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Old 12-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #22741
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That design gets to me ever time I walk up to my car! And also the misc problems with these cars is no big deal. Every car will need maintenance if you want to keep it perfect!
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:01 PM   #22742
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Nice car man! Mine looked just like yours just Silver and Hypersilver wheels
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:12 AM   #22743
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Yea switched over to a sedan so I could dwell In Zhp land! Haha
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:26 PM   #22744
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:23 PM   #22745
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:07 PM   #22746
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:07 PM   #22747
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I'm lookin' to stock up on replacement cooling parts for the M. Does anyone know of local shops, aside from the stealership , that sell oem parts cheap? The inevitable 100k mile mark is coming and I would like to replace my cooling system once I reach that point. On-line store referrals would be good too.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #22748
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Any recommendations on where to get my tires balanced and car aligned? Just installed spacers and a little bit of wheel vibration. thanks
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:20 PM   #22749
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Any recommendations on where to get my tires balanced and car aligned? Just installed spacers and a little bit of wheel vibration. thanks
Truline in Kearny Mesa. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #22750
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I'm lookin' to stock up on replacement cooling parts for the M. Does anyone know of local shops, aside from the stealership , that sell oem parts cheap? The inevitable 100k mile mark is coming and I would like to replace my cooling system once I reach that point. On-line store referrals would be good too.
Northside Imports is the only place.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:32 PM   #22751
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Last Sunday of the month meet and eat on Jan 27th at Studio Diner 6pm. 4701 Ruffin Road 92123. Please let me know if your going so I can reserve a big enough table to seat us all. And as always, familys are welcome. Ill check on here again or text me @ 6192498849
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:54 PM   #22752
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BMW Meet tonight at San Marcos, any one free feel free to pass by. All BMW Enthusiasts are welcome regardless of what car you drive Just looked at the weather forecast it appears there will be 0% chance of "rain" from 7 to 9 PM tonight, no moisture tonight. Cya in a bit!

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:43 AM   #22753
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Back From the Dead

Hey guys, I'm back. I haven't been on the forums in over a year, so I am trying to get back into it. as some of you guys know I have a super rare 2002 E46 M3. It will be back on the road sometime this April. So yeah. Right now i drive a 2002 BMW 530i as my daily driver.

I posted a few pics of the 5 series to. (previous targa trophy pics as well)

M3's mods

-Oxford Green Metallic original paint
-Cinnamon Leather Interior
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-18" OEM rims (Square set up now)
-12mm H&R spacer
-15mm Rogue Engineering light weight spacers (not in use at the moment)
-Lowered on H&R Springs
-AFE Intake Scoop
-K&N drop in filter
-BMW OEM Front Strut bar assem.
-Full Status Gruppe Tuning Exhaust System (headers, Section 1 resonated, Section 2 non-resonated x-pipe, muffler)
-DDM tuning HID fogs
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Oxford Green Metallic original paint / Cinnamon Leather Interior / Manual Transmission / 18" OEM rims (Square set up now) / 12mm H&R spacer / 15mm Rogue Engineering light weight spacers (not in use at the moment) / Lowered on H&R Springs / AFE Intake Scoop / K&N drop in filter / BMW OEM Front Strut bar assem. / Full Status Gruppe Tuning Exhaust System (headers, Section 1 resonated, Section 2 non-resonated x-pipe, muffler) / and more etc...

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #22754
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Haha is that Abels yellow lambo?
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #22755
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Whats up guys/gals. Just bought an 04 M3 6speed as my daily driver and enjoying every minute of it. I'll be sure to troll here frequently and hope to go to some meets either in the M3 or M5
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:26 PM   #22756
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Haha is that Abels yellow lambo?


Na it's my friend Randy's.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:14 AM   #22757
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anyone here have a recommendation for a good paint shop in/ around SD nothing further than vista. I'm in La mesa BTW. I just need a light repaint.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:23 PM   #22758
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anyone here have a recommendation for a good paint shop in/ around SD nothing further than vista. I'm in La mesa BTW. I just need a light repaint.
^^ GO TO CHAPPARONE AUTO BODY AND PAINTING

http://www.chapparoneautobody.com/

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:01 AM   #22759
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:14 AM   #22760
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Chapparone, or 2M. Both very different price points.
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