Objective: Make an example of the coolest M3 possible in 1997
Compete with the new Alfa Guila QF for about $20,000
Progress is slow, meanwhile I will still clean up and fix minor stuff, but i'm saving for my Dinan goodies too. I plan on reaching my objective "thriftily." I bought it well, and don't want to overspend when done. So projects need to be conceived and implemented with that in mind.
|It's cool enough to take to Car's and Coffee w/out parking several blocks away and sneaking in on foot.|
It's funny, if you are a car guy, it doesn't matter if your car is worth $80K or $18K; you'll still obsess over every detail and turn around to look at it in parking lots. I like that sappy shit :)
|Home made motorsport bedazzlement, too much?|
How to personalize w/out doing something stupid? This is a constant battle. The decal under the rear door is that attempt. Those large BMW-motorsports flag decals require at least 300hp. Without the power to back up a sticker, you'll be a sticker dip shit. Note to self: Do not be a dip shit.
While It looks good, it doesn't feel good. I've begun selecting a panel and polishing with progressive abrasive polish. Once I use up all this Griots stuff i'll go shopping for some Adams Polishing supplies, he's our local car finish hero in Colorado. It is helping tremendously but takes a long time to do properly.
Turd polishing. I'm polishing the original indicators which are not perfect, but the quality is far better than the aftermarket crap I tried installing. So that low quality crap is gone and future stuff may be used but never low quality.
I'll probably buy a couple spare sets of pedals like these, since they can't possibily hold up well given the price point. Screw's are likely a failing point, but that's what Festenal is for.
Not pictured, but Fresh OEM floor mats are a MUST. Still available on eBay and Amazon for $100-150, so I've installed them too.
- Roundel replacement with OEM stuff
- Window tinting, it's hot in Colorado
- A/C compressor (it's getting noisy)
- Iphone connectivity, if OEM head unit can stay
- Redying steering wheel airbag rubber
- Dinan Exhaust
- Dinan/Fiske wheels