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ok I am bored right now, so I thought I would formally say hello to everyone!, the names Manoj De Zilva, 22 years old and from Melbs SE suburbs, I have been surfing these forum for quite awhile now since back in 2007 but I never really got involved, Ive had the privilege of owning 3 e46s during that time as I am simply addicted to them, one of the most beautiful cars ever made imo, so anyway here is a brief story of my e46 ownership...

When I turned 18 back in 2008 I took the plunge and got a bank loan to buy my 2nd car, a 2001 Topaz Blue Metallic 330ci vert, did several mods until I lost my license for 1 year just before summer... still kept driving anyway and got caught.. lost it for an additional 6 months on top, I decided to move on so I sold it

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After finally getting back my license in early 2010, and having saved up all my pennies in that down time I was on the hunt for an M3 but spotted an almost brand new 2003 330ci individual vert in manual with only 18,400 genuine km on the clock! so I jumped on it instead, I planned to keep it for the rest of my life so I modded it that way, not thinking twice about expense and worked 2 jobs feed my mod bug, never bothered to take pics of it in its final stages because I had a few mag spots and website features lined up, it went through a few looks but this is close to what it looked like before... I lost it in the wet due to running extremely stretched tires and slamming into a concrete pole at 80km/h
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Here is a cut paste list of most of the mods I documented,

Custom ///M head-rest embroidering
UUC EVO 3 Short Shifter
Double Shear Selector Rod
Bilstien B6 shocks and springs
UUC performance organic clutch
ACS rep pedals
UUC Big Boy clutch stop
OEM Hard-top
Custom Illuminated ///M individual sills
Custom boot including T1 subs and Alpine pdx1000 amps
Audison Bit One.1 DSP
Dynavin V5
CSL Rear Bar plus fiberglass GTR vent mod
M3 Front Bar plus Fog covers
GTR Side skirts
Carbon CSL splitters
8000K HID Fogs
AFE airbox
LED tail lights plus custom smoke tint
LED Angel eyes
Blue glass painted headlight bowls
Custom Quad exhaust
Custom stitched carpets
Varrstoen 1.1.2 with custom center caps
Custom rear fenderwork to match wide rear bar
TMS Camber Arms
UUC slotted front rotors
Hawk HPS performance pads
Custom pearl red powder coated calipers
Carbon M3 spoiler
Carbon Kidney Grilles
Custom painted piano black interior trim
Matte Black Exterior trim plus head light trim
OEM Wind Deflector
Boche Aerotwins
Custom Window Tints with reflective graphics
LED interior kit
 

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After that tragic incident in early 2012, I gave up on cars and went overseas for a couple of months, I came back and started looking at my other love the R34 GTR but there was no stand out examples for a good price, but I did see a pretty neat e46 M3 in Phoenix Yellow Metallic, one of my favorite colors for the M3 at a great price, so I got it as a "temp" car and told my self to hold off on modding, but its such an awesome car I couldn't help myself, so here we go all over again... :eek:

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Current mods on the M3 off the top of my head,
Supersprint Section 1 and 2
Remus sport muffler
TMS Stage 2 intake
CSL SMG tune
CSL carbon Boot
CSL carbon diffuser
CSL carbon splitters
19" DPE forged R07
Carbon roof spoiler
Carbon kidney Grills
Carbon fog covers
Carbon side grills
Smoked LED indicators all round
Blacked out headlight bowls
Front and rear white line sway bars
Racing Dynamics strut bar
Smoked LED tail lights
LED Interior kit
Silver Carbon interior trim
Genuine AC Shintzer Shift knob, pedals, park brake
H&R Coilovers
Custom black chrome bumper mesh
Carbon badges allround
Extended Aluminium SMG paddles
Kenwood KVT 526 DVD headunit
Custom Rockford Fosgate boot setup

Thats all for now guys, will update this thread when more mods are installed, thanks for having a look!
 

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Each one of those cars was a super clean example, they really demonstrate that the e46 was and still is a beautifully shaped car

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Each one of those cars was a super clean example, they really demonstrate that the e46 was and still is a beautifully shaped car
thanks for the kind words!

Loved your 330ci man ( the black one that is) !!!
yea man I would do anything to get that car back:cry: its was my favourite

I was looking at buying that M3 when it was up for sale a few months ago, don't crash this one haha.
haha, well lucky for me you didn't, im loving it! sometimes u need to learn a harsh lesson to learn the limits of driving on public roads, im going to save the racing for the track! in the process of getting my cams license now
 

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Excellent cars - amazing to see how loyal you've been to the e46 - good stuff!
 

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Welcome and nice cars. I've seen pics of your M3 around the place.
 

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Welcome mate, I love Phoenix Yellow but I have to say that Topaz Blue vert is sex on legs. I'm not a fan of the Need for Speed style body kits, but definitely the M3 can be a class act if you choose the right mods. :thumbsup:
 

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Awesome cars and some nice mods !!
Just wondering do you have section 2 unresonated or resonated?
Could you post a clip on what your car sounds like? drive by/ idle? :thumbsup:
 

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Welcome Back, Nice Upgrade :thumbsup:
cheers bro, your car is coming along nicely! not doing the stance thing anymore?

Excellent cars - amazing to see how loyal you've been to the e46 - good stuff!
thanks, cant go wrong with em

nicee! the black vert was awesome
haha knew u would like the poke, not much compared to ur old e46 on bags tho! that was baller!

Very impressive cars. You are a serious car guy.
thanks, its a great hobby

Welcome and nice cars. I've seen pics of your M3 around the place.
thanks, im shattered I couldnt grab that SS race exhaust off u, how does the Dixis sound in comparison?

Welcome mate, I love Phoenix Yellow but I have to say that Topaz Blue vert is sex on legs. I'm not a fan of the Need for Speed style body kits, but definitely the M3 can be a class act if you choose the right mods. :thumbsup:
thanks, lol NFS style bodykits? what do you mean? its a GTR kit on the black e46, very common in the states

Awesome cars and some nice mods !!
Just wondering do you have section 2 unresonated or resonated?
Could you post a clip on what your car sounds like? drive by/ idle? :thumbsup:
my section 2 is resonated, removes a fair bit of rasp, but to get any decent sound, I need aftermarket headers which is hard to acquire
for RHD and b1tch to install and run with out copping check engine error msgs, ill see if get time to get a video clip
 

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I dont even want to imagine your insurance costs.
 

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But i do love your current car. PY is such a pretty color
 
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