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Old 01-30-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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Talking -- What have YOU installed on your E46? --

Okay guys post what you have done yourself. Mine is a very impressive list-- ha, ha:

1. DME Cap Install (review coming soon! Umnitza's easy directions!)
2. Hamann eyelids
3. Rear reverse trunk lights (replaced the yellow'ish rear lights)
4. Installed passenger side rocker panel after cracking it on curb
5. All headlight bulbs
6. Swapped out my OEM 16's for my Type 44's
7. debadged

thats it! Can anyone top this LIST!
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:18 PM   #2
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1. Herbs Gen III DAE's
2. Shark Injector
3. Interior Trim
4. Clutch Stop
5. M3 Steering Wheel
6. Rims
7. UUC TME's
8. Shift Knobs
9. Seat Covers
10. Head Light Bulbs
11. Oil Changes
12. UUC Sways (me and a friend)
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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nice list GarrettF! thats some tough $hit on there!
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:23 PM   #4
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Strut bars fr/rr
Coilovers
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interior trim
Dinan and ECIS CAIs
ACS steering wheel
Silver guage faces
ssk
amp
clutch stop
clears
headlight/fog bulbs
strobes with the help of a friend
shift/ebrake boots
OEM GDO
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painted engine covers
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:25 PM   #5
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1) clutch stop
2) shift knob
3) alarm
4) ECIS intake
5) RE pulleys
6) RE tranny mounts
7) RE SSK
8) AA exhaust
9) H&R sprigs
10) M3 replica auto fold mirrors
11) clear bulb in front indicators
12) painted window trim
13) garage door switch in ash tray
14) debadged
15) liscene plate frame
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:28 PM   #6
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me and my friend installed
gruppe m intake
acs rear cross brace
acs pedals with emergy brake
acs defusser
hid 8000 fog lights
uuc sway bars
shark injecter
blue interior lights
under drive pulies
35% tints
and i few more things yes i help him lolllllllll just open the boxes and gave it to
him to installed and very inportant thing i almost forgot to say give him lots
and lots of money............... but serious i envy very body that are mech.
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:30 PM   #7
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SMG paddle-shift wheel
OEM alarm
Alpine MP3 charger
Clear lights all corner
Fog light bulbs
First aid kit
front bumper lower trim
interior trim
Silver Gauge Rings
auto fold mirrors
lip spoiler
Universal Transmitter
Wheels

I think that's it
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:32 PM   #8
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1. Steel Grey Metallic roundels
2. Steel Grey Metallic Headlight Trim
3. Osram Diadem turn signal lamps
4. Blue Vision Side Marker lights
5. DDE Lightning (Umnitza.com)
6. Gruppe M Intake W/K & N Air Filter
7. AC Schnitzer Strut Bar
8. OEM Aluminum steering wheel trim
9. Aluminum colored steering wheel roundel
10. NR Aluminum Guages
11. AC Schnitzer Pedals
12. AC Schnitzer Dead Pedal
13. AC Schnitzer Aluminum E-Brake Handle
14. Branzach 18" BZ-11 Wheels with Nitto Extreme Tires 235/40-18x8.0
+ OEM 17" M 68's Wheels for winter. Then will be replaced with something new
15. Steel Grey painted engine pieces


waiting to be painted then I will install the,
AC Schnitzer Mirrors
AC Schnitzer M-Tech Splitters
Headlight Eyebrows
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:35 PM   #9
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:36 PM   #10
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Body kit
Kamei eyelids
Lightning Enhanced DDEs
M3 rear lip spoiler
E36 M3 side mirrors
City lights
Clear lenses
Exterior trim moldings
headlight trim
kidney grill
Custom wired fog lights
Debadged
Euro center tray
Euro first aid kit
Silver gauge rings
Coupe gauge face
Interior blue led bulbs
radar detector (hardwired)
ECIS cold air intake
Apple Ipod 3G 30gb (hardwired)
OEM alarm
DEI shock sensor
Oil changes

And various stuff for other fanatics.
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:38 PM   #11
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These are the mods I've installed MYSELF....

1-clears all around
2-hyperwhites all around including the reverse lights
3-intake
4-wheels
5-xenon interior kit
6-hamann eyelids
7-black out grill
8-fog light housings and hyperwhite bulbs
9-replaced my moldings on my bumper back when i had a stock bumper
10-my hamann front add-on back when I still had it
11-Interior trim along with the shift knob
12-fixed a dented rear fender on my own
13-debadged

The rest of my mods I had my boy do at his body shop

I've done other big installs like lowering and rasing suspension kits, exhaust installs, engine work, etc.... on my friend's cars, not on my own though, I'm too careful with my car to trust myself with large installs
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:41 PM   #12
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:46 PM   #13
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1) clutch stop
2) shift knob
3) alarm
4) ECIS intake
5) RE pulleys
6) RE tranny mounts
7) RE SSK
8) AA exhaust
9) H&R sprigs
10) M3 replica auto fold mirrors
11) clear bulb in front indicators
12) painted window trim
13) garage door switch in ash tray
14) debadged
15) liscene plate frame

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Old 01-30-2004, 02:52 PM   #14
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1. GruppeM
2. Mtech front bumper
3. Hamann shadow grill
4. debadged
5. RK3 knob and ebrake
6. ACS replica pedals
7. silvervisions
8. changed out interior trim
9. changed out interior lights
10. eyelids
11. 2 subs, amp, bass control switch
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Old 01-30-2004, 03:00 PM   #15
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Old 01-30-2004, 03:07 PM   #16
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Hey, Malladawg, ecng, and Clem -- click here: RINGS please help!
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:31 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by AMG EATER
Okay guys post what you have done yourself. Mine is a very impressive list-- ha, ha:

1. DME Cap Install (review coming soon! Umnitza's easy directions!)
2. Hamann eyelids
3. Rear reverse trunk lights (replaced the yellow'ish rear lights)
4. Installed passenger side rocker panel after cracking it on curb
5. All headlight bulbs
6. Swapped out my OEM 16's for my Type 44's
7. debadged

thats it! Can anyone top this LIST!
It's about time someone asked this, just below

1) SMG steering wheel with retro paddle shifting

2) OEM Aluminum Sport Pedals & Footrest

3) OEM Titanium Silver Interior Trim

4) OEM Titanium silver trim & shift knob (replaced wood trim & knob)

5) OEM Aluminum E-brake handle

6) NZO Rims & tire rotation

7) Retro fit OEM Z4 rear view mirror

8) Silver Carbon Fiber Dash Bezel

9) White face gauges with indigo lite

10) Chrome gauge trim rings (had silver)

11) Custom chrome vent slats

12) BMW aluminum door sills

13) OEM all weather floor mats

14) Custom Black sparkling vinyl stripes and letters for painted engine cover

15) Carbon Fiber door pillars

16) Custom Titanium Head Light Trim

17) Kamei eye lids

18) Tinted Weather Tech Weather Flector

19) Debadged 323i

20) BenFer Performance Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake (CAI) 3 piece & 1piece

21) Car Alarm - Motion Sensor, and Radar Sensor

22) Custom door lock plug to remove key hole

23) Euro Specs. OEM Clear Lights

24) Retro fit 2002 Euro-spec OEM clears rears

25) Custom Silvervision

26) OEM Fog Lights

27) Sound off hid away 6 strobes w/custom LED switch

28) Daytime Angel Eyes (DAE)

29) Bilstein PSS9 complete coil-over set with M3/Z4 Rear Shock Mounts w/friends help

30) Oil change

Lots more to come but you will have to wait and see.

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Old 01-30-2004, 05:37 PM   #18
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:14 PM   #19
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1)Alarm
2)Remote Transmitter
3)DEI Shock Sensor
4)Clutch Stop
5)GruppeM
6)M3 Mirrors
7)Changed Headlight Trim
8)Clears All Around
9)6000k HID's
10)Indiglo Gauges
11)CF Interior Trim
12)Swapped Wheels
13)Shift Knob
14)CF Roundel Decals
15)Installed and later removed CD changer
16)More stuff, but cant remember atm...
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:39 PM   #20
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I got a pretty short list, but thats probably because I have very few mods to begin with:

1) Hyperwhite turn signals in the fronts and sides

2) Non-OEM LED bulbs in the back (including my own resistor design to fool the computer)

3) Interior LED Moodlights (my own design )

4) Install of Gen IV DDE's

5) Removal of Gen IV DDE's and replacement of Halogen bulbs with LED's for the DDE's

6) Removal of LED DDE's

7) Self-painted and installed Hamann front Add-on

8) Painted reflectors (I installed them, but bought them painted)

9) Liscence plate frame. This required a LOT of modification to the black plastic piece on the back and wasn't an easy DIY. The screws I was using were US style, while the black plastic piece has metric holes...

I almost did an oil-change, but didn't have enough oil, so just took it to the dealership. There's probably a few more, but I don't remember them now. When I do remember, I'll update my list!
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