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Old 09-13-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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Have some extra money for my car. Suggestions?

And before everyone goes crazy, all maintenance is up to date. All of it! So now that thats out of the way, i'm looking to spend some money on my car. I have what you can see in the picture including mtech2 rear, OEM LED Tails, and lip spoiler. Any suggestions on what I should get? Give any suggestion regardless of the price! haha. Curious to see what else I should do to this baby.



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Old 09-13-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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CSL trunk? M3 Mirror?
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:53 AM   #3
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:57 AM   #4
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:01 AM   #5
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Been looking around for some M3 mirrors. Drop is a option to. haha


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I'm happy with the power my E46 has. If I really wanted more power, I wouldn't waste my money on a supercharger, I'd sell my car and buy an M3 haha.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:06 AM   #6
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I'm happy with the power my E46 has. If I really wanted more power, I wouldn't waste my money on a supercharger, I'd sell my car and buy an M3 haha.
Not really a waste of money when it would bring you to near M3 performance levels for a fraction of the cost.
That, and you claim to be on top of maintenance, meaning the imaginary "budget" M3 you'd purchase would have to go through an entire overhaul.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:12 AM   #7
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Is it a manual or strep ? If latter then this is what you need, best bank for buck IMO




M3 SMG wheel with paddle shifts hooked up to the steptronic M mode. Easy DIY too.

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:14 AM   #8
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:15 AM   #9
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Not really a waste of money when it would bring you to near M3 performance levels for a fraction of the cost.
That, and you claim to be on top of maintenance, meaning the imaginary "budget" M3 you'd purchase would have to go through an entire overhaul.
Very valid points. The option is still available. But happy with the power so far. haha.

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Is it a manual or strep ? If latter then this is what you need, best bank for buck IMO

M3 SMG wheel with paddle shifts hooked up to the steptronic M mode. Easy DIY too.
I've heard about this being done! Definitely want to do it. I'll look around for a M3 steering wheel.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:16 AM   #10
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:25 AM   #11
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The car looks great. Enjoy it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:28 AM   #12
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m3 steering wheel. coil overs. sway bars. m3 mirrors. tint.

then stage 1 AA supercharger with uuc ltwfw
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:31 AM   #13
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The car looks great. Enjoy it.
I agree. Maybe a subtle drop but otherwise just enjoy the car - it's looks great as is. Some of these suggestions are just silly...
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:58 AM   #14
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hmmm how about interior mods? maybe a dynanav?
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:24 AM   #15
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:28 AM   #16
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Get some interior mods.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:37 AM   #17
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First a paint correction done by a pro. Your car looks great to me, though a good detailer can make the car look amazing. Most here can't do that on their own...maybe you can.

Gold bullion in the trunk for when you want to go to the mountains and need traction in the snow. Also good if you want to plan for your retirement, graduate education, a home, marriage? Among the less ugly mods, I like the trunk lip. Don't know if your headlights can be updated, but seeing well is nice.

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M3 side grills. a little drop. is that ur roof mat falling??
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:49 AM   #19
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Go for the CSL stack. CF the hood, trunk, roof, airbox and bumper inserts...
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:00 AM   #20
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Black out the roof. Go for a drop also. Spacers for the front and back also maybe? M3 folding mirrors also. Apart from that your just about set. Btw, got any rear shots? An M TECH II rear would probably flow quite nice as well
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