Figured I would start a build thread for the M3. I’ve owned this car for about two months now and have huge plans for his car over the winter. I plan to do a period correct build and a “restoration”. This car is pretty rough around the edges in my opinion so I’m going to do a full respray of the Daytona this winter, and replace all aged parts with new OEM stuff. Trim/seals/any plastic. At the same time I’ll also be adding some proper quality upgrades to the car.
To start off, the car is a 1995 Daytona M3 that came with the Lux package/dove interior. I had boughten the car off of a local guy who had recently done a 1JZ heart transplant. It’s a VVTI JZX110 single turbo from a Mk2 chaser. The swap was done very very properly with all custom mounts and a custom harness. Still has the ZF trans. My plan power terrain wise for now is to keep it as is, as it’s plenty of power to have fun in and beat the crap out of. Maybe in the future I’ll go with a big single, but for now, I’m content.
The car is sitting on 1990’s HRE 527 2 piece wheels with hidden hardware, and BC coilovers. It has brand new OEM M3 calipers all around and Toyo tires. My first major thing I had done was I had a roll bar custom made out of chromoly for the car with beautiful tig welds. While this was being made I had ordered a MKAH Motorsports rear seat delete and wrapped it in Alcantara Suede. (This thing was a pain in the ass to get it to fit and was pretty bunk for $600) but I think it came out pretty good after all said and done. Other quick mods I’ve done in the past month or two include buying Recaro SE seats that I found for sale in Las Vegas brand new only used for a few drives ever. In my opinion a perfect fit, as the seats are from the 90’s and labeled as a “comfort sport” seat. -What m3 is all about. Earlier this week I had also boughten a Momo Recaro Special steering wheel that is also near new, a really awesome find from Australia. I plan to save the current blue fabric for if I ever sell it and re-wrap the center in black seat material to match the Recaro’s perfectly. Also last week picked up a CD43 Business CD to retain the OEM+ lookZ Other than that, the car currently has a ACS rear window spoiler, a BFI industries shift knob, and I’ve changed the interior to the black vinyl door panels and a armrestless center console. I have a million more things I plan to do in the near future and will be updating this as often as I remember.