Join Date: Oct 2008
My Ride: 330ci, 86.5 hardbody
A story of success! My admittance to FI
So as any story starts, mine starts pretty simple.
My first car just happened to be a stock Alpine White 330ci with 42k on the odometer.
My modding all started when this happened.
Not getting into the details, but uninsured motorist.
I started searching online and came across this wonderful forum. Started searching around, and finally came across what I wanted to do to my car.
OEM Mtech II front Then, the mod bug hit me... I caught the virus. So, obviously the next thing I needed to do was to get rims. I decided to sell my M68's I now began my illustrious journey, seeking the legendary CSL replicas. Lol. Originally I wanted matte black, but after seeing this picture, I decided to go for gunmetal.
I was sold on gunmetal, so I got the rims, and ridiculously dark tint to attract the cops a little bit to make my life a little more interesting...
Then, it got serious I enraged all my neighbors with the beautiful sound of the UUC TSE3 exhaust system. Then, I decided to get a K&N intake system, along with the shark injector. Me, thinking I was the hot biscuit in town, decided to race my step-nephew (long, long story.. lol) in his B7 A4.. As a result of this tomfoolery, I broke an axle shaft.
But- in every failure, there is success (hallmark card idea, you're welcome.)
This would be the first of many times my car would see this tow truck.
So, I decided I would go with a 3.46 diff. Oh my... my rate of woman gain increased tenfold. True story. After breaking another axle shaft and the ring and pinion on the diff, I decided to start my search for a 3.38 diff. All of this was DIY thanks to this forum. During all of these wonderful pages in my delightful storybook, I happened to meet my best friend, Anto (TheCalmInsanity), because of this website. Here is our cars back when all these shenanigans were happening:
So, as this upward spiral continues, I was hit from a lady running a stop sign. Very minimal damage, maximum opportunity to improve my car.
Ice cream paint job? Yes please
I decided my ride height was 4x4 status, and quickly picked up a set of UUC springs
So, for the first car meet I ever went to I went to the DDM tuning grand opening in Huntington Beach where I just got a taste of what was yet to come. And now for some eye candy:
Then from there, I was destined to go to Bimmerfest 2010. But the unexpected happened. Opportunity knocked again, at the expense of my BMW's Bimmerfest appearance.
I was rear ended on my way to my final (which was cancelled, on top of everything ) MTech II rear? Yes please
So, bimmerfest rolled around. And (lucky me) I recieved a rental... In the form of an Audi A4
I rolled up to Bimmerfest in it...
After recieving my car back, I decided that I was going to do the impossible, by myself. With a double din install, along with the M3 steering wheel and ZHP shift knob.
Then I went a little crazy for a while.
I quickly removed one of them as to save the small mammals and humans around my car at the peak of my subs' decibel levels.
So one day I was driving in LA.. and TRAIN TRACKS OMGz. 3 weeks later...
Turns out my rims were cracked... Hi opportunity, we meet again.
Then, I realized my shocks were blown... I smell opportunity. I picked up a set of controversial Racelands. I'm pleasantly surprised by them, but I wanted more. So I quickly ordered some UUC sway bars
I figured that I needed a daily driver (and apparently, something to do all my dad's chores with.. ). After a long search, I found the right match for me. She was beautiful and curvy, had some knockers on her and the rear end was huge.
Then, OMG ITS A PUPPY. Her name is Samantha.
I was with this lovely girl <3 , listening to a song, parked. Then OMG A CAR PARKED ON ME.
Yay, rental time... This time, no Audi. But a fail Merc
But, good times... <3
ESS TX2, 3.38 Diff, K&N CAI, 19" LM's, UUC TSE3,
30 LED AE, OEM MT2 Front & Rear,
CF CSL Trunk, Black Kidney Grills, Smoked Corners,
Painted Reflectors, M3 Steering Wheel,
ZHP Shift Knob, Clutch Stop, Shark Injector,
15mm Spacers, 3k DDM HID Fogs, OEM M3 Hood,
Coilovers, UUC Sways, and many more..
Last edited by spikester550; 02-07-2012 at 02:24 PM.