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      09-03-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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      09-03-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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haha ive seen you posting on dimitri's thread saying u wanted to do this! cant wait to see your car done! will subscribe! i am in the middle of doing an e92 conversion dropping my car off at the shop tomorrow, dont get it back for a week idk what im going to do for a week but i really hope it all comes out great!

Anyways lol Good luck man! keep updating pictures when you can!
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      09-03-2012, 11:57 PM   #3
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haha ive seen you posting on dimitri's thread saying u wanted to do this! cant wait to see your car done! will subscribe! i am in the middle of doing an e92 conversion dropping my car off at the shop tomorrow, dont get it back for a week idk what im going to do for a week but i really hope it all comes out great!

Anyways lol Good luck man! keep updating pictures when you can!
Haha, thanks for the support! It's going to be slow progress, whereas I'm investing half of my pay checks in this, but I'll get there! That guy's thread was taking forever, he'd just keep teasing us, and then teasing us some more. I'm still not satisfied, lol. His car came out SICK as F*** though!

Which E92 bumper are you putting on your car? I can't wait to see how this turns out!
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      09-04-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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Really like the future rear bumper. Not really a fan of the aggressive trunk though. Are you going to keep it the same color? How long do you think it'll take you?

Good luck!
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Really like the future rear bumper. Not really a fan of the aggressive trunk though. Are you going to keep it the same color? How long do you think it'll take you?

Good luck!

Thanks! I'll hopefully have it done by December. I'm going to keep it the sparkling graphite color. Hedges did this conversion, here on the forum, and the color looks sick! Plus I think it will go well with the Gloss Black wheels, that I am a big fan of.
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Good luck man, looking forward to see the end result.
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Haha, thanks for the support! It's going to be slow progress, whereas I'm investing half of my pay checks in this, but I'll get there! That guy's thread was taking forever, he'd just keep teasing us, and then teasing us some more. I'm still not satisfied, lol. His car came out SICK as F*** though!

Which E92 bumper are you putting on your car? I can't wait to see how this turns out!
I put the e92 oem bumper with the aero lip, since its something new for the e90 it looks pretty aggressive on it, ill stick to that for now
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I put the e92 oem bumper with the aero lip, since its something new for the e90 it looks pretty aggressive on it, ill stick to that for now
You'll have to post pictures! I look forward to it!
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      09-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #9
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Can't wait to see the result!!
How $much$ do you think you gonna spend on this project?
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Can't wait to see the result!!
How $much$ do you think you gonna spend on this project?

Im really trying not to spend over $7000.

I know the supercharger will cost a lot, but $7k before the sc.

Thanks for the support! It just seems people who do this get flamed so bad!

This is so cool. Finally a dream car that I can hold onto forever!
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Just paid for the M3 Hood which is on it's way to my house, as well as ordering my MMW headers that after the rear conversion, will be paired up with a Vanguard exhaust. I was inspired by this video. http://s19.beta.photobucket.com/user...O0001.mp4.html

Work will start as soon as I get home from this underway!

Some pics of the hood.



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Good luck with the Project. I can't wait to see the end result. I was in the Navy many years ago, stationed in the northwest as well.
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Good luck with the Project. I can't wait to see the end result. I was in the Navy many years ago, stationed in the northwest as well.
It's cold and rainy up here! But I can't complain too much-I've learned to love it, and find the beauty in it, as well as meeting my wife up here!
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      10-13-2012, 01:34 AM   #14
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Just paid for the M3 Hood which is on it's way to my house, as well as ordering my MMW headers that after the rear conversion, will be paired up with a Vanguard exhaust. I was inspired by this video. http://s19.beta.photobucket.com/user...O0001.mp4.html

Work will start as soon as I get home from this underway!

Some pics of the hood.



Its gonna look good! i just did my front.
how much did you pay for the hood painted, just wonderin cuz im lookin for one, in that color. thanks.
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Its gonna look good! i just did my front.
how much did you pay for the hood painted, just wonderin cuz im lookin for one, in that color. thanks.
I was able to get it for $580 shipped from Florida, but that's all the way to Washington. The owner was more than nice about this and actually held onto it for a while, knowing that I had a wedding and some other stuff that came up, but now it's back to business! I got it from someone on Ebay. I believe there's two OEM models for sale on there right now. Snatch them up, but beware of expensive shipping costs. This is almost $900.00 just for the hood and not shipping on Tischer BMW's website. My hood is going to get repainted along with the rest of the car.

Are you doing the OEM conversion!? If so, can you share some pics!?
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I was able to get it for $580 shipped from Florida, but that's all the way to Washington. The owner was more than nice about this and actually held onto it for a while, knowing that I had a wedding and some other stuff that came up, but now it's back to business! I got it from someone on Ebay. I believe there's two OEM models for sale on there right now. Snatch them up, but beware of expensive shipping costs. This is almost $900.00 just for the hood and not shipping on Tischer BMW's website. My hood is going to get repainted along with the rest of the car.

Are you doing the OEM conversion!? If so, can you share some pics!?
sorry for huge pics! but thanks!
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Thanks dude! The above car with the M3 Style kit isn't mine, but pretty tight!
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UPDATE:

I, (my wife), got my MMW headers in the mail the other day, and I can't wait to pair these up with the Vanguard exhaust! I'm not back in the states yet, but will be here shortly!

The headers are the last pair that Gavin made, and they're ceramic coated and matte black. Thanks Gavin!

Also: I got the M3 lower grill and air duct kit in the mail the other day. Can't wait to get everything together like a puzzle.



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Wow...another M3 conversion that I'm looking forward to see the end result...
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