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#1 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 11:54 AM
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At Long Last...

This Day Has Finally Come!!!

Ladies, Gentlemen and Werkzians of all ages. My friends, as many of you know and as my never ending hints have suggested, a spectacular surprise has been a long time coming. As some of you know, I made a serious play for a new E92 M3 when they first came out but in the end, things did not work out. Well, they say things happen for a reason, and they sure did this time - and I am THRILLED. Thank you for putting up with all the BS that led to this incredible happy result! So without further ado, please allow me to introduce you to the “Dark Knight”...The new baby's details followed by pics:

2005 E46 ///M3 S3-R CONVERTIBLE (with custom hard top). Jet Black with Silver Gray Full Leather interior. 48K miles, factory warranty intact and approximately 88K miles left on Dinan Warranty as Dinan upgrades completed in 3/07. This monster does 0-60 in 4.23 seconds and 0-100 in 10 flat. I was waiting for some shots with the top down, but it never came together this weekend and so here are some pics with the hardtop on and of the engine compartment, with top-down shots to follow soon.

PERFORMANCE:

3.2L inline 6-cylinder ///M Engine with 6-speed manual transmission and ///M Dynamic "Drive-by-Wire" Sport mode

Full Dinan S3-R package:

-Dinan gear driven Supercharger providing 5.5 psi boost

-Dinan air/air intercooler

-Dinan CNC Aluminum and Steel Mounting Brackets

-Dinan High Flow Cold Air Intake

-Dinan Oil cooling unit

-Dinan High Capacity Fuel Pressure Regulators and Injectors

-Dinan high flow throttle body kit

-Dinan aluminum race radiator with 35% increased capacity and auxilliary cooling fan

-Dinan automatic belt tensioner

-Dinan Stage 3 Koni Suspension

-Dinan Stage 3 sport clutch kit

-3.91 Limited Slip Differential

-Dinan short-shift kit

-Dinan Free-Flow Performance Exhaust

-Dinan ECU Engine Management software (Flash updated 6/09). Delete Speed limiter and increase rev-limiter

-Dinan Front Strut Tower brace

-Dinan Rear Shock Tower Brace


Brembo Grand Turismo Bi Brake Kit (Front & Back) with cross-drilled Brembo rotors and pads. Red Hat calipers.

COSMETICS, AIR FLOW ENHANCEMENTS & INTERIOR

-Vorstein carbon fiber lip

-Custom carbon fiber rear diffuser

-CSL Carbon fiber trunk lid

-20" Petrol Fusion Black (5-spoke) wheels with staggered Vredstein tires front & back

-Custom smoked tail lights and blacked out front reflectors

-Full separate custom hardtop with glass rear window and rear seat vanity lights. Has stand and cover for off-season garage storage

-Black convertible soft top with glass rear window and rear defroster

-Sport Package including leather power ///M Sport seats

-Cold Weather Package including heated seats and side view mirrors. BMW Heavy duty rubber bad weather floor mats

-///M Sport embroidered floor mats

-Self-leveling headlights

-Black BMW Roundels all around including wheel center-caps

--AC Schnitzer billet aluminum racing pedals, dead pedal and hand brake

-Retractable convertible top compartment for full trunk storage use with convertible top closed


ELECTRONICS:

-Harmon Kardon Premium Sound System

-Escort SR7 Radar/Laser detector with ZR3 laser shifters hard wired and remote mounted in front fog night bay, on either side of front license plate and above rear plate
-VIPER – 2-Way high end security system with motion sensors (internal and external), tilt sensor and encrypted ignition system cutoff. Micro-sized remote LCD allows continuous monitoring of security breach and warnings issued by system up to ¼ mile away.

-Individual wheel locks


By gordonjagman, shot with DSC-W200 at 2009-06-04


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By gordonjagman, shot with DSC-W200 at 2009-06-08


By gordonjagman, shot with DSC-W200 at 2009-06-04


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By gordonjagman, shot with DSC-W200 at 2009-06-08


By gordonjagman, shot with DSC-W200 at 2009-06-08


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RIP 2002 Z3 Roadster 2.5i - VF Supercharged, 5-speed, Brembos etc.
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#2 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 12:18 PM
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Congratz! That car is a prize!

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This makes me smile. Can't wait till i purchase a home, get a few raises and have the money for something like this.

So...video of some sort is needed i think

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I helped RM pick up the car--it is a gem.

It's so well-maintained that AFTER THE SALE, the seller cleaned the wheels of unnoticeable road grime AFTER we had driven it to RM's house.



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As I have said many times before I Hate you!!! I want that thing

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I will try and do some video soon. But first things first, I need some nice top down pics!

Oh, and I forgot that it is, per the meticulous prior owner, she's putting out 473 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. I had her at about 100-110 mph yesterday and was not slightly taxing 4th gear. I threw it into 5th and then 6th just to see and the RPM's were about 2K in 6th. Apparently the thing is built to go 150 mph and up (the seller took me and teh wife 150 mph - that's 3 adults and the hardtop on - without the slightest sweat breaking out). It seems I shall truly need to get to know the local tracks well... I also plan on going over to the Dinan service center where everything has been done on this car and getting to know the manager, as he knows my car far better than he knows me at this point, but that may well be much more important - FTW!

One quick story. We were stuck in traffic on the highway yesterday when a stock blue E46 M3 pulls up next to us. I gave him the thumbs up and smiled. He then looked at me and started revving his engine, stock high pitched whine of the 6 screetching at me. I smiled and waved again. He then did it AGAIN. OK, so now I figured I'd been more than fair in front of his girlfriend and I showed him just how much Steve Dinan had improved the exhaust tone of an E46 M3 to the deep RAWR of a straight 8 with just a wee hint of a whistle at the end. That guy's face was PRICELESS - you could almost see his hair blowing in the exhaust fumes!

Um, YAY!!!


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Gorgeous car. Good luck and be careful. Where in NY? Staten Island I am guessing.
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^^^No sir - I live in Long Island. I lived in Forest Hills in Queens until 10/08. You an ex-New Yorker?


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^^^that's not what Danny said...once you get a few in you you're like a siv... ;rofl

However, you are handy at fixie and maintenance and there are those 3 extra rooms...hmmm...


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I used to live in The Bronx and Jersey. Nice looking car and neighborhood
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Thanks. I went to high school in the Bronx. It has been a great year indeed. We are super excited about the car and the area! We got very lucky and got a terrific house that was totally redone by a contractor who owns tile and granite stores and planned to put his own family in the house (while he renovated his mansion) then sell it, but just wound up selling it. The place is so nice it is hard to believe we live there sometimes. As to the car, it is a dream come true for me and one I've been working on for a long time!

I am waiting for this never ending crappy weather to lift so I can get out to the beach and take some shots with the top down to post!


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It is actually spelled "schiv" I believe but donlt quote me and God knows I'm not asking you about spelling It means you leak - you can't hold your liquids...

Oh, and the drag another thread in here, yes, this car is properly wearing the ///M badge, thank you


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