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      09-22-2019, 04:27 PM   #1
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Just picked this girl up about three weeks ago from Virginia (I'm in Tampa). Got to drive it down through the Blueridge Parkway. Absolute dream of a car. Comp pack, fully loaded, Space Grey over Fox Red, carbon roof, DCT, 42k miles, came with a Studio RSR half cage. Feeling lucky that I found this spec and such a clean example - bought the car sight unseen. Had only been looking for a couple of months.

Met a local photographer at the duPont Registry Cars and Coffee this weekend that was nice enough to take some real photos for me:






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Went ahead and installed the gloss black kidney grills and color matched reflectors to start. I'm a big OEM+ guy so not going to go crazy with it.



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      09-22-2019, 05:38 PM   #2
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Very nice and congrats on this beautiful purchase.

If your a big oem+ guy, the rear cage should be removed
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      09-22-2019, 05:52 PM   #3
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Beautiful ride, congratulations and enjoy!
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      09-22-2019, 06:55 PM   #4
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Very nice and congrats on this beautiful purchase.

If your a big oem+ guy, the rear cage should be removed
Haha ya know I was worried about the cage at first but I've kind of grown to love it. I'll be tracking the car at Sebring in November so I think I'm going to hang on to it.
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Very nice color combo, If I had Space Grey, the Fox Red is a must. I can't really see the holes in the front plate, good job taking care of that.
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Very nice color combo, If I had Space Grey, the Fox Red is a must. I can't really see the holes in the front plate, good job taking care of that.
Beautiful car, congrats! And agreed...how did you get rid of the drill holes in the front bumper? Or is the photo just touched up?
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      09-22-2019, 08:12 PM   #7
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Beautiful ride, congratulations and enjoy!
Thank you! Such a wonderful machine.

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Beautiful car, congrats! And agreed...how did you get rid of the drill holes in the front bumper? Or is the photo just touched up?
I wish I could say they were taken care of.. The photog just touched them up in the front facing picture.
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      09-22-2019, 10:46 PM   #9
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I wish I could say they were taken care of.. The photog just touched them up in the front facing picture.
I hear you...that's the one flaw mine has and it drives me crazy haha. My car is jerez black though so the holes aren't as noticeable. Still be nice if someone had a better solution than those bumper plugs or getting them filled and entire bumper repainted.
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Congrats and welcome to the club OP! Car looks beautiful. Any other track preps done in addition to the cage?
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Congrats and welcome to the club OP! Car looks beautiful. Any other track preps done in addition to the cage?
Planning on purchasing the track wheels and slicks off my buddies old track car for the time being. Going to ease in to it. I'm sure brake lines and pads will be next on the list. That and a whole lot of blue painters tape..

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Congrats and welcome to the club OP! Car looks beautiful. Any other track preps done in addition to the cage?
Planning on purchasing the track wheels and slicks off my buddies old track car for the time being. Going to ease in to it. I'm sure brake lines and pads will be next on the list. That and a whole lot of blue painters tape..

Love your find, Congrats! The colors, cage, I'm super jealous.


I'm no expert but slicks may over work a stock setup. If you're serious about easing in, consider a DOT tire to start. But maybe others can better guide you. Get in on the track threads.

I found myself "easing" in this summer over 10 days in Colorado and to my wife's dismay I'm ~$10k into brakes, suspension, pads, wheels, data acquisition. Everyone warned me of the slippery slope but I'm skating down it. Next stop cage and seats.

Congrats Again!!
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Just picked this guy up about three weeks ago from Virginia (I'm in Tampa). Got to drive it down through the Blueridge Parkway. Absolute dream of a car. Comp package, premium package, space grey with fox red interior, carbon leather trim, shadowline trim, carbon roof. I'm in love with this spec and these ZCP wheels!

Met a local photographer at the duPont Registry Cars and Coffee this weekend that was nice enough to take some real photos for me:






Some other not so great photos:







Went ahead and installed the gloss black kidney grills and color matched reflectors to start. I'm a big OEM+ guy so not going to go crazy with it.


Nice find, I'm in Tampa as well. Picked up my alpine white E93 in North Carolina and drive it back to Florida. What a drive.
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welcome to the forum, beautiful car!!
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Love your find, Congrats! The colors, cage, I'm super jealous.


I'm no expert but slicks may over work a stock setup. If you're serious about easing in, consider a DOT tire to start. But maybe others can better guide you. Get in on the track threads.

I found myself "easing" in this summer over 10 days in Colorado and to my wife's dismay I'm ~$10k into brakes, suspension, pads, wheels, data acquisition. Everyone warned me of the slippery slope but I'm skating down it. Next stop cage and seats.

Congrats Again!!
Thank you! The spec is so nice and the cage is aggressive but I'm loving it.

I'll look in to the slicks more before I run them, thank you for the pointer. And ugh, that's what I'm afraid of! The buddies I'm going down there with run a GT3 RS Weissach and a Cup Car now so they've already got that same $10k parts list running for me.. I do want to keep this thing more as a weekend warrior than a full out track car so I'm hoping I can find a happy medium.
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Nice find, I'm in Tampa as well. Picked up my alpine white E93 in North Carolina and drive it back to Florida. What a drive.
Great drive indeed. Let's link up at one of these upcoming cars and coffees.
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Great spec and love the cage! Enjoy
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Beautiful car and congrats! Reminds me of when I picked up mine 2.5 years ago. Same spec except for CF roof (I dig the moonroof, LOL). Enjoy!
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Congratulations, great car. Enjoy it in good health!
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Love your find, Congrats! The colors, cage, I'm super jealous.


I'm no expert but slicks may over work a stock setup. If you're serious about easing in, consider a DOT tire to start. But maybe others can better guide you. Get in on the track threads.

I found myself "easing" in this summer over 10 days in Colorado and to my wife's dismay I'm ~$10k into brakes, suspension, pads, wheels, data acquisition. Everyone warned me of the slippery slope but I'm skating down it. Next stop cage and seats.

Congrats Again!!
And this is exactly why I refuse to track my M3... cause I know I would end up at the very bottom of that slippery slope
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Great drive indeed. Let's link up at one of these upcoming cars and coffees.
for sure, i should be at the next Dupont Registry Cars and Coffee. I'll have an alpine white E93 6mt.
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