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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-11-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 43,703
Posted By jabela
Get the pad heater I posted above. It works...

Get the pad heater I posted above. It works great.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-23-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
I maxed out the camber when I installed them,...

I maxed out the camber when I installed them, then had a good alignment shop even everything out.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-23-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
I also had my car aligned recently. Right...

I also had my car aligned recently.

Right now it's at
0 deg toe all around.
-3 deg front camber
-2.5 deg rear camber

It feels good but haven't had a track day with it yet. However, I think...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-23-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
Yup. I think the tire was bottoming out on the...

Yup. I think the tire was bottoming out on the rim before the suspension could react. By increasing the pressure (spring rate) of the tire, it allows both systems to do some work.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-22-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
So I've found that on my 18" rims, increasing the...

So I've found that on my 18" rims, increasing the tire pressure on the fronts to 38psi significantly improved the harshness over hard joints/bumps.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 10-02-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jabela
Alright, so I'm pretty confident that it's the...

Alright, so I'm pretty confident that it's the right wheel bearing. I managed to capture a distinct rolling noise. My guess is that there is a dent in the bearing races. You can also hear the left...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 207,568
Posted By jabela
Same codes I just had. Replaced CCV, cleaned...

Same codes I just had. Replaced CCV, cleaned MAF, ICV, DISA and all is good now.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 09-28-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jabela
Here's what the wheel noise sounds like from...

Here's what the wheel noise sounds like from inside. You can hear the wump wump.
http://youtu.be/YMTZjVSYMfI
Forum: Suspension & Braking 09-27-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jabela
Thanks! If I get an LSD it would be a Wavetrac ...

Thanks!
If I get an LSD it would be a Wavetrac
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=788922
Forum: Suspension & Braking 09-26-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jabela
Have you lifted the rear end and put it in 5th...

Have you lifted the rear end and put it in 5th gear like I did in my video? I'd love to hear someone else's.
Would be a great excuse to get an LSD if it did break down :)


Yea, wheel is...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 09-26-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jabela
Are you sure? It only makes that sound when one...

Are you sure? It only makes that sound when one wheel is stopped, so the planetary gear is spinning like crazy. I was told that is a normal noise if one wheel is stopped.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 09-24-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jabela
Normal wheel bearing and differential sounds?

Have a listen to the sounds from the wheels and diff while I had the rear end in the air. Ignore the scraping sound at the wheel, that's just the brake pad dragging. It sounds like a lot of noise...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-22-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 144,331
Posted By jabela
Well, the job wasn't too hard, but the god damn...

Well, the job wasn't too hard, but the god damn dip stick tube o-ring was a nightmare. Maybe because it was 11'C (52'F), but I could not get the tube in with the o-ring. I tried a mallet, I tried...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 09-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
On the tighter track on 7/23 I had about 40%...

On the tighter track on 7/23 I had about 40% front and 10% rear. However, I may reverse that in the future as that was my first time out on them.

On the slightly less tight track on 8/25, I had 2...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-31-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
I haven't been able to do a direct comparison,...

I haven't been able to do a direct comparison, but the car definitely has less understeer and better traction on exit, so it should be faster.

The other suspension mods I've done are Powerflex...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-29-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
Here's an underbody video showing the suspension...

Here's an underbody video showing the suspension at work. I need to figure out where I can put it on the front. Maybe in the brake cooling duct?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu9Zh36Uvmo
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-22-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
I believe they are the same part.

I believe they are the same part.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-22-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
So another unexpected benefit of the coilovers is...

So another unexpected benefit of the coilovers is the much improved clutch feel. Previously the clutch felt vague and inconsistent. With the coilovers, body roll and squat are now negligible,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,757
Posted By jabela
One could hope... Hopefully he's not dead. :evil:

One could hope... Hopefully he's not dead. :evil:
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-20-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,757
Posted By jabela
Any chance the pics can be reloaded? They're all...

Any chance the pics can be reloaded? They're all missing from flickr :(
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-12-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
Thanks! With the lack of power in a 325, the...

Thanks! With the lack of power in a 325, the only way to be fast is to be smooth and precise.

I definitely want to do chumpcar someday. Looks like tons of fun and the best racing for the money.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-23-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
No worries. If you could take the measurement...

No worries. If you could take the measurement that would be nice. Just measure from the center of your wheel center cap up to the fender. This measurement is nice because tire sizes don't factor...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-18-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
Here's a few pics of my camber plates, set to max...

Here's a few pics of my camber plates, set to max camber/cast by moving the inner bolts to the middle hole of the plate.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
Make some adjustments. Front/rear are now 12.5"...

Make some adjustments.
Front/rear are now 12.5" wheel hub to fender. I think this is a bit too low for my tastes. I'm going to raise the front to 13".
The front feels good. Camber is probably...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 07-15-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,303
Posted By jabela
One more thing I don't think has been mentioned...

One more thing I don't think has been mentioned yet, is that ISC recommends 5mm of preload to the front springs. They're 180mm long at rest, so they should be 175mm preloaded. That should prevent...
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