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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 02:43:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Braun elite seats

Lmao it has “faux carbon fiber fabric backing”. That alone should tell you about it’s quality.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 06:12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Ebay $25 off $119+

Awww shieeet...

Went and got me some headlight lense lol.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-14-2018, 06:42:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Current state and the future of Status Gruppe

Funny this was created, when I’ve been getting nothing but delays and false updates when this thread was started. I suggest you start by not giving customers false timeframes on your products lead...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-12-2018, 10:56:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ECS sent me used Headliner?

No compensation at all. I talked to the manager, Chris over the phone. He seemed uninterested in talking to me with a tone like I’m bothering his lunch break or something.

He said they’ll do the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-12-2018, 04:40:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ECS sent me used Headliner?

Sigh, got my replacement headliner. Unfortunately, once again it has issues that I canít overlook. The fabric is in better shape than the last one (still has few oil like stains like before but Iíll...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-08-2018, 06:32:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,075
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CF CSL Style Intake with OEM MAF (Ebay (BS-Parts))

This is what I dont understand, there are actually proven options out there for cheaper than original csl intake. Why even bother to risk?

With csl bumper it’s understabdable bcs there’s really no...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-08-2018, 02:55:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,869
Posted By Paulo M
Re: SGT CSL Bumper What?

Because members love to hype up new “potential” producers for our cars. Then other members follow blindly and give biased innacurate reviews to justify their purchase. Proper csl bumper looks better...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Jul-07-2018, 01:01:32 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 26,754
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Tyler's "Better late than never" 2004 SG 6MT Slicktop Journal

Edit: nvm found correct part# 51718208646

So did you ever find this rubber seal? I looked and mine seems to have the exact tear. The part# on realoem is showing it’s discontinued.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-05-2018, 11:45:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,854
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL bootlid liner

Ecs sells them for $170 I think. They just recently started selling them.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jul-05-2018, 11:35:50 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 656,540
Posted By Paulo M
Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

They had two examples, they revised it with a newer one that matches better. Right is new version.

Picture and credit goes to forum member Twentyseven. The armrest is new genuine cinnamon leather...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jul-05-2018, 08:19:29 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 656,540
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Relicate, May have to see theirs. I contacted E3customs and their cinnamon hide was practically exact match both color, sheen, and grain with a new bmw nappa one.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jul-05-2018, 07:26:39 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 656,540
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Can’t wait, great job finding another seat option for us as I’ve never even seen a Nogaro review. From my research, they’re few lbs lighter than pp and the bolsters are lower. Their in-house custom...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 07:20:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,869
Posted By Paulo M
Re: SGT CSL Bumper What?

If AIT does make SGT bumpers....I wonder if they make their diffusers as well? If so great buy lol. Maybe AIT is a new option for us...for over half the price
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jul-05-2018, 07:14:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,250
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Slowly the parts are coming in for my next mod

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Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jul-05-2018, 07:11:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,250
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

So, I’ve noticed some creaking noise coming from my bootlid struts when opening. Figured I replace them since well, they’re 15yrs old.

Stabilus bootlid struts: got the pair new for $40 shipped on...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-05-2018, 06:58:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,854
Posted By Paulo M
CSL bootlid liner

For sale is my genuine csl liner. These brand new have to be cut to fit (at least the two I got) and I thought I cut a bit too much on the top right side. Got another one and same thing, top right...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jul-05-2018, 03:15:23 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 656,540
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Nice work, very interested in seeing it finished. Also want to see the seats. I contacted cobra as well, you may have persuaded me to go for similar route.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 03:13:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,411
Posted By Paulo M
Re: What options are there Currently) for CSL bumpers?

I donít recall if it said SGT on the box, it was years ago. But Iím pretty sure it didnít come in an AIT box as I would have looked it up.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 02:36:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,411
Posted By Paulo M
Re: What options are there Currently) for CSL bumpers?

Just saw that on Facebook. Pretty much, $180 straight from AIT for same exact part # bumper as Sgt. Curious what Sgt says about it.

If it is in fact the same, then that’s great deal. My Sgt...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, Jul-04-2018, 08:30:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,126
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 - The Rise Of The Phoenix - Py/Kiwi

Not sure if it’s camera tricks or your car is just extremely clean lol. Please keep the factory grills, zcp silver wheels, and corners. Perfect car you have.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-04-2018, 03:38:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By Paulo M
Re: An ECS commentary

Hmm I’ve had over 100 transactions since 2012 with ecs, never had issues until these past two months. Idk if they’re doing something different recently, but it’s unlike my experience the past 7yrs...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jul-04-2018, 12:43:24 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 26,754
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Tyler's "Better late than never" 2004 SG 6MT Slicktop Journal

Haha I knew you’d get brembos eventually. Are you painting them yellow?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 01:06:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,427
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Article: Why use premium gas when regular will do?

This guy foresaw the M4 back in 2003 :jawdrop:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-29-2018, 11:23:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Front lip or no front lip?

Front lips make the front end look boxy and bulky. I’ve ran both Sgt and eBay, both look too much of an afterthought stick on. Go repaint like suggested.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-27-2018, 01:40:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Paulo M
Re: need help with spacers

I’m running 18mm up front on my zcp’s (smallest I can run to clear brembos), I rubbed on sharp turns when I was lower. Raised the car up a bit and no more rubbing as I won’t tolerate that on my cars....
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-26-2018, 04:05:19 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

You seem more mad/concerned than op is :rofl3: this is fun for me.

I’m done posting in your build thread OP
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-26-2018, 03:59:50 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

Oh youíd like that wouldnít you? We already know youíre a flipper.
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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-26-2018, 03:52:21 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

Let the dude flex
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21yr old man...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jun-26-2018, 03:50:25 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

2months and your dreamer build thread is already cluttered with future mods and pics of other peopleís cars.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-25-2018, 11:49:26 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

Fixed
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-25-2018, 11:43:11 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

Prove us wrong little guy, prove us wrong. We’ll be waiting for that update in a few weeks...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-25-2018, 11:37:51 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

I never called you broke, i said you’re a 21yr old man hoarding cheap parts in your parents living room for an $8k car. But I am looking forward to your update, few weeks you said? Hope it’s as good...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-25-2018, 11:29:48 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

Buys beat up $8k m3 with engine issues...talks daily about buying ~$15k+ worth of mods. Posts pics of expensive intakes...buys Chinese ebay intake...

Lmao straight delusional. But ok, it’s very...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-25-2018, 11:17:34 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

Well what did I say that was false?

You bought $8k car and cheap Chinese ebay intake. What exactly have you done to your car? Lots of wants, but all I see is Chinese ebay Intake and beat up m3....
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-25-2018, 10:56:49 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,609
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My M3

Low quality photos hide scratches and dings
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-25-2018, 03:28:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By Paulo M
Re: 1st to 2nd gear super notchy at full throttle...Thoughts?

Do you have the stock knob? Going back to the taller knob got rid of my 1st gear issues.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-24-2018, 06:21:33 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,992
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I’ve driven multiple rcf’s and e9x m3’s, can definitely feel some laziness down low. My e46 feels more responsive and peppy at low-mid range. Not sure if it’s the na v8 or the weight increase, but my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 12:50:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,449
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL for sale

Makes me regret not going SG with my m3 every time I see a clean csl like that

Csl is also 1” lower than our standard m3’s. Car looks great as is.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-23-2018, 01:14:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ModBargains.com l Customer Spotlight: Chris's LSB BMW E46 M3

LSB on grey isn’t really all that special. There’s a new one for sale on craigslist every month or so where I live, usually for cheap. Nice parts on the car but non I’d install on my car personally...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-22-2018, 03:33:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ECS sent me used Headliner?

Yea bought new. Weird they told you they only had one left.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-22-2018, 03:31:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ECS sent me used Headliner?

Ok so they’re sending me a new one after they saw the pics, I asked them to make sure it’s good before shipping out this time. Freaking sucks I have to keep this huge box in my living room and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-22-2018, 03:27:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ECS sent me used Headliner?

No I paid much more than $350. I think I paid $750 shipped, but not entirely sure.

My biggest issue is the grain of the entire headliner, it feels hard and grainy.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-22-2018, 03:11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Paulo M
ECS sent me used Headliner?

edit: the replacement headliner they sent me is still a disappointment

Sigh, got my replacement headliner. Unfortunately, once again it has issues that I can’t overlook. The fabric is in better...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jun-22-2018, 12:29:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,250
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Btw before I forget, does anyone know what this latch is for and where it secures? I just zip tied it with the taillight wires. It was just dangling around when I removed my liner. Thanks
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-21-2018, 06:58:41 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,992
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I think an E46 m3 sounds like a tinny farting civic in stock form. Not much better with most aftermarket exhausts either, if not worse. At wot sure, it sounds good but in most driving conditions...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-21-2018, 06:42:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,250
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

I bought an entire interior led kit as well as the reverse bulbs from Khoalty. I didn’t know there were different Cree bulbs?

I haven’t tested it out yet, too sunny out. I’ll do a test tonight and...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-21-2018, 06:11:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,250
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Also had to trim up my csl liner. For a bmw part youíd think itíd fit perfect.

Iíll still have to straighten out the right side, if you notice at the very top right of the liner it curves up. At...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jun-21-2018, 06:06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,250
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Fairly big update coming in a week or two. But for now, some quick and easy mods.


Cree reverse led bulbs: I didn’t do this for more visibility. Reason for this mod is so careless cars and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 06:48:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 857
Posted By Paulo M
Re: DBW delete.

I think it’s best to just ignore OP. Guy clearly has too much time on his hands. In time he’ll find a job, move out of his parents house, and maybe meet a girl. Maybe then he’ll have a life.

But...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 04:06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 857
Posted By Paulo M
Re: DBW delete.

Does your car even run properly? I thought your motor is hanging on by a thread...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 10:33:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,340
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Ebay carbon airbox.

Fair points, hope it works well for you.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Jun-18-2018, 10:07:20 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 26,754
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Tyler's "Better late than never" 2004 SG 6MT Slicktop Journal

Nice timing for sure! So you didn’t feel or hear anything out back with those leaky struts?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 09:42:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,340
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Ebay carbon airbox.

Yea, but he’s already saying he prefers this ebay over the more expensive boxes bcs non pre-preg/dry weave/louder, without even having any experience with any of them including the one he purchased....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 08:55:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,340
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Ebay carbon airbox.

So you’re telling me, if someone was to offer you a Karbonius/evolve for same price as what you paid for your eBay one, you’d choose the eBay one with messed up cf weaves?

Far too many false...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 03:14:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone try these on your rims

If they’re anything like eBay bmw valve caps, they’d fade in less than a year. I’ve switched to genuine bmw valve caps since and still looks new after 3yrs.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 12:22:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,340
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Ebay carbon airbox.

Let’s not make assumptions and over hype up these eBay intakes bcs it’s what most can afford. Let’s also not downplay the importance of fit and finish of a more expensive box.

You make it seem...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-16-2018, 01:40:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

Exactly, as in nothing is being powered once car is off. One thing I hated about the firefly is it needed that usb charger which keeps charging even when car is off. Iím sure yours wonít do that, but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-16-2018, 01:19:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Exhaust quieter than SCORZA?

If you couldn’t tolerate the drone with the scza then I wouldn’t even risk going with the SS sport as I read they’re comparable in terms of noise level. Just go with SS street.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-16-2018, 12:53:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

I have a Grom, and it works well. Unfortunately the connection is glitchy as hell. Gotta pause then play, reset mode on nav, etc.

If yours has the functionality of a firefly minus the exposed...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jun-15-2018, 12:01:45 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 26,754
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Tyler's "Better late than never" 2004 SG 6MT Slicktop Journal

Those coilovers look brand new again

Not sure if I missed it, but do you have pics of your interior? Curious to see that. Also, any plans for bbk?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-14-2018, 03:18:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paulo M
Re: RS-30 lithium battery

Yes, auto disconnect and auto start button feature on the battery itself! It does seem like a win win solution for those wanting to shed weight, regardless of their reason.

I personally don’t want...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jun-13-2018, 10:46:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,080
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Patrick's first M3 - 2002 Carbon Black on Cinnamon

Making your car to like new condition, very good move my friend!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 10:14:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Launching Over 4k RPM?

I don’t have anything to add but I’m very interested in what you run, please let us know how you do. Would’ve been perfect if it was on street tires since that’s what I’ll be on when I run mine.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 09:33:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ebay F30 carbon fiber finisher exhaust tips

Good thing they ditched that plan, looks pretty bad. Didn’t think that was even possible, cf tips (as in the actual tips being cf). Cool concept nonetheless.

OP’s example looks great, if you want...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 09:25:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 08:53:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paulo M
Re: RS-30 lithium battery

Haha that’s what I figured. I keep hearing all these lithium battery cons (which I’m fully aware of), yet I’m specifically asking about that RS-30 battery with the on/off feature. These negative...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 07:28:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paulo M
Re: RS-30 lithium battery

You guys keep comparing this to standard lithium batteries, I don’t want that either. Reason for this thread is to confirm if these new features work. Features that aren’t in standard lightweight...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 04:57:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paulo M
Re: RS-30 lithium battery

Isnít one of the new feature the self jump start button on the battery itself? As in, no need to worry about jumper cables?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 04:31:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paulo M
Re: RS-30 lithium battery

So it has that auto off and push start feature? Lmao this is the first time Iím hearing of this
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 04:30:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paulo M
Re: RS-30 lithium battery

Great info, thanks! Iíd like to hear about your experience with this battery.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 04:27:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paulo M
Re: RS-30 lithium battery

Well that’s assuming it turns off, which it shouldn’t if driven every weekend. Also the car sits in storage, no outlets.

I like the safe off/push button on feature so I don’t have to worry. I’m...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 02:50:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paulo M
Re: RS-30 lithium battery

So is this a good option for a street driven, non daily m3 you think? I’m not into trickle chargers or any of that hassle. Also don’t want to go on road trips with dead battery on my mind.

11lbs,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 02:35:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,648
Posted By Paulo M
RS-30 lithium battery

Anyone seen this? I can’t find any reviews on it but it weighs 11lbs and has an auto shut off feature when it gets low. Also has a self jump start button when it shuts off. Seems too good to be true....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-13-2018, 12:16:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,742
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Rod bearing replacement cost

Haha I’m the same way. If it’s not a fun job and I can afford to pay a reputable mechanic, I’d rather sit back and enjoy the finished product. I try my best to do most of the basic maintenance...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:13:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By Paulo M
Re: High-Gloss Shadowline (exterior) Trim - Pictures

I paid about $800 for my standard ones few years ago. $1,200 sounds about right for those. I believe csl has the gloss trim.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-11-2018, 08:49:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,500
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Leather Replacements for interior?

^ those look similar to those old school couch seats, being so thick and fluffy. They also seem loose and not tight. But props to you for going the extra mile trying to match the seats.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-10-2018, 08:17:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best place to buy door mirror glass replacement

Exactly

If there’s ever a mod worth trying out just for the hell of it, this is it. It’s an easy swap and $50 is $50. You can sell after if you don’t like it. Now if $50 is too much to risk, then...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-09-2018, 05:22:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My m3 seems to get better and better every year, am I crazy?

Few reasons I could think of

1. Your car may not be as nice as you say it is

2. Most e46 m3 on the road are beat up and cheaply modded, so new m owners may assume they’re all junk

3. A lot...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-09-2018, 05:04:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,500
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Leather Replacements for interior?

You guys should look into E3customs for leather hide. Matches much better than any that I’ve seen here (similar to Obioban's match, even better with the cinnamon example I saw) imo. Their work...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-09-2018, 11:38:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,032
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Comprehensive Avin Avant 3 Thread

So what’s the verdict on this now that it’s been out for a while? Good or bad product? I’m seeing mixed reviews.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-09-2018, 04:59:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,064
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Streamline CSL/R airbox review - ongoing

Always nice to see unbiased reviews, can’t wait to read yours.

Although, the main issue would be consistency. Knowing that you will be giving a review of their first box this far in advance, we...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-07-2018, 01:33:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Are there side grille deletes/blanks?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180607/c6932a794defc82de6a08b0a73b62cdf.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180607/58d3f120b9574fa447af6d486fb85d64.jpg

Is that what you’re trying to do? If so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-06-2018, 07:46:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,898
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Custom zhp knob

Heís trying to recover lmao. He knows no one takes him seriously
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jun-05-2018, 11:45:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,266
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Cinnamon wrapped track seats

I’d buy those now if it was local. Shipping would be killer.

Cinnamon wrapped pole positions are the holy grail of seats imo. Imola if you have Imola interior. Rare to see and even more rare to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-05-2018, 10:45:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Other parts to install with AS SSK?

Lmao you can’t even replace your sunglasses cubby. Maybe you should take your own advice. Your list is overkill for an ssk install.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-05-2018, 02:15:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL roof install East Coast

For those that had this done

1. Once roof is removed, did you guys have the bare metal coated to avoid risk of rust? Any coating at all?
2. Is it possible For the roof to be installed slightly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-04-2018, 11:24:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My m3 seems to get better and better every year, am I crazy?

Mine keeps getting better bcs I keep refreshing everything, inside and out. Nothing better than brand new bmw parts! It’s closer to being new now than when I bought it
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-04-2018, 10:36:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL roof install East Coast

Lol pretty sure VA is closer than Long Island to NC. But thanks for the tip!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-04-2018, 10:21:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL roof install East Coast

Challenge is actually now rkp, not sure if thatís a good or bad thing.

Upon searching, rkp is the go to cf roof company for e90 m3ís and M2 owners for a long time now. As for challenge making...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-04-2018, 02:23:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Eibach adjustable endlinks coming loose.

I had this issue so I just went back to stock.

Hard to imagine locktight will prevent them from coming loose but worth a shot
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 10:49:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL roof install East Coast

I tried, Unfortunately the roof is not part of that deal.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 05:13:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL roof install East Coast

Keep me updated if you find anything. I’d be willing to split with you if we get discount. But if I can’t find a shop with this experience for good price relatively soon I’ll just scrap the idea of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 01:38:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL roof install East Coast

I was just going off this post. Not sure if it’s true or not




As for durability, I’ll be coating my roof as well as doing a clear film protection. Hopefully this can prevent yellowing etc.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 02:05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL roof install East Coast

If I do go with it, probably challenge (Sgt) since I read they used to make the OEM CSL Roof. Unless thereís a much better deal with another brand.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 01:31:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL roof install East Coast

Thanks, sent them a message!



Haha I’m suprised there’s no list of installers yet. I’ve searched here for a good while and couldn’t find much info.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 01:30:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL roof install East Coast

Thatís my first option. But this is something I plan to do in the future regardless. Pdr now means Iím paying to get something fixed that I plan to remove later anyway. But if install is too much $...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Jun-02-2018, 11:49:40 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 21,816
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anotha One!! - OneFastSicilian's 2005 SG/Blk Journal

Whoa, now that looks great! Don’t change a thing
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jun-02-2018, 10:46:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Paulo M
CSL roof install East Coast

Looks like Iíll be paying out of pocket to fix my hail damaged roof, figured Iíll put that towards replacing it completely with CSL Roof (depending on shop and price).

Anyone know of a shop that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-01-2018, 07:31:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,898
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Custom zhp knob

At first I thought he was trolling, then I remembered he had a build thread. Then I realized it’s for real,...sadly

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=597802
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-01-2018, 04:59:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,898
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Custom zhp knob

21 is far from being a little kid
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