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Forum: Member Journals Wed, May-22-2019, 08:07:35 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 220
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, May-17-2019, 03:45:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
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: 220
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: 3
Views: 175
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: 264
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: 843
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: 2,102
Views: 1,002,537
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: 326
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: 818
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: 22
Views: 810
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: 818
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: 818
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: 412
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: 412
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: 1,694
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: 1,016
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 388
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Sun, May-12-2019, 04:29:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
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: 1,016
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: 276
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 276
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: 24
Views: 1,366
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: 2,800
Views: 710,253
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: 938
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: 799
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: 3,121
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: 619
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: 1,312
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: 619
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 1,644
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: 405
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: 83
Views: 3,241
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: 741
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: 2,236
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: 2,236
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: 2,236
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: 3,121
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: 3,121
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 2,102
Views: 1,002,537
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Apr-26-2019, 09:27:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,815
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


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Apr-24-2019, 07:12:25 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,815
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: 140
Views: 12,815
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

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


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-20-2019, 12:42:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
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: 140
Views: 12,815
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...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-18-2019, 08:28:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,241
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quite Exhaust Thread

Any reason you’re dead set on an aftermarket muffler? Why not just stick w/ stock and install nicer tips?

You’re not gaining any power or benefiting from noticeable weight savings (if any) from...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Thu, Apr-18-2019, 01:52:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Dixis exhaust sound clips

Lmao wtf, funniest shit Iíve read in a while. Iíve never noticed, Iím kind of scared to see that lol.

And thanks. Itís so hard capturing exhaust notes. Iíll have to reshoot soon with my Sony RX...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 04:46:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,165
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Parts - OEM vs aftermarket. Brands to go for or avoid?

I think it also depends on what part youíre replacing. Water pump, control arm etc, Iíll go oe as you guys say. If itís a trunk shock, bolts, or window seals Iíll get whatever is cheapest.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 02:21:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,525
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Thoughts on the CSL Market

Iím talking about well known journalists as well. They all compare the new M cars to the CSL. Look at all the new M2 competition videos, ďis this as good as the CSLĒ. Nobody compares them to GTS.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 02:55:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,525
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Thoughts on the CSL Market

It is interesting that the CSL remains the halo car for bmw. The e92 GTS didn’t even come close to taking its place. Or whatever csl variant they have for the M4.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-16-2019, 07:05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By Paulo M
ZCP wheels for EC-7

Traded: please delete
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-16-2019, 06:37:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,525
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Thoughts on the CSL Market

Even if we can get our peasant non-csl m3 down to 3,200lbs, that’s already a win in terms of csl driving dynamics/enjoyment. Add in the 6mt a lot of us have...

3,200lb e46 m3 with full interior,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-15-2019, 06:31:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By Paulo M
Apex Rim choices!

19x9/10 with 245/275 and no rubbing

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac23/JPE0823/BFFF3C40-8325-436D-A6F2-A9996DB56BEB_zpsqnoyhjjw.jpg...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-15-2019, 12:05:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,973
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Short shifter

30% AS was notchy as hell with my zcp knob. They’re perfect with the stock broomstick
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-14-2019, 06:14:37 PM
Replies: 5,220
Views: 467,453
Posted By Paulo M
Do you take cell phone pics of your m3 constantly Cell phone snapshot thread

Just moved in my new apt for school. End parking like a boss, praying I donít get door dings. If anyone in Wilmington NC wanting to chill hit me up
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-14-2019, 05:45:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,525
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Thoughts on the CSL Market

Once it becomes legal to import, demand will go up along with the price. lol why do you think some of those CSL owners stored their cars to preserve? To cash in once everyone in the US can buy one. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-14-2019, 12:10:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,525
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Thoughts on the CSL Market

I think what he’s trying to say is, a csl can be replicated to the point it would feel less exclusive/special. You import a true csl and it becomes lost in the sea of csl replicas.

Compare that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 04:50:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,525
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Thoughts on the CSL Market

SMG won’t kill the csl bcs it’s collector status and could be swapped to manual if truly desired. CSL rarity and cult status would definitely command a huge premium 8yrs from now.

Personally I...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Apr-11-2019, 10:52:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,941
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Jixer77 06 Jet Black ZCP

The oem trunk is a thing of beauty. I really do miss the original non csl look at times, especially seeing a clean one like yours
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-11-2019, 04:58:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Headlight Lens for 06 Xenon

Damn it I just replaced mine and I don’t know which one I bought lol
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-11-2019, 04:55:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Paulo M
Re: anyone else have a hole in their wheelwell?

I don’t have that hole in my wheelwell, if I recall. I’d plug that up
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 03:40:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,870
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Karbonius CSL airbox sounds UNREAL

Sounds nice as hell man
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 12:43:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,226
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Will these covers fit older HK systems?

Any particular reason? I prefer the look of the newer style as it’ll compliment my aluminum trim, but I have an 03
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-08-2019, 07:15:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Driftworks Gets Their V10 M3 Back!

Can the previous owner do that? He already bought the car back, so he should be able to talk about how neglected it was I’d assume
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Apr-08-2019, 05:58:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My OEM+ Interlagos

Never realized how thick those shark fin gaskets are. Nice start to your build op
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Apr-07-2019, 02:43:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Paulo M
Re: After not driving the M3 all winter...

Nice daily op. I too enjoy comfortable, reliable, and fuel efficient modern compact cars for 90% of my driving. And Iím talking year-round, not just winter.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-06-2019, 04:37:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Headers/Exhaust Recs

Iíd rather go euro headers than Megans myself
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-03-2019, 04:37:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,343
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 4:10 gearing Mod

Ugh this would annoy me too. I actually think stock gearing is pretty short compared to most sports cars I’ve driven. 1st gear is practically useless as is for me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-01-2019, 07:04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Parking brake, bearing, or diff noise?

Pinpointed it to the new pads making the noise, hopefully they just need to be worn in a bit more.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xy2Z-G0dwKM&feature=youtu.be
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-01-2019, 02:35:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 989
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Vorsteiner CSL trunk installed.

Nice job on the fitment. I can confirm, adjusting even the oe trunk is a huge pain. Wish vorsteiner didn’t have to stop making parts for our cars
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-01-2019, 01:52:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Paulo M
Parking brake, bearing, or diff noise?

Any idea what this could be? Sounds like squeaking/screeching noise from rear area. It’s speed/wheel rotation dependent and noticeable going 1-40mph driving next to sidewalks. Bearings were replaced...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-31-2019, 10:33:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-31-2019, 04:26:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Paulo M
Re: What to cover in engine bay when detailing?

Use aluminum foil to wrap the alternator and such. It’ll conform to the shape of whatever you’re trying to cover
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-30-2019, 10:22:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Diff rebuild needed?

This could be an easy and cheap option op. I put in too much fm booster in mine and made my car act funny on steep inclines when one wheel is off the ground (which didnít do prior).
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Mar-30-2019, 10:14:39 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 61,406
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Rob's '02 Tiag Street/Track Build

I love what you did with the csl wheels. What color is it? Been thinking of refinishing mine as well.
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Mar-30-2019, 09:55:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,288
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Quote the part when I told someone to change anything with their car on here. I’ll wait...

OP plans to go with silver wheels. He shares similar view with LSB in that aspect, and I acknowledged.
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Mar-30-2019, 08:21:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,288
Posted By Paulo M
Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

But imagine your car with oem ZCPís and chrome grills tho. Lol jk, yours does look clean. Props for pulling it off, def not the norm.

Two of my neighbors have LSB, both look closer to these than...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-29-2019, 11:34:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,288
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Silver wheels is a must on LSB, good call on that. Keep the oem grills too, LSB ends up looking cheap and dirty with black grills similar to dark wheels imo.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 07:16:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Need to have the MSDS of BC Racing BR Type Coilover for the E46 M3

Only for the past 2yrs or so has KW V1/2’s been talked down on. Prior, they were the go to choice dating back to the mid 2000’s. The only one that’s been consistently criticized is the H&R entry...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 05:21:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,047
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Input on possible CSL bumper and trunk creation

I sold my Sgt trunk which weighed nothing for oe csl. There may be a time where the oe csl will be tougher to find. I donít think thereís a substitute for most of us considering how easy and cheap...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Mar-28-2019, 11:57:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,815
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Finally swapped out my aluminum skid plate and put in the fuel filter/transmission plastic covers, since previous owner removed them.

My old skid plate bent from hitting something on the highway....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-27-2019, 12:34:57 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,847
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3: Favorite Wheel Setups

Almost necessary with black wheels to have nice contrasting bbk imo.

But those rgrís look sick in black!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-26-2019, 07:23:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Should I track my stock low miles m3?

If you want to track it then do it. If youíre only thinking of going bcs you feel pressured by the invite then no, unless youíre really curious about it as a potential hobby.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-26-2019, 12:04:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,847
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3: Favorite Wheel Setups

That white m3 looks nice as ****. I’ve been toying with the idea of 18’s. I used to be the biggest 18’s hater too
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Mar-25-2019, 11:21:28 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,815
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Found some older pics of the car. Went very low in these.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190325/2952a0d9fbb9bf4e784b8cb37686b10e.jpg...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Mar-25-2019, 10:38:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,921
Posted By Paulo M
Re: t3ddftw's 2006 Interlagos Blue/Cinnamon Journal

I thought I was ocd, youíre on another level. Great job on the car. That Jared guy could learn some pointers from this thread
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