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Bimmerfest 2010 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks
The 11th annual Bimmerfest show in California will be held on May 22, 2010 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA!
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:38 PM
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Jon, that is the best looking M3 I have ever seen, EVER!!! Awesome job buddy!
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I have a set of brakes ready to go on, the replacement body kit piece is at the body shop getting turned into a less crappy replacement piece and it's getting painted too. I am ordering some new tailights and tires soon, have a set of resonators ready to be welded in.....

I can pull it out of storage next friday....I can't wait to drive my e-21 again.
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From before shampooing the carpets..
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From before shampooing the carpets..
Now, that's something I want to do...
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Now, that's something I want to do...
16mm socket and a really strong back. Those power seats weigh a freaking ton. Torque the bolts to 45nm when reinstalling. The car looks and smells a lot better with clean carpets.

Melody herfed under the passenger seat once or twice (Highway 49 and BMW FTW). I miss my little puppy girl.
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16mm socket and a really strong back. Those power seats weigh a freaking ton. Torque the bolts to 45nm when reinstalling. The car looks and smells a lot better with clean carpets.

Melody herfed under the passenger seat once or twice (Highway 49 and BMW FTW). I miss my little puppy girl.
Melody was the sweetest... I wonder if my "Vaders" would work in your E46? My back is so sore this morning from bending over so much yesterday. Lifting seats would be a no-no for me.

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Jon, that is the best looking M3 I have ever seen, EVER!!! Awesome job buddy!
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Melody was the sweetest... I wonder if my "Vaders" would work in your E46?
I bet Erik doesn't think so...



I didn't find Vaders to be very comfortable based on that time I rode in your car. I love the E46 sport seats. I ordered a replacement seat back cover from Tischer for my driver seat. It will be installed this Thursday.
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I didn't find Vaders to be very comfortable based on that time I rode in your car. I love the E46 sport seats. I ordered a replacement seat back cover from Tischer for my driver seat. It will be installed this Thursday.
I wonder if E46 M3 seats will fit in my car? Heated would be great. My back would love them.

Here's my M3 from another angle. Still lookin' good at 11.

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From before shampooing the carpets..
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Kari wants to know if you'll come do her car next? (I just showed her this)


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I bet the seats do fit. My concern would be the connector for the sensors and power this and that. My guess is that has changed.

Your car looks great, Jon. And you're nuts for buying my old wheels. You really ought to spend a couple of bucks and have those CHs refinished.

My neighbors say the same thing when they see me doing my biannual detail..
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I bet the seats do fit. My concern would be the connector for the sensors and power this and that. My guess is that has changed.

Your car looks great, Jon. And you're nuts for buying my old wheels. You really ought to spend a couple of bucks and have those CHs refinished.

My neighbors say the same thing when they see me doing my biannual detail..

As soon as I get the energy Cliff, I'm going to get your old wheels done up custom...


Here's the rear end of my car...
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Here's a side shot of mine that I didn't send you. I painted the calipers with silver caliper paint from Tirerack, and the wheels are from Turner Motorsports. Premier will install a clear bra on April 12 after the paint has cured. I have to wait until mid-May before I can use Klasse on the car.

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Here's a side shot of mine that I didn't send you. I painted the calipers with silver caliper paint from Tirerack, and the wheels are from Turner Motorsports. Premier will install a clear bra on April 12 after the paint has cured. I have to wait until mid-May before I can use Klasse on the car.


Nice shot!

I wouldn't wait to do the Klasse. I made that mistake, discovering yesterday etching in the new paint that was unprotected... I too waited for the paint to "cure". I tried buffing the marks out yesterday, but it was too late...
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Very nice M3 Jon. Cliff love that color on your car. I have the same year 02, mine has auto position on the headlight switch, I dont see that on yours that was something I thought would be the same? Is it a package option or something?

I wont be going to bfest, unfortunately but here is the most recent pic I took.


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Nice shot!

I wouldn't wait to do the Klasse. I made that mistake, discovering yesterday etching in the new paint that was unprotected... I too waited for the paint to "cure". I tried buffing the marks out yesterday, but it was too late...
Oh, it has 3 coats of wax on it. One that the body shop put on, and two more coats of Souveran carnauba that I added last weekend. They told me I had to wait 60 days before using a sealant like Klasse, which microscopically etches the paint to bond with it.

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Cliff love that color on your car. I have the same year 02, mine has auto position on the headlight switch, I dont see that on yours that was something I thought would be the same? Is it a package option or something?

I wont be going to bfest, unfortunately but here is the most recent pic I took.
Thanks, and your car looks sharp too! Auto dimming headlights were part of the premium package, which I didn't order for my car. I didn't want leather upholstery nor did I want a moonroof, both of which were part of that package.

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Taking the day off before to prep!
Same here. I'll have her wash/waxed, then cover her for the night so she'll look extra special for the big day
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Well I'm planning to buff and wax mine before I leave, it's not too bad for 29 year old paint (mostly) Then I'll be driving it 3500 miles across the nastiest dirtist place I can find (at least most of the road is paved now a days) So I'll be looking for a place to do a detail after I get down there. I'll be in San Fransisco for a week, So I hope my Uncle has a garage I can clean up the car in....Cars that have driven the ALCan are pretty nasty if they survive the highway.
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Well I'm planning to buff and wax mine before I leave, it's not too bad for 29 year old paint (mostly) Then I'll be driving it 3500 miles across the nastiest dirtist place I can find (at least most of the road is paved now a days) So I'll be looking for a place to do a detail after I get down there. I'll be in San Fransisco for a week, So I hope my Uncle has a garage I can clean up the car in....Cars that have driven the ALCan are pretty nasty if they survive the highway.
If you make it in town a day before the event, I would recommend going to one of the following places for a wash/wax before the fest.

Both places hand wash you ride.

Glenoaks Car Wash
444 South Glenoaks Boulevard,
Burbank, CA 91502-1419
(818) 841-5000***8206;

They do just as good a job but at about half the cost of the one in Glendale.

Antique Car Wash
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Thanks, I'll also be bringing along my porter cable since I'm sure it'll to be buffed again once I get down there.

I'll be in San Fransico for about a week before the fest so I'll hopefully do all the hard work of removing the road grime there.

I also imagine I'll hit a manual car wash in washington somewhere too since having that car firlthy will drive me nuts.
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When I can't do it myself, I usually get it detailed at Fasching's Car Wash. It's in Arcadia just down the street from the Santa Anita Horse Park.

Fasching's Car Wash-Auto Detailing
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I have mesh style wheels and my pet peeve at the car wash is they never do a good job on my wheels. I haven't had a problem with them so far.
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I have my 17" style 5 rims to put on, get my windows tinted, shadowline, and get her washed & waxed. I plan on doing everything between the 10 thru 17 of may.
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