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Old 06-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #20041
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Fixed a slow leak in the rear tire due to a nail.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:09 PM   #20042
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Just threw on my Style ZHP wheels and my BMW Roof Rack with Thule bicycle holders.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:31 PM   #20043
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Tested my cb radio with my friend. Looks like my mic is broken so ill be ordering a new one tomorrow. Also played around with a multi-band antenna I got from work with my scanner.

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #20044
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Rondz. You gotta ditch those headlights man


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Old 06-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #20045
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:02 PM   #20046
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #20047
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #20048
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Had wheels refinished and repainted gun metal/ red calipers

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Old 06-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #20049
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #20050
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:25 PM   #20051
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Washed my car and Replace my motor mounts today. Total PITA to do.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #20052
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:41 PM   #20053
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Changed the fluid in my MT, and gave her a good wash.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:07 PM   #20054
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Clay bar and wax... Couldn't believe how smooth and soft the paint felt afterwards! I've clay barred before, but never an older vehicle its always been with a newer car so I could never really appreciate the difference it makes.


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best feeling ever in my opinion haha. I'm always suprised at how well that little piece of clay works (and a nice wax as well of course).


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I washed, clay bar, and waxed my car today too. This was the first time using the clay bar. I was comparing my 325ci to a friend 2011 Jeep and theirs was very smooth to be a 2yr old car. Mine on the other hand was not too bad. I'm guessing the previous owner kept her detailed... The most dirt I got off was on the roof of the car. Everything else was minimal. So after I clayed I used Mequire's Quick wax.
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:20 AM   #20055
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put on the csl reps
...only to find out they either need balancing or one of the wheels is bent. pretty shaky around 50, goes away and comes back around 80, but more subtle.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:16 AM   #20056
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5k for a post-accident e46? what auction is this?..I see them sell for 2-4k daily..
It was a zhp with only side damage. That's the point of my bidding on it. Apparently somebody else recognized the red needles and zhp wheels because they outbid me. I should have bid more but my wife was really pissed at me.

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Old 06-16-2013, 04:51 AM   #20057
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What's wrong with them? Just curious.
Junk ebay headlights

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The projector shrouds
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Get OEM halogen headlights and do what's in my sig "projector retrofit"
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:52 AM   #20058
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Get OEM halogen headlights and do what's in my sig "projector retrofit"
Makes sense. Grab depo if you don't wanna hassle with it.


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Old 06-16-2013, 09:44 AM   #20059
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Did my first autocross event yesterday. I did way better than I thought I would having an automatic 325xi. I installed Coilovers two weeks ago and this was the perfect way to test them out. I really need some better tires if I wanna keep doing it, these $70 kumho all seasons were not cutting it. My instructor said the car felt great and with some proper tires I'd do much better.

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Old 06-16-2013, 10:05 AM   #20060
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Got In a small fender bender...
I'm so bummed out about it man, fixable thou so its going to be okay
I just cant belive this stuff really happens
so this is what I did to my E46 today..


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