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      11-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #23
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I have a typical AW M3 with black P40 HREs.

I'm seeking some originality/performance upgrades. What would you guys go with. Order them from first to last.

Current Mods:
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Yellow Brembo 380 kit.

Maybe change some colors around? Graphite wheels? Different color BBK? Like I said I'm looking for some originality.
Need to know car color.
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      11-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #24
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Need to know car color.

Alpine White
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      11-30-2012, 05:28 PM   #25
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$10k in Power:
ESS VT1-550 with custom painted manifold and brembos to match

~$10k in various:
Recaros
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Worth it to do modest power upgrades? X-Pipe/Tune?
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      11-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #26
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Alpine White
Brushed bronze wheels. Wont see another set anywhere and would look sick on AW.
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      11-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #27
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Originality is something you gotta think up, the rest of the forum cant tell you how to add your own style to your car. You seem to have some good ideas so far!
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      11-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #28
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Supercharge it and tub it.HEy it would be original.Don't see a lot of Pro Street M3's. 10K might not cover it though
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      11-30-2012, 10:58 PM   #29
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Brushed bronze wheels. Wont see another set anywhere and would look sick on AW.
I like this idea! And some CF might compliment it really nice as well
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      11-30-2012, 11:33 PM   #30
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how about a custom hood ornament? You may even be able to pick up two of em for $10k...

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      11-30-2012, 11:34 PM   #31
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id let her sit on anything but my car.
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      12-01-2012, 06:51 AM   #32
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I recommend you reach out to iND. Their project cars always turn out awesome and all have unique flavor.
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      12-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #33
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He won't have any change left after that...
Uh, yes he would.

I would get rid of the M3 and move up to an 2012 Audi R8 with $10k cash and the M3 as trade in. Come out of there with $500-$700 a month car payment. Done and done. Hell I would even consider a ZR1. For me insurance is not that much for a Gallardo or R8 with my history.

I wasted $30k in 2001 on my old S2000. $15k on my old NSX and about $10k on my M3 already. As you get older mods become less and less necessary. Spend the $10k on your home or family or go with a new R8. Make sure your wife can drive it too.

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      12-01-2012, 11:56 AM   #34
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He won't have any change left after that...
Uh, yes he would.

I would get rid of the M3 and move up to an 2012 Audi R8 with $10k cash and the M3 as trade in. Come out of there with $500-$700 a month car payment. Done and done. Hell I would even consider a ZR1. For me insurance is not that much for a Gallardo or R8 with my history.

I wasted $30k in 2001 on my old S2000. $15k on my old NSX and about $10k on my M3 already. As you get older mods become less and less necessary. Spend the $10k on your home or family or go with a new R8. Make sure your wife can drive it too.
I dont know about getting the payment down to $500-$700 on a new R8 for $10k down + trade in unless its a lease on a new r8? But your concept is right on! A used 2008 r8 v8 is around $90-95k + taxes/fees (which in CA is about $10k in taxes/fees). If he put $10k down and lets say his M3 was traded in for $35k, that would put the monthly payment on this used r8 at $1,038/mo on a 60 mo. $60k loan @ 1.49%. Unless his trade in value is much higher on his M and he owes nothing on it.. Ask me how I know?
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      12-01-2012, 02:06 PM   #35
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As you get older mods become less and less necessary. Make sure your wife can drive it too.




Say whaaaaaaat?
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      12-01-2012, 02:47 PM   #36
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Say whaaaaaaat?
+1. i say keep it manual so the wife cant drive it?
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      12-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #37
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this is the wrong forum to ask about originality. we all have the same splitters/lips, exhausts, diffusers and BBS/Volk rims. (i'm no different)

maybe the best advice i've read on this thread is to give your money to someone like IND and let them go crazy, or buy a rare car that even in stock form looks "original" because you don't see it often
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      12-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #38
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As you get older mods become less and less necessary.
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      12-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #39
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this is the wrong forum to ask about originality. we all have the same splitters/lips, exhausts, diffusers and BBS/Volk rims. (i'm no different)

maybe the best advice i've read on this thread is to give your money to someone like IND and let them go crazy, or buy a rare car that even in stock form looks "original" because you don't see it often
thats a nice idea. i saw an old alpha and have no idea what it was at the track last week. absolutely beautiful.
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I dont know about getting the payment down to $500-$700 on a new R8 for $10k down + trade in unless its a lease on a new r8? But your concept is right on! A used 2008 r8 v8 is around $90-95k + taxes/fees (which in CA is about $10k in taxes/fees). If he put $10k down and lets say his M3 was traded in for $35k, that would put the monthly payment on this used r8 at $1,038/mo on a 60 mo. $60k loan @ 1.49%. Unless his trade in value is much higher on his M and he owes nothing on it.. Ask me how I know?
I do owe nothing on it, and my trade in would probably be around there. 44k miles lol. maybe 38k. This is why I'm looking to put money into it to keep me interested for another year+ I may just say F it and blow it the speed will keep me occupied.
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I dont know about getting the payment down to $500-$700 on a new R8 for $10k down + trade in unless its a lease on a new r8? But your concept is right on! A used 2008 r8 v8 is around $90-95k + taxes/fees (which in CA is about $10k in taxes/fees). If he put $10k down and lets say his M3 was traded in for $35k, that would put the monthly payment on this used r8 at $1,038/mo on a 60 mo. $60k loan @ 1.49%. Unless his trade in value is much higher on his M and he owes nothing on it.. Ask me how I know?
I do owe nothing on it, and my trade in would probably be around there. 44k miles lol. maybe 38k. This is why I'm looking to put money into it to keep me interested for another year+ I may just say F it and blow it the speed will keep me occupied.
You wont regret the blower!!!!
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I dont know about getting the payment down to $500-$700 on a new R8 for $10k down + trade in unless its a lease on a new r8? But your concept is right on! A used 2008 r8 v8 is around $90-95k + taxes/fees (which in CA is about $10k in taxes/fees). If he put $10k down and lets say his M3 was traded in for $35k, that would put the monthly payment on this used r8 at $1,038/mo on a 60 mo. $60k loan @ 1.49%. Unless his trade in value is much higher on his M and he owes nothing on it.. Ask me how I know?
I do owe nothing on it, and my trade in would probably be around there. 44k miles lol. maybe 38k. This is why I'm looking to put money into it to keep me interested for another year+ I may just say F it and blow it the speed will keep me occupied.
Ps im selling my supercharger, vf 540. I put down 480hp to the wheels on the dyno. Only has 1,200 miles on it, professionally painted, still covered under warranty for another 10 months. Id work a smoking deal for you where you'd still be able to buy other mods with the money left over. If you're interested send me a PM
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I don't know about the OP, but I enjoy that special feeling of exclusivity - that few out there are unique (in a good way) like me. I think it's human nature. I appreciate the admiring looks, compliments, and maybe even respect from my peers. So since the OP asked about original ideas, while this one isn't terribly original (then again, few ideas truly are), it hasn't been mentioned yet in this thread.

Instead of spending your $10K on modding your car (something anyone with $10K and a M3 could replicate), how about modding your driving skills? Take the money, attend some driving schools, get a set of track wheels and RS3s then go dominate your local BMW CCA autocross events in the M Stock class. You'll have the admiration and compliments your desire and the satisfaction that people aren't just impressed by your car (and wallet), but by you and your skill.

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+1...great idea and better ROI!
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