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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 07-25-2011, 03:16 PM   #1781
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:48 PM   #1782
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:07 PM   #1783
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I had heard about this awhile ago, but I just did a little write up on it: The Ferrambo- Ferrari-powered Nash Rambler Wagon





http://velocityresource.com/Ferrambo...blerWagon.aspx

The best part is that it's mid-engined
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:54 PM   #1784
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:18 PM   #1785
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Next on my list of mods is window tint (probably 25% or 30%) and LED Euro-style lights all around. In this connection, I would be very appreciative if I could leverage the group's collective knowledge and ask for RECOMMENDATIONS for sourcing the lights. Specifically, I am hoping to install: (i) red/clear LED tail lights; (ii) LED third brake light; (iii) clear side markers w/stealth bulbs; and (iv) clear front corners w/stealth bulbs. I may also replace the hood grill in front of the windshield with an OEM black grill.

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Isn't the wagon CHMSL already LED? Kinda looks like it to me. Anyway, BavAuto carries a white version as part of a three-piece clear set (the taillights have bulbs), but I haven't seen it sold separately.

I went with a smoked non-LED taillight setup for my wagon, sourced from Germany eBay (Babelfish was my friend). However, I did see some clear LED versions as I was looking around, and they supposedly had LCM-friendly resistors or whatnot built in. So, be sure to check out the U.K. and Germany eBay sites as you're searching, in addition to the standard U.S. vendors/eBay. Wagons being much more popular overseas than here, sad to say. I'm 99% sure the taillights are the same for all E46 tourings, facelift or pre-facelift, but you'd want to confirm that.

Clear corners & side markers seem to be available all over the place, or at least they were for pre-facelift. They are of course the same as the sedan's. The smoked versions I bought were DEPO and they fit fine.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:26 PM   #1786
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Thanks Jaundiced. The touring is not LED. Since my initial post, I actually picked up a pair of angel eyes, clear side markers, and clear turn signals from umnitza, along with LED bulbs for added effect. I also ordered a pair of red/clear LED taillights from DK Carstyle in Germany. Now I just need someone to help me install all the new toys...
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #1787
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The front corners and side markers are a piece of cake.

The rear taillights aren't too bad - access through the removable interior panels. Three nuts go on studs in each light assembly. One stud goes into the sheet metal, and the other two use goofy plastic clips to hold against the adjacent sheet metal lip. Takes some fiddling with the clips to get them to seat properly. Don't break a clip, because who knows if they're still available.

If you got a set that include matching backup lights (the rectangular lights on the tailgate), getting to them is a little more involved. Carefully pry off the carpet panel inside the hatch - either the top or the bottom has longer tabs, which break easily. To remove the plastic trim panel, first remove the small plastic piece around the latch. Open the hatch glass and remove the plastic cover over the wiper drive mechanism. Remove a boatload of screws holding the trim panel on. There are at least two or three spots that aren't screws but instead are just plastic tabs that clip into the sheet metal. Hang the plastic panel from the latch with a coat hanger, or unhook the wire bundle and remove the panel entirely. After doing all that, you can finally get to the back of the lights. You can R&R the bulbs only by just removing the carpet panel, but that's moot since you're installing LEDs.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:06 PM   #1788
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Thanks for the tips and instructions. I actually decided to take it to a body shop to have everything installed. I am not scared to work on my cars, but I also don't want to mess up a relatively straightforward job (for a trained professional). On a personal note, my wife and friends are on their way back from VA Beach this evening. She said she had a great time. Take care.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:05 PM   #1789
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:48 AM   #1790
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That's one good looking E36 touring, i like it.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:41 AM   #1791
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:35 PM   #1793
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Usually I hate the pre facelift e90 front, mainly the weird 2 part kidney grills, but there is something very mean and aggressive about the M3 front on this wagon... almost more aggressive than a regular M3 sedan front... I like it. But I would still go for the facelift if I was buying one.

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:50 AM   #1796
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That touring looks so cool.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:25 PM   #1797
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Here is a project that bimmerwold has done of an E36 tourning. Felt compelled to share with my fellow tourers.

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:24 AM   #1798
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Usually I hate the pre facelift e90 front, mainly the weird 2 part kidney grills, but there is something very mean and aggressive about the M3 front on this wagon... almost more aggressive than a regular M3 sedan front... I like it. But I would still go for the facelift if I was buying one.

I think it looks sinister...
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Stock vs Modded CTS-V sport wagons...



I hate how the host refers as the V as a station wagon...Station wagons have faux wood siding.
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they should have at least washed the black one.
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