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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I am a new member and wanted to share my ride.

Like many of the forum members, we all are passionate about our cars in particular E46 Chassis. Many of us we didn't start our love affair the E46. Many of us had admired it from a far or in passing but today I can finally say I am a proud owner of 2004 E46 M3.

Please feel free to follow me on Instagram kaptom540 and I will follow you back.

Without further ado below are the details and photos.

2004 M3 Dinan S3 (Supercharger) Silbergrau Metallic (Silver Grey - A08)

***8226; Production date 2004-03-17
***8226; Silbergrau Metallic exterior (AO8) with black Nappa interior
***8226; Premium package
***8226; Lumber adjustable power seats
***8226; Bi-Xenon
***8226; Heated seats
***8226; Harmon & Kardon sound
***8226; Titanium shadow interior trim
***8226; Original build spec

Purchase: May 25, 2016
Mileage: 63,xxx
** Software Upgrade to pass State Inspection

Previous Owner: M3 Forum member who owned it for Six years who purchased it from Enthusiast Auto. The car was originally from Texas and all the Dinan modification was installed by the previous owner in Texas.

I have the original documentation and subsequent receipts for all work and/or parts installed/fixed by the previous owners including the original build spec (window sticker).

Dinan modifications:

***8226; Dinan S3 4.5 PSI Vortech supercharger kit rated 423HP crank
***8226; Dinan 3.91 rear differential
***8226; Dinan cold air intake
***8226; Dinan muffler
***8226; Dinan big bore throttle bodies
***8226; Dinan radiator
***8226; Dinan Stage 4 software
***8226; Dinan carbon fiber front strut brace
***8226; Dinan Stage 3 suspension consisting of
***8226; Dinan Front camber plates (currently at -2.5F and -1.4R camber)
***8226; Dinan lowering springs
***8226; Dinan/Koni adjustable shocks
***8226; Dinan front sway bar
***8226; Dinan/Brembo 4 piston big brake kit front and rear with black calipers and slotted rotors with Brembo pads
***8226; Dinan wheels 19x9.5 ET45 front with Hankook Ventus V12 275/30/19 (made by Champion Motorsport 8000 ton forged)
***8226; Dinan wheels 19x10 ET35 rear with Hankook Ventus V12 285/30/19 made by Champion Motorsport 8000 ton forged)
***8226; Dinan Serial Number S30416

Other modifications:
***8226; B&M short shifter kit
***8226; Ground Control rear strut mounts
***8226; Powerflex polyurethane RTABs
***8226; OE section 1 with two AR20 resonators which produces zero rasp and is 20% quieter with no drone (installed by AutoCouture in
air Lawn, NJ)

Coding performed by terraphantm
***8226; Auto windows down and sunroof open by pressing unlock button on fob
***8226; Auto windows down and sunroof close by pressing lock button on fob
***8226; Blinking alarm light (clown nose)
***8226; Fog lights stay on with high beam
***8226; Halogen high beam with bi-xenon high beam same time
***8226; Front corner light delete

Exterior/lighting modifications:
***8226; OE CSL Bootlid
***8226; Hella Amber LED tail lights
***8226; Hella Amber front corners
***8226; Hella Amber side marker
***8226; Philips 85122+ D2S 4300K low beam bulbs
***8226; Krylon yellow stained high beam bowls with 3000K halogen bulbs
***8226; 3000K LED angel eyes with remote on/off feature
***8226; Flat black painted OEM xenon shrouds
***8226; Projector fog lights with H3 3000K HID kit
***8226; White LED license plate bulbs
***8226; White LED reverse light bulbs
***8226; White LED strip trunk light
***8226; 30% 3M ceramic tint
***8226; Status Gruppe Tuning CSL style 2x2 carbon fiber front lip
***8226; Tekacarbon CSL style 2x2 carbon fiber exhaust diffuser

Interior/sound modifications:
***8226; Aluminum M style pedals
***8226; OE 6 speed ZHP shift knob
***8226; LeatherZ alcantara shift boot with M tri-stitch
***8226; LeatherZ alcantara e-brake boot with M tri-stitch
***8226; Hardwired for Valentine One radar detector
***8226; Retrofitted OEM garage opener
***8226; OEM titanium trim
***8226; JVC Arsenal KD-AHD69 CD Receiver with HD radio and front USB port
***8226; Integrated PAC-JACK for steering wheel controls
***8226; Boston Acoustics Pro 60 6.5" component speakers front
***8226; JL 10/W7 subwoofer in custom JL style box
***8226; JL 300/2 amplifier for front speakers
***8226; JL 500/1 amplifier for subwoofer
***8226; Fully Dynamat-ted doors

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
do you live in the city? I go to nyc a couple times a year for extended periods and the roads are awful.
I work in NYC but live in NJ. My daily driver is a 2009 Prius :) I know this sounds crazy but I think I know every damn pot holes in the Tristate NY/NJ area! Which of course I avoid even with my Prius!

injoy it baby... and welcome to the world of the blown m3's.. hope to see your car in person at one of the meets or shows that you go to....
bob :thumbsup::hi::thumbsup:
Thanks Bobm3! I am assuming you didn't go the the last Mvasion in NJ last week? Probable will see you at one of the local meets for sure!

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Back a month ago, I was driving home in my daily driver (Toyota Prius) with my two sons. Unfortunately, a 75 year old lady driving a Jaguar coming from the other direction decided to turn left, crossing double yellow line and crashing into me. The Prius was totaled! The sad part about this story the little old lady told the Police Officer I came into her lane and hit her. But the damages and the way I was pointing clearly showed she ran into me. PO gave her two tickets. The silver lining - I was able to upgraded to 2009 335 i xDrive Dinan S3 6MT Msport package, Premium package etc.

The car was extremely loud for my liking especially during the cold start and any RPMs above 3500. The car came with Dinan Mufflers, AR Design Catless downpipes, and no silencer. Here is a clip of the cold start.


I had to replace the OEM silencer back onto the car. I guess I am too old for a loud car! Thanks for looking!

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Sweet rides! Bet you're glad you don't have to drive around that prius anymore
Thanks BBBoys 323i! Smiling all the time now .. The car got some HP and Torque! :thumbup:

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Discussion Starter · #23 ·
maybe it's just me but why does your front lip fit so weird? nice car by the way.
Thanks .. Front lip is on by 3M tape and doesn't sit flush .. Quick fix would be to screw it on but I rather not drill holes in the bumper.

Hi, very nice car!

Can i ask you from where you order this CSL boot, please?

Thank you .. I was lucky to purchase it from another forum member who never got around to installing it .. I was going to purchase it through the group buy on M3 Forum. Here is the link to the group buy .. I believe 28 boots were all sold during the group buy.


For future reference you can contact Schmiedmann in Europe. They seem to have the best price on CSL boot.

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Discussion Starter · #27 ·
Where did you get the amber LED tails from?
I actually got them from a forum member on the for sale section. Actually doing the amber headlight corners and sidemarkers too.

I just did a quick search and ECS Tuning is selling them. I believe if you have pre 2002 or 2003 model you will need a wire harness extension to make these work. Any newer models it's a straight plug and play.


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Discussion Starter · #31 · (Edited)
Photobucket sucks a$$

Here is the latest update .. Did a Avery Gloss Light Blue wrap .. This was the closest color that I could find to the Porsche Mexican Blue.


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