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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-24-2020, 04:29:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Max safe RWHP for an Naturally Aspirated E46 M3

So you donít know if the cars you were looking at were NA or turboíd :lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-22-2020, 06:31:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,518
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Driftworks Gets Their V10 M3 Back!

Interesting, how much does this normally cost? Any reason why youíre stripping it? Please post pics and updates on the process if you can. I think itís cool.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-21-2020, 11:36:46 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,896
Posted By Paulo M
Re: PSA: know what you're getting into before buying a CSL style intake

Off topic, but saw these on fb today. Hamann csl style intake. Can utilize factory maf or delete. Never even seen these before.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-20-2020, 01:05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ZCP Wheel Refinish Chicagoland Area

I know, I ran ZCP’s for years. The guy I quoted was talking about stock 18’s if you look at the person he quoted.

ZCP paint process is also similar to shadow chrome. Black base coat and multiple...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-19-2020, 10:29:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ZCP Wheel Refinish Chicagoland Area

Thatís very cheap for 6 wheels and mount. Itís a tough job to refinish these shadow chrome paint, assuming it turned out well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-19-2020, 07:49:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,207
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

So you first got in an e92 m3 as a passenger and immediately fell in love? That interior is camry like, and the sound is so muted from inside stock.

F80 actually has an interior that looks great....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-19-2020, 04:26:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Wheel spacers

I too have run eBay spacers, since 2007. I’ve literally ran over 100 sets, for 20 different sets of wheels,..for fun in my younger days. From $200 project kics to $15 eBay spacers. They’ve all been...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-18-2020, 10:37:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Superprint Full exhaust review

Taco Bell ricers can’t afford them :shifty:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-18-2020, 10:06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Superprint Full exhaust review

Car looks good op. I’m sure it sounds great as well.

If you don’t feel the itch for a csl airbox then don’t sweat it. I’ve never wanted one myself, and still don’t. Go find an m3 w/ one and see...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-18-2020, 10:00:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,881
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Why won't my E46 M3 sell?

But, it kinda is lmao
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-18-2020, 06:28:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,881
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Why won't my E46 M3 sell?

Yea I think I remember that thread. He got on me for saying his car wasn’t all that special w/ grey interior and smg.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-18-2020, 06:19:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,207
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

What do you drive now?

Idk how daily driving an old bmw is cheaper if driven more :shifty: can only imagine what a cheap e46 w/ high mileage would look and feel like nowadays
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-18-2020, 01:14:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,207
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

It’s a shitty daily driver. It’s far from smooth, high sprung, and I don’t feel like shifting gears in downtown.

I also like to keep mine clean. Too many beat up and ugly e46’s on the road. Mine...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-17-2020, 04:24:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,881
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Why won't my E46 M3 sell?

Was it a blue m3?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-17-2020, 04:21:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,207
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

M2C

I canít do the standard m2, itís not special enough to me. Like some 235i m-sport. It does sound better tho.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 05:30:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,207
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

non biased side by side pics. M4 looking good in my eyes

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200116/458d57c639bdeb4c2b23fcff6a91cee3.jpg...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 05:24:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,207
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

M4 is also very light, all else considered. Much better chassis etc. It drives much smaller than it is. I drive an e39 and I might as well be driving a 7series with its long and plush feel.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 05:08:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,881
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Why won't my E46 M3 sell?

Low miles mean very little on a salvaged car. Actually it’s worse, as it was considered salvaged even in its highest value. Point of wanting low miles is for peace of mind or potential increase in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 02:43:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,881
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Why won't my E46 M3 sell?

Nobody with a 100k mile m3 with similar spec and ďcosmeticĒ condition would trade it for this rebuilt title. How many miles on your m3? Would you trade it for this rebuilt 68k mile car?

If the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 12:15:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,207
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 vs M4...driving feel?

:thumbsup2:

Last thing I want is add a performance car too similar to my e46 m3, when that time comes. Reason an r35 gtr is so appealing, total opposite of what I already have in the m3.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-15-2020, 10:40:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,881
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Why won't my E46 M3 sell?

He was confused then. He’s confused now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-15-2020, 06:29:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,881
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Why won't my E46 M3 sell?

$17k for a rebuilt title common spec e46 is laughable nowadays. Mods are fine, but not that great either.

In short, overpriced for a rebuilt title and this
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-12-2020, 01:38:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Recaro Max @ AMX Performance - Sportster CS Reupholstered Seats

Looks great. Canít wait to see them installed. Are the leather PRIMA NAPPA ZIMT 139?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-11-2020, 12:29:57 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,896
Posted By Paulo M
Re: PSA: know what you're getting into before buying a CSL style intake

$3100 is actually not bad for a Karbonius cf csl intake w/ hardware. Good and helpful thread!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-10-2020, 12:32:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,277
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL Manual - Autocar review

In their release, much more smg since itís uncommon to have paddle shifters in the early 2000ís. People who buy these cars new want the ďnewĒ thing.

Then the few original three pedal csl would be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-09-2020, 06:37:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,277
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL Manual - Autocar review

@ 6:25 my thoughts exactly. But for whatever reason, I’d want to keep the csl as original as possible w/ the smg.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-05-2020, 02:20:06 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 25,384
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

But look at the mods you mentioned compared to what TBone listed. I guess it comes down to where you think Cobra fits in.

vibratechnics mounts, gen 1 dynavin’s, DICE units, poly bushings and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-05-2020, 06:46:06 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 25,384
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

Those people were never happy, simply justifying a failed hype purchase (ex. SGT saga) and looking for acceptance in a car forum by making a review.

It’s a good idea to pay close attention to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-05-2020, 05:36:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Need some input on tire sizing

Run stock size tires if you stick with stagger. 275/35 on 9” is squish city. Sidewall flexing like a boss
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-05-2020, 02:44:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Under sump cover structural?

ďI made this part just to try outĒ :laughhard:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-03-2020, 11:56:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Paulo M
Wheels advice

Red with gloss black wheels is a nice contrast.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200103/84de62bc96e114bcd9b03b35e73835d2.jpg...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-03-2020, 11:31:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Wheels advice

Car has to be in great condition in and out. No faded trims or swirled paint, clean tires etc. Gloss black wheels tends to look nicer than matte or satin black as it shows off the lines better.

A...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-03-2020, 11:21:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By Paulo M
Re: 6MT to SMG, anybody did it?

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Thereís a video of the e60 m5 with dct. Youtuber Spencer filmed it for a bit. Pretty awesome for that e60
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Dec-31-2019, 02:25:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,441
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

I just used the maf cleaner I had laying around. The pressure from the spray in itself was enough to loosen the flap. Rag and old toothbrush to reach deep in the TB.

The car definitely feels...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-31-2019, 06:08:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

But a 20yr old 3series is no modern V12 lambo with scissor doors and 355 rear tires. Hardly comparable in terms of their purpose, or anything really. But to each their own.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-28-2019, 04:22:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Part check *fuel filler tube nut

Ahh bummer. Thanks guys. Guess Iíll see what I can use in its place
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-28-2019, 01:27:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Part check *fuel filler tube nut

Thatís how I got the plastic nut, based on the diagram itís #10 if Iím not mistaken.

Part# 51711958025


https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191228/adacc3dda13fb4ed788110359ac149a6.jpg

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-28-2019, 12:49:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Paulo M
Part check *fuel filler tube nut

Does anyone know what secures this tube? I bought a plastic nut (based on realoem) and it doesnít fit or is even threaded. Without the nut to hold the tube up, the rubber hose will come undone from...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Dec-27-2019, 05:50:50 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,441
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Winter break agenda: clean throttle bodies, ICV, and replace TPS next to the starter while the manifold is off.

Dirty as hell...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-25-2019, 03:42:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

You mean, we didnít get a ďtrueĒ e36 m3 in the US
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-25-2019, 02:52:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

Did we get one in the US? Lol Iíve never seen one. But thanks for the correction.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-25-2019, 02:19:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,518
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Driftworks Gets Their V10 M3 Back!

He’s mentioned he’s doing it for sentimental value. it’s the car that got him noticed. If it wasn’t for that, he probably wouldn’t bother with an e46 with the cars he has.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-25-2019, 12:22:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,741
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Recaro Sportster CS Discontinued

Did you find a good match cinnamon hide? Can’t wait to see this!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-24-2019, 11:20:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

I specifically said m3. It was strictly for e46 and ended there. E9x, f8x, and new m3 uses dct.

Look back a few pages or any previous smg threads. Dct is always brought up. Apparently it lacks...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-24-2019, 05:59:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

Thatís the thing Iím confused about. You call it ďhatersĒ but the person that started this thread is an smg owner looking to swap to 6spd. All threads that compare 6mt and smg have been initiated by...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-24-2019, 12:30:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,684
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Slicktop Surgery

I think the standard slicktop is a better look if sticking with factory bumper/trunk/diffuser (which I miss). The cf roof only looks good if you have the complete csl parts. Great job op.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-20-2019, 05:44:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

But, but fastest human shift is ~140ms according to you. Or does that only account for old BMW’s :shifty: those 997 gt3 owners can only wish their cars shifted like your smg!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-20-2019, 03:51:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

Damn right. Need the fastest shifts to beat frs and miatas! 997 gt3 owners be jealous of that fast clunky smg goodness :drool:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-20-2019, 03:19:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

I didn’t know faster shifts was the selling point in an old 330hp bmw sedan based coupe. Even bmw was like, smg? Nahhh dct :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-19-2019, 10:14:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

I didnít know we had to rev match to drive to grandmas house for the holidays. Should we wear race gloves too?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-19-2019, 09:38:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-19-2019, 08:53:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

I too defended smg, I even got into it with members here when I said I’d rather keep smg than swap it for manual years ago.

But then I drove a dct e92 and now f80, no way I’ll own an smg car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-19-2019, 08:48:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

I’ve never driven a DSG car, but based on this video it feels more “automatic” than an m3 dct. So based on this, the m3 should feel more engaging.

Even the m4 dct felt different from the e92 dct....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-19-2019, 08:38:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Wheel fitment question - 19x9.5 et 22 with 265/30/19 on the front

Too many variables to give a true answer to this. Some people say they don’t rub, but they really do on sharp turns. If you live in PA I’m sure there’s a few running the setup you want. I’d go check...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-19-2019, 08:28:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,848
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Quick SMG review from an inexperienced driver

So youíve never driven a modern car with dct? You should drive a DCT m4 then go back to an smg e46.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-19-2019, 08:07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Wheel fitment question - 19x9.5 et 22 with 265/30/19 on the front

Itís been a while, but Iím pretty sure I ran the KWís with it. Cleared the springs but not the liners. I ran around -2 camber and that didnít help.

19x9.5/10.5 +22/+17
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-19-2019, 07:56:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL Roof Questions

Are csl rails just for the look? I’m still using my factory ones since my car is jet black anyway.

Edit: just saw you got weight savings. I didn’t see anything under the rails that’s removal in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-19-2019, 07:52:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Wheel fitment question - 19x9.5 et 22 with 265/30/19 on the front

Pretty sure I ran 19x9.5+22 with my KW V2’s and did not rub the springs. It’s the +35 you need to worry about.

I did however rub the fender liners on sharp turns w/ 235/35. Ditched the wheels...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-18-2019, 02:40:08 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,463
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Input on possible CSL bumper and trunk creation

Dammit, why can’t this be 4yrs ago lol. Will there be a bumper designed for those of us that have already swapped out our Kevlar front?

I’m happy with my sgt, but I don’t want any sgt on my car....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-18-2019, 03:28:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,691
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Burbles/Flames- harmful to motor?

Haha this is my life right now. Surrounded by minimum wage ricers with beat up cars. I’m not even talking shit, being back in college I’m surrounded by it (mixed with kids with nice cars from rich...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-16-2019, 05:41:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,691
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Burbles/Flames- harmful to motor?

Every cobalt, mazda3, and 350z has one of these fart tunes. If their broke asses can risk it, I’m sure you can too. Do it!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-13-2019, 02:31:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,442
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Would you sacrifice transmission choice for Color Combos/Options?

Are they m3 owners?

If anything the smg “hate” is coming from smg owners themselves lol. I meet more smg owners talking about wanting to swap out their smg for a manual.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-13-2019, 01:29:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,442
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Would you sacrifice transmission choice for Color Combos/Options?

Haha true. Just saying, it makes sense “99%” of the “hate” comes from the internet,..on sites dedicated to e46 m3’s.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-13-2019, 01:16:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,442
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Would you sacrifice transmission choice for Color Combos/Options?

I mean, people arenít walking around in real life rambling about how clunky and unreliable smg are lol.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-13-2019, 01:13:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,320
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Vanos filter change???

Shhhh, let the people that donít want to pay for the full vanos preventative think that
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-12-2019, 03:32:50 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Porsche are known for sports cars followed by luxury ďgrocery gettersĒ

BMW are known for luxury ďgrocery gettersĒ followed by sports cars

Why would bmw follow a company known for catering to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-12-2019, 03:26:36 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

lol does that include the space inside the cabin? Iím sure you can fit a few bags on top of the comfy rear seats of the 2series
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-12-2019, 12:14:05 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Fair enough, guess weíll have to wait and see on the price.

In any case, I still donít get the comparison of a 2series or 3series to a Cayman and 911.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-12-2019, 12:05:51 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

M3 CS has an mrsp of $97k. Wouldn’t it be foolish for bmw to price the M2 cs at $90k?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 11:56:16 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

https://carbuzz.com/cars/bmw/m2-cs
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191211/4d63b025eda98d6fbe01a0bd8f4e6efc.jpg



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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 11:53:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Well itís stupid I agree, but I guess itís a niche thing. People also bought the M3 CS so there are buyers.

But comparing an m2 cs to a gt4 is like comparing an m3 CS to a GT3
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 11:48:01 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

M2 CS has an mrsp of $80k while gt4 is $100k. That’s still $20k difference, the price of a well kept e46 m3 or e92 m3.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 11:43:33 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Was looking more at the purpose of the car rather than price.

M2 CS is still designed to be a sporty “grocery getter” with nice luxury and sporty touch. GT4 was designed strictly to be a fun...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 10:13:16 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

The cheapest 2020 911 cost twice as much as a new M2 competition if I’m not mistaken
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 10:06:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

I’m seeing a lot of m3/m2 comparisons to 911’s and caymans (gt3/gt4 to be exact). Like, if a 911 does it a 3series should too, type of thing.

The platform of a 911 and Cayman are purposely built...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-11-2019, 05:01:52 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Are there turbo cars with “soul” (lol) to them? How come cars like the r34 gtr and 997 GT2 be such icons? Hell, the best Ferrari is arguably an F40, which is turbo.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-09-2019, 12:57:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,598
Posted By Paulo M
The day you picked it up picture thread

August 2011 morning after the 4hr drive to Charlotte and back to Durham. Came with ultra rare Kinesis F110 which I regrettably sold.
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-08-2019, 03:11:49 PM
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Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

But don’t vettes do this every generation? They’re the bang for the buck American sports car. Performance wise, C5, C6, and C7 was unrivaled for the $. They eventually become forgotten or hertz...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-08-2019, 12:14:29 PM
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Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

BMW is marketing to people that would buy their cars new (obviously). Most are corporate young professionals that just want the highest trim “it” car. Can’t blame bmw for that.

True Enthusiasts of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 09:42:43 PM
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Posted By Paulo M
Re: Cobra Nogaro picture thread!

I love how they match the stitching. If it’s this noticeable in pics, it must be really noticeable in person.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 07:24:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hood vents on e46

Deceiving pic. Clever guy. let Me guess, smg with grey interior
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 07:21:26 PM
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Views: 1,531
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hood vents on e46

And I can reply whenever I want :rofl3:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 07:17:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hood vents on e46

Forums are also for research. This noob Jared was just like you once, he was ran out of this forum. Eventually people will stop responding to your never ending threads for noob questions. I’m trying...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 07:15:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hood vents on e46

Post a pic of your car. I could use a chuckle
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 06:48:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hood vents on e46

In order to hate, You must have something I want . Based on your noob questions, you dont
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 06:44:52 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

I’m serious lol. It happens quite a lot actually. My friends with the shittiest cars are the biggest critics. They think they’re purists and any new hyped cars are “cookie cutter”.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 06:35:54 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

I just heard this kid at a meet say he would never trade his e46 m3 for a new M2c that parked next to him. I looked over the kid’s car, convertible smg with China wheels, rattle can green stock...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 03:01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,531
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hood vents on e46

Didn’t you just start a thread asking what front lip looks best? Then what angel eyes are? Do you know search
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 08:14:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best front lip for m3

Stickers and banners to represent the crew. Tri-M colors on the satin black grills. Topspeed muffler with extra blue tips. Oh and cf style or gloss black vinyl wrap on the roof. Oh sweet baby Jesus...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 04:04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best front lip for m3

Get the cheapest lip on eBay. Then plasti dip front grills in flat black to match. Should look clean
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 03:59:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

I don’t think anyone has said e46 is a faster and better handling car. Most comments have been strictly on looks.

But I do agree, lots of hate towards new cars throughout car community. I love...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 02:27:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Section 1: Resonator vs. Muffler

Just get catted section 1
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 01:50:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

Isnít the new Z4 the same as the new Supra? I wonder how those drive
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 01:45:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Gloss Black Wrapped Roof Opinions.

Minimum wage kids would call it, “cleaaan”

I don’t like vinyl wraps in exterior or interior. Like hiding a flaw on your car with an oversized sticker.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 04:39:03 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

I think the best looking modern bmw is the M6 gran coupe. Too bad they stopped making it. In person, I couldn’t find an angle where it looked bad.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 06:21:42 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,868
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW's 2020 version of an E46 M3 CSL

I like the m2, but the proportions are very chode like. Looks short and stubby lol. Borderline ďcuteĒ. Although Iíve seen aftermarket parts help with that.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-04-2019, 03:11:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,149
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-03-2019, 01:00:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,149
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Becker Headers

Hard to believe this design was a flop. And $500 is crazy cheap, almost want to buy it bcs of the cool design and install it lmao
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Dec-02-2019, 08:15:54 PM
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Views: 188,288
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Dec-02-2019, 03:47:00 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,441
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Road trip to the parents for the holiday. Decided to take some pics along the way.

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