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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:00 AM
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1 year of owning my ZHP!

Well, technically last night was the one year anniversary, but today is the first full day anniversary. What a year it has been! I have logged 33,339 miles on the ZHP. Odometer reads 170,589 miles as of now. My total spent on the car (excluding gas) is just shy of $3200. I can't post my data log because my laptop died.

I still continue to enjoy the car as much as the day I bought it and have no desires to buy anything else. It will be paid in full in another few months which makes me smile as well.

The major upgrades it received was Koni Yellows, new ZHP control arms, upgraded projector headlights, new Alcanatara steering wheel (courtesy of Coby Wheel), armrest, shift boots, and ebrake boot, BMW SSK, and a 3.46 rear diff.

It was a rough year tire wise, lost 4 to road debris and potholes. Found out that 255/35/18 tires are EXPENSIVE!!!! so I switched the rears to 235/40.

This year will hopefully be cheaper save for a new clutch which I have to think is going to be needed. I am still on the OEM clutch in this thing. Guess lots of interstate miles doesn't wear a clutch down too much.

Anyways, as always thanks to all who have supported me over the years and Merry Christmas!!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:08 AM
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:24 AM
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:25 AM
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:28 AM
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Holy Crap, that was one *fast* year !!!

Nice to see you driving the car you always deserved, Smolckie

Merry Christmas and best New Year`s wishes to all my `fest friends !
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:18 PM
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Smolck, after all you have contributed to the E46 community you have so earned your ZHP!
Good to here that your first year of ownership went relatively well; here is to another strong year
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:28 PM
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Thanks boys! Merry Christmas to you all as well!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:20 PM
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Merry X-Mas! Lots more miles left on that ZHP.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:40 PM
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:07 PM
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Good to hear! That sounds like it was a great purchase. Enjoy it!
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:44 PM
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:14 PM
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Congrats !!! from another ZHP owner
so Smolck - do you run 235 sqaure set up or do you still have the stock (225) size in the front?
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:05 PM
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Congrats !!! from another ZHP owner
so Smolck - do you run 235 sqaure set up or do you still have the stock (225) size in the front?
still run 225/40s up front. The 235 is a bit taller, but nothing you really notice.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:38 PM
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Great car! Hope you'll enjoy it just as much in 2013! Happy new year!
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