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Old 09-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #21
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Welcome to the boards man! Sounds like you have a nice clean set up. We have a nice set of LED Tail Lights and we have the Stoptech front and rear rotors which are a great upgrade to the car and both function great while giving your car a nice look! Good luck with the build!



As for the LED tails, How Much for all four? and the rotors, I'm kind of on and off, because I don't need it, but I just like to have a spare set. But I do need to change my pads though, like I can't go a day of driving without having to wash and clean behind the fenders. Brake dust everywhere!
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:07 PM   #22
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Cooling system maintenance is not a "mod". It's maintenance.

As far as additional mods, I might suggest: black out kidneys, I like the look on a white car, and to be honest, I think updating the style 44s, I also updated to a newer stereo that was Sirius compatible and added the OEM sirius module, it's been one of my favorite mods.

In addition, would you post a pic of trim? I've been rocking wood trim for six years now and would definitely consider swapping with you!
Also, where are you located? I could ship, but I find it easier to meet.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #23
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Ahmed, You should've got the LED version angel eyes instead of CCFL. They could cause fire!

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:10 PM   #24
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Welcome to e46fanatics! You should post a picture of your car.

You should get projector headlights with HID's if you are going to put angel eyes on. They look funky with halogen which I assume you have. I'd stick with the black trim inside as well, it flows a lot better.

In all honesty though, brace yourself for spending serious money on not so fun car parts. Like already mentioned you should go ahead and research about a cooling system overhaul. There are plenty of other things you will likely need to replace to ensure your car stays running and healthy, and if you start buying things like you've listed left and right, you will find yourself struggling to own the car.

There are plenty of things your car needs. You might not be aware yet, but the issues that need to be addressed will show themselves soon, and you'll be lost.
Thanks for the advice! Luckily, most parts are in sound mechanical order, and being 15, If I run into problems, my dad is always there for me, it's just that this is gonna be my first car soon, and I really want to know it inside and out!
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #25
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I love this forum, Like it's so busy! Thanks to everyone for the advice, as I'm new to the E46, well BMW entirely! Keep the advice coming
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #26
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Ahmed, You should've got the LED version angel eyes instead of CCFL. They could cause fire!

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Also, is there any way that I could change from my stock Foglights,I currently have http://************/bw3yymv but I want to get mine like the ones in rizwan1377's signature picture.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #27
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It really doesn't matter what you do styling-wise, OP. The only thing that really makes a difference is having a clean finish and enough stickers. Too few and no one will notice or care. Too many...they'll think you're over the top even if you haven't modded anything. But, with the right balance of stickers in the right places, your car will look boss!
I don't exactly like the look of stickers, TBH I removed one that was on there this afternoon, I currently have a American flag on the trunk because I backed it into a tree, and fixed the dent for the most part, but for the little bit that was there, my dad covered with the emblem sticker thing.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #28
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Take out those angel eyes and get led ones since what you have will fail and might catch fire. I recommend Umnitza Orion lites.

Get the m3 lip off eBay, black grills and the clear corners and tails from khoalty. You can get silver gauge rings as well to freshen up the interior and I have a vid on YouTube on how to take the cluster apart and paint the needles red.
I want to maintain it's sleeper and luxury look, so I havbe to put down the M3 lip, even though it looks gorgeous. also, can you pass me a link for the youtube vid?
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:24 PM   #29
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Welcome to e46fanatics! You should post a picture of your car.

You should get projector headlights with HID's if you are going to put angel eyes on. They look funky with halogen which I assume you have. I'd stick with the black trim inside as well, it flows a lot better.

In all honesty though, brace yourself for spending serious money on not so fun car parts. Like already mentioned you should go ahead and research about a cooling system overhaul. There are plenty of other things you will likely need to replace to ensure your car stays running and healthy, and if you start buying things like you've listed left and right, you will find yourself struggling to own the car.

There are plenty of things your car needs. You might not be aware yet, but the issues that need to be addressed will show themselves soon, and you'll be lost.
Also, You underestimate my handy man power. I had a HUGE chip in the hood from the previous owner driving mad fast and a rock hitting the hood, my dad just sprayed it with some rustolioum, and left it like that, it gave me a headache, so I got some 500 grit sandpaper, and sanded it even, and then lightly sprayed it, allowing a lot of time in between coats, It literally looks like nothing happened there.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #30
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Hard to believe you want to swap piano black interior trim for myrtle wood. I know looks are subjective, but that is nuts.

I had the piano black on my '01 325i and wouldn't have traded it for anything. Last year for that trim in the E46 - if you do swap it out, don't be doing any straight-up trades with anybody. Most people don't want the wood trim - you could probably find some for pennies while selling your black trim for considerably more.
I really xcan't find anywhere where the wood trim is cheaper than Piano Black. and IMO i like wood better, its like a slap of sexxy.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #31
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I agree with all the decisions you've made for mods. Except maybe the rotors. Rocking slotted rotors on style 44s is lame imo.

And ZHPs are 330s only, so that means you do not have a ZHP.
Also, your M3, is like the most gorgeous I have ever seen. Born and raised in atlanta, rice burners everywhere. It's a blessing to see that people still have taste.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:28 PM   #32
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Both of you are saying opposites, What I currently have is I believe LEDs, here's a link to what I bought, these are the exact same. http://************/cwx2ypt Installed them myself.
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As for the LED tails, How Much for all four? and the rotors, I'm kind of on and off, because I don't need it, but I just like to have a spare set. But I do need to change my pads though, like I can't go a day of driving without having to wash and clean behind the fenders. Brake dust everywhere!
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:08 PM   #35
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Also, I need to replace both exterior mirror glasses, [The infamous rust has got them] and I'm looking on eBay, and The OEM Heated Mirror glass with the backing plate, [exact same as my current one, but new] costs 35 dollars shipped, and that's the price for ONE. I also looked around a bit more, and found multiple sets of ENTIRE exterior mirrors, [ left and right together] for 42 dollars shipped. The 42 dollar ones come with the housing, and have LED turn signals, [I can wire them in] and power applications. Obviously, they are aftermarket, but are guaranteed to fit my car. I can install them for sure, and I'm getting my car touch up painted in maybe a month, so I think the aftermarkets are the way to go, am I right?
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aahmed - take a look at this:
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And talk to Tim, you will get a good value setup for your car.
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It really doesn't matter what you do styling-wise, OP. The only thing that really makes a difference is having a clean finish and enough stickers. Too few and no one will notice or care. Too many...they'll think you're over the top even if you haven't modded anything. But, with the right balance of stickers in the right places, your car will look boss!
LOL dmax never fails to make me laugh Hahahaha. If you don't have chrome and stickers...you're not doin it right.

But in all seriousness get all your maintenance done first...then just browse the showroom and see what styling you like and pick accordingly. Do what you feel looks good man don't let people tell you how to mod.
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LOL dmax never fails to make me laugh Hahahaha. If you don't have chrome and stickers...you're not doin it right.

But in all seriousness get all your maintenance done first...then just browse the showroom and see what styling you like and pick accordingly. Do what you feel looks good man don't let people tell you how to mod.
I literally was praying that dmax wasn't being serious, like I didn't want to offend his style, but then again, I didn't want to ever see a bimmer rice burner. or in this GERMAN car case, nah I'm not gonna make that joke.
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