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Old 03-17-2004, 09:09 PM   #61
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i've installed everything except my custom fit m3 mirrors

pullies
gruppe m
strut brace
dde lightning enhanced

oil changes
diff fluid
tranny fluid


coming in spring
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:35 PM   #62
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1. Clears All Around
2. DIY Titanium Headlight Trim
3. Kamei Eyebrows
4. European Zoll Plate with OEM Euro Plate Bumper Trim
5. OEM E46 M3 Dead Pedal
6. Silver Cluster Rings
7. Titanium II Interior Trim
8. Black BMW Logo Decals
9. //M Motorsport Oil Cap
10. OEM Black BMW License Plate Frame
11. OEM Chrome Exhaust Tips
12. OEM Aluminum Pedals
13. OEM Chrome/Leather //M Shift Knob
14. 2002 M3 in-dash CD player "My car came with cassette"
15. E46Fanatics.com decals / Bimmervibe.com decals
More to Come....

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Old 04-26-2004, 09:09 PM   #63
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I'll name the ones I remember
-DDEs
-SSK
-Xdrilled Brake rotors
-Dustless pads
-Intake
-Suede trim
-coilovers
-m3 mirrors
-pedals
and tons of small stuff that any dolt can do
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Old 04-26-2004, 09:58 PM   #64
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A couple I forgot

- E46 M3 mirrors on a ci
- ACS mirrors on a ci
- Wheel Power Phosphyre lighting (not on my car either)
- SPP fog bulbs (also not on my car)
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Old 04-26-2004, 10:12 PM   #65
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Old 04-26-2004, 10:52 PM   #66
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:19 PM   #67
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Old 06-17-2004, 06:39 PM   #68
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Xenon Conversion
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Front Control Arm Bushings
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Old 06-18-2004, 04:27 PM   #69
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**Update**

1. Clears All Around
2. DIY Titanium Headlight Trim
3. Kamei Eyebrows
4. Mtech II Front Bumper
5. DIY Silver Fog Light Rings
5. OEM E46 M3 Dead Pedal
6. Silver Cluster Rings
7. Titanium II Interior Trim
8. Black BMW Logo Decals
9. //M Motorsport Oil Cap
10. OEM Black BMW License Plate Frame
11. OEM Chrome Exhaust Tips
12. OEM Aluminum Pedals
13. OEM Chrome/Leather //M Shift Knob
14. 2002 M3 in-dash CD player "My car came with cassette"
15. E46Fanatics.com decals
16. Schwartz II Painted Kidney Grills
17. E36 M3 Style Mirrors
18. Lightweight E36 M3 Plaque with my name in Engraved on my interior trim
19. Super white Interior bulbs
20. 4 Black Powered By BMW Seatbelt Pads
21. Debadged
22. Black OEM BMW Rear License Plate Frame
23. European Sliding Console "removed the cup holders"
More to Come....

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Old 06-18-2004, 04:35 PM   #70
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Old 06-18-2004, 06:26 PM   #71
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Old 06-18-2004, 06:29 PM   #72
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1. Alpine DVD screen
2. Reverse Camera in Trunk Key Hole
3. 19" Lowenhart Rims
4. All clear corners
5. Dinan Intake
6. Red Interior lights
7. Amp display
8. Bass knob in change holder
9. Debadged
10. Black roundels
All the rest I had installed
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Old 06-19-2004, 06:56 PM   #73
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Here is my list in the order I did them (if memory serves my correctly). The only items I did not install myself are my Hamann Roof Spoiler, Dinan A/T Software, FormulaOne Tint and XM Commander (I amd going to have to re-do this myself as I want to move the Commander into the ashtray compartment).

Silvervisions
Painted Front Reflectors
UGDO
Hardwired V1
Removed Airbag Warning Stickers
V1 Remote in ashtray (and removed it after getting StealthOne)
SilverStar Fogs and DRLs
Oil Change
M3 Mirrors
M3 Steering Wheel
UUC Swaybars
GruppeM
UUC TSE2 (Girlfriend helped)
Dynamat in Trunk
M3 Sideskirts
Upgraded NAV Software
Breyton Imagines (Tire Rotation)
StealthOne
OEM Bluetooth Kit
ProFit Cell Phone Mount and Pro-Clip Cell Phone Holder
TVonNAV (Haven't done it yet, waiting on reverse camera to arrive)
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:38 PM   #74
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My sig will tell what I have installed so far. I am about to upgrade my Halogen headlights to a Bi-xenon facelift soon this summer (still in the garage uninstalled).
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:42 PM   #75
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what have i installed on my car? hmm...

drivers side front fender
trunklid
clear lights
new grill
eyelids
roof spoiler
soon-to-be m lip spoiler.
pedals
ebrake


those were all pretty easy tho. nothing terribly big or difficult...

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Old 08-27-2004, 12:25 PM   #76
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Gauge rings
M3 dead pedal
Euro Clears all around
steering strim
angel eye halos

Next:
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M-Tech Front and Rear
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Old 08-28-2004, 12:14 AM   #77
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clears all around
mattchrom interior trim
fake hamann eyelids installed and painted twice
bilstein pss
e46 m3 rsm's
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
more to add to the list..

hartge classics
hamann shadow grill
real hamann eyelids
full hamann addon body kit
hamann splitters
washers onto my rear shocks after my shocks came off
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Old 08-29-2004, 04:11 PM   #78
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Talking my DIYs

Done by myself (that i can remember).....

1. H&R racing springs + 1 coil cut on each side (about a 2.8" drop)...
2. Painted calipers "Glossy-Silver"
3. Clear Corners All around..
4. Semi-smoked rear tail-lights
5. Semi-smoked front clears..
6. 8000K Hids (low beam)...
7. 8000K Hids (fogs)...
8. Angel-Eyes...
9. Carbon Fiber grill overlay...
10. Carbon Fiber M3-replica rear trunk lid..
11. Carbon Fiber Door Sills..
12. Carbon Fiber Wing-Lets (on sideskirts)
13. M3 Auto Folding Mirrors...
14. Replacement "White Guages"
15. Hamman Carbon Fiber interior trim..
16. UUC Carbon Fiber pedals...
17. Custom made Carbon Fiber shift knob..
18. Did my whole system myself with the help of a friend... (Pioneer AVH-7500, Rockford Logic-Q components fron and rear... Rockford HE2 10"x2 subs... Rockford 1.0farad capacitor... 2 rockford amps.."all hidden and nothing can be sen for the eXeption of subs on each side of the trunk and the top of the capacitor).....

All my "basic" maintinance is done by me...
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Old 08-31-2004, 12:57 AM   #79
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Clears all around
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Old 09-30-2004, 01:26 PM   #80
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aftermarket heated seat retro fit elements :pimp:
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