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Old 03-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #641
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like the imola red interior or the orangish one. Cant recall the name for that color haha. But would any preface lift m3 interior like front and back seat, door and rear side cards fit onto a preface life coupe?
Color doesn't matter, be it Imola Red, Blue, Gray, Black or Cinnamon.
If it's a coupe and not a convertible it will swap into a coupe.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:25 PM   #642
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hi there i have a 2003 330i sport sedan will the m3 disc fit a sedan coz i want the driilled look with oem quaility
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:46 PM   #643
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hi there i have a 2003 330i sport sedan will the m3 disc fit a sedan coz i want the driilled look with oem quaility
No, they won't. You'd need to do the entire front brake retrofit (including calipers and custom machining.)

Also, I'm not a fan of drilled or slotted rotors. They can't be resurfaced, which means they're trashed as soon as they get warped for the first time. I learned my lesson on that when I was 18. I figured I would stick it out and purchase slotted rear rotors to match my slotted fronts, and replace them all with blank rotors when the time comes. Well, a short time later, that time has come. I could have just resurfaced what I had if they were blanks, but they're not, so I need to replace them if I want to do anything about it.

Crappy way to spend an extra $80 if you ask me!
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:43 AM   #644
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hi there alex can you tell me if you have the oem mirrors on your and have youe got coulovers too coz l want to drop mine abit but lastime I used some cheal coilovers the ride was hard and handling was crap any idea on what to go for coz I want the front lower really
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #645
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another problem i have is the oem m3 dail the temperature seems to be higher that normal
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:23 PM   #646
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hi there alec can you tell me if you have the oem mirrors on your and have youe got coulovers too coz l want to drop mine abit but lastime I used some cheal coilovers the ride was hard and handling was crap any idea on what to go for coz I want the front lower really
Yes, mine are OEM from the dealership.

I have KW V2 coilovers, would highly recommend them, I've driven about 50k on them so far and they still ride amazing, my whole suspension is upgraded so it's flat as a rock during cornering. Not too bouncy on the freeway unless the road itself sucks, which is most roads in MN. Still not too harsh of a ride though. Pretty much every single person to ride in it (except for my Dad) has complimented me on the ride. I have 19s too, so with smaller wheels it would be a lot better even.

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another problem i have is the oem m3 dail the temperature seems to be higher that normal
By dial, do you mean gauge cluster?

Maybe you need the M3-specific coolant temp sensor, it will have at least 2 (one for the ECU and one for the gauge.) Maybe they operate at a different frequency, or maybe the engine itself has a different temperature range.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:36 PM   #647
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I finally decided to replace loose and broken clips in the body trim, unfortunately I ordered the wrong clips.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:55 PM   #648
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i dont know coz the temp was perferct b4 the m3 dail change and now the temp is like it gose over 3/4 off a way before it come back down and when i drive the car it s just above harlf way but i cant rest the odo metre too but the engine oil temp works and the other down side is i cant see what gear im in coz i have the tipronic and this dail has the smg which wont work too ;(
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:57 PM   #649
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or could it be the m3 need more coolant in it like 80-20 coolant?
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No the M3 gauge cluster's water temp gauge isn't "buffered" as much and gauge markings not the same as non M. so it is going to read higher than in a real M3.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:20 PM   #651
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and the other thing is this gauge i have is off a smg one and i have a tiptronic box and the sng dail only showing going revers lol i cant see which gear im in this looks nice but i dont know about thetrouble is there anyone that knows how to set these up or program it ,
and did you have to do any cutting on your oem m3 mirrors thanks
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #652
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and the other thing is this gauge i have is off a smg one and i have a tiptronic box and the sng dail only showing going revers lol i cant see which gear im in this looks nice but i dont know about thetrouble is there anyone that knows how to set these up or program it ,
and did you have to do any cutting on your oem m3 mirrors thanks
Well you can't expect that to work, they're a completely different transmission.. I'm sure the display boards are all different too because it's a 5sp in your car but a 6sp in the M3. You can just get the display turned off, like it is in a manual trans car
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No the M3 gauge cluster's water temp gauge isn't "buffered" as much and gauge markings not the same as non M. so it is going to read higher than in a real M3.
like alec said can i just change the temp sensor or do i just have to read it as if the car is about to over heat lol but the oil temp is a nice touch
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Well you can't expect that to work, they're a completely different transmission.. I'm sure the display boards are all different too because it's a 5sp in your car but a 6sp in the M3. You can just get the display turned off, like it is in a manual trans car
did you have to cut the oem mirror at all coz im thinking for that price i might aswell get the m5 copies with fold up for harlf the price
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #655
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Are exhausts interchangeable? Such as the rasp pipe, not the muffler
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Does the side skirts use M3 specific clips or will the clips from the stock skirts work?
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Does the side skirts use M3 specific clips or will the clips from the stock skirts work?
M3 clips go with M3 skirts. You'll have a hell of a time trying to get all the stock clips to work with M3 skirts. I know this from experience
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M3 clips go with M3 skirts. You'll have a hell of a time trying to get all the stock clips to work with M3 skirts. I know this from experience
just double checking because even though they look similar, the m3 clips that came with mine were black and stock were clear
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Im having a hell of a time installing my side skirts, anyone know any tips or tricks? Its been like 3 hours, i feel like a dumbass lol
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