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Wheels 48 44.86%
ECU flash 17 15.89%
Suspension including lowering springs 11 10.28%
Rear Differential 0 0%
Trim pieces - Interior and Exterior 17 15.89%
Pulleys / Ram Air Scoops 5 4.67%
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      02-28-2008, 10:29 PM   #23
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      02-28-2008, 11:47 PM   #24
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I agree with this statement. Weird, huh?

Only glare increases with higher kelvin output. Visible light output for driving decreases, thus you have a poorer field of vision at night.
The Angle eye is just for DRL
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      02-29-2008, 12:27 AM   #25
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Nice tint prob. 35% sides and 20% rear.
Painted reflectors

and the joy of keeping the rest stock.


(Poll needs to be reworked. It should at the very least have "No mods")
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      02-29-2008, 12:35 AM   #26
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Just my opinion, but high color temp bulbs are super ricey. They make no sense from a performance standpoint, as the human eye is more sensitive to the red end of the spectrum. Isn't the essence of the M3 function over flash?

I'm going to fill and repaint the front valance, or just get the Euro one.
Those are for the angel eyes, not low beams. 8500K GP Thunders for AE (Angels eyes) It gets ride of the yellow OEM look and and produce white. If i change HIDs ill go with 6,500K

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39270
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      02-29-2008, 01:30 AM   #27
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reflector delete anyone?!
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      02-29-2008, 02:40 AM   #28
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I agree with this statement. Weird, huh?

Only glare increases with higher kelvin output. Visible light output for driving decreases, thus you have a poorer field of vision at night.
yeah DUDe !!!! BUT IT lUKS kOOL!


FIRST MOD: CLEAR BRA
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      02-29-2008, 06:22 AM   #29
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I probably won't mod my car much if any, but I will consider the following:

- Euro seat bottoms
- Switch back to single armrest like the sedan

Down the road maybe:

- Change wheels to 19" M3 Concept/Competition Pkg
- Change brakes if needed and BMW kit is available
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      02-29-2008, 10:49 AM   #30
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Did mine in the following order. Mainly cosmetic and tactile/feel mods for now, no performance mods yet until the tuners get their act together.

1. clear bra
2. black out grill
3. steering wheel
4. wheels/tires
5. tint
6. number plate holder removed

on the way...
7. pedals
8. shorter shift knob
9. short shift kit
10. rear bumper or diffuser to hide the box
11. brake pads
12. s/s brake lines
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      02-29-2008, 11:00 AM   #31
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Just my opinion, but high color temp bulbs are super ricey. They make no sense from a performance standpoint, as the human eye is more sensitive to the red end of the spectrum. Isn't the essence of the M3 function over flash?

I'm going to fill and repaint the front valance, or just get the Euro one.
and here is your chance

Ebay DE

Just fill in the PDC or use them
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      02-29-2008, 11:08 AM   #32
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and here is your chance

Ebay DE

Just fill in the PDC or use them
Local dealer should be able to order the Euro piece for less than that shipped.
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      02-29-2008, 11:54 AM   #33
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T Bone you silly bugger where is "exhaust"???

Yeah! Sorry my mistake, I didn't know how I forgot it considering it was my first mod on my own car!

Sorry, let's see where this ends up and I will do another poll in a month or so.
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      02-29-2008, 12:00 PM   #34
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actually my very very first one is not listed: ssk. im going to try to fit the OEM 330i ssk which fits on e92 328/335's. i hope that works, if it doesnt then i will just stick the short shift knob that i got.

next is rsgt's

painted/smoked reflectors

front splitters

rear diffuser

and that's all
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      02-29-2008, 12:02 PM   #35
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actually my very very first one is not listed: ssk. im going to try to fit the OEM 330i ssk which fits on e92 328/335's. i hope that works, if it doesnt then i will just stick the short shift knob that i got.
I believe they use different transmissions, so I doubt it will work.

Edit: You also might want to look at this comparison between the BMW & Dinan SSKs and a good aftermarket unit:

http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merc...ry_Code=BMWSSK
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Did mine in the following order. Mainly cosmetic and tactile/feel mods for now, no performance mods yet until the tuners get their act together.

8. shorter shift knob
9. short shift kit
Can you cancel that order? Just got a call from Rogue Engineering. I had enquired about a future SSK for the E92 M3. Rogue makes a very nice kit for the E46 and other cars.

Basically, he said he had driven it and BMW actually did a pretty nice job on this car, and they would not recommend shortening the throws further. If anything, he said it needed a taller lever, because the stock knob is too low. Coming from someone in the business to sell these kits, that says something.
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      02-29-2008, 05:22 PM   #37
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My car will have tint and clear bra already when I pick it up. So the first mod will either be exhaust or wheels.
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      02-29-2008, 07:57 PM   #38
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as some one else said Tint will be my first mod... from the list above Wheels will be my first mod
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Putting in my V1 will be the first thing I do when I get her home.

After that, definately a clear bra.

Then, prolly in short order:
exhaust
tint
Somehow delete bumper "reflector" (totally ghey)
iPod/video mod
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      02-29-2008, 10:50 PM   #40
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and here is your chance

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Just fill in the PDC or use them
Thats quite clearly the M pack front bumper for the E92 3'er..
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Can you cancel that order? Just got a call from Rogue Engineering. I had enquired about a future SSK for the E92 M3. Rogue makes a very nice kit for the E46 and other cars.

Basically, he said he had driven it and BMW actually did a pretty nice job on this car, and they would not recommend shortening the throws further. If anything, he said it needed a taller lever, because the stock knob is too low. Coming from someone in the business to sell these kits, that says something.
hmmm... interesting. i'll post my thoughts on 6MT club thread.
don't want to OT here.

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Why is rear diff on there?
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15% tint, M45, and V1 are going on hopefully the day I get it, or soon there after. Then black grilles, removing/painting the reflectors, powder coating the wheels black, and maybe removing a resonator or two to amp up the volume. Longer down the road, hopefully some sort of variable exhaust, ssk, gruppe-m intake.
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