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Old 11-28-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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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:




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:


My first mods were to get clear corners, sides, relectors, and some ccfl angel eyes!


My dads new ride, another e46!



Next mod, m3 replica front bumper!






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:









I then got bored of the chrome grilles and decided to go black!


Picked up some umnitza orion v2 opaque angel eyes:


And then some Led tails!



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:


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Old 11-28-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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Clean! Since you said you wanna get lowering springs, just pick up a H&R Cup Kit and call it a day
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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Clean! Since you said you wanna get lowering springs, just pick up a H&R Cup Kit and call it a day
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!
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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I'd also suggest more black up front to flow with the grill. Try some smoked corners.
You shut your wh0re mouth, Dzenan!
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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You already know what i think about your car anyway Ned 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...
Thanks man!

True, you have so many different mods it would take forever!
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:41 AM   #6
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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!
Either that, or OEM corner lights with a black frame and background. It looks like you have the black inserts for the headlights, so that makes the all clear corners stick out more.
Another option for the grills would be the body color grills. The slats are still black, but he frame would be white. That is what I did, and it looks good on a white car. If you are going to have a body shop paint them, you may want to consider taking your mirors apart, and having the black parts painted white. I had that done as well, and it looks really good. The black parts of the side view mirrors always bothered me, and they don't age well. Just some things to consider. Honestly, the car looks great just as it is. Good work.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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Thank you! This is the plan when I save up enough!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:04 AM   #8
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Very clean, tasteful mods!! Beautiful car. Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #9
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Very clean, tasteful mods!! Beautiful car. Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much!

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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!
Thanks dude! I do want smoked corners, and even cf csl front splitters, I think I can rock it. I agree about the dip.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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You already know what i think about your car anyway Ned 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...
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:49 AM   #11
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looks good bro.. hope to see it in person one of these days lol
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:44 AM   #12
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looks good bro.. hope to see it in person one of these days lol
Same here! We should all meet up sometime!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:20 AM   #13
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Looks really good, puts some sport coils and lower it. it looks like you rub at rear.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #15
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Your dad only drove it 31k miles in 9 years?! Did he have another at the same time?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #16
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Saw you on Instagram. Lol. Nice car. Definitely needs a drop!
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:45 PM   #17
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looks good bro.. hope to see it in person one of these days lol
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Same here! We should all meet up sometime!
Thanks! I agree, It would be awesome to get our cars together!

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

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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.

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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.

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Saw you on Instagram. Lol. Nice car. Definitely needs a drop!
Hey! Whats up! Haha, thanks, I agree!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:03 PM   #18
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Looking good Ned!
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #19
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Thanks Johal!


A few more pics I got from yesterday:



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Old 12-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #20
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Thanks Johal!


A few more pics I got from yesterday:



Whoa buddy.. When are you going to take some pictures of my car?

Your pictures, and your 325 look great!
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