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Old 03-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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So to introduce myself, I'm located in Vancouver, Canada and this is my second car since I've obtained my license.

I came from a volkswagen community and my first car was a 2009 GTI. Final specs are 240 whp and 260 wtq, KW V3, Brembo BBK and all the usual sort of supporting mods before I sold it for $18,900 canadian.



i'm a big fan of the low life but i am on the university autocross and track team since first year so ride quality and handling is a big part of my vision.



The decision for the E46 came from my friends who recently purchased a 03 LSB M3 Vert from his 09 mazdaspeed 3 and my close friend who traded his 06 Audi A3 2.0T for a 01 Carbon Black Vert M3 (more on this later)

I picked up my car from a lot at random about 3 weeks ago from some sketchy dealer after i sold my previous GTI. Just randomly driving by and saw this beautiful blue colour that i've never seen before on an E46 so i stopped to see it. After about 15 mins I made a deposit on the car to hold it until monday (spotted on saturday, 30 minutes before they closed).

being end of january made driving this car a real hassle whenever the weather turns back. this was a week after i picked up the car with no real modifications done yet. Had to go pick up a set of 235/35/19 and 255/30/19 Bridgestone Blizzak LM60 tires on craigslist that day ... out goes $800 before i even got to enjoy the vehicle.



04 Estoril Blue. H&R springs, Eisenmann muffler, broken shifter.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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So the very first thing i did was to lift it up and see what was wrong. the shifter never go into first and second properly so i suspected the linkage is misaligned or needs readjustment.

I work at a shop called PG performance we're official distributor for Turner Motorsport, ECS tuning and other big brand names like KW/ST suspension and H&R, the list goes on.

www.pgperformance.com

I ordered the UUC SSK and the delrin bushings to change up the shifter. After about an hour taking off the OE pieces, we spotted the problem.

the plastic cup was cracked.

good thing i ordered the UUC SSK and not the B&M as the latter don't provide a new shifter cup!

afterwards the decision was to go with new wheels.



picked up a set of 19x10 VMR matte black. however these never made it onto my car as I didn't like the black on blue combination.

of course with an E46 angel eyes are a must.



haven't installed these along with the black front grills quite yet!

same day my angel eyes arrived, my shop rolled in a porsche 997 installing these beauties!


19x9.5 front and 19x11 rear BBS LM.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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random thing we did on a saturday night. 1 am



working on my friends LSB M3 vert. fuel filter and brakes diy!

last weekend i also went down to bellingham to change my Eisenmann exhaust for a Rouge engineering El Diablo exhaust with this gentlemen.



I hope he enjoys the quietness of the Eis over his last set up. Euro cats + X pipe + eisenmann with a tune. beautiful VSXX on his ride as well. super jealous.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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The latest update occured this saturday when i installed everything that i had in my garage onto the car all at once!

CSL upgraded brakes, Status seat with Speedware mount, H&R clubsport coilovers and all new suspension refresh kit.

so i finally have a picture of my car tidied up to show ...


Authentic Status Racing Ring GT Red Suede with Carbon kelvar Back. weighs about 5 kg for the seat. with brackets and slider under 30 lbs!


H&R clubsport coilovers + 10mm RC spacers


UUC SSK + UUC RK6 knob


10mm RC spacers front + 10.5mm ECS spacers rear
before coilover settled. 15mins after install

ps: background is the newest car in our blog group. 700 awhp english racing tuned Lancer Evo 8.


CSL splitter + oracle yellow film + led drl + Depo white LED corner lights

1 more week before my wheels arrive. I have a set of staggered VMR V710 in matte gunmetal coming my way.
Possibly change up to Candy white if I get bored of it by spring!

check out our blog at staticcaptain.com and like us on facebook!
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:40 PM   #5
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Perfect stance holy **** I'm in love! Really diggin that shift knob
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #6
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diggin that color
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #7
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So sick bro, can't wait to see it in person.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:32 PM   #8
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Can't say I'm going to be a fan of red seats on estoril blue. If you got a sweet deal on them over a set of black buckets, then function over form by all means. That said, sweet ride. Have fun
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:49 PM   #9
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i actually had two in my car before.

all in all the one seat cost me a total of about $100 after i sold the other seat and the harness/NRG bar that came with the package.

i am looking into switching over to a set of either Bride lowmax or leather pole position in the future but that's in the far future.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #10
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Love that color, car looks good!
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #11
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Love the red seats. You can source similar red supersuede at a fabric store to do the door panels to match. Looking good so far but those corners are out of place.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #12
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should post up full side view etc... pics.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #13
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Nice color. Love estoril
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:53 PM   #14
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Looks great so far!
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #15
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thanks Kevin

i'm actually Ian from PG.

i usually deal with donald haha
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Oh cool haha. I'll send your thread over to him so he can see what you're up to.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #18
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thanks man.

I'd be down to rock a cf csl trunk if is get a good deal ; )

I think my shop gets some ED parts at wholesale prices lmcheck
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