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Old 07-07-2018, 03:16 PM   #1
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Bought my 2002 325i back in 2005 as a base model with premium package from Irvine BMW in California as a CPO. Currently 205,000 miles and enjoyed every mile.

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  • M Tech II Front Bumper
  • M Tech II Rear Bumper
  • ZHP Side Skirts
  • ZHP Style 135 Wheels
  • H&R Springs
  • Factory BiXenon Headlights
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  • Depo R/C/R Tail Lights
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  • Clear Side Markers
  • LED license plate lights
  • LED reverse light bulbs
  • Retrofit Rear Fog Lights
  • Painted Kidney Grill Frames
  • M3 Trunk Lip
  • 35% Window Tint
  • Factory Shark Fin
  • Retrofit Factory Park Distance Control
  • Retrofit Factory Folding Mirrors with Comfort Open/Closing
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:16 PM   #2
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  • Retrofitted Front Electric Leather Sports Seats
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  • Retrofitted Updated HVAC Controls
  • Retrofitted Factory MK IV Navigation
  • European Fire Extinguisher
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:17 PM   #3
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:17 PM   #4
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:18 PM   #5
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  • Retrofit automatic lights
  • Retrofit automatic wipers
  • Retrofit 4.0 SW LCM
  • Retrofit European LCM switch with rear fog button
  • One touch triple blink turn signals
  • Modified temperature gauge buffer
  • Dual rear fog lights
  • BiXenon with halogen high beams
  • Front fog lights with high beams
  • Stage 2 and 3 brake force display blinking center brake light
  • Comfort open/closing windows, sunroof and mirrors
  • Hi/Lo message on HVAC controls
  • Hazard impulse speed
  • Crash hazard impulse speed
  • Gong instead of chime notifications
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:41 PM   #6
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Your not showing your lighting mods.

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Old 07-07-2018, 03:48 PM   #7
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Thanks brother, I'm sure I'll be tweaking this for some time. Added the mods to the list.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:14 PM   #8
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Very nice very nice
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:23 PM   #9
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Thanks Armen. I just needed to document my car for our forum. I'm not sure I will have the car another 5 years so having a post to look back at was important to me.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:25 PM   #10
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How come? I'll drive mine to the ground haha
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:17 PM   #11
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There might be a 30 day program for this problem???

Make sure any replacement is fully optioned out as it may save you a few years!

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Make sure any replacement is fully optioned out as it may save you a few years!

Word of wisdom! Everything I retrofitted ended up costing me more money than if I had simply bought it with those options in the first place. But then, the journey would have never been as fun.
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The condition of the car for the miles is amazing. I hope mine looks that good at the mileage
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Just beautiful.

I know you said it many times that you don't need it. but it will worth it. Swap a b30 in it.

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This looks amazing. I like the way it looks. Well done!
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Thank you. I am fortunate to have had a garage for her entire life so I may have an advantage on keeping the interior and paint nice for so many years.

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I know you said it many times that you don't need it. but it will worth it. Swap a b30 in it.

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Thank you. I agree B30 and a ZF 6 speed would really be nice indeed but in the end, it is still a $4000.00 car. Weighing the investment against the return is just not logical. I just keep driving it...

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Thank you. It really says a lot about the factory ZHP styling. I have always thought they were beautiful from the first time I saw one.
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Extremely nice. I've always loved that front end shot with the painted grills. But would you really part with it after 13 years and all that work? I'd be afraid of someone ragging it out a doing a pole wrap.
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Absolutely GORGEOUS car Overboost.

And thanks for all your help and insight when getting mine, and while cleaning it up, ........ ALWAYS greatly appreciated.
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Extremely nice. I've always loved that front end shot with the painted grills. But would you really part with it after 13 years and all that work? I'd be afraid of someone ragging it out a doing a pole wrap.
Thank you. Sooner or later we all change cars. I only hope the next project has a forum and members with the same enthusiasm as we all share here on E46Fanatics.

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Absolutely GORGEOUS car Overboost.

And thanks for all your help and insight when getting mine, and while cleaning it up, ........ ALWAYS greatly appreciated.
Thank you Jochen, I look forward to watching your progress on your daughter's car and the new one you are looking at.

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Thank you Balidawg. You have been a lot of help over the last couple of years on this one. We all share a passion for the BMW brand, especially the E46 model. All of my knowledge of the E46 came straight from this forum and the members that give their time and experience day in and day out. I love our family.
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