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Modification Journal / 2006 M Coupe / Interlagos Blue / #207 of 1815

Background: My name is Chris, and I am addicted to M cars. The love affair began with a ’01 Imola Red M3 convertible; great intro to the M world! Next, I picked up a ’01 Phoenix Yellow M roadster w/ the Dinan s-1 package; very fast, but handling was scary. I was shopping for an e46 M3, when I came across a great deal on a ’06 Interlagos Blue M roadster.

I really wanted the M3 again because of the balance between power and handling. After a bit of research and a few extensive test drives, I found the Z4 M platform to very well balanced. So the ’06 M roadster became M #3. After 10 months in the M roadster, I finally figured out that I was a coupe guy (I would lust after them every time I saw one ) so I began my hunt for an M coupe.

In May of 2009, I found what I was looking for in Las Vegas. This is the first car I have ever owned that I do not what to trade after a year of ownership. For the money, there is nothing else out there I would prefer. The M coupe has great performance, great handling, great styling, and it's rare.

I will use this thread to catalog modifications made to my ’06 Interlagos Blue M coupe. I will include them all; the good, the bad, and the ugly.



Table of Contents:


Page 1:

1. DPE Wheels
2. VMR CSL Replicas
3. H&R Sport Springs
4. Ground Control Track School Kit
5. Volk Racing TE 37’s w/ NT 05’s
6. Black Grills
7. RPI GT Exhaust
8. Hankook Evo V12’s
9. Volk Racing LE Caps and Black Valve Stems
10. KW V3 Kit
11. UCC Short Through Shifter
12. BMW M ZHP Shift Knob
13. Front Reflector Delete and Clear Bra
14. KW Clubsport Kit
15. Painted Rear Lighted Reflectors
16. OEM Euro Headers
17. Secondary O2 Sensor Relocation
18. Toolbox
19. Carbon Fiber Intake Plenum
20. GruppeM Air Intake
21. ESS VT-1 Kit

Page 2:

22. Stoptech BBK
23. Wheel Stud Kit
24. Ceramic Coating
25. Trunk Dampening
26. Eisemann Sport
27. Motul Engine Oil
28. Personalized Plate


Page 11:

29. RS Technick Spacers + TMS Studs
30. Volk Racking G2's + Nitto NT05's
31. Carbon Fiber Front Splitter


Parts installed, tested, or in progress. Write-ups pending:
32. APR GTC 200 Wing
33. Macht Schnell Spacers project 3mm,5mm,10mm & 18mm
34. Zpost/APR CF V2 front Splitter
35. Volk TE37 SL's pressed graphite
35. Nav/stereo system delete
36. Bulkhead delete
37. Macht Schnell light weight battery tray and Brallie battery
38. ADVAN RZ-DF w/ ADO8's
39. Status ring GT's / Status 4-point harnesses / Macht Schnell mounting hardware
40. APEX ARC-8's with Hankook RS-3's
41. 4-point cage design & fabrication
42. 4-point cage painted IB
43. Gauge pod design and fabrication
44. Stack 3500 series boost, h20, oil ppsi, & egt / 3100 series AFR gauge
45. Windshield washer system delete
46. Jet Hot header coating
47. DKF exhaust system prototype testing
48. Air-bag system delete
49. Sparco DTM seats / Status 6-point FIA harnesses / Macht Schnell mounting hardware
50. Sparco Ring steeringwheel (Merry Christmas from the wife )
51. NRG short hub and 2.5 quick release
52. Lamin-X headlight and bumper protection
53. Upgraded ESS BPV


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