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nachos23 04-09-2010 04:09 PM

The Transformation; from stock to SweetXi
 
The stock ride:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...BMW330Xi-1.jpg

Angel Eyes, Cold Air kit and Strut Brace:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...illscar048.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2114.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_1986.jpg

Smoked Clear Lights:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...illscar040.jpg

Bilstein and H+R sports suspension:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_1967.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_1982.jpg

M3 SMG Steering Wheel:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2340.jpg

Sport Seats:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2116.jpg

nachos23 04-09-2010 04:10 PM

Carbon Fibre wrapping:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2277.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2342.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2300.jpg
Now been replaced temporarily with custom painted trim. Metallic Black.. was supposed to be temp while I redo trim, but getting WAY TOO many compliments to pull @ this time..... Love the look. Will take and post pics.....

Hamann Front Lip Spoiler, Hamann Side Skirts, BMW OE rear wing spoiler and new 18" M6 replicas (painted A22: Sparkling Graphite):

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2417.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2518.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2516.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2390.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...IMG_2398-1.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/IMG_2381.jpg

dbworld4k 04-09-2010 04:17 PM

Great job! Tint the windows 35% or 20% :D

nachos23 04-09-2010 04:21 PM

they are actually tinted to legal limit on sides and limo dark 80% in rear. Sunroof "lights up" the car and you lose tint effect....

nachos23 04-09-2010 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by dbworld4k (Post 1408632)
Great job! Tint the windows 35% or 20% :D

and finally learner how to post pics properly.... tearing the car down to nothing and stuck on a simple thing like posting pics.....*smoke*

richie_s999 04-09-2010 04:43 PM

Car is coming along nicely. You need a BBK to fill in the wheels. They make your stock brakes look small.

mstearnsy 04-09-2010 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by nachos23 (Post 1408639)
they are actually tinted to legal limit on sides and limo dark 80% in rear. Sunroof "lights up" the car and you lose tint effect....

Those are nowhere near the legal limit. I have 20% on my car, and a sunroof. Yours looks like it might be 35% tint. The lower the number, the darker the tint.

mstearnsy 04-09-2010 04:50 PM

Nice transformation though! Big changes for sure.

nachos23 04-09-2010 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by mstearnsy (Post 1408658)
Those are nowhere near the legal limit. I have 20% on my car, and a sunroof. Yours looks like it might be 35% tint. The lower the number, the darker the tint.

If I can get away with your tint; watch for updates.... it will be getting done soon!!!

Mystikal 04-09-2010 05:00 PM

Xdrive badges? Didn't Xdrive start on the E90s?

radi0activem 04-10-2010 04:36 AM

IIRC there is no SET legal limit in Ontario. The rears can be as dark as you want. But you need to be able to see in the fronts. Even 20% you can still see in. Any darker then you're asking for trouble.

I also have 20%.

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Originally Posted by nachos23 (Post 1408660)
If I can get away with your tint; watch for updates.... it will be getting done soon!!!


nachos23 04-10-2010 06:20 AM

its going to get done @ end of month then!!! just dropped $500 in parts for wife's Odyssey which new brakes and rotors all round, and a bunch of smaller stuff, plus have my DCT shift knob on order and that shoul be in next week.....and I don't want ANY issues with the cops!!!

DCT shift knob installed in e46:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...i/DCTine46.jpg

nachos23 04-10-2010 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Mystikal (Post 1408665)
Xdrive badges? Didn't Xdrive start on the E90s?

yes it did, but since I have an AWD drive, it's a bit of a stretch, but, I really liked the logo, so, it's there..... it's the only "mod" that is purely for cosmetic purposes...*rockout* *wiggle*

nachos23 04-10-2010 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by richie_s999 (Post 1408652)
Car is coming along nicely. You need a BBK to fill in the wheels. They make your stock brakes look small.

in comparison to other 3-series models, my stock brake are a BBk.... *rockout*

330 brakes are about 30% larger than other 3-series brakes. Other than looks, these brakes stop as quickly as I've ever asked them to do. They have amazing stopping power. Yes a BBK would be even better, but unless I see one for a good price, can't justify/afford the kinda $$$$ they're asking for a BBK..... the BBK would have more effect on other 3-series models with the smaller brakes.

T.Dot_E30 04-10-2010 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by nachos23 (Post 1408828)
..... it's the only "mod" that is purely for cosmetic purposes...*rockout* *wiggle*

what about the DCT shift knob?? :D


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