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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-12-2014, 11:39 AM
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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, 08:00 PM
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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, 12:43 PM
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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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
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...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Cliff
I would check with Valley Motorwerks in Rancho...

I would check with Valley Motorwerks in Rancho Cordova. They specialize in BMWs.

11401 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742(916) 636-9526
www.vmwerks.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By Cliff
$4000 for labor seems like a lot. What shop are...

$4000 for labor seems like a lot. What shop are you using?

FWIW I money-shifted my non-M car at the track last summer which caused the subsequent failure of the oil pump (the bolt holding the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Cliff
My first couple of trips through the Corkscrew...

My first couple of trips through the Corkscrew were terrifying (this photo was taken from the inside of 8). Laguna Seca is a really fun track to drive.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-28-2014, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Cliff
http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58061-1/GBM52809...

http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/d/58061-1/GBM52809small.jpg
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-08-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Cliff
That was a photo from a high performance driving...

That was a photo from a high performance driving school put on by the BMWCCA at Laguna Seca last weekend. It was not a race. The only racing I do is via autocross and I have a ways to go before I am...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-06-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Cliff
Another photo from last weekend's track school at...

Another photo from last weekend's track school at Laguna Seca. I think that is turn 3, and that S4 on my tail is probably going to get a point by pretty soon.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2014, 12:58 PM
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Views: 1,024,901
Posted By Cliff
The Golden Gate chapter had a track day at Laguna...

The Golden Gate chapter had a track day at Laguna Seca yesterday.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,075
Views: 1,024,901
Posted By Cliff
A photo from yesterday's autocross with the CCA....

A photo from yesterday's autocross with the CCA. I had a 3.46 LSD built for the car and this was the first chance I've had to drive it for real. I am happy :D

Next week we'll see how it does at...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,209
Posted By Cliff
Nice, Curt :thumbup:

Nice, Curt :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,815
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, 07:13 PM
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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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
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, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6,075
Views: 1,024,901
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, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,470
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, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,470
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6,075
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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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
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, 01:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
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...
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