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      05-17-2019, 01:06 AM   #1
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My AW E92 M3

Great to be back into another E92 M3! Sold my last one about 5 years ago and have been trying different M cars in the meantime. Enjoyed couple of E46's, E36, E39 M5, and more recently a 1M. The 1M is by far the most fun in my opinion, absolutely loved the torque it makes in low rpm and means i can have fun on the street without having to do silly speed. But time came to move on and then i was thinking going back to another E46 or trying a DCT M3 this time (first was manual). to be honest i didnt really gel with the DCT first couple of weeks but am loving it now. its just so suited to this engine i think and am enjoying the experience so far.

Little story about this car, i actually went to see it when it was advertised 2 years ago and shook hands on a deal with seller but day after he sold to someone else haha. Anyways, once the 1M just sold i came accross it and didnt want to miss out a second time so deal was done! for considerably less $ which is a bonus.

what attracted me to this particular car is the main maintenance items have been done (rod bearings as well as new throttle actuators). the car has 96xxx kms on it and interior and exterior present as a much much lower mileage car which is great. The other bonus was the set of 18" BBS RI-A wheels wrapped in some grippy 265 and 295 width yokohama AD08R tyre. this is my tyre of choice i always go for, so its great i didnt need to spend the extra this time to get it.

car has great option list, EDC, heated seats, premium sound, and came with carbon roof (must have for me). Interior is black leather and carbon trim.

Here is a few pics of when I just got it.





BBS RI-A


Car came also with unmarked oem style 220 set, but to be honest i just don't like them, so they were sold and i proceeded to find a set of M359's which came on Comp pack and the 1M's. i love these wheels and even though so many M3's run them, i just find they suit the car the best (just like the CSL wheels suit E46). After trying to find a used set of genuine ones unsuccessfully, i went for a set of replicas from CM Wheels. even though they are in UK and im in Australia, the shipping and prices worked out great and to top it off the quality of the wheel is amazing. they are the same width and offset as genuine and even the paint finish is very close! very happy with this purchase.






next came a few cosmetic mods. ive always loved the LED tail lights that came on LCI models, and found a great set at a local wrecker. got the wiring kit from Schmiedmann and had a friend code the LED lights in for me. Also purchased a carbon boot lip, bmw performance rep from JB Speed. this is the second boot lip ive got from them (1M also) and the quality of the finish and fitment is spot on! no weird gaps etc etc also got the side black trim from them and another top piece im happy with. (the car came already with front black grills).





to finish off this round of mods, i did a couple of little interior touches, namely the red stop/start button and the M button.



in terms of power mods, the car has got the Alpine tune and is running test pipes and modified muffler. i opted for the 2 pipe mod although rather than wrapping both pipes fully i did it 1/2 only... happy with the sound its making.

this is where i'm up to now.

at the moment i'm waiting to find some time to swap KW V3 from friends 1M into the M3.

for the future, maybe do the CIC upgrade and wouldn't mind some Recaros in there also, but we ll see what happens.

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      05-17-2019, 02:10 AM   #2
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Nice pick up and tasteful mods. What made you decide to move on from the 1M? The 1M is a unicorn to most enthusiasts (myself included) and most will probably never get a chance to own one. Do you like the e92 better than the 1M? In what ways?

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      05-18-2019, 12:45 AM   #3
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Great pick up and you've done some nice must-do mods to the M3! An absolute bonus is the set of BBS RI-As as that is the exact same wheel I run on mine. I should add I much prefer 18" wheels to 19's. I'm pretty sure I advised the previous owner where to source those wheels from (!). Interested to see they have a 265/295 tyre size (assume they are both 35 profile). Fronts should technically be 275s to keep with factory rolling distance but 265s are commonly used too.

Anyways, congrats on the new ride!
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Welcome back to the e9x! Congrats on the slick ride. Hope to see it in the flesh soon. U sure go through ur M's......Let me know if u ever wanna get back into an e39 M5 😁
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      05-19-2019, 07:10 PM   #5
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Great to be back into another E92 M3! Sold my last one about 5 years ago and have been trying different M cars in the meantime. Enjoyed couple of E46's, E36, E39 M5, and more recently a 1M. The 1M is by far the most fun in my opinion, absolutely loved the torque it makes in low rpm and means i can have fun on the street without having to do silly speed. But time came to move on and then i was thinking going back to another E46 or trying a DCT M3 this time (first was manual). to be honest i didnt really gel with the DCT first couple of weeks but am loving it now. its just so suited to this engine i think and am enjoying the experience so far.

Little story about this car, i actually went to see it when it was advertised 2 years ago and shook hands on a deal with seller but day after he sold to someone else haha. Anyways, once the 1M just sold i came accross it and didnt want to miss out a second time so deal was done! for considerably less $ which is a bonus.

what attracted me to this particular car is the main maintenance items have been done (rod bearings as well as new throttle actuators). the car has 96xxx kms on it and interior and exterior present as a much much lower mileage car which is great. The other bonus was the set of 18" BBS RI-A wheels wrapped in some grippy 265 and 295 width yokohama AD08R tyre. this is my tyre of choice i always go for, so its great i didnt need to spend the extra this time to get it.

car has great option list, EDC, heated seats, premium sound, and came with carbon roof (must have for me). Interior is black leather and carbon trim.

Here is a few pics of when I just got it ....
Welcome back my Friend. Great by and nice touch. Hope to catch up after Ramadhan!
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      05-19-2019, 10:27 PM   #6
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Nice pick up and tasteful mods. What made you decide to move on from the 1M? The 1M is a unicorn to most enthusiasts (myself included) and most will probably never get a chance to own one. Do you like the e92 better than the 1M? In what ways?

Looking forward to the feedback.
the 1M is a special car and i had it almost 2 years. was my first turbo car and i absolutely loved the torque it makes down low. the chassis is so fun. i just wanted to change for the sake of change i guess. wanted something else to tinker with.if i could choose 1 car to keep it would be the 1M but the M3 is such an awesome car in itw right too. love the high revving V8 and learning to love DCT as ive always bought manuals...

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Great pick up and you've done some nice must-do mods to the M3! An absolute bonus is the set of BBS RI-As as that is the exact same wheel I run on mine. I should add I much prefer 18" wheels to 19's. I'm pretty sure I advised the previous owner where to source those wheels from (!). Interested to see they have a 265/295 tyre size (assume they are both 35 profile). Fronts should technically be 275s to keep with factory rolling distance but 265s are commonly used too.

Anyways, congrats on the new ride!
thanks mate. love your car btw! previous owner (well 2 owner ago) was Damien. love the BBS's

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Welcome back to the e9x! Congrats on the slick ride. Hope to see it in the flesh soon. U sure go through ur M's......Let me know if u ever wanna get back into an e39 M5 😁
thanks mate. yes should do another coffee something soon and all catch up ah you still got the M5 huh. such a great car and you never know where ill end up hahaha

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Welcome back my Friend. Great by and nice touch. Hope to catch up after Ramadhan!
thank you! yes inshaallah. hope the fasting is going well for you
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      05-21-2019, 04:26 AM   #7
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I enquired about this M3, only drama was its location. WA. owner was very genuine and I to was happy with the maintenance record and list of mods. A great car kept in pristine condition. Congrats
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      05-21-2019, 08:33 AM   #8
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I enquired about this M3, only drama was its location. WA. owner was very genuine and I to was happy with the maintenance record and list of mods. A great car kept in pristine condition. Congrats
simple to send it over. in your profile says E46 SC?? hmmm swaps haha
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Yes I Do have a very special e46 m3 manual SC. Big brakes mint Second owner.
No swaps here but would probably sell it outright soon.
You can pm me if you want some specifics and contact details.
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      05-28-2019, 09:43 AM   #10
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few more jobs/mods completed..

new DCT paddles installed. awesome fit and feel





also finally had a chance to get the coilovers installed. They came out of my buddys 1M.



they are the KW V3 variant. have had them in couple of other M3.s and always liked the ride.



Here is the installed pics. will need to get wheel alignment done and maybe raise the car a touch, will see. also had windows tinted today so a successful day





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few more jobs/mods completed..

new DCT paddles installed. awesome fit and feel


also finally had a chance to get the coilovers installed ...
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      05-30-2019, 12:21 AM   #12
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What height is the back screwed at? All the way down or still more in it?
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      05-30-2019, 02:04 AM   #13
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What height is the back screwed at? All the way down or still more in it?
nah not all the way down. still got room to lower it more at front and back.
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Good to know mate..
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Here are my bronze wheels on the car:
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I'm happy with the look
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      06-01-2019, 04:13 AM   #16
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Fezzes, that look great man!! Love the look
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      06-01-2019, 04:52 AM   #17
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Thanks mate
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      06-06-2019, 03:31 PM   #18
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Loving it. Didn't notice there was much activity on this regional section!
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      06-09-2019, 07:56 AM   #19
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Here are my bronze wheels on the car:
I'm happy with the look
Looks great mate - bronze certainly suits!
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Looks great mate - bronze certainly suits!
The factory blue calipers now look better with the bronze wheels too
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Madico Charcool 35 tint

Today I got the existing tint removed and installed new tint. Turns out it was some cheap version of 3M, even though it was dark I could feel the sun burn the side of my face.

Long story short, I purchased Madico Charcool 35 tint film from Rob @ Car Tint Melbourne, took the tint film to Trent @ TKO Tinting Carlisle who installed it on my car. Over a decade ago I used to live in the eastern states and had excellent experience with Madico which is well known there, but not a single tinter uses it here in Perth (I know because I was searching for it for the last decade).

So I said enough is enough, I'm going to buy it from the eastern states if I have to and I did just that. I just like the colour reproduction through film, it feels like you're looking through a great pair of ray bans.

Anyway, here are the results:


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      06-18-2019, 06:00 PM   #22
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looking nice mate!

can i just check - this is the headlight harness you used?
https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/bmw-e...1-12-2-181-307

what coding needs to be done?

i am about to update mine as well
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