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      02-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #969
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any ever borrow the code reader from autozone,

I just spoke to the manager and he said the Actron OBDII is $60 and reads and deletes codes? You can put a $60 deposit down and use it for 90 days

here's the product

http://www.actron.com/whats_new_detail.php?id=20

any thoughts comments?
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      02-01-2011, 04:04 PM   #970
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any ever borrow the code reader from autozone,

I just spoke to the manager and he said the Actron OBDII is $60 and reads and deletes codes? You can put a $60 deposit down and use it for 90 days

here's the product

http://www.actron.com/whats_new_detail.php?id=20

any thoughts comments?
I borrowed the code reader once (They just needed my license btw) I used it in the parking lot and it showed nothing even though I had a CEL a few times. Later that week I bought a BT tool and found some overboost codes etc... Dont waste your time or money on a generic code reader, It will be of virtually no use on our cars...
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      02-01-2011, 08:52 PM   #971
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i was wondering if you guys could help me decide on which wheels i want !

option 1 , 19'' Linea Corse Lemans in Hyper Silver




option 2 , 19'' Linea Corse LC818 in Satin Black



heres my e93, which wheels do you think will fit my car the best?


im really digging the lc818 b/c of its concaveness but im also loving the
clean look of the lemans!

i dont know what to do
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      02-02-2011, 12:13 PM   #972
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lemans hyper silver nice contract with body color and synergy with brushed trim
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      02-02-2011, 12:15 PM   #973
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"twinturboxi" thanks for the help on the scanning tool, I was wondering since it costs $60

will wait for a member to sell a BT tool.

Upgrading from a JB1 to JB+ this weekend..
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"twinturboxi" thanks for the help on the scanning tool, I was wondering since it costs $60

will wait for a member to sell a BT tool.

Upgrading from a JB1 to JB+ this weekend..
Nice, Same route I took... but then moved on to the JB3 and now the Procede!
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any ever borrow the code reader from autozone,

I just spoke to the manager and he said the Actron OBDII is $60 and reads and deletes codes? You can put a $60 deposit down and use it for 90 days

here's the product

http://www.actron.com/whats_new_detail.php?id=20

any thoughts comments?
I got mine from Bavauto because supposedly it reads the custom (non generic OBDII) codes for BMW. That said, I've never had to use it so I can't confirm if it actually works as advertised but I do have it. I reset the oil and service lights using the dashboard controls and stalk rather than the scanner tool but the tool from BavAuto can also reset the oil change indicator.

My guess is that if the AutoZone reader came up with no codes it is a BMW specific error because my understanding is OBDII are more or less universal.
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i was wondering if you guys could help me decide on which wheels i want !

option 1 , 19'' Linea Corse Lemans in Hyper Silver




option 2 , 19'' Linea Corse LC818 in Satin Black



heres my e93, which wheels do you think will fit my car the best?


im really digging the lc818 b/c of its concaveness but im also loving the
clean look of the lemans!

i dont know what to do
Matte/satin black the chrome trim and go with the LC818 IMHO. I put a satin black finish on my grill and I think it looks 100 times better, the chrome is a bit gaudy for me.
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Can any of the locals rec a good exhaust shop in the area?
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      02-28-2011, 02:01 PM   #978
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Additionally,

How stringent are the PA inspections? In Texas, one could get away with a catless system as long as they threw no OBDII specific codes. What all am I looking at with a PA inspection?

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How stringent are the PA inspections? In Texas, one could get away with a catless system as long as they threw no OBDII specific codes. What all am I looking at with a PA inspection?

Thanks,

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You live in Allegheny county so you will have to pass emissions and unfortunately without cats, that wont happen, so a lot of people have their cats cut out, and have flanges welded on them along with a piece of straight pipe to swap out nice and easy like.
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You live in Allegheny county so you will have to pass emissions and unfortunately without cats, that wont happen, so a lot of people have their cats cut out, and have flanges welded on them along with a piece of straight pipe to swap out nice and easy like.
So catless downpipes should be ok? Just the secondary cats would give me trouble?
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So catless downpipes should be ok? Just the secondary cats would give me trouble?
This is how I understand it.
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      03-09-2011, 10:03 PM   #982
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Can any of you guys recommend a good shop in Pittsburgh? I need to get an LSD installed and really don't have the time to do it myself!! Where do you all go for auto work. I'm going to have to switch to the import forums soon for local info! Looks like Spm is the only one around anymore
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i dont know of any good shops around pittsburgh pa, but there is a well know shop in nj that im going to visit soon. its called ak autowerkz. ive heard nothing but good things about them.
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i dont know of any good shops around pittsburgh pa, but there is a well know shop in nj that im going to visit soon. its called ak autowerkz. ive heard nothing but good things about them.
Ok, I've heard of them. About how far is that from Pitt? I think I may just bite the bullet and do the install myself.
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5.5 hours (just stopping for gas-took me 5 hours-I'm 30 min SW from downtown), took the trip out in the fall for DP install and coding. They're great guys.
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5.5 hours (just stopping for gas-took me 5 hours-I'm 30 min SW from downtown), took the trip out in the fall for DP install and coding. They're great guys.
Ok thanks! Looks like Pittsburgh would be a good location for a performance shop. I'm going to ask around on the import and domestic forums to see who is in the area. Good little niche if nothing is out there.
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Ok thanks! Looks like Pittsburgh would be a good location for a performance shop. I'm going to ask around on the import and domestic forums to see who is in the area. Good little niche if nothing is out there.
no doubt!
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no doubt!
When you wanna open one?
Lol

Can do all the work on e90's, just get lazy and would rather pay to have it done. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about any others models!

5 1/2 hours is too far though, can't justify it. I'm pulling out the ol' jack stands.
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Also, FYI...

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Awesome... new wheels will be on too!

You going?
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