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Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-26-2010, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Army Chief
Wheels have sold, thanks. AC

Wheels have sold, thanks.

AC
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-29-2010, 03:45 PM
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Views: 2,041
Posted By Army Chief
FS: Full set of OEM E46 M3 CSL Wheels (Not Clones)

This listing is for the last of the CSL components I have in my garage following the recent sale of my E46 Individual M3. Offered here is my personal set of OEM CSL wheels, exactly as pictured in my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-06-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Army Chief
T, Generally speaking, the published weight...

T,

Generally speaking, the published weight is refective of a car in a "standard" configuration, as defined by the manufacturer. That would normally not include options that will not be present...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-05-2005, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By Army Chief
Again, not to be contrary, but this is not...

Again, not to be contrary, but this is not exactly so. The full BMW Individual pallette is available (at varying prices), and this includes a great many colors not found elsewhere in the BWM product...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-30-2005, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By Army Chief
Dawgbone, Just re-read all of this, and I...

Dawgbone,

Just re-read all of this, and I hope didn't come off harshly in this matter; that certainly wasn't my intent. This was recently the subject of an extended (and tiresome) debate on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-30-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By Army Chief
The key point here is that the CSL was a very...

The key point here is that the CSL was a very limited production vehicle, and unfortunately for us, BWM has to deal with two main markets: the U.S. and the rest of the world. Since the car was built...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-29-2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By Army Chief
Assuming you do get any of these parts (which is...

Assuming you do get any of these parts (which is far from a certainty, despite your continued optimism), fitting the airbox will actually create more problems that it solves.

The CSL works on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-29-2005, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By Army Chief
Concur. Once the ECU adaptation takes place, the...

Concur. Once the ECU adaptation takes place, the gain from a CAI -- even a well-designed one -- is minimized. This is doubly true when factoring in the often steep prices.

A lot of folks seem...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-29-2005, 02:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,731
Posted By Army Chief
I had an illuminated ///M shift knob in an...

I had an illuminated ///M shift knob in an earlier M5, and to be honest, I hadn't even thought about the fact that the current M3 (with or without SMG II) wasn't similarly-equipped. I half-assumed...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By Army Chief
Navy? Navy, who? :D Pinecone, you're...

Navy? Navy, who? :D

Pinecone, you're correct about BMWNA technically not having a conduit for participation in the Individual program; nonetheless, this remains accessible to U.S. purchasers who...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,369
Posted By Army Chief
Given the totality of the circumstances, I do...

Given the totality of the circumstances, I do think the 330i is the better choice. It's more practical without being boring. It will be a bit cheaper to operate and maintain. The warranty...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,731
Posted By Army Chief
Jim, This may be a first, but as I read...

Jim,

This may be a first, but as I read down through your list, I didn't encounter a single thing that you've added to the car that I felt was in poor taste. Not that my opinion is worth...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,199
Posted By Army Chief
Behold, the power of Google ... ...

Behold, the power of Google ...

http://home.comcast.net/~biodan/cooling.html

Was looking into that myself. :)

Chief
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,199
Posted By Army Chief
I did much the same. I went after a German...

I did much the same. I went after a German (DMSB) Class A license and avoided the instructional circuit altogether -- not that I was being pursued or in contention for the latter.

Point taken. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 07:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,199
Posted By Army Chief
Technically, you're right, of course. Proper...

Technically, you're right, of course. Proper ducting is the purist answer, but I do think that you tend to fall into the 99% percentile among track users here, Nick.

I can only speak from my own...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Army Chief
There is a parallel thread on this same topic ......

There is a parallel thread on this same topic ...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120239

Chief
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 06:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,199
Posted By Army Chief
Assuming your existing (U.S. spec) brake duct...

Assuming your existing (U.S. spec) brake duct blocking panels have been removed, I'm not sure that you need a supplemental cooling arrangement, but I do agree that the right pads are essential.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,376
Posted By Army Chief
Perhaps I read this thread too quickly, but I...

Perhaps I read this thread too quickly, but I didn't see a rather obvious link that should have appeared here:

www.leo.nutz.de

Leo's site is the Holy Grail of SMG II FAQ resources.

Chief
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Army Chief
This (http://golilm.com/DIY/Bluetooth/) should...

This (http://golilm.com/DIY/Bluetooth/) should get you where you want to go.

More here. (http://www.mdload.com/bluetooth/)

Chief
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 06:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,199
Posted By Army Chief
A wise use of your money, Dean. Whenever I'm...

A wise use of your money, Dean.

Whenever I'm faced with the idea of investing in a modified part, I always ask myself, "how or why is this superior to the OEM component?" In the overwhelming...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By Army Chief
e36M3r is exactly right. You can specify...

e36M3r is exactly right. You can specify European Delivery, but you won't get the associated price break.

As with most situations involving BMWUSA, the program itself is available, but there is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By Army Chief
Caveat Emptor, gentlemen. Chief

Caveat Emptor, gentlemen.

Chief
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,199
Posted By Army Chief
My impression seems to be that there is a fairly...

My impression seems to be that there is a fairly young crowd on M3 Forum, and you definitely get all of the corresponding immaturity there at times. There is tendency for the "show over go" crowd to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-28-2005, 05:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,731
Posted By Army Chief
Jim, Nothing personal, but your information...

Jim,

Nothing personal, but your information is misleading at best. BWM has not lifted the restriction on CSL components, and these parts will not be shipped to dealerships unless the order is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-11-2005, 10:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,565
Posted By Army Chief
Actually, Military Sales offices in Germany are...

Actually, Military Sales offices in Germany are affiliated with host nation dealerships, so you can see some of the cars, and speak with a competent sales rep, etc.

As for the Comp Package, I'll...
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