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Old 09-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Steptronic/automatic owners unite

I have a 2002 330Ci Sport package with 56,000 miles on it. It is indeed a steptronic which was not my first choice but I couldnt let it go for the price and condition the car was in, I do plan on modifying it regardless of it not being a manual.

If you have a step, post up a picture.

What are your current mods?
What are your future mod plans?
What is your year, model and mileage?

Overall I am happy with the car and here she is bone stock

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Mine is in my sig :-) happy automatic...Its all stock with a few factory upgrades like the aerodynamics package and strut brace...the only non factory parts i have on it are the clear reflectors and clear turn signal lights
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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I bought a step trans too and i'm very happy with it. Would of been a lot more fun to have a manual but its still a pleasure to drive everyday.

Here's my 2005 325i sports package, pretty much bone stock other than the grill, some LED angel eye rings, CF hood and trunk roundels, and my smoked out lights. I am currently looking for some rims, the M tech II body kit, and maybe some splitters to give it more of a sporty look. Maybe one of those vented hoods too!
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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^325 looks great except the black corners. very nice picture of your car. is that yellow building in the background your home? would be interested to see what the inside of a german apartment looks like
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #5
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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manual shift boot and some wiring, should I make a DIY?
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #8
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+1 looks nice with the manual shift boot.


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Old 09-04-2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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^325 looks great except the black corners. very nice picture of your car. is that yellow building in the background your home? would be interested to see what the inside of a german apartment looks like
Thanks E46Mango!

Yea i've been told that about my corners, i might switch them out for clears later haha. That run down yellow building behind my car with the mini keg in the front doorway is actually my barracks haha and i'll tell you one thing, it aint much to look at! My room on the other hand is pretty squared away though, i'll post pics soon because they are your typical German designed apartments.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #11
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #12
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #13
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I think the exterior photo was shot before I got nice new headlight lenses.
And I also have a manual shift boot. If anything it adds a little extra storage for small items.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:49 PM   #14
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I think the exterior photo was shot before I got nice new headlight lenses.
And I also have a manual shift boot. If anything it adds a little extra storage for small items.
Really digging the dig pic. As far as the step goes I think it's not terrible to me the biggest draw back of an auto is not being able to be in the right gear whenever you want
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:43 PM   #16
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Bought my 2000 Touring new. If I had wanted a manual transmission, I could have saved myself about 1700 bucks. I happened not to want the cheap way out. Mine has 74K on the clock. Oh, no mods, now or ever. Why? I doubt if either you are I are as good as the factory designers or engineers. They didn't create the Ultimate Driving Machine by accident. Why would you want to fuk up what they did?
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #17
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #19
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Checking in, beautifully maintained car with step. Can't complain, it's a daily driver in traffic, so auto definitely makes sense to me.

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #20
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2001 330ci 135k step

Other mods not seen in pictures:
M3 cluster
CF trim
Bimmain Autocarbon wheel
AA chipped
AA performance water pump
AA headers
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Upgraded fan clutch
ZHP headliner
+ many other things I can't remember now.

Mods on my to do list:
Csl CF trunk painted
GTR CF hood painted
Vented front fenders ( not m3 ones )
Full suspension
Rims
Auto to 6 speed. ( in a very long time )
AA stage 2 with meth posabbly
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