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Sankekur 03-07-2011 04:02 PM

My 330i
So mid last year I decided that it was time for me to buy myself a BMW, and after some searching in July I found my car.

Here are some of the first pics I took of it, this was taken the first weekend after I got the car.


It is a 2004 model and when I got it, it had 82xxx km (+-51xxx miles) on the clock it is now at 93xxx km (+-58xxx miles).

I got it with:
-Harmon kardon sound
-Fold down rear seat + ski chute
-Towing hook

This is what it looks like now (sort of, I have actually done some more stuff since the pics where taken) :



What I have done so far:

I have fitted a set of second hand OEM xenon headlights


I have replaced most of the interior lights with LED replacements

I replaced the gear knob with the the M sport one from the e9x/e8x range:

I changed the stitching on the gear lever and handbrake boot to a light grey.

I have changed the interior trim three times: wood -> piano black -> custom painted metallic steel grey -> brushed aluminium (I stuck with this in the end)

I fitted the shift lever from a Z4 as short shifter:

I removed the towing hook:


I resprayed my grilles gloss black:


I modded my bonnet safety latch to make it less visible:

Sorry about the epic post guys :blah: but I hope you enjoy it :D

SalM 03-07-2011 04:28 PM

Nice start!!

Hellishness 03-07-2011 05:01 PM

Looks good

Studdly_Studright 03-07-2011 05:49 PM

I miss my brushed aluminum trim now :( great looking car.

bmw330e46 03-07-2011 10:26 PM

nice clean car!

Sankekur 03-07-2011 11:32 PM

Thanks for all the comments guys :thumbsup:

bmwmck 03-15-2011 03:34 PM

nice looking car!

Ridin 30i 07-13-2011 07:01 PM

What front corner lights are those

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Johal E32 07-13-2011 07:02 PM

looks good! Throw the ambers back on the rear ;)

Sankekur 07-16-2011 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by Ridin 30i (Post 13375068)
What front corner lights are those

Sent from my MB860 using Bimmer App

They are the OEM clears.


Originally Posted by Johal E32 (Post 13375073)
looks good! Throw the ambers back on the rear ;)

Nothing to throw, never had any ambers, car came like this form the factory, but I prefer it this way :)

Some newer pics:




and I have also fitted the BMW performance intake and strut brace recently:


tesko.pk 07-16-2011 02:21 PM

Looks great! Well modded and clean, very tasteful.

Sankekur 07-16-2011 02:46 PM

Thanks man :)

If all goes well there will also be a set of 18" wheels in the not to distant future ;) .

325rider 07-16-2011 03:06 PM

OEM king. Car is beautiful. My advice would be to save money on wheels and keep the M68's you already have. Just throw some spacers on there and mod elsewhere cuz she is beautiful! :craig:

Sankekur 07-16-2011 03:17 PM

Thanks, my idea with wheels would be to stay OEM, would want to get a set of style 269's (the BMW performance ones), but that would probably mean going through the dealer, which will not be cheap :D

The whole idea with the car is OEM+ :)

Legacyzor 07-17-2011 03:22 PM

Epic car looks epic! :)

Mc 007 07-17-2011 03:47 PM

nice car,super pics

Sankekur 07-18-2011 02:49 AM

Thanks for the comments guys :)

MRBMR 07-18-2011 03:22 AM

Cleann az, making me want a sedan... congratz OP looking good

///Mostarac 07-18-2011 10:16 AM

good start! id say a drop is next :)

Sankekur 07-21-2011 12:54 PM

Thanks for the comments guys :)

Problem with a further drop is that I already can't get my trolley jack under the car without first jacking it up a bit with the OEM jack (the widow-maker). At some point I might fit some coilovers, but will see when I get to there.

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