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Old 04-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #41
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:24 AM   #42
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I would not recommend going aftermarket (unless you had a sedan in which you had no choice. haha). They do not compare to the quality and look different than OEM. When compared side by side, the aftermarket looks cheap. There are both good and bad reviews, but the aftermarkets are known to lose some LED's. I would just save a couple hundred more and go with OEM. Definitely worth it!
So after doing some research on the OEM LED setup (using this information: http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=933391)

I may just have to go with aftermarket setup since my car production date is 02/00, my LCM will probably need to be re-coded to not throw bulb errors. At least that is what I got from the thread. If someone wants to just clarify I'd appreciate it. Should I still hold out for OEM, and have to spend more money on top to re-code the LCM, or just go aftermarket and run the risk of LED's burning out quicker.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:29 AM   #43
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So after doing some research on the OEM LED setup (using this information: http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=933391)

I may just have to go with aftermarket setup since my car production date is 02/00, my LCM will probably need to be re-coded to not throw bulb errors. At least that is what I got from the thread. If someone wants to just clarify I'd appreciate it. Should I still hold out for OEM, and have to spend more money on top to re-code the LCM, or just go aftermarket and run the risk of LED's burning out quicker.
Since my car is Pre facelift I had the same problem. But it is an easy fix! All you need for the OEM tails to work are the retrofit cables for about $40, and get a BMW scanner 1.4 for cheap. You can use the scanner to remove the checks which removes the error codes.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:30 AM   #44
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Since my car is Pre facelift I had the same problem. But it is an easy fix! All you need for the OEM tails to work are the retrofit cables for about $40, and get a BMW scanner 1.4 for cheap. You can use the scanner to remove the checks which removes the error codes.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:01 AM   #45
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Got some good news today from Mike @ Coby Wheel! Should be shipping out tomorrow. Took him a little longer than expected since it wasn't an M3 wheel, and he was doing me a solid on the triangle wheel. I'll be going away on a golf trip starting tomorrow, and hopefully when I come back it's waiting for me at my doorstep. More pictures to come onbviously when its installed

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #46
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Jon, you're going to absolutely love your new wheel!!! Mike does some serious quality work on his rewrap. Can't wait to see your new wheel mounted in your car!
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Wow the wheel looks amazing!! Love the white stitching. You're gonna love the feel! Excellent work by Mike

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:39 AM   #48
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Sweet wheel! Cant wait to see the pics and you should go for an ACS lip cause i have one on my TiAg coupe and i think they look great and different but thats just me


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Nice progress! How do you like the sound of the Eisenmann Sport? Headers would would be a nice addition to that exhaust!
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Jon, you're going to absolutely love your new wheel!!! Mike does some serious quality work on his rewrap. Can't wait to see your new wheel mounted in your car!
Yeah cant wait to install it, shame its been sitting in my closet waiting for install. I just need to get my hands on a T20 screw driver before installation.

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Thanks! The sound of the Eisenmann is amazing, I haven't turned on my radio since I've installed it LOL! Paired with the AFE intake, its

Headers would be nice, just not in the budget right now, maybe in the future. (Racing Dynamics)
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:01 AM   #51
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Hello E46F, I've been a member for quite some time now and never really made a progress/build thread. Only reason I never did one was because I never had the money to do anything besides maintenance. Now that everything is all up to date, and I have a steady well-paying job, it was time to start some progress. A little background; vehicle has been in my family since 2004 as a CPO from Habberstadd BMW. My brother had it for a while and I acquired it about 4-5 years ago now.
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Sports package, cold weather package, blah blah blah

It's going to jump around a little bit between years because I don't have pictures from previous years, so just bare with me.

Started off small with just smoked tail lights, smoked corners, matte kidney grilles, but I have since gone to clear tails. Dark tints all around, but unfortunately need to come off soon. Here are some older photos from around 2009.







Installed ECIS CAI system, but I have gone back to stock with AFE dry drop in filter (currently)





This guy thought he was too far into the intersection in DC, and backed into me at a red light. (2010)


June of 2012, I had extensive subframe damage to my car. See picture (Yikes). Big Thanks to the guys at RRT Racing for repairing the damaged area as well as reinforcing it with Turner Motorsport Kit. Had my power steering hoses and reservoir replaced at this time as well.



Couple years ago I purchased some UUC springs, unfortunately I lost the before and after pictures. After about 20k miles on them with stock suspension, I decided to take the plunge and purchased Koni Yellows (Thanks Mike from ImportRP)



Received these as a gift, Authentic ACS Type III (non-race) 18x8.5et43
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Two weeks ago I swapped out my old ZHP shift knob, black shift boot and ebrake boot.
Purchased BMW Performance shift knob
BMW Performance shift boot
BMW Performance e-brake boot with handle
OEM Anthracite floor mats.

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After:






This past weekend I had a BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Strut Brace installed. Thanks to Charlie (cak323i) for helping me source one, and thanks to Bruce (BCS E46) for helping me with the relocation of the battery terminal.





A couple days ago, I received OEM Black Cube Trim






As she sits right now:


In the mail:
MtechII Rear bumper (ETA:10 days)
MtechII sideskirts (ETA: 10 days)
Eisenmann Sport Exhaust 2x76mm (ETA: 2 weeks)
OEM BMW Performance Rotors (ETA: 4 days)
AFE Stage 2 ProDryS Intake System (ETA:4 days)

Soon to come:
- Spoke with Mike at Coby Wheel to have a custom wheel made for me
- I might go a different direction with the wheel setup (VMR CSL Reps?)
- LED Tails

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^ this guy.....

you quoted my entire first post? And 18" are small now-a-days?
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Dude.....did you really have to quote all the pictures??? Jon, disregard that guy....he's probably rollin' on 22's Your ride looks fine! I'm in the area this week....you should meet up so I can see what you have done so far
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you quoted my entire first post? And 18" are small now-a-days?
Yeah wow... Maybe ask Jake to delete that post haha. 18's are perfect for an E46! Might downsize myself sometime soon. They look great on your car!
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Matt....19" is for looks but 18's are more comfortable and performance oriented in my opinion....I ended up going back to 18's on my ///M and love them

@ Jake....can you do something about ivanlaksana's post? I can't believe he just copied the entire post (pictures) like that... At least delete the picture part......please......
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I agree! I still love the looks of my 19's... and will probably keep them if I ever want to switch them out. But I think i'm gonna follow your path and get some Arc-8s this summer!
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Its been a few weeks, car is running strong still but I have decided to go a different direction with a few things. I decided I am no longer doing the 330 brake system swap. After a lot research (and I should've done more a few months ago), the rear swap would be too big of a headache to deal with in doing the swap. I thought I would just need a new trailing arm and parking shoe, but apparently you need trailing arms including bearings/hubs/parking brake assembly and finally 330 axles...The front would've been a direct bolt on but I didn't just want bigger rotors in the front and not the rear. I have gone ahead and listed all the 330 brake components I purchased over the last few months:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=988452
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I still haven't put on the new alcantara steering wheel Waiting to find some more time during the weekend to tackle the job. Been so busy with the nice weather we've been having.

On another note: I am nearing 40k since last time I changed my spark plugs so I put in an order today for some new NGKBKR6EQUP spark plugs. Should be here next week. I am in a bit of a pickle on whether I should do some preventive maintenance while I replace my spark plugs. The valve cover gasket has never been replaced but it has never given me any problems either (no leaks whatsoever). I figure I am about half way there while doing the spark plug replacement, it might be wise to do the VCG too? The VANOS has never been rebuilt either; again never given me any problems to open her up. So, I went ahead and purchased a new OEM valve cover gasket and OEM grommets along with my spark plug purchase. I am still debating on whether to do the VCG or not while I am in there. If I decide not to, I'll at least have the parts for down the road.
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Nope not yet Been busy selling off all the 330 brake parts, which I was able to do. Just finished shipping out the last of the parts on Saturday to a guy on bimmerforums. I'm glad to have all that heavy stuff out of my apartment, it was just collecting dust.

Stuff planned for near future:
Arm Rest Delete (51168248507)
Installing the steering wheel
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car looks good man, love what you've done so far, all the right mods, glad to see some people with some taste still on here
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