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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 07-04-2011, 03:05 PM
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:30 PM
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^ Gotta miss her dearly!

Grabbed some quick shots of the ole ladies E90 along side my car today:

Looking good Jake! 135M's now? Didn't you just get some different 19's? They do look good on there.

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Old 07-04-2011, 07:31 PM
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^ Thanks Barry.

Yep, switched over to the new wheels recently. The 19's were an expensive lesson in what doesn't fit comfortably on the E46 My rear tires rubbed too much and I didn't care to roll the fenders or run an extreme rear camber so I picked up another set. They are just replica wheels, so dirt cheap. They came with plenty of curb rash, so thats next on my list to address....hope to DIY and see it that turns out well.

Post up some pictures of your ZHP...it has to be nice weather there by now!
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:18 PM
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Here is my 2004 325i I just picked up. It needs a little paint tlc but was under 50k miles and was loaded out.

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After tinting


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Old 07-06-2011, 09:08 PM
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:35 PM
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:24 PM
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:27 PM
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:33 PM
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:38 AM
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I know that spot quite well. Great photo location. I know I havea picture of my car there to as well some where but I'd have to be at home to find it. I'll post it up later.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:31 AM
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:49 PM
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:49 PM
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:06 PM
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:55 AM
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I know that spot quite well. Great photo location. I know I havea picture of my car there to as well some where but I'd have to be at home to find it. I'll post it up later.
Thanks MalibuMafiaV. Yours is a great location to spot cool cars. The first McLaren F1 I ever saw was in Malibu (only seen three altogether).
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:22 AM
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MalibuMafiaV's signature prompted me to share this pic of a close friend's Elise at Laguna Seca (oh, and there's a couple E46 M3s going through the Corkscrew and one is LS Blue):

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:19 AM
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Thanks MalibuMafiaV. Yours is a great location to spot cool cars. The first McLaren F1 I ever saw was in Malibu (only seen three altogether).
Yeah I got to post some pics of that spot with my car I have. I just haven't had time man. I'll post them soon lol.

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Love that track!. Nice pic to.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:06 PM
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:53 PM
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Cell phone photo after I finished washing and drying the car this morning. Our CCA chapter is having a detailing clinic tomorrow and I can't show up with a dirty car (nearly my last chance to wash the car on a weekday for a while - I finally return to work a week from Monday)
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:03 AM
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^ Thanks Barry.

Yep, switched over to the new wheels recently. The 19's were an expensive lesson in what doesn't fit comfortably on the E46 My rear tires rubbed too much and I didn't care to roll the fenders or run an extreme rear camber so I picked up another set. They are just replica wheels, so dirt cheap. They came with plenty of curb rash, so thats next on my list to address....hope to DIY and see it that turns out well.

Post up some pictures of your ZHP...it has to be nice weather there by now!
Gotcha, too bad though, they looked great! I have a couple of wheels that could use some refurb too. Not real noticeable though thankfully.

I just installed new BMW Performance suspension kit (stock ZHP shocks, struts and control arms) and LCABs. For the price it was too good to pass up and I didn't want to go any lower than stock. Might go with a set of FSDs or Bilsteins someday but for now these feel great. It looks like I could have waited on the control arms but I wasn't sure if they are original or not. Even though I didn't notice any signs of problems with the old stuff it does feel tighter and just quieter going over RR tracks etc.

With the Missouri River being way over flood stage for the last 2 months most of the good photo op locations are closed and under water. Going to the Black Hills next week though so I should have some new pics then. Going to try and get some video from the tow hook location too, hope it turns out decent.

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In this spot now my car would be under water.....


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Old 07-17-2011, 12:47 AM
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Foreground: my wife and her '04 325Ci; background: my '02 530i. Both titanium outside, black inside.

Further background: the neighbor kid is always building and taking apart a little trailer. I guess everybody needs a hobby.

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Old 07-17-2011, 12:56 AM
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Gotcha, too bad though, they looked great! I have a couple of wheels that could use some refurb too. Not real noticeable though thankfully.

I just installed new BMW Performance suspension kit (stock ZHP shocks, struts and control arms) and LCABs. For the price it was too good to pass up and I didn't want to go any lower than stock. Might go with a set of FSDs or Bilsteins someday but for now these feel great. It looks like I could have waited on the control arms but I wasn't sure if they are original or not. Even though I didn't notice any signs of problems with the old stuff it does feel tighter and just quieter going over RR tracks etc.

With the Missouri River being way over flood stage for the last 2 months most of the good photo op locations are closed and under water. Going to the Black Hills next week though so I should have some new pics then. Going to try and get some video from the tow hook location too, hope it turns out decent.

Barry



In this spot now my car would be under water.....

Beautiful car, makes me miss my old ZHP (which was also Imola). Kinda wish I got the M3 in Imola too, though I do like carbon a lot.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:53 PM
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:58 PM
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