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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-27-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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OK I'm starting this thread to document my car from basically the beginning to use as a history of her progression....I have seen other threads doing this and I think it's a great idea.....I will post my mods as I go, and hopefully some of you will enjoy it as it goes along....I'm not a photographer, and most, well all of my pictures will be taken with my cell phone, until such time as someone thinks it is worthy of a photo shoot.....please feel free to offer encouragement, or criticism as you see fit, and maybe offer advice if you feel the need...I will start out with the pics I took the day I brought her home and then go from there.....Hopefully I can post something more than once a year....LOL

So here goes......this is her the day I brought her home.....



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Old 09-27-2011, 03:33 PM   #2
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And here she is after getting her windows tinted and her interior wrapped....






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Old 09-27-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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very nice clean example of a E46 M3! great buy

is that carbon wrap??
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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Are those 18's?! I want!

Very nice, very clean, very sexy. I'm definitely digging the CF vinyl, I might have to do a bit of that to my car as well.


Now you just need to join the GTR (PTG) hood gang
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:49 AM   #5
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Are those 18's?! I want!

Very nice, very clean, very sexy. I'm definitely digging the CF vinyl, I might have to do a bit of that to my car as well.


Now you just need to join the GTR (PTG) hood gang
Nope they are factory 19's....
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:49 AM   #6
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very nice clean example of a E46 M3! great buy

is that carbon wrap??
Yes its wrap....
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:49 AM   #7
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Nope they are factory 19's....
That first picture angle almost made them look a bit smaller, lol. After I looked at the rest of the pics, I was like... DOH!

I'm shooting for 18's and 275 square.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:22 PM   #8
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My girl's first rain......

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Old 10-05-2011, 05:39 PM   #9
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nice car ! any more details on the wrap? that looks fantastic. is it diy or did you have it done?
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:45 PM   #10
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nice car ! any more details on the wrap? that looks fantastic. is it diy or did you have it done?
Thanks, I had it done....I like it, but there are a few problem areas, but in general it looks good and achieves the look I wanted....was there some details you wanted on it?
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:06 PM   #11
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cool yeah just cost etc and who does it? i take it you mailed all your parts in? turnaround time?

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:09 PM   #12
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cool yeah just cost etc and who does it? i take it you mailed all your parts in? turnaround time?
No, I actually had it done at the same place I had my tint done here in Cali, the wrap job cost me $200...
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:37 PM   #13
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:26 AM   #14
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Beautiful car! I've always liked M3s in silver. Reminds me that I need to get a tint too. And good idea on the documentary thread; I might just start one up myself soon.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:57 AM   #15
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Beautiful car! I've always liked M3s in silver. Reminds me that I need to get a tint too. And good idea on the documentary thread; I might just start one up myself soon.
Thanks, only problem is I'm pretty broke, so i don't know how active it will be...lol
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:58 AM   #16
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Taking her to the doctor today to get her a physical, and get her codes read....don't know for sure but a couple of things just don't feel right....update when I get back...
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:23 PM   #17
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Well thankfully my girl is in pretty good shape....she has a small rear diff leak, evidently just seals, and had one code that was a coolant temp thing, evidently triggered 7 times but not for over 30k miles so I'm guessing it was fixed and not cleared.....very happy and lucky due to the fact that when I bought her I trusted that the dealer was reputable....
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:32 PM   #18
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It's funny looking at your pics...

After taking all the weight out and now, temporarily, the dash... my car sits noticably higher. I think I can fit like 3 or 4 fingers stacked under the front and rear finger.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:42 PM   #19
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It's funny looking at your pics...

After taking all the weight out and now, temporarily, the dash... my car sits noticably higher. I think I can fit like 3 or 4 fingers stacked under the front and rear finger.
LOL, ya I need to lower mine, I can imagine what it looks like stock with all the weight gone...
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #20
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that is soooooo clean
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