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Thread: Goin' HAM3: An E90 M3 story

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    Goin' HAM3: An E90 M3 story

    In case some (most) missed it, I picked up an E90 M3 last weekend and have been demanded by several to create a thread for the build. Lol.

    This car will be my daily driver as WEGOHAM the E46 M3 retires for track/Sunday duty. I was driving a great 328xi wagon as a daily but I have just found out that I want more performance out of my daily (because I found myself always wanting to drive the other M3 anyway). A little raise at work kinda helped too so here we go. Who knows maybe it's a bad idea but only 1 way to find out.

    So here are the details.

    08 E90 M3
    DCT trans (friendly in traffic)
    Alpine White
    Black Leather with Aluminum Trim
    Premium pkg
    Cold Weather pkg
    iDrive
    EDC equipped
    Sunroof
    61k miles and enthusiast owned and maintained


    Car came with a lot of mods, a good portion will be parted out to make the car my own.

    Kwv3s - replaces EDC
    Wedssport sa-55M wheels
    CF splitters
    CF boot lid (low rise)
    Depo tails (yuck)
    CF diffuser
    PlatteformAG CF side extensions
    CF oversized intake manifold cover (30% more air, 100% more HAM)
    Macht Schnell test pipes
    Uuc corsa cat back exhaust
    Evolve tuning and coding (for exhaust)
    ^will likely swap for Eurocharged at some point

    And maybe a few other small things I'm forgetting.

    Here are some pics of how it sat at time of purchase.

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    And here it is with winter wheels installed and CF side skirt extensions removed.

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    Stay tuned.


    GoingHAM mobile
    Call me Seth
    Missing Chicago | Left my heart in Madison
    CURRENT: '17 Acura ILX "Fancy Civic" daily driver
    RETIRED: '08 E90 M3 DCT "GoinHAM3" | '04 E46 M3 6MT "WEGOHAM" | '04 330i ZHP | '11 E82 135i | '08 E90 328xi | 07 E91 328xi SportWagon

    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    If I wore panties, I'd be dropping them right now.

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    Love those Weds wheels. Thought it was pretty cool to have a JDM Euro theme car.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Awesome Seth! I've been hiding under a rock and missed this news.
    Patrick ///04 330i ZHP///BMWCCA#465139///Jim Conforti Shark Injector///H&R Touring Cup Kit///Gruppe M Intake



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    Awesome! Which parts are you planning to keep and which are you planning to get rid of?

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    Weds are going for sure. I can't do 19" wheels I'm Chicago it's too risky and not comfortable. Will go with 18" apex likely.

    Trunk and tails are going, doing and LCI conversion and BMW performance CF spoiler

    Acs roof spoiler going (forgot to mention that one)

    Side skirt extensions are already up for sale (maybe I can talk Joop into those LOL)

    I'll probably part ways with the front splitters too just cuz I want to NOT scrape them up.

    Undecided on the uuc corsa exhaust, would like it to be louder so ill either modify the X pipe or get a different less restrictive muffler.




    GoingHAM mobile
    Call me Seth
    Missing Chicago | Left my heart in Madison
    CURRENT: '17 Acura ILX "Fancy Civic" daily driver
    RETIRED: '08 E90 M3 DCT "GoinHAM3" | '04 E46 M3 6MT "WEGOHAM" | '04 330i ZHP | '11 E82 135i | '08 E90 328xi | 07 E91 328xi SportWagon

    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    If I wore panties, I'd be dropping them right now.

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    Beautiful. Congrats! FWIW, I think it looks better with the winter setup on it!

    18x9 ET 42 Apex EC-7's / BC Racing BR Type Coilovers / GruppeM Intake
    ECS SS Brake Lines / Coby Wheel Wrap w/ Tri-Stitch / 35% Tint / BavSound Stage 1 / Stett Intake Boots / OE Euro Clears

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    Well the summer set up next year will be much more M friendly offsets lol


    GoingHAM mobile
    Call me Seth
    Missing Chicago | Left my heart in Madison
    CURRENT: '17 Acura ILX "Fancy Civic" daily driver
    RETIRED: '08 E90 M3 DCT "GoinHAM3" | '04 E46 M3 6MT "WEGOHAM" | '04 330i ZHP | '11 E82 135i | '08 E90 328xi | 07 E91 328xi SportWagon

    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    If I wore panties, I'd be dropping them right now.

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    2 M's... noice!

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    Goin' HAM3: An E90 M3 story

    You Suck!!

    Congrats it's very nice.

    So how is the power compared to you're E46 M3?
    BAVSOUND Stage 1 - UltraGauge - Valentine One - Orion V4's - ARC-8's
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    VIS XTS CF Hood - CF Lip/Console/Diffuser - OE CSL Trunk - BWS 500S 9k/11k

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOLFN8TR View Post
    You Suck!!

    Congrats it's very nice.

    So how is the power compared to you're E46 M3?
    I can feel the difference in torque a bit (sc puts the e46 at 350ft/lb), and the e46 is also lighter but this thing is no slouch either. I might have gotten too much car for a daily lol


    GoingHAM mobile
    Call me Seth
    Missing Chicago | Left my heart in Madison
    CURRENT: '17 Acura ILX "Fancy Civic" daily driver
    RETIRED: '08 E90 M3 DCT "GoinHAM3" | '04 E46 M3 6MT "WEGOHAM" | '04 330i ZHP | '11 E82 135i | '08 E90 328xi | 07 E91 328xi SportWagon

    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    If I wore panties, I'd be dropping them right now.

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