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[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 02:52 PM

My e46 Monaco Blue / Natural Brown
Over the last year I did some mods to my car
1. BMW Performance Intake
2. BMW Performance Exhaust
3. Dinan Stage II Software
4. OEM M3 Steering wheel
5. OEM Navigation Retrofit
6. Refinished Driver side Bolster
7. BMW Performance Wheels
8. OEM License Plate mounted PDC
Here are the pictures


[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 02:58 PM

Can you guys see the pictures?

lsteg 08-10-2012 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by [USMC]Skywalker (Post 14643525)
Can you guys see the pictures?


[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 03:02 PM

ok ill just do attachments

[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 03:07 PM

Pictures work? What is the best way to insert them

Wickedly 08-10-2012 04:00 PM

best way to insert is to uploaded them somewhere online and paste the link here

[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 05:19 PM

Yeah I tried that through photo bucket but didnt work

[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 05:36 PM

ok figured out how to load the images finally :)

scrace 08-10-2012 05:45 PM

I love your interior, seems very few and far between.

[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 05:47 PM

Thanks man, its my fav interior in an e46 and I searched literally for months to get a good low milage Monaco Blue with natural brown interior and had to travel to get it... my luck it was also certified and got a lot of things fixed for free. The mileage was in the 40s when i got it

di_santo 08-10-2012 05:47 PM

Love it. How does the bmw performance exhaust sound?

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[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 06:00 PM

The Performance Exhaust sounds awesome. Real deep base like sound absolutely no drone or whine and sounds very aggressive but not intrusive. Its hard to explain but people have recognized and complimented the sound. I got to say, may be I am biased, but this is probably the best performance exhaust sound I have heard. Performance... thats a different story. Individually I have no idea how it performs but with the intake and Dinan Stage II car is definitely quicker. Not sure about HP gain but throttle response is definitely way better than stock. I have heard other performance exhaust including Dinan and UUC but the BMW performance tops those and sounds more BMWish.... And it looks better too

serdar255 08-10-2012 06:14 PM

I'm a fan, but needs more clutch. :eeps:

[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 06:18 PM

Haha I agree, I always drove manuals... but the auto is handy when I am coming back from work in DC traffic.. I just relax. Not to sound defensive but the manual mode is surprisingly responsive, quick and smooth.. Agreed a clutch would be more fun

Gheybe 08-10-2012 06:24 PM

This with M Tech 2, a bit lower, and no chrome window trim would be perfect.

And a clutch too ahaha. Awesome car man.

[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 06:29 PM

Thanks man, I am thinking of buying shadow line trim from tischer and adding the BMW performance black grills. I probably will do it soon. As for Mtech, i actually like the regular 330's bumper. When I eventually get bored of it I will switch to Mtech II.
I am planning of installing Koni shocks and Eibach springs, any other recommendations?

tock172 08-10-2012 06:51 PM

Man your interior is clean. People always compliment me on how clean mine is with almost 130k but it doesn't even hold a candle to yours. You make me want to go detail my car!

kakashi_sensi 08-10-2012 06:55 PM

oh my, this is my dream setup...

I have everything except:

OEM BMW Performance wheels
OEM BMW Performance exhaust

then i am done...
if u ever part out...im your go to guy

fiveightandten 08-10-2012 07:02 PM

Love the interior. The car looks very clean.

[USMC]Skywalker 08-10-2012 07:07 PM

Thanks guys, appreciate your comments.
My next upgrade is the suspension I see you have Bilstien with H&R, how is it? I am thinking of Koni and eibach any thoughts


The BMW performance parts are awesome, they look well designed and compliment the car very well. The only performance part I am missing is the strut bar, though it doesnt do much but compliments the engine bay very well

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