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Old Tue, Oct-04-2016, 08:22:28 PM   #1
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Default M3ANMACHINE'S Build Thread: Part Trois

...here we go again... *cue wall of text* Scroll to the bold red text if you don't care about the backstory

Well, after selling my last E90 M3 in May 2016 and purchasing my first home, I began to get extremely antsy after 5-6 months about no longer having a "fun" car to drive day-to-day. I was originally planning on just taking an indefinite break from cars and just purchase a Tacoma or 4Runner in the meantime. After looking into specs the specs I wanted and those prices, I began to realize that I could spend not too much more and get bak into an E90 M3 which I missed so much.

I did spend a lot of time researching other vehicles I could afford, 911, C63, C7 Grand Sport, Cayman, etc, but after going over all the various differences I couldn't get over how much I enjoyed my E90 M3 and how versatile it was. I decided that it was time to get another.

Obviously the last one was amazing throughout 3 years of ownership and had some amazing specs:
2008 E90 M3
40,000 miles
Alpine White Exterior / Black Nappa Interior
6MT
Technology Package
Cold Weather Package
Premium Package
No Sunroof


I was determined this go-around to again, find the perfect car, with the perfect specs, but in a different variation than the last one.

I was looking for ONLY the following:
-2009+
-Space Grey or LeMans Blue
-Fox Red Interior was a must
-DCT was a must
-Slicktop was a must (this again, was the hardest spec to find by-far)
-Under 60k miles

I began my search in early September, and surprisingly enough I found the perfect spec one-owner car at an amazingly low price 2009 M3 in San Fransisco, CA thru a consignment place. After speaking in detail with the salesman, I went to my bank to lock down everything needed prior to pulling the trigger, and then called the salesman back to place a deposit on the car... Well, as he's about to take my CC info he awkwardly pauses (I had a bad feeling at this point) and he responds with "i'm sorry, i don't know how this happened.. but a co-worker of mine just took a deposit for this car half an hour ago.." I was pissed. Long story short, the car was sold to the other party and I continued my search.

I had daily notifications coming in from all the different used-car sites and was constantly refreshing my phone/computer. And this car popped up.. Exact same specs as the one which fell thru, but additionally with Competition Package and slightly lower mileage. I called the seller immediately and began negotiations. Only issue was that the car was all the way in Florida AND there was another interested party. I wasn't going to have the same thing happen to me as with the last one, so I told him I would put a decent deposit down immediately and start the process to fly out and have the car shipped to CA.

So on 9/23 I scheduled the car to be picked up in FL thru Montway Carriers and was notified on 10/1 that the truck would be in Ft. Lauderdale on 10/3/16, so I booked a red-eye to arrive in FL on 10/3 and fly-out the same night after checking out the car and loading it on the trailer. Flew in, met the seller, inspected the car, drove it around, and finished up the paperwork! All was good, so I met with the trucker and off to CA she went! It's now 10/4 and i'm back in CA anxiously waiting for the car to arrive! Talk about perfect timing to get it out of FL before the Hurricane!!!

Anyways, on to the important stuff!


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SPECS:
2011 E90 M3
50,000 miles
Space Grey Exterior / Fox Red Interior
DCT Transmission
Competition Package
Technology Package
Cold Weather Package
Premium Package
Slicktop

Modifications:

Exterior:
OEM BMW Performance CF Front Splitters
OEM BMW Performance CF Mirror Covers
OEM BMW Performance CF Rear Spoiler
OEM BMW Performance Black Kidney Grilles
CF Shark Fin Antenna (plan to swap back to SG immediately)
CF Hood Vents (plan to swap back to SG immediately)
20% Tint


Suspension/Wheels:
H&R Race Springs
TMS Wheel Spacers

Some photos I took prior to loading onto the truck:


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Old Tue, Oct-04-2016, 08:23:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: M3ANMACHINE'S Build Thread: Part Trois

Happy to be back!

Going to try to keep this car a bit more simple than the last. Less is More / OEM+ this time around!

Already have these in-hand ready to be installed:

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Old Tue, Oct-04-2016, 08:28:23 PM   #3
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subbed!! Can't wait to see what you do!
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Old Tue, Oct-04-2016, 08:41:55 PM   #4
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Nice! Looking forward to this build!
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Old Tue, Oct-04-2016, 08:49:37 PM   #5
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Congrats Ajay!

Now buy my parts :P
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Congrats Ajay!

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Congrats bud. That's my second favorite color combo next to AW/FR. Can't wait to see what you do with this one.
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Great find! Slicktop ftw
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Thanks everyone! Can't wait for it to arrive!

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Congrats bud. That's my second favorite color combo next to AW/FR. Can't wait to see what you do with this one.

Thanks Brad. I told myself if I got AW again it'd have to be FR interior.



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Very nice Ajay!! Congrats
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