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RVAm3 03-24-2012 07:35 AM

New (to me) E92 M3 Owner!
 
Hello all!
Sold my 2008 350z Nismo #931/1607 for a 2008 BMW M3 in interlagos blue with 14,000 miles on it. I got the car in February, but now just came around to posting on here. The car was bought from a dealer in Ohio and was shipped to me in Virginia. Car is immaculate and has the novillo gray/black extended leather with the carbon fiber "leather" wrap, and carbon fiber roof. Has premium package and heated seats, and unsure of what else is has due to lack of window sticker. Dealer told me car msrp'd just slightly above 60k so thats fair enough to me! Going from the Nismo to this was a difference as far as power, but I think my old nismo handled better with coilovers and a full suspension overhaul. However, this motor in the M is magical! Already have installed the ZCP package accessories, with the front Splitter, rear spoiler, and the addition of hood scoop vents, as well as the kidney grills, which to my understanding are not part of the ZCP package, but an enhancement to it? Also have swapped the standard 18's with the OEM GTS Wheels courtesy of Turner Motorsports wrapped on Conti Extremecontact DW. Also had the calipers powdercoated yellow. Overall, I love the car and will be steadily enhancing it to make it better than it already is! Pictures are attached, and the splitters are not seen in the pic due to just installing them a couple days ago. Shout out to my friend with the professional pictures!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6...c6126641_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6...72ec82a9_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6...df851893_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6...5918aa2a_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6...8f9b4633_b.jpg
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...g?t=1332126158
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...g?t=1332126181

Quick cell phone shot of right splitter installed. I have heard everywhere that they dont always fit %100, even from BMW:
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...g?t=1332601339

Old Nismo:
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0390-1.jpg
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/DSC_0584.jpg

ksoze 03-24-2012 07:55 AM

Nice ride(s) - drive safely. Nice pics by your friend. The interlagos really pops when exposed like that.

RVAm3 03-24-2012 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ksoze (Post 6724314)
Nice ride(s) - drive safely. Nice pics by your friend. The interlagos really pops when exposed like that.

I agree. I couldn't believe how much it popped once I saw the preview of it on his camera!

MMME30W 03-24-2012 08:19 AM

Nice!

PhillyNate 03-24-2012 06:10 PM

Congrats

energetik9 03-25-2012 09:28 AM

Interlagos is my favorite color. Nice!

e90M32011 03-26-2012 04:26 PM

Nice setup! I got the GTS wheels on my white e90 m3 and cant say more about them. Bada** man!

yinlee 03-26-2012 08:38 PM

Love that car and the wheels. Congrats!!!

323i2011y 03-26-2012 08:41 PM

Where in Virginia are you?

rhird 03-27-2012 03:34 AM

:thumbup:

RVAm3 03-27-2012 12:51 PM

Heres a better pic of the new splitters. VA gives off too much pollen :(

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...g?t=1332783094

RVAm3 03-27-2012 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by 323i2011y (Post 6729698)
Where in Virginia are you?

Midlothian, Just outside Richmond!

RVAm3 03-27-2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by e90M32011 (Post 6729130)
Nice setup! I got the GTS wheels on my white e90 m3 and cant say more about them. Bada** man!

I love them. Question: what do you do to clean them? Just normal soap and water? Or do you use something for this particular finish? Want to make sure the finish stays as perfect as new all the time!

chris19890101 03-27-2012 02:28 PM

nice !!

Mikla 03-27-2012 06:47 PM

Damn! I love those wheels! :thumbup:

RVAm3 04-04-2012 05:23 PM

Thank you! Compliments to Turner Motorsports for the wheels..had the tires mounted, balanced with black weights, so they were ready to be put on when they were delivered! You can really feel more of the road though..the cracks, variances, dips, etc.--more than the stock 18's.

JG 04-06-2012 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by RVAm3 (Post 6750069)
Thank you! Compliments to Turner Motorsports for the wheels..had the tires mounted, balanced with black weights, so they were ready to be put on when they were delivered! You can really feel more of the road though..the cracks, variances, dips, etc.--more than the stock 18's.

Car looks great.

Looking to get the same wheels for DD and use my stock 220's for the track.

I have a question - did you powder coat the stock calipers? If so how did you do it - take them off and send to a shop - or take the car somewhere for them to be done.

I might add Brembos in the future; but in the meantime I like the look of yellow or red calipers with the GTX wheels.

I hear you on the road feel. I just switched out my 18 winters with the 19 summers and there is much more road feedback.

RVAm3 04-08-2012 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by JG (Post 6754910)
Car looks great.

Looking to get the same wheels for DD and use my stock 220's for the track.

I have a question - did you powder coat the stock calipers? If so how did you do it - take them off and send to a shop - or take the car somewhere for them to be done.

I might add Brembos in the future; but in the meantime I like the look of yellow or red calipers with the GTX wheels.

I hear you on the road feel. I just switched out my 18 winters with the 19 summers and there is much more road feedback.

I took my car to a paint/body shop that others and myself have used for our vehicles, so i dropped off my car there in the morning, he took off the calipers, sanded them, primered, 3 coats yellow and cleared. However, the method he used was similar to a powdercoat? He didn't "paint them", per se. Had the car the following afternoon. Looks great although the brake dust can make it look so-so after a week.


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