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Mikee
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Hi everybody! My name is Mike, but you can call me Mikee!
I am 19 years old and I am a very funny guy! I live in my small house in Orlando, Florida.
I work as a seller in a small shop.
Leaving some of the money from my salary, plus cash assistance from my parents, and also some money from my girlfriend :? .
And finally I saved up 20,000V$!
And since I do not want to sleep, I write this text at 7 a.m.

Now, let's move on to my first car!
2005 BMW M3 E46

Honestly, I thought for a long time what to buy, but when I saw an advertisement for the sale of this car in Florida, I immediately realized that this car was for me!
Well, now this BMW is mine!
I was very happy when I came to my garage and immediately started taking a photo of it.

Now let's quickly go over the characteristics:
Mileage: 40,205 mi.
Year: 2005
Model: M3
Color: OEM Silver Grey Metallic
Engine: S54B32
HP: 333
Suspension: Stock with Status Gruppe SRS coilover kit
Rims: 18 inch Work VS-TX
Tires: Bridgestone Potenza S001

Again I say I am very happy with this car!
It behaves nicely on the road, drives fast, and as I think it is the best variant of BMW for the money!
Oh, I forgot to say how much it cost! And it cost exactly 15,000V$

Let's see what photos I took:

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And the first thing I'll start working on will be the appearance of the car.
What do you think should be changed, and what should be left?
Waiting for your answers!
Stay tuned!
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SimplifyHerb
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Nice BMW mate! Maybe service it, like change oil, air filter, etc.
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SimplifyHerb wrote:
26 Jan 2020 13:14
Nice BMW mate! Maybe service it, like change oil, air filter, etc.
Thanks! Previous owner made it before selling.
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ijdevil
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Super clean bro. Can't wait to see what direction you go with it
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Niatross
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Ayee an E46!
I had one for almost a year i think, Definitely VERY VERY fun cars these! You'll not regret buying it a single bit ;)
As for mod suggestions, you could start with interior. Bucket seats, steering wheel and such
And also bolt-ons for the engine ought to be considered too! things like intake, exhaust, tune etc.
A question though, is it an SMG automatic or a manual?
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^That man above me owns an E46 before and he loves it so much.......just not finding a lot of time to drive it, sadly. But chances are you'll still be able to spot it since he sold it to his close friend, who is also here.As for now, he owns an E92 and F82 recently, and in the process of turning them into the *ahem* ultimate driving machines

Anyways welcome to the community! That's a really, really nice starter car that you have there, and you're also one of the very few who dares to go above the half of the initial 20k budget :D With a car like this, you're basically ready to roll and start your petrolhead adventures. And wew another American! There are quite a lot of us who either hail from the land of the free or based somewhere in the US of A, both in this forum and the old ones, so you're not alone ;) I myself isn't an American nor based in USA, but I've visited the freeland thrice last year. And I absolutely love it, I even brought back some cars to Japan! :lol:

Speaking about the car, the E46 is a nice base for just about everything. It's particularly a trackday hero, and in the USA at least you can see some of them running around in trackdays, time attack races or autocross events. On its home turf in the European soil, there are even more of them lining up in paddocks and pitlanes. I'm not sure how popular it is in grassroots drifting, but there are definitely some of them being used, at least back in Europe. And if you're into the show-off and pride route, you can always convert it into the E46 GTR lookalike or lower it with a dash of camber for that internet approval points ;)

Talking about the E46 GTR, as I've said (or implied), the E46 is a widely potent base for a racecar. In touring car racing, allthough it was the regular E46 instead of the M ones being used to race, BMW raked a lot of national and european touring car trophies with the platform. As for GT racing, the tale of the E46 GTR absolutely needs no introduction, although its GT racing achievements is overshadowed by the fact that it is also the icon of the Need For Speed series. Personally I'm a bit annoyed by the fact that the E46 was hailed as a videogame monument rather than an endurance racing dominator with multiple american and european titles to its name but oh well. If you're into the drifting scene, you'll know that the E46 is Kristaps Bluss's weapon of choice before switching to the HGK Eurofighter E92.

Right, I'm sorry for veering too far from the discussion. Back to your E46, looking at your budget at the moment, I'd say the best thing you can do for now is a bit of weight reduction, handling improvement and a slight bump on power. Get lighter seats, get a proper steering wheel, get a proper suspension, do an ECU and cam tune, and get a new exhaust plus muffler, and if you could you might want to add a front lip for better aero flow and better look. You'll feel the difference quickly, trust me :D Also what's your plan for the E46? A quick daily runner? Trackable daily? Stance master? Either way, I'm looking forward to your journey ;)
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Damn dude, welcome to the family. Your M3 is something I wish for months, hope you're happy with it. And parts wise, you know that carbon fiber parts are always appreciated. Go for a small difuser/splitter, or a lip spoiler.(cb fiber, of course :oops: )
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A proper M3 there! Work wheels fit it so well too. You don't even have to do much work on it since it's already a great performance car, the last true driver's car from BMW as some say.
Also nice to see someone else from America, even if Florida is still pretty far from me :P
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OwO ayy welcome damn e46 yeess and actual m3 that's amazing, as everyone suggested start with driver mods before power mods :P
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Whats on deck for mods?
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ijdevil wrote:
26 Jan 2020 15:16
Super clean bro. Can't wait to see what direction you go with it
Thanks! This will be my daily!
Niatross wrote:
26 Jan 2020 17:04
Ayee an E46!
I had one for almost a year i think, Definitely VERY VERY fun cars these! You'll not regret buying it a single bit ;)
As for mod suggestions, you could start with interior. Bucket seats, steering wheel and such
And also bolt-ons for the engine ought to be considered too! things like intake, exhaust, tune etc.
A question though, is it an SMG automatic or a manual?
Haha! Thanks! Cool that you had this car!
Now I have a dude whom I can
ask about this car!
Alas, I started from the exterior.
This version is on SMG.
BigSmoke wrote:
26 Jan 2020 19:32
^That man above me owns an E46 before and he loves it so much.......just not finding a lot of time to drive it, sadly. But chances are you'll still be able to spot it since he sold it to his close friend, who is also here.As for now, he owns an E92 and F82 recently, and in the process of turning them into the *ahem* ultimate driving machines

Anyways welcome to the community! That's a really, really nice starter car that you have there, and you're also one of the very few who dares to go above the half of the initial 20k budget :D With a car like this, you're basically ready to roll and start your petrolhead adventures. And wew another American! There are quite a lot of us who either hail from the land of the free or based somewhere in the US of A, both in this forum and the old ones, so you're not alone ;) I myself isn't an American nor based in USA, but I've visited the freeland thrice last year. And I absolutely love it, I even brought back some cars to Japan! :lol:

Speaking about the car, the E46 is a nice base for just about everything. It's particularly a trackday hero, and in the USA at least you can see some of them running around in trackdays, time attack races or autocross events. On its home turf in the European soil, there are even more of them lining up in paddocks and pitlanes. I'm not sure how popular it is in grassroots drifting, but there are definitely some of them being used, at least back in Europe. And if you're into the show-off and pride route, you can always convert it into the E46 GTR lookalike or lower it with a dash of camber for that internet approval points ;)

Talking about the E46 GTR, as I've said (or implied), the E46 is a widely potent base for a racecar. In touring car racing, allthough it was the regular E46 instead of the M ones being used to race, BMW raked a lot of national and european touring car trophies with the platform. As for GT racing, the tale of the E46 GTR absolutely needs no introduction, although its GT racing achievements is overshadowed by the fact that it is also the icon of the Need For Speed series. Personally I'm a bit annoyed by the fact that the E46 was hailed as a videogame monument rather than an endurance racing dominator with multiple american and european titles to its name but oh well. If you're into the drifting scene, you'll know that the E46 is Kristaps Bluss's weapon of choice before switching to the HGK Eurofighter E92.

Right, I'm sorry for veering too far from the discussion. Back to your E46, looking at your budget at the moment, I'd say the best thing you can do for now is a bit of weight reduction, handling improvement and a slight bump on power. Get lighter seats, get a proper steering wheel, get a proper suspension, do an ECU and cam tune, and get a new exhaust plus muffler, and if you could you might want to add a front lip for better aero flow and better look. You'll feel the difference quickly, trust me :D Also what's your plan for the E46? A quick daily runner? Trackable daily? Stance master? Either way, I'm looking forward to your journey ;)
Woah!
Thanks!
You wrote so much! I am surprised!
Thanks for the detailed answer!
But I decided that this car would be my daily.
-stallion- wrote:
26 Jan 2020 20:22
Damn dude, welcome to the family. Your M3 is something I wish for months, hope you're happy with it. And parts wise, you know that carbon fiber parts are always appreciated. Go for a small difuser/splitter, or a lip spoiler.(cb fiber, of course :oops: )
Thanks!
Cool! I'm in some kind of family now?! Whaaat?!
I already bought and put a carbon lip for the bumper.
I also think to buy a spoiler.
Lagano wrote:
26 Jan 2020 22:22
A proper M3 there! Work wheels fit it so well too. You don't even have to do much work on it since it's already a great performance car, the last true driver's car from BMW as some say.
Also nice to see someone else from America, even if Florida is still pretty far from me :P
Thanks!
I see that with this machine there will be little trouble!
And what state are you in?
NotPerfect wrote:
27 Jan 2020 11:48
OwO ayy welcome damn e46 yeess and actual m3 that's amazing, as everyone suggested start with driver mods before power mods :P
Thanks!
Seriously? I think everyone does not start with the engine due to the fact that it’s cool in stock!
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Guys! Sorry to write so early, but I just don't have another time to write here! In the morning I have time and therefore I will write only in the morning!
I was advised to buy some parts and I bought a front carbon lip at a flea market.
Yes, I bought one part, but look how it fits my car! Now let's move on to the photo:

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This lip is a great addition to the M3, makes it look a bit more aggressive like some of the newer M cars!
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Loving the carbon, can't wait to see more on it
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Ah I see you're following my suggestion of adding a front lip. See I told you, it looks miles better now :D

Also top tip: Take your time, no need to rush or worry about scheduling. Just ask most of us here :lol:
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OOOOOOOOOOOOO WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!
A new member who entered with style and nuts! Goddamn, that E46 looks AMAZING!
This is one of the best starter cars that you can get, and 15k for this car is a really good price!
The MT6 on this car is perfect! And the SMG is track oriented but you need to be EXTRA careful with it.
Hopefully we will see this thing on the tracks soon!
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Sieklo
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Welcome to the forum!
Damn, M3 always look good :D
Carbon lip looks awesome, small mod but makes huge difference :lol:
Can't wait to see more :D
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Lagano wrote:
27 Jan 2020 14:33
This lip is a great addition to the M3, makes it look a bit more aggressive like some of the newer M cars!
Heck! You think so too!
ijdevil wrote:
27 Jan 2020 15:19
Loving the carbon, can't wait to see more on it
Stay tuned!
BigSmoke wrote:
27 Jan 2020 20:04
Ah I see you're following my suggestion of adding a front lip. See I told you, it looks miles better now :D

Also top tip: Take your time, no need to rush or worry about scheduling. Just ask most of us here :lol:
I obeyed your advice because you have much more experience than me!
Ok! :D
FranklinAnderson wrote:
27 Jan 2020 21:59
OOOOOOOOOOOOO WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!
A new member who entered with style and nuts! Goddamn, that E46 looks AMAZING!
This is one of the best starter cars that you can get, and 15k for this car is a really good price!
The MT6 on this car is perfect! And the SMG is track oriented but you need to be EXTRA careful with it.
Hopefully we will see this thing on the tracks soon!
Hello!
Thanks!
And what kind of "Extra careful" is this? What should I do and what not?
Hmm... But I don’t know about the track, I'm too small for the track!?
Sieklo wrote:
27 Jan 2020 23:08
Welcome to the forum!
Damn, M3 always look good :D
Carbon lip looks awesome, small mod but makes huge difference :lol:
Can't wait to see more :D
Hi!
Thanks!
And yes, I was very happy and surprised to have installed only one front lip!
It seem that one detail, but it change the look of the car!
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Dude I'm a huge fan of E46s(actually I just sold my old car and I'm looking for an E46 irl).I really like the original look of it,and the new lip it's a nice touch.
Can't wait to see more.
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Lip give look better and more aggressive bites, look forward pal!
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This looks promising! I love it :)
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dariws wrote:
28 Jan 2020 19:24
Dude I'm a huge fan of E46s(actually I just sold my old car and I'm looking for an E46 irl).I really like the original look of it,and the new lip it's a nice touch.
Can't wait to see more.
If you search, you will always find what you need!
Thanks!
And stay tuned!
SimplifyHerb wrote:
28 Jan 2020 21:49
Lip give look better and more aggressive bites, look forward pal!
Also stay tuned!
Soju wrote:
29 Jan 2020 14:08
This looks promising! I love it :)
Thanks!
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Another smoll updates!

I'm still a little bit, buy parts for BMW!
Yesterday I bought a rear carbon lip and carbon spoiler.
The lip is half carbon, and also it came painted in the color of my car. The color is almost identical to mine.
The spoiler is half carbon too. It came painted in black.
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owo ayy more 46 goodies can't wait to see how it's all gonna look :P
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Sieklo
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Dang! That wing looks good :D M3 starts to look like a proper track weapon :P
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