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Old 12-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #41
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #42
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you gonna go stock motor mounts or M3 ?? if you're bushing/mounts are shot now you're gonna love how it feels after.
Gonna upgrade to the m3 motor mounts. Got a buddy who can do it for me, I don't have the tools either. He works at a reputable BMW Indy
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #43
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #44
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #45
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Gonna upgrade to the m3 motor mounts. Got a buddy who can do it for me, I don't have the tools either. He works at a reputable BMW Indy
Every E46 owner should have a quality set of tools. For this particular job, all you need is a jack, ramps, a ratchet, extensions and a 17mm socket.

Make sure you purchase brand new genuine engine mount nuts. all four. do not reuse.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #46
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haha, didn't know it was that large, just hot linked it out of a random site. The Thule (or Konig) K-Summit is after a lot of research the only type of snow chains to fit on a vehicle with zero to very low wheel arch clearance and with 255/35/R18 tires. They are self-centering and do not require to stick your hands inside the wheel arch. I should have them this week so I will write a review.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #47
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Gonna upgrade to the m3 motor mounts. Got a buddy who can do it for me, I don't have the tools either. He works at a reputable BMW Indy
What benefit does this have...?
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:35 AM   #48
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #50
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some nice goodies people gave to their car. i rather expected a lot more photos and posts. least of any other previous years

anyway here is the M5 lighted shift knob+boot my baby got

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #51
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and the top angle photo. it's pre-wired and just need to swap the shift boot cage over

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A pair of wipers and a fresh hood roundel. She might also get some new floor mats for a new years gift.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #53
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #54
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What benefit does this have...?
Smoother response from the engine also will withstand more.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #55
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Make sure you purchase brand new genuine engine mount nuts. all four. do not reuse.
Yeah my dad has some good tools. Although don't you need an engine brace? I just don't have the time to do this job. He will eventually do a transmission fluid change plus gasket. And brake fluid change.
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let us see the new shoes and fog lights. bet it looks great

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hope you love the clear reflectors, looks like the ambers broke coming out. I did that too removing my first set. they chip so easily

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Now I'll just have to wait a week or two for someone to help me install it. I'm not too keen on wiggling the current airbag and steering wheel out
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