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      04-19-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Melbourne Red E92 Project 99% done...

Hi all,

I posted my initiation thread about a month ago and have been following and reading in the background as my first M3 was being transformed, I posted some pics back then and followed some of your kind suggestions, I had a bit of a hiccup as my engine was defective due to a fractured mono-block which was replaced under warranty by BMW NA, anyhow after a while in the shop and a lot of thinking and researching this is the 99% finished product, why 99% ? well, we are never really done, are we ? maybe a yellow Brembo BBK would tie everything together, don't know, but I think it turned out ok ...thanks for the suggestions and advise and here she is.


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Dinan Software, Dinan Stage 3 suspension , Dinan free flow exhaust, Dinan CF intake, Dinan Pulley kit, BMW CF parts, mirrors, spoiler , front splitters, BMW Performance pedals, Media Plug-in kit, painted reflectors and Passport in dash mount / bracket with laser shifters.

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      04-19-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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Nicely done!
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      04-19-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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We spec'ed out our cars almost exactly the same from the factory. Great taste!
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      04-19-2012, 11:11 PM   #4
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wider wheels? better tires? ESS SC? hehe
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      04-19-2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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I didnt like Melbourne red when I bought my car, but now I think it's gorgeous. And your car looks fantastic.
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      04-19-2012, 11:55 PM   #6
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what is a fractured mono-block engine? i thought monoblock was a type of one piece wheel from HRE.
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      04-20-2012, 12:23 AM   #7
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Beautiful! MORE PICS!!! my car is going to look exactly like this. Going to pick it up PCD soon!!
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      04-20-2012, 12:33 AM   #8
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what is a fractured mono-block engine? i thought monoblock was a type of one piece wheel from HRE.
The housing of the engine, cast aluminum, it had a hairline fracture and it was leaking oil, they had to replace the whole engine ! Crazy no?
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      04-20-2012, 01:06 AM   #9
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      04-20-2012, 01:13 AM   #10
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yes that suck. just never heard to refered to as anything but the block. covered though under warranty i take it so all good.
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      04-20-2012, 01:30 AM   #11
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is your car lowred on the pics??? looks like a Jeep...
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      04-20-2012, 02:27 AM   #12
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Never was a fan of MR but the more I see it the more I like it, some Edition grills and gills and I think you're then 99.5% 'done'
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      04-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #13
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+1 on the Edition grills and gills, they would finish it off nicely.
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I love the MR and carbon fiber combo. Very tastefully done.

As for ride height, the car will lower a little bit as the springs settle down. Nothing like lowering springs though.

I especially like the fourth pic, where the sun sparkles on the CF splitter "just right".

How are you enjoying the sound of the Dinan exhaust?

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      04-20-2012, 06:38 AM   #15
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Nicely done. Car looks great
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Sure I like Le Mans Blue, but I much prefer MR
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yes that suck. just never heard to refered to as anything but the block. covered though under warranty i take it so all good.
yea all good, brand new engine, another 1000 miles of granny driving , sucks!
anyhow they covered it about $30k and a month in the shop but running fine now
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is your car lowred on the pics??? looks like a Jeep...
well, supposedly the stage 3 suspension should lower it 1/2" it does look higher to me, like a jeep as you say lol ! they say it should settle, I'll ask the dinan people.... Looks kinda like this
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I love the MR and carbon fiber combo. Very tastefully done.

As for ride height, the car will lower a little bit as the springs settle down. Nothing like lowering springs though.

I especially like the fourth pic, where the sun sparkles on the CF splitter "just right".

How are you enjoying the sound of the Dinan exhaust?
Actually on the pics, that was a mistake, I had the nikon on speed priority with a very slow speed and it adjusted the apperture way closed, they came out a bit overexposed but not bad because of those effects ...

I love the dinan exhaust, it's quiet when it has to at cruise spd, with a deep low grumble in the mid range and beautiful higher pitched tone in the higher rpm's, I open the windows and play along the range to hear it, and under tunnels, well, you feel funny in your pants...
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