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      01-18-2016, 09:23 PM   #1
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2016 mineral white 35i first mods

been driving an e46 for almost 10 years, it was time to move on.. keeping mods light since its a lease, but have already 1) debadged 2) short antenna 3) mhd stage 1 91oct 4) h&r sport springs 5) swapped wheels w/ my e46

wanted red interior, but got a better deal on black interior.. kind of regret it! otherwise, really enjoying the car, mhd stage 1 made a dramatic difference to power and lowering + ditching oem RFT noticeably reduced bodyroll and improved feel.. next round will be bms dci + h&r sways + fmic, maybe in a month or so.. sorry for the bad impromptu pic! more to come





and a quick shot of the e46, plan to keep it as a daily/beater



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      01-19-2016, 12:47 AM   #2
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Very nice! I love the LMs. I ran reps with my e46 too.

Glad to see you kept the e46.
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      01-19-2016, 01:52 PM   #3
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Looks good, like the look of the rims on the e46, worked out well for both cars.
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      02-04-2016, 07:59 PM   #4
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Very nice! I love the LMs. I ran reps with my e46 too.

Glad to see you kept the e46.
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Looks good, like the look of the rims on the e46, worked out well for both cars.
thanks guys, i thought about getting new shoes but i still love my lm reps after all these years!


did a few more minor mods recently:
muffler delete (debated burnt tips for a while, thought it might look ricey but not bad w/ white i think)
weisslicht corners
painted reflectors
35% madico charcool

next up:
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bms dci
body color roll bar cover
body color LCI reflector
fmic (maybe)

think ill be done after that!






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Absolutely love it. Well done with the LM reps and MW!
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      03-22-2016, 04:42 PM   #6
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Absolutely love it. Well done with the LM reps and MW!
thank you!

changed exhaust tips and installed sways recently, probably either fmic or 3ddesign kit next i think







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Looking good, did the sway bars make a big improvement to the handling.
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What was the sway bar install like? I haven't seen any DIY's for the e89.
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Looking good, did the sway bars make a big improvement to the handling.
very noticeable difference, worth it imo

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What was the sway bar install like? I haven't seen any DIY's for the e89.
front was very straightforward/simple.. rear took some finesse, dont need to drop the subframe but exhaust is def in the way and its an awkward angle to get the sway in/out... not too bad overall, took about an hour
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      03-24-2016, 11:49 AM   #10
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How do you like the new exhaust tips. Did the tone change at all?
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very noticeable difference, worth it imo



front was very straightforward/simple.. rear took some finesse, dont need to drop the subframe but exhaust is def in the way and its an awkward angle to get the sway in/out... not too bad overall, took about an hour
did you put the sway by yourself or the shop put it on for you? thank you.
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How do you like the new exhaust tips. Did the tone change at all?
i think it did refine the tone a bit, maybe just placebo though

i really like how it looks, def prefer it over the burnt tips.

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did you put the sway by yourself or the shop put it on for you? thank you.
took it to a friend's shop, wish i had a lift in my garage!

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Seems like you've been busy. Keep the mods coming!
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I agree, much better than burnt tips for this type of car. I like burnt tips on Supras, not so much on beemers, maybe a handful of hardcore e90/46 M3's.

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i think it did refine the tone a bit, maybe just placebo though

i really like how it looks, def prefer it over the burnt tips.



took it to a friend's shop, wish i had a lift in my garage!



thank you!!
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thank you!

changed exhaust tips and installed sways recently, probably either fmic or 3ddesign kit next i think









Loving the exhaust tips , can I ask how you fitted these ?

Did you have to cut the old tips off and weld these on ?

Where did you buy the tips ?

I'm also thinking of doing the H & R sway bars , just waiting to put on my eibach springs
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Loving the exhaust tips , can I ask how you fitted these ?

Did you have to cut the old tips off and weld these on ?

Where did you buy the tips ?

I'm also thinking of doing the H & R sway bars , just waiting to put on my eibach springs
thanks! yup just cut old tips and weld these on

i bought it off ebay, ships from china so took 1week+ to arrive

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262074953707

i would definitely recommend the h&r sway set, it greatly improved handling and im very happy w/ it
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thanks! yup just cut old tips and weld these on

i bought it off ebay, ships from china so took 1week+ to arrive

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262074953707

i would definitely recommend the h&r sway set, it greatly improved handling and im very happy w/ it
Thanks for the link and feedback on the HR Sways , out of interest which hole did you use on the sway bar as its adjustable ?
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Thanks for the link and feedback on the HR Sways , out of interest which hole did you use on the sway bar as its adjustable ?
middle hole
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middle hole
Thanks for info , did you try the other holes before settling on the middle one ?
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Thanks for info , did you try the other holes before settling on the middle one ?
nope, i wasnt sure if i want it stiff or soft so i just went w/ the inbetween, the car feels great and i havent thought about changing the setting
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this'll do until bbk..

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