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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:09 PM   #101
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koni adjustables with eibauch pro spring kit from mod bargains

front and rear sway bar end links, rear strut mounts, rear spring pads, all weather floor mats (set of 4) and carbon fiber wrap. there goes my vacation/wheel/tire fund.

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Old 09-01-2012, 06:25 AM   #102
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it's done:

koni adjustables with eibauch pro spring kit from mod bargains

front and rear sway bar end links, rear strut mounts, rear spring pads, all weather floor mats (set of 4) and carbon fiber wrap. there goes my vacation/wheel/tire fund.

john
You'll just have to get a TSA pat-down elsewhere. j/k

Look at it this way; you' be good for a few years after the overhaul.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #103
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actually that's prob not true.

it's got 98k and i put about 25-30k on it a year. i'm guessing within a year i'll have to really look into.

new brakes, bleeding brake fluid, changing fuel filter, changing the water pump and maybe a coolant flush.

i love this car, but sometimes i wish i had a honda. my old accord is 22 years old, has 280k miles and counting and still original: alternator, water pump, coolant, fuel filter and does 27mpg. how wack is that? oh, and drive it like i stole it.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:42 AM   #104
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actually that's prob not true.

it's got 98k and i put about 25-30k on it a year. i'm guessing within a year i'll have to really look into.

new brakes, bleeding brake fluid, changing fuel filter, changing the water pump and maybe a coolant flush.

i love this car, but sometimes i wish i had a honda. my old accord is 22 years old, has 280k miles and counting and still original: alternator, water pump, coolant, fuel filter and does 27mpg. how wack is that? oh, and drive it like i stole it.

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Ok whatever. Personally, I wouldn't compare a BMW to a Honda in any way shape or form.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #105
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haha, i'm not saying that. this car is better in every way. except for durability. sometimes it just makes me crazy to wonder why my bmw alternator failed at 60k yet my honda alternator is still turning at 280k. i can see 50% better, maybe 100% better. but 400+% better?!?!?!?!?!? wtf. even though neither company makes alternators, it just makes one scratch their head.

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #106
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it's done:

koni adjustables with eibauch pro spring kit from mod bargains

front and rear sway bar end links, rear strut mounts, rear spring pads, all weather floor mats (set of 4) and carbon fiber wrap. there goes my vacation/wheel/tire fund.

john
So how's the ride? Close to OEM ? Stiffer? I'm at 71k and know it will have to be done soon.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:11 AM   #107
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it's done:

koni adjustables with eibauch pro spring kit from mod bargains

front and rear sway bar end links, rear strut mounts, rear spring pads, all weather floor mats (set of 4) and carbon fiber wrap. there goes my vacation/wheel/tire fund.

john
Pictures?
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #108
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i love this car, but sometimes i wish i had a honda. my old accord is 22 years old, has 280k miles and counting and still original: alternator, water pump, coolant, fuel filter and does 27mpg. how wack is that? oh, and drive it like i stole it.
While Honda reliability is legendary, there's no way that car is on its original water pump and coolant. The water pump is changed every time the timing belt is changed so it's technically on it's second or third water pump. If you're still on the original timing belt that's both incredible and dumb all at the same time.

BTW, my car has 112 on it and it's still has the OEM alternator in it and I just changed the water pump as a precaution, didn't show any signs of wear when I removed it.
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So how's the ride? Close to OEM ? Stiffer? I'm at 71k and know it will have to be done soon.
Hi John , any feedback after suspension upgrade?
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