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Old 08-16-2011, 02:42 PM   #21
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yes stock M3 muffler.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:43 PM   #22
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newe46fan regarding the Paint, I just took it out of the shop, they will still work on make it shinny. I don't know what they do actually, but was expensive paint bout 1.5k.
Yea, looking forward to the completed project and some High Quality Pics!
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:45 PM   #23
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I can say this was the first stage of the car around 10K parts/labor.., next will be engine but Im really thinking of a V8.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #24
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I can say this was the first stage of the car around 10K parts/labor.., next will be engine but Im really thinking of a V8.
LS2 FTW. You can't go wrong with that. Just re-enforce the sub-frame.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #25
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one question: how'd you change the front side corners to the coupe corners? is yours a face lifted or a pre facelift sedan because I know neither of the corners for them look like that
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:54 PM   #26
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TekNoire7 . do you mean the fenders? because the fenders are made of the OEM Sedans Fender and the other front half of the M3's, this makes the car wider, also you need to change the bumper reinforce and brackets, all the lower inner plastics.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:56 PM   #27
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TekNoire7 . do you mean the fenders? because the fenders are made of the OEM Sedans Fender and the other front half of the M3's, this makes the car wider, also you need to change the bumper reinforce and brackets, all the lower inner plastics.
yeah I was just wondering where he got the fenders pretty much cause it looks shweet
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:11 PM   #28
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Thanks, yes its shweet! =)
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:23 PM   #29
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Wow i love the conversion, and the fact your going to swap the engine. I wish i could do that with my car, but im too poor for that
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:43 PM   #30
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Looks pretty good, I would do forced induction S54 rather than the V8. That way you can do it in stages too. There is a thread with the e9x V8 in the e46 chassis (not many technical details the guy let the shop do most of the work). It looked way to complicated to me.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:30 PM   #31
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Aright bro, i'm down to see how it goes. You putting in a S54 also?
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:40 PM   #32
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very nice....clean. Great job!
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:48 PM   #33
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The epicness, or lack thereof, regarding this build can only be measured by what motor you're going to drop into it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:32 AM   #34
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friend of mine told me to put the ls2 corvette engine and do some reinforce, im thinking of just putting all the m3 stuff in it and get done with this project, ima grab a **** up m3 in Copart and remove engine tranny, ecu wiring etc the rest ill just ebay sale it. =)
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:35 AM   #35
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I'm surprised how few flamers there are on this thread. Aww, E46Fanatics is growing up!

Looks good OP. Hope one day you'll go through with the engine swap. If your wallet is bottomless, the sky is the limit.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:54 AM   #36
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i think I found my m3 organ donor.. --->

http://www.copart.com/c2/homeSearch....SEARCH_RESULTS

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All this just to save the gas guzzler tax in the states? To build a false m3?
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All this just to save the gas guzzler tax in the states? To build a false m3?
Since BMW never made an E46 M3 sedan, most enthusiasts won't be confusing it with the real thing. Therefore, I don't see it as a fake M3. Nice work OP.
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http://www.copart.com/c2/homeSearch....SEARCH_RESULTS

Since its been hit by the front causing a salvage title, its a risk buying that motor.
Personally if you are putting the effort to put in an engine, just throw in an american v8. muuuuch easier to work with
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:06 AM   #40
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Actually looks quite good! New wheels, a drop, and OEM m3 mirrors would really set it off on top of the hood!

Also, how does the stock m3 exhaust sound compared to your 325i exhaust? I was thinking of doing a custom setup on my 330 with headers. Got any vids?
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