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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 11-29-2011, 08:33 AM   #181
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Strip that trunk liner and the M mobility kit if you havent already
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:45 AM   #182
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Strip that trunk liner and the M mobility kit if you havent already
My M mobility kit expired in 2006... Lol. But I did take that out, I don't like that gunk crap for my wheels. I'd rather wait for a tow truck.

Trunk liner (bottom mat/board) is good for another 10 lbs, but I really need more weight off the front to keep it even.

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Old 12-02-2011, 03:49 PM   #183
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:50 PM   #184
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:57 PM   #185
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LOL, did you use some of your precious mod money for that or did she buy it?
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:00 PM   #186
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LOL, did you use some of your precious mod money for that or did she buy it?
She needed a new hood and she was going to go oem, then Modbargins had an awesome deal. So long story short... She went that route.

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Old 12-02-2011, 04:03 PM   #187
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Looking good!!
Thanks!!!

Slight issues with the bottom bolts that mount the hood, but a dremel will fix that.

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Old 12-02-2011, 06:45 PM   #188
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My girlfriend's new hood Bought from ModBargins.

Nice hood... but where's pics of the GF!
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:52 PM   #189
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Nice hood... but where's pics of the GF!
She's in the drivers seat.

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Old 12-03-2011, 12:38 PM   #190
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Anyone know the purpose the carbon canister for the fuel tank serves?

Came across a thread about, now I'm wondering what it is and does?

Also read some track cars remove it.

Any input?

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Old 12-03-2011, 01:28 PM   #191
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:40 PM   #192
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Interesting... Now has anyone removed it?

I've read of the 80's bmws removing them and just plugging it. And a few e36's. Haven't read much on the e46's.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:42 PM   #193
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I don't know that I would mess with anything that has to do with fuel or fuel vapors....but that's just a novices thoughts
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Have you removed the fog lights? secondary air pump? These are small things but they add up for weight off the front.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:59 PM   #195
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Have you removed the fog lights? secondary air pump? These are small things but they add up for weight off the front.
Fog lights are next on the list. Already removed secondary air pump.

Front is such a pain to drop weight... Lol.

Someone on M3forums said they removed the canister, said it was around 10 lbs. No issues other than the fuel needle acts up when you're fueling up.

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Old 12-03-2011, 02:24 PM   #196
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Front is such a pain to drop weight... Lol.
Ya that pesky Engine and all.....
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:48 PM   #197
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Ya that pesky Engine and all.....
Haha.

Well, fogs, halogen headlights, air pump removal, headers are a good place to drop weight. And somewhat easy.

I think fogs are only about 2 lbs, halogens are 2 lbs lighter per each headlight, air pump dropped about 4 lbs, headers (I've read) drop 10-15 lbs, and the hood dropped 15 lbs. that's only about 38 lbs off the front If I were to do the fogs and halogens. Wheels would give another 15 or so lbs and then rotors maybe another 8-10 lbs. Still only dropped around 60 lbs.... not nearly as much as I've dropped off the rear. PITA!!!

I've dropped a total of 355 lbs (recorded) and only about 20 or so lbs came off the front. If you count moving the windshield wiper reservoir in the cabin, that's about 35 lbs off the front. ugh....

CF dash would help a lot, lol! But that's just not realistic on a DD, unless I can find a way to make it work with the passenger side airbag.
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CF dash would help a lot, lol! But that's just not realistic on a DD, unless I can find a way to make it work with the passenger side airbag.
AHHH, don't worry about the pass. airbag you can always get another girlfriend.....
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AHHH, don't worry about the pass. airbag you can always get another girlfriend.....
Haha.... well regardless, I'd still like to have operable airbags.
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Have you noticed anything different without the secondary air pump? I know on startup its main job is too help heat up the cats faster
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