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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 03-24-2012, 08:35 AM
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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!









Quick cell phone shot of right splitter installed. I have heard everywhere that they dont always fit %100, even from BMW:


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Old 03-24-2012, 08:55 AM
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Nice ride(s) - drive safely. Nice pics by your friend. The interlagos really pops when exposed like that.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:06 AM
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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!
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:19 AM
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:10 PM
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:28 AM
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Interlagos is my favorite color. Nice!
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:26 PM
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Nice setup! I got the GTS wheels on my white e90 m3 and cant say more about them. Bada** man!
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:38 PM
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Love that car and the wheels. Congrats!!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:41 PM
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Where in Virginia are you?
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:34 AM
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:51 PM
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Heres a better pic of the new splitters. VA gives off too much pollen

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Old 03-27-2012, 01:56 PM
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Where in Virginia are you?
Midlothian, Just outside Richmond!
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:57 PM
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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!
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:47 PM
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:23 PM
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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.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:29 PM
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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.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:47 PM
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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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