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Forum: Member Journals Fri, Feb-21-2020, 12:59:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Thanks, man! And in that case, here is my garage build if you're interested:

From a "double" to a DOUBLE (https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=326526&page=1)
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Feb-20-2020, 03:12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Changed up the M3's habitat a bit:

https://media.giphy.com/media/5GoVLqeAOo6PK/giphy.gif

After moving most of the items on the floor and the M3 out of the garage (and starting it up for the...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Feb-04-2020, 06:01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,562
Posted By sidepc
Re: My OEM+ Interlagos

You've been busy. Excellent work and the car is looking great!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jan-07-2020, 03:15:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,727
Posted By sidepc
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Jan-07-2020, 03:15:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,911
Posted By sidepc
Re: Pb_e46 Build Journal

That thing is so sick! Looking forward to seeing/hearing the difference.
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Jan-03-2020, 07:43:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Used some of my fantasy football winnings to grab a few things I've been meaning to pickup. Some directly for the car and others indirectly for the car. First off, after much research, I decided to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-17-2019, 04:36:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By sidepc
Re: $50 off FCPEuro order

Good looking out! Love me some FCP Euro!


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 03:20:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By sidepc
Re: Car shipping

I had a great experience using Gartho Logistics (https://garthologistics.com/) to get my car from Winnebago,IL to Swansea,MA. Highly recommended!

Good luck!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-05-2019, 06:46:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,690
Posted By sidepc
Re: The day you picked it up picture thread

Does "when it was dropped off" count? If so, here are my contributions:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7877/47532927592_2958bef642_c.jpg
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Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-22-2019, 07:23:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Scored a fantastic deal on a brand new OEM BMW car cover for the M3 (Noah fabric). Been scouring craigslist/facebook marketplace for the past few months, as I didn't want to spend the money that a...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Nov-18-2019, 02:43:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Relatively quiet on the M3 front of late, with getting the house/yard ready for winter. It was a fairly warm day last Monday and since I had the day off, I took this opportunity to give my car it's...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-31-2019, 07:21:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By sidepc
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-30-2019, 03:45:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Awesome. I'd love to get into HPDE/auto-x some day, perhaps with a track-specific car.

As I do with everyone who owns a BMW and isn't a member, I highly suggest you join. It's worth it for the...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-29-2019, 03:04:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Almost forgot to mention this, but my car was named the BMW CCA Boston Chapter "Bimmer of the Month" for August. Here's an image of the digital article:
...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-29-2019, 03:02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

They really are!



Ha, I'm glad you appreciated that! And thank you. Maybe I'll see you around sometime. I'm only 45 minutes south of Boston. Are you a CCA member?
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Oct-28-2019, 02:30:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Busy couple of days in the garage for me, finishing up the rear deck, wrapping the rear armrests and replacing the rear window seals. I took a personal day on Friday to get more time to finish...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-23-2019, 05:01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Thanks man!

It's not too crunchy at all. The fabric feels almost like it did before I sprayed it. But I look at it this way, nobody will be touching the deck so even if it was crunchy, black and...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-23-2019, 04:32:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

:hattip:

You nailed it, thank you! I'm not in any rush and I think my wife would leave me if I just kept dropping large chunks of coin on this car. So slow and steady wins the race.

Since I...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-17-2019, 04:45:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Thank you! Yeah, fitment is great and paint is damn near spot on. There was one little scuff in the paint upon arrival, but happybuyitnow partially refunded me and when I eventually have paint work...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-17-2019, 02:56:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,738
Posted By sidepc
Re: Laguna Seca Blue - Project Build

Great addition to the stable. Even though I've never driven an S2K, I love these cars. Best of luck!
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-17-2019, 02:55:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,619
Posted By sidepc
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-17-2019, 02:54:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By sidepc
Re: No hits on my car

I agree with pretty much everyone here. Wheels are gaudy and need to come off, asap. Black isn't typically a highly sought after color. And it's a vert.

Not to beat a dead horse, but take...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-17-2019, 02:49:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,673
Posted By sidepc
Re: FS: 2006 Imola Red ZCP coupe, 6sp Manual, 111K

I agree with most here. Even with the less desirable dove grey interior, this car seems somewhat underpriced. I would think that as a Comp car, you should be able to get closer to $20k, if not more.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-17-2019, 02:26:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,450
Posted By sidepc
Re: 2004 M3 Slick top, Steel Gray/Black, 6speed, MD

Yeah my thoughts exactly. This doesn’t look like steel grey. Looks like silver grey to me.


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Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-15-2019, 03:11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Figured some of you would appreciate this sign I have hanging in my garage:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48818589872_046da61880_c.jpg

Ok so my next project was to add Homelink to my M3. ...
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-15-2019, 02:52:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Awesome, man! I just read through the first couple of posts on your build thread and boy, do I enjoy a good car ownership story. Nice work!

And agreed...it really is! Keep up the good work....
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-10-2019, 04:14:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

3M double-sided tape and self-tapping screws. I actually want to remove it as I'm not 100% happy with how my buddy and I installed it. I think it could sit a bit further back (front to rear) on the...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-10-2019, 02:58:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

In mid-August, I picked up a CSL style front lip from highly recommended eBay seller happybuyitnow:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580681502_55f8f9199a_c.jpg
...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Oct-10-2019, 02:47:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Post #4 updated (previously a placeholder) with PPI photos and photos of the work done by seller prior to me purchasing
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Oct-09-2019, 03:11:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Post #3 (initially a placeholder) updated, for those interested
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-08-2019, 03:14:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

You and me, both! Thanks!

Also, just followed you on IG.
Forum: Member Journals Tue, Oct-08-2019, 12:43:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

:thumbsup2: I'm glad you're enjoying it! Like I said, the story behind the car is always fascinating to me, so I'm hoping some people enjoy mine. Cheers!!
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Oct-05-2019, 01:45:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Thank you! I'm on there, just not very active.



Thanks! :hattip:



:thumbsup2: Thanks, man! I love the color combo, too. And agreed on the "to each, his own". I always tell people...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Oct-04-2019, 05:04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

This post will detail (via photos) some of the work done by the seller as a result of the PPI I had performed. Namely, the following:

*Rebuilt the Vanos, w/ all new seals & anti-rattle kit...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Oct-04-2019, 05:04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

Hope you guys like photos, because I take a lot! And since I'm playing catch up with this thread, I'll be jumping from one project to the next within the same post.


So I toyed around with the...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Oct-04-2019, 05:03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
Re: The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

One of the first things I did to the car, other than giving it an ONR wash in my garage to get all the existing road salt off, was to swap out the chrome grills (which also contained gaudy laser...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Oct-04-2019, 05:03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By sidepc
The Slow Burn Journal | '05 Silbergrau Metallic/Imolarot M3

OK, let me get the boring (to some...but I always find the stories behind the cars intriguing) stuff out of the way first. In the past, I've owned 4 BMW's:

In order:
E30 1990 325i 4 door...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-02-2019, 01:58:55 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Swapped out the chrome M3 emblem for an IND-Industries gloss black version:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48794438898_f9ce79fa64_z.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Sep-23-2019, 01:11:49 AM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Thanks!

Ebay. Part number: 6919879.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-17-2019, 05:33:52 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I installed Homelink:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48654185513_b8588a9d96_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48665643787_2ed2379296_c.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-17-2019, 05:22:19 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 60,939
Posted By sidepc
Re: Interest in a fully integrated A2DP Bluetooth solution?

https://media2.giphy.com/media/13Lq95U02jhABi/source.gif
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-17-2019, 05:19:19 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 35,991
Posted By sidepc
Re: How many miles do you have on your M3?

'05. Purchased in February with 99,800 miles. Just passed 101,500 miles.
Forum: Northeast Tue, Sep-03-2019, 03:59:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By sidepc
Re: BMW CCA Boston Chapter Cars & Coffee 9/8/19

Bump...let's see some M3's at this event!
Forum: Northeast Tue, Jul-30-2019, 05:03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By sidepc
BMW CCA Boston Chapter Cars & Coffee 9/8/19

For anyone in the area, feel free to swing by. I put this event together, as it's local to my house and am always looking for more ways to get BMW owners together. You don't need to belong to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 04:49:55 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 03:51:22 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Gave my imola red leather interior the Leatherique treatment:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48280468841_99acf36a4f_c.jpg
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jul-15-2019, 02:48:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By sidepc
Re: 2010 E92 M3 - 2nd owner, VERY CLEAN

She’s a beaut! GLWS!


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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jul-15-2019, 02:38:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By sidepc
Re: 2010 E92 M3 - 2nd owner, VERY CLEAN

No exterior photos? [emoji848]


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-09-2019, 07:23:07 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Yep, this was precisely what I did and the exact video I watched prior to doing so. The tips I bought weren't quite as narrow as the one used on the heat gun in the video, which is why I couldn't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-09-2019, 06:24:41 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Brought the "red" seat belt release portion of my buckles 90% back to life:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48237639817_aeb4db28bd_c.jpg
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-06-2019, 06:54:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,372
Posted By sidepc
Re: Selling my M3

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-02-2019, 04:20:19 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Swapped out my driver door sill.

Before

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48168993146_fce2e01297_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48175083257_390824a6a8_c.jpg
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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-19-2019, 02:25:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,661
Posted By sidepc
Re: What's your Instagram (IG)

I believe I've followed just about everyone who's responded. Would be excellent if we all showed each other the same type of support and help one another build up our followers counts.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-18-2019, 04:24:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,661
Posted By sidepc
Re: What's your Instagram (IG)

Actually recently created an additional IG account specific to my new to me E46 M3: https://www.instagram.com/eforty6_m3

I'll go back through and follow everyone who's responded.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-12-2019, 04:14:15 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Also I realize you can see the outline of where the stickers were, but that should fade in short time. Had the same issue on my E90 and after a few weeks, you could barely notice where the labels...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-12-2019, 04:13:11 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Soak a paper towel or thick napkin in isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Then lay the wet paper towel (or whatever you use) on top of the stickers and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Then work at one...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-12-2019, 04:08:12 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Removed the sun visor warning stickers for a cleaner look:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48049733358_7fcf83e1e8_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48049774277_518ccd3b7e_c.jpg
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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jun-04-2019, 02:44:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By sidepc
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-23-2019, 04:17:27 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Installed my painted reflectors:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46921004414_daab2800bf_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40678353463_01d4531a1b_c.jpg
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-28-2019, 07:01:50 PM
Replies: 10,507
Views: 732,658
Posted By sidepc
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Added matching Coby Wheel tri-stitch alcantara shift & ebrake boots to go along with the Coby Wheel that came with the car:

https://i.imgur.com/I3boGyS.jpg?3

https://i.imgur.com/BUXV3sU.jpg?1
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