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Old Thu, Apr-11-2013, 04:20:12 AM   #1
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Talking Str8 RippiN's - 2006 ESS Supercharged Z4M Coupe - "A30 Blue" - E86

Hey guys, i finally got my new ///M coupe on Easter weekend and to say that i'm stoked is an understatement. As some of you know i previously had a 2006 ZCP E46 M3 "eM3ly" for 4 and 1/2 and awesome years. I honestly thought i would have my M3 for life, but we all know how that works don't we..

The Full Mod List and a few Pictures + Videos of "eM3ly" before she was parted-

A little video of eM3ly me and my buddies through together..
www.youtube.com/watch?v=99vwjBeWzFk
An Exhaust Video filmed with a Go-Pro Hero 2
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt8TU4EA4nc
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Engine
Dinan CAI
Macht Shnell Charge Elbow
STG Headers
STG Resonated Section 1
STG Un-resonated Section 2
Scorza Muffler with full Blue Titanium tips (only one built this way)

Suspension
KW Clubsports set up by Autotalent
Turner Sways Front and Rear
Rouge Rear Shock Mounts
KW Camber Plates
Adjustable End-links
Powerflex RTAB and FCAB (Put in less than 4,000 miles ago)

Wheels
HRE Fall-Line Motorsport R43′s - Front 189.5+26 Rear 1810+22 and i’m currently running Hankook v12′s 265/35/18 and 275/35/18
Rays Blue Valve Stems and lugs Nuts
Camber is set at -2.8 front and -1.8 rear

Breaks
Brand new OEM ZCP rotors with Stop Tech Street Performance Pads
Bimmerworld SS Lines and Blue Fluid.

Interior
Recaro Pole Positions in Black Micro Suede
BMW Integrated Ipod Set-up
OEM Harmon Kardon Sound System
No Navigation
iND Shifter on my SMG lever for a very cup car feel and reach when shifting.

Exterior
Painted Satin Black Roof, Mirrors, Handels, and trunk spoiler.
The lightest Tint i could find is on the red portion of the taillights to get rid of the the red nose reindeer effect.
EAS Matte Black Kidney and Gills with monochrome Stickers
Monochrome Rear M3 emblem to match
Brand new oem BMW Roundels put on.
35% medical grade window tint.
I also bought and professionally painted and installed a euro bumper as well as had the fog lights removed.

I looked for the exact car for two years (no that is not a typo) Grey on Grey with SMG. It was like finding a needle is a haystack. I bought the car in 2008 with 12,124 miles on it and it was truly a dream to me. Makes me sad just looking at pictures.. I still miss this car everyday and will definitely be adding another E46 ZCP to the stable latter on in life








As Rafiki says "its in the past." Time to move onto the future now. First off let me say that the product of the car you see now is all thanks to its Previous Owner Chris Fine (crfine88) who is truly a meticulous genius. His work and long thought out process's of modding have taken this M Coupe to a whole other level. His work on the car up to now can be found here http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403119 Chris is one of the coolest guys i've ever met in the BMW community and his helpfulness is only exceeded by his genuine passion for Motorsport perfection.

So onto the car!!! My new baby is a 2006 Interlagos Blue (A30) E86 M Coupe Currently sporting a ESS 445 Stage 1 Supercharger soon to be 525 Stage 2 Supercharger. I'm working on the mod list right now as its a big one but some of the highlights are the Stoptech BBK 6pot Front 4pot Rear, KW Clubpsorts, Full Chasis Welded FIA Cage, Recaro Profi's with Status Harness, HRE R43's Satin Black, Sparco wheel and quick release, iND shift nob Auto Solutions SSK, Custom one of gauge pod set-up built by Chris, speakers have been pulled out along with windshield wiper and wiper reservoir, Ceramic Coated CSL Headers, and a lot more

The Pictures When i was trailering her home from AZ to SoCal, I guess its important to note the only reason i trailered it is because it was going into limp mode (now being sorted at Platteforme A.G.) "The Zillenium Falcon"











Check out that mirror Finish!!

Full moon out as we loaded the car


I will post a full mod list and more pictures (shitty one's as i don't own a nice camera haha) as soon as i get her back from the awesome guys at Platteforme Toan and crew met me at 9 on the saturday before easter to take my car into there shop (talk about customer service)

Plans for the future as of now:
-Upgrade to Air to Air inter-cooled ESS Stage 2 525 kit
-Epic headers (Ceramic Euro/CSL headers will be fore sale)
-Full Custom Exhaust
-Custom Z4GT3 style diffuser
-Lightweight minimalist sound system with removable sub
-Poly FCAB's + RTAB's (whiteline)
-Finish off in-complete interior
-MCS Remote 2-way dampers (wishful thinking)
-Sway bars
-Lighter Window Tint (medical grade)

I can't wait to get out to the track again and have some fun with the Z
-also note i need to get back into the swing of shifting gears myself haha SMG has made me lazy and i must now re-learn how to "properly" drive a stick at the track. wish me luck!

Will be updating periodically, but also feel free post or pm me about any questions you may have.

This is gonna be a fun one, Cheers guys - Tommy
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Blown Z4M on HRE's, yep you've surpassed dream car status..


Past: 2006 ZCP E46 M3; Silver Grey SOLD
Present: 2006 ESS Supercharged Z4M Coupe; Interlagos Blue "The Zillenium Falcon" mod journal - http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=440670

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You sold me on the thread's title. DAMN! I love it. Big congrats to you
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Old Thu, Apr-11-2013, 04:45:49 AM   #3
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Oh wow!!! Congrats. Must feel like a beast compared to your E46!!
So when is that thing gonna see the track?
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Congrats Tommy, you got one hell of a car!!
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Old Thu, Apr-11-2013, 05:00:20 AM   #5
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Congrats man, cant wait to follow this journal.
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You sold me on the thread's title. DAMN! I love it. Big congrats to you
haha thanks dude, i'm still in disbelief that she's mine

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Oh wow!!! Congrats. Must feel like a beast compared to your E46!!
So when is that thing gonna see the track?
Hopefully sometime in June, need to re-learn driving a proper 6-speed again, but that shouldn't be too bad hopefully! haha then i'll hopefully get this job where i can get to the track at least twice a month after summers over and into the foreseeable future!

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Congrats Tommy, you got one hell of a car!!
Thanks Kevin! She's a lot of firsts for me, first Supercharger, first BBK, First full roll cage, first manual that i have actually owned..she's going to be a riot when she finally lifts her skirt for me at the track, def a lot of little things to get sorted but thats just a matter of time and money
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Past: 2006 ZCP E46 M3; Silver Grey SOLD
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Congrats man, cant wait to follow this journal.

To you as well Brad i love your new M3!!! as we all know silver grey is the best color out there for an E46 M3. I can't wait to see where you take it from here ps. are we technically ESS eskimo brothers now?
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Past: 2006 ZCP E46 M3; Silver Grey SOLD
Present: 2006 ESS Supercharged Z4M Coupe; Interlagos Blue "The Zillenium Falcon" mod journal - http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=440670

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So much win! Congrats on the Z4M! One of my favorite M cars!

Hopefully i'll see you cruisin this beast through Carlsbad sometime!
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So much win! Congrats on the Z4M! One of my favorite M cars!

Hopefully i'll see you cruisin this beast through Carlsbad sometime!
Of course! My girlfried lives in San Marcos i'm up there 3 days a week haha i'll hit you up when i have the Z down here in SD
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Past: 2006 ZCP E46 M3; Silver Grey SOLD
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Congrats man, very nice replacement! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for this one.
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