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Old 03-18-2012, 03:06 PM   #21
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:38 PM   #22
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Just an update...put in a metal water pump, brakes, tstat, and a bunch of other parts. Next upgrades will include a 330 front caliper swap and new front struts with lowering spring perches Should be fun
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:05 PM   #23
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #24
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Just an update for this lackluster build thread

I had my ET blow up on me about a month ago Got it towed and swapped in a new one that I already had waiting (thanks to Drewdown!)

Within the last week, I got ZHP shocks and struts, new strut mounts, Rogue Engineering rear shock and spring reinforcement plates, OEM front strut reinforcement plates, M3 RTABs and limiters, and a couple other miscellaneous bits. Thanks to Drewdown for all the hours of help






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Old 05-31-2012, 01:51 PM   #25
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Passenger side strut tower, slightly deformed on the inner-most post
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:01 PM   #26
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amazing progress so far man! mind letting us know what resistor-less bulbs you used in your front turn signals? my chrome bulbs barely give off any light



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Old 05-31-2012, 02:06 PM   #27
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amazing progress so far man! mind letting us know what resistor-less bulbs you used in your front turn signals? my chrome bulbs barely give off any light



Here's the thread about them
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=838105

They would throw errors when it was cold out, so I had my cold bulb check programmed out. Good quality, otherwise, and bright. I contacted LEDautomotive about the problem and they sent out resistors for all the bulbs, no questions asked. I run one set in my front corners, and another set in my reverse lights.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:09 PM   #28
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M3 RTABs and limiters. Review of the setup will come soon!


It's sitting a little higher than it used to. Might have to fix that


We reinstalled everything taking note of the old locations...went to get it aligned and everything was still in spec

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Old 05-31-2012, 03:58 PM   #29
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Great build thread. Keep up the good work!
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Looks really nice. Much improved despite no major changes - that's how you do it.

I would suggest clear front corners again, but this time to it correctly and get OEM so they don't melt. Silver-gray looks good w/ clears, and you've already got them installed on the sides and rear.
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Looks really nice. Much improved despite no major changes - that's how you do it.

I would suggest clear front corners again, but this time to it correctly and get OEM so they don't melt. Silver-gray looks good w/ clears, and you've already got them installed on the sides and rear.
Agreed! Thanks

I've considered getting OEM clears but if I did, I know I would want LED bulbs again. I don't know, I'm on the fence. I like the look of it both ways.
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Looks great man, you take good care of it.
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And once you do that, people like me will still say it needs wheels and a drop.
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And once you do that, people like me will still say it needs wheels and a drop.


Back when it was on collapsed shocks, people were asking me what suspension I was running
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Love the progress. Your car looks so clean and that M-Tech II bumper really brings it together. As far as the clear corners are concerned, I'm sort of indifferent. I run them on my Silver-Grey 330i, but I think the amber doesn't necessarily look too bad with our paint. However, considering the fact that you already have clear sides and tail lights, I think a set might not be a bad idea. Forget the LEDs. The only LEDs I will run on my 330i are for the license plate and I have enough trouble with those to begin with. Get chrome bulbs and you'll be set.

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Love the progress. Your car looks so clean and that M-Tech II bumper really brings it together. As far as the clear corners are concerned, I'm sort of indifferent. I run them on my Silver-Grey 330i, but I think the amber doesn't necessarily look too bad with our paint. However, considering the fact that you already have clear sides and tail lights, I think a set might not be a bad idea. Forget the LEDs. The only LEDs I will run on my 330i are for the license plate and I have enough trouble with those to begin with. Get chrome bulbs and you'll be set.



+1 You should really consider a mild set of lowering springs.
Thanks! Ya like I said I'm on the fence about it. I don't mind the ambers at all, but then again everything else is clear. I would rather take the money I would spend on the clears and put it towards something else.


I've considered but I'm not sure how my shocks and struts would react to it.
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Thanks! Ya like I said I'm on the fence about it. I don't mind the ambers at all, but then again everything else is clear. I would rather take the money I would spend on the clears and put it towards something else.


I've considered but I'm not sure how my shocks and struts would react to it.
I completely understand allocating the money towards something more important. And regarding the shocks, that's why I'm using my blown out original suspension as an excuse to replace it with H&R race springs and Bilstein sport shocks.
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