Originally Posted by kevin///mlee
Iíd like to introduce myself to the forum and start a journal to document the journey of my Space Grey E90 M3. Being no stranger to Bavarian automobiles, and even more familiar with the Motorsports division from BMW, it was only natural that I had found myself in yet another M3.
I started my love for BMWs at a young age, in which I was exposed to the E30 M3. This same 1988 Alpine White M3 eventually became my own, and is still in my hands to this day. Here are some photos for you enjoy, the car that started it all:
As I progressed with life, the E30 M3 was not cutting it for my every day needs. Though it was a fun car to drive on weekends on back roads, itís not the most practical car to be driven daily. Add itís age and rareness, I didnít want to rack up any extra miles on the car. The hunt then began for the daily driver, and I didnít know where else to look besides from BMW since thatís all Iíve known all my life.
The e90 M3 had everything I wanted in a daily driver. That V8 roar is intoxicating, and the DCT transmission is buttery smooth. I found an 09 e90 M3 at a great price, with everything I wanted from DCT, to iDrive and had the LCI taillamps with the aggressive booty. After I test-drove it, I knew right away that we were meant to be.
Upon delivery of the e90 M3, I had already ordered parts from EAS: Macht Schnell Stage 2, Painted Reflectors, Matte Black Grills, and AngeliBrights. Within the first week of owning the new (to me) M3, this car was no longer stock. This is just the beginning of the sickness we all have, the mod bug.
The car has already seen itís first autocross in the rain in Sonoma, and it will be seeing Buttonwillow Race track in a couple of weeks!
Hope you enjoyed the journey so far, many more updates to come! Also, many thanks to Tom @ EAS for accommodating my many questions and providing the best customer service Iíve ever experienced!
That front plate is killing me. Get rid of that crap, regardless of the $50 ticket (sometimes you can go 10 years without a front plate ticket in California)
Everything else looks good.