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      12-27-2012, 11:44 PM   #23
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I agree with Philip, mod'ing has introduced me to a group of people that all share my same passion for Cars and the M3.

I really enjoy seeing how other's have mod'ed their Cars. It's an expression of personality.

I mod because I enjoy it and how my M3 responds on the track.

It is an addiction! An expensive one.
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      12-28-2012, 12:28 AM   #24
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Agree with most here...done to inject a little personal individuality to it. Personally, I don't worry about recouping the cash or resale in the future. Done to how I want her to be now.
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      12-28-2012, 01:15 AM   #25
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Thanks guys, you made me feel better....
Yea, I am not sure what is this mpg everyone is talking about....

I forgot to add track time! Since i've been to germany, i've been going to Nurburgring quite a lot, and that is like 22 euro($35) a lap (when you buy in bulk)... track session at the Spa? 250euro's ($400)... so on. Plus frequent oil changes, brakes, tires...

All that money spent can be aimed towards seeing the world, going to Africa, Asia, South America... gosh. I mean, I still travel around europe, but not far, and not for too long...

sorry for venting... was just curious how everyone else felt like...
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Honestly who gives a shit?!? You only live once, you could be gone tomorrow, and you will never understand until you do it. I have as much in my car as the car, but there is no car like it. Plus my performance is of the cars you mentioned and in some cases better. I have owned all those cars and I always go back to the M 3, bottom line is I have a connection with this car and I have personalized it to the point of perfection IMO. I would not change it for the world, never have regrets just make more money!!!?,
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      12-28-2012, 02:38 AM   #28
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you right..


I'm also working on restoring my E24 (1976 633csi).

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      12-28-2012, 03:59 AM   #29
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I agree with Philip, mod'ing has introduced me to a group of people that all share my same passion for Cars and the M3.

I really enjoy seeing how other's have mod'ed their Cars. It's an expression of personality.

I mod because I enjoy it and how my M3 responds on the track.

It is an addiction! An expensive one.
You sir have one awesome track prep'd car

Also you know when you have the mod disease...you say your budget is X but then you spend > 3X
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      12-28-2012, 08:39 AM   #31
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You could never have to many cars or mods. stock cars are just so plane.i bought mine new and dropped 15k in mods it has 10700 miles on it 2011 sg e92.i love my car more every day.
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      12-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #32
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Honestly who gives a shit?!? You only live once, you could be gone tomorrow, and you will never understand until you do it. I have as much in my car as the car, but there is no car like it. Plus my performance is of the cars you mentioned and in some cases better. I have owned all those cars and I always go back to the M 3, bottom line is I have a connection with this car and I have personalized it to the point of perfection IMO. I would not change it for the world, never have regrets just make more money!!!?,
You also hit the nail on the head.
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      12-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #34
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Like everyone on here has stated, modding is just an expensive hobby. I used to think that I was crazy and wasting money from spending so much on mods but then I realized that there is nothing wrong with spending money on things for your own personal enjoyment as long as you don't over spend. Everyone does it. For example, you could buy an fully loaded M3 from the money my wife spends on handbags and shoes or a used 458 from the money my boss uses to decorate her house.
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      12-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #35
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I've dumped many thousands in mods on various cars over the year, and at the end of the day didn't really make my rides that much more enjoyable, since I ended selling them anyway. Sure they were much faster, and louder, and different looking, etc, etc. But in hindsight it was not worth it.

So I guess I'm in the minority to say that I'm done with this game, and prefer spending the cash on a nice vacation with my family, or save the money to buy a better ride next time around, rather than turning my cars into something they were not designed to be (I don't have the urge right now, still very happy with the M3.)

Not trying to judge anyone, I know the feeling. I guess I'm a recovering modder
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      12-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #36
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Thanks, you just got me depressed

I just started modding my car a couple months ago, after turning it into a weekend car after a couple years of DD, and I am just about at $15k spend on mods w/installation. Damn, man I thought I was under $8k in mods until I added up all the costs. I still have tons of parts uninstalled sitting in my garage waiting for the right time.

I really hoped to get into a 997 gt3 within the next few years. I better stop here.
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like phil said earlier in the thread, yea i can buy a better car with my mod money, but then itll be just stock. for me, id rather have a less expensive car and mod the hell out of it to call it my own creation, a creation that not alot of people can easily replicate.
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That is funny.

Now please take those "sales award" decals off of your beautiful car...
I would but it means that I have to make the payment. And honestly the stickers don't add too much weight.
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      12-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #39
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I would but it means that I have to make the payment. And honestly the stickers don't add too much weight.
Ahhh... quid pro quo.

When you leave work every day, can you stop a couple of blocks away from the dealership and remove the stickers, then put them back on when you approach work the next morning?
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Just replaced my clutch and it cost me roughly $1200. Not a mod but expensive in my eyes. lol
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You sir have one awesome track prep'd car
Thanks Donnie, you're the one who helped guide me - and you are still helping. I guess you could say you are my Mod Consultant!

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Hey Philip, wouldn't you just love an E24 M6 to mod?
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Well said. When I picked the M3, I was picking a base platform on which to build upon. I would much rather have my modified, personalized, soon to be beast M3 than a stock $130k car (especially since I would undoubtedly want to mod that).
Yes !!!! No matter what you own, once you have been bitten by the mod bug, there is no end to this. The only question is how much you might spend.

While I haven't modded my M3 to any significant amount (yet), if I total up money spent on mods on all the cars I have owned, it totals over $100k.
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Thanks Donnie, you're the one who helped guide me - and you are still helping. I guess you could say you are my Mod Consultant!

Hey Philip, wouldn't you just love an E24 M6 to mod?
Ah, so at least now I know who gets all of the blame when the discussion of a new mod comes up

I'd also to own and mod an e24 M6
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Ah, so at least now I know who gets all of the blame when the discussion of a new mod comes up
Actually to the contrary Donnie, my Wife is happy that I have made some good friends and advisors from this Forum. She is very supportive

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Oh yes! Happy New Year, Chris!!!

Hope all is well with the you and the family!
Thanks very much Philip and the same to you! How have you been?
Speaking of the cost of Mods, don't even get me started on my Daughter's Equestrian Hobby. How's that going for you?
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