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Old 05-10-2013, 02:34 PM   #18981
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:58 PM   #18982
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I like the trunk! Which brand is that?


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Old 05-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #18983
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So I spent the past 3 hours trying to figure out why my door doesn't open from the outside. I pulled the panel apart but there was no room to find the supposed cable that everyone states becomes loose after a while. The screw on the side is also well attached. I took off the door handle with no real success. The only thing I managed to see was that the cable inside looked to be torn apart and wires were all over the place. What should I do?


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Old 05-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #18984
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So I spent the past 3 hours trying to figure out why my door doesn't open from the outside. I pulled the panel apart but there was no room to find the supposed cable that everyone states becomes loose after a while. The screw on the side is also well attached. I took off the door handle with no real success. The only thing I managed to see was that the cable inside looked to be torn apart and wires were all over the place. What should I do?


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Old 05-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #18985
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I installed the Gauge rings on my 325xi. It looks way better!
~30 minutes I took extra caution doing everything of course
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Looks great found them on ebay for $15. Might as well right ?
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:06 PM   #18986
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installed the CSL trunk
now I just need new tails, wheels, moar low, and to mount my m3 bumper. Oh and headers.

also, how do I go about putting in screws for the license plate bracket? :/

So, I guess it was worth the ride? He is 4 1/2 - 5 hrs away from me and I couldn't justifg 10 hrs driving for a trunk lid
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #18987
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They came with stickers! Gosh I feel like a little kid again.

Off to maximum psi hopefully Monday for the install. Wish I had time to do it myself, damn full time jobs.


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Old 05-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #18988
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Got my coil overs!

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They came with stickers! Gosh I feel like a little kid again.

Off to maximum psi hopefully Monday for the install. Wish I had time to do it myself, damn full time jobs.


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Old 05-10-2013, 05:36 PM   #18989
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Good choice. let us know how you like them.
Will do, I took a few crappy before shots with my phone. Now I have all the parts, car should drive awesome after next week. New rtab along with the coils.

Also my mtech 2 rear bumper should arrive Tuesday.

Can you tell I spent a lot of money on mods/maintenance this month xD


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Old 05-10-2013, 06:25 PM   #18990
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ID:	504954So far so good, had help putting it in. Makes alot of noise if you give it gas, in a good way, cool sound.

Really feel the difference if you shift in "manual" but for Sport Drive its also great.

As far as gas mileage can't really see a difference. But the price was right, and the sound.


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Old 05-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #18991
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Figured out why my cruise control was turning off

I replaced mass air flow sensor. Now cruise control works fine. Also error code is gone.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #18992
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Re: * What did you do to/for your E46 today? *

Hello guys it was a pleasure to be apart of the e46 forum. I finally just picked up my e90 today. 2006 232i metalic graphite and loving it. I still fighting with low ballers trying to buy my 2002 BMW 325i for dirt cheap. I holding on to it I got it code to remove the seatbelt/airbag light and that's what I did to her today. Luv you guys forever e46. Intro pic to my e90.

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Old 05-10-2013, 07:29 PM   #18993
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Attachment 504954So far so good, had help putting it in. Makes alot of noise if you give it gas, in a good way, cool sound.

Really feel the difference if you shift in "manual" but for Sport Drive its also great.

As far as gas mileage can't really see a difference. But the price was right, and the sound.

If you don't mind, how much was it? Looks pretty good although I would want a heat shield like afe stage 1


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Old 05-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #18994
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So, I guess it was worth the ride? He is 4 1/2 - 5 hrs away from me and I couldn't justifg 10 hrs driving for a trunk lid
I like your chekered flag decal, where did you buy it?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #18995
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I like your chekered flag decal, where did you buy it?
Just saw a box on my steps and low and behold my new EBC redstuff ceramic pad. Anybody ever use these? I read tons of GREAT stuff about them .

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #18996
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Attachment 504954So far so good, had help putting it in. Makes alot of noise if you give it gas, in a good way, cool sound.

Really feel the difference if you shift in "manual" but for Sport Drive its also great.

As far as gas mileage can't really see a difference. But the price was right, and the sound.

I have the same one. . . I the bmw performance intake I had... No comparison .
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:42 PM   #18997
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ZHP 135's finally came back from the Powder coating, had to get one redone..

- The color is the same as the Nissan GT-R's dark rims.

-Bilstein PSS kit at the lowest setting, no rubbing, I've got to find out if the rear rubs with a heavy load in the back.
I was considering raising the back about 1/8" to 1/4" to level it visually with the front,

I'm running about -3* of camber front from Turner camber plates.

- Turner sway bars.
- Sumitomo HTR Z III's tires, cost cutting here, lol
235 fronts 265 rears speedometer is 1mph off.

I can't wait to autocross this year, already missed 2 events waiting on the last rim to come it again.

I might want some 10mm spacers up front, undecided yet. I'm also seeing how bad the -3*'s up front is going to impact tire wear.


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Side note: anyone wanna trade trunks? this one has holes in it from the spoiler.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:42 PM   #18998
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I like your chekered flag decal, where did you buy it?

I didn't buy it. I made it from some left over vinyl I had from my roof job. I cut out a bunch ( about 50-60 )pcs, and laid each one on by hand.. I actually just took it off this week. Going for a clean simple look this year. Painted my splitters same color as car . taking roof rack off, no tints, plain jane for me this year..( maybe I'm gonna change out my H&R's for something a lil more lower)
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #18999
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If i replace the hazard/central lock switch will i need to reset code or do anything after replacing the switch?
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:14 PM   #19000
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Got myself some new rear tires (Pilot Super Sports; 275/35 18). Question: I know new tires generally don't have as much grip as a tire at its wear bars, but is there any reason that would make my car have less front grip? I swear my front is giving out more easily than before
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