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Old 12-29-2008, 01:53 AM   #81
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this thread is great (subscribed)
imma do the golf tee mod tomorrow
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:23 AM   #82
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:20 AM   #83
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Mod Name: Painted interior
Mod cost: 15-25 dollars depending on what type of paint you get
Benifits: a smother looking interior
Time it takes: I took a weekend to do this

1. Take all of the trim off from each of the doors and then the dash, just pry them off gently.
2. Wash each of them and then sand it down with a fine sand paper to rough it up so the paint will stick
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Tips: Take your time. The better you do this the better it will look. I changed mine from wood to sliver. Looks great.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:51 AM   #84
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:53 PM   #85
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:12 PM   #86
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MOD NAME: Muffler Delete
MOD COST: Free unless you have someone weld on a set of tips or the originals.
MOD BENEFIT: Increased exhaust flow and sound
MOD DESCRIPTION: Take a saw and hack off muffler just before piping meets the casing. Disconnect any hangers and remove.
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Can you pass inspection with this done?
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:33 AM   #87
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Please send me some $2 E90 lights!!! I can't seem to find them this cheap.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:08 PM   #88
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Please send me some $2 E90 lights!!! I can't seem to find them this cheap.
Me neither...$2 lights are proving to be very elusive!!

apparently u can get them from the dealers fopr $10 each!! think i may just get them from dealers!
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:41 PM   #89
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Can you pass inspection with this done?
yeah idk on a bmw but i did that on my celica when i had it and it passed emissions fine
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:39 PM   #90
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Great thread! Thanks everyone for the contributions!
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:53 PM   #91
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Mod name:Lil ghetto Air Intake
Mod cost: free if DIY/ maybe like $5 if you get a shop to do it for you.
Mod Benefit: Better air flow, a lil increase in sound and looks hidden so cops won't give you s***.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:56 PM   #92
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^yep, that just takes my CAI tube one step further. and if anybody whines about that, its no worse than throwing a un-shielded cone in the engine bay...in fact, this is probably better.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:15 PM   #93
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I did the airbox mod and love it, here is how i did it: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=624894
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:18 PM   #94
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MOD NAME: Muffler Delete
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i think i know what im doin this week

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Old 01-05-2009, 02:33 PM   #95
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for the golf tee mod, any tips on getting the hose off? i was pullin on it pretty good and i can't get it to budge, car does have 78k on it so that's probably why it's being difficult
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:21 PM   #96
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for the golf tee mod, any tips on getting the hose off? i was pullin on it pretty good and i can't get it to budge, car does have 78k on it so that's probably why it's being difficult
take pliers and pull
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:58 PM   #97
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Mod name:Lil ghetto Air Intake
Mod cost: free if DIY/ maybe like $5 if you get a shop to do it for you.
Mod Benefit: Better air flow, a lil increase in sound and looks hidden so cops won't give you s***.
Mod Description:Take out air box and cut out the front wall of the air box. (Do at own risk! I am not responsible for your actions!)
How much of the front of the airbox is exposed to the pulley area? I'd be a little worried about heat soak

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take pliers and pull
+1, and wear disposable gloves, your hands are going to be covered in filth.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:44 PM   #98
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MOD NAME: Muffler Delete
MOD COST: Free unless you have someone weld on a set of tips or the originals.
MOD BENEFIT: Increased exhaust flow and sound
MOD DESCRIPTION: Take a saw and hack off muffler just before piping meets the casing. Disconnect any hangers and remove.
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Will this give you the humming noise inside car? I dont want the hum inside the car like some exhaust mods give you.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:43 PM   #99
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Does the 1999 328i have the butterfly valve in the exhaust?

yes it does ,done the golf t mod on mine (99)
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:37 PM   #100
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It's funny that BMW offers the surrounds in a "titanium" color. My '00 sedan has the darker surrounds, which I prefer. Seems we always want to change something!
Ditto that. I have the dark surrounds and want them titanium.
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