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Old 12-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Press22 for a nasty build thread

Finally finding the time to post and update a build thread for my E46.

2001 325ci at 63k miles when I got her in March 2012. 2 owner car, garage kept

When I first bought her


Immediately got to modding, starting off small. Khoalty LEDs



Turner Coilover kit



Dynavin


Crappy editing



Depo LED tails


M3 replica bumper (with crappy paint)


Beyern Mesh 18x8.5 et 30


Car stayed like this for a long time.


I started going to car meets


CF Simota intake and full cooling refresh done! @ 66k miles


Sticker on bumper because I scraped


Photos at car meets


Threw on some CF splitters


Out with the Turner coilovers, in with BC Racing BR 12k front/ 14k rear.





Joined EuroSquad!


360 Car show in Lake Las Vegas with EuroSquad





Time for a new start...
17x9.5 ARE 328 (90's corvette wheels)
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New front bumper with good paint


Rocking them at et18 squared

I mounted the wheels on my birthday (dec 9)


and currently still in progress. OEM M3 Rear end




Exhaust is put on, not sure I'm digging the tips, CSL diffuser coming soon. (Dirty car)



Bonnie Springs Ranch road trip!




Thanks for looking!
Please keep in mind I bought the car March 2012 lol Haven't had it THAT long
That's all for now, I'll try my best to keep this updated and organized.
Feel free to comment, support, or hate

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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Really really clean car. I hate even the slightest bit of poke, but your new wheels are

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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kewl.



but something looks off in that one head-on pic of your car......its not the paint



this one.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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Plenty of things were wrong back then, most have been fixed now :p

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Old 12-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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its great progress. at first i was like ehhhhh. then i was like damn.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #6
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looking good! the new wheels are much better!
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #7
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Looks dope! Finish it off with m3 sides and mirrors!
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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Did you get new roundels? It looks great! Congrats!
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #9
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Clean car, love your license plate. I have the same haha sig is old
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:48 PM   #10
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Is 12k front/ 14k rear a good spring rate for a daily driver? cause i just ordered the same set up! Nice car btw
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:55 PM   #11
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Better put a good exhaust on it as well! Would really set the car off!
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #12
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Where did you find those ARE wheels? I have some, even though in a slightly different style, on my 94 trans am with Mickey thompsons. They are very nostalgic wheels. Great find!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #13
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Great build bro it looks great on the new rims!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:07 AM   #14
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And do you by any chance still have the stock amber corners and side markers that the car came with? if so can you PM me a price for both together..
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:34 AM   #15
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I've always loved how clean your car is. I kinda liked the beyerns better but the new rims are pretty nice too. M3 rear is gonna look
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:19 PM   #16
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Where did you find those ARE wheels? I have some, even though in a slightly different style, on my 94 trans am with Mickey thompsons. They are very nostalgic wheels. Great find!
They were on sale over on another forum and I decided to swoop them up since they're old and yummy and wide.

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And do you by any chance still have the stock amber corners and side markers that the car came with? if so can you PM me a price for both together..
I do, but the clips are broken

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Is 12k front/ 14k rear a good spring rate for a daily driver? cause i just ordered the same set up! Nice car btw
Perfect, for my use I wish I would have gone stiffer but it's fine for a daily.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:27 PM   #17
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Please don't do m3 fenders... It will be too wide and your rear quarter panels won't match so your front will be wider than the rear..(it will look dumb)

If it was me I would do the m3 mirrors and the mtech2 rear bumper and side skirts and be done with it
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:35 AM   #18
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Nice progress bro. Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #19
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Very nice progress. It reminds me of khalil's car with the new rims. What happened to the splitters?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:26 PM   #20
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Very nice progress. It reminds me of khalil's car with the new rims. What happened to the splitters?
They're in the garage, looking to get an Iconz front lip
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