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Old 09-20-2011, 05:19 PM   #61
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:24 PM   #62
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I'm in highschool, does that count? 2001 330Ci, stock except Orion V2's (not in the pic). Nothing special, but I think she's a keeper





No, I'm not a rich spoiled kid. I worked my butt off for it, and payed for it myself.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #63
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Going into my 4th year at Cal Poly Pomona, but still junior standing.




Nothing huge.
Angel Eyes
Clears all around
Trunk spoiler
Black kidney grills
Painted trunk handle
Mtech 2 front
M5 replica wheels
E9X auto shift knob



Suspension is definitely next. Probably just shocks and race springs
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going into Cal Poly Pomona as a freshie



2003 325i, pretty much all stock except for clears and performance intake
I'm here at cal poly pomona also, I'm parked at the suites.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:03 PM   #64
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I'm here at cal poly pomona also, I'm parked at the suites.
Oh you live here?

I always park in either lot J or M, so I doubt you'll see me haha. I'm actually here right now waiting for my 7 pm class to start
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #65
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Texas state. I've been building the car for the past 5 years, just rounding 195k miles.

I need to take some new pics.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #66
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Some of these BMW's are close to 10 year old..anyone with a job can buy one. It's the kids at school with the new stuff that make me shake my head. Probably 90% of them didn't earn their car.
Exactly, i see these students driving e60's, e90's, even e92 m3...there are even some caymans and one student drives a GD audi r8

Edit: And oh thanks guys for bumping my thread
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:11 PM   #67
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:14 PM   #68
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sophmore in college. had my e46 since january 2011. Modified exterior, maintanence up-to-date. 1065XX miles so far.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:15 PM   #69
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I'm in highschool, does that count? 2001 330Ci, stock except Orion V2's (not in the pic). Nothing special, but I think she's a keeper





No, I'm not a rich spoiled kid. I worked my butt off for it, and payed for it myself.
Ah yeah i guess highschool is close enough, nice car
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Texas state. I've been building the car for the past 5 years, just rounding 195k miles.

I need to take some new pics.
Congrats man
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:11 PM   #70
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:43 PM   #71
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Wow this thread blew up and I didn't keep up ;(

Anyways, I'm a 5th year going to Georgia Southern for Logistics, Information Systems and SAP Certification. I wish I could find more people that go down here on the forum. Only found 1 so far.

I'll get some pics up after I wash my baby.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:59 PM   #72
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Oh you live here?

I always park in either lot J or M, so I doubt you'll see me haha. I'm actually here right now waiting for my 7 pm class to start
yep but away for the weekend
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:15 PM   #73
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yep but away for the weekend
my first day at school today...there are a ton of e46's all over the place ....not to mention the m6 tailgating me today....
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:32 PM   #74
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2002 330i, had it for 3 years
-Bimmerbrakes.com Ceramic Coated Headers
-EvoSport Underdrive Pulleys
-BMW Performance Intake
-Stett Intake Boots
-Active Auto Custom Tune
-UUC Stage I Lightweight flywheel
-UUC Enforcer Tranny Mounts
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-Genuine BMW E92 M3 Motormounts
-Sachs Motorsport E36 M3 Sprung Hub clutch kit
-Bilstein Sports
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-Powerflex FCAB's
-H&R Sways
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-Weisslicht 6k Angel Eyes
-Genuine BMW MTech II Front
-Khoalty Carbon Fiber Splitters
-VMR VB3's 18x8.5, 18x9.5
-Black Grills

Car Dyno's at 221rwhp and 215 ft-lbs now.

2002 BMW M3, owned for 2 years
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-K&N Intake
-Bavarian HyperSports Underdrive Pulleys
-Smoked Corners and Sidemarkers
-Black Grills
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:08 AM   #75
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I'm 20 years old in my 3rd year at VGCC going for my AAS degree in Computer Information Technology. It's a fine little community college.

I bought my black 2001 325ci in April 2011 with 170k miles on it for $6000. It now has 186k miles.

I bet my to-do list is longer than yours.

Problems with the car:

AC water leaks inside the car
clutch release bearing
front passenger turn signal is out(the connector, not the bulb)
shift boot has a hole in it
headliner sags
both corner light housings are cracked
rear tail light is cracked
part of the driver side fender side molding is loose
front bumper is all jacked up
lots of scratches and small dings
AC compressor is going out
spoiler is loose
passenger side fog light constantly breaks
passenger door handle doesn't work from the outside
driver door panel missing connectors on the bottom
missing trunk tool box screw
driver front strut bushing
wheels lost sticky weights
brakes are going out
previous owner's dog chewed up e-brake handle
one of the little compartment doors under the radio won't shut
rear ashtray is broken
windshield wiper fluid squirter doesn't work
speakers are crackly
HID headlights don't match
needs an oil change
I'm 90% certain VANOS seals are worn out


Things I have done:

routine maintenance
plasti dip kidney grill and rear emblem
OEM rubber floor mats(car didn't come with floor mats)
had to get a new key made from dealer($200)

Things I want to do:

plasti dip the outside window trim
new wheels
smoked corners, side markers, tails
tinted windows
new front bumper
new HID's with projector headlights
lowering springs
k&n intake
replica shark fin
monochrome roundels
carbon fiber door pillars
new stereo
replace wood interior with grey/silver
resonator back straight pipes
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:45 AM   #76
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Just got a carbon fiber hood, M3 wheel with paddles and roof rack to carry my mountain bikes.





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Old 09-23-2011, 12:46 AM   #77
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Bought the car bone stock in Feb 5, 2009 w/ 64K when I was a sophmore.

2002 325ci steptronic w/ 125,xxx miles

I've been through a lot with this car & several different looks. I figure I have about 14K in mods/maintenance since I bought it I've pretty much replaced everything on this car preventative maintenance wise & more.

Current mods (I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff):
- 4 rear OEM style 197/BBS RX 283 wheels - 18x8.5 et37 with 255/35/18 all around
- B&G RS2 coilovers w/ increased spring rates
- B&G rear shock mounts
- UUC chromoly rear adjustable control arms
- Powerflex RTAB
- Meyle HD control arms & HD bushings
- Centric slotted rotors, Hawk HPS pads, ATE super blue
- H&R 10mm spacers
- Rotiform 20mm spacers
- Rotiform 90mm stud conversion w/ chrom open end locking lugs
- Rolled/pulled fenders - front and rear
- Dinan 330 CF CAI
- Electric fan swap
- ACS roof spoiler
- M3 trunk lip
- Matte black kidneys
- P46 55W HID
- 80 led angel eyes w/ custom kill switch
- Depo smoked corners & sidemarkers
- Steel Grey metallic painted interior trim
- Alpine headunit w/ ipod interface
- JL speakers
- OEM roof rack

Used to have:
- 19" staggered Work VIP Super Autostrada wheels wrapped in fk452
- 19" staggered Beyern Mesh wheels wrapped in fk452
- CSL front bumper
- B&G S2 springs

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How it looks now:
197

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Old 09-23-2011, 02:39 AM   #78
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Bought my 2004 TitaniumSilver 330ci with 50*** miles about 4 months ago. LOVE IT!

Mods:
Dinan S1 package:
Cold Air Intake
Exhaust
High Flow Throttle Body
Stage 3 Engine Software
Front and Rear Struts
Koni Adjustable Strut and Shocks
Performance Spring Set
18" OEM style 71s
Trunk lip
Aux Input (did it myself )

Future mods:
Headers
Angel Eyes

Pics coming soon
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:20 AM   #79
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Supp guys ! this is my 1st year of college at Riverside community college .
this is my 20002 325ci . 5% tint all around ive got 19 inch IFORGED rims, Kendwood kvt in dash pop out , seat monitores , 1 12 inch JL Audio w3 sub & alpine amp custom enclosed in sealed box. im also looking for a carbon fiber hood in my area so if you have a scoop on where for a reasonable price let me know.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:35 AM   #80
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Junior at University of Houston. Third semester Computer Information Systems major.

Bought my 2004 TitaniumSilver 330ci with 50*** miles about 4 months ago. LOVE IT!

Mods:
Dinan S1 package:
Cold Air Intake
Exhaust
High Flow Throttle Body
Stage 3 Engine Software
Front and Rear Struts
Koni Adjustable Strut and Shocks
Performance Spring Set
18" OEM style 71s
Trunk lip
Aux Input (did it myself )

Future mods:
Headers
Angel Eyes

Pics coming soon
I'm a freshman there I also did the Aux line my self
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