E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > The Showroom

The Showroom
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!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2016, 07:01 PM   #1
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
New Love in an E46

Started as a slick top 99 E46 328i sports package. Would run, but not drive because of what I thought was a bad clutch TOB. We found the damage to be more extensive.

Engine:

K&N Air Filter
Cat-less exhaust/muffler (custom)
Megan Engine/trans mounts
Shark Injector
Beisan VANOS
Performance water pump


Suspension:

DGR Coilovers (F 10k, R 9k)
Poly FCAB
Poly RTAB
Strut tower reinforcement plates F
Strut tower brace F


Brakes/Clutch/Wheels/Tires:

Style 44s (full size spare)
15mm spacers (lug bolts)
SS Brake lines
SS Clutch line


Interior/Exterior/Sound:

Pioneer MVH-X560BT
LED Int Lights
Projector Retro 3"
HID 55w slim H1 5k
Angel eyes
Carbon shark fin
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1601408_10202787091694410_351903888395100414_n.jpg
Views:	259
Size:	130.2 KB
ID:	621338   Click image for larger version

Name:	10154005_10202780387966821_4817986212604811308_n.jpg
Views:	228
Size:	58.2 KB
ID:	621339   Click image for larger version

Name:	10649627_10202772812857448_3225245531556453152_n.jpg
Views:	231
Size:	159.4 KB
ID:	621340   Click image for larger version

Name:	10483159_10202768353905977_6982921328126444397_n.jpg
Views:	215
Size:	45.5 KB
ID:	621341  

Click image for larger version

Name:	10665853_10202768353025955_7600913693224300247_n.jpg
Views:	197
Size:	49.2 KB
ID:	621342   Click image for larger version

Name:	10599422_10202768357266061_2497165385775542917_n.jpg
Views:	231
Size:	61.3 KB
ID:	621343  

Last edited by BKMrSteel; 04-21-2016 at 09:55 PM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 01-04-2016, 07:04 PM   #2
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
I then lowered the vehicle, Installed a multi media Bluetooth head unit with matching color to dash. Small sub, and lots of burnt lights.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	10712952_10202862722505133_630673482887793873_n.jpg
Views:	167
Size:	120.0 KB
ID:	621344   Click image for larger version

Name:	10710549_10202893946485713_129865876557576566_n.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	53.7 KB
ID:	621345   Click image for larger version

Name:	10703629_10202920288144238_6496370451807296483_n.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	61.2 KB
ID:	621346   Click image for larger version

Name:	10649808_10202828598612057_2757868549022188820_n.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	18.5 KB
ID:	621347  

Click image for larger version

Name:	10672177_10202855368641291_4487710971765830126_n.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	62.9 KB
ID:	621348   Click image for larger version

Name:	10345758_10202920287424220_3453401157961468993_n.jpg
Views:	220
Size:	45.9 KB
ID:	621349  

Last edited by BKMrSteel; 04-21-2016 at 02:58 PM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:08 PM   #3
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Lowered the car on springs. rebuilt vanos, and intake manifold. Water pump, almost everything.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	67210_10202930930090280_1344349208198400379_n.jpg
Views:	160
Size:	131.5 KB
ID:	621350   Click image for larger version

Name:	10898027_10203378150070500_4619359733047604932_n.jpg
Views:	189
Size:	31.9 KB
ID:	621351   Click image for larger version

Name:	10712952_10202862722505133_630673482887793873_n.jpg
Views:	145
Size:	120.0 KB
ID:	621352   Click image for larger version

Name:	10561752_10202961448413219_783914534602547266_n.jpg
Views:	175
Size:	240.0 KB
ID:	621353  

Click image for larger version

Name:	10613003_10202893946685718_889612919732104674_n.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	42.1 KB
ID:	621354  
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:10 PM   #4
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Trying to fill everything in
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1902977_10202915813912385_8965192898564115276_n.jpg
Views:	170
Size:	72.3 KB
ID:	621355   Click image for larger version

Name:	1607037_10203496518829645_8180031481122459662_n.jpg
Views:	176
Size:	52.7 KB
ID:	621356   Click image for larger version

Name:	10390402_10202944530550283_2208937769423008084_n.jpg
Views:	178
Size:	71.2 KB
ID:	621357   Click image for larger version

Name:	10404248_10202898549320781_3420343307482047602_n.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	59.8 KB
ID:	621358  

Click image for larger version

Name:	10702007_10202920287784229_373479385807941140_n.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	72.8 KB
ID:	621359   Click image for larger version

Name:	10414611_10203021490594236_2065190370164552874_n.jpg
Views:	188
Size:	46.2 KB
ID:	621360  

Last edited by BKMrSteel; 04-21-2016 at 03:00 PM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:13 PM   #5
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Full coilovers, wheel spacers, painted wheels, engine mounts, control arms, tie rods, everythings...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	980462_10205458755964347_1731421770914200292_o.jpg
Views:	170
Size:	125.2 KB
ID:	621361   Click image for larger version

Name:	1618482_10205372516128405_155976019870303533_n.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	36.0 KB
ID:	621362   Click image for larger version

Name:	12487176_10205470315093318_1980435784775440094_o.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	208.2 KB
ID:	621363   Click image for larger version

Name:	12486085_10205470313493278_4420599171892729407_o.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	82.5 KB
ID:	621364  

Click image for larger version

Name:	12484672_10205458756204353_7673094037687024959_o.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	108.6 KB
ID:	621366  

Last edited by BKMrSteel; 02-02-2016 at 12:42 AM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:15 PM   #6
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
More wheels
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	12471579_10205458756484360_5490728298740490294_o.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	109.2 KB
ID:	621367   Click image for larger version

Name:	12471573_10205470314413301_7546744320383268869_o.jpg
Views:	167
Size:	111.7 KB
ID:	621368   Click image for larger version

Name:	12440528_10205458756764367_2320306352693933650_o.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	102.9 KB
ID:	621369   Click image for larger version

Name:	12418873_10205458757084375_6118908573194479474_o.jpg
Views:	164
Size:	166.9 KB
ID:	621370  

Click image for larger version

Name:	12391284_10205366230971280_2758606306993416010_n.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	70.2 KB
ID:	621371  
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:17 PM   #7
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Finishing the wheels, and setting suspention. Finishing dif bushing to come. then much more
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	12376091_10205366231571295_6102771231790675285_n.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	66.1 KB
ID:	621372   Click image for larger version

Name:	12366348_10205366231051282_6967281125975310342_n.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	39.8 KB
ID:	621373   Click image for larger version

Name:	12366332_10205372515928400_9068311345638898810_n.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	48.9 KB
ID:	621374   Click image for larger version

Name:	12359841_10205372515768396_1946521134094575946_n.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	52.2 KB
ID:	621375  

Click image for larger version

Name:	12208481_10205226624241199_8360963174584405952_n.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	64.4 KB
ID:	621376   Click image for larger version

Name:	1623265_10205417146884146_7170866102769561177_n.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	75.4 KB
ID:	621377  
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:59 PM   #8
Ojai330i
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Ojai
Posts: 181
My Ride: 330i Slick Top & X5
Really great start. Slick top, manual, lowered suspension, good stuff right there.
__________________
Ojai330i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 05:52 PM   #9
e46addictseba
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 69
My Ride: 2002 325ci
I really wanna see what it looks like with the wheels done, was debating about painting mine black
__________________

RedCaliper Photography
insta- @redcaliperph
www.facebook.com/redcaliperphotography
e46addictseba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 11:13 PM   #10
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Still at it on the dif bushings. This is not something I wish anyone to undertake. really a pain. The only way I have managed to make any difference is with a chisel.

Supper dark lights tinted just to piss people off! lol. Bold statements that bother others, and everyone talked me out of Mint Green wheels, so this is my retaliation.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1914843_10205484693932780_1480533243672891197_n.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	50.6 KB
ID:	621518   Click image for larger version

Name:	12417957_10205484694412792_662126854287338101_n.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	69.1 KB
ID:	621519   Click image for larger version

Name:	12509057_10205484695052808_8801839177481234376_n.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	82.9 KB
ID:	621520   Click image for larger version

Name:	12096443_10205484694652798_5762133583729011235_n.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	56.0 KB
ID:	621521  

Click image for larger version

Name:	12471666_10205486790905203_5450224694521524097_o.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	100.4 KB
ID:	621522   Click image for larger version

Name:	12401826_10205486791145209_2588381807728044497_o.jpg
Views:	127
Size:	80.7 KB
ID:	621523  

Last edited by BKMrSteel; 04-21-2016 at 03:01 PM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 04:56 AM   #11
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Long struggle with the diff bushings...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1351.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	66.3 KB
ID:	621570   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1352.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	158.3 KB
ID:	621571   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1353.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	139.6 KB
ID:	621572   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1355.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	91.2 KB
ID:	621573  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1356.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	132.3 KB
ID:	621574   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1357.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	73.7 KB
ID:	621575  
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 04:59 AM   #12
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
After all that I became lazy, on the last nut for the subframe decided to use this electric impact gun a friend let me use. Broke the subframe bolt right in half...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1358.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	119.2 KB
ID:	621576   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1359.jpg
Views:	129
Size:	77.9 KB
ID:	621577  
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2016, 05:25 AM   #13
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Lots of work, not nearly enough photos.

Window tint $140

CF Shark fin cover $20
-The factory seal was leaking. I could still reseal and go to factory if I want, but I never play the radio, EVER. Depends how I like its look.

Rear view mirror fix -Free!
-Mirror was falling flat from the day I got it. Never looked into how it comes off, until the other night. Took it apart, and found the metal ring that holds everything tight had come off. Checked the electronics inside at the same time, and finished.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	12494943_10205529508213109_5662704940751530415_n.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	141.7 KB
ID:	622971   Click image for larger version

Name:	12552510_10205571565304510_1278775981119424540_n.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	41.5 KB
ID:	622972   Click image for larger version

Name:	12439138_10205571564984502_9125249442836208417_n.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	38.9 KB
ID:	622973   Click image for larger version

Name:	12592207_10205571565144506_4003495212944128677_n.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	27.4 KB
ID:	622974  

Click image for larger version

Name:	12400617_10205529508453115_1412698117945295538_n (1).jpg
Views:	104
Size:	57.6 KB
ID:	622975   Click image for larger version

Name:	12552811_10205571564224483_6409351872265869013_n.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	90.4 KB
ID:	622976  

Last edited by BKMrSteel; 04-21-2016 at 03:03 PM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2016, 05:48 AM   #14
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Fell victim to the 330 ebay quality mani that will not fit on my 328i. ProTuningLabs They wanted to charge me a restocking fee for an item that was wrong. I copied the email to the paypal claim, and they refunded me instantly. The only problem was they had refused to give me a return shipping label, and I filed the shipping in the claim. They refunded the first amount to close the claim so I couldn't escalate it to PayPal directly.

I got my front strut reinforcement plates from BimmerWorld, and installed them with a strut tower brace. BimmerWorld is awesome as always, and they just launched their new website!

The front brace came from some ebay seller. They seem to offer different bracing options for a number of cars. From what I can see, I am really happy with how it was made for the price.


I went ahead and lowered the rear another 1/4" as well. I found everything settled perfectly, and was even all around. Should sit with just a 1/2" difference f/r with a full tank, and about 3/4" empty.

I also stiffened the dampeners some more. I'm now 16/30 front and 14/30 rear. 10k front and 9k rear.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	12615547_10205579929073599_916883851631412024_o.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	98.2 KB
ID:	622977   Click image for larger version

Name:	12494889_10205571564424488_3941250658225391117_n.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	47.5 KB
ID:	622978   Click image for larger version

Name:	12552620_10205571564664494_356408031515802001_n.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	42.1 KB
ID:	622979   Click image for larger version

Name:	12573184_10205571564824498_6263842775244583864_n.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	50.2 KB
ID:	622980  


Last edited by BKMrSteel; 04-21-2016 at 03:06 PM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2016, 03:44 AM   #15
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
New manifold, took it right to the exhaust shop to be made properly lol. $200 total, noticable power gain, and sounds good. I have no idea what the rest of my exhaust is, but I like it. Had the shop fix a broken hanger as well. Good day!

Let me know what you guys think of the ice blue lights inside. They ended up being more blue then I wanted, and although a part of me likes it, another part is meh. I don't really like "tacky look at me" bs, and it feels a little like that.

Supporting all the guys I know well who support me and my car builds. One of my friends is a Megan supplier now as well in his shop.

At one point, I had every light off on the dash. Some are for fun, the others can be fixed easily, working on it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	12573707_10205608230221110_2855870772977184344_n.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	71.8 KB
ID:	623123   Click image for larger version

Name:	12642451_10205608230381114_1822584926828031321_n.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	52.8 KB
ID:	623124   Click image for larger version

Name:	12651126_10205608230541118_2307931627630742150_n.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	71.8 KB
ID:	623125   Click image for larger version

Name:	12654384_10205608230781124_514506401788499273_n.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	62.2 KB
ID:	623126  

Click image for larger version

Name:	12642973_10205608231021130_6504760958544019728_n.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	49.2 KB
ID:	623127   Click image for larger version

Name:	12552836_10205608231221135_1352702973590156950_n.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	50.5 KB
ID:	623128  

Last edited by BKMrSteel; 04-21-2016 at 03:09 PM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2016, 03:45 AM   #16
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Just a cool photo. I need one like this when the lot is clear.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	12592338_10205607384879977_1896331127209622653_n.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	76.4 KB
ID:	623129   Click image for larger version

Name:	12642512_10205607385519993_8993810650346734593_n.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	163.8 KB
ID:	623130  

Last edited by BKMrSteel; 01-28-2016 at 03:53 AM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2016, 01:24 PM   #17
trizzuth
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: MA$$HOLE
Posts: 5,727
My Ride: 216k, 15yr old B3AST
you've certainly done a lot of solid work.

Some advice: Lose the blue lights, I used to have something similar, back in 2006, then I learned how to properly do it and now have more of a nice white moonlight LED look rather than "Im up in da club" blue LED's. Also, please lose the rear window stickers. please. Not a fan of the corner or tail light tint either, but that doesn't bother me nearly as much as those other two. Other than that, she is coming along nicely!!
__________________
trizzuth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2016, 02:11 PM   #18
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Quote:
Originally Posted by trizzuth View Post
you've certainly done a lot of solid work.

Some advice: Lose the blue lights, I used to have something similar, back in 2006, then I learned how to properly do it and now have more of a nice white moonlight LED look rather than "Im up in da club" blue LED's. Also, please lose the rear window stickers. please. Not a fan of the corner or tail light tint either, but that doesn't bother me nearly as much as those other two. Other than that, she is coming along nicely!!
Yea, the "In the Club" look is bothering me as well. I really wanted a nice soft white with a blue tint, not screaming BLUE!

The tail lights are darker then I intended.

The blue is on my licence plate as well, I think it makes me stand out to much.

I'm not a big sticker person, but I know the owners well, and want to support my friends. They often help me out when I need it.

Last edited by BKMrSteel; 04-21-2016 at 03:10 PM.
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2016, 03:57 PM   #19
indosoul
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 451
My Ride: 02 325ci Sport
Send a message via AIM to indosoul
Quote:
Originally Posted by BKMrSteel View Post
Yea, the "In the Club" look is bothering me as well. I really wanted a nice soft white with a blue tint, not screaming BLUE!

The tail lights are darker then I intended.

The blue is on my licence plate as well, I think it makes me stand out way to much. Pulled over last night, not doing anything wrong, but the officer wanted to check my car out haha. I don't want that attention though, and felt embarrassed turning on the lights so he could see me.

I'm not a big sticker person, but I know the owners well, and want to support my friends. They often help me out when I need it.
Yea look around for something whiter, I guarantee your interior and trunk will look even better. The car is coming along really well though. Kudos!
__________________
indosoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2016, 05:21 PM   #20
BKMrSteel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ga
Posts: 298
My Ride: 99 328i
Thanks for the advice and comments. I have done so much work on this car its unbelievable. I have a full spreadsheet to keep track of it all.

I do have something for you guys to look at. I have coilovers, and oem sway end links. The sway bar looks really close to the tie rods though. I know both will move together some, but do I need to worry about bending a tie rod on the sway bar if I hit a big bump? I would think I will have bigger problems if I hit a bump big enough to make them contact.

Let me know what you think. I keep hearing a clunk sound up front. I cant tell if its the pillowball tophats, or the shock hitting its expansion limit after decompressing.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1436.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	95.8 KB
ID:	623161   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1437.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	103.0 KB
ID:	623162  
BKMrSteel is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use