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Old 12-28-2012, 07:23 PM   #290221
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Ya I looked at it and it was rated at 1200 in-lbs for a comparable one, only came with only one battery and charger, and cost more. I've used drewfus' Mikita and mine back to back and seems like mine has a tad but more torque but nothing to write home about.
Yeah, drew's barely has any more torque than yours. Both are pretty much limited by the 1/4" hex. Go to a larger 3/8" or 1/2" drive and you get a lot more strength and a lot more torque.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #290222
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TIL: a super easy way to disable the steering wheel lock. Was lubing up the lock in the beater M3 and did some reverse engineering.
Yeah, I heard they were rather simple, and were suggested to be defeated for certain track events.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #290223
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Yeah, I looked it up, 125 ft-lbs.

That 1/4" hex can only handle so much.
Yup. I like it though. It does everything I need it for and it's quicker than doing stuff by hand. I have to do is break the torque by hand, which isn't the end of the world but I get to use it on just about everything whereas an impact wrench is limited to sockets. And it's nicer than using my drill because you don't get the fatigue of it trying to twist out of your hand.

And it has more torque than my 19V drill which has been relegated to drilling and polishing although I did used the impact to core a few 1" holes in a fence post.
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I don't have an E46 to make the trip in 3.5 hours.
Borrow Frank's.
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wonder why bmw didnt include this in the tool box

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/71111093774/ES184551/
Came with E30s. Was nice because they give you a long spark plug socket to use with it and it acts as a wheel holder!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #290226
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Well, don't rush too much unless you want to hang out for a bit. Not sure when Rick is going to make it down with the car anyway. Want to get out of here around 7:30ish so we can make it before closing,
Ok then, that's a little more lax. I'm thinking of leaving here around 6:00pm so I would probably get there around 7:00-7:15pm. Trying to avoid traffic as much as possible, but there doesn't seem to be much.
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I have so much korean bbq spicy pork ribs
My aunt from korea made a bunch after buying of full rack from costco yesterday

Too bad you can't eat this stuff, kalim
Otherwise I'd bring you some
I am taking some food with me to the potrero hill place ... so I don't end up foraging for food and eating all the junk food at my friend's place

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I wanted to say that but didn't want to come off as an elitist prick.
No worries. We already know you are.
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That is ridiculous for a clear back, which is nice, but not $700+ nice.
Without the clear back, they probably don't need to bother polishing any of the gears inside, just worrying about mechanical function.
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You actually don't criticize me much for someone who considers themselves asian. Dave on the other hand, that's a paddlin'
That's because I can't decide if you should be on my "lost cause" list or not. :/
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Yeah, drew's barely has any more torque than yours. Both are pretty much limited by the 1/4" hex. Go to a larger 3/8" or 1/2" drive and you get a lot more strength and a lot more torque.
That all costs more money lol I'm using a Ryobi kit with it with the socket attachments, torx, hex, etc, and haven't broken one yet. I had another kit where I managed to shear off a torx bit doing fencing and the tip of a Philips bit.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:29 PM   #290232
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Yeah, I heard they were rather simple, and were suggested to be defeated for certain track events.
E36s are very simple.

E46s not so much until what I figured out today. This is the alternative to my no fuss solution: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...=346754&page=5
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Came with E30s. Was nice because they give you a long spark plug socket to use with it and it acts as a wheel holder!
I found one in an e28 at Pick n Pull. I tried using it to line up my rear wheels with the spacers. I find it easier to wing it
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Ok then, that's a little more lax. I'm thinking of leaving here around 6:00pm so I would probably get there around 7:00-7:15pm. Trying to avoid traffic as much as possible, but there doesn't seem to be much.
Yeah, half of the working class is holed up in their tenements, so the roads aren't too bad.
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wonder why bmw didnt include this in the tool box

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/71111093774/ES184551/
For the spark plug wrench as well as for helping line up wheels when you mount them, kinda of like what studs would do.

But really, the vast majority of BMW owners aren't going to use their toolkit, and BMW started figuring this out around 2000.
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I found one in an e28 at Pick n Pull. I tried using it to line up my rear wheels with the spacers. I find it easier to wing it
Yeah, I don't bother with it, lol.
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I dunno, I think it's good to have a second car just 'cause.
I thought that's what the Fit was for? An interim/second/daily driver?
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I thought that's what the Fit was for? An interim/second/daily driver?
Yeah, I'm kinda ambivalent about it. It's not special. I just think it's good money for what it is.

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Some racing series require it.
Also, some people just find it annoying.

I like it, so I left it in, but it's pretty neat how easy it is to disable it without drilling out hardened pins and cutting the column as most people do. Almost like BMW intended it to be that easy...
I figure most security features need a way of defeat be it failure, a mistake, or a flexibility.
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I paid about $200 to have an aftermarket clear back put on my watch. 700 isn't rediculious for factory. Is it the same movement? I.e. do they put a nicer more polished version in the one with a clear back?

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