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Hi guys,

After hunting around for a nice E46 M3 for quite a while I finally found one worth taking up. Usually I buy my cars in original condition so I can do my own thing to them but I feel this one was worthy of an exception. This used to be Charl's M3 as some of you will know (not sure if he's a member or not). The interior colour scheme isn't exactly my first choice but it's actually growing on me! I'll add some of my own photos this week but will post a few below. 

Details:

-2002 Factory Manual

-145,000km

-19x10 / 19x9"  3-Piece Work VS

-BC Gold Coilovers

-CSL Genuine Carbon Fiber Boot

-Carbon Fiber Front and Rear Splitters

-AFe Air Intake

-Agency Power Exhaust

-New Clutch

-New Rotors/Pads

 

 

 

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Great to see you found the M3 you were after. Certainly has saved you some $$$ and time with the mods done to it so far.

Is that bootlid really a genuine CSL bootlid? The photos give me the impression it might be aftermarket - the aftermarket examples all have pretty poor fitment, most often given away by the gap at the bottom of the bootlid. This can be dependent on how well the boot was originally fitted too... Your gap just looks a little larger than what genuine CSL's have.

A shame you didn't have this a few weeks back when the E46 M3 dyno day was on!

 

 

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one of the better fitting CSL lids imo from when I saw it irl.

 

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40 minutes ago, JohnM575 said:

Great to see you found the M3 you were after. Certainly has saved you some $$$ and time with the mods done to it so far.

Is that bootlid really a genuine CSL bootlid? The photos give me the impression it might be aftermarket - the aftermarket examples all have pretty poor fitment, most often given away by the gap at the bottom of the bootlid. This can be dependent on how well the boot was originally fitted too... Your gap just looks a little larger than what genuine CSL's have.

A shame you didn't have this a few weeks back when the E46 M3 dyno day was on!

 

 

Sorry, I should have been more clear! CSL style (95% sure) , but genuine carbon fiber :)  

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11 hours ago, TermiPeteNZ said:

Fun fun fun! :D But seriously - two M3s?!

Haha only temporarily. The E36 is for sale now.

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14 minutes ago, Cab said:

Sorry, I should have been more clear! CSL style (95% sure) , but genuine carbon fiber :)  

Still looks the business mate.

Got any ideas on what direction you want to head with the car, or planning on leaving it as-is for the moment?

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7 minutes ago, JohnM575 said:

Still looks the business mate.

Got any ideas on what direction you want to head with the car, or planning on leaving it as-is for the moment?

Cheers John. It looks a lot better in person, photos don't do it justice. 

For now I'm going to leave it as is, doesn't need anything! The only change i'll be doing is removing the p/plate. I've ordered a new one as below

 

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Very nice Rowan! i'll most likely see it around shore/northern like i did with your e36 many times haha :D 

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