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Old 02-19-2016, 07:30 PM   #1
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2003 6MT Imola Red E46 M3

Hi all,

About a month ago I purchased my first BMW M from a fellow member here - Rajvosa. It's a 2003 Imola Red M3 6MT with minimal options which is exactly what I was after, 140k km's on the clock with a fair bit of maintenance work/preventative measures carried out. Overall it's in immaculate condition, a few stone chips here and there, driver's seat bolster is a little worn - but most of that is expected with a 13 year old car so I'm not too bothered by it.

Here's some pics and list of notable options/modifications:

- Upgraded sound system
- No sunroof
- Shift lights coded
- Sport button memory
- Revshift diff bushings
- Tuner Motorsport Solid Rear Subframe bushings
- Rear Subframe Reinforcement brace
- Subframe floor reinforced
- JIC Cross Race Coilovers + camber plates
- Megan Racing Axle-back
- CF front splitters
- CF rear diffuser
- Gloss black kidney grilles
- Matte black side grilles
- Smoked side indicators
- OEM F10 M5 Illiminated gear knob
- VMR VB3 "CSL Rep" wheels
- Brushed Steel 3M interior trim wrap
- CSL Brake kit
- "JLL" Intake
- CSL Style Boot Lid
- Wheel stud conversion
- Evolve tune
- Evolve "exhaust burble" tune
- Cat delete
- SAP delete
- Angel eyes












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Old 02-19-2016, 08:05 PM   #2
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Gorgeous ride man congrats.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:07 PM   #3
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Man love what you have done to it since you got it! Well done
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:12 PM   #4
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Gorgeous color!

the sky is the limit on what mods you can do.

But may I suggest:
carbon fibre centre console
alcantara handbrake
alcantara steering wheel
Clutch orifice valve delete
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:32 PM   #5
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Looks fantastic! Good to see Raj's car went to another owner here
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:41 PM   #6
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Wow! She's a beauty. Always loved that color red, especially on an M car
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Old 02-20-2016, 05:43 AM   #7
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Gorgeous ride man congrats.
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Man love what you have done to it since you got it! Well done
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Gorgeous color!

the sky is the limit on what mods you can do.

But may I suggest:
carbon fibre centre console
alcantara handbrake
alcantara steering wheel
Clutch orifice valve delete
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Looks fantastic! Good to see Raj's car went to another owner here
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Wow! She's a beauty. Always loved that color red, especially on an M car
Thanks all

Opti-coated the wheels today in hopes of repelling some unwanted brake dust lol. Turner solid rear subframe bushes along with a custom rear brace should be in next Saturday if all goes to plan. Been eyeing the BMW Performance aluminium handbrake lever to suit the trim and gear shift knob also.

Anyhow, here's some pictures of a small drive/meet I attended last Sunday with some fellow enthusiasts:






















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Old 02-20-2016, 07:45 AM   #8
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looks good man! where was the meet? I would've come if I can remember what I did last sunday!
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:02 AM   #9
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Love imola! Congrats!


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Old 02-21-2016, 01:17 AM   #10
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looks good man! where was the meet? I would've come if I can remember what I did last sunday!
West Pymble I believe, was a great turnout.

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Old 02-22-2016, 09:08 PM   #11
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Hey mate. Install the solid mounts yet?
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:05 AM   #12
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Hey mate. Install the solid mounts yet?
Not yet, hopefully this Saturday along with a custom made rear brace.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:03 AM   #13
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Saw Aarons snapchat of your car haha..
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:15 AM   #14
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Stunning car, nice pics aswel btw.................
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:18 PM   #15
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these cars look sick!!!
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:04 AM   #16
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Saw Aarons snapchat of your car haha..
Ahaha yeah.. He was quite keen

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Stunning car, nice pics aswel btw.................
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these cars look sick!!!
Cheers

Added an intake yesterday made by a local up in QLD equivalent to K&N/AFE - needless to say, it sounds super sexy under load
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:35 AM   #17
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:42 AM   #18
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Brought the old girl along to the ///M Club Australia NSW Dyno Day with around 20 other members at Advan Performance Auburn. Safe to say, she made insane power in comparison to other E46 M3's on the day which were averaging around 196rwkw (262rwhp) - seems this car either has a freak motor or has just been meticulously maintained, resulting in 218rwkw (293rwhp), was quite chuffed with that result to say the least In comparison, the next highest powered E46 M3 was a modified a little bit more than mine with an Evolve tune, 4.10 gear ratios, exhaust, intake making 205rwkw (274rwhp).

Here's some pictures from the day:





































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Old 03-06-2016, 09:05 AM   #19
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Monster power!
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Old 03-06-2016, 02:36 PM   #20
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Nice ride has all the key specs
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