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Old 06-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #21
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #22
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like the progress, any vids on the muffler delete?
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #23
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And now I have Jake's tips! I had them fitted the same way.

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Old 06-20-2012, 06:40 PM   #24
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Where did you get springs from? ECS?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:05 AM   #25
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:22 AM   #26
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No.. The guy I bought them from got them on there tho.. And I found him on Craigslist and grabbed them
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #27
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lookin good! keep it up!
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:00 PM   #28
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #29
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so ive been think of changing the front bumper.. cant decide between the m3 rep or mtech 2?? what do u guys think? ever since i got the car ive wanted to do the m3 front and find an m3 rear bumper and put them on.. umnitza has an m3 front bumper for a little under 200 shipped with fogs and everything.. but lately im digging the mtech look.. i cant decide..

http://www.umnitza.com/e46-m3-style-...an-p-5859.html

http://www.umnitza.com/e46-mtech-2-s...an-p-1132.html
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:42 PM   #30
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Since you have a facelift, Mtech 2 looks better on a facelift and Khoalty sells them the cheapest by far.

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #31
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At first i wasnt too fond of the color.. and was thinking of wrapping it matte white.. but lately im starting to like it alot more, because i keep getting compliments from people telling me they love the color.. its like a mix of steel blue and like a hint of gray almost.. its called stahlea blue metallic or something like that.. either way i think i might stick with the color
"Stahl Blau" metallic is german for "Steel Blue". I'm pretty sure that you car is Steel Blue Metallic. The color is posted on the driver's side strut tower by the air filter.
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I really hope you have a set of jack stands hidden in this picture. Looks dangerous supporting the car with just the jack.
I saw this too. It would not only look dangerous but Would Be VERY dangerous. Especailly with ones legs underneath it like in the photo.
I'm glad to hear the OP said he did use jackstands. Which btw would best be placed where the jacking pad is.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #32
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Since you have a facelift, Mtech 2 looks better on a facelift and Khoalty sells them the cheapest by far.

http://www.khoalty.com/bmw-e46-m-tec...nt-bumper.html
i checked khoalty and there bumper shipped is 287.. and on umnitza its 243 shipped with fedex 2 day.. so i think i might go with umnitza.. but thanks for the link man

http://www.umnitza.com/index.php?mai...=shopping_cart

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #33
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"Stahl Blau" metallic is german for "Steel Blue". I'm pretty sure that you car is Steel Blue Metallic. The color is posted on the driver's side strut tower by the air filter.


I saw this too. It would not only look dangerous but Would Be VERY dangerous. Especailly with ones legs underneath it like in the photo.
I'm glad to hear the OP said he did use jackstands. Which btw would best be placed where the jacking pad is.
i tried putting the jack stands there on the jack pads where the jack is but i couldnt find another place to put the jack on and jack up the car so thats why i didnt have the stands there.. but i was thinking of putting them there.. do u know where i can jack the car up from with out placing the jack on the jack pads? so i can place the stands on the jack pads?
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So I haven't update my build for a while but I haven't really done anything else.. Something that I just got and waiting to receive is bimmians new gauges.. I got the grey m3 ones.. I'll be posting up how it looks and how to install when I get them..

Another thing that I actually did today was I deleted the second resognator.. The one closest to where the muffler is at.. Man it sounds good.. I love the sound.. I'll post up pics later.. Just thought id keep u guys informed lol
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:27 AM   #36
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i checked khoalty and there bumper shipped is 287.. and on umnitza its 243 shipped with fedex 2 day.. so i think i might go with umnitza.. but thanks for the link man

http://www.umnitza.com/index.php?mai...=shopping_cart
Khoalty is in socal iirc, so you may be able to pick it up locally.
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Nice thread OP, I would suggest doing some maintenance before you run out of money on mods, I was shocked with all that had to be replaced, but for a 12 year old car with 139k miles its pretty tight. Oh and mtech II from umnitza all the way! The rubbing strips match the rest of your car, so it wont look awkward as the m3 one does
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:02 PM   #38
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Thanks bbboy323i.. And yea I'm planning on doing the hole cooling over haul next before something big happends on the road u know..

But hey Wat car are u talking about that is 12 years old and has 139xxx miles? Lol
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Thanks bbboy323i.. And yea I'm planning on doing the hole cooling over haul next before something big happends on the road u know..

But hey Wat car are u talking about that is 12 years old and has 139xxx miles? Lol
I was a bit confused by that also. He may have must of mis read a post.

OP great looking car! Honestly I would have gone for headers and not the muffler delete. More performance and you would get sound you wanted.
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Oh sorry guess I wasn't specific enough, my 2000 323i has 139k miles
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