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      12-11-2021, 08:14 PM   #23
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Did you PPF and ceramic the rims? How much does it help in cleaning them? And do they stay cleaner for longer as a result? Congrats on the car, it looks great in white. I’m considering white or MBB, leaning to white as your pics are fabulous.
You can't ppf the wheels but can ceramic it. It helps a lot with the brake dust and need to use a pressure washer. You can also get different brake pads from r33_RGSport that will produce less brake dust.
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Congrats OP. Any good driving roads in the Seattle are you recommend? My family is in the Issaquah area.

I agree a Seattle area meet is needed.
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      12-17-2021, 11:03 AM   #26
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+1 on the Seattle meet!
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      12-17-2021, 11:29 AM   #27
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Congrats. Great looking F97 and E46 builds! Will be following along.
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      12-17-2021, 12:47 PM   #28
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That e46 is gorgeous
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Seems to be a bunch of us from Seattle, we should all meet up. My MBB goes into production week 1 2022. If anyone needs mods/ out of warranty work done, hit me up. I have a friend who is a long time tech at BMW who can help and charge way less than the shops out here.
Congrats!

You see that M flag in the garage? My wife and I designed this and I am a prod owner of the original paper artwork, haha 😍😍
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Seems to be a bunch of us from Seattle, we should all meet up. My MBB goes into production week 1 2022. If anyone needs mods/ out of warranty work done, hit me up. I have a friend who is a long time tech at BMW who can help and charge way less than the shops out here.
Congrats!

You see that M flag in the garage? My wife and I designed this and I am a prod owner of the original paper artwork, haha 😍😍
It looks amazing! Where can I buy one?
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The most important thing we can do is protect that e46 at all cost, thank you for your cooperation
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      12-17-2021, 05:45 PM   #32
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I just got done saying that I didn't want another BMW and then I saw this E46
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      12-17-2021, 11:24 PM   #33
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Appreciate all the love guys. Super happy with the x3m so far and yes love the e46 too. I just don't drive it as much, maybe 200 miles per year? Was thinking of selling it too.

As for all the Seattle members, we should link up when the weather is nice out. Let me know if you're down and we can set something up.
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      12-17-2021, 11:28 PM   #34
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So clean👍🏻
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      12-17-2021, 11:31 PM   #35
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I just got done saying that I didn't want another BMW and then I saw this E46
Let me know if you are ready to own one. She might become available in the near future.

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Congrats OP. Any good driving roads in the Seattle are you recommend? My family is in the Issaquah area.

I agree a Seattle area meet is needed.
We have a lot of nice back roads or mountains passed for a some good driving sessions. How often are you back in town?

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Seems to be a bunch of us from Seattle, we should all meet up. My MBB goes into production week 1 2022. If anyone needs mods/ out of warranty work done, hit me up. I have a friend who is a long time tech at BMW who can help and charge way less than the shops out here.
Congrats!

You see that M flag in the garage? My wife and I designed this and I am a prod owner of the original paper artwork, haha 😍😍
No way…that's pretty cool. I love the flag and the artwork on it is amazing.
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I'll take the e46
My thoughts exactly.
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      01-16-2022, 11:39 PM   #37
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Congrats on the car! Mine will be arriving late Feb and I'm considering 12mm spacers. Do you mind posting more pictures to show the difference?
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      01-17-2022, 06:10 PM   #38
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Congrats on the car! Mine will be arriving late Feb and I'm considering 12mm spacers. Do you mind posting more pictures to show the difference?
Here are few as the weather in the pnw is not that great atm.

Also, installed r33_RGSport midpipe and what a difference it does to the sound. Highly recommended, if anyone is on the fence.
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Are those 12mm spacers all around... ?
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      01-18-2022, 02:43 AM   #40
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Are those 12mm spacers all around... ?
Yes it is, it's perfect imo.
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      01-18-2022, 10:49 AM   #41
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Awesome car man. It looks so fucking clean
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      01-18-2022, 12:55 PM   #42
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Here are few as the weather in the pnw is not that great atm.

Also, installed r33_RGSport midpipe and what a difference it does to the sound. Highly recommended, if anyone is on the fence.
Thanks man! Ya 12mm looks sick -- I will probably do the same.

As for the midpipe, do you have a link? I've been considering Dinan resonator delete or dinan axle-back. Same goal as you I'm sure just want a bit more sound
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Awesome car man. It looks so fucking clean
Thank you, really love the contrast on alpine white and with the red guts.

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Here are few as the weather in the pnw is not that great atm.

Also, installed r33_RGSport midpipe and what a difference it does to the sound. Highly recommended, if anyone is on the fence.
Thanks man! Ya 12mm looks sick -- I will probably do the same.

As for the midpipe, do you have a link? I've been considering Dinan resonator delete or dinan axle-back. Same goal as you I'm sure just want a bit more sound
Here is the link for the midpipe- https://www.rgsportshop.com/index.ph...ch=X3m+midpipe

I think with dinan resonator, it's still not enough sound for me. The car is really quiet, even with the midpipe it's a little louder at idling and cruising speed which is perfect. But once you put it in sport or sport+ and give it some gas…it sounds amazing with the m performance exhaust.
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Amazing spec, now I'm really tempted to go AW!
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