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Old 12-13-2013, 11:02 AM   #101
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OEM M3 E46 mirrors



Nice!

Are they bolt-on on the 'ti?

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Old 12-13-2013, 01:19 PM   #102
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No they aren't you need to drill new holes and need a bit of adjustments.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:59 AM   #103
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After cleaning...



Seems that it fits!





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Old 01-12-2014, 06:12 AM   #104
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The wiring...


Key internals



Getting the interior ready for the new cluster





Old vs new...

I have to say that I grew tired of the fake CF and the ///M logo in the cluster so the 330Ci one will remain stock bar the needles which will be swapped by red.

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Old 01-12-2014, 06:13 AM   #105
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:14 AM   #106
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It does!!! My god what a happy day!

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:40 PM   #107
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It does!!! My god what a happy day!

Congrats
Looking forward finished result
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:54 PM   #108
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Is that DIS that you use to code the key?
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:22 PM   #109
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The key isn't coded is the original 330Ci Key, just swapped the internals!
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:48 PM   #110
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Sweet!, Nice to see another 330ti! The swap was a little easier for me as I started with a 325. Just had the ECU flashed to 330 spec by ESS.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:56 PM   #111
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Sweet!, Nice to see another 330ti! The swap was a little easier for me as I started with a 325. Just had the ECU flashed to 330 spec by ESS.
Nice! There are a few 330Ti and even more 332Ti Here in Spain at least I know one more 330Ti and 4 332Ti and around Europe more or less the same.

One of the best ones is owned by SteinarK.

Whereabouts in the UK are you based? I come every now and then... Would love to see your car in the flesh!
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:33 AM   #112
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The key isn't coded is the original 330Ci Key, just swapped the internals!
Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday we first started my friends 330 Compact also. The car started with the donor car key! (ecu-ews-key from donor car)
M3 E36 headers..!!!!
He has to make the rest of the exhaust and it is ready. (200 cell cats and custom muffler).
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:43 AM   #113
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Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday we first started my friends 330 Compact also. The car started with the donor car key! (ecu-ews-key from donor car)
M3 E36 headers..!!!!
He has to make the rest of the exhaust and it is ready. (200 cell cats and custom muffler).
Is there anywhere where we can see the build thread?
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:15 PM   #114
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No mate. He is not a member here. Not my car, it is my friend's.
Compact is currently at the exhaust shop!!
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:03 PM   #115
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Nice! There are a few 330Ti and even more 332Ti Here in Spain at least I know one more 330Ti and 4 332Ti and around Europe more or less the same.

One of the best ones is owned by SteinarK.

Whereabouts in the UK are you based? I come every now and then... Would love to see your car in the flesh!
Yes SteinarK's compact is very nicely done. I am in Kent, you are welcome to check it out. The car is going for tuning shortly (has a standalone ECU now) ill put up a build thead up soon
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:01 PM   #116
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Few more pics of the progress after the engine started!
We started to work on the exhaust line...

Here a comparison shot of the 330Ci vs the 318Ti Exhaust lines bar the headers




Obviously the Supersprint headers are in but that leaves us with the problem of relocating the cats (Car has to be road legal)

As you can see from the pictures the line is shorter in The compact (Which makes sense as the car is shorter) so we will keep the rear Eisenmann (2x76mm) twin tails and we will keep one silencer instead of 2 the second one will be replaced by a 200 cell sports cat in order to keep the car legal 100% this will be done custom made and I'll post you pics of the progress
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #117
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:51 AM   #118
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Now it's time to update the rear end...
The 330 rear axle


After a bit of cleaning...






I am not sure if I should change the RTABS, and if so which ones go for any suggestions guys?
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:53 AM   #119
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Also the rear axle will recive this





And a short gear ratio 3,38 (I didn't want to go too short as it's going to be my daily drive, as I also own an MG TF for fun drive in the weekends)

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