View Single Post
      05-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
E46 + E90

Drives: E46 M3 + E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Illinois

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2009 BMW M3  [0.00]
2002 BMW M3  [0.00]
flipm3: 2002 E46 M3 Build Journal

Car History
We ordered the M3 during the summer of 2001. After being set on picking up a used E36 M3, we decided to take the plunge on an E46 M3 without ever test driving one and only seeing one in person. Several months later, the car finally arrived at our driveway in October, 2001. For the past almost near decade, the car never had an mechanical problems or mishaps. It was a true testament to BMW's amazing engineering. It has gone through countless array of weather conditions, yet still is in amazing shape. It wasn't until recently the car began to show it's age. With the car being babied and well maintained all these years, it was finally time to start replacing worn parts. The car has been left 100% stock since October 2001, and finally saw it's first modification once the OE suspension decided to call it quits. And so the modification list began to grow...

Vehicle Specifications
2002 BMW E46 M3
Build Date: 09.03.01
Delivery Date: 10.23.01
Jet Black . Black Nappa Leather
6 Speed Manual
Bi-Xenon Headlights . CD Player . Manual Seats . No Sunroof

Engine . Exhaust
Evolve Automotive CF Airbox
Evolve Automotive Stage 3 Alpha-N Tune
Supersprint V1 Stepped Headers
Supersprint V1 S Pipe
Schrick 288 Standard Lift Intake Camshaft
Schrick 280 Standard Lift Exhaust Camshaft
Beisan Systems S54 VANOS Solenoid Coil Pack
Beisan Systems S54 VANOS Solenoid Plate O-Rings
BMW E46 M3 CSL Airbox Ducting
BMW E90 M3 Motor Mounts
BMW E86 Z4M VANOS Camshaft Bolts
BMW E36 M3 EGR Block Off Plate
High Temperature CPV O-Ring
SAP Delete

KW Suspensions Variant II Coilovers
Rogue Engineering Rear Trail Arm Bushings (Street)
AKG Motorsport Rear Shock Mounts
AKG Motorsport Rear Shock Mounts Reinforcement Plate
AKG Motorsport Front Control Arm Bushings (90A)
BMW Front Strut Tower Reinforcement Plates
Fall-Line Motorsports Alignment

Transmission . Driveline
Rogue Engineering OCTANE Short Shift Kit
Rogue Engineering Transmission Mounts
Rogue Engineering Clutch Stop
Turner Motorsport Front Subframe Reinforcement
Turner Motorsport Rear Subframe Reinforcement
AKG Motorsport Differential Mount and Bushings (95A)
AKG Motorsport Clutch Pedal Bushing (Delrin)
AKG Motorsport Shifter Housing Bushing (Delrin)
CDV Delete

DBA 4200 Rotors
StopTech Stainless Steel Brake Lines
StopTech Street Performance Brake Pads
Motul RBF600 Brake Fluid
AKG Motorsport Brake Pedal Bushing (Delrin)

Wheels . Tires
Volk Racing TE37 18x9.5 +28mm Mercury Silver (Street)
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 265/35/18 (Street)
BMW Style 67 18x9 +26 (Winter)
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 245/40/18 (Winter)
Bimmerworld Premium Race 82mm Wheel Stud Conversion
Bimmerworld Black 17mm Lug Nuts

Lightwerkz FXR 3.0 Retrofit
Philips D2S 85122+ Bulbs
Cree LED Reverse Lights
BMW LED Tail Light Retrofit

E90 M3 DCT|Melbourne Red . Speed Cloth | My Build Thread
E46 M3 6MT|Jet Black . Black Nappa Leather | My Build Thread

Last edited by flipm3; 02-24-2013 at 06:26 PM.