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      10-14-2013, 04:50 AM   #1
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E92 sold hello M3 page 9

Hello fellow members I thought I put up some pics of my new 330 I'm no stranger to BMW I've lost count of how many I've had, but never and a E92,
My last car was an E46 320Cd that I'd done qute a lot of work to to get it how I wanted, but now it's time to move on, here are some pics of when I went for it,



One with my old 320cd






Only mod so far is F&R 20mm hubsentric spacers they are bit much but working on them

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      10-14-2013, 04:57 AM   #2
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Close ups of the spacers




It looked nice with the 20mm spacers but with anyone in the back it rubbed even at the standard sport ride height, so I knew it was going to be more work,
After a lot of measuring and not wanting to go for budget coilovers I opted for H&R springs ,
The drop I decided on was 60/40
Arrived in less than 24h so got on with fitting them As soon as they arrived
Not much difference in the rear



Big difference in the fronts










Put it back together without the spacers and let it settle for a couple of days, then measured the gap in the Arch
Dropped the spacers off with my mate who took 3mm off the rears and 4mm off the fronts





So it's now dropped 60/40 running
ET 18 front with 225 35 19
ET 19 rear with 255 30 19











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      10-14-2013, 05:09 AM   #3
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very nice and clean example mate, the drop is perfect too! nice work
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      10-14-2013, 05:29 AM   #4
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Looks good to me!

Need an image from the side at a distance to see the overall height
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      10-14-2013, 06:57 AM   #5
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      10-14-2013, 07:15 AM   #6
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Good work on the H&R, is that your own DIY?
Lots of respect for you guys who do this stuff yourself!

Car looks nice
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      10-14-2013, 10:19 AM   #7
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Thanks for the Walm comments some side pics





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      10-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #8
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One thing that let's the car down is steering wheel trim is pealing , so I decided to tackle it only thing I forgot to take a pic before starting,
Stripped all the rubber off and gave it a couple of coats of plastic primer then 3 coats of Satin looks and feels a lot better, also decided to do the grills as well, here are the pics









Grills
I just wet and dried the chrome fins then did the surrounds









Finished



Need to sort out the plates next
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      10-14-2013, 11:21 AM   #9
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Love it. Looks really nice. An M3 lip spoiler would finish it off nicely?
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      10-14-2013, 11:34 AM   #10
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Perfect that!

Really like it!!

Great work on the grilles and the ride height is immense!

Is this on standard shocks?! Decent ride quality?!
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looks well, what size spacers would you recommend now 10F 15R?
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      10-14-2013, 12:03 PM   #12
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very nice and clean example mate, the drop is perfect too! nice work
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Love it. Looks really nice. An M3 lip spoiler would finish it off nicely?
Cheers maybe on the lip not really looked into anything yet

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Perfect that!

Really like it!!

Great work on the grilles and the ride height is immense!

Is this on standard shocks?! Decent ride quality?!
Thanks yea it's on standard sports shockers, the ride is more or less the same as standard, it has less roll when pushed and a tad firmer

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looks well, what size spacers would you recommend now 10F 15R?
Thanks think you'd quite easily get away with 15mm all round without catching
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      10-14-2013, 12:05 PM   #13
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Good choice on springs, I went for them aswell and love the stance!

You're work on the steering wheel trim has inspired me to sort out my rear centre console that got scratched whilst carting a tv stand around as the bastard thing didn't fit in the boot
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Looking good so far
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ok thank you
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Looks great mate. What size spacer did you use please?
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Looks great mate. What size spacer did you use please?
Thanks Neil they were 20mm spacers but machined down to 16 for the front and down to 17mm for the rear
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Just a quick question, do you have to take the centre of the steering wheel out to get the steering wheel trim off? Mine has started to peel and it's annoying me a lot.

Car looks great too, wish I'd held out for a 330 and coupe instead of rushing for the first well spec'd E90
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Just a quick question, do you have to take the centre of the steering wheel out to get the steering wheel trim off? Mine has started to peel and it's annoying me a lot.

Car looks great too, wish I'd held out for a 330 and coupe instead of rushing for the first well spec'd E90
Hi Sam yea you have to undo the airbag, it's easy to to there are two holes begins the wheel and you go in with a screw driver at 45 degree and it's spring released, I didn't undo the wiring as you can easily work round it,
There is a few videos on YouTube how to remove it if you get stuck but it really is easy and worth doing mine bugged the hell out of me.
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Thanks Neil they were 20mm spacers but machined down to 16 for the front and down to 17mm for the rear
Cheers for that mate they look real well :-)
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      11-17-2013, 12:40 PM   #21
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Car looks great

I managed to take the trim off without removing the airbag. It was not hard either so you should be able to free it without if you're worried about playing with the airbag.

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Hi Sam yea you have to undo the airbag, it's easy to to there are two holes begins the wheel and you go in with a screw driver at 45 degree and it's spring released, I didn't undo the wiring as you can easily work round it,
There is a few videos on YouTube how to remove it if you get stuck but it really is easy and worth doing mine bugged the hell out of me.
Thanks, I may have a look how much a new trim is and just replace it if it isn't too expensive.
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