Black Saphire E46 Touring - the mod history - Page 51 - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > The Showroom

The Showroom
This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 167 votes, 4.98 average. Display Modes
Old 09-25-2009, 11:40 AM   #1001
Whammy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: WI -> CO
Posts: 20,114
My Ride: ZHP
win!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Whammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 11:52 PM   #1002
330i ZHP
Registered User
 
330i ZHP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 21,914
My Ride: have 5 doors and FI
Send a message via AIM to 330i ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to 330i ZHP
from late yesterday






330i ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 11:52 PM   #1003
330i ZHP
Registered User
 
330i ZHP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 21,914
My Ride: have 5 doors and FI
Send a message via AIM to 330i ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to 330i ZHP
pictures just dont do justice
330i ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-27-2009, 12:08 AM   #1004
simsima325
'a certain moderator'
 
simsima325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Posts: 38,229
My Ride: Honda Civic
this looks like crap.
__________________
-Brendan

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
simsima325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 02:04 AM   #1005
330i ZHP
Registered User
 
330i ZHP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 21,914
My Ride: have 5 doors and FI
Send a message via AIM to 330i ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to 330i ZHP
Please tell why no one has run a 19x9.5 up front on an E46? Or what are the negatives to doing such....this looks like it could work - no rubbing in the fenders





330i ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 09:49 AM   #1006
Imola.ZHP
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mud Island, TN
Posts: 1,246
My Ride: Imola ZHP
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwm5 View Post
looks good. its hard to tell from the pics, if you had it parked next to another touring or sedan, would you easily be able to see that the fenders were wider?
I think his goal is for it to be difficult to tell the difference, which I think is the way to go...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 330i ZHP View Post
from late yesterday

Looks like she's smiling, happy to have her hips widened...

As for your question about 9.5's on the front of an e46, I wouldn't know, I'm still running OEM ZHP's, lol, I'm broke.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

- 2014 CPO i01 BEV Capparis White Tera World, '17-
- 2015 CPO i01 BEV Laurel Grey Tera World, '17-
- 2015 i01 REx Laurel Grey Tera World, '15-'17
- 2003 CPO 330i ZHP Imola Red Build 03/03/03, '06-'15
Imola.ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 12:30 PM   #1007
Sixracer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 140
My Ride: '01 325xiT, '85 M635
I can't believe it took me 3 months to find this post (and to scan through it)! Picked up a Touring this summer. 2001 325Xi Manual, with Sport Package! I almost didn't believe it when I saw it was stick and had the sport package. This thread is giving me all sorts of great ideas for it. Currently just going through doing all the maintenance a car with 93k needs. Cooling overhaul, oil change, cabin filter, air intake. Next up is trans and diff fluid changes and spark plugs.

__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2001
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Touring
1985
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sixracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 12:45 PM   #1008
Sixracer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 140
My Ride: '01 325xiT, '85 M635
Do you guys have a body shop paint your side/bumper moldings or do you do it yourself with a rattle can?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2001
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Touring
1985
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Sixracer; 09-27-2009 at 02:38 PM.
Sixracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 05:07 PM   #1009
330i ZHP
Registered User
 
330i ZHP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 21,914
My Ride: have 5 doors and FI
Send a message via AIM to 330i ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to 330i ZHP
Pofessional paint and even then it's hard to keep from peeling
330i ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 05:57 PM   #1010
djnekkon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paterson, New Jersey / Orlando Florida
Posts: 16,058
My Ride: MB3ci & z33 HR
Awesome progress
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
djnekkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 07:18 PM   #1011
330i ZHP
Registered User
 
330i ZHP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 21,914
My Ride: have 5 doors and FI
Send a message via AIM to 330i ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to 330i ZHP
what size are folks running on the 9.5s in the front and any rubbing????
330i ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 09:05 PM   #1012
jwm5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 4,300
My Ride: station wagon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sixracer View Post
Do you guys have a body shop paint your side/bumper moldings or do you do it yourself with a rattle can?
I vinyl wrapped mine, over a year and still good. and if it tears or peels I just re wrap the piece.
__________________



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


jwm5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 12:11 AM   #1013
330i ZHP
Registered User
 
330i ZHP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 21,914
My Ride: have 5 doors and FI
Send a message via AIM to 330i ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to 330i ZHP
just about finished - need to bring the camber back from -2 to about -1.5 or -1 and do some final paint work

I am now running 255/30s up front on 9.5s and 265/30s in the rear on 19x10 (m3 offset)






__________________
/_________\
O==[][]==O
330i ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 12:27 AM   #1014
BlueBimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 908
My Ride: A4 Avant 2.0T
nice job! is it necessary to run negative camber on the rears to fit even with the new widen rear fenders, looks a little awkward?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BlueBimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 12:30 AM   #1015
330i ZHP
Registered User
 
330i ZHP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 21,914
My Ride: have 5 doors and FI
Send a message via AIM to 330i ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to 330i ZHP
not really - I had pulled in the camber for testing and will bring it back in line...I will likely need to get stiffer springs in the rear so I can still haul loads and people at the same time
__________________
/_________\
O==[][]==O
330i ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 10:20 AM   #1016
Imola.ZHP
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mud Island, TN
Posts: 1,246
My Ride: Imola ZHP
That car is so hot...

Can I call dibbs if you ever need to sell?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

- 2014 CPO i01 BEV Capparis White Tera World, '17-
- 2015 CPO i01 BEV Laurel Grey Tera World, '17-
- 2015 i01 REx Laurel Grey Tera World, '15-'17
- 2003 CPO 330i ZHP Imola Red Build 03/03/03, '06-'15
Imola.ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 10:27 AM   #1017
Arsevader
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,829
My Ride: '90 325i, '02 325it
Tourings suck.
__________________

- James

'85 E30 325e
'90 E30 325i
'02 E46 325it
'03 E46 320i

'96 Volvo 850R



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Arsevader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 10:56 AM   #1018
jwm5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 4,300
My Ride: station wagon
looks great, gut I agree the camber is a little much
__________________



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Last edited by jwm5; 10-07-2009 at 11:12 AM.
jwm5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 11:04 AM   #1019
budman
-not a mod-
 
budman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: South Flo Rida
Posts: 31,646
My Ride: ..
nice camber
__________________
-Gunnar

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
budman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2009, 02:55 PM   #1020
330i ZHP
Registered User
 
330i ZHP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 21,914
My Ride: have 5 doors and FI
Send a message via AIM to 330i ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to 330i ZHP
please tell your thoughts on the wheel fitment (i will work on the camber as soon as I get the car back)
__________________
/_________\
O==[][]==O
330i ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.