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Old 04-24-2010, 12:53 AM   #201
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And the mods keep coming coming coming....

This M3 Console Function Bar allows me to add

Electronic Sport Mode Function Selector Button (When activated car runs as if in S mode without having to physically move the Steptronic gear selector) also added a Tire Pressure Check button and the Heated Seats Function. Everything is still a WIP to be complete by summer.

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Old 04-24-2010, 01:02 AM   #202
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Anyone do underglow hehehehehehe

smoked corners/sidemarkers/tails (got rid of amber nastiness)
angel eyes

coming soon is a tt turbo/ess supercharger idk yet
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:38 AM   #203
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springs

tint

rims

headlight bulbs

LED tail lights

Allpine head deck (aftermarket)

2 X 12 Inch Subwoofers Cadience

Cadience amp

woodgrain to carbon interior

clear blinkers

about it lol
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:13 PM   #204
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6k angel eyes
8k hids headlights
8k hid fogs
clear corners
clear side markers
clear tails
cd player
gauge rings
thermostat
belts
waterpump
waterpump pulley
upper and lower radiator hose
a lil update

vanos seals
headlight covers
m3 replica front bumper
expansion tank
clutch fan
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:25 AM   #205
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[B
S wiper super washer function retrofit stalk[/B]
for your updates.

What means this function? At today I didn't see no-one e46 (at least in Europe) with this optional
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:25 PM   #206
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A 13.5 JL w7 =]
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:32 PM   #207
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:19 AM   #208
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My Ride: 02 330ci
Orion V2 Angel Eyes
CSL V2 Bumper
CSL Trunk
Strass Roof Spoiler
Eagle Eye LED Tails
M3 Rep Mirrors
Akebono Pads
Upgraded E39 Alternator (fits like a glove)
Clarion Indash DVD Unit
M3 Steering wheel

I know there's a few other things, just can't think of them right now..lol

Love DIY, so much satisfaction in knowing I put my own blood and sweat into the car, and the fact it saved me a ton of money.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:51 AM   #209
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In three years of ownership...

Exterior:

-Rear lip spoiler
-Debadged
-Painted stock wheels black (now replaced)
-Angel Eyes
-Smoked corners
-Smoked side markers
-Smoked Tail lights
-Yellow fogs
-Yellow high beams
-Front chrome license plate frame
-Rear black 'bmw' license plate frame
-New hood roundel
-Rain-x wipers (CRAP)

Interior:

-Sunroof sunshade clips
-DICE ipod thingy
-e39 545i shifter (for short shift effect)
-Weighted ZHP knob
-Shifter bushing
-Rubber floor mats (in the wet months)

Mechanical:
-Thermostat
-Upper & Lower radiator hoses
-Expansion tank
-Stewart Water Pump
-Aluminum WP pulley
-Gatorback belts
-Coolant temp sensor
-Oil level sender
-Spark plugs
-Vanos Seals and gasket
-Valve cover gasket
-Cabin air filter
-K&N Air Filter
-Oil Changes
-Fuel Filter
-Power steering fluid
-Coolant Flush
-Secondary air hose
-Rear pads and rotors
-Three window regulators

Keep in mind that nearly all of this was preventative maintenance and my car has never "broken down" on me. There are some things my mechanic, my tire place, and my tint guy have done also but I try to do everything myself.
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i heard that this cars go like 300k miles

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Old 07-10-2010, 08:35 AM   #210
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I only modify its filter to a new K&N air filter. What do you think its benefit to my E46?
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:56 PM   #211
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I only modify its filter to a new K&N air filter. What do you think its benefit to my E46?
+ 0.5 horsepower @ 6k RPM

haha, just kidding, but they really don't do very much for our engines.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:57 PM   #212
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Just installed ipod cable through glove box to my pioneer nav deck. Working beautifully, next i need to get the steering wheel controls to work with it..
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:11 AM   #213
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S wiper super washer function retrofit stalk
This is for intensive washer system in e39. What this will do in the e46?
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:39 PM   #214
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This is for intensive washer system in e39. What this will do in the e46?
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...424&highlight=

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Old 08-28-2010, 12:55 AM   #215
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just installed new windsheild wiper pump and grommet. =]
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:31 AM   #216
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:50 AM   #217
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Let's see

-M3 replica lip spoiler
-Debadged and later rebadged using matte black emblems
-Painted style 137 wheels dark blue pearl and painted style 44's BMW Titangrau for winter use
-Painted brake calipers black
-Matte black kidney grilles
-Shadowline vinyl on my window trim
-Wrapped my interior trim with brushed aluminum vinyl
-BMW performance shift knob, alcantara shift and e-brake boot
-Sharpie mod
-Painted engine pieces
-Front and rear strut bars
-H&R springs
-spacers
-F&R bumpers
-A bunch of maintenance items and some stuff I'm forgetting
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:10 AM   #218
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mods:
- zhp knob
- parrot / connects 2 bluetooth
- dice silverline pro
- black stitched m3 steering wheel
- eucalyptus malt wood trim (uber rare!)
- gauge rings
- orange sharpied needles

replacement:
- new floor mats
- new a/b/c pillars
- all new center console parts: console, cupholders, cointray, ashtray, sunglass tray, shift boot, e-brake boot, e-brake handle, montana leather armrest, center armrest upper trim
- windshield cowl
- bosch headlight lenses
- fuel injector cover
- hood roundel

maintenance:
- air filter
- cabin air filter
- sunroof shade sliders
- Final stage unit
- meyle HD control arms & FCABs
- beisan vanos seals
- valve cover gasket
- NGK spark plugs
- coolant system overhaul
- gatorback belts
- oil filter housing gasket
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:01 PM   #219
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OEM Shark Fin retrofit to cover my SiriusXM antenna!





Intravee II updated to V6.02





LED Plate Lights (shown here with the dual rear fog lamps on):

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Old 12-21-2011, 07:52 PM   #220
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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)




Nice do you have a DIY for the cupholder mod?
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