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Old 09-26-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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I got the M3 08/08/11 from a private seller from NJ but he works in Boston so the drive to pick up the car was not that far... It worked out great! It had 40,000 miles...

2004 Titanium Silver.

First thing that I did was have the car fully detailed and this is how she looked like after...










So here are a few things that I have done to the car.....

TIRES:
Bridgestone Potenza Pole Positions S04

AUDIO:
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6000k HID 9006 - Fog lights
6000k HID D2S - Headlights
6000k Super Bright Xenon White 18-SMD H7 LED - Daytime Running Light Bulbs
6000k Um-Nitza Predator Orion V2 LED Angel Eyes - for Sexiness!!!
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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I took photos of the car yesterday with all of these things installed... Im happy with the results...
I also ordered a Carbon fiber rear diffuser and will have it painted half-half.
K&N intake is on its way.... Will post updates soon!







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Old 09-26-2011, 03:43 PM   #3
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I was able to install the smoked corners and the k&n filter... I also had the rear carbon diffuser mounted and painted.

SMOKED CORNERS

Here is a comparison with the passenger side smoked corner light and driver side oem corner light.




and when they are both installed....





K&N FILTER INSTALLED






REAR CARBON FIBER DIFFUSER

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Old 09-26-2011, 03:47 PM   #4
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Very nice! off to a great start!

Diffuser seems slightly off color-wise.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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Very nice! off to a great start!

Diffuser seems slightly off color-wise.
Diffuser has the right paint... Its just the way the sun is hitting the contours of the car... I gave the body shop the VIN number of the car to make sure that it matches the color... Thanks!
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Wow, that really is a great start. What's next on the list??
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:35 PM   #7
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Wow, that really is a great start. What's next on the list??
Thanks... I am wrapping the interior trims first then after that project... I can start the coilovers and wheels.... Any good coilovers and wheel brands that you carry?
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:56 PM   #8
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This weekend's updates!!!

Installed Pedals and wrapped the interior trims with carbon fiber dinoc 3M...
I took the photos in my garage tonight and I dont have sufficient lighting...
Ill try to take more photos later on during the day!

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Old 10-21-2011, 03:55 PM   #9
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Took more photos of the carbon fiber wrap interior during the day...
Did a small photoshoot with my neighbor that also owns an M3 carbon black!
Enjoy!!!






























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Thanks... I am wrapping the interior trims first then after that project... I can start the coilovers and wheels.... Any good coilovers and wheel brands that you carry?
I'd suggest going with either ST Coilovers or KW coilovers. They're the best bang for the buck coilover systems out there!
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
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I'd suggest going with either ST Coilovers or KW coilovers. They're the best bang for the buck coilover systems out there!
Thanks... I might just do that... Please pm me price shipped to 03102. Thanks!
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Thanks... I might just do that... Please pm me price shipped to 03102. Thanks!
Sure thing. PM coming!
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The Trim looks great!!! approx how much CF wrap did you use for all the trim, Im considering doing the same?
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Car looks clean! Do yourself a favor and get some black floor mats to break up the interior a bit. If you really want to get crazy w a DIY break down your door cars and two tone them black. You will be happy you did. PM me if you have any questions on it, I did it to my dove gray interior...so much better
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Diffuser has the right paint... Its just the way the sun is hitting the contours of the car... I gave the body shop the VIN number of the car to make sure that it matches the color... Thanks!
Prolly didnt color-match the paint; going off the vin number works on very new cars but as time progresses paint color eventually changes from the environment. Thats probably why it looks different only in some angles and lights.
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The Trim looks great!!! approx how much CF wrap did you use for all the trim, Im considering doing the same?
3x5 feet... had more than enough!!!
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Car looks clean! Do yourself a favor and get some black floor mats to break up the interior a bit. If you really want to get crazy w a DIY break down your door cars and two tone them black. You will be happy you did. PM me if you have any questions on it, I did it to my dove gray interior...so much better
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Thank you sir!
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Nice! ST coilovers are a good choice! I have them on my ride; it's stiff, but really smooth at the same time.
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