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Old 11-26-2009, 05:32 PM   #181
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1.) Angel eyes
2.) Painted and installed m3 bumper
3.) Cf Splitters
4.) ///M3 rear seats
5.) replaced ambers with smoked all around
6.) K&N intake
7.) black shadowline trim
8.) matte black grills
9.) Cf trim wrap job
10.) bilistein shock replacment

wow...i have a whole other car to report now!

on the new one,
1.) matte black grills
2.) vinyl wrap reflectors
3.)de-badged
4.) painted interior trim flat black
5.) m3 steering wheel install
6.) M aluminum pedal install
7.) M shift knob
8.) black bmw roundels

jeeze..ive had the car for only a month! and its surpassing my other one!
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:50 PM   #182
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wow...i have a whole other car to report now!

on the new one,
1.) matte black grills
2.) vinyl wrap reflectors
3.)de-badged
4.) painted interior trim flat black
5.) m3 steering wheel install
6.) M aluminum pedal install
7.) M shift knob
8.) black bmw roundels

jeeze..ive had the car for only a month! and its surpassing my other one!
haha me too! I posted in this thread nearly 5 years ago!!!!

My MINI so far has:

1. Alta Performance CAI
2. Stubby Antenna
3. Installed my rear cargo net today

Coming soon: Alta catback exhaust, yellow headlight trim, and H&R springs
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:00 AM   #183
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Brakes & Suspension & Handling : Eibach, Boge 6 potters (Sachs), EBC Rotors Front & Rear Grooved/Dimpled, BMW Black Caliper Covers, Goodridge Brakeline Kit with EBC Dot 4 Brake Fluid, AC Schitzner Anti-Roll Bar kit - 27mm front, 20mm rear

Wheels & Rims : 225/40/18 - Hankook V8 all round, BMW E92 ///M3 18"x8.5 style rims

Exterior : BMW Original ///MtechII Bodykit Wrap Around with AC Schitzner Rear Diffuser, AC Schitzner Mirrors, AC Schitzner 3pcs Rear Spoiler, AC Schitzner Roof Spoiler, Club Sport Splitters, ///MtechII Carbon Fibre Brake Duct Cover, Black Out Kidney Grills, Silver Matt Trim Headlites Inserts, AL Headlites Clear Lense Cover, M Power Reg Black Surrounds, Carbon Fibre BMW Hood & Trunk Emblem, Original Facelifted Parts

Interior : ///M3 Tri-Color, MultiFunction Steering with SMGII F1 Paddles Retrofit, AC Schitzner Door Sills, AC Schitzner E-Brake, AC Schitzner Gear Knob, AC Schitzner Pedals & Foot Rest, AC Schitzner Floor Mats, Siver Gauge Rings, Silver Interior Trims with matching Silver Armrest, BMW Cargo Trunk Net

Lightings : OEM Bi-Xenons with AL Ballast on D2S 8000K/Hi-Beam Philips Ballast on H7 6000K, Silver Vision Solaris Bulbs on front white markers and rear signals, CCFL Angel Eyes Vr 2, Smoked side markers, Facelifted BMW Original Lights, LEDs on Rear M Power Reg Black


I.C.E. : OEM BMW 16:9 Widescreen with CD dash and BMW 6 Disc CD Changer, /////Alpine V12, 4 Channel Amp MRV-F345 with Front /////Alpine SPR-17LS Component Speakers 350watts, /////Alpine SPS-17C2 Coaxial 2-way 250watts Rear Speakers System, Multimedia : DVD 6 Disc Changer with TV in Motion enabled

Sat Navigation : OEM BMW 16:9 Widescreen with CD dash, MKIV DVD ROM, Radio Tuner, TV Tuner, Retrofit Harness, GPS Antenna, Mal & Sin Map
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:10 AM   #184
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hmmmm.... on my old e46

99 328i:

84 leds angel eyes
18' ASA AR1 with good year eagle f1
m3 replica front bumper
led eagle eye tail lights
clears all around
and the "no grills" mod

then crash
after crash

2000 328i:

csl v2 front bumper
CF dash overlay
suede headliner
CF wrapped trim
led interior kit

all the 2000 328i mods are going to come along by this december
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:25 AM   #185
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Umnitza Orion V2 4300k
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:46 AM   #186
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Complete fr/rr 330 brake swap including appropriate rear trailing arms and axles
H&R sports Bilsteins suspension package
Meyle CAs and Powerflex CABs
M3 factory fr stress bar
M3 steering wheel with all black stitching
Turner motorsports underdrive pulleys
3.64 geared rear diff and upgraded finned diff cover
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:47 PM   #187
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1. All filters including fuel
2. Dr. Vanos (also VCG in the process)
3. Full cold weather CCV parts
4. spark plugs
5. New coolant after flushing the old
6. new tranny and diff fluid
7. Black grills and badges
8. winter wheels/rubber
9. diy clutch stop
10. uninstalled CDV
11. FCABs
12. 1 RTAB (left #2 for the pros 'cause I ran out of "project time")
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #188
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- Sirius trunk-mounted receiver by Audiovox
- Professional CD

Upcoming:
-clear side markers
-Angel eyes
-Eurotray
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:52 PM   #189
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so far:

- Sirius trunk-mounted receiver by Audiovox
- Professional CD

Upcoming:
-clear side markers
-Angel eyes
-Eurotray

ah man...you going mainstream!

clears, angels, drop and tint is the normal noob chant!

The eurotray will be cool though.

I got so many unique stuff in my car....


These are my recent tinkerings....

Fully integrated Bluetooth with full Voice Check and Voice Command!



Power folding mirrors




Compass Homelink Dimmer mirror w/ headliner homelink



Rear Fog Lamps



PDC Electromagnetic Parking Sensors (no holes - completely hidden)



Interior Door handle LEDs



Outside Door handle LEDs



And For the first time in E46 history behold...

BMW E46 Rear Cup Holder Console
(still a work in progress)




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Old 12-14-2009, 01:02 PM   #190
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ah man...you going mainstream!

clears, angels, drop and tint is the normal noob chant!

The eurotray will be cool though.

I got so many unique stuff in my car....


These are my recent tinkerings....

Fully integrated Bluetooth with full Voice Check and Voice Command!



Power folding mirrors




Compass Homelink Dimmer mirror w/ headliner homelink



Rear Fog Lamps



PDC Electromagnetic Parking Sensors (no holes - completely hidden)



Interior Door handle LEDs



Outside Door handle LEDs



And For the first time in E46 history behold...

BMW E46 Rear Cup Holder Console
(still a work in progress)




Quit doing the same mods I did! You ... Joking, keep up the good work!
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:57 PM   #191
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Quit doing the same mods I did! You ... Joking, keep up the good work!
Hey CTD.
LOL. Dude wait until you see what I have coming up.
Did you ever finish your Console mod?
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:02 AM   #192
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1. debadge
2. clear coners, side markers and tail lights
3. vinyl exterior molding
4. vinyl interior trim then changed to cf fabric
5. dyed headliner, pillars and other small things
6. hardwired v1
7. installed laser jammer
8. did most of the work to put on the front bumper
9. golf tee mod
10. spark plugs and boots
11. fuel filter
12. disa
13. icv cleaning
14. shift knob change and tearing up the center console
15. painted grills black
16. installed angel eyes
17. painted headlight trim

and probably some more things
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #193
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1. Vmr csl staggered 18's
2. H&R sport cup kit
3. Mtec 2 bumper
4. Roque rsm
5. EE led tails
6. oem clears
7. solaris bulbs
8. oem alarms
9. bmw ipod
10.rockford subs and amps
11.m3 style rear spoliler
12. shark fin
13. cf door pillars
14. K&N intake
15. aluminum pedals
16. cf fabric trims
17. cosmos blue fog light
18. tint
19. xenon interior lights
20. painted calipers
21. black grille
22. chrome exhaust
23. angel eyes
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:15 PM   #194
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Quit doing the same mods I did! You ... Joking, keep up the good work!
Quit quoting people's 10 picture posts without editing out the pictures. It really Fs up threads.

Thank you

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Old 04-18-2010, 04:16 PM   #195
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I just bought mine in Dec 09. So far I done a factory bluetooth retrofit. I also bought VMR Csl look alikes 19 wheels but I'm saving money for tires.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:31 PM   #196
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Debadge
Clutch
Flywheel
Spark plugs
Coils
Cabin filter
Fuel filter
DISA cleaning
ICV cleaning
Thottle body cleaning
Transmission
Guibo
Driveshaft
Shifter carrier
Power steering fluid resevoir
Aggregate support
A/c belt
Front radiator support
Accessory belt
Tein SS Coilovers
Meyle HD Control Arms
Meyle HD CAB's
Tie Rods
Front Bumper
Matte Black kidney grills
Corner lights
Headlight trim
Rogue Rear Shock Mounts
OEM Alarm
Window Regulators
Red needle "mod"
Shift knob
PA system
Subframe reinforcement w/ help of a friend's welding
All subframe bushings
All differential bushings
Front sway bar bushings
ECIS CAI
Transmission mounts
Engine mount
3.46 Differential
Vanos seals
Valve cover gasket
Oil seperator and 4 hoses
Ambient temp sensor
Plastic wheel well liners
Plus much, much more that I can't think of right now.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:26 AM   #197
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1. cf csl trunk
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9.brakes all around
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:29 PM   #198
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And the mods keep coming coming coming...



Cup Holders in Rear Fold Down Armrest

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Heated steering wheel


BMW Sirius


USA-Spec Ipod Integration w/ Aux In


2006 CD53 Unit w/ Sirius-MP3DataCD-AUX

BMW Bluetooth Assist SOS

M3 style trunk lid lamps

DCT electronic shifter


Updated my knob to true myrtle wood and corrected my steptronic M/S + and - shift directions and swapped in the post 2001 style indicator plate to the modern set up.


next up:
heated seats retrofit

bmw style 284

bmw 335is pedals

smg or sports wheel retrofit for the summer

S wiper super washer function retrofit stalk
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:15 PM   #199
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:48 PM   #200
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iPod integration.

That's it. So far. I hope to add MUCH more in the future.

Oh yeah and new front control arm bushings.
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