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Old 10-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #41
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I rarely post on this forum, but I've known about Navin for many many years and am familiar with his threads and story. I think it's about time I at least posted in one of his threads and this seems like the appropriate one in which to do so.

Navin, from what I can tell, you're a wonderful father/husband and someone who can somehow find the strength to smile during the toughest of times - AND MEAN IT. In short, you're a phenomenal man; one who most of us should strive to be like. I don't think they make 'em like you any more, bud. Absolutely brilliant.

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:47 PM   #42
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great story, beautiful car
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #43
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Good story both about yourself and the car.

Only thing I would change is lower the front more and its perfect.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:11 PM   #44
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navin - not everyone is going to say great car and great story - you cannot get upset if they dont give you positive feedback/attention
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #45
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Navin: congrats buddy! I'd be shocked if this was the first time you're car was an E46F feature! After reading this, I almost feel guilty about trying to drink/eat myself to heart failure. Almost.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #46
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+10000000 pts for a positive outlook and optimism.. Congrats on a nice car (and a beautiful family)!
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:56 PM   #47
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Great story! Very inspiring! Hope you continue to live a very happy and strong life! Great E46 as well!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:31 AM   #48
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VERY inspiring, absolutely gawjuss ride... props to you sir...
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:36 AM   #49
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Its nice you did your 323 to your taste ,if we all did our cars the same then no one would go to the shows, I would not touch the exterior of my M3 I love the way the car look from the factory with the bbs ch 19" on,and coil overs is installed 10m lower thats it(all the best to you and your family again )
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #50
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I've seen your car a bunch of times on here and never really liked the way it was styled. I did not want to come into this thread or any other thread and sh*t on your car because I admire you and your story. However, now that I fully understand why you modded it in a "flashy" way (which by the way isn't as flashy so as to be distasteful), and have the carbon fiber connection with the car and what's inside your body that saved you, I have utmost respect for you and what you've done here. I love that you created the car to bring attention to draw people into become more aware of Heart defects and disease. You've obviously been through a hell of a lot and your wife and kids are thankful every day you are there for them, I am sure!

Now, if you really wanted to draw some more serious attention to heart awareness, try doing this next time (*sorry*):


HAa! now, would you mind sharing with us what exactly the carbon fiber that's in you does and how it helped your heart? I was unaware this kind of technology even existed for surgeries. Thanks Nav!
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:01 PM   #51
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Thank you all for the wonderful feedback!! I really appreciate it.

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navin - not everyone is going to say great car and great story - you cannot get upset if they dont give you positive feedback/attention
I wasn't upset at all. People are entitled to their opinions and I respect them. I merely gave clarification as to why I disagreed about the whole "it's too aggressive for a 323i but would be ok if it's a 330/M3" which to me makes no sense as worded... simply stating my opinion as well.

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I've seen your car a bunch of times on here and never really liked the way it was styled. I did not want to come into this thread or any other thread and sh*t on your car because I admire you and your story. However, now that I fully understand why you modded it in a "flashy" way (which by the way isn't as flashy so as to be distasteful), and have the carbon fiber connection with the car and what's inside your body that saved you, I have utmost respect for you and what you've done here. I love that you created the car to bring attention to draw people into become more aware of Heart defects and disease. You've obviously been through a hell of a lot and your wife and kids are thankful every day you are there for them, I am sure!

Now, if you really wanted to draw some more serious attention to heart awareness, try doing this next time (*sorry*):


HAa! now, would you mind sharing with us what exactly the carbon fiber that's in you does and how it helped your heart? I was unaware this kind of technology even existed for surgeries. Thanks Nav!
No chrome for me... I'll stick to Atlantis Metallic paint.

Thank you so much for the kind words. In answer to your question my valves are made of carbon fiber but have other components inside me that are titanium, goretex, and electronic which allow me to go in for software updates periodically (i.e. my pacemaker). Not sure if you're old enough to remember the Six Million Dollar Man, but that was my favorite show back when I was a little kid in the 70s and it's ironic that I eventually got mechanical/electronic parts inside me as well... sadly my components don't make the cool bionic sound like in that TV show, lol.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #52
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I wasn't upset at all. People are entitled to their opinions and I respect them. I merely gave clarification as to why I disagreed about the whole "it's too aggressive for a 323i but would be ok if it's a 330/M3" which to me makes no sense as worded... simply stating my opinion as well.



No chrome for me... I'll stick to Atlantis Metallic paint.

Thank you so much for the kind words. In answer to your question my valves are made of carbon fiber but have other components inside me that are titanium, goretex, and electronic which allow me to go in for software updates periodically (i.e. my pacemaker). Not sure if you're old enough to remember the Six Million Dollar Man, but that was my favorite show back when I was a little kid in the 70s and it's ironic that I eventually got mechanical/electronic parts inside me as well... sadly my components don't make the cool bionic sound like in that TV show, lol.
Holy craap! That is crazy. I deal with the FDA and medical devices with the company I work for, so I can tell you that the quality requirements for medical devices are very, very thorough. Your setup sounds incredibly advanced, thank God for technological progress!
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:28 PM   #54
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i just bought my first bmw today from a guy named Navin haha
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:13 PM   #55
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Awesome story. Love pics of the car. Can relate to your story.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #56
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Congrats on the feature Navin its well deserved car is beautiful
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #57
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car is nice. a very sexy color for sure.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:57 PM   #58
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Its alright I would change the hood..looks chachi..and would change the wheels...I do like the black wheel I dea..
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It was a pleasure meeting you at Bimmerfest East 2011 Navin
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:24 AM   #60
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Touching story, and a very beautiful car. Good luck in all of your future endeavors, my friend!
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