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Matt Watkins: 2005 BMW 330i

Matt Watkins keeps active in his local automotive community, as well as online in automotive social media spheres. A little more than a year ago he began working on his 2005 BMW 330i, taking it from a completely stock vehicle to something he is proud to show off on the streets and at shows.

Owner: Matt Watkins
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Vehicle: 2005 BMW 330i
Horsepower: 250 whp
Club: North Shore Auto Society

SOCIAL
Facebook: Matt Watkins
Instagram: @vncvr_e46

Photography by Ethan Folkman (@etansinsta), Josh Fletcher (@fletchelement), Matt Watkins.

Matt Watkins 2005 BMW 330i TBGLIVE1

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Dinan stage 2 high-flow intake
  • Dinan stage 2 throttle body
  • Active Autowerke catless race headers

EXHAUST

  • Custom 2.5-inch exhaust
  • Dual Vibrant Performance 3-inch beveled tips

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Dinan stage 2 performance software and tune

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • ESR SR01 wheels - 18x9.5 +35 (f/r)
  • Federal SS595 tires - 225/40/18 (f/r)
  • ECS Tuning spacers - 12.5mm (f), 15mm (r)

BRAKES

  • BMW M Performance brake conversion

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Fortune Auto 500 coilovers w/ radial bearings

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EXTERIOR

  • M3 front bumper conversion
  • MTech II rear bumper conversion
  • Hamann M3 Front Lip
  • Custom front splitter with rods
  • CSL Style rear spoiler lip

Matt Watkins 2005 BMW 330i TBGLIVE6

LIGHTING

  • DEPO Eagle LED tail lights
  • Custom LED halo headlights

INTERIOR

  • M3 Sport steering wheel
  • M Sport seats

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"Favorite modification is definitely my Fortune Auto coilovers. The ride quality and handling after installing them blew me away."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Forged internals
  • ITBs
  • ESS supercharger

SPONSORS

  • ESR Wheels
  • Fortune Auto Suspension

SHOPS/MECHANICS

  • Marci Automotive
  • Nickel Automotive

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