New Owner in London Town

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  1. 11 Oct 2018 at 9:10 AM #1
    T3chno

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    Hi All,

    First of all, I would like to say that this forum is probably the best online for M3’s and over the years I’ve visited the website on a weekly basis even though I did’nt own an M3. I have got a lot of tips and info about them while looking for the right one.

    So I finally purchased an E46 M3 after three years of looking for the right one:
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    Techno Violet (Individual 299)
    Couple (non sunroof)
    Manual

    Pictures to follow soon.

    The car has been well maintained but has had some modifications carried out:
    F10 short shifter
    Eventuri air intake kit with scoops
    Lowered on H&R coilovers
    Square setup (All 9.5js fitted)

    I will be taking this car’s suspension and wheel setup back to standard but I thought I’d say HI to everyone before I start posting asking for advise etc.
     
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  2. 11 Oct 2018 at 12:08 PM #2
    DeeVub

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    Welcome along dude
     
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    Welcome along, it sounds lovely, I'd like to see some pics please :)
     
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    Welcome along. Great car. I had a techno violet E36 and loved it. Look forward to seeing this one.
     
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  7. 22 Oct 2018 at 11:03 AM #7
    T3chno

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    So guys finally had some time to wash and wax it before putting it away until I get a better idea on how to go about bringing the car back to OEM spec.

    See photos on link below:

    https://imgur.com/a/QSUJrma

    I was thinking of doing the below:

    Remove Eventuri kit and replace with standard air intake.

    Replace HSD mono coilovers for the originals (SACHS) that were removed. Was considering getting them reconditioned and checked before reusing them. Have also read that the Bilstein B4’s and Eibach springs are a good option.

    Remove stretched tyres, spacers, cambers etc and putting all the wheels back to standard spec.

    Remove spoiler and replace with the msport lip spoiler.

    What do you guys think? All recommendations would be appreciated.
     
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  8. 22 Oct 2018 at 11:48 AM #8
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    Welcome, car looks good. I understand wanting to put her back to original. If it helps I use Koni's and Eiback springs and the ride height and ride quality are excellent.
     
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  9. 22 Oct 2018 at 12:23 PM #9
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    Why do you want to get rid of the mods? Is it just the case you want the car to look factory standard?

    If you're going to put suspension back to standard, it might be worth getting new springs, shocks and top mounts - the OEM springs have a tendancy to fail (crack or worse) and a set of original or Eibach springs arent dear. The Sachs shocks are also relatively inexpensive and I would imagine the old ones will likely have had a fair few miles put on them.
     
  10. 23 Oct 2018 at 2:42 PM #10
    T3chno

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    Thanks for the responses.

    The main reason to put the car back to standard especially the wheels/suspension is because the ride is awful and the coilovers are seized for any adjustments. I’ve driven other M3’s with OEM suspension and it is miles better in regards to comfort. I wont be taking it on track so I’d either go back to OEM suspension or perhaps Koni/Eibachs or Bilstein/Eibachs or any other recommendations.

    Im going to be taking the Eventuri kit off and replacing for standard unless you guys strongly recommend against that. I’ll probably put it up for sale when I’m allowed to post it in the for sale section so keep a look out if youre looking for one.
     
  11. 24 Oct 2018 at 8:30 AM #11
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    Mins old car?

    Its a stunning looking thing as is, but can understand why you want to put it back to OEM.
     
  12. 24 Oct 2018 at 1:29 PM #12
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  13. 24 Oct 2018 at 3:30 PM #13
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    Congrats I know the car and ex owner of it.

    You will only need two front wheels easy enough. Suspension wise you will end up spending a fair bit which wont be far off a new coilover set.

    Leave the boot spoiler on. That was fitted from factory and is rare.
     
  14. 24 Oct 2018 at 10:43 PM #14
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    Hi, for the guys that know Mins - yes it is his old car and he really didnt want to part with it but i guess other circumstances dictated his decision.

    The old owner hardly drove his car and yes while it looks good sitting that low, honestly i dont think the HSD coilover set does any justice to the car as it feels very bumpy and shaky (also a lot of knocks). Rather than going for another coilover set, i was thinking of going back to OEM Sachs suspension or go for Koni/Eibachs or similar. Still havent decided.

    In regards to wheels, Ill need a set of two standard front wheels so if anyone is interested in swapping, do let me know.

    Not too bothered about the Eventuri kit - again if anyone is interested in this let me know.
     
  15. 27 Oct 2018 at 7:51 PM #15
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    Never seen that colour before - that looks sweet :beer:
     
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