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Old 02-28-2013, 07:15 AM   #21
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I'd like to do more mods but really theres a few more things i'd like to do. diff bushings is one of them :/ I'm waiting a while to do that though. i really want to lay off the car stuff for a while. this forum is already a full time job as it is

As far as mods.. i want to do a convertible rear sway bar and OE M3 strut brace.. but i need to change my strut mounts first cause the Meyle mounts have bolts that are too short. so that will wait too.
Mango is too busy RE"mango"ing his car to perform any mods XD
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:36 AM   #22
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:22 AM   #23
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Lemforder CAs
Meyle HD CABs
Wahler therm
Bosch amp
Hello oil level sensor
OE ET
Behr Radiator
Lemforder sway bar links
Mostarec drivers beige leather heated power seat
OE floor mats
Trunk kit
OE spark plug socket
OE 16s style 42
Textar pads
Ate calipers
Briggs & Stratton SAP filter
OE FP & FF
Mann Oil Filter
OE VCG
NGK plugs
dmax gps mount
trunk bungie cords
gummi pflege treated gaskets
Lemforder motor/trans mounts
F A G axle hubs
Bilstein Touring struts/ sachs shocks
Beisen Vanos seals
OE coolant
Shopright distilled water
Falken 205/55s
3M window weld rolled VBs
OE intake camshaft position sensor
OE air filter
OE SAP valve gasket
OE Disa O-ring
OE TB gasket
OE ICV grommet
Double press window close coding
rmeuropean headlight lens covers
Enoc alignment
2 OE window regulators
49DL battery mod
OE CCV
OE ofhg
OE vac lines
OE vanos oil line
Graf WP
Armrest delete
Most of those aren't mods, D. that's why i didn't list maintenance items

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Almost exactly want I want to do/have done to my car.
Installing H&r Sports tomorrow, and I plan on going Bilsteins once my new Zhp struts blow out. Also wanting new lenses for the head lights.
And I have clears all arounds, and Rcr tails.
License plate delete,
Have some ebay headers I'd like to install one of these days.
Besides that pretty much all stock,
I'm focusing on restoring/and Maintenance mostly first.


BTW, the shocks/struts are already "blown" they were about 5 years ago. (if original)
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #24
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I have added a Quaife Limited slip differential, Bilstein PSS10 suspension, Turner Sway bars, BMW strut tower brace, BMW Performance Intake, Dinan stage 2 software and Oil pressure / Oil temp and voltmeter gauges. Stewart water pump !!!
I have a set of Apex wheels in 17 X 9 with 245 / 40 / 17 tires. Love the square setup! Stock wheels (style 79) are used for winter 17 X 7 ET 47 with 205 / 50 / 17 all season tires

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #25
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:41 AM   #26
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M3 steering wheel
mtec II bumper
K&N intake
M3 rear spoiler
OEM clears
Black kidney grille
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:55 AM   #27
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^very nicely and properly done, shanneba.
thanks Mango..... I did forget to add I had Texas roundels on the hood and trunk, well now just the trunk after the hood roundel came off last winter

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:30 AM   #28
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I have added a Quaife Limited slip differential, Bilstein PSS10 suspension, Turner Sway bars, BMW strut tower brace, BMW Performance Intake, Dinan stage 2 software and Oil pressure / Oil temp and voltmeter gauges.
I have a set of Apex wheels in 17 X 9.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:48 AM   #29
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I bought my 2003 330Ci new in March of 2003.

I have added a Quaife Limited slip differential, Bilstein PSS10 suspension, Turner Sway bars, BMW strut tower brace, BMW Performance Intake, Dinan stage 2 software and Oil pressure / Oil temp and voltmeter gauges.
I have a set of Apex wheels in 17 X 9 with 245 / 40 / 17 tires. Love the square setup! Stock wheels (style 79) are used for winter 17 X 7 ET 47 with 205 / 50 / 17 all season tires

Flawless victory!

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #30
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:07 AM   #31
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I'm gonna list things in the order that I did them.

Wireless aux setup
Pistol grip leather gear shifter
re-leathered the arm rest
Chrome guage rings
ebay spolier/lip
Steering wheel cover
angel eyes
euro tray
L.E.D corners
Stainless steel pedal covers
L.E.D tail lights
Strut bar
rims

These items installed where replacement maintence items

Suspension refresh
tires
idler pully
Cam sensor
rear ash tray
floor mats
pair of Head light lens
pair fog light lens
side marker lens times 2
oil changes

That's pretty much everything I can think of.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:18 AM   #32
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Mtech2 front and rear bumpers
M3 xenon headlight conversion
M3 front strut brace
H&R sport cup kit
H&R front and rear sways w/ turner endlinks
Meyle HD cabs
Pflex RTABS
Kosei K1s
M3 front seats
ECIS intake
x-drilled rotors f+r
clear corners
AA gen2 axle back exhaust
LED interior lights
almost forgot the...brass bleeder screw
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:45 AM   #33
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I wanted to mod my car to my preference. Nothing extreme due to how I like the look of a stock 330ci.

Current Mods
Upgraded to 2005 CD Player With MP3 Playback
OEM Aux Input
Euro Tray
OEM M3 Dead Pedal
Parrot Bluetooth with CTPPAR007 Harness (Voice Activated Dialing Using Steering Wheel Controls)
Ebay M3 Lip Spoiler
Kamei Replica Eyebrows
OEM Alarm System With updated Siren
European Plate
OEM Homelink Garage Opener
Clear Bumper Reflectors
OEM Chrome M Shift Knob

Newest Purchases
-M3 Steering Wheel (waiting for it to be shipped)

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- OEM M3 Oval Mirror
- M Clubsport Door Sills
- BMW Performance Intake
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:56 AM   #34
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Your car is very nice and I like it a lot. Well done. Only things I do NOT like are the eyebrows and the euro tray. Euro tray is reasonable though.. eyebrows. never. But if you like it...
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #35
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Your car is very nice and I like it a lot. Well done. Only things I do NOT like are the eyebrows and the euro tray. Euro tray is reasonable though.. eyebrows. never. But if you like it...
Lol mango.. eurotray.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #36
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Lol mango.. eurotray.
What can I say.. i like my cupholders. when they're not holding cups, i just put stuff in it to store. i think it just looks tacky. like an 80s car with a rolling door. I like the clean look of the cupholders which reminds me i need to replace mine
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:23 PM   #37
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What can I say.. i like my cupholders. when they're not holding cups, i just put stuff in it to store. i think it just looks tacky. like an 80s car with a rolling door. I like the clean look of the cupholders which reminds me i need to replace mine
Haha I'm just messin with ya. I went from cupholders to a eurotray and I love it. They trays always open though. Wallet and phone always in it. It's got a built in pen holder and credit card slot in it lol. I don't have non bottled drinks in the car anyways so its not a problem.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:26 PM   #38
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Future Mods: Angel eyes, after market head unit, window tint. Other than that, my BMW is perfect the way it is! May smoke the tail lights, not sure. I like the look on black/black. Anyone have pictures of smoked tail lights for a color other than black?
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:32 PM   #40
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2003 330i auto - clear corners and style 42 wheels. Other than that stock. I didn't feel the need to modify this car anymore. Its's an auto..plus it's great the way it is. Especially the color.




1999 540i auto - stock and love every bit of it. My daily driver. An e39 is such a classic, why change it?




2004 330ci 6 speed - modified. My goal with this car was to make it how I would have wanted it from the factory. Hot cams, lightweight, an LSD...etc. I wanted it done right. If I could, I would have done it all over again. The learning experience was priceless.



Engine/Performance:
Schrick 264/248 Cams
Technik Gen. 3 Headers with Swain Tech Coating
Technik/VDP Oil Cooler Kit
Eisenmann Race Muffler
Supersprint X Pipe
Supersprint Resonator
Dinan Throttle Body
Dinan CF Long Tube Intake with custom velocity stack & AFE Filter
Active Autowerke Software
Rogue Engineering Power Pulleys
Bimmerworld Oil Pump Nut
M3 Fuel Pump
Overall gutted ~375lbs off the car

Driveline:
3.64 OS Giken Superlock LSD
Clutchmasters Stage 1 Clutch
JB Racing Lightwieght Flywheel
Stainless steel clutch line
Mason Engineering Clutch Pedal
CDV Delete

Exterior:
OEM Euro Mtech 2 Body Kit
OEM BMW Performance CF Rear Diffuser
OEM BMW Performance CF Front Splitters
OEM BMW Performance Black Kidney Grills
OEM BMW Performance CF License Plate Frame
OEM M3 CSL Bootlid
Vorsteiner Double Sided CF Vented Hood
Shadowline Black Window Trim
35% 3M Window Tint
Umnitza Orion V2 Angel Eyes
Philips 6700k D2S Bulbs
Nokya 2500k DRL's and Fog Lights
F1 Autohaus LED Front Turn Signal Bulbs

Interior:
Recaro Pole Position Seats with custom red leather/suede
Recaro Side Mounts
Recaro Sliders
VAC Floormounts
Custom Seat Belt Mounts
Custom red suede Rear Seat Delete
Custom red suede arm rests
Center arm rest delete
Euro Tray
135i Shift Knob
OEM BMW Performance SSK
OEM BMW Performance Handbrake
OEM BMW Performance Pedals
M3 Dead Pedal
ZHP Perforated Leather Steering Wheel
ZHP Gauge Cluster
ZHP Black Headliner
3m 1080 series CF Wrapped Trim
F1 Autohaus Interior LED's

Brakes:
OEM BMW Performance Front and Rear Rotors
Stoptech Brake Pads
Black Painted Calipers
Bimmerworld V2 stainless steel brake lines

Wheels:
New Setup - Apex ARC-8 18x9.5" Square (et35)
Old Setup - Apex ARC-8 18x9" Square Setup (et42) + 10mm Macht Schnell Spacers all around (final et32)

Suspension:
AST 4100 Coilovers
Swift Linear Springs
Spring Thrust Sheets
Vorshlag Camber Plates
TC Kline RSM's
OEM M3 Strut Bar
ZHP Control Arms
Meyle FCAB's
Meyle RTAB's with Bimmerworld Limiters
Bimmerworld Sway Bar Endlinks
Hotchkis Front and Rear Sway Bars
Bimmerworld Group N motor mounts
Rogue Engineering transmission mounts
AKG Subframe bushings
Meyle Diff bushings
Maximum PSI subframe reinforcement

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