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Old 01-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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January 2012 Car Of The Month - robrez

Factory options:
None. Started life as a bone stock 318i

Color:
BMW-diamantschwarz-metallic

Interior color:
M-technic Blau/Anthracite

Engine modifications:
M42
COP kit
MarkD chip

Exhaust:
Supersprint

Transmission:
5-speed MT

Differential:
4:10 Torsen

Suspension:
Koni SA shocks and struts
H&R Sports (50406 front springs and euro vert rear springs)
UUC swaybars
Racing Dynamics front strut brace
AKG subframe bushings

Wheels:
Alpina 16" x 7" ET 28

Exterior modifications:
Euro M-technic II bodykit
Z3 Antenna
Headlight wipers
Hella smoked smileys with HID retrofit
MHW smoked tails with Mo Brighta high performance retrofit
Hella smoked blinkers
Euro plate filler

Interior modifications:
M-technic blau/anthracite cloth interior
Anthracite headliner
Euro (3rd brake light delete) anthracite rear deck and sunshade
Momo Hella steering wheel
Lighted ZHP shift knob
E36 window switches
Euro clock
Maplight mirror
LED interior, glovebox, trunk, and license plate lights
Euwerks Engineering E30 Tuner Gauge Pod with MZ3 oil temp and voltmeter gauges, and USB port retrofit

ICE:
BMW Traffic Pro HU
Blaupunkt front components, 4-channel amp, and powered subwoofer, stock premium rear speakers
Parrot bluetooth

Additional mods:
Z3 steering rack
Z3 1.9 shifter
MZ3 diff. cover

Uninstalled mods:
E30 M3 cluster
French Fogs
George Graves narrowband gauge
Luke 8" subwoofer box
13 button OBC

Story behind the car:
I originally bought this car to be a beater/daily driver. Then I discovered this forum and it's no longer a beater, but it's still a daily driver.

I owe just about everything to this forum. I've bought most of my parts from r3v sellers, and I've supported many of the mechanics and retailers who specifically cater to the e30 community, such as E30 Motor Werks, Red Rockets Labs (George Graves), Gutenparts, Manzaa Automotive Lighting Innovation, Blunt Tech, and German Audio Specialties. Lastly, I have to thank all the friends who helped me work on my car, including Joey (lifestyle101), Alex (Iwantseed), Bob (Blackout), Jack (Cactusjacks1).


Original window sticker



Neglected, but it only had 80k miles went I found her



Build 1.0



Parts that went into the M-techic II transformation





Do work




How it looks today:








(Photos by Stephen Sayer)
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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I Like....nice to see a 4dr treated so well.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Amazing car as usual. Well deserved COTM.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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Thanks! Here's the link to the rest of Stephen's pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiot...7628645979645/
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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awesome car. need more interior shots though
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #7
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I have always hated you for this car robert...

Well deserved cotm
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #8
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Beautiful. Simply and classically beautiful. I usually prefer the look of Ronals on any E30, but I'm gonna give the Alpinas a firm nod here.

This inspires me to get to work on my wife's Schwarz sedan. Thank you.

Oh, and more interior shots, please.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #9
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There is not a thing I would change about that car. It has an mtech II kit, smoked euro smilies, mhw's, badass wheels and an awesome interior. Congrats!
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #10
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #11
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Such an amazing transformation. Very well done and well deserved. I probably would have stopped at build 1 but the 4 door m tech 2 looks excellent. "Haters gonna hate" but the MT 2 body kit looks so right on this car.
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #12
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Here's another shot of the interior i just finished as per request

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Old 01-01-2012, 02:11 PM   #13
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Beautiful interior, pictures can't really do it justice (although they look awesome).
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #14
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:40 PM   #15
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Congrats Robert
Car looks great.
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