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Old 01-31-2014, 07:01 PM   #1
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**Pic's of my E46 M3 and EB 330D M Sport**

Hi everyone

I'm new here even though i signed up in 2010 when i was looking to get an M3 i havent made any post yet so i thought i'd share some pic's of my cars with you guys and show you all how they looked when i got them and what they look like now

First a little bit about the M3. I bought the m3 just over 3 years ago, i was looking at M3's for nearly a year and then i found this one, it had one owner and only 20k on the clock, now it has 26k on the clock, 6k in 3 years, it doesnt get used much, dry weather only and here in UK we dont get that many sunny days lol

The M3 was modded in the beginning of 2013, i keept it oem for 2 years and then i got bored with that look so its had quite a bit of work done to it.

Its been lowered on coilovers

OEM polished square setup

Front BBK

CSL front lip smothed into the bumper

CSL Rear diffuser smothed into the rear bumper

ACS Boot spoiler smothed into the boot

Black front and side grills

Front plate removed

EURO tips

Front Fog lamps tinted

Wrapped in Aluminium grey inc door shuts



This is what it looked like for 2 years, just lowered on eibach springs, polished oem's and 12m spacers rear and 15mm front




















And then the modding began.......It was all done within 2 months
























And than it looked like this once the body work was done, coilovers and square setup fitted







And this is what it looks like now wrapped in Aluminium grey































Interior


Imola red leather

Steering wheel retrimed

Imola Red SMG Gaiter

Imola Red Hand brake handle and gaiter

Imola Red Arm Rest

M Sport pedals






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Old 01-31-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
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Now this is the 330D

It took me 6 months to find this one.

I wanted a facelift model in ESTORIL BLUE, Manual, Black leather, M Sport and not one that had too many owners or high mileage. Its been a long 6 months to find one in this spec.

It had one owner from new.

It drives really nice and i've already done quite a bit of work to it.
It just had a full respray apart from the roof.
I have a bit of OCD so even though its the daily car i still wanted the paint work to be immaculate

Theres still more things i would like to do to it but as its a daily car i need to take it a bit slow

This is what the rear lights looked like before








Some pic's when they were stripping the car









It had 2 brand new front wings



Just after it was painted








After they wet sanded the paint work and polished the car this is what it looked like



I polished the exhaust pipes but i hated how they look on diesel models








So what i done was i fitted the oem exhaust tips off my M3




























Changed all bulbs to chrome ones and led side lights and number plate lights





Cleaning the under trays


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Old 01-31-2014, 07:10 PM   #3
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Wow on both rides. The color of that sedan is gorgeous
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:23 PM   #4
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I absolutely love estoril blue

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Old 02-01-2014, 02:17 AM   #5
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Love it. Do people still say 56k?!
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:57 AM   #6
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Man both of your cars are the very definition of "clean". Spotless, gorgeous cars
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:19 AM   #7
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The diffuser on the M is spot on!
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:55 AM   #8
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Awesome!!
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:10 PM   #9
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Thanks for your comments everyone

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Old 02-01-2014, 01:23 PM   #10
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wow!!they both look so clean!!
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:30 AM   #11
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:34 AM   #12
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:24 AM   #13
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very nice attention to detail, love the molded bits, and squared OEM 19s are great.

the estoril... looked good before the respray! lol

keep us updated on the cars progress, nice pair.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:00 PM   #14
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Thanks a lot for your comments everyone
Haha it looked good in pic's but front bumper had a crack, some stone chips and front wing had started to rust.

Last Sunday i tried to see if the rear wheels from my m3 fit on my 330d.

I have 255/30/19 tyres and i had 2 people at the back to see if it was going to rubb and it did, [quite a bit]

I think it needs 235/35/19 tyres for the rear, run some negative camber at the rear and coilovers as it sits too high with the oem suspension


I'm still not sure if i like them or not








The fronts definately need some spacers, maybe 15mm










I took some pic's of both cars together





I also gave the M3 a wash








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Old 02-05-2014, 07:30 PM   #15
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Sam, you have two very nicely modded BMWs in your stable. Thanks for sharing! I love what you have done so far!
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:20 PM   #16
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Sam, you have two very nicely modded BMWs in your stable. Thanks for sharing! I love what you have done so far!
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I must say your m3 looks stunning!!!
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:24 PM   #17
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Wow I'm loving the M! OEM 19s on a lowered suspension is one of my favorite setups.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:12 PM   #18
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:17 PM   #19
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:43 PM   #20
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Wow I LOVE the paint on the M
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