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Old 02-05-2014, 12:30 AM   #1161
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:51 PM   #1162
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Nice car. What is your HP coming out of your HPF M3?
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:01 PM   #1163
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Thanks... Here is the last dyno running 94 octane and 50/50 water meth. U will notice the power falls off at high rpm when the intake temps rose cutting timing as the engine was heat soaked after tuning for 3 hours.. Also I have upgraded intake and went to 4 inch exhaust so power will be up closer to 780+ at the wheels...with torque around 700

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Old 02-05-2014, 01:18 PM   #1164
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:07 PM   #1165
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Thanks... Here is the last dyno running 94 octane and 50/50 water meth. U will notice the power falls off at high rpm when the intake temps rose cutting timing as the engine was heat soaked after tuning for 3 hours.. Also I have upgraded intake and went to 4 inch exhaust so power will be up closer to 780+ at the wheels...with torque around 700

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I remember reading your thread when it 1st started about buying a used HPF M3. Had no idea it was a vert. That's awesome.

I haven't been on your thread in forever, but how are u HPF guys managing without them. Is is tougher to get parts and upgrades and such, or pretty much any solid BMW tuner with turbo experience can help?


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Old 02-05-2014, 04:22 PM   #1166
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I remember reading your thread when it 1st started about buying a used HPF M3. Had no idea it was a vert. That's awesome.

I haven't been on your thread in forever, but how are u HPF guys managing without them. Is is tougher to get parts and upgrades and such, or pretty much any solid BMW tuner with turbo experience can help?


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I have learned a tone since buying the car and have found some weakness in the wiring and have made some solid changes that others have benefited from. I now tune it myself and have worked with other HPF owners to resolve issues and have been also helped a lot... I'll be heading out to the Middle East to work on an HPF car next month .... There is a good support community and lab22 is a new shop that does good work on HPF and custom turbo on the s54 platform...


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Old 02-05-2014, 06:36 PM   #1167
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That's awesome. Glad it's going well.
I've heard of lab22 also. Sounds like they're an awesome bunch.


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Very glad to hear that's going well. Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee or I would have spit it up reading those HP numbers. Holy sh@#$!
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Very glad to hear that's going well. Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee or I would have spit it up reading those HP numbers. Holy sh@#$!
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:40 PM   #1170
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Hi, I'm new to this forum. I found y'all on Google. I just bought a 2002 325ci Convertible from this lady who had it in her garage. She never drove it, and it only had 51,600 miles on it when I bought it 3 months ago. This car is in pristine condition and has been garage kept and hardly been used. It drives like it's brand new.

I want to put a sick sound system in it, preferably the 12 inch sub woofer in the rear middle back seat.. and I want to put some 19 inch VMR VB3 CSL M3 series rims on this car. I am going to buy 4 front M3 CSL Rims because I do not want staggered.

Any Suggestions or comments about putting 19 inch rims on this car? The CSL silver look amazing and classy and I want to make this car look wow. I am not looking for it to be a race car, just a classy look. Thanks, and I love all your pictures in this forum. I started on page 1 and couldn't stop looking at the beautiful e46 convertibles.








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Old 02-09-2014, 06:02 PM   #1171
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Depending on your road conditions, 19s might be a bit too harsh. I went with 18s and couldn't be happier. CSL wheels are nice, but verify offsets of M3 wheels you might purchase, the rear M3 wheel are much lower numerical offsets that won't always fit nonM cars with modifications.

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Depending on your road conditions, 19s might be a bit too harsh. I went with 18s and couldn't be happier. CSL wheels are nice, but verify offsets of M3 wheels you might purchase, the rear M3 wheel are much lower numerical offsets that won't always fit nonM cars with modifications.

Nice car & welcome to the forum!
Thanks man. I am going to go with 4 front M3 VMR VB3 REPS 19X8.5 NON STAGGARD look.

I shouldnt have any problem rubbing or anything should I? Will the quality of my ride go down with bigger rims? I've been reading the forums for days now and I think I'm right.
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Hello blades. Just picked up this 04 SMG with 40k miles.
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Hello blades. Just picked up this 04 SMG with 40k miles.
looks super nice. Are you going to put rims on it? If so, whats in mind?
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looks super nice. Are you going to put rims on it? If so, whats in mind?
I used to own ccw classics on my previous car. Looking at axis OG Sans 17x9 square setup with 255/40's.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:22 PM   #1178
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Wow..that is buried!
I rolled mine out of the garage yesterday for a few minutes..need the snow to melt, miss driving it!
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Beautiful car. What year is that? What Size rims? Do you have angel LED's on yours? Was it hard to install? They look amazing!
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