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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-20-2019, 04:46:13 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

What about a used 997 Turbo? ZL1 and GTR are bigger than an e60 M5 lol. M2 at least has similar dimensions as an e46.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-18-2019, 11:27:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Varis (VRS) Diffuser

These varis diffusers look so much nicer than the agt. If they really are tunnel tested, even better! Worth the price difference if you’re looking to get a rear diffuser.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-17-2019, 06:13:28 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

I agree, smg is rubbish. But let’s be real, convertible e46 m3 is the least desireable model out there, by far. Even now, an smg zcp sells for a premium. SMG model with nice color combo sells for a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-17-2019, 05:01:54 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,158
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Input on possible CSL bumper and trunk creation

Will one come out for those of us that already swapped out the Kevlar? Can’t believe it took this long, but we may finally have a worthy csl bumper replica!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-17-2019, 01:52:57 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Which e46 will hit $50k? Your convertible?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 11:35:58 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

E46 m3 was “expensive” once. M2 will also go up in value once it hits rice bottom, like e46 has. Not really good way of looking at this. Any new car will depreciate.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-15-2019, 06:46:00 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

You brought up the Miata
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 04:27:45 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

What I meant by compromise, is the intended design of the car. The 2series or M2 was originally designed to seat 4 comfortably, high roofline for spacious feel, nice comfy seats for family trips, and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 01:20:53 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

You just described 0.001% of the members with that example m3 lol. Most are new owners that got the sub $10k craigslist m3 special.

On a serious note, If I was to keep my m3 I wouldn’t even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-12-2019, 06:28:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Paulo M
Re: AGTStyling rear under diffuser question

Iím not denying a rear diffuser can add downforce. The AGT is a tweaked replica of the varis. It was designed/molded in some guyís garage overseas (initially). The Miata, with whatever diffuser they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-12-2019, 05:50:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Paulo M
Re: AGTStyling rear under diffuser question

You’ll only get speculations and race car bro-science answers here. Big name performance shops don’t have access to wind tunnels etc, let alone random dudes on car forum. Buy it if you like how it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-12-2019, 05:27:01 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

Have you driven a car you think feels better than your e46 m3?

Iím afraid of driving a 997 gt3, bcs I may start thinking my m3 is shit lol. But thatís all speculations on my end.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-11-2019, 05:34:44 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

At least you can admit it. This is why I try to limit my inputs on things I’ve never experienced first hand.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-10-2019, 11:50:26 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 24,572
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I sell my e46 for M2?

New M5 making more headlines in just a few months than the previous M5 did the entire 7yrs. Previous gen M5 is already forgotten lol. Although, new m5 looks like a mix between a Buick and camry.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-10-2019, 10:28:52 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 98,345
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Skillzo's Boosted Interlagos Build Thread

Probably the best your car has looked. Those wheels usually look too “jdm” for my taste, but the aggressiveness of your car and color combo makes it work well
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-10-2019, 07:24:19 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,310
Posted By Paulo M
Re: The GOOD_M3 2.0 E46 M3 Build/Journal

Mmm liner looking great. Reminded me to replace my scuffed up ones
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-10-2019, 07:21:14 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Jun-09-2019, 02:08:03 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Stumbled upon some old pictures of my car and figured I'd share. This was back in 2011-13, young and dumb days. Still looks awesome considering.

My first set of wheels are Kinesis F110. Very rare...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-08-2019, 05:22:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-07-2019, 04:26:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Poll: Angel Eyes vs DRL

Post a pic of your car. Let us see what your setup looks like
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-06-2019, 04:54:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,914
Posted By Paulo M
Re: What gas do you use, does it matter?

I've never gone out of my way to find special gas stations for my e46, as long as I use 93. My injectors were perfect after 8yrs when I sent them out for rebuild. And I've used some shady gas...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-06-2019, 04:37:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Wheel studs and spacers

You're fine. The shortest studs I see for sale are 56mm, which are meant for 10mm spacers. They sell studs up to 90mm I believe, for 20mm+ spacers
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-06-2019, 12:30:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,310
Posted By Paulo M
Re: The GOOD_M3 2.0 E46 M3 Build/Journal

Never a good starting point with mismatched tires to compare, regardless of brand. But yea, PS4 are great when I ran them on my previous car
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jun-05-2019, 11:29:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,310
Posted By Paulo M
Re: The GOOD_M3 2.0 E46 M3 Build/Journal

Looks awesome man. Glad you went with the factory csl tire sizes, looks better that way.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-30-2019, 02:55:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Current state and the future of Status Gruppe

Oh boy

On a serious note, I hope you do get your order soon.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-30-2019, 01:48:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Current state and the future of Status Gruppe

This goes for all businesses, including the ones that do right for the customers
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-29-2019, 12:06:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Current state and the future of Status Gruppe

Whatís 20% good for, if youíll never get the order lol
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-28-2019, 09:57:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Current state and the future of Status Gruppe

sorry to hear of your troubles, but at this point you have yourself to blame as well. Too many posts here and Facebook, warning consumers.

I suggest you get with your bank or PayPal for the...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, May-28-2019, 07:19:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,310
Posted By Paulo M
Re: The GOOD_M3 2.0 E46 M3 Build/Journal

Such awesome upgrades and refresh. My favorite type of upgrades are those subtle and minor ones
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-27-2019, 03:49:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Paulo M
Re: anyone running 7.5mm spacers with hub extenders?

10mm spacers come hubcentric as well
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-27-2019, 03:43:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Paulo M
Re: anyone running 7.5mm spacers with hub extenders?

You’re overthinking for no reason. Run a 10mm spacer.
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-25-2019, 07:26:28 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Thanks, and same to you. Only thing I want now is an ESS supercharger. Wonít be happening anytime soon lol
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-25-2019, 02:50:20 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Perks of living in Wilmington, Beach right around the corner

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47929356263_bd671455e4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2mtMr)fullsizeoutput_51...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-25-2019, 02:47:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,112
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Whipple 175AX boost_engineering

Umm this is pretty interesting. Looking forward to seeing and reading reviews of this

I know whipple type SC can deliver power down low, but don’t they lack peak hp? I know for the 350z/370z...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-25-2019, 02:32:02 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Quick look at my depo smoked led side markers. Loving them so far, they match the front factory corner amber lights. They turn on when I unlock the car, for some reason (very cool feature imo). Dark,...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-25-2019, 02:25:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Thanks. Although the all black is tricky to pull off as itís easy to make the car look dull and cheap. I second guessed myself a few times as well lol. However with the extra steps are taken, they...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, May-24-2019, 11:29:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,158
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 - The Rise Of The Phoenix - Py/Kiwi

Top 5 cleanest m3 in the forum. Perfect color as well. Love this car
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-24-2019, 11:15:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,021
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Driving or working on

This is what I meant as well in my original post. I get full satisfaction with the simple and easy diy. But I get just as much satisfaction paying a reputable shop/tech to get the big stuff done.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-24-2019, 04:26:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,021
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Driving or working on

Modifying, maintaining, and looking at the finished product is more fun than actually driving. The enjoyment from the drive relates back to my choice of modifications anyway. Whether it’s the...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, May-24-2019, 01:01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Idle Noises

Intimidating idle you got there
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-23-2019, 07:02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Paulo M
Re: dual resonator vs. straight pipe section 1

Quite the opposite lol. Although dual resonators wonít get rid of rasp either, itíll only help vs straight pipes
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-22-2019, 08:07:35 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Yeaaaa man, these wheels are awesome! They look so aggressive with nice meaty tires.

The specs we got is spot on! I canít see how people run 9.5 +22 up front!? Iím barely clearing with a +35.
Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-22-2019, 12:49:12 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Got accepted to compete in Springest 2019 in VA Beach. If any of you are coming, come say whatís up. I honestly donít even care about the competition aspect, just wanted my car indoors for cool pics...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, May-19-2019, 02:10:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Depo Smoked corner lights and smoked led side markers:
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190519/60eaa53b437ef231ea1f53bc42e303a9.jpg

I’ve had crystal corners and non led smoked side markers...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-17-2019, 04:13:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-17-2019, 03:45:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My Cinnamon interior for your M-Texture or Black interior

You’re not crazy, Black is a better interior for LSB imo. Try to get additional $ on top of black tho as cinnamon is worth more than black
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-17-2019, 02:47:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Paulo M
18mm, 15mm, 10mm, 10mm, 5mm wheel spacers

Selling as a set, spacers only no bolts. All have under 1k miles and in great condition (just dirty in the pic).

$85 shipped
$70 picked up in Wilmington NC
...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, May-17-2019, 02:35:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Rajvosa's AW E92 M3

Fuuuck nice e92 m3! These are probably the best value car you can buy today. So much car for the $. I never fell in love with this car with the 6spd, the dct really matches well with the motor.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-16-2019, 04:08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Rear shock mount reinforcement

Thatís a huge price jump tho lol
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, May-15-2019, 12:26:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Photo Session

Such a beautiful car!
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, May-14-2019, 11:47:31 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 1,005,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: APEX Wheels Photo Thread

Yea, Wilmington NC. I was on that group chat, not sure if Iím still on there tho
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Tue, May-14-2019, 10:18:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Dixis Strut Bar finally

Would love this to match my muffler. Such a nice piece
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-14-2019, 06:39:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Paulo M
Thinking of selling (opinions wanted)

That is true, looks are subjective.

I just remember seeing a lot of threads and articles calling them ugly when my friend was looking to buy. Chris Bangle is considered a failure because of his...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, May-14-2019, 06:13:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,045
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Obioban's i3 babymobile

Love this car. Not many electric cars out there that look good outside of Teslas. Although this one has a more unique look, in a good way.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-14-2019, 04:37:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Thinking of selling (opinions wanted)

Well it’s considered by most people as an ugly car. The M5 is ugly too but it makes more sense as it’s a big sedan (big brute). A big coupe that is considered ugly isn’t as appealing. My friend had...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-14-2019, 12:27:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Thinking of selling (opinions wanted)

C63 S coupe is nicest looking today imo. Much more comfortable and you get new tech. The look and sound will attract attention from the right crowd. Bigger and more of a true GT car than the e46 m3.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-14-2019, 12:22:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Underdrive pulleys - stiff steering

If it’s that big of a change, then there’s something wrong. Install, bad part, or other worn items. I drove mine to the shop to have mine done and drove home immediately after install. Noticeable but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-14-2019, 03:30:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Underdrive pulleys - stiff steering

Curious why you installed under drive pulleys without knowing this as an outcome. It’s one of the main reasons people go with them.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-13-2019, 06:05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,732
Posted By Paulo M
Re: FYI: Center Console Prices Jumped 3x

One more reason to be extra careful in your m3. The center consoles aren’t too bad to keep in great condition as long as you have some awareness.

Don’t feel too bad paying the new price if you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-13-2019, 03:34:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Does anyone think much of the factory ďpremiumĒ 19ís?

Now this man really loves his oem 19ís :thumbsup2: takes full commitment to spend the premium on a brand new set knowing the wheelís limits
Forum: Member Journals Mon, May-13-2019, 03:16:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Much appreciated. The chrome grills do look great, it keeps things from being washed out up front. Helps break things apart, easier to distinguish the details of the front end.

With that said,...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sun, May-12-2019, 11:29:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sun, May-12-2019, 04:29:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ZCP to EC7 wheels

Thanks man. Iím actually not a fan of overly concave wheels, reason I prefer the arc8ís over these. Unfortunately these will do, to clear my bbk. I actually plan to powdercoat these in gloss black in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-12-2019, 02:40:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Does anyone think much of the factory ďpremiumĒ 19ís?

There’s little interest bcs most of them are beat and curbed to hell nowadays. Add in the fact they cost a whole lot more than ZCP’s new. Also factor in its impossible to replicate the finish (few...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sun, May-12-2019, 04:17:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ZCP to EC7 wheels

Thanks Tbone! Very happy with the whole sinister vibe
Forum: Member Journals Sun, May-12-2019, 12:16:26 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

I had ECS ones prior to this. Those will fit great
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-11-2019, 11:37:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

No, theyíre gloss black from Bimmerworld. Thanks
Forum: Member Journals Sat, May-11-2019, 11:21:43 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Finally got chrome black grills. This is the 3rd set I bought, need to stop selling them when I switch back to chrome.
...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sat, May-11-2019, 11:07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Paulo M
ZCP to EC7 wheels

Never thought Iíd run 18ís on my m3, but here I am. Finally got the grills to finish off the look and figured Iíd share. Unedited pics
...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, May-09-2019, 05:37:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,929
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My CSL wannabe.

I had my cf splitters clear bra’d as well. Did my cf roof too. Sooo worth it. My bumper is chipped to hell while my splitters are minty lol. Next front end repaint I’ll clear bra the whole bumper too
Forum: Member Journals Thu, May-09-2019, 05:35:00 PM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 712,251
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

So is reliability not a concern anymore with these new electric cars? I love the way the i3 looks inside and out. Big fan of technological progression in general.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-09-2019, 03:14:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Time to Sell the M3?

It’s hard to mess up finding a 2014+ model car with your requirements.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-08-2019, 01:32:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hartge M3 E46 thoughts on car?

hartge, Hamman, and ac shnitzer made some ugly parts for our cars
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-08-2019, 04:34:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,165
Posted By Paulo M
Re: New karbonius autoclave

You mean grandma’s lawn
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-07-2019, 06:38:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Paulo M
Re: LSB wrap

$10k range to do it right. Pretty much, just buy a true LSB.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 07:54:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,477
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Ecs vs bimmerworld vanos line?

Or just buy the updated factory hardline.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-06-2019, 07:45:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Paulo M
Re: LSB wrap

Clean example LSB’s aren’t hard to find, but like you said come at a premium. If you want premium example m3’s, expect to pay premium prices.

I’ve seen an LSB wrapped e46 m3 at a local meet. By...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, May-06-2019, 06:00:36 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Awesome! I just picked up the exact same paint. Bought another filter cover as I didnít want to sand/prep my old one.

Edit: thanks for this tip. This paint is perfect match and finish! ...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, May-06-2019, 01:42:43 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Good to know yours held up. I’ll have to look for that and repaint mine. After letting it dry over night, finish looks a lot more factory even with gloss black but I’d prefer the trim paint you used....
Forum: Member Journals Mon, May-06-2019, 05:33:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Cabin Air Filter Cover Paint: I replaced my cover twice now. Both times they lasted less than a year before theyíre faded. Instead of replacing I decided to paint using some left over rattle cans I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, May-04-2019, 12:43:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By Paulo M
Re: 10 Years of Driving Joy - Owners 10 Year Review of the E46 M3

Do they even do this anymore? Bikini girls posing on cars? Feels so early 2000ís.

Good thread op. I remeber seeing some of those pics some time back.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 06:34:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Surge/Stutter/bucking issue

This fixed my bucking/stuttering.

Check your tps sensor as well. Mine didn’t trigger the light but the code was there. This, in a different incident made my car stutter and drive like crap
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 06:31:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,696
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quite Exhaust Thread

I had one of these. Far from quiet. Itís quiet from outside but drones worse than my SCZA exhaust inside. The noise change isnít linear either, it goes from silent-boomy-silent. The boomy part is in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-01-2019, 01:36:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By Paulo M
Re: HK Sound System

They sound good, if speakers aren’t blown. Even in today’s standard, they’re good. Mine was amazing when I first got my car. Few years later, sounded terrible bcs speakers went.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 06:50:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,266
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Are all the cheap manual coupes gone?

370z or G37 if you need back seats
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 06:47:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,266
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Are all the cheap manual coupes gone?

Bcs we can afford to own one. It’s fun if $ isn’t an issue for fixing things

I have a few ricer friends buying old rx7’s, just to end up borrowing their parents cars for months/years bcs the rx7...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 05:23:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,266
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Are all the cheap manual coupes gone?

Harsh but true

E46 m3’s are old bmw’s with major issues from factory. If initial costs is already concerning, then it ain’t the car for you. At least right now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-30-2019, 01:34:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,165
Posted By Paulo M
Re: New karbonius autoclave

I think Mclaren showed their process as well. I don’t think they autoclave their cf panels from what they showed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-29-2019, 04:25:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,165
Posted By Paulo M
Re: New karbonius autoclave

No, only for their smaller pieces. I asked this myself and they didnít have the equipment big enough for the roof.

The autoclave will smoothen out any minor dips or pin holes a non autoclave will...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Apr-28-2019, 01:48:57 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

I don’t blame you, I said the same the past 7yrs. I’ve ran so many aftermarket wheels, none made it past 1month before going back to my ZCP’s. We'll see how long these last.
...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Apr-27-2019, 10:47:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Thanks again bro

I just wish I can capture what Iím seeing in person into a picture lol. It looks so much more aggressive live. If youíre already thinking 19ís look too big, then itís time to make...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sat, Apr-27-2019, 06:09:06 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 1,005,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: APEX Wheels Photo Thread

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40753461213_bd9979a0d6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/256f9bZ)DSC02505 (https://flic.kr/p/256f9bZ) by Paulo E (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144783499@N03/), on Flickr...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Apr-27-2019, 05:57:24 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

So, stepping out of my comfort zone here and traded my ZCP wheels for some 18" EC7's. Never been a fan of 18's until I went all out with the cf exterior. ZCP wheels started to look a bit too...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Apr-27-2019, 11:09:46 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

The shop painted it on. Thanks
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Apr-26-2019, 09:28:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Teaser pic until I get time to take better photos

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190426/c20ff551695e8f3fc142e1ae88327c78.jpg


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Forum: Member Journals Fri, Apr-26-2019, 09:27:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Lol were you the one getting all those texts last night of my car? Thanks man


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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Apr-24-2019, 07:12:25 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Beautiful weather tonight and decided to wash the car. Sorry for the low lighting/quality iPhone camera shoot.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvdJ_XurUu8&feature=youtu.be

all angles...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Apr-24-2019, 07:08:01 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Thanks a lot man! Loving the progress of your m3 as well


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-20-2019, 12:42:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Alpine Double Din Install

Your interior pulls off that headunit very well. Black seats and trim makes it look uniformed. Must be nice to have new tech in this car.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Apr-19-2019, 02:04:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Floor mat anchors: Saw this idea from a fellow member on here. My floor mats have always moved towards the pedals. Iíve replaced them twice now since I rip through the weak Velcro design. Now with...
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