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Old 01-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #41
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How much did you purchase the mirror for? And where did you get them if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #42
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If you're talking about what is in this picture below...


That strip has to do with how the photo was taken. I used my Nikon D5100 in selective color mode and some areas where I had reflection were greyed out showing the appearance that I had a strip there when it was just a reflection.

If you're going for a more sporty-aggressive look for your sedan then I have to say that mounting OEM M3 side mirrors are a must! It does take lots of work to get them properly mounted but in the end well worth the time, cost, and effort to get them to look OEM... I'm glad I took the time and effort to get mine mounted.

Thanks for the complement on my build though! It's taken lots of money to get my ZHP where it is and I still have a log way to go before I reach my "ZHP perfection"

As for your ride...I think it's totally awesome that you have an S54 tucked inside....totally stealth - love it!
Thanks bro, much appreciated. The shot makes it look like its an led strip, either way its awesome. ddm tuning sells M3 rear view mirros with auto fold as a feature for the sedans. Im jumping on it ASAP. I will def. look you up next time i hit RI... I have family out there.....
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #43
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Do not get them!!! They are not M3 mirrors....they will look nothing like the OEM M3 side mirrors just so you know...

They are sold as "M3 Rep Mirrors", they are actually replica E39 ///M5 side mirrors, not OE E46 ///M3 side mirrors. Not even close as you can see in the first group of pictures below...

Here's what they look like when I had M3 reps installed on my 323i




They were autofold just like what DDM is selling....so not worth it after I saw them installed...they did not flow with the 3-series lines to me...

My OEM M3 side mirrors installed on my ZHP...






If you're looking for that OE look then it's worth the effort to mount the OEM M3 side mirrors, but that's my views on this...

Yeah, if you're ever in Rhody then be sure to look me up!
WOWWWW, that sucks lol. If your boy has an extra set let me know, i'll be more than happy to pick them up off his hands...
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #44
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #45
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Great Car! And the great job!
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #46
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Nice updates!

Call me crazy, but I kinda prefer the OEM mirrors to the M3's... While the e46 does have more curves than an e30 or an e36, its still "squared off" in appearance to me. While I can appreciate someone modding the folding M3 mirrors, I just don't think they go as well as the rectangles, but thats just my opinion...

Love the exhaust, I can't wait to do something with mine...
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #47
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looks so good you should make a video on how it sounds I'm kinda thinking between this and the rouge dms exhaust
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:53 PM   #48
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #49
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That is one sweet lookin machine.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:23 PM   #50
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What's damaged about the original body panels?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:36 PM   #51
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The front driver's fender is slightly bent at the front wheel well and in the middle, the driver's door has several dents and something that actually pushed the metal out. This is why I'm replacing them altogether. Finally getting the car cleaned up and then when funds allow....a full respray (the right way)...not sure if I'll go for the glossy black roof or keep everything Imola as it is right now...
Ahh I see, I was confused looking at the pictures, nothing looked amiss right away! Pushed out- odd- maybe some previous service work?

I'd keep the paint original, and after the paint curing period vinyl the roof gloss black. Either way I think it'd look good.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #52
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car looks great p.m me if you want a fresh steering wheel i know the guy that may could hook you up for a really good price
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:01 AM   #53
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looks like the ZHP will be getting a Coby alcantara rewrap (steering wheel, shift boot, and e-brake boot) -> Black alcantara w/ Imola Red stitching
That'll look awesome!
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Can't wait to see the Imola on the Alcantara!
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You seriously have me considering picking up zhp as daily driver just to keep miles low on my 135.

Love the car! Great job OP.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #56
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:20 PM   #57
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Great example! You've managed to make a number of mods while keeping it true to form. Now all you need is a CSL brake upgrade on your //M
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Thats gonna look so awesome when it all matches! When are you gonna do the rewrap?
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:30 PM   #59
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Do you have coby wheel boots yet?

Since I put the shift knob and E-brake in a few months ago, they have got more comments than anything else on my car!

Your interior is going to look great with those additions.
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looks great!Very nice to watch such a beautiful car and its work!You can ask for more photos of the installation process?

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