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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Nov-29-2017, 02:59:48 PM   #21
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Wow, awesome car!
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Old Wed, Nov-29-2017, 03:06:04 PM   #22
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Totally Bad Ass!!
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Honestly I'd take this over most M3's lol. BMW should have given us a sedan option instead of the Vert to begin with. Seen your build over on ZHPmafia and E46F, absolutely stunning car love everything about it.
lol thank you very much. I do ***** the car out a lot of places. I just love it so much but sometimes forget that just because it has M parts, its not considered and will never be considered a true M car by many with out that WBS VIN or fender flares.

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Your intro had me a bit skeptical. I initially thought you bought a 3 series and just started putting ///M badges everywhere. Your car looks and seems great. Very impressive.

I would never do that, I almost didnt go the rear trunk ///M badge but I figured it was ok as long as I didnt put the M3.. i wanted to retain the feel of cars like the 1M or Mcoupe where thye just have the ///M badge only

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Random question....what steering wheel is that? Or is it a wrap?
its a custom steering wheel from Dallas steering wheel. they are located in surprise.. Dallas texas.

its perforated leather and a carbon fiber leather material that has a Cf pattern. it has also had the thickness increased as well with more padding so it feels really thick and nice.
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Old Wed, Nov-29-2017, 03:23:58 PM   #23
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Nice car! Natural brown is far and away my favorite non M interior color option.

As a fellow converted e46 owner (my DD is an M3 wagon), do all the subframes and suspension bits-- it makes as big of a difference to handling as the engine does to power (if you haven't already-- not clear from the way it was written out). That'll also let you recode the MK60 for the ZCP steering rack, as the ZHP rack has the ZCP rate when installed in M3 suspension geometry.

Hopefully your custom mid pipe keeps the stock M3 crossover location, as that's critical for not massively gutting torque on the s54.

Were it me, I'd go back to stock M3 engine/trans/diff mounts ASAP. The AKG units add a ton of NHV with pretty negligible gains in return.

And raise it to a functional ride height :P
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Nice car!

As a fellow converted e46 owner (my DD is an M3 wagon), do all the subframes and suspension bits-- it makes as big of a difference to handling as the engine does to power.

And raise it to a functional ride height :P
the car has the front and rear e46 M3 subframes, front control arms, real trailing arms hubs, brakes, lines. Coilovers are for M3 spec as well since im using all M3 suspension components.

the only thing I needed were ABS sensors from an automatic e46 to make the M3 suspension/hub swap plug and play.
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I remember seeing this on FB. Car looks rad man.
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this thing is so well done!
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Nice car! Natural brown is far and away my favorite non M interior color option.


Hopefully your custom mid pipe keeps the stock M3 crossover location, as that's critical for not massively gutting torque on the s54.
i got the NB because it was supposed to be one of the more rare color options from the face lifted production runs. also one of my favorite color combos from the e36 was hellrot over modena :drool

I really want to go to a Alcantara interior but just waiting on a good deal.


here is a pic of my exhaust setup from under neath. it is a lot more clean now that its all done and i have the proper M3 under tray now not the NON M one.

Under Carriage S54 ZHP by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr

Pictures of my rear 3rd section that show how it goes inside my rear bumper support so I didnt have to cut out my rear spare tire floor pan.

2017-05-02 07.29.15 1 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr
2017-05-02 09.54.53 1 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr
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That looks like a solid solution! I considered that, but ultimately went a different route because I wanted to be able to do headers (and put the cats in the section 1):
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=588508

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i got the NB because it was supposed to be one of the more rare color options from the face lifted production runs. also one of my favorite color combos from the e36 was hellrot over modena :drool
I'm actually running the ZHP cloth/alcantara door cards (with black M3 seats). I prefer the NB interior, but didn't want the non M seats and the M3 never came in NB
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... though currently I have a different seat in, temporarily

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i got the NB because it was supposed to be one of the more rare color options from the face lifted production runs. also one of my favorite color combos from the e36 was hellrot over modena :drool

I really want to go to a Alcantara interior but just waiting on a good deal.


here is a pic of my exhaust setup from under neath. it is a lot more clean now that its all done and i have the proper M3 under tray now not the NON M one.

Under Carriage S54 ZHP by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr

Pictures of my rear 3rd section that show how it goes inside my rear bumper support so I didnt have to cut out my rear spare tire floor pan.

2017-05-02 07.29.15 1 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr
2017-05-02 09.54.53 1 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr
how freaking loud is your car?? Does the center section calm it down enough?
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