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Old Mon, May-10-2010, 09:58:19 PM   #1
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Default Mpanella's Carbon Black E46

Current Modifications- To date: 09/09/13

Engine & Chassis:
- TC Kline S/A Coil Over System (Ride Height 13.0/13.5) 400lb springs around
- StopTech 4 POT 355m Slotted BBK (Red) Front/Rear
- Meisterschaft unresonated Section 2
- Rogue Engineering El Diablo 80MM
- K&N Drop in Filter
- Custom fabricated section 1 with AR20 Rasp Termination
- Vorgshlag Camber Plates

Interior:
- 3m 35% Color Stable Tint on 5 windows
- Custom Tri-stitch shift boot with ZHP Knob
- Hardwired V1 Radar Protection
- Re wrapped custom 2 tone steering wheel. Forum member deadlysyns


Exterior
- Depo Corners
- Umnitza Predator's V2 Angel Eyes (REMOVED)
- M3forum Sticker
- Blacked out Side Grills
- Carbon Kidneys
- Tinted Side Markers
- Vorsteiner VCSL Front Bumper With one Piece lip
- Vorsteiner CSL Bootlid (Custom Paint Scheme by Classic Body Works) (Glassurit)
- Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser (Painted by Classic Body Works) (Glassurit)
- RAC RG4's

Misc.
- Day Time Running delete

Exterior Protection
- Menzerna Powerlock
- Lusso Carnuba Wax
- Wolf's Rim Shield
- Wolf's Glass Guard
- 303 Protectant Spray


Ever since I was 12 years old I have always wanted an E46 M3. I would always drag my parents into the show room to look at all the M3's at Difeo BMW where I would later get my own. Something about the look and performance drew my attention to that one car and nothing else. I was in love. I read about them in magazines and on the internet for a number of years until I was 16 and began shopping for my very own. Having always driven dirt-bikes and ATV's and boats in the summer I new I had to have something that could really perform and that was extremely agile! The M3 was that car!

So when I was 16 we went to the dealership and put a request in for a Carbon Black M3 with Cinn interior. 4 months later this was the product of our search.



Here are some shots of the first week of having her! Paint was a mess and needed a lot of correction (Nothing a porta cable and mcguires 105 couldn't fix )



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About three months into owning the car I decided it was time for those awful white turn signal housings to go!

This is when I stumbled across M3forum.net

And the modding began......


Pics of my first mod (Depo corners from EAS)

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Then after about a year of owning the car and many months of Forum surfing I decided to get the VMR CSL REPS (Gunmetal). I decided to go with the gunmetal because I saw alot of Silver and just wanted to try to make my car somewhat unique. Also Got these from EAS in California with Michelin PS2's mounted and balanced and then shipped to the house




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Old Mon, May-10-2010, 10:12:18 PM   #4
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Not to long ago I also decided to put in a V1 Which I dont have pictures of and too lazy to go down to the garage which I hard wired to the Universal Transmitter.

After tooling around with the idea of getting a catback I found myself spending loads of time listening to sound clips on youtube of exhausts on the car. It took me a while to find the right one. I wanted to balance deep tone with something that wasnt going to be rediculously loud. Nothing was around that fit the bill!!!!!

Then came the Active Autowerke Gen 6 Catback! Had an Indy shot in my area install if for me and I was very happy with their work. They even used me as an example on their website
http://www.alpinevalleymotorsport.co...ts/E46_M3.html





Couldnt be happier with the exhaust. Not too loud and not much drone. Just enough! Little pricy though!
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Decided this weekend to do another detail too!

2 Step process with machine polishing

Products used

Meguires 105
Menzerna Finish Polish
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Green Pad

Got all my stuff from detailers domain who is actually located in my town

(I know what your thinking what is he doing outside. All deatailing was done in my garage just touch up in sunlight to make sure things were good!)


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So far so good
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Looks good man. CB with gunmetal wheels is the way too go. I am about to pick up some custom gunmetal wheels myself. Where in NJ are you? Never seen you around.
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nice stuff bro, i just picked up my m3 2 months ago, carbon black vert, where in jersey are you im by toms river
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Looks good man. CB with gunmetal wheels is the way too go. I am about to pick up some custom gunmetal wheels myself. Where in NJ are you? Never seen you around.
Norwood NJ. Bergen county. I was at he rouge BBQ but I was there early idk if you were or not
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nah wasn't there, how old are ya?
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