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Old 01-26-2016, 09:41 PM   #1
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My stahlgrau coupe

Had my car for several years now and never really showed any pics or info about it. It's a 2002 325Ci 5AT steel grey metallic on dakota grey leather. Around 136k, 40k of which I put on.

Exterior:
All parts genuine BMW
New (old stock) E90 Style 185 wheels with updated center caps
New kidney grilles
New headlight lenses
New Exhaust tips
painted trunk lip (eBay)
New roundels
New lower chrome window trim
New Windshield cowl
Semi-annual paint correction, Wolfgang detailing products

Interior:
All parts genuine BMW unless otherwise noted

E39 M5 steering wheel
New armrest delete center console/rear ashtray and cover
New Long Euro storage tray
refinished console pieces below the radio and HVAC
New door sills and right side dead pedal
M3 dead pedal
Audax tweeters, Infinity midbasses, AUX input
recovered headliner and A/C pillars
SOS button retrofit
WickedHD dash cam hardwired
Door brakes and actuators
E39 gong
Black floor mats
leatherique
FSR

Lighting:

OE xenon headlamps
Phillips 85122
Hella yellow fog light bulbs
ZKW-R projector swap
New OE LED Tail lights/trim panels
LED license plate/reverse lights
New OE front corners
DEPO sidemarkers

Performance/maintenance:
All parts OE/OEM/upgrades

Full cooling system overhaul (short of hardpipes/heater core system)
Pulley/belts overhaul
Fuel pump, filter, vacuum line
Vacuum system overhaul/cleaning (short of CCV to be done this month)
Koni yellow shocks, Eibach pro kit, reinforcements on strut towers, mounts, all hardware and pads new
delrin pedal bushings
Electric fan swap
Front sway bar endlinks
Sway bar bushings
Control arm bushings
VCG
OFHG
Beisan VANOS rebuild
DISA rebuild
NGK spark plugs
SAP/engine/cabin air filters
Bosch battery
Zimmerman rotors/Textar pads all around
ATE rebuilt calipers
Transmission mounts
Gas cap
All fluids
steering coupler
ECS tuning strut bar

Forgetting some but that's most of what's been done since I got it. Still room for improvement. Next up is motor mounts, control arms, and CCV.

Some pictures (I'll post interior pics once I clean the car up in the next few days, been driving it so much it looks like I've been living in it):









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Old 01-26-2016, 09:49 PM   #2
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Beautiful! Love the color, the wheels complement the car very well and I even like the trunk lip. I wish I had your detailing acumen! Mechanical stuff is a breeze but detailing is a black art to me.

Any plans to swap in a third pedal or are you happy with the auto?
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:05 PM   #3
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Beautiful! Love the color, the wheels complement the car very well and I even like the trunk lip. I wish I had your detailing acumen! Mechanical stuff is a breeze but detailing is a black art to me.

Any plans to swap in a third pedal or are you happy with the auto?
Thank you! Was looking at your build thread, love Orient Blue. Considered an OB sedan before I bought this.

I've done a lot of research about the manual swap, originally was planning it for this summer but I may just wait until my auto starts acting up. It shifts perfectly though.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:03 PM   #4
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Nice ride! Simple and clean
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:17 PM   #5
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Nice coupe. Any plans as far as aesthetics?
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:33 PM   #6
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Nice coupe. Any plans as far as aesthetics?
OEM Mtech kit hopefully this summer. Other than that I like the way it sits now. Basically going for a clean factory appearance, along the lines of perfect paint, new factory lights all around, new factory wheels, etc.
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:52 PM   #7
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OEM Mtech kit hopefully this summer. Other than that I like the way it sits now. Basically going for a clean factory appearance, along the lines of perfect paint, new factory lights all around, new factory wheels, etc.
Nice. OEM+ status is the way to go
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Old 02-16-2016, 05:29 PM   #8
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So yesterday I had the window trim wrapped in gloss black, very pleased with the way it turned out and how much newer the exterior looks (since the chrome was faded)



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Where did you get the sticker from?
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Where did you get the sticker from?
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=389435
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Awesome, thanks!
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So yesterday I had the window trim wrapped in gloss black, very pleased with the way it turned out and how much newer the exterior looks (since the chrome was faded)



Did you get that done professionally or do it yourself? I've been want in to do that for a while now but read alot of write ups saying it s near impossible to take the back piece off around the little window without it breaking?
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Did you get that done professionally or do it yourself? I've been want in to do that for a while now but read alot of write ups saying it s near impossible to take the back piece off around the little window without it breaking?
I had it done professionally, he didn't have to remove the trim though.
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I had it done professionally, he didn't have to remove the trim though.
Ahh okay! If you don't mind me asking. How much did that cost you
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nice car, man..
that's the normal height, isn't it?
looks very clean without a lowering kit though
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nice car, man..
that's the normal height, isn't it?
looks very clean without a lowering kit though
Thanks! It's lowered but very slightly, probably the least aggressive lowering kit I could get, the Eibach prokit.
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