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Old 10-21-2014, 09:29 AM   #1
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#Wouter's E46 328 Coupe build thread

Hey guys, I've been reading on this forum for a while, so I thought it would be time to make my own thread.
I own a cosmos black E46 Coupe manual 328 from 1999 with 169000km (~105000 miles) on it. I've been driving her for about 4 months, so it was time to start doing some modding!

I haven't made alot pictures in the beginning, but this is how she was when I bought her;




3 months later modding started

Plastidipped grill;



Installed some chrome odometer rings and did the sharpie mod;



The radio is one of the few (I believe) which doesnt allow you to install an aux cable so I had to think of something else. Ended up buying a media adapter for the cd changer in the back and put a carkit in the front.

Pretty happy with this solution;



Then I started to get bothered by the high front suspension, so I decided she desperately needed a nice set of coilovers with a nice drop;




Installed some smoke tail lights;



Meanwhile I also bought a M3 (replica) front bumper. Fits perfect, just doesn't has the right colour, so I'll bring it to the paintshop this week;





Other things to do;

- Rims (Probably some 19inch, but not quite sure as I like the 18's as well. Thinking about getting some dark bronze rims, maybe Rota Grid's. I can also get a set of BBS RS714's for cheap, just refurbished ( link ). They're 18's though....)
- Plastidip the chrome window trim into matt black (I prefer wrapping, but I tried and failed)
- Smoke front indicators
- Window tint on the rear windows

Any advice / suggestions are welcome!

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Old 10-21-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:48 PM   #3
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Do you by any chance know the specs of your current wheels? I just bought a set of 18x8 et 20 wheels for $175 for 5 wheels.

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They're 18x8,5J all around, ET35.
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What tire size you running?

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Looks great. Just needs some tint to pull it all together.
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225/40/18
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