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      11-08-2019, 09:41 PM   #1
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2011 e90 M3 ZCP Interlagos Blue Journal

2011 E90 M3 ZCP DCT Slicktop in Interlagos Blue

Wanted a place to spam my pics of the car and update with any mods.

Finding the Car and History

I was specifically looking for an e90 M3 ZCP DCT slicktop in Interlagos Blue and I found exactly that in early September with 75k miles in the for sale section of this forum from another member (who bought it from a member before that). PPI was done, deal was made, car was delivered to me from Florida to California on Sept 24th. Only issue from PPI was alignment. Previous owner had done a lot of maintenance including BE rod bearings. The only thing it doesn't have that I really want is rear fold seats.

VIN has these odd codes S925A S902A
Supposedly this means the car was an executive car or a demo car. One of the first 2011 cars made.
That's not great, and I wouldn't have bought it off the lot, but the previous owner had it for like 50k miles, I figure if it was a dud, he would have known, and the PPI would have shown it.

Previous owner had done the below recent maintenance
  • New BE Rod Bearings with ARP bolts
  • New Motor Mounts
  • New Value Cover Gaskets, Spark Plug Tubes, and Bolts
  • New DCT Fluid, Bottom Pan Gasket, Mechatronic Gasket, Main and Suction Filters
  • New Rear Differential Fluid
  • New Spark Plugs
  • New Engine Air Filter

Car being loaded up in Florida

Car arrived in California

  • Delrin & Brass Throttle Actuator Gears
  • ESS Tune (no max speed, basic engine tune)
  • Euro MDM
  • GTS Transmission tune
  • Mirrors fold on lock
  • APEX EC7 19 x 10 Front and 19 x 10.5 Rear Wheels
  • MPS4S 255/35/19 front 275/35/19 rear
  • Bimmerworld Precision Front Upper Control Arm Bearing Kit
  • Powerflex Purple Rear Differential Bushings
  • Turner Motorsports Aluminum Subframe Bushings
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
  • 1M Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
  • Matte Black Kidney Grills
  • iND Painted Side Marker Reflectors
  • Optima Red Top Battery (Saves 25 lbs)
  • Bimmerworld Optima Battery Mount Kit
  • Wrapped side Gills black and LED lights with tinted vinyl
  • OEM CF front splitters
  • OEM CF mirrors
  • OEM Exhaust mod 2 pipe method
  • TUNAI Firefly Bluetooth Receiver (temp solution for bluetooth audio)
  • The headlights look like they have been updated as they are bright white and not the off white orange like others, but I don't know what they are? Does anyone know?

Possible Future Mods
  • I'm on the lookout for rear fold seats in palladium silver, or if I can't ever find them I will swap the interior for black.
  • Possibly a combox for bluetooth audio or some other kit that refreshes the tech.
  • I think the car could handle better so I may look into a suspension upgrade or refresh the OEM parts.
  • Matte black badge, black exhaust tips, matte black hood vent.
  • 2 Pipe OEM exhaust mod isn't quite loud enough from the driver seat so I might try again with 4 pipe or M Performance exhaust.
  • A paint correction and ceramic coating are also possible in the future.
  • Re-dye driver side bolster so it looks nice.

Last edited by akkando; 11-10-2019 at 10:18 PM..
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      11-08-2019, 10:18 PM   #2
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Beautiful! Love Interlagos on Palladium. Biased though.
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      11-09-2019, 03:52 PM   #3
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Congrats!! Love the blue and actually think the colour combo is quite nice

Angel eyes don't seem bright enough to be Lux, maybe just some ebay LED bulbs.
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