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      12-20-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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Kudos' M3 Build

Hi guys, thought I'd start a build thread!

So it all started 2 years ago:

Day 1 - 100% OEM

Plan was to keep it looking mint and just 'drive' - no modding on the cards here! :roll eyes:






Darth Vader'd

I soon got bored of it looking so 'civil' and felt going all black would be better. Black on black doesn't photo very well, was much nicer in person!





Eisenmann Race

At this stage I needed more sound - the weakest point of the OEM E9X M3 is the exhaust noise. Way too quiet for me - I picked up an Eisenmann Race in amazing condition




Piano Black trim and ZCP Knob

I didn't like the Brushed Aluminium trim and it was looking very bland inside for me so to extend the gloss black theme of the car I ordered some Piano Black trim from BMW.

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51-45-6-985-890
51-45-6-985-892
51-41-6-986-217
51-41-6-986-218
51-43-6-986-219
51-43-6-986-220

I also ordered a ZCP Gearknob and modified a standard gator

Out with the old -



In with the new -



The throw feels much better. My gearbox has always been smooth so I can't say that it feels more slick but it definitely feels more precise.

Well worth the change for anyone thinking of doing this.

Evolve Primary Cat Delete Pipes

With the new found V8 rumble and whale from the Eisenmann, I felt I needed more sons and more power.

Evolve approached me to test their Primary Cat Delete pipes on my M, so I popped over to Luton and had them fitted.






Theres are review of these I did if you do a search, but all in all they make the car run so much smoother and torquier. Was very happy and the sound was great!


LCI Upgrade

I loved the rear lights on the LCI M3's, and I thought long and hard about buying a newer M3 but then this one hasn't missed a beat and after hearing of friends/colleagues who were going through issues with their M's I decided to just 'facelift' the car




CIC Upgrade

As part of the 'facelift' the much needed saucer needed to be ditched for the CIC controller. I searched forever and a day for a manual CIC centre console to come up second hand, no luck.

Got pissed off and bought one new from BMW, then got more pissed off because my satnav failed on me when I needed it most so got in contact with Ian and had the CIC system retrofitted





M359 + GTS + H&R

So the modding was gathering pace, picked up some M359 wheels and H&R springs off the board

Ordered a GTS splitter from Teddy at SSDD too which wasn't the best replica tbh

Paul came round and fitted everything











Then Richmond Park happened



BMW Performance Spoiler

Bought from BMW, looks amazing and light as a feather





Melbourne Red Side Indicator Stalks

To break up all the black went for a red accent




Detailed the beast









Then my biggest mod -

Satin Aluminium wrap

I was in two minds whether to do a wrap as I'd never seen a good wrap in person, but I pulled the trigger and went for it!

Luckily mine is the best wrap I've seen











Very happy with how it turned out

BMW Performance Splitters

I ditched the replica Performance splitters I was using just to make sure I didn't destroy them and picked up a set of genuine ones






BMW Edition Indicator Stalks and Edition Exhaust

Wanted to carry on the gloss black/silver theme








Evolve Remap - Stage 2

Got fed up looking at the EML light on my dash so went and got the stage 2 map on at Evolve (review on the board if you do a search)






Akrapovič Slip-On with Carbon Fibre Tailpipes

Ran the Edition exhaust for all of 3 weeks lol

This was too good to refuse and still makes me feel I drive a 'proper' car

Initially wanted one of these:



Then ended up with something better:







Carbon Leather and BMW Electronic V2 Steering Wheel

All coming together now, ordered a new V2 Electric for a manual car (again no manual used ones around for sale)

The carbon leather looks really subtle and ties everything together







Fitted one of these too, again brand new (really worth paying the extra for new as it looks )



....and thats where I am now

I will probably update the thread with pictures for no apparent reason or update

So heres a few more :mutely:









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      12-20-2014, 07:46 PM   #2
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looks amazing . well done kudosm3
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      12-20-2014, 07:50 PM   #3
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WHAT. A. BEAUTY! Absolutely love it!
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      12-20-2014, 08:47 PM   #4
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bravo sir, your M looks stellar.
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      12-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #5
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Hi, my name is KudosM3 and I'm a modaholic....

Seriously, the car looks great!
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      12-21-2014, 01:44 AM   #6
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very sickk car, all of the mods look great. Thanks for sharing the pics and keep up the great work
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      12-21-2014, 02:04 AM   #7
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What a great journey! Car looks amazing with that wrap, it looks like frozen paint. Love it!!
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      12-21-2014, 02:19 AM   #8
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Car looks great, I love the murdered out look in the beginning. The wrap looks great as well.. is it hard to maintain?
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      12-21-2014, 12:51 PM   #9
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looks amazing . well done kudosm3
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WHAT. A. BEAUTY! Absolutely love it!
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bravo sir, your M looks stellar.
Thanks guys!

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Hi, my name is KudosM3 and I'm a modaholic....

Seriously, the car looks great!
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very sickk car, all of the mods look great. Thanks for sharing the pics and keep up the great work


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What a great journey! Car looks amazing with that wrap, it looks like frozen paint. Love it!!
You'd be amazed how many people think its a Frozen Silver car

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Car looks great, I love the murdered out look in the beginning. The wrap looks great as well.. is it hard to maintain?
Literally wipe water off and you're done...cant get easier than that!
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      12-22-2014, 12:30 PM   #10
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Thank you for not modding your car....

LOL!!!

Car is insanely awesome! I love all that you did, then removed, and put in better! Keep it up!
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      12-22-2014, 02:41 PM   #11
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you've been very busy! great build, i enjoyed what you've done so far.
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      12-22-2014, 02:56 PM   #12
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Looks great! Makes me want to wrap my car now too...
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LOL that background. Nice wrap btw

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I love the wrap.... who makes it? 3M?

I'm running a evolve xpipe and eisenmann race exhaust, good combo!
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      12-22-2014, 11:37 PM   #15
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Great wrap choice! Looks so nice!
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      12-24-2014, 06:21 AM   #16
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I love the wrap.... who makes it? 3M?

I'm running a evolve xpipe and eisenmann race exhaust, good combo!
Thanks Bob, its 3M Satin Aluminium

I loved the Race with the Evolve test pipes! Very raw!

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      12-24-2014, 06:55 AM   #17
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Wow! Love the transformation! Well done! Thanks for sharing!
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      01-03-2015, 04:23 PM   #18
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Not much of an update, just some pics

Xmas shenanigans took their toll on the car



A night shot - hides the dirt well




So a quick wash and took some regulation car park photos :mutely:





Thinking to get the mirrors done gloss black - not sure yet though

Got something coming for the engine bay soon..

Also thinking Mode Carbon V1 splitter but not sure yet due to clearance (the OEM splitters never hit anything)

This also came through (thanks Imran) eace:

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      01-04-2015, 06:29 AM   #19
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Thanks for sharing the update. IMO you should just stick with the splitters, they look great and as you mentioned they don't hit anything.
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Ordered a few parts

OEM GTS/Edition sills



and also these arrived

Genuine BMW Gloss Black mirror covers





Its wrong when something like a mirror cover gets you excited but they do look sexy!

Also got a big update coming but will wait until they are here before disclosing
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      05-18-2015, 02:25 AM   #21
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New addition..





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      05-18-2015, 05:00 AM   #22
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Nice! But were's the gloss mirrow covers mate..?
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