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Old Sun, Mar-15-2015, 04:26:06 AM   #1
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Default E46 M3 GTS-3 Build and Progress Thread

UPDATE PAGE 6

Hello everyone,

Wanted to start a continuation build and progress thread for my newly acquired 2002 E46 BMW M3.

The car was owned by a forum member that decided he was done with auto racing for now. It was a great opportunity for me to step into a close to race ready M3 versus going "all out" with the current track car.

That being said, here are a few pictures.

A dream come true.










So far I have gotten it out to the track one time, will post some videos and pictures early next week. Was able to shave 11 seconds off my time in my track car a PBIR.

Will update this thread as things progress and I work my way to getting a competitive license.

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Suspension/Brakes:
Tck line D/A front S/A rear Turner Camber Plates
Turner Rear Control Arms
Full solid bushings and fully reinforced
Front and Rear Strut Braces and Sway Bars
Weight reduction (3080lbs w/driver and half a tank)
Stoptech ST-40 Front BBK w/Hawk Pads
Stoptech rear rotors w/ Hawk Pads
Brake Ducts and back plate

Interior:
Kirk 6-point Roll Cage w/ Nascar Bars
Fire Suppression System
Cool Suit
Schroth 6-point Harness
Sparco Seat

Engine:
Turner Race Pulleys
Euro/CSL Headers
Shark Injector Tune (Temporary)
4.10 Diff
Bimmerworld Race Exhaust
Silicon Intake Elbow
Electric 16" Fan

Exterior:
Enkei NT0-3 18x10 w/ BFG 265/35/18
APR Wing
Fiberglass front Splitter w/ carbon lip
Sunroof Delete
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Old Sun, Mar-15-2015, 04:33:06 AM   #2
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Beautiful!! Keep us updated!
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11 second improvement?! Were you on a skateboard before?

Cool cars!
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Old Mon, Mar-16-2015, 05:34:05 PM   #4
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Weren't you trying to sell the gray car? Not sure if it was you
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Weren't you trying to sell the gray car? Not sure if it was you
Yup, got the deposit on it and new owner should be picking the car up on Wednesday.
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Old Tue, Mar-17-2015, 02:55:21 AM   #6
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Gorgeous.. I still want to buy the grey one.... lol praying the deal falls through
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Gorgeous.. I still want to buy the grey one.... lol praying the deal falls through
Haha don't say that!
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I will be away for about three weeks and will drop off the car at the shop to get a VAC Oil Cooler, 3.91 Gears and a few more bits installed.

Some shots from the track day last Friday. Was really happy to get some seat time in the car.

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Drool. Car really looks amazing.
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Car's looking great! What kind of suspension set up?

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