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Old 04-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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Name everything wrong with this E46..

Here's a picture of my friend's wife's car. I've desparately tried to help him make this gorgeous alpine white 328i look better over the years, and either he doesn't listen to me, or does something to it half azzed. Just to prove to him it is still in a sorry state, please post what you feel is wrong with this poor E46 that would make it look better. I already know what's coming, so I'll keep my mouth shut! By the way, he must have cleaned the wheels recently, because I was just at his house a few weeks ago and they were BLACK AS NIGHT! I swear they haven't been cleaned in YEARS. Either that, or this is an older picture and not a recent one like he promised.

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Old 04-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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Unless I'm missing something here, it just looks like a regular stock e46. What is wrong with it?
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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Black out kidneys, new headlight lenses, cover for tow hook. Would make a big difference w/o spending much $$$ at all.
After that, drop, rims, mtech kit perhaps?
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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1) Needs a drop.
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3) Needs new headlight lenses + projectors + Xenons, 5000K.
4) Needs ///M3 front bumper.
5) Needs black grilles.
6) Needs new front plate (it's a bit rusty...).
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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Needs cooling(assuming) overhaul and proper detailing. Front end needs to be cleaned up.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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This is wicked lame. GO BRUINS!!!!!

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #8
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:00 AM   #9
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Maybe he likes the stock look. Not everyone has the same taste as you. If it was my car I would just upgrade the wheels.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #10
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Maybe he likes the stock look. Not everyone has the same taste as you. If it was my car I would just upgrade the wheels.
MAZZHOLES FTW!

He doesn't like the stock look, he just doesn't care. Let me try to brake this down to you all so you understand:

#1 This car is is a 1999 328i actually manufactured in 1998 making it one of the oldest E46's ever.

#2 This OLD E46 is actually sitting on stock non-sport 14 year old springs up front, and stock sport springs from my 12 year old 330i in the back. Notice the massive frontal gap. Why? because he doesn't care.

#3 He bought the wheels that are on this car now (I actually have the same ones that I keep for winter), because of me and my finding them for sale on this website. This picture is when he first got them, and now you should see them, you'd swear they were painted black up front. They are so dirty, even with acid etcher, the dirt will not come out.

#4 You should see the OTHER side of the car! Back tire got a flat, so he put on one of the original 16"s, so it has 3 17"s and one 16" on the rear. Did he get the flat fixed or a new tire? NAh, just let the wife ride on one 16 forever till he gets around to it. Forget about safety.

#5 He actually bought the clears for it because of me, and partially because his wife hit a snow back and destroyed the front bumper and some of the lights. So he found a replacement alpine white bumper on e-bay and bought clears with the rest. Too bad he shoved hideous orange bulbs into the clear housings.

#6 You have no idea how long I have been telling him to buy a $5 can of plasti-dip and do the grille. No idea. Actually, now that I think of it, he did get a black one from Khoalty, so that's proof that this pic is OLD and not current and disgusting like she sits now.

#7 I also told him to get new lenses for the headlights as that is a cheap improvement, does he listen? no, he'd rather have his wife not see on the road at night, yeah that's safe.

#8 I am pretty sure all the tires on this car are beat up winters, which his wife rides on all summer long with pride. Yeah, that's safe -given the soft compound of winter tires.

#9 You should see the back, trunk got hit, took insurance money and got something else for car, but now there's rust dripping on the alpine white paint. Have you ever seen rust on Alpine white? Most disgusting thing ever.

#10, He was actually just FORCED To replace the expansion tank, because when he went through the entire cooling system, he DID NOT REPLACE THE TANK AS A PREVENTIVE measure even though the car was 14 years old and the expansion tank was too. Started leaking, and because he did not do it when he should have, he was forced to stop at the DEALER and get a $140 OEM expansion tank. He could have bought an OEM one for about $70 from Tischer. He loves to wait things out this guy.


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why on earth do you care so much?
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:26 AM   #12
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #13
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some people just aren't really into modding and would rather spend their time/money elsewhere. Maybe he'd rather put that money into savings for a new car rather than "invest" it in an old one. For a stock 13 year old car it looks pretty darn good. Maybe clean off the haze on the headlights and replace the missing bumper piece.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #14
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Was just about to ask this.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:29 AM   #15
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:32 AM   #16
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OP, you have got to be the most bleeding heart caring mother fvcker in the world for this car that you don't own. Maybe you should fix it up for him so that you don't have to drive that beat up old POS with rust spots and "soft winter tires".
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:34 AM   #17
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It's silver...that's he only thing I see. Plus those fugly rims
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #18
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Some new headlight lenses would make it look fresher, otherwise it looks fine.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:45 AM   #19
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:46 AM   #20
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It's an early-build 1999. So I'm assuming the rear subframe is duct taped in...
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