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Old 10-19-2009, 04:15 PM
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Recently purchased a 2003 M3 cab, just wondering if anyone has some suggestions as to what mods might be worth doing, exhaust, lights...etc?

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Old 10-19-2009, 07:18 PM
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I would start out with a set of angel eyes, clear or painted reflectors and blackout front grills. From your sig, I can see that you have the black out side gills so the front grills would match well.

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Clear or Smoked Reflectors

Performance wise, I suggest upgrading the exhaust which is a very subjective choice. You have to figure out how much you want to spend as well as your preferences in terms of sound output. We have a variety of options based on what you are looking for so feel free to drop me a PM and I can work with you to find the right system. I would check out the Remus and the new Active Autowerke Gen VI system to come in a few weeks.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:24 PM
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Some mods u should do

Ok depending on which state you live in you can install racing headers will give you 20hp gain garaunteed. I would go with JVT headers inexpensive and reliable probably want to ceramic coat them, but keep in mind you will not pass smog thats why i can't do it to my car live in Socal, damn SMOG!
If your car is any color other than black i recommend getting black out side gills and grilles makes the car look 10X more aggressive.
Carbon Fiber wrapped interior trim
Angles eyes make sure you buy them from a reputable place personally don't have them
EXHAUST im getting a gruppe m replica only $500, will make it way better.
exhaust for M3 are supersprint race, eissman race, agency power, el diablo, active autowerke, gruppe m. There are a ton of choices just listen to them and make your mind up.
Sport tires, brakes are good but you could get cross drilled rotors
gruppe m air intake
if you have a navigation there is some kind of hack you could do to bring it in the 20th century
Basically check out M3 forum.net and look under free cheap mods for M3 its a sticky

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Old 10-26-2009, 01:27 PM
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If you want to get rid of the rasp I am selling a Custom Performance Rasp Pipe, this will get rid of all your rasp!
email me at matei321@sbcglobal.net if your interested for fast reply or send me a pm.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:17 PM
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Suspension for the gap delete, minor aesthetics like micro antenna, color coded reflectors, angel eyes. The list can go on and on. I had mine modded to the hilt as one of the first full V-CSL M3 'Verts. Dumped a lot of mods and money into it. Back in 10/2007 I returned the body to stock and left the suspension in place (KWv2, Eibach f/r sways, UUC Adjustable Rear Control Arms). I now enjoy the added power and somewhat stealthy (minus the aggressive drop and FMIC) look. The engine bay has a bit of carbon fiber and of course the CFR500 setup.

In any case, it depends on what you want from the car.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:47 PM
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Exhaust,suspension,wheels,front spoiler,side vents...etc,etc..
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