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Old Sat, Mar-29-2014, 06:39:39 PM   #1
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Caution: This thread will be updated as frequently as possible, it might be slow.
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What's up everyone, I wanted to start a journal of my own just to keep track of maintenance, mods and events that will be happening throughout the months with my car. It might be a slow build because I want to take things slowly with the car... for now. lol

Well before I purchased the car of my dreams, I had an '08 VW Jetta 2.0T that I modded quite a bit and loved every single minute of that car. Had a lot of plans for it, putting a bigger turbo was one if them. But with FWD I just couldn't get to that 100% confidence level to make the purchase because of the disadvantages I will have with it. Here are some pics of it!


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The E46 M3 has been my dream car for however long I could remember. I searched for a SMG at first in late 2011 but then I gave up on it after reading the issues SMG has and got the Jetta instead in Dec 31, 2011. After doing mainly everything to it, I got the itch for my dream car again after I came back from vacation in my country (Bulgaria) Sep 2013.

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The search began Sep 2013 for a 6spd E46 M3. The color really did not matter to me at all as I like all the color combos this car got offered in. Search after search led to a dead end each time. 6 long months later I almost made a mistake, I found a 2006 S4 6spd but they couldn't give me an answer if Im approved till next day. The next morning I give the M3 one last search and I found the beauty I was looking for!! Called the S4 guys off right away to go look at my E46.
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2005 E46 M3 TiAg/Black 6spd with 77,072 miles. Car was bone stock in and out. Very clean from the previous owners.

Day of the Pick up: February 21, 2014


More coming soon! I have a lot planned for her!! Its getting warmer here in Chicago so I will be doing more maintenance as my latest priority!

I hope I can get ideas for my E46 M3 from other TiAg owners and get feedback on things being done to my car. Enjoy and thanks a lot for looking!
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Old Sat, Mar-29-2014, 06:40:25 PM   #2
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Other pictures raging from Feb 25 - March 28th.

March 2 2014: Random scenery that my car looked good at, decided to take the snap


March 11-12 2014: Always loved the LED tails of the E46 M3, my brother was driving the ///M while I was in the Jetta, had to take the snap along with some videos after



March 20th 2014: with my Dub in front of the garage.


March 26 2014: Reaching 77,777 miles


March 28th: Beautiful night out, me and my buddy with his Alphine White M3 decided to take a little cruise and enjoy our cars.


That same night my buddy with his SC300 decided to meet us up and cruise along
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Old Sat, Mar-29-2014, 06:52:33 PM   #3
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March 02 2014: Oil Change.

Shortly after the purchase, I bought my oil so I can do an oil change because the dealer put 5w-30 Mobil1 in there before i purchased the car. !!! I couldn't stand the fact they did that and I was paranoid about it.

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Old Sat, Mar-29-2014, 08:06:10 PM   #4
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Looks great! You have access to a lot of knowlage here in the area. Don't be afraid to ask!
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Nice pick up. Funny thing is that I brought my M3 the exact same day in 2013
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Looks great! You have access to a lot of knowlage here in the area. Don't be afraid to ask!
Thank you sir! and I will defiantly

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Nice pick up. Funny thing is that I brought my M3 the exact same day in 2013
Thanks Nino! And haha thats funny but cool !
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Great start! Will be visiting your journal/build thread from time to time! bump for another Tiag brother!
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Looking good. Based on your Jetta I look forward to seeing where you go with this car. I'm pretty jealous of you being in Chicago, there's a great group of E46 M3 owners up there
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Great start! Will be visiting your journal/build thread from time to time! bump for another Tiag brother!

Thanks man appreciate it!

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Looking good. Based on your Jetta I look forward to seeing where you go with this car. I'm pretty jealous of you being in Chicago, there's a great group of E46 M3 owners up there

Thanks Chris, and haha ya there is! It just sucks that its always cold.
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March 31, 2014: Update

Decided to clean my car yesterday since it was finally warm in chicago and noticed something where i just couldn't believe it..





Yup thats rust.. On a **2005** Tiag.. Its right above the side skirt on the passenger side by the rear wheel..

Going to a few shops once the weather settles here in Chicago so I can see the options each give me.

The good thing is that its still very minimal, very tiny it cannot be seen unless you know it, hopefully the fix is minimal as well!
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