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Brads BMW E46 M3

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Johal » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:22 am

Looks like the below

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The optimism in me says that could be fixed but I am not a bodywork expert, whoever did that must be talented lol

Take it to a body shop and see what they say....

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:32 am

Yeah I'm not sure what They've done but done a good job. Really bugs me though when you park it and look back...as you do, and seen that at the front spoils the front

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Johal » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:04 am

Yeah I'm not sure what They've done but done a good job. Really bugs me though when you park it and look back...as you do, and seen that at the front spoils the front
Once you notice it then that is it, the car wont be "perfect" until you fix it lol!!

I have a dent that i notice and it kills my mood when im in awe of the car...

Hopefully this will be rectified soon as :D

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:06 am

Yeah does my head in tbh. Really ruins it. Needs to get it looked at or new bumper.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Jamie » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:51 pm

Sounds criminal , but cant you just get an ebay m3 rep bumper? As in not a CSL one just an M3 one but a copy? sure they will be reasonably priced...
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:52 pm

I'd really rather not tbh. The price you pay would probably be able to get a decent used one it's just finding one. Just got to wait and one will come up eventually. I missed out on one due to being on holiday.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Chrissyp83 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:08 pm

I am pretty certain that could be repaired by a decent bodyshop, I had a similar issue with a plastic bumper on my wifes old cupra after a glancing blow with a deer at 60mph ... Even the critic in me couldn't spot the repair, wish I had pics which might inspire confidence that it could potentially be fixed
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:31 pm

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Still looks good dirty

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Jamie » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:53 pm

just trying to think of alternatives with you saying theres non about. Surely one will come up eventually.
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby R6HNN » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:26 pm

From my experience with the clubsport, a repaired crack in a front bumper will always come back. Due to the wind force, the flex and the fact that you'll inevitably catch it again, you're better off either replacing the bumper or covering the damage with a splitter.
My old clubsport was fixed twice in my ownership and the crack reappeared. The guy I sold it to had it fixed again when he bought it but last week it came back again.
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:04 pm

So stormworks knob is in. I’m really 50/50 about the colour of it. Not sure if I should’ve gone for the stainless steel...

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Johal » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:14 pm

So stormworks knob is in. I’m really 50/50 about the colour of it. Not sure if I should’ve gone for the stainless steel...

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Oh Brad, looks brilliant but for some reason i assumed you were going for the smaller circle (-_-) The colour is a bit 'off' stainless would fit perfect in your cabin....:D

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:51 pm

So stormworks knob is in. I’m really 50/50 about the colour of it. Not sure if I should’ve gone for the stainless steel...

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Oh Brad, looks brilliant but for some reason i assumed you were going for the smaller circle (-_-) The colour is a bit 'off' stainless would fit perfect in your cabin....:D
Smaller circle ? And yeah I think it would I’m not sure.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Andy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:31 pm

I like the colour. If you get a matching handbrake handle it'll look spot on.
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:52 pm

I like the colour. If you get a matching handbrake handle it'll look spot on.
I’ve got the handle just haven’t had chance to fit. And also the Paddles.

Also what do people think to velocity stacks ? Went in one with them fitted and the noise was unreal !! Can get hold of a set for quite a good price ? Thinking of it as an alternative to a Csl box as that’s quite a bit more.

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby johnkeep1 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:32 pm

So stormworks knob is in. I’m really 50/50 about the colour of it. Not sure if I should’ve gone for the stainless steel...

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Oh Brad, looks brilliant but for some reason i assumed you were going for the smaller circle (-_-) The colour is a bit 'off' stainless would fit perfect in your cabin....:D
Smaller circle ? And yeah I think it would I’m not sure.
Your knob is the perfect colour.


And the gearstick isn't bad.


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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:33 pm



Thanks...

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Jamie » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:21 am

knob looks good.

I dont know if you saw on my instagram but theres a lad called Zac Harrison who was at the MOT garage when i was there the other week n he had velocity stacks, they do sound awesome no doubt.
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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Johal » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:18 am

Smaller circle ? And yeah I think it would I’m not sure.
http://www.storm-motorwerks.com/interio ... Manual.jpg

One of these?....

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Re: Brads BMW E46 M3

Postby Brad Smith » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:36 am

Oh no that’s for manuals only. I like having the engraving on top.

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