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BMW_Knight 01-25-2012 10:33 AM

Joining the FI world *Update Post 22*
 
I ordered my AA stage 1 kit two weeks ago. The wait is excruciating.


I thought I would create this thread to document the build.

Also when I get the kit I will have the following items up for sale:

1. BMW performance intake with approx 600 miles on it.
2. UUC under drive pullies

So far I have order a fuel filter and m3 motor and transmission mounts in preparation for the charger.


What else should I do before installing?

lab rat 01-25-2012 10:43 AM

I am not sure if AA kit comes with new belt tensioner. It would be good idea to change it as preventive maintenance.

TrippinBimmer 01-25-2012 10:50 AM

Welcome to the CLUB! :D I would do the CCV and some other minor mainteince while you are in there.

MachRc 01-25-2012 10:56 AM

Some gauges to keep an eye on the kit. The ati epod gauge holders and boost/ oil temp / afr are always great to have.

chivo328 01-25-2012 11:02 AM

Depending on your cars mialeage and whether you've ever replaced it you might consider knocking out your VCG.

MaverickM3 01-25-2012 11:08 AM

Congrats on the AA kit OP! Welcome to the club. :thumbsup:

Jelly335 01-25-2012 12:14 PM

Congrats dude I wanna see how the build goes.

MalibuMafiaV 01-25-2012 12:16 PM

Awesome man. Welcome to FI. How many miles are on the car?. What type of transmission and differential do you have?. None of this should matter quite yet if you keep it at low boost stage 1. But if your over 100k miles I would recommend new rings on the pistons and a metal had gasket to stay safe. I would also recommend if you have an auto get a 3.64 diff from a Z4 for the heat exchanger. Just run rich and you should be a ok:). I would worry more about the drivetrain then the motor anyways if over 100k miles. I would also put in new rear trailing arm bushings and differential mounts.

ZeroSum 01-25-2012 12:32 PM

Congrats on the purchase - the AA kit does come with a new mechanical belt tensioner.

Can't think of any other preperations, maybe add an air filter sock to help keep the dirt / rain off.

Dibs on the intake - just PM me when you are ready to sell.

2000_328CI 01-25-2012 12:43 PM

:woot: so excited to see this build shane :bow:

BMW_Knight 01-25-2012 12:59 PM

Thanks everyone.


Quote:

Originally Posted by chivo328 (Post 14016438)
Depending on your cars mialeage and whether you've ever replaced it you might consider knocking out your VCG.

Done when I did my besian vanos kit.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MalibuMafiaV (Post 14016648)
Awesome man. Welcome to FI. How many miles are on the car?. What type of transmission and differential do you have?. None of this should matter quite yet if you keep it at low boost stage 1. But if your over 100k miles I would recommend new rings on the pistons and a metal had gasket to stay safe. I would also recommend if you have an auto get a 3.64 diff from a Z4 for the heat exchanger. Just run rich and you should be a ok:). I would worry more about the drivetrain then the motor anyways if over 100k miles. I would also put in new rear trailing arm bushings and differential mounts.

I have an m rear subframe with 3.62 diff getting ready to go in in the next two weeks. Its a manual.
I was looking at ahead gasket and studs.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeroSum (Post 14016714)
Congrats on the purchase - the AA kit does come with a new mechanical belt tensioner.

Can't think of any other preperations, maybe add an air filter sock to help keep the dirt / rain off.

Dibs on the intake - just PM me when you are ready to sell.

Will do.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2000_328CI (Post 14016752)
:woot: so excited to see this build shane :bow:

Me too

Quote:

Originally Posted by MachRc (Post 14016411)
Some gauges to keep an eye on the kit. The ati epod gauge holders and boost/ oil temp / afr are always great to have.

I was thinking about that. What brand gauges do you recommend?

MalibuMafiaV 01-25-2012 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW_Knight (Post 14016799)
Thanks everyone.




Done when I did my besian vanos kit.



I have an m rear subframe with 3.62 diff getting ready to go in in the next two weeks. Its a manual.
I was looking at ahead gasket and studs.




Will do.



Me too



I was thinking about that. What brand gauges do you recommend?

Excellent in that case you should be rockin in no time!. Looking forward to seeing your finished FI project:)

MarcusLSB 01-25-2012 01:18 PM

Welcome to the F/I world!

Viral@ActiveAutowerke 01-25-2012 10:19 PM

Congrats!!! :woot: Welcome to F/I Club :hi:

bobm3 01-26-2012 06:43 AM

congtr shane welcome to the blown family hehehe
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW_Knight (Post 14016799)
Thanks everyone.




Done when I did my besian vanos kit.



I have an m rear subframe with 3.62 diff getting ready to go in in the next two weeks. Its a manual.
I was looking at ahead gasket and studs.



Will do.



Me too



I was thinking about that. What brand gauges do you recommend?

shane you should get
aem uego gauges.. they look the best i think. and most inportant after you put in the blower and gauges have the car tune on a dyno .. before you fine tune the s/c make sure you have the gauges in the car so you can see how your engine is running.....
bob :thumbsup::hi::thumbsup:

BMW_Knight 01-26-2012 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Viral@ActiveAutowerke (Post 14018596)
Congrats!!! :woot: Welcome to F/I Club :hi:

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobm3 (Post 14019314)
shane you should get
aem uego gauges.. they look the best i think. and most inportant after you put in the blower and gauges have the car tune on a dyno .. before you fine tune the s/c make sure you have the gauges in the car so you can see how your engine is running.....
bob :thumbsup::hi::thumbsup:

I am actually going to look into the rear view mirror gauges to keep it clean.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/g...r/DSC00884.jpg

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=721173

02black330ci 01-26-2012 03:33 PM

Nice man, welcome to the family! Glad to see another FI car in MD, we are a rare breed here in the MD/DC/VA area....

For gauges, I would go with what Scott offers for our rear view mirrors :thumbsup:.

This is his website http://www.radar-mirror.com

bobm3 01-26-2012 03:56 PM

can i ask you something about my e-46 m3
 
[QUOTE=02black330ci;14020719]Nice man, welcome to the family! Glad to see another FI car in MD, we are a rare breed here in the MD/DC/VA area....

For gauges, I would go with what Scott offers for our rear view mirrors :thumbsup:.

This is his website http://www.radar-mirror.com[/QUOT
around 8 years ago i bought the mirror with the v1 in it and i was told by the guy who invented that set up that my rain sensor in the mirror would be not working if i got the v1 in the mirror is that still thru ??????????
bob :hmm::hmm:

Active 2 01-26-2012 06:01 PM

Welcome to the world of F/I! Cant wait to see the final outcome!

Au2bahn 02-04-2012 07:22 AM

Definitely the aem gauges. It's more accurate than any cheaper types. Lessons learned on my part.

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