the sidewall height is only 40%...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 957
Posted By whinojosa
Yes exactly! That's why I mention the three-jaw...

Yes exactly! That's why I mention the three-jaw puller to get bushing off the end of the arm. Can't do it by hand. Typically get it back on using a rubber mallet to "flush" it with the end of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 957
Posted By whinojosa
Super easy removal/install. Remove two bolts...

Super easy removal/install. Remove two bolts holding the CAB carrier, three-jaw puller to get bushing off the arm, rubber mallet the new one onto the arm. Bolt back up and you're done!

With poly I...
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