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Old 04-13-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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After a few years of modding my M3 I figured I would put together a mini build thread with some of the things that I've done over the years. My car is by no means built out, or relatively done, but I figured I'd share what I have done so far. Being that this is the first time posting a build thread, I can summarize the last 3 years or so in the first post and I will surely be adding as I go along.

Car Mods as of 4/5/14

Exterior
Blacked out kidney grills
Blacked out side grills
Color matching bumper reflectors
Aurora 60 led Angel Eyes
Smoked Corners
Smoked LED Depo taillights
Smoke Side Markers
Stealth Corner bulbs
Color Matchin CSL diffuser
CSL splitters
35% tint

Suspension
ST coilovers

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VMR VB3 w/ Hankook V12's
19x8.5 et40 w/20mm spacer-final et20
19x9.5 et22

OEM 18's w/ Nitto Motivo's
20mm spacers in front
12mm spacers in back

Performance
Supersprint Catless Section 1
Supersprint Resonated Section 2 X-pipe
Supersprint Race Muffler with Chrome Black tips
aFe Stage II Cold Air Intake

Interior
Long Euro Tray
ZHP Shift Knob
Alcantara Shift Boot
Alcantara E-Brake Boot
USA-SPEC Ipod Hookup
L.E.D. Interior Lights

Well I bought the car in July 2011 with just shy of 23k miles on her. I found myself a Jet Black M3 with Dove Grey interior that was kept in supreme condition and certainly babied, I had found myself a virgin car. Here's a few shots from when I first got it.






Needless to say the car did not stay stock for a long period of time, in September 2011, I started out with some simple cosmetic mods:

-Blacked out kidney grills
-Blacked out side grills
-Color matching bumper reflectors
-Aurora 60 led Angel Eyes
-Smoked Corners
-Smoked LED Depo taillights
-Smoke Side Markers
-Stealth Corner bulbs
-Color Matchin CSL diffuser
-ZHP shift knob
-Alcantara shift & e-brake boot



In April 2012, after getting a few cosmetic mods done, I opted to finally get myself some suspension to lower the car, I decided to go with the ST coilovers, and I have been nothing but please with them to date. They came over the winter and I had to wait for spring to install, but it was worth it.

-ST coilovers
-20mm spacers in front
-12mm spacers in back

Tucked away for winter for the first time with my buddies STI


ST coils finally arrived


Before coils install


After coilover install with some spacers added in




I took some time to get rid of the bright chrome headlight bowls and diy them black.



The car sat relatively untouched for a while, I removed the CSL splitters when I got a flat tire in order to get her on a flatbed trailer, and I did a aFe stage 2 intake over the winter in 2013 while the car was in storage and began to piece together some Supersprint exhaust components. I managed to get my hands on a SS catless section 1 and SS resonated section 2 x-pipe. Installation was simple and quick to say the least.

Quick shot of the engine all cleaned up with the COI installed (crappy cell pic)



SS exhaust



After only having the car back on the road for spring a few months, in July 2013 my car was hit, a drunk driver backed into my car in the parking lot, crushing the hood and fender and damaging the bumper. I was upset about the car, but happy no one was hurt.



So after the damage was accessed I started to field some parts, being that I needed a new hood, I opted to go with a GTR hood thanks to vivid racing, fitment was pretty spot on and I am very happy with the way it came out. I still have to find a way to install the OEM heat shield on the underside of the hood this spring.



The finished product after I got her back from the shop, I love the way it came out after all was said and done.




While the car was in the shop being repaired, I managed to get my hand on 1 of 12 Supersprint Race mufflers with black chrome tips thanks to fellow member eson, I couldn't wait to get it installed. Installation was fairly simple, just took time to align everything properly.




Here the link to my thread with some sound clips of the exhaust.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...post1066278751

Right now the car sits in hibernation from the harsh cold and snow of NY...but not for much longer. Got a few things on the horizon for the car this coming fall, I will continue to update as new things come in for the car.

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Old 04-13-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
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very beautiful m3! cried a bit when i saw the accident picture

but keep us updated. mind posting some pics of the interior?
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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I do have some pics, I actually just finished my two-tone interior and im quite thrilled about it.

I got lucky enough to pick up myself a set of Piano Black interior trim. I'm very happy I was able to find it, it makes a huge difference in the looks already.



And finally after a few nights of work, the door panels are finally back together and done.



Got the interior all back together, pretty happy with the outcome to say the least.



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Old 04-14-2014, 07:47 AM   #4
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Paul, I have to say those reconditioned door panels look awesome! Can't get over how well they now match your dash and the rest of your grey interior and that piano black trim...well done!!!
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Paul, I have to say those reconditioned door panels look awesome! Can't get over how well they now match your dash and the rest of your grey interior and that piano black trim...well done!!!

Thanks much, I'm very happy with the results, it all came together very well, thanks for the door cards, it was a huge help.


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Old 04-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
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Not a problem Paul! Looking forward to seeing more goodness for your ///M
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looks great! shame it may snow tuesday night. looking to take her out by easter? you know with that lighter between the fender and tire.. that only means you can go wider!
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Post some exterior pics! The fitment I see on that CSL wheels looks perfect!
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exterior is amazing, interior not so much. I'd put black carpets in and black seats & dash. Never been a fan of gray interiors. Other than that your car is really nice!
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Post some exterior pics! The fitment I see on that CSL wheels looks perfect!
Per your request, I only have a few shots with the new wheels, looking to do a semi-formal shoot soon, I just got some 5mm spaces for the back that i'll be hoping to put on as soon as I get some free time. But heres the setup right after install.




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exterior is amazing, interior not so much. I'd put black carpets in and black seats & dash. Never been a fan of gray interiors. Other than that your car is really nice!
Thank you, the interior is certainly not for everyone. The all grey was very overwhelming, I just needed to break it up a bit, I'll be looking to get some Recaro seats in the next year or so, along with some other touches next winter while the cars in storage.
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Thanks, I'm happy with the direction it's going, of course I'm looking to add a little more flair very soon.


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Thank you much, its a thing of love, I've got some more parts on the way.
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