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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
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) Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
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) Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
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: 8
Views: 198
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: 19
Views: 389
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: 19
Views: 389
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: 19
Views: 389
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: 95
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: 19
Views: 389
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: 19
Views: 389
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: 542
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: 542
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: 288
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: 169
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: 183
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: 188
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: 948
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: 948
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...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 948
Posted By whinojosa
Hahaha!! good solid advice (replaceable ball...

Hahaha!! good solid advice (replaceable ball joints) nonetheless!


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 948
Posted By whinojosa
Honestly I don't think you're going to notice a...

Honestly I don't think you're going to notice a difference in feel. Rubber to poly? Yes. Rubber to a slightly stiffer rubber? Prob not. Most people go with Meyle because it's less expensive than OEM....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 948
Posted By whinojosa
He said CAB, control arm bushing... Not control...

He said CAB, control arm bushing... Not control arm.

For what it's worth, I've always been under the impression that the meyle HD is slightly stiffer rubber than OEM lemforder.

I've got rogue...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By whinojosa
I once had to track down a coolant leak replacing...

I once had to track down a coolant leak replacing every component (water pump, thermostat, expansion tank, all hoses), only to find out the leak was on the plastic ends of the radiator itself. The...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By whinojosa
Bavarian auto sold them a few years back along...

Bavarian auto sold them a few years back along with a few aero pieces. Prob similar quality to subbed out white label tsw's like beyern.


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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,756
Posted By whinojosa
Thanks for the reply! That makes sense. I've had...

Thanks for the reply! That makes sense. I've had this car since 2007 @ 50k miles. However, I did have front end damage about 2 years ago.

I had it repaired at a body shop recommended to use ONLY...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-16-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,756
Posted By whinojosa
Anyone have any ideas on removal of the quick...

Anyone have any ideas on removal of the quick disconnect line from reservoir to cooling unit if the coupler has no fry plastic attachment? For some reason my existing hose does not have that ring. My...
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