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      10-11-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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U94/2's Individual Fire Orange M3 Coupe: A Photo Modification + Euro Delivery Journal

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Well, where do I begin! This whole process has been a wild ride! It all started with a random call one day to Ryan Amico from Steve Thomas BMW to talk pricing on a 2011 M3. I had heard that lease rates were good, and decided to give him a call just to chat. After a 5-minute, straight to the point conversation, I was ready to pull the trigger. Coming from an Alpine White on Fox Red E92 M3, I wanted something different this time. So, I opted to *try* and get Fire Orange (hence my username, coming from the paint code of Fire Orange, U94/2). Ryan assured me that it was going to be a difficult and lengthy process, and that it was a crap shoot to try and get approved. So, we submitted the order, and waited... for quite a long time!

One day, FINALLY, I got the call from Ryan giving me the good news: "We got approved!!!" From there it was a lengthy process to schedule ED, and await for all the different BMW parties to communicate and get everything worked out. So the order was finally placed, finalized, and approved: 2011.75, Individual Fire Orange, M3 Coupe, Black Novillo leather, Carbon Leather, 6MT, Convenience Package, Premium Package, BMW Apps, SAT Radio, Smartphone Integration, Carbon Fiber Roof, Spoiler Delete, and iPod/USB Adapter.

From there, the European Delivery dates were confirmed: August 19th 2011! Time to start planning

We opted to make our trip August 15th - 23rd and go from Munich to Florence Italy via the infamous Stelvio Pass; a lifetime goal of mine! (Yes, pictures below :P )

I need to make a quick note here, and let everyone know that my experience with Ryan Amico was definitely THE BEST car shopping experience of my life. Everything was easy, documented, communication was outstanding, and it was just incredible at how well everything came to life so easily. I will *never* buy another BMW from anyone else other than Ryan. Mind you, I am 3,000 miles away!

So here it is! A journal from my European Delivery trip up unti the mods that I have collected while waiting for the car to get to the US, and finally now my Performance Center Delivery next week.

Here is the current mod list of parts I've bought so far, as well as the parts that will be purchased over the next few days:

Current Mod List of parts waiting for the car:

IND (OEM) Reflectors painted Fire Orange
OEM M3 Edition front grilles
OEM M3 Edition side grilles
OEM BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Spoiler
ESS Tuning Direct Flash
AFE Stage 2 Intake System
MORR MonoForged VS8.2 (Gloss Black)
Bridgestone RE-11 (245/35/19 & 275/30/19)

Mods to be purchased over the next few days:

Stoptech Trophy ST60 380mm BBK
KW Sleeve Over Suspension System
Akrapovic Evolution Titanium Exhaust System
Turner Motorsport Pulley
Starck Performance Spur Carbon Fiber Front Lip
Challenge USA Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser

Pictures on Post #2 - enjoy!

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Taking off from Miami to our Connecting flight in Charlotte - needless to say, we were a bit delayed


The famous "Kidney Grilles" awaiting in Munich Airport!


Can't go to Munich without stopping by the Hofbrahaus for a beer!




M Studio tour!! Thanks Christine, Tyler, and Max!




















A few little gifts from the folks at the M-Studio - THANKS guys!!


From the M-Studio to the Welt in Style (in an F10 550i) - Tour of the Welt the day before delivery!


S65 at the Welt just chillen!






The day has come!


Delivery day!! The view from up top.


If you could only see the smile on my face at this point...






Ohh what I did for this little badge!!




My custom engraved key-chain from the Welt -


Monte Carlo Blue and Fire Orange drawing lots of attention. Crowds were gathering taking pictures!


Funny German guy helping put the front bra on (which ended up being for the E9x Non-M; pwn3d!)


Mesmerized at the S65!


MCB + FO = WIN!


Off to Innsbruck!












*Firenze, Italy via the Stelvio Pass, here we come!
























Look at those turns!!!












Firenze, Italia - HERE WE COME!




Welcome to Florence!


Just HAD to take a picture of this one - where it all began!








Drive through Tuscany to the Vineyards in Gaiole in Chianti!


















Back in Munich to drop off the clear. Pressure washing all those bugs off!




As we were at a gas station by the drop off point, another ED customer had just picked up his new Space Grey E92 M3 - congrats!!


Sadness Dropping off the cars!






Airbus A380-800 back from Frankfurt!






That's it for now - stay tuned for more!!!

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I will post all of the pictures of the modifications on this post as they come in and get installed. Here are some teasers to hold everyone off for now!

Update 10/11/2011:


*AFE Stage II Intake - Big thanks to Mark @ AFE!!!


*19" MORR VS8.2 (Satin Black) - Thanks to Chris from DTMrack.com for the help!!


*ESS Direct Flash - Huge thanks to Roman & AJ @ ESS Tuning!


Update 10/12/11: Look what just showed up!


*BMW Performance OEM Carbon Fiber Spoiler - THANKS to Nate & Iliah @ IND Distribution!








Update 10/13/11: More goodies from IND - THANKS NATE!!!
















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i know you're going to install the performance spoiler, but how come there's no stock spoiler?

btw i cant wait to see what you do with this beautiful lady.
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absolutly stunning!! Thanks again so much on behalf of all of us at steve thomas bmw for your business!
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i know you're going to install the performance spoiler, but how come there's no stock spoiler?

btw i cant wait to see what you do with this beautiful lady.
PlannBee, great question!! I did the "spoiler delete" option from factory, so that their was no spoiler installed from factory. It has been my experience through the various BMW's I've owned that the tape they use on the stock spoilers is a pain in the ass to remove. The elbow grease, dental floss, and products used always end up leaving swirl marks in the trunk, and for an anal guy like me, it drives me crazy and makes me bring out the polisher!

So, this time around, I figured I'd skip the mess all together, order the BMW Performance spoiler (which I was set on anyway), and not have to worry about it!

Plenty of updates over the next few days, to stay subscribed!!
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PlannBee, great question!! I did the "spoiler delete" option from factory, so that their was no spoiler installed from factory. It has been my experience through the various BMW's I've owned that the tape they use on the stock spoilers is a pain in the ass to remove. The elbow grease, dental floss, and products used always end up leaving swirl marks in the trunk, and for an anal guy like me, it drives me crazy and makes me bring out the polisher!

So, this time around, I figured I'd skip the mess all together, order the BMW Performance spoiler (which I was set on anyway), and not have to worry about it!

Plenty of updates over the next few days, to stay subscribed!!
i wanna see
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absolutly stunning!! Thanks again so much on behalf of all of us at steve thomas bmw for your business!
Thanks guys!!!! Anytime - it was my pleasure and honestly the BEST car buying experience of my life. You guys will be hearing a lot from us
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PlannBee, great question!! I did the "spoiler delete" option from factory, so that their was no spoiler installed from factory. It has been my experience through the various BMW's I've owned that the tape they use on the stock spoilers is a pain in the ass to remove. The elbow grease, dental floss, and products used always end up leaving swirl marks in the trunk, and for an anal guy like me, it drives me crazy and makes me bring out the polisher!

So, this time around, I figured I'd skip the mess all together, order the BMW Performance spoiler (which I was set on anyway), and not have to worry about it!

Plenty of updates over the next few days, to stay subscribed!!
smart! it would probably drive me crazy too to have to make marks on a beautifully brand new car. haha
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Great pictures! Did you have a friend or something that was doing ED with the MCBlue M3?
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Great pictures! Did you have a friend or something that was doing ED with the MCBlue M3?
Yup! We did ED and will do PCD together
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Very nice pics and congratulations on the new M3! I also went to Firenze this summer but drove from France and it was amazing.
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WOW, congrats 2 the both u!! both colors r sexxxy
i 2 was wonder'n why there was no spoilers...
anywayz, thx 4 shar'n ur whole experience


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lol. why all the secrecy? i know who you guys are ! congrats to both of you.

p.s. this thread title seems awful familiar.
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Great pics, I think our cars were built alongside one another, they are literally identical....

Good to see more Fire Orange II M3s around before production STOPS......

Enjoy in the best of health.
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Congrats! feuer Orange is a GREAT color for the M3, and it'll be amazing when the mods come on. Congrats again.
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Great color! Can't wait to see the new mods installed
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love the color on ur M buddy, enjoy your FO and the Mods
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love the color congrats!
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