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      06-24-2009, 12:13 AM   #221
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VPC only took 2 days ... Matson is the hold up

Its a ARQRAY Full Ti exhaust
I havent seen anything about that exhaust on the M3 forum. Is it specifically designed for the E90 M3?

Full exhaust meaning no cats?
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      06-24-2009, 12:38 AM   #222
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I havent seen anything about that exhaust on the M3 forum. Is it specifically designed for the E90 M3?

Full exhaust meaning no cats?

Axle back system in Ti ... They are in the R&D stage for the X pipes.
There was a few threads but here is a few:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=Arqray
http://www.arqray.jp/pages/newitems/2008/080717.html
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      06-24-2009, 12:10 PM   #223
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Axle back system in Ti ... They are in the R&D stage for the X pipes.
There was a few threads but here is a few:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=Arqray
http://www.arqray.jp/pages/newitems/2008/080717.html
That thing is listed at almost 400,000 Yen.

I'd love to hear it live when you install that buggah.

You should definitely make a video of the exhaust and post it online for the rest of the M3 forum members.
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      06-24-2009, 12:29 PM   #224
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That thing is listed at almost 400,000 Yen.

I'd love to hear it live when you install that buggah.

You should definitely make a video of the exhaust and post it online for the rest of the M3 forum members.
Thats for the Ti Tail only ... Full Ti is 630,000 Yen

http://store02.prostores.com/servlet...-E90-M3/Detail

Yeah I hope to get it on for C&C
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      06-26-2009, 02:41 AM   #225
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WOOO HOOO!!

Just got word that my car is here
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      06-26-2009, 03:07 AM   #226
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WOOO HOOO!!

Just got word that my car is here
Just in time before Matson thinks about striking! Picking up tomorrow or Saturday?
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Just in time before Matson thinks about striking! Picking up tomorrow or Saturday?
Next week ...
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      06-27-2009, 03:04 AM   #229
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First post, first BMW. Hope to learn from you all on this forum.

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First post, first BMW. Hope to learn from you all on this forum.

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Welcome ... Yeah I must say, I learned a lot from this forum. Got on to find out more about my first BMW too

A bunch of us are going to meet up on the 11th ...
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      07-15-2009, 02:56 AM   #231
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So I hear someone picked up a new "M"

... "M" as in monster ... Post the pics fool!!
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So I hear someone picked up a new "M"

... "M" as in monster ... Post the pics fool!!
wonder who you could be talking about?
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wonder who you could be talking about?
Hmmm
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On the Big Island we had no such thing as recon so I really don't know much about it. So I got a few question about Oahu Recon stickers ...

What is or does Recon do for you?

Is it easier to get a safety check if you have Recon?

What can you have done to a car and still have it pass Recon?

Do you have to renew Recon every year like a safety check?

Thanks for any help
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Monster? Who and what are we talking about here?
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      07-17-2009, 01:49 PM   #236
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On the Big Island we had no such thing as recon so I really don't know much about it. So I got a few question about Oahu Recon stickers ...

What is or does Recon do for you?

Is it easier to get a safety check if you have Recon?

What can you have done to a car and still have it pass Recon?

Do you have to renew Recon every year like a safety check?

Thanks for any help
Here's the info on the recon, the rules have changed recently, for the better. Certain mods you do to your car need a reconstruction permit. This permit is necessary to get a safety check. Well technically it's needed, most safety check places will ask for a recon permit if they notice your car is modified. If you don't have it, they won't pass you. Also if a cop pulls you over and sees your car is modded and needed a safety check, he ticket you for not having it.

The rules have become much more relaxed, so now basically the major thing you need recon for is suspension. If you modify your suspension, basically you'll need to get your wheels aligned within your car's factory specs. This may be a little harder than it seems because factory specs don't allow for much camber. So if you lower your car more than about an inch, you'll probably need to also get a camber kit. Toe can be adjusted without a kit. Also your wheels cannot stick out past your fenders, and your front tires have to turn from lock to lock w/o rubbing the fender.

Another thing you'll need recon for is body kits/spoilers. The rules are not real specific, but the kit cannot stick out too far from the car, as to catch someone's clothing/extremities when they walk past your car.

If you change only your wheels, intake, lighting, and/or exhaust, you do NOT need to get recon. BUT once you mod your car that requires a recon (suspension, body kit, etc), then you need to get your recon permit UPDATED to reflect these non-recon items on your car. The recon permit papers has like a checklist of all types of items, and they check off what you have on your car. Weird huh.

I'm not sure what the rules are for engine mods.

Also the recon station is VERY strict with your tint. Your tint cannot be darker than 35% minus 7%(if i recall correctly). This is total %, including any factory stain in your glass. I originally got 35% on my windows, but apparently the windows are stained from the factory, so my tint + windows came out to be like 1% less than legal, and the failed me. Had to get it stripped and put on 40%. So lame.

And your car also has to be legal in every other DOT way, like reflectors, turn signals, windshield wipers, horn, etc.

To get more specific info, you can call the recon station and ask to speak to an inspector, they will give you exact details on any questions you have. They are usually cool because they are car enthusiasts themselves so they are helpful. The number for the station is 733-2542. The station is in Kapahulu, across from Market City, under the bridge, across from Foodland.

Safety check is good for life, and does NOT need to be renewed. It only has to be updated any time you add mods to your car. i.e. take it back to the station to get it updated. They are open from like 9-3, and take appointment only. The application fee is $15, and free for updates. LMK if you have any other questions.

So actumally the way my car stands now, it's 100% legal in the state of Hawaii. Good to know if I ever get pulled over, and I won't have trouble getting a safety check. It's not that hard to keep your car legal, as long as you know and stay within the rules.
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      07-17-2009, 02:05 PM   #237
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Thanks for the info

I just got the car tinted with 35% ... I hope it will pass
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      07-18-2009, 02:08 AM   #238
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Thanks for the info

I just got the car tinted with 35% ... I hope it will pass
that's the lame part, if it doesn't it will throw a monkey wrench in all of your plans to get a recon. they are more strict that safety check places. if your tint is 1-2% darker than legal, they'll probably pass you. Not so with the recon station.
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that's the lame part, if it doesn't it will throw a monkey wrench in all of your plans to get a recon. they are more strict that safety check places. if your tint is 1-2% darker than legal, they'll probably pass you. Not so with the recon station.
I was not able to get a appointment till the 31st so I'll see if I can get the window % checked before I go in.

I see all types of modded cars with no Recon sticker ... I wonder how they get the safety check?

Thanks again for the info
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run it hard Ricky! no need recon
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run it hard Ricky! no need recon
Not when you work and drive in Waikiki all the time

So when you gonna be back? ... I bet you miss your car
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I just got back yesterday..haha feels awesome!

Do you know a good place to get an alignment?
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