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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 02-20-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Orient Blue E46 PreFacelift Build

Hi all,
So I've been a member for a while and have been meaning to do this but am terrible about taking pics because I work alone. I got a really good deal on this car and figured I'd hold out until I get out of college to do a transplant. In the meanwhile I'll try to keep you posted on maintenance and mods that I do. So where to start.
Here is what I started with..
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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Mine sitting next to my brother's facelift
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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Then the angel eyes were added... eh idk hooked them up to the parking lights at first, but then I hooked them up to the footwell light. Finally I deleted the outer rings where just the inside halos light up.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #4
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Then I thought hey lets throw an M3 bumper on there see how that looks..

photo art to make it look better haha

then I said no. thats not right. and got the mtech2
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:59 PM   #5
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alright added the euro lights can't decide on how they set with me
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:01 PM   #6
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took those horrid matte black grilles. they look terrible and cheap after a few months. not a fan. went back and bought some oem black and chrome. i still haven't got a good shot of the new ones but will soon.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:04 PM   #7
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valve cover gasket replacement. +spark plugs and a couple of vacuum lines

pretty easy stuff.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:06 PM   #8
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as you can see I broke the crank case valve breather thingy over there and had to replace with rubber hosse and o-rings. not excited about it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:07 PM   #9
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Last picture of the car looks good. Minus those horrid corner lights and you need grills! Just get some regular clears and it will look much better. But the Mtech looks good! Oh, and tell your brother to get rid of those caliper covers!

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:08 PM   #10
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anyway lets start on the interior
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:09 PM   #11
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anyway lets start on the interior
Just post all pictures in a single post. Don't make one for every picture.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:10 PM   #12
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i told him that shits weak but he is in his own bmw world lmao. i agree with you on the corners. instead of buying more corners I'm going to hold out on a facelift conversion this summer.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:22 PM   #13
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We have the same car! I really love how the Style 68's look on your car though. I stuck with the Style 45's as I like them with the blue paint and the tires are really cheap haha.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:29 PM   #14
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interior stuff.
First thing I did was I found some good manual front seats and put those in. Unfortunately 6 months of weathering has took its toll on my new seats and now my drivers seat is beginning to split on the seam of the arse...
I got an Android/WinCE Cd Player works 4/5 stars Android side is laggy but adequate I guess


Then I reupholstered my shift knob

all four wheels drilled slotted rotors
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:31 PM   #15
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I still have my 45's I love them. Just before I got these rims I got new tires in case in the winter they pour salt on the roads and driveways. this year I haven't even used them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:32 PM   #16
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check out those scuff marks
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:40 PM   #17
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began making led shift knob....


then I moved on to the M5 steering wheel and OBC retrofit


painted the button shroud to give more modern look and will match my gauge rings
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:54 PM   #18
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M1 footrest

gauge ring and needle install


with new carpets

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #19
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got my fog lights and the halo setup






bought me some true playa shoes


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Old 02-21-2013, 12:06 AM   #20
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twin exhaust. 3.5" burnt slant tip



will post more soon
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