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Old 06-08-2016, 01:02 PM   #1
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M3 Dinan S3 (Supercharger) Silbergrau Metallic (A08)

I am a new member and wanted to share my ride.

Like many of the forum members, we all are passionate about our cars in particular E46 Chassis. Many of us we didn't start our love affair the E46. Many of us had admired it from a far or in passing but today I can finally say I am a proud owner of 2004 E46 M3.

Please feel free to follow me on Instagram kaptom540 and I will follow you back.

Without further ado below are the details and photos.

2004 M3 Dinan S3 (Supercharger) Silbergrau Metallic (Silver Grey - A08)

Production date 2004-03-17
Silbergrau Metallic exterior (AO8) with black Nappa interior
Premium package
Lumber adjustable power seats
Bi-Xenon
Heated seats
Harmon & Kardon sound
Titanium shadow interior trim
Original build spec

Purchase: May 25, 2016
Mileage: 63,xxx
** Software Upgrade to pass State Inspection

Previous Owner: M3 Forum member who owned it for Six years who purchased it from Enthusiast Auto. The car was originally from Texas and all the Dinan modification was installed by the previous owner in Texas.

I have the original documentation and subsequent receipts for all work and/or parts installed/fixed by the previous owners including the original build spec (window sticker).


Dinan modifications:

Dinan S3 4.5 PSI Vortech supercharger kit rated 423HP crank
Dinan 3.91 rear differential
Dinan cold air intake
Dinan muffler
Dinan big bore throttle bodies
Dinan radiator
Dinan Stage 4 software
Dinan carbon fiber front strut brace
Dinan Stage 3 suspension consisting of
Dinan Front camber plates (currently at -2.5F and -1.4R camber)
Dinan lowering springs
Dinan/Koni adjustable shocks
Dinan front sway bar
Dinan/Brembo 4 piston big brake kit front and rear with black calipers and slotted rotors with Brembo pads
Dinan wheels 19x9.5 ET45 front with Hankook Ventus V12 275/30/19 (made by Champion Motorsport 8000 ton forged)
Dinan wheels 19x10 ET35 rear with Hankook Ventus V12 285/30/19 made by Champion Motorsport 8000 ton forged)
Dinan Serial Number S30416

Other modifications:
B&M short shifter kit
Ground Control rear strut mounts
Powerflex polyurethane RTABs
OE section 1 with two AR20 resonators which produces zero rasp and is 20% quieter with no drone (installed by AutoCouture in
air Lawn, NJ)

Coding performed by terraphantm
Auto windows down and sunroof open by pressing unlock button on fob
Auto windows down and sunroof close by pressing lock button on fob
Blinking alarm light (clown nose)
Fog lights stay on with high beam
Halogen high beam with bi-xenon high beam same time
Front corner light delete

Exterior/lighting modifications:
OE CSL Bootlid
Gloss black painted OE side grilles
Hella Amber LED tail lights
Hella Amber front corners
Hella Amber side marker
Philips 85122+ D2S 4300K low beam bulbs
Krylon yellow stained high beam bowls with 3000K halogen bulbs
3000K LED angel eyes with remote on/off feature
Flat black painted OEM xenon shrouds
Projector fog lights with H3 3000K HID kit
White LED license plate bulbs
White LED reverse light bulbs
White LED strip trunk light
30% 3M ceramic tint
Status Gruppe Tuning CSL style 2x2 carbon fiber front lip
Tekacarbon CSL style 2x2 carbon fiber exhaust diffuser
AC Schnitzer style convertible trunk spoiler
Debadged rear but have both original Dinan and M3 badges

Interior/sound modifications:
Aluminum M style pedals
OE 6 speed ZHP shift knob
LeatherZ alcantara shift boot with M tri-stitch
LeatherZ alcantara e-brake boot with M tri-stitch
Hardwired for Valentine One radar detector
Retrofitted OEM garage opener
OEM titanium trim
JVC Arsenal KD-AHD69 CD Receiver with HD radio and front USB port
Integrated PAC-JACK for steering wheel controls
Boston Acoustics Pro 60 6.5" component speakers front
JL 10/W7 subwoofer in custom JL style box
JL 300/2 amplifier for front speakers
JL 500/1 amplifier for subwoofer
Fully Dynamat-ted doors and entire trunk






























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Old 06-08-2016, 03:03 PM   #2
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GORGEOUS!

...and welcome to E46F
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:01 PM   #3
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Agree. Nice!
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:38 PM   #4
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:41 PM   #5
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beautiful car!!!
thank you guys!
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:01 PM   #6
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wow! really nice car, those seats look brand new.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:44 PM   #7
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wow! really nice car, those seats look brand new.
Thank you .. this car's interior is in amazing condition after 12 years.
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:31 PM   #8
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do you live in the city? I go to nyc a couple times a year for extended periods and the roads are awful.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:36 AM   #9
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you have one hot car

injoy it baby... and welcome to the world of the blown m3's.. hope to see your car in person at one of the meets or shows that you go to....
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:48 AM   #10
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do you live in the city? I go to nyc a couple times a year for extended periods and the roads are awful.
I work in NYC but live in NJ. My daily driver is a 2009 Prius I know this sounds crazy but I think I know every damn pot holes in the Tristate NY/NJ area! Which of course I avoid even with my Prius!

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injoy it baby... and welcome to the world of the blown m3's.. hope to see your car in person at one of the meets or shows that you go to....
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Thanks Bobm3! I am assuming you didn't go the the last Mvasion in NJ last week? Probable will see you at one of the local meets for sure!
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:34 PM   #11
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do let you know

my car is at my stereo guy he is doing a few things for me at this time i should have my car back in a few weeks.. after that i will be going to a few meets and shows see you latter in the summer
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:46 AM   #12
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nice car, man! awesome..
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:37 PM   #13
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nice car, man! awesome..
Thank you Speedfreaks!
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:47 PM   #14
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Back a month ago, I was driving home in my daily driver (Toyota Prius) with my two sons. Unfortunately, a 75 year old lady driving a Jaguar coming from the other direction decided to turn left, crossing double yellow line and crashing into me. The Prius was totaled! The sad part about this story the little old lady told the Police Officer I came into her lane and hit her. But the damages and the way I was pointing clearly showed she ran into me. PO gave her two tickets. The silver lining - I was able to upgraded to 2009 335 i xDrive Dinan S3 6MT Msport package, Premium package etc.


















The car was extremely loud for my liking especially during the cold start and any RPMs above 3500. The car came with Dinan Mufflers, AR Design Catless downpipes, and no silencer. Here is a clip of the cold start.



I had to replace the OEM silencer back onto the car. I guess I am too old for a loud car! Thanks for looking!
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:14 PM   #15
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Sweet rides! Bet you're glad you don't have to drive around that prius anymore
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:25 PM   #16
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Sweet rides! Bet you're glad you don't have to drive around that prius anymore
Thanks BBBoys 323i! Smiling all the time now .. The car got some HP and Torque!
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a v1 radar unit think of it as a added unit to go with your blown car hehehe
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:32 PM   #18
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a v1 radar unit think of it as a added unit to go with your blown car hehehe
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Actually V1 was my first purchase my friend!
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:06 AM   #19
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Quick update .. Changed out my interior trim back to the original titanium trim






also reinstalled the OEM Chrome Kidney Grilles. Next will reinstall the chrome side grills too.

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Old 03-12-2017, 07:22 PM   #20
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Picked up a set of Amber tail lights and OE CSL Boot! Can't wait to have these installed.





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