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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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What mods you planning to get for your M3 in the next year or two?

I am pretty much bottoming out on my mods and I think I am in the final stretch for what I am going to put on my car.

Here is my list of things to do:

1) HPF GTR hood.
2) New clear bra
3) BSW1 Speakers/Subwoofer
4) Turbo...right now leaning towards the kit from Maximum PSI. Great looking kit, no codes, and dare I say good value.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:57 PM   #5
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I am pretty much bottoming out on my mods and I think I am in the final stretch for what I am going to put on my car.

Here is my list of things to do:

1) HPF GTR hood.
2) New clear bra
3) BSW1 Speakers/Subwoofer
4) Turbo...right now leaning towards the kit from Maximum PSI. Great looking kit, no codes, and dare I say good value.
sounds like great additions. you should look into the csl trunk. it looks great with that hpf gtr hood.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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sounds like great additions. you should look into the csl trunk. it looks great with that hpf gtr hood.
I am on the fence with it. It does look great, but then I would want to paint it and then have to rewire everything to get it to work.

Admittedly this is a bit of laziness on my part. If I was to get it it would be down the ways compared to the other stuff I want to get.

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Does this count as a mod?

LOL...I don't know about a mod. I have to ask though your impressions in comparing the two cars. The M3 is the most powerful precise car I've ever owned or driven. I am just wondering how much "more" a Porsche would be.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:37 PM   #7
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1. Rear Mason Strut bar.
2. And maybe a supercharger kit.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #8
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1. BSW speaker/sub upgrade
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:56 PM   #9
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:27 PM   #10
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Turbo kit as well. Always have wanted a HPF kit, but now after seeing the Maximum PSI kit my thoughts have changed. Waiting to when they release their built motor kit
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:45 PM   #11
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Does this count as a mod?

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:46 PM   #12
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:07 AM   #13
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:52 PM   #14
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1. AP headers (on their way here)
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:19 PM   #15
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2. Recaro Sportster CS


3. Interior Silver Cube Trim


4. Cross-Drilled/slotted 2 piece rotors


5. Complete my black interior swap (dash, carpeting, rear deck)

possibly #6. BBS CH-Rs (looking either at black or titanium finish)


Anyway...that's what's currently planned for my annual spring mods for the ///M this year.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:34 PM   #16
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^ love the wheels and seats. have you thought about vinyl wrapping your trim instead of dropping ~$1100 on some? I wrapped mine with 3M carbon fiber vinyl. it was like $100 for the vinyl wrap plus like 6hrs of my time to do it.

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:10 PM   #17
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^ love the wheels and seats. have you thought about vinyl wrapping your trim instead of dropping ~$1100 on some? I wrapped mine with 3M carbon fiber vinyl. it was like $100 for the vinyl wrap plus like 6hrs of my time to do it.
The vinyl wrap you have does look nice I now have real carbon fiber trim in my ///M and am only getting the coupe silver cube trim because I sometimes have a tendency to change things out, especially when I complete my all black interior from the OE grey interior I started out with.

I have the silver cube trim in my ZHP and really love the cube aluminum trim. The texture looks awesome...

Here's what my current trim looks like:






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Old 01-30-2013, 04:34 PM   #18
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Ah I see. Your CF trim you have now looks good. I wanna see pics when you get all the stuff you want. best of luck sir!
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #19
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Ah I see. Your CF trim you have now looks good. I wanna see pics when you get all the stuff you want. best of luck sir!
Thank you sir

I have a project thread in the showroom section. Pics will be posted there I have links to both my project threads in my sig
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:55 PM   #20
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Two year plan:
1. Super Sprint headers (already have mid-pipe and race exhaust)
2. Tune
3. Respray (damn rock chips)
4. Hardtop if I can find one in IR.

To those looking at BSW stage 1 + subwoofer love mine!
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