My Silverstone blue E46 M3

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  1. 29 Nov 2009 at 2:45 PM #1
    MarkGolf

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    Hello!

    Decided to join up on here after getting back on things with my M3!

    I bought it just over 2 years ago, it's a fully loaded individual. Has literally all the toys, electric blind, adjustable bolsters, gay Motorola phone kit etc etc etc.. Apparently only 50 were produced in this colour?

    Bought this after as a replacement for my old daily which was a 328i Sport and I had just turned 22 and discovered I could afford the insurance on an M3, wohoo! I wanted to keep it standard as I have another car which was my toy but within the first few months, I strayed and did some minor bits to really refine and perfect it. :)

    I use this everyday which I hate doing as I hate seeing the miles clock up but at the same time, it's the perfect car to use daily, comfortable, looks good, fast and can get myself and clients about when needs be! When not being used, I'm very very particular with it, having just had a front end blow over, I let only 1 person who is a master tech service it at a BMW dealership and in between it's recommended BMW service schedule, I perform an engine and diff fluid change (normally when it says 6000 miles until next service is due..)



    Bits done so far are,

    Engine:

    BMC panel filter
    Samco silicon intake arm

    Chassis:

    OEM strut brace
    Eibach ARB’s
    H&R progressive springs
    H&R 12mm and 15mm spacers
    Powerflex RTAB’s
    CSL shocks[SIZE]

    Brakes:

    Goodridge braided hoses
    ATE Super Blue racing fluid
    CarboTech front pads
    Pagid yellow rears

    Wheels:

    19” OEM Forged M3 wheels
    Michelin PS2 tyres 235/35/19 and 255/35/19

    2 sets of 18” OEM M3 wheels. OEM and Satin black
    Michelin PS2 front tyres 225/40/18
    Michelin PS rear tyres 255/40/18
    Saab black bolt covers


    Interior:

    Aluminium extended paddles
    Ipod adapter
    Painted piano black trim including SMG dome
    Painted Satin black steering wheel plastics
    tints
    LED lighting
    Hardwired Road Angel into drivers side lighting button

    Exterior:

    Front bumper smoothed of numberplate holes
    Vinyl plate to be added soon due to police getting a bit hot on things!
    New headlight lens and fogs and side reps to freshen things up
    8k philips HID bulbs
    8k hid kit in fog lights for when people piss me off and I want to be a chav :D
    LHD door handle trim to rid of key hole
    BMW aero wipers


    I've got a Mk3 Golf which is my main toy, Im rebuilding another engine for it (only just finished building a 3.0 VR6) but now building a GT35 turbo setup, once that's done I'm planning on some coilovers, CSL boot lid + diffuser to bring the M3 upto standard!

    Before the toys, I want to get the car as perfect as possible, its not far off it but I'm very very particular and defo have car OCD!
    I like everything to be new..

    I will be changing undertrays, ALL bushes, new grilles, lights, fogs, metal under bracing, ridding of all surface rust on underside parts, clean up of everything underneath.. That wil just be the start, it's how my Golf started off and now you wouldn't be able to find a a spek of dirt on it, anywhere!

    I could go on and on but here's some pics, in no order and from over the past 2 years..

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    I loved the colour so much, I had my Golf painted the same..

    Can't help but whore this.. :D

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  2. 29 Nov 2009 at 2:49 PM #2
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    Lovely M3 mate
    iv seen this before heard u had a tyre come off at the mad mile if thats you
    and i know that pic where u are in ASDA car park is that the one in Tadworth i live in Banstead so not far from there mite see you so will give u a wave if i do
     
  3. 29 Nov 2009 at 2:51 PM #3
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    Very smart M mate love that colour
     
  4. 29 Nov 2009 at 2:52 PM #4
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    Lovely m3....looks neat.....and with the electric blind....
    number plate looks cool too....
     
  5. 29 Nov 2009 at 3:21 PM #5
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    Cheers :D Just been out and gave it a quick wash in the rain!!

    I blew a tyre on my Golf on the mad mile, not on this.. The tyre above was after a bit of a drift practising session down willow lane industrial estate one sunday.. lol Old tyre donations always welcome people :)

    Will keep an eye out for you mate, I'm always up that way.. Normally drink up the Derby Arms and visit one of my best pals with the White Z4M up that way.. I'm based in Sutton.
     
  6. 29 Nov 2009 at 3:23 PM #6
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    As she sits right now.. Thinking about trying some smoked front repeaters and black grilles to match the wheels...
     
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  7. 29 Nov 2009 at 3:26 PM #7
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    oh right my mate has a nice mk2 golf vr6 ill get u a few pics if i can find some of it

    i use to always go to sutton on friday nite to just drive about but the poilce never liked it n kepted pulling me over and only need 3 more points and iv lost my license lol

    well wellcome to the fourm anyway mate and enjoy your stay on here
     
  8. 29 Nov 2009 at 3:28 PM #8
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    iv got some front matt black grills if you wanna buy some was gonna fit them on mine but im gonna go for carbon ones now
     
  9. 29 Nov 2009 at 3:44 PM #9
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    I thought i recognised that asda as well the one just off the A217 burgh heath asda
     
  10. 29 Nov 2009 at 3:49 PM #10
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    lol yer thats the one lol
     
  11. 29 Nov 2009 at 4:09 PM #11
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    South London M3 club anyone or perhaps a laguna seca club for you 2! lol

    Might have to take you up on the offer of those grilles, a mate is doing a photoshop for me so I'm awaiting that :)
     
  12. 29 Nov 2009 at 4:12 PM #12
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    haha
    i remeber the 1st time i was thinkimg im the only laguna seca blue m3 around my area then i was driving down this road to the a217 and saw M3 Glenn in his m3 lol

    and ok mate just pm when u wanna make me a offer for the grills there brand new still in the box
     
  13. 29 Nov 2009 at 4:24 PM #13
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    Looks fantastic.

    Great tidy on the engine bay in the golf too!
     
  14. 29 Nov 2009 at 6:57 PM #14
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    Welcome to the forum - great intro thread and pictures. Silverstone blue seems to really be coming out of the woodwork now!
     
  15. 29 Nov 2009 at 7:30 PM #15
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    Cheers, any other members with a silverstone M3? I've only ever seen one other and that strangely turnt up after my car had been MOT'd and parked outside so it was a bit strange when me and my mate who owns the garage saw it come in and go onto a ramp...
     
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    Love the Golf Mark!!
     
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    Welcome to cutters mate-that's a couple of very tidy looking cars you have there :thumbsup:
     
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    Hello Mark and welcome to the forum :thumbsup:

    Love Silverstone, really complements the lines of the M :cool: . We've had a couple of members on here with Silverstone blue, one sold his sometime back but I believe there was someone join fairly recently with one.
     
  19. 29 Nov 2009 at 10:46 PM #19
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    arghh love it I really want one of these next!!! Love the golf aswell super cool
     
  20. 29 Nov 2009 at 11:29 PM #20
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    Would like to see another silverstone M3!

    Cheers for the comments, the Golf is my main toy, it was my first car and originally a 1.4! Now has a 3.0VR6 which I fully rebuilt, while I did that, I added to work I already did to the car and had it painted in, out and under, sent loads of parts for chroming which can be found underneath as I got a bit crazy with that.. Once I chromed everything I could, I then got the carbon fibre bug, had a go at doing alot myself but found I didn't have the patience and so it went on.. 7 years of ownership, 4 years off the road, got it finished for a few shows in september and won best mk3 golf at all of them and car of show.. Now it's off the road again and in my garage where im doing more and building its new engine which should be good for 450bhp.. :)

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