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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Exclamation The new guy with the xi

Im still new to this world on BMW. What are some good basic mods I should do to my white Xi?





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Old 03-06-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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Wrap or paint the black exterior trim to match the body color. Get rid of the wood trim. Window tint.

Oh, and

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Fix the chips in the double spoke of the steering wheel (I have to do the same thing to my sport wheel.)
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:30 PM   #4
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Looked at almost the exact same car, but went with a black on black 330xi instead. In my opinion, color matched side moldings do wonders for the exterior appearance. A lot of people prefer smoked/clear lighting also. Have fun with the new ride!
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:05 PM   #5
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welcome... if i had white. I'd vinyl the roof black, tint the windows, black out the kidney grill and get clear sidemarkers, tails and front corners. a set of lowering springs also really help out the appearance on xi's. I've got your same interior, I'm going to get my trim repainted eventually (its a hard color decision) and I have already traded out the beige headliner with black to keep it truly two tone. For performance on an auto Xi I feel should really be kept to headers, exhaust and a performance air intake... maybe a ECU chip. But the Auto transmission and transfer case on these cars really don't allow you run forced induction passed 9psi. Good luck with the modding!
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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welcome... if i had white. I'd vinyl the roof black, tint the windows, black out the kidney grill and get clear sidemarkers, tails and front corners. a set of lowering springs also really help out the appearance on xi's. I've got your same interior, I'm going to get my trim repainted eventually (its a hard color decision) and I have already traded out the beige headliner with black to keep it truly two tone. For performance on an auto Xi I feel should really be kept to headers, exhaust and a performance air intake... maybe a ECU chip. But the Auto transmission and transfer case on these cars really don't allow you run forced induction passed 9psi. Good luck with the modding!
I really like what you said about the black top. that sounds like a great idea. I did tint the windows now.
- im changing the fender lights to black. and buying the halos for the front (black) I have not decided on the tail lights but i did see some black and white striped ones online.
- thanks everyone for the feed back i will keep posting picks as i go.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #7
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wow super nice xi amazing interiors !!
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #8
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:19 PM   #9
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:20 PM   #10
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #11
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:23 PM   #12
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:24 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone. I have ordered lots of things already that are on the way
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