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Old Wed, Apr-02-2014, 04:58:38 AM   #1
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After a few years of modding my M3 I figured I would put together a mini build thread with some of the things that I've done over the years. My car is by no means built out, or relatively done, but I figured I'd share what I have done so far. Being that this is the first time posting a build thread, I can summarize the last 3 years or so in the first post and I will surely be adding as I go along.

Car Mods as of 6/8/18


Exterior
Blacked out kidney grills
Blacked out side grills
Color matching bumper reflectors
Aurora 60 led Angel Eyes
Smoked Corners
Smoked LED Eagle Eye taillights
Smoke Side Markers
Stealth Corner bulbs
Iconz Color Matching CSL diffuser
CSL splitters
35% tint
Status Gruppe Scorza CSL Trunk
GTR Hood
German Colored ///M Logos

Suspension
ST coilovers
Tuner Motorsports Adjustable Rear Control Arms (not installed)
Powerflex Urethane FCAB (not installed)
Dinan Rear Strut Bar
Mason Engineering Front Strut bar

Wheels/Tires

Work Brombacher:
Rebuilt
19x9 et25 w/3mm spacers-final et22
19x10 et21 w/5mm spacers-final et16

Original
19x8.5 et31
19x10 et 21

Work VSXX w/ Hankook V12's (245/35 and 275/30)(Sold 5/4/16)
19x9 et38 w/15mm spacer-final et23
19x10 et23 w/5mm spacer-final et18

VMR VB3 w/ Hankook V12's
19x8.5 et40 w/20mm spacer-final et20
19x9.5 et22 w/5mm spacer-final et17

OEM 18's w/ Nitto Motivo's
20mm spacers in front
12mm spacers in back

Performance
Supersprint V1 Stepped headers with Swaintech White Lightning
Supersprint V1 Catless section 1
Supersprint Resonated X-Pipe Section 2
Supersprint Race Muffler with Black Chrome Tips
TMS Underdrive Pulleys
PSDesigns Velocity Stack Kit with IAT Relocation
TTFS Custom Alpha-N Tune
332rwhp/248lbs

Interior
Long Euro Tray
ZHP Shift Knob
Alcantara Shift Boot
Alcantara E-Brake Boot
USA-SPEC Ipod Hookup (removed)
L.E.D. Interior Lights
Avin Avant 2
Two-Tone Interior
CSL/ZCP Steering Wheel
Custom wrapped Coby wheel
Custom stitched shift & e-brake boots

Miscellaneous
Reddish Subframe Reinforcement Kit (not installed)
Bimmerworld 92mm Race Bullet Nose Studs
Muteki SR48 Lug Nuts

Maintenance
Coilovers-23,000 miles
10w-60 Oil Change-41,000 miles
Valve Adjustment-41,000 miles
Vano Bolts-41,000 miles
Spark Plugs-41,000 miles
Transmission Fluid-48,000 miles
Differential Fluid- 48,000 miles

Ill start by saying this is not my first BMW, I had a 2002 330ci that I bought stock and did some minor cosmetic work to, i loved that car, it fueled my love for BMW's; it was hard to sell but it was harder to hear the kid I sold it to totaled it after only a few weeks of owning it.



Then after selling the 330 I decided to start my hunt for my M3. It was a short one, I expected a long hunt, but in 3 short weeks I found the one. I bought the car in July 2011 with just shy of 23k miles on her. I found myself a Jet Black M3 with Dove Grey interior that was kept in supreme condition and certainly babied, I had found myself a virgin car. Here's a few shots from when I first got it.






Needless to say the car did not stay stock for a long period of time, in September 2011, I started out with some simple cosmetic mods:

-Blacked out kidney grills
-Blacked out side grills
-Color matching bumper reflectors
-Aurora 60 led Angel Eyes
-Smoked Corners
-Smoked LED Depo taillights
-Smoke Side Markers
-Stealth Corner bulbs
-Color Matchin CSL diffuser
-ZHP shift knob
-Alcantara shift & e-brake boot



In April 2012, after getting a few cosmetic mods done, I opted to finally get myself some suspension to lower the car, I decided to go with the ST coilovers, and I have been nothing but please with them to date. They came over the winter and I had to wait for spring to install, but it was worth it.

-ST coilovers
-20mm spacers in front
-12mm spacers in back

Tucked away for winter for the first time with my buddies STI


ST coils finally arrived


Before coils install


After coilover install with some spacers added in




I took some time to get rid of the bright chrome headlight bowls and diy them black.



The car sat relatively untouched for a while, I removed the CSL splitters when I got a flat tire in order to get her on a flatbed trailer, and I did a aFe stage 2 intake over the winter in 2013 while the car was in storage and began to piece together some Supersprint exhaust components. I managed to get my hands on a SS catless section 1 and SS resonated section 2 x-pipe. Installation was simple and quick to say the least.

Quick shot of the engine all cleaned up with the COI installed (crappy cell pic)



SS exhaust



After only having the car back on the road for spring a few months, in July 2013 my car was hit, a drunk driver backed into my car in the parking lot, crushing the hood and fender and damaging the bumper. I was upset about the car, but happy no one was hurt.



So after the damage was accessed I started to field some parts, being that I needed a new hood, I opted to go with a GTR hood thanks to vivid racing, fitment was pretty spot on and I am very happy with the way it came out. I still have to find a way to install the OEM heat shield on the underside of the hood this spring.



The finished product after I got her back from the shop, I love the way it came out after all was said and done.




While the car was in the shop being repaired, I managed to get my hand on 1 of 12 Supersprint Race mufflers with black chrome tips thanks to fellow member eson, I couldn't wait to get it installed. Installation was fairly simple, just took time to align everything properly.




Heres some sound clips:

Right now the car sits in hibernation from the harsh cold and snow of NY...but not for much longer. Got a few things on the horizon for the car this coming fall, I will continue to update as new things come in for the car.

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Old Wed, Apr-02-2014, 05:30:33 AM   #2
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That hood, and black exhaust are fantastic for that car. Just need a nice set of aggressive wheels to complete the look. Very nice.
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Default Re: Junkie's piece by piece progression...JB M3

Car looks great! Glad you finally decided to start a build thread.
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Old Thu, Apr-03-2014, 12:59:12 AM   #4
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It was time to start one, like I mentioned, I haven't done a whole lot yet, but its a slow process, not to mention it helps me keep track of everything i've done. I'm working to get some wheels locally as we speak, hopefully I can wrap up some in the on coming weeks.
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Glad I could help with your build. Coming together real nicely! Looks great on OEM 18's too.
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Old Thu, Apr-03-2014, 01:27:32 AM   #6
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Keep it up!
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Glad I could help with your build. Coming together real nicely! Looks great on OEM 18's too.
That muffler has made such a difference, thanks again for that. I constantly get comments on that setup, everyone loves the way it sounds. I should be getting my car back on the road tomorrow and I'm certainly looking forward to hearing that sound again.
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Looking really good and that exhaust and hood set it off really good imo
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