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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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that red stripe, did you do that or did it come with you car? kinda cool! never seen it on a BMW!
Thanks! It came with it. I haven't quite decided yet how I feel about it, but it makes the car stand out a bit.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:04 PM
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First track day with 2005 ZHP, Thunderhill Raceway... looks like an Xi with stock ride height!



KrisL was there too... his ZHP in foreground...

Wow you guys had paddocks with roofs at THill. Now that's VIP. Is that new? They didn't have that last time I was there.
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Wow you guys had paddocks with roofs at THill. Now that's VIP. Is that new? They didn't have that last time I was there.
For the three years I've been going there, a covered paddock has always been there. Last year when they did a site-wide remodel they added a second one which is now in front of the main building.

Prior, we'd have to get up REAL early to get a spot under cover. I think KrisL, Ffej and ///M3lissa did me a solid and saved me a spot that day.
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For the three years I've been going there, a covered paddock has always been there. Last year when they did a site-wide remodel they added a second one which is now in front of the main building.

Prior, we'd have to get up REAL early to get a spot under cover. I think KrisL, Ffej and ///M3lissa did me a solid and saved me a spot that day.
Hey Jeff, why are you running 18's when tracking? 17's would do better.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:34 PM
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Hey Jeff, why are you running 18's when tracking? 17's would do better.
In the beginning I ran the stock wheels and tires, then I got a set of Kosei K1's with PS2s, then I got a set of K1's with RA-1s. That's what I run now. There was a brief time between the K1s with PS2s and RA-1s that I ran my 18" SSR Comp-H street setup at the track, not anymore. They are only a couple pounds heavier than the 17" setup anyway, not a huge difference in weight. 17" race tires are cheaper than 18" tho.
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In the beginning I ran the stock wheels and tires, then I got a set of Kosei K1's with PS2s, then I got a set of K1's with RA-1s. That's what I run now. There was a brief time between the K1s with PS2s and RA-1s that I ran my 18" SSR Comp-H street setup at the track, not anymore. They are only a couple pounds heavier than the 17" setup anyway, not a huge difference in weight. 17" race tires are cheaper than 18" tho.
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For the three years I've been going there, a covered paddock has always been there. Last year when they did a site-wide remodel they added a second one which is now in front of the main building.

Prior, we'd have to get up REAL early to get a spot under cover. I think KrisL, Ffej and ///M3lissa did me a solid and saved me a spot that day.
Lol, figures they do that upgrade after I went last time- 04. Only thing new back then was the viewing tower.
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Lol, figures they do that upgrade after I went last time- 04. Only thing new back then was the viewing tower.
Sounds like you need to go back! The new track surface and revamped facility is awesome. It's my favorite track in California!
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I cant wait to get my style 135s. They really are the best lookin rim on our whips... spring cant come soon enough.
seriously i asked the same thing isnt that the most amazing interior?!!!
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