We first saw this awesome BMW M3 at the recent WekFest (1,2) event that was held in Chicago few days ago. It was honestly a love at first sight, and we’re sure we’re not alone when we say that. There is just something about it that had many people at WekFest snapping photos of it left and right. It belongs to Waldi Franz, a 27 year old fitment addict who was raised in Germany and now resides in Chicago. Waldi recently met up with a good friend and photographer of ours, Jeremy Cliff where they were able to make this shoot happen. Without further adieu, let’s get into the photos and all the specs shall we?
Photo By: Jeremy Cliff exclusively for StanceNation.com
Waldi has always been a fan of euro cars, but he has owned plenty of Hondas in his past. Everything from JDM EE8 CRX back in Germany to S2000 and a EG Hatch with a built JDM b18 here in the states. He tells us that German cars are really in his blood and he keeps going back to them. This 2004 E46 M3 came into the picture 4 years ago, bone stock. It’s been through lots of changes but Waldi has kept it looking pretty OEM overall. Every modification (except the camo) was done by Waldi himself and we definitely respect that. The exterior features a CSL front bumper, CSL Carbon Fiber Bootlid and a CSL Carbon Fiber Diffuser. The roof was wrapped in Flat Black and the OEM BMW roofrack was put on so Waldi can haul his bike around. How about that fitment though, right?
The car is sitting on a set of VMR VB3 CSL Style wheels sized at 19×9.5 in the front (+22 offset) & 19×10 in the rear (+25 offset) equipped with KW V3 coilovers. Front and rear wheels are wrapped in Falken FK tires, 225/35/19. Waldi ended up rolling and pulling all four fenders, and in order to sit flush he added 5mm spacers up front and 30mm adapters in the rear. As if the awesome fitment didn’t make it stand out enough, Waldi and his friend Bartek Kregiel thought it would be a good idea to slap on a camo wrap! Hit the Read More button below for more on that as well as many other photos.
Last project was the Camouflage Wrap. Waldi thought of this great idea and with the help of his friend Bartek, they were able to make it happen. They opened up a Photoshop and started sketching away! Luckily they had a vinyl plotter and were able to print things out and get everything done together.
We will leave you with a few more photos of the shoot and send a big shout out to Waldi as well as our photographer Jeremy Cliff! Make sure you shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think your car has what it takes to be on our site! We hope you all enjoy your weekend and have a great Labor Day!