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Old Fri, Jun-01-2018, 09:39:02 PM   #1
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Default E46Kev Build Journal

Hey everyone,

Iíve owned my E46 M3 since June 2016 and have loved (almost) every moment. I wanted to properly introduce my M3 to everyone. So hereís my build journal:

Specs:
- 2003 TiAg on Black Nappa Leather
- 6-Speed Manual Coupe
- Bought at 102,000 km, currently at 127,000 km

Exterior:
- CSL Front Lip
- CSL Rear Diffuser
- DEPO Smoked Front Corners
- DEPO LED Taillights
- TiAg Paint-Matched Reflectors

Interior:
- ZHP Weighted Shift Knob
- BMW Performance Alcantara Shift Boot
- Interior Trim Refinished in Piano Black

Wheels:
- OEM ZCP by BBS (for sale)
- Apex Arc-8 (F: 18x9 +30, R: 18x10 +25)

Tires:
- Continental ExtremeContact DW (F: 245/40/18, R: 265/40/18)

Suspension:
- KW Variant 2 Coilovers
- AKG RTABís, FCABís and RSMís
- AKG Rear Subframe Bushings

Exhaust:
- Status Gruppe Catless Headers
- Rogue Engineering ďRasp-EliminatingĒ Section 1
- Status Gruppe SCZA Muffler

Engine/Drivetrain:
- VF Engineering Cold-Air Intake
- TTFS Alpha N Tune
- BMW Performance SSK

Maintenance:
- Subframe reinforced with TMS plates and AKG bushings @ 110,000 km
- Inspection II w/ Vanos service @ 120,000 km
- (Vanos) Replacement of cam bolts @ 120,000 km
- (Vanos) Replacement of the upper timing chain guide rail @ 120,000 km
- (Vanos) All other components inspected @ 120,000 km
- Oil Changes every 7000-8000 km

Future Mod Ideas:
- Bimmerworld Intake Boot
- New Steering Wheel
- RTD Shifter
- CSL Trunk
- Recaro Pole Positions

You can find a bunch of photos/videos of my M3 on my Instagram page @e46kev. Iím planning on making a lot of videos this summer and they will all be posted on the page. Hereís a few of my favourite photos:

June 2, 2016 - First day with the M3:




I owned both my 2005 330ci 6MT and M3 for about 5 months before selling the 330ci:



Interior trim refinished in piano black:




Collection of my favourite photos over the past two years:















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Wow very clean, that looks awesome on both wheels! I say keep those zcp's and change it up every so often!
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Such a clean TiAg! I follow you in IG, happy to see you start a build thread on here.
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Wow very clean, that looks awesome on both wheels! I say keep those zcp's and change it up every so often!
Thank you! I honestly love the 18" Arc8's so much I don't see myself going back to the ZCP's haha
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Such a clean TiAg! I follow you in IG, happy to see you start a build thread on here.
Thanks! Ya I recognize the car, one of the cleanest AW on IG!
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