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CharlE46

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About CharlE46

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  • Birthday 19/06/1975

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  • Current Car
    Sapphire black 03' 330d sport saloon
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Warwick
  • Interests
    Getting my 1989 E30 318i with M62B64 back on the road

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  1. Just a feeler at the moment as I've got to strip the car down but I suspect I'm going to be in the market for a replacement M3 manual 6spd box, I believe I can use the smg version aswell. Anyone got one or know of one, needs to be in good working order Cheers Charlie
  2. how did you get on with these tyres Richie, the rating on these are better than some Falken's He hasn't been on here since March 2014....
  3. A few have got through with even more 'new' members waiting for validation before they hit with spam have reported them so hopefully a mod will see before they get the opportunity...
  4. Eurocarparts, GSF or BMW dependent on the part.
  5. CharlE46

    OEM xenon ballast

    You'll need to get the correct ballast otherwise it wont fit into the holder/socket assembly ie single xenon ballast wont fit bi-xenon. The common bi-xenon ballast part no ends 329 074, cheapest I've spotted is http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E46-E63-Mini-One-Cooper-S-Xenon-Headlight-Ballast-Part-No-1307329074-/261896543137?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3cfa401ba1 If you get stuck you can bypass it all using a standard aftermarket HID ballast with the correct amp fitting (D2S) I've tested it and it works perfectly with no dash lights etc There are ebay bargains to be had though, I just paid £29.99 delivered for one as they'd advertised it for the plastic holder/socket!! If I spot anything else I'll give you a shout
  6. Have only ever really used Sainsbury's or Tesco's depending on the weekly shop, after reading through this thread I'm going to give some of the 'premium' brands a go to see if there is any difference in running/performance/mpg.
  7. Mine has gone through the past few MOT's with the decat pipe in place with zero issues/advisories, I don't have the original cat anymore as not worried about it. The most popular choice is Ecotune, they can provide one with a lambada boss.
  8. You can fit the sport version with the Eibach, fitment is identical just the dampening that's up-rated slightly over non sport suspension.
  9. I would have thought so as most people just fit the sportline springs on their standard oe shocks and the B4s are designed as a replacement. As long as the spring is correctly (and securely) seated in the spring pads they'l work as they should.
  10. I would have also said go with the B4's over the B6's for comfort but see you've already come to that conclusion, they'll work really well with the Eibach springs. Mine has the B12 kit fitted that has either the B6 or B8's shocks and the ride is very firm.
  11. Don't think so mate, the B6 is a much stiffer setup more suited to fast road or even track use, B8's are a shortened version for more extreme lowering. B4's are generally seen as a good alternative to standard BMW sport suspension and come highly recommended.
  12. Nice figures there mate I found this -
  13. Just had to google 'Wmi' as wasn't sure, looks fun Will be watching your threads with great interest, be good to see what the standard GT2260V can do....
  14. Guessing it's the same 255/35/18 rear tires means your wheel will stick out a further 13mm over standard MV1/2 alloys, should be fine on your car as you've already rolled the arches.... should fill the arch without need for further spacers. For future reference have a look on the below site to check fitments http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=255&aspect=35&diameter=18&wheelwidth=8.5&offset=50&width2=255&aspect2=35&diameter2=18&wheelwidth2=8.5&offset2=37#content Not sure if you've seen the brilliant site listing all the OEM BMW wheels with sizes (inc tires) along with weights and offsets - http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
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