E8X E46M3LOL Build thread... chasing 10s

E46m3lol

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Hey guys long time lurker... been around for quite a few years as a vendor (Eurotuninggroup).
Anyway, here is my low budget build! Car is my daily driver, Friday night drag car and some weeknights you'll catch me at local Tomball Tx car meets.

Bought my 2010 135i from an enthusiast out in Arizona right before I moved to Houston back in April 2019. Car was lightly modded with some BMS DCI and a VRSF chargepipe, VRSF downpipes and MHD ots map.

Fast forward to July or so and she has gone on a diet along with the addition of a nice selection of aftermarket parts and the help of custom tuning by @V8bait

Will update the thread with more pics tomorrow of the whole build process I've done so far!

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E46m3lol

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What intake manifold is that?
It’s a Black Market Parts product. It will be released publicly on the site shortly. They’ve made the manifold with different specs compared to what can be sourced currently from vendors online.
 

Torgus

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It’s a Black Market Parts product. It will be released publicly on the site shortly. They’ve made the manifold with different specs compared to what can be sourced currently from vendors online.

With lower charge pipe?

Any more details? I assume no velocity stacks.
 

E46m3lol

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She was all stock looking on the outside when I first got her...
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Had a few bolt ons already before i tore it apart for the first time

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The fun begins!

Installed a new 7.5" race VRSF intercooler
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Installed 2" Precision Raceworks inlets on the stock turbos with the help of some Precision Raceworks turbo flange adapaters
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Next up I did the VRSF outlets
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E46m3lol

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Next up came time to take care of some constant misfires that were caused by worn out stock coils. I went with the stock location Precision Raceworks ignition coils!
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E46m3lol

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Moved onto the interior and added a set of Blue anodized paddles from the world famous Steven Nelson which I also paired up with a blue push start button from my boy Bryan Hermosillo.

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Picked up a set of 95A Rev Shift tranny and engine mounts. JESUS these make the whole car vibrate. At this point...It's been about 2 months since I installed them. I've gotten used to them by now. Noticed drivetrain felt way more responsive right after I did these mounts.
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ap485

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I feel your pain with the NVH, I’ve them on my car too. Have you increased the idle rpm yet. I set mine to 850 and it helps a lot with the NVH.​
 

E46m3lol

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I feel your pain with the NVH, I’ve them on my car too. Have you increased the idle rpm yet. I set mine to 850 and it helps a lot with the NVH.​
I haven't messed with the idle rpm, will definitely look into it though.

Thanks for the heads up.
 

doublespaces

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Nice work!

I have one 'solid' mount from the Ade kit. Idle us set at 800 and it's not bad.

You doing LSD?
 

E46m3lol

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Nice work!

I have one 'solid' mount from the Ade kit. Idle us set at 800 and it's not bad.

You doing LSD?

I plan on doing LSD once the stuff in the rear starts breaking. For now i'm trying to keep drivetrain as stock as possible.
 

E46m3lol

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Also rocking a pair of Pontiac GTO spare wheels
machined to 72.56 center bore with 15mm spacers
17x4" 185/55/17 M&H race master
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