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E46 Xi Forum
The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:28 PM   #261
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:15 AM   #262
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Im starting to like the m3 bumper on the sedans. I wasnt a big fan at first because it looked weird without the impact strips on the bumper.


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Old 03-17-2014, 12:31 PM   #263
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Here is mine: 2002 Dark Green 325XI 141,000 miles. Bought it 2 weeks ago.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:24 AM   #264
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:18 AM   #265
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how are those turn signals legal? Is that entirely blacked out?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:09 AM   #266
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Are your rims powdercoated? I have the same style and was thinking about doing them.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:05 PM   #267
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I used plasti dip for just about all my car. Grille, rims, and emblems all matte black plasti dip. Side markers, turn signals, and taillights are all in plasti dip smoke.


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Old 03-18-2014, 12:21 PM   #268
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I used plasti dip for just about all my car. Grille, rims, and emblems all matte black plasti dip. Side markers, turn signals, and taillights are all in plasti dip smoke.


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How's it hold up on the rims? and how hard are they to clean?
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:25 PM   #269
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Surprisingly it holds up extremely well even through a little curb rash it doesn't really peel. The only concern is making sure you do a good job the first time so it's not frustrating in the future. With the taillights and turn signals, no cops have stopped me yet so I'm not concerned weather it's legal or not


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Old 03-18-2014, 04:08 PM   #270
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Surprisingly it holds up extremely well even through a little curb rash it doesn't really peel. The only concern is making sure you do a good job the first time so it's not frustrating in the future. With the taillights and turn signals, no cops have stopped me yet so I'm not concerned weather it's legal or not


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what about when another vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian assumes you aren't turning and walks in front of your car. Better yet a dump truck doesn't see you stopping.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:35 PM   #271
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Obviously your cars gonna get busted from that let alone the rims, and you can clean them easy weigh a power washer or whatever once the dip has cured for a few days


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Old 03-18-2014, 06:30 PM   #272
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was referring to the fact that you spray painted your turn and brake signals on your vehicle black... nevermind. not safe for you, but also not safe for those around you.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:06 PM   #273
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Oh now I see what your saying. It's perfectly visible to see the turn signals. It just seems like it's pitch black


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Old 03-19-2014, 01:37 PM   #274
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:59 PM   #275
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Icy dude, are those stock rims or are those bbs or something cause I'm looking at bbs or buddy club for my car


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Old 03-23-2014, 01:57 AM   #276
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The latest look of my 330xi -03. Still on vinter tires. Waiting for new tires for the summerwheels. 19" m225. As you can see in my previous reply. Original colour is steelgrey. Now wrapped in white. :-D

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Old 03-23-2014, 11:54 AM   #277
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:47 PM   #278
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:01 PM   #279
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My first Xi (black 02 325) and my newest Xi to be transformed (red 03 325) both automatic : (


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Old 03-23-2014, 09:50 PM   #280
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I had a question, can an XI have camber? or will the suspension not allow it?
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