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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 09-19-2008, 05:53 PM   #161
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damn....I need to get my wagon in there. Just waiting on a FEW more mods and then I'll have some pics up!
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:58 PM   #162
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:03 PM   #163
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I'm itching to get these wheels now too. I think their chunkiness really suits the touring.
Good word to describe the large spokes... chunkiness. I like that adjective but not as a trait for the girls I date.

The M5 wheels look sharp. Thanks for the photo shop work. Anyone with those rims care to comment on the difficulty to clean them?

Why do some of the sweetest looking rims have to be such a PIA to keep looking nice?
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:05 PM   #164
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:16 AM   #165
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:46 PM   #166
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Good word to describe the large spokes... chunkiness. I like that adjective but not as a trait for the girls I date.

The M5 wheels look sharp. Thanks for the photo shop work. Anyone with those rims care to comment on the difficulty to clean them?

Why do some of the sweetest looking rims have to be such a PIA to keep looking nice?
They are a bit of a PIA to clean as the space in between the double spokes is a little tight for your hand and there are so many of them. I try and do a quick power wash somewhat regularly to avoid doing a real clean.

All in all I like the look, not very common to see on an E46, too bad they aren't 18". I may still go to CSLs
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:50 PM   #167
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I'm really liking the e39 m5 rims look, although I dont think you can beat the BBS CHs, they are so sick!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:24 PM   #168
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joshua - is the roof on that silver touring painted black or is that just a shadow?
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:18 AM   #169
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joshua - is the roof on that silver touring painted black or is that just a shadow?
I had it vinyl wrapped, check out the tread below.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=592684&page=2
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:53 PM   #170
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I had it vinyl wrapped, check out the tread below.

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Woh.. finish off the ext. CSL theme with front bumper and dual exhaust diffuser!
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:29 PM   #171
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Just curious - anyone ever seen a touring wearing the anthracite or diamond black e39 M5 rims?

I have always liked the contrast of dark rims on a light colored vehicle and might think about swapping out my current e90 silver rims for the M5 style when these tires get used up.

Does anyone happen to know the factory wheel offset and tire sizes that were shipped on the e39 M5?
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Might look something like this:

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I have the M5 reps (17") on my black '05 325 touring, will post some pics.
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I'm really liking the e39 m5 rims look, although I dont think you can beat the BBS CHs, they are so sick!!
Here are some shots of my 2005 325 touring, they're 17" M5 reps, I got the car in May and these were the wheels the snows were on, I thought they looked better than the OEM wheels.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:39 PM   #173
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jwm5, very nice touring!! What wheels are those? Size?
I have to get the M-tech bumpers for mine.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:57 PM   #174
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:07 PM   #175
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Talking E46m3 lsd...

I figure this is th tread to put this in since its touring related

I bought a complete rear assembly for the touring! as in drop out with everything on it, brakes, axles, diff (3.64 LSD)

Putting it in the touring with a bimmerworld chasis reinforcement kit...Should have the sub frame assembly in a week or so...

Also PLANNING on putting an LS1/T56 in the car next spring/summer... If it goes well I will do a kit for the installation..

Decided to skip the M54B30 motor just not enough power...

Shooting for 400-450whp Birth of the Wagonator!
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:18 PM   #176
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3.64 diff with the standard 325 engine / 5 speed tranny hope this isn't your daily driver/interstate cruiser.

Why buy the M3 rear end if you are going to upgrade to an LS1 next year? Good luck, interesting project.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:54 PM   #177
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3.64 diff with the standard 325 engine / 5 speed tranny hope this isn't your daily driver/interstate cruiser.
No kidding. 3.46 on the tourings is low enough for me, the revs are pretty high when cruising, can't imagine what a 3.64 is like.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:19 AM   #178
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Right now it has a steptronic auto box at 75 its turning 2700rpm...

Phhh My E36M3 with the 3.38 turned close to 4k at 80mph, with the euro six speed it turned 2900rpm ish...

I don't do much interstate driving anyway.

Why an E46M3 rear end... LSD, big brakes, beefy axles....Not a problem running 500hp+ through an E46M3 rear end..325 ahh probably blow it up...

I just have an issue spending 2800 dollars to get the STOCK diff converted to an LSD unit...

The T56 six speed has a huge ass overdrive so it will be fine. I was told to expect 29mpg with the LS1/T56 combo on the interstate...

Take into account I will be tracking the piss out of the car

Something about a wagon that can run down cars on track makes me giddy...
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:00 PM   #179
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Right now it has a steptronic auto box at 75 its turning 2700rpm...

Phhh My E36M3 with the 3.38 turned close to 4k at 80mph, with the euro six speed it turned 2900rpm ish...

I don't do much interstate driving anyway.

Why an E46M3 rear end... LSD, big brakes, beefy axles....Not a problem running 500hp+ through an E46M3 rear end..325 ahh probably blow it up...

I just have an issue spending 2800 dollars to get the STOCK diff converted to an LSD unit...

The T56 six speed has a huge ass overdrive so it will be fine. I was told to expect 29mpg with the LS1/T56 combo on the interstate...

Take into account I will be tracking the piss out of the car

Something about a wagon that can run down cars on track makes me giddy...
This project sounds like fun. Keep us up to date with your progress.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:32 PM   #180
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The assemby got here this tuesday! HOLY COW! The whole thing is BEEFY! The diff has the really cool cooling cover on it. I'll go take a picture of it this week end to post.

Ordering the chassis reinforcment kit next. Probably put it in when i close my shop for Christmas.

I missed a deal on a LS1 for 500 bucks last week
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