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Forum: General E46 Forum 10-15-2003, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Matt M.
Re: Ultimate Brakes for the M3...let's talk / discuss pros + cons

Yes. Front brakes consist of a 355mm slotted rotor paired with aluminum 4 piston caliper, with a matching 328mm 4-piston rear kit.

http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/UBBK/brakepix/UBBK_SSR_1.jpg...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-14-2003, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By Matt M.
There are two main flaws with a $40 torque...

There are two main flaws with a $40 torque wrench.

1. Improperly calibrated from the factory

2. Unable to maintain calibration

A $100 Craftsman torque wrench may cure the first problem, but...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2003, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By Matt M.
Tim, both of these suggestions are passable, but...

Tim, both of these suggestions are passable, but not optimal.

In the rear, it is best to jack not from the diff, but from the subframe crossmember immediately in front of the diff.

For placing...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2003, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By Matt M.
Having a roof over your head is always the better...

Having a roof over your head is always the better choice on a racetrack.

Better aerodynamics, too.

- -Matt
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-26-2003, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Matt M.
Heck, why not arrive early and help set the...

Heck, why not arrive early and help set the course up? That way you will get more time to look at it than anyone else. It's OK if you don't know what you're doing; the event organizers are probably...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-23-2003, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Matt M.
If you run with a group that does not tech you at...

If you run with a group that does not tech you at every event, then they are compromising your safety and their own liability.

When I inspect a car at one of the Boston chapter autocross events, I...
Forum: Bavarian Soundwerks' Mobile Electronics Forum 05-14-2003, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By Matt M.
Change color of HU illumination?

Can anyone suggest a company that can change the illumination on an Alpine HU from green to amber? Alpine used to offer this service in-house, but does not any longer.

Changing the illumination...
Forum: For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy 04-04-2003, 01:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By Matt M.
19" Bridgestone S-02 tires for sale

For sale: Four (4) Bridgestone S-02 tires, 245/35-19". All have roughly equal wear, with more than 80% life remaining.

$600 shipped.

Please contact Mike: mike@shortshifter.com.

thanks,
-...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-03-2003, 11:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,707
Posted By Matt M.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you...

Please feel free to contact me directly if you can provide data as to the decreased stiopping distances with glossy calipers. So far, my research in this area has been inconclusive. :eeps:

I think...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2003, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Matt M.
There are stand alone engine management systems...

There are stand alone engine management systems that do work well very a daily driver. A well tuned alpha-n system in a constant environment would be fine, but it was simply never intended for street...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-28-2003, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Matt M.
As John pointed out, this is an alpha-n setup....

As John pointed out, this is an alpha-n setup. The key thing you should be looking at is not the CF intake; that's just a means of opening up the intake tract and removing the HFM. Instead, you...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-30-2003, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By Matt M.
Congratulations, Clay. Good luck keeping your...

Congratulations, Clay. Good luck keeping your sanity during break-in.

- -Matt
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-15-2003, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By Matt M.
Absolutely. Tough question. I do...

Absolutely.



Tough question. I do absolutely agree that you should install one, drive for a while, and then install the other so you can see the effect that each component had.

Swaybars...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-10-2003, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Matt M.
Considering that an Australian spec E36 M3 will...

Considering that an Australian spec E36 M3 will have the S50B32, you are looking at a motor with more frequent maintenance intervals than a 330, and those valve adjustments aren't cheap.

As I have...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2002, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Matt M.
Overdone for a track car, too. - -Matt

Overdone for a track car, too.

- -Matt
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-11-2002, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By Matt M.
The E46's z-link rear suspension has the spring...

The E46's z-link rear suspension has the spring mounted very far inboard, so the motion ratio and effective wheel rate are not comparable to a coil on spring setup.

- -Matt
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-09-2002, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Matt M.
As a general rule, after making any changes to...

As a general rule, after making any changes to your ride height, or even just disassembling/reinstalling a McPherson strut, an alignment is not an option - it is mandatory. When you are altering the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-02-2002, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,363
Posted By Matt M.
This is a completely false statement. If you...

This is a completely false statement.

If you have made your own decision about whether or not to drive your E46 in winter, that's fine. But don't confuse your decision with the laws of physics.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-26-2002, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By Matt M.
[/b] For racing, wrestling shoes would be...

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For racing, wrestling shoes would be totally unacceptable.

But for HPDEs, driver comfort is very important. I know lots of people who wear pajama bottoms when they drive - a comfortable...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-18-2002, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By Matt M.
Doubtful. Race cars aren't geared to...

Doubtful.

Race cars aren't geared to impress people with their top speed, they're geared to redline top gear at the end of the longest straight on XYZ circuit. Thus they change gearing for each...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-31-2002, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Matt M.
Re: Coilover setting question....

1. No, probably not. The spring controls how much the suspension compresses, the damper controls the rate at which it compresses.

2. You have your car set so low that this is now a moot point.
...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-30-2002, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Matt M.
Winter driving is about traction. Your RWD BMW is...

Winter driving is about traction. Your RWD BMW is light over the drive wheels, while your FWD friends are heavy (due to the weight of the engine) over the drive wheels. But these blanket statements...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2002, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,497
Posted By Matt M.
Vince, I'm glad you learned so much from your...

Vince, I'm glad you learned so much from your experience on track. Surely your instructor explained to you the importance of correctly identifying the causes of an incident. Unfortunately, your...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2002, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Matt M.
I have posted this numerous times in the past,...

I have posted this numerous times in the past, and I will say it again:

GOALS!!

You need to make a list of your needs, and with the help of people who make the products and people who own them,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-29-2002, 02:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,497
Posted By Matt M.
I don't know if you are joking Vince, but if you...

I don't know if you are joking Vince, but if you are not, that is a horrible attitude. Off-track excursions occur due to bad line, too much speed, or poorly timed/executed inputs, not because the car...
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