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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By RangerGress
How does one install springs wrong tho? PO did...

How does one install springs wrong tho? PO did them, not me. I've installed springs on all corners 4x on e30's, but I don't know spit about the e46. Even if you screw up and don't correctly orient...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By RangerGress
Looks to me that 3 coils would bind front and...

Looks to me that 3 coils would bind front and rear. That your perception too? Seems ok to me. Nothing to see here folks, move along. <g>
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,844
Posted By RangerGress
A coolant pressure switch will catch a failed...

A coolant pressure switch will catch a failed impeller and it doesn't need to catch a stuck tstat because that's the easiest thing for a temp gauge (OEM or OBDII) to catch. A tstat stuck closed makes...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By RangerGress
Ahh, that's a great example. Those tight coils...

Ahh, that's a great example. Those tight coils would certainly bind once the car's weight was on them. The bound coils would properly set the spring's height, even if they actually functioned as...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By RangerGress
Sorry, I missed that. Altho I'm not sure I...

Sorry, I missed that. Altho I'm not sure I understand "normal for MacPherson struts" part. My perception is that this is a spring design issue, not a suspension design issue (MacPherson strut being...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By RangerGress
Ok, so that's figured out. What about this tho...

Ok, so that's figured out. What about this tho "Is it normal for the top several coils of an H&R sport spring to be compressed together by the car's weight?"
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By RangerGress
I called up H&R and it sounds like you're...

I called up H&R and it sounds like you're absolutely right. Interesting. Said another way....If the spring is 50lb stiffer we call it "sport". If it is 100lb stiffer, we call it "race".

So if...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By RangerGress
Nah, there's gotta be something else going on. ...

Nah, there's gotta be something else going on. Lets say my car has 200lb springs and your car has 250lb springs. It doesn't make any sense to sell the same 300lb spring to the both of us but label...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By RangerGress
H&R Sport Springs, "Sport" or "Race"?

Apparently if the car came with the Sport Suspension option then H&R Sport Springs (29484) are a "Sport" spring as specified in the H&R datasheet. But if your car did not come with the Sport...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-11-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By RangerGress
H&R Sport. Front coils bound up normal?

'01 330i. Car gets "unsettled" when hitting a bump in turns so I can't say I like how it handles.

The car has been to my favorite indy shop for a while for other issues and I asked the mechanic to...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-23-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,304
Posted By RangerGress
That's goofy. Tire temp is more of a race...

That's goofy.

Tire temp is more of a race car issue than a DD issue. Race cars have carefully set cold pressures such that they reach a target hot pressure at an target equilibrium temp. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-07-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By RangerGress
Why? The decal on my 330 says 91. Are one of the...

Why? The decal on my 330 says 91. Are one of the other engines designed for 93?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-06-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By RangerGress
I asked this question 5yrs ago to a buddy that...

I asked this question 5yrs ago to a buddy that worked in the industry. He told me to look up "top tier fuels" and get any one of them.

Come to think of it, he was involved in a big crash at the...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 03-05-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,304
Posted By RangerGress
Grip and long life are kinda mutually exclusive. ...

Grip and long life are kinda mutually exclusive. Soft tires grip but wear faster. Look up the UTMQ of the tires to get a feel for their relative softness. Consider the range of UTMQ #'s of...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By RangerGress
Dyno work is tricky. It's hard as heck to...

Dyno work is tricky. It's hard as heck to rigorously compare the run you did 5min ago to the run you did 10min ago. And neither run may synch with what you get after you drive for 10min so the DME...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By RangerGress
I wasn't so much talking about the kind of...

I wasn't so much talking about the kind of anti-freeze, just the quantity. Since anti-freeze is a lousy heat exchange medium, you don't want to use more of the stuff than you really need. Those...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 03-05-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 22,849
Posted By RangerGress
Build thread for "New#6"....

Build thread for "New#6". http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1757926

A week after the crash I found an e30 that had been prepped for a different class a couple yrs prior, raced...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By RangerGress
As long as it's not super cold, don't worry so...

As long as it's not super cold, don't worry so much about anti-freeze. Look up anti-freeze charts and you'll never bother with a 50-50 mixture again. Besides, antifreeze isn't all that great at...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 03-04-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 22,849
Posted By RangerGress
85mph into a cement wall, Road Atlanta, Dec11

Some folks called this the hardest crash they every saw in club racing. The text associated with the video describes the details. Basically I slipped in coolant and when a moderate correction did...
Forum: Site Feedback/Questions/Suggestions 03-04-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By RangerGress
Pls put towed thread back

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=907236

This is a thread starter re. the fallacy of getting into a "car A vs. car B" debate w/o considering the importance of driver skills. IMO it's...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By RangerGress
PO, if you want a cheap way to fix your fan...

PO, if you want a cheap way to fix your fan issue, just put a little switch on the dash to turn your fan on/off. That's a little ghetto, but it is another common race car mod and I don't have $500...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By RangerGress
Radiator fans allow the radiator to dump heat...

Radiator fans allow the radiator to dump heat energy at idle. Once you start moving the fan does nothing. Once you get going 25-30mph there's more airflow thru your radiator than the fan can...
Forum: Motorsports & Track Forum 03-04-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By RangerGress
Can an e30 318 own a Porsche GT3

Of course it can.

I was writing this for some silly thread re. a 330i vs. a KIA, but I guess that thread got spirited away.

It's a mistake to get too wrapped up in the capabilities of one car...
Forum: Parting Out 03-03-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,775
Posted By RangerGress
I need the plastic that goes in the front wheel...

I need the plastic that goes in the front wheel wells. Both of them. Basically everything in this pic http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AV53&mospid=47725&btnr=51_3278&hg=51&fg=75

No...
Forum: Parting Out 03-03-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 21,645
Posted By RangerGress
I need the plastic that goes in the front wheel...

I need the plastic that goes in the front wheel wells, both L and R. Basically everything in this pic. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AV53&mospid=47725&btnr=51_3278&hg=51&fg=75

No...
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