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Offline Undefined

  • Joined: Apr 2009

  • Drives: Toyota 86
  • Location: Victoria
  • Name: Waqar Ahmed

Offline a.taylor

  • Joined: Oct 2009

  • Location: Wollongong
Cheers for the kind words lads  :thumbsup:

How many times did you fill up for the 1500kms ?

4 times on the trip +1 to start off with, only The last was a full tank worth. Wollongong to start the trip, Wagga, Mt Beauty, Khancoban (only 95 on the pump there) and Uladulla.

Offline a.taylor

  • Joined: Oct 2009

  • Location: Wollongong
So after 12 months sorting out some personal issues I've started floating around these parts again :thumbsup:

The M3 is still going strong, just about to tick over the 150,000km mark for an average of about 23,000km/year of great driving since I picked it up. My last good drive was the scenic route home to see the folks. From Wollongong to Bega is really just a cruise down the coast but then everything from Bega through to Tumut (via Jindabyne, see route here http://goo.gl/maps/2Mp1c) is amazing driving! I have done it in both directions a couple of times now and its just fun.

Back on the car front I thought it was time for a bit of a change so I thought I would see how the M3 looked with white wheels. I coated them with PlastDip but the quality of my finish leaves a lot to be desired however I do think the white works really well with the blue so I might make it more permanent and get them powder coated. Any opinions?

Image: 2003 E46 M3
White Wheel Experiment Rear by a.taylor, on Flickr

Image: 2003 E46 M3
White Wheel Experiment Front by a.taylor, on Flickr

Andrew  :)

Offline scud

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Offline alvchua

  • Joined: Aug 2009

  • Drives: Old junks
  • Location: Adelaide
I like the look - white on your lovely blue M3! FWIW - cost of a good powdercoat job will cost as much as an aftermarket wheel and you could probably spec it in the colour of your choice!
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Offline Paulstar

  • Joined: Jul 2008

  • Location: Sydney
welcome back  :thumbsup: the white wheels look great

Offline cel

I've said it before but the blue looks amazing on the M3.

I really like the white wheels as well. We should take it for some photos when you're in Sydney :)

Offline a.taylor

  • Joined: Oct 2009

  • Location: Wollongong
Cheers Scud, looking froward to seeing the crew out on the road again.

Al I've never seen a photo of the e46 with a wheel other than these or the CSL wheel (or similar) which I actually thought looked great. Not exactly sure why I just haven't seen a different design that I thought suited the car.

Sounds like a good idea cel, I'll let you know when I expect to be in town next with some spare time.

Offline TWD

  • Joined: Jan 2012

  • Drives: All sorts
Andrew - nice M3! Is that Le Mans Blue? Our family has a LM Blue E46 M3 in Wollongong too  :thumbsup:

Offline a.taylor

  • Joined: Oct 2009

  • Location: Wollongong
Its actually Interlagos Blue, not alot to pick between the two though. I actually saw the other one (the family one you speak of) for the first time just a couple of days after getting back from QLD with mine :rolleyes:

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