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Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-20-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By packrat555
I am in arlington what is wheel widths and...

I am in arlington what is wheel widths and offset?

I think they are actually 19 inch, sorry I am looking for 18 x 8.5 square
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-27-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,810
Posted By packrat555
WOW! maybe wait till she learns to drive before...

WOW! maybe wait till she learns to drive before you have her looking at the the stereo screen to take incoming calls when she is not tweaking the eq so her pandora stream sound right.

check out...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,820
Posted By packrat555
I agree also the Behr radiator made in South...

I agree also the Behr radiator made in South Africa lasted less than 1 year on my e39. I use OEM whenever possible but cooling system components stick with the OE made in Germany part.
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-31-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By packrat555
take it to www.ultimatebimmerservice.com in...

take it to www.ultimatebimmerservice.com in Carrollton and meet with the owner Brent. They only work on BMW and the prices are fair. When you get there you'll see what I mean, they are the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-07-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,471
Posted By packrat555
Behr IS the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)...

Behr IS the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) however I would not recommend the OEM version which is Behr but made in South Africa. If you are keeping the car for a while I would spend the...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 12-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 226,054
Posted By packrat555
still way to expensive for most. I think you...

still way to expensive for most. I think you are missing the market based on cost alone. By the time you resolve this all the cars you are targeting will be off the road. If you could strip...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-30-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,581
Posted By packrat555
best way to remove the hose is slice it lenth...

best way to remove the hose is slice it lenth wise with a razor blade. If you try pulling or twisting you are likely to break the nipple it is connected to. Use a little silicon grease or saliva...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-30-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By packrat555
if you can sell off the springs i'd recommend the...

if you can sell off the springs i'd recommend the H&R cupkit touring for $600. YOu need to also replace the shock mounts, end links and all the old bushings while you are at it.

if you are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-29-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,978
Posted By packrat555
M1 0W-40 5 quart jug for $22.50 at walmart

Finally I find Mobil 1 0-40W being offered in a 5 quart jug.

WalMart had it for $22.50 = $4.50 a quart verses $6.99 for quart bottle.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-21-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By packrat555
it is going to take twice as long as you expect...

it is going to take twice as long as you expect but if they are original paint and a good color match it is the best way to repair the damage. Just go slow and be prepared to do some tweaking to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,141
Posted By packrat555
Did you replace the cap becasue that is what...

Did you replace the cap becasue that is what controls the pressure. Different caps are rated for different amount of pressure so make sure you have the correct part number.

Where are you buying...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,075
Posted By packrat555
I think you want mobil 1 0-40w best price is...

I think you want mobil 1 0-40w best price is usually walmart.

for the power steering fluid use Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle automatic transmission fluid I think this can also be fould at...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By packrat555
www.umnitza.com is close to the same cost...

www.umnitza.com is close to the same cost depending on shipping. I presume all of these $100 bumpers come from the same chinese factory so buy from who you feel most comfortable with.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 04-05-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,658
Posted By packrat555
I would save up for better shock anyway. If you...

I would save up for better shock anyway. If you want koni you need to go for the sport.

I can recommend the H&R touring cupkit if you want new springs too. $600 on tirerack plus new mounts and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By packrat555
yes it is grease to keeps thinks turning smoothly...

yes it is grease to keeps thinks turning smoothly and prevent rust from forming
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,107
Posted By packrat555
finally the correct response. You won't see a...

finally the correct response. You won't see a difference in mpg under normal driving conditions so if you don't feel you need the additional hp go for the cheap.

most ecu's will retard the...
Forum: Lighting & Mobile Electronics (I.C.E.) 04-03-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By packrat555
the only defense against laser might me the...

the only defense against laser might me the escort live feature where someone in front of you confirms the sighting. I wondor how many actual users there are.

my experience in Texas is that k...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-23-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By packrat555
One thing people fail to factor is how heat soak...

One thing people fail to factor is how heat soak affects hp. Many ecu's pull the timing (resulting in less power) when the intake tempature is particularly high. So while a cia may not add more...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 03-17-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,288
Posted By packrat555
go to...

go to http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator and you can easily compare the differences. The 9 inch wide rim would have been sticking out and addition 11mm from what you have now...
Forum: Tire & Wheel Forum 03-17-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By packrat555
without the rim width it is hard to comment...

without the rim width it is hard to comment regarding the tire too wide but if the wheels are staggered I would not go with a square set of tires. Personally I would not fool around with used...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 03-14-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By packrat555
forget about the mids. Just run you 2-way...

forget about the mids. Just run you 2-way components with the amp you are planning. If you want a 3-way go buy a 3-way component set whihc will include a proper crossover.
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 03-14-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,171
Posted By packrat555
I think the Vifa NE65W-04 2" Full Range Woofer is...

I think the Vifa NE65W-04 2" Full Range Woofer is a better fit for the midrange. It presses into the mount almost perfectly. The sensitivity is a little better the the Aluminum Cone speaker. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-02-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By packrat555
seems like it would be obvious the way it fits...

seems like it would be obvious the way it fits into the pulley. It's called a mud guard so the point is to cover the bearing. Whichever way makes the best seal is what i wouold go with.
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,574
Posted By packrat555
if you do the work they are fun to work on. ...

if you do the work they are fun to work on. between realoem.com and several online bmm dealer and pelicanparts.com it is easy to find good parts at decent prices. and the diy support here makes a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,877
Posted By packrat555
turner has their h&r set on sale for $279 ...

turner has their h&r set on sale for $279

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-103-turner-motorsport-e46-non-m-sway-bar-set.aspx
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