Seeing as I've decided to keep her I may aswell start doing a few things to her, so I thought "better start a project thread"
First thing is to think of all the things I dont like on the M3 and change them.
I didn't like the eucalyptus interior trim, so thats been changed to black cube Pics to follow when I remember, the eucalyptus trim has been rubbed down and sprayed BMW piano black and will more than likely be sold rather than fitting it as I like the black cube.
Changed the wipers for the modern type.
Gave her a name, she is now called Penny.
Sprayed the front cross brace mounts black, they were blue and looked shit.
I've started collecting parts to go on soon.
I've got a set of genuine CSL rims, I've had them re-furbed, and some new genuine alloy centre badges.
I've got 4x 12mm H&R spacers with extended bolts and McGuard locks.
Also got a pair of 356mm front discs with some massive 8 pot calipars, that should stop it better.
Done some little bits to it today
Changed the plates and put some LED rear lights on.
Started putting some bits on Penny today, got a Bilstein B12 kit that has Eibach springs with it going on.
Started at the rear, and found a broken coil spring that wasn't broken MOT time 250 miles ago my old E46 M3 also snapped a rear coil spring, the MOT guy did say that the E46 M3 snap coil springs and made a big deal about checking them.
I've got the csl wheels on with the 12mm spacers fitted, backend looks well fat now, and she sits a little lower too.
Tomorrow I'm fitting the big brakes and then going to take some after pictures.
These are the before pictures.
After some swearing at the brakes not bleeding it was all up and working to a fashion, brake make a horrible noise but is getting better.
Going to have it checked over by Steve on Friday if they have space in their diary.
Heres todays pics.
Gave her a wash and shammy earlier
Todays work was to remove the CD changer and put an Intrevee II in, bloody awesome and all controled from the headunit screen.
Second job of the day was a wheel swop, the csl will be up forsale along with the 12mm spacers.
Tonights pics with new wheels fitted, they are 19" VRMs
Got my hands on this yesterday, will be painted and fitted soon
Removed the boot lid after work today and dry fitted the csl lid, it aint bolted down as the captured nuts are larger than the BMW ones, so off to the Fasteners tomorrow to get what I am after.
Couple of things have made me think, are the gas boot struts too strong for the lighter csl lid, the boot lid skin is not as rigid as the steel original, so I could spray some expanding foam in the cavity between the skins to strengthen it up a bit.
Got to go on realOME to find out some of the csl part I'll need to order so I can fit them and remove them before the spray painting.