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bjp28a 04-23-2011 09:17 PM

please tell me what i got
 
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here's some pics of my car.... i've been looking through this website to find out exactly what i have. there are so many variations in the e46 that i cant tell what's what. I my front bumper stock? What kind of headlights are these, halogen, right? I'm pretty sure the corner lights are not stock.... Is this a facelift model?? It might seem like im a jackass with these stupid questions, well cause i am.:shhh:.lol. I am mechanically inclined, i did put a clutch in this thing.:banghead:

just trying to make sure i know what i got before i start adding mods.

thanks!

peytonracer4 04-23-2011 09:24 PM

You have a prefacelift 3xxci. It has the sport package. I can tell by the 17" style 44 wheels. Your front signals, side signals and rear tail lights are all not stock. They're better looking than stock. You do have halogen lights not xenon. Your front and rear bumper are both stock. That actually a good looking bumper IMO and if you black out the mesh area looks even better.
One thing you should do is paint your orange reflector on the front. It's an eye sore.



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bjp28a 04-23-2011 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peytonracer4 (Post 13080740)
You have a prefacelift 3xxci. It has the sport package. I can tell by the 17" style 44 wheels. Your front signals, side signals and rear tail lights are all not stock. They're better looking than stock. You do have halogen lights not xenon. Your front and rear bumper are both stock. That actually a good looking bumper IMO and if you black out the mesh area looks even better.
One thing you should do is paint your orange reflector on the front. It's an eye sore.



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thanks alot! thats exactly an answer/opinion i was looking for! i just bought it a month ago and i've got the itch to start modding this thing and checkin out some shows.

mach.schnell 04-23-2011 11:56 PM

Clear reflectors would look better than painted IMHO
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...rkers/ES11209/

My sport package came with different wheels. I'll try to post a pic tomorrow, but the sport package wheels have a tiny ///M logo on them like this:
http://www.dragtimes.com/parts/BMW-E...631206694.html and from what I can see, yours don't have that.

Maybe this listing of an actual sports package can help:
http://www.bimmerlist.com/ads/2002-b...-w-navigation/

Notice the steering wheel ///M logo.

BTW you do Not have the Cold Weather package. (No headlight washers.)

And you might want to read this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_3_Series_(E46)
(if this link gives you trouble, type directly into the address box)


Then take your VIN number to a dealership and they'll print you out data sheet on your car.

boxtyp3 04-24-2011 03:35 AM

Actually style 44's came with sport package 325's preface and double spoke style 68 came from sport package 330's preface. And also, CI's (coupe) all came with sport packages.

SMUUUUUV 04-24-2011 06:25 AM

Your corner, side and taillights are all stock. My 330CiC sport zsp/zpp came the same way....welcome to the forum.

bjp28a 04-24-2011 11:46 AM

just ordered the clear reflectors... mine were all cracked and beat up anyway. I wanna change the headlights too... are the projector46s any good?

mach.schnell 04-24-2011 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by boxtyp3 (Post 13081468)
Actually style 44's came with sport package 325's preface and double spoke style 68 came from sport package 330's preface. And also, CI's (coupe) all came with sport packages.

Well there ya go... Didn't see the 325 in the fine print. (Not meaning to be a 330 snob. :facepalm:)

Thank you. So many variations to keep track of. And now I know the wheel style I have. Much appreciated.

Gheybe 04-24-2011 02:07 PM

Wrong on the cold weather package. My car has it and I don't have headlight washers.

bjp28a 04-24-2011 02:38 PM

seems like you can take options from each package. my car must be a mut.

mach.schnell 04-25-2011 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Gheybe (Post 13082371)
Wrong on the cold weather package. My car has it and I don't have headlight washers.

Not according to this wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_3_Series_(E46)

Quote:

Cold weather package (ZCW)

The cold weather package has been available on all 3-series and M3 cars. It typically included:
  • Pass-through ski bag
  • Heated seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Fold down rear seats

Or this one too:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index...eather_package
Quote:

ZCW - Cold weather package

The cold weather package has been available on all 3-series and M3 cars. It typically included:
  • Pass-through ski bag
  • Heated seats
  • Headlight washers

This discussion (post 4) is interesting.
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=276011

And from the man himself: Kris Linquist
http://www.e46fanatics.com/faq/faqs.php#options
Quote:

Headlight washer jets standard on cold-weather package
This looks like a saved PDF of an old BMW NA press release:
Quote:

E46 M3 press release
IMMEDIATE
Robert D. Mitchell
Product Communications Manager
201-307-3790 / rob.mitchell@bmwna.com
David J. Buchko
Product Communications Specialist
201-307-3789 / dave.buchko@bmwna.com
And although specified for the M3 only, we read on page 19:
Quote:

Cold Weather Package. High-pressure headlight cleaning system, heated front seats and ski bag.

Just what options do you consider as minimally necessary for what BMW calls a "Cold Weather Package"?

SMUUUUUV 04-25-2011 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjp28a (Post 13082485)
seems like you can take options from each package.

+1...yes you can

mach.schnell 04-25-2011 08:23 AM

Anybody ever keep track of all the various options for everything? Mine originally came with 3 memory setting fully adjustable power seating with heat, but no lumbar support. My daughter's is the same but with lumbar adjustment and no heat.:dunno: (She's trying to convince me to swap. I'm trying to convince her to buy me a five point harness racing seat, and then I'll give her mine.)

Sometimes I think it's third shift and Gunther shouts out, "Hey, ve haf nicht lumbar buttons" and his manager replies, "Too bad, just leaf it out and keep the line goink!"

The original owner (OO?) purchased the car with a hard top that's now lost in the black forest somewhere. So, it took me awhile to realize that the "extra" hardware and electronics kit y'all had to add is already on my car.

(And I still don't know what frggin audio amplifier I have.)

SMUUUUUV 04-25-2011 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mach.schnell (Post 13084729)
Anybody ever keep track of all the various options for everything? Mine originally came with 3 memory setting fully adjustable power seating with heat, but no lumbar support. My daughter's is the same but with lumbar adjustment and no heat.:dunno: (She's trying to convince me to swap. I'm trying to convince her to buy me a five point harness racing seat, and then I'll give her mine.)

Really? Didn't know the full power/memory seats came without lumbar support. Mine has all 3 plus are heated. :hmm: :dunno:

mach.schnell 04-25-2011 10:08 AM

Yep, the lumbar support switch is just a blank knockout circle - no switch.

Gheybe 04-25-2011 10:15 AM

I have ski by pass, heated seats, and no headlight washers. My dealership has told me the packages I have, and the ZCW was one of them.

SMUUUUUV 04-25-2011 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gheybe (Post 13085006)
I have ski by pass, heated seats, and no headlight washers. My dealership has told me the packages I have, and the ZCW was one of them.

yupp....I have the ski bypass also

uncompiled 04-25-2011 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV (Post 13085024)
yupp....I have the ski bypass also

Totally random: I like the foglight surrounds that you have. Mine just have a black plastic thing around them. Where did you get those?

SMUUUUUV 04-25-2011 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by uncompiled (Post 13085670)
Totally random: I like the foglight surrounds that you have. Mine just have a black plastic thing around them. Where did you get those?

Thanks, I picked them up from a member on the forum. They are the Hamann replicas. They used to sell them on Bimmian.com but they discontinued them. The original Hamann covers run $500+. You can look on ebay or ebay.UK and try your luck there. Took me a few months to find these and am very satisfied with the look.

johnrando 04-25-2011 01:54 PM

Ski bypass, heated seats, headlight washers... my ZCW package. Interesting that some have the washers and some don't. John


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