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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 11-23-2011, 09:43 AM
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:31 PM
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Work in Progress

Just finished the front.
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Old 11-24-2011, 05:03 PM
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:08 PM
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:29 PM
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:54 PM
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:47 AM
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:00 PM
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getting excited !

what is that orange light next to the fog light?
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:10 PM
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^^
you mean the one on the right?. THat's not next to the fog light. But that's the brake pad sensor warning of low brake pads.
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:35 PM
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what is that orange light next to the fog light?
That's the rear fog light. It wasn't a feature on North American E46s but was available on the European spec models
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:29 PM
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My new 325ci

Purchased about a week ago, took a week of work for mods/fun and this is how she sits

A week ago







A week later










Engine:
2.5Ltr Straight 6 - 5sp Manual
Exhaust:
Standard :o
Suspension:
Lowered on Eibach Sportlines
Wheels:
VMR V701's

Fronts:
19x8.5 ET35's Wrapped with 235's

Rears:
19x9.5 ET35's Wrapped with 265's

Rear guards chopped and rolled

Modifications:
M3 Front bar with CSL style splitters
M3 style mirrors
Black Kidneys and fog light surrounds
6000k Headlights & fogs with angel eyes
CF Badges
M3 Steering wheel with ZHP gear knob (Not pictured)
Auto dimming mirror retrofit
Bluetooth retrofit
5% tint all round
High powered pure white LEDs for interior lights, number plate lights and reverse lights.
Hawk Ceramic brake pads with Brembo replacement rotors


Probably more little mods that i can't think of.

Stereo Audio / Visual:
12" Focal sub
6.5" Focal Rears
6.5" MB Quartz Spilts in the front
JL Audio 300w 4v2
Alpine 600w mono
Custom Audio harness (no line converters) - Not sure of all the specs, it required a loom to be inserted in between the existing looms and a lot of soldering.. A friend did it for me.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:17 AM
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320d

got it 4 900e
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:48 AM
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My new 325ci

Purchased about a week ago, took a week of work for mods/fun and this is how she sits




Your car is beautiful. I would lose the decals though.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:52 AM
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After looking at some of these photos, my feelings of keeping the car "stock" is about to be re-visited. You bought this car a week ago? Any before photos? What are we talking in terms of Mod costs? Just a rough estimate.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by spanku690 View Post
My new 325ci

Purchased about a week ago, took a week of work for mods/fun and this is how she sits
*snip pics*

Engine:
2.5Ltr Straight 6 - 5sp Manual
Exhaust:
Standard :o
Suspension:
Lowered on Eibach Sportlines
Wheels:
VMR V701's

Fronts:
19x8.5 ET35's Wrapped with 235's

Rears:
19x9.5 ET35's Wrapped with 265's

Rear guards chopped and rolled

Modifications:
M3 Front bar with CSL style splitters
M3 style mirrors
Black Kidneys and fog light surrounds
6000k Headlights & fogs with angel eyes
CF Badges
M3 Steering wheel with ZHP gear knob (Not pictured)
Auto dimming mirror retrofit
Bluetooth retrofit
5% tint all round
High powered pure white LEDs for interior lights, number plate lights and reverse lights.
Hawk Ceramic brake pads with Brembo replacement rotors


Probably more little mods that i can't think of.

Stereo Audio / Visual:
12" Focal sub
6.5" Focal Rears
6.5" MB Quartz Spilts in the front
JL Audio 300w 4v2
Alpine 600w mono
Custom Audio harness (no line converters) - Not sure of all the specs, it required a loom to be inserted in between the existing looms and a lot of soldering.. A friend did it for me.

Now supercharge it to give it some real power to go with those good looks and upgraded brakes!.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:15 PM
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^it's what I would do, but your car is beautiful as hell.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:37 AM
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:44 PM
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:37 PM
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I can never get enough of that beautiful Imola Red interior
+1 to that. such a nice interior. I wish i had that car!!
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:19 AM
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I can never get enough of that beautiful Imola Red interior
Cheers bud. My top two M3 options prior to purchase was that one and an Imola Red M3 with black interior. I opted for the former!

Difficult choice.

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Old 12-08-2011, 01:22 PM
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Big Blue (Monaco) gets a little brother (Orient)

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:25 AM
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Woke up to this
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:12 PM
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:54 PM
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:04 PM
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Decent price!?

That's a steal!
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