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      04-03-2010, 02:20 AM   #243
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How bout some more new pics??
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      04-03-2010, 08:51 AM   #244
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far away from romania......respect for the changes
looks great!!!!
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      04-03-2010, 11:42 AM   #245
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Wow, the transformation is incredible. The car is absolutely gorgeous. You are also building on a fantastic platform. That's why I do look at these conversions as reasonable vs buying up to an M3. A simple tune and you wont' be at risk of being embarrassed of the line.
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      04-03-2010, 11:59 AM   #246
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OP.....Thanks for the explanation of everything, and I must say you handled the criticism like a gentleman...lots of respect! Like I said, I love the car, and in actuality this car seems like a multi-shop-project and less of a "personal-tinkering" job....Respect nonetheless! Is this going to be a daily?

For you guys that posted the oversees prices! Holy Sh*t! I would be riding a bicycle or a motorcycle or something other than a BMW. Really is the BMW roundel that necessary to have? I mean thats Bentley money here, used Lambo/Ferarii money here..either you guys are insane about BMW's, or highly irresponsible with your money. IDK



Or maybe they are just rich and have a lot of money to spare unlike you.
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      04-03-2010, 04:11 PM   #247
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Or maybe they are just rich and have a lot of money to spare unlike you. [/b]
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      04-03-2010, 05:45 PM   #248
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saferisk, are those Myro Wheels your putting on the car?
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      04-03-2010, 05:53 PM   #249
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saferisk, are those Myro Wheels your putting on the car?
They're Breytons.

I respect this build so much, I'm from a place (originally) where an R8 costs about 280k aswell, and tbh I respect your build and its coming on to be perfect, can't wait till its done, keep us updated, the whole things looking awesome.


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      04-04-2010, 12:52 AM   #250
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nice work, but can OP answer this? why not just buy an used M3?
Hi bmwnorge, its still not within my budget for what I wanted to achieve.

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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...
Cha-ching! Right on the money!

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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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Thanks firstbimmer and Castel! I really appreciate what you guys are doing for this thread.

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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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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
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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How bout some more new pics??
LOL, patience! I know I promised some new pics this weekend although due to commitments I've been unable to go to the workshop to take pics of the latest progress

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far away from romania......respect for the changes
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Wow, the transformation is incredible. The car is absolutely gorgeous. You are also building on a fantastic platform. That's why I do look at these conversions as reasonable vs buying up to an M3. A simple tune and you wont' be at risk of being embarrassed of the line.
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They're Breytons.

I respect this build so much, I'm from a place (originally) where an R8 costs about 280k aswell, and tbh I respect your build and its coming on to be perfect, can't wait till its done, keep us updated, the whole things looking awesome.


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      04-05-2010, 01:44 AM   #252
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Car looks great.. Can't wait to see final results
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More pics please!!!!! You're killing us here.... BTW great respect for your project. Very tasteful. If I may suggest only one thing would be to get some racing seats. I don't know why, but I personally don't think beige is sporty enough and the seat bolsters on the 335 are somewhat deficient. Anyways weather you do this or not, you already have an amazing machine.
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      04-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #254
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STFU and post more PICS!!!! MORE PICS!!!!
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More pics please!!!!! You're killing us here.... BTW great respect for your project. Very tasteful. If I may suggest only one thing would be to get some racing seats. I don't know why, but I personally don't think beige is sporty enough and the seat bolsters on the 335 are somewhat deficient. Anyways weather you do this or not, you already have an amazing machine.
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PICS TONIGHT I PROMISE!
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A few pics of the Stett Charge Pipe for Forge Diverter valves, even though the engine bay is dirty, just looking at the quality of this pipe impresses me, I have no fears that the pipe will blow off

Also below is my customised instrument cluster which was actually the first mod I did on my car Have fun trainspotting what's changed there!

You'll also note that the short shifter from BMW Performance is installed but I retained the standard boot as I think the Alcantara one attracts a bit too much dust!

More pics to follow soon!
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Nice Cluster...HEY! You need to flip/rotate the pic, the driver position is on the wrong side
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how much was the white gauge cluster?
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Hi Zellex,

My cost was a little cheaper I guess than most cause I had the majority of the parts to begin with.

The only part I had to purchase was a used e92 M3 cluster, which I tore apart for the instrument surrounds and needles.

Then I had new SMD LEDs soldered onto the original 335i circuitboard and stuck the original instrument faces onto the m3 instrument surrounds and voila!

You have a "kinda" different instrument cluster

But for all intent and purposes you could also reuse the SMD from the M3 circuitboard if you want as well but the SMDs have a whiteish green tinge where as I wanted a whiteish blue tinge.

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Looks Awesome, great attention to detail. Hurry up & Post some exterior pics.

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The mod on the cluster is awesome man. I see you have the DCT surrounding, can't you find a manual cluster so there are no those little holes on top??? After all these extensive modding, that shouldn't be ignored.
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