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Old 10-24-2012, 08:56 PM   #21
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Awesome story, makes me want to be like some one like you when I grow older.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:16 PM   #22
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what a story... thanks for sharing
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #23
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Fantastic story Navin! Good things come to good people you're the living proof of it.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #24
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amazing story and an amazing car. the fact that it appears that you guys are steelers fans (polamalu jerseys) was the icing on the cake!
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:23 AM   #25
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great story just when you think you have a lot of problems yours make mine look small in comparison the car looks great, I bought my car april 2011 (03 m3) mods brembo 6 piston front 4 rear bbs ch wheels michelin super sport whiteline sway bars next mod coil overs , it gives me a reason to go to work now that the kids are older I get to do some thing for my self
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #26
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not bad car but too aggressive for a 323i
I suggest debadge.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:03 AM   #27
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not bad car but too aggressive for a 323i
I suggest debadge.
I respectively disagree... so what if it's a 323i? Plus I've supercharged my 323i so my car is certainly aggressive enough for my choice of mods. I debadged once but too many people thought it was a 330i... besides, I'm proud to be a 323i owner and choose to have the badge on there.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #28
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I want to personally thank you all for your very kind words and to Tim for doing this feature on me. I'm deeply grateful and honored to be here and thank you all for the many wonderful years I've been on this forum (12+ years).
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #29
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I respectively disagree... so what if it's a 323i? Plus I've supercharged my 323i so my car is certainly aggressive enough for my choice of mods. I debadged once but too many people thought it was a 330i... besides, I'm proud to be a 323i owner and choose to have the badge on there.
aggressive means its too out there. too shinny.
I dont mine some subtle mods and a nice body kit.
the hood is a bit overly done so is the paint theme.
you dont need the "LOOK AT ME" effect.
its just my personal opinion.
its surely very nicely done but I wouldve gota 330 if I ever wanted to do something like this maybe even M3.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:38 AM   #30
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aggressive means its too out there. too shinny.
I dont mine some subtle mods and a nice body kit.
the hood is a bit overly done so is the paint theme.
you dont need the "LOOK AT ME" effect.
its just my personal opinion.
that is the theme
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:59 AM   #31
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aggressive means its too out there. too shinny.
I dont mine some subtle mods and a nice body kit.
the hood is a bit overly done so is the paint theme.
you dont need the "LOOK AT ME" effect.
its just my personal opinion.
its surely very nicely done but I wouldve gota 330 if I ever wanted to do something like this maybe even M3.
What you're not understanding though is that this isn't simply just my daily driver. In your case I can perfectly understand your choice of subtlety however in my case my car is used for my heart awareness purposes and is a normal fixture at car shows where I have to attract the general public to my car (i.e. the "look at me effect" you mentioned) so I can focus on my heart awareness. You can't bring awareness unless you have people there to share it with.

I'm glad I chose the 323i. That was my choice of car to mod both performance wise and aesthetics wise and I wouldn't have it any other way. If I were into racing then I could see your logic with going with an M3 but that's not the case with me so I'm happy with my 323i.

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that is the theme
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #32
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:23 PM   #33
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #34
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Inspiring story.

I like the color, originally I thought I was looking at an LSB 323, guessing Atlantis Metallic is a factory paint?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #35
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very inspirational story and outlook, car looks good too.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #36
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Inspiring story.

I like the color, originally I thought I was looking at an LSB 323, guessing Atlantis Metallic is a factory paint?
Thank you so much! Correct... Atlantis Metallic is a factory paint color but is part of the BMW Individual paint color program. Fortunately with my paint sponsorship I was able to obtain the actual Atlantis Metallic paint used at the BMW factory from the company that provides the paint to BMW so it's the true Atlantis paint color. While LSB is a non-metallic paint color, Atlantis Metallic is a metallic color which allows it to change colors depending on the lighting condition to various shades of blue including Topaz, Estoril, LSB and a pure teal color which is my favorite color.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #37
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Love the car! Very tastefully done!

Matching leather jacket = Priceless!
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:23 PM   #38
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I remember meeting Navin for the first time a few years ago, can't remember what show it was but it was in the North East somewhere.

It's very rare to see a car built with a purpose other than going fast, looking nice, or being flashy. It was great to see that with Navin's 323.

A car which define's something and someone with a meaningful purpose, each component represent's a piece of the story. That is awesome! Congrats bhai
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #39
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That's awesome! Thank you for sharing your super inspiring story with the rest of us. Car looks great as well!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #40
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Congrats Navin! I always get goosebumps when seeing your threads/ threads about you and what you went through. I always loved your car and the uniqueness it has not only physically but personally. You are the only person who's car defines who they are, and I think that is so amazing. Hope everything goes well for you and your family, wish to meet you some day and see your car!
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