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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 02:38:29 PM   #1
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Default flipm3: 2004 Silver Grey E46 M3

It has always been a dream of mine to own and collect different E46 M3s serving all different primary purposes. As crazy as that sounds, the BMW E46 M3 is and will always be my dream car. Not sure if it's the emotional attachment or just pure uniqueness of the platform, I love them. In April 2014, I was in a very unexpected position to purchase another E46 M3. In that hunt, I contemplated a lot of different "must haves" in the next E46 M3. I thought about getting a louder color, different options, various ranges of miles, etc. In the end, I decided that I wanted to put together another subtle, clean, and classy street dedicated car.

Reminding myself of that primary purpose, I started looking for cars that were as low optioned as possible. I wanted a low-mileage, cloth seats, no sunroof, and 6MT. As expected, it was a tad tougher to find such a specified car. Perusing through nationwide listings, I found this Silver Grey E46 M3. It was listed at a fair price and in the photos, it looked almost too clean to believe. With the car being a couple States away, I tried to think of ways to get a better look of the car prior to making any decision. Thankfully, my incredible friend, Kareem, was willing to take time away from his weekend to scope out the car. Knowing how meticulous he is with his own Jet Black E46 M3, I knew I can certainly trust his judgment. Low and behold, the car actually did end up being pretty darn clean! A few days later, I took a one way Amtrak to Michigan and drove back with a Silver Grey E46 M3!

Through this build journal, I will be going combing through the car and doing my best to bring it back to factory/showroom clean with some tasteful modifications!

Vehicle Specifications
2004 BMW E46 M3
Build Date: 10.29.2003
6 speed Manual
Sunroof Delete
A08 - Silver Grey
G8AT - Cloth Seats
S494A - Heated Seats
S521A - Rain Sensor
S522A - Xenon Lights
S674A - Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi System
S792A - 19" Style 67M Wheels

Engine . Exhaust
mcchip-DKR Stage 2 Tune
Supersprint V1 Stepped Headers
Supersprint V1 SPipe
Beisan Systems VANOS Oil Pump Disk
Beisan Systems VANOS Solenoid Pack
Beisan Systems VANOS Sealing Plate Repair Kit
Beisan Systems VANOS Seals Repair Kit
Beisan Systems VANOS Rattle Repair Kit
Beisan Systems Timing Chain Guide
CSF Race Radiator
SPAL Electric Fan
N15Design Electric Fan Mount
N15Design SAP Block Off Plate
Front Auxiliary Fan Delete
Rear Mechanical Fan Delete
SAP Delete
EGT Delete

Suspension
JRZ Suspension Engineering RS Pro
JRZ Suspension Engineering Clevis Rear Mount
JRZ Suspension Engineering Front Stäubli Quick Disconnect
Ground Control Street Camber Plates - Custom Anodized JRZ Red
Fall-Line Motorsport Front Sway Bar End Links
Fall-Line Motorsports RTAB
Eibach ERS Springs (750# | 450#)
Eibach Helper Springs
Eibach Spring Couplers
Eibach Torsion Release Bearings
H&R Front/Rear Sway Bar
AKG Motorsport RSM Reinforcement Plates
AKG Motorsport 95A FCAB
AKG Motorsport 75D Diff Bushings
BMW Front Strut Tower Reinforcement
BMW Motorsport Rear Subframe Bushings

Brakes
Brembo 4piston Race 355x32mm BBK
Brembo 4piston Gran Turismo 345mmx28mm BBK
Brembo HTC64T Plus Fluid
Race Technologies LLC TS20 Brake Pads - Street
Race Technologies LLC RE10 Brake Pads - Endurance Track
PMu Racing H21 Brake Pads - Sprint Track
Bimmerworld CF Brake Ducts
Fall-Line Motorsports Front Backing Plates

Exterior . Interior
Floßmann M3R Front Splitter
Floßmann M3R Front Canards
Floßmann CSL Trunk w/ Wing Supports
Floßmann GT2 ALMS Wing
N15Design Hood Vents
Status Gruppe Tuning CSL Diffuser - 2x2 Pre Preg
Recaro Pole Position
Brey Krause Seat Mount for Manual Slider
AKG Motorsport Stage 2 Shifter
AKG Motorsport Selector Rod
Momo Motorsport Steering Wheel
Coby Wheel EBrake Knob
Coby Wheel EBrake Boot
OE Arm Rest Delete Center Console
OE CSL Cabin Air Filter Housing
Ground Control Baby Tether Eliminator Kit

Wheels . Tires
Volk Racing TE37 18x10 +25
Bridgestone RE71R 265/35/18
Apex EC7 18x10 +25
Pirelli TrofeoR 265/35/18

Lighting
Lightwerkz FXR 3.0 Retrofit
Philips D2S 85122+ Bulbs
Cree LED Reverse Lights

Service History
MileageDateService PerformedServiced By
601.08.04First Owner Took DeliveryPatrick BMW
126704.13.04Break In ServicePatrick BMW
412905.27.05Vehicle ServicePatrick BMW
503511.10.05Vehicle ServicePatrick BMW
519812.23.05Vehicle ServicePatrick BMW
790806.27.08DME UpdatePatrick BMW
900104.30.09Vehicle ServicePatrick BMW
992201.14.10Vehicle ServicePatrick BMW
1895502.09.10Vehicle ServicePatrick BMW
1897612.22.10Second Owner Took DeliveryPatrick BMW
2143012.29.10Vehicle ServicePrevious Owner
2522803.26.11Vehicle ServiceErhard BMW
3050407.02.11Vehicle ServicePrevious Owner
3225908.17.11Inspection IErhard BMW
3645012.27.11Vehicle ServicePrevious Owner
4391312.26.12Vehicle ServicePrevious Owner
5351712.19.13Vehicle ServicePrevious Owner
5561305.06.14I Purchase CarMyself
5734506.09.14SS XPipe & Sport MufflerMyself
6500010.09.14Oil Change 
6950012.16.14Oil Change 



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2004 E46 M3 6MT | Silver Grey . Cloth | My E46 M3 Build Thread
2009 E90 M3 DCT | Melbourne Red . Speed Cloth | My E90 M3 Build Thread
2002 E46 M3 6MT | Jet Black . Black Nappa | My E46 M3 Build Thread
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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 02:40:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: flipm3: 2004 Silver Grey E46 M3

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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 02:42:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: flipm3: 2004 Silver Grey E46 M3

This wasn't the update I was waiting for! (insert Nicks favorite smiley)
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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 02:52:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: flipm3: 2004 Silver Grey E46 M3

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AP V2 header | Supersprint Section 1 | Supersprint Resonated X-Pipe | Dixis Spirit Exhaust | Evolve-R Stage 2 Tune | Ground Control Camber Plates | Ground Control Street / School Coilovers w/ Sway Bar and Endlinks |Volk TE SL Double Pressed Black - 18x9.5 & 18x10.5 or Apex ARC-8 Hyper Black 18x9.5 ET 35 & 18x10 ET 25 | Turbotoy V3 Hub | Challenge 1x1 CF roof | SGT 1x1 diffuser | SGT FRP CSL trunk | SGT Dual Hole Bumper w/ 1x1 One Piece Lip | FX-R 3.0 w/ Osram CBI bulbs (by LightWerkz) | Evolve Eventuri CAI | Recaro Pole Position seats | Storm Motorwerks V4 Titanium Plated E-Brake w/ Black Alcantara | Storm Motorwerks PVD Titanium Coated and Illuminated SMG Paddles w/ Neoprene Layer | Karbonius Carbon Fiber (1x1) lower steering wheel trim | Karbonius Carbon Fiber (1x1) Dashboard trim | Subframe reinforced with Redish plates
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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 03:04:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: flipm3: 2004 Silver Grey E46 M3

@cm2..

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now we need some pictures!
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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 03:06:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: flipm3: 2004 Silver Grey E46 M3

I thought there would be a follow up based on your IG photo. I am sure this will be another great project! Very clean starting point.
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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 03:28:43 PM   #7
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Default Re: flipm3: 2004 Silver Grey E46 M3

Sounds like a good one, congrats!
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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 03:45:54 PM   #8
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Default Re: flipm3: 2004 Silver Grey E46 M3

I really like silver grey. nice pick up Alex!
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E92 M3 Melbourne Red 18" Volk TE37SL - Transported to China
E93 M3 AW/Black - sold
E39 540iA modded -sold
B6 A4 modded back to stock - totaled
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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 04:23:27 PM   #9
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We demand pics!
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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 04:59:27 PM   #10
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Default Re: flipm3: 2004 Silver Grey E46 M3

bastard! Congrats on the pickup

NOW WE DEMAND PICS
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