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Project E90 M3 LED Angel Eye Cover

Project E90 M3: Part 3 – LED Angel Eyes

by Billy Johnson

Our E90 M3 is starting to look a bit dated now that its twin turbo successor is on the streets.  We turned to our friends at European Auto Source to help us update the look of our M3 by replacing the Angel Eyes’ original yellow halogen bulbs with a set of bright white LUX H8 LED bulbs that will give our M3 the modern look it deserves.


 

E46 BMW M3 Turbo: Part 1 – Introduction plus wheels and tires

by Pablo Mazlumian

Meet Chris’ white E46 BMW M3.  In the back is our own Project E46 M3, which makes a healthy 328 WHP.  However, the white car makes well over twice that.  Check out how we add our own finishing touches to this magnificent crotch rocket-challenging machine!


 

Project #YAE92 M3: Part 4 – Let’s do some catching up.

by Mike Bonanni
title photo by: Garrett Wade

Remember that blue E92 M3 build that we were featuring here on MotoIQ a while back? The one that seemed to fall off the face of the Earth? Good news, it’s still out there and many of you may have already seen recent photos of that project bouncing around the internet without even realizing it’s the same car. Unfortunately the car has progressed so drastically and quickly that I just couldn’t keep up with the articles. Now that the car is largely “done” I have some time to get our faithful MIQ readers caught up.


Project E46 M3: Part 11 – Castro Motorsports Intake Manifold Installed and Dyno Tested!

by Pablo Mazlumian

We install and test the Castro Motorsport CSL-style airbox on the dyno with video clips of the new sounds.  We also get to check out a couple more of Modified by KC's projects, including one of the baddest BMW 335s in the country!


 

Project E46 M3: Part 10 - Exterior Upgrades For A Cleaner Look

by Pablo Mazlumian

Take a look as we enhance our E46 M3's appearance with a new carbon fiber splitter, carbon fiber rear diffuser, and a plethora of underside neon lights! (think about what day it is before you flame us).


 

Project E39 M5, Part 2: Installing and Testing the Corsa Performance Exhaust

by Martin Gonzales

After ensuring we could stop our newly acquired fun-machine in a previous installment of Project BMW E39 M5, it was now time to let some ponies loose! Our goal; produce more power while maintaining the “quite refined” feel of our performance sedan. It’s no secret the S62 power plant in the BMW E39 M5 was extremely muffled and restricted from the factory. With a price tag rivaling a large down payment on a house, those who could afford a new E39 M5 back in the day were more interested in impressing their power lunch buddies with the M badge rather than with the rumbling performance notes the S62 could belt out. So in the name of sales numbers BMW, like any other manufacturer, put a muzzle on the ol’ girl leaving the performance enthusiast longing for more. But seriously though, what’s the point of having a 400hp engine if you can’t hear and enjoy it?!


 

Project M3 Part 9: Simple Interior Upgrades

by Pablo Mazlumian

A big part of the driving experience is in your surroundings inside the cabin.  With about an afternoon's worth of work, we show you how we tastefully transformed the look inside Project E46 M3's cabin.



 

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SEMA 2014 Wrapup

by Sarah Forst

A pass to SEMA is akin to an invite to the Playboy Mansion for most nerdy teenage boys. But just like any 14 year old geek, once there, they have no clue how to navigate. The grotto first, the game room, the Aviara- where to start? Luckily it gets much easier after some experience but there's still so much to see that leaves a lot that gets missed. Come along as we find the Rocket Bunnies among other things.


 

Project M3: Part 8 - Dealing With The Dreaded EML Light

by Pablo Mazlumian

If you've ever had the yellow EML light come on, it usually has to do with the drive-by-wire system.  In Project E46 M3's case, every time it came on, it would stall the car and render it useless unless you knew what to do to reset it.  Check out what we did to get the car running tip-top again.


 

Project E39 M5: Part 1 - Stopping the Ultimate Driving Machine

by Martin Gonzales

With almost 400 horsepower and weighing in at a little over two tons, slowing down the BMW E39 M5 safely and consistently is definitely no easy task. Aside from ensuring all stock braking components are in tip top shape before we start on the inevitable road of power and handling mods, we will also be making a few improvements to the already well engineered braking system of our new/used Bavarian fun machine.


 

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