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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 01-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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Finally lowered the XI

Just dropped the XI on HR sports. Looks great and wow what a difference on response. Not to much stiffer.
One thing that will get changed is that 5/8" rubber pad in the rear. Ill make new ones out of 1/4"
Here are some before and after pix
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
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looks good--
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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looks good! Those are the rims my car came with. I actually miss them sometimes
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:11 PM   #4
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looks good!! Im on the same setup, I really like the way it sits in the rear after it settles a bit. I wish the front was just a tad lower tho....
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #5
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TX , looks nice . How many inches in the front and in the back ?
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:54 PM   #6
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good stuff man hoping to get a new set of springs/struts soon as well
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:02 AM   #7
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Looks good-nice stance.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:13 AM   #8
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I really don't see the difference!
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:40 AM   #9
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Looks great, really completes the package!

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #10
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I dropped an 1.5 in front and same in the rear after I modified the top rubber pads. So car is actually lower in the rear now. I can't stand the back being higher

The only thing I don't like is sometimes ill get a very mild vibration on acceleration around 30-40mph

As for modifying the rear pads the oem measure just over 1/2" I got some 1/4" rubber mat and cut it out
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:21 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=TX_Bullet]I dropped an 1.5 in front and same in the rear after I modified the top rubber pads. So car is actually lower in the rear now.

Can you show a picture how it is now ?
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:44 PM   #12
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:46 PM   #13
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Looks great bro.
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looks good! Those are the rims my car came with. I actually miss them sometimes
You ride looks ferkin' SICK bro!
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #16
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sweet! welcome to the H&R club! did you stick with stock shocks? Time for some clear sidemarkers!

I have the 15mm spring pad in the back, may go to 5mm in the spring.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:39 AM   #17
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Those 5mm pads are a must. And if you pay more than 10 for them ill just make you a set and you pay for shipping. The pads are nothing fancy.

Yea those side markers are ugly. Going to place an order this week for matte grills, side markers and a set of those stealth bulbs for the tail lights.

After that I'm looking at putting a zhp front and rear bumper on. I love that rear diffuser look and these sedans.

Any one got a front lip they want to sell?
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Any one got a front lip they want to sell?
If I had a preface sedan I'd buy the gennie BMW aero kit from ECS for $29
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Same here...
add me to that list.. i cant believe they didnt make any add ons for the stock facelift.. only a few from aftermarket companies but are uber expensive. id love the alpina lip if a sponsor would just make a replica already!
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