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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Post RubberDucks SilverGrey 330d Saloon aka 'The Tractor'

Hi guys, names Kieran im new to the forums due to being involved in the *** Cr*p scene.

Used to own on of these:



Absolutely awesome cars, brilliant to drive but averaging 16mpg and getting 200 miles to a tank wasnt really good enough for me, i guess the phrase 'Wrong car at the wrong time comes to mind'

Unfortunatley the car was stolen and with the payout i was considering buying a new one, but then thought id take a chance on a e46 as i find the e36's are a bit too old and rattly.
Intially i wanted to get a 6 pot touring, but this one popped up at the right price, with the right mods, went down to have a look at it with mr_vys and i just had to have it.
03 facelift car with the m57tu, so the 204bhp version.
Ended up picking it up on my birthday so it was a nice present to myself

The car is brilliant, barely hear the tractor sounds from inside, and the car pulls like a train and is ridiculously comfortable and civilised.

Enough of the life story, here are some pics!





I genuinely hated mv2's with a passion and just happened to have a set of BBS RC303's lying around, so thought i put them on. (18x8.5 all round)







The RC303's needed to go on a new car, so bought a set of ACS Type 3's off ebay for a price that i couldnt really refuse so whacked them on. Needs new rear tyres as there is only around 1mm left of tread and the fronts
are some budget Mayrus!! <--- really!?! and they are genuinely shocking, especially after the P-Zero's on the RC's





Car Spec

SilverGrey E46 330d Saloon MSport
Blueflame stainless steel system + Decat
Swirl Flaps Blanked
ECU Flashed to an estimated 230bhp
Colour coded trims
Phoenix Gold 12" Sub
JBL 1000watt amp

Future Plans

Get the car on a rolling road, see what its making and then map it for silly torque figures
Front end needs a respray from excessive stone chips, and the car needs a desperate detail
Need to clean the interior, carrying wheels on grey leather is not winning
Coilovers, (set of HSD's preferably so i can adjust absolutely everything)
A set of show wheels, but they may have already been sorted (hopefully!)

Cheers Kieran!
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Nice. Wish the US had more BMW diesels.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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Very nice.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
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Nice. Wish the US had more BMW diesels.
BMW diesels are amazing, with just a live map yhe m57 can get 260-280bhp and 400 lb/ft torque and return 40+ mpg.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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nice ride...not so nice camera...
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:14 AM   #7
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epic Horrible Taiwanese Crap phone camera....
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:47 PM   #8
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