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Old 11-15-2019, 12:21 PM   #41
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Nice and clean wagon! I also noticed you're in Houston. Any advice or suggestions on where I can have the swap done? (Don't have personal garage)
I DIY'd mine, but if I was going to have someone do it, I would say George as well. He did the rod bearings on my car and I am completely satisfied with his work and feel comfortable recommending him.
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:37 PM   #42
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18x8.5 and 235s and 18x9.5s and 255s, Ill have to look up the offsets for you.

This was the absolute maximum I could go after tons of measuring on a stock body car with all M3 parts.
I would love to check out the fitment of this rim / tire combo in person. Any chance this car will be at George's shop in the near future?
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:46 PM   #43
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Its possible after he finishes my next swap. Ill let ya know. They are right at the edge for sure. Rolled the rears a bit and still veryyyyy lightly touches RR if Im loaded up in the back and hit a bump. Fronts great, not even close.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:49 PM   #44
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Ok, Thanks for the all the input. What is the name of the shop George works at? I'm new to the scene, so I don't really know any locals yet.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:51 PM   #45
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Ok, Thanks for the all the input. What is the name of the shop George works at? I'm new to the scene, so I don't really know any locals yet.

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Old 11-16-2019, 10:10 AM   #46
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Its possible after he finishes my next swap. Ill let ya know. They are right at the edge for sure. Rolled the rears a bit and still veryyyyy lightly touches RR if Im loaded up in the back and hit a bump. Fronts great, not even close.
Okay cool, thanks for letting me know.
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:15 AM   #47
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Well I finally finished all of my body mods! Havent updated pictures in a while, but I think it looks pretty slick now. Front lip I like, but it can come off with 3 bolts per side if I change my mind later.

So this is:

M3 Mirrors
M3 Side skirts
MTech2 Rear bumper
MTech2 Front bumper
Painted slick roof rails (had the rails for awhile but they were black)
Carbon Fiber front lip

Already had the all clear lights, LED rear tails, Xenon retrofits, etc.

Let me know what y'all think!
I love it, Very nicely done. Love the painted roof rails, bumpers and painted door and bumper impact strips. Like the wheels and the stance.

If it were mine, the only things I would change would be to remove the front lip and I would do body colored grille surrounds with chrome slats. I wouldn't normally give my opinion, but you asked specifically and it's just my preference anyway.

Very nicely done. Enjoy!
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:34 AM   #48
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A question - no sorry two ....
1. How did you get your shadow line window and gutter trims so dark ?
2. Where did you get your mirrors from ?
My E46 330D Sport Wagon (Touring) UK would really suit that, Oxford Green.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:46 AM   #49
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A question - no sorry two ....
1. How did you get your shadow line window and gutter trims so dark ?
2. Where did you get your mirrors from ?
My E46 330D Sport Wagon (Touring) UK would really suit that, Oxford Green.
I believe that he said that they're modified OEM M3 mirrors.
I still need to finish mine and get them mounted.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:21 AM   #50
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Actually the mirrors are Umnitza replica mirrors. They had great reviews and they bolt right on and plug right in and gave me power folding as well. No brainer in my mind. They were great quality and work great so far.

The black out trim is actually gloss black vinyl over the chrome. It has held up really well.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:24 PM   #51
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Actually the mirrors are Umnitza replica mirrors. They had great reviews and they bolt right on and plug right in and gave me power folding as well. No brainer in my mind. They were great quality and work great so far.
These guys?
https://www.umnitza.com/browse-by-ca...le-models.html
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:49 PM   #52
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Yep those are the ones!
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:56 PM   #53
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Yep those are the ones!
Could you help me understand how these are plug-and-play? I assume they will bolt right on but are you saying there isn't any additional wiring that would need to be installed? And how are they activated? Do you need to code desired behavior with INPA or something?

Sorry for asking so many questions but I may be interested in installing these!
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:27 PM   #54
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So it all depends on what your seat memory and power window OEM setup was. Mine was luckily plug and play as long as I installed the Euro Door mirror switch with the power folding button. Other people have to change plugs and add a module.

There is a huge thread on here that talks about all the different options.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:42 PM   #55
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So it all depends on what your seat memory and power window OEM setup was. Mine was luckily plug and play as long as I installed the Euro Door mirror switch with the power folding button. Other people have to change plugs and add a module.

There is a huge thread on here that talks about all the different options.
Found the information, seems all I need is the correct window switch.

This thread: https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=900070
and post #18 on this thread: https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=647521

Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:16 PM   #56
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Yep thats the stuff. Awesome!
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Thanks for the info ***55357;***56397;
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