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|06-04-2013, 11:12 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Queens, NY
My Ride: 02 TIAG M5
///Barbaros' Official Build Thread... late but fun!
Hey guys! I have waited far too long to post a build thread here. I have one in another forum and i thought about copying it here but picture links do not work so i took my time and wrote up everything all over. This is my life, i love modding my car and try and do things that was not done before. Yet, most of the stuff that i have done, did not feel right so i ended up looking like any other modded e46s out there but that's not a bad thing. I have done so many stupid mods and every time i think about them, i get disgusted I am gonna try to share those as much as i can. Hope you enjoy it. Here we go....
I bought it on 11/11/11(such a great day, I can't forget). I bought it from a a guy who was working for a dealership but pretending to be just an individual. I didn't like him. I was able to contact her first and only owner before this dealership, he was an older businessman in Rhode Island. He maintained the car so well that it was ridiculously mint! He didn't have wife or kids or pets. And as he told me, all these years no one ever sat on the back seats! It had 128k miles on it and I was able to but it for 5 grand although it was listed for 6. So I am feeling very lucky!
-The pic I saved from craigslist
-The first mod, of course %30 tints all around.
-Smoked side markers, license plate frames and stupid tow hook(what was I thinking)
-Worst mod ever!! Some ebay headlights. The story; well i was new to the new gen BMW's and all i know was my father's E30, which i never got to enjoy enough. I had been seeing Angel Eyes on BMW's for quite some time but did not have any idea about them. I should have made my search on the forum about AE's, rather than trying to find them on ebay! So i found these which I thought everyone have on their cars! I learned the hard way that these were not the ones that I was supposed to get, AE's were retrofitted to the stock headlights.
-I liked this trunk lip mod a lot!
-Pulled the trigger on both smoked corner/sidemarker lights and Weisslicht AE's!!
-Got BBS LM reps which made the car look pretty good but i hated the ride and quality!
-Smoked LED tail lights!
-Plasti dipped the bumper trim due to the fading! I could have used Mother's back to black but it doesn't last long.
-How about an M3 style bumper?!
-Made my own license plate bracket out of the tow hook I could not stand.
-While doing sharpie mod and gauge rings, I found out that the previous owner who happens to be the dealership guy who i didn't like, cheated me! He covered the cluster lights such as check engine light, airbag, dsc etc etc etc
-Plasti Dipped the kidney grill.
-Got an OEM roof rack and retrofitted yakima fairing on it. I haven't had the chance to carry my bikes or etc on it, so as i was guessing I bought the sucker just for the looks