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      05-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #595
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Trim looks good buddy and so does the manifold. Love the color scheme!

I think you should finish off the trim and paint the center surrounds as well as the cupholders and surrounds.


IND did this for me in Lamborghini Black Pearl! Turned out fantastic!


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      05-15-2013, 01:17 PM   #596
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this has been such an informative and entertaining thread....M3 mod porn for sure!

seriously, though....i've learned a lot from reading your thread. thanks for taking the time to share the info and your beauty of car as well.

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      05-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #597
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Sick build I remember seeing this car at Rhino Detail, Alex the owner is my friend over there.
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      05-15-2013, 01:19 PM   #598
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I really like how your plenum turned out! I wasn't brave enough to try something different so I went with all red!

Congratz!
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      05-15-2013, 01:32 PM   #599
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Time has flew since COTM. Sound amazing.
Wished we had problems with the heat over here.!! Rain rain rain and more rain.. Boring..
Well..... cold air is better for a supercharger. All signs point to yes.


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Trim looks good buddy and so does the manifold. Love the color scheme!

I think you should finish off the trim and paint the center surrounds as well as the cupholders and surrounds.


IND did this for me in Lamborghini Black Pearl! Turned out fantastic!

Now that's definitely something to think about. That was on your old M3 right lare?


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this has been such an informative and entertaining thread....M3 mod porn for sure!

seriously, though....i've learned a lot from read your thread. thanks for taking the time to share the info and your beauty of car as well.
Thanks for the kind words. Really glad to hear that this thread has been useful to someone.

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Sick build I remember seeing this car at Rhino Detail, Alex the owner is my friend over there.

Hey Charlie. Yeah, Alex is a great guy. I'll be going there for a full detail before Bimmerfest. Hope to see you there sometime soon

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I really like how your plenum turned out! I wasn't brave enough to try something different so I went with all red!

All thanks go to Malek@MRF on this one. He allowed me to pre-visualize the concept by creating a bunch of different photoshop mock-ups based off our various ideas and concepts. I knew exactly what the kit would look like even before it went on the car. Great to have that kind of an option. Saves you a lot of money on aesthetic mistakes.




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      05-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #600
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Hey Charlie. Yeah, Alex is a great guy. I'll be going there for a full detail before Bimmerfest. Hope to see you there sometime soon
Yeah I should be stopping by Bimmerfest Saturday, but my schedule is pretty busy... Alex is suppose to detail my Jerez Black M3, but it's hard with my work schedule in the service department. BTW you should service your vehicle with me!
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      05-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #602
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Yeah I should be stopping by Bimmerfest Saturday, but my schedule is pretty busy... Alex is suppose to detail my Jerez Black M3, but it's hard with my work schedule in the service department. BTW you should service your vehicle with me!
yeah. definitely down to being my business to McKenna. drop me a PM with your info. good to know there's a service guy who "gets" modding.


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yeah. definitely down to being my business to McKenna. drop me a PM with your info. good to know there's a service guy who "gets" modding.


thanks Snig
Hahaha yeah man we're like the only dealer I feel that's okay with modded BMW's. Also it would be wrong of me to deny claims on a modded M3 when I too drive a modded E92 M3.
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Simply phenomenal - I'm glad you went with the satin flanks on the manifold and opted to paint all the way through the vortex. The car with its mods have come out to be fantastic and I applaud your taste and MRF's attention to detail.

I hope to be joining you on the MRF list of project cars very soon. Congrats!
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Lessons Learned on Supercharging

For all those who are contemplating supercharging their cars (at least doing an ESS supercharge), I learned a few important lessons in the process that I think might be useful to some members of this forum.

Anyone who has upgraded their air intake or underdrive pulleys, these items have to come off when you're supercharging (at leas as to ESS superchargers). Your underdrive pulley has to go back to stock, and your air filter gets replaced by a K&N filter that hangs down in the front fascia by the brake ducts. That means, that if you're contemplating supercharging, you might want to save yourself the expense of buying underdrive pulleys or an expensive air intake kit, since at the end of the day, those will become totally useless after supercharging.


I'm sure that for some of the veterans on here this might be well-known info, but there are probably plenty out there who would otherwise have no clue. Hope this information helps them Wish i had known earlier. Haha.

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Now that's definitely something to think about. That was on your old M3 right lare?
Yes it was on the M3 and really finished the interior off IMO.
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Modification #24- Painted Reflectors

And I saved the best for last - the mod that naturally comes after supercharging. I hope you guys are ready to have your minds blown. ...



Wait for it...




Wait for it....






Painted Reflectors. (Finally).



Here are some pics of the process


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And Here is the Final Product...



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And I saved the best for last - the mod that naturally comes after supercharging. I hope you guys are ready to have your minds blown. ...



Wait for it...




Wait for it....






Painted Reflectors. (Finally).



Here are some pics of the process


I can now finally say..... Welcome to the club
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I can now finally say..... Welcome to the club
haha. thanks. I felt excluded before. but now, i feel like I belong.
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Ha I like the painted reflectors... but I am keeping mine orange.... Im weird.


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i'm surprised you didn't do this earlier

either way, nice move....looks great!
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My new life dilemma..... which picture to save as desktop background?

Seriously, an incredibly perfect M3.
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haha. thanks. I felt excluded before. but now, i feel like I belong.
Always save the best mod for last.
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A pic of our little Bimmerfest Caravan group - Malek @ MRF (red), JEllis (green), Esquire (yellow), AV9 (black) - at 6:15 am, before we headed out. A few others joined, but hadn't yet arrived when i snapped the pic.

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