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Old 10-30-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Talking My alpineweiss beauty - Deutsch inspired

It took me a while, but I finally got around to taking some decent shots of my girl. I purchased this car bone-stock in March 2011: flew into Newark from Detroit and drove her straight home without issue. The car is in fantastic shape, thanks to the meticulous nature of the previous owner and his aversion to snow, and I plan on putting her away from Dec. 1 until next spring.

As you can see, the mods aren't anything crazy. I think the e46 body style looks fantastic as is, so I kept a nice OEM + look. I have always loved classic Alpina styling, and was lucky enough to find an authentic lip at a reasonable price. I think it adds some character and is more unique to the model than an M-Tech II or M3 front bumper.

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Alpine white on gray leather
110k miles
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18" Velocity Motoring VB3 wheels
Shadowline exterior trim
Window tint (30% front, 20% rear)
OEM bi-xenon headlights
OEM clear corners
Color matched reflectors
Khoalty 6000k angel eyes
Matte black kidney grills
Genuine Alpina front bumper lip

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OEM black leather shift + e-brake boots
OEM black all weather floor mats
OEM Eurotray
OEM M3 tri-stitch steering wheel
OEM ZHP weighted shift knob
OEM silver cube interior trim
Grom audio iPod interface

Performance Mods:

OEM performance air intake
Meyle HD control arm bushings
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full set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeysch...7626453552033/
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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Needs a drop.

Everything else looks great, I'd recommend some black/white roundels
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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Interior is beautiful, lovin the lip, but needs a drop...
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:04 PM   #4
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why can't more people on this forum mod with the precision and excellence as you have shown us? Lovely car
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:23 PM   #5
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Drop? It's perfect!!!! Nicely done!
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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love it looks clean if your ever selling that alpina lip i call dibs
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:40 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, I'm really happy with how the car has turned out thus far.

I figured the number 1 comment would be about the ride height haha. It's on stock sport suspension currently. I might drop it a bit come spring time, but nothing crazy. I already scrape the lip on most driveways and would probably cry if I busted it. You're right though, some sort of drop should probably be on the cards.

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love it looks clean if your ever selling that alpina lip i call dibs
Haha you got it, #1 on the list. Don't get your hopes up though!
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:52 PM   #8
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Looks CLEAN,

but paint the shark fin antenna white so it looks much better!
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:18 PM   #9
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omg love that lip!!
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:33 PM   #10
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:46 PM   #11
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so clean you have excellent taste in your modding.
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looks perfect. needs a drop though
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:26 PM   #13
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I would paint the whole bumper whites are a little off. Love the look though
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:29 PM   #14
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Love the Alpina lip, interior looks very well taken care of
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:30 PM   #15
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Get some Alpina (genuine) wheels for it...
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:02 PM   #16
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This pic is pure money.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:44 PM   #17
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:02 PM   #18
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Get some Alpina (genuine) wheels for it...
Haha I'm not that much of a baller. The lip was $$ enough.

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I would paint the whole bumper whites are a little off. Love the look though
Yeah, the new one is a little brighter. It bothered me at first but I'm used to it now. I imagine it will fade into it a little bit though.

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omg love that lip!!
yeah, definitely my favorite mod

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This pic is pure money.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:20 AM   #19
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that alpina lip has transformed that bumper +1000000 times better.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:12 AM   #20
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Haha I'm not that much of a baller. The lip was $$ enough.
Eh, I'm sure you could find a used set go for a little more than what you paid for the CSLs, just have to hunt them down... 18" OEM Style 32s would be super sick on your car too
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