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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 08-16-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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Hey guys, thought I'd share my fairly newly purchased bmw m3 ZCP. I have much planned for this car so I decided to create the opportunity to share the upgrades and mods I have done and plan to do, get your advice and input on product and methods of instal as I am a DIY kind of guy.

Black leather interior
6 speed manual
Competition package
Purchased at: 108xxx km
Carbon black
19" rims running 235/35 front and 275/30 rear.
FULL Supersprint sport exhaust
Stage 2 aFe air intake
Throttle body upgrade
Shark injector tune

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Here's a list of the mods currently being installed as shown in pictures below. And man let me tell you working on a German car is not very much fun.

Adjustable lower control arms (ebay)
Lower control arm outer bushings (oem)
Upper control arm outer bushings (oem)
Trailing arm bushings (z4 M race) (can't remember make, ordered months ago, remember researching for best stability bushings)
Inspecting subframe (done on purchase as well)
Replacing sub frame bushing with AGK Reds
Auto Solutions ultimate Short Shift kit

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Much more planned I'd share the list but I don't want to spoil!
Let me know what you think about my purchases/mods and especially your experiences and knowledge on the work im in the middle of, il post some more pictures of the project I'm on and when my car is back together as well as a audio of the exhaust.

First bmw I've owned and I've got to say I'm extremely happy with the purchase and can't wait to spend some more time with this unbelievable machine.





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Old 08-18-2014, 01:29 AM   #2
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Dropping the subframe to change out the bushings/inspect for floor cracks

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Ended up finding a very small X crack on the front right ride of the subframe but it didn't last long, quickly welded and grinded it flat

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Stock bushings were a bitch to take out, used a home made press after heating the hell out of the bushs but the aftermarket AGK red race bushings popped on smooth and without hassle, turns out I did some research and found out the top of the stock bushing put a lot of stress of the frame(floor) of the car where all the common cracks come from and that's why they crack. Shouldn't have an issue with these

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Took out my section 1 supersprint pipes and ordered custom performance innovation (CPI) resonators and cross pipe to copy the famous rasp terminator sections 1 they sell. Should sound good when it's all finished

Let me know if anyone has done this, also if anyone is thinking of or is in the prosess of reinforcing subframe or inspection/ bush change let me know if you have any questions or comments, il update soon when cars been updated. Tomorrow i begin the short shift kit installation


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Old 08-18-2014, 02:25 AM   #3
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:17 PM   #5
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wow nice ZCP, Congrats!

looks good and appears you're doing a lot already to her. one of my favorites in your list is the Autosolutions SSK.
which BBS wheel it that, don't recall seeing that one before in 19" in M3 fitment
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Good job on the subframe! Doing what has to be done.
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wow nice ZCP, Congrats!



looks good and appears you're doing a lot already to her. one of my favorites in your list is the Autosolutions SSK.

which BBS wheel it that, don't recall seeing that one before in 19" in M3 fitment

I'm new to the BBS rims don't know much about them but bought them from the original owner that way and he said they were BBS. I was looking into purchasing some enkei rs05rr
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http://www.driftaround.ca/collection...te-gunmetal---



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And my ssk should have been here by now I already have my stock shifter out and ready for the install I'm excited, something else I did that I didn't list was I took out the clutch delay valve (CDV) so when I get everything back together I'm going to have to learn how to drive all over again


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If you know how to drive stick already, then removing the CDV should make it easier to shift for you.
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If you know how to drive stick already, then removing the CDV should make it easier to shift for you.

I'm sure il like it, I just got the ssk in the mail today! Installing it tomorrow


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What'd that cost you? I'm debating whether to wait for the next group buy for this.
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Loving it, have big plans for this monster


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What'd that cost you? I'm debating whether to wait for the next group buy for this.

I payed just under 500$ Canadian shipped and what not. The auto solutions guy Ronald (I believe) is a great guy he will look after you. Never heard anyone say anything bad about AS. I got the 30% throw shifter, he will give you a choice between 20,30 and 40 he said 30% is the most common.


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^yep the Autosolutions SSK is great. i've had a few different SSKs over the years, even UUC and their matching DSSR. the AS one is really a work of art.
i have the 40% reduction. having come from always having SSKs this works great for me. if you've never had one it might be a tad much for a first timer.

to be honest ///M should have done something like this from the beginning. the stock one is one of the least impressive shifters i've driven in a sports focused car.

i also have an F10 M5 stubby weighted (and lighted shift pattern like factory) shift knob and boot. not the one piece tall gooseneck stock design.
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^yep the Autosolutions SSK is great. i've had a few different SSKs over the years, even UUC and their matching DSSR. the AS one is really a work of art.

i have the 40% reduction. having come from always having SSKs this works great for me. if you've never had one it might be a tad much for a first timer.



to be honest ///M should have done something like this from the beginning. the stock one is one of the least impressive shifters i've driven in a sports focused car.



i also have an F10 M5 stubby weighted (and lighted shift pattern like factory) shift knob and boot. not the one piece tall gooseneck stock design.

I couldn't agree more! BMW engineered such a brilliant car and when I hopped in I was amazed but was very unpleased with the shifter. I'm glad I bought it just installed it today and I've gotta say its a hell of a lot differed


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you mind me asking how much you paid for the car? I really like these car's but the way the new 2 series is really starting to catch my eye, especially if the m2 is gonna be as nice as i think it will be.
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