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Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke Today, 04:59 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 18,898
Posted By lab rat
What are your long term fuel trims?

What are your long term fuel trims?
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-06-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By lab rat
Yes, that wheel size is not really too...

Yes, that wheel size is not really too aggressive. With 225s I didn't run into trouble until I got down to 22mm offset.
Forum: The Showroom 02-05-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19,033
Views: 1,683,460
Posted By lab rat
Gorgeous car. I love the composition but not the...

Gorgeous car. I love the composition but not the lighting.

Oh wait, do I have to have a picture in the signature to post here?
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-05-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By lab rat
But that's the square setup on a coupe. If your...

But that's the square setup on a coupe. If your car is 4 or 5 door there will be less space in the back.
I like the way they look though.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 02-05-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By lab rat
16s will fit on 323 and 325. The 330 has bigger...

16s will fit on 323 and 325. The 330 has bigger brakes.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-05-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By lab rat
Just because carfax shows 35K doesn't mean it's...

Just because carfax shows 35K doesn't mean it's 35K. It could be 100K.
The mileage is not that important to me. Check the weak points, do a compression test, figure out what the repairs are gonna...
Forum: E46 Touring 02-05-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By lab rat
18x8.5 ET45 is a good fit. 225/40 is factory...

18x8.5 ET45 is a good fit. 225/40 is factory fitment, 235/40 won't affect the speedo too much (it will be closer to actual speed as the factory setting reads too low).
If you decide to lower the car...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 02-05-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By lab rat
I'm not quite ready to blame ESS. I think most...

I'm not quite ready to blame ESS. I think most parts of the kit are designed and manufactured really well. Their support has been good.
Even my manifold could be ok, maybe I just installed...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 02-04-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By lab rat
Sweet. Thanks for the pics. The injector seat has...

Sweet. Thanks for the pics. The injector seat has a really strange shape. On one side it's 8mm deep and on the other one it's only 3mm. The O-ring can move up and down on the injector body and if the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By lab rat
I find it a bit weird for you to share a story...

I find it a bit weird for you to share a story about pulling your knob with strangers on the internet :D

For everyone else struggling with the same issue. Stand on the seats, head through the...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 02-04-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By lab rat
Ok, this is not getting much love. How about...

Ok, this is not getting much love. How about anyone having vacuum/boost leaks around the injectors?
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By lab rat
The article linked by The Snake is awesome and I...

The article linked by The Snake is awesome and I agree with all the points.
Not worth it in my eyes.
The e46 M3 though ....
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By lab rat
I also find it quite rare for them to fail. 90K...

I also find it quite rare for them to fail. 90K on a used one is nothing.

Based on your list of what has been done I agree with just doing the RTABs (if needed) and diff bushings (again, if...
Forum: E46 Touring 02-04-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By lab rat
Yes, that's actually very nice fitment, no...

Yes, that's actually very nice fitment, no spacers needed. The stock is 17x8 ET47 so you are just pushing them 7mm outwards. This means there is no chance of rubbing on the inside and the outside...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 02-03-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By lab rat
Picture of the fuel injector ports on ESS twinscrew?

Hi guys,
I have a vacuum/boost leak around the injector seats. It looks like my manifold might have a manufacturing defect.
Does anyone have a close up picture of the injector seat area so I can...
Forum: The Showroom 02-03-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,277
Posted By lab rat
Winter setup (http://imgur.com/a/hiJKg) ...

Winter setup (http://imgur.com/a/hiJKg)

Stock style 44s with 15mm front and 20mm rear spacer.
Forum: BC, AB, Saskatchewan, Manitoba 02-03-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By lab rat
As I mentioned before I got good deal on...

As I mentioned before I got good deal on 265/35/18 from Tireland last year. I suspect they will be more now because of the weak dollar.
I would be interested in group buy as I need the fronts now.
Forum: The Showroom 02-03-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,942
Posted By lab rat
Edit: holy crap, I thought this forum does...

Edit: holy crap, I thought this forum does automatic picture resize :)

Here is an album - http://imgur.com/a/hiJKg

15mm spacers front 20mm rear
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-29-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,865
Posted By lab rat
Doh! Thanks. I'm not putting that much...

Doh!

Thanks. I'm not putting that much torque through it (375 at the crank) but I upgraded from a 250 transmission to 370. Holy crap the difference in weight!
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-28-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By lab rat
About 40k miles on twinscrew SC 331whp. The...

About 40k miles on twinscrew SC 331whp. The engine had about 140k when I installed it.
Do a compression test and see what's up.
Worst case scenarion just change the block if you blow it up.
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 01-28-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,865
Posted By lab rat
The gearboxes have their torque rating in the...

The gearboxes have their torque rating in the name. So 325 5 speed transmission is rated for 250lbs/ft at the crank. The 6 speed can take 370. I think the M3 is 420. Not sure what the 5 speed from a...
Forum: The Showroom 01-28-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By lab rat
Do it. I supercharged a B25 and it was kinda ok....

Do it. I supercharged a B25 and it was kinda ok. Then I swapped it to B30 and holy crap the torque is insane.
Forum: The Showroom 01-28-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,547
Posted By lab rat
Sorry to hear about the roll. Great to see...

Sorry to hear about the roll.

Great to see there are tuners like Kassel that make the electronic stuff look easy. When I built my sleeper (see sig) I was getting insane quotes for all the...
Forum: The Showroom 01-18-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 39,006
Posted By lab rat
This is with 255s, I managed to squeeze 265s...

This is with 255s, I managed to squeeze 265s Pilot SS in there now.


http://www.pazouti.com/cars/w42.jpg
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-17-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By lab rat
This is a touring specific section, you would be...

This is a touring specific section, you would be better off posting this in general e46.

A vacuum leak somewhere in the intake is more likely than a failed MAF. Camshaft sensors are fairly cheap...
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