Nov 05, 2020,15:30 PM

I remember taking a selfie in the ambulance with the neckbrace ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
Actually i remember EVERYTHING of that day exceptionnally well and clear. Medics asked me several times if i had been unconscious. The light never went out, i even remember my own breath-scream coming out when i hit that tree.
Actually the only thing i canโ€™t remember is what my right foot was doing ... if i let go off the throttle or if i was still giving it a bit of power.
So it was a case of really bad driving ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜“

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Suspension upgraded

 By: KamalRostov : October 30th, 2020-23:33
One more line struck of the โ€˜to doโ€™ list. On to the next... She sits pretty now! Will still need finer adjustments after about 2 weeks of driving and letting the dampers to settle in. ...  

Can't go wrong with Ohlins

 By: Arronax : October 31st, 2020-00:11
Did you go for the road & track kit?

Yes, I got the road/track set.

 By: KamalRostov : October 31st, 2020-00:41
Itโ€™s now set to 50/50 while waiting for the dampers to settle. Iโ€™d perhaps go for a 25/75 biased for a harder setup.

Thank you Nico ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

 By: KamalRostov : October 31st, 2020-00:43
A tad soft and feels some roll around corners. Will need to fine tune it in a couple of weeks.

A bit soft for my liking if

 By: KamalRostov : October 31st, 2020-01:42
compared to the previous setup. Yes, I will check on that too. Thank you for reminding me ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Iโ€™ve been doing some reading on this too...

 By: KamalRostov : October 31st, 2020-05:11
Loads of calculations are involved, however with todayโ€™s computing technology, it takes care of that. Nonetheless, it is the fine tuning of the mechanical parts that will require oneโ€™s expertise and experience.

The possible combination is limitless!

 By: KamalRostov : November 1st, 2020-01:14
Basically, Iโ€™m currently running spacers 15mm fronts and 10mm rears on staggered wheels. Thus I will take that into account when I calculate wheel PCD/ET etc. and when doing alignment, caster/camber geometry calculations. As Iโ€™m a greenhorn at this, Iโ€™m r... 

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

 By: KamalRostov : October 31st, 2020-01:39

Great car Kamal

 By: @lberti : October 31st, 2020-02:37
Is it a M3 CS?

Thank you

 By: KamalRostov : October 31st, 2020-03:22
Itโ€™s just a standard M3, although Iโ€™d love to have the CSL.

Thanks correcting.... i was thinking of the CSL....

 By: @lberti : October 31st, 2020-05:26
The "standard" m3 would be more than fine for me ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Sheโ€™s a beast indeed and requires respect when behind the wheels...

 By: KamalRostov : November 1st, 2020-00:16
In fact, I enrolled for the BMW advanced driving course when I got her. You see, I was driving the E46 Ci before. With the M3, driving characteristics was a different ball game altogether.

๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜Š [nt]

 By: KamalRostov : November 1st, 2020-00:17

Iโ€™m sure thereโ€™s someone you know living near

 By: KamalRostov : November 1st, 2020-01:18
you who has one ๐Ÿ˜Š


 By: KamalRostov : November 1st, 2020-01:53
If ever youโ€™re in my neck of the woods, we could always have a weekend tracking her Nico ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

It looks great

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : October 31st, 2020-02:41
ร–hlins was a Swedish company from the start, it has been sold back and forth during the years since 1976 when Kenth ร–hlin started the company. Today, Tenneco owns most of the company. ร–hlins is among the best when it comes to vehicle suspension. Do not fo... 

Thank you Jocke ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

 By: KamalRostov : October 31st, 2020-03:24
Yes, Iโ€™ll remember to get that done.

Very nice. Ohlins are great coilovers, and excellent value.

 By: vitalsigns : October 31st, 2020-05:53
The E46 M3 is the best looking M-car ever. Cheers, John

Thank you John ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

 By: KamalRostov : November 1st, 2020-00:23
I must say that the design is quite โ€˜evergreenโ€™ compared to her other siblings. And having a straight six naturally aspirated engine, Iโ€™ll be keeping her for some years

Ohlins DFV

 By: bimbeano : October 31st, 2020-08:48
Congrats ! This is a total bonkers setup ! E46 M3 with Ohlins suspension, what more does a man need ? The good thing about these Ohlins is the price/quality, they don't come cheap at all but if you want even 'better' your wallet will really bleed. Am i je... 

Thank you Filip ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

 By: KamalRostov : November 1st, 2020-00:40
After 14 years, she needs some tlc. On the to do list will be engine and gearbox mounts refresh, all bushings replacement for the front and rear subframe and also the rear differential rebuild. Phew ๐Ÿ˜… Loads of work but I know sheโ€™ll be worth every drop of... 


 By: bimbeano : November 1st, 2020-01:46
There are a lot of special aftermarket bushings that can give your car a more direct feel while being not only track focused. I suppose this car has an LSD as standard, are you going to refresh or replace it ? The advantage of an LSD is simply amazing, ev... 

Sorry to her about your 120d Filip ๐Ÿ˜”

 By: KamalRostov : November 1st, 2020-16:44
The 120d must be torquey I imagine and nippy round bends too. Iโ€™ve been on track with the Clios on several occasions, with some heavily converted. Pocket rockets they are!!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป As for the differential, I would most likely just refurbish it. There are ... 

The 120d ...

 By: bimbeano : November 2nd, 2020-01:51
had 400 Nm of torque. My new Megane RS (the 1.8 280 hp) has 390 Nm, but it put all off that to the front wheels. You can imagine i have to change the front tyres every 10 to 20,000 km, while not even going fast. The car weighs 1460 kilos, FWD and 355 mm B...  

Owh dear!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

 By: KamalRostov : November 2nd, 2020-18:39
That looks bad! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ When was this? By the photos, I presume a wet weather condition when that happened? I hope you were not badly hurt Filip ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป The 1M is a sweet ride! Test drove it once, handles like a go kart!!! That limited colour run, the Valencia... 

Alpine performance

 By: bimbeano : November 3rd, 2020-03:37
A110 goes to 100 kph in 4,5 sec, you sit low to the ground, in a very light car ... so it feels even quicker. AND ... don't compare it to a Lotus or a Cayman, it's waay more comfy and sturdy than a Lotus and not as 'wiggly' like a Cayman/Boxster (unless i... 

Iโ€™ve not seen any of the Alpine on the roads here... and

 By: KamalRostov : November 3rd, 2020-06:00
donโ€™t even know if any are being brought in. Unfortunate ๐Ÿ˜” Then again, thereโ€™s always the grey importers but servicing and parts would be a challenge. Would love to test drive one... Ouch!!! I canโ€™t imagine how that would hurt!!! From the photos and seein... 

1.8 Renault

 By: bimbeano : November 5th, 2020-15:20
The servicing shouldnโ€™t pose any problems, but sourcing bigger parts like a clutch would indeed be a challenge. But if you try this car you will fall in love ๐Ÿ˜† Yes it hurt ... quite alot .... but i still managed to take a selfie in the ambulance and a few... 


 By: bimbeano : November 5th, 2020-15:30
I remember taking a selfie in the ambulance with the neckbrace ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Actually i remember EVERYTHING of that day exceptionnally well and clear. Medics asked me several times if i had been unconscious. The light never went out, i even remember my own breath-s... 

Love this car I had a 2003 e46 M3

 By: gregcarraram3 : November 27th, 2020-20:56
Unfortunately ha d vanished and smog transmission issues at 125k so I traded it...what a beast...had it tuned at turner motorsport...truly a rocket ship. I miss it.