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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 09-27-2010, 02:57 PM
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^^ This is just my opinion ofcourse, but that looks a bit bland. I like the idea of the matte finish, but matte black up agianst the black dash/steering wheel/etc just looks on the dull side since there isn't any contrast. If you like it, then thats all that counts though, right!?

Also, did you paint the trim or wrap it with viynl? It looks too neat to be viynl...
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:03 PM
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:31 PM
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^^ This is just my opinion ofcourse, but that looks a bit bland. I like the idea of the matte finish, but matte black up agianst the black dash/steering wheel/etc just looks on the dull side since there isn't any contrast. If you like it, then thats all that counts though, right!?

Also, did you paint the trim or wrap it with viynl? It looks too neat to be viynl...
I do like the result. It has been painted like a normal car's body. With some (don't know the difference) new lacquer technology. It must be more protective.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:09 PM
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some pics of my german el camino
tell me it is a joke or this pics are photoshop touched... please... poor zhp
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:06 PM
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tell me it is a joke or this pics are photoshop touched... please... poor zhp
I guess you're one of the ones that missed the news...that was a totaled ZHP bound for scrap when he SAVED it and made it what he did, so no "poor ZHP" needed

I honestly...like it
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:28 PM
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:28 AM
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:02 PM
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You guys are going to love this. Here's a before/after comparison.

Taken by the previous owner for the for sale ad back in April:

Note the: falling pillars, myrtle wood trim & knob, old steering wheel, old floor mats, old scratched center console & sunglass/ashtray doors, old shift & e-brake boots, and old center armrest.

Identical shot taken by myself today:

Note the: new pillars, eucalyptus malt wood trim, ///M steering wheel & ZHP knob, new floor mats, new center console & sunglass/ashtray doors, new shift and e-brake boots, new center armrest, and leatheriqued seats. Not pictured is the DICE kit and Parrot bluetooth. Only mods are orange needles & gauge rings.

Love this car. Enjoy!

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Old 09-29-2010, 07:04 PM
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^^Amazing turn around Spencer! I didn't know leatherique did THAT good of a job...maybe I should stop being cheap with the $20 BMW leather care and get some finally
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:53 PM
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:01 AM
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ugh.. all these pics make me want an M steering wheel. But it's so damn expensive. On the DL I may have something back in my car soon if I decide to pay for it installed properly....
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:41 AM
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^^Amazing turn around Spencer! I didn't know leatherique did THAT good of a job...maybe I should stop being cheap with the $20 BMW leather care and get some finally
I was really happy with the results on mine. The leather went from looking and feeling like shiny, hard plastic to the soft, matte black look of nice leather.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:07 PM
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Been a while. Here are some pics that you may not have seen in my other thread...
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:34 PM
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I am brand new to the bimmer and bimmerfest world! I purchased my baby, Black 2001 325i about a month ago. So far I have painted the brake calipers, blacked out a section of the tail lights and i am getting a m style bumper and new hood put on next week. Sad to say it is in the shop right now, needs a whole new cooling system.. Figure its better it happened now rather than down the road anyway. It has 70k miles on it. Pics coming soon!! Just thought I would introduce myself. Also how does the leathrique work?? Looks like amazing stuff
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:38 AM
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I am brand new to the bimmer and bimmerfest world! I purchased my baby, Black 2001 325i about a month ago. So far I have painted the brake calipers, blacked out a section of the tail lights and i am getting a m style bumper and new hood put on next week. Sad to say it is in the shop right now, needs a whole new cooling system.. Figure its better it happened now rather than down the road anyway. It has 70k miles on it. Pics coming soon!! Just thought I would introduce myself. Also how does the leathrique work?? Looks like amazing stuff
Welcome ot the fest!. From my experience leatherique is great!. Looking forward to seeing some pic sof your new car
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:47 PM
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2001 325i E46 SEDAN FROM KANSAS CITY

A very nice, well-kept BMW.
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What's leathrique?

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:05 AM
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this is clearly the most active thread on here so if anyone is in Mass or near Mass and want to come to a meet, POST UP!

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:56 AM
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What's leathrique?

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Old 10-10-2010, 07:51 PM
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@KingOfThaSouth:
nice car photos.

heres some of mine.















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this my baby lol im also tryna get 500$ for rims n tires the tires are 95%reply if interested
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