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      08-24-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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My "Home-made M3xi"

Hello all, I used to have a E46 M3, but living in Michigan I needed a reliable all season AWD car. Hence, I got a 2008 E92 335xi - picked it up in Munich and also did the Performance Delivery in Spartanburg. It needed some tweaks and after a lot of research and having one of the best BMW dealerships near my house and I think the best technician, we were able to make what I call my "M3xi." Mods include:

KW V3 coilovers - set at midrange
19 in M6 reps with Goodyear F1 Eagles
M3 steering wheel
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white reflectors
front lip spoiler
M3 rear spoiler
aluminum "racing" pedals
LED and xenon interior lighting

Total on mods was under $11,000 installed and vehicle was European delivery pricing minus $1000. So basically Eurodelivery price plus $10K for allseason driving and atleast M3 performance. I haven't driven a new M3 but 3 technicians that drove this and an M3 state this is faster and handles better. I think they are both cool, this is just more economical and gives better gas mileage and can be driven with more confidence for 4 seasons.

I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures. It was taken with my Iphone.
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      08-24-2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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Great lookin car but I hope you don't plan on putting an M3xi decal on the back....
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      08-24-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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Great lookin car but I hope you don't plan on putting an M3xi decal on the back....


But Nice looking whip! I like that color more and more everytime...
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      08-24-2008, 12:50 PM   #4
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Debadge the "335xi" and put the "DINAN" badge there

right now its looks real tacky
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      08-24-2008, 01:08 PM   #5
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Nice setup... car looks good.
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      08-24-2008, 04:03 PM   #6
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Nice car.
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      08-24-2008, 05:41 PM   #7
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Debadge the "335xi" and put the "DINAN" badge there

right now its looks real tacky
+1 on that. To many badges~~~

I think your exterior looks awesome. The drop and the wheels are nice. I am not really feeling the pedals though..... But hey it's inside and only you can see it......
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Definitely debage it! Besides that the car looks great!
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      08-27-2008, 12:43 PM   #9
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love those m6 reps, but hate how they reveal so much of the lacking stock brake configuration

thanks for those pics, i will not be getting this wheel setup afterall
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      08-27-2008, 01:18 PM   #10
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remove at least the 335xi badge, if not both. then your car is perfect! well done.
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handles better than an M3?

needs more badges btw
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      09-01-2008, 01:39 AM   #12
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nice lookin' ride, debadge would be nicer......as for the handling......you don't have any suspension work so...uhh........yeah....p.s. I don't think that a Dinan stg2 will put you much ahead of the E92 M3........not starting a battle, nice car, but no M3

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      09-01-2008, 01:42 AM   #13
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Too many badges... Just stick with the DINAN one.

Also, you have the automatic? How come you didn't get the $100 paddle shiftes???
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the M3 on the pedals is alittle wierd. Other than that, good job m8!
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The car look like an automatic. What happened to the paddles to shift on the steering wheel?

You need to debage at least the "DINAN" or the "335XI". Other than that it looks great!!!
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looks good, get rid of the 335 xi and keep the Dinan and get cross drilled rotors
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Just debadge the whole back end. Make it a sleeper like mine
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WOW SICK ASS RIDE...Not a fan of that ugly dinan badge tho. Why they make the letterings so dam big.
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Awesome Mods!

Remove 335 and use DINAN 3 Xi.
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Too many badges... Just stick with the DINAN one.

Also, you have the automatic? How come you didn't get the $100 paddle shiftes???
+1

also, not diggin the clear reflectors u got. throws off the entire exterior look imo....
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m3 pedals ???

It's not an m3 what's up with the pedals its not a honda
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      09-15-2008, 09:02 AM   #22
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The car has KW V3 coilovers - handles sharper than an M3 and adjustable for track vs street.

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nice lookin' ride, debadge would be nicer......as for the handling......you don't have any suspension work so...uhh........yeah....p.s. I don't think that a Dinan stg2 will put you much ahead of the E92 M3........not starting a battle, nice car, but no M3

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