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Kwakjoe Tue, Oct-31-2017 12:53:20 AM

Joe's Street/Track build thread
 
2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Brown M3 Coupe
-SMG
-Power/Heated seats
-Sunroof
-PDC
-HK Sound system

Car weight as of 20190318 (half tank/no driver): 3260lbs

Drivetrain
-Full Beisan Systems Vanos Rebuild
-WPC treated OE bearings
-CAE shifter
-Megan Headers
-OE Sect1 w/ AR20
-Dinan muffler
-Eventuri Intake
-Buildjournal Tune
-Catch Can
-BW High Pressure VANOS line
-ECS reinforced water line
-SS clutch line

Suspension
-Subframe Reinforced by TC Design
-TC Kline D/A Dampers revalved by PSi for 20% stiffer spring rate
-392lb 60mm id 7in Swift Springs (Fronts)
-750lb 2.25in id 5in Eibach Springs (Rears)
-Vorshlag 60mm Camber plates
-Turner Motorsport Front sway bar
-Ground Control 2.25 Articulating Weight Jacks
-TCKline Monoball RSM
-Swift spring sheets
-Ground Control Adjustable Endlinks
-Ground Control Race RTABs
-Rogue Engineering Transmission Mounts
-BMW strut reinforcement

Brakes
-Castrol SRF
-Stoptech C43 big brake kit
-332x32 front rotors
-320x32 rear rotors
-SR33 race pads
-Hard Motorsport clubsport brake duct kit

Wheels/Tires
-Apex 70mm wheel stud
-Volk Racing TE37 OG Bronze 18x10 + Sumitomo HTR ZIII 275/35/18
-Apex ARC8 Silver 17x10 + Nitto NT01 275/40/17

Exterior
-CSL Rep Diffuser
-Paint-matched reflectors
-Black kidney/side grills

Interior
-Sparco Evo2
-Imola door cards
-Brey-Krause mounts with power sliders
-Schroth Profi II 6 Point harness
-Kirk Roll bar
-Element Fire extinguisher w/ roll bar mount
-E9X Rear view mirror
-OMP pedals
-Renown steering wheel w/ Rogue Engineering QR and OMP hub adapter

Misc.
DEKA 20XL battery (15lbs)
BSW speakers

Future plans
-Z3 steering rack
-Weld-in half cage
-LeatherZ gauges


Purchase
After a year and half of searching, I finally decided to pull the trigger and purchase a 2003 (not 2003.5) Steel Gray/Cinnamon Brown M3 with SMG, 126k miles on October 19, 2017. It had the rod bearing recall done at 22k, besides that not much else. The car came with 219 wheels off E92 M3, 90mm race studs, BC Coilovers (BR series), SMG CSL Flash. Here's what it looked like the morning after the purchase:

https://preview.ibb.co/b4UUi6/1.jpg

Pictures from the first couple weeks of ownership:

https://preview.ibb.co/jaUr0w/interior1.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/mTw4Lw/interior2.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/kwR9i6/2.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/nKG3Am/4.jpg

Kwakjoe Tue, Oct-31-2017 01:01:38 AM

Re: Joe's 2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Journal
 
Maintenance
Every 5000
Oil change - 138,000

Inspection I - 30k
Engine oil -138,000
Diff fluid - 127,290
Transmission fluid - 135,600
Engine air filter - 129,200
Cabin air filter - 127,600
Valve adjustment - 127,500
Fuel system cleaner - 127,600

Inspection II - 60k
Engine oil -138,000
Diff fluid - 127,290
Transmission fluid - 135,600
Engine air filter - 129,200
Cabin air filter - 127,600
Valve adjustment - 127,500
Fuel system cleaner - 127,600
Coolant flush - 130,300
Power steering flush - 128,000
Fuel filter - 128,000
Spark plugs - 135,000
RSM/RTAB - 127,800
Giubo - 127,800
Transmission mounts - 128,000

100k miles
Fuel injectors - 130,300
Belt replacement - 127,600
Belt idler - 127,600
FCAB - 128,000
Engine mount - 128,000
Radiator - 130,300
Thermostat - 115,000
Water pump - 115,000
Fan clutch - 130,300
Coolant hoses - 130,300
Alternator - ?
Fuel pump - ?
Coil pack - 135,000
CPV O-ring - 127,600
Upper chain guide/tensioner - 127,500

5 years
Battery - 02/2019

Big Maintenance
VANOS - 127,500
Rod bearings - 137,200
Subframe - 128,000

legacyej25 Tue, Oct-31-2017 03:44:39 AM

Re: Joe's 2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Journal
 
Nice ride, looking forward to your thread developing!

TboneM3 Tue, Oct-31-2017 04:57:59 AM

Re: Joe's 2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Journal
 
My favorite ext/int color combo, enjoy!

Kwakjoe Thu, Nov-02-2017 12:35:55 AM

Re: Joe's 2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Journal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by legacyej25 (Post 1067739412)
Nice ride, looking forward to your thread developing!

Yeah, you and me both!

Quote:

Originally Posted by TboneM3 (Post 1067739429)
My favorite ext/int color combo, enjoy!


Thanks man, same for me here. It's either this or Interlagos Blue with Imola/Cinnamon/Kiwi

Kwakjoe Thu, Nov-02-2017 06:23:02 AM

Re: Joe's 2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Journal
 
Updated with pictures of the interior. Also have new stud conversion kit coming soon because old ones are starting to come loose. Getting rear fenders rolled soon because it still rubs slightly when I hit big bumps. Making an appointment to get the rear diffuser repainted soon as well!

https://preview.ibb.co/jaUr0w/interior1.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/mTw4Lw/interior2.jpg

Kwakjoe Fri, Nov-10-2017 08:09:11 PM

Re: Joe's 2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Journal
 
Just ordered transmission fluid kit from ECS and currently organizing a VANOS overhaul with DanAvoN7 for later this month. Trying to catch up on the maintenance before the mods start rolling in :hattip:

Kwakjoe Tue, Nov-21-2017 06:23:46 AM

Re: Joe's 2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Journal
 
Installed Eventuri Intake (Thanks Tyler!) Excuse the lighting, it was late and I have terrible lighting in my garage

https://image.ibb.co/b43Sv6/before.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/iRBEa6/engine.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/d0ZBNm/after.jpg

Then I did some preventive maintenance

https://image.ibb.co/dXCLF6/diff.jpg


Here's how she sits now :drool:

https://image.ibb.co/faUd2m/pretty.jpg

TboneM3 Tue, Nov-21-2017 06:29:07 AM

Re: Joe's 2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Journal
 
Looking good Joe :thumbsup2: Glad the Eventuri went to a good home :)

Kwakjoe Tue, Nov-21-2017 06:38:47 AM

Re: Joe's 2003 Steel Gray/Cinnamon Journal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TboneM3 (Post 1067749274)
Looking good Joe :thumbsup2: Glad the Eventuri went to a good home :)

Thanks man! You really hear the difference with the intake. Eventually I want to get the CSL airbox, but for now this is more then enough.


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