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Old 04-24-2014, 08:59 AM   #21
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Nice shoot! Curious to see the new wheels on
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:15 PM   #22
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Thanks. You and me both
I didn't pass the MOT (e.brake, wishbones front), and it's on coilovers, so have to adjust wheel angles and show the car to the Norwegian Traffic station/DMV to get the coilovers approved for street use. Then a new MOT, then I can put the new wheels on

Will take a couple of weeks. Hope it looks good. I think they will look great against the color on the car. Here's hoping. Haha.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:52 PM   #23
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New shoot today! Need to lower an inch more in the rear.













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Old 05-18-2014, 03:58 AM   #24
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Love the new look!
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:10 AM   #25
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Thanks! I think yours looks good, too! Saw it in the ass shot-thread. Nice, stock and clean.

I got my headers the other day. I'm sad to say that I turned out to be one of those guys who got the wrong ones (323/328 ones.) Haha. Cliché.
Trying to sell them on the Norwegian forums (Return) shipping to USA is too expensive for such cheap parts, so I cba to do so. Hoping someone got 330 headers for their 323, so that we can swap parts. Doubt it, but you never know.

I'm not sure if I should wait and buy new headers, or if I should run stock exhaust and contact ESS performance about changing the map back. I just want the engine and supercharger to be as healthy as possible
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:47 PM   #26
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Well..it took me 9 hours to sell the headers, so I guess I'll be buying new ones. Haha. Thought I was stuck with them

Guess I should post the latest snaps here aswell. Lowered more in the rear. Just rolled fenders a bit, so will be getting a little lower all around.






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Old 05-27-2014, 07:06 PM   #27
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Beautiful topaz you got there! I love the full mtech kit, m3 mirrors and the csl trunk. That's what I'm planning to do with mine. But now going through this thread just makes me want to do it even more =/.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:19 AM   #28
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Thanks Should get m-tech! Heh
Mine is an original M-tech, so all I had to do, was to swap the aftermarket diffuser and exhaust.
Regarding my side mirrors. They are ugly and poor quality. Hate them. They are M3 look. Too big, pointing too much upwards etc. I will be putting on OE M3 mirrors ASAP.

I also ordered a new rear muffler last night! I went for the Eisenmann 2x76mm race sound.
Was supposed to get sport sound and 2x70mm, but some guy on the local forum sold a brand new one, still in the box, so I couldn't pass. Hopefully the extra 6mm wont fu#k up my look.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:13 PM   #29
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Car is dirty, but whatever

My previous garage has a nice view, so went back there today for some snaps. Still haven't lowered it in the front. Haha.








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Old 06-01-2014, 03:22 PM   #30
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Sorry to draw attention away from the progress. Car looks amazing by the way. And in the best colour. But I want to ask, the csl alloys that you used to have on. I want them on my car. Just want to know if there was any work done to the car before the alloys would fit or will they go straight on?
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:42 PM   #31
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Hi. Np

The CSL were reps in 19x8,5" ET37 and 19x9,5" ET45, so they fit without fender rolling and tirestretching. Had to use 10mm spacers (on each side) on front wheels. 5mm would do the trick (clearance for coilovers), but 10mm gave the best look, IMO. With that setup I ran 235/35-19 in front and 265/30-19 in the rear. If I had lowered more than stock M-sport suspension, 265/30 would perhaps rub, so 255/30-19 in the rear would be perfect for a lower style.

The CSL reps on ebay, that I bought the second time around, I never installed. Some guy asked me if he could buy them, and I jumped into it and got varrstoen instead. Haha. Wasn't planned. Anyways.. The new ones were 19x9,5" ET27 (rear) and the new owner said the fitment was really good, but he had to use 235/35-19 tires to avoid rubbing and fender rolling. I think the second set of reps had 19x8,5" ET35 in the front, so I would probably go 225-235/35-19 on those.

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Old 06-01-2014, 04:09 PM   #32
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:31 PM   #33
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What did you end of doing with the quad diffuser? I'd be willing to take it off your hands if its for sale?
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:17 AM   #34
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I think I replied to a PM with the same question, but I sold it to Stawky, a user in this forum. He had it for a few months, then recently sold it to another guy in Norway. It gets around, that's for sure

Been a while since I updated here. This last week I've been getting some new stuff, like the new Dynavin N6 (from Jeff at j&tdistributing, ofc ) And I ordered some brand new interior trim/strips. Got some on thursday, and for the steering wheel this morning. Just finished installing them. So new look inside is done Exterior next... Have bought a new front bumper, soon getting it painted, and some splitters for said bumper. Hoping to get the exterior done in february.

Here are some pics from the interior (brand new BMW Group strips, M3's Titan Shadow-color) :





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Old 04-19-2015, 05:00 AM   #35
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The 2015 look. An original CSL trunk was delivered to the paint shop, while I collected these parts from paint:
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:37 PM   #36
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Photoshoot turned out really well. I like the other blue E46.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:42 AM   #37
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The Aegan Blue? (Blue/green-ish) His car is on e46fanatics. User is called Stawky.

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Old 04-23-2015, 10:59 AM   #38
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Is that the eisenmann you have on?
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:23 PM   #39
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Yeah. Eisenmann race sound, 2x76mm
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:54 PM   #40
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Do you have a video? I want that setup so bad
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