2005 BMW M3
Started on July 29 by series8217
BMW's E46 M3 has been my dream car for some time now. I've been shopping for one for years but for some reason never pulled the trigger on it.
In June 2014, a company emergency landed me with a 5-week unpaid vacation. I found out on a Thursday, and by Sunday I had a 2005 M3 Competition Package sitting in my garage.
What followed was a grueling two weeks of preparation for a 10,000-mile road trip / motorsports pilgrimage which included track days at Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, Carolina Motorsports Park, VIR, and Laguna Seca.
By the time I left for the trip, I had installed a full vehicle vinyl wrap, Bilstein PSS10 suspension, new brake rotors and pads, new brake fluid, new connecting rod bearings and ARP rod bolts, new rear control bushings, a new rear control arm to replace a bent one, and I performed a valve adjustment and suspension alignment.
The vehicle prep would never have been possible in such a short period of time without the help of my friends in the final few days. I also need to thank Andrew Lang of Lang Racing Development for helping source parts quickly as well as providing access to the special tools and equipment that allowed this build to happen.
Bilstein PSS10 coilovers
19x8.5 front, 19x9.5 rear
255/35/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports (front and rear)
Competition package rotors
Hawk HT-10 pads
ARP rod bolts
Matte taupe/gray metallic vinyl wrap
Replica CSL carbon fiber diffuser
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