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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 12-04-2013, 09:23 AM
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Another Pic of My E46 330i

Just wanted to share again!!! I am absolutely in LOVE with this car.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:33 AM
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:00 AM
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Looks a bit cold on your windshield lol.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:17 PM
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Re: Post Pics of your E46

^^^ Brrrrrrrr!!!! Makes me cold just looking at it!!!

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Old 12-06-2013, 08:01 AM
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ANother morning. This time I found a better potato to take a picture with.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:03 AM
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ANother morning. This time I found a better potato to take a picture with.
^^^That poor baby... she's freezing!!!

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Old 12-06-2013, 11:40 AM
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That's an awesome pic. Lol your wheels look SO clean to. If you needed to you can turn in your M3 spliters into a snow plow.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:36 PM
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That's an awesome pic. Lol your wheels look SO clean to. If you needed to you can turn in your M3 spliters into a snow plow.
Thank you. If I drop the car another inch and install single piece spliter then I can offer snow plowing services for sure .
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:24 AM
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Here is a picture from same location as previously but now with 20mm spacers all around.
Front wheels still hide about 5mm inside. Rear wheels are right on the edge of the 1/4 panel.
What's the verdict? I think it need meatier tires.

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Old 12-09-2013, 08:35 AM
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What size are your tires now? and are your fenders in the rear rolled or shaved off flat?
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:43 AM
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What size are your tires now? and are your fenders in the rear rolled or shaved off flat?
Tires are still the same, I just installed 20mm spacers all around.
I run 225/35/19 in front and 255/30/19 in rear.
As for the rear fenders, those are M3 1/4 panels welded onto sedan.
Similar thing was done to front fenders.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/wark6u4zbhtmmtq/P54R2otwd1

Edit: I will probably install 225/40/19 and 255/35/19 next time I replace tires.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:51 AM
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I ok I was going to say the biggest I've fit without M3 fenders I have the stock ones. Just shaved rear ones so their flat. 255/30/19 rear and 235/35/19 front. And I have absolutely no rubbing what so ever. My rear rim is 45offset 9.5 wide and front is 35 offset 8.5 wide.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:09 AM
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I ok I was going to say the biggest I've fit without M3 fenders I have the stock ones. Just shaved rear ones so their flat. 255/30/19 rear and 235/35/19 front. And I have absolutely no rubbing what so ever. My rear rim is 45offset 9.5 wide and front is 35 offset 8.5 wide.
(A while back) I ordered new tires so that wheel height is as close to stock wheels as possible. It was only later that I realized how much of mistake it was. M3 fenders added a good amount of wheel-well space, and race springs lowered the car. At the moment I still have about 1-2" of wheel-well space, wish I still had factory springs to see how much wheel-well space I would have with them (stock springs).

Does your DSC work well considering that height of your front and rear wheels differs about 10mm?
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:50 AM
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I ordered new tires so that wheel height is as close to stock wheels as possible. It was only later that I realized how much of mistake it was. M3 fenders added a good amount of wheel-well space, and race springs lowered the car. At the moment I still have about 1-2" of wheel-well space, wish I still had factory springs to see how much wheel-well space I would have with them (stock springs).

Does your DSC work well considering that height of your front and rear wheels differs about 10mm?
DSC works completely fine with no issues. It only comes on when it's suppose to
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:42 PM
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I ordered new tires so that wheel height is as close to stock wheels as possible. It was only later that I realized how much of mistake it was. M3 fenders added a good amount of wheel-well space, and race springs lowered the car. At the moment I still have about 1-2" of wheel-well space, wish I still had factory springs to see how much wheel-well space I would have with them (stock springs).

Does your DSC work well considering that height of your front and rear wheels differs about 10mm?
prepare yourself we are expecting snow again.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:58 PM
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Got springs ready to go on and an mtech front.. yippie!!
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:36 PM
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Need to get more pictures...really!
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:45 PM
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some asshole parked his BMW on the beach.











LOL j/k j/k nice pic.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:44 AM
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Hey!
I resemble that remark!
I was NOT parked, I was still in drive!
And yes, the beach salt is not good for the BMW, but then again, there is no ice or snow and my roof is down most of the time all year round!
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:07 AM
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:58 PM
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Hey!
I resemble that remark!
I was NOT parked, I was still in drive!
And yes, the beach salt is not good for the BMW, but then again, there is no ice or snow and my roof is down most of the time all year round!
Lol I was only messing with you. Looked like a really nice day when that pic was taken.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:49 PM
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