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Old 04-06-2014, 03:58 PM   #1
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Finally got an e46 wagon!

I've always wanted a BMW wagon. The E46 chassis has been my favorite of all of BMW's designs. This is an '02 BMW 325xi Touring model with the Sports suspension in the "JapanRot" color. Mileage is at 144k and interior/exterior is SUPER, SUPER, SUPER CLEAN!!! This car drives like a dream...

My wife has named her "Ruby". =0) The plan is to drive her until the wheels fall off, then do an engine swap. She is an automatic, but will be replaced with an M3 S54 engine with full manual transmission. This car went from many years on my desktop as a wallpaper to my drive way.























































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Old 04-06-2014, 04:03 PM   #2
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yay red wagons!
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:00 PM   #3
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Nice! Hooray for sport seats!
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:04 PM   #4
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:19 PM   #5
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I totally agree I would trade my sedan for one in a second!
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:14 PM   #6
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Would trade my coupe for that...always wanted a touring.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!!! Will post pics when I update the suspension, add navigation, and update headlights. I will also replace the stock tan headliner for a black one.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:32 AM   #8
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That looks pretty monster-truck for sport suspension but congratulations on the purchase!
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:37 AM   #9
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That looks pretty monster-truck for sport suspension but congratulations on the purchase!
thta's because it doesn't have the sport suspension unless the previous owner installed it himself.

the XI wagons were only available with the sport package...seats and steering wheel, but not the suspension.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:45 AM   #10
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I will also replace the stock tan headliner for a black one.
Mirror twins!
I would replace a black one with a tan headliner.
Ceilings should always be light colored to reflect the most light.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:49 AM   #11
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Ceilings should always be light colored to reflect the most light.
For a dark-colored interior. Pointless in a light-colored one.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:01 PM   #12
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Congratulations that's a beautiful Touring!

I love my e46 Touring. The flat bullet nose and subtle wheel flares make all the other sport wagons look like blood ticks. I only wish they had more power but it sounds like you have a solution for that coming.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:08 PM   #13
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Car looks great, congrats!
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:15 PM   #14
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Ceilings should always be light colored to reflect the most light.

Why? The ZHP's came with anthracite headliners for less glare.

Also, love the touring OP! Although you may be disappointed to find out about the huge difficulty of fitting an S54 into an Xi, I wish you the best of luck if you decide to try.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:17 PM   #15
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Wow, talk about mint. Nice buy!
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:32 PM   #16
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Nice looking wagon!

My 330ci is Japan rot. You don't see a lot of that color around. Congrats on the purchase. Enjoy! And keep us updated.


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Old 04-08-2014, 03:09 PM   #17
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Mirror twins!
I would replace a black one with a tan headliner.
Ceilings should always be light colored to reflect the most light.
too bad we can't swap...

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Congratulations that's a beautiful Touring!

I love my e46 Touring. The flat bullet nose and subtle wheel flares make all the other sport wagons look like blood ticks. I only wish they had more power but it sounds like you have a solution for that coming.
yes sir, I'll keep you guys posted when I do the swap.

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Why? The ZHP's came with anthracite headliners for less glare.

Also, love the touring OP! Although you may be disappointed to find out about the huge difficulty of fitting an S54 into an Xi, I wish you the best of luck if you decide to try.
Thanks man. Thanks to all for the compliments. I had to leave the country and go to Haiti on business. Not only do I miss my wife and kids, but man, I cannot stop thinking about my new car. I parked her in the garage at the airport. The drive from the airport to my home will be awesome!
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:11 PM   #18
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love that colour! such a lovely red.. what they call "pull me over red"

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Old 04-08-2014, 03:18 PM   #19
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Dude, you scored big on that one.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:15 PM   #20
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