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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-15-2018, 05:31:43 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Ferrari, in terms of cool factor is a huge step up from Porsche. You see Porsche’s everywhere! GT or not the general public can’t tell the difference. Drive a 10yr old 458 downtown and you’ll get...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 04:04:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,245
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Learned something new (to me) about our subframes

To be fair, there’s been numerous respected shops that suggested the plates are more than enough. Even Reddish said, the plates are more than enough.

It’s also strange that the RACP bars were...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 02:59:27 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Didnít you know? Only brainwashed sheeps care about performance. Itís all about FRSís and Miatas today. The true enthusiasts!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-14-2018, 12:04:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Intake and tune bang for the buck

I couldnít feel anything with silicone elbow. I put my stock elbow back on, far better looks for same power lol.
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Oct-13-2018, 04:37:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,562
Posted By Paulo M
Re: My 2005 ZCP TiAg Build

Do you feel any difference with that rear bar? What’s the benefit? Been thinking of getting myself one.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 04:59:42 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

M4 is bland compared to smg convertible e46 with additional added weight. Forgive me if I wanted a clarification on that. And by his response, my assessment was correct.



Fair enough. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 03:37:38 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

So you think the new m4 is bland, so your convertible smg sc e46 is what then? Or were you simply talking looks?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 01:26:10 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Chris Harris also loves the m4 lol
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:52:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

I like the simplicity of KW’s to be honest. I don’t want to get in too deep, picking out springs etc. That, and I’m honestly not the best judge of quality coilovers feel like some of you guys are....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:38:12 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Agreed on everything, except the part about safety changes after the e46,...still confusing me.

As in, why is the e46 bigger than the e36? And why is e36 bigger than e30? Seems like a trend even...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:24:22 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

But that’s why our opinion is slightly skewed to the eyes of bmw executives. We are heavily biased to our beloved e46 we fail to see the good in BMW’s vision and new models.

Haha I know I said I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 09:49:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

Yep, I’d rather have kw spec it for me than my noob ass try again.

When I adjusted the v2’s, I couldn’t tell if things were getting better or not. I set at the middle and was happy.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:53:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Anyone have kw v2 Coils, thoughts?

I ran them, bc coilovers-kwV2-low mileage stock, all within 1 month. KW was very comfortable, at much lower height compared to stock. It was more comfortable than the China bc’s but felt more direct....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 07:47:15 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Every car has gotten bigger, is this the only reason? Even sports cars with only performance in mind, has gotten bigger. I’m actually curious as well.

996-997-991
R32-R33-R34-R35...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:36:12 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

So you do want a new 2018 “e46-like” car? I was responding to those that say they don’t want a new e46-like replacement, but also hate modern big cars. Then, also hate m2.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 06:28:22 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Not trolling, and maybe I am missing the point. You don’t want a new “e46-like” car. You don’t like the new m cars. Everyone loses, there’s no winning here.



And this is why bmw has moved on,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 03:53:32 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

But what you guys ask is almost impossible. As Eric noted, once you change the chassis stiffness dramatically, everything else follows. The car will not feel anything like an e46, as it’s practically...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 05:08:09 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

You keep implying I’m upset. Yet you’re the one upset with bmw like they owe you something
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 05:03:27 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Ha rather fanboyism than crying to bmw wanting resurrection of an 18yr old mass produced 3series. Sensitive? I’m not the one unhappy with new cars...

If you keep bitching about a 2020 e46 m3,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 04:51:37 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Name calling those that have different opinion, good job guy

Who are you again in the car industry? You’re just some random nobody that drives an old bmw. Your opinion holds no weight over a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-11-2018, 03:35:08 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Lmao this

We tend to overvalue our e46 bcs it’s our main fun car. Go to an e36 forum and our cars become heavy luxury cruisers. Go to an e30 forum and it’s even worse. Gt3 forum, our cars become...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 05:03:13 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Manual in a truck makes sense tho, for towing and off roading. Manual on a 3,100lb gt3 sports car does too.

Manual on a 3,415lb 3 series isnít really a must. If the other option was a dct rather...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:35:03 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I understand that, i was saying pdk is still their top seller

I’d also argue that a manual on a gt3 makes more sense than in a 3,450lb sedan based coupe.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 04:28:28 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

I’m not understanding what you’re trying to imply here. I was saying, if manual was so much of a drivers oriented feature, why is pdk still king with the new gt3 cars? Unless gt3 customers are posers...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:58:53 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Automatics vs modern dual clutch (pdk) isnít even a comparison

Look at these new gt3ís. They now have option to buy manual, yet pdk is still in high demand.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:56:50 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Aww youíre fast. You caught me before my ninja edit
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:48:06 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

How many complaining even bought these cars new? Bmw isn’t dumb, majority of the people buying their cars are corporate types that want the M badge simply to have the top of the line (nothing wrong...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:01:56 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 8,502
Posted By Paulo M
Re: BMW upset with E46 M3 enthusiasts

Lmao wtf

Even race car drivers donít drive manuals
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-09-2018, 06:11:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Least Expensive Brembo GT front rotor option:Front 355x32mm

Coleman racing wil make a direct replacement for you for around $240 each. Either tell them exact specs or ship your worn rotors
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 03:50:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Where to buy Brembo caliper bracket?

I donít, but they replied to me and they said I need to provide the part#. Maybe you can pm a member with bracket.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 01:25:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Where to buy Brembo caliper bracket?

Brembo actually sells them, but you need to give them the part #.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 03:17:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hydes Leather for Natural Brown and Cinnamon

I saw this last week, actually emailed hydesleather after seeing these on Instagram but got no reply. Cobra emailed me saying they never got a cinnamon example to source their own hyde, so I had to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 02:59:14 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Iím actually curious as well, that was indeed a drastic change in point of view in such a short period of time. I can understand after a few years you want something different, but that review was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-06-2018, 05:53:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Powder coat wheels color suggestions? Stock 18's. Please post pics

This is actually pretty common knowledge nowadays on here. Problem is most aren’t willing to ship their wheels or pay a bit more for multi stage powdercoat, and instead go for cheaper/easier...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 11:04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Taking weight reduction too far - rear armrest delete

There’s going to be holes and an empty armrest slot. I’d rather gut the entire rear for that full out race car look than have an empty armrest slot, especially for 1lb saving on a street car.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-05-2018, 08:41:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Powder coat wheels color suggestions? Stock 18's. Please post pics

Yep, I think original finish is best. It’s easy to make these oem 18’s look like hubcaps or cheap China wheels. Gunmetal, Black, and even silver can be disastrous and cheap looking with these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-03-2018, 04:24:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Can you identify what AA Supercharger kit this is?

$6200 for that isn’t even much of a deal
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-01-2018, 05:24:37 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 20,557
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL OE Bumper Carbon Fiber bits

When’s the bumpers coming? These diffusers look amazing
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Sep-26-2018, 06:09:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,860
Posted By Paulo M
Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Brembos finally arrived. Will be shipping them out for powdercoat to match my front.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180926/c4a737e85ce236f8b11e69133c02a645.jpg...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-24-2018, 05:53:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,860
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Tekarbon 1x1 carbon valve cover + emblem

So, this is actually my 2nd Tekarbon valve cover. I had a 2x2 in the past which I sold, just didn’t fit the look being the only cf piece on the car.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 04:17:57 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

There’s reviews of people that hated the f80 but loved the zcp. Is it that big of a difference? And with mods, standard f80 can be as “fun” as zcp? May look into an f80 myself in a few yrs as a nice...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 03:15:04 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I know you are on the conservative side, but do you have plans to mod the f80? Of leaving it stock?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-22-2018, 08:45:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ESS VT-2 525 or AA Stage 1? And custom tuner in SoCal?

Uhh the internet lol

Rotrex themselves say their Superchargers arenít rebuildable.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-22-2018, 05:19:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Brembo 345x28 slotted rotor rings

not sure what zcp uses, but itís for my brembo gt rear kit.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Sep-22-2018, 03:56:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Paulo M
Brembo 345x28 slotted rotor rings

Long shot but I’m looking to trade for 345x28 drilled rotor rings to match my brembo drilled fronts. Will provide more pics once I get the rotors. For my brembo gt rear kit.
...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Sep-22-2018, 12:18:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,860
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Brembo rear gt brake kit 345mm rotors.

I’ve never been happy with my rear Porsche conversion kit. Worked great, but the tiny stock rotors did not match my 380mm fronts at all. Plus I was never a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-22-2018, 11:38:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ESS VT-2 525 or AA Stage 1? And custom tuner in SoCal?

Vf is water cooled. Not really a fan of this
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 05:56:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Bumper Decision - CSL or Euro w/Lip?

Heís talking about simply respraying and adding fillers on your current bumper.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 05:54:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Bumper Decision - CSL or Euro w/Lip?

Oem euro was pretty cheap years ago. Adding cost to fill in the holes and having slight risk of filler indent in the future on your original bumper made it worth to simply swap bumpers....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 05:27:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Bumper Decision - CSL or Euro w/Lip?

Haha same here. Oem - oem euro - oem euro w/ csl 1piece lip - Sgt csl bumper

Edit: just realized you’re talking about Sgt hrtg lip. Still ugly to me but your call
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-21-2018, 05:21:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 907
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Bumper Decision - CSL or Euro w/Lip?

Go oem euro but with no lip. These slap on lips look funky, makes front end look too bulky and square.

I have Sgt bumper, fitment is about 95% with some work from bodyshop. If you can buy these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-20-2018, 10:46:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ESS VT-2 525 or AA Stage 1? And custom tuner in SoCal?

I donít see why AA is even worth more. Iíd go ess even if they were the same price. Since you plan to do it right and get a dyno tune, just go with the cheaper option.

Hardware and piping are...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-20-2018, 10:07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Paulo M
Re: ESS VT-2 525 or AA Stage 1? And custom tuner in SoCal?

Pretty sure ess utilizes the vortech sc, which is rebuildable. I think aa uses rotrex? Pretty sure I read somewhere those are nearly impossible to rebuild.

Either way I prefer the ess kit. I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-19-2018, 03:43:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Re-Finishing Brushed Al?

Lol touchť

The feel would be different but depth should still be there. Original finish is non gloss, so depth wouldn’t be affected...much. But yea, clear bra only on the seat belt impact area...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 10:53:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,875
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Current state and the future of Status Gruppe

We already take that into account tho, we know there are good things in every business,...at least in the beginning. Plus SGT had a lot of positive reviews early on (reason I bought 7 items from...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 06:52:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,956
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Ohlins R/T vs. KW V3

What is it about the ohlin’s design that causes it to wear by ~30k miles?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 05:45:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Re-Finishing Brushed Al?

What was the trim underneath the wrap? Condition?

Owning a car equipped with original brushed aluminum...then having it wrapped in fake brushed aluminum would be a huge let down. Depth, feel, and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 03:44:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Re-Finishing Brushed Al?

Whatever you do, don’t try to replicate brushed aluminum with a wrap
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 02:18:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,875
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Current state and the future of Status Gruppe

Welcome to the long list of the Sgt refund disappearing act

Hopefully you used PayPal, get with them and theyíll help you out.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-17-2018, 06:18:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Paulo M
SGT CSL bumper 2x2 splitters

SGT splitters off my Sgt bumper. In great condition and has clear bra already applied. Small scuff at bottom on one of the splitters, canít be seen once installed.

$135 shipped

...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-17-2018, 12:10:40 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 676,771
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Ahh ok thanks. So roughly 3lbs. I figured it wasn’t heavy at all when I installed. I’ll orobably just leave them there.
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Sep-17-2018, 12:42:16 AM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 676,771
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Obioban's 2005 Imola Red M3 coupe (56K mass murder)

Noticed you removed the dynamat from your trunk. I followed your diy few yrs ago and applied at same exact areas as yours to reduce the drone from my previous muffler (SCZA Sgt). With my new Dixis,...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Sep-16-2018, 04:27:56 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 34,856
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Tyler's "Better late than never" 2004 SG 6MT Slicktop Journal

So I’m curious, are you planning on adding the Vince/cmp bar in the future? I got everything reinforced and thought I was done. Now, there’s a new thing that seems to be necessary.

My only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 04:11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Paulo M
Re: All M3 Generations Drag Race

It is fun to watch. It’s interesting to see how each gen m3 fair against each other, not necessarily who will win.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 03:06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Paulo M
Re: All M3 Generations Drag Race

Bad launch on e46 and wrong gear on the roll race. Outcome wouldn’t have changed, but worse driver was put in the csl
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 01:42:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Hurricane Florence Ready

Hope this is good enough

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/62d509991ae681b2972d8777642cffe2.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 12:59:37 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

This is what people with slow cars post to make them feel good about their slow cars :lolhit:

Lol semi kidding of course. But,....fast car + fast driver = win
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 10:49:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Wrapped armrests (too and bottom)

I think it looked better before. It’s too inconsistent and gummy, like it’s wrapped in black trash bag. At least it’s easily removed so no harm done.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 07:41:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Buyer beware - GROM Audio

My Grom works well

Trick is to put the volume at about 80% from your smart phone and adjust headunit volume from there. Gets rid of static and unwanted noises.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 04:28:36 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

M4/m3 with some weight reduction should feel amazing. Getting m4/m3 into stock e46 curb weight would probably be easy.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 07:24:01 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Thanks for the review, outside of the weird looking 20’s I think the competition package look perfect. M4 rear fenders are too blended in, almost looks like a Hyundai Genesis in certain angles. M3...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-13-2018, 12:18:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,299
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best fitment CSL cf roof on the market? Karbonius vs. Challenge vs Lang

Lol youíd still have to paint the steel roof, which adds $$$. Even still, Iíd pay the extra $700 to make it even worth the trouble of ripping off your original roof. Trust me, itíll cost a lot more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 08:18:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,299
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best fitment CSL cf roof on the market? Karbonius vs. Challenge vs Lang

Meh, that’s a bit rice to me. Carbon fiber add-ons to make a car heavier. The biggest appeal of cf is lightweight...followed by looks imo
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 08:16:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,299
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best fitment CSL cf roof on the market? Karbonius vs. Challenge vs Lang

No point lol, you got the proper spec out the factory roof. Then again, you have a silver m3...carbon roof would look pretty awesome on it
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:37:28 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

The bigger the car the more numb it is. I wouldn’t want to drive a stick shift S-Class, I see no benefit outside of more work lugging around a tank (this is an extreme example, but similar concept).
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-12-2018, 05:54:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

^ this

And I never got an email, pm sent
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 05:29:21 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,080
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Best subframe repair options as of July 2018?

Redish plates have been out for some time now and so far no issues reported. Problem is how many people properly check afterwards,...or check at all.

I have redish plates and feel comfortable...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 05:26:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,317
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

Someone posted their relicate cinnamon samples a while back. It wasn’t even close to being a good match. My only hope is for cobra to source one that meets my expectations, otherwise I’m SOL
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 03:46:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,963
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Status Gruppe - section 2 - 2 months no shipping!

Lol youíd think I would have learned from these threads about Sgt. Nope, I fell victim to their sneaky schemes....in 2018 smh. Can we please remove them from being a sponsor here, at some point...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 03:42:48 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

That wagon looks good as hell

I’ve always hated how the standard bmw’s have single exit mufflers (just one side of the bumper). This always screamed cheap economy car to me, not sure why. Of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 02:20:14 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I’m the opposite, 95% of the time I’d want a comfortable, reliable, and “boring” car. I don’t want some high sprung and twitchy sports car when I’m heading to my parents house. Or heading to work in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 01:39:00 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Agree, rather get the Lexus alternative or even Toyota/Honda for that reliable daily with a touch of luxury...if I was buying.

I assume people that go with these new standard bmwís are non-car...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-11-2018, 10:14:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By Paulo M
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-10-2018, 10:32:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

That mb1878 looks like a great match!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 10:31:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,016
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL Carbon Fiber Weaves

Ohhh canít wait to see your 1x1 installed! I prefer 2x2 in the engine bay, but my ocd wants 1x1 to match my exterior cf pieces.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 09:23:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,016
Posted By Paulo M
Re: CSL Carbon Fiber Weaves

Hmm was there a reason bmw chose to do 2x2 on the intake? Strange they would match everything in 1x1 and do 2x2 on the intake.

I prefer 1x1 lookwise, but the 2x2 works well in the engine bay. 1x1...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 03:27:36 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Can’t think of anyone that would buy a 328 f30 for their fun performance car. It’s a luxury Camry in my eyes...like older gen standard 3series. That’s why bmw dealers give you 328 loaners, bcs it’s...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-09-2018, 12:36:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

Crossing my fingers Cobra finds a good cinnamon match! Hopefully they give us an update soon
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-08-2018, 02:24:01 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

I see, maybe it was premature for me to give a review on the f80 manual. I drove both manual/dct f80 around town and was a bit gentle on them (owners were just breaking them in). But with me grandpa...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-08-2018, 11:50:18 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 23,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Sold the Jet Black, picked up an E90 M3

Iíve said this for the longest time, both e9X the f80. DCT fits the car so much better! Bmw actually engineered the car around it. Their old rubbery manual is just an afterthought to satisfy the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-08-2018, 11:41:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,317
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

Have you seen their cinnamon match? Lol Iíd be happy with their Imola in comparison. But yea, their LSB is a really good match.
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Sep-08-2018, 01:08:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,860
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Paulo M's JetBlack E46 M3

Hereís mine for comparison...hope I wonít regret not having the slot for homelink
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/39d22720b59417c5ad20df47991c6267.jpg


I also bought ZIZA interior led...
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Fri, Sep-07-2018, 11:43:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By Paulo M
Re: E46 M3 by Slonik

Oem chrome grills-check
Aggressive silver wheels to match-check
Contrasting brembos-check
Quality mods-check
Areas not seen cared for-check
Properly cared for paint-check
M3 exclusive PY-check...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-07-2018, 10:36:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,317
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

The lsb actually looks like a close match, in both color and grain.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-07-2018, 09:50:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Brembo GT Rear Calipers (345mm)

Oh wow, I’ll get with them and see. I’ve always thought they only sell as a set. May get back to you once I hear from them.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-06-2018, 12:34:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Brembo GT Rear Calipers (345mm)

If I knew where to source brembo brackets I’d buy these today. Glws
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-05-2018, 08:11:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,154
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Status Gruppe CSL Door Panel Inserts

Go with Karbonius if you do go with csl door cards. You wonít wait 6 months and It wonít be made in China. Itís probably cheaper too.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-05-2018, 08:09:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,154
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Status Gruppe CSL Door Panel Inserts

Sorry to hear, I went through similar crap with SGT with their roof (not 6 months tho, F that!). I don’t think Mike has any control of his products or know what’s going on. His too good to be true...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Sep-05-2018, 01:08:06 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 79,432
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Junkie's piece by piece progression...JB M3

Yellow bbk and csl bumper would make this perfect for that aggressive look. Even the license plate looks great bcs it’s yellow lol. Nice car either way
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-04-2018, 11:34:34 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,256
Posted By Paulo M
Re: Cobra Nogaro Group Buy!

Gotcha, that works.
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