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Old 01-26-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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Pure46

Allow me to introduce you to my 2003 TiAg 325i...




Check out the pics here: Flickr set

I've been a member of this forum for several years and have been helped a COUNTLESS number of times through all my mods and several issues as well (including the infamous cracked intake boot - this forum literally saved me hundreds of $$$ on that one!). THANK YOU!

I hope you enjoy!

CURRENT MODS:
Projector46 HID Xenon Headlights with CCFL Angel Eyes
Clear Corners w/ chrome bulbs
Clear Sidemarkers w/chrome bulbs
LED Coupe-style taillights
Side moldings wrapped in Glossy Titanium Carbon Fiber (still in progress)
Black kidney grills
Dynavin V5 (w/ USB, iPod, and AUX ran to the center console and a future video feed into the trunk)
HVAC Relocation
Kicker 5.25" speakers in the front
Original wood trim wrapped in Glossy Titanium Carbon Fiber
M3 Shifter knob
Aluminum pedals
Aluminum gauge rings w/ Sharpie mod
Euro Tray (stuck in backorder from Tischer)
Debadged
Interior LEDs

FUTURE MODS:
18" CSL-style wheels (LOOKING TO BUY if anyone has for sale!)
Remove ugly pinstripe
Replace roundels with carbon fiber roundels
M3 style front bumper
Repaint rear deck black

What do you think?? Any comments or suggestions? As the title states, I am going with a clear-out theme, a "pure" e46 (that maintains some semblance of OEM)

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:26 PM   #2
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Great start! Nice interior mods!
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Side moldings wrapped in Glossy Titanium Carbon Fiber (still in progress)
Can you take a close up pic of this? and are you going to do the bumpers too?
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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Looks clean and the plans sound awesome! except the black lid...A lot of family lives in Roanoak, are there many fanatics there? I'll probably come down this summer.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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I could have done a much, MUCH better job of wrapping the corners - I mostly used the leftovers I had from my interior to test and see how it would hold up. Nearly two weeks later, it is in fantastic shape. And, as you can see, is holding up just fine in the rain/snow.

I will absolutely be doing the bumpers when I get more of the wrap in.










Flickr set is updated with the higher quality pics.

Carbon Fiber Wrap that I purchased from Pyspeed.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:05 PM   #5
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I've only met another one on here...toddkageals has an m3 and is local here, although I haven't met him irl

Also, there is a guy from Blacksburg around here who has a yellow m3.

Good point about the black deck...may have to rethink that. It's currently a yucky faded blue though!
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I've only met another one on here...toddkageals has an m3 and is local here, although I haven't met him irl

Also, there is a guy from Blacksburg around here who has a yellow m3.

Good point about the black deck...may have to rethink that. It's currently a yucky faded blue though!
hmm yeah I'm pretty sure he's on here and goes to VT. The cf trim looks really good actually!
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To be honest, I was a bit surprised as well. I thought it either would look terrible or wouldn't hold up...turned out to be a really nice and pretty cheap mod!
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I've only met another one on here...toddkageals has an m3 and is local here, although I haven't met him irl

Also, there is a guy from Blacksburg around here who has a yellow m3.

Good point about the black deck...may have to rethink that. It's currently a yucky faded blue though!
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hmm yeah I'm pretty sure he's on here and goes to VT. The cf trim looks really good actually!
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To be honest, I was a bit surprised as well. I thought it either would look terrible or wouldn't hold up...turned out to be a really nice and pretty cheap mod!
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:40 PM   #9
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^^^knew he'd show up
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HI! Grab a fresh meal at Deitrick's for me!
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genius use of the cf vinyl wrap, doesn't look half bad
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Need to work the edges a bit, but look 99.99 done. Like it
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i may have to look into the cf wrap for the mouldings now.
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OP are you still at Tech? There used to be a few fanatics on here from there but theyve since graduated...
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From far away do the moldings just look like badly matched paint? (pic?)
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Yeah, it's a bit deceiving in the picture. It looks pretty good when you actually see it.

And bimmerfan08, I never actually went to Tech. Just live in Roanoke, and used to live down 460 in Tazewell County. Have a bunch of friends who have gone to Tech over the years, so I've been on campus and snuck into the dining halls a few times. Used to have season tickets too!
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Yeah, it's a bit deceiving in the picture. It looks pretty good when you actually see it.

And bimmerfan08, I never actually went to Tech. Just live in Roanoke, and used to live down 460 in Tazewell County. Have a bunch of friends who have gone to Tech over the years, so I've been on campus and snuck into the dining halls a few times. Used to have season tickets too!
If youre ever down this way, pm me. I graduate in spring 2012
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I could have done a much, MUCH better job of wrapping the corners - I mostly used the leftovers I had from my interior to test and see how it would hold up. Nearly two weeks later, it is in fantastic shape. And, as you can see, is holding up just fine in the rain/snow.

I will absolutely be doing the bumpers when I get more of the wrap in.










Flickr set is updated with the higher quality pics.

Carbon Fiber Wrap that I purchased from Pyspeed.
Well, this is unique. I will also do this job
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