All E46s Recalled!!!!!!!!!

I’m actually happy that it’s being recalled since it means I get to go into a dealership and -maybe- leave with a loaner.

Although the airbag isn’t really defective; when my last ‘05 E46 coupe was totaled, the passenger airbag did deploy.

Good call BMW! Apparently there have been 0 reported incidents of it failing but they issued the recall as a precaution.

More info here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1045100

Afters Ice Cream meet
5/26/14

Didn’t get any Dogzilla or ice cream donuts but met more BMW fanatics

»>win«<

Vote for yours truly, JKO_ZHP!

Please vote for my 2005 E46 silver grey 330Ci ZHP! (Damn, that was a mouthful)

I love my car and have modified a lot of things by now over the years but one critical thing is still stock: the suspension. I’m riding on blown, factory shocks right now.

Having these would make commuting to school & work much more comfortable.

(……alright fine, I just want moar low)

Some more hi-res shots that we took on 1/7/14.

Credits & special thanks to Derek Ngo.

The photo shoot we did just earlier today.


Cleaning the Avant Garde M359s with Sonax.

Dirtiest wheels were the ones in front (duh)
But all 4 came to be like the clean one after a little spraying and polishing.

Audi?

Does anyone know why people don’t buy Audis? Or, why you only see NEW Audis, but now OLDer model years?

Objective answers appreciated…just sent a message to me.

Because around here, I do see some Audis, but they’re all the new models since people have the money but I mean, if they were reliable, I thought there would be some older A4s here and there, maybe A8s, etc. Money isn’t a problem around these parts.

BMWs…..there’s people living in trailer homes with E30s. So that kills the “BMWs are unreliable” argument. Newer models, I agree, but the older ones are like tanks and are all over the place.

The reason why I’m asking - because I’m considering moving away from BMW 3-series coupes and maybe into an A5. But I never see any of them, which begs the question: why?

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via 4gifs)

E46 non-M drifting?

Homie, you can’t drift if you don’t have a limited slip differential on. So stop saying you tried or actually did it “even though it was hard.”

It’s impossible without LSD. And only the E46 M3 had it.

Unless you spent a couple thousand dollars into an LSD, you can only at most, turn off DSC and play pretend-drift. Maybe even slide around on wet surfaces. Not the same thing as true, LSD’d, power-to-both-wheels drifting.

And even then, you would need to have your subframe reinforced since it’s a common wear-and-tear part of the E46. Not to mention the right tires, better brakes, strut bar, etc.

You can either do it the right way, or the cheap way. Can’t have both.

More pics of the lip installed!
Obviously obsessed with it at this point.

I swear, every time somebody&#8217;s talking about the new BMW M4, all I see in my head is this.

I swear, every time somebody’s talking about the new BMW M4, all I see in my head is this.

(Source: smuglo6ekystradalec)

jonsibal:

BMW M4 Coupe Concept in the flesh #M4isthenewM3 #pebblebeach #aurumdust via Bimmerpost

M4 huh&#8230;..starting to remind me more and more about guns and not cars anymore.Like:1) Inline sex six engine.2) Front looks nicer than the E923) Rear looks much better than the round, feminine E924) Interior updateDislike:1) No more NA2) Still fat.3) Headlights connect to the grilles. Dafuq?4) Hood looks awkward, with the huge, straight horizontal edge behind the hood roundel.Neutral/TBA:1) Driveability. Is it a driver&#8217;s car like the E46 or a flop like the F10 M5?2) Reliability of the turbos/everything in general? Hope it&#8217;s not like an E92&#160;335i.

jonsibal:

BMW M4 Coupe Concept in the flesh #M4isthenewM3 #pebblebeach #aurumdust via Bimmerpost

M4 huh…..starting to remind me more and more about guns and not cars anymore.

Like:
1) Inline sex six engine.
2) Front looks nicer than the E92
3) Rear looks much better than the round, feminine E92
4) Interior update

Dislike:
1) No more NA
2) Still fat.
3) Headlights connect to the grilles. Dafuq?
4) Hood looks awkward, with the huge, straight horizontal edge behind the hood roundel.

Neutral/TBA:
1) Driveability. Is it a driver’s car like the E46 or a flop like the F10 M5?
2) Reliability of the turbos/everything in general? Hope it’s not like an E92 335i.

Rowland Heights
6/7/13

This will never get old.

This will never get old.

HPF

Goddamn it Chris.

The godliest M3 was on sale for all of 5 minutes. Until Chris said nope, going to keep it.

Horsepower Freaks, aka HPF, tunes a lot of cars. A lot.
The owner/founder, Chris, had an E46 M3 that he worked on and heavily modded until it produced more than 1,000 horses. RHP. As in, in real-life gravity/etc. (on a dyno), it produced over 1,000 real horsepower.

It outran a GTR. Not barely, but by a lot. From both 0-xxxxxxxx to 60-xxxx (rolling start).

It was listed for $50,000.

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