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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 10-29-2011, 11:41 AM
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Best initial Mods for stock 08 M3 Sedan

I recently purchased my first BMW, an 08 M3 Sedan in silverstone metallic. For aesthetics, what would you recommend my first modifications should be. At the moment I am getting the windows tinted, considering painting the stock wheels black, and possibly smoking the tails. What other subtle mods could I do to give it a custom look. Eventually will be upgrading performance when it is financially feasible, what would you recommend to get a better sound/performance for the value? I've heard intake and exhaust, but what have you had success with? I appreciate any feedback.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:44 PM
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First, don't smoke the tails.....next loose those orange reflectors in the front bumper and then a nice performance lip would be money! Changing the grilles and side gills would be next....................Phil
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2011.5 Dinan ///M3:
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BMW Edition Grills / Gills
BMW M Perf. Steering Wheel
BMW Carbon Fiber Perf. Spoiler
BMW Pedals
Dinan Exhaust
Dinan Mid Racing Exhaust (x-pipe)
Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake
Dinan Racing Middle Exhaust Software
Dinan DCT Tune
Dinan Pulley Kit
Dinan CH-R Wheels
Dinan Carbon Fiber Strut Tower Braces
IND M5 Scheme Mirror Caps
Arkym Front Lip
Carbon Front Reflectors
Lux H8 V3
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:46 PM
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Color-matched grille insert rings
Smoked or color-matched reflectors
20 - 35% tint (up to you and your state laws)
10 - 15mm spacers (I'm running 15mm rear and 10mm front with no issues)
Blackline Tail-lights (a smoked gray color instead of the white but without darkening up the red portion)

I highly recommend against black wheels on the SSII - it really doesn't jive well in my opinion.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:22 PM
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Thanks a lot for the input, Phil do you have sideskirts on yours? And how do you guys feel about a smaller rear spoiler? Here's a silverstone coupe w/ black wheels, what don't you like about them?
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:21 PM
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Thanks a lot for the input, Phil do you have sideskirts on yours? And how do you guys feel about a smaller rear spoiler? Here's a silverstone coupe w/ black wheels, what don't you like about them?
The performance spoiler looks good on the right color. And no I didn't add any side skirts...it's probably the angle of the photo. Also I think some black wheels can really work on SSII...my future track wheels will definitely be black. The comp wheels or the BBS CH-R would be my choice if I wanted a everyday black wheel........Phil
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2011.5 Dinan ///M3:
SSII DCT
Comp, Conv, Premium 2 Pkg
Heated Seats
Enhnd Prem Sound
BMW Edition Grills / Gills
BMW M Perf. Steering Wheel
BMW Carbon Fiber Perf. Spoiler
BMW Pedals
Dinan Exhaust
Dinan Mid Racing Exhaust (x-pipe)
Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake
Dinan Racing Middle Exhaust Software
Dinan DCT Tune
Dinan Pulley Kit
Dinan CH-R Wheels
Dinan Carbon Fiber Strut Tower Braces
IND M5 Scheme Mirror Caps
Arkym Front Lip
Carbon Front Reflectors
Lux H8 V3
Brembo 365mm BBK

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Old 10-29-2011, 08:07 PM
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Color-matched grille insert rings
Smoked or color-matched reflectors
20 - 35% tint (up to you and your state laws)
10 - 15mm spacers (I'm running 15mm rear and 10mm front with no issues)
Blackline Tail-lights (a smoked gray color instead of the white but without darkening up the red portion)

I highly recommend against black wheels on the SSII - it really doesn't jive well in my opinion.
Can you do any spacers with ZCP?
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:28 AM
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Can you do any spacers with ZCP?
Spacers can be added.....I think 10mm is the largest without rubbing.......Phil
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2011.5 Dinan ///M3:
SSII DCT
Comp, Conv, Premium 2 Pkg
Heated Seats
Enhnd Prem Sound
BMW Edition Grills / Gills
BMW M Perf. Steering Wheel
BMW Carbon Fiber Perf. Spoiler
BMW Pedals
Dinan Exhaust
Dinan Mid Racing Exhaust (x-pipe)
Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake
Dinan Racing Middle Exhaust Software
Dinan DCT Tune
Dinan Pulley Kit
Dinan CH-R Wheels
Dinan Carbon Fiber Strut Tower Braces
IND M5 Scheme Mirror Caps
Arkym Front Lip
Carbon Front Reflectors
Lux H8 V3
Brembo 365mm BBK
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