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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-23-2019, 03:10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: LED Tail Lights

BUMP, $325 shipped!!!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-22-2019, 01:49:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: LED Tail Lights

Logan Square, near Belmont and Kimball
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Apr-20-2019, 10:14:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: LED Tail Lights

Bump!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-18-2019, 04:41:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
LED Tail Lights

Will not split outer lights. Only selling the inner and outer lights as sets.

New price of $325 shipped

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-18-2019, 02:47:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: LED Tail Lights

Yes these are OEM BMW
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Apr-17-2019, 09:31:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: LED Tail Lights

Bump, have an interested buyer for the inner lights. Anyone interested in the outer lights for $250 plus shipping?


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Apr-17-2019, 12:56:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,222
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-16-2019, 11:28:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: LED Tail Lights

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190416/62d656d3d4730e9ed2591446ed844e92.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190416/353b2ef6d65f8ed12125f39d738c9e0a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190416/01...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-16-2019, 08:24:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: LED Tail Lights

Will update pics tonight
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-16-2019, 07:21:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: LED Tail Lights

$250 plus shipping and fees for the outer lights

$50 plus shipping and fees for the inner lights


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-16-2019, 06:17:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: LED Tail Lights

I am willing to split as long as I have confirmed buyers for both the outer and inner lights!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-16-2019, 01:50:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By alexM3Chicago
LED Tail Lights

Hi, selling a complete set of fully working OEM BMW LED tail lights including inner and outer lights as well as the caps that go on the outer lights inside of the trunk. All LEDs are fully...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-15-2019, 10:06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: OEM ZCP Wheels

Lol yeah looking for ZCPís is a broken record in this forum


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-15-2019, 06:22:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By alexM3Chicago
OEM ZCP Wheels

Hi, looking for a set of staggered OEM ZCP wheels. I am looking for unmolested wheels that havent been painted, cracked, or curbed. Let me know what you have. Located in Chicago, willing to travel...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-09-2019, 11:06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: BimmerWorld Stainless Steel Brake Lines - BNIP

SOLD!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-09-2019, 03:51:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Master's Smart Repair - Imola leather seat restoration review

How much did fibrenew charge you per seat?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-09-2019, 02:43:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: E46 M3 6 Speed Manual Steering Wheel

Listed on eBay! Will end auction early for any buyers on here. $100 shipped plus 3% for PayPal fees!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-09-2019, 02:42:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: BimmerWorld Stainless Steel Brake Lines - BNIP

Bump $90 shipped!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-09-2019, 02:41:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Gruppe M Intake For Sale

Any pics installed? I have a DINAN intake I might sell to fund the purchase of this


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-08-2019, 02:37:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,895
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Is my poor e46 M3 totaled?

https://www.iaai.com/Vehicle?itemID=31629450&RowNumber=24&loadRecent=True

Found your car!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-08-2019, 02:44:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-08-2019, 02:43:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Apr-06-2019, 08:03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: BimmerWorld Stainless Steel Brake Lines - BNIP

Bump


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Forum: Member Journals Sat, Apr-06-2019, 02:02:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Thank you sir! Iím really happy with it!


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-05-2019, 11:44:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: BimmerWorld Stainless Steel Brake Lines - BNIP

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-05-2019, 06:56:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By alexM3Chicago
BimmerWorld Stainless Steel Brake Lines - BNIP

Hi guys, just bought a 996 BBK and will need new brake lines for them to work so that means I can't use my brand new BimmerWorld stainless steel brake lines for F&R that I haven't even removed from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 06:36:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,346
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Chach's DIY Porsche 996 BBK Conversion extensive write up

Cool, thanks for the advice


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-05-2019, 06:36:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,622
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Porsche 996 Brake Caliper Set & P0lar Bracket

Canít comment on bite because I havenít installed them yet, but the guy in the video is running DB9 front calipers and 996 rears which is a completely different set up


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 05:13:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,346
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Chach's DIY Porsche 996 BBK Conversion extensive write up

So you donít think Iíll run into fitment issues using the bimmerworld lines?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 04:36:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,346
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Chach's DIY Porsche 996 BBK Conversion extensive write up

So just to get this straight, I wont be able to use my bimmerworld, OEM style stainless brake lines with the straight tube with no bend coming out of the inner caliper once connected, and will have...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-05-2019, 04:19:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: CB/imola 6Spd w/ Z4 Seats, HRE's, Brembos etc...

Considering the maintenance, color combo, and upgrades this is a killer M3 for the price. GLWS!


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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-05-2019, 04:15:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: 2005 M3 ZCP 6MT TiAG/IR Project

What was he asking?


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-05-2019, 04:11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: E46 M3 6 Speed Manual Steering Wheel

Bump. $100 plus 3% PayPal fees and shipping


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-05-2019, 01:47:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,622
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Porsche 996 Brake Caliper Set & P0lar Bracket

I get that the brake bias for this set up will throw things off a bit, but not by anything more than 4.5% front and rear combined tbh- see buildjournals analysis on this setup. I believe that there...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-05-2019, 12:20:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,622
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Porsche 996 Brake Caliper Set & P0lar Bracket

Sold to me! Thanks Gio! Lol this cars a damn money pit! It never ends :D


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-04-2019, 07:17:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,622
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Porsche 996 Brake Caliper Set & P0lar Bracket

Sent you a PM. I'll take them, PayPal is ready! Going to toss these on the LSB project car!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Apr-04-2019, 01:26:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: E46 M3 6 Speed Manual Steering Wheel

Only if you promise to put it in a Honda lol


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Apr-03-2019, 09:53:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: E46 M3 6 Speed Manual Steering Wheel

$125 shipped

If it doesnít sell here in the next week Iíll just list it on eBay


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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Apr-03-2019, 06:07:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Yeah they really make the car look its best. I already have a guy whose willing to powder coat them for me for only $200. I'll definitely be at some CnCs, I'll be on the lookout for your car!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Apr-01-2019, 08:42:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: E46 M3 6 Speed Manual Steering Wheel

Bump $150 shipped


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Forum: Member Journals Sun, Mar-31-2019, 03:21:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Everyone has different preferences on what they like and black or darker wheels do look good on LSB, but it's just not something I personally wanted for the car.

I didn't get the bronze arc 8's...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-29-2019, 10:52:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Apologies for not being on here recently. Donít mind the poor quality photos. Waiting on my new iPhone XS so Iíve been stuck using an old iPhone 6s.

Still need to install the fogs but you guys...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Mar-29-2019, 06:48:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By alexM3Chicago
E46 M3 6 Speed Manual Steering Wheel

Hey guys, selling the steering wheel off of my M3 with 165k miles. It isn’t in the best condition but would be a great candidate for a rewrap. No tears, rips, or peeling of the leather. I used the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-04-2019, 04:51:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Koni Yellows, Eibach Pro kit, GC Street

How much for the camber plates?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-04-2019, 02:18:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,237
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Review: CMP bushings (awesome) installed by A&L Auto Body in Chicago (awesome)

Saw your post on Reddit as well about your CSL wheels. Nice to see another M enthusiast around the Chicago-land area!
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-01-2019, 05:48:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Thaks! And nope, just your standard LUK replacement.



I wish I would have done that but timing was tough with me having to go to the shop after work to assemble it and I just got excited so I...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-01-2019, 03:15:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Havenít updated in a while due to being very busy at work recently.

Here is a sneak peak at the car all put together!

Still need to fix gaps on the trunk but itís looking real good with the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-25-2019, 05:25:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,669
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: M Texture Reproduction

How many yards will I need to convert a black interior with these m texture inserts? Front and rear seat middles, and then 4 door cards...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-12-2019, 08:55:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,153
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: ZCP steering rack upgrade worth it?

I have a ZHP rack on my M3 and am in Chicago if you ever want to test it out. I think the ZHP rack is perfect IMO. You can find them for $100 on car-part.com if you're lucky, or around $200-300 on...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Feb-09-2019, 01:20:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Mint E46 M3 Coupe Black Door Panels

Hi, I have a set of mint coupe black door panels off of an E46 M3.

Located in Chicago and local pick up for now, no shipping.

$300 picked OBO
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Forum: Member Journals Fri, Feb-08-2019, 09:08:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Thanks man, the best way to get the car you want is to just build it yourself haha. This LSB is my Frankenstein!


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Forum: Member Journals Fri, Feb-08-2019, 08:45:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Oh nice! Hopefully it'll all wash out tomorrow once I'm at the shop. I'm excited to have it put back together. Their still painting the bumpers, roof moldings, door moldings, door handles, headlight...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-06-2019, 06:17:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Thanks, I'll give that a shot! What about the tires? I'm worried about not being able to get the sanded down paint and material that made its way down to the wheels while the body guys were working...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-06-2019, 02:01:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Hereís another picture without all of the tape and paper on the car. You can see more of the body lines now but the lighting is horrible. I can already tell itís going to be a PITA to clean my wheels...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Feb-06-2019, 01:59:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Thanks, yeah Iím pretty happy with it so far! It came out exactly how I pictured!


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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Feb-05-2019, 09:27:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Ok here’s the big reveal, not the best pics but you get the idea. So excited guys!!! This painter does fabulous work and the cars he paints come out looking like glass! Can’t wait to reassemble the...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Feb-05-2019, 07:16:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Teaser pic. I asked for updated pictures and in return I get one bland photo of the side of the car haha. At least it is FINALLY getting the paint it deserves! I’ll update with more pics as I receive...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Feb-01-2019, 07:57:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: ACS & OEM 6MT Aluminum Pedal Cover sets

Dibs on the AC Schnitzers, OP send me your PayPal info and I'll send the payment, thanks!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Feb-01-2019, 07:50:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: ACS & OEM 6MT Aluminum Pedal Cover sets

Does the AC Schnitzer set come with the dead pedal cover as well?
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-22-2019, 09:48:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Still a slow process. I am so excited for the finished product. Perfect paint LSB to feed my OCD :)

Primer and block sanding progress. This is going to endure a smooth paint finish.

The car...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-15-2019, 07:47:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Itís been a slow process because the shop has received a lot more insurance jobs because of the snow storm over the weekend in Chicago.

All moldings and door handles have been removed. So excited...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jan-09-2019, 06:57:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

They just took off the door handles and door moldings. Pending some new pictures from my dad.

The things I do for no bondo and proper panel gaps :D


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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jan-09-2019, 06:56:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Thankfully yeah, everything looks good so far!


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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jan-09-2019, 05:33:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Beginning stages of primer prep on the quarter and rest of the car

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Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jan-09-2019, 05:33:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Yeah definitely happy with how itís coming!




I almost didnít, haha but Iím glad I did!


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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-08-2019, 07:42:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Yeah its pretty scary to be honest, but it needed to be done. I was putting it off for so long because I was scared to cut into the car. Now that the hard part is over with, I am so happy that I did....
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-08-2019, 07:04:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Fitting the quarter panel and rear bumper to check gaps and fitment

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Close up of the welds
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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-08-2019, 06:54:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Yeah I stopped by the shop yesterday and took a couple more pics. The bumper fits so much better now. It was so off before. The right side of the bumper would touch where the tail light would go...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-08-2019, 03:38:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Donor car from an old part out to pull the quarter from.

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Getting ready to pull it
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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-08-2019, 03:36:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Haha yeah. Itís coming along though. Talk about nerve wrecking.


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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-08-2019, 02:04:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Getting more sheet metal removed. Itís starting to look really scary, my anxiety was through the roof!

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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-08-2019, 12:45:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Fitting the CSL trunk to ensure proper fitment. I can tell this is going to look awesome!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190108/2eb3c3e91c6b5aaf52509d1e1c470474.jpg

Some scary updates...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-04-2019, 06:21:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Not mime: LSB 2003 M3 Wagon - SMG

This is true for salvage cars. But if the car is already titled as rebuilt, which I think this one is, it shouldn't have to go through the salvage process all over again.

A rebuilt title is a...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jan-02-2019, 08:55:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Probably going to go to Alex at PE
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Jan-02-2019, 05:46:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Update: Car is in the shop for a full respray due to paint fade and clear coat peel. While its at the shop, I am having the OEM CSL trunk installed as well as OEM LED tail lights.

While doing the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-20-2018, 02:09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-20-2018, 02:07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By alexM3Chicago
OEM BMW Car Cover

Hey all, like the title says, I am looking for an OEM BMW E46 M3 car cover. Please let me know what you have, thanks!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-19-2018, 08:06:07 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 105,956
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Agreed. I'm definitely happy that I had them taken care of. Hopefully I can yield another 100k out of the ACL's that I put in!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-18-2018, 03:05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Dinan mufler for sale mint condition

Was thinking the same thing.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Dec-18-2018, 03:02:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,287
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Ended up doing the rod bearings, catless headers, clutch, flywheel, and a diff pinion seal this weekend. These bearings had approximately 122,000 miles on them. The bearings are ordered from cylinder...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-18-2018, 02:47:53 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 105,956
Posted By alexM3Chicago
The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Ended up doing the rod bearings, catless headers, clutch, flywheel, and a diff pinion seal this weekend. Check out these bearings and the above analysis. These bearings had approximately 122,000...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-16-2018, 02:43:29 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 70,288
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Megan Racing Headers

I deleted the post cat O2's. The kit I bought came with caps to delete them. You'll throw a code, but can always get that tuned out.

I also used some RTV with the gaskets that came with it and so...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-15-2018, 09:56:21 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 70,288
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Megan Racing Headers

Just had these headers installed with no fitment issues whatsoever. Ordered them off of eBay for $265 shipped. The car is so much louder now with the el Diablo exhaust. Now I just have to get a tune...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-12-2018, 04:46:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: 2003.5 M3 S54 part out

I need the nuts that hold the beauty cover on the S54. Do you have those? I need the full set, thanks!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-11-2018, 01:44:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,754
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: ACL Rod Bearing review

Glad to hear that the engine looks good after the break in period. I'm also happy that I saw so many informative comments on the thread I started regarding ACL bearings.

I ended up buying the ACL...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 05:43:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: ACL Rod Bearings?

Hey! Thanks for the link. I'll check it out!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 03:21:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: ACL Rod Bearings?

Hmm. Are the ACL bearings able to last 120K miles like OEM?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 02:45:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: ACL Rod Bearings?

Yeah, I think I am going to go with OEM. I just wanted to see the forums opinion on these ACL bearings though.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 01:46:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By alexM3Chicago
ACL Rod Bearings?

Hey guys, like the title suggests, I am debating on going with the bearings linked here on ECS rather than OEM or WPC treated. They are only $280 compared to $450+ for OEM or WPC. Are these too good...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 07:12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: OEM CSL Trunk Repair

Ok thanks for all of the advice everyone, really appreciate it!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 05:05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: OEM CSL Trunk Repair

Will JB weld or epoxy be strong enough to hold though? Not trying to have it installed and painted, and then the first time I go to wash it and dry it with a towel the corners end up cracking lol
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 05:03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: OEM CSL Trunk Repair

Nope, brand new unpainted. The PO traded it to me because he had a Hamann trunk he liked better.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 03:26:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By alexM3Chicago
OEM CSL Trunk Repair

Hey guys, I scored an OEM CSL Trunk in a trade but both of the corners are cracked off. I do have the two pieces that cracked off. Is there anyway to repair and reattach the broken fiberglass...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-06-2018, 03:29:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Dinan Free Flow Exhaust for E46 M3 [Illinois] or Trade Stock

Any interest in trading for a Rogue Engineering El Diablo. I'm in Chicago...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-17-2018, 12:33:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: OEM Coupe LED Tail Lights ($175 Shipped)

If youíre willing to spilt them up, Iíll take the trunk tail lights.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-16-2018, 09:48:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By alexM3Chicago
2003+ LED Trunk Tail Lights

Looking for trunk mounted LED tail lights. OEM only, no DEPO or off brand stuff. Thanks!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-15-2018, 09:32:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: E46 M3 IAT relocation kit pre-installed in duct with easy to install positap conn

PM'd you again and sorry for the late reply. I'll take it, please send me PayPal info.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-14-2018, 06:52:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: Alcantara 6spd steering wheel

From his local CL ad, $500
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Oct-26-2018, 03:12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: dutchhome's 2001 LSB M3 (no pics yet)

Is there any update? I would love to hear about and see the progress!
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-10-2018, 07:48:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By alexM3Chicago
Re: 2002 Imola Red E46 M3 - 6 Speed, Slicktop + Manual Seats

Hmm, touche. I guess I got a little excited about the car when I saw it. Regardless, still a sought after example, and I'm sure someone with negotiating skills can negotiate their way down...
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