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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 05-06-2014, 07:16 PM
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I haven't claybar'd the car in a while. my friends black E46's is A LOT cleaner paint-wise.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:19 PM
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What do you use to make it shine like that? Wax?
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:40 PM
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Just bought it last Friday ..wish me luck.Attachment 437891

That looks clean bro how many miles..
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:33 AM
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:55 PM
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Hey does your car have any specicfic type of cruise control
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:20 PM
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:17 AM
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My E46 330i

So i've had the car for about nine months now...

Mods and maintenance: Mtech bumper, clear corners, yellow fogs, smoked side turn signals, dipped wheels, new struts, engine mounts, tires, ignition coils and spark plugs, belts and pulleys, battery, alternator, HID bulbs, black emblems, and black kidneys. One happy camper here!
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:04 PM
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Here's my newly acquired 04 330i....it wasnt taken care of properly but im getting it back to tip top condition.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:16 PM
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I thought this pic was kinda cool looking!

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Old 05-10-2014, 01:46 AM
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This was my E46. I spent thousands on it. AC Schnitzer suspension. Bilstiein shocks. CSL alloys etc etc... Till one very big mistake. Written off after a rear end and a radiator puncture.

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But this was an awesome excuse to get an M3 and I now love it.

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Old 05-10-2014, 08:58 AM
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Both nice looking cars. Hope the M3 does not suffer the same fate.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:23 AM
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Cheers fella. Yeah it had better not. It was a really cold morning and the car just slid into the back of an R32 golf. Was gutted.


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Old 05-10-2014, 08:12 PM
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:40 AM
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You all got some nice cars! Some of you have obvsly done work on your car which is great! I havent posted a pic of mine since winter. Since summer is here.. I am planing to do some work on it. Here are some pics i took the other day. One with which i just plastic dipped the front grills. Enjoy! Click image for larger version

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Old 05-13-2014, 11:04 AM
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My 2001 330i Sedan, Sahara Beige Metallic

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The only mods so far are the clear side markers and license plate bracket delete. I'll post some new shots once I get wheels and suspension installed!

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Old 05-13-2014, 11:56 AM
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My 2001 330i Sedan, Sahara Beige Metallic

115k miles


The only mods so far are the clear side markers and license plate bracket delete. I'll post some new shots once I get wheels and suspension installed!

That color is pleasing to look at.

Is there a story behind passenger's fender or front end?
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:27 PM
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That color is pleasing to look at.

Is there a story behind passenger's fender or front end?
Car was repainted prior to me owning it. It looks like this car had a new front clip installed somewhat recently. I will be fixing all the body work last after I get suspension/wheels/fenders pulled. I will be switching to a M-tech II bumper, and I'll have the fenders and hood repainted for color match at that time.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:03 AM
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[QUOTE=Solidjake;8324715]

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Do you have the bulb light out on your dash being that the trunk lights arent on? I want to get the led's again but it looks weird with the trunk lights being the only ones not led.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:43 AM
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Post Pics of your E46

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Old 05-20-2014, 07:51 AM
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Do you have the bulb light out on your dash being that the trunk lights arent on? I want to get the led's again but it looks weird with the trunk lights being the only ones not led.
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I just put some in on my 323i and the light goes off once I turn the dial to the second setting before the actual lights
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:59 PM
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:17 PM
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Nice cars what kind club do you exactly belong to is it underground or a recognized car club.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:06 PM
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:24 PM
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