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Old 10-14-2012, 09:37 PM   #21
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Nice, I'm surprised it didn't cost you too much to fix it up. Did you do everything yourself including paint?
Yes, other then paint. If your frame is straight it isn't hard at all
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #22
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Purchased led tails and clear sides couple weeks ago. Going to do a few more mods soon as well, once the weather gets a little better. Such as mtech bumper, tint and possibly m3 side skirts.

Ive also had oem m3 mirrors sitting for the past year, still not sure if i should install them lol


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Old 01-27-2013, 07:07 AM   #23
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Nah bro. Sell those mirrors to me

Sick car though! I'm doing the same with one right now.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:48 AM   #24
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Question what was the cause of "salvage"? Frame damage to the front?
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:26 AM   #25
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lol gotta love how insurance companies salvage cars out for such minimal damage. My previous 330ci(in my sig) was a rebuilt. Dent and scratch to the right quarter panel and the rear bumper had some damage, easy fix.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:19 AM   #26
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Nah bro. Sell those mirrors to me

Sick car though! I'm doing the same with one right now.
haha im still undecided! If i do decide to sell ill definitely put up an ad.

Thanks man, still a long way to go, been doing some neglected maintenance recently from the PO, then ill move back to mods!

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No frame damage but it was salvaged due to the "cost" to fix it
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lol gotta love how insurance companies salvage cars out for such minimal damage. My previous 330ci(in my sig) was a rebuilt. Dent and scratch to the right quarter panel and the rear bumper had some damage, easy fix.
Yeah exactly, damage wasnt much at all, it was only salvaged because of the cost to repair, and them when people see rebuilt title the value is crap
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #27
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Great job
It's Alive!

On an older high mileage car all it takes is a couple of panels and your at a salvage

If a car is worth 6k or so then it only takes 3-4K of repairs to write it off,and the days 3-4k goes pretty quick
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #28
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Nice car to start with! Round airbag/prefacelift 330 is probably the most desirable e46 in my opinion. You should definitely take the time to put the OEM M3 mirrors on, IMO it changes the look more than bumpers and side skirts. The steelies are cool too.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #29
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Nice car to start with! Round airbag/prefacelift 330 is probably the most desirable e46 in my opinion. You should definitely take the time to put the OEM M3 mirrors on, IMO it changes the look more than bumpers and side skirts. The steelies are cool too.
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Your car is actually my inspiration, im always looking at pics of it, probably one of my favorites on the forum
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #30
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Some updates, was planning to do more mods but did some maintenance instead.

Replaced CCV, spark plugs, VCG, OFHG, pulleys, water pump, DISA valve and some other odds and ends.

Did get a chance to do some mods though

Dynavin! Love this mod


M3 side skirts, still need to drop off for paint


Finally gonna retrofit my M3 mirrors, will do it before i drop for paint


Also got my windows tinted
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:35 AM   #31
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Nice update! Good luck on the mirror retrofit. Mine went smooth as silk using a dremel, and I didn't really have any experience with that sort of thing prior to that

What do you think of the Dynavin? I was thinking about getting one but there were tons of negative reviews when they first came out, I haven't done any research on them since that.
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Nice update! Good luck on the mirror retrofit. Mine went smooth as silk using a dremel, and I didn't really have any experience with that sort of thing prior to that

What do you think of the Dynavin? I was thinking about getting one but there were tons of negative reviews when they first came out, I haven't done any research on them since that.
Thanks! Im not sure what to use to cut the base though, would you recommend a hand saw?

Personally, i was never planning on buying a dynavin but one came on for sale locally so i just bought it. Very happy that i did, for what it can do, you cant go wrong.


I believe i have the D95 unit, it has aux, ipod, usb port, nav, and also Bluetooth. Youll love it, the gps is also very good, you're also able to connect to it via bluetooth and play music directly off your cell phone!

I would definitely recommend installing a dynavin, plus it really ties the interior together.

Also, one more picture with my brothers car!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:08 AM   #33
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Thanks! Im not sure what to use to cut the base though, would you recommend a hand saw?
I'd say it's best to use a dremel or cutoff wheel and block sand afterward. "Hand saw" and body work don't really go together well

Maybe it would work though, I don't doubt that it would if you tried carefully
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:13 AM   #34
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I'd say it's best to use a dremel or cutoff wheel and block sand afterward. "Hand saw" and body work don't really go together well

Maybe it would work though, I don't doubt that it would if you tried carefully
Ill give it a shot, hopefully it goes well, doing it this week.

Next paint and hopefully some updates
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