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Brian N 12-09-2011 12:21 AM

Brian N's 330i Progress Thread: It's about time.
 
This is my progress/build thread for my 2001 330i, been around here for a while never posted one of these up thought it was about time. My car came stock with the sport pack with M-Aero(M-tech I) kit and stock m68's. It is my first and only car to date.

2004

OEM Clears.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2.../IMG_0735p.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2.../IMG_0748p.jpg


2007

Got me some TSE3 Cat-back action.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_2297.jpg


Then came the Molded Arqray on OEM MT2 front (Thanks to Patdeezy... later sold to w0w/Daron :shhh:) AKA the SGC legacy bumper. Also OEM M-tech 2 rear.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_2390.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2.../IMG_2364p.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_2339.jpg


2009

Thought I was gonna do the whole trade up to an M3 thing. :rolleyes: Stock again.:banghead: Everything sold except m-tech 2 rear.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...IMG_2002p2.jpg

Brian N 12-09-2011 12:22 AM

THE RETURN 2011

First mod: Double Sided Vorst hood. (Brownie points for who can tell me what member it's from :D )

Second mod: OEM M-tech 2 front (sitting inside car)

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3733.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3736.jpg


I was starting to miss my TSE3 styled tips... so I got this instead.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3751.jpg


Sqaure wheel action APEX 18x9.5 et 35 only weigh 18lbs!! :excited:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3799.jpg


Tires mounted 255/35 Michelin Super Sports

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3805.jpg


Suspension overhaul time!

New OEM ZHP Control arms
HD control arm bushings
New Tie Rods
Steering Coupler
M3 Split Case RTABs with Vorshlag limiters (not pictured)

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3829.jpg


Rouge RSM's

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3832.jpg


Vorshlag Camber Plates

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3833.jpg


AST 4100 with 550F/650R springs.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3831.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3834.jpg


More pictures to come this weekend gotta wash the car first. :rofl:

(Updated Pics Page 2 -12/11)

Joe-G 12-09-2011 12:25 AM

Nice! Great job. Any pics of the wheels mounted on the car?

323I00 12-09-2011 12:28 AM

wow...My guess as to who sold you that vcf would be Brandon ..

Gheybe 12-09-2011 12:32 AM

god damn!!!!

Jealous man!! I should have gone with 9.5 square.

w0w 12-09-2011 12:44 AM

i touched myself every night for the past year waiting for this thread to be made :eeps:



cant wait to see the final outcome brian! is that pat's old hood? im stoked for ya man, feels like a year ago when i bought that bumper off you :rofl:

Gheybe 12-09-2011 01:04 AM

Question:
on the front, 255? how?

Brian N 12-09-2011 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe-G (Post 13875972)
Nice! Great job. Any pics of the wheels mounted on the car?

Not yet.. but I'll get some soon.
Quote:

Originally Posted by 323I00 (Post 13875978)
wow...My guess as to who sold you that vcf would be Brandon ..

Nope... keep guessing.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gheybe (Post 13875985)
god damn!!!!

Jealous man!! I should have gone with 9.5 square.

Yeah they are pretty cool, the ARC's are awesome though. They don't feel any heavier than my m68's off the line which is amazing!

Quote:

Originally Posted by w0w (Post 13876017)
i touched myself every night for the past year waiting for this thread to be made :eeps:



cant wait to see the final outcome brian! is that pat's old hood? im stoked for ya man, feels like a year ago when i bought that bumper off you :rofl:

:rofl:

Close Daron.... very close. Yeah man... I can't believe it has been that long. It was a great bumper. Time flies!

Brian N 12-09-2011 01:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gheybe (Post 13876071)
Question:
on the front, 255? how?

Yeah I was gonna do 265's in the front too... but I sorta chickened out because of the Michelin's beefy sidewalls. I didn't think I would have enough clearance. Right now I just have the fronts rolled, and running some negative camber with the camber plates. I have to get it all fine tuned though I need to drop another inch as well.

Gheybe 12-09-2011 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian N (Post 13876088)
Yeah I was gonna do 265's in the front too... but I sorta chickened out because of the Michelin's beefy sidewalls. I didn't think I would have enough clearance. Right now I just have the fronts rolled, and running some negative camber with the camber plates. I have to get it all fine tuned though I need to drop another inch as well.

I have 18x9 all around with 255 everywhere. SERIOUSLY want to do 9.5 on 255's as well, but I'm a tad afraid.

Brian N 12-09-2011 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gheybe (Post 13876096)
I have 18x9 all around with 255 everywhere. SERIOUSLY want to do 9.5 on 255's as well, but I'm a tad afraid.

255's on my 9.5's are not bad at all with camber plates up front. Honestly wish I went 265's all around now. I think I'm gonna have to run a small spacer up front to make it a little more flush. :rofl: I honestly have more problems with the 255's fitting in the rear than the front, I just need to trim the bumper a tiny bit.

Gheybe 12-09-2011 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian N (Post 13876110)
255's on my 9.5's are not bad at all with camber plates up front. Honestly wish I went 265's all around now. I think I'm gonna have to run a small spacer up front to make it a little more flush. :rofl: I honestly have more problems with the 255's fitting in the rear than the front, I just need to trim the bumper a tiny bit.

I need to sell my current set up first. Gonna put it up for sale as soon as my coils get here. When they do, I need to see how low I am, how much I got inside on the struts. Need to make sure I can clear everything.

Hacauce 12-09-2011 01:28 AM

Stop by sometime, I want to see her in person;)

ICONIKE46 12-09-2011 01:30 AM

damnn, gotta love the PROPER suspension job. ASTs are no joke and quite a big chunk of change haha. Easily the best coilovers for our cars. Atleast you're doin it right OP. Posts updates sooon.

Gheybe 12-09-2011 01:42 AM

fuuck damn it this is the most expensive thread i've ever opened.

I hate you/ i love you.

SL Blak Soldier 12-09-2011 01:54 AM

WTF brian. really?

man, i want those rims!

can't wait for all that stuff to be done, my sedan twin! lol.

you'll have fun with that suspension. i'm rollin' the same spring rates. :craig:

Brian N 12-09-2011 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hacauce (Post 13876125)
Stop by sometime, I want to see her in person;)

Haha sure thing... after finals next week I will be pretty free.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ICONIKE46 (Post 13876127)
damnn, gotta love the PROPER suspension job. ASTs are no joke and quite a big chunk of change haha. Easily the best coilovers for our cars. Atleast you're doin it right OP. Posts updates sooon.

Thanks!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gheybe (Post 13876151)
fuuck damn it this is the most expensive thread i've ever opened.

I hate you/ i love you.

:luv:

Quote:

Originally Posted by SL Blak Soldier (Post 13876190)
WTF brian. really?

man, i want those rims!

can't wait for all that stuff to be done, my sedan twin! lol.

you'll have fun with that suspension. i'm rollin' the same spring rates. :craig:

Yeah I'm back in business!!

Rims are pretty cool, it is almost exactly what I was searching for back in the day a super lightweight concave CSL styled wheel.

I still remember when we had the same sig. :rofl:

Love the suspension so far... now I gotta get some sways... maybe I'll buy it for myself as a Christmas present.

DanielJames 12-09-2011 06:37 AM

What rims are they buddy/?

J4K2onE46 12-09-2011 11:03 AM

Definitely subscribed. Awesome stuff, man...looking forward to updates.

Oh, and Jojo's old hood? :shhh:

Gheybe 12-09-2011 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanielJames (Post 13876455)
What rims are they buddy/?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian N (Post 13875965)
THE RETURN 2011



Sqaure wheel action APEX 18x9.5 et 35 only weigh 18lbs!! :excited:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3799.jpg


Tires mounted 255/35 Michelin Super Sports

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n/IMG_3805.jpg

shiit, impossible to know man.


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