M3POWERBOY's E46 ///M3.......

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  1. 4 Feb 2018 at 8:15 AM #521
    Peunje

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    Your Brake are awesome :thumbsup:

    I follow your topic with interest, but I can see your firet photos.
     
  2. 23 Mar 2018 at 9:32 PM #522
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    Well it's been a while since I posted

    Nothing has happened as the M is still currently SORN (until May 1st this year)

    But things have slowly been happening behind the scenes

    I had a line of dead pixels arrive on the Satnav headunit end of last year- not a major issue but very annoying!
    Also the headunit is the cassette type so a plan was hatched to keep an eye out for a newer CD type in immaculate condition with a fully working screen!

    A few came up but people wanted too much money or were being off when I asked is it mint! Anyway John aka CCFJ1 on here had a mint CD style one come up for sale one day on here last month, within 15mins of the sale being posted it was mine- also at a fantastic price :thumbsup:

    It arrived well packaged within 2 days - so that's ready to fit (Thankyou John)

    Also I've been in contact with a Company since July '17 regarding a list of things I wanted sorting that have been niggling me for a year or 2- the list has kind off grown and grown (and the costs getting bigger n bigger lol)- and a date has been booked fairly soon for the following to get done!.....

    Bits that have been bought and are sitting in my back bedroom ....
    1. New genuine Audi RS6 390x36mm discs

    2. KW Clubsport coilovers with KW adjustable top mounts also with new KW droplinks
    Rear Rogue Engineering top mounts

    3. New front Brake stone guards for Discs

    4. 2x front OEM wheel bearings and hubs

    5. All new Front and rear inner arch plastics including liners/clips/grommets/nuts

    6. MRG Titanium 82mm Stud kit with Tuner nuts

    7. Front upper suspension reinforcement plates

    8. ATE TYP 200 fluid

    9. OEM CSL Door brackets (x4)

    10. Odd components/fluids etc

    The work he is doing is a total freshen up whilst the car is in bits

    Mainly fit new front RS6 390mm discs-also machine discs for correct PCD and BMW lug/security screw holes (as per OEM)
    bleed system with new fluid
    New wheel bearings and brake stone guards
    KW Suspension with full Geo setup
    Fit Titanium stud/Tuner nut kit

    Remove arch liners replace with new OEM including CSL items
    Whilst removed paint all inner arches glossy Silver Grey

    Remove CSL door cards and install new CSL brackets

    Put back together

    With everything that will be done it'll be a new car- be nice to hopefully use it abit more this year

    Also got some alcantara trimmed items to fit

    Vanos seals to fit

    Next year will be ....
    bottom end bearings

    Currently Sat on shelve in my garage.....
    New Clutch/Flywheel etc
    SMG springs/bolts
    Genuine CSL SMG ECU

    Also.....
    Buckhart SMG Motor
    Powdercoat Underside components for mini freshen up
    Suspension parts

    Will update with pictures soon
     
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  3. 23 Mar 2018 at 10:39 PM #523
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    Why are you fitting KW Clubsports Paul? They are really harsh for road use and unless you see a lot of trackdays the really are overkill. The fronts are very noisy due to the solid top mounts. You are better off going for something like a V2 or a V3
     
  4. 23 Mar 2018 at 10:51 PM #524
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    Have spoken to a few people who run them on the road most of the time and they say they are firm but fine (the current HSD's) are very firm so kind of used to it?!

    Also got them for a great price....
    If the car was a daily and driven 8-10k+ miles then I'd be fitting the V3's etc

    I don't do the mileage anymore (1-2k miles a year max) so Will give them a go- if they are no good they will be removed when the car is SORN and others bought
    Worth the risk as I won't lose any money if I re-sold them on
     
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  5. 23 Mar 2018 at 11:48 PM #525
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    I've used HSDs in the past and they were very soft. Clubsports are tooth rattling hard trust me! As you say you don't do many miles but see how you go.
     
  6. 23 Mar 2018 at 11:57 PM #526
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    Cheers mate

    If they are Crap they will be removed

    Nothing to lose - give them a go

    You might be saying "Told you so" this time next year?! :muttley:
     
  7. 16 May 2018 at 4:57 PM #527
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    Well finally the time has come to drop my car off for a few weeks to have the following done......


    1.New Audi RS6 390x36mm discs including custom machining work - new ATE TYP200 brake fluid
    2.KW Clubsport coilover suspension + reinforced strut Mount plates
    3. KW Droplinks + Rogue Engineering rear shock mounts
    4. 2x front wheel OEM bearings
    5. New disc backing plates
    6. Titanium MRG stud/Lug conversion
    7. Repaint front n rear inner arches treat slight rust buildup front inner arch (drivers)
    8. Secure CSL Doorcards with new CSL brackets
    9. Paint components that need doing(freshen up) including wiper arms
    10. New Front and rear inner arch plastics (6 pieces) and all new clips etc
    11. Address rear brake metallic grinding issue
    12. Air Conditioning service and Regas
    12.. Full 4WA + Setup etc

    Dropped the car off and all the parts and had a good chat discussing what's getting done

    The car was moved to its new home for 3 weeks

    New OEM Audi RS6 discs.... (These are monstrous!)...
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    KW Clubsports....
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    MRG Titanium studs/lug kit....
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    Car dropped off....
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    Got some pictures after day one- the work starts.....

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    Strip down (Front).....
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    Pile getting bigger....

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    Lovely mahoooosive brakes.....
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    Will update soon....
     
  8. 16 May 2018 at 5:19 PM #528
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    Love those brakes! Must remove my plastics to and have a good look behind the arches.

    Would that tiny little plastic square that sits in the passenger ( and driver) arch lining be up for grabs?

    The little thing that blocks the air flow to the brake.

    I have been looking for a passenger side one for some time. Threw mine out by mistake
     
  9. 16 May 2018 at 7:22 PM #529
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    Abit more progress made today....
    Coming along lovely....

    Also ordered 2x front Lemforder track control arms (mine are abit rusty and seized!)

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    Front and rear arches prepped and etched primed....
    Both finally decided on gloss body colour......

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  10. 18 May 2018 at 1:32 PM #530
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    Looking good, who does all your work? Anyone local-ish
     
  11. 20 May 2018 at 9:48 PM #531
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    Fantastic job and worth every penny!

    I look forward to every update Paul :cool:


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  12. 22 May 2018 at 1:57 PM #532
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    Can't wait to see the results of this latest work.

    Incredible work and dedication mate :thumbsup::cool:
     
  13. 23 May 2018 at 10:30 PM #533
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    ** UPDATE **

    Discs are at the machine shop getting the correct PCD AND lug/securing screw holes to make them fit like OEM!

    Had a nice long shopping list of items from BMW sent to the company doing the work! (Gosh it's getting expensive :rolleyes)

    BUT - progress is coming along nicely....

    1 additional day was spent preparing all 4 arches for paint- then .....

    I'll let the pictures do the talking....

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    KW Clubsport struts installed with the new archliners and bolts/clips etc

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    Front knuckles being prepped for painting...

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    I'm so pleased I decided to paint the arches gloss Silver Grey- really makes it pop- and with the new plastics etc - looks mint....

    More updates soon..... :peace:
     
  14. 24 May 2018 at 6:48 AM #534
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    Stunning progress:cool:
    Can well imagine the bills must be big on this, but well worth it!
     
  15. 24 May 2018 at 4:14 PM #535
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    Great work, looks like some serious hours/passion have gone into the car over the years!
     
  16. 30 May 2018 at 5:43 PM #536
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    *** UPDATE ***

    More progress made....

    Front end being built back up

    Parts painted and new parts fitted

    Decided to buy 2x new Front Lemforder lower suspension arms as the car was in bits

    Also the OEM CSL door brackets were fitted....

    PICS....

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    Rear more or less built up now.....

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    CSL door brackets installed....

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    More updates soon....
     
  17. 30 May 2018 at 5:44 PM #537
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    Great work mate. Please let the next update be a manual conversion!!! Would just make your car perfect
     
  18. 30 May 2018 at 8:06 PM #538
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    What work has been done on your racp. Just looking at the seam sealer on the arch. Has the seam sealer cracked or is just a shadow?
     
  19. 30 May 2018 at 8:14 PM #539
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    Life time guarantee (annual inspection by BMW)
     
  20. 30 May 2018 at 8:20 PM #540
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    Looks awesome, love this. The interior is next level stuff
     

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