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      03-31-2010, 03:58 PM   #221
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Man, a lot of haters here. Why did you pick that color, why not buy the M3 (read the thread!), you should've done this...

Saferisk, this car looks taste modded. Not over the top, ricey but leaning towards OEM class look, sporty and tasteful, keeping the lines that make the E92 beautiful and enhancing them subtly. I get your desire of modifying your choice of car and customizing how you like it instead of a stock M3. It might not be my preference but I appreciate the effort and the looks of the result. About the grey color, I was excited when you said Ferrari color as I wanted to see an E92 in Ferrari red but in the end, you like Grey tone and the difference between this one and Space Grey is significant, I like it a lot more.

Good luck and looking forward to the end result!
Nobody is hating on here...they are stating the obvious...
I would like to think most BMW owners are of the truly logical breed of human beings left on this planet....we are only suggesting logical things that the OP could have done to get his M3 fix.....

I myself may have a change of heart after seeing the prices he is paying for everything compared to the cost of an M3 over there....who knows....I was not aware of the retard-high prices of BMW's there....

I will also say this....if I saw the OP getting balls-deep in on his own body work, or cutting of exhaust or doing any of this by himself.....I would not be critical of anything I have seen or read so far because that, to me, is modding....Like I stated, as well as other have stated, this project seems like a showcase for these 3 shops, not for the OP's skill. Just a thought
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      03-31-2010, 04:08 PM   #222
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Just went back and read the prices of the 335i and M in countries other than US that you guys have stated....and OMG....unreal....I simply can not believe that.

Jeez, I should look into becoming a black-market exporting service!!!!! lol
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      03-31-2010, 04:13 PM   #223
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I will also say this....if I saw the OP getting balls-deep in on his own body work, or cutting of exhaust or doing any of this by himself.....I would not be critical of anything I have seen or read so far because that, to me, is modding....Like I stated, as well as other have stated, this project seems like a showcase for these 3 shops, not for the OP's skill. Just a thought
I understand your point, people have their opinions and it's cool. Although, OP wasn't trying to showcase his skills, or his balls/gut to go through with the modding of his car, I don't think that was his intention at all. He was just sharing his view and his taste with the forumr. Just like when people post about "I got a new 335i!", they are not showcasing their ability or anything, just excitement on what's going on.

But hey, modifying the rear fenders, changing entirely the front (fenders, headlights, bumper and hood), adding a custom carbon fiber trunk lid and painting it the color he wants is not just anything. You don't need to have your elbow deep in grease doing everything yourself to appreciate the effort, money, thought and planning in a project. If on the other hand he did it all by himself and the end result looks like crap it doesn't call for a lot admiration and you could be critical...
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      03-31-2010, 05:22 PM   #225
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..wow.. the car that enther the shop is a dead ringer for my current E92 here in NJ-USA, watching the transformation is awesome!

The E92 M3 has an amazing presence.. the stance is perfect. It would be awesome if they would offer a 335i M3 looks package, at least for me

this build is a dream version of my car, I would love to do this, cant wait to see your finished product! The exhaust parts on the M are way high quality it appears in comparison to the 335!

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I'm seeing all of these numbers thrown around. When people quote these prices, are they quoting in USD? Is salary and cost of living comparable? If so, then I am one lucky SOB to live in Canada, even though we pay 30% more than the US for out cars. It seems the rest of the world pays 3 times as much.

I mean christ $250k for an m3? I can buy a loaded R8 5.2 for that here and still have enough money left over for a brand new 335.
It is hard to compare the cost of living and salaries. Yes we do have higher salaries, and yes it cost alot more to live here. I think the average salary before tax is around $70-75k. Tax is around 30% on average.

I drive a 1-series coupé, 120d 177hp diesel. Price in USD at current rate is $75k. M3's are extremely rare here... go figure..
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It is hard to compare the cost of living and salaries. Yes we do have higher salaries, and yes it cost alot more to live here. I think the average salary before tax is around $70-75k. Tax is around 30% on average.

I drive a 1-series coupé, 120d 177hp diesel. Price in USD at current rate is $75k. M3's are extremely rare here... go figure..
That's rough..
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Just went back and read the prices of the 335i and M in countries other than US that you guys have stated....and OMG....unreal....I simply can not believe that.

Jeez, I should look into becoming a black-market exporting service!!!!! lol
I'm signing up for one of your cars.
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nice work, but can OP answer this? why not just buy an used M3?
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nice work, but can OP answer this? why not just buy an used M3?
It would still cost a fortune over there. OP's car currently was purchased used, so even a used M3 would be a lot more.
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      03-31-2010, 10:36 PM   #231
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As long as you keep it debadged I think it's going to be one AMAZING 35!!!!

Looks great so far!
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nice work, but can OP answer this? why not just buy an used M3?
My god people, the OP has given a multitude of logical, rational, and emotional reasons why he went the route he did.

For all the criticizers saying...waaahhhh, he didn't do the work himself....waaahhh, its not an M3....waaahhh, I have nothing better to do but criticize... get a life and see this thread for what it is. OP is sharing HIS project with the rest of us. He never once asked for approval or disapproval, he's been nothing but respectful to the haters, and had never hidden the fact that the work was being done by outside garages and not him.

Have we seriously gotten to the point where we can't just say thanks for sharing?!?! Is it your money? Did OP ask for your approval? The majority of the people on here would rather he share this process than keep it to himself. And I for one appreciate the amount of decision making and guts it takes to organize and run a modding project such as this one. Not eveyone is going to like the same details on a car, but can't we all just appreciate the OP for sharing his story with us, without throwing out criticism.

And to the OP, whether there are things I would do differently doesn't matter, I give you a huge thumbs up for taking the time to share your story with us and respect the amount of time, money, and work that's going into this project.
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^^^ Exactly!!
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No effin way!!!!??? really? Damn do you need a BMW that bad? Jesus If I were in AU I would just get the equivalent of the GTO or some cheap badass car we cant get here in the US! Man.... status symbols in Singapore must be more important to you guys then us filthy Americans! lol

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lol I went to Hong kong once. I visited the BMW dealership there. most people could afford a 3 series there is about 40 to 50 year old..which is kind of depressed. And later I was told because the price of a 335i in Hong kong is almost the same as the price of a m3 here in US.I was like
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OP. really nice project that you have going on there. Wide body def looks nice on your car
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lol I went to Hong kong once. I visited the BMW dealership there. most people could afford a 3 series there is about 40 to 50 year old..which is kind of depressed. And later I was told because the price of a 335i in Hong kong is almost the same as the price of a m3 here in US.I was like
yeah its nuts in HK, $1 mil can only buy you a TINY condo.
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wow its coming along very well, interested to see more pics!
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Respect for doing this!!

This is way better than an M3 IMHO.

Makes me really wonder if, hypothetically speaking, you could purchase the new M3 with the option of either the N54 or S65 what would people choose? I know my answer N54 FTW
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Respect for doing this!!

This is way better than an M3 IMHO.

Makes me really wonder if, hypothetically speaking, you could purchase the new M3 with the option of either the N54 or S65 what would people choose? I know my answer N54 FTW
If money wasn't an issue I would still get the S65. You just can't beat that scream at 8k RPM.
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lol, this thread is extra fun to read on april's fool's day.
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this is a crazy project and is coming along nicely :-)

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Seems pretty cool but my observations are:

1) you're not really tinkering with anything. afaik, you're having a shop do this correct? just making a point.

2) something is off about that paint. hopefully they wetsand the entire car and finish it up.

3) god forbid anything happens to your car, there goes all your money. you would be better off getting a real M3.

good luck though i'm sure you'll be happy!
Pertinent points, the paint isn't at its final stages, its be finished once the engine work is done.

I did do some parts myself and intend to do more on the interior myself once I get to that stage, the awesome thing is that the DIY section on this forum will assist greatly in that regard!
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For all of you that INSIST on posting comments like "just get an M3".. you really just don't get it at all do you?

SAFERISK IS NOT MAKING AN M3.. Its a modded 335i with, for all intents and purposes an M3 body kit.

NA V8 Vs TT I6, they are totally different beasts.. I have been in the "turbo" scene for some time now, and would ALWAYS choose a good T4/6 over an NA V8 (TT V8 would be a different story )

So to all of you out there that insist on suggesting the purchase of an M3, read the OP, and commend the owner for an incredible build..

On a personal note.. Saferisk, where abouts in Melbourne are you based? I float between Sydney & Melbourne regularly (live in Perth) would genuinely love to have a chat with you offline and discuss your experiences
Defiantely would be great to catch up! I'll take you for a spin whenever you're down here, although its cooling down quickly! As you can tell I like sharing my experiences!

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Very cool, keep the updates coming!

(and you dont have to respond to all the people who didn't read the thread and simply reply "just buy an M3 )
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As for the pricing, just a note:

I Noway cars get taxed for weight, horepower, emissions, and lots more...

Base 335i = $145k
Base E92 M3 = $250k (base in norway means BASE. all the things you think is standard; its not)
Loaded E92 M3 = $280k

Ouch!
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I'm seeing all of these numbers thrown around. When people quote these prices, are they quoting in USD? Is salary and cost of living comparable? If so, then I am one lucky SOB to live in Canada, even though we pay 30% more than the US for out cars. It seems the rest of the world pays 3 times as much.

I mean christ $250k for an m3? I can buy a loaded R8 5.2 for that here and still have enough money left over for a brand new 335.
Tell me about it!
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Ferrari colour? You are respraying it back into gray? come on, why? I was looking forward to some nice red paint! But it looks very good, i think that upgraded 335 has its own appeal and probably for everyday is a better car anyway. I like the conversion, the only problem i see with this is that once you are done, you realise that you now have a stock looking bmw albeit M3... so question is how's your mod bug gonna handle it?
hahahaha, it wont look totally stock hehehehe
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salaries are high in nordic contries but taxes are just as high, 50% is quite common i would say across the board and for those who make more it may be worse. Not too familiar with Norway but Sweden is bad and Finland not so much. Denmark is bad as well. But if you use the public transport in Denmark for example you'll see where the money went. If in US based on this board anyway, every man and his dog seems to drive 335 or M3, back home these things are very rare to see. Also chances are they'd be debadged. In Switzerland I've seen a ton of audi RS6 and BMW M5s Tourings without badges. Sleeper done proper.
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Man, a lot of haters here. Why did you pick that color, why not buy the M3 (read the thread!), you should've done this...

Saferisk, this car looks taste modded. Not over the top, ricey but leaning towards OEM class look, sporty and tasteful, keeping the lines that make the E92 beautiful and enhancing them subtly. I get your desire of modifying your choice of car and customizing how you like it instead of a stock M3. It might not be my preference but I appreciate the effort and the looks of the result. About the grey color, I was excited when you said Ferrari color as I wanted to see an E92 in Ferrari red but in the end, you like Grey tone and the difference between this one and Space Grey is significant, I like it a lot more.

Good luck and looking forward to the end result!
Thank you for the really nice comments! Happy to see that some appreciate the color!
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bro install the JB3 or change the engine for a m5 ( if fit ) or the new 4.4 twin turbo from a x5m/x6m.
LOL, what's wrong with procede?
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Big to your brotha! I don't think I can ever take on a project like this but I'm sure it will be all worth it in the end.
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I guess if you can't wait for the next gen M3, make one. TT-6 M. You are gonna have more pride knowing that you built this, than anyone thats bought a car off the show room floor will. Awesome job.
Wooohooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sounds like its gona be a 1 of a kind. Enjoy!!!
Will defiantely be enjoying it I've been missing my car sooooo much! Drove my friend''s 335i last night and it felt so amazing and its currently stock except PSS10s and Advan wheels!
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