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Old 12-16-2010, 05:17 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:47 PM
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Hey Frank, I remember you asked me about tuning your car for the double vano's.. Thats not something I'm familiar with personally as thats something I've never had to deal with, but, I do know a guy in Canada who does custom tuning and makes custom chips. He goes by MarkD in several forums, but I imagine the easiest way to find him is to goto our Canadian, 'maxbimmer.com', forum. Just search MarkD and see if there's anything he can do for you, if he can't, or if there are complications with him being out of country, I'm sure he can find someone to help you or at the very least point you in the right direction, as he is very well known and extremly knowledgeable when it comes to anything bmw.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:57 PM
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Thats awsome bro..


See i have a vanos controller thats going to activate the infinitely variable vanos on intake ane xhause side on my m54b30 but i always wondered if there were any perks to tuning it?
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:49 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:03 PM
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Corey and Frank, I'm pretty sure that MarkD is also on the e30 forums, e30tech and R3V. I've heard that name tossed around before regarding chips. IIRC, he makes a very good product and he was recommended quite often
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:05 PM
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M3 with Racelands wut?
Mine had racelands, the sway bar was in the trunk. The kid that owned it for a couple of months was a hack.

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He backdated his suspension..
It works fine.
Well technically, the sway bar that mounts to the strut on the m3 is slightly smaller in diameter since the end link is more effective when attached to the strut. Changing the sway bar end links to mount to the control arm will work, but won't be as effective. Racelands can fit the m3, but they aren't the greatest. Mine had a bunch of noises, and seemed to wonder all over the road. So, I put some good struts/springs in and reinstalled the sway bar, and now it tracks like its on rails

Ryan, just plan on replacing suspension, you probably won't be happy with racelands on a m3. I think that since m3 front strut mounts have more camber built in them, that the racelands sit at an angle or something and just don't work as well as in the normal 3 series.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:08 PM
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It wandered because It didnt have the sway bar
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:12 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:19 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:22 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:36 PM
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let me guess..

as soon as you put on the right suspension with the sway bar it went straight right?..

no more swaying...

sway bar

get it
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:43 PM
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let me guess..

as soon as you put on the right suspension with the sway bar it went straight right?..

no more swaying...

sway bar

get it
Well I did it in phases, but more or less yes. I thought sway bars had nothing to do with straight line driving, but only become effective in countering body sway in turns. Mine wouldn't really sway while driving straight, but more just wondered all over the place. The rear end seemed worse, and it still had the sway bar.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:29 PM
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We've tried this before and it never has really worked, but good luck bro.
It's worked quite nicely don't you think?
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:32 PM
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blown maybe?

i know when my rear shock wasnt bolted it swayed everywhere
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:32 PM
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You dont need a car , you need a very mint UZI sub machine gun for your family which i have to tread off for your car , email me f you wish

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:54 PM
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Who DOESN'T need an uzi???????


Whattya guys think of this suit, they're $1200 new, and I can get a "like new" suit for $600...

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Old 12-16-2010, 10:30 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:58 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:04 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:48 PM
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:05 AM
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I want a e21. Find one for me?
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MY junkyard just got an e21 in...
cracked head.. he said i could have it (with title) for $200
granted its a long ways away lol
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:11 AM
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I looked at the first pic and thought "ok, not bad..."

Looked at the rest and then started busting up lol
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:20 AM
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Ill give a lil update tmw for you guys. Some of you already know what it is though
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:57 AM
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Ill give a lil update tmw for you guys. Some of you already know what it is though
what whoa! got rid of the e30?
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:56 AM
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