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      08-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #67
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Why BMW discontinued this color is mind boggling. Its WAY better than Space Gray.
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      08-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #68
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No, just no. IMHO the stock chrome grill looks good and goes well with the color. And it's refreshing to not see black kidneys on here.

I do like the wheels, congrats.
Thank you. I'm one of the few that has stuck with the chrome for over a year. I love the contrast it provides with all the dark grey. Plus at the moment, it goes with the lip of the wheel. We'll see, I'm still going back and forth about switching them with BMW performance grilles.

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Why BMW discontinued this color is mind boggling. Its WAY better than Space Gray.
I kind of like it haha. Don't see too many around. I like to pretend I drive an Individual M3
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      08-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #69
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Full catless, with 2 OEM resonators left in with Eisenmann Race. Sounds like a completely animal! At under 3k RPM, the car sounded similar to my old Borla setup and was very manageable in terms of sound. Step on it and the car sounds like this:
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      08-08-2013, 09:23 PM   #70
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Why BMW discontinued this color is mind boggling. Its WAY better than Space Gray.
Because E90 launch color. Our cars just blend in with every other non-M E9x. It's nice actually.
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      08-08-2013, 11:08 PM   #71
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One of my favorite colors for the E92 M3.

I love Bamboo. Beautiful interior choice if diligently maintained.
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      08-09-2013, 04:36 AM   #72
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the C20's look great!
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      08-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #73
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Awesome car. It would look better with ZCP wheels in silver. I miss my 335i in SG. So easy to keep clean.

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      08-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #74
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I wanna see the new HRE Wheels!!!
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      08-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #75
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Awesome car. It would look better with ZCP wheels in silver. I miss my 335i in SG. So easy to keep clean.

don't bullshit us, you don't miss your 335i...you drive a M3 now.
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      08-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #76
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don't bullshit us, you don't miss your 335i...you drive a M3 now.
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      08-12-2013, 09:04 PM   #77
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Not a fan of this colour (or any grey), but love bamboo..first time seeing this combo.
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      08-12-2013, 09:50 PM   #78
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I wanna see the new HRE Wheels!!!
Gotta get more mods before I do a full photoshoot! At the moment, looking to sell black/silver center caps for red/blue one for more contrast. Have Akrym diffuser coming. And most importantly, a drop.

But I guess I can throw another pic up here:


Looks so 4x4 with non-ZCP OEM height, but hopefully that'll change soon haha. Loving the wheels so far, changes the character of the car completely. Lighter weight and much more rubber is something I definitely appreciate a lot.
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      08-18-2013, 10:47 PM   #79
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Wanted to share a couple of my pics of the rear end, all finished:

- OEM M-performance CF spoiler
- OEM LCI taillights
- Arkym diffuser painted gloss black --> I'd like to mention how amazing the fit is.
- Eisenmann Race (that I need to go back and readjust)




Go Swift Spec-R springs coming in this week, and will hopefully install it soon. I'm still on the fence on whether to go gloss black grilles or keep them OEM chrome. I secretly kind of like the contrast, and that it matches the HRE barrels.
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      08-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #80
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Go Swift Spec-R springs coming in this week, and will hopefully install it soon. I'm still on the fence on whether to go gloss black grilles or keep them OEM chrome. I secretly kind of like the contrast, and that it matches the HRE barrels.
Keep the contrast buddy
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      08-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #81
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Keep the contrast buddy
That's what I'm leaning towards now actually haha. I have to be one of the few on this forum that actually don't mind the OEM chrome. I'm just going to ride around with it until I get bored, then maybe change them out.

Just waiting for springs and then she'll be good to go for a while.
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      08-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #82
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That's what I'm leaning towards now actually haha. I have to be one of the few on this forum that actually don't mind the OEM chrome. I'm just going to ride around with it until I get bored, then maybe change them out.

Just waiting for springs and then she'll be good to go for a while.
mmmhhhmmmm..... yep that sounds familiar
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the spoiler fits very well with that color,.
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      08-24-2013, 02:47 PM   #84
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Hanging out with another forum member at our local Cars and Coffee this morning. Love how Sparkling Graphite looks in the sun.

Lots of cellphone pics lately, sorry! Will hopefully change that in Sept when I have springs installed.
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Finally!

A couple of forum members and I did work on our M3's today. Officially dropped on Swift springs (+E36 bumpstops). The car still needs to settle though, then it's photoshoot time.

Also took out the Eisenmann, and re-adjusted it. Fits so much better now.

Thank you Donnie and Russ for your help.

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      09-08-2013, 05:27 AM   #86
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rare beast.. i believe theres only 1 sparkling graphite in my country..

boy this color is amazing..
not mine, but here is indo's only sparkling graph.
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      09-19-2013, 10:34 PM   #87
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Just a small update. Got an alignment done after the drop. Also added red/white/blue HRE center caps, which I think makes the wheels look so much better. On that note, I'm finished modding for 2013 (yea you heard me!)





Note: The car is absolutely filthy (apart from the wheels) believe it or not.
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