CharlE46

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About CharlE46

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  • Birthday 19/06/75

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  • Current Car
    Sapphire black 03' 330d sport saloon
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Warwick

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  1. Tyres For 9" & 10" Wheels?

    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....
  2. Got a one post rant? Put it here!

    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...
  3. Eurocarparts, GSF or BMW dependent on the part.
  4. 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
  5. What fuel do you use?

    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.
  6. 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.
  7. E46 Sport Shock Absorbers

    You can fit the sport version with the Eibach, fitment is identical just the dampening that's up-rated slightly over non sport suspension.
  8. Bilstein B4 or B6 for my 320i SE Loon.

    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.
  9. Bilstein B4 or B6 for my 320i SE Loon.

    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.
  10. E46 Sport Shock Absorbers

    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.
  11. Central locking/keyfob/alarm issue

    Pleased it's sorted [emoji3]
  12. My 330d dyno

    Nice figures there mate I found this -
  13. Allard FMIC

    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. Style 162

    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/
  15. brakes binding - tech advice please?

    Sounds like you've had your hands full but getting there now Fingers crossed it spins freely when you check and the problem is sorted