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Press22 12-15-2012 12:38 PM

Press22 for a nasty build thread
 
Finally finding the time to post and update a build thread for my E46.

2001 325ci at 63k miles when I got her in March 2012. 2 owner car, garage kept :)

When I first bought her
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/BMW...%2010%20AM.jpg

Immediately got to modding, starting off small. Khoalty LEDs
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/BMW/014.JPG
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/BMW/016.JPG

Turner Coilover kit
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/3...8090417944.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/BMW...%2025%20PM.jpg

Dynavin
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/1.jpg

Crappy editing
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/2.jpg
https://p.twimg.com/Arbw024CEAA9xTM.jpg

Depo LED tails
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/3.jpg

M3 replica bumper (with crappy paint)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/BMW...ZZCAAAOCfa.jpg

Beyern Mesh 18x8.5 et 30
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/4.jpg

Car stayed like this for a long time.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/5.JPG

I started going to car meets
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/BM...%2054%20PM.jpg

CF Simota intake and full cooling refresh done! @ 66k miles
http://www.gc-motorsport.com/product...0E46%20M52.jpg

Sticker on bumper because I scraped :bawling:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/BM...%2025%20PM.png

Photos at car meets
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...27883461_n.jpg

Threw on some CF splitters
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/6.jpg

Out with the Turner coilovers, in with BC Racing BR 12k front/ 14k rear.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/7.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/8.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/9.jpg

Joined EuroSquad!
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/10.jpg

360 Car show in Lake Las Vegas with EuroSquad
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8...f8a1d4a9_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8196/8...21834b4c_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8...91443198_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8333/8...220ebbb2_b.jpg

Time for a new start...
17x9.5 ARE 328 (90's corvette wheels)
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/...-28-47_540.jpg.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/13.jpg

New front bumper with good paint
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/12.jpg

Rocking them at et18 squared :read:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/11.jpg
I mounted the wheels on my birthday (dec 9)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/14.jpg

and currently still in progress. OEM M3 Rear end :4ngie:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/15.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/16.jpg

Exhaust is put on, not sure I'm digging the tips, CSL diffuser coming soon. (Dirty car)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/17.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzF-sSj8jW8

Bonnie Springs Ranch road trip!
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/18.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/Build%20Thread/19.jpg

Thanks for looking!
Please keep in mind I bought the car March 2012 lol Haven't had it THAT long
That's all for now, I'll try my best to keep this updated and organized.
Feel free to comment, support, or hate :woot:

eson 12-15-2012 12:45 PM

Really really clean car. I hate even the slightest bit of poke, but your new wheels are :str8pimpi

rcsummers 12-15-2012 12:48 PM

kewl.



but something looks off in that one head-on pic of your car......its not the paint



this one.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29421591/BMW...ZZCAAAOCfa.jpg

Press22 12-15-2012 12:55 PM

Plenty of things were wrong back then, most have been fixed now :p

rcsummers 12-15-2012 12:57 PM

its great progress. at first i was like ehhhhh. then i was like damn.

COBYATCH 12-15-2012 01:06 PM

looking good! the new wheels are much better! :thumbsup:

98bimmer 12-15-2012 02:46 PM

Looks dope! Finish it off with m3 sides and mirrors!

Barbaros 12-15-2012 06:36 PM

Did you get new roundels? :rofl: It looks great! Congrats!

BBBoy323i 12-15-2012 09:42 PM

Clean car, love your license plate. I have the same haha sig is old

BmwSonora26 12-15-2012 09:48 PM

Is 12k front/ 14k rear a good spring rate for a daily driver? cause i just ordered the same set up! Nice car btw;)

NightRaider93 12-15-2012 09:55 PM

Better put a good exhaust on it as well! Would really set the car off!

msane3 12-15-2012 10:07 PM

Where did you find those ARE wheels? I have some, even though in a slightly different style, on my 94 trans am with Mickey thompsons. They are very nostalgic wheels. Great find!

ImSoFreaknWhite 12-16-2012 10:06 AM

Great build bro it looks great on the new rims!

ImSoFreaknWhite 12-16-2012 10:07 AM

And do you by any chance still have the stock amber corners and side markers that the car came with? if so can you PM me a price for both together..

330xIce 12-16-2012 11:34 AM

I've always loved how clean your car is. I kinda liked the beyerns better but the new rims are pretty nice too. M3 rear is gonna look :drool:

Press22 12-16-2012 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msane3 (Post 14982999)
Where did you find those ARE wheels? I have some, even though in a slightly different style, on my 94 trans am with Mickey thompsons. They are very nostalgic wheels. Great find!

They were on sale over on another forum and I decided to swoop them up since they're old and yummy and wide.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImSoFreaknWhite (Post 14983628)
And do you by any chance still have the stock amber corners and side markers that the car came with? if so can you PM me a price for both together..

I do, but the clips are broken :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by BmwSonora26 (Post 14982971)
Is 12k front/ 14k rear a good spring rate for a daily driver? cause i just ordered the same set up! Nice car btw;)

Perfect, for my use I wish I would have gone stiffer but it's fine for a daily.

Fern2899 12-16-2012 12:27 PM

Please don't do m3 fenders... It will be too wide and your rear quarter panels won't match so your front will be wider than the rear..(it will look dumb)

If it was me I would do the m3 mirrors and the mtech2 rear bumper and side skirts and be done with it

illestminimike 12-17-2012 11:35 AM

Nice progress bro. Keep up the good work.

Studdly_Studright 12-17-2012 01:28 PM

Very nice progress. It reminds me of khalil's car with the new rims. What happened to the splitters?

Press22 12-17-2012 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Studdly_Studright (Post 14986956)
Very nice progress. It reminds me of khalil's car with the new rims. What happened to the splitters?

They're in the garage, looking to get an Iconz front lip :woot:


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