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Old 09-30-2004, 05:52 PM   #81
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Old 10-26-2004, 09:34 PM   #82
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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
13) flushed coolent system
14) Water pump, Hoses, Thermostat, Radiator (on an E30 M3)
15) Hard wired V1 with remote display mounted in the dash for a clean look (E30 M3)
16) fuel line hoses, fuel filter (E30 M3)
17) UUC Pulleys
18) RSMs (e30 M3)
19) Thermostat (e36 M3)
20) Exhaust (e36 M3)
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:54 PM   #83
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Installed by me:
DDE's
RE SSK
Weatherstripping to keep my damn doors from rattling
Kidney grills
Hardwired V1
Conforti CAI
DIY intake mod

Soon to be installed by me:
TSE 3
LTW flywheel
HD clutch
Shift knob
3M scotchcal over wood trim
Possibility of 3.46 diff

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Old 10-26-2004, 11:47 PM   #84
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1) ACS Interior stuff (shiftknob, ebrake, pedals/dead pedal)
2) Dashboard stuff (uuc visionwerks guages, silver guage rings)
3) Fully custom car computer install
4) Clears (corners, sides, tail lights)
5) Lights (Phosphyre Halos, High/Low beams)
Nothing hardcore... computer was pretty difficult though. I will be reinstalling a new version of the computer soon though with custom mold

Props to all the people installing stuff like flywheel/clutch and hard mods like that
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Old 10-27-2004, 02:03 PM   #85
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Exterior

Xenon headlights
Led's rear
clear lenses
Type 71 rims - 18"
M3 Mirrors
Schnitzer front spoiler
" Rear apron
" Rear 3 piece boot spoiler
Eisenmann Race Exhaust and sound pipes

Interior

M Steering wheel
Cruise control
Silver trim on Steering wheel
Electric Sports seats
Two first aid kits
UUC short shift
ACS short shift knob
Electric rear sunblind
Smarttire pressure monitor
glove box bmw torch

And I'm not finished yet

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Old 10-29-2004, 09:22 AM   #86
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Hmm

1) Wheels lol!
2) Lip Spoiler
3) E46 Projectors with DDE
4) Window Regulators (2)
5) Complete ZHP Suspension (shocks, springs & Sways)
6) Control Arm Bushings
7) Brakes Rotors, Pads and Brake Fluid Flush
8) M lighted Shift knob
9) Black speaker grill covers in sand interior
10) Oil change & tuneups
11) new winsheild wiper nozel (yea the thing broke)

On list havent done yet
Hard wired V1
Sirius
Conforti CAI
Conforti Shark

I feel like there is more that I cant remember right now.
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:11 PM   #87
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- oil changes
- Spark plugs
- CF door pillars
- M3 lip spoiler
- RD short ram intake
- shark fin antenna
- fuel filter
- DIY smoked amber lens
- UUC V2 springs/OEM sport shocks/struts
- put on my wheels
- brake job soon(cross drilled rotors, SS lines, Hawk pads, paint calipers)

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Old 10-29-2004, 07:11 PM   #88
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prepare yourselves for this list

1. interior xenons
2. bumper reflectors
3. ///M engraved handbrake

Ordered and going to DIY:
1. Carbon fibre bezel
2. Chrome gauge rings
3. CF kamei eyelids

I know what you're all thinking. Wow is this man ever gifted.
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:27 PM   #89
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These were all done to my 328i:

1. OEM Clears all around
2. Front Plate delete bumper molding
3. BMW Universal Garage Door Opener
4. Philips Silvervisions
5. Gruppe M intake
6. Custom CF intake piping
7. Ram air intake on standard sedan bumper
5. Switched from Hamann to M-tech front bumper
6. Switched from Hamann to M-tech rear bumper
7. Switched from Hamann to M-tech sides (entire Hamann kit was installed by a body shop)
8. Clubsport Splitters
9. M trunk lip spoiler
10. Phosphyre Halos
11. Custom switch for Phosphyre Halos
12. Swapped Phosphyre Halos for Projector 46's w/ X-tec 6000k HID
13. X-Tec 6000k HID on fogs
14. Disabled corner lamps
15. Installed rear fogs w/ OEM light cluster
16. OEM Aluminum Trim
17. OEM Aluminum shifter
18. OEM Aluminum e-brake handle
19. Replaced microfilter
20. Axxis dustless pads
21. Spark Plugs

My M3:
1. Philips Silvervisions
2. Painted Reflectors
3. Center compartment w/ sliding door (where cupholders go)
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:46 PM   #90
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oem chrome exhaust tips, clears next two weeks from now.
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Old 12-25-2004, 11:00 PM   #91
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Not much, but has to count for something...

*jlevi DDEs
*Full Clears
*Hamann eyelids

Just got Remus Racing exhaust, wish i could do it myself, but dont think im going to attempt
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Old 12-25-2004, 11:34 PM   #92
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1. ACS shift knob
2. ACS Ebrake
3. Interior Xenons
4. ///M dead pedal
5. HArdwire V1
6. Color match fogs
7. ///M doorsills
8. ///M oil cap(difficult I know)
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Old 12-26-2004, 02:45 PM   #93
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oh and an m3 lip spoiler
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Old 12-31-2004, 02:55 AM   #94
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haha check out my pathetic list

1. ebay clear corners
2. clear sidemarkers
3. ***** blue light bulb covers (don't ask -_-)
4. viper 791xv alarm! if this counts as a mod
5. cobra. something radar detector..
6. school parking permit pass!
7. new spare tire cuz my tire popped

yay!
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Old 12-31-2004, 05:19 AM   #95
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1. ACS mirrors + exhaust
2. ACS interior stuffpedals,knob,...
3. H&R cupkit
4. K&N replacement filter
5. Strutbrace
6. Debadged
7. Side repeaters and front turnsignals.
8. Crossdrilled and grooved front discs.

that's about it
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:20 PM   #96
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Hmm,
1.M-tech bodykit
2.AC-Schnitzer lowering kit
3.OEM xenon headlights
4.Philips 5000 kelvin CM D2s bulbs
5.WP Phospyre halos
6.Stereo (amp,speakers, sub)
7.pda-carkit with gps under rear shelf
8.clear corners (OEM BMW)
9.Bastuck gr.A mid exhaust
10. MK Motorsport rear silencer

to be installed soon:
full automatic headlight aim package. (xenon headlight switch, sensors, wiring etc to make the auto height working)
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Old 01-01-2005, 12:05 AM   #97
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oil changes
clears all around
aluminum trim
shift knob
new window regulator
zimmerman x-drilled rotors
axxis pads
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:55 PM   #98
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Im proud of what I have custom made myself:

Quad projectors

4 Xenons

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Old 01-02-2005, 02:52 PM   #99
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I also have done:

Red DDE's }
Red interior lights } to compliment the Imola Red interior.

AC Schnitzer type III's
AC Schnitzer CF front spoiler
AC Schnitzer CF rear difussor
AC Schnitzer Pedals + Ebrake
Hamann Shadow Grilles
Active Autowerke Exhaust

Audiobahn 12" Sub
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Old 01-02-2005, 03:40 PM   #100
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wow the quad projectors are amazing! can you post a write up?
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