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      01-19-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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My '13 AW/FR M3

So post euro delivery in early September, the car has been back in my hands for about 10 weeks, and I've been enjoying it! I had a bunch of parts that I ordered while waiting for it to come back home, and many went on in the 1st 36 hours, but I got one of the last major items to final work today after having to re-order some parts.

For me, Houston roads are too rough for lowering or dealing with a splitter. This is my daily driver, and the E36 M3 is going to be the main track car, so I wanted to keep it clean, simple and manageable and left the suspension alone.

First thing that went on were the Texas Roundels and the white reflector covers.



Then the M Performance spoiler and Dinan exhaust went up. Neighbors knew I got a new car, but were shocked to see it up on jack stands in the driveway the 2nd day The wife still likes to point out that her Dinan exhaust is louder than mine. And it's no contest, the S62 sounds mean.... Older and yonger brothers do play well together




Next on the docket were the extended paddles and then the illuminated door sills.






Last up was the backup camera. Thanks to Richard at M-World for helping be trouble shoot my issues with the kit.



I still need to test to see how the lines color changes compares to the color changes from stock sensors.
The brothers.

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Tint, and a front clear bra are all that are left, but I figured I'd show, especially now that the camera is finally in and working! Hope you enjoy.
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      01-20-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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Nice. More info on the camera please?
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      01-20-2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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Very nice,love the E39 in the garage
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      01-20-2013, 12:38 AM   #4
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How did you get the camera?
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      01-20-2013, 03:39 AM   #5
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Glad to see that the camera finally works! Enjoy in good health!
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      01-20-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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Nice car! I have to say I couldn't dislike your modified roundels more.

And it's not because I have anything against texas.
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      01-20-2013, 10:49 AM   #7
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cant go wrong with AW/FR, but roundels got to go.
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Looks fantastic...
But how was the instalation of the illuminated door sils ???( you have chosen for black door sill with white illumination )(match ok with AW)
I had a post about this door sils...and i still doubt about it
BTW...it looks very well done !

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Nice. More info on the camera please?
The camera is from Alekshop. The used partial kit I bought should be in the F/S section in the next day, if you're looking for a discount.

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Very nice,love the E39 in the garage
Thanks, it's still a great car. Not trouble free, but great!

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Nice car! I have to say I couldn't dislike your modified roundels more.

And it's not because I have anything against texas.
I understand it's not for everyone. California will be invaded by Texas Roundel cars when BMW CCA Ofest comes to Laguna Seca this year

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Looks fantastic...
But how was the instalation of the illuminated door sils ???
I had a post about this door sils...and i still doubt about it
BTW...it looks very well done !
The door sills are a lot easier to install than the camera. All you need are a few trim panel removal tools to help with getting the sills off, and a wire coat hanger to run the wire from the drivers footwell to the passenger side. Besides that, it's time and patience. I did this 5 years ago on the E39 M5, and they have worked great, and it was easier the 2nd time around on the E92.
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Nice man congrats, how do you like those extended paddles?
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Beautiful car!
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Nice man congrats, how do you like those extended paddles?
I love the paddles. I was thinking about them before I got the car, but once I grove the car in Germany with the stock paddles, I knew I wanted something better. The paddles allow me to grab them from more sections of the steering wheel. The only downside is that the edges of the paddles are "sharp" edges
versus the round edges on the stock paddles. I've still very happy to use them daily.
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Congrats, love how it's coming along!
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Car is looking good G......can't wait to see the door sills in person........Phil
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Car looks great congrats!
On a side note, Is it just me or does the right side of the exhaust look a little crooked?
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minus those roundels, i like everythin u've done. keep it up!
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coming a long great!
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congrats on your new M, she looks great and i cant wait to see what other mods you've got planned for her
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cant go wrong with AW/FR, but roundels got to go.
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Love the car, hate the roundels, they cheapen the purchase imo.

But to each his own.
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