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  1. M TOY M3

    I think I’ve answered my own question, pretty sure this console is for the phone kit. Awww yeah, early 2000’s car phone come at me. Off to get the cats re-installed today. Exhaust will then be 100% stock, for the first time since new from the sounds of things. I’m actually really enjoying the changes, for the moment at least.
  2. M TOY M3

    Hi all, I bought this car as a daily driver a couple of months ago from Team Mac, and have been learning a bit about it and chipping away at a few things since. The plan is to go to BMW driver training and learn how to drive it properly, then attend some track days. I'm more than happy with the performance and have a bit of a 'wish list' for future parts. Having come from owning a variety of Hondas (and an Audi), it's nice to pick up a car that requires next to no modifications to perform...! The paint is in great condition, and overall the car has been well looked after for it's 77,000kms. The first things on the list to replace were the wheels & tyres. It came on a set of 20" rims, which gave the car a bit of a 'rollerskate' look that didn't really grow on me. Plus, the ride was quite firm for a daily on 25 profile tyres. The rears were 10.5in wide, and just fit inside the flared guards - although it looked great from behind, it simply wasn't practical. It also came on H&R springs, and AFAIK standard shocks - may look into replacing the rear shocks. I picked up a set of 19's in CSL-size staggered fitment (apparently the best standard fitment), and on they went. Comparison: The front kidney grill was already a black-paint item, so that saved me replacement parts. I inherited a fitting p-plate shortly afterwards, which used to reside on a family member's Z3M Coupe. The muffler is branded as 'Supersprint' - turns out to be a pretty good piece of kit. I was initially keen to change however have grown to like it. The only complaint is that it makes a bloody racket when it's cold, but that doesn't last too long I suppose. Excuse the residual crap on the tailpipes in the pic below I want to keep the car standard engine-wise, mainly due to the extended warranty I picked up (and the fact it can out-perform my ability currently). I have noticed there are some subtle nice aftermarket aesthetic parts that can be acquired from Oz, so keen to hear from anyone that imports bits and pieces. I want to stay away from the glaringly obvious carbon fibre bits like bonnet and boot (no offence intended to anyone that has these, it's just not the look I'm going for). Wish list (in no particular order): - Replace the standard clutch-stop with an adjustable item - Fit a bloody euro-sized plinth thing for the front number place - Bought, need to paint and mount when I get a sunny arvo. - Replace rear lip spoiler with carbon (style) lip - Not 100% sure whether I want to do this or not, it's lying in my garage at the mo'. - Carbon front lip (direct bolt-on/off) - Mainly to save the paint at the bottom of the front bumper... it'll probably cost almost as much to repaint the bumper cover as to purchase the aftermarket lip spoiler. - Replace fog lights with HID items. - Replace rear shocks (a top aftermarket brand is apparently the best option here) - Hard wire in a radar detector of some description - Carbon rear diffuser (replacement part) - Re-cover touch surfaces. There's a couple of little chips off the steering wheel, and I don't want the driver's armrest to wear. I'm pretty picky tho, so this is down the list. - CSL airbox (in the distant future, chances are I won't go this way however. They're freaken expensive) And that's about it. Not a 'build thread' as such, as there's no real building going on. I'll update as I install bits and pieces. Suggestions and comments are most welcome.
  3. M TOY M3

    Fun fact: who knew there are two different sized center sliding trays for the e46..? I bought the cup holders and coin tray a while back, then the longer slider as a replacement option recently Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Here’s the longer slider installed (standard seats and ZCP weighed gearknob back in now too): Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr I am keeping the armrest-less console and carbon interior trim as it looks good and is a pain in the ass to change around the door handles. Same with the alcantara hand brake handle. I also picked up a couple of OEM air filters for when I swap K&N 57-series intake back to the standard airbox.
  4. M TOY M3

    Thank you mate that was an interesting read! Not sure about spare bootlid, but as it's such an easy bolt on-off I can change my mind and have it all swapped over in an hour or so.
  5. M TOY M3

    OEM muffler swapped on, the tips are so teeny. It's a fair bit quieter, but still really raspy. Can finally hear the intake tho. Going to work on center section later in the week after Anzac day. Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Compared to Supersprint: Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  6. The only upgrade that made sense

    Awesome, look forward to seeing this in person! Love that shape - we had a 125i for a little while, it really grew on me. That car felt pretty responsive, can only imagine what the 135i is like..!
  7. M TOY M3

    What do you think I’m doing?
  8. M TOY M3

    Don’t hold back, tell us what you really think
  9. M TOY M3

    Part of the way there. Picked up a standard muffler from Ray at @HELLBM thank you again mate. Spent a bit of time on it y'day: Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Also have swapped bootlid, indicators & wheels, yet to put in standard seats and front bumper. Also have replacement OEM chrome grilles & side vents on the way, this car is going to be more standard than it ever has in my ownership haha. Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  10. M TOY M3

    Yep good point, I don't actually have an OEM muffler!! Should pick one of those up too from somewhere, anyone have one they don't want/need? Edit: this lack-of-standard-muffler situation may now be resolved, thanks to @HELLBM !
  11. M TOY M3

    As always, there are a few changes upcoming for MTOY, especially now that Gumboot is out of the way. I've scored a replacement standard bumper thanks to @JohnM575 cheers bro. I'll be converting the bodywork, seats and trim back to my OEM parts over the next couple of weeks for LVVT cert. Also got a new set of road tyres for the Style 260M 18's, so could be a good chance to try these out. Pretty happy with how this is turning out; my goal to build an M3 'RS' of sorts in the vein of my dream Porsche road racer is getting closer. Still need to get the roll bar welded in and a few interior trims replaced (door pull straps, embroidery on seats etc) but we're getting closer. I made the added challenge of having everything easily replaceable with stock parts in my garage. For a weld-in cage this is rather difficult but for the most part we're doing well. Pic from a late night drive we did recently: 29983735_1751187028321476_8753053471622856322_o by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  12. M TOY M3

    Couple more detailed shots ready for the weekend. Plan is to replace all the big aero with standard bodywork after the rally, along with swapping the seats, wheels etc for winter. MTOY by Christian Taylor, on Flickr MTOY1 by Christian Taylor, on Flickr MTOY2 by Christian Taylor, on Flickr MTOY3 by Christian Taylor, on Flickr MTOY6 by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  13. M TOY M3

    Cheers man, didn't think about that. My road code is coming flooding back to me from the 1990's Something about pedestrian safety iirc. I wonder how people with bull bars get away with it? Compared to a stuck on bit of carbon fiber, I know which I'd rather be hit with....!
  14. M TOY M3

    Oh right, I don’t see why they wouldn’t be..?
  15. M TOY M3

    Ankle slicers? e39 m5 wheels on with semis: Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Comparison with OEM '999' CSL wheels - check out the offset difference...! Lots of people space the CSL fronts. Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  16. M TOY M3

    19in CSL's on while I swap tyres around on the 18in sets. Look a bit weird on these show wheels with all the aero on. Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  17. M TOY M3

    Not bad! Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Comparison with Style 260's Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  18. M TOY M3

    Will soon find out I'm not too fussed as they're already pretty munched, it's nice to have a set of wheels I really don't care much about.
  19. M TOY M3

    Yep, with a matte clear on top. Let's see how it holds up to a few hundred hot kms..! I'm not expecting great things in terms of durability, but I do have multiple sets so these won't get much use (for comparison purposes I worked out yesterday that I've driven <100kms in two years on my Style 127's...!)
  20. M TOY M3

    Good from afar, but far from good..! At least they're all one colour again. Next up, bin these tyres and get a set of semis on. Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  21. M TOY M3

    Picked up a set of e39 Style 65's today. The plan is to restore em to an extent and fit some semi's for track/targa work. I have two sets of wheels & tyres already and they're both too good for this. Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  22. M TOY M3

    Keen to see what it's like - I've just softened the front suspension again - even 13/33 clicks is too hard compared to the rear..! Definitely room to move on the front end if the back stiffens considerable - I'm looking forward.
  23. M TOY M3

    Now the seats are in and I'm waiting for cage, I have a new project. Scored an old e46 m3 race bonnet, with cutouts for pins & extinguisher system already in there. Picked up a set of GTR vents from overseas too. Going to get it painted sterling grey to match the body until my Skepple-esque wrap is finalised. This is going to be epic. Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Also passed my msnz competition license and started stocking up on safety gear etc ready for the Targa Tour. Should be fun!
  24. M TOY M3

    Matchy matchy seats. Test fitted tonight, these are going to look great. Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr Poor Recaros have been superseded for now. Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
  25. M TOY M3

    New fixed back seats on their way in to MTOY Untitled by Christian Taylor, on Flickr
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