2003.5 BMW M3
Asking Price $23,000
Current Mileage: 80,000 miles
Color: Imola Red
Interior: Black Leather (Electric seats and fold down rear seats)
Purchase date: 03/18/2013
Clear Title in hand
Dyno: 270hp 242tq at the wheels @ 6300 rpm (traction issues with dyno, couldn’t rev to 8000 rpm - found workaround but too late to redyno) - Dynojet
35% tint all around
AFE Panel Filter - (installed 4/12/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Bimmerworld intake elbow (black) - (installed 4/25/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Vanos filter - (installed 4/12/13 @ 76,600 miles)
CPV screw with upgraded O-ring - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Diverter Valve - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Bimmerworld rod bearing upgrade kit with new arp studs - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Vanos Checked (5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Oil pan gasket - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
VC gasket - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Bimmerworld Brake Cooling Kit - (installed 5/27/13 @ 77,000 miles)
Titanium front brake pad backing plate - not installed
Bimmerworld V2 stainless steel brake lines - (installed 4/14/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Castrol SRF Brake Fluid - (installed 4/27/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Rear brake rotors - (installed 4/23/13 @ 76,600 miles) - new retaining nuts
Rear PFC 01 pads - (installed 4/23/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Caliper brake nipples - (installed 4/18/13 @ 76,600 miles)
PFC Direct drive front rotors, solid guides, PFC01 front pads - (installed 5/27/13 @ 77,000 miles) - new retaining nuts (has hairline cracks) - removed
Stock front brake rotors (installed 5/7/15 @ 79,000 miles)
MCS non-remote double adjustable dampers - (installed 8/1/13 @ 77,000 miles)
Hypercoil Springs (650f/750r) - also includes spare springs (850f/950r)
GC race camber plates
GC race rsm
GC rear weight jacker
Adjustable sway bar links
GC FCAB with new housing - (installed 4/28/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Powerflex RTAB - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Rear upper/lower spherical bushings - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Bimmerworld tranny mounts - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Turner Reinforcement kits - both front and rear - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Turner Delrin rear subframe Bushings - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Schroth quick fit pro (red) harness - driver side only - (installed 7/27/13 @ 77,000 miles)
Eurotray - have stock (installed 3/28/13 @ 76,550 miles)
BMW Aux wire - (installed 3/21/13 @ 76,400 miles) - routed thru sunglass holder
Clutchstop - (installed 3/21/13 @ 76,400 miles)
Cupholder - (installed 3/30/13 @ 76,600 miles) - mounted against tranny tunnel
Proclip center vent mount - with ram mount for Aim Solo - (installed 4/12/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Aim Solo DL - wired to ECU - routed thru sunglass holder (Can view 4 items on screen = (many options to choose, currently Lap time, +-, oil temp and coolant temp)
M Floor Mats
Black Kidney Grill - (installed 3/27/13 @ 76,550 miles)
Black Side Grill - (installed 3/27/13 @ 76,550 miles)
Silver side bulbs - (installed 4/1/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Turner Tow straps (with bolts)
Front License Plate Kit - front tow location.
Stock 19" staggered - has some curb rash
Front Tires - 225/40 - 19 Michelin PS2
Rear Tires - 265/35 - 19 Michelin Pilot Sports
Apex 18x9.5 et 35 - Gloss Black, few scratches
Hankook C51 275/35 - 18 scrubs - mounted to Apex wheels
Bimmerworld 82mm premium race bulletnose wheel studs (plus 2 spares) - (installed 5/27/13 @ 77,000 miles)
3mm spacers (spare)
5mm spacers (installed rear)
12mm spacers (installed front)
Magnetic oil drain plug (installed 3/30/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Redline 10w60 engine oil (changed 3/15/15 @ 79,000 miles) - oil filter
Redline D4ATF transmission oil (changed 3/08/14 @ 78,600 miles) - new drain bolts
Redline 75w140 differential oil (changed 3/30/13 @ 76,600 miles) - new drain bolts
Wiper Blades (installed 3/27/13 @ 76,550 miles)
Hood Shocks front and rear (installed 3/27/13 @ 76,550 miles)
Spark Plugs - NGK Iridium DCPR8EIX (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Drive Belts - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Valve Adjustment - only cyl #4 intake side changed (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Rear wheel bearings - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Front wheel bearings - (installed 4/20/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Dipstick - (installed 4/12/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Cabin Filter - (installed 4/18/13 @ 76,600 miles)
CDV removal - (installed 4/14/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Guibo - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Differential bushing - (installed 5/19/13 @ 76,600 miles)
Airbag Recall done at Advantage BMW (02/05/15 @ 79,000 miles)
Redline 10w60 engine oil
BMW TWS 10w60 engine oil
Spark Plugs - NGK DCPR8EKP (spares)
Titanium backing plate (front)
BMW Touch Up paint
Car cover - abit worn
Overall the car is pretty clean. There's a few scratches on the paint all around, and rock chips on the bumper, definitely need a nice wax/polish/claybar treatment.
Interior is clean too, driver side door arm rest is worn and passenger side a pillar at the bottom starting to wrinkle a little, but nothing torn.
I bought this car here in Houston from the 3rd owner, iirc on carfax it only lists 2 owners before me. (I have the carfax pdf I can email)
But PO used to travel a lot and put highway miles on the car, and sold it to me cause he was moving to Canada.
My plan was to prep this car to compete in NASA Time Trials (TTB), and may have over extended myself on this project….considering a few options now.
To be competitive in TTB, car will need a few more parts to maximize points and I have the breakdown of what can be added, depending on your driving style.
I can of course add/subtract any mods from the list….except the engine work.
The rod bearing upgrade was done as preventive maintenance, as I knew I would be tracking a lot.
I've done a few track days with the car, car has a lot of top end power, pulls strong till 8000 rpms, suspension will need fine tuning,
Everything works on the car…there's a few rattles here and there with such a stiff suspension.
Car was recently aligned and corner balanced - car weighs 3362lbs with half tank gas, front/rear balance 50/50, cross balance 49.9/50.1.
Most of the main work (engine and reinforcements) were done at Greg Smith Racing @ Dallas, TX.
All parts installed above are brand new - except for the kidney/side grille. There are other small parts replaced too like screws/clips/clamps etc.