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Old 01-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by ChiefM3 View Post
Here is the list of items that i am currently considering buying now. What is your guys thoughts. Do you have any items that you would recommend in place of these items? The site i am looking at is Modbargains due to price but I am willing to buy from other vendors if i get negative responses. I refuse to place junk on any of my rides so trying to knock out the research first.
K&N 57-Series and 63-Series Intake BMW E46 3 Series and M3
Carbon Fiber SMG Paddles for BMW E46 M3
Smoked BMW E46 M3 Side Markers
Kidney Grills : Matte Black
E46 M3 Side Grills
and VMR 710 Matte Black wheels ( Dont know what size would be best though)
I have heard that the cold air intakes don't do much for our cars. If you search around some folks have had problems with the K&N. Though it does appear to change the note of the car's roar.

I know the desire to mod ones car...but ultimately what is your end goal? For example, one day I plan to put a turbo on my car. With that said, its kind of pointless to buy headers or a CAI because those would all have to go. I don't want to buy things twice or buy something and then a year later sell it because it won't be needed on the "end" product.

Since you are also a SMG owner, I would say go get the CSL SMG tune. Much smoother IMO.
2004 Silver M3 / SMG / Koni Yellow shocks and struts / Vogtlands lowering springs / Eibach front and rear sway bars / Proflex bushings / Predator Orion V2 Multi-Color LED Angel Eyes / Laser Interceptors / Clear Bumper Reflectors / Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator / AKG Motor mounts / Rogue Engineering Transmission Mount / AKG differential bushings / Euro mirrors / B&B Exhaust / CSL SMG tune /DME CSL tune

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