BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 Photos/Video/Media Gallery
 
Evolve Automotive
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-09-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
drchuck72
First Lieutenant
 
drchuck72's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 BMW M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, ON

Posts: 358
iTrader: (8)

Dr Chuck's Ride

Hey Guys. I joined this forum fairly recently. I was lurking for the first little while because I didn't have any good pics of my ride yet. Up until the end of Feb 2011, I was driving an E46 M3 Convertible. I had that car for 3 years. It was the first car that I modified beyond suspension and wheels. The car had CSL style splitters and diffuser, AC Schnitzer rear deck spoiler and strut bar, Volk LE37T wheels (19 x 8.5 ET35 f, 19 x 10.5 ET22 r), Ground Control Street Coilovers, Brembo BBK (355mm f, 345mm r) amongst other mods. Here is the car in its penultimate form before I started stripping the mods before returning it off lease.







I got my new car from the US in October. I put it in storage once the snow hit the ground and then I put on some winter tires and brought it out when the E46 went back to BMW Canada. My new ride is an Interlagos Blue on Black 2009 E92 M3 with DCT, EDC and just about everything else except extended leather.

To start, on stock suspension with OEM 19s





On Stock Suspension and the Volks





On Ground Control Coilover Conversion Kit and the Volks







For those astute folks who noticed that I added the stud kit, I did that because I am running spacers. The stud kit is the 90mm kit from Turner Motorsport. The OEM 19s were on 15mm f and 12mm r. The Volks are running the 15mm spacers up front (ET35f) and no spacers in the rear (ET22 10.5in wide wheel).

I am off to Vegas tomorrow night where I will pick up some Carbon Fibre bits from Turner. Once I have those installed, I will post up some more pics. Thanks for looking.

DC
drchuck72 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-09-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
donovan
Brigadier General
 
donovan's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 m3 AW, light package
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: le' Murica

Posts: 3,438
iTrader: (12)

pretty VWHHEEELSS
__________________


e46 m3 Black
Too many mods
donovan is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      05-09-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
jonasaurus
Brigadier General
 
jonasaurus's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London

Posts: 3,140
iTrader: (0)

__________________
///M3 | E90 LCI | Space Grey | Fox Red with CF Structure | 6MT | 260M | My build
jonasaurus is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      05-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #4
PINHEAD
Motorsport Passion!!!
 
PINHEAD's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M3/997.2RS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 975
iTrader: (8)

best wheels
__________________
PINHEAD is offline   Monaco
0
Reply With Quote
      05-09-2011, 04:38 PM   #5
Bluesummer
Lieutenant General
 
Bluesummer's Avatar
 
Drives: slower than Ayrton Senna
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Nürburgring, be there once, your heart, your soul will stay there.

Posts: 15,389
iTrader: (13)

Garage List
2015 M4  [0.00]
2011 E82 135  [0.00]
2011 M3  [0.00]
2007 335  [0.00]
Nice, very noce
__________________

R.I.P. Steve Noh
Bluesummer is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      05-09-2011, 04:43 PM   #6
ooowowizstev
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '08 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles, Irvine

Posts: 4,070
iTrader: (4)

Nice!
__________________
'08 E92 ///M3 - AW/BLK/CF, M-DCT, 19's
H&R, Vorsteiner, Eisenmann, BMC, BBS More to come...
ooowowizstev is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-09-2011, 04:59 PM   #7
Jaypod
Brigadier General
 
Jaypod's Avatar
 
Drives: Frozen Silver M3, AM V8V
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto

Posts: 4,913
iTrader: (7)

Congrats! I had seen your E46 around (given having seen the plates before)

Welcome!

Car looks great!
Jaypod is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      05-09-2011, 05:14 PM   #8
Totti
Troll
 
Totti's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Posts: 1,192
iTrader: (0)

Is Turner in Vegas? Nice... I am heading there later on in the year.
__________________
BMW E92 M3 Coupe | Jerez Black | Fox Red Extended / Carbon Black Trim| Fully Loaded | Moonroof | 6MT | Gintani Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by ES_TRADER
Use the stick like u would a manual. If that doesn't work, put it in D mode and put both hands at 10 and 2. If that doesn't work, just sit on your right hand.
Totti is offline   Italy
0
Reply With Quote
      05-09-2011, 05:20 PM   #9
Malarky
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: '11 E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 227
iTrader: (1)

Beautiful car.. Enjoy her!

-C
__________________
'11 Jerez Black Metallic 6MT E92 ///M3 ZCP
VF-E VF650 | Eisenmann Race Exhaust | BMW Performance Steering Wheel | P3 Boost Gauge | IND Paint-Matched Cosmetic Package | OEM Euro Front Bumper | Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires - F: 255/35/19, R: 275/35/19 | Rogue Engineering Wheel Spacer Kit | IND Hand-Stitched Shift and E-Brake Boot | BMW M3 GTS Door Sills
FS: Authentic Euro Front Bumper (Jerez Black)
Malarky is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-09-2011, 05:57 PM   #10
drchuck72
First Lieutenant
 
drchuck72's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 BMW M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, ON

Posts: 358
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Totti View Post
Is Turner in Vegas? Nice... I am heading there later on in the year.
Turner is in Massachussetts. Shipping to Canada is a lot more. Add in duties and brokerage fees and the savings from buying from US vendors dissappears quickly. I am attending a course in Las Vegas so I have parts shipped there (smaller stuff that I can carry back in my luggage) and I bring them back myself.
__________________
DR CHUCK
2009 E92 M3 Le Mans Blau on Schwartz. DCT, EDC, TECH PKG, M Drive. RAC RG63 19x9f ET22 19x10r ET22, Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 265 30R19f 295 30R19r, Ground Control Coilover Conversion, Eisenmann Race Exhaust, AP Racing BBK
drchuck72 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-10-2011, 02:39 AM   #11
Maseroche
Major
 
Maseroche's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 BMW M3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bahrain

Posts: 1,402
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
Looking forward to the mods.
__________________
Khalid
'08 BMW M3


Maseroche is offline   Bahrain
0
Reply With Quote
      05-10-2011, 07:26 AM   #12
drchuck72
First Lieutenant
 
drchuck72's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 BMW M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, ON

Posts: 358
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maseroche View Post
Looking forward to the mods.
ME TOO!
__________________
DR CHUCK
2009 E92 M3 Le Mans Blau on Schwartz. DCT, EDC, TECH PKG, M Drive. RAC RG63 19x9f ET22 19x10r ET22, Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 265 30R19f 295 30R19r, Ground Control Coilover Conversion, Eisenmann Race Exhaust, AP Racing BBK
drchuck72 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-10-2011, 08:24 AM   #13
1sikbmr
Brigadier General
 
1sikbmr's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York

Posts: 3,243
iTrader: (14)

Those wheels sure are purrrdddyyyy!!!
__________________

E90 ///M3 6MT Atlantis Blue - Fox red
ESS VT1-550|Gloss black grilles/Gold gills|V1 hardwire|Filled reflectors|ZHP lighted shift knob|Volk TE37 Gloss Black|Mode Carbon GT4 Lip|Umnitza V4 full blackout kit|Agency Power exhaust|Sosi x-pipe|BMW Performance Steering Wheel V1|
1sikbmr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-10-2011, 08:25 AM   #14
inter1032
Major
 
Drives: 2013 m3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: boston

Posts: 1,348
iTrader: (0)

looks good
inter1032 is offline   Italy
0
Reply With Quote
      05-10-2011, 09:28 AM   #15
Singletrack
4th down; 4th quarter? Renegade.
 
Singletrack's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 SSII E92 M3; 12 AW X5d
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posts: 3,791
iTrader: (3)

Wheels look great on ib!
Singletrack is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-10-2011, 10:16 AM   #16
IMG
VT3
 
IMG's Avatar
 
Drives: E36 M3 Track car,Ess E90 M3 DD
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Couch

Posts: 6,945
iTrader: (5)

Looks hot with the Volks and the Euro bumper !!!
__________________
NO FEAR.NO LIMITS.NO EQUAL

Ess VT3 LC built motor,Volk TE37SL,Euro taillights,Dinan Xpipe,Custom Headers,Akra axle back CF tips,ModeCarbon FR lip,BMW CF wing
LOW BOOST 60-130 6.7 sec
IMG is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-10-2011, 10:20 AM   #17
drchuck72
First Lieutenant
 
drchuck72's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 BMW M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, ON

Posts: 358
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by img View Post
Looks hot with the Volks and the Euro bumper !!!
Actually, I just have the painted reflectors. If I was baller enough to have a Euro Bumper, I would have an exhaust and BBK!
__________________
DR CHUCK
2009 E92 M3 Le Mans Blau on Schwartz. DCT, EDC, TECH PKG, M Drive. RAC RG63 19x9f ET22 19x10r ET22, Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 265 30R19f 295 30R19r, Ground Control Coilover Conversion, Eisenmann Race Exhaust, AP Racing BBK
drchuck72 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-10-2011, 03:08 PM   #18
Maytizzles
Registered
 
Drives: 2011 MW E92 DCT, Bamboo
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto, Canada

Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)

How to bring US BMW to Canada

Hey DrChuck, was it well worth it to bring a US M3 to Canada, and if so, do you mind sharing how you went about doing it? I was serious about it but ended up just getting one from Budd's for WAY more money. Thanks for your info man.
Maytizzles is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-10-2011, 07:01 PM   #19
the infamous...
Relapsed Bimmerpost Addict
 
the infamous...'s Avatar
 
Drives: like I'M BOUT THAT LIFE
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: PARADISE aka CANES COUNTRY

Posts: 17,538
iTrader: (0)

wow, never once thought i'd see le's on an e9x.

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!!!
__________________


"simple is clean" -The ///ModFather
the infamous... is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-16-2011, 01:09 PM   #20
drchuck72
First Lieutenant
 
drchuck72's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 BMW M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, ON

Posts: 358
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maytizzles View Post
Hey DrChuck, was it well worth it to bring a US M3 to Canada, and if so, do you mind sharing how you went about doing it? I was serious about it but ended up just getting one from Budd's for WAY more money. Thanks for your info man.
I used a vehicle broker. He did ALL the work. He found the car, I approved it. He bought at auction, did all the paperwork and shipped it to Toronto. He did the RIV, Canadian coversion (guages, DRL if applicable etc) and got it plated.

Could I have saved money if I did it myself? Probably not since the price he got the car for at Auction was less than I could have found for the same car on the retail side. So his fees were offset by the money saved buying the car at wholesale.

He called when it was ready, I showed up with a cheque and drove the car away. Was it worth it? Absolutely. If you want his number, PM me.

DC
__________________
DR CHUCK
2009 E92 M3 Le Mans Blau on Schwartz. DCT, EDC, TECH PKG, M Drive. RAC RG63 19x9f ET22 19x10r ET22, Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 265 30R19f 295 30R19r, Ground Control Coilover Conversion, Eisenmann Race Exhaust, AP Racing BBK
drchuck72 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-16-2011, 02:10 PM   #21
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
 
MMMorish's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

Posts: 2,836
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by drchuck72 View Post
I used a vehicle broker. He did ALL the work. He found the car, I approved it. He bought at auction, did all the paperwork and shipped it to Toronto. He did the RIV, Canadian coversion (guages, DRL if applicable etc) and got it plated.

Could I have saved money if I did it myself? Probably not since the price he got the car for at Auction was less than I could have found for the same car on the retail side. So his fees were offset by the money saved buying the car at wholesale.

He called when it was ready, I showed up with a cheque and drove the car away. Was it worth it? Absolutely. If you want his number, PM me.

DC
I did the same thing. I bought my car in the US with 800 miles on the odometer and when all was said and done, I save about 10 grand over buying in Canada. Also, considering that I only put about 8000km on the car a year, BMW's free oil changes don't get me very far. I just pay for them out of pocket.
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"
MMMorish is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-16-2011, 02:19 PM   #22
GOLFFRR
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
GOLFFRR's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

Posts: 14,957
iTrader: (4)

sick
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, EMAIL US FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Need a quote or assistance? GO HERE-->http://www.bimmerdavid.com/#!blank/c1r1e
Our Parts Store--> http://www.bmwpartspros.com
GOLFFRR is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST