Photos and words by Melissa Curtis (@missamagnificent)
Over the past few months we’ve been working on our new shop project: the BMW E46 M3. James has been talking about owning one for what feels like ages now. When we found an Alpine White 2003 in a six-speed manual local, he jumped on the opportunity. It wasn’t long before he started making it his own:
So far he has put in Status Gruppe SRS coilers with 8/9k springs and adjustable pillow ball camber mounts along with SPC rear control arms.
When it came to the wheels, he already had the set in mind pre-picked out. We threw on a set of custom Rotiform LVSs in a concave three-piece front-load forged configuration. The faces are powered coated in matte black; while the lips, barrels, and bolts were all done in gloss black. As for sizing goes, they are 18 x 9.5 et22 in the front and 18 x 11 et17 in the rear. The current tire selection to wrap these beauties in are 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 Hankooks.
Performance-wise, we have a full Status Gruppe exhaust with hatless headers, rasp reduction section 1, SCZA section 3 with titanium tips. The car also has the Eventuri CSL carbon intake, a TTFS customer tune, Auto Solutions 30% reduction short throw with the ultimate package and race bearings.
In the short amount of time that he’s had it, we brought it to Precision Auto in Nashua for a full respray after putting on the Status Gruppe CSL front and rear lip along with some color matched side markers.
Cheers for everything else to come!
Looking for these wheels?
Here’s a link: Rotiform LVS (forged multi-piece)