My M3

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  1. 1 Aug 2020 at 5:02 PM #1
    joe smoe

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    Hi
    Don't think I've ever posted up any pics of my old girl. had it for about 4 years now I really should do a build thread its had a lot of work done next job will be a full repaint.
    Had a few new goodies fitted
    polished oem wheels from e46ash fitted with new pilot sport 4s.
    New AP BBk fitted at BMR this week
    Refurbed rear callipers by Biggred in oem finish.
    Replaced the sat nav screen recently too new screen from baris
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    may lower it next what do you think? I've replaced all suspension components but not happy with the B4's might change to oem with H&R springs
     
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  2. 1 Aug 2020 at 5:16 PM #2
    YoungBenny

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    Oooh very nice. A late model with red leather is nice and classy and the Airbox / BBK is a nice flex. I would read this build thread. Still need to update mine and read everyone elses :oops2: Can't comment on Sachs/H&R personally but think they look just right.
     
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  3. 1 Aug 2020 at 7:01 PM #3
    Brennsam

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    Why arnt you happy with the B4’s? Also, where does the air intake come from for the airbox with the oem bumper? Is it through the hole next to the fog light or through the kidney grills? Or am I completely wrong about how it works, just seen videos of people feeding pipes to the hole in the CSL bumper.
     
  4. 1 Aug 2020 at 8:22 PM #4
    Sam87

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    WOW that looks beautiful!
    I washed mine today and every time I take the cover off, or take it for a little drive, I remember why I love this cars!
    BMW got it so right with the e46 M3 ( looks wise )
     
  5. 1 Aug 2020 at 8:45 PM #5
    daviek

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    Looks cracking that, nice oem mods too!
     
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    RS4SMG

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    Looks great... How did you get your wheels soooo shiney :)
     
  7. 6 Aug 2020 at 3:35 PM #7
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    Looking good! great photos too :cool:
     
  8. 6 Aug 2020 at 3:36 PM #8
    YMBF80

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    He says they're polished, so probably had the lacquer stripped off and then polished up either by hand or with a machine or taken tyre off and had the wheel ceramic polished. I remember mirror polishing some Audi TT Competition wheels by hand, stripping off the original paint and polishing it up to a mirror finish, not something I'd want to do again any time soon!

    Looks great!
     
  9. 6 Aug 2020 at 3:50 PM #9
    RS4SMG

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    They do look very nice, I can imagine that is a very tiresome job, but rewarding in the end. Mine are mint, but are showing signs of lacquer spots so may go the same way, not sure yet. As I never drive it, a polished finish wont be so bad to maintain :)
     
  10. 6 Aug 2020 at 4:26 PM #10
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    Very tiring indeed and all done by hand but yes rewarding when you step back and see the fruits of your labour. They're fairly easy to look after when polished to be honest as long as they're sealed/coated properly and with ceramic polishing, you can dunk the wheel itself in a large vat and let the machine do the polishing by vibrating abrasives against the wheel itself, then a little buff up at the end. Have a look at the before and after below:

     
  11. 6 Aug 2020 at 10:06 PM #11
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    What’s not to like.. Spit of mine minus your brakes, red leather, B4’s gearbox and intake.. ;)

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  12. 6 Aug 2020 at 11:43 PM #12
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    Lovely looking car, looks great on the polished style 67’s.
     
  13. 7 Aug 2020 at 7:38 AM #13
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    BMW really nailed it with the shape of the e46 gen M3 - and this one looks like an amazing example!
    great work!
     
  14. 8 Aug 2020 at 4:01 AM #14
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    That's an absolute stunner, you should be very proud of that, I would be.

    I couldn't cope with the polished wheels though, been there done that, although they look awesome sadly it doesn't last and is a massive ballache imo
     
  15. 8 Aug 2020 at 4:05 PM #15
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    Very nice indeed :D
     

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