E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > The Showroom

The Showroom
This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 4.00 average. Display Modes
Old 10-03-2012, 02:18 AM   #1
dinan19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 518
My Ride: 2004 Imola ZHP
Imola red ZHP Build Thread (PICS! 12-31-12)


I have decided to make this a build thread because I am doing various mods to the vehicle including paint correction and plan to continually add more pictures day by day or as often as possible. You might have to skip to the second page to start seeing the pictures. Enjoy

As most of you may know, I'm that crazy dude that was trying to find a zhp for under or at $10,000 and i was finally successul. Anyways I'm a very sincere person and I will say that i bought the car for $8700 out the door. No accidents or anything and clean and clear title. It's a 2004 6spd IR 330i zhp and the car came with a AFE stage 1 intake and also just found out that the previous owner had a sprint booster installed as well. Overall the car is in great shape except for the steering wheel which i already ordered from coby, soon to be here. I plan on making a build thread after all of my parts get here in the next week, Including a full paint correction that im doing myself right now with my PC 7424xp. heres the only two pics i have so far. Will update more pictures when the mods get here.

Click image for larger version

Name:	zhp large pic front.jpg
Views:	972
Size:	61.8 KB
ID:	472276
Click image for larger version

Name:	zhp angle shot large.jpg
Views:	985
Size:	53.8 KB
ID:	472277
__________________

Last edited by dinan19; 12-31-2012 at 08:05 PM. Reason: added pictures
dinan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 10-03-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
HyeWarrior
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Dimas, CA
Posts: 2,838
My Ride: '03 325i --> '13 GTI
Nice! How many miles? And order new headlight lenses.. Literally a night and day difference for the front!
__________________

Wow
So Amaze
Much Torque Steer
Such FWDoge
HyeWarrior is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
dinan19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 518
My Ride: 2004 Imola ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by HyeWarrior View Post
Nice! How many miles? And order new headlight lenses.. Literally a night and day difference for the front!
It has 117,000 and yeah I just ordered New lenses, clear corners, a coby wheel wrap, coby armrest wrap, license plate delete, angel eyes, sidemarkers, floormats, UUC RK6 shift knob, RCR tail lights, Bav Auto euro tray, and some clear bulbs as well.
__________________
dinan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 02:32 AM   #4
Wh33lhop
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: norcow
Posts: 1,349
My Ride: douchemobile
Great price. Salvage?

Great car but keep your priorities in line. Don't get too caught up in modding before you do basic maintenance; get a new cooling system in there, change the fluids, etc.
Wh33lhop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 02:36 AM   #5
dinan19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 518
My Ride: 2004 Imola ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wh33lhop View Post
Great price. Salvage?

Great car but keep your priorities in line. Don't get too caught up in modding before you do basic maintenance; get a new cooling system in there, change the fluids, etc.
Nope clean title and i have a year before i can drive again so i have plenty of time to do all the maintenance. Thanks for the tip though.

Sent from my SGH-T959V using Bimmer App
__________________
dinan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 02:44 AM   #6
Wh33lhop
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: norcow
Posts: 1,349
My Ride: douchemobile
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinan19 View Post
Nope clean title and i have a year before i can drive again so i have plenty of time to do all the maintenance. Thanks for the tip though.
Not sure where to start here so I won't start at all. Just don't forget to maintain it before you try and be cool.
Wh33lhop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 03:05 AM   #7
dinan19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 518
My Ride: 2004 Imola ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wh33lhop View Post
Not sure where to start here so I won't start at all. Just don't forget to maintain it before you try and be cool.
You should probably start because i would like to hear. I already said i have a year to do the maintenance and there is nothing wrong with the car mechanically at all right now. So what is the harm in buying mods that i like when the car is running correctly?
__________________
dinan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 04:12 AM   #8
pawelgawel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: This is LONDON??
Posts: 934
My Ride: 330CI
so you purchased a car you can't use for another year???

You should pick up a book about investments... that car will loose 2K in value by next year... $9k in cash and you put it into a depreciating item... a big NO NO

Sent from my SGH-I727R using Bimmer App
pawelgawel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #9
dinan19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 518
My Ride: 2004 Imola ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by pawelgawel View Post
so you purchased a car you can't use for another year???

You should pick up a book about investments... that car will loose 2K in value by next year... $9k in cash and you put it into a depreciating item... a big NO NO

Sent from my SGH-I727R using Bimmer App
Oh boy nothing but positive vibes from you guys hah. Yes i did buy that book but i dont understand it yet. Cmon man i love bimmers and they are my passion. I could give a rats **ss about the depreciating right now im just excited and enjoying it. Also yes i bought it and i cant drive because im on probation so hell why not. Oh and by the way im not like these other people on here that just let people bash on em ill tell you whats up.

Sent from my SGH-T959V using Bimmer App
__________________
dinan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #10
pawelgawel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: This is LONDON??
Posts: 934
My Ride: 330CI
not trying to bash you.. congrats on a nice car.
Just speaking from experience, a lot of things can happen over the course of one year.

You could have saved up a little more and got a better one next year with less miles and less item to replace.

Enjoy your car... learn to DIY.

Sent from my SGH-I727R using Bimmer App

Last edited by pawelgawel; 10-03-2012 at 09:58 AM.
pawelgawel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 10:05 AM   #11
simsima325
'a certain moderator'
 
simsima325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Posts: 37,764
My Ride: Honda Civic
Lets skip all of the bad decision stuff, and get to the story behind the inability to drive.
__________________
-Brendan
simsima325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #12
Gottalovethexi
Registered User
 
Gottalovethexi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Jersey
Posts: 8,808
My Ride: 03 xi & 72 Bav
Send a message via AIM to Gottalovethexi
Why do you have a year till you can drive again?

__________________
Gottalovethexi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 11:08 AM   #13
dinan19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 518
My Ride: 2004 Imola ZHP
Haha ok well the story is i was drifting at night in an empy fairgrounds parking lot on my z4 and there was a cop staked out behind a building so i got reckless driving. My license wad suspended for awile and then i got it back. Im on probation until the end of the year and my lawyer advised me not to drive just until the end of the year to be safe. So thats the good old story and thats why i have plenty of time to work on the car. Lol

Sent from my SGH-T959V using Bimmer App
__________________
dinan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 12:53 PM   #14
dinan19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 518
My Ride: 2004 Imola ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by pawelgawel View Post
not trying to bash you.. congrats on a nice car.
Just speaking from experience, a lot of things can happen over the course of one year.

You could have saved up a little more and got a better one next year with less miles and less item to replace.

Enjoy your car... learn to DIY.

Sent from my SGH-I727R using Bimmer App
yeah np man i got nothin but time so im gonna do it all myself and im doing the paint correction right now as well.
__________________
dinan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #15
dinan19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 518
My Ride: 2004 Imola ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gottalovethexi View Post
Why do you have a year till you can drive again?

The popcorn made me lol.
__________________
dinan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #16
ZHPinthe103
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pennsylvannia
Posts: 377
My Ride: 325i Black on beige
Reckless driving revokes a license? Anything else you got? DUI?
__________________
ZHPinthe103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #17
nike001
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NE Pennsylvania
Posts: 999
My Ride: Fergo
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZHPinthe103 View Post
Reckless driving revokes a license? Anything else you got? DUI?
Bingo. That's what I'm thinking as well.
__________________

330i ZHP 6MT | H&R Sport Cup | BMW Performance | OEM Clears | Coby Wheel
nike001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #18
dinan19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 518
My Ride: 2004 Imola ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by nike001 View Post
Bingo. That's what I'm thinking as well.
Yup i have numerous racing and more reckless driving citations from the past. But its the past and ive learned my lesson thats why i sold my z4 and decided to get a 4 door.
__________________
dinan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #19
cak323i
Modded ///Member
 
cak323i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: RI
Posts: 3,283
My Ride: ///M3 & 330i ZHP
Nice ZHP! Imola FTW
__________________
2004 TiAg ///M l OEM CSL interior door panels l OEM CSL bootlid l Scorza CSL center console | Navigation | LCM s/w 4.5 triple blink | OEM black interior retrofit | BC Racing BR Coilovers l BMW Performance Carbon Fiber strut bar & Short Shift Kit l Gruppe M carbon kevlar CAI l BMW iPod Integration l Alu Tech interior Trim l Lit F10 ///M5 Shift Knob l Umnitza Orion V4 A/E's l Status Gruppe one piece cf CSL lip | BBS CH & ARC-8 wheel sets
cak323i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 11:26 PM   #20
PH03NIX46
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,124
My Ride: '03 M3
By next year, your car will not depreciate $2000...

The fact that it's a ZHP that you found for under $9000 is impressive enough. Assuming it's well maintained, you can easily sell it again to the right person looking for that car.

Before you drive it, I'd consider restoring that thing to the best shape possible. I.e, repairing/replacing mechanical parts, as well as cosmetics such as a good buffing + paint correction etc.
__________________
PH03NIX46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use