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Old Wed, Nov-18-2015, 01:16:37 PM   #1
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Cool Rich's Journal | E46 M3 Coupe 6MT | ALPINWEISS / IMOLAROT

Hey guys, I figured it was time I officially introduce myself and start a journal to document my car and it’s progress. Let’s just cut straight to the point…

2001 Alpine White / Imola Red M3 Coupe
- 6 MT
- Moonroof
- Power Seats
- Xenon HID Headlights
- Business CD Radio

Engine
- Full Beisan Systems Vanos Rebuild
- Calico Coated Rod Bearings
- Macht Schnell Stage 1 Intake Charge Kit
- Dynamic Ram Air Scoop Kit
- Agency Power Exhaust
- AR20 Resonator

Suspension/Drivetrain
- BMW Structural Foam for all 4 rear cavity subframe points
- Turner Motorsport Rear Subframe Reinforcement Kit
- Powder-coated Red Subframe
- AKG Polyurethane Subframe Bushings
- AKG Polyurethane Differential Bushings
- AKG FCABS
- Power-Flex RTABS
- Rogue Engineering Front Strut Brace
- Rogue Engineering Rear Shock Mounts
- Turner Motorsport Front Strut Supports
- Turner Motorsport Adjustable Camber Arms
- Status Gruppe Coilover Kit 8kg (448lbs) / 9kg (505lbs)
- Status Gruppe Camber Plates
- OE Factory Performance SSK

Brakes
- Brembo 4-piston Front Caliper w/345mm Semi-Floating Rotors
- Brembo 4-piston Rear Calipers w/328mm Semi-Floating Rotors
- Rally Road SS Brake Lines
- Rally Road Conversion Brackets

Wheels/Tires
- Apex ARC-8, Satin Black, 18x9.5 Square Set
- OE BMW Center Caps
- BF Goodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2 265/35/R18 Square Set
- Apex 75mm Stud Kit
- 10mm Front Spacers / 15mm Rear Spacers

Lighting
- OE ’03.5 Bi-Xenon Headlights w/new Lens Covers
- 55w 3500K Halogen High Beams
- Umnitza Predator Orion V2 LED AEs
- Depo LED Smoked Corner Lights
- Depo Smoked Side Marker Lights
- OE Full LED Tail Light Retrofit
- OE E92 LED License Plate Lights
- Full LED Interior Lighting

Exterior
- Custom Eurospec CSL Front Bumper w/shaved CSL hole
- Matte Carbon Fiber CSL Front Splitters
- Matte Carbon Fiber 3M Vinyl wrapped roof
- Matte Black Front Grille
- Matte Black Side Grilles
- CSL Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
- CSL trunk, custom one-off Pre-Sauber, OE style no handle w/soft touch
- OE Euro Blindspot Mirrors
- 3M Clear Bra; headlights/hood/fenders/bumper/side mirrors/door
- 35% Tint

Interior
- Coby Alcantara/Tri-color Steering Wheel w/Imola Center Stripe
- Coby Alcantara Shift Boot
- OE Alcantara Performance Shift Knob
- OE Oval Rear View Mirror
- OE Piano Black Trim
- Stainless Steel Pedal Set
- OE All Weather Mats
- 3M Matte Carbon Fiber Door Trim Cover

Electronics/Coding
- V1 Hardwire Kit
- OE Homelink
- iPod Integration
- OE '05 LCM coded w/triple-blink turn signals, double-blink hazards, disabled Euro-Spec corner lights
- One touch rear windows
- Programable passenger side mirror in reverse
- All doors unlock with single click of the FOB
- All windows open/close with FOB
- All windows work w/key removed and door open
- Doors auto-lock at 10 MPH











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- Ibis/Alcantara B8.5 A4 S-line
- Pearl Stg3+ B5 S4 (sold)

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Old Wed, Nov-18-2015, 01:18:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rich's Journal | E46 M3 Coupe 6MT | ALPINWEISS / IMOLAROT

And a few quick pictures of a couple of my previous toys.

For those OG members who used to frequent Fanatics back in the day, you may remember me and/or my 328i… Which I still own. She’s mostly back to stock now cosmetically, but still has a few good goodies on her, and relatively low mileage; ’00 with 71,xxx:

- OE In-dash Accessory NAV
- ECIS High-Flow CAI
- Shark Injector 93 Octane Tune
- Rogue Engineering Pulleys
- UUC Performance Organic Clutch Kit
- UUC Stage II Lightweight Flywheel
- 3.38 Rear Diff w/Finned Cover
- A few other things, but nothing major…







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- Pearl Stg3+ B5 S4 (sold)

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Old Wed, Nov-18-2015, 01:21:30 PM   #3
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And of course, the one that got away… And by that, I mean the one I sold last yr to replace with the M3. Built this thing from the ground up and spared no expense. From K03s, to OEM Borg Warner K04s, to being the test mule for the TiAL 605 Gen2’s. She laid down ~500awhp on a Mustang Dyno and just as much torque. Car was just outrageously fast and fun, still miss it...

TiAL 605.2 | EPL GT Fueling Kit & Custom Dyno Tuned | Bosch Motorsport EV14 72lb fuel injectors | 034 Motorsport Snub Mount & Cage | 034 Motorsport Spec Motor & Trans Mounts | APR Bipipe | Stratmosphere Hyperboost Diverter Valves | 2.8 Intake cams | 034 Motorsport Compression Lowering Spacers | ER Side Mount Intercoolers w/Carbon Fiber Shrouds | Bosch 044 Fuel Pump | SDR X-1 Intake | 034 3" Downpipes | 034 High Flow Race Cats | Custom 4" Single Exhaust w/Vibrant Muffler | SPEC stg 3+ clutch | Fidanza Lightweight Flywheel | USP Metal Clutch Slave and Line | OEM RS4 Carbon Fiber Engine Covers | OEM R8 Oil & Coolant Caps | Wrinkle Black Valve Covers | STaSIS Ohlin Motorsport Suspension | Hotchkis Sport Rear Sway Bar w/Reinforcement Brackets | AWE DTS | H&R 10 & 5mm Spacers | 2.5" Ringer Racing Stud Kit | StopTech ST-40 BBK with 355mm front/328mm rear rotors | 18 x 9.5 BBS LM Reverse Mounted | 245/35/18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evos | ToyGuy Short Shifter Kit with 3/4" height reduction | JHM SS Weighted Shift Knob | AWE Vent Boost Gauge | AWE Aluminum Pedal Set | V1 Hardwired | Lidatek LE-30 Laser Jammer | SmartTire System | Dice iPod Integration Kit | Infinity 4022i Speakers | Black Suede Shift Boot | OEM B6 Compass Mirror | OEM RS4 Front Grill | OEM M3 Lip Spoiler | OEM Euro-Spec Rear Bumper | Black Window Trim & Badging | Tinted Tail lights | Valeo Converted E-code Headlights | 5000K 55w HIDs | Yellow Fogs | 35% Tint













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- JB/B 5MT E46 328i
- Ibis/Alcantara B8.5 A4 S-line
- Pearl Stg3+ B5 S4 (sold)

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Old Wed, Nov-18-2015, 02:04:19 PM   #4
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Beautiful rides.
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CSL rotors are semi floating FYI!

Car looks great!
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So clean!
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Old Wed, Nov-18-2015, 05:39:27 PM   #7
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Old Wed, Nov-18-2015, 05:56:48 PM   #8
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Beautiful rides.
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CSL rotors are semi floating FYI!

Car looks great!
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Thanks fellas

I'll update this journal as I go along with some more modifications and maintenance work, documenting most of my progress with pictures and what not.

I'm currently working on bringing it back to an OEM+ state, addressing some of the cosmetics and bringing it up to my standards. I'll drive it most days, but as soon as they lay down any salt on the roads for the winter, she'll be garaged until spring. So most of what I want to do will take place while she's tucked away for winter hibernation.

I just finished hooking up my V1 this past weekend. I also removed the front window tint as it had some slight bubbling on the driver's side. I've already replaced a couple interior pieces, but need to swap out the center console. Leaning towards OEM Armrest Delete Console with Euro Tray.

OE LED tails to replace the smoked EE tails have been purchased and are already on the way, should actually be here soon

I'll be getting my hands on OE corners, side markers and grilles any day now, and the CSL diffuser and front bumper will soon be gone as well. The 3M Matte CF roof vinyl will also be swapped out for gloss black, or just reverted back to stock for the time being.
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- JB/B 5MT E46 328i
- Ibis/Alcantara B8.5 A4 S-line
- Pearl Stg3+ B5 S4 (sold)

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Old Wed, Nov-18-2015, 07:14:13 PM   #9
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Default Re: Rich's Journal | E46 M3 Coupe 6MT | ALPINWEISS / IMOLAROT

Going to look so much better with the OEM pieces! Should leave the roof alpine. As well as have your wheels changed to silver
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Going to look so much better with the OEM pieces! Should leave the roof alpine. As well as have your wheels changed to silver
I do second this. Just my 2c!

Awesome car man.
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