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DIY: Do It Yourself
Post here to share or improve your wrench turning skills! All BMW E46 DIY tips, tales, and projects discussed inside. Learn to work on your car and know the right BMW parts you will need!

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:46 AM   #221
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Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 18
My Ride: Is black
- CF trunk and hood.
- Stud conversion with blue lugs
- Depo angel eyes (complete assembly)
- LED corners, markers and tails.
- fan delete mod
- sharpie mod
- LED license plate lights
- ///M wheel
- reversed step wires...so now up is down and vice versa
- spare tire compartment delete (for ///M style exhaust)
- red painted calipers
- LED cabin light. (super Bright)
- eurotray
- Head up display
- hardwired radar detector on headliner.
- Carbon fiber blue and white badges
- ///M3 mirrors W/ heat and auto fold.
- Microsuede interior pillars (don't do it)
- Corbeau A4 seats
- racing harnesses
- front sway bar
- rear flip down cup holder
- dinan stuff
- motor mounts
- H&R sport Springs
- replaced CAB's
- installed Cooling system overhaul from Turner.
- Carbon Fiber wrapped trim.
- Carbon fiber ball for shifter.
- steptronic gear display delete. (leather skirt from 6sp)

next: attempt at cams (schrick), oil pan gasket.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #222
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Location: Suburbia, NJ
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My Ride: M3
-CSL diffuser
-Status Gruppe Muffler
-Status Gruppe Coils
-ECIS Intake
-Various Front Lips
-Hardwired V1
-Front Fender Roll
-i cant think of any more. id need to look at my car.

Last edited by rcsummers; 12-25-2012 at 12:49 PM.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #223
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Location: Canada
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My Ride: 02 M3
Everything except mounting my tires onto the wheels
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02 Carbon Black M3 6MT - Fun Car
456whp/312wtq @ 8psi, No #'s yet at 9psi
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #224
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Location: Houston, TX
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My Ride: spins too much
1) 19" M3 Staggered Fitment wheels
2) 20mm H&R Wheel Spacers in Front
3) DINAN CF/Aluminum Strut Bar
4) Multicolor Angel Eyes
5) Custom Eyelids
6) M3 Carbon Cluster
7) Carbon Emblems
8) CSL Bootlip
9) Insulated KN CAI
10) Eurocharged Aggressive Tune
11) OBX Power Pulley Kit
12) Turner Motorsports Racing Spark Plugs
13) GodSpeed Adjustable Control Arms
14) AVT Air Scoop
15) SprintBooster v2
16) 3"Straight-Piped+Exhaust
17) Cross/Drilled Rotors
18) Aux Cable
19) 2 10" Subs / 1500w Amp
20) Tinted taillights/Reflectors/side markers/corners
21) HID's 6K Headlights/Foglights/License Plate Light

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:31 AM   #225
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Location: Philly
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My Ride: 00' 328i
1)afe stage 2 short ram
2)hawk hp pads and sensors
4)rolled fenders
5)staggered xxr 521 18x8.5 18x10
6)straight pipe catback
7)kenwood headunit
8)purple suede headliner with zebra trim
9)RSM and turner solid plate upgrade
10)tie Ross
11)all 4 wheel bearings
12)all fluids (oil,trans,diff)
13)spark plugs
14)clear corners and markers
15)headlight bulbs!! Lol
16)adjustable sway bar endlinks

Soon to come!!
Control arms and bushings
Rear diff bushing
Rear diff swap
eBay headers
Short shifter
Uuc shifter linkage
Nrg qr and steering wheel
Woot haha
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #226
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Location: Georgia
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My Ride: 2003 330i
Matte black kidney grill
Black weather trim
Smoked side markers
LED halos
LED taillights
LED corner markers
LED license plate lights
6000k hid low beams
M3 front bumper
20% tint all around
Yellow fogs
Euro plate
Gloss black interior trim
Lowering springs
VarrsToen es1 18x9.5 et 22
Stud conversion
Neo chrome extended lugs
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:01 PM   #227
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Originally Posted by rcsummers View Post
-CSL diffuser
-Status Gruppe Muffler
-Status Gruppe Coils
-ECIS Intake
-Various Front Lips
-Hardwired V1
-Front Fender Roll
-i cant think of any more. id need to look at my car.

i thought of more. well i kinda compiled a list. that goes in order. and anything bold is still on the car or still used

-Matte black front kidneys
-Matte black side gills
-Aluminum extended SMG paddles
-Hardwired V1

-Khoalty Angel Eyes - Broke and no longer on car
-Vogtland Lowering springs - Removed from car, sitting in garage
-Hamann front lip - broken, sitting in garage
-Plastidip them OEM 18's - no longer on car, Sold
-Topspeed muffler - removed from car, loud as sheet, Sold
-Spray painted headlights black
-Rogue engineering intake elbow
-Ecis/Rogue engineering intake
-Smoked Corners
-Jet Black reflectors

-OEM 18 Square setup - removed from car, sitting in garage
-Status gruppe tuning coilovers
-Status Gruppe Tuning Camber Plates - removed, upgraded to Gen. 2 Plates
-Status Gruppe Tuning 7kg/mm and 8kg/mm Springs - Removed, For Sale
-OEM BMW roof rack
-Black/White BMW Roundels

-Porsche Twists 18x10/18x11 - removed from car, sitting in garage, For Sale
-Adaptec adapters to make them fit - sitting in garage with twists
-Replica M-parallels 18x8/18x9.5 for winter use
-Status Gruppe Tuning Sec 1. Rasp Pipe
-Status Gruppe Tuning Sec 2. X-pipe
-Status Gruppe Tuning Sec 3. Ti-Tip

-Red Lamin-X for taillights - removed from car, didn't look quite right.
-StopTech Drilled/Slotted Rotors
-Posi-Quiet Ceramic Pads
-Motul Red Fluid
-Status Gruppe Tuning CF CSL Trunk

-Iconz Competition CSL Front Lip - Removed, Sold
-Iconz CSL Diffuser
-Yellow Lamin-X for Fogs
-3000k Bulbs for Fogs
-Work Meister S1 3-Piece 19x9.5/19x11

-New OEM strut bar - original snapped so i had to replace it
-Status Gruppe Tuning Gen 2. Camber Plates
-Swift 10kg/mm Front Springs
-Swift 12kg/mm Rear Springs
-Carbon Fiber Hamann Lip
-And most recently just had my CSL Trunk and CSL Diffuser painted.
-OEM Staggered 19's - Sitting in my garage

all of which were installed by me, except for the trunk and brakes. had them done at the same time.

Jeebus thats a lot in 2 years. Monies are evaporating out of my pocket

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #228
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Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 238
My Ride: 2001 330ci
On my 01 TiAg 330ci

ACS Front lip, side skirts, and rear lower lip

Beyer Rapp rims 19x8.5 front 19x9.5 rear with Hankook Ventus v12 Evo 235/35, 265/30 tires.

Stress bar on top of engine

Full alpine sound system which includes spx-177a component speakers powered by a mrv-f307 amp. 2 type r swr-1241d 12 inch powered by a mrv-1507 in a sealed box. 1 farand capacitor. Alpine CDA-117 headunit.

Plans for the future...
Sound deadner
Coilovers and upgrade other suspension parts
Some engine mods like CAI etc...

Just ordered orion v2 angel eyes (6000k) and m3 trunk lip spoiler

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Old 01-13-2013, 03:04 AM   #229
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Location: Norway
Posts: 134
My Ride: BMW 3-series 325
M3 front bumper
CSL Carbon foglight covers
GTR sideskirts
M3 rear
M3 Power folding mirrors
GTR Carbon hood
CSL carbon trunk
20" GS-Race Edition wheels (Yeah, cheap norwegian wheels, but they look great)
Scorpion exhaust
FK Adjustable hight coilovers
Numberplate led-lights
Xenon 6000k (High, low and fog beams)
Retrofittet projector lenses
Carbon engine covers
Carbon interior trim
M3 seats
Amber leds interior doorhandel-leds
Led interior lights
M3 steeringwheel
Carbon pedals
wrapped the car in orange vinyl

I might have forgotten a few things. The stuff listed above is all I can remember right now

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:51 AM   #230
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:06 PM   #231
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My Ride: 2004 325i
I have two E46s now so not all of this was done on one vehicle...

Front drive shaft
Two sets of headlight lens
Hood emblems
Two batteries... Stock and optima
Fuel pump
Oil changes
Various vacum hoses
Tail lights, corner lights and side marker lights
Wrapped interior trim
Lincense plate delete strip
Dice controller
Sub and amp
Aftermarket deck
Two window regulators
A window (car got broken into )
Various bulbs
Gauge rings
Brakes... Rotors and pads
OEM alarm
Expansion tank and temp sensor
Spark plugs
A few speakers

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:24 PM   #232
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MaximumPSI Stage4
993whp/651wtq SAE Corrected

2005 JB/BLK 330i ZHP
NA Bolt-ons
207whp/216wtq SAE Corrected

1996 BLU/BLK M3
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235whp/225wtq SAE Corrected

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:59 PM   #233
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My Ride: 2001 330ci
Ofhg, gm5 module repair, 1500w RF amp and two 10's through the ski pass, replaced both front tweets and midbass drivers and a Sony HU.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:49 AM   #234
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My Ride: BMW 323i Sedan
Stereo. Strut bar. Hid fogs. P46 headlights. Widow regulator. Final stage resistor. Angel eyes. Spark plugs. VCG. Led license plate lights.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:12 PM   #235
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My Ride: 330ci + stg2 Scoobie
Just picked these up (: custom made. They weigh only 68 lbs
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #236
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #237
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My Ride: 328i
Hids, angel eyes, cam sensor, cooling system, coil overs
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:45 PM   #238
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New lenses
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:37 AM   #239
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My Ride: E46 330i
-LED Angel Eyes
-Integrate my iPhone 3GS to my Sunroof Switch Panel.
-BMW Performance AT shift Knob
-Big Screen Stereo
-Reground my Tail light housing
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:16 PM   #240
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My Ride: 325i
Control arm bushings
Control arms
Short shifter
New oem shift linkage
Suede shift boots
Gage cluster
Headlight assembly

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