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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 03-14-2009, 12:29 AM
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I told ya.. pin stripe and paint the trim back to black IMO
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:41 AM
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:25 AM
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My car, 100% stock. Any suggestions for starter mods?
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:44 AM
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My car, 100% stock. Any suggestions for starter mods?
Well, you can spend your money 4 ways for start

1. Repairs
2. Lighting (clear corners, clear side markers, led tail lights, angel eyes, etc)
3. Front bumper
4. Wheels and tires
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:01 PM
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:01 PM
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Well, you can spend your money 4 ways for start

1. Repairs
2. Lighting (clear corners, clear side markers, led tail lights, angel eyes, etc)
3. Front bumper
4. Wheels and tires
Do you have a link to a DIY guide for the clear corners and a link to the ones you would suggest?
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:04 PM
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Do you have a link to a DIY guide for the clear corners and a link to the ones you would suggest?
www.jlevisw.com look under bmw-e46-lighting and find the one for your car.

diy can be found on www.bimmian.com at the top i think. my internet is super slow at work so I can't help much right now
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:09 PM
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I wish my car could look like that... haha thats awesome. just need some red angel eyes. hmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:14 PM
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My car, 100% stock. Any suggestions for starter mods?
Lighting!! I'd go the smoked route though.

I like your wheels and your bumper is in good shape, so keep those for awhile. Mechanical work is going to be necessary(at some point), so keep extra $$.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:17 PM
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Today I washed my car and cleaned the interior, nothing special, juts the weekly wash.
I also removed the splash shield and cleaned it. I also found where the rattle was coming from when stopped in drive, and fixed it. Also saw that the only thing which is leaking coolant is the expansion tank and i'm wondering if I should replace the upper and lower hoses, those are in good shape.

I also...de-badged....I like it better without the badge. If worse comes to worse I can put them back on. Pictures taken with iPhone's wimpsy camera.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:50 PM
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I also...de-badged....I like it better without the badge. If worse comes to worse I can put them back on. Pictures taken with iPhone's wimpsy camera.
Hehe, debadge is nice. I should have done it sooner.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:55 PM
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:58 PM
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This is so Warhol....its giving me some ideas.

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I also...de-badged....I like it better without the badge. If worse comes to worse I can put them back on. Pictures taken with iPhone's wimpsy camera.
Debadge is so much better, no doubt! Did you order those corners yet? If not, better get on it.
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:34 PM
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:09 PM
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I sense a compitition...haha j/k
Are those non-photoshopped...they look gr8t
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:24 PM
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Are those non-photoshopped...they look gr8t
I did photoshop, I only used ONE thing. First pic looks HDR around the taillights
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Trick the car looks nice and clean, in a dirty-free way. You really need a new front license plate cover!!!
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Trick the car looks nice and clean, in a dirty-free way. You really need a new front license plate cover!!!
yeah..I was at the stealership last fall to buy some..I was going to get the BMW Roundel from the front and the BMW plate cover for the back..(Total: $80)..Just as I was about to buy them, the person at the counter tells me in MN you need both plates. I got mad and left.haha
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yeah..I was at the stealership last fall to buy some..I was going to get the BMW Roundel from the front and the BMW plate cover for the back..(Total: $80)..Just as I was about to buy them, the person at the counter tells me in MN you need both plates. I got mad and left.haha
The plate's fine it's the "Don Jacobs" that's gotta go, unless that's you?
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The plate's fine it's the "Don Jacobs" that's gotta go, unless that's you?
hhaha no...on the back there is a sticker on the trunk that says Don Jacobs Mit****si...I wanna get rid of that....
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hhaha no...on the back there is a sticker on the trunk that says Don Jacobs Mit****si...I wanna get rid of that....
Don't feel bad, I still have Subaru plate holders on mine (how wrong is that?). I'm not putting my nice ones on until I know it's not going to snow anymore.

BTW where you been? I was starting to think you left us!
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