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      04-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Space Grey Coupe with pics of before and after mods. Also pics of my bike

I finally got my M3 in after 9 long weeks of waiting. I got it last week and have been busy getting the mods I wanted done. All I can say after my first week is WOW. I love this car. I ordered it exactly the way I wanted it. I got everything I wanted and nothing I didn't. I have also been busy putting miles on it I already have 840 so far and have my appointment for service this Friday. As soon as that happens I am going to beat the shit out of this car. Here is what I got and the mods I have done. Also where I got them and the cost. I have posted lots of pics with before and after shots of the car as OEM and with Mods.


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2009 E92 M3 with 6 speed manual
Space Grey with Black Leather and Carbon Leather Trim
Premium Package, Technology Package and Cold Weather Package
Ipod Interface, Sattelite Radio, and Enhanced Premium Sound

MSRP $69,420 I paid $64,945 + tax, tag, fees = $70,583
I got it from BMW of Fremont and my sales person was Vi
BMW of Fremont


Tint:
Formula One Pinnacle Ceramic 35% all around
Paid $389
Got it from Rocky Mountain Tint in Livermore CA (they are awesome)
Rocky Mountain Window Tint


Springs:
H&R Sport Springs 29053-1
Paid $293 + tax and shipping = $333
Got it from Advanced Speed Shop
www.advancespeedshop.com
installed by Ridin High Sittin Low in Tracy CA
Paid $415 for install and alignment
Ridin High Sittin Low

Spacers:

******UPDATE******* THESE SPACERS DO NOT FIT. I DROVE FOR ALMOST 2 MONTHS BEFORE I FIGURED OUT THAT MY BACK WHEELS WERE WOBBLING BECAUSE THE SPACERS DO NOT SIT FLUSH ON THE HUB. IF YOU BOUGHT FROM THESE GUYS THEN I SUGGEST THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOURS ARE SITTING CORRECTLY. SORRY FOR THE MIS INFORMATION

Hub Centric 15mm all around with extended bolts
Paid $139 + tax and shipping = 173
got them from Ez Accessory on Ebay
EZ Accessory Ebay Store

Black Grills and Clear Reflectors:
Paid $109 + shipping = $129
got them from Good Stuffs 4 U on Ebay
Good Stuff Ebay Store

Black BMW Hood, Trunk, Wheel and Steering wheel roundels:
Paid $49 + Tax and shipping = $65
Got them from Treasure Center on Ebay
Treasure Center Ebay Store

Black M3 Trunk emblem:
Paid $39 + Tax and Shipping = $53
Got it From Lotarev Automotive on Ebay
Lotarev Automotive Ebay Store
The orginal red,blue,teal sticker was cheap and ugly so I went to my nearest sign shop and got some scrap vinyl in silver, white and grey and made an new one by hand.

Black Side Vents:
Paid $69 + Tax and Shipping =$90
Got it From Lotarev Automotive on Ebay
Lotarev Automotive Ebay Store


Ok so time for the pics. I hope you enjoy and I hope I already answered a lot of your questions. Thanks for taking the time to look at my car.
























































My other toy:*****UPDATE******SOLD****
Modified 2007 Kawasaki Mean Streak 1600
with Hard Krome Stripper Straight Pipes, Kuryakyn Hypercharger, Power Commander, Xoprodox Grips, and Arlenn Ness Mirrors. Also custom turn signals and matte black on all the original chrome










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      04-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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Great post - very useful. Nice mods and good clean look all around.
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      04-06-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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      04-06-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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Very Nice!

Congrats!

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      04-06-2009, 08:51 PM   #5
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Looks great! Lovely house.
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      04-06-2009, 08:57 PM   #6
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looks very clean !
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      04-06-2009, 08:59 PM   #7
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I love Space Grey. Nice job of tasteful mods and a mean looking bike.
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      04-06-2009, 09:24 PM   #8
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great shots....Space Grey is awesome!!!
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      04-06-2009, 09:36 PM   #9
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Nice bike bro same as the car.
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      04-06-2009, 10:13 PM   #10
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nice looks good bro! next matte black grills!

*Edit...haha..sorry pix were loading slow and I guess it skipped the pix w/ the matte grills...nice!
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      04-06-2009, 10:15 PM   #11
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wow thats one mean ass bike!! sorry but your bike attracts more attention!!
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      04-06-2009, 10:17 PM   #12
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Looks freakin MEAN... btw did you order headlight washers or something? I don't have that "nipple thing"
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      04-06-2009, 10:32 PM   #13
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Great mods. Well done, really. SG on 18"s looks fantastic. The Before and After pics are really helpful.
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      04-06-2009, 10:38 PM   #14
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Congrats and very nicely modded
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      04-06-2009, 10:38 PM   #15
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Great post - very useful. Nice mods and good clean look all around.
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nicely done
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Very Nice!

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Looks great! Lovely house.
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looks very clean !
Thank you guys very much!!!!

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I love Space Grey. Nice job of tasteful mods and a mean looking bike.
Thanks Dawgdog I love Space Grey Too

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great shots....Space Grey is awesome!!!
Yes it is!!!

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Nice bike bro same as the car.
Thanks

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nice looks good bro! next matte black grills!
Thanks a lot. The black grills are already on there

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wow thats one mean ass bike!! sorry but your bike attracts more attention!!
Thanks. Yes the bike is a head turner...It is very loud and pretty fast too

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Looks freakin MEAN... btw did you order headlight washers or something? I don't have that "nipple thing"
Thanks. The "nipple thing" is the headlight washer, it comes with the cold weather package

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Great mods. Well done, really. SG on 18"s looks fantastic. The Before and After pics are really helpful.
Thank you very much. I love the 18's too. They are perfect for this color
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      04-06-2009, 10:47 PM   #16
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Another car from Fremont, Endo and I got ours there too, they must be raking it in

Congrats on the ride, hope to see you at a meet soon
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Wow, great post. Appreciate the time you spent noting how much and where you got your mods. Thanks for that!

quick question; on replacing the round BMW logos on the hood, trunk, and steering wheel. How are easy are the originals to remove? Can you tell me how each are attached? I hate to start just yanking on stuff. M logo on the side vent too; easy off?

Thanks!
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      04-06-2009, 11:24 PM   #18
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Wow, great post. Appreciate the time you spent noting how much and where you got your mods. Thanks for that!

quick question; on replacing the round BMW logos on the hood, trunk, and steering wheel. How are easy are the originals to remove? Can you tell me how each are attached? I hate to start just yanking on stuff. M logo on the side vent too; easy off?

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Ok let me see where to start.

the hood roundel is just attatched by two pegs with grommets just slide something thin under it and pry it up. I used this packaging band that comes wrapped around boxes.

the trunk roundel is a little harder it has the two pegs with gormmets and 3m double sided tape. this one is a little harder but you can just pry it up with a plastic pry tool

the wheel center caps are really easy they simply pop in and out.

The trunk m3 emblem is very easy also. just slide some dental floss between the emblem and the car. and use a rag to clean of the glue. FIRST before you remove the old one. make sure you tape off where it is located so you know exactly where to put the new one and dont have to guess if it is straight.

the steering wheel emblem is a BITCH....dont do it. i made the mistake of prying off the old one. i think you are supposed to just stick the new one on top of the old one.

The side vents come with new logos and you can choose to put the red and blue ones on or the white and black ones on. they are just stickers

I hope this answers your questions..

thanks for the comments and take care
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      04-06-2009, 11:42 PM   #19
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Looks good! Congrats
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Great mod choices! The car looks fantastic.

Oh, and bike too!
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