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      02-14-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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2010 Dinan AW M3 E90 - Modification Journal (Pictures and Dyno Video)

I use to own 2008 M3 E92 in Alpine White. I modded that car with matte black front grills, matte black side grills, painted reflectors, Active Autowerke rear exhaust, VMR V710, Eibach springs, JL Motoring VRS style front Lip, JL Motoring VRS Style rear diffuser, Alpine HID Angel eyes, and Philips Ultinon 6000K HID bulbs.

2008 M3 E92




I sold the 2008 in favor of a new 2011 Acura TL, because I thought I'd need four doors, and the payments were more reasonable. But after three months of owning the TL, I began missing the power of the M3. I knew I had to go back to the M3.

So I ended up trading the TL and got a 2010 M3 E90 in Alpine White. At the time, I wished I had bought an E92 again (I think it looks better), but something inside of me said that I need to get an E90 to justify my purchase. I also liked the utility of four doors. I modded the E90 quickly to make it look nearly identical to my coupe. Go with what works, right? After I did all of the cosmetic mods, I added several Dinan power mods...enough to earn me the Dinan badge.

I'm very happy with the way the car looks and the power it's making. The final modification will be a carbon fiber diffuser and perhaps the non-electric BMW Performance spoiler (with blue stripe).

Matte Black Front Grills


Matte Black Side Grills


Painted Reflectors and JL-Motoring VRS Style CF Front Lip and Lux V3 H8 Angel Eyes




BMW Performance CF Spoiler for E90


BMW Style 359M GTS Wheels with 12 mm Macht Schnell Front Spacer on Eibach Pro-Kit Springs


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BMW Style 359M GTS Wheels with 5 mm Macht Schnell Rear Spacer on Eibach Pro-Kit




Macht Schnell Air Filter, Dinan Racing Mid-Pipe Software Tune. Dinan Pulley




Dinan Free Flow Exhaust and Dinan Racing Mid-Pipe






Dinan Pedal Set


Dinan Badge painted Gloss Black




























Racing Dash LED License Plate Light and Modmynav.com Rear-View Camera


DynoJet: SAE Corrected: 354 whp, 236 wtq



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      02-14-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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You're up late and I see why......nice piece of work. The car looks fantastic and great camera work as always. We need to scout out some photo shoot locations while the weather is still nice...............Phil
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      02-14-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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Thanks, man.

I will organize an M3 photo shoot some day for the Houston ///M Club. Will keep you posted.

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      02-14-2012, 12:54 AM   #4
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do you happen to know your baseline? without the performance mods?
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      02-14-2012, 01:07 AM   #5
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I never did a dyno when I was stock. But I dyno-ed at the same time as a stock 2008 E92, and it made SAE corrected 333 whp.

You have all the Dinan power mods as me except you have the LSD and throttle body. How much power and torque are you making?
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      02-14-2012, 01:12 AM   #6
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      02-14-2012, 01:14 AM   #7
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Aren't the numbers a little low? You're practically fully bolted on
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Nice.

The e90 Mods look much more refined & distilled than the e92 mods.
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Wow! Exhaust sounds great, car looks good too
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not feeling the DINAN badge, looks like the one in autozone
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How is the painted Dinan badge holding up? I went to my bodyshop and ask them to do the same but they say it might peel.
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looks badass!


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Aren't the numbers a little low? You're practically fully bolted on
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That's a clean and sick sedan, great contrast with the alpine white and all the black/carbon fiber pieces. I doubt you miss the TL, congrats!
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Amazing looking car...not feeling the fitment of the lip
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Nicely done--tastefully modded without being overdone. The fact that your license plate matches the car's color scheme is icing on the cake!

That Dinan mid pipe is LOUD! Is that you in the dyno room with your fingers in your ears?
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      02-14-2012, 07:06 AM   #18
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i am loving it. aw ftw.
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Thats hot, awesome job man !
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Looks great frank, and amazing camera work

This car sounds and looks impressive in person. I really like the look of the gts wheels on your car.

AW E90 ftw!
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