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Old Fri, Jun-12-2015, 04:44:18 AM   #1
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I bought this car in August of 2013. Before the M, I had a 2000 328ci that I purchased 10 months prior. I liked the car for about a week and became bored with it. I was planning on selling it buy an Evo 9 around March/April. A friend told me to go to a BMW meet and just see what it's like. The meet was on May 5th and ended up being a drive to a tourist/scenic location here in WA. I fell in love with the variety of BMW's and the community right away. After that first event, I started to love my little 328ci and what it brought to the table. I went to every BMW event I could big or small and lived it up. Since I went to every single meet and cruise, I got to know and become friends with what appeared to be the core group of 'active' enthusiasts in my state since they made all the events and even if they didn't, they always were put in charge once it started. My first BMW event and the day I started to love my 328ci was May 5th. Within the first week of August I bought the M3. I was still planning on buying the Evo up until June but the deal fell through and I decided to keep it on the backburner for awhile and live up the BMW life until I could purchase the Evo as second fun car.

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Mod List. A lot of the upgraded maintenance items came with the car.

Options:
-2006 Imola/Black M3 coupe SMG - 107,000 Miles and climbing.
-No sunroof
-Manual seats
-Parking distance control
-Brushed aluminum trim

Exterior:
- Vorsteiner VRS front lip rep
- Painted reflectors

Suspension:
-ST Suspension Coilovers
-Powerflex FCABS
-Powerflex RTABS

Wheels/tires:
- Enkei NT03+M
-18x10.5 et25 square
-Michelon PSS 285/35/40
-APEX wheel studs

Lighting:
-Lightwerks HD
-Khoalty LED angel eyes
-LED front blinkers

Intake/Exhaust:
-Stock intake with bumper elbow
-CPI Stepped Headers
-Dual AR20 Section 1
-AP Non Resonated section 2
-AA Gen 3 Section 3

Engine:
-Rouge engineering racing pully's.
-Vibratechnic engine mounts
-Full Beisan vanos upgrade

ECU:
-Euro Tune
-Sport mode memory enabled

SMG:
-OEM CSL SMG Drive Logic Program.

Strengthening:
-Updated BMW diff mount bolts
-HPF subframe reinforcement

Miscellaneous:
-Alcantra wrapped steering wheel

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My 2000 328ci




The first meet I went to that made me love BMW’s



The day I got the M3



How it sat for close to five months



January 2014:
Then I got E9X M3 wheels




September 2014:
Then I did the intake elbow mod and ST coil overs






April 2015:
Next was CPI headers, Megan exhaust, and Vorsteiner VRS rep lip.






May 2015:
Enkei NT03M wheels. The offset made the wheels stuck out about an inch past the fenders. I bought camber plates that are supposedly the original camber plates that HPF used but the coils on ST were too large and would have pre-loaded them too much. Ended up switching the driver and passenger OEM top hats.






I have two Asuka trunk reps, one carbon fiber and one FRP. Bought both for $750 in hopes I could use one and sell the other. Carbon fiber needs some repair work and the FRP just needs sanding and painting. I have a friend that can fix the CF one for free and I’m just waiting on them to get the time to do it.
The only pictures I have of the carbon fiber one. Disregard messy and dirty garage, middle of rearranging it.




Random photos throughout ownership in no chronological order:










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Old Fri, Jun-12-2015, 05:18:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Incog45's Daily Driver ~ 06' Imola

Those wheels look great... Heck, the whole car looks great!
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Old Fri, Jun-12-2015, 05:39:59 AM   #3
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That's pretty cool that guy has his face on the paper plate. I've never seen that before
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Old Fri, Jun-12-2015, 07:02:47 AM   #4
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Nice Build, is coming along nicely. keep up the good work, excited to see whats next!
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Old Fri, Jun-12-2015, 02:48:46 PM   #5
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I think your rotors are on backwards.

But the car looks great!
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Old Thu, Jun-25-2015, 04:57:23 AM   #6
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107k miles.

Replaced water pump and did valve adjustment before I did a road trip to Las Vegas, NV. All shims were even and close enough in spec to not really need replacing.




From the road trip.



I am now at 109.5k miles.
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Old Thu, Jun-25-2015, 12:57:37 PM   #7
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^^ that last pic, glorious!
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Old Thu, Jun-25-2015, 02:35:47 PM   #8
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Those Enkei's may be my favorite wheels. Man are they a pain to clean though.
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I rarely see them on these cars and I'm surprised. I don't know how they compare strength wise to Arc-8's but I don't see why they are not as common since weight and price are close.
They are a pain to clean! I use a long skinny rag or something to make cleaning a little easier and faster.
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Old Fri, Oct-23-2015, 11:20:08 PM   #10
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117k

I was coming back from work one day and decided to a 60-80 pull. I got up a little past 70 and I lost power. It went into a form of limp mode and I couldn't go past 6k rpm. Ran codes and it was a TPS.

Switched it out and all is good. My idle is a lot better, rpm doesn't drop real low after after revs and no more delay in acceleration.



I also traded stock suspension for a set of locally made side skirts a couple months back
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