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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 11-21-2011, 10:55 PM   #161
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Thanks! I'm doing what i can!

This battery has done fine for me so far, but it's only been in the car since this afternoon. I don't have a stereo, so I can't say if it will work well or not... but, i'm pretty sure, as long as you're not in below zero weather, it will hold up just fine to daily use. If you are leaving your car for a week, I'd just disconnect it, that's what i will do.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:07 PM   #162
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:09 PM   #163
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Read the thread/post ASAP!
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:14 PM   #164
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:18 PM   #165
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Then your post is irrelevant; I already stated I'm going to wrap them.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:49 PM   #166
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did you just get rid of side airbags and replace them with sheet metal?!?!?!?!

i dig your enthuse to have a really light car, but to get rid of airbags?!?! you might as well pull your steering wheel out and replace it with a lightweight one, after that you should pull your headlights too, those things can sure add up in weight...
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #167
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:43 PM   #168
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did you just get rid of side airbags and replace them with sheet metal?!?!?!?!

i dig your enthuse to have a really light car, but to get rid of airbags?!?! you might as well pull your steering wheel out and replace it with a lightweight one, after that you should pull your headlights too, those things can sure add up in weight...
It's no different than the guys who put the CSL panels and interior in their M3s. They have to drop the side airbags too.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:44 PM   #169
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Whered you get the battery from?
Amazon, battery mart I believe. You just type the battery name in google and a bunch of sites will pop up.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:49 AM   #170
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:55 AM   #171
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I believe so.

Issue is, i dont want to small of a battery to where I start having issues.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:06 AM   #172
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No, not plywood. That's heavy... Lol.

Once I'm done I'll post pics of everything done. Been working on it since 730 this morning. Still have quite a bit to do.

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I believe so.

Issue is, i dont want to small of a battery to where I start having issues.
Gotcha. Was thinking the same thing.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:53 PM   #173
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Just flashed my ECU with the Evolve-R stage 1 map, with every bell and whistle (8150 RPM!).

That along with the CSL SMG map programmed makes the car feel awesome. Pulleys definitely help too, make the response from the pulleys feel amazing!

Once I install the CF driveshaft (hopefully soon) I should feel another noticeable increas in response and maybe a tad bit of power.

After that I really need to attack the suspension area. Sitting at 3073 lbs makes the car sit high on the stock suspension.

Cool thing is... once I get coilovers, my car will be extremely similar to a CSL Power and feel wise.
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Just flashed my ECU with the Evolve-R stage 1 map, with every bell and whistle (8150 RPM!).

That along with the CSL SMG map programmed makes the car feel awesome. Pulleys definitely help too, make the response from the pulleys feel amazing!

Once I install the CF driveshaft (hopefully soon) I should feel another noticeable increas in response and maybe a tad bit of power.

After that I really need to attack the suspension area. Sitting at 3073 lbs makes the car sit high on the stock suspension.

Cool thing is... once I get coilovers, my car will be extremely similar to a CSL Power and feel wise.

sweet man, sounds like its coming along....
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:14 PM   #175
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Sure is... Can't wait for the next 2 parts.

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Old 11-28-2011, 10:03 AM   #176
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Looks like she's coming together, can't wait to see your plans come together.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:37 AM   #177
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:29 PM   #178
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:48 PM   #179
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Short (kinda) term goals:

- Install CF driveshaft
- Wrap interior in Matte Black
- Coilovers/Alignment
- Lightweight flywheel (if anyone can help me in this area, not sure which ones work with the SMG; if there's a difference)
- CF roof
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #180
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Anyone have some good input on cams?

I'm reading the 288/280 Schrick cams are a good upgrade for the stockers.

What about throwing in some 304/296? Too hard core maybe?
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