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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 06-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Time to start spending money on the xi...

Ordered From Turner:
Conforti Shark Injector (Why not? Get a little more ass out of the car)
E46 xi Control Arm Overhaul Kit (Needs it)
E46 3-series Bilstein/H&R Sport Suspension (Before it need it)
Conforti Cold-Air Intake Kit (To go with the Shark Injector)

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Cap, Tow hook (I bought it that way)

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Sedan/Coupe (previous owner had a dog, apparently didn't like the passenger side door handle or liked it too much - all chewed on)

Stuff I've already done to the car Since October:
Smoked corners, LED tails, Clear side lights, DICE iPod kit, Sirius module

After all that's done I'll be looking for 18" wheels and tires.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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niccceee. Your ride is gonna be nasty. Post pics asap
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:37 PM   #3
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It;s nice when you have $$$ ! nice mods
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:46 PM   #4
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Well I've been travelling for the man for about the last 25 months, on per diem the whole time. It sucks to be on the road but the bennies are obviously good. I got another 7 months in the States then I get to go overseas for the next 1-3 years. When I come back from that 'ole girl gets a fresh paint job, too. Something pearlescent but tasteful, not fugly.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:07 PM   #5
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UUC TSE 3 catback to go along with the shark injector and the conforti will help in the ass department
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:13 PM   #6
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Ordered From Turner:
E46 xi Control Arm Overhaul Kit (Needs it)
Ordered that my self today!
What are the symptoms, why do You need it?

I have loose steering feel and steeringwheel shakes depending on the quality of the road, I've eliminated wheels/tires and brakes...

Can also recomend the cooling overhaul kit they have:
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:21 PM   #7
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Sickkkk!!!! I cant wait to start modding my xi..... right now I'm just spending money trying to fix it lol
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:39 PM   #8
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i hope your not being sent to kabul afghanistan!@

hopefully those control arms kits include FTABs, its gonna feel like its on rails again after youre done! get some RTABs too!
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:34 PM   #9
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i hope your not being sent to kabul afghanistan!@

hopefully those control arms kits include FTABs, its gonna feel like its on rails again after youre done! get some RTABs too!
http://store.bimmerperformancestore....-3-series.aspx
Cannot confirm nor deny deployment location, it's still written in jell-o. That's a likely spot, though.

Yes RTABs are definitely going in at the same time, but I was having some difficulty shopping for them, as I don't know the right size(60 or 66mm).

Tele, I ordered the Control Arm Overhaul Kit because all the classic wear-out symptoms are there: inaccurate steering, vibration, inconsistent tracking, etc. All of it points to front-end normal wear and tear, so I'm taking the opportunity to freshen things up a bit.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:39 PM   #10
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UUC TSE 3 catback to go along with the shark injector and the conforti will help in the ass department

Added to the list. I don't know enough about exhaust. Will this fit an xi? Are there clearance issues?
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:49 PM   #11
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Added to the list. I don't know enough about exhaust. Will this fit an xi? Are there clearance issues?
From UUC it does not but there are some on this forum who have had the center section piping fabricated to make it work on the Xi. Not a big job.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:59 PM   #12
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E46 3-series Bilstein/H&R Sport Suspension (Before it need it)

Keep an eye on your CV boots after you drop the car...they might wear quicker than normal.


Conforti Cold-Air Intake Kit (To go with the Shark Injector)

Do yer VANOS seals if you want more power out of yer car.

After all that's done I'll be looking for 18" wheels and tires.

Get the lighted 18's you can. Style 71's are a good option if you can't afford BBS
Rock on...car's gonna look and drive great!
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:27 AM   #13
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I ordered the Control Arm Overhaul Kit because all the classic wear-out symptoms are there: inaccurate steering, vibration, inconsistent tracking, etc. All of it points to front-end normal wear and tear, so I'm taking the opportunity to freshen things up a bit.
Ok, same here!
Just needed to know if I where on the right track regarding my steering wheel-shake and the general loose feeling in steering.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:44 PM   #14
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Got some of those mods or similar on my 330Xi and they're great!

Installed:
Bilstein and H&R sports package, SS brake line, ECIS cold air kit, AA Stage2 tuning, ACS Strut brace, CCFL Angel eyes, M3 paddle shift steering wheel (over-sized CNC paddles), M3 Sports seats, Carbon Fibre upgrade to interior.

All mods and upgrades done by myself!

To be installed (already purchased; spring installation).... Hamann fron lip spoiler, Hamann Side skirts, BMW OEM Rear Wing Spoiler. All r in garage and being prepped for painting....

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Old 01-17-2010, 01:16 AM   #15
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Got some of those mods or similar on my 330Xi and they're great!

Installed:
Bilstein and H&R sports package, SS brake line, ECIS cold air kit, AA Stage2 tuning, ACS Strut brace, CCFL Angel eyes, M3 paddle shift steering wheel (over-sized CNC paddles), M3 Sports seats, Carbon Fibre upgrade to interior.

All mods and upgrades done by myself!

To be installed (already purchased; spring installation).... Hamann fron lip spoiler, Hamann Side skirts, BMW OEM Rear Wing Spoiler. All r in garage and being prepped for painting....

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interesting what you did to the bottom half of the bumper. i was alway wondering how that would look. thanks!
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:17 AM   #16
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To be installed (already purchased; spring installation).... Hamann fron lip spoiler, Hamann Side skirts, BMW OEM Rear Wing Spoiler. All r in garage and being prepped for painting....


Nachos any pics with the new mods ?
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