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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 11-29-2012, 04:34 AM   #1
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Intro: my 03.5 CB/Cinn M3

Coming from a history of Porsches and a fair share of BMWs, I've been a long time lurker - so I figured it was finally time to show my car.
In any event, here's my 2003.5 Carbon Black/Cinnamon M3 -
She only has 60k miles, maintenance paperwork since day one, and all inspections up to date. Couldn't be more thrilled with my not-so-recent-anymore purchase.

So far it has:
Bilstein PSS9 coilovers, Rogue Engineering polyurethane FCABs, RTABs, and RSMs, Gruppe M muffler w/ 83mm SS tips, EvoSport pulleys, and more...

EDIT: I know there's some love for Porsches around here, so here's a picture of my track toy at Thunderhill.



Have yet to picture a lot of recent modifications, but updated pictures on page 2.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:28 AM   #2
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Love the car man, interior is my favourite colour! :p i wouldnt go black with the front quarter M grills, it would just be too much black on the car, gun metal plasti-dip would look awesome.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Call up Ben over at Rogue and get some spacers for the stock 18's. 15mm Front and 10-12mm in the Rear. I like the stock look. OR.....maybe.....pick up another set of 18 rears so that you can run an aggressive non-staggered set-up all around.

Great pick up and good luck! Car is clean man...keep it that way
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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Call up Ben over at Rogue and get some spacers for the stock 18's. 15mm Front and 10-12mm in the Rear. I like the stock look. OR.....maybe.....pick up another set of 18 rears so that you can run an aggressive non-staggered set-up all around.
I have thought about running four rears especially now with having two sets of wheels. If my new extra set didn't come mounted with new Michelin PSS's, I would. Maybe when that set of tires goes kaput, I'll go for it.
As for the spacers, I'm slightly tucking on all four corners so if I got the correct mm spacers, I agree that would set it off perfectly.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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Looks good. I think non tinted led tails would make the back end look better.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:27 PM   #6
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Looks good. I think non tinted led tails would make the back end look better.
Thanks for the compliment. However, they aren't going anywhere.

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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glad to see you posting.. can't wait to see what you do next in your next go round with mod's...
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #8
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Gorgeous car! Looks brand new.

I'm just not a fan of the tail light tint/smoked corners/hid fogs.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #9
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Gorgeous car! Looks brand new.

I'm just not a fan of the tail light tint/smoked corners/hid fogs.
Thanks! The previous owner had the OEM tails all smoked, so they had to go. These were the only replacements that were compatible for the M3s w/ factory LED tails besides buying an OEM set. For the price difference, I'm ok with them.

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #10
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glad to see you posting.. can't wait to see what you do next in your next go round with mod's...
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #11
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love it!!! those tail lights are to dark though IMO if they were lighter would look better
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:33 PM   #13
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Strictly for street use only. Never when I go to the track or autocross...

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Old 12-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #14
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Strictly for street use only. Never when I go to the track or autocross....


Love the car. CB/Cinn SMG/nav AND clean as hell. Good find.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #15
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beereeyouuuutifulllll!!!!

love cb, love cinnamon!
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #16
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Nice. But that tint on the tails have to go. Makes it look cheap. Nice car anyway.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:21 PM   #17
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Love the car. CB/Cinn SMG/nav AND clean as hell. Good find.
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love cb, love cinnamon!
Appreciate it fellas!

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Nice. But that tint on the tails have to go. Makes it look cheap. Nice car anyway.
I agree, I would have liked 100% OEM tail lights, but I'll copy and paste - The previous owner had the OEM tails all smoked, so they had to go. These were the only replacements that were compatible for the M3s w/ factory LED tails besides buying an OEM set. For the price difference, I'm ok with them.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #18
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:48 PM   #19
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:10 PM   #20
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