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Old 10-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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My 2005 Steel Blue 325i progress

I've owned my car for about 2 years now and have been very happy with the way things have turned out. Majority of my mods have been done through Jurrian @ Modbargains, great guy so give him a call if you're looking for anything.

I don't have a picture of the day I originally bought it but I do have a pretty early picture of it. I got the windows tinted the day after I bought it and had parts waiting for install (clear corners, side markers and LED tails). And the list goes on after that...

Exterior

- Mtech II coupe front
- Hamann CF lip
- P46 headlights
- LED tails
- Clear corners and side markers
- Painted door strips and rear bumper
- CF fog light covers
- Trunk lip spoiler
- Debagged
- CF roundels (wheels, hood, trunk, steering wheel)
- M3 rear bumper

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- VMR VB3s (had them in super silver and now hyper black)
- 18x8.5 and 18x9.5 et 22 all around after spacers in in the front.
- 215/35/18 and 235/40/18

Interior

- ZHP steering wheel
- Euro tray
- BMW performance shift knob (alcantara)
- Alcantara shift and ebrake boots
- Black mats
- Gauge rings
- CF wrapped trim

Performance

- K&N intake
- Custom exhaust with burnt titanium tips

Suspension

- KW V1s

Audio

- Pioneer AVIC N1 (with steering wheel adapter)
- Alpine M500 amp
- Orion 12inch 1000watt sub

Future Mods

- CSL front bumper with 1 piece lip
- M3 side mirros

Thanks for looking at the thread E46 family.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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Usually I don't like steel blue but your car is
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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Oh yeah, that's a winner right there. Gorgeous car, glad I could help
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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Nice set up... Specs of your rear wheels and tires?

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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Oh yeah, that's a winner right there. Gorgeous car, glad I could help
Thanks Jurrian! We'll be in contact about parts soon.

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Nice set up... Specs of your rear wheels and tires?
Rears are 18x9.5 et22 on a 235/40/18
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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Just got a new rear bumper, will post pics when it's on and new exhaust is done.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #7
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Hurry and post pics! Love your car man btw if you end up getting that csl bumper you want ill be first in line for your lip!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:26 AM   #8
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Love the color very unique. Looking at your lip just made me tempted to buy one. Overall, well done
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Never really understood that lip I think its silly. The rest of your car is though
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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Gorgeous car! Front bumper fitment looks off though... Why didn't you go with a sedan mtech bumper instead for better fitment?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:56 PM   #11
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Love the color very unique. Looking at your lip just made me tempted to buy one. Overall, well done
Thanks!

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Never really understood that lip I think its silly. The rest of your car is though
Buy one and maybe you'll like it haha.

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Gorgeous car! Front bumper fitment looks off though... Why didn't you go with a sedan mtech bumper instead for better fitment?
The fitment is just a little off but I didn't want the rub strips. I ended up getting a coupe rear and that fits perfect.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:42 PM   #13
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Finally posting pics of my new rear bumper and exhaust.

Thanks to Andrew over at Euro-spec for the burnt titanium tips.
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Looks great!! What did you do to get the M3 rear to fit?
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Looks great!! What did you do to get the M3 rear to fit?
Thanks Matt! It's a M3 rear from Umnitza. Fitment was great on it, very happy with it.

You did the SMG paddles for the steptronic right?
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Thanks Matt! It's a M3 rear from Umnitza. Fitment was great on it, very happy with it.

You did the SMG paddles for the steptronic right?
Oh very nice! My first rear mtech bumper was from Umnitza. Fitment was excellent! Love the new rear look

Yes I did do the SMG/Steptronic retrofit! Probably my favorite mod. Very easy as well!
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Oh very nice! My first rear mtech bumper was from Umnitza. Fitment was excellent! Love the new rear look

Yes I did do the SMG/Steptronic retrofit! Probably my favorite mod. Very easy as well!
Any suggestion on paddles? I've heard you have to do something with the clock spring as well. I have the alcantara zhp steering wheel now.
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Any suggestion on paddles? I've heard you have to do something with the clock spring as well. I have the alcantara zhp steering wheel now.
Installation was easy. Yes you do need a new clockspring. Its about $70 for a SMG clockspring. Then you just buy a two pin connector from the dealer, extending the wiring down through the column to the shifter, tap into two wires, and thats it! Then you're good to go. This is the guide I followed. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...hlight=diy+smg

I also bought the aluminum extended paddles which feel much better!
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When did you get the bumper? out of stock right now
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Installation was easy. Yes you do need a new clockspring. Its about $70 for a SMG clockspring. Then you just buy a two pin connector from the dealer, extending the wiring down through the column to the shifter, tap into two wires, and thats it! Then you're good to go. This is the guide I followed. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...hlight=diy+smg

I also bought the aluminum extended paddles which feel much better!
Thanks I'll definitely look into it once I get some other things installed. I've always wanted to do it but have put it off for a while.

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When did you get the bumper? out of stock right now
I got it a couple months ago but just had it and the exhaust installed not too long ago. I PM'd umnitza before ordering it because it said it was out of stock when I first looked.
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