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Old 03-05-2013, 11:05 AM   #81
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My Ride: 05 M3 Vert/11 X3 M
03 Topaz M Sport Package.

Mods:

Seamless window visors
CCFL Angel Eyes
Red Gauge Needles
Homelink
K&N Air fitler

Future plans:

New M steering wheel
M3 seats up front (if I can find a good set)
M3 side mirrors and rear view
Spacers front and back
LED Angel Eyes - Cold weather and CCFL leaves me with no DRL some days
50% tint all around
Windows up with key fob arm
Sunroof close with rain sensing wipers



I have always contemplated changing my rims and taillights but with the Topaz blue, the amber in my taillights, and the M68 wheels truly show that European look that BMW is. Any other color, I would have changed the tail lights.

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:33 PM   #82
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03 330i ZHP 6 speed

Not sure if the clears(Turn signals and taillights RCR) come stock on ZHP's.

Mods:
UUC light weight fly wheel
AFE Stage 1 Intake
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Mods I Added after purchasing the car:
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20% tint all the way around.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #83
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2005 330xi

Exterior:
M-Tech 2 Bumper
Clubsport Splitters
Clear Corners
Smoked Side Markers
Clear LED EE Tails
Black Kidneys
Muffler Delete
6000k HID Low Beams
6000k HID Projector Fogs
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Interior:
OEM Gold/Champagne Interior Trim (Soon to be silver)
Leather Shift Knob
AUX Cable

I have a set of LM reps waiting to go on. I just need to buy tires and springs
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:55 PM   #84
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basically since everyone has modded their car, this is really a "what mods do you have" thread hahaha
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #85
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:09 PM   #86
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My Ride: E46 M3
Mainly stock. Added Highline Tuning CatBack, overhauled cooling system, and bought a cosmoracing CAI but have yet to install it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:38 PM   #87
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My Ride: 2004 330ci
04 330ci

Dinan S1 package:
Stage 3 Engine Software
Cold Air intake
Free Flow Exhaust
High Flow Throttle Body
Front Strut and Rear Shock Tower Brace
Koni shocks and struts .75" drop

18" style 71s
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:46 AM   #88
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My Ride: E46 ZHP TS2+ Coupe
2001 330Ci, Jet Black.

Mods that came with the car...

1) AC Schnitzer muffler;
2) One resonator removed;
3) ECIS intake system with K&N "universal" cone filter;
4) ///M3 strut bar;
5) Magic pixie dust that made it as fast (maybe a hair faster than) a ZHP. (It's now a bit faster due to the headers. If I were to put my 17" wheels back on, it would be that much quicker.)



Mods I added...

1) MAINTENANCE ITEMS;
2) Koni STR.T shocks and struts (mine were blown, so I guess this falls under maintenance?);
3) Replica Style 220 18" wheels, 18"x8" front, 18"x9" rear.
4) ///M3 replica bumper;
5) Yellow fog lights (2500K Nokya bulbs);
6) Replaced projectors with some Chinese replicas (mine were hazed and wouldn't polish up; cutoff is now sharper, too);
7) Two extra power outlets and a USB port (for charging purposes only);
8) Auxiliary input (installed in row of DSC and Hi-Fi Sound buttons);
9) Parrot hands-free bluetooth system (connected to steering wheel controls);
10) BimmerBrakes.com headers (coated by Jet-Hot);
11) Umnitza Predator Orion V2 angel eyes;
12) 3M DI-NOC carbon fiber vinyl wrap on trim pieces (want to install cube trim instead);
13) UUC EVO3 SSK with DSSR and ZHP knob;
14) ///M3 steering wheel;
15) Powerflex control arm bushings;
16) ///M3 motor mounts;
17) Solid transmission mounts (or damn near solid).



Future mods...

1) Lightweight single-mass flywheel;
2) Non-self-adjusting clutch;
3) Euro2 tune;
4) Hotchkis sway bars.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:32 PM   #89
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going through some old threads and found this, lots of well modded cars on this thread.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:13 AM   #90
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My Ride: M3 & ZHP
Current mods:
Bilstein PSS10
BBS CH (18x8.5 and 18x10)
Euro headers and euro cats
SSK (330d Lever)
F10 Shift Knob
CSL Engine Management
CF Interior trim
02+ 330 steering rack
All sorts of coding modifications

In the next couple months:
Replica CSL Airbox (karbonius)
Resonated X-pipe
SGT-SCZA Muffler
Replica CSL diffuser
Electric fan conversion

Next Year:
Challenge CF Roof
CSL Trunk

Eventually:
BBK (Thinking AP racing)
Schrick cams (maybe CSL cams if I can find them)
3.91 or 4.10 gears

Some of the planned mods might get nixed as I get busier with school
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:41 AM   #91
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My Ride: 330CiC M-Sport
Bone stock 330CiC. Have 3rd child about to enter college, thus no mods. Even if I had the money, I would prob only do an exhaust.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:18 PM   #92
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Koni FSD's
Eibach Sport Spring's
UUC Power Pullies
Sprint Booster
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:22 PM   #93
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My Ride: 01 330i Sport MtechI
Completely stock aside from a set of aftermarket angel eye/projector headlights.

I've focused all of my time and money returning a formerly neglected, beat up 330i back to it's stock glory. From there I may add a few upgrades, but nothing crazy as I love the cars the way they rolled out of the factory. They handle good, are zippy when you punch the throttle and ride nice.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:24 PM   #94
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My Ride: '01 330i, '11 Z435i
2001 330i

H&R Touring Cup Kit
UUC SwayBarbarians adjustable sway bars
BMW Performance carbon fiber strut brace
Rear shock mount reinforcement
M3 or Meyle HD bushings all around
UUC Evo3 short shifter
UUC DSSR
UUC RK7-AL shift knob
K&N CAI
Valeo single mass flywheel / non-SAC clutch
G.A.S. DISA rebuild (aluminum flap, titanium bolt)
P46 projector headlights with HID and Orion V2 angel eyes
M3 lip spoiler
Pioneer MVH-P8200BT head unit (AM/FM/XM/SD/BT, mechless)
Tint all around
Blacked out kidney grilles
Blacked out window trim
Stealth turn signal bulbs
Golf tee mod
Upgrade to LUK LF30 power steering pump
Stewart water pump
Safety wired oil pump nut
Silver gauge faces
Front bumper license plate holder delete

Soon (awaiting installation):
Steering rack from '04 ZHP (No more overboosted steering!)
Power steering cooler upgrade
Braided steel brake lines

Later:
Muffler delete
Upgraded seats
Square wheel / tire size setup
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:50 PM   #95
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:33 PM   #96
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My Ride: 03 331Ci 5spd R1200R
Current Mods:

Ported & Port Matched Cylinder Head, Schrick 264/252 Cams, Raceware Head Studs, Supertech 9000 RPM Valve Springs W/ Titanium Valve Retainers, Swain Tech Coated Pistons, Maxbore Ported Throttle Body, Shark Injector(Anti-Knock Software), NGK BKR7EIX Plugs, K&N Long Tube CAI, VPD Power Pulleys, INA (Over-Running) Alternator Clutch Pulley, TC Kline/vaio76109 Super Oil Pump, Wrapped Headers, Custom 3" Race Exhaust with Burns "Y" Pipe & 3" Cutout, ATI Super Damper, S54 Timing Chain Tensioner, UUC Twin Organic/Twin Disk LTW Flywheel/Clutch package, 3.15 Diff, Quaife LSD, Rogue Short Shifter, BimmerWorld Racing Engine & Trans Mounts, Front E46 Bilstein Sport Struts/Rear Rob43 9 Way Adjustable Shocks, H&R Race Springs, Powerflex Swaybar Bushings, D-Force 17X9 LTW5 Wheels, Toyo RA-1 R-Comp Tires Front & Rear 235/40/17, Performance Friction Z-Rated Pads, ATE Slotted Rotors, Cosmo Racing Front Strut Bar, AKG (Red) Diff / Steering Coupler & Subframe Bushings, Custom Welded Subframe Reinforcement, Stainless Steel Brake Lines, ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid, Halon 2.5lbs Fire Bottle, Wizards Of Nitrous- Direct Port Nitrous System W/ Two NX Express 10LBS Bottles & Stand Alone Race Fuel System, Autopower Custom 6 Point Cage

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Future Mods:

Custom Tune to 7200 RPM
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:43 PM   #97
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Ported & Port Matched Cylinder Head, Schrick 264/252 Cams, Raceware Head Studs, Supertech 9000 RPM Valve Springs W/ Titanium Valve Retainers, Swain Tech Coated Pistons, Maxbore Ported Throttle Body, Shark Injector(Anti-Knock Software), NGK BKR7EIX Plugs, K&N Long Tube CAI, VPD Power Pulleys, INA (Over-Running) Alternator Clutch Pulley, TC Kline/vaio76109 Super Oil Pump, Wrapped Headers, Custom 3" Race Exhaust with Burns "Y" Pipe & 3" Cutout, ATI Super Damper, S54 Timing Chain Tensioner, UUC Twin Organic/Twin Disk LTW Flywheel/Clutch package, 3.15 Diff, Quaife LSD, Rogue Short Shifter, BimmerWorld Racing Engine & Trans Mounts, Front E46 Bilstein Sports/Rear E36 M3 Bilstein Sports, H&R Race Springs, Powerflex Swaybar Bushings, D-Force 17X9 LTW5 Wheels, Toyo RA-1 R-Comp Tires Front & Rear 235/40/17, Performance Friction Z-Rated Pads, ATE Slotted Rotors, Cosmo Racing Front Strut Bar, AKG (Red) Diff / Steering Coupler & Subframe Bushings, Custom Welded Subframe Reinforcement, Stainless Steel Brake Lines, ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid, Halon 2.5lbs Fire Bottle, Wizards Of Nitrous- Direct Port Nitrous System W/ Two NX Express 10LBS Bottles & Stand Alone Race Fuel System, Autopower Custom 6 Point Cage



Dyno in signature.





Future Mods:



Custom Tune to 7200 RPM

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Old 02-28-2016, 07:50 PM   #98
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My Ride: 04 330cic
Bone stock with 57,000 miles when I bought it February 2012.

In addition to, or in conjunction with preventive maintenance items, I did the following mods:

-Koni FSD shocks and struts
-Lemforder strut mounts with stock reinforcement plates
-Rogue Engineering rear shock mounts
-ECS carbon fiber strut brace
-Meyle HD control arms and bushings
-ECS tuning 10mm spacers on all four corners
-BMW Performance Intake
-Paint-matched trunk lip
-M3 steering wheel
-Mechanical fan delete
-ZHP leather shifter
-Golf tee mod
-BMW underseat first-aid kit
-BMW door cup holder
-stubby antenna

Now at 79,800 miles

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Old 02-29-2016, 12:16 PM   #99
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My Ride: 2005 BMW 325i
Mostly stock, except for a few cosmetic mods. The car was bought in December 2014 with 74000 miles. I rather spend more money on maintenance than modifications, but that's just me. Plus I like my car to be clean and mostly stock.

Current Mods
-Blacked out kidney grills
-Blacked out "325i"
-Black and white BMW Emblem


Future Goals
-35% tint
-Angel Eyes addition
-New muffler (Don't know what kind yet)
-Clear turn signals

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Old 02-29-2016, 12:55 PM   #100
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Mostly stock, except for a few cosmetic mods. The car was bought in December 2014 with 74000 miles. I rather spend more money on maintenance than modifications, but that's just me. Plus I like my car to be clean and mostly stock.

Current Mods
-Blacked out kidney grills
-Blacked out "325i"
-Black and white BMW Emblem


Future Goals
-35% tint
-Angel Eyes addition
-New muffler (Don't know what kind yet)
-Clear turn signals

(I took these pictures when my car was dirty because it was raining that day, so that's why the rims are fairly dark.)
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