ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby ss45466 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:44 pm

Its coming together nicely. Thanks^!

Went for a cruise up to the Valles Caldera National Preserve ~160 mile trip, made a wrong turn into a parking lot and did a nice smokey burnout in Las Alamos next to the labs fire department lol. sorry no pics of the burnout :( The firefighters were outside washing their rig and they approved of said burnout lol. :mrgreen:

Heres a pic of the Caldera in the background, its huge.

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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby AustinR » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:14 am

How are you liking this car? How does it compare to an e30?

I keep driving past the one parked on my way to work and I'm thinking an e46 m might have to be my next car...
How much did you pay for yours if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby ss45466 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:26 am

It drives great, big flat torque curve. SMG does shift a little hard even if on the min setting (still trying to get the settings right). Its the only newer BMW that even comes close to an e30. If you can get the 6 speed manual.

I paid $6k for it not running + about $1-1.5K (tires, cam hub/cam bolts, fuel pump, bushings, filters/fluids) to get it to where it is now, but I still need to do body work and some other small stuff.

...watching top gear america right now, shame they are stacking 2 e30's on top one another and racing them(edit a e30 3 series, and e38 7 series, calling it a 10 series). I need some of those parts!
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby AustinR » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:36 am

Cool. I'll keep my eyes open. Although I don't know why, I'm broke as a joke. haha.

And yeah, I hate seeing those tv shows do that stuff. Such a waste. They could pick cars nobody cares about like a Ford Taurus or something.
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby M20_fever » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:45 am

Car looks awesome. The only other 3 series I would want would be an e46m3.
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby Nsquared97 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:37 am

Looking snazzy! I'd love an S54, whether in an E46 or not haha.
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby ss45466 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:57 pm

I got the turbo back on the IX turned the boost down for winter(19psi lol) and been driving it when it's snowy out lately. The m3 got a carbon hood, headers, a valve adjustment and have a csl diffuser on order. Will try to get some pics up in a few. Here's one for now when I got my new phone:

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Postby Yoshi » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:19 pm

what phone?
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby ss45466 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:25 pm

The HTC DNA, liking it so far.
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Postby Yoshi » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:41 pm

I should get one lol.
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby Nsquared97 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:28 am

That is a pretty sweet shot! Can't imagine what fun your car is in the white stuff. You should try and get some action shots sometime ;)
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Postby M20_fever » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:13 pm

wow, finally an Android with a good camera!
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby Ryki » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:02 pm

That's a sweet pic!! I believe my phone has the same camera, tried a few shots but I'm gonna try the low light pics to see how it turns out, or at least when its not raining.
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby Nsquared97 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:35 am

I just picked up a new phone Sunday, supposed to have an 8mp camera. Haven't really tried it out much yet.
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Re: ss45466's turbo IX build now with m3 content

Postby Court M3 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:56 pm

M20_fever wrote:Car looks awesome. The only other 3 series I would want would be an e46m3.



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