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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 01-10-2009, 07:38 PM
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Photo shoot of my 323i E46

Went out and took some photos around Napa and Lake Berryessa CA.
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Camera is a Fuji FinePix 9000
Some photos were altered in Photoshop.















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Old 01-10-2009, 08:03 PM
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Wow! Clean and mean! Looks great man. A well deserved ride IMO.
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Very nice. The more CSL's I see the more envy I feel. What suspension setup are you using?
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:18 PM
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Very nice. The more CSL's I see the more envy I feel. What suspension setup are you using?
ST V1 Coilovers with TurnerMotorsport sways.
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Looks great Just needs some invisalites.
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:24 PM
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Looks great Just needs some invisalites.
You talking about stealth bulbs for the clears or something else?




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Old 01-10-2009, 08:27 PM
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Looks great! Loving the CSL Wheels!
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yes
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Looks great Just needs some invisalites.
i think it looks nice with the white clear and orange bulb inside...(see sig)
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I want CSL reps so bad, sooo bad.

Must resist, must save for manual swap....
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Dude you can see your reflection in the photo of the grill. Some sweet pics. Love the car.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:23 AM
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Which reservoir is that? Looks a bit like Calaveras..
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Which reservoir is that? Looks a bit like Calaveras..
It's Lake Berryessa

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It's Lake Berryessa
Ah ok. On a motorcycle ride I did this summer, we too Morgan Valley Rd from Clear Lake to Berryessa-Knoxville... good times.
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How come you picked the csl 18 x 8.5 rims instead of the 19 x 8 BMW M3 competition rims? any tech reasons or just liked the look better? I was also told that 8.5 can't fit... what mods did you need to to to the wheel well to make them fit if any? thanks
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Didn't you create another thread just for this question?
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How come you picked the csl 18 x 8.5 rims instead of the 19 x 8 BMW M3 competition rims? any tech reasons or just liked the look better? I was also told that 8.5 can't fit... what mods did you need to to to the wheel well to make them fit if any? thanks
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Love the look of those wheels! You must be in California 'cause I don't see any paint chips. Up here where they gravel the roads in winter, it is a little more difficult to manitain one's paint job.

How are the wheels for cleaning? They look like they would be tough.
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Love the look of those wheels! You must be in California 'cause I don't see any paint chips. Up here where they gravel the roads in winter, it is a little more difficult to manitain one's paint job.

How are the wheels for cleaning? They look like they would be tough.
Actually the car was purchased in Washington State then traveled to California for 18 months where these pics were taken. Now it resides in Portland Or.

As for Paint chips, there are plenty on her the pics just do her some justice for once.
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Looks good!

I have a black Maxima with 300,000kms on it and the front end looks like it has been sandblasted but...in certain light, it can still look glossy black. The art of photography!!
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