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Ned's Bimmer 11-28-2012 12:30 AM

Ned's Build thread - 2001 Alpine White 325ci, a journey from 2001 - Present
 
Hey guys welcome to my build thread, I'll be showing off my modifications and changes made to the car over time, and i'll constantly update this thread whenever something changes, you guys know the drill! Thanks for looking!

My dad bought the car brand new back on August 24th, 2001. Heres what it looked like fresh out of the factory:
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/P1000154.jpg
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/P1000153.jpg
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/P1000184.jpg

About a month after he picked it up, he decided to put a wing on the back, not sure why, but I dont think it looks too bad! I dont have any pics atm of the car stock with the wing.

My dad drove the car for about 9 years, then passed the car down to me. I had already been driving a couple of years, so he wasnt giving it to a new driver, I had just turned 18 years old at the time.

The miles it had on it when the keys were passed down to me in 2010:
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/DSC00408.jpg

My first mods were to get clear corners, sides, relectors, and some ccfl angel eyes!
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/P2230040.jpg

My dads new ride, another e46!
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...s/IMG_6227.jpg


Next mod, m3 replica front bumper!
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...s/IMG_6237.jpg

http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...s/IMG_6248.jpg

http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/IMG_6225.jpg

Next mod had to be newe wheels, and I decided to pick up some 18x8 umnitza csl reps! And I threw on some 20mm spacers in the rear to get the flush look:

http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/IMG_0975.jpg
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/IMG_0960.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7119/7...ddae2fe3_b.jpg
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/IMG_0353.jpg
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/s...o/IMG_0357.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7...3cb0c132_c.jpg


I then got bored of the chrome grilles and decided to go black!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7...ae4dc07f_b.jpg

Picked up some umnitza orion v2 opaque angel eyes:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8...0b43e449_b.jpg

And then some Led tails!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8...2e39cc91_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8...b111d5e0_b.jpg

So thats what I got so far! Hopefully my next mod is some lowering springs, and possibly an m-tech II rear/csl front splitters. Let me know what you guys think!

Just a few more pics I got with my dslr:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/8...9eaedb6b_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8...fd25f813_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8...9ee69e08_c.jpg

ICONIKE46 11-28-2012 12:47 AM

Clean! Since you said you wanna get lowering springs, just pick up a H&R Cup Kit and call it a day :thumbup:

Alpine 11-28-2012 01:04 AM

Very clean, tasteful mods!! Beautiful car. Keep up the good work.

PH03NIX46 11-28-2012 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ICONIKE46 (Post 14933228)
Clean! Since you said you wanna get lowering springs, just pick up a H&R Cup Kit and call it a day :thumbup:

This.^

I'd also suggest more black up front to flow with the grill. Try some smoked corners.

Other than that, the only problem I see is the bit of plasti-dip falling off of the badge in the back. That bothers me. ;)

Great car Ned! :thumbsup:

Ned's Bimmer 11-28-2012 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ICONIKE46 (Post 14933228)
Clean! Since you said you wanna get lowering springs, just pick up a H&R Cup Kit and call it a day :thumbup:

Thank you! This is the plan when I save up enough!

Ned's Bimmer 11-28-2012 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alpine (Post 14933260)
Very clean, tasteful mods!! Beautiful car. Keep up the good work.

Thank you so much! :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by PH03NIX46 (Post 14933309)
This.^

I'd also suggest more black up front to flow with the grill. Try some smoked corners.

Other than that, the only problem I see is the bit of plasti-dip falling off of the badge in the back. That bothers me. ;)

Great car Ned! :thumbsup:

Thanks dude! I do want smoked corners, and even cf csl front splitters, I think I can rock it. I agree about the dip. :rofl:

nike001 11-28-2012 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PH03NIX46 (Post 14933309)
I'd also suggest more black up front to flow with the grill. Try some smoked corners.

You shut your wh0re mouth, Dzenan! :shhh:

Barbaros 11-28-2012 05:52 PM

You already know what i think about your car anyway Ned :drool: I would post a build thread of my car here too but getting the pics and the story together will take a long time so...:tsk:

Ned's Bimmer 11-29-2012 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nike001 (Post 14934793)
You shut your wh0re mouth, Dzenan! :shhh:

:rofl:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barbaros (Post 14935251)
You already know what i think about your car anyway Ned :drool: I would post a build thread of my car here too but getting the pics and the story together will take a long time so...:tsk:

Thanks man! :D

True, you have so many different mods it would take forever!

E40SICK 12-02-2012 02:49 AM

looks good bro.. hope to see it in person one of these days lol

TallSkinnyMatt 12-02-2012 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E40SICK (Post 14944166)
looks good bro.. hope to see it in person one of these days lol

Same here! We should all meet up sometime!

djnekkon 12-02-2012 09:20 AM

Looks really good, puts some sport coils and lower it. it looks like you rub at rear.

[USMC]Skywalker 12-02-2012 09:34 AM

Beautiful car, very clean and tastefull mods. I would recommend chrome exhaust tips to complement the rear. Cheap component but definitely gives a classy look. Since your front grill is gray and considering the beautiful alpine white color of your car I would highly recommend the glossy black window trim.

THECLEANERBEAMER 12-02-2012 10:37 AM

Your dad only drove it 31k miles in 9 years?! Did he have another at the same time?

illestminimike 12-02-2012 04:17 PM

Saw you on Instagram. Lol. Nice car. Definitely needs a drop!

Ned's Bimmer 12-02-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E40SICK (Post 14944166)
looks good bro.. hope to see it in person one of these days lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 14944252)
Same here! We should all meet up sometime!

Thanks! I agree, It would be awesome to get our cars together!

Quote:

Originally Posted by djnekkon (Post 14944374)
Looks really good, puts some sport coils and lower it. it looks like you rub at rear.

Thank you! Working on it! :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by [USMC]Skywalker (Post 14944399)
Beautiful car, very clean and tastefull mods. I would recommend chrome exhaust tips to complement the rear. Cheap component but definitely gives a classy look. Since your front grill is gray and considering the beautiful alpine white color of your car I would highly recommend the glossy black window trim.

Appreciate it, thanks! What do you recommend I do to get a chrome exhaust tip and black window trim? Does bmw sell chrome exhaust tips? And shadowline is kinda expensive.

Quote:

Originally Posted by THECLEANERBEAMER (Post 14944495)
Your dad only drove it 31k miles in 9 years?! Did he have another at the same time?

Yep! He has a truck that he drives to work because he has to haul lots of things. He only got to drive the e46 on weekends. Its at 52k miles now, about 22k miles in 2 years that I have put on it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by illestminimike (Post 14945114)
Saw you on Instagram. Lol. Nice car. Definitely needs a drop!

Hey! Whats up! Haha, thanks, I agree!

Johal E32 12-02-2012 05:03 PM

Looking good Ned!

Ned's Bimmer 12-03-2012 02:48 PM

Thanks Johal!


A few more pics I got from yesterday:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8...7e03bc50_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8...1089aa28_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8...e969b11c_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8...fe4ced39_b.jpg

2000_328CI 12-03-2012 02:58 PM

Love it :bow:

777eThOd* 12-03-2012 03:29 PM

Your car looks Great! But I'm not a fan of squared fitment. But the drop will be great! You gonna get any camber done?


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