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Old 03-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Thumbs Up Money in the front!

Thanks goes to Bimmer World in Winder GA for the parts at a great price. (no I dont work for them). I upgraded my broken amber turn signals with some DEPO clears ($30) fixed a broken headlight socket ($5) and a new hood emblem ($20). Looks so much cleaner. Some before and afters.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Buy some touch up paint. Those rock chips look horrible.

Get black grills, paint your headlight inserts with plasti-dip so they match the corner lights and retrofit in some Morimoto projectors.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Yea I just bought the car Friday so little at a time big guy plus the hail damage you missed and the fact the bumper either needs replaced or I am gonna try to adjust it. Next time try not to come off so harsh lol. Dont like the black grill look, might paint the inside of the headlight if I can get them open without damaging them, will not install projectors or HID as of now I like the open bowl look. Thanks for your opinion though!

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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Lol, I did not come as harsh whatsoever.

For the headlights it's very simple to pop off the covers. Use this as a guide

http://www.fastm.com/m3/angeleyes_orionv2.html

As for the projectors, trust me. Xenon lighting in projectors will make you smile every time you drive at night. Just look at my sig.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #5
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Its a lot of money for me just to fork out on lighting when I am satisfied enough for now maybe one day down the road I will do a change over. First when it warms up I have to replace my OFHG. Then possibly more aesthetics who knows I just know I love the car. Thanks for the link though I will def check into it. Step 1e is the part I should make black correct? That is an extremly good DIY.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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Projectors are the heart of any BMW front end:

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:12 AM   #7
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Projectors are the heart of any BMW front end:

Nice, yeah I agree. Angel eyes are pretty tacky on older cars (Yes, the E46 is old )



In regards to the dispute above: everything typed on forums looks harsh/sarcastic to me. I think people come off that way accidentally all the time. Text is misleading.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:18 AM   #8
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Nice, yeah I agree. Angel eyes are pretty tacky on older cars (Yes, the E46 is old )



In regards to the dispute above: everything typed on forums looks harsh/sarcastic to me. I think people come off that way accidentally all the time. Text is misleading.
I really like my angel eyes. Although I do very much enjoy the beauty of e46 lights without them. The shrouds are very pretty
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:23 AM   #9
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Yea this picture makes me hate you even more
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #10
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I really like my angel eyes. Although I do very much enjoy the beauty of e46 lights without them. The shrouds are very pretty
that's the first time i've ever seen your car (kind of--it's covered in snow) where's the rest? every time i think of you i think of a red e30 with watermelons. post more pics
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I really like my angel eyes. Although I do very much enjoy the beauty of e46 lights without them. The shrouds are very pretty
Ah, finally a damn pic of your car. Great success.
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I like the angel eye look but who knows where the car will take me and what it will look like in the end. I am going to attempt to open my headlight today!
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #13
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Ah, finally a damn pic of your car. Great success.
you've seen pics of it before. I'm sure of it.
Click the "for sale" link in my sig. There's some nice ones in there.
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you've seen pics of it before. I'm sure of it.
Click the "for sale" link in my sig. There's some nice ones in there.
GLWS but the 323/328 is not as good as the 325/330. i think only a 330 would get the attention you'd need to sell for that price.

the subframe was that addressed in any way w/ any preventative method? just wondering

just keep your car if its worth that much to you. why sell
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GLWS but the 323/328 is not as good as the 325/330. i think only a 330 would get the attention you'd need to sell for that price.

the subframe was that addressed in any way w/ any preventative method? just wondering

just keep your car if its worth that much to you. why sell
I think I'm going to keep it. I really like it. I sometimes have thoughts of getting rid of it for an m3 but I've taken too good of care to my sedan to just give it away.
I didn't realize so many haven't seen my car. I've been on here a while and have posted it in various threads.
Maybe I'll make a showroom thread. Keep a lookout for that.
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i've only been to showroom section once in my life. put a pic in your sig =) this is an e46 forum afterall. no watermelon'd e30s allowed
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i've only been to showroom section once in my life. put a pic in your sig =) this is an e46 forum afterall. no watermelon'd e30s allowed
i used to have my e46 in my sig. people like the e30 more.
you should still look at my thread in the showroom i'll be posting it sometimes today probably. it'll be a fantastic build thread. haha
i'll think about putting my e46 in my sig.
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Yea I just bought the car Friday so little at a time big guy plus the hail damage you missed and the fact the bumper either needs replaced or I am gonna try to adjust it. Next time try not to come off so harsh lol. Dont like the black grill look, might paint the inside of the headlight if I can get them open without damaging them, will not install projectors or HID as of now I like the open bowl look. Thanks for your opinion though!
Harsh? you must not go over to the off topic section much.
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Most BMW wheels are 5 stud so the Watermelons should fit, not sure about the offset though
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e30s are 4 lug
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