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Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,537
Posted By blacksunshine46
I have been to the end of the Internet and back...

I have been to the end of the Internet and back looking for pictures of E46 steering racks to see if they have a part number stamped on them. (yes I know that means I'm super cool & important :/ )...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By blacksunshine46
good point blockedout. So far there are two...

good point blockedout. So far there are two local people that are interested in the swap, and would thus let me try their car before deciding. So I will definitely try out something with a 16.9:1...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By blacksunshine46
I was suggesting the BRZ as an alternative to a...

I was suggesting the BRZ as an alternative to a boring FF config Accord/Camry, in the event that he decides to buy a Japanese commuter.

I don't really think Subota is aiming at the 911 with this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By blacksunshine46
I have bilateral hand injuries that will either...

I have bilateral hand injuries that will either take years to heal, or will be permanent. The injury will continuously get worse unless I reduce the steering effort of my car significantly.

I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By blacksunshine46
Were overboosted racks global or just US?

Anyone know if the overboost racks were installed globally throughout the 4/99 and 9/2001 production?

As you may have seen on the FT/WTB threads, I need an overboost rack for health/disability...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By blacksunshine46
Umm. Probably forget that. I thought the base...

Umm. Probably forget that. I thought the base price was 17K. Looks like it's going to be closer to 25K.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By blacksunshine46
Always glad to opine. Let us know what you...

Always glad to opine. Let us know what you decide. If you go Japanese commuter, I vote Honda over Toyota since their cars seem to have more road feel and slightly tighter steering.

There's also a...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 04-01-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By blacksunshine46
My pleasure. Let us know if you ever bother...

My pleasure. Let us know if you ever bother verifying any of the above.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,268
Posted By blacksunshine46
Thanks again Kalim. I live in Palo Alto and work...

Thanks again Kalim. I live in Palo Alto and work in San Jose. I don't mind going to any mechanic throughout the bay.

I probably won't be hard-pressed to do the job for 1 to 3 months because I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,933
Posted By blacksunshine46
Hey everyone, Due to recent injury, I need...

Hey everyone,

Due to recent injury, I need to lighten the steering significantly on my BMW or get a new car.

Do any of you have your old overboosted rack lying around, that you would be...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 04-01-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By blacksunshine46
Hey bdub, I am definitely interested. So far...

Hey bdub,

I am definitely interested. So far just you and mtnbound have replied. It would be awesome if you were able to send any reference numbers on the part so I can look them up against the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By blacksunshine46
in terms of fuel economy, my 325i manual...

in terms of fuel economy, my 325i manual consistently gets a combined city/highway of 25 mpg, and I do not drive hard nor do I give a cr4p about conserving fuel when I drive. I also always go about...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By blacksunshine46
I agree with everyone's statements so far. If...

I agree with everyone's statements so far. If you want the reliability of the Honda or Toyota from your BMW, you'll have to pay large amounts of money in preventive repairs like I do (I cannot...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,268
Posted By blacksunshine46
you have sold me on installing a spring, given...

you have sold me on installing a spring, given the idea of a mechanic or a valet getting confused. We know how difficult it can be to get reimbursed for damage in situations like that.

Guess it's...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 03-31-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By blacksunshine46
here is a thread from DTM discussing this: ...

here is a thread from DTM discussing this: http://www.dtmpower.net/forum/e46-3-series/105634-difference-between-323i-325i.html
this seems consistent with what I have heard in the past, although I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By blacksunshine46
I hate to admit this, but I used to be a...

I hate to admit this, but I used to be a "Japanese car guy". I've also performed just about every repair other than an engine or transmission rebuild.

I would say that the BMW straight six engine...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 03-31-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By blacksunshine46
glad to hear people are interested. Got your PM...

glad to hear people are interested. Got your PM - I just sent a reply to the e-mail address you gave me. I've also been talking to Kalim about softening my reverse compression spring. Good...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 03-30-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By blacksunshine46
WTB / FT - I Need an Overboosted Steering Rack and/or Luk30- No Joke

I know this sounds crazy, but I need to replace my wonderful linear tight 2003 325i steering rack with a much-hated overboosted rack from 04/99 - 09/01

I recently suffered a permanent injury, and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,268
Posted By blacksunshine46
Re: removing reverse compression spring

thanks those are great ideas. I'm going to order a replacement reverse & fifth spring right now so I can take them to Fastenal and talk to them about a replacement/modification. I've heard that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,268
Posted By blacksunshine46
Removing the reverse compression spring entirely?

thanks for the very detailed and easy to follow write-up

I was recently permanently injured, and therefore need to soften my reverse compression spring or buy a new car with an auto or double...
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