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DIY: Do It Yourself
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:46 PM   #21
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Clear Corners
Silver visions
Painted Calipers
Kamei Eyelids
Clear Reflectors
Plate Holders (if that counts)

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Old 01-30-2004, 07:54 PM   #22
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1. Clear conrners/sides (twice - replicas and then OEM)
2. Stock 16"s up to M68s
3. Aluminum pedals
4. Silver guage rings
5. Sport steering wheel w/ airbag
6. Brushed aluminum trim
7. RKII polished and OEM brushed shift knobs
8. DIY silver headlight trim
9. SPP fog light bulbs
10. Oil changes every 5k
11. Rear diff fluid
12. Tranny fluid
13. DIY silvervision bulbs
14. UUC polished e-brake and later OEM brushed
16. Eibach springs and koni shocks (with fellow board member)
17. M3/Z3 rear shock mounts
18. BFP one-piece aluminum intake
19. Changed reverse lenses (old ones were nasty yellow)
20. Shark injector
21. New battery

As for the sways and differential...the spirit was willing, but the flesh was weak (and I had no decent jack or stands at the time).

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Old 01-30-2004, 08:29 PM   #23
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1. Clears
2. DDE's
3. ACS roof spoiler

Umm...that's it
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:04 PM   #24
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1) Angel Eyes
2) Momo Shift Knob
3) Momo E-brake
4) Momo E-brake Boot
5) CF Headlight trim
6) Xenon headlight conversion
7) Black Aluminum cube trim to replace old wood trim
8) corner, side, rear bulbs
9) high-beam bulbs

not much huh? all minor stuff....I leave the real stuff to the pros.
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Old 01-30-2004, 10:25 PM   #25
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xenon lights
xenon fogs
chrome gauge rings
black interior trim
strut brace
tranny/diff/oil fluids
Yeah I havent updated my sig yet with my 335, kill me.
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Old 01-30-2004, 10:38 PM   #26
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Old 01-30-2004, 10:51 PM   #27
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good thread! Very impressive lists...

Here's mine - (diy) indicates a piece I have either made from scratch or painted or customized myself...

1. titanium headlight trim (diy)
2. titanium roundel decals (including steering wheel) (diy)
3. Clear corners/sidelights
4. clutch stop (diy)
5. Rennline Aircraft Alum. pedals
5. K/N air filter
6. ultrasuede trim (diy)
7. ultrasuede shift boot (diy)
8. ultrasuede ebrake boot (diy)
9. ultrasuede upholstered center armrest (diy)
10. Momo Air Race shift knob
11. Ebay special alum. ebrake handle
12. 18" Breyton Vision rims
13. UUC All-Magnesium Strutbarbarian
14. UUC Sway bars (coming very very soon, to be installed with Ed's help...)
15. Delphi SkyFi XM radio including customized center console mount (diy)
16. Polar Fleece seat cover for winter (diy)
17. Oil/filter changes
18. Brake pads/sensors
19. UUC Motorwerks stickers x3 (30Hp net gain)
20. Grey guage rings (diy)

Done thinking - I'm sure there are a couple more...
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Old 01-31-2004, 12:11 AM   #28
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Not too much

1.ACS Pedals
2.ACS E brake
3.ACS Roof Spoiler
4.ACS Mirrors
5.ACS Shift Knob
6.Front Mtech
7.Mtech Side Skirts
8.M3 Steering Wheel and retrofit of multifunction buttons(wiring was involved)
9.M3 painted bottom trim to match matte chrome trim
10.OEM Clears all around
11.Matte Chrome Trim
12.Hardwired Radar Detector
13.Alpine Stereo
14.H&R Cup Kit-with help of friend
16.Map light retrofit
17.10 L7 Solobaric woofer and Pheonix Gold Amp
18.Dinan CAI
19.Painted Kidney Grill Black
20.Roundel Stickers
21.NR Auto Guage Layovers
22.Aluminum guage rings
23.Bass control knob in ashtray
24.Z4 rearview mirror with autodim retrofit
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Old 01-31-2004, 01:11 AM   #29
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1) Gruppe M
2) silver guage rings
3) oem chrome exhaust tips
4) DIY silver foglight trims
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Old 02-01-2004, 10:17 PM   #30
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m3 lip spoiler
racing dynamic roof spoiler
clear corners
blue vision side marker
silvervision bulbs
chrome door sills
chrome window sills
chrome exhaust tips
titanium headlight trim
hamann eyebrown
computer (dvd, gps, mp3)
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Old 02-01-2004, 11:24 PM   #31
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illuminated shift nob, painted reflectors front and rear, next install (gruppem due to arrive tomorrow, matte chrome steering wheel cover)
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Old 02-01-2004, 11:42 PM   #32
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1. Clears
2. UUC pedals
3. UUC SSK Evo2
4. UUC RK2 Shift knob
5. UUC clutch stop
6. Homelink UGOD
7. Valentine One hardwire
8. Iforged Senekas
9. GruppeM CAI
10. Technik software
11. M3 trunk lip spoiler
12. Eibach sways
13. Matte Chrome steering wheel trim
14. Visor decal removal
15. Painted front bumper reflectors
16. Steel Gray roundel stickers
17. M3 strut tower bar

hmm, wonder if i'm forgetting anything...
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:07 PM   #33
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Every mod on my car....

17" BBS Style 530i Rims
330 Cluster Ring Gauges
330 Sliver Headlight Trim
40 Channel Cobra CB Radio & Mic
4th and 5th Brake Lights
ACS Aluminum Pedals
Amber LED Turn Signals
Carbon Fiber BMW Roundlets
Custom Stuffed, Super Comfortable Headrest
Door Sills with ///M Logo
E46 Fanatics Sticker
Front + Sides + Rear Clears
Hamann Eyelids
Hyper White LED Interior Bulbs
Hyper White LED Licines Plate Lights
Modified Gauge Cluster
OEM Alcantra Shift Boot on Steptronic
OEM Black Leather Shift Knob
OEM Chrome Exhaust Tips
OEM Chrome Window Trim
OEM M-Tech Front
OEM Matt-Chrome Trim
OEM Tire Stem Caps
OEM Wheel Locks
Painted Front, Side, & Rear Moldings
Painted M-Tech Fog Light Covers
Painted SRS High Gloss Black
Pointless ///M Logo
Porterfield R4S Brake Pads
Public Address System & Loud Speaker
Rear Window Pirate Flag
Rear Window USA + German Flag
Red LED Brake Lights
Xenon Yellow 3200K Fogs
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:57 PM   #34
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OEM Alarm
Sport steering wheel
Matte chrome steering wheel trim
Matte chrome gear shift
Matte chrome ebrake handle
Black leather ebrake boot
ECIS intake
Shark injector
Hamann eyelids
M3 lip spoiler
Clears (all)
Front and Rear painted bumper molding (Timefor DIY)
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Old 02-05-2004, 08:47 AM   #35
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1. OEM Alarm (DIY)
2. Homelink Universal (DIY)
3. Hardwired Valentine 1 (DIY)
4. Hardwired Hidden Remote V-1 display in ash tray (DIY)
5. Steel Gray Metallic Roundels (including Steering Wheel) (DIY)
6. Steel Gray Hamman Eyelids (DIY)
7. ///M Logo Headrests (DIY)
8. ///M Logo Emergency Brake Handle (DIY)
9. Platinum Vision Interior Xenon Bulbs (DIY)
10. PIAA Super Whites upgraded Fogs (DIY)
11. Sharkfin (DIY)
12. M3 Lip Spoiler (Painted/installed by body shop)
13. BMW Chrome License Plate Frame (rear) (DIY)
14. Custom Tampa Bay Buc's License plate (made by FL Corrections)
15. Visor Decal Removal (DIY)
16. Matte Chrome Steering Wheel Trim (DIY)
17. M3 Steering wheel (ready to be installed - DIY)
18. ///M Chrome Oil Cap (DIY)
19. Dinan Carbon Fiber Ignition Cover (DIY)
20. Dinan Front Strut Tower Brace (Dinan installed)
21. Dinan Rear Shock Tower Brace (DIY)
22. Dinan Stage 1 Software (Dinan Installed)
23. Dinan Auto Tranny Software (Dinan Installed)
24. ///M Valve Stem Caps (DIY)
25. Exterior Clear bulbs (DIY)
26. Exhaust Silencer Removal (DIY)
27. K & N Drop in Air Filter (DIY)
28. ///M Logo Gas & Brake pedals (DIY)
29. ///M Logo Dead Pedal (DIY)
30. ///M Grill Badge (DIY) Looking for Dinan Grill Badge
31. ///M Trunk Logo (not installed) Working on Dinan Badge
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Old 02-07-2004, 03:02 PM   #36
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just gettin started...
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Old 02-07-2004, 05:26 PM   #37
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My Ride: 03 Ti Silver M3
UUC sways
Spring and shocks
rear shock mounts (part of spring and shock install)
Front control arm bushings
Stainless steel brake lines with ATE super blue fluid
Dinan CAI
UUC TSE1 exhaust
New light weight battery (made the mount for it also)
Interior trim
UUC ebrake handle
UUC pedals
UUC shift knob
Removed sound dampening
M3 wheel
Tranny mounts
Oil change
Custom ash tray gauges
swapped OE tape deck for CD deck
Hagus mirrors
V1 hardwired
E46Fanatics stickers!

Might be a few other small things I am forgetting.
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Old 02-07-2004, 06:18 PM   #38
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Old 02-07-2004, 06:58 PM   #39
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1. Front and side clears (still need to purchase rear clears).
2. H&R 15mm spacers on the rear wheels.
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Old 02-11-2004, 01:44 AM   #40
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1. front rieger bumper
2. Hamann Sides
3. Alpine cva 1000 tv
4. painted modlings
5. Oem Bmw Xenon lights
6. z8 push button start
7. Hartge rims
8.Clear lens all around
9. Painted bulbs silver
10. two tone door panels
11. CF Interior trim
12. Debagding
13. Pac SWi-x
14. Interior Lighting BUlbs
15. K&N air filter
16. H&R Race springs
17. Hamann Roof Spoiler
18. Fiberdesign Angel eyes
19. Oem Titanium Headlight Trim
20. Hamann Eyelids
21. Pollen Filter
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