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View Poll Results: How much have you spent on mods to date?
$0.00----$1499.99 57 14.96%
$1500.00----$2499.99 25 6.56%
$2500.00----$4999.99 56 14.70%
$5000.00----$9999.99 87 22.83%
$10,000.00----$14,999.99 58 15.22%
$15,000.00----Don't ask 98 25.72%
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      12-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #67
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When I originally voted I was already in the $15k+ section... I'll just leave it at since then I've switched exhausts two or three times, bought a ridiculous set of wheels, and ordered a supercharger.
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      12-22-2012, 07:49 PM   #68
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Since the poll started I have slipped into the "Don't ask" nation .....Phil
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      12-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #69
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"Hypothetically" if I wanted to do everything I want it would be 30k+

SC - 10-15k
Exhaust - 5k
BBS wheels - 6k
Suspension parts - 4k
Exterior bits - 3k
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      12-28-2012, 02:42 AM   #70
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      12-28-2012, 10:19 PM   #71
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Wonder how many times ESS has been sued for this? They should give us all "dummy" invoices to leave "hidden" for when the ladies decide to snoop around and find it. The real ESS invoice should be left in the storage area of the trunk where the spare tire should be if we had one.
Good post man; but to late for me. Anyway, i keep my lovely M3...
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      03-03-2013, 10:08 AM   #72
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Time for a quarterly bump. What say all you new owners.......Phil
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      03-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #73
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I've spent more on mods than I paid for the price of my car.
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      03-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #74
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Interesting post, but i'd be more eager to know how the mods are "justified" or rationalized vs. other "real" world expenses, such as, mortgage, home improvement projects, kids' tuition, vacations, other hobbies, etc. How do you balance it out? Some guys say they hide invoices .....my wife is not that "in the dark"
Filthy rich guys need not apply, just us "regular" folks
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      03-03-2013, 10:40 PM   #75
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When I originally voted I was already in the $15k+ section... I'll just leave it at since then I've switched exhausts two or three times, bought a ridiculous set of wheels, and ordered a supercharger.
I'm starting to think that u don't want to share your Dyno results with us
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      03-04-2013, 01:22 AM   #76
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My wheels and BBK alone is already in the 15k+
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      03-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #77
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I bought a CPO M3 and have a tight budget for mods. Cosmetics are the last on my list since I bought the car to drive not to sit there and look pretty. It is sitting on snow wheels covered in salt spray in the driveway right now. Whatever I spend on a car, I view as throwing away. It is for my entertainment. I don't gamble, drink much or do drugs, so this is my vice and I keep it within reason -- and reason varies depending on your income and assets, but for me it averages out to $100-$150 per month for mods (as opposed to maintenance, which I consider a necessity).

In a little over 2 years, I have spent about $3000-$3500 on mods, and plan to spend about $500 more in the next few months. I do all my own work, in order to have more money for mods.

used underdrive pulley
K&N filter
TopSpeed X-Pipe, modified with 4 resonators
braided steel brake lines
StopTech Street Pads
Vishnu Procede with meth injection
used H&R Sport springs
Plasti-dipped my front grilles and plan to do the side gilles
Bought ZHP shift knob but have not installed it yet
Bought MS Stage 2 intake but have not installed it yet
Plan to buy Megan rear exhaust

Other than that, just maintenance (changed brake fluid, tranny fluid, diff fluid, cabin filter, PS fluid, spark plugs, and plan to do the coolant). Needs new summer tires so a set of PSS are going on. Also have Apex ARC8 wheels for summer tires (but do not consider that a mod because I had to buy another set of wheels since I run snows on the stock ones in winter)

In a couple of years, finances permitting, I might pick up a used supercharger kit for the E90M3. A used set of coilovers is also a possibility down the road. Don't need a big brake kit unless I start tracking the car regularly.

I do have another car that is significantly modded (99M3 with turbo that makes over 500 rwhp and over 500 lbs rwtq), so the plan for the E90M3 was always to keep it civilized and do only basic mods.
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      08-14-2013, 06:56 PM   #78
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Time for all the new owners to chime in ...............Phil
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      08-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #79
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11,000 SC
900 Tune
1200 rims
1300 Tires
3000 Brakes
2000 exhaust
400 Exhaust
800 lip
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150 lux
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= 22K$ 9 months later

There ya go, new owners you better delete your account right now.
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      08-14-2013, 07:25 PM   #80
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I'm post #4 also and have now spent a grand total of $2k.
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      08-14-2013, 07:27 PM   #81
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Um well I bought an e46 and had it a week then spent double the purchase price in mods and never will be done I'm afraid.
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      08-14-2013, 08:48 PM   #82
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BMC drop in air filter $125.00
M Performance exhaust $ 3,200
BPM stage 1 tune + DCT tune & Servotronic $ 1,500
Wheels (on order) $4,200
Tires (on order) $1,300

Total $10,325
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      08-14-2013, 09:13 PM   #83
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BMC drop in air filter $125.00
M Performance exhaust $ 3,200
BPM tune $ 1,500
Wheels (on order) $4,200
Tires (on order) $1,300

Total $10,325
not to enable your problem further but what wheels did you get. HRE maybe?
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      08-15-2013, 01:06 AM   #84
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not to enable your problem further but what wheels did you get. HRE maybe?
The Velos Solo VII (brushed)
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I forgot to put my gauges, so that brings my total to roughly 23k.
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      08-20-2013, 05:12 PM   #86
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Somebody SAVE ME!!! I just ordered some LCI Tail lights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      08-20-2013, 06:10 PM   #87
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Way north of $15k....
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      08-21-2013, 05:22 PM   #88
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I would say I have spent at least 30k, and I feel like I'm still going...:/ keep in mind I'm a tech for BMW, so that doesn't include any labor
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