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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:46 AM
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Looks like the original suspension is still in place.
Nope. That's just me driving the nuts off the car
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:47 AM
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Photo of hole, please.


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This isn't "that" type of a forum.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:53 AM
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Nope. That's just me driving the nuts off the car
That's a lot of body roll, it looks like the right front tire isn't doing much and the rear left suspension is down on the bump stops.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:38 PM
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That's a lot of body roll, it looks like the right front tire isn't doing much and the rear left suspension is down on the bump stops.
I got to drive it Sunday and it definitely doesn't have the stock suspension

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:26 PM
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I agree that hole is fixable, you're under the cylinder wall. Do you still have the chunk that came out of it? TIG a patch in, Dremmel it smooth and forget about it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:34 PM
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I agree that hole is fixable, you're under the cylinder wall. Do you still have the chunk that came out of it? TIG a patch in, Dremmel it smooth and forget about it.
I do have all the extra chunks. They're attached to the AC compressor
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:01 PM
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I do have all the extra chunks. They're attached to the AC compressor
I hear that JBWeld sticks to aluminum fairly well

Not that I've done that or anything.
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I hear that JBWeld sticks to aluminum fairly well

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Not that I've done that or anything.
Of course not
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:51 AM
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Some more pics...

The current state of the engine bay, ready to pull the motor and trans


The diff and one of the trailing arm/half shaft/rear hub assemblies (for the brake swap)


These will come out when I pull the subframe this weekend...
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:54 PM
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Whoa this is awesome. I have a 2001 wagon and when the auto tranny dies, I plan on swapping for a manual. Six speed seems to be the way to go, but the five speeds are apparently cheaper.

Can't wait to see the posts/pics when you get to the transmission!
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:05 AM
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:51 AM
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It is also now at the shop getting welded up to wonderful happy goodness
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:49 AM
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Go ffej!!

What are your plans for the exterior? I take it ZHP wheels and front and rear bumper? Will you keep the OEM wagon color or have it resprayed while the motor is out?
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:07 AM
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Go ffej!!

What are your plans for the exterior? I take it ZHP wheels and front and rear bumper?
None of the above, actually. Keeping it as stealth as possible.

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Will you keep the OEM wagon color or have it resprayed while the motor is out?
I love the color of the wagon now. StalBlau FTW!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:20 AM
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Ah hah, so a Ninja ZHP is what we're going for then. I like it.

When does the supercharger arrive?
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:38 AM
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When does the supercharger arrive?
When are you buying it?


BTW...think this might be worth investing in, since I'm keeping the MS43 ECU in the car?
http://www.esstuning.com/products/MS...-Software.html
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:44 PM
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When are you buying it?


BTW...think this might be worth investing in, since I'm keeping the MS43 ECU in the car?
http://www.esstuning.com/products/MS...-Software.html
I rode on track in a red Z3Mcoupe with a Eurosport blower on it. It had just over 400hp and the driver made terrifyingly good use of it.

I also met a guy at an autocross once that had his daily driver ZHP sedan that was 100% stock EXCEPT the he had the same supercharger. Sounded like a mouse fart out on course with the stock exhaust, but it was damn fast.

I was all worked up about them for a while until I realized the Eurosports are like $9k without installation. I've heard a centrifugal blower produces a pretty disappointing power band and isn't worth the $5k and hassle for the quality of the end results.

Thats when I decided to keep my car N/A.

That software seems interesting, it would give you the capability to easily do your own diagnostics, might come in super handy when you're trying to find that *one thing* that will inevitably not be hooked up after the first time you start her up with the new motor.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:27 AM
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Almost bare chassis


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Old 04-13-2012, 12:42 PM
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:39 PM
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Yes. Yes it is. Need some parts?

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:09 AM
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Yes. Yes it is. Need some parts?
PM me a price on LF fender if it's mint. Looks like the right side took the hit.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:58 AM
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Amazing progress. What a cool project!
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if the front speakers are good ill take them lol
Selling the whole HK setup as a unit. I have different speaker plans for the wagon
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Amazing progress. What a cool project!
Thanks! Did you ever get my last email?
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