50 Shades of M-Power: Jimmy’s BMW M3

The first shoot of the season is here!

This last weekend I shot Jimmy’s new BMW M3 – he slapped quite a few goodies on the car pretty quick which is no surprise. You may also remember his Lexus LS430, and his Datsun that I shot last year. There is no cutting corners on Jimmy’s builds and that is what sets him apart from similar builds. A lot of the M3’s you see are usually beat and under-cared for, and let’s not forget about the fact that most of the drivers are … *cough* douchebags. I know – some of you are probably reading this and you probably drive a BMW and you’re thinking to yourself “Man, I ain’t no douchebag!” and that may very well be true… I just want to say that I wasn’t the one that created that label so don’t hold me to it.

But we’re not here to talk about douchebags and labels, we’re here to talk about Jimmy and his M3 and him not being a douchebag.

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Like always, I met up with JC at his place and then we swapped cars to meet downtown. You know how you always love to see your own car rolling but there’s rarely ever a chance for it to happen? Well it’s great!

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We started off promptly…

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Right away you notice the intercooler in the front opening.

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Dat bump doe

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Rear fitment of his matte black 57 Motorsport G07EX

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Close up

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Another shot of the two. Step brothers

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A nice shot with the Saddledome in the back…

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Better shot of the stance.

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Awesome full Dixis Spirt titanium exhaust.

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Cool shot I got while we were heading out for rolling shots. Reflections are always awesome when you’re driving past glass windows/doors.

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Bridge run!

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Done! Overall – a good first shoot in the bag! More to come soon!

No Such Thing as Too Much TE37

Finally got some shoes for the FRS in yesterday. Thanks to Ben at AJR for hooking them up off of his BRZ and to Jackie Law for helping me out with getting them. It’s actually a pretty funny coincidence again that I got these wheels at the time I did… I wasn’t actually planning on getting wheels until the new year, but I happened to be talking to Jackie about wanting wheels and he told me Ben might be selling his TE’s. TE37’s and Meisters were on the top of my list with the Advan GT’s and Volk ZE40’s trailing behind… But I didn’t think they would look good without aggressive aero. ANYWAY – this also happened at the same time back when I had my STI – I was talking to Jackie about wanting a Voltex wing for the STI and Jackie said the same thing – “Ben might be selling his wing”. At the end of the day – I just happened to get lucky with timing and talking to Jackie and Ben wanting to sell! LOL

But either way – it’s always been a pleasure dealing with Ben, as his parts always come pretty much mint and always at a price that I’d be stupid to pass up. So here they are!

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Diana actually got the day off yesterday due to power outages at the school so she was able to pick the wheels up for me! Again… Perfect timing! I need to buy the lotto…

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Love that concave.

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A shot of the SL stickers. Ben actually made his own stickers because these wheels came with red SL stickers, and as you can guess… Red stickers on a red wheel kind of doesn’t make sense.

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SL stickers.

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I liked this shot. The red just popped so perfectly with the light and everything. This is my third set of TE37’s and you’d think by now that I would have learned not to sell them… I PROMISE not to sell these wheels this time.

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9.5″ wide.

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One more shot of that concave that makes the TE37 so awesome.

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A fairly moderate fitment for the FRS but I should be able to fit a 255 or 265 under the FRS fenders… So we’ll see next year! Now they’re put away to collect dust until next year…