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      01-06-2017, 05:35 PM   #1
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^^Shimmy23's IB/Bamboo Pictorial Journal^^

Had a little journal on my e46 M back in the day, so I thought I'd share my e90 build too. Link to e46 build here:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=440306

This thread will serve as a pictorial of my ownership.

I picked up my "new to me" e90 IB/bamboo back in July, purchase from a fellow forum member here. I initially was not on the hunt for any specific color, rather options too priority. It just so happened that this Interlagos Blue checked all my requirements and was reasonably priced. After a few texts, calls and conversations with the Seller, this IB was loaded onto the trailer and headed up to the PNW.

What I loved about this car was the clean and up to date maintenance history. Not only had the previous owner taken excellent care of this car, but RBs and TAs had already been replaced as preventative maintenance! Its been a Cali car its entire life!

2008 IB/Bamboo, 6MT w/EDC (purchased @75k miles)

Here she is being unloaded at my house and in stock form







Future plans and modifications:

Exterior/Interior:
BMWP front kidney grill - installed 8/2016
BMWP side gills - installed 8/2016
BMWP CF side mirrors - installed 6/2017
BMWP CF rear spoiler - installed 6/2017
ACM CF GTS lip - installed 6/2017
IND color matched side reflectors - installed by PO
IND light tinted side markers installed 5/2018
IND Red Start/Stop and M button installed 7/2018
"Oneighty style" retrofit (DIYer) - installed 5/2017
Coby alcantara steering wheel with dove grey align stripe - installed 8/2016
e30 M3 retro shift boot w/ZHP knob - installed 9/2016
Recaro PPs wrapped in bamboo
BMWP e-brake Coby alcantara boot - installed 9/2016
BMWP Gloss CF trim - installed 7/2018
BMWP pedals
Ultimate Clutch Pedal
35% Formula One tint - installed by PO
LCI rear update - installed 12/2016

Engine/Exhaust:
M Performance exhaust - installed 4/2018
AutoSolutions SSK

Suspension/Brakes:
Swift springs - removed
Ohlins R/T Coilovers - installed 1/4/2018
Motorsport Hardware bullet stud conversion


Wheels/Tires:
OEM 18's on MPSS (off season setup)
Apex EC-7 18" x4 - fitted 10/2017
Custom 3piece BBS RSGT 20" wheels - SOLD
Custom 3piece BBS RS2 19" wheels - current

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V1 Radar, hard wired - installed 7/2016
OEM alarm
EDC coded out
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      01-06-2017, 05:46 PM   #2
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Reserved for maintenance:
Purchased car at 75k miles

75k - full interior/exterior paint detail
77k - replaced all window weather stripping on windshield and rear window
78k - flushed steering fluid and replaced reservoir
78k - flushed brake fluid
83k - oil change using castrol 10w-60
86k - changed all pulleys, tensioners, belts, and hardware (OEM parts)
92k - oil change using OEM BMW 10w-60
95K - transmission and differential fluid change with OEM hardware/fluids, spark plugs, throttle body hoses/clamps
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      01-06-2017, 05:53 PM   #3
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Congrats - nice pickup. IB FTW!!!
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Nice - been waiting for this! I loved your e46; had one around the same time you did and you almost convinced me to FI. Alas I had a second kid and I ended up in an e90 as well. Great car and glad you're posting!
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      01-07-2017, 09:49 AM   #5
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looks like a nice pickup. welcome to the club (that you're already in). looking forward to more pics of the additions.
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      01-10-2017, 09:12 AM   #6
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nice find, car looks good. I almost went with a IB e92 when I was looking, definitely a gorgeous color!
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      01-10-2017, 01:41 PM   #7
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Congrats - nice pickup. IB FTW!!!
always loved the color on the e46 and was super lucky to nail an e90.

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Nice - been waiting for this! I loved your e46; had one around the same time you did and you almost convinced me to FI. Alas I had a second kid and I ended up in an e90 as well. Great car and glad you're posting!
Thanks man and I remember your e46... CB right? I still wish I would have kept the e46. I miss it a lot. Did you get the LCI rear figured out?

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looks like a nice pickup. welcome to the club (that you're already in). looking forward to more pics of the additions.
Thanks roast! I'll try and kept some "stock" photos once I have some time out.

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nice find, car looks good. I also went with a IB e92 when I was looking, definitely a gorgeous color!
the fastest color!
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      01-10-2017, 09:47 PM   #8
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The E46 is nice. Can't wait to see this one.
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      01-11-2017, 11:42 AM   #9
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Congrats on the new M. I have seen your car on m3forums when I had my e46 M, and it was a beautiful e46, enjoy the new car man!
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      01-11-2017, 10:19 PM   #11
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Thanks man and I remember your e46... CB right? I still wish I would have kept the e46. I miss it a lot. Did you get the LCI rear figured out
Yup. CB with brombachers. Really miss that thing but the e90 is certainly making up for it

Stopped looking for the LCI upgrade. After wheels, suspension, exhaust, and some small cosmetic upgrades I had to take a break and just enjoy for a while.

Keep us updated!
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      01-11-2017, 11:04 PM   #12
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We need to get together brother. Been too long.
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      01-12-2017, 11:56 AM   #13
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Your E46 was awesome! Looking forward to your E90 coming together
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Nice clean car, great that the RBs have already been taken care of.
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      01-21-2017, 01:11 PM   #15
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      01-21-2017, 01:39 PM   #16
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Nice!

Did you change out the shocks before installing the swift springs?

If you're free, would love to see the drop in person. I'm planning the same with the same wheels + spacers.

Did you install the springs yourself?
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After seeing your car this weekend and the corresponding linked picture gallery below, I'd say your build thread is quite outdated!

https://www.flickr.com/gp/122451923@N04/9473uE
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After seeing your car this weekend and the corresponding linked picture gallery below, I'd say your build thread is quite outdated!

https://www.flickr.com/gp/122451923@N04/9473uE
Are you suggesting a photoshoot update?
Cause I'll charge test fitting a 219m front/rear wheel for brake clearance!
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      07-20-2017, 07:13 PM   #19
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Nice!

Did you change out the shocks before installing the swift springs?

If you're free, would love to see the drop in person. I'm planning the same with the same wheels + spacers.

Did you install the springs yourself?
yes, did the install myself and running OEM EDC shocks. love it so far.

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After seeing your car this weekend and the corresponding linked picture gallery below, I'd say your build thread is quite outdated!

https://www.flickr.com/gp/122451923@N04/9473uE
I'm due for a good shoot. I just can't bring myself to get up super early and hit the spots I like.

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Are you suggesting a photoshoot update?
Cause I'll charge test fitting a 219m front/rear wheel for brake clearance!
I don't live far from ya. Hop on over and we'll test fit em.
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      08-27-2017, 10:44 AM   #20
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Finally threw my custom 20" BBS RSGTs on! Fitment is spot on with no spacers. Parts are piling up on the garage, including a set of ohlins coilovers I need to install.



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12/28/17
Did some maintenance today. The deflection pulley was on its way out, so while I had the intake and fan clutch assembly removed I decided to just replace all pulleys, tensioners, belts and associated hardware.

Used this page for torque specs
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...lement/PgzXOMt

And this page for the DIYer
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1162212

Quick shots of old tensioners and a couple pulleys (deflection pulley not shown)


all done!
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1/4/17
Installed my Ohlins R/T coilovers. I previously had swift springs paired with OEM EDC. While I was very happy with the swift springs, I wanted to be a little lower. Since I rarely used the EDC, I opted for a beautiful set of Ohlins.

followed a few DIYer threads:
http://billswebspace.com/M3HRSpringInstallation
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65204
https://www.ohlins.com/app/uploads/w...MI_BMSMI40.pdf




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