BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > Member Journals
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

Member Journals Do you have a long term project you would like to share with the community? Use this forum to create a single thread which you can update over time to document the progress.


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Sat, Jun-05-2010, 05:18:04 AM   #101
m3freak86
JERSEY STRONG
 
m3freak86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,667
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 m3freak86 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CatchMyM3 View Post
Lookin good man! I know I'm in the minority, but I like the stock ride height.

What wash products do you use? (PM if you want)
Thanks man. The stock height looks good, but it'll look even better dropped.

I use a lot of Menzerna and Meguiars products. Been detaling for about 8 years now so I've developed a good combination of products to achieve the best finish.
__________________
2013 SWP Subaru WRX Hatch (gone)
WRX Journal

2004 Carbon Black///M3 (gone)
Mods and Specs
My Exhaust Obsession
My Journal
Jump to top m3freak86 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Sun, Jun-06-2010, 05:25:47 AM   #102
mpanella
I live for ///M
 
mpanella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,913
Reputation: 0 mpanella is on a distinguished road
Location: Bergen County

United States




Default

Looking very good man!

Do yourself a favor and wrap them up in a towel when your taking the rims on and off. I dropped mine trying to get it off and put a nice chip in it! I don't think i've been more pissed in my life! Right after I had just gotten a replacement one too!

My plan is to just take it to a body shop when I take the wheels off for the winter this year!

With your black rims and my CSL diffuser coming in are cars seem to no longer be twins!
__________________
2005 Carbon Black Metallic / Cinnamon - RAC RG4's | Rogue | V-CSL Diffuser + Bootlid + Bumper |
| AR20 Rasp Elimination | TC Kline S/A| StopTech 4 POT F/R| Scorza CSL
Journal
Jump to top mpanella is offline  
Old Sun, Jun-06-2010, 06:23:43 AM   #103
m3freak86
JERSEY STRONG
 
m3freak86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,667
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 m3freak86 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpanella View Post
Looking very good man!

Do yourself a favor and wrap them up in a towel when your taking the rims on and off. I dropped mine trying to get it off and put a nice chip in it! I don't think i've been more pissed in my life! Right after I had just gotten a replacement one too!

My plan is to just take it to a body shop when I take the wheels off for the winter this year!

With your black rims and my CSL diffuser coming in are cars seem to no longer be twins!
Thanks!

Lol, I'm veryyyy careful when taking off rims and putting them on. I put towels down and everything. Sorry to hear about yours.

I just got to go get mine balanced since I feel a little wobble of the steering wheel at 65 mph.

See, told ya! I said we wouldn't be twins anymore after I got my wheels!
__________________
2013 SWP Subaru WRX Hatch (gone)
WRX Journal

2004 Carbon Black///M3 (gone)
Mods and Specs
My Exhaust Obsession
My Journal
Jump to top m3freak86 is offline  
Old Sun, Jun-06-2010, 11:32:30 PM   #104
m3freak86
JERSEY STRONG
 
m3freak86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,667
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 m3freak86 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default

June 6, 2010: I have had the dreaded rear deck rattle ever since I had the car. It annoyed the crap out of me and I would always question if it was the subframe or some other expensive fix. I tried the tennis ball trick and it didn't seem to help at all. So I did a search and found a couple DIY to fix this issue. Little extensive and a lot of work, but let me tell you, rattles are no more. I put little circle pieces of felt where the rear vent was coming into contact with the metal of the car and anywhere else I thought there may be some rattles. I went a little over board with the amount of felt I used, but I wanted to do it right the first time since taking apart the rear decklid is no 5 minute job. Went for a drive afterwards and it's 99% better. I couldn't believe I didn't do this sooner. Crazy, but it feels like the car is so much more solid and not embarrasing when others are in the car. If anyone else has this issue, be sure to use the DIY and get it done. It works!!! Also, for safe measures, I kept the tennis balls in for added reassurance. Sorry no pics, but here are the DIY's I used

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?p=4136741
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=123947
__________________
2013 SWP Subaru WRX Hatch (gone)
WRX Journal

2004 Carbon Black///M3 (gone)
Mods and Specs
My Exhaust Obsession
My Journal

Last edited by m3freak86; Mon, Jun-07-2010 at 03:45:29 AM.
Jump to top m3freak86 is offline  
Old Mon, Jun-07-2010, 02:59:53 AM   #105
Coinage
CoynePerformance
 
Coinage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Age: 30
Posts: 1,764
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 Coinage is on a distinguished road
Location: Harrisburg/Hershey

United States




Default

Love the build!
Jump to top Coinage is offline  
Old Mon, Jun-07-2010, 03:02:54 AM   #106
m3freak86
JERSEY STRONG
 
m3freak86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,667
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 m3freak86 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coinage View Post
Love the build!
Thanks man, I appreciate it. Hopefully adding some KW V2's pretty soon to compliment the new kicks.
__________________
2013 SWP Subaru WRX Hatch (gone)
WRX Journal

2004 Carbon Black///M3 (gone)
Mods and Specs
My Exhaust Obsession
My Journal
Jump to top m3freak86 is offline  
Old Mon, Jun-07-2010, 05:57:55 AM   #107
regensburg94
Registered User
 
regensburg94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 513
Reputation: 0 regensburg94 is on a distinguished road
Location: SF Bay Area, California

United States




Default

Car looks great. Love the CB. You got lucky finding a near-immaculate example.

What do you plan to do with the OEM 19's? PM me if interested in selling!
Jump to top regensburg94 is offline  
Old Mon, Jun-07-2010, 06:30:11 AM   #108
ICE68
Registered User
 
ICE68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 331
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 ICE68 is on a distinguished road
Location: NORTH JERSEY

United States




Default Now I won't be able to wake up for work in the A.M

Been reading your journal since early evening during the Game. The mod progress is awesome, never knew you had a journal all this time. I'll see you on the 19th hopefully you can give me some advise on modes and detailing.
Jump to top ICE68 is offline  
Old Mon, Jun-07-2010, 02:01:59 PM   #109
m3freak86
JERSEY STRONG
 
m3freak86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,667
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 m3freak86 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by regensburg94 View Post
Car looks great. Love the CB. You got lucky finding a near-immaculate example.

What do you plan to do with the OEM 19's? PM me if interested in selling!
Thanks! I searched long and hard for the right one and once I came across this one, I just knew. It really is immaculate in every way. I really was blessed to find one in this shape.

I planned on keeping the OEM 19's since they were so clean, but someone offered me a deal that I couldn't refuse. He ended picking them up late Friday night from NY.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ICE68 View Post
Been reading your journal since early evening during the Game. The mod progress is awesome, never knew you had a journal all this time. I'll see you on the 19th hopefully you can give me some advise on modes and detailing.
Lol, sorry! Hopefully you'll be able to wake up for work. I really do appreciate that. The journal is a great way to see the progress over the years. I'm happy I started one when I did before I got too far into the game to remember when I did everything.

Sounds good! Any questions you have, don't hesitate to ask buddy. See you on the 19th!
__________________
2013 SWP Subaru WRX Hatch (gone)
WRX Journal

2004 Carbon Black///M3 (gone)
Mods and Specs
My Exhaust Obsession
My Journal
Jump to top m3freak86 is offline  
Old Tue, Jun-08-2010, 01:21:25 AM   #110
m3freak86
JERSEY STRONG
 
m3freak86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16,667
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 m3freak86 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default

June 7, 2010: I have been meaning to get rid of the ugly yellow license plate bulbs for a while, but there were too many options out there so I didn't know what route to go. I did some searching on m3f and came across the WeissLicht Xenon White Error-Free LED License Plate Housing the Jlevi sells. I wanted something easy, with a nice white light, and no error lights on the dash. These seemed to do the trick so I ordered up a pair back in the beginning of May. They were on back order so I waited about 3-4 weeks for them to arrive. Kind of forgot I ordered them, but came home from work today and lo' and behold they were there. Popped them in and very pleased with the product. Had to bend the little metal contact clips a bit to get it to work, but otherwise it was a very simple install. Here are some quick pics I took this evening. Not the best, but you get the idea. I will get some night shots later on.









Here are some night time shots. Sorry for the dust, needs a wash! Also, my radar sensor on the plate blocks a bit of the light so it will be more dispersed evenly without it there. It doesn't bother me since it lights everything up very well.





__________________
2013 SWP Subaru WRX Hatch (gone)
WRX Journal

2004 Carbon Black///M3 (gone)
Mods and Specs
My Exhaust Obsession
My Journal

Last edited by m3freak86; Tue, Jun-08-2010 at 04:40:33 AM.
Jump to top m3freak86 is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
2004, black, carbon, journal, m3freak86

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 04:09:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright 1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing m3freak86 2004 Carbon Black M3 Journal in the Member Journals Forum - Do you have a long term project you would like to share with the community? Use this forum to create a single thread which you can update over time to document the progress. at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)