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Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By sunsetcoast
Pretty sure it is a stock "representative" photo....

Pretty sure it is a stock "representative" photo. Our '99 came with KYB dampers. They were not what I would choose for autox, but still quite competent and lasted for 40K miles.

With the coupon...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By sunsetcoast
Well! This is turning into my thread and the...

Well! This is turning into my thread and the original poster hasn't even come back!

Again, the suspension components did not appear to be damaged. I check everything each time the tires are...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By sunsetcoast
Took a while to dig them up. They were taken with...

Took a while to dig them up. They were taken with an OLD phone, but you can see: the difference in diameter, the Koni P/N, where it contacts the control arm, and the resulting miss for attaching at...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By sunsetcoast
We think alike! That was my next thought. So I...

We think alike! That was my next thought. So I put a caliper on it and showed the diameter. Koni's repy, "Yes, that's what it should be." Well, it still didn't fit. And I'd even had my indy take...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-11-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By sunsetcoast
That was my first thought: the wrong item got...

That was my first thought: the wrong item got placed in the box (you get to buy these things in sets of 4). I checked the P/Ns. Then took pics of the part numbers along with the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-11-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By sunsetcoast
That 2000 is going to be either 323 or 328... ...

That 2000 is going to be either 323 or 328...


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Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By sunsetcoast
Not saying you -- or anyone else -- doubts me....

Not saying you -- or anyone else -- doubts me. But I thought the community might benefit from my experience. I was looking forward to the FSR experience, but it just didn't work out in my case. I...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-10-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By sunsetcoast
We are not the first owners, but there was no...

We are not the first owners, but there was no obvious damage that would cause it not to fit. I may still have the pics that I sent to Koni for non-believers.


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Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-10-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By sunsetcoast
Yup. '99 323i sedan. Shocks would need to be at...

Yup. '99 323i sedan. Shocks would need to be at least 5mm narrower to fit. I decided to go with KYB hardware again. Bolted up without problems.

I have read very favorable reviews of FSD...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,018
Posted By sunsetcoast
"Begging the question" is a logical fallacy....

"Begging the question" is a logical fallacy. Simply put, it is where the conclusion is included in the assumptions.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By sunsetcoast
Seems odd that they were fine for 3 hrs and now...

Seems odd that they were fine for 3 hrs and now you have problems. And no seat should cause discomfort THAT quickly. Even sitting in an elementary school chair is bearable for 15 minutes or more.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By sunsetcoast
Pre-oiler is great for weekend cars that have...

Pre-oiler is great for weekend cars that have lots of "dry" starts. Depends where you live and how the car is driven. It can help with those cold (~0F and below) winter starts, especially combined...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By sunsetcoast
When I was in college, I counted every nickel. I...

When I was in college, I counted every nickel. I replaced the tires on one axle with a set that I could afford at the time. They had a very different performance profile. Not too bad at normal speeds...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-06-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By sunsetcoast
mlpgolf1 makes very good points. If the...

mlpgolf1 makes very good points. If the insurance cost sways the purchase decision, the this set of vehicles is probably too rich for you at this point.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By sunsetcoast
On both of our cars it is necessary to twist the...

On both of our cars it is necessary to twist the knob with a fair amount of torque to adjust the time. It felt like the knob would break the first time.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By sunsetcoast
X2 on the PPI. It may even tell you that the car...

X2 on the PPI. It may even tell you that the car is in better shape than you think.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-04-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By sunsetcoast
So true. Assuming proper tune and engine...

So true. Assuming proper tune and engine operating temperatures, use the long pedal and the brake more gently. Short shifting will be rewarded. Of course, many don't want to drive their BMWs like the...
Forum: Parting Out 02-02-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By sunsetcoast
I have an auto-dim + Homelink mirror NIB (and the...

I have an auto-dim + Homelink mirror NIB (and the harness too). For some reason, I can't send PM in the app. If you are interested, you can PM me.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-01-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By sunsetcoast
Ethanol has ~30% lower BTUs per unit volume than...

Ethanol has ~30% lower BTUs per unit volume than does gasoline. At 10% ethanol, that means ~3% fewer MPG. Figure roughly 1 MPG on the highway. (To make economic sense in a FlexiFuel vehicle, E85 has...
Forum: Lighting Forum 01-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By sunsetcoast
^This. And if you want to go with used, you...

^This. And if you want to go with used, you should be able to find them for ~$500/side.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By sunsetcoast
As for the particular model of tire not being...

As for the particular model of tire not being available at Tire Rack... Well, TR tends to have only "fresh" inventory, so finding a discontinued tire there is going to be a challenge.

Other...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By sunsetcoast
Gray will be harder to find tan black or beige at...

Gray will be harder to find tan black or beige at the boneyards.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By sunsetcoast
Cracked windshield is safety issue. It will grow...

Cracked windshield is safety issue. It will grow and needs to be replaced. Check the glass before it is installed for optical flaws (look at a wall with lots of straight lines, like bricks, from all...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By sunsetcoast
Used OE set. Get new covers if desired. ...

Used OE set. Get new covers if desired.


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Forum: General E46 Forum 01-22-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,902
Posted By sunsetcoast
Get the seats & harnesses & dash panel with...

Get the seats & harnesses & dash panel with switches from a donor car and prepare to run a wire from the fuse box.

If you have back issues, heated seats are a revelation. Bit the retrofit is...
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