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Old 09-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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E46 Coupe Sport Facelift, London

Want to share some pictures of my e46 Coupe M Sport, there's definitely room for improvements, but I believe it already has a 'character'!



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Old 09-17-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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loose that spoiler and itll be perfect!
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:28 AM   #3
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Looks well nice mate!!

dont mind the rear wing too
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prestige warehouse or who?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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I like the mirrors. Wana do that swap on my own car someday but my common sense won't let me spend $400 plus paint on side mirrors when mine work just fine. I guess I need somebody to come along and side swipe me!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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I know what you mean about 'common sense', BUT you have to admit the look is totally different/fantastic with these M3 mirrors! What I don't understand, as far as actual production costs, I'm sure its very close or even the same as stock mirrors, why BMW were not putting them on all the e46 cars? I'm not talking about the rest of M3 specific items, they are different and more expensive, but in this case... strange...
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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Nice coupe, I kinda like that spoiler too.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:10 PM   #7
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I know what you mean about 'common sense', BUT you have to admit the look is totally different/fantastic with these M3 mirrors! What I don't understand, as far as actual production costs, I'm sure its very close or even the same as stock mirrors, why BMW were not putting them on all the e46 cars? I'm not talking about the rest of M3 specific items, they are different and more expensive, but in this case... strange...
Oh yea they definitely make the car stand out and look terrific which is why I want some too. Maybe I'll talk myself into it at some point. Probably just one more to make m3's that much more exclusive. You pay more, you get better looking mirrors...

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:54 AM   #8
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One more shot from Folkestone:

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
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Do your side mirrors function properly, or do you need to adjust them manually? BTW the rear screams CSL trunk!
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #10
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No, no, they work fine, also my left (passenger) mirror goes down automatically on reverse.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #11
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One more shot from Folkestone:

Perfect! Exactly what I want my car to look like.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #12
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To be honest, I was a little skeptical about carbon looking badges, BUT they look absolutely fantastic and were a real good quality:



Such a little thing, but the car looks different with them:

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The spoilers actually nice. I say keep it
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #14
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I know exactly what you mean with the carbon fiber roundels....so subtle, yet makes such a difference. Clean facelift man, looking to do M3 mirrors as well.
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Hmm, Shaun I right in time - I am thinking to get black CSL replica for my car, and I got confused by some people saying that "black wheels on the black car" will be too much, but I see you have black CSL on black car - looks very nice (well, drilled disks and big breaks sure add their part to this look). But anyway, what do you think of black wheels on black car? Ideally I would like to have gunmetal, but its difficult to find them in England, unless you re-paint them.

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Hmm, Shaun I right in time - I am thinking to get black CSL replica for my car, and I got confused by some people saying that "black wheels on the black car" will be too much, but I see you have black CSL on black car - looks very nice (well, drilled disks and big breaks sure add their part to this look). But anyway, what do you think of black wheels on black car? Ideally I would like to have gunmetal, but its difficult to find them in England, unless you re-paint them.

Thank you! I personally love the black wheels on black cars. I love them most when then have a slight gloss hue to them. It's like a happy-medium between all matte and all gloss. I will say, I've toyed around with my wheels. They were Gold to start, then painted them black with yellow time attack stripe, and now just black. I can honestly say that I, and all of my buddies love the just black look. Gives you a good sporty look, and does't look over done.
My intent was to pair the black wheels with black lug nuts, but since my spacers were much bigger than the black lug nuts could handle, I went with the extended silver ones and I must say, I love having them. Between the silver lug nuts and the carbon fiber roundels, it adds good contrast to the black wheels, and of course the BBK with drilled/slotted rotors helps. lol


....and by your teaser pic with the black CSLs up against your car, looks spot on!! I like it!
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #17
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Finally I have few pictures with new CSL wheels - I had to roll my arches a little bit, as it was rubbing slightly. It was gloomy day and I haven't washed the car for few weeks, but I still want to share:



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Old 11-27-2012, 02:17 PM   #18
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I Likey lol. Shaun's car is one of a kind tho. hahaaha...
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:58 AM   #19
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I guess its the same with everyone here, but I really enjoy mods which are done with my own hands:



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Old 12-02-2012, 09:11 AM   #20
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I love your car, but painted wheels are an 08 thing. great mods so far..
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