2004 BMW M3

2004 BMW M3

We've chronicled our adventures in E30-chassis and E36-chassis BMW M3s. Now we've got our hands on an E46-chassis example in beautiful Mystic Blue.

Latest updates

May
27
May 27, 2020
Project BMW M3: Does Your E46 Need Front Strut Reinforcement Plates?

E46-chassis BMW front strut reinforcement plates: Necessary or not?

May
22
May 22, 2020
Project BMW M3: Bilstein B16 Coil-Overs for Our E46

The M3 needed coil-overs. Can’t have stock ride height, right?

May
20
May 20, 2020
Project BMW M3: E46 Bushings and Subframe Mounts

What’s one of the biggest weak points on the E46-chassis BMW? The rear subframe mounts.

May
15
May 15, 2020
Project BMW M3: Setting Goals

Know what every successful project needs, no matter the scope or subject? A goal.

May
12
May 12, 2020
Project BMW M3: How BimmerWorld Grew a BMW Passion Into a BMW Business

What can James Clay teach others contemplating a business built around a passion, and how is BimmerWorld weathering the current storm?

Apr
23
Apr 23, 2020
Moving the M3 to the Front Burner

It’s time to move this one to the front burner.

Sep
27
Sep 27, 2018
Project BMW M3: Our Car Gets a New Foundation

We add some new suspension bits, plus wheels and tires.

Apr
27
Apr 27, 2017
Slight Project Pause for Our BMW M3

Few things slow down our project car progress more effectively than a broken arm.

Mar
07
Mar 7, 2017
Squaring Up Our M3

Our E46 M3 gets a new set of wheels.

Jan
19
Jan 19, 2017
Speciality Insurance for Our Special M3?

Can you save 15% or more with Hagerty?

Jan
06
Jan 6, 2017
Airbags for Our M3

We have our Takata airbag replaced.

Dec
27
Dec 27, 2016
The Blackstone Oil Analysis for Our M3 Says…

When we bought our 2004 BMW M3, a big, big question loomed: How were those rod bearings?

Dec
23
Dec 23, 2016
Hagerty Just Said It: Buy an E46-Chassis BMW M3 Now

The E46-chassis M3 tops their list of cars to buy now.

Oct
27
Oct 27, 2016
Fresh Red Line Fluids for Our High-Revving M3

The E46-chassis BMW has a bit of a bad secret, and it lies near its heart.

Oct
26
Oct 26, 2016
Gobbling Up the Miles (and BBQ) With Our M3

Nothing like a road trip in your new M3.

Oct
04
Oct 4, 2016
Fresh Powerflex Bushings for Our BMW M3

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Sep
27
Sep 27, 2016
First Stop With Our New M3: BimmerWorld

James Clay from BimmerWorld gives our M3 a once-over.

Sep
20
Sep 20, 2016
Meet the Latest GRM Addition: an E46-Chassis BMW M3.

After years of lusting, we finally have our own E46-chassis BMW M3.

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