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Old 10-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #261
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #262
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:43 PM   #263
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:08 PM   #264
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Where does the CAI gather air from? Beautiful car.
The below pics answer your question best as to how the Gruppe M CAI works:









I couldn't explain this any better so I used the above pictures to explain....thanks for the complements
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:13 AM   #265
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Yesterday I had a new mod installed on my ZHP.....a TMS 3.46 LSD!

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Pulled my OE diff and put it next to my new diff
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Road test this morning then I'll be going home from New Jersey where I did the install Another sweet mod for my daily driver

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Old 10-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #266
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #267
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wow nice addition charlie! lucky! haha
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #268
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I can tell you that it's one of the best mods I have done to my ZHP so far!

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wow nice addition charlie! lucky! haha
Thanks! It was a very fun 260 mile drive home after I had it installed at a friends house in Jersey... It's amazing just how much the car's personality changes when you add one of these mods to it
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:47 AM   #270
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:12 AM   #271
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- OEM BMW ///M3 arm rest with black Nappa Leather
- OEM BMW Style 135's w/ Michelin Pilot Super Sports (225/255)
- OEM BMW lit ZHP shift knob retrofit - deadlysns special
- OEM BMW LCM s/w vers 4.0 recoded and installed; one touch-triple blink enabled @ 125,887 miles
- OEM BMW Silver Cube Trim brand new - for a total cost of $725.53 yeah, I'm crazy enough to do this
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- OEM BMW Euro LCM Faceplate swap w/ current installed LCM
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- MTec II carbon fiber rear diffuser - seasonal use only
- OEM BMW - Style 68's (225/245) - current winter set in Blizzaks LM-60's
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- Pinstripe delete.:biggrin
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- ditched the OE arm rest for an ///M arm rest in black nappa leather
- 3.46 TMS LSD


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- ESS TS2 (after my daughter graduates from college in 4 years)
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- AutoCarbon carbon fiber M3 side mirror housings (most likely sometime in 2014 season)
- CDV Delete at my next oil change
- Lightwerkz HID Projector retrofit (sometime in 2014 season)
- Front Driver's side fender and door replacement - removing dents/damage to the OE panels from previous owners
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- new RTABs, ///M motor mounts, and bushings
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- Oh yes....the carbon fiber engine covers (2014 season)
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:28 AM   #272
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How were the RPM's on the highway coming back from Jersey? Also, I'd skip the lo-jack, I had it installed in my car when I bought it, and thought it was a "for the life of the car" thing. HA, far from it. You're good for like 5-6 years then they may you come into LoJack for a special inspection so they can check the battery on the transponder box, if it is out, or needs replacing I think you front the cost, and you have to pay like $99 for the special "inspection" too. I've been just about everywhere in my car and have never seen the lojack box, so who knows where it is, but I find it ridiculous that the owner of the car cannot know about the location of the box so it can be removed and brought in for a new battery. Dummys.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:30 AM   #273
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How were the RPM's on the highway coming back from Jersey? Also, I'd skip the lo-jack, I had it installed in my car when I bought it, and thought it was a "for the life of the car" thing. HA, far from it. You're good for like 5-6 years then they may you come into LoJack for a special inspection so they can check the battery on the transponder box, if it is out, or needs replacing I think you front the cost, and you have to pay like $99 for the special "inspection" too. I've been just about everywhere in my car and have never seen the lojack box, so who knows where it is, but I find it ridiculous that the owner of the car cannot know about the location of the box so it can be removed and brought in for a new battery. Dummys.
This is all you need to find out what your RPMs will be at certain speeds: http://www.bokchoys.com/differential...calculator.htm
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What is the effect of the new differential?
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How were the RPM's on the highway coming back from Jersey?
Going into 6th gear driving 80mph the tach rested at 3200rpm. The exhaust note wasn't bad for a 5-6hr trip back home. The traffic was horrendous going through NYC but then it's always bad...

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The effect of swapping out my OE diff for the LSD was immediate. The car accelerates so much harder with the new 3.46 LSD. Compared to the OE diff (3.07).....my ZHP now feels more alive with the new LSD
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Thread is full of win!!! Charlie is now on my official Baller list!!! Woohoo!!! Thanks for bringing KFC last night man! Wifey and I enjoyed your company!
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Yeah, it was good times for sure Brian!!! Hope you're enjoying all the chicken I left for you
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So my 323 has 4.23 2.52 1.66 1.22 1.00 - 4.04 3.07 6500

Betsy is pretty sporty. I can't imagine a ZHP with a 3.46 LSD. I probably shouldn't ever drive one. :o

Interesting page here with info about differential swaps.

http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/faq.htm

...and the differential ratios for all the e46 versions

http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/GearRatios.htm

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Got myself a set of Blizzaks LM-60's mounted on my Style 68's for winter today. Not quite cold enough to swap out tires but I'm ready now

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Good work Charlie. What kind of Diff did you get? In terms of branding.
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