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Forum: General E46 Forum 06-05-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Sh0ty
^ This is correct. I think it helps to know that...

^ This is correct. I think it helps to know that they stand for:

OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer (like how ZF makes the E46 steering rack)Most
OE: Original Equipment (Like how the steering...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-15-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Sh0ty
You could perform that same test with the foot...

You could perform that same test with the foot brake as well, the goal is to hold the wheels still, eliminating their displacement in the driveline, forcing something else to move. Is the car an...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-15-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Sh0ty
I'm with Dave, caster is the imaginary line...

I'm with Dave, caster is the imaginary line between your upper and lower ball joints when viewed from the X-Z plane of the vehicle (from the side). In the rear, caster plays little to no...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-15-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Sh0ty
Why not apply some thought and look for either...

Why not apply some thought and look for either the maximum diameter or highest grade materials (grade 8 fasteners, etc)? If a few grams in your droplinks is a bigger issue than their durability...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-15-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Sh0ty
Any vibration that your lower control arm would...

Any vibration that your lower control arm would experience during operation. This means as your tire rolls over the road, vibration. As you hit a bump, higher frequencies that are damped by rubber...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-30-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,344
Posted By Sh0ty
The steering angle sensor (SZL or SLZ, can't...

The steering angle sensor (SZL or SLZ, can't remember) was around $1000 when I was pricing it for an E90, to give a ballpark.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 10-06-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,495
Posted By Sh0ty
Are these a square set?

Are these a square set?
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By Sh0ty
What do you mean "doesn't take turns too well"? ...

What do you mean "doesn't take turns too well"? If you're experiencing understeer on the street, slow down. If you're experiencing oversteer on the street, slow down. If you're experiencing mid...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-02-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Sh0ty
The strut bar will essentially increase the cross...

The strut bar will essentially increase the cross sectional area your strut towers have by transferring load to the other one, reducing stress, strain and deflection. The idea is to stiffen the...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 07-26-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Sh0ty
What? You don't want 18 foot wheels? Haha

What? You don't want 18 foot wheels? Haha
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-14-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Sh0ty
Pictures? Welcome aboard (ha! see what I did...

Pictures? Welcome aboard (ha! see what I did there?)
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-12-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By Sh0ty
^This. Also worth noting, I experienced clunking...

^This. Also worth noting, I experienced clunking during steering on my last car after I installed the suspension because the spring didn't seat properly on the perch, so it was clunking as it turned...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-11-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By Sh0ty
Yeah, it's called a shift boot or gaiter. It's...

Yeah, it's called a shift boot or gaiter. It's simple, the shift knob pulls straight off. I thought I was going to break it when I pulled it off, but it comes off eventually. I found it easiest to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-08-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,342
Posted By Sh0ty
How do you plan on doing this? Just throw the...

How do you plan on doing this? Just throw the carbon on your trim, spread resin on it and hope? You'll have to vaccum bag it and you'll have a bear of a time getting a decent surface on it, at...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-07-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Posted By Sh0ty
Why not just calmly explain that negative camber...

Why not just calmly explain that negative camber is when the top of the tire is pointing towards the center of the car when looking at it from the front or rear. Toe is the "pre-steered" angle of...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-07-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By Sh0ty
Wowee, those are pretty inexpensive for a front...

Wowee, those are pretty inexpensive for a front and rear set, and adjustable too. You don't need adjustable endlinks, that's a level of tuning resolution that you simply won't use without a two post...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-07-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,615
Posted By Sh0ty
haha, I have a buddy in a G37x that would...

haha, I have a buddy in a G37x that would surprise you. I've never seen someone put their car in ditches as consistently as him. I'm a big advocate for RWD to learn on. Forces you to really learn...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-06-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Sh0ty
Car looks pretty clean. Those look suspiciously...

Car looks pretty clean. Those look suspiciously like Audi wheels...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-06-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Sh0ty
Pictures? And congratulations on the car! ...

Pictures?

And congratulations on the car! Standard or SMG?
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-06-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By Sh0ty
There is absolutely no reason to pay top dollar...

There is absolutely no reason to pay top dollar for an anti-roll bar. At best, you're looking at a better alloy (better is hard to quantify too) with a more consistent heat treat. What does that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-06-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,419
Posted By Sh0ty
Regarding the issue of the E46 and E92. My mom's...

Regarding the issue of the E46 and E92. My mom's E92 328i is noticeably faster than my 330Ci, and the way the chassis feels is phenomenal. This is particularly evident in the steering, which...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-06-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,615
Posted By Sh0ty
I wouldn't worry much about what other people...

I wouldn't worry much about what other people think, it's your happiness and satisfaction that matter, but I agree about the envy and aggression. When I was in high school, I drove a 1993 Toyota MR2...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-04-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,299
Posted By Sh0ty
To really freshen up your suspension, dampers,...

To really freshen up your suspension, dampers, bushings and ball-joints (all spherical bearings, really) should be replaced. A thicker, or stiffer anti-roll bar, or sway bar, will reduce body roll...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-04-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By Sh0ty
New Michigan Member!

Howdy,

I recently picked up a 2004 330Ci in TiAg with around 79,000 miles on the clock. I've always liked the 2 door since I had a chance to drive my mom's E92, but I wanted a standard...
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