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Old 07-20-2015, 11:37 PM   #1
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My Ride: E46 330i
330i Sedan Daily/Track project now with Style 32

Hi Guys,

Previously I had a E30 318i w/ LSD for winter car and I felt in love with BMW. At the end of the 2013 Winter I sold the E30 and bought a Mint E46 330i 2002 who had never saw winter. (It's rare here in Montreal, Canada). The history of the car is crazy, it has been bought in Montreal, Canada and the original owner moved to Nevada, TX and kept the car. 8 years later he moved back to Montreal still with the same car and sold it. Someone bought it and drove it only when the weather was good. No winter or rain driving. I bought it from this guys at 120 000km or 75k miles. Since I own the car I never tough of sell it because I don't think anything can replace it. (Maybe a E46 M3 but that's an other story and out of my budget for now.)

My 330i have Sport package, Premium package and Winter package. I also have the rear electric sun blind.

First let's start with the car that made me felt in love with BMW:

The following mod aren't all in the right order but it's been a 2 years project so far and it's not close to the end!!

The days I bought the E46:

One week after having the car I treated the car with 1200$ in maintenance parts. Every fluid, belts, tensioners, VC Gasket, spark plug, water pump, expansion tank and thermostat.

Also did an engine bay cleaning

One picture of the mint interior. (Again it's rare to see that here in Montreal.)

Next I did a homemade Muffler Delete with one of my friend

Video of muffler delete smooth driving

The winter is coming again and this is one of the worst nightmare of petrol head. (Salt, but what the hell the car is awesome in the snow and I don't want drive a shitty car in the inter anymore.)

Having fun with my friend JDM Nissan pulsar GTI-R (AWD turbo)

Bonus video late night winter drifting:

Continuing with the mod in the spring I removed the subframe to replace the bushings with Powerflex + M3 engine mount and Trans mount with also Powerflex lollipop (Front lower control arm bushing)

While changing the lower control arm bushing I decided to put 2 new control arm and 2 tie-rod kit.

Next I found a set of E39 M5 replica wheel 18x8 20offset that I needed a refresh.

And now with 225/40/R18 Yokohama tire.

After finishing the wheel I installed a set of brand new Scale Suspension R3. It have damping/rebound combined adjustment and it's coming with pillow ball camber plate.

Following is a K&N cold air kit bought at a good price brand new from amazon.

I ordered a E60 to have a short shifter and since my flexdisc was all cracked a decided to replace it + the output trans seal was leaking.

I also decided to install a Stud conversion kit since I change my wheel almost every week to put my track wheels. OEM nut are pain in the ass...

I installed Stainless steel brake line with Hawks HP+ pad but I don't have any picture...braking is just insane with that setup!!

I bought a Ebay header that I didn't install yet since I was supposed to have a BMW Performance Exhaust from ECS Tuning at 75% rebate but they can't have it anymore so I'm still looking for a muffler. Header + muffler delete is too loud for my taste.

Following is the most recent pictures of my car with everything installed + alignment done.

What I want to add next is a bucket seat with 4 point belt.

Before winter I also want to buy a Mfactory LSD 1.5 way.

Here one video on the track:

Hope you enjoy!!

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Old 07-24-2015, 10:11 PM   #2
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I just got new wheels today! I LOVE them on the car!

I wanted Style 32 since I own the car and I finally found a set.

Front: 18x8 ET20 215/40/R18 with new Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Rear: 18x9 ET 24 225/40/R18 with new Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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Old 07-24-2015, 10:25 PM   #3
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Enjoy the new setup it looks so clean!

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Old 07-24-2015, 10:50 PM   #4
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LOL sick drifting! I love those M5 wheels too

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