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      06-27-2019, 07:03 AM   #77
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Originally Posted by Commanderwiggin View Post
So in the context that my Imola Red E46 M3 is "The Red Dragon" fresh M2C is the "Baby Red Dragon". Unfortunately I didn't have the patience to wait for the pending M2CS so I purchased my M2 Competition in Black Sapphire Metallic and wrapped it red.

List of mods thus far:

Full wrap in 3M Dragon Fire Red, all carbon fiber coated in XPEL Ultimate Clear
Glanz Ceramic Coating
XPEL XR+ 35% Tint
Clearplex Windscreen Protector
M Performance 763M Wheels with MPSC2 Tires (AutoPro Ceramic Coated with black stems and weights)
M Performance Front Lip
M Performance Side Skirts
M Performance Diffuser
Shuttergang Labs CS Style Spoiler
Acexxon Slotted Rear Reflector Insert
AA Midpipe
Cerakoted Exhaust by High-Tech Coatings
MaximumPSI Crank Hub (Installed by Lang Racing)
VRSF Downpipes
ECUTEK (Tuning by Ian@Bend Calibration - Same tuner as my E46 M3 and long time friend)
Bimmercode coding (ASD deleted before first startup along with a bunch of other functional improvements)

First track session at Big Willow back in January (Oil slick previously spread by corvette on Turn 8); This was my last session of the day and sloppy lines but was having a great time with the car. My best sessions were 1:38 with plenty to improve.

Took some more photos out at Supercars by the Beach (cars and coffee) and added MMR Shift Paddles. I originally was interested in the Pedal Haus Paddles but these peaked my interest. They're definitely an improvement. I'll keep a lookout for the Pedal Haus ones to compare as I've always been a big fan of their products and will likely get their pedals like I have in my E46 M3.

Baseline Dyno - AA Midpipe with Shell 91ACN Fuel

SAE format for all future comparisons. Nobody likes STD's

Some new toys...ECUTEK with tuning by Bend Calibration:

Getting the MaxPSI Crank Hub installed at Lang Racing:

Some folks have mentioned they don't like to see the muffler hanging below the rear diffuser of the car. Many have used black high temp paint on the muffler. I've gone a different route with same visual is a teaser:

Is that the E46 w carbon roof, cards, and so much stuff done to its mythical?
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1998.5 Audi A4 - very nicely built
2010 E90 325i M-Sport - M3/330i conversion, BBK/LSD FAST!
2014 M5 AKA Tomahawk Cruise Missile
2016 M3 Comp DCT - GTS flash, ESS, Akra DP, MPCO - Nirvana achieved