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      04-20-2014, 09:31 AM   #23
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Congrats mate, you didn't happen to buy the supercharged silver e90 SBM are selling did you? Great car with some quality mods if it's the one I'm thinking of.
Thats the one - are you a customer there too?
Yes, I'm a customer as well. I was trying to see if anyone I knew was interested as it was a great buy! Immaculate car with all the work cut out for you. Got yourself a great car!
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I was waiting to do a PPI on another E46 M3 and at the same time for a call from a friend who works at BM dealership that they just traded in the E92....the rest is history haha...

To be honest wasn't impressed with the first drive. I think I had very high expectations and it didn't deliver first up. Probably as it's such a refined machine.
Just had the de cat and tune done and it's waken it up heaps! Also waiting to do Eibach springs and comp pack wheels.
What didn't you like about the first drive? Have you been on a track with it yet?
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Yes, I'm a customer as well. I was trying to see if anyone I knew was interested as it was a great buy! Immaculate car with all the work cut out for you. Got yourself a great car!
Do you own the white charged coupe with black comp wheels?
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Oh my....you bought a blown one with an Akra Not a fan at all of Silverstone but I can understand why Jerez was off the menu (even though I happily own one).
Yup! I made the purchase a few months earlier than I should have, but cars such as this one don't come around often, so I just made it rain. Was your E46M charged?

What is Jerez like to maintain?
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What didn't you like about the first drive? Have you been on a track with it yet?
i think my expectations were just too high. in my mind the car is valued twice as much as E46 M so i expected something twice as better....and it just isnt.
E46 is a much more raw car. what got me was the V8 noise lol.

looking at it now after owning it for 4 months, its a fantastic car, deceivingly quick!

i took it to our local track for a session and loved it! look forward to hearing your experience, which i am sure will not be a negative one lol
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Sadly no 6VC code, albeit it does have upgraded hifi and usb audio and that'll do me just fine.

Adin - is your car Silverstone II?
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no mate, mine is White. but couple of friends own a coupe and sedan. lovely colour in person. one has black CS wheels which looks great, the other silver CS wheels which also looks great haha. cant go wrong either way

so the one you bought is supercharged?!
Congratulation on the buy and welcome to the V8 club ... Enjoy!
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Thanks!

I just did a VIN check to see what options my new car has. There is heaps of stuff that is optioned and i have no idea what some of it is...

Does anyone know what the option is called for Bluetooth audio? Is BMW ConnectedDrive an actual option name?

I can see that my car has the options "BMW Online" and "Expanded BMW Online Information"... I have no idea wut that is.
You haven't mentioned the MY but if your car has CIC then you will be able to have it retro-coded. There the vendors like BPM Sports and Bimmer-Tech who can do remote coding to enable the feature. Just an idea if you're desperate to have USB audio.

If not the cheapest route is to install the BMW wireless apps and that will enable you to stream BT audio and to me this is better sound quality wise compared with the CIC enabled BT streaming.

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Sadly no 6VC code, albeit it does have upgraded hifi and usb audio and that'll do me just fine.

Adin - is your car Silverstone II?
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no mate, mine is White. but couple of friends own a coupe and sedan. lovely colour in person. one has black CS wheels which looks great, the other silver CS wheels which also looks great haha. cant go wrong either way

so the one you bought is supercharged?!
Congratulation on the buy and welcome to the V8 club ... Enjoy!
What a great looking machine! You've just confirmed for me that gloss black is best against Silverstone.

My car is a MY09, Feb 2009 build and it has upgraded iDrive (is that what CiC is?)
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What a great looking machine! You've just confirmed for me that gloss black is best against Silverstone.

My car is a MY09, Feb 2009 build and it has upgraded iDrive (is that what CiC is?)
Yes ... also the with CIC it had a built in HDD and you can store music as well as the nav software resides on the HDD rather than on DVD.

You also should have a USB under the armrest and another US port inside the glove box on the right hand side. If these are on place you almost have the full compliment of options, if so it's a matter of enabling the music streaming if I am not mistaken.

Send the last 7 digits of your VIN# to BimmerTech and he should confirm what can be done.

By the way the wheels are satin black.
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Do you own the white charged coupe with black comp wheels?
That's not mine. Mines white with comp pack wheels (stock).
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Yup! I made the purchase a few months earlier than I should have, but cars such as this one don't come around often, so I just made it rain. Was your E46M charged?

What is Jerez like to maintain?
Yeh my E46 M3 was charged (ESS VT2-500). I actually charged it to keep my urge to get an E92 M3 at bay for 2 more years. I had that 02 E46 M3 for almost 7 years. The point I ended up buying the E92 at made the financials much more comfortable hence the $11K I spent on charging the E46 was money well spent.

Jerez is no worse than carbon black to maintain i.e. a PITA. But I love the colour especially with the extended fox red leather interior. The car turns heads and gets lots of random compliments. The outside needs a good detail and paint correction which I will be getting done soon.
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i think my expectations were just too high. in my mind the car is valued twice as much as E46 M so i expected something twice as better....and it just isnt.
E46 is a much more raw car. what got me was the V8 noise lol.

looking at it now after owning it for 4 months, its a fantastic car, deceivingly quick! ...
Definitely agree with this. E46 M3 was a raw, pure and true M car. I miss it. My initial thought was I was driving a 5 series rather than an M car when I got the E92 first But like Adin said it gradually grew on me and love it. But for some reason at the limit the E92 is a lot more skittish than the E46. May be some stiffer springs may do the trick.
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Yup! I made the purchase a few months earlier than I should have, but cars such as this one don't come around often, so I just made it rain. Was your E46M charged?

What is Jerez like to maintain?
Yeh my E46 M3 was charged (ESS VT2-500). I actually charged it to keep my urge to get an E92 M3 at bay for 2 more years. I had that 02 E46 M3 for almost 7 years. The point I ended up buying the E92 at made the financials much more comfortable hence the $11K I spent on charging the E46 was money well spent.

Jerez is no worse than carbon black to maintain i.e. a PITA. But I love the colour especially with the extended fox red leather interior. The car turns heads and gets lots of random compliments. The outside needs a good detail and paint correction which I will be getting done soon.
Jerez with Fox Red interior - that is pornographic.
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Definitely agree with this. E46 M3 was a raw, pure and true M car. I miss it. My initial thought was I was driving a 5 series rather than an M car when I got the E92 first But like Adin said it gradually grew on me and love it. But for some reason at the limit the E92 is a lot more skittish than the E46. May be some stiffer springs may do the trick.
I agree with this statement too.

The E46 M3 was raw all the time. With the SMG transmission and the way the car steered and counter-steered, it took a lot of finesse to drive it well and it would bite you if you drove outside of your limits.

The E46 M3 just didn't have enough power. Tuned VW Golf R's will blitz an E46 M3 in a straight line. At track days, there was not much that wouldn't storm past me on the straights - the cars of today are significantly more powerful.

As i mentioned before, i had driven a lot of E92 M3s and it sealed the deal when i did an M-Dynamic day at Eastern Creek - pantsing it all day on a track, and what i was able to do with the car in the oversteer and slalom exercises - this was the car for me.

I don't miss the rawness of the E46 M3, because in its place i feel as though i have more finesse, technology and integration - and i value that more.

SO - I picked up the E90 M3 on Tuesday last week. I have basically been driving it as much as i can, and the weather has been abysmal so i haven't had the chance to take a picture of it looking half decent.

Before i picked it up, i had some Eibach springs put in because it was way too high. When i saw it for the first time, i was so glad i did that.

Driving it - its quite civilized in terms of how it delivers power, however the noise of the exhaust is significant. People look at it, more in amazement - "is that noise coming from that sedan??", with their head tilted to the side. I gave it one serve getting onto a freeway - it stepped out when shifting from 2nd to 3rd - its been a while since i've had a car that can do that, and i was not expecting it, so now i am scared of it. I have a new set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports on it, and they hook up extremely well. I had them on the E46 M3 and knew they were good, but the E90 is pumping out close to 500hp so it was really impressive that these tyres grip so well that i have zero wheel spin under relatively hard acceleration.

It does not downshift very aggressively. I was talking to my mechanic about it and they mentioned that Dinan have a DCT tune out that is around $500. That could be the go... either that, or i'll just see what BMW software is it in and have the current BMW DCT software installed. Does anyone have any comment on this? I know there are other DCT tunes out there, but they are in excess of $1K and realistically i am just looking for a more consistent and aggressive downshift.

I laughed all the way down my driveway when i reversed it down on its first cold start - it is offensively loud. I will be interested to know how i go with fuel consumption - i think its currently using between 15L and 16L per 100 km.

It has some nice options on it - I am still getting used to a car with comfort access. For some reason, it doesn't really take a liking it syncing contacts from my iPhone 5. I need to read the manual to work out how to rewind/fast forward tracks i am playing from my iPod via iDrive.

I had some time today to do a leather clean/feed, wash, and apply a layer of Full Metal Jacket.

When my bank balance recovers from the smack it just took, i will do a front lip, maybe a diffuser, white halos, gloss black grills. I also need to get the wheels repainted as they have some shocking gutter rash on them.

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Beautiful ///M mate!!!

I really like the E90 M3's, and with a S/C that's a damn nice combo
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I agree with this statement too.
I don't miss the rawness of the E46 M3, because in its place i feel as though i have more finesse, technology and integration - and i value that more
This is my feeling too and why I haven't looked back.

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Driving it - its quite civilized in terms of how it delivers power, however the noise of the exhaust is significant. People look at it, more in amazement - "is that noise coming from that sedan??", with their head tilted to the side.
That's an Akra for you A little too much for me... I will probably get around to instead fitting a BMW Performance Exhaust.

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I laughed all the way down my driveway when i reversed it down on its first cold start - it is offensively loud.
They sound like a Sherman tank when cold so I can only imagine how much worse that is with a blower spinning and the Akra doing what it does.

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It has some nice options on it - I am still getting used to a car with comfort access.
Took me a while to get used to comfort access but I love it now and can't imagine life without it. So convenient. My car key never leaves my pocket. Confuses the heck out of other people.

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Beautiful ///M mate!!!

I really like the E90 M3's, and with a S/C that's a damn nice combo
Thanks Dr-Jekl!
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Do any of you guys have problems syncing contacts between your car and phone?

I have an iPhone 5 and if the car tries to sync contacts with the phone, every so often it the car will act like its disconnecting a call, and it syncs nothing!

I have to turn off "sync contacts" option on my phone otherwise i keep getting the call disconnection screen.
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Wow that is nice, and to get it done with the S/C already nice work.

Nice black R36 is the back ground to, my wife has one as her daily, hard car to find something to replace it with.
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Do any of you guys have problems syncing contacts between your car and phone?

I have an iPhone 5 and if the car tries to sync contacts with the phone, every so often it the car will act like its disconnecting a call, and it syncs nothing!

I have to turn off "sync contacts" option on my phone otherwise i keep getting the call disconnection screen.
Have you updated the CCC/CIC software?
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Wow that is nice, and to get it done with the S/C already nice work.

Nice black R36 is the back ground to, my wife has one as her daily, hard car to find something to replace it with.
Oh man! The R36 is amazing - it does everything so well. My wife is a bit of a car enthusiast as well so she wanted something with power that handled well, whilst able to hold prams and stuff - this was perfect and half the price of the X5 i was looking at for her. Only thing is that she prefers manual cars, but is happy with the DSG box.

I put an Arqray exhaust on the R36 and it sounds pimp. I'll literally run it into the ground and then by that stage i hope we can downsize her car and i'll get her into an E9X M3. After driving the E90, she still prefers manual over DCT.
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Do any of you guys have problems syncing contacts between your car and phone?

I have an iPhone 5 and if the car tries to sync contacts with the phone, every so often it the car will act like its disconnecting a call, and it syncs nothing!

I have to turn off "sync contacts" option on my phone otherwise i keep getting the call disconnection screen.
Have you updated the CCC/CIC software?
Its CiC, and i am unsure of what version software it is running. I did some forum searching and found a reference to a BMW site where you punch in your VIN and it tells you whether or not you are running the latest bluetooth software (which it said i was). It seems as though i may have a corrupt contact or something on my phone... But i am unsure how to diagnose which contact that might be...
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