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This is going to be a interesting build thread, because a lot of the stuff is already on the car. I will take pics in the order that they were put on so you guys can still see and notice the progress. I am currently waiting for coil-overs and a rear lip spoiler, which i will update as soon as I receive them. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy....

So I have always loved BMW's and have always had them in the family. My first car was a 2002 525i which I did some mods to, and fell in love with it and just BMW's in general. From there I fell in love with M3's and the e46 body style, so in April of 2011 I purchased a 2006 Jet Black M3 VERT, after selling the 525i. I'm not too good at stick so decided to go with the SMG and have never looked back. The car had 32,xxx miles and was beautiful inside and out. (don't ask how much I paid, as I assure you it was too much) Ok with that out of the way here are some pictures.

Unfortunately this is the only picture of the 5 series that I can find that i'm not in haha. I realize the rims were a bad choice and seem a little ghetto for a BMW


And here's the ///M the day I brought her home...


The first mod I did was blacked out the side markers and the headlight corners, the clear corners were upsetting me..


Next came the Headlights, I got 6k Angel Eyes, Headlights, and fogs. (the headlights and fogs aren't pictured but I assure you they are 6k :rofl:)

Around the same time as the headlights I ordered a CF rear diffuser and got it painted then installed.

Was low on money so decided to buy a few small things. I got CF roundels all over (including rims) and black M3 badge.


My mechanic is friends with the guy who created Status Gruppe Exhaust so he got me a pretty good deal on the rear section. (sounds good, not too loud or quiet, and with little drone on the highway)

Got tired of the lack of tint I had in the front, so I decided to go 35% all around and 5% in the rear. Happy with my decision.

Last thing, is the front lip spoiler. One of my favorite things I've done thus far.
 

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Please feel free to leave comments, opinions, and ideas of what mods I should do next. Please keep in mind I realize it needs to be lowered I have coilovers on the way...
Thanks
 

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the first mod you shoulda done was asked CarFax why there is paintwork all over your driver's side front fender. Ever heard of orange peel??? :thumbdwn: nice car otherwise
 

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the first mod you shoulda done was asked CarFax why there is paintwork all over your driver's side front fender. Ever heard of orange peel??? :thumbdwn: nice car otherwise
What exactly are you talking about?
 

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nice! now hit that black with a really nice detail!
 

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^ alright? and thanks
 

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I could be wrong, and I HOPE I am because I like your car, but look at the orange peel effect on your driver's side front fender that does NOT match up to your driver's side door. I don't mean to sound rude, just want to point it out to you.

John
 

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I could be wrong, and I HOPE I am because I like your car, but look at the orange peel effect on your driver's side front fender that does NOT match up to your driver's side door. I don't mean to sound rude, just want to point it out to you.

John
Ill have to go out and look at it, and no its fine, Im glad your pointing it out :thumbup:
 

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I could be wrong, and I HOPE I am because I like your car, but look at the orange peel effect on your driver's side front fender that does NOT match up to your driver's side door. I don't mean to sound rude, just want to point it out to you.

John
ON A TEN YR OLD CAR...... WHO CARES IF ITS HAD PAINT WORK.:dunno:
 

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Where did you get the lip and how is the fitment?
Im not sure the brand, the shop I go to had it lying around so I bought it. The fitment is perfect, its held on by two big strips of tape, and then 4 screws.
 
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Im not sure the brand, the shop I go to had it lying around so I bought it. The fitment is perfect, its held on by two big strips of tape, and then 4 screws.
Its most likely an Iconz Wheels lip. They're a sponsor over on m3forum.

Nice car. :thumbup: As people pointed out it does look like theres some orange peel on that fender. A good detailer should be able to take care of it
 

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Its most likely an Iconz Wheels lip. They're a sponsor over on m3forum.

Nice car. :thumbup: As people pointed out it does look like theres some orange peel on that fender. A good detailer should be able to take care of it
Tomorrow ill take a picture of the drivers side fender so you guys can point out what exactly your talking about.
 

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I see what everyone is talking about regarding the orange peel, but I think it might just be the angle of the photo. I think the paint still reflects it's surroundings too well to be orange peel. Try taking a photo from the opposite angle, with the door closest and the fender furtherest away, while focusing on the same point and post that. Then we can see if it's orange peel or not, because I do so a very, very slight difference between the door and fender, but I have a feeling it's just the angle.
 

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Looks good, that lip is awesome!
 
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