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Old 11-08-2011, 03:47 AM   #261
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Wanna do my pulleys? Hahaha

I need to do a couple of mine to stop a squealing, but I'm hoping its just the pulley and not the actual waterpump
have you heard of "art of motorsport"? He is really good at what he does but in my opinion he charges too much for labor(by too much i mean by the book), BUT He gets the job done perfectly. you could take it to him for the pulleys as he is the one who replaced mine. He is on Sherman way and fulton in the Pepboys plaza. zip code 91605.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:50 AM   #262
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[QUOTE=BBBoy323i;13777016]Nice car


Thanks man.

I'll let everyone know how the exhaust turns out. Perfect for our college budgets.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:08 AM   #263
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Whats up guys. Im currently enrolled in 2 colleges. Old Diminion University which i'm take a little break from to work up some carpayment money, and actully going to a local community college. Gotta keep that degree ball rollin. Figured I would post what I have. 03' 325i that I have had for about 2 months now and just about to clock over the 50k mile mark. Havent done much yet to it except try and keep it clean(damn Topaz Blue, but I love it when its clean) and the OEM Aux cord. Plan to put some AE's in it and drop it a little and put some wheels and then who know's. Not trying to mod the hell out of it. since it is a automatic that deff helps out alot. But hey, If it cant be fast atleat it will look damn good slow. Dont have any real current pics of it but I will try and get some asap
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #264
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I now drive a 2004 330ci w/ 80k miles at the moment. I owned a 2001 325i for my third and fourth year of school and really wanted a coupe and something a bit faster. I was going to aim for a M3 or 335. But figured I would wait until I atleast got a full time job. I loved my 325i and brought it back from the dead after I was fortunate enough to have my cousin pay most of the cost of it, and got an amazing deal on it. Along with saving and selling my 325i I got this amazing 330ci. I love both cars mainly because they did not give much problems. The mods on the 330 scare me at times though.

I am currently on co-op and only have 16 credits to graduate. But not in a rush to start paying back the government and trying to find a job prior to leaving I am just waiting for the right time to finish those 4 electives. Plan on selling this and getting a new car spring. Since i bought this two friends went out trying to be like me and bought e46 coupes also (not cool in my opinion.) I want a 650i, but will probably settle for a M3, 335i, 550i, or A5 (if can find one for cheap enough). Not a fan of car payments, and probably never will be.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:59 AM   #265
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man, things sure have changed when I was in college in the 80's......no BMWs for college kids back then,...we all drove beat up, rusty 1976-81 Honda Civics....kids nowadays
The kids of the 80's are much different from todays society. 80's= rebellious not to mention the economy was crap so kids for the most part lived a free going life. Today there are somewhat similar aspects, but kids are now taught to work hard, save, but most of all use your brain to benefit you. I for one am a testament to that and yes I know because both of my parents grew up in the 80's so I know their stories of how "life was like".

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Having an M3 is fvckin baller for a college student imo
Not really...there are some students with e9x m3s, lambos, porsches, lotus's, and ferrari's
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:01 AM   #266
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The kids of the 80's are much different from todays society. 80's= rebellious not to mention the economy was crap so kids for the most part lived a free going life. Today there are somewhat similar aspects, but kids are now taught to work hard, save, but most of all use your brain to benefit you. I for one am a testament to that and yes I know because both of my parents grew up in the 80's so I know their stories of how "life was like".



Not really...there are some students with e9x m3s, lambos, porsches, lotus's, and ferrari's
haha no having an M3 in college is deffffffinetely ballerrr

unless its an E36... not baller. but an E30! also def baller
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:01 AM   #267
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Been meaning to post here for about 4 weeks.

School: Rochester Institute of Technology
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I now drive a 2004 330ci w/ 80k miles at the moment. I owned a 2001 325i for my third and fourth year of school and really wanted a coupe and something a bit faster. I was going to aim for a M3 or 335. But figured I would wait until I atleast got a full time job. I loved my 325i and brought it back from the dead after I was fortunate enough to have my cousin pay most of the cost of it, and got an amazing deal on it. Along with saving and selling my 325i I got this amazing 330ci. I love both cars mainly because they did not give much problems. The mods on the 330 scare me at times though.

I am currently on co-op and only have 16 credits to graduate. But not in a rush to start paying back the government and trying to find a job prior to leaving I am just waiting for the right time to finish those 4 electives. Plan on selling this and getting a new car spring. Since i bought this two friends went out trying to be like me and bought e46 coupes also (not cool in my opinion.) I want a 650i, but will probably settle for a M3, 335i, 550i, or A5 (if can find one for cheap enough). Not a fan of car payments, and probably never will be.
Ive driven 335's and M3s and if you have any ounce of appreciation for a well balanced DRIVER orientented car that will leave you with a smile everytime you reach for that door handle from BMW...youll side with an M
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:05 AM   #268
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Ive driven 335's and M3s and if you have any ounce of appreciation for a well balanced DRIVER orientented car that will leave you with a smile everytime you reach for that door handle from BMW...youll side with an M
some prefer performance and some prefer comfort and practicality. All BMWs however are well balanced driving machines. Non-Ms are just a little watered down but can be made to be closer to ///M standards

Ill have an M car one day...
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:19 AM   #269
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I have a stock 323i at the moment for my summer car, and drive a F350 Crew Cab Long Box Diesel for my year round vehicle. I bought the BMW a year ago, but due to the car payment, mod funds are limited. I should pay the car off in the spring so that will allow more mod money.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:30 AM   #270
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My Name is Josh

I go to the University of Minnesota

I have a stock 323i at the moment for my summer car, and drive a F350 Crew Cab Long Box Diesel for my year round vehicle. I bought the BMW a year ago, but due to the car payment, mod funds are limited. I should pay the car off in the spring so that will allow more mod money.
my names Josh too and I know a chick that goes to U of MN. Crazy!?
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:33 AM   #271
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my names Josh too and I know a chick that goes to U of MN. Crazy!?
Nice! What is her name?

I really like your car, Ive always wanted roof rack but... no need and i dont want to do it to mine if its gonna be a track car.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:43 AM   #272
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Nice! What is her name?

I really like your car, Ive always wanted roof rack but... no need and i dont want to do it to mine if its gonna be a track car.
Thanks!

her names Ashley. U of MN is hugeee so u prolly dont know her.

You can throw one on. E46s have factory mounting spots for roof racks so its easy to put it on and off four bolts, 5 mins
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:49 AM   #273
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Ive met a couple Ashley's but yes the U of MN is HUGE!

Where can I find the roof racks that mount directly to the car?
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:52 AM   #274
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Ive met a couple Ashley's but yes the U of MN is HUGE!

Where can I find the roof racks that mount directly to the car?
Any Thule that is MADE for the E46. Finding a used OEM one might be the easiest.

I would definetely try for finding a used one. Just ask to make sure its a bolt in OEM style one.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:57 AM   #275
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Ill have to check that out.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #276
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Ill have to check that out.
good luck
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:14 PM   #277
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Not really...there are some students with e9x m3s, lambos, porsches, lotus's, and ferrari's
Was it easy getting into the University of Heaven?
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:41 PM   #278
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Only mod is a hard wired stealth mount radar detector. Everything else is mostly maintenance. Replaced a bent rim, replaced broken Business CD with tape deck + adapter for the ipod.

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Old 11-08-2011, 01:45 PM   #279
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Only mod is a hard wired stealth mount radar detector. Everything else is mostly maintenance. Replaced a bent rim, replaced broken Business CD with tape deck + adapter for the ipod.

Your first mod should be a different front bumper!
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #280
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Only mod is a hard wired stealth mount radar detector. Everything else is mostly maintenance. Replaced a bent rim, replaced broken Business CD with tape deck + adapter for the ipod.

Nice stock facelift
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