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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 03-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #21
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Wow, welcome to the forum mate
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #22
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Congrats on your excellent work so far... looking forward to what you do next!


PS - YGO approves of this 'build thread'
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who da F done that?
prestige warehouse or who?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #23
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Wow very nice builds. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this one!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #24
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Everybody loves bulges! Aluminium m3 bonnet.


Mounted my front coilovers/knuckles and the Mercedes Rotors to the hub. These are the ones from my e36. Mitchy made them for ridiculous lock. Will need to sort out lock stops down the track.



Also rose jointed sway bar links arrived and using Nissan tie rod ends as the BMW was larger. Need I make an adaptor to suit 14mm inner tie rod to 12mm outer tie rod.


Got my rear coilovers mounted using factor strut tops. I have to machine an alloy bush to fit in the base of the coilovers to sit nice. Other then that it's fantastic.



Also have an electric scavenge pump to use as a diff cooler. I noticed with my e36 oil spat out the breather the last time I drove it.

I'm after e46 manual pedal set up including brake and booster.
And 3.9:1 diff gears too.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:48 PM   #25
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That last shot of the rear coilover, Are the mounting points ok to take weight of car?
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #26
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In regards to the where it bolts into the factory mount?

I have place both of my other cars the and I've never had an issue. They seem to be strong. With that said when you buy mist coilovers they are a steel plate to bolt on. As I'm still using the factory mount they have still got flex, I believe this is why I've never had a drama
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #27
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wouldnt it be cheaper to just buy an m3?
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:50 PM   #28
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #29
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The only thing I would use from a factory m3 which I don't have is the diff and I've spent 1/4 of the price so far. So no it wouldn't

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In regards to the where it bolts into the factory mount?

I have place both of my other cars the and I've never had an issue. They seem to be strong. With that said when you buy mist coilovers they are a steel plate to bolt on. As I'm still using the factory mount they have still got flex, I believe this is why I've never had a drama
Yes, just in regards to where it bolts to the shock mount.
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The only thing I would use from a factory m3 which I don't have is the diff and I've spent 1/4 of the price so far. So no it wouldn't
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:55 PM   #32
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I have a bonnet and 2 pairs of front gaurds though?
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well in that case well done
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:41 AM   #34
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Love your work. Love to see it in the flesh when your done. What suburb are you in if you don mind me asking?
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:09 AM   #35
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I'm in Ipswich so an hour west of Brisbane.

I felt pretty useless not touching my car this weekend. I did manage to make brackets for my front calipers to fit. Still a little uncertain if they will fit with 18" wheels.


Also picked up a ve tr-6060 box tonight with flywheel and clutch:
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:40 AM   #36
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both great examples. cant wait to see how your e46 ends up!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:02 AM   #37
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Will fit perfect with the m3 rear quarters.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:23 PM   #38
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One of the things I'm most happy about is how large and how well they fit inside the wheel.


Also today got my right hand rear quarter all cut ready to fit. Still need to do a little more trimming but you get the idea.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #39
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Why not use BMW suspension?

And you will find a t56 fits better in a e46
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:25 PM   #40
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Using the Nissan suspension in the front becauseits 90% a direct fit also works with all my brakes and wheels. A tr-6060 box is the same size however has a remote shifter. This will be modified to bolt to the floor, not the box. Also being pro dominantly a drift car the knuckles has been modified to increase caster and lock.
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