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      10-17-2012, 03:16 AM   #1
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Cookie Monster Build ... LSB E46

This site is what got me started on my first BMW build so, I'll continue the tradition ...

Although this build is not an E90 or any of your current BMW chassis it is still a BMW and most importantly its in Hawaii.

My newest project is a 2004 Laguna Seca Blue E46 M3. I bought the car a few months back and have been slacking ... No more slacking time to get these parts out of the house and on the car.

The car has high miles so the first thing that I wanted to work on was giving the motor a fresh tune up. Took it to A&A to get the valves adjusted, spark plugs changed, and flushed out all the liquids including the rear diff.

Here is a pic of the car as she sits now ... I’ll be updating this thread as I get more things done.
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Next on the list was to tighten everything up. The E46 are known to have subframe problems such as cracking so I decided to address that first.

We will be using HPF subframe plates with AKG Bushing.

While the car is up in the air I decied to change out the FCAB and RTAB too.

I wanted this project to really pop so I’ll be doing and blue and yellow theme ... Here are a few pics of the powder coated subframe and AKG bushings.
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      10-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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my favorite color e46!
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Awesome Ricky, good luck with the car. Stoked to see how it turns out!
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Ricky's......back?
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      10-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #6
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was wondering when you were going to put this up. Yes!
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my favorite color e46!
Took a little while to get use to ... Wanted something other then white this time around.

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Awesome Ricky, good luck with the car. Stoked to see how it turns out!
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Had to stay up the other night so I decided to check in here
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If I move back to Oahu, I can't imagine how much money I have to put down again for it to be "legal" there. Cousins telling me I have to pay for a permit for a lowered car? What else is there? Cat-less allowed, muffler delete's? Shipping to Hi should be a little bit extra isn't it? But I do miss home.
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Guess who's back, back again
Ricky's back, tell a friend
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back?
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I miss my LSB, by far my favorite car that I've owned so far.

HMM but this "My newest project is a 2008 Laguna Seca Blue E46 M3". Last LSB was in 2004
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If I move back to Oahu, I can't imagine how much money I have to put down again for it to be "legal" there. Cousins telling me I have to pay for a permit for a lowered car? What else is there? Cat-less allowed, muffler delete's? Shipping to Hi should be a little bit extra isn't it? But I do miss home.
I think Recon was only $10 ... Tons of car running catless here (no smog test).

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Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back, guess who's back?
Guess who's back?


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HMM but this "My newest project is a 2008 Laguna Seca Blue E46 M3". Last LSB was in 2004
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this is going to be cool. cookie monster is one of my favorite animals too.
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moar pics!
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this is going to be cool. cookie monster is one of my favorite animals too.
Took Riley to school the very next day I got the car and as soon as he saw it he yelled Cookie Monster car so we started calling it that
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Okay okay ... Just for you

Staying on the topic of making the car tight ... I decided to change out the stock shocks, struts and springs. I got a great deal on some KW V2s so i'll be running those. Still on the fence on springs and camber plates.
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HPF stage 5?
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Nah ... Thats a bit much for Hawaii's traffic
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that's a beauty. guess you can't get out of the bmw family hahaha
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LSB E46s look AWESOME, and this is gonna be one superrrrr sikkk build, cant wait to see the finished look!
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