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Old 04-29-2014, 03:57 PM   #81
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Need my fellow touring owners help!

I recently bought a 2003 325xiT and I have a square M3 set up coming off my old sedan. In my sedan I rolled my fenders and they fit great. I plan on rolling my touring a fenders buuuttttttttt when I went to make sure they were the same and the right rear is but the left rear is at a 90 degree and has what feels like a rectangular stone in the crease. Long story short, can any of you touring owners walk out and feel your left rear and tell me if it's the same! Thank you in advance!
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:59 PM   #82
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Nice car, but as mentioned previously, good luck putting an M3 engine in a 325xiT. I really wanted to put a 330 engine in my '04 325iT when the engine failed, but after looking into it, I gave up and put in another 325 engine.

I just compared oil pan gasket part numbers and they match, so your 'x' oil pan may fit on the M3 engine, but there are other issues to be resolved.
Yeah, it's easier and cheaper to buy an E46 M3. But I can't stop playing with the idea of making it happen. I guess I have to sell one of my kids to fund this money-pit of a project.


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Old 04-30-2014, 08:40 AM   #83
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Nothing that feels like a square stone in either lip. However, both side lips have a thick layer of something on top of them that feels like some sort of rust preventative (could be dirt) that would keep me from rolling them effectively.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:37 PM   #84
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Thanks for looking man! I need to figure something out on how to roll them!

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Old 05-16-2014, 03:36 PM   #85
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I recently bought a 2003 325xiT and I have a square M3 set up coming off my old sedan. !
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Nothing that feels like a square stone in either lip.



I'm sorry but what are you guys talking about? Square stone?
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:26 PM   #86
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I'm sorry but what are you guys talking about? Square stone?
LOL! I think the first 'square' reference means that the tire/wheel sizes are not staggered front/rear and that all 4 are the same size.

As for the 'square stone', I can feel some hard filler material inside the top edge of the right rear wheel well lip of my Touring. It's not in the left rear lip. When I was inspecting my car for purchase, I figured I would need to scrub out a ton of dirt from the right rear lip, but it's not dirt.

Clear as mud? Back me up here brothers...
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:09 PM   #87
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I assume you've seen this? It's not an XI, but it's still a pretty badass wagon/M3 conversion.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/im...-m3-66437.html

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Old 05-22-2014, 08:56 AM   #88
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LOL! I think the first 'square' reference means that the tire/wheel sizes are not staggered front/rear and that all 4 are the same size.

As for the 'square stone', I can feel some hard filler material inside the top edge of the right rear wheel well lip of my Touring. It's not in the left rear lip. When I was inspecting my car for purchase, I figured I would need to scrub out a ton of dirt from the right rear lip, but it's not dirt.

Clear as mud? Back me up here brothers...
That sounds like a wheel arch repair. They took a ding right on the lip of the wheel arch and had to fix it. Part of the reason a lot of people like this shaved fender trend going around is a wheel arch ding is easier to repair on the new flat style. However, I like the sharp lip on the e46 much better so it's worth the risk of dinging it.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:51 AM   #89
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I assume you've seen this? It's not an XI, but it's still a pretty badass wagon/M3 conversion.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/im...-m3-66437.html
I have actually. So much want!
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:01 PM   #90
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Nice color. If you're wondering what it would look like without the roof rack here's mine.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-29-2014, 12:51 PM   #91
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Hey Steve. Thanks for the pic. I actually like how it looks with the roof rack. I'm thinking once I get Bilsteins and some black wheels, it will look more aggressive. However, your car looks "newer" without the racks.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:06 PM   #93
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Thanks.

BTW, your signature really hurt my feelings, ouch.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:52 PM   #94
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Nice find, it's always special finding a well kept car that's now yours. I'd love one in blue, but the red looks damn fine

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Old 08-21-2014, 08:47 AM   #96
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Thanks kelis.

I'm thinking about ordering the e46 M3 steering wheel.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-...Wheel/ES53804/
Anyone know if its thicker than the M Sport steering wheel of an F30? I drive my wife's F30 often and have gotten used to the firm padding of the wheel.
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Thanks kelis.

I'm thinking about ordering the e46 M3 steering wheel.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-...Wheel/ES53804/
Anyone know if its thicker than the M Sport steering wheel of an F30? I drive my wife's F30 often and have gotten used to the firm padding of the wheel.
No experience with the F30 but the brand new M3 steering wheel is amazing! but don't buy that one, I bought a brand new one for about $545. It was on the eBay store of (I think) Tischer BMW. Either way, search around for a cheaper one.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:51 AM   #98
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Thanks for the recommendation Marshmallow. Does Tischer BMW go by another name on Ebay?

This is the F30 M Sport Steering wheel:
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:56 PM   #99
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Well their website is GetBMWParts so that may be it. I'm sure I've felt the F30 wheel before but I can't remember it. Either way I'm sure it's basically the same as the M3.
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