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Old Thu, Apr-14-2011, 12:57:55 AM   #1
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Default Scott M - '02 M3 Oxford Green Metallic

Hi I'm Scott, Currently live in Washington State, but originally from PA. I picked up my M3 on 11/1/10 after I traded in my '05 STi. I had attended a few trackdays at Watkins Glen with the STi, but I was tired of living with the car on a day to day basis. I always loved the styling of the E46 M3 and I decided that would be the car to replace my STi. I knew the M3 would be better looking and more comfortable, but I thought I would be giving up a little performance compared to the STi. What I was surprised with, however, was how fast the M3 is and how much fun it is to drive hard. The M3 is hands-down more fun to drive than the STi and just a better all around car

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2002 BMW M3
Oxford Green Metallic
Black Interior
Titan Shadow Trim

Mods:
Smoked Reflectors
Silvervision turn signal bulbs
DDM Tuning HID Fogs 3000k
CDV Delete
Free Camber Mod
Michelin Pilot SuperSport F:245/40/18 R:275/35/18
BMC Air Filter
Powerflex RTABs
Khoalty Helios Angel Eyes
ST Coilovers
15mm H&R Spacers in front


Plans:
Short Shift Kit
ZCP wheels
MA Shaw CSL trunk
LED Tails

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4/13/11 - Journal Created
5/21/11 - PowerFlex RTABs
11/5/11 - New Photos -Khoalty Helios Angel Eyes, and bodywork after deer
9/8/12 - ST Coilovers, Michelin PSS, 15mm front spacers, New Photos
7/3/14 - Moved to Washington State
8/25/14 - New Photos


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Before moving to Washington, I sold this E30 that I used as a daily driver/ winter beater:




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Old Thu, Apr-14-2011, 01:42:25 AM   #2
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love that first shot, oxford green is
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Old Thu, Apr-14-2011, 02:16:38 AM   #3
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Have to say I really like the color too. Keep the car clean, it's looking great as-is. Just needs a proper set of wheels to set it off right.
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Old Thu, Apr-14-2011, 02:17:28 AM   #4
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oxford green looks like a metallic british racing green so its awesome.......sti FTL......BTW that color combo is pretty damn rare ive never seen it before
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love that first shot, oxford green is
Thank you! Looking at all the photos on here makes me almost wish I bought one in a flashier color, but I fall in love with the green every time I see mine.

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Have to say I really like the color too. Keep the car clean, it's looking great as-is. Just needs a proper set of wheels to set it off right.
Thanks! It is good to see OGM get so much respect around here. I wonder why it wasn't a very popular color for these cars? I like the stock 18's more in person than in photos, but I think they make the car look kind of dated. OEM ZCPs are planned in the future. Maybe some angel eyes, LED tails, and smoked sidemarkers are the only other exterior mods that I will do.

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oxford green looks like a metallic british racing green so its awesome.......sti FTL......BTW that color combo is pretty damn rare ive never seen it before
Oxford Green makes me think of that Aston Martin DB9 race car...
and Lol yeah, I'm pretty sure I had the only Blue STi with Gold wheels......
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Thank you! Looking at all the photos on here makes me almost wish I bought one in a flashier color, but I fall in love with the green every time I see mine.



Thanks! It is good to see OGM get so much respect around here. I wonder why it wasn't a very popular color for these cars? I like the stock 18's more in person than in photos, but I think they make the car look kind of dated. OEM ZCPs are planned in the future. Maybe some angel eyes, LED tails, and smoked sidemarkers are the only other exterior mods that I will do.



Oxford Green makes me think of that Aston Martin DB9 race car...
and Lol yeah, I'm pretty sure I had the only Blue STi with Gold wheels......
For the rare color i was talking about the e46 m3..... oxford on black is rare and :d
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Default Re: Scott M - '02 M3 Oxford Green Metallic 4/13/11 Journal Created

Nice caaar!

Here's som inspiration. I owned this car 2 M3's ago Oxfordgreen, just lowered it and bought some CSL wheels.

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That is exactly the look I am going for! What did suspension mods did you have?
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That is exactly the look I am going for! What did suspension mods did you have?
Just springs, 30/20. 30mm front, 20mm rear.

More pictures here mate: www.garaget.org/philly
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Just springs, 30/20. 30mm front, 20mm rear.

More pictures here mate: www.garaget.org/philly
Thanks for the link; there are some nice photos there. What brand springs did you have? And what do you mean by "30mm/20mm"? Is that the drop?
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