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Old 07-13-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Rate my progress C&C welcome.

Okay so i've owned this 325xi for a year now and this is the progress i've made with the limited resources i have money wise. I'm still looking to improve, and i'm dying for a drop even if its just one to make it a bit more sporty but idk it seems too complicated on an xi so i'm having second thoughts. The interior is in the works and an mtechII is just too far right now maybe by next summer. Anyway here are the pics.

1st day i got her





Then i added EE Tails and got CF emblems all around as well as clear sidemarkers half a year later.



Some time later i got my hands on style 119 oem rims from a fellow fanatic in maryland.




My car at Bimmerfest, nothing special to look at. But i was happy to make progress.






Went ahead and got 35% Tint all around, came out pretty well wish i could go darker but NY cops go hard for these things.



About two days ago i finally upgraded my halogen headlights to p46 headlights from umnitza installed by fellow fanatic Solidjake, who i could not thank enough after going through the hassle of removing the cold weather package headlight washers which were a pain to remove. Also got the car coded for window roll up and DRL.



Sorry for the crappy cellphone pics but its the best i got. I still have plenty of ideas but it feels good to know i have made some improvement. C&C welcome
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:09 AM   #2
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Looks good man, clean mods so far..
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:27 AM   #4
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Looks great! I miss my stock 5 spoke rims. You can find a set of H&R for pretty cheap now, I say dropppp ett
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #5
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Looks great! I miss my stock 5 spoke rims. You can find a set of H&R for pretty cheap now, I say dropppp ett

yeah the springs arent the problem, i was just told that i would have to get lower control arms (something like that) to make it work right if not ill be eating up tire like theres no tomorrow
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:22 AM   #6
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mini update, couldnt help but smile when i saw this.

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:01 AM   #7
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yeah the springs arent the problem, i was just told that i would have to get lower control arms (something like that) to make it work right if not ill be eating up tire like theres no tomorrow
I went through tires like crazy and ended up getting a camber kit. I'm not sure what brand but it ended up being pretty pricey
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:50 AM   #8
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looking good! keep up the good work.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:24 AM   #10
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looking good! keep up the good work.

after seeing your car in person i was inspired lol, its a long process but it feels good to see your car everyday get better and better
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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I went through tires like crazy and ended up getting a camber kit. I'm not sure what brand but it ended up being pretty pricey
how much did it come out to in total if you can help me out so i can have an idea
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:47 PM   #12
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a little update: Got rid of those ugly black chrome ebay grills, and got matte grills instead from Khoalty

Also added a silver interior trim, looking to get a BMW performance shift knob soon. College has kept me busy so i haven't really worked much to get anything further so i guess my modding is on pause for now.






I believe this car is from a member on the forum, just wanted to give an idea of how i wanted to have my car when it's done.



Thanks for looking
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #13
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Like what you've done so far, clean. The drop would really tie it all together nicely.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #14
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Where did you get that iPhone/iPod dock for the ash tray, I've been looking for one for ages!
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:34 PM   #15
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Where did you get that iPhone/iPod dock for the ash tray, I've been looking for one for ages!
The dock came with the DICE media cable, works really well and stays in place. Keeps the look clean.

and thank you for the comments, i would like to drop the car after the winter passes NY. By then hopefully ill have an MtechII and zhp wheels
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #16
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Small update: Before:
This was my interior prior to this week.




This came in the mail today, the final piece to my small upgrade.





After: Still want to swap steering wheels and get some alcantara shift and ebrake boots, all with due time. Let me know what you guys think.


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where'd it come from?
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:08 PM   #18
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nice knob

where'd it come from?
Thanks haha, i got it from a fellow fanatic who sold it on the classifieds section. They usually go for 140 on BMW source parts but i got a deal i could not resist, so i went for it
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:18 PM   #19
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I like where you are heading with your mods, nice and simple. Keep up the good work. Btw, where'd you get the interior trims for and how much if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:28 PM   #20
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thanks man i appreciate the comments, the interior trim i had luckily ran into in the classifieds section. Someone wanted to trade for wood so i quickly jumped on that. But i had searched for a set and there are some sets you can bring down on ebay to about 150$, or theres an online store selling them for 180$ i could get you the link if interested.
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