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      02-14-2012, 09:37 AM   #23
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The car turned out great! I like the detail of the gloss black Dinan badge.
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      02-14-2012, 10:44 AM   #24
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Looks good The Dinan badge came out well, too.
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      02-14-2012, 10:54 AM   #25
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BMW Style 359M GTS Wheels with 12 mm Macht Schnell Front Spacer on Eibach Pro-Kit Springs


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



First of all, congratulations! Your car looks great!

Are those real "GTS Wheels" or did you powder coat the silver ZCP wheels black? I have a competition package M3 and I am considering either powder coating my wheels gloss black or selling them and picking up a set of "OEM GTS" wheels.

If they are the OEM GTS Wheels, are you happy with them? How is the finish? And if you don't mind me asking, where did you get them?

I am still on the fence on this. I have a space grey e92 and I actually think the silver is a nice contrast to the rather "dark" features of the car (black grills, gills, tinted windows, trim, etc.). On the other hand, part of me thinks the black GTS wheels would tie in with the black accents quite well.

Thanks for your input! Enjoy your beautiful car
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      02-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #26
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Someones been working on their photography skills I demand a re-shoot ASAP!

Car looks awesome, man. Great work. I need to decide if I dare go with the Dinan midpipe...
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      02-14-2012, 12:27 PM   #27
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Looking really god man! Very similar to mine I see you were able to find a shop to paint your Dinan badge, so I'm glad that ended up working out for you! It would be cool if we could get a shoot of our cars together seeing at they're nearly identical haha. Planning to go to Bimmerfest or MFest??
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      02-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #28
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Aren't the numbers a little low? You're practically fully bolted on
The numbers were a bit low. For what it's worth, I made 379 whp, 253 ft-lbs based on uncorrected numbers (51 deg F, 40% humidity).

You can see the base-line run of a stock E92, along with some other modded E9Xs, here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647794

But relative to all the other M3 guys in town that have dynoed with similar mods, I'm actually making similar power. I guess the dyno here in town is much more conservative than others on this forum.

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      02-14-2012, 12:52 PM   #29
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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.
The Dinan badge is holding up fine. My shop actually sanded it a bit to rough up the surface so the paint will adhere. Two coats of black paint, two coats of clear coat.
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First of all, congratulations! Your car looks great!

Are those real "GTS Wheels" or did you powder coat the silver ZCP wheels black? I have a competition package M3 and I am considering either powder coating my wheels gloss black or selling them and picking up a set of "OEM GTS" wheels.

If they are the OEM GTS Wheels, are you happy with them? How is the finish? And if you don't mind me asking, where did you get them?
Yes, they are real GTS wheels that came painted a matte black with a slight shine. The wheels are manufactured in Germany (At the time, the wheels were on national back-order for 3 weeks). I ordered them from Tischer. www.getbmwparts.com. If you need help, PM Evan, he's a sponsor on this forum.

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      02-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #31
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Dinan makes quality stuff... Congrats and welcome back.
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Looking really god man! Very similar to mine I see you were able to find a shop to paint your Dinan badge, so I'm glad that ended up working out for you! It would be cool if we could get a shoot of our cars together seeing at they're nearly identical haha. Planning to go to Bimmerfest or MFest??
It would be cool to do a photo shoot. But unfortunately, I don't have plans to go to Bimmerfest or MFest.
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      02-14-2012, 04:29 PM   #33
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It would be cool to do a photo shoot. But unfortunately, I don't have plans to go to Bimmerfest or MFest.
Well if I ever make it out to Houston, I'll let ya know!
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      02-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #34
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Wow, looks perfect!
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Thanks guys. I just need to add a CF rear diffuser and the car will be done (for now).
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