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Hola amigos

Been on this forum for a while now but this is the first time i have shown my car, never-ending project. Everything custom has been done by me, except for paint and engine. Let me know what you think...

The stats:
Performance... all Dinan (355hp, 285lbs)
exhaust
throttle bodies
air intake (modified by me to accept forced-air from brake duct)
LSD
strut tower bar
ECU reprogrammed

Suspension...
JIC adjustable coilovers w camber plates

Brakes...
Stoptech slotted rotors
carbon pads
SS lines

Wheels...
OEM 19s powdercoated satin black
12mm & 15mm spacers

Body...
CF hood painted (pinstripe around hood vent done by me)
CF brake duct intake covers
Blacked out grills done by me
LED corner lights
 

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2003 M3 6MT Slicktop
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M3 looks good. :thumbsup:

i dont see the CF hood in the photos though
 

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The hood is CF painted tiag... dont like completely unpainted cf parts, added the pinstripe to change it up a lil

355hp... not bhp i think... these figures came from Dinan after the install

Dinan LSD probably makes the most noticable difference in power delivery
 

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Thanks for all the comments!

The diff is a Dinan 3.91 LSD... everything was direct bolt on and didnt void any bmw warranties

best part is i average 22-23mpg with an avg speed of 36mph... and i drive rather agressively when i can
 

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The hood is CF painted tiag... dont like completely unpainted cf parts, added the pinstripe to change it up a lil

355hp... not bhp i think... these figures came from Dinan after the install
Dinan LSD probably makes the most noticable difference in power delivery
may i ask why you would buy a standard looking M3 CF hood to just paint it. i mean, i'm exactly like you about not wanting CF on the hood unpainted but what was the gain?
 

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The CF is a lot lighter.
no it's not, the M3s have a lightweight aluminum hood. bmw could have made the hood composite like they did the CSL trunk but the painted finish is not nearly as clean as a metal hood. the Motorsport aluminum hood is far superior to any aftermarket CF hood.

but yes both hoods are a lot lighter than a non-m factory hood
 
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