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SJZach 02-05-2013 10:54 PM

My build thread
I've had my e46 for a couple years now and have done a few mods.

2001 325xi 130k

Day I got it

First mods were Led taillights, smoked corners/sidemarkers, and angel eyes, also replaced those foggy headlight covers. all from Khoalty



After plastidipping the wheels (Biggest mistake I made so far-does not come off like the videos haha) I went to Bimmerfest East 2011


Last spring I picked up some 18inch ASA Ar1s for 120 bucks for all 4! Some were bent and needed work so I had those fixed and mounted some new tires on them. Still need to fix the lips up, but thats a project for this summer.



Also Installed the dice media bridge and recovered my a,b,c pillars and center console in paisley fabric.



Then I headed up to Eurofest.


spotted Mostarac's car lookin good, as I waited forever to hear the raffle. :lmao:


got some black grills


family of enthusiasts

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I know this look's like 90% of the other build threads on here these days, which have little progress. This summer I have some pretty big plans though (for a college kid that is) haha.

Kris.R 02-06-2013 12:25 AM

Looking great so far!

SJZach 02-06-2013 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by Kris.R (Post 15134106)
Looking great so far!


soul rebel 02-06-2013 11:35 AM

Very clean!

SJZach 02-06-2013 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by soul rebel (Post 15135106)
Very clean!

Thanks man!

SJZach 02-07-2013 09:31 PM

Planning on doing
Control arms this summer
Csl bootlid( as my trunk is really scratched/ dented)
m3 wheel with SMG mod
Possibly springs/shocks and exhaust

SJZach 05-05-2013 12:10 PM

Bump! Just ordered a Rogue DMS

TallSkinnyMatt 05-05-2013 12:59 PM

Great work so far! Keep it up!

SJZach 05-05-2013 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by TallSkinnyMatt (Post 15398556)
Great work so far! Keep it up!

Thanks man! Love your car

CK325 05-13-2013 12:09 AM

surprisingly like the paisley fabric. my pillars need to be re-done soon, might do something similar. thanks for the idea :thumbsup:

///Mostarac 05-13-2013 12:38 PM

good progress! keep it up! :thumbsup:

SJZach 05-13-2013 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by CK325 (Post 15418466)
surprisingly like the paisley fabric. my pillars need to be re-done soon, might do something similar. thanks for the idea :thumbsup:

thanks man! looks better in person and I think it really goes along well with the tan interior. I also wrapped my worn out center console with it however I may swap it out for a black one.

I'd just recommend you go with a fabric that is on the lighter side rather than the darker side. my dad wrapped his pillars in this blue fabric and after a year it is super faded. good luck I wanna see some pics if you do it :thumbsup:

SJZach 05-13-2013 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by ///Mostarac (Post 15419390)
good progress! keep it up! :thumbsup:

thanks man!

I actually ended up not ordering the DMS as rogue said that they were going to be out of stock until august. I bought a scorpion from Bav Auto and it is getting installed tomorrow. they will also be replacing the post cat o2 censors. If the exhaust is too quite for my liking I may remove a resonator in the future but we'll see. I'll post pics of it installed tomorrow.

2000_328CI 05-13-2013 01:50 PM


SJZach 05-19-2013 08:02 PM

Here's a pic with my friend ryan's Silver 335 at the euro philly cheesesteak run.It was a lot of fun we saw lots of nice cars.


I got my scorpion exhaust put on and I love it! It's definitely louder than I thought it would be. has a nice deep throaty sound but isn't too loud. definitely pleased for the price.

SJZach 01-04-2014 09:59 AM

haven't been on here in a while. My dad recently was looking into a misfiring issue i had while I was away. He ended up taking the car for a drive an forgot to latch the hood. log story short....I need a new hood haha. I was thinking about going the carbon route but don't think I have the funds to get the carbon hood painted. On an orient blue I think an unpainted carbon hood may look stupid. So I am leaning toward doing a facelift oem hood.

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