Hello all, I joined BWMCCA about a month ago and have been checking out this forum for a while and thought it was time to introduce myself. My name is Tony but my close friends call me T-Bone (not sure why) and as mentioned in the title line I live in Jacksonville, FL (actually Orange Park, but nobody knows where that is). I bought my first BMW in September of 2007 and I absolutely love it. It's a 2003 Titanium Silver 325i, 5 speed manual, with black leatherette interior and brushed aluminum trim. As I drove my baby around Florida I started noticing more and more cars that looked exactly like mine and a majority of them were driven by 30 something women. I was sure that they didn't have manuals and probably didn't care that they were in the ultimate driving machine. They were just on their way to pick little Jimmy up from soccer practice. I decided however, that I wanted my car to be different. So I started searching the internet for anything that I could do to my car to make it different without compromising the integrity of the machine that I had come to love so much. Then I found a forum called E46Fanatics.com, the members there are mostly younger, 20's and a few of us old men in our 30's. Exactly what I was looking for, they are into modifying their bimmers. I know the words modifying makes most bimmer owners cringe and evokes images of big wings and stick on graphics. Not these guys they abhor those kind of things, there are some of the younger guys who have unpainted carbon fiber parts and crazy body kits but for the most part it is very tasteful. Most of the things I have done to my car a non BMW owner wouldn't even recognize. Like the smoked turn signals or the fact that I have 330 ZHP wheels on a 325, or that its lowered 1.25" front and .75" rear and probably my favorite and most subtle mod the keyhole delete. I plan to do quite a few more things to her, actually the list is quite extensive. The only thing stopping me is $$$, a word to the wise if your going to start modding your car be careful it can become quite addicting. It has however, really given me more of a sense of ownership as I feel I have created something different from the norm. Before a car was always just something that got me from point A to point B, but now its something else completely, it's a part of me. About a month after I got her... A work in progress... A beautiful day for a drive... At Cars and Cafe, in Orlando... Thanks for looking, I am looking forward to becoming a active member of the First Coast Chapter of BWMCCA.