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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 11-10-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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paddle shifters on my xi

Installed the M steering wheel with paddle shifters, then upgraded the paddles to CF.heres the difference in size--love the paddles its a blast going up and down thru the gears on twisty roads--only wish the shifts were faster--big lag between gears--but you learn to compensate--almost forgot-- I had the steering wheel re-wrapped--had a big cut in it--also got the wheel and airbag for $350 along with the slipring--couldn't pass it up
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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nice cassette player

this is a mod i wish i had money for. great job man.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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wow super awesome kick ass price on the wheel and airbag! That re-wrap job looks really nice too!
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:39 AM   #4
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Installed the M steering wheel with paddle shifters, then upgraded the paddles to CF.heres the difference in size--love the paddles its a blast going up and down thru the gears on twisty roads--only wish the shifts were faster--big lag between gears--but you learn to compensate--almost forgot-- I had the steering wheel re-wrapped--had a big cut in it--also got the wheel and airbag for $350 along with the slipring--couldn't pass it up
You got it leather re-wrapped? nice! I did this mod too on my XI, re-wrapped in Alcantara by coby1. It's fantastic and coby1 is the man! I even got the alcantara shift / e-brake boots to match. I haven't gotten around to posting pics yet (I'll update you guys when I do).. but I gotta say I love the paddle shifting too!

I love this mod, congrats OP! Too bad you're in Louisville, otherwise I'd say let's go for a ride!
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:22 PM   #6
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nice cassette player

this is a mod i wish i had money for. great job man.
Dont see many of those do you--have never used it to tell you the truth, have a 6 disk player in the trunk--it it ever stops working will upgrade--
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You got it leather re-wrapped? nice! I did this mod too on my XI, re-wrapped in Alcantara by coby1. It's fantastic and coby1 is the man! I even got the alcantara shift / e-brake boots to match. I haven't gotten around to posting pics yet (I'll update you guys when I do).. but I gotta say I love the paddle shifting too!

I love this mod, congrats OP! Too bad you're in Louisville, otherwise I'd say let's go for a ride!
What did you pay for the re-wrap? Hows the alcantara holding up?
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I like the smaller shifters better...looks good.

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