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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 03-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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'03 Topaz Blue Vert fresh from the Spa (Concord, CA)

She just came back from Concord, CA where she had a 'spa treatment' after getting rear-ended in San Francisco, and a CalTrans Gravel Truck spraying the entire car on I-15 outside of Las Vegas--two separate incidents on different occasions :-(








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Old 03-15-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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Gotta give thanks to the following:

David M. @ BMW Concord Collision
They did the front and rear ends, full clear bra protection, CF mirror housing, CF Rear Diffuser, and CF License Plate Overlay

Tim, Brendan and Matt @ Umnitza
They provided all lighting upgrades and Strassentech CF Lip Spoiler
Excellent customer service and great guys to shoot the breeze!

Jesse @ Stacks Customs & Collision
He installed the Strass Lip Spoiler and great overall guy with a passion for bimmers.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Gotta give thanks to the following:

David M. @ BMW Concord Collision
They did the front and rear ends, full clear bra protection, CF mirror housing, CF Rear Diffuser, and CF License Plate Overlay

Tim, Brendan and Matt @ Umnitza
They provided all lighting upgrades and Strassentech CF Lip Spoiler
Excellent customer service and great guys to shoot the breeze!

Jesse @ Stacks Customs & Collision
He installed the Strass Lip Spoiler and great overall guy with a passion for bimmers.
:tha nks:
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:46 AM   #4
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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clean ride.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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Nice.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:03 PM   #7
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #8
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I dig the garage floor!

(Car looks great, too. ;-)
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:56 PM   #9
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Looks good. Only think I'm not really feeling is the back up camera being so visible.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
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I dig the garage floor!

(Car looks great, too. ;-)
Thanks, but can't quite take the credit--that's BMW's showroom floor once a car is completed and waiting for customer pickup
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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Looks good. Only think I'm not really feeling is the back up camera being so visible.
Agreed.... I was disappointed when the install was complete, but guess having a backup camera is still better than just the parking sensors

Trust me--it stood out way more when the CF License Plate Insert was not yet installed! The Topaz Blue REALLY made the camera look out of place
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Might as well get CF roundels too to finish the look
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:08 PM   #13
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I'll keep that in mind
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I love topaz blue an that cf lip. Not a huge fan of the wheels but to each his own. Are you going to lower the car?
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I love topaz blue an that cf lip. Not a huge fan of the wheels but to each his own. Are you going to lower the car?
I didn't have any plans to change suspension...yet. I figured on keeping her stock setup for now. If/when suspension becomes an issue, then I would revisit new wheels and lowering for a more aggressive look. Don't track the car--it's sort of a daily driver
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I didn't have any plans to change suspension...yet. I figured on keeping her stock setup for now. If/when suspension becomes an issue, then I would revisit new wheels and lowering for a more aggressive look. Don't track the car--it's sort of a daily driver
Nice car! The stock height is good on these cars.

They already have the M suspension and don't come as high as other cars. The wheel fitment looks good. Never knew they can fit the E46 so well.
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Looks good.

My dad had his 530's front end repainted at BMW concord a few months ago. I knew that floor looked familiar!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:36 PM   #18
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Nice car! The stock height is good on these cars.

They already have the M suspension and don't come as high as other cars. The wheel fitment looks good. Never knew they can fit the E46 so well.
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My dad had his 530's front end repainted at BMW concord a few months ago. I knew that floor looked familiar!
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First time I've seen a Topaz M3 Vert. We are almost twins. Nice car bro. I like the wrapped door sills. I might try that out.
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