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      10-16-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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My first M3 - My first Mod ever!

I've been browsing the forums for about 6 months... But let this be my first post where I can contribute with something!

My First M3

2011 E92, beautifully coated in Hot Melbourne Red. Fully loaded... Options: If there was a checkmark on bmwusa.com, I made sure I had it (with the exception of the Power Rear Sunshade)... So it is DCT, ZCP and all that stuff...

I did European Delivery back in August... Was there for 5 days... Posting a few pics in Europe... Too busy driving so I took very few pictures...

I was freaked out or excited to comprehend what I was doing then so the camera was just part of the luggage that I never used...

In summary, I drove -broke in the engine, through the Alps from Munich to Geneva, Switzerland... Went up to Frankfurt, did 1,200 mile service... Drove up to Nurburg, did 4 laps in the Nurburgring and drove back to Munich. A total of 1,750 miles...

[EDIT] First time posting pics!







Waited not-so-patiently until October to get it!!! All in all, it took 7 weeks from the moment I dropped it off in MUnich to picking it up at the dealer in NJ. It arrived on my birthday... Only one pic at the dealer... No time for pictures, I just wanted to take it home...



While I was waiting, I contacted Autocouture Motoring in NJ. Emailed heavily back and forth (still do) Bart from Autocouture and he has been my consigliere regarding what I want to do to the car... Mind you, I HAVE NEVER modified any car in my life...

First mod - Akrapovic EVO full exhaust (Carbon Tips) + ESS Tune... Thanks to all the folks at Autocouture Motoring in NJ. All A+ quality people... I can't describe enough the customer service of those guys - I will do my own post with my review soon. This time, I took more than a few pics...

































This is it for now... Thanks for reading!

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      10-16-2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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First time posting pics too... I am editing now...
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      10-16-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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Well let me be the first here on this forum to say Congrats on the ride, the MR Looks awsome. And Damn what a hell of an amazing first Mod. WHen you have some time, make a vid of that exhaust....
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      10-16-2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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Damn that's nice!!!
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      10-16-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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If you checked every block, are you replacing the performance exhaust with the evo?
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      10-16-2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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Watch out! Looks like someone has caught the "Modd'ing" Disease.....
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      10-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #7
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If you checked every block, are you replacing the performance exhaust with the evo?
No, I did not order that exhaust or the carbon fiber options... I guess I chose all boxes but omitted also those that are installed by the dealer
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      10-16-2011, 07:58 PM   #8
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lets get a video of how that Akra exhaust sounds!!
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      10-16-2011, 07:58 PM   #9
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beautiful! let your next mod be painted reflectors
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      10-16-2011, 08:02 PM   #10
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Very Nice!!! Congrats and enjoy the beast!!!

I wonder what you'll mod next...
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      10-16-2011, 11:30 PM   #11
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Congrats. It's a great feeling isn't it? Funny how a piece of machinery, and then manufactured pieces of art, can really put a huge smile on your face. It's money well spent.....it provides comfort and joy for the soul.
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      10-17-2011, 12:02 AM   #12
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Congrats and welcome! Your car looks great, great exhaust system too. Take a video so we can hear your exhaust too!
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      10-17-2011, 12:04 AM   #13
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beautiful! let your next mod be painted reflectors
well said, that will make your car look way better
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      10-17-2011, 12:10 AM   #14
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this is making me even more anxious to take delivery of my 2012 Melbourne Red M3

It's been at the VPC 25 days and counting... damn 2012 emissions testing!
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      10-17-2011, 12:26 AM   #15
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Beautiful beautiful color and car!!
Welcome to the family and congrats on the new car!!
I was there this past Saturday when they install those CF tips....what can I say...AMAZING!!

I was the AW E90 M3
Was nice talking to u and I'm sure I'll see u around!
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      10-17-2011, 01:10 AM   #16
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Nice!
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      10-17-2011, 02:38 AM   #17
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Congrats Akra looking good
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      10-17-2011, 03:26 AM   #18
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nice car. the ONLY way to break it in properly too. thanks for sharing.
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      10-17-2011, 08:13 AM   #19
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damn, 1750 miles on ed is awesome, congrats!

nice tips btw
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      10-17-2011, 10:06 AM   #20
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Congrats on sweet ride!
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      10-17-2011, 10:06 AM   #21
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First round of mods complete, this is only the beginning buddy!

Can't wait for round 2
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      10-17-2011, 11:29 AM   #22
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That exhaust is pure sex. Welcome and enjoy!!!
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