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      01-26-2010, 08:53 PM   #133
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Thanks, and I agree about the Heritage Plaza building. It's amazing how it stands out even among the other very original and incredible buildings in downtown Houston. Did you previously live/go to school here in Houston?
Yep. Materials Science degree from the little school next to the Med Center with all the trees, and then one more year working in North Houston. People look at me funny when I say how much I miss the food.
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      01-26-2010, 09:43 PM   #134
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Great pics, love the rims!!
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      01-26-2010, 09:54 PM   #135
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I have been doing isolated left leg squats every day since the car was introduced in 2004. It is now 2010. I'm insanely disproportionate and daily life is a challenge, but I hope to be prepared for the CGT when it arrives.
The shifter is pretty high up on that car. I hope you've also been working out your delts on your right side only.

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Yep. Materials Science degree from the little school next to the Med Center with all the trees, and then one more year working in North Houston. People look at me funny when I say how much I miss the food.
Very cool. I guess you noticed my license plate in some of the pics. I was at Brown College; which college are you from? The plethora and variety of great restaurants around Houston is astounding.

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Great pics, love the rims!!
Thanks! Appreciate the compliments!
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      01-26-2010, 10:26 PM   #136
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Dangerous question. I've been in discussions about possibly adding a supercharger.
Although you'd lose some of the traction you have today, the second video in the following post warrants serious consideration of adding a supercharger

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=123
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      01-26-2010, 10:39 PM   #137
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Very cool. I guess you noticed my license plate in some of the pics. I was at Brown College; which college are you from? The plethora and variety of great restaurants around Houston is astounding.
You're kidding! What year? I graduated in '95 and was at Brown as well. Now I'm trying to remember the Toms I knew.
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      01-26-2010, 11:57 PM   #138
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Although you'd lose some of the traction you have today, the second video in the following post warrants serious consideration of adding a supercharger

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=123
It is absolutely no joke. It is receiving serious consideration. I just really don't want to upset the balance of the car.

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You're kidding! What year? I graduated in '95 and was at Brown as well. Now I'm trying to remember the Toms I knew.
Very small world. Unfortunately, after your time though. Graduated in '01.
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      01-31-2010, 01:32 AM   #139
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Update with Rolling Shots

While I was taking pictures of my M3 in downtown Houston last weekend, I had the pleasure of running into a group of photographers. A couple of them offered to take rolling shots of my car, and of course, I accepted. I love the way they came out. Here's a few of the better ones, courtesy of and major props to Jeremiah of distortography and Dan McCarty (Jeremiah took the shots from Dan's Mazdaspeed 3 using Dan's camera).





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      01-31-2010, 09:19 PM   #140
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For some reason, I can't see any of the rolling shots, TLud.
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For some reason, I can't see any of the rolling shots, TLud.
I don't think you are alone
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      01-31-2010, 10:52 PM   #142
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^^ Click on the second link, "Dan McCarty", IMG_9142 - 9156?
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      01-31-2010, 11:09 PM   #143
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^^ Click on the second link, "Dan McCarty", IMG_9142 - 9156?
Sorry guys. Yeah, for now, click on Dan McCarty's flickr page. I'll try to fix it, but I'm not sure what to do because they show up fine on my computer.
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      01-31-2010, 11:17 PM   #144
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      02-01-2010, 12:31 AM   #145
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beautiful combo.. nice ride.. amazing city to have in the background too..
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      02-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #146
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      02-06-2010, 03:15 PM   #147
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RAC Monolite Wheels Group Buy Currently in Progress

If you like the great wheels on TLud's car and would like to get them, there is a new group buy in the M3 Marketplace (http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338336) that we're trying to get solidified. Come over and join in.
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      02-06-2010, 03:22 PM   #148
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Sweet rolling shots
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      02-06-2010, 05:45 PM   #149
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i wasnt into blue cars but u've changed my mind. stunning.
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Tlud,

Amazing end result as a result of ur vision for your car...your car looks amazing and best of luck with it :-)

quick question--how do u like ur vreds? How many miles have u put on them and if u could do it all over again, would u get them again? Do you find the vreds to be harsher than the ps2s or ur original oem tires?

Best of luck
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Thanks, everyone. Appreciate the compliments.

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Amazing end result as a result of ur vision for your car...your car looks amazing and best of luck with it :-)

quick question--how do u like ur vreds? How many miles have u put on them and if u could do it all over again, would u get them again? Do you find the vreds to be harsher than the ps2s or ur original oem tires?

Best of luck
Thanks. I've put about 1,500 miles on the Vreds and I love 'em. Knowing what I know now, I would definitely do it all over again. It's difficult to make a direct comparison against the PS2s because the Vreds are a different size. My OEM PS2s were 245/35/19 in front and 265/35/19 in rear, while the Vreds are 255/35/19 in front and 275/35/19 in rear. The step up in size offers a slightly larger contact patch as well as slightly taller sidewalls, which will naturally add more cushion. In this size, the ride is more comfortable than the OEM PS2s.

I'm very happy with dry grip, wet grip, behavior at the limit, turn-in, and comfort. They're a little noiser than the PS2s, but it's not a big deal.
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      02-13-2010, 05:14 AM   #152
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      02-13-2010, 11:43 AM   #153
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finally saw the rolling shots!

yes they do look amazing...your car is tastefully built
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Very nice. Your car is beautiful!
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