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Old Sun, Mar-30-2008, 02:00:56 AM   #1
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In may 2006 I bought my beautiful Cosmos Black 1995 BMW M3 after my first year of college. My goal was to learn how to build and work on cars...I think that I have completed my goal

The first picture i took after i bought my M3:



Soon after that I was in a fairly bad accident...it was only later that i realized the PO had mounted the directional tires backwards!

The day after the accident I drove it to the body shop and got a very quick fix that wasn't very good.








After I got it back I bought a cheap polyurethane bumper off of ebay for 100 bucks...it was shitty, but it did the job.










The first photo shoot after my M was half fixed with a primer bumper and door:













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Old Sun, Mar-30-2008, 02:01:30 AM   #2
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Rebuilding the top half of the motor!
The major things to not here are the Sunbelt Sport Cams and the 96+ valve retainers! the head was fully disassembled and cleaned. It was also inspected and repaired where ever necessary(which wasn't much at all). Basically everything was replaced with a brand new part.

The strip down:
































then it took two weeks to get my head back and I reassembled the parts
Here are some pics of reassembly...at a later date lol































Suspension upgrade!
koni adjustables with H&R race springs...along with some other goodies!


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Old Sun, Mar-30-2008, 02:02:10 AM   #3
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Supercharger install time!!!!

The kit is an Active Autowerkes C-30 kit and they don't sell it for the M3 anymore...i had bad timing lol.
The entire thing took about 2 days and that was fairly spread out.

DAY 1:
Tear down




installing SC






supercharger just installed


The intake piping is installed wrong but i fixed it later lol




rough placement of the intercooler


supercharger traction oil tank


traction oil tank


running the traction oil lines


traction oil cooler






oil cooler


top of oil cooler



injectors installed...time for the DME


Taking out the DME


My cars DME



DAY 2:
Still installed wrong but thats alright it ran fine!


full engine bay




supercharger


charcoal filter




MMMMM front mount!


Intake piping installed correctly!







FIRST DRIVE:




The ///M3 next to my friend Brandon's SR20 powered 240sx







Photo shoot time!



















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Old Sun, Mar-30-2008, 02:16:41 AM   #4
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Finally all the body damage and paint damage from my accident is finally repaired!











Finally New Paint!








Then off to another photo shoot!

Nice dirty engine bay!


No More Primer!








Can you tell it was in an accident?


ooooo sun set!






After I got the car back to Florida!




Then two weeks later...disaster strikes!
traction oil mixed with belt dust




The leak


The leak close up






And a video of what it shouldn't sound like!



And Now It's Fixed!
Before


And after!










Mmmm the M at sunset!










Added an OEM High Arch Wing and a new trunk!






Added a new Alpine head unit!


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Old Sun, Mar-30-2008, 06:00:54 AM   #5
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Some recent pics:








Full list of parts that have gone into my M3

PERFORMANCE PARTS:
rebuilt head using all new parts(i did the work myself)
Sunbelt sport cams
AA C30-94 Super charger kit
VAC .80" head gasket
Koni adjustable shocks
H&R race springs
X-brace
Rotora slotted rotors
Dinan exhaust
Rouge Engineering RSM's
Rouge Engineering Tranny Mounts
BimmerWorld Performance engine mounts
Z3 reinforcement plates
PWR aluminum radiator
stewart high performance water pump
Euro HFM
Turner Adjustable Rear Control
DINAN air intake
Boost gauge
AA track pipe
LeatherZ weighted shift knob
Powerflex RTAB
RTAB reinforcement plates

OEM REPLACEMENT PARTS:
knock sensors
rocker panel
lots and lots of bolts and nuts
Front bumper
twisty side skirt
front lip
spring pads
Guibo
exhaust gaskets
some bushings
repaint
OEM clear corners
engine coolant hoses
overflow hose
expansion tank
fan shroud
engine cover plugs
fog lights
chromium bulbs
center ashtray instead of cup holder
aluminum thermostat housing
thermostat
vanos
secondary timing chain
secondary timing chain tensioner
refurbished head
OEM high arch wing
power steering lines

AUDIO UPGRADES:
Alpine iDA-X100 head unit
MB Quart speakers
Rockford Fosgate Amp

INTERIOR UPGRADES:
VDO Boost/Vac gauge installed in drivers side vent
removed cup holder center tray for ltw style center console with ash tray.

FUTURE INSTALLS:
AEM AFR gauge (in my living room as well)
LeatherZ 3 gauge pod for center consol
DEFI oil pressure and temp gauge
Shorty headers (not sure which brand)
B&B triflow exhaust (my dinan is just too quiet!)
Bosch euro headlights
Some kind of lightweight rims maybe LTW5's
OEM front control arms
Treehouse front control arm bushings
3 spoke steering wheel
custom tune
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Old Sun, Mar-30-2008, 07:26:04 AM   #6
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Dude good writup.

Post pix once she runnin again

And vids.
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Dude good writup.

Post pix once she runnin again

And vids.
thanks dude! I will get pics and vids hopefully by the end of the week...if active keeps their word
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thanks dude! I will get pics and vids hopefully by the end of the week...if active keeps their word
Well lets hope so for yours and thier sake
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Nice write up when are the rims coming?
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Well lets hope so for yours and thier sake
haha yea if it takes much longer im gonna drive down to active and demand a new charger!

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Nice write up when are the rims coming?
no clue...I don't know what brand i want yet, and i don't have 2 grand to spend on them right now either
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