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The Showroom
This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 03-07-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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My 330i

So mid last year I decided that it was time for me to buy myself a BMW, and after some searching in July I found my car.

Here are some of the first pics I took of it, this was taken the first weekend after I got the car.




It is a 2004 model and when I got it, it had 82xxx km (+-51xxx miles) on the clock it is now at 93xxx km (+-58xxx miles).

I got it with:
-Sportpack
-Harmon kardon sound
-Fold down rear seat + ski chute
-Sunroof
-Towing hook

This is what it looks like now (sort of, I have actually done some more stuff since the pics where taken) :







What I have done so far:

I have fitted a set of second hand OEM xenon headlights




I have replaced most of the interior lights with LED replacements


I replaced the gear knob with the the M sport one from the e9x/e8x range:


I changed the stitching on the gear lever and handbrake boot to a light grey.


I have changed the interior trim three times: wood -> piano black -> custom painted metallic steel grey -> brushed aluminium (I stuck with this in the end)


I fitted the shift lever from a Z4 as short shifter:


I removed the towing hook:




I resprayed my grilles gloss black:




I modded my bonnet safety latch to make it less visible:



Sorry about the epic post guys but I hope you enjoy it
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:01 PM   #3
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:49 PM   #4
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I miss my brushed aluminum trim now great looking car.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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nice clean car!
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the comments guys
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:01 PM   #8
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What front corner lights are those

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Old 07-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #9
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looks good! Throw the ambers back on the rear
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #10
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What front corner lights are those

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They are the OEM clears.

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looks good! Throw the ambers back on the rear
Nothing to throw, never had any ambers, car came like this form the factory, but I prefer it this way


Some newer pics:








and I have also fitted the BMW performance intake and strut brace recently:

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Old 07-16-2011, 02:21 PM   #11
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Looks great! Well modded and clean, very tasteful.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #12
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Thanks man

If all goes well there will also be a set of 18" wheels in the not to distant future .
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:06 PM   #13
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OEM king. Car is beautiful. My advice would be to save money on wheels and keep the M68's you already have. Just throw some spacers on there and mod elsewhere cuz she is beautiful!
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:17 PM   #14
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Thanks, my idea with wheels would be to stay OEM, would want to get a set of style 269's (the BMW performance ones), but that would probably mean going through the dealer, which will not be cheap

The whole idea with the car is OEM+
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:22 PM   #15
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Epic car looks epic!
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:47 PM   #16
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:49 AM   #17
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:22 AM   #18
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Cleann az, making me want a sedan... congratz OP looking good
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good start! id say a drop is next
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