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Old Sun, Dec-19-2010, 04:46:48 AM   #1
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Alright, so I just purchased this car for 27,000 with 68,000 miles on it. It was hit on one side and the body work is pretty poor. Not to worry! I'm a certified auto body technician and welder. My family has owned and operated the best body shop in San Diego for over twenty years. If you are in the area and need body work, send me a pm.

On to the car: Here it is! It's an 05' BMW M3, 68000 miles, 6 speed manual transmission, black interior, stock 19" BBS wheels, crappy tires, some smoked side markers and blacked out grills. I have big plans for this car as it will be a daily driven beast and a showcase for my family's shop.

My very first "mod" was installed today by me. OEM M3 floor mats purchased from EAS in Anaheim, CA. Woot woot!

Step 1: Fix all previous body work. This includes the entire passenger side rear quarter panel, the passenger door panel, trunk lid, etc. This includes replacement trim (belt molding, etc.)

Step 2: Replace badly gouged front left wheel, fix any curb damage on remaining wheels.

Step 3: Replace badly scratched center console with new U.S. spec part or change to Euro spec console.

Step 4: Replace damaged factory muffler

Step 5: Replace windshield wipers

Step 6: Replace front headlight covers

Step 7: Repaint quarter panel, front bumper, hood, fenders (blend)

Step 8: Replace driver and passenger side window tint

Step 9: Replace crappy tires with Michelin PS2s

Step 10: Replace worn bushings, other misc maintenance.

>Mods< Not necessarily in this order

Mod 1: Add K&N FIPK Intake system

Mod 2: Stoptech BBK kit 6 piston front and 4 piston rear (black calipers)

Mod 3: Recaro seats

Mod 4: HPF steering wheel mounted duel gauge pod

Mod 5: Upgrade sound system : )

Mod 6: Bilstein PSS10s lowered 1in. front and rear

Mod 7: VMR Matte Black 19" wheels (Matte black + Mystic Blue = good?)

Mod 8: HPF Stage 1 clutch

Mod 9: ESS or AA stage 1 supercharger (Holla!)

Mod 10: "Hot models posing with my car" photo shoot

Mod 11: 2013 BMW M3 : )

I'll post updates w/photos as I go along. Thanks for reading!











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Old Sun, Dec-19-2010, 06:45:10 AM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase. Enjoy your ///M!
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Old Sun, Dec-19-2010, 01:23:01 PM   #3
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Congrats on the purchase..
Great plans ahead!
Don't take this the wrong way, your plan states almost zero aesthetics mods.
Hence, don't expect any hot chicks posing as a model.

Mod 1 and Mod 9 don't go well together, do they?

And... TOM & STEVE @ EAS FTW!
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Thanks guys! I'm enjoying it more and more every day. I couldn't really decide on very many aesthetic mods especially with my color. Any recommendations? The intake doesn't go with the supercharger, it's just to hold me over until I install the kit. I'll probably just re sell it on the forum once I get the supercharger on.

EAS FTW! : )

P.S. Small update: I need to take the car in for an inspection. I'm getting a bad knock sound when I engage and disengage the clutch. I'm thinking it's probably a broken transmission mount. Also, a bad grinding noise seems to come and go. Probably debris stuck under the car. I'll get it fixed asap. And, I'll be doing an oil change next week, thanks DIY forums!
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Old Sun, Dec-19-2010, 10:19:26 PM   #5
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Believe me. Keep your OEM intake until you install the FI kit.
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Believe me. Keep your OEM intake until you install the FI kit.
UPDATE: I wrecked my car tonight. Hydroplaned on the freeway and spun into a concrete center divide. I wasn't speeding at all, freak accident. I'm ok, but the car is pretty bad. Airbag went off, front and rear damage. I'll post pics tomorrow when I go down to our body shop and get a better look at the car.

BE CAREFUL driving in the rain guys. : (
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Damn it....
I feel sorry for you.
Hope everything is alright.

You just purchased the car, right? What about the insurance?

Look at the bright side.
Money can buy cars, not your leg, your arm, your finger, your life.

Btw, what kind of tires are you running on? How does it handle on wet road?
My Nitto NT05, IMHO, reallyyyyyy sucks when it's wet.
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Damn it....
I feel sorry for you.
Hope everything is alright.

You just purchased the car, right? What about the insurance?

Look at the bright side.
Money can buy cars, not your leg, your arm, your finger, your life.

Btw, what kind of tires are you running on? How does it handle on wet road?
My Nitto NT05, IMHO, reallyyyyyy sucks when it's wet.
Yep, I just bought the car less than 30 days ago. I haven't even made my first payment. Insurance is up in the air right now. I have full coverage and GAP but we'll see what happens. Thankfully, I'm ok. The car was slipping and sliding like crazy. Probably has something to do with my bald rear tires but I've heard that doesn't effect hydroplaning so who knows. The front tires were crappy but had good tread, the backs were totally bald. Suspension was stock and DSC was ON. Is this a DSC fail?
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I don't think that's the DSC failure.
I think most probably is because your bald rear tires..
Keep us posted!
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I don't think that's the DSC failure.
I think most probably is because your bald rear tires..
Keep us posted!
I will. I'll be shopping for a new car pretty soon. Any suggestions for a 2011 car? Something for around 50k or less would be ideal.
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