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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 06-25-2013, 09:37 AM   #2001
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #2002
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This is my current ride. I've only done work in the engine bay getting her back to where she should be thus far, and she runs like an absolute dream, just took her on a 3k mile road trip. I know the exterior needs a lot of work. Any sugguestions for a good set of LED Tails, possibly smoked? Also wheres the best place to get an Mtech 2 front bumper? My m1 just died on that road trip . Any sugguestions besides those please post them finally getting started making her look pretty after a year of maintenance lol.

Edit: Any hood sugguestions and where to get them would be great as well....current one has a small ding as you can see as well as one right between where the kidneys go so I'm currently kidneyless

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Old 06-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #2003
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Don't get an mtech2, everybody on earth has them! I like them but I don't want one mostly because of that. My Mtech1 has a few dings but I'm sticking with it for now.

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Old 06-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #2004
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Don't get an mtech2, everybody on earth has them! I like them but I don't want one mostly because of that. My Mtech1 has a few dings but I'm sticking with it for now.
I know everyone has them but I'll be getting an arqay lip at least, I liked the m1 but I had it for a year and a half, so an Mtech2 will just make it feel fresh again lol
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:12 PM   #2005
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I know everyone has them but I'll be getting an arqay lip at least, I liked the m1 but I had it for a year and a half, so an Mtech2 will just make it feel fresh again lol
Yea and imo you only see mtech 2 bumpers everywhere on the forum. In real life they are still rare to see compared to stock E46's.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #2006
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True that.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #2007
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That's a fair point. 99% of the e46's I see are monster truckin' it on 16's
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:01 PM   #2008
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True that, I never saw another e46 prefacelift sedan with an mtech II front bumper, and I havn't seen another e46 with the carbon fiber splitters
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #2009
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I personally want the CSL front bumper. The mtech2 looks good and all but I get drawn into the CSL so much more.

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watch out we got a bad a$$ over here.. jk jk. looks good, I like the fact you stayed with the red/amber/red lights
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #2010
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CSL looks good but I'm too attached to the idea of an Mtech now. Any suggestions for a hood or should I just go stock?
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:25 PM   #2011
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gents, it's been a fun 5 1/2 years but sadly, the bimmer is R.I.P. due to water damage. 2013 hyundai genesis 3.8 r spec is the replacement. i'll miss her and all you guys for the help. take care and keep up the good work!

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Old 07-21-2013, 07:12 PM   #2012
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Not the sickest car, not the worst.

Any solutions of getting it better?

First up is LED tails, repaint matte black grille, paint hood and bumper, plastidip rims orange in the winter, and make them ready for the spring (40% of the year is +30cm with snow here in Norway, so maybe 17" rims for winter (ugly AC Sch 15" now, hate AC))
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #2013
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These should go in here too. and of course. more pics of the new set up coming soon.


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Old 07-21-2013, 10:04 PM   #2014
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Not the sickest car, not the worst.

Any solutions of getting it better?

First up is LED tails, repaint matte black grille, paint hood and bumper, plastidip rims orange in the winter, and make them ready for the spring (40% of the year is +30cm with snow here in Norway, so maybe 17" rims for winter (ugly AC Sch 15" now, hate AC))
not sure LED tails are going to make it better
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:06 PM   #2015
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Oh Hi!

These should go in here too. and of course. more pics of the new set up coming soon.
Those wheels show "coming soon" on their site.. :O .. I kind of like them, the concavity and such..




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Old 07-22-2013, 01:09 AM   #2016
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it looks a lot better on a smaller cell phone screen
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:11 AM   #2017
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it looks a lot better on a smaller cell phone screen
I think regardless of screen size it needs more low.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:18 AM   #2018
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I think regardless of screen size it needs more low.
Thanks, captain obvious! haha just kidding. It was on the way until that rear left tire blew out on me on the turnpike, so now I need to sink then 600 bucks on tires, not suspension which I think is due for a refresher
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:48 AM   #2019
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not sure LED tails are going to make it better
Well, trying to get rid of the bad parts. My tails inner is so dark/grey, looks dirty. Leds inner are clear, and i like led, makes a smoother lightning. And my lightmodule inside is broken, so theres no light, pluss the ground is burned, dashlight for taillight is shown at coldcheck

So new taillight is up next anyway, and led costs about the same here.

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