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Old 07-12-2011, 09:57 PM   #3581
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Installed some spacers all around and threw in a new air filter as well. Have to go check the front spacers in the morning as I'm getting a slight shimmy at 65-70
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:27 PM   #3582
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I can get even 46. Just reach speed about 70 mph and reset the MPG meter. At some point it will show 40+ mpg
Seriously, if you drive ONLY on highway, on cruise control, 55-65 mph, if ratios of diff and last gear are low enough,with proper tire pressure then it is probably possible to reach 30-33 mpg.
how do you reset the mpg miter?
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:30 PM   #3583
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how do you reset the mpg miter?
Press the OBC button untill it shows MPG and press and hold the button down for a few seconds and it resets.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:50 AM   #3584
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[QUOTE=Black E46 sedan;13371547]You did the stitching? Looks really good!



Thank you sir, yes I did do the stitching. The shift boot took about an hour to do and the ebrake took about an hour and a half. I am betting that the steering wheel is going to take me at least 3 hours to do on Thursday but it will be worth it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:01 AM   #3585
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I drove it. Nitpicked at all the rock chips while I was in the metro parking lot.
Then thought about when I am getting my M-tech II bumper painted and installed.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:03 AM   #3586
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Bought a new key from stealership.... $175 total..
Only $175? I was thinking it was gonna be along the lines of $250. Is that for a chipped main key? Are the prices different at different dealerships, cause I could've sworn last time I asked someone at the closest dealer to me it was somewhere in the $200 range.

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I kept the 325 rears but swapped the fronts for 330 brakes. Cross drilled and slotted rotors, stoptech pads, and SS lines all around plus the 75mm stud kit from Vorshlag. I like the way the brakes feel now!
How did you fit 330 brakes on a 325? Is it just a direct swap? Caliber and rotors? Mounting screws distance the same on the 330 caliper as a 325? I feel like there's more options for 330 and M3 size rotors than 325.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:32 PM   #3587
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #3588
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:13 PM   #3589
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Put 100octane. About 40$ at $7.48 a gallon lol but she runs aggressive and more responsive. I wish it wasn't so expensive. I'd run it all the time!
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:01 PM   #3590
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Thank you sir, yes I did do the stitching. The shift boot took about an hour to do and the ebrake took about an hour and a half. I am betting that the steering wheel is going to take me at least 3 hours to do on Thursday but it will be worth it.
you should hide that change before some junkie busts your window to get at it
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:54 PM   #3591
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How did you fit 330 brakes on a 325? Is it just a direct swap? Caliber and rotors? Mounting screws distance the same on the 330 caliper as a 325? I feel like there's more options for 330 and M3 size rotors than 325.
It's a direct swap for the fronts. All the mounting and hardware is the same. 330 Calipers, 330 caliper carriers, 330 rotors, and 330 pads is all you need. The brake lines may be different sizes. Anthony@bimmerbrakes sent me my order knowing I would be upgrading to 330 fronts so he would know if the 325/330 brakes lines are different.

I've heard you have to change the E-brake assembly and rear trailing arms to 330 parts to fit the rears. Since most of the stopping power comes from the front it wasn't worth the $ in extra parts to change the rear brakes to 330 size. Eventually I plan on swapping in an M3 rear end (whole assembly) including the rear brakes so what I saved here will go into that project.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #3592
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:04 PM   #3593
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Good luck with the sale ^ Maybe you'll be in an M soon
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:12 PM   #3594
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:13 PM   #3595
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Took old grill out, Clean the grill placer, left it very neat and clean, install new grills. Took old and barely visible emblem out and install a new one and very cool looking

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Old 07-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #3596
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Only $175? I was thinking it was gonna be along the lines of $250. Is that for a chipped main key? Are the prices different at different dealerships, cause I could've sworn last time I asked someone at the closest dealer to me it was somewhere in the $200 range.
my dealer quoted me with the same price for my m3 key, 160 if im not mistaken have to check the paper again.

i was surprised because my ford key was $325
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:53 PM   #3597
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Golf tee mod. Quite noticable difference in sound and throttle feel at lower rpms. Makes me wanna get exhaust.

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Old 07-13-2011, 07:17 PM   #3598
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Repaired the worn spot on my side bolster with dye and an air gun. Looks really good.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #3599
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:01 PM   #3600
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