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Old 01-09-2010, 06:15 PM   #461
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So from what I can tell H&R Race springs from a 330Ci will fit an M3?
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:54 PM   #462
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So from what I can tell H&R Race springs from a 330Ci will fit an M3?
Probably, but nobody has done it to my knowledge. I'd like to see someone try though, the rears would fit for sure, and I don't know why the fronts wouldn't.

The only problem is that an M3 is heavier, so the spring rates will be too soft. I think.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:53 AM   #463
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Has anyone put oem m3 control arm bushings on a reg e46? The m3 bushings are soild (rubber) and offset (I think for caster reasons). Im trying to stay away from poly bushings as much as possible.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:30 PM   #464
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I'm thinking about one of the eom m3 hoods. This thread will help many members.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:55 PM   #465
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You don't need fender work, you need narrower tires.
I heard that with my fender being rolled and if I put a 245 zy tires it wont catch! What is your opinion on this?
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:47 AM   #466
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is there any how tos for rear bumper?
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:56 PM   #467
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Do you think the M3 heated sport seats fits a sedan? My sedan dont have heated seats but planning to install. THanks
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:29 PM   #468
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Do you think the M3 heated sport seats fits a sedan? My sedan dont have heated seats but planning to install. THanks
Yes. I put heated M3 seats in my sedan, but I already had heated seats, so they were just plug and play (you just have to swap the outer rails so the seatbelt mount is still there, which is the rule with swapping any coupe seats into sedan.)

So you'll just have to do the heated seat retrofit on top of that. Should be pretty simple.

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I heard that with my fender being rolled and if I put a 245 zy tires it wont catch! What is your opinion on this?
Yeah, that sounds pretty good to me. If it was my car, I would try a 235/35 rear to start, just to make sure it doesn't rub too intensely. 245 on a 9.5" would be a close call if you don't have a lot of camber, since it's a normal tire for that size wheel.

This is what a 235/35 looks like on a 9.5", this is a good middle ground to start.



and here's a 225/35 on a 9.5". You won't need to go this narrow if you roll the fenders well, but you can see what narrower tires do on wide wheels.. bump the size down and the clearance increases quite a bit.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:56 PM   #469
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Yeah, that sounds pretty good to me. If it was my car, I would try a 235/35 rear to start, just to make sure it doesn't rub too intensely. 245 on a 9.5" would be a close call if you don't have a lot of camber, since it's a normal tire for that size wheel.

This is what a 235/35 looks like on a 9.5", this is a good middle ground to start.
To be safe, I'll go with the 235/35..

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and here's a 225/35 on a 9.5". You won't need to go this narrow if you roll the fenders well, but you can see what narrower tires do on wide wheels.. bump the size down and the clearance increases quite a bit.
This doesn't look bad.. but I hope the 235/35 do me fine *fingers crossed*

Alec, my front tires says 225/40! Should the front be 40 or should I drop it down to 225/35?

Thanks once again for the great help Alec! Lol your lucky your not my neighbor I would be randomly knocking on your door for help w/ my bimmer

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Old 01-26-2010, 10:18 PM   #470
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To be safe, I'll go with the 235/35..

This doesn't look bad.. but I hope the 235/35 do me fine *fingers crossed*

Alec, my front tires says 225/40! Should the front be 40 or should I drop it down to 225/35?

Thanks once again for the great help Alec! Lol your lucky your not my neighbor I would be randomly knocking on your door for help w/ my bimmer
On a 19" wheel, it should definitely be a 225/35. Never heard of anyone running a 40, I assume there would be intense rubbing when the wheel is turned to full lock. 225 front - 235 rear is a good setup, I have it on my e46 right now and it looks pretty good and performs like a champion.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:42 AM   #471
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On to the mirrors..

On the first post you put down the parts #'s.. I need to buy all these parts Part Numbers?

RIGHT PRIMED EL.EXTER.HEATABLE MIRROR 51167893468 $232.13
LEFT PRIMED EL.EXTERIOR HEATABLE MIRROR 51167893597 $232.13
ACTUATOR LEFT 51167895273 $169.63
ACTUATOR RIGHT 51167895274 $169.63
MIRROR GLASS HEATED PLANE LEFT 51167157247 $46.59
ADAPTER LEAD, MIRROR HEATING 51167836442 $6.58
MIRROR GLASS HEATED CONVEX RIGHT 51167157244 $58.31
ADAPTER LEAD, MIRROR HEATING 51167836442 $6.58

That's almost $1000.00/us

Also I have a 99 328i sedan.. if they ask what year m3 I need them for what should I say? or would any e46 m3 mirrors fit?

Fenders, will a 2003 m3 fenders fit a pre-facelift e46 sedan?

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Old 01-27-2010, 05:57 PM   #472
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Yes, I agree that a 35 series tire is definitely what you are going to need. I have heard of people putting a 40 or even 45 series tire on, but it will always rub unless you do some inner fender modifications. If you run that size tire and don't modify the fender then it will get damaged in no time and then you will need to replace it which is never fun.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:46 PM   #473
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Yes, I agree that a 35 series tire is definitely what you are going to need. I have heard of people putting a 40 or even 45 series tire on, but it will always rub unless you do some inner fender modifications. If you run that size tire and don't modify the fender then it will get damaged in no time and then you will need to replace it which is never fun.
I bought the wheels off of ebay.. the tires was pretty warn out, so I'm guessing the guy put it on just to sell the wheels! but yeah the fronts are currently 225/40, but I didn't notice anything catching/rubbing while doing turns, go figure. When I take it to put on new tires I'll pay close attention to it.. just to see if they were catching or not.

My new ones will definetly be 35 all around!

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Old 01-27-2010, 08:28 PM   #474
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On to the mirrors..

On the first post you put down the parts #'s.. I need to buy all these parts Part Numbers?

RIGHT PRIMED EL.EXTER.HEATABLE MIRROR 51167893468 $232.13
LEFT PRIMED EL.EXTERIOR HEATABLE MIRROR 51167893597 $232.13
ACTUATOR LEFT 51167895273 $169.63
ACTUATOR RIGHT 51167895274 $169.63
MIRROR GLASS HEATED PLANE LEFT 51167157247 $46.59
ADAPTER LEAD, MIRROR HEATING 51167836442 $6.58
MIRROR GLASS HEATED CONVEX RIGHT 51167157244 $58.31
ADAPTER LEAD, MIRROR HEATING 51167836442 $6.58

That's almost $1000.00/us

Also I have a 99 328i sedan.. if they ask what year m3 I need them for what should I say? or would any e46 m3 mirrors fit?

Fenders, will a 2003 m3 fenders fit a pre-facelift e46 sedan?
that's not the actual price, just the realoem.com retail. i got mine from the dealership (when i worked there last year) for around 500.

tell them you need 6 or 12 pin connectors, depending what you have in your car. if you don't know already, you need to take your door panel off and find out how many pins are in the mirror connector. you can also choose whether they're autofolding or not, and maybe heat was an option too. mine are the whole she-bang in 6 pin.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:45 AM   #475
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tell them you need 6 or 12 pin connectors, depending what you have in your car. if you don't know already, you need to take your door panel off and find out how many pins are in the mirror connector. you can also choose whether they're autofolding or not, and maybe heat was an option too. mine are the whole she-bang in 6 pin.
I haven't taken the door panel apart yet, due to extremely cold weather :/, but from the looks It's heated w/o memory! Now can I get the she-bang even if mine doesn't have it, will it work? I'm not interested about memory, but auto folding would be nice. If I can how can I get the auto-folding to work, will I need anything extra?

Sorry for all these question and Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:43 PM   #476
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:38 PM   #477
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does not fit on sedan?

so if it doesnt fit on the sedan what hood to sedan owners need or are we screwed? and if so can i convert to the coupe front end or is that a hood issue as well?
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:28 PM   #478
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if they're both coupes, will the interior door panels and rear seats from an m3 fit in my non-m? i can't think of a reason why they wouldn't, but want to make 100% sure before i go ahead.
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