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Old 02-11-2004, 02:50 AM   #41
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clears all around
mattchrom interior trim
fake hamann eyelids installed and painted twice
bilstein pss
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e46 m3 mattblack window trim
dinan cf cai
diy color matched front grills/black slats

basically all the mods on my car besides tint and dei alarm... my cousin did the alarm at his shop
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Old 02-11-2004, 12:46 PM   #42
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-Rims
-UUC ssk
-m3 lip
-eyelids
-induction sys.
-m3 mirrors (int+ext)
-silvervision
-strut
-clutch stop (homemade)
-///M footrest+ pedals
-e-brake
-BBk+rear rotors+pads (quite hard, adapt calipers on rotors isn't that easy)
-Kw V2
-interior trim paintes/installed
-gauge rings
-DVDplayer (and some speakers)
-all the filters/fluids
-led genIV DDE, (i think i was been the first in europe to made it using led tech )
-braided lines
-shaved fenders
-shadow grille (painted/installed)
-headlights trim repainted
-tints (has been removed after 1 week)

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Old 02-11-2004, 01:28 PM   #43
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Gruppe M
OEM alarm
OEM Accessory Navigation
Pioneer DVD head unit

and most of my other things, forget what.
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:28 AM   #44
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i'm not listing my mods that i did

but i did take out my whole front end and repalce it.

front fenders, hood, bumper, headlights, and my whole radiator assembly, seats, and lots of other stuff.
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Old 03-02-2004, 12:43 AM   #45
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Okay guys post what you have done yourself. Mine is a very impressive list-- ha, ha:

1. DME Cap Install (review coming soon! Umnitza's easy directions!)
2. Hamann eyelids
3. Rear reverse trunk lights (replaced the yellow'ish rear lights)
4. Installed passenger side rocker panel after cracking it on curb
5. All headlight bulbs
6. Swapped out my OEM 16's for my Type 44's
7. debadged

thats it! Can anyone top this LIST!
amgeater-where did u buy the white reverse lights number 3 on yur list and are u talking about the yellow stock light that is located on the trunk and if so can u post a pic thanx
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Old 03-02-2004, 01:17 AM   #46
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1) ECIS intake
2) Bilstien PSS9s
3) shift Knob
4) Clears (front and back)
5) 3.46 Differential
6) swapped wheels
7) UUC sways (but sold them later)
8) RD sways (what I'm currently running)
9) JL amp and RF sub (was in the car for a couple of months...)
10) Homelink
11) oil changes /filters
12) random light bulbs that go out
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Old 03-13-2004, 04:39 PM   #47
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Well... since I'm mechanically challenged...

1) Front, side, rear clears
2) ACS strut bar
3) Dinan engine covers
4) Billetwerks engine bay caps
5) GruppeM intake (after seeing it done once)
6) ACS interior trim kit and shift knob

Vincentw taught me how to install GruppeM.
Hamann99 installed VDO guages for me.
MaclarenF1_ken installed and taught me how to install phosphyre halos.
fasteddie and halsugs taught me to install steering wheel.
Walt's Muffler installed my Eisenmann and BMW Seattle installed my Dinan exhaust.
Car Tender did my software and throttle body.
Cartoys did my sound system (will never go back there again).
Precision Autobody did all my bodywork.
Premier Autowerks installed the rest like coilovers, sways, mirrors, etc.
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Old 03-13-2004, 11:07 PM   #48
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Lets see...
-Gruppe M
-Clarion VRX935 head unit
-JL audio 250/1
-JL 10w3v2 installed in the ski pass
-lipstick camera in the trunk keyhole
-DDE lightnings
-ACS pedals/dead pedal
-ACS e-brake
-ACS shift knob
-rims
-M3 lip spoiler
-just about every bulb in the car
-M3 powerfold mirrors
-S2000 engine start button
-Hamann eyelids(took them off)
-debadged
-Silver gauge rings
-painted bumper reflectors
-keyhole cover
-roundels
-shiftboot
And some other stuff that I can't think of. Once I get my left Bi-Xenon assembly I can finally do my Xenon retrofit. I love DIY's.-Michael.
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Old 03-14-2004, 11:21 AM   #49
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I haven't had anybody install anything on my car but myself, including painting.

DDE Gen V
///M Mirrors (and paint)
Reiger Front Bumper (and paint)
Molded ACS Rear Add on
Eisenmann Quad exhaust
GruppeM intake
UUC Pullies
Interior trim swap
Rolled fenders for wider wheels
Suspension, swaped front and rear springs
Navigation unit and custom faceplate.
Made Rearview mirror with stealth PDC and LCD screen

those are the big things...lots more small things.
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:31 PM   #50
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1hotbmw - Whats the lipstick camera in the keyhole? Do you have any pics? Sounds interesting.
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Old 03-14-2004, 01:27 PM   #51
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Skyjacker 4" Lift
Rancho 5-way adjustable shocks
16X10 Centerlines
35" Mud Terrains
Chevy 350 Crate Motor
4L60E Auto trans
Twin stick transfercase
Holley 750 Truck Avenger
MSD Pro-Billet HEI Dist.
MSD Wires
Edelbrock Air Gap Intake
Edelbrock shorty headers
Powermaster alternator 180 AMP
Mini XS starter
Advanced Adapter steering correction kit
4 disc brakes
Supra seats
PIAA 8500's
Roll cage
custom metallic bright silver

Oh, as for my 325ci
Manaray VR5 Quest gunmetal 18x8.5 w/ 3 inch lips.
That is all for now
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Old 03-16-2004, 12:53 PM   #52
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1. I.C.E system(I'm working on now)
2. Wheels
3. Clear lenses all around
4. Side skirt
5. H.I.D Fog
6. Brake rotors, and steel lines
and some other stuffs I can't remember.
BTW, This is a good thread
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Old 03-16-2004, 01:27 PM   #53
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As of this saturday, I can add my UUC EVO3 short shift.

Pain in the ass, but felt damn good after I installed it.
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Old 03-16-2004, 01:31 PM   #54
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1hotbmw - Whats the lipstick camera in the keyhole? Do you have any pics? Sounds interesting.
Heres an old thread from when I first did it. Let me know if you got any other questions. -Michael. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ht=remove+lock
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Old 03-16-2004, 01:38 PM   #55
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Old 03-17-2004, 02:52 AM   #56
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Old 03-17-2004, 03:14 PM   #57
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I'm going to install Bosch spark plugs...hopefully tomorrow

- Clears all around
- Jet black M3 lip spoiler
- black eyelids (non-hamann look)
- Matte chrome trim
- 330's gauges rings from Bimmian.com
- replaced tape deck with OEM CD player (7-CD including changer)
- Custom Ash tray buttons
- E46Fanatics.com decal
- 20% tints all around

Future mods:
- M3 mirrors
- PG2 18" rims
- M-Tec front bumper
- M3 sides
- Remus Exhaust
- M3 steering wheel
- Nav system/DVD player
- Dinan Intake
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:11 PM   #58
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1HotBMW/Michael - Thanks for the link to your thread. Camera looks very cool if not OEM! But where does it display in the cockpit? On your Nav system? No NAV in mine so not sure where I could display, but that is very high on my coolness factor and seems like a easy DIY and not that expensive.
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Old 03-17-2004, 06:44 PM   #59
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PdaCpa: Not a problem. I don't have a Nav system either. I got the camera hooked up to my Clarion Vrx935vd Head Unit. All you have to do if you have a screen is run a power and ground to the camera and run the video wire to the tuner unit of the head unit into the "video in" jack. Its a pretty simple DIY and its something that not many people have. You should give it a shot. Hope this helps. -Michael.
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Old 03-17-2004, 08:32 PM   #60
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Sounds easy! But I am still stuck with the BMW Business CD unit. Contemplated doing the NAV swap, but the cost is just way too much. I would like to change out the oem, but I do not like the look of the smaller head units in the place of the OEM. Always looks like the head unit is too far to the left. Thanks for the info, as its now on my mod wish list!
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