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pawa_k2001 Fri, Sep-23-2011 02:23:11 PM

Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
Bought my car in September of 2010. Its a 2002 M3 Carbon Black with 28,300 miles. Car was bought from a middle aged gentlemen that thought that the "Sport" button added power and pushing the "DSC" button would destroy the car. All work on the car was down by a dealership.

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pawa_k2001 Fri, Sep-23-2011 02:23:34 PM

Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
Just to be on the safe side, I did the rear subframe reinforcement.

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Bought new tires, all new bushings(subframe, FCAB, RTAB), Turner RTAB limiters, ZCP brakes, stainless steel lines, Vorshlag camber plates and KW V2 coilovers.

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pawa_k2001 Fri, Sep-23-2011 02:26:41 PM

Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
I did have 2 problems. One being that the front tires lightly rub the springs. I will get 5mm spacers to fix that.

Second is the one that I am worried about. The nut that bolts the suspension from the top doesnt bolt all the way down. The picture shows the nut. It is tightened completely.

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/o...3/DSC_2620.jpg

pawa_k2001 Fri, Sep-23-2011 02:29:02 PM

Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
From my run at Tail of the Dragon. Next upgrade includes; new suspension, square setup, sway bars. The KW V2 coil overs are just to soft for my style of driving. On hard banked corners my car bottoms out and already ate through the top of my fender liner.

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Sinth Fri, Sep-23-2011 03:11:37 PM

Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
simply amazing man. I wish i had the mechanical know how to do all that to my car

Martin_BG Fri, Sep-23-2011 03:32:20 PM

Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
Nice and so clean ///M example you got there.. :thumbsup2:
Great mods so far....:thumbsup2:

M3ANMACHINE Fri, Sep-23-2011 04:27:34 PM

Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
Such a great Journal when so many things are DIY!

Love that you were able to do the subframe reinforcement in your garage!

pawa_k2001 Fri, Sep-23-2011 06:10:58 PM

Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
My new suspension came in today. Ordered them Wednesday and received them today, thanks Vorshlag! To bad my car is at the detailer. Should have everything installed and ready for the dragon(tail of the dragon) by next weekend. Its a AST 4100 GTS kit with 550lbs front and 650lbs rear springs.

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/o...3/DSC_5144.jpg

Vox Populi Fri, Sep-23-2011 08:52:37 PM

Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
holy crap.

nice job so far, man. looking forward to what you've got on tap.

IHatePosers Fri, Sep-23-2011 09:17:05 PM

Re: Paul's Form Follows Function Journal - 2002 E46 M3 Carbon Black
 
great journal so far!


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